A History Of Holes

Released at October 17, 2005

Release date:

October 17, 2005


Samadhi Sound






published by opium (arts) ltd. / freibank

I’m having my day
My place in the sun
I’ll grow to resemble
The man I’ve become

There’ll be time for reflection
When I reach that plateau
When the war has been won
No farther to go

And I fear that it isn’t enough

I’m making a fortune
I swore to enjoy
These things I promised myself
When I was a boy

When I was a boy
And things moved too slow
And universes revolved around
Things I didn’t know

When I was a boy
And I made mistakes
I was humiliated
Til I knew my place

And I fear that it isn’t enough

Ignorance hurts
Injustice inflames
I remember the feelings
But forgotten their names

When I was a boy
I saw through their lies
I swore I wouldn’t become
The thing I despised
But events over take you
While you set your sights
On bigger game
On greater heights

God bless amnesia
And the things I’ve suppressed
I can reframe the image
I can discard the rest

A history of holes
Where the pieces that won’t fit
With the story you told yourself
And your place in it

And I fear that it isn’t enough

So put on a brave face
Straighten that tie
And speak like you mean it
Give truth to the lie

And I fear that it isn’t enough


Nine Horses track

produced and arranged by david sylvian, burnt friedman

steve jansen: drums, percussion
keith lowe: bass guitar
tim motzer: electric guitar
tim elsenburg: additional guitar
morten grønvad: vibraphone
hayden chisholm: saxophone
burnt friedman: sequences, programming, editing, toy piano
theo travis: flute, saxophone solos
david sylvian: keyboards, vocals

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