The Petrarch Loop

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about

We mostly record live off the floor and add subtle elements in as overdubs, and this album followed that procedure but as the members of the band drifted into the "raising of their families" part of their lives it became harder and harder to finish all the recording so David took it upon himself to do four songs alone.

Lyrically the album explores the expansion of the theme first introduced in the last album's song "Eighteen Years". The Petrarch Loop then is the unfolding of adoration and obsession as two people spin around each other in some insane twenty year orbit.

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released June 16, 2006

David-vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, mandolin, drums, devices.
Pat-vocals, acoustic guitars, bouzouki, bass.
Chris-drums and percussion, vocals.
Mostly recorded "live off the floor" by Kenny Kanwisher at Teletune studios June 16th 2005. Final production at Fiction Music Productions from June until December.

Produced by David Campbell.

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Rostfrei Records is the exclusive label for the music of the David Campbell Band, The Synics, The Rebel Wheel and The Rapids.

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Track Name: Does She Love Me
Does she love me?
I can't answer, I don't even know myself.
But once upon a time she told me,
she wants to keep me for herself.

Do I love her?
That's a question I can answer easily,
everything in my life tells me,
she's the only one for me.

I know the facts have proved me wrong,
but I'm right where I belong.
Feel like it's destiny so,
I'm going to wait and see.

Does she love me?
I can't answer, if she does she's never said.
But all the times that when I with her,
are the best I've ever had.

I know it shouldn't take this long.
But I'm right where I belong.
Its a game of wait and see,
good thing I love a mystery.
Track Name: Don't Blame Me
Don't blame me, I never knew what was good for me.
It's not too late to see that,
I let you do what you do to me.

Up from the dust of a thousand pages,
words I was too scared to read, she said..

Don't blame me, I guess I'm not what I used to be.
The irony is,
this is as close as you'll ever be.

Cooled by the breeze of a thousand voices
a chorus of "I told you so", I said…
don't blame me. Don't blame me.

Listen to the summer rain and I think to myself.
I'd love to hear you laugh again, if even nothing else.
If there ever was a time for us,
it surely isn't now.
But even still I'm wondering:
should I just drop this all and call you?

Don't blame me, I never knew what was good for me.
It's not too late to see that,
I let you do what you do to me.

I sneeze in the dust of a thousand ages,
a litany of "I told you so",
she said "No!"
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Track Name: Falling Away From Me
I'll always remember, remember you.
But will you remember, remember too?
Falling away from me.

Sometimes I close me eyes and see your smile.
Do you still think of me,
once in awhile?
Falling away from me.
Track Name: Dancing Through The Sky
I couldn't see though the dark of the night,
or the mist that hung over my eyes.
The sheets in the wind and the bottles on the street,
and the velvet touch of your thighs.

Because we were dancing in the street.

Out on the road, they were waiting for us there,
and the sound of their voices haunts me still.
There was blood in the wind and the smell of rain,
and I didn't even sense your pain.

Because we were dancing in the street.

I couldn't even venture a guess
to what is going on in your head.
I could never qualify but I remember,
all the things you said.

Dancing, dancing in the street.
Dancing in the street.

Lift your arms, spread your wings,
sail off into the night.
Up on this roof-top of ours,
with the blood red flowers.
Drifting on this endless flight.

Dancing. Dancing. Dancing. Dancing through the sky.
Track Name: Just Because I Can
Life isn't fair,
and I know I've said it should be.
What can I say,
when I treat you this way?
the look on your face,
almost tears my heart to pieces,
but that's how it is,
we can't go on this way.

'cause I don't like what we got
I don't like the way I am.
I won't stay something I'm not, just because I can.
Well I can.

When I look in her eyes,
I feel all the feeling that I,
put deep inside, but they never went away.
What can I say?
I never thought I'd ever see her,
but now that I have we can't go this way.

'cause I don't like what we got
I don't like the way I am.
I won't stay something I'm not, just because I can.
Well I can.
Track Name: The Boys I Mean
the boys i mean are not refined
they go with girls who buck and bite
they do not give a fuck for luck
they hump them thirteen times a night

one hangs a hat upon her tit
one carves a cross on her behind
they do not give a shit for wit
the boys i mean are not refined

she walks with the mark of Eve,
serpent up her sleeve,
says everything's wonderful,
everything's alright.
give and you'll receive.

they come with girls who bite and buck
who cannot read and cannot write
who laugh like they would fall apart
and masturbate with dynamite

she walks with the mark of Eve,
serpent up her sleeve,
says everything's wonderful,
everything's alright.
give and you'll receive.

what do think it means?
what could it really mean?
I don't believe anything?
too smart to buy anything?


the boys i mean are not refined
they cannot chat of that and this
they do not give a fart for art
they kill like you would take a piss

they speak whatever's on their mind
they do whatever's in their pants
the boys i mean are not refined
they shake the mountains when they dance

she walks with the mark of Eve,
serpent up her sleeve,
says everything's wonderful,
everything's alright.
give and you'll receive.
Track Name: Seven Years
I got so many questions that i don't know where to start.
I keep looking to the heavens but the answer's in your heart.
And I want to there with you and I want to know your mind.
I want to know your secrets, tell me everything's fine.

I want to find forgiveness and I want to find release.
My seven years are over but I can't find any peace.
And I got this nagging question in the bottom of my heart:
if you knew this was the end then, why did we even start?

Leave it all behind you now. Keep moving.

Well I'm looking in the distance and I think I see a sign.
Could everything be circling around another time?
And I'm looking in the night sky and I find a falling star,
I hope that that direction takes me back to where you are.

Leave it all behind you now. Keep moving.
Track Name: Longest Night
Through the dark of the longest night of my life.
I went to the quiet fields far out of sight.
As I lay on the cold ground, I closed my eyes.
Saw my soul go falling out through the sky.

Angel of the undertone,
the stars are out tonight.
Come to me we'll dance alone,
I can change my mind but not my mind, you know
I can't change that.
No I can't change that.

Freezing cold on the longest night of my life.
As my bones sank below ground,
frost filled my eyes.
Gemini was rising blind through the skies,
'til dawn came and called me and I was alive.

Angel of the undertone,
I could see it in your eyes.
The truth is now I'm on my own,
I could change your mind but not your heart, I know
I can't change that.
No I can't change that.

Angel of the undertone.
the stars are out tonight,
come to me we'll dance alone
and we'll hold each other tight.
We both knew this all along,
we can change our minds but not our hearts, you know
we can't change that.
No we can't change that.
Track Name: Why?
In the Garden of Eden, had a hard time believin'
how a wonderful woman could take me for a ride
Behind the innocent laughter, kinda knew what came after
so by the end of there chapter I was
all torn up inside.

I know just what she means to me,
and I can't believe,
I let her get away.
And all the times that she needed me,
even I could see,
I really had to stop and wonder….

Why?

Its all a little bit hazy and she thinks that I'm crazy,
well maybe I am 'cause I still want her by my side.
I know I need a cure and,
I know one thing's for sure I,
know I can't look to her she's got an alibi.


She knows just what she means to me,
and I can't believe,
She let me get away.
And all the times that she needed me,
even I could see,
I really had to stop and wonder….

Why?

I don't know why it happens,
no matter how I try,
ain't got a million questions,
all I want to know is…

Why?
Track Name: Post Script
I came to you,
with restless love and open soul.
And you gave me,
your gentle dreams and careless heart.
So where are we,
who live apart in separate lives?
I will be free,
to hestitate a little bit,
before I came to you.

I'd come to you,
but hesitate a little bit 'cause I know this is true:
I still want you.

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