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Fable of the Seas

by Terry Datsun

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Have soul will travel: the compass readings of singer-songwriter Terry Datsun have lead him to performing in various beach bars and clubs around the world, becoming inspired by the characters he met along the way.

Essentially learning on the job, this nomadic performance time has allowed him to chip away at his craft and establish a voice eventually finding its rightful place in the studio.

Finally introducing himself via the ever flexible Fabyl label, Datsun tells the ‘Fable of the Seas’ with an impassioned take on Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Love & Hate’, the original taken from the 2016 album of the same name that received widespread acclaim and reached #1 in the UK album charts. Getting lighters up as jangling guitars hold their nerve, Datsun heightens the source material’s comfort resting against caution.

Our wandering mariner admits that “the journey to get here has been both arduous and joyful - my decision to leave the city for a beach life eventually saved my life”.

Demos recorded and with a ticket to Europe and guitar in hand, Datsun has managed to translate what’s long been on his mind, with ‘Fable of the Seas’, a concept album of sorts, asking you to sit comfortably while maxing out the Fabyl ethos of giving up grooves to make you dance and rock out to.

Far from a salty seadog yarn spinner and brimming with indie, Edwyn Collins/Jarvis Cocker-ish pop potential out in the open air, Datsun describes his sound and philosophy ahead of his debut LP as being “ripped from the dirty back seat of a 70s Dodge Challenger and thrown out the window, only to be caught by the summer breeze and laid to rest on a quiet beach by the sea”.

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released October 25, 2019

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Terry Datsun Amsterdam, Netherlands

Terry Datsun played in beach bars and clubs around the world – this nomadic performance time allowing him to chip away at his craft and establish a voice eventually finding its rightful place in the studio – and has translated what’s long been on his mind with ‘Fable of the Seas’, a concept album of sorts, asking you to sit comfortably while giving up grooves to make you dance and rock out to. ... more

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Track Name: Dance If You Wanna
YOU'VE BEEN RUNNING IN THE RAT RACE LIKE A THREE LEGGED DOG
NOW YOU'RE TRAPPED INSIDE THE BIRDCAGE
YOU SHOULD BE FREE LIKE A DOVE
BOW AND PRAY IF YOU THINK IT'LL WORK
TELL ME STRAIGHT MY FRIENDS DO YOU THINK YOU'LL MISS THIS?
ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS

DANCE IF YOU WANNA I'M NOT GONNA STOP YOU
SO DANCE IF YOU CANNOT TAKE IT ANYMORE
ALL THESE BLOOD SUCKERS TRYING TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO
DANCE IF YOU WANNA I'M NOT GONNA STOP I'M NOT GONNA STOP YOU

YOUR SPLENDID LIKE A LION LET ME HEAR YOUR ROAR
YOU'RE A REBEL WITH THE CAUSE NOW TIME TO TAKE TO THE FLOOR
LET THEM PRAY IT DON'T EVER WORK
JUST WALK AWAY FROM IT ALL AND THEY CAN KISS THIS

SERIOUSLY NOW
ITS TIME TO GIVE IT ALL YOU'VE GOT
GOT WHAT YOU GOT?
BUST A MOVE ITS A HONEST GROOVE YOU'VE GOT
STOP STOP, DON'T YOU STOP
YOU WERE BORN WITH RHYTHM IN YOUR CHOP
CHOP DON'T YOU STOP
SERIOUSLY NOW
GIVE IT ALL YOU'VE GOT

DANCE IF YOU WANNA I'M NOT GONNA STOP YOU
SO DANCE IF YOU CANNOT TAKE IT ANYMORE
ALL THESE BLOOD SUCKERS TRYING TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO
DANCE IF YOU WANNA I'M NOT GONNA STOP I'M NOT GONNA STOP YOU
Track Name: Surfer Girl
I'M IN LOVE WITH A SURFER GIRL
SHE DON'T LEAVE ME ANY CHOICE
AND WHEN I'M LOST IN HER OCEAN CURLS
I CAN HEAR MY INNER VOICE
CALLING, EASY FALLING
AND ALL MY DREAMS
CRASHING IN WAVES

