Pink Tank

by Martin Stephenson

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    These songs were originally released as the "Airdrie" album but now they're re-imagined in every way and re-recorded due to deep disagreements with a misunderstanding party that was not willing to make peace. This tarnished a beautiful group of songs, hence the best way is to re-record with good spirit formed with fresh interpretation.

    The album's title was born when I found a toy tank washed up on the beach near Anna's place in July 2020. It was grey & shabby so I painted it pink to represent disengagement from power consciousness on all levels, military, personal, family, community etc. I hope you enjoy hearing the album as much as I enjoyed making it. I never take your support for any of my projects for granted, thanks to everyone who buys the album, here it is .... Pink Tank!.

    Martin x

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    These songs were originally released as the "Airdrie" album but now they're re-imagined in every way and re-recorded due to deep disagreements with a misunderstanding party that was not willing to make peace. This tarnished a beautiful group of songs, hence the best way is to re-record with good spirit formed with fresh interpretation.

    The album's title was born when I found a toy tank washed up on the beach near Anna's place in July 2020. It was grey & shabby so I painted it pink to represent disengagement from power consciousness on all levels, military, personal, family, community etc. I hope you enjoy hearing the album as much as I enjoyed making it. I never take your support for any of my projects for granted, thanks to everyone who buys the album, here it is .... Pink Tank!.

