by John Mayfield

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The song was inspired by the fact that technology is getting in the way of the simple things which really matter. It is taken from a forthcoming album which I began working on following the passing of the great Scottish singer songwriter Jackie Leven in 2011. I was fortunate enough to get a song of mine entitled 'A Kiss on the Cheek' included on Jackie's final album 'Wayside Shrines and the Code of the Travelling Man,' That track is now also available on Bandcamp. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy the work.



Now we're lost in information
And text arrives like acid rain
The linking of all nations
While litter blocks our country lanes

You lean towards me and you whisper
A mobile caller breaks the spell
Our train is sleeping at the station
Is this standard class or living hell?


He's been holding back a secret
She's been seeking out the truth
Now the kiss that meant I love you
Breaks the heart that once was bullet proof

And while a single bird is singing
On an aerial in the sky
A mother's nest lies cold and empty
As the children stare and wonder why

Love is not some wheel of fortune
Or a picture in a frame
It's the gossamer and tightrope
With excuses from the hall of shame


See that magic silver circle
Appearing from the clouds
It casts beauty on the ocean
Just as the sun starts going down

So the poets write of romance
Composers call the tune
As the light shines down from heaven
To a child it's just the moon

© Mayfield 2014


released February 19, 2014
Composed, Performed and Produced by John Mayfield



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John Mayfield is an experienced composer, musician and producer. He was the founder member of the Sheffield synth pop band 'The Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor.' His work includes The Eurythmics demo studio The Church, Crouch End, London and The Gallery, Chertsey, Surrey, a studio formerly owned by Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music. ... more

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