Electro Magnetic Blues

by Mike Collinge

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a previously abandoned project of electro pop music.
with the rise of 80’s inspired bands such as Years And Years and The 1975 etc, I decided that this was a good time to complete this album project as there are some fine songs in there that I dont want to re-record right now.

bonus track: full album download includes alternative version of “you (part of me)”

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released July 7, 2016

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Mike Collinge England, UK

I'm a bass player by trade -
Recording bands played in include: Mudanzas, Stilts, Mad Jacks Travelling Circus, Turner, Undermembers, Nick Bold Band, The Dooleys, Everyman Jack and The Drifters.

Currently gigging with Nick Bold & The Raging Sea, The Ragged Company, Blackstone & The Bandits, and Rocket 88.
website:- www.mcollinge.co.u
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Track Name: Chance Of Love
Chance Of Love

twelth night, cold chill in the air now you’re no longrer there
was no reason to leave. wish i could make you believe
all the things left unsaid and heartache i dread
each long lonely night without you to hold so tight.

daylight my way througfh this maze, those cold and icy days
of contrition that plague my condition still craves
for constancy in kindness and peace of mind, forever mine.
you’ll learn that sometime

there’s a chance of love
to raise us above
the grief and the pain
this toil so mundane.

so when your chance arrives, grasp it with both hands
though not so tightly you choke all the love from it’s glands
in gland is so grand but deceptive so beware,
be kind and take care
for you know that somewhere

there’s a chance of love
to raise us above
the grief and the pain
this toil so mundane.

one chance of love!
Track Name: Bound By A Kiss
Bound By A Kiss

whenever I think of you now the thought constricts my throat somehow
a saddened face obscures my view swings back around to you.
so many nights have passed since you took your virtues to pastures new
situations conspire to rend my love for you.

time cannot erase all the love that you gave to me oh no.
and bound by a kiss that defies distance we’ll carry on
as we were meant to do, see it all through.
soon be back home with you.
Track Name: Chance (Thin Ice)
Chance (Thin Ice)

you’ve done all you can, the rest is up to her now.
couldn’t alter her plans if you wanted to.
you’ve taken the chance, all trust in her now.
couldnt lead in the dance if you want to

careful where you put your toes that may be thin ice out there.
tiny cracks cant ever show the abyss below they share.
floundering way out of your depth in the current affair.
too late now to change your step, a tiny voice bawls beware.

takes your breath away, fear drowning alternately
bless and curse the day of the chance to stay

careful where you put your toes that may be thin ice out there.
tiny cracks cant ever show the abyss below they share.
floundering way out of your depth in the current affair.
too late now to change your step, a voice still screams beware.

careful where you put your toes that may be thin ice out there.
tiny cracks cant ever show the abyss below they share.
Track Name: Landline
Landline

touching you through the telephone, keeping you in the know.
standing cold in the box alone, on both frozen hands blow
kisses to you from afar that never seem to land.
promise you one more rendezvous, keep your number close to hand.

two eighty miles of wind and wire. a digital distance so
closer through the connection, not close enough to show
tear stained cheeks, fast beating hearts, our outstretched empty hands
clasp so tight most every night the receiver who understands

loving by landline, time’s up all too soon.
crying through cable, electro magnetic blues

blew my last 10p last night so now it’s up to you.
hurry love I’m fading fast, frost on the glass, it rings at last.
pick up the phone, oh it’s you!

touching me through the telephone, keeping me in the know.
standing cold in the box alone, on both frozen hands blow
kisses to me from afar that never seem to land.
promise you one more rendezvous, keep my number close to hand
clasped so tight most every night the receiver we understand

loving by landline, time’s up always too soon.
caring through cable, long distance blues
loving by landline, time’s up much too soon.
comfort through cable, electro magnetic blues.
loving by landline, time’s up all too soon.
caring through cable, long distance blues.
Track Name: Moment You Go
Moment You Go

listening to the wind whistling round and round the walls.
hiding from the chill of it’s cold and lonely calls.
waiting for some word from the one who means all to me.

spending every night at our secret rendezvous.
anticipate each stolen second spent alone with you.
wondering just when it will be all through with you for me.

