Losing Your Grip

from by Roy Weard

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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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lyrics

Losing Your Grip
Losing touch
Your fingers slip
On the edge of the ledge
Or from the people you see
Losing grip
The muscles relax
Something falls from your hand
To a place, hard to be

Losing your touch,
Former skills now unsure
Not the swift stoke of masters
Or the artist’s shrewd eye
Loosening your grip,
On the things that you know
On that sea of emotion
Fed by the rivers you’ve cried
On an ocean of experience, relationships are riding at full sail
On a course, under fair weather, you could never quite believe that they might fail
But the winds are ever changeable the forecasts just projection or surmise
What looked rosy in the sunset could turn so grey and ugly on sunrise
And it’s never easy
To hold to a course
When the midshipman’s queasy
And the winds grow in force


Losing touch
Now far away
From the home and the homeland
From the people you knew
And the power of your grip
And those sinews so sure
Are now only a memory
One you once thought was true

Losing your grip
It is gauzy, unclear
Sight is so ineffectual
Not a sense you can trust
Loosening your grip
On the way of the world
Once it was made of metal
Now that metal is rust


Losing touch
The fingers grow numb
The longing soon fades away
But the echo remains
In the thrall of the grip
You can’t quite grasp the past
There are shadows before you
That no memory explains.
On an ocean of experience, relationships are riding at full sail
On a course, under fair weather, you could never quite believe that they might fail
But the winds are ever changeable the forecasts just projection or surmise
What looked rosy in the sunset could turn so grey and ugly on sunrise
And it’s never easy
To hold to a course
When the midshipman’s queasy
And the winds grow in force
To hold to a course
When the midshipman’s queasy
And the winds grow in force

credits

from This House In Amber, released April 12, 2017
Losing Your Grip (Weard)
Roy Weard – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
TyLean – vocals
Andy Power – bass guitar
John Dowle – electric guitar
Gregg McKella – clarinet, gliss guitar
John Trelawney – flugelhorn
Marcus Weeks – trombone
Nick Pynn - viola

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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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