This House (rests)

from by Roy Weard

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    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

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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

This House (rests) (Weard)

In the corner of my eye
Where the dust begins to gather
It’s too dangerous to cry
Sedimentary sentiments will set
On the window of my my soul
At the heart of the matter
In that emotional black hole
Memories go to forget

In the passage of time
Grandfather clock’s stentorian ticking
Marks this passing pantomime
That has become daily routine
And the carpet of my tongue
Still salty from all that wounded licking
Where the bleeding once began
Marks a reflection – now sanguine

In the cavern of my chest
The heart is huddled by the fireplace
Those last glowing embers rest
That dying ache of their heat
And in the house of me
I close the door and find a safe place
The only place that I can be
Inside the flesh of my retreat


And this house has come to the conclusion
That this meeting is not in order
Sheltering under the delusions
That we are bricks and mortally inclined

We’re scrutinised
And sanitised
And criticised
And so chastised
We barely raise our eyes - at all,
What’s object of the exercise
If all we come to when we die
Is an obituary in fine lines
And dust is blown in others eyes - and falls

This house rests.

credits

from This House In Amber, released April 12, 2017
This House (Rests) (Weard)

Roy Weard – vocals, electric guitar, 12 string guitar
Cliff Dowding – keyboards, electronics
Andy Power – bass guitar
Joe Colburn – electric lead guitar
Simon Young – drums
Gregg McKella – clarinet
John Trelawney – cornet, electric violin
Marcus Weeks – trombone
Nick Pynn - acoustic violin, viola, mandocello
and..
The Low E Riders - Bill Smith and Adam Barrett - bass vocals.

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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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