you tell me that he’ll never let you go
and in the next breath of how you love me so
what’s the solution, I swear that I dont know
but I’m tired of the hiding, the creeping, the lying alone
the moment you go.

something deep inside tells me what we do is wrong.
started as a thrill but I’ve been deceiving all along.
think it may be time to terminate this one song with you

still tell me that he’ll never let you go
please dont waste breath by saying you love me so.
just one solution, I swear I’ll have to go
as I’m tired of the hiding, the creeping, the lying alone
the moment you go.

you tell me that he’ll never let you go
and in the next breath of how you love me so
what’s the solution, I swear that I dont know
but I’m tired of the hiding, the creeping, the lying.

you tell me that he’ll never let you go
please dont waste breath by saying you love me so.
just one solution, I swear I’ll have to go
as I’m tired of the hiding, the creeping, the lying alone
the moment you go.
Track Name: Sleeping Partners
Sleeping Partners

stop, think, look around you.
a coincidence that she found you- I dont think so.
look back to the summer
she caught you in it’s number of respondents.
listen to your concience
rejecting all this nonsense you are hearing
the search for sleeping partners
intent on looking after your interests.

listen to these words this sleeping partner understands

it’s all a game to her now
I’ve played her games before now.

starts out undemanding.
ends up by commanding all your actions.
lip service - profit sharing
trusting, never caring to question.

listen to these words this sleeping partner understands

it’s all a game to her now
I’ve played her games before now.
Track Name: Touching
Touching

touched by your smile long before I touched your hand
touched all the while by the attention you command.
touched by the warmth of a sympathetic mind.
touching how our touching accelerates the hand of time.

touching - lip on lip
touching - skin on skin
touching - hand in hand
touching is how it all began

touched by the rain as it falls from sunlit skies.
stung by the salt tear reaction in your eyes.
touched by the wind chill tearing through my bones.
touching how we wish we were touching when in touch by telephone.

touching - lip on lip
touching - skin on skin
touching - hand in hand
touching is how it all began

touched by your smile long before I touched your hand
touched all the while by the attention you command.
touched by the wind chill tearing through my bones.
touching how we wish we were touching when in touch by telephone.

touching - lip on lip
touching - skin on skin
touching - hand in hand
touching is how it all began

touching - hip on hip
touching - skin on skin
touching - gland in gland
touching is how it all began
Track Name: When It Comes To Parting
When It Comes To Parting

‘life goes on’ sings johhny from the bar.
I guess it does, sometimes to far
along the wrong road - too fast to jump free.
I should really have seen what was coming to me.

a distance slipped between us.
suspicion replaced respect and trust.
a four party plan merged into three.
there’s no room in the trinity for me.

but will latent hypocrisy and blatent lies
prop up the pyramid’s vacant fourth side?

when it comes to parting.
all claws drawn - no holding back
once the bitching has started
a smile hides a stab in the back.

trapped in a foreign country.
new circumstances - abhorrent to be
sharing hotel rooms, sharing a car.
tried bridging the gulf but it’s widened too far

for false hearted friendship and philosophy.
your selfish ‘higher aims’ mean nothing to me

when it comes to parting.
all claws drawn - there’s no holding back
now the bitching has started
a smile hides a stab in the back.

but the cold light of day facts remain
now there’s nothing here to detain me.

when it comes to parting.
all claws drawn - no holding back
once the bitching has started
a smile hides the stab in the back.

nobody tried to tell me. nobody let me see.
now there’s this empty feeling - you were just using me.
Track Name: With You Beside Me
With You Beside Me

wet and windy wednesday,
waited for you but you never came.
told myself you were different,
not the sort to play that game

when you, you’re beside me
it feels so good inside
with you, you beside me
I cant take it if you say you cant make it tonight.

