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This song is in the key of Am.
During the recording of the sax part, Row played a fabulous blort which caused much giggling and can be heard on the ‘out-takes and blorts’ page at Wud Records. Unfortunately much of the giggling cannot be heard.
This was the very first Dark Company song that was completed.
It received highly positive acclaim from the Guild of International Songwriters and Composers.
Due to unfamiliarity with the gear, the DBX on the TSR8 was switched off for the recording, causing a most horrendous amount of hiss. This was later fixed with cunning use of gates and aural exciters.
The song was written in August 1991 and is 110BPM.
The guitars were recorded straight into the desk rather than using an amplifier.

lyrics

KILLER
Learning is a clock with only one hand
Dreaming is a beach with speaking sands
Knowledge is a vice that grips a man
And Cain was a killer that didn’t understand

Wisdom is a yo-yo with a broken string
Time is a bird that cannot sing
And you can’t stop the rain with anything
Except love

Wanting is a boat that doesn’t know the sea
Needing is a pain that hurts to be free
Waiting is a lock that doesn’t have no key
And Cain was a killer that could have been me

Wisdom is a yo-yo with a broken string
Time is a bird that cannot sing
And you can’t stop the rain with anything
Except love

War is a sore that won’t go away
Night is a bruise on the skin of day
Children are the reason that you say you’ll stay
And Cain was a killer who got clean away

Wisdom is a yo-yo with a broken string
Time is a bird that cannot sing
And you can’t stop the rain with anything
Except love

Teachers are people who shoot at sparks
Lessons are knives that shine in the dark
Sins are boats on the lake in the park
And Cain was a killer right there at the start

Wisdom is a yo-yo with a broken string
Time is a bird that cannot sing
And you can’t stop the rain with anything
Except love

Words by Peter Greatorex. Copyright (c) D & G Music 1991.

credits

from Signmaker (remastered), released December 16, 2010
Lyrics by Peter Greatorex.
Music by George Davies/Peter Greatorex/Rowena Parsons.
Recorded at Silent Running Studios, Exeter, by George Davies, Autumn 1991.
Remastered at Wud Records Studios 2010.

Performers:
Peter Greatorex – vocals
George Davies – guitars, bass, Boss DR55A drum machine
Rowena Parsons – tenor sax

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