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from The Dance of Life by JAYL

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"Delivered" was written and recorded @ the Underground Studio in Gloucester. Inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe, it is a ghost story concerning a letter which is delivered personally by a sinister postman with a skeletal hand. It is delivered to an ex-British serviceman who had been serving undercover in Holland during the war, helping the Dutch resistance in preparation for the allies assault on the Germans at Arnhem (known as Operation Market Garden). The soldier had fallen in love with a beautiful girl from the Dutch resistance and she with him. One day she had just disappeared and he was unable to find her, despite an extensive search. He couldn't discover; even after the war, what had become of her and so lived his life in the torment of forever wondering. Years later, the letter that is delivered to the man by the ghostly postman, is actually a letter from the girl pleading with the man to come quickly, as her activities had been discovered and the Germans were on their way to arrest her and she needed to escape. Somehow, the letter had fallen into the wrong hands and the man had never received it, until this fateful moment.



Murky morn a-clockin’ I’m awoken by a shockin’…
It’s the postman he’s a knockin’…
Knockin’ on my chamber door!
He’s a giver and a quiver and he makes me fuckin’ shiver…
With a sliver he delivers a letter from the war.
Tear it open read it fast, try to take the icy blast…
Writing from the past ‘o’ the stream beyond the door.
I suck it in and burn the toast, I can’t believe it’s from a ghost…
Who loved the most from up the coast …
On some Plutonian shore.

CH: Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely way,
Singing “All goin’ back”… delivery, delivery…
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely back, yeah,
La la la da da … delivery delivery, yeah.

Eternal moon. A charm bar. Thrillarolla. Apart. Take her far down, make a sound … Never know – can’t get back, even as a maniac…
Even swalla like a boa like a goa on a cello … ghetto…ghetto in the meadow … Feeling like a song – “Ah better now la la la love?”
Everybody feels the same way every day … All heart, getcha’ start, make love, play it hard.

CH: Oh roll it, roll it, roll it, roll it back, yeah,
Is it all going back? … delivery, delivery…
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely back,
Got it all in the bag … delivery, delivery.

Wandering, wandering, delivery, delivery, oooh somebody, yeah!
Oooooh yeah! … Coming soon … the storm of storms, the violent icy blue, he warns. Smoking souls and smiting fates, trickery in the dark awaits.

CH: Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely day, yeah,
Let it all send back … delivery, yeah delivery…
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely back, yeah,
Keep it all in the bag … delivery, yeah delivery…
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely back, yeah,
Take it all in the bag … delivery, yeah yeah…
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely back, yeah,
Take it all in the bag … delivery, yeah delivery, say delivery, delivery, delivery….Delivery, delivery, delivery….

by Jayl De Lara & Andy Wood ©


from The Dance of Life, released August 1, 2008
by Jayl & Andy Wood ©


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JAYL Gloucester, UK

JAYL (aka: Jayl De Lara) Singer - Songwriter - Musician - Producer + Founder of the Harmony Label and the PURISM music methodology & genre. Jayl has an amazing and extensive back catalogue going back to the 1980's which is now being made available as digital downloads through this Bandcamp site. ... more

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