A Quiet Kind Of Madness

from by Paul Liddell




You’re not punch drunk, just a bottle of wine
You’re not burned out or bored, you’re just passing the time
I’m not losing you, it’s just the fear in my mind
And there’s nothing there to tell me that I’m wrong

And sometimes when you sleep, I’m lying awake
I know that you are flesh and bone, sidekick of fate
And we are not a question, of love and hate
Because of you I know just what I am
And I think we’re part of someone else’s plan

Addicted to the bittersweet of sadness
Impurity and badness
A quiet kind of madness
Addressed my dreams like envelopes
Addicted to the shame
The pleasure and the pain
It’s my detriment and gain
But I do not fear the rain

You’re not so old, there’s no grey in your hair
And you’re rolling back the years with your TV stare
There’s nothing I can do to show you how I care
But I’d run and run forever and a day
And when quiet comes, you won’t know that I’m there


But I do not fear the rain, I’ll turn and face the shame
But I do not fear the rain, I’ll turn and face the shame


from A Lighthouse Keeper's Diary, released April 1, 2004



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Paul Liddell Sunderland, UK

Paul's modern take on the 'one man band' using live loops, guitar percussion, harmonies and effects has seen him support artists such as Turin Brakes, Jon Gomm and Billy Bragg. A diverse and challenging writer with a unique voice, his live performances range from whispering intensity to a white knuckle, edge of your seat, ear splittingly glorious racket. ... more

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