OH SURFER GIRL YOU ROCK AND ROLL
OH SURFER GIRL YOUR TRUTH BE TOLD
OH YES IT WILL NOW

I GET UP WITH A SURFER GIRL
AND THE SUN MAKES ME REJOICE
AND I KNOW DEEP DOWN IN HEART OF HEARTS
THAT SHE WILL ALWAYS
BE SO MONEY, TASTE LIKE HONEY
I BET YA'LL WISH YOU COULD
BE WITH HER TOO

OH SURFER GIRL YOU ROCK AND ROLL
OH SURFER GIRL YOUR TRUTH BE TOLD
OH YES IT WILL NOW
Track Name: Polly Anna
POLLY ANNA ARE YOU ALRIGHT?
WE AIN'T SEEN MUCH FO YOU OUR HERE, LATELY
I HEARD AN ACTOR STOLE YOUR LINES
AND NOW YOU CARRY A THUNDER CLOUD

STARING AT OLD PHOTOGRAPHS
THATS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER
THROW AWAY THOSE DIER LOVE SCENES
AND IF YOU
LET GO OF THE PAST
YOU JUST MIGHT
FALL FOR THE FUTURE
I'LL BE WAITING ON THE END OF THE LINE FOR YOU
TO FEEL YOURSELF AGAIN

POLLY ANNA GIVE UP THE GHOST
HE'LL ONLY PLAY TRICKS WITH YOUR MIND
HEAD DOWN TO LUCKY'S BAR TONIGHT
YOU KNOW ALL YOUR FRIENDS WILL BE THERE FOR YOU

STARING AT OLD PHOTOGRAPHS
THATS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER
THROW AWAY THOSE DIER | DYING LOVE SCENES
AND IF YOU
LET GO OF THE PAST, YOU JUST MIGHT
FALL FOR THE FUTURE
AND I'LL BE WAITING ON THE END OF THE LINE FOR YOU
TO FEEL YOURSELF AGAIN

COME ON NOW LET IT GO
YOU GOTTA LET IT GO
ITS EASY LET IT GO

COME ON NOW LET IT GO
YOU GOTTA LET IT GO
YOU WANT TO LET IT GO
I KNOW YOU'LL LET IT GO
COME ON NOW LET IT GO
Track Name: Girl In The Vans
GIRL IN THE VANS
CAME BY MY STORE, OK
SHE DOESN'T KNOW
HOW SUPER COOL SHE IS TO ME
I LOST MY VOICE
FELT THE MOMENT SLIP AWAY
WENT RED IN THE FACE
FOUND MYSELF JUST
STARING AT HER, STARING AT HER
STARING AT HER

BABY COME BACK TOMORROW
I'LL TELL YOU HOW I FEEL
YOU'RE MY SIZE
JUST MY TYPE
OH GIRL IN THE VANS

I SAW HER AGAIN
FLIPPING TRICKS IN DOG TOWN POOL
I FOUND MY VOICE THIS TIME
ALL I HAD TO DO WAS
KEEP MY COOL
"HEY, GIRL IN VANS"
DO YOU WANNA HANG OUT WITH ME?
I'M REALLY A FAN
I LIKE TO SEE THE WAY YOU LOVE TO SKATE
ITS MAKE OR BREAK NOW
TELL ME YES AND YOU WILL MAKE MY DAY

BABY COME BACK TOMORROW
I'LL TELL YOU HOW I FEEL
YOU'RE MY SIZE
JUST MY TYPE
OH GIRL IN THE VANS

I'M TRY MY BEST TO BE
YOUR LOVER BOY

NOW WERE A THING
WE TALK ABOUT NOTHING AT ALL
LIKE A CINEMA SCENE
WALKING OFF INTO SUNSET
INTO THE SUNSET, INTO THE SUNSET
INTO THE SUNSET

BABY COME BACK TOMORROW
I'LL TELL YOU HOW I FEEL
YOU'RE MY SIZE
JUST MY TYPE
OH GIRL IN THE VANS
Track Name: Love and Hate
STANDING NOW
CALLING ALL THE PEOPLE HERE TO SEE THE SHOW
CALLING FOR MY DEMONS NOW TO LET ME GO
I NEED SOMETHING, GIVE ME SOMETHING WONDERFUL

