"Autumn Tactics" as written by Nicholas Bracegirdle and Ray Hedges....
Deep river runs its course
To a warm horizon
Shadows of falling leaves
October moon and rusty skies
Ever changing feelings
The seeds of autumn in my mind

The hiding sun
Like the hiding sun
Feels like it's just begun
The hiding sun
Like the hiding sun
Waiting for summer sun

Hiding summer's age no more
No more leaves in summer sky
Turning dark on empty car lots
When summer was my only friend
Say you're back this way again
Winter's one breath away
Say you're back this way again
Winter's one breath away
It's turning cold

Like the hiding sun
Like the hiding sun
Feels like it's just begun
The hiding sun
Like the hiding sun
Waiting for summer sun

The hiding sun
Like the hiding sun
Feels like it's just begun
The hiding sun
Like the hiding sun
Waiting for summer sun

Like the hiding sun
Like the hiding sun
Feels like it's just begun


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"Autumn Tactics" as written by Nicholas Bracegirdle Ray Hedges

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    General CommentThis song is about the sadness of depression (Autumn) and the loss of something (summer). The isolation (empty carlots, summer was my only friend) of Autumn and the pending winter, although associated with sadness, there is the small hope of happiness again in that it the new season or pending summer is just beginning or on its way. It is almost like there is a beauty in the pain of Autumn or winter (feels like its just begun).

    This is a beautiful song and the beauty in the voice, music and haunting lyrics epitomise the gloom and isolation of winter and autumn, but the beauty in that isolation - that is seeing empty carlots. It makes one think of a new meaning to the album "Behind the Sun" as in, behind the sun is a darkness and isolation that in itself is beautiful.
    Auckland33on July 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs of all time. I think when we all think of seasons, we have emotions that riddle our mind. I think Autumn Tactics celebrate the youth we all live and the joy we miss in our youth.
    29725on June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know.. I agree 100% with that. This song makes me feel so free.
    TheMadJesteron August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song.
    If you like Chicane, check out an amazing band...Halou
    susysunshineon September 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA beautiful song, but it makes me feel sad. Like something you always dream about when you are so young but never really accomplish it...the beautiful things are not real.
    erikhertzon April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere isn't much meaning to this song, apart from the passing of time portrayed through the seasons. Every bit as haunting as 'No Ordinary Morning.'
    Chicane's trippy music plus a female vocalist is always something guarenteed to work. Not so much with male vocalists. Listen to 'Turning Corners' haha. Not so good.
    Nevermeantawordon January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEnding summers in Puerto Galera back in its virgin state when you could still camp by the beach and there was only one local tranny tending the only bar by the beach. Big thoughts and the starry humid sky in poor man's Bora, we knew we were young and there wasn't much time before we'd actually discover ourselves. We were scared as shit, but at least we did get to enjoy the sun before it became a sport or a fashion. I appreciate Mac playing this song during the drive home. What a way to mark the end of the sun.
    wolfphileon February 06, 2008   Link

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