Part of Me

by John Deck

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This album has been a lifetime in the making.

John Deck has been writing music for much of his life but never performed publicly or made his music generally accessible. Aside from collaborations on which he has worked with teachers for performance by children in schools, his music has not seen the light of day.

John Deck tells stories in his music and the songs reflect both recent and past experiences in his life. His preference is to write songs for other performers although the most important thing for him is that people enjoy his music.


After much cajoling by people close to him, he has been persuaded to put his music into the public eye. This album, titled “Part of Me” to reflect one of the songs and the important part music has played in his life, is the end product.

The album would not have been possible without immense help from Rob Aubrey, recording engineer and owner of Aubitt Studios in Southampton, and Steve Thorne, a Southampton-based singer/songwriter, who, in addition to playing a leading part in the arrangement of the music on the album, features in most of the songs. Marlene Hill, a singer/performer from Portsmouth, has also been a star in lending her wonderful voice to two of the tracks. In addition, thanks are due to Tim Payne for his acoustic guitar work on tracks 2 and 4.

Entirely self-funded, this album may turn out to be the only one John Deck ever makes. That will depend on public reaction to it and you are invited to let him know what you think.

credits

released 18 May 2013

All music and lyrics copyright of John Deck, 2013

Music arrangement by Steve Thorne, Rob Aubrey and John Deck.

All guitars by Steve Thorne except acoustic guitar by Tim Payne on tracks 2 and 4.

Keyboards by John Deck

Harmonica on track 6 by Steve Thorne

Backing Vocals by Steve Thorne plus John Deck on tracks 5 and 9.

Recorded, engineered and mixed by Rob Aubrey at Aubitt Studios, Southampton, England between 2011 and 2013.

Album design by AJW


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In memory of Peggy [1920 – 2011]

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John tells stories in his music and the songs reflect both recent and past experiences in his life. His preference is to write songs for other performers although the most important thing for him is that people enjoy his music.
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Track Name: Steve Thorne - Invincible
Heart of stone, I’ve been let down once
It ain’t gonna happen again
Eyes like ice, my feelings ain’t too nice
I’m cool, relaxed with my friends

I am invincible
Nobody, nobody can break me

I am invincible
With perfect smile, she arrives to take me

Just goes to show, you can be so low
Remote from all of mankind
A flash of time, thoughts left behind
My body floats and unwinds

I was invincible
Nobody, nobody could break me

I was invincible
With perfect smile, she arrived to take me

Falling in love once again now I know
Can’t help myself my emotions must show
Couldn’t survive if she wanted to go from my arms

Please indicate some real love in return
Something of substance, a kiss that I yearn
Come on and yield, don’t put up a shield for your charms
Track Name: Marlene Hill - Part Of Me
All our plans have gone wrong
I needed you to be so strong
I can’t work out what I really want to do
We were right, so secure
With a love we could both endure
Now it’s come apart
We are torn and so confused

You’re wanting me to stop
Let the baby’s life expire
It’s not right
I feel as if my heart’s on fire
I’m just not sure that you will try to see
It’s a part of me

Maybe I should have known
There are things that your eyes have shown
Have you used me now
Had your fun and turned away
Have I been just a fool
Trusting you to make the call
If I have then maybe it’s as well my sight’s restored

You wanted me to stop
Let the baby’s life expire
It’s not right
Cant you see my heart’s on fire
I know you’ve tried but won’t begin to see
This is part of me

Here I am, on my own
Yet I know I’ll survive alone
I have gained my strength from my friends and life inside
You’re not missed, I’ll get through
Better now than I would with you
I don’t need those false and so empty points of view

I’m bringing in a life
A child who’ll show a light for me
Conceived in darkness
But at last it’s made me see
I’m sure of all the things we both will be
You’re a part of me
Track Name: Silent Drums
Silent drums, beating away in my heart
Always occurs when we part, I don’t want to be free
Silent drums, how can you know how I feel
Pounding inside is so real, it’s tearing at me
Since you told me we are through, all my thoughts are full of you
Silent drums - staying with me

Silent drums, missing a beat when you’re near
Starting when visions appear, of your face in my mind
Silent drums, why do they trouble me so
How long must I wait ‘til they go, have I really been blind
Now I know the flame has gone, there’s no point in staying on
Silent drums - staying with me

In my heart, I just know that our time as a couple is over
Times that we shared and things we enjoyed are all gone
Those who said we were blessed with good fortune and covered in clover
Are eating their words now we’ve shown that they got it all wrong

Silent drums, gradually losing their force
Taking their natural course, while I’m starting again
Silent drums, telling me I cant forget
Reminding that feelings are set, causing unbearable pain
But it’s time to open eyes, and look forward and realise
Silent drums - staying with me

There are things that I must do
To start my life anew
Silent drums - playing with me
Track Name: Steve Thorne - After Eight
I don’t suppose you really care if I am down
You’ve always been the type who plays around
Though I’m waiting here, I can’t say I’m surprised
Your feet have never really touched the ground
I don’t know why I made this date with you
You wont turn up, my judgement’s sound

After eight, you are late, I’ve been wasting all my time
After eight, just can’t wait, I’m a fool to think you’re mine
It’s no use, the same excuse, that small white lie
Don’t even try, you’re second rate, after eight

Should have seen by now, it stared me in the face
Have to take my turn back in the queue
You must be mad if you consider I’m so weak
I’m never bound to bow and scrape to you
You’re due a look at your priorities
Your friends are relatively few