I BELIEVE
SHE WON'T TAKE ME SOMEWHERE I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE
YOU CAN'T STEAL THE THINGS THAT GOD HAS GIVEN ME
NO MORE PAIN AND NO MORE SHAME AND MISERY

YOU CAN'T TAKE ME DOWN
YOU CAN'T BREAK ME DOWN
YOU CAN'T TAKE ME DOWN

YOU CAN'T TAKE ME DOWN
YOU CAN'T BREAK ME DOWN
YOU CAN'T TAKE ME DOWN

LOVE AND HATE
HOW MUCH MORE ARE WE SUPPOSED TO TOLERATE
CAN'T YOU SEE THERE'S MORE TO ME THAN MY MISTAKES
SOMETIMES I GET THIS FEELING - MAKES ME HESITATE

I BELIEVE
SHE WON'T TAKE ME SOMEWHERE I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE
YOU CAN'T STEAL THE THINGS THAT GOD HAS GIVEN ME
NO MORE PAIN AND NO MORE SHAME AND MISERY

YOU CAN'T TAKE ME DOWN
YOU CAN'T BREAK ME DOWN
YOU CAN'T TAKE ME DOWN

YOU CAN'T BREAK ME DOWN
YOU CAN'T TAKE ME DOWN
YOU CAN'T BREAK ME DOWN

I CAN SEE A PLACE OF TROUBLE
AND I'M ON THE VERGE
FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYBODY
I NEED SOMETHING MORE

NOW I FEEL SOME DAYS OF TROUBLE
I'M IN THE HOUSE OF WAR
FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYBODY
LOOK BEHIND THE WALL

STANDING NOW
CALLING ALL THE PEOPLE HERE TO SEE THE SHOW
CALLING FOR MY DEMONS NOW TO LET ME GO
I NEED SOMETHING, GIVE ME SOMETHING WONDERFUL
Track Name: Kamikaze Jumpsuit
PUT ON YOUR KAMIKAZE JUMPSUIT
AND TAKE TO THE SKIES
TURN ON THE INTERCOM LIGHT INSIDE
AND IF WE CRASH AND BURN
THEN ITS JUST LEARN HOW TO DO IT RIGHT

I'M HIGH UP
UP IN THE SKIES WITH YOU
CHECK OUT THAT CRAZY VIEW
THEY ALL LOOK LIKE ANTS FROM HERE
ITS ALL RIGHT
TWISTING AND TURNING THROUGH
THIS IS THE LIFE THAT I CHOOSE
TURN UP YOUR RADIO AND DIVE DIVE DIVE

PUT ON YOUR KAMIKAZE JUMPSUIT
LETS GIVE THEM A SHOW
SHUT DOWN THE RUNWAY LIGHTS AND LETS GO
AND IF WE BUST OUR WINGS
ITS NOT BIG THING
COS WE KNOW HOW TO DO IT RIGHT

HIGH UP
UP IN THE SKIES WITH YOU
CHECK OUT THAT BREATHTAKING VIEW
THEY ALL LOOK LIKE ANTS TO ME
ITS ALL RIGHT
TWISTING AND TURNING THROUGH
THIS IS THE LIFE THAT I CHOOSE
TURN UP YOUR NOSE AND DIVE

DON'T LOOK SO SURPRISED
ITS JUST A TRICK OF THE LIGHT
NOW TAKE HER UP

HIGH
ITS ALL RIGHT
UP IN THE SKIES WITH YOU
THIS IS THE LIFE THAT I CHOOSE
TURN UP YOUR RADIO AND DIVE
Track Name: Like A Dog
MAMA IF YOU COULD SEE ME KNOW
I'D MADE IT UP TO THE MOUNTAIN'S CLOUDS
I LOOKED HARD, I FOUND OUT
BUT I FEEL LIKE A DOG

SHE WAS THE HOWLING WIND THAT I SEEK
THE GENTLE RAIN ON MY ROSY CHEEKS
I WAS LOST, THEN I WAS FOUND
BUT I FEEL LIKE A DOG RIGHT NOW

