Silver Boys

by Neil Holyoak

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"Silver Boys" recorded at Hotel2Tango by Howard Bilerman

"Lover Lover Lover" and "Laurel Leaf" recorded at Breakglass by Dave Smith

All songs by Neil Holyoak, except "Lover Lover Lover" by Leonard Cohen

Mastered by Harris Newman


released November 5, 2013

neil holyoak - voice, guitar, piano
tamara sandor - harmonies
nicholas scribner - electric guitar, hammond m-3
steven balogh - electric bass
howard bilerman - drums, tambourine



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Track Name: Silver Boys
i want a cool melody
pacific islands, set me free
we walked down the promenade together
to watch all those silver boys dance like beggars

i want a spark that never dies
pulled all the half-light from your eyes
feed me white apples, move me in
to the high and silent city you are building in your skin

if these lines grow bitter, let me know
cover me in blinding roses
we fall into the street
silver boys dance like beggars, swimming in the heat
Track Name: Laurel Leaf
there is no brutal fiction here
as we climb along the pier past every waking light
the dogs are sleeping tight and taut and oh, so sleepy
all the morning bells have died

you raise your arms and bless the sky
some damaged pardon for years gone by

laurel leaf, when you leave, please let me down gently
i will tremble for a century
laurel leaf, when you leave, don't speak of us often
some lives are best forgotten.

you gave a single moment's glance
to wave along the shyness that is floating by
myself, i lie awake and dream of autumn
come on, baby boy, smoke 'em if you got 'em.

laurel leaf, when you leave, please let me down gently
i will tremble for a century
and then fade into obscurity
trading shame for quiet dignity.