David Simpson

David Simpson

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Songwriter/guitarist. Not looking to perform anymore, but still writing. I tend to write acoustic based music that usually fits in the Americana/Pop genres; possibly New Country. P.S. I'm not a vocalist, so fair warning!

Biography

I've playing and writing for over 30 years. I taught guitar as a teenager and mispent many a night in rock bands and the like. I took it up professionally for a few years but traded it in for a real job. I'm now doing a garage band thing with a bunch of guys that I've played with off and on for twenty years. Friends and family have been bugging me to get my songs out for some time, so they are.

Lyrics

Slip Away

Written By: David Simpson

See the smoke of dreams, fade from your eyes
Rage against life, if it gets you by
Doesn’t mean a thing

Turn away from me, its not what it seems
The sober ground, of reality
Doesn’t mean a thing
(1st time only ) Pain and passion, hope and simple things

Open eyes are blind, senses pass in time
The way it is, everything dies
Doesn’t mean a thing
Pain and passion, hope and simple things

Love breaks down the walls
Tempers the taste
Of bitter desires
Love eases the fall
Changes the face
Sweetens the water
Lose sight of it all and slip away

Repeat Verses 2 & 3

Love breaks down the walls
Tempers the taste
Of bitter desires
Love eases the fall
Changes the face
Sweetens the water
Lose sight of it all and slip away

Wrecks of passion, imperfections
Who cares its all perception
Tattered hopes and crucifixions
Now just hold on before its slips away

Repeat Verse 1

Love breaks down the walls
Tempers the taste
Of bitter desires
Love eases the fall
Changes the face
Sweetens the water
Lose sight of it all and slip away

Within Without

Written By: David Simpson

Are we the sum of all that we believe
Reflected in the things we can conceive
Does the past become the measure of everything that will ever be

Disavow all actions of our own
Refuse to ever reap what we have sown
Look upon the future with no intent of turning back

Within, without
Out of touch without a doubt
Watch it all slip through the cracks
Like wishes tossed in a stream

Pretensions held behind thin veils of skin
Arguments of faith and love and sin
Hold our hope like dreams trapped in the cages of our trembling hands

Within, without
Out of touch without a doubt
Watch it all slip through the cracks
Like wishes tossed in a stream

Chance and fate can blind us, tricks of the light
Yesterday is behind us, time slowly dies

Clarify the things we most desire
Spend our lives walking on a wire
Embrace all that we have and spend a moment to remember why

Within, without
Out of touch without a doubt
Watch it all slip through the cracks
Like wishes tossed in a stream

Blinded

Written By: David Simpson

Imagine victims of circumstances outside your control
Feel the time as it slowly passes, heavy on your soul
And the truth of it all is coming home

Words fall upon deafened senses reason slips away
Watch the innocent march to follow the Piper at the gate
And the lie of the world comes undone
The truth of it all is coming home

Blinded by the light of the pervasive sun
Caught between intractable seas
All your dreams they will come to nothing
Till you suffer yourself to be free

Conscience breaks upon faltered purpose
Justifies the times
What was precious fades to worthless
Hypocrisy enshrined
And the lie of the world comes undone
The truth of it all is coming home

Blinded by the light of the pervasive sun
Caught between intractable seas
All your dreams they will come to nothing
Till you suffer yourself to be free

(Free) As a child
Where hope sits on high with innocent eyes
Open your mind
Remake the truth of the world and bring it on home

And the lie of the world comes undone
The truth of it all is coming home

Blinded by the light of the pervasive sun
Caught between intractable seas
All your dreams they will come to nothing
Till you suffer yourself to be free