walked down to the corner
fumbling for change to put in the phone.
must have called for half an hour
listened to your engaged tone

wondering who, who’s beside you
feeling so good inside
with you, you beside hime.
how could you desert me
you know how much it hurts me

sitting in my room waiting for the bell to ring.
full of high hopes anticipating the pleasure you’ll bring.
checking the clock, checking the street from my second floor.
returned from the phone with the decision that never more

would I have you, you beside me
making me feel so good inside
with you, you beside me.
dont know how I could ever stand
you, you beside me.
used to think it was oh so good
with you, you beside me
making me feel so good inside
with you, you beside me.
Track Name: You (Part Of Me)
You (Part Of Me)

stepping out on a sunny day
coming home from far away
a writer’s pride in his very first play
a mother’s joy in her new born babe

the wonders in a small child’s mind
the sensuous gleam in a lover’s eye
profundities only found in sighs
the way I feel about you and I
because….

you - you eclipse all those other feelings
when you are near.
you - you’ve become such a part of me,
without you I’m not whole.
Track Name: Changes
Changes

changes, I’m going through changes.
changes, too many changes.

one night she taught me
the nightmare of my despair.
one day she caught me.
the look in her eyes was all it took.
I was hooked now I’m going through

changes, she put me through changes.
changes, too many changes.

once I spoke to strangers,
a friendly word for whoever heard.
friends thought it strange hers
would not say a word before all were observed.
so absurd still I’m going through

changes, she put me through changes.
changes, too many changes.

I can see she’s loving me
though not too blindly that I I cant see
she’s pushing me too far.
she’s a gift I cant ignore.
if this is love then give me more!
I’m changing, changing.

I can see she’s loving me
though not so blindly that I I cant see
she’s pushing me too far.
she’s a gift I cant ignore.
if this is love then change me more!
I’m changing, changing.

change me more!

changes, she put me through changes.
changes, too many changes.

changes, I’m going through changes.
changes, so many changes.
Track Name: Thoughts On A Thursday
Thoughts On A Thursday

there’s a fire in my stomach,
a tear in my eye.
a weight on my shoulders,
I wish I felt bolder
but all that I feel is a sigh.

faced with the same inane arguments,
the same routine returns.
i feel I’ve lost heart,
I’ve outplayed my part,
see how my fingers burn.

there’s no need to seek solace in friends
with whom I’ve lost touch.
as give them a call
I might as well talk to the wall
I’d really miss myself too much.
still………

there’s a fire in my stomach,
a fear in my eye.
but if at the end
I’ll have you as a friend
I think I can get by.
Track Name: Loving You
Loving You

I never thought you’d have me for a fool
nor expect you treating me so cruel.
took some time, presently the penny dropped.
you no longer want me though I never want to stop

loving you - I swear that I do (love)
loving you - what am I to do if you say
that I am through loving you.

tried so long and in so many ways
the vital talks turned into violent frays.
time after time - past the point of no return.
requite the fight - whenever will I learn

loving you - that’s all I want to do.
loving you - what am I to do if you say
that I am through loving you.

no useful phrase nor gesture nor quatrain for it
transcends mere words will only dash disdain on it
goes it’s own way - discriminate deceiver.
another day? I never could concieve not

loving you - what am I to do if you say
that I am through loving you.

the earth still spins, tides lap on sandy shores.
the sun still shines - those joys we share no more.
it’s been some time - passed many lonely nights.
when will I learn - had to fight so hard to fight
loving you.

loving you -when will I be through
loving you - what am I to do when I can say
that I am through loving you.
Track Name: Somebody Anybody
Somebody, Anybody

you dont wanna talk to me yet you just sit and stare.
not a single loving phrase from your lips do I hear.
you’re playing it cool, you made the rules
sipping your slow surprise it seems without a care.

had your own way too long without a thought for me.
I endured your petty whims with nascent humility.
I’ve been your fool and followed your rules.
now the enchantments gone - surely you can see

that I can’t go on in this way

yes I need to find
somebody to occupy my mind
with more than house plants and chimes
someone to make me whole.
somebody, anybody
who’ll give their favours to me
not place a lock and a key
around my heart like a stone.

so now adieu my dear, I’m sure you’ll get along
into that crowded room soon be lost in the throng.
find another fool who’ll keep to your rules.
this fool’s future lies before him - hope never seemed so strong.

oh how could I have wanted to stay

now I need to find
somebody to occupy my time
with more than melody and rhyme
oh I need to feel whole.
somebody, anybody
who’ll give their favours for free
not place a lock and a key
around my heart like a stone.