The Charm of Making

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(Words: Gioconda/John & Music: Gioconda)

It’s gone back to nothing! ~ nothing
I’m astounded I didn’t see it coming . . .
I’m not The King!
I thought that God had blessed our thing
She led me on a false trail for miles
Thought I saw God laugh when she smiled
What was once sacred now forgotten
Gone, buried in the humdrum

Is there nobody out there waking
To whisper the charm of making?
Whisper the charm of making, the charm of making . . . (Love)

One more failure means nothing!
Stuff the false goals of humanity
I never knew how in being empty
My soul could finally shine through
Dreaming of what could never be real but true
Disturbing the Peace the shadows reveal
In the silence of our ancestors’ joyful sleep

Is there nobody out there waking
To whisper the charm of making?
Whisper the charm of making, the charm of making . . . (Love)

She is the holy grail, in the fields of courtly love
What more could any man want?
She is the beat of my heart, her eyes the mirror of my soul
She is the bread and wine of holy communion
She is the Matter of Britain

The burnt out shell of rock’n’roll
Suffering artists on the dole
Burnt out shell of rock’n’roll
Bleeding hearts cast a hex
Cheating redemption through drugs and sex
The burnt out soul of rock’n’roll
No rest for the wicked yet, babe!

To simply be, to simply be
If we could just learn to feel and see
In her golden embrace I am free
All men die – but do all men live?
She is the reason I shall learn to give
She is the light of the darkest night
Familiar days, dance like fire –
A new dream of youth from beyond the stars

Is there nobody out there waking
To whisper the charm of making?
Whisper the charm of making, the charm of making . . . (Love)

The king is dead – Long live the King!
Elvis has left the building . . .

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from Learning to See, released April 18, 2011

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Pete Gioconda Brighton, UK

PETE GIOCONDA is a unique, edgy singer, a protest poet with penchant for historical reference. This mix of punk attitude and psychedelic-folk feel teases the audience to take sides ... like a Johnny Rotten (who hasn’t slept in four days) meets Times they are a-changin’-era Dylan and strolls into Cat Power’s bedroom for consolation. ... more

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