Guiding Star

by Comrade Hat

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"A small seasonal offering inspired by the big freeze and the big crunch. For victims of the ice and the budgets, wherever your border. If you can, have a Merry/Londonmerry Christmas/Holidays/Saturnalia/Solstice! Because Comrade Hat is an equal opportunities unemployer."

This 2nd seasonal EP feaures a mix of mellow balladry, ambience and eerie choral textures, à la 'Happy New Year', but draws on a broader, bolder palette of sounds that includes the electronic, the psychedelic and the plain psilly.

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released December 18, 2010

All tracks written, produced and performed by Neil Burns. Copyright Neil Burns December 2010. All rights reserved Mix assisted by Rohan Armstrong. Photos by Neil. Design by Paul Fox. Thanks to all involved directly and indirectly.

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Comrade Hat Londonderry, UK

Comrade Hat is Neil Burns when he writes songs.
Electro ballads, piano ballads, jazz ballads, folk ballads, pop ballads, space ballads, not ballads. Moods and swings. Changes and chops. Thin and thran. "Ethereal and inviting" - notesandvibes.com.
He also writes other music as 'Neil Burns'.
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Track Name: Guiding Star
So here we are again
Familiar and strange
Inevitable as change
The lights have been arranged

I look up and I see
A million eyes in front of me
Like the lights on a giant Christmas tree
And I wonder how you are this Christmas
Since I've been away, have I missed much?

No surprises, save
For the things you can't replace
And the time that's been and gone
That you never got to waste

And so we brave the cold
Of the busy and the tired
Stuff is being sold
Stuff is being acquired

I look up and I see
A million eyes in front of me
Like the lights on a giant Christmas tree
And I wonder how you are this Christmas
Since I've been away, have I missed much?
'Cause I checked out a year ago
With my heart of ice and snow
But all this I guess you know
Oh my guiding star,
Have I missed much?

Going through the motions
Surely takes its toll
No-one's getting younger
I know I'm feeling old
Dig deeper in your pockets
Dig deeper in your soul
It's getting harder to do either
When both are empty holes

I look up...