    Martin x

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1.
Daffodil 02:58
Daffodil Daffodil, everywhere Time goes slowly, the air is still But as long as we have the flowers And hearts to fill Im gonna blame it on the daffodil Child, I feel you growing Though Im lonely in my heart Through the treasure I have lost Child, I feel you knowing For as I walk this road alone You are all Im thinking of And the Daffodil remind me of you Daffodil, everywhere Time goes slowly, the air is still But as long as we have the flowers And hearts to fill Im gonna blame it on the daffodil Daffodil, everywhere Daffodil, everywhere
2.
Nairn Beach 03:22
Nairn Beach Maybe Im old and maybe Im drunk But I know where my home is at I’ve been down and I’ve been up Still I know where my home is at Nairn beach is dear to me I picture Calrossie, her golden fields Come blue morning won’t you rescue me Show me where my home, is at River of fortune river of ease Show me where my home is at Come blue morning rescue me Show me where my home is at River of fortune river of ease Picture Calrossie her golden fields Come blue morning won’t you rescue me Show me where my home, is at Maybe Im old and maybe Im drunk But I know where my home, is at
3.
Mountainous spring My father sky has finally come to get me It’s the dawning of the mountainous spring Sweet Mother Earth has called her maidens from me Moving my sisters on to other souls Then love pours in, teaching me that the sky is my home Love it pours in, It is the time to fly, it is the time to sing To the dawning of the mountainous spring From Mother’s womb through a valley called pro-creation I was a lonely bird for most of my life
My giving soul it has earned me my rejection Warming up my wings to fly home Then love pours in, teaching me that the sky is my home Love it pours in, It is the time to fly, it is the time to sing To the dawning of the mountainous spring It’s the dawning, of the mountainous spring It’s the dawning, of the mountainous spring
4.
Hell’s half acre Walking along my own road Im walking along my own road Many guides and angels helping me along this road Maybe I’ll go on down to Spray See Douggie Rorrer, he’s as kind as May For he’s a guide he’s and angel he’s a helping me along this road Maybe I’ll go over to Kingston on Spey See my darling Anna, she’s my saviour every day She’s a guide she is truthful she is helping me in every way Walking along my own road Im walking along my own road Many guides and angels helping me along this road
5.
Light step travel I’d rather be a butterfly than a blue bottle Cos you don’t have to bounce off any walls I’d rather be a butterfly than a bluebottle Cos everyone is happy when you call I’d rather be a feather than an arrow or a javelin Cos you don’t have to spike into the ground I’d rather be a dove than have power in my glove Cos baby that’s a better way to go A butterfly floats through life like a feather in the breeze A bluebottle blames the world and then it’s time to leave so... So I’d rather be a butterfly than a bluebottle Cos baby that’s a better way to go We all need light step travel We all need light step travel come on…
6.
You are running You are running from the soul that will heal ya You are running from the warm hands of love You are running from the soul that will heal ya sweet Lord Running from the warm hands of love When your time comes the truth shall reveal ya Like the sun melting snow from the land
It will render you powerless and teach ya sweet lord When running from the warm hands of love And time knows no barrier, when love’s hand comes down The many rising moons, help the world spin around For time knows no barrier, this I have found When running from the warm hands of love You are running from the soul that will heal ya You are running from the soul that will heal ya You are running from the soul that will heal ya
7.
Steel String 03:22
Steel String Bitch of a morning and it’s cold outside My car is rusty and the garden’s gone wild My wife has gone she’s took everything But in the corner sits my old steel string I’ve got a steel string to make me happy again I’ve got a steel string, to make me happy again For when that feeling comes, I look to my wooden friend My old steel string, is gonna make me happy again A softer voice than Nat King Cole A finer chassis than Marilyn Monroe I tickle her those harmonics ring My only lover is my old steel string I’ve got a steel string to make me happy again I’ve got a steel string, to make me happy again For when that feeling comes, I look to my wooden friend My old steel string, is gonna make me happy again
8.
Beautiful Judas Im so glad it was you who crucified me Im so glad it was you who crucified me It was no roman soldier nor Pontious Pilate who crucified me You’re the most beautiful Judas I ever did see You’re the most beautiful Judas I ever did see When you held my hand in your garden of Gethsemane When you held my hand in your garden I set you free Im so glad it was you who crucified me Im so glad it was you who crucified me It was no roman soldier nor Pontious Pilate who crucified me You’re the most beautiful Judas I ever did see You’re the most beautiful Judas I ever did see
9.
The Burning Of Cathaidh And Cathaidh will burn to the tale of the dark side Cathaidh will go to a village of light
When the young lass returns she will sit as the heron Right bye her true loverʼs side In her hands crystal around her neck amber
And the feather of the Raven mid her hairfold
When Cathaidh returns she will sit as the heron Right by her true loverʼs side Twas on the Town Moor she was tied dragged and bonded On the Town Moor a spectacle thrown
Escape through the Goat was the villagerʼs reason
Who are cursed by every seed they have sewn And Cathaidh will burn to the tale of the dark side Cathaidh will go to a village of light
When the young lass returns she will sit as the heron Right bye her true loverʼs side For beautiful maiden are lifeʼs burning ember
Beautiful maiden are a gift to all shores
And the child of the Wicca who lies burned by the christian Whoʼs ignorance leaves the heart cold And Cathaidh will burn to the tale of the dark side Cathaidh will go to a village of light
When the young lass returns she will sit as the heron Right bye her true loverʼs side
10.
Joy You Give 03:22
Joy you give All the stars in the sky reveal the joy you give Keeps you graciously aligned through the joy you give All those bad things you say no to heal the joy you give In this age of meditation, thats the joy you give Im talking bout the joy that you give The one and only Joy that you give Can set your soul free Making your way to the light Through the joy you give Online spiritual bank accounting, can teach the joy you give Yes the currency of good will can reach the joy that you give Turns to a loving situation, through joy that you give Playing from a finer station, that’s the joy you give Im talking bout the joy that you give The one and only Joy that you give Can set your soul free Making your way to the light Through the joy you give
11.
Easy Road Home I have travelled far where my eyes couldn’t see There’s many a ruin I roamed Spent some time in the world of pain There’s many a time I shoulda grown But I must go now to my field of light To the call of the wild swan No more folly holiday me now Im taking the easy road home Taking the easy road home Yes Im taking the easy road And it’s a free road, home There’s many wild flower tried to draw me in On their perfume I did choke But my ears are waxed and my heart is strong Im taking the easy road home Taking the easy road home Yes Im taking the easy road And it’s a free road, home I have travelled far where my eyes couldn’t see There’s many a ruin I roamed Spent some time in the world of pain There’s many a time I shoulda grown But I must go now to my field of light To the call of the wild swan No more folly holiday me now Im taking the easy road home

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These songs were originally released as the "Airdrie" album but now they're re-imagined in every way and re-recorded due to deep disagreements with a misunderstanding party that was not willing to make peace. This tarnished a beautiful group of songs, hence the best way is to re-record with good spirit formed with fresh interpretation.

The album's title was born when I found a toy tank washed up on the beach near Anna's place in July 2020. It was grey & shabby so I painted it pink to represent disengagement from power consciousness on all levels, military, personal, family, community etc. I hope you enjoy hearing the album as much as I enjoyed making it. I never take your support for any of my projects for granted, thanks to everyone who buys the album, here it is .... Pink Tank!.

Martin x

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released September 20, 2020

Martin Stephenson: All guitars, lead vocals, dobro, piano, bass gtr
Anna Lavigne: additional voices, keyboards
Sam Cowan: Drumming and percussion
Josh McKenzie: Add elec lead guitar
Neil James Morrison: Fiddle, viola & mandolin
Ali Thompson: Sax

Produced, recorded and arranged by Martin Stephenson
Mixed and mastered by Mark Lough
Add recording:
Neil James Morrison, Davy Cowan, Ali Thomson & Josh McKenzie

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Martin Stephenson Invergordon, UK

Born Durham 27th July 1961

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