THERES NO LOVE THAT THE REAL LOVE
SHE'S GIVEN ME
SO PROFOUND
IT RUNS DEEP
I'M STILL BUZZING FROM MY HEAD TO ME FEET

I TRIED HOLDING ON THIS A THUNDER BOLT
IT'S LIKE EVERY CLICHE THAT YOU NEVER WROTE
BLOOD FLOODING OUT, WITHOUT NO DOUBT
I FEEL LIKE A DOG RIGHT NOW

THERES NO LOVE THAT THE REAL LOVE
SHE'S GIVEN ME SO PROFOUND
DIRT CHEAP
I'M STILL BUZZING FROM MY HEAD TO ME FEET
Track Name: Dirty Secrets
I WALKED INTO THAT BAR ON MY HANDS AND KNEES
I LOOKED UP AT THIS GIRL SHE STARTED TALKING ABOUT FEES
I SAID "I'M KNEW TO THIS ALL, TAKE IT EASY ON ME"

I GOT MYSELF PLUGGED IN I ORDERD SOME KIND OF DRINK
SPAN A TUNE IN MY HEAD, SET MY MIND UP TO THINK
THEN SHE TOOK ME ASIDE LOOKED ME DEEP IN THE EYES

SHE SAID,

TELL ME ALL YOUR DIRTY SECRETS
I WANNA SHOW YOU HOW TO BE BAD SO THAT YOU CAN FEEL GOOD
YEAH YEAH YEAH

I SAID "OK I'M ALL IN, WHAT HAVE I GOT TO LOSE,
AND IF I NEARLY DIE ITS JUST A MOMENT OF TRUTH
SO SHE TOOK MY HAND AND LEAD ME OUT OF MY HEAD

CHORUS

NOW SHE'S LEADING ME ASTRAY
PEAKING THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
SELLING ME A NEW SOUL
WORKING IN THAT CITY LOVE
TAKES ME SOMEWHERE I'VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE
PROBABLY NEVER WILL AGAIN
CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT JUST HAPPENED HERE
TELL ME WHAT JUST HAPPENED HERE

I MAYBE LEFT SOMETIME I CANT BE CERTAIN WHEN
BUT THERES ONE THING I KNOW I GOT TO SEE HER AGAIN
SHE BLEW MY TINY MIND GOT RIGHT UNDER MY SKIN

TELL ME ALL YOUR DIRTY SECRETS
I WANNA SHOW YOU HOW TO BE BAD SO THAT YOU CAN FEEL GOOD
YEAH YEAH YEAH
Track Name: Light the Touchpaper
I GOT THIS PLACE OUT BY THE BEACH
I COME OUT HERE WHEN I NEED TO SLEEP
BUT ALL I BEEN DOING IS THINKING OF YOU
AND ALL THE THINGS I NEVER SAY
I NEED SOME TIME TO CLEAR MY MIND, OK

YOU'RE THE CINDER
YOU'RE THE SPARK
I WONDER IF I CAN?
TELL YOU LATER AND FROM THE HEART
YOU LIGHT THE TOUCH PAPER
NOW THE FIRE BURNS GREATER
THAN YOU KNOW

SEE I WANT TO TELL YOU NOW BECAUSE
LIFE'S TOO SHORT AND I CAN'T BE LONG
AND I JUST HOPE YOU FEEL THE SAME
YOU DO, THATS GREAT, LETS RUN AWAY
I FOUND SOME TIME TO CLEAR MY MIND, OK

YOU'RE THE CINDER
YOU'RE THE SPARK
A SUNSET RISING
I'LL TELL YOU LATER AND FROM THE HEART
YOU LIGHT THE TOUCH PAPER
NOW THE FIRE BURNS GREATER

AND I FEEL MUCH BRAVER
I'M A PROUD MAN PARADER
I SET MY STUN TO PHASER
I'M AN ALL NIGHT RAVER
HOLDING LUKE'S LIGHTSABER
SEE I PLANNED THIS CAPER
AND MY EYES ARE WIDE AWAKE NOW
YOU LIGHT THE TOUCH PAPER
AND THE FIRE BURNS GREATER

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