This Eternal Life

by One Cure For Man

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1.
03:35
Our race is over we don't need to return When power answers I can't hear at all A lie for you and a lie for our children Love-sick devotion will keep you amused It doesn't matter if you wanted it all It doesn't matter what you asked to say Like lifting winter's lament Dragging sorrow from a melody We live like kings There was a life before there was darkness Lover's lost too far out to see A lie for you and a lie for the future You shall be perfect behind the abused It doesn't matter if you wanted it all It doesn't matter what you asked to say Like lifting winter's lament Dragging sorrow from a melody We live like kings I will listen when someone speaks No reply, no final speech I will listen when someone speaks No reply, no final speech I will listen when someone speaks No reply, no final speech I will listen when someone speaks No reply, no final speech It doesn't matter if you wanted it all It doesn't matter what you asked to say Like lifting winter's lament Dragging sorrow from a melody We live like kings Oh! We live like kings Words and music by James Parkinson
2.
Comfort by your side A stage or a door, I'm watching you shine Our aura keeps us warm and close We can't talk, it's easier this way Now I'm reading your thoughts, portraying your song Meeting the memories, of a life gone Our love, keeps us warm and close We can't talk, it's easier that way And then the night brings the cold To another, another winter's day Then the night brings us close Then the morning, the morning will leave you cold The clothes you chose, I can't seem to wear The words of your song, so wide open Our aura keeps us warm and close We can't hear, it's easier that way And then the night brings the cold To another, another winter's day Then the night brings us close Then the morning, the morning will leave you cold And then the night brings the cold To another, another winter's day Then the night brings us close Then the morning, the morning will leave you cold Words and music by James Parkinson
3.
Irritated by the day Food and water get in the way The cries of neglect Like breathing or death, like breathing When books built our dreams And cinemas brought screams And pictures held more than a gaze Life alone never reaching the end, life alone Am I right or wrong, do I really see? I've loved for you but not for me Faces in the dark, only we can see Now you're on your own, for eternity Irritated by the day Love and guilt get in the way And sorrow wins in the end Smiling down never reaching the end, never reaching Am I right or wrong, do I really see? I've loved for you but not for me Faces in the dark, only you can see Now you're on your own, for eternity Faces in the dark, only we can see Now you're all alone, for eternity Now you're all alone Words and music by James Parkinson
4.
You took your life to another world Looking down on all the boys and girls Sometimes I hear your voice It's so confusing, like I have no choice Is anyone getting this down For all to hear Don't let it disappear Sometimes, I seem to get it right Oh this eternal life You took a cab to a far away place Dreamt of a life, without the glamour chase Sometimes, I hear your old songs Just like they were mine Not right for this world Is anyone getting this down For all to hear Don't let it disappear Sometimes, I seem to get it right Oh this eternal life Life, life, life Is anyone getting this down For all to hear Don't let it disappear Sometimes, I seem to get it right Oh this eternal life This eternal life Words and music by James Parkinson
5.
Living doesn't have to be such a great big lie Living doesn't have to be such a great big lie Must I write for you? I'd rather tell the truth Present it in my own way Searching for, searching for, the lost souls Who turn, who turn and talk to the walls Living doesn't have to be such a great big lie Living doesn't have to be such a great big lie I'll speak to you in prose Poetry still sickens the cause I'll connect with you another day Leaving for, leaving for new grounds Why bring what has already been found Living doesn't have to be such a great big lie Living doesn't have to be such a great big lie And over the new horizons I see the greyness of time An endless stretched out desert With jaded, tortured life Living doesn't have to be such a great big lie Living doesn't have to be such a great big lie Such a great big lie Such a great big lie Such a great big lie Living doesn't have to be Words and music by James Parkinson
6.
04:45
The first was always the last Stay a lie my dear I thought there would be hope Wave goodbye my fear As soon as silence spoke A tasteless sea of tears My language very old Stay a lie my dear Wave goodbye my dear Wave goodbye my dear Stay a lie my dear Wave goodbye my dear We speak but you're not here Stay a lie my dear When liberty disapears Wave goodbye my fear My words are too sincere A tasteless sea of tears At last death is clear Stay a lie my dear Wave goodbye my dear Wave goodbye my dear Stay a lie my dear Wave goodbye my dear Cannot reside, cannot connect The life of the outside's the life of regret The last one to go Is the last one alone I'll failed to show you skies Stay a lie my dear Now I know you're life's not mine Wave goodbye my fear Wave goodbye my dear Wave goodbye my dear As soon as silence spoke Wave goodbye my dear Words and music by James Parkinson
7.
Faithful people still break their hearts Even though they knew right from the start Left without a goodbye kiss Midday sun and nothing missed A whole world would end right there A crowd soon vanish into thin air Faithful people still break their hearts Even though they knew right from the start Faithful people are in love But they don't try too hard Night time fell the streets lost sleep She is awake, her bedside grief Warm hands cling until the end Death so simple, life laments Faithful people still break their hearts Even though they knew right from the start Faithful people are in love But they don't try too hard Faithful people still break their hearts Even though they knew right from the start Faithful people are in love But they don't try too hard Faithful people are in love But they don't try too hard Words and music by James Parkinson
8.
I've been bleeding from the same Mistakes all the while Could I go back again And rearrange time? And let the silence of the earth devour me The past could be my finest hour The future is a fragile sun Burning light in darkened lungs My innocence torn from one And I'd look back if I could carry on Back to the start Carry on, back to the start Back to the start But not for everyone Destiny undone Eternally numb And let the silence of the earth devour me Oh the past could be my finest hour The future is a fragile sun Burning light in darkened lungs My innocence torn from one And I'd look back if I could carry on Back to the start Carry on, back to the start The future is a fragile sun Burning light in darkened lungs My innocence torn from one And I'd look back if I could carry on Back to the start Carry on, back to the start Back to the start, back for everyone Back to the start, back for everyone Words and music by James Parkinson
9.
03:39
I've been telling myself that Very little thing counts for nothing No hoping or plans for time The days are just low The nights never high The oceans are mute The deserts choked dry The beauty of asking Is taken from you Believe me, I'll understand Crouched on tables half-reading Absent of great human minds The veil of time replaces sight A voice of silence Echoes through the earth Leaves me all frozen Shows you what it's worth The beauty of asking Is taken from you Believe me, I'll understand The beauty of asking Is taken from you Believe me, I'll understand The beauty of knowing when Has gone Believe me, I'll understand The beauty of asking Is taken from you Believe me, I'll understand Words and music by James Parkinson
10.
The snow upon the hills Has turned the sun to gold The air is thin, solitude The wind has foretold And all this is your dream Your joy your fill And nobody knew No one but you Nature caught wild It has no need to hide Under our playful heads A lost and sullen sky And we go by whatever Leaps into our hearts And danger forever lost Until we are apart Not a word, not a word to anyone Our eyes befriend the fading sun Not a word, not a word to anyone Our land, we are the only ones The only ones The shores of a wide world We soon reach the end Casting out household pains We stay ourselves to pretend And in laughing we now cry Unearthly love no shallow The past is plentiful With what we take we borrow Not a word, not a word to anyone Our eyes befriend the fading sun Not a word, not a word to anyone Our land, we are the only ones Not a word, not a word to anyone I heal, forget but I still run No one will know, not a word to anyone Your soul in me now in everyone Words and music by James Parkinson
11.
04:39
When I think about his skin When I think about his soul It breaks my heart A weight I cannot hold Thank god that he doesn't know Thank god that no one knows Or even cares, will a voice always show? Somewhere out there we fear Someone who seems to know A life that understands the joke now baby And holds your arms and holds your stare Time will always let you know How the heart it craves sorrow And finds you there Sleeping in the shadows Somewhere out there we fear Someone who seems to know A life that understands the joke now baby And holds your arms and holds your stare Words and music by James Parkinson

