Strange Observations

by Peggy Brainchild

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Another eclectic blend of brainchild pop in Strange Observations.

It was no surprise to me that Strange Observations by Peggy Brainchild turned out to be an eclectic collection of songs, as I've seen the man in motion some three or four times before - he has that quality that only geniuses and madmen have. He's a tall wonder of a guy with a mass of dark hair and a knack of getting noticed. On stage he delivers his music with a passion that can either entice the quiet listeners or encourage the care free dancers. However a recording is different from the real thing, and sometimes it seldom has the same effect of really being there. Never the less on this occasion Peggy manages to give us a little more when it comes to his recorded material.

Strange Observations seems to give the listener a proper look inside the mind of the artist and unlike those tunes that have been written to a formula for desired effect, Peggy's songs appear to be built by real feelings. He is a communicative songwriter and I can't help wondering if he's trying to tell somebody something. Whoever it is, I'm sure they know who they are.

The question remains throughout the album though; will we next be graced by Peggy's whispering vocals over an enchanting 'lump in your throat' tune (voices), or will we be given a jolt of the electricity evident in 'Eyes of Ra'? Peggy shifts unabashed from the grooves of reggae (3 Years) to the throw back of a cult 80's angst track, and then to a lull of poetry over a melody that swims effortlessly along. This man is one of many styles, and why not? Peggy still retains his own sound, whether it be to an upbeat, downbeat, acoustic, electric, melancholic, or dance beat.

Here we have an album of multiple emotions, and there is no doubting that there is something very special with a hint of sparkling madness going on with Peggy Brainchild.

Miss James

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released 29 June 2010

Written and Produced by Peggy Brainchild

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Track Name: Meet me in the Middle
why am i keeping
your pictures on my wall
does it solve the feeling
of gotta gotta give some more

my mind was sleeping
in the memory of your warmth
and my soul is creeping
to follow you out the door

i thought that i could shake it
i thought that it would go
but instead your everywhere
and my heart wont let you go

is it wrong to feel you
in the arms of another girl
is it wrong if i see you
in the smile of another girl

so the story goes
wherever the wind blows
ill meet you in the middle
of the crossing of our roads
Track Name: A Richer Man
Babylon is bleeding
beneath the sea
an Orwellian Eden
grows around me
fly too high to the sun
and break your back
in the war you won

i want my head to stay
above the clouds you make
your Nobel man of peace
still feeds upon the weak

there is something on the inside
a richer man whos blood
boils different than the poor man
and his food don't taste as good

im sick in my stomach from your medicine
im sick of the cameras and all the kings men
Track Name: I Gotta Know
Why do your war boats ride on my water
why do your death bombs fall from my sky
why do you burn my farm and my town down
sir I just gotta know

What makes your boats haul death to my people
blockbuster cannons and guns
why don't your ships bring some food and some clothing
Sir I just gotta know

Hungry lips are asking me
wherever I do roam
comrades and friends
are falling around me
and I sure gotta know

Why cant my hands get a good paying job
I can work I can plant I can sew
I built your big house where you hide from my people
but why do you crave to hide?

What good sir have you done I ask you
to deserve my money from my hands
Why does your law book chase me off my land
well sir, I just gotta know

Hungry lips are asking me
wherever I do roam
comrades and friends
are falling around me
and I sure gotta know

You lock me in jail
and you shut me in prison
your hospitals full
your crazy house jammed
what made that cop kill my trade union worker
You gotta talk plain cos I don't know

Hungry lips are asking me
wherever I do roam
comrades and friends
are falling around me
and I sure gotta know
Track Name: Old Pleasures
I know the stories
that shape over time
a memory in melody
a childrens rhyme
the talk of the town
has buried the clown
and all the kings men
are loose all around
fe fi fo fun
i smell the blood of
of the wars you begun

blessed be beautiful
hollowed and vain
sold by the systems
for profit net gain

the pleasures of old
these freedoms I'm told
float from our reach
if we forget what we hold

i know the ship
is sinking right now
but the captain has told us
it's fine anyhow
just stay on your knees
and wait for your turn
but the more that we stand
the more that we learn
Track Name: Daylight Savings
So many things I could have done
so many races I could have won
so many songs I wish id have sung
spent my days playin catch up with the sun

so many wrongs i should have made right
I shouldn't run when i should fight
there were times when i should have cried
instead of hiding beneath my pride

see how it works you get nothing from this world
if your waiting for your life to happen
see how it hurts just observin the world
afraid to make things happen

so many stories i wish i could tell
so many promises i broke to myself
all the dreams i had when i was young
fading more the older i become