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A song I wrote written with a friend in 1982. It is inspired by the 1973 book 'The Dark Is Rising' by Susan Cooper - we had read it in school. A film version of the book was released a couple of years ago - I think it was OK, but it didn't quite the Harry Potter level of success that was hoped for it by the makers.
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The Dark Is Rising
(R. Carter / B. Cooke)

Feel the heat the dark is rising
I'd really like to stay
The snow is falling
And the children sing
All except for me
Will Stanton, you the old one
Is all that I can hear
The time has come and judgement passed
The rest is in your hands

Waiting for a chance the chance is waiting
Looking, watching, anticipating
Waiting for a chance, the chance is waiting
Brain says 'go', legs can't take it

Feel the heat the dark is rising
I'd really like to stay
The people sing
And the children laugh
All except for me
Face to face with danger
My hand against my belt
The buckle's warm, then icy cold
The sign's my fingertips

Waiting for a chance the chance is waiting
Looking, watching, anticipating
Waiting for a chance, the chance is waiting
Brain says 'go', legs can't take it

I'm waiting for a chance
To dance my last dance
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Uploaded: Oct 22, 2008 - 05:45:29 PM
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2008 - 05:34:43 AM Last Played: Dec 04, 2018 - 02:46:30 AM
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craft said 3703 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
ye
This one sounds exactly like 80's electropop... Well composed and performed.. Dig the vocals..
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Morning Light said 3702 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
:)
Lovely sound, great vocals and lyrics...brings me a joyful feeling!
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thetiler said 3701 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
One of the best i've heard here of this
style!
Impressed!

You have some incredible melodies in this tune.
Very infectious.

Way To Go !
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kristyjo said 3698 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
Great pop-style piece
I like this. The vocals really come out clean! I like the instrumentals, too. Really well done!
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psexnyc said 3698 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
Whoa!
Reminds me of a "Flock of Seagulls" tune. Nicely done!
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jie said 3605 days ago (January 28th, 2009)
cool
great 80s retro electronic feel liked it thanks for sharing
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