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"A brilliant album" - Peter Maher (Rolling Stones, U2, 1975, The Killers)

"the majority of these tracks James rips through with great solos, with ferocious guitar work... ‘His Skin’ is truly a moving piece of music" - Reyt Good Music Magazine

"Blistering guitar solos... Overall it's very 'radio friendly' and would likely appeal to a wide audience." - Music Talkers

"James Parkinson’s most sophisticated and accomplished
album yet" - C-Beem

credits

released April 8, 2019

All music and lyrics written by James Parkinson

James Parkinson - Lead and backing vocals/ electric and acoustic guitars/ bass guitar/ keyboards/ piano/ programming/ percussion

Mark Warburton - Drums
Nick Rickwood - Drums on track 7
Alan Sagar - Bass on track 9
Hazel & Jill Parkinson - Handclaps on track 5


Recorded between May and November 2018 in Barnoldswick, Lancashire

Mixed by John Meredith of ARMYOUREARS
Engineered and produced by James Parkinson
Drum engineering and production by Mark Warburton
Mastered by Peter Maher

Front cover painting by James Parkinson
Photo of painting by Matt Gartside at Studio 22B
Cover graphics and editing by Lee Mears

Thank you to, John Meredith, Hazel Parkinson, Jill Parkinson, Ben Parkinson, Nick Rickwood, Alan Sagar, Tim Slater, Peter Wright, Kyle Hill, Matt Garside, Lee Mears

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One Cure For Man is James Parkinson. An English rock artist, poet and illustrator combining intricate, heartbreaking guitars with rich vocals tinted with loss and introspective, thoughtful lyrics.

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