Flying Visits

by Caroline Blundell

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This has been a very special project for me, mainly because it was my first opportunity to record my songs properly. More importantly, I am so grateful for being able to record and work with with so many wonderful musicians who I love so dearly.

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released March 8, 2012

Produced by Jonny Blundell
Recorded at The Rooftop Studios
Edited by Roger Bashew at RGB Studios
Mixed by Robin Walsh at Undahaus Studios
Mastered by Tim Lengveld at TM Mastering
CD Package and graphic design Marissa Cuenod
Graphics by Anne Foale
Photographs by Bruce and Rebecca Meissner at Love Made Visible
Packaging by Hybrid Media

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Track Name: FLYING VISITS
FLYING VISITS Copyright 2011 C.Blundell

Oh Sophia when will you come to stay
You promised you would come when I called
But now you seem so far away
There’s a mean little man trying to run the show
Who he is I don’t really know
But he’s always out to criticize and
Showing me the whites of his eyes
But I know that he’d be pacified
The minute that he saw you

CHORUS
You come for flying visits
I hardly know you’re here then you’re gone
You leave me feeling I can do no wrong
You come for flying visits
You live in a world that is out of our time
I watch the clock and the seconds go by

Oh Sophia when will you stick around
It’s when I try to do it myself
That I land up stuck on the ground
And that mean little man gets his foot in the door
He opens his mouth he’s talking like it’s war
He says I’m in the right and you’re to blame
Pointing fingers is his favorite game
But he’d realize we’re all the same
The minute that he saw you
CHORUS

But he’s always out to criticize
Showing me the whites of his eyes
But I know that he would see the light
The minute that he saw you
Track Name: HOLLOW MEN
HOLLOW MEN Copyright 2011 C.Blundell

I’ve been learning the ways of the world since the day that I was born
And we all know that the fabric of society is torn
Better than less than you and me us and them
You are wrong I am right you are black and I am white

CHORUS
Let me be at peace not in pieces
Living in my heart and not my head
Instead I could be whole and not hollow
And turn this poison into medicine

If we are all connected like they say if we really are all one
Then everything we do and say moves out from us like ripples in a pond
We could make better choices use our voices
Take some action find our compassion

CHORUS
And we could be at peace not in pieces
Living in our hearts and not our heads
Instead we could be whole and not hollow
And turn this poison into medicine

It’s no use complaining and crying and sighing
If we want to see some changes they can only come from the inside
The inside out

CHORUS
Track Name: MAYA
MAYA Copyright 2011 C.Blundell

With this tail I move in the deep
Breathe the water dream the dream
All smooth muscle bone and blood
I taste the salt I clasp my young
Sing the songs of pain and love
And dance the dance of Maya

With these wings I rise in the air
I could fly higher but I do not dare
Currents of thought where the air is cold
Thinking that I am alone
Far horizons curve away
These boundaries of Maya

At the Crossroads where Angels fly
I am the dreamer I dream my life
In this moment I choose to change my mind
I see we are blessed by our bonds in time

Love is the leveler love is light
Love is the doorway love is might
The voice of Truth is hard to hear
She speaks like silence to noisy Fear
Till the time we all are one
I’ll dance the dance
Dream the dream
Dance the dance of Maya
Maya Maya
Track Name: SURRENDER
SURRENDER Copyright 2011 C.Blundell

I’ve been thinking about surrender and all it means
Playing different parts acting in different scenes
Yes I know they are mine but I forget it half the time
I’m down on my knees and I could be flying

My dreams bring me pictures filled with power and grace
They turn me around when I lose my faith
They show me dark they show me light
And they wrap themselves around me in the darkest night

CHORUS
And I could try but I won’t
I could do but I don’t
When the feelings rise and flood my mind
It’s all that I can do to keep afloat

Brothers and sisters that’s what we are
Links in a chain under the same bright stars
You gave me strength you spoke the truth
You held me like a child when I could barely move
Track Name: PERFECT DAY
PERFECT DAY Copyright 2011 C. Blundell

It was a perfect day
Perfect as a circle
Lifting with the gulls in flight over the bay
It was a sea of light but no word was spoken
Nothing was ever said to give it away

CHORUS
As the sun went down
We were so far apart
And Glory was in the air
With no edges to my heart

If this was the only day
That we could ever have
Would you draw me in close to you
Not hold it away

CHORUS
As the sun went down
We were so far apart
And Glory was in the air
With no edges to my heart
Track Name: TEMPLE OF DELIGHT
TEMPLE OF DELIGHT Copyright 2011 C.Blundell

And its I me mine why do you
Do it like this do it like that you know you
Drive me crazy I’m your fool
If you would only give it up for me like I want you to
Then you could be my temple of delight

CHORUS:
Why resist the wind when it blows
Line of least resistance be the water flow
I’m not saying it’s easy no no no
But you can plant the seed and watch your garden grow

Happiness you can’t pin it down
The way is here the door is now
But still I find that I get lost and found
So many years spent looking outside but now I see
That I’m here
I’m learning to love
Sometimes I get lost
Then I am found
I’m starting to be
A temple of delight

CHORUS
Why resist the wind when it blows
Line of least resistance be the water flow
I’m not saying it’s easy no no no
But you can plant the seed and watch your garden grow
Track Name: PARADE
PARADE Copyright 2011 C.Blundell

We made a fine parade
Sparks on the water and easy laughter
Finding the world well made
We were flying high
Soft in the heart we felt set apart
Laying there side by side

CHORUS
And wasn’t it warm and weren’t we fine
Didn’t the world turn more slowly
While we made the most of our time
There was no holding on while we shone so bright
Winging it in the interface
Between the dark and the light
Track Name: WEEPING
WEEPING Copyright Bright Blue, composed by Dan Heymann

I knew a man who lived in fear
It was huge it was angry it was drawing near
Behind his house a secret place
Was the shadow of the demon he could never face
He built a wall of steel and flame
And men with guns to keep it tame
Then standing back he made it plain
that the nightmare would never ever rise again
But the fear and the fire and the guns remain

CHORUS
It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow
He tells the world that it's sleeping
But as the night came round I heard it’s lonely sound
it wasn't roaring it was weeping
it wasn't roaring it was weeping

And then one day the neighbours came
they were curious to know about the smoke and flame
They stood around outside the wall
But of course there was nothing to be heard at all
My friends he said we've reached our goal
The threat is under firm control
As long as peace and order reign
I'll be damned if I can see a reason to explain
Why the fear and the fire and the guns remain

CHORUS