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TESTAMENT

by Glyn Bailey

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1.
Listen faint music, accordion sound Feel the excitement the news just got out The multitude grows and they’re hanging around here to see Jacques in this city today For he will bring chanson, he will bring passion He will bring magic always There’ll be life in this city Hope in this City Joy in this City always God came in a vision, only to me Said I could choose I wanted to see Returned to the earth on a day's amnesty Let there be... Light in this city, song in this City Jacques in this city today No need for tickets, just wear something pretty I’ll put on my best suit, the show's tonight There will be music, there will be laughter There will be drama tonight Jacques’ spirit appears and up strikes the band The audience cheers as they play ‘Amsterdam’ And I can’t fight the tears as he goes into ‘Ne Me Quit Pas’ Don’t leave this city, stay in this City Jacques be this city always ©2020 Glyn Bailey, all rights reserved
2.
The Light 05:08
I’m out of myself, floating high Sensation of joy and pure delight So removed, looking down on them all Surrounding my body, fighting the call This is not life, but it’s not a dream Feeling peaceful and serene There is a tunnel, I’m moving along At the end it’s as bright as the sun... There is a light, a glorious light A wondrous light that shines for me If this is death, there is nothing to fear Let me go to that light, don’t keep me here... Fading fast now, slipping away I feel no fear, no more pain I can see loved ones, they’re calling my name They’re reaching out, want me to stay... Stay with the light, the blessed light The guiding light that shines for me If this is death, let it be done Let me stay with the light, I know we go on... I went to the border, saw the other side I know we’re united when we die So when it comes there is nothing to fight You will go from the darkness and into the light The end is a light, a blessed light A glorious light that waits for you I have seen death, it is nothing to fear Come in to the light, be with me here ©2020 Glyn Bailey, all rights reserved.
3.
Serenity 02:57
He said he thought serenity would set his spirit free If he could find serenity, never would it leave He was ready for the journey, wherever it might lead And once found he knew that it was all he'd ever need Searching for serenity of earthly paradise A place to dwell while waiting here for heaven to arrive He said he thought serenity would be a pure delight Like sunshine in a garden, peaceful warm and bright Where days of sweet contentment would ease into the night Dreaming of a time of purpose to this life Searching for serenity of earthly paradise A place to dwell while waiting here for heaven to arrive The years went by, he wandered far and wide Searching for his one desire And all the while he did not realise Truth is only found in love, love, love This longing for serenity played heavy on his mind Serenity was one thing his money could not buy It would not be commanded, ordered, or supplied He didn't see serenity already passed him by Think of all those changes in your life from day to day Patterns in the shadows from the sunlight as she plays If you can find serenity, you've gained the greatest gift in life In your life...
4.
Eyes 05:17
Eyes are the window to the soul What do you see? The eyes are the window to the soul What do you see in me? A childhood of wonder Lost in the man? Lifetime of promise? Hope that a dream Could still come to be Words are the gateway to the heart What should I say? Words are the gateway to the heart What should I say to you? I'll conjure tomorrow Out of the past Tell you a story Words and a tune The best I can do ©2020 Glyn Bailey, all rights reserved
5.
Muse's Rules 03:31
She came to me as she had done so many times And whispered softly to me these three precious lines And she stayed until the words were heavy on my mind Then left me with the riddle… Rule number one, there are no rules Rule number two, all rules may be broken Rule number three, all who break the rules May themselves be broken… I hope that someday she’ll return to me End this curious paradox and mystery Guide me through the meaning, satisfy my soul Where she leads I follow… Rule number one, there are no rules Rule number two, all rules may be broken Rule number three, all who break the rules May themselves be broken ©2020 Glyn Bailey, all rights reserved
6.
Marswalkers 04:42
Life is uncertain, that much is sure Measures of chance and circumstance To treasure and endure Yet this world can be a good place now Look around, be in a good place now In our dreams we work together In our dreams we stop the wars In our dreams we share our fortune In our dreams we walk on Mars Life is an illusion, they say that much is true Comfort found in meaning The certainty of fools Yet this world can seem a good place now Look around, perceive a good place now… In our dreams we master fusion In our dreams we tour the stars In our dreams we have a future In our dreams we walk on Mars Life is an adventure, a journey all our own Along the path of circumstance Uncharted and unknown But I am in a good place now In your arms is such a good place now... In our dreams we’ll live forever In our dreams with open hearts In our dreams we’ll find the answers In our dreams we’ll walk on Mars ©2020 Glyn Bailey, all rights reserved
7.
Where 03:48
Where the sunlight will spark off the ocean Where a warm breeze will play with your hair On the beach hand in hand, toes in the sand Dream of me there In a place we are both least expecting Where neither would normally dare Where we stare in surprise and our hearts leap inside Meet with me there Where our window looks out at the moonlight And jasmine perfumes the air Where dim candlelight tries to keep out the night Lay with me there Find the prettiest church in the kingdom Where the roof is in need of repair Where the organ is played by a doughty old maid Marry me there Where they will grant me an audience Songs will be ready to share But if the stories I told become tired and old Stop me right there Everywhere, nowhere and somewhere We’ll be an inseparable pair Where my last note is sung and the singing is done Pray for me there Where will it end sweet companion? Will death be cruel or fair? When it comes take me out to a green field of Albion And scatter me there ©2020 Glyn Bailey, all rights reserved
8.
Spark 05:04
One little thought is all that you need One special work, or notion, or deed Common are we, yet also unique You can be a spark All mighty trees have grown from a seed Changing the world begins with a dream Faith in yourself and always believe This could be the start You can be a spark The dawn of an age begins with one day All that you are is all that it takes Who can be sure what difference it makes? You could play your part You can be a spark One falling star will brighten the sky One flash of light, the blink of an eye One shining thought, the course of a life One special gift that you can provide? You could play your part You could be the start You can be a spark ©2020 Glyn Bailey, all rights reserved
9.
What will surely come but never be here? What is the cradle of all hope and fear? What will be shaped in infinite ways? Yet simply measured by the hour and day? The future What has existed since the world began? And what is different still for every man? The source of comfort or regret remains For once created he can never change The past What is here but is never seen What always was and will always be? What exists in everything we do? And yet is ending and beginning too? The now The future, The past, The now A good singer and a good song Keeps this world moving on ©2020 Glyn Bailey, all rights reserved
10.
A Moment 03:53
All things come to an end Lift up your glass my friend Let’s drink to a past event And be back in the moment again One great time in our lives We’ll be one with the moment again Come, back to our world To be one with the moment again All dreams hang by a thread One snip will send them crashing Put away thoughts of regret While we dogs live our day once again One great time in our lives To be one with the moment again Come, come, back to our world To be one with the moment again All things come to an end Put down your glass my friend Let’s face the world and then Live for the moment again One great time in our lives Maybe one perfect moment again Come, back to the world Seeking one perfect moment again

