Want to Want to

by Adrian Heath

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In mid 2008 Adrian dropped out of the mainstream and, Nick Cave style, went to his new office (TheStudio) and combined discipline with inspiration and created the sparkling new album "Want to Want to". New folk at its wisest with lyrics to live by, melodies to die for and a voice that's eternal. From twists of water and Indian soothsayers to old guitars and comic carousels.

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released June 20, 2009

Produced and Recorded by Adrian Heath
Written, Sung and Played by Adrian Heath
Recorded at TheStudio, Sydney except:
Whirlpool - Q, Sydney
Drums - Blackfoot Sound, Sydney

Also played on the album - see individual songs
Jon Howell
Peter Timmerman
India Heath
Gemma Deacon
Martin Hailey
Kyrie Miskin

photography - Wayne Harpur wayneharpur.com.au
artwork - scott@artstate.com

The background picture on the album cover and banner is used with kind permission of the artist : Ruark Lewis
An Index of Kindness - for the homeless 2008
Courtesy of : The Cross Arts Project
crossart.com.au

Dedicated to Marian Heath

Thanks for the Inspiration, Guidance and Love
Catriona. Louis and India,Wayne Harpur
Michael Hardwick Gemma Deacon
Jeff Balsmeyer Andy Ross
Martin Hailey Jim Blackfoot
Kyrie Misken Thomas Frick
David Helfgott’s smiling picture on the piano at the Bellingen Backpackers, NSW
My family in England and Australia
Encouraging folk everywhere

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Track Name: Old Guitar
Love me like an old guitar
String me up and play all night
I'll love you like a shooting star
Chase you cross the sky into the night

This time, in this way
It's going to be alright
And I'm looking up at this road sign baby
Won't be long till we reach the light
‘Cos this time, in this way, it’s going to be all right.

Look up here if you want to
It’s not the place to be satisfied
You know the colours that appear behind your eyes
Are on your side
You know it could be true

Love me like a marionette
Move my head and move my heart
I'll love you like a superstar
From the end back to the start

‘Cos this time, in this way
It's going to be all right, all right
I'm looking up at this road sign baby
Won't be long till we reach the light
And this time, in this way, it’s going to be all right
Track Name: Sail On
I’m a soldier but I’m not at war
Just sitting on my backside, feeling bored

I’m a sailor, but I’m all at sea
Just sitting on my porch, looking at the water staring back at me

I’m a farmer, but I got no land
Got no money to buy some, no banker I can make understand

But then again I’m a dreamer, but I got no sleep
Daydreaming's ok you know, but you never get quite as deep

And I said...Sail On Sail On

Well I’m a lover, but I got no love
I want to throw my arms around someone, just like in that song

And I’m a singer, but I got no song right now
Just a handful of notes, stuck in my throat, coming out any old how

And I said...Sail On Sail On

I’m a sinner, but I’ve got no rules
Just lying in my back, looking at the sails on this ship of fools

And I’m a dancer, but I've got no floor
I want to swing my hips and shake my hair out like the wind through a sycamore


And I said...Sail On Sail On

I'm a bottle of good red, on a table of oak
Oiling the laughter and accompanying the smoke
Well the evening is over
The words have all gone west
I'm feeling kind of empty
Kind of hollow in my chest

And I said...Sail On Sail On

You’ve got to be, you’ve got to see and now it’s time to Sail On
Track Name: Live Life
If you could live your life again
I wonder who you’d be
If you could play another hand
And trade your history
Walk the high wire cross the wind of no return

If you could rewind to a scene
I wonder where you’d start
And how you’d pause and make a choice
With your head or with your heart
Lose the logic or rely upon your fears

The past is overrated but the present pours the wine
Tomorrow evening could be cruel instead of kind

I’ve got time and you’ve got time
The running of this clock
We’ll march in line, true colours flying
And raise them on our rock

If you could cut away the past
Then who would you forgive?
Climb the precipice of love
See how you want to live
Count the cast of thousands, colour in the lines
Track Name: Want To Want To (David Helfgott's Smile)
I see you in the corner, you're ten foot tall
I see creatures and features, parading cross the hall

