Beautiful Country (rough mix)

Released at September 22, 2017

Release date:

September 22, 2017

Length:

8:01

Status:

Official

Lyrics

Her mind slept well
At high altitudes
All the way through Boulder
With the stupas pointing skywards
Like true believers
In crystal blue

The last of empire
December late
Such a sweet decay
And we drive all night
‘Cause empires live long this way
Yeah we drive all night
Sleep by day

It’s a beautiful country
What a beautiful country

Joy grows from her fingers
Her native hands
Long roots burrow down
Into her stomach spilling the air out of her lungs
It’s the sharp end of the joyful life
You fell upon

The petals white
Veins are blue
She’s filled with wonder
At the life within her
And the sight of you
At her own translucent heart
And the sight of you

It’s a beautiful country
What a beautiful country

She’s been playing her games
She’s Billy the Kid
Changing the voice I’d been calling out with
We’re losing our weight
Growing up thin
She stole the face of the lord so I won’t recognise him
But it’s all good, yes it’s okay
We wouldn’t have it any other way
Made our bed gonna lie in it
Watch the suns go down on the horizon

Way up in the pink hills
They’d drained the pool
There were sand flies buzzing
And the desert sun split us in two

It was an inland sea
Bombay beach
We were near narcoleptic
And the fireworks died with their heads down in the sand

This is your land and soon your land will by my land too

It’s a beautiful country
What a beautiful country

She’s been playing her games
To keep herself hid
Changing the voice I’d been calling out with
We’re losing our weight
Growing up thin
She stole the face of the Lord now I won’t recognise him
But it’s all alright, yes it’s okay
We wouldn’t have it any other way
Made our bed gonna lie in it
Watch the suns go down on the horizon

We’re setting up camp far from it all
Where the dirt roads rise behind the strip mall
Remove ourselves we got nothing to give
Between the earth and stars
We’ll find a place to live

Dust bowl diving
We ride the curves
She’s railroad happy
And the longest trains hammer through
With their headlights blazing for you

It’s a beautiful country
What a beautiful country

lyrics taken from Hypergraphia

Video

David Sylvian A Beautiful Country - Demo

Suddenly on September 22nd 2017, this track appeared on David’s (new) account on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/user-516495290/beautiful-country-rough-mix). One day later, it was removed.
Beautiful track by David Sylvian featuring Joan Wasser, Parker Kindred, and Fred Cash. Music and Lyrics by David Sylvian

David on SoundCloud:

This was song recorded back in late 2011/2012. It’s a love song of sorts, dedicated to my adopted country, the birthplace of my children, an ode to the many travels taken through most States of North America, and to Joan with whom I recorded the piece. I attempted to capture something of the spirit of the best of country and western pop, the kind peddled by the likes of Glen Campbell or Willie Nelson (I’m sure they could’ve done a better job with it than I. Well, Willie, it’s not too late). It was recorded with the core trio of Joan Wasser, Parker Kindred, and Fred Cash. For reasons I can’t explain, I’ve been unable to release the track, so I offer this rough mix if for no other reason than my daughters would love for me to share it with you.

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