The Long Wave (goodbye)

from by Roy Weard

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  • 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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lyrics

The Long Wave (goodbye)

The sound of static, white noised in the background
These random sine waves twist my words
Am I speaking clearly? Or is there no sound?
Am I getting through? Am I being heard?
In the long wave
In the long, long wave
In the long wave
Long wave goodbye

Russians are jamming the frequencies on the border
Transmission’s tuned to stem the flow
Antennae twitching, in case we miss a vital order
Faces silhouetted in the last valve’s glow
In the long wave
In the long, long wave
In the long wave
Long wave goodbye

Radio silence, in the stark cold still of midnight
You were always tuning in to that dead air
‘Hilversum Calling’, the sound out of a past life
Now lost in cobwebs no-one cares
In the long wave
In the long, long wave
In the long wave
Long wave goodbye

No transmission coming through
Wait to hear a word from you
Just ghost voices in the sky
Phased reception going by
Waiting to hear a word x 4

Hit the Squelch and tune me in
Call sign fading growing thin
Sunspot activity is high
Phased transmissions make me cry

Waiting to hear a word x 4

The sound of static fades into mute ambiance
Digital encoding, fresh and crystal clear
Eyes are drooping, slipping into somnambulance
It’s five past midnight – I’m out of here.
In the long wave
In the long, long wave
In the long wave
Long wave goodbye

credits

from This House In Amber, released April 12, 2017
The Long Wave (Goodbye) (Weard)

Roy Weard – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Pixie Tonks Dhel – vocals
Cliff Dowding – keyboards, electronics
Andy Power – bass guitar
John Dowle – electric guitar, harmonica
Damo Waters – drums

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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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