"Whisper Grass" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey, Mark Potter, Craig Lee Potter, Richard Barry Jupp and Peter James Turner....
A frieze of you is with me now
A frieze of you with knitted brow
A frieze of you asking how I could

If you're inclined, to prove myself
If you're inclined, to a whisper grass shell
With God above and not much else

The air gets thin I
Came down, gave in I
The air gets thin I
Came down, gave in I

The game I'm in, I win and lose
The simple love, you gave to me
And quiet days, a frieze of you

The air gets thin I
Came down, gave in I
The air gets thin I
Came down, gave in I

The air gets thin I
Came down, gave in I
The air gets thin
Came down, gave in

Granite cold detached and granite cold I stood
Came down, gave in


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"Whisper Grass" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey Craig Lee Potter

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    General CommentOne of my favourites - I see it much as you in terms of escaping from a bad situation to think. One or two minor differences - I hear "freeze" as in "freeze frame", and a "fury climb" - i.e. going out and storming up the hill, to a "whisper grass shelf". I love the way the guitar (and that "I..." trailing off) expresses the anger, frustration and ultimately giving in, where words aren't enough.
    Glendarianon March 23, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI always thought this was a domestic...I play it when there has been a row at home, but as it was written sat on a boulder on the side of a mountain in Scotland, maybe it was a strong difference of opinion within the band. 'the air gets thin, i came down, gave in'...Nowhere to actually go in the middle of nowhere so gave in on the storming off.
    'God above, and not much else' the force of nature much bigger than man's concerns
    'Granite cold detatched' describes the boulder, and the feeling.
    Song title reminds me of the inkspots song 'Whispering Grass'...asking how you could grass him up?
    lucky with diseaseon February 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love homophones :-)
    Glendarian, if it was written on a grassy shelf with the wind whispering through the grass, then I'd go with 'shelf' too.
    lucky with diseaseon April 07, 2009   Link

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