Blue Snakes

by Villareal

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'Blue Snakes' was the second Villareal album and ventures into slightly darker territory, but is still full of pop melodies. Again the Sparklehorse and classic indie influence is present, but there is an underlying world-weariness to a lot of these tracks, making it a a fascinating listen.

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released July 26, 2007

Produced by Villareal and Rowland Prytherch
Mixed by Phil Bodger for Coastway Audio
Recorded at Truck Studios Oxford and Final Vinal, London
With thanks to Phil Vinal

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Villareal Brighton, UK

Villareal are based in Brighton, UK. Together with sister band Lightning Dept they occasionally make albums for people to listen to and buy.
On 31/5/14, lead singer Simon Parker had his first book published. To celebrate, a FREE 19-Track album was launched.This serves as a listening companion to the biog. It includes fragments of songs from school days onwards...

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Track Name: Waiting For The Day To Start
Waiting for the day to start...

Spent all night far from home
In a room not alone
As a voice filled my head
With the dark of the dead
I tried harder to breathe as the night failed to leave...

Chorus

Waiting for the day to start
Praying for the clouds to part
Hoping for a change of heart

Spent all night out of mind
In a place lost to time
Make a break for the door
Was not there anymore
Thought of you far away wished to see you again...

Repeat Chorus

(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: The 7th
From here it looks much better
A mile above the ground
But balloons can be deflated
Sometimes we're all let down
Funny if i slipped away
When everybody's head was turned
Gravity it say
'Maybe we have all been burned'

Chorus

Be with me
I just need to know if I'm living
Won't you be with me
I'm keeping it all in so you can be with me

Come on survey the damage
Silent like the birds tonight
But when the storm is over
We'll fly the new daylight
Then maybe we'll slip away when everybody's head was burned
Gravity is say
' Maybe we have all been, maybe we have all been turned...'

Repeat Chorus

So you can be with me
The 7th is the saddest day I know

When you reach the end of the line
When you reach the end of the line
Call...

Repeat Chorus

(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Illuminate Me
She has that solar sister glow
But I've still got far to go to get home
To the place where it began
Colour changed and pattern ran
But every day I'm gathering clues
Picking up the pieces of me...and you

Chorus

Deep inside, buried in time
A memory of your face
Desire-illuminate me and take me to that place

Light me way back every time

She has an elemental smile
Makes it rain in her own style
I was free so I went from A to B
I found myself I'm all at C
But every day I'm gathering clues
Picking up the piece of me...and you

Repeat Chorus

The truth it shows when Everything is in slo-mo
My world remains so lost in space
And I cant say but I think about it every day
The world remains so lost in space


(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Raincheck On Sunset Street
I know what they know
But i refuse to show my hand at this time
I go where they go
But I walk a different side of the line

I take what they take
But it leaves me feeling dead to this world
I feel the blue snakes
And sense that they've got no place to go

Chorus

It's like writing all your thoughts on the back of a stamp
And mailing to the wrong address
Packing all your things in the back of a car
And driving over Beachy Head

So now when they call
I leave them standing out in the street
It's you and that's all
You made me smile through tears and defeat

Repeat Chorus

Why don't we take a raincheck on Sunset Street?

Why don't we take a raincheck on Sunset Street?
We could take the weight off-feel complete

Why don't we take a raincheck on Sunset Street?
We could leave those past times buried deep

Why don't we take...

(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Hey Day
Took a room at the Plaza suite beside the family plot
Gonna drive out to Nashville soon, Hollywood forgot...

Chorus

You never strayed far from home
Stayed cool when they picked at your bones
It's sad-life runs away with the prize
But genius is measured by time

I hear you're keeping mixed company with at thousand clowns
Harry Kellerman's saying things-it's all over town

Repeat Chorus

You looked good, you were fine
I bet you could turn water to wine
I tell friends all the time
Your heyday '71-'79

Hitching down a dead end road
Nice girls they don't explode

Nice girls don't explode

(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Dressed For The End Of The World
Bird in the sky you on my mind
This is the way the bind lead the blind
Say you don't know like I don't know
Blood on the glass stain on my heart
There is no way to tell us apart
And say you don't know like i don't know

Chorus

You said wear something that's grey
i was only one step away from the girl
The blue sky fell in and it rained
Now I'm only dressed for the end of the word

Wide of the mark and lost on the trail
There is no time to reach for the rail
And say you don't know like I don't know

Repeat Chorus

You said where something that's grey...

I'm dressed for the end of the world


(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Linus
Times a wheel, a heart shaped wheel
Times a wheel, a heart shaped wheel

Chorus

Everybody's busy going places, nobody's around these days
Everybody's busy going crazy nobody's around these days

Your mind's a wheel, a heart shaped wheel
Your mind's a wheel, a heart shaped wheel

Repeat Chorus

These days...

Linus!

(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: We Must Stop Meeting Like This
She says she's no need for a diary
'Every single day is the same to me
The moment comes along and I watch it pass
Every single story is the same as the last'
IS every single story just the same as the last...?

Chorus

We must stop meeting like this
I've been asleep since the very first kiss
We must stop meeting like this

Lost inside the moment where the lights they don't change
Colour fades to morning when the day remains grey
From the second that I met you the clocks have stood still
Now time is right behind me coming in for the kill
Time is right behind me coming in for the kill

Repeat Chorus

We must stop meeting like this
It's hard to know if I really exist
We must stop meeting like this

Why do the pages stay bank?
Are you just pulling rank, now?
Why, did you write me a part
That will just break my heart now?


(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Ghost Train
You know it's true you are my best friend
I've come to depend on you
But everyday I'm counting backwards trying to make good
The doubts that cross my mind

I'm like a ghost you saw the most back then

When we first me the snow was melting
And you were shouting at cars
Then summer came we watched the blue sky it made us all cry
Now i cant find my voice

I'm like a ghost the one who loved you most back then

Now i can't find my voice
I'm like a ghost
The one you ditched the most back then

Days-that seem much colder
At night the spirits older
Somewhere the spirit smoulders
And we ride the ghost train home

You know it's true we're on a fast ride
But something inside is wrong
And everyday we do things your way
It's time for my say

But i cant find my voice

(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Sleeping Pills
Bought a gun and walked into town
i didn't know that they'd shut it all down and moved on...

Days become years
Hills have eyes, walls have ears
As the night shivers down
Shadows cast make no sound
And i'm lost to the world (that) never cared never heard

Today..

Used to have that look in my eye
Can't see it now cos I'm always crying and it's gone
Gone, gone, gone
Lost my mind I don't know how to feel
Walking round like I'm on sleeping pills and it's wrong
Wrong, wrong wrong
I got it wrong

Lights shiver down
Shadows cast make no sound
As the ghost on the stairs, trips me up unawares
And I'm lost to a world never cared, never heard

Today...

I bought a gun and I walked into town
I didn't know that they'd shut it all down and moved on
Took my place at the back of the line
Can i just say I never knew what to say so i lied

It's wrong, it's wrong

I got it wrong

(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Hang Dog Smile
There's no need to feel much
There's no need to cry
I fell asleep at Christmas
Life just passed me by

Chorus

This hangdog smile I'm living
It's all that I was given
This hang dog smile means more than words can say

You told me it was over
You said we should pretend
So i sent my weight in flowers
'Cos pollen's not your friend...

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Blue Snakes
Blue snakes surround me
Blue snakes surround me

(Words & Music Simon Parker)

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