about

"Mood music is good music and with Testament, Glyn Bailey undoubtedly knows how to set the tone. A collection of songs crooned in a low-end lull that soothes the soul whilst it breaks your heart. Experience it when the mood and setting are exactly as they should be and this album will take you somewhere warm and fuzzy, yet tinged with a sadness that everyday life all too often provides." - Steven Reid (Sea of Tranquility).

"Lush and nuanced. The baroque chamber-pop choral elements are a highlight. Testament displays an obvious enjoyment for creating the grand (but not grandiose). I enjoyed it." - Steve Saler (Lucid Eye Productions).

"Testament is the best thing I’ve heard so far from Glyn Bailey. There's more humour and pathos than on previous CD's, with Glyn sounding vocally engaged in the moment. I listened to it twice, back to back, and already some of the songs had their hooks in me. My favourites are ‘Marswalkers’ (great arrangement, fab chorus), ‘Spark’ (an almost Burt Bacharach vibe), and ‘Muse’s Rules’ which is completely unique! I also enjoyed the subtle use of a choir and the textural use of sax on several of the songs." - Howard Male (Freelance Writer and Novelist).

credits

released June 1, 2020

Glyn Bailey (Songs and Vocal)
Philip Maxwell Senior (Guitar & Bass)
James Coupe (Piano & Organ)
Tony Hession (Saxophone & Clarinet)
Owen Wright (Drums)
Martin Durkin (Double Bass)
Mike Taylor (Piano on 'The Light')
Tom Royle (Drums on 'Spark')
Tony Brindle-Wills (Church Organ on 'Muse's Rules')
John Edward Keys (Organ on 'Eyes')
John McLafferty (Saxophone on 'Jacques')
Jean Southern (Accordion on 'Jacques')
Dave Booth (Trumpet on 'Muse's Rules')
The Beechwood Choir (Lizz Beahan, Sharon Mary Butler, Philip Maxwell Senior, John Gardner)
Musical arrangements by Philip Maxwell Senior
Mastering by Dave Archer, Last Riff Studios, Cincinatti, USA
Thanks to Singleton Church for use of Organ on Muse's Rules

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Glyn Bailey UK

I'm a singer-songwriter originally from the North of England, currently living in Spain. Just completed my 6th album TESTAMENT.

Love storytelling, a catchy melody, and a well crafted lyric.

Influences include Beatles, Brel, Bowie, Nick Cave, John Grant, Scott Walker.

I hope you enjoy the music.

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