Magic Lantern Show

Written by neil on 2 April, 2011 in Lyrics and Ramblings with no comments.

With apologies to friends who’ve read this – I thought it worth mentioning on the band blog as we’ve been working on this as a band and, all being well, we’ll be giving it a Layers début at a gig soon. If you’re famous, fascinating or just fucking charismatic, you may be able to get […]

Kiss the Girls

Written by neil on 19 July, 2009 in Lyrics with no comments.

Yes, yes, it’s been a little quiet on the update front from the Layers of late. What can I say? We’re busy chaps, in demand. One of the things that we have been busy with, however, is new songs. Next one to debut live (possibly even this Sunday if we’re lucky) is ‘Kiss the Girls’ […]

Different Footprints

Written by neil on 8 April, 2009 in Lyrics with no comments.

Here we are, folks… for those of you that take an interest in this sort of things, the lyrics for Different Footprints. The days are busy, being filled up with emptiness. Occupied, always doing more to feel less. Another packed day that she can’t tell from the rest: pre-packaged Saturdays and crowded loneliness. And she […]

I have no mouth yet I must scream.

Written by neil on 30 March, 2009 in Lyrics with no comments.

It seems more appropriate to post these lyrics now than when I wrote them, oddly. Not only has the music kind of come together – hopefully a sign that we’re gelling ever more surely as musicians – but also some of the topics herein have become more topical. Tonight, I notice, there’s a documentary airing […]

My baby, she’s a neonate…

Written by neil on 27 August, 2007 in Lyrics with no comments.

In a quest for inspitation, I’ve been having a quick read through some of my old sets of lyrics. It’s kind of like picking over the carcass of a long-finished Christmas turkey looking for enough tasty bits to complete a soup. Anyhow, as I was singing along to something or other on the DVD player (I’m […]

Hey-na, hey-na… the lyrics matter.

Written by neil on 6 June, 2007 in Lyrics with no comments.

I think that the words are as important as the tune. Of course, I would say that, as I’m a lyricist.Lyrics, like music and, for that matter, art in any form, are a matter of taste, so we find ourselves navigating tricky waters here. I’m sure that I can find a www full of fans […]