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Answers On A Postcard

From an original idea with Cliff Coates

Music track recorded with 'The SubTles': Cliff Coates - bass, Dirk Forsdyke -drums

   

  

Lyrics

©Project Freeman Music (2008 Gregorian)

  

Why did we fight the other night?

Did I misunderstand?

You hurt me so but then you go

And I can't comprehend

What I believe is up your sleeve

Or what you really meant by what you said

   

Sometimes I've found

It's best to write it down

   

Answer on a postcard, send it back to me

Tell me how you feel, put my mind at ease

So many questions

Please put your answers on a postcard

  

I feel so sad, I'm going mad

Cos you won't take my calls

I guess it's hard, when you feel bad

To talk to me at all

How can we start when we're apart

To make things up between us on the phone?

  
Sometimes I've found

It's best to write it down

  
Answer on a postcard, let me know today

Are you coming back or will you stay away?

So many questions

Please put your answers on a postcard

   

I'll check the post box every day

Until I get the answer

That you're coming back to stay, hey, hey

  

Instrumental

   

So many questions

Please put your answers on a postcard

Please put your answers on a postcard

She put her answer on a postcard....

  

    

The Story of Answers On A Postcard

Answers On A Postcard

The idea for this song came during song writing sessions with my then creative partner Cliff Coates in the early 1990's Gregorian. It remained as an idea in a book for about 17 years until we started writing and playing together for 'The SubTles' project. I'd always liked this idea and so picked it up again during a SubTles inspired creative spurt in 2008 Gregorian.

We recorded the backing track in my home studio with drums, bass, guitar (my Rickenbacker) and guide vocal and you can hear that live take on The SubTles SoundCloud here. Later, in 2011 while I was travelling in my Camper Van in France and staying with my French girl friend I overdubbed the rest of the instruments and vocals. Unfortunately I didn't have any monitor speakers, one of the limitations of life on the road, and so did everything on head phones which sounded great at the time but on speakers sounds  very 'easy listening' and lacks the punch of the live take.

But it is still very 'SubTles' and in the spirit of that project so I'm going to keep it here until I (maybe) produce a rockier version with proper equipment one day...

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