Oh The Glamour

by Alex Seel

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released August 28, 2015

Written, performed, recorded and mixed by Alex Seel (copyright 2015 © Alex Seel) except drums played by Sam Winwood. Drums recorded at Unti 2 Studios, London (Engineer: Adie)

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Alex Seel London, UK

Music has led Alex Seel from Devon to London to Ireland and back to London again. Through his wanderings, Alex has picked up a beautifully crafted, warm, rootsy song-writing style with thought-provoking, subtle lyrics and a gift for acoustic guitar finger-picking.

Next release - 22/3 ‘Satellites/Grass Is Greener’ from the album ‘Spell On A Tin Drum’ (Release: 17/5). alexseelmusic@gmail.com
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Track Name: Oh The Glamour - Radio Edit Version
She's found herself among the stars
But her hesitation’s turned to doubt
Through that crowd surrounded round her
I heard that hidden scream and shout
For to blend into the herd with time to kill
Would seem so pleasant to her now
Oh on the other sides sunny hill
In greener grass where time allows

Well she said…
One friend’s a seamstress
Another one’s a cook
They’re all doing alright on
The other paths they took

She could've made different choices
She'd better change her sail
Coz if this is sweet success
Why’s she only feel she failed?

In childhood dreams were spoon fed to her
Now's come her time to act
To please her parents not herself
The disappointment's now a fact
A little scared of standing on her own feet
Ignoring pressure from her peers
She'll know so much more about herself
When the wind's dried those passing tears

Now she dreams of wandering
Off this beaten trail
Far from airbrushed billboards
Whose smiles have turned stale

She could've made different choices
She'd better change her sail
Coz if this is sweet success
She only feels she failed

She craved attention wrapped around her
Now seems her phone's been hacked
Once dreamed a fairy-tale ending
Now cannot leave with her face intact
No amount of makeup can disguise it
So much paranoia to conceal
That glossy magazine and those who buy it
It’s her dignity they steal

She said…
One friend was a seamstress
Another one a cook
They’re all doing alright on
The other paths they took

She could've made different choices
She'd better change her sail
Coz if this is sweet success
She only feels she failed

Now she dreams of wandering so far
Off this beaten trail
Far from airbrushed billboards
Whose smiles have turned stale

She could've made different choices
She'd gonna change her sail
Coz if this is sweet success
She only feels she failed?
Track Name: Hollowed Man
The old man's face turns cold & confused
As the kids play with their ball by the door
Those play fight screams turn cruel in his head
With the fear of some settling score

For countries and kings, will call them to fight
For the glory and God on each side
Aged 16 years and not a hint of hindsight
To the call of duty he rides

From wall to wall the sky's in a spin
And the lives that he loves hang on a string
But covering eyes & ears doesn't keep out the din
Once you seen the human wrecking ball swing

For countries and kings, will call them to fight
For glory and God on each side
Aged 16 years not a hint of hindsight
To the call of duty he rides

Bloodshot flickered eyes on a TV flickered screen
See a litany of lies to the brim
The steel wheel's turned by a momentous machine
That rolls out a hollow man's kin

For countries and kings, still call them to fight
For glory and God on each side
Aged 16 years not a hint of hindsight
To the call of duty they ride

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