Life's All Surprise

from by Roy Weard

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a a gatefold cardboard sleeve with an eight page lyric book and artwork by Roy Weard and photographs by Jill McMahon and Lesley Madigen / Ken Anstead

    Includes unlimited streaming of This House In Amber via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • This is Roy's autobiography. 476 pages with many pictures, mostly taken by him, on tour or by fans of his various bands. He toured with Manfred Mann, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Eric Burdon, Donovan, Roger Chapman and many more. Backstage stories - a life on the road.
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Life’s All Surprise.

It took his words,
From in his head
And in their place,
Left holes instead
There’s no route left,
From head to mouth
No escape plan
He’s heading south

Disjoint, disrupt
That path unkempt
No interrupts
That time is spent
The journey’s end
That final goal
He can’t describe
It ate him whole

And standing in the wings of life’s statutory stage
He is still waiting for a prompt
Hallucinating prisoner in his fleshy cage
But the audience’s long gone
Fragments passing through, scenes he just can’t grasp
He’s still groping for the sense
People, places and events, moments all long past
Is this a wall? Is it offence?
That word he couldn’t find in his lexicon?
What was the meaning of it all?
Somewhere, somehow, he crossed that Rubicon
And then he just started to fall.

We are all ships
On rolling seas
The message trips
On waves like these
It took the light
From his old eyes
No memory to blight
Life’s all surprise.


from This House In Amber, released April 12, 2017
Life’s All Surprise (Weard)

Roy Weard – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Damo Waters – drums
Saskia Wesnigk-Wood – piano
Nick Pynn - saw



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Roy Weard Brighton, UK

Roy Weard was the lead vocalist and songwriter for Wooden Lion - a band that played many of the free festivals in the 70s. He went on to write for and front cult bands Dogwatch and Roy Weard and Last Post before getting involved in doing crew / sound / tour managing duties for people like Donovan, Roger Chapman, Manfred Mann, and Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel.
He returned to performing in 2007.
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