I don’t know why I made this date with you
We’re going nowhere as things stand

After eight, you are late, I’ve been wasting all my time
After eight, just can’t wait, I’m a fool to think you’re mine
After eight…..
Track Name: Waiting For You
Not a chance, you’ve pulled me around
Led me astray on a merry dance
Taken the lead, no account of my need
An unhappy stance
Listen here, slow it down, I’m telling you
Feeling trapped, shout it out, alerting you

You’ve made all the running for me
Fighting hard to be single and free
But I’m gone – oh baby, baby, I’m gone
Thought I’d make a stand on the way
My defence has let me down on the day
Standing here in the aisle with my friend
Am I feeling fine? I’m not feeling fine
Waiting for you

How many times do you hear people tell
Of couples convinced by positive signs
Regret that they failed to consider
The meaning of marriage lines
Told myself I wouldn’t make the same mistake
Here I am, nervous now, I wanna break

How many times did I say to myself
Wouldn’t care if I’m left on the shelf
Will somebody say how this wedding will play for me

You’ve made all the running for me
Fighting hard to be single and free
But I’m gone – oh baby, baby, I’m gone
Thought I’d make a stand on the way
My defence has let me down on the day
Standing here in the aisle with my friend
Freedom’s rolling along to its end
How far can I go when I’m trying to pretend
That I’m feeling fine, I’m not feeling fine
Waiting for you
Track Name: Get All My Love From You
I’ve finally seen
The light you’ve been shining
Points the way forward for me
You’ve kept me so strong
Been with me so long
I’ve treated you complacently
Now I want to say
At the end of the day
At this time of our marriage review
I get all my love
Get all my love from you

Hope I make clear
I hold you so dear
Can’t express all the things that I feel
You’re a pillar to me
And help me to see
How important our love is to seal
The more we are near
I am so happy here
Our life is ideal and so true
I get all my love
Get all my love from you

We have not faltered
We’ve built all the while
Tried to be humble
Developed our style
We have been lucky
Fate has been kind
It could easily have left us far behind

I’m thanking you now
For keeping the vows
We made such a long time ago
It’s not hard to forget
The promises yet
You’ve respected them all I just know
It’s only for me
Quite contentedly
To tell you that my whole life through
I get all my love
Get all my love from you
Track Name: Marlene Hill - Why Did You Come Back
I’ve thought of you so many times but now you’ve lost your place
Another guy has stirred my heart, I only see his face
Feelings that were deep for you are probably erased
At least that’s how I felt until you came here ready for the kill

Why did you come back?
Why did you come back?
Why did you come back to me?
Why did you come back to me?

I’ve managed to recover all my poise and self respect
Make up for the years of so much sorrow and neglect
Now I’m so confused and don’t know what I can expect
You seem to be sincere to me, how can I be sure to see?

You’re asking me if we can pick it up again
Choosing to ignore our bitter conflicts when
It was clear to me we couldn’t live together then
Are you telling me those times have gone, it’s not the end?

I wish I could believe those earnest words I seem to hear
I remember similar things once whispered in my ear
Yet still my heart responds to you whenever you are near
Seems that whether right or wrong I’ve waited for you all along
Track Name: Song Of Peace
Should it be that different faiths
Conflict and undermine our fates
We should be searching for that place
Where peace lies with virtue

All the people on this earth
Are blessed with ignorance at birth
Innocence forgoes its worth
For doctrines we bend to

Takes no time for hurtful views
To taint the words and style we use
Damage all the routes we choose to light up the way

Starting today
Its time to play
This song of peace

No one knows which path we’ll tread
Dogma fills our mind instead
Building walls we’ll come to dread
Harming what we stand for

Race, religion point our way
Infiltrate all things we say
Influence the shape of day
Is this what we planned for?

Can’t we reconcile these views
Help develop similar cues
Not poison, argue, fight, accuse just light up the way

Tolerance is what we seek
Provision for both strong and weak
Accept the right of those we meet to live life this way
Track Name: Steve Thorne - Destiny
I smiled – looking right at you
You smiled – heart was opened too
I looked – where did you go to?
I know my destiny is you
You’re my destiny – you’re my destiny

It’s clear I have got to find
You’re here – always on my mind
My course now is so defined
I can’t leave your face behind
You’re my destiny – you’re my destiny

So many years I’ve been muddling through
Hoping to meet someone special like you
Now it’s happened
It’s finally happened
Can I react and convince you to stay
Will you commit to me every day
I must pursue, remain with you

Where will searching take me to
I will give the world to you
Will you feel the way I do
My whole destiny’s with you
You’re my destiny
Track Name: Steve Thorne - Now The Party's Over [Olympic Celebration]
Now the party’s over
Are you wondering
Where the future’s going to take us to
Will the great achievements we have witnessed
Give us all the strength to carry through
Have we got the will to make some changes
Use this inspiration to improve
It’s up to me, it’s up to us, it’s up to you

Now the party’s over
We have options
Could just turn our back and walk away
Wouldn’t it be better to embrace things
Use this human spirit on display
Take this chance to make lasting impressions
Enhance our lives with effort and resolve
Have we desire, can we inspire, what should we do
It’s up to me, it’s up to us, it’s up to you

Seems to me we’ve always looked to others
To take control and point us on the way
We know what can be done with real intentions
If we persevere and don’t delay
The journey we must travel is not easy
Involves the things we do, not what we say
We grow as one, we overcome, we do not sway

Now the party’s over
Let’s be certain
Learn the lessons we have all been shown
Demonstrate we care about our neighbours
Help the less advantaged be more known
Anything we dream can be delivered
If we have the courage just to try
Have we desire, can we inspire, what should we do
It’s up to me, it’s up to us, it’s up to you