Sunday, April 15, 2012

Shortly After Midnight - Trev and the Collective Unconscious

There are two versions of Shortly After Midnight on the album - this is the earlies version recoded in Middlesbrough 1985 on a Fostex X15. The later version 1986 is more developed but i like Steve Gillgallon's Synth playing on this. Steve palyed bass and lead guitar and this was his first use of my new Yamaha synth (as seen in the video).

Lyrics and song story and second version of the track to follow soon.



Shortly After Midnight (85 demo) Trev and the Holy Grail from Trev Teasdel on Vimeo.

SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT

Quiet in the town
Darkness creeps around
Silence is a menace
Sleep cannot be found.

Tension in the town
Your heart begins to pound
Feet begin to itch
Toss and turn around

Feel you wanna cry
Burning of the eye
Explosion of the soul
Helplessly you lie

Feel the tension rise
Fear is in your eyes
Seems you want to scream
Then the feeling dies

Chorus
Shortly after midnight, shortly after midnight
Shortly after midnight, shortly after midnight
Stranger in the cold light, standing in the moonlight

There a knocking at the door
A feeling not quite right
That robbed the purse of hope
And left you naked in the night

It crept upon you unawares
Teased and tore you like a cat
‘Til you screamed out inside
“What the hell is that!”

(Chorus)
Shortly after midnight, shortly after midnight
Shortly after midnight, shortly after midnight
Stranger in the cold light, standing in the moonlight


(Bridge)
Emptiness was floodlit by the moon
As it crept through window into the room
Hand in hand with the darkness in the soul
Ushered in by the sound of a silent drum roll – oll etc.

Quiet in the town
Not a single sound
Moon turned out its light
In the darkest deep of night

The wind it made no sound
Sleep could not be found
Darkness did surround

Midnight in the town

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