And there’s lovers and shovers on a perfect swell
Caught by their heroes in a comic carousel

And if you want to, want to
You can play with your design
And if you want to, want to
You can leave it all behind

Well the fakers and shakers have had their day
Refining and shining till the silver fell away

And memories fade like a summer storm
Delighted, united at the beauty of this dawn

And if you want to, want to
You can play with your design
And if you want to, want to
You can leave it all behind

It’s a perfect crime
The evidence of common sense will be your alibi
Mansions in the sky
Raining golden invitations to the other side

And if you want to, want to
You can play with your design
And if you want to, want to
You can leave it all behind
Track Name: Whirlpool
Into the future unknown
I'm hanging on the end of this glass telephone
Watching and wondering
Which way the wind will blow, do you know?

And I can’t help but see
The river flow
Some places it’s straight ahead
Others places it’s round and round like a whirlpool

I feel like a beetle, crawling cross a rock
I feel for all the world like, nothing could shock
Bird skims the water, banks to the west
I wonder what she likes the best?

And I wouldn't mind to know
If you wouldn't mind to show, you know

I'm shingle mingling with rocks a thousand times my size
But there are more of me, mind you there's lots of them too
I've been eroded by the wind, and there's waves
All over my skin

And I wouldn't mind to know
If you wouldn't mind to show, you know

Round and round like a whirlpool
Track Name: Sun Don't Shine
I can’t see you
I’m mystified
I’m left believing
I’m colour blind
Its not that the sun don’t shine
Its fine

I first saw you
With rainbowed eyes
Kaleidoscopic and second sight
Its not that the sun don’t shine
Its fine

Its not that the sun don’t shine
Its fine

Who turned the lights down?
Who closed the door?
I’m left believing,
There must be more
Its not that the sun don’t shine
Its fine

I can’t see you
Though you don’t hide
I’m left believing
I’m colour blind
It’s not that the sun don’t shine
Its fine
Track Name: Marian
It was 1993
In a backstreet in Bangkok
An Indian came up to me
And said "I know your mothers name”
"And you've got a fortune to behold, and you've got a future to be told”

I said, "What's the deal?"
"How do I know that what you say is real?”
He said "I'll tell you your mothers name, if you listen"

If you listen

A piece of paper and an airline pen
Put the letters together
That spelled out Marian
Yeah, that is my mother’s name
"How did you know?"
Was all that I could say
"How did you know?"
He said, "You've got to pray"

"Your mothers really ill
A hundred dollars should fit the bill
I'll send it to India, where thousands will pray for her, if you listen"

If you listen

We dressed you up in shades of pine
I wish that I could come with you
To make sure that all is fine
I wish that I could come with you
Just for the day
Make sure that everything’s ok

Now you are free again
Now you are free again
Track Name: Half Light
Well you took your time
And you had your place
And now I see you standing here, inside this human race

And you look so fine
In your ivory tower
And now I see standing tall in all your glorious power

And you went drifting, through the half light
I went walking to the sea
You went and took my love, held it like a dove
And turned the nightmares into dreams
The nightmares into dreams

Well you took your place
Upon the shore
And I really didn't know what all the fuss was for

And you lived your dream
And you jumped your walls
And now I haven't got a clue what all the fuss was for

And you went drifting, through the half light
I went walking to the sea
You went and took my love, held it like a glove
And the nightmares turned to dreams
You went and took my love, held it like a dove
And the nightmares turned to dreams
Track Name: Like a Storm
Just like a storm
You linger on
After the rain
A waterfall

And I know when you are near
‘Cos your memory tastes of lemon drops
The bitter shell that brings a tear
And a wave of sugar breaks on top
To wash away the wonder
Return the river to the sea

Just like a wind
You change the scene
The picture frame remains the same
The colours sing

And I know when you are near
‘Cos your memory tastes of lemon drops
The bitter shell that brings a tear
And a wave of sugar breaks on top
To wash away the wonder
Return the river to the sea

Just like a storm
You linger on
After the rain
A waterfall