Noctuary Songs

by Henry Hugo

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released July 1, 2015

Noctuary Songs
Henry Hugo

Recorded and Mixed by Henry Hugo at Untuned Mobile Studio, Volketswil, Switzerland
All Songs Written and Composed by Henry Hugo
Except Silverton co-written by, Henry Hugo and Barbara Feldon and fragment “Two Things Stand like stone, kindness in other’s trouble, courage in your own” by Adam Lindsay Gordon.

Produced and Arranged By Henry Hugo

Mastering by Toto Strapporava in PM Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Cover Design by Silvina Ugrotte

Henry Hugo: Vox, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Organ, Lap steel, Drum Loops, etc…..
Eric Legroux: Bass on “Long Distance Ache”, “Stranded” and “Till I fell Asleep”
Massimiliano Gallo: Violin on “The Same Dream”
Pascale Amstutz Jiménez: Violin on “25°S 134° E”

All my love and thanks to, Pascale, Emily Mona, Noemi, Alberto, Laura, Joaco y Ani, Jack B Kisberi, Toto Strapporava, Silvina Ugrotte, Marcelo Depetro, Mark Steiner, Hugo Race, Julitha Ryan, Marisol Horne, Spencer P. Jones, Angie Fitzgibbins, Asheeka, Dawn Novak, Val Searson, Gael Chadwick, Allison Fairfield, Massimiliano Gallo, Eric Legroux, Pol, Ulli and Harald, Pavel Cingl, and all of you who are always in my heart.
Henry Hugo, June 2015

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Track Name: Long Distance Ache
Long distance Ache

I open my eyes, and drop down the blade
I take a deep breath, the air is fresh
I look at the sky and there’s a big grey cloud

If I play by the rules I wouldn’t feel this way
There are thousands of kisses, never to be kissed
The long distance ache runs through my veins

-it’s a long distance ache

I like thinking of summer when the days are short
I like thinking of winter when the days are long
The hangman holds a clock in his hand
Track Name: The Same Dream
The same dream

Last night dreamt
You were there
We walked across a lilac park
Both taken from our hands

It was so sweet, it was so sad
The way you were so far
I felt you far (far from me)

-the same dream, the same dream one more night

The night is so long
So I get slept at dawn
The nightmare left me so dumb
Track Name: Silverton

Long hard jaw, sunbeaten face
Tracked by crow’s feet as he laughed
Curling fair hair and a passion for verse
Recited beneath a yellow mustache

Gordon’s verses were his favourites
And he’d shout them all along the road
The Silverton-Terowie coach he drove
Urging his horses with the poet’s words

-Let him talk and come aboard
His coach won’t stop till Silverton

He thought to start a paper in Silverton
He dreamed of training an emu for the Melbourne cup
“two things stand like stone
Kindness in other’s trouble, courage in your own”

He was a man of words a man of facts
He knew the outback like the palm of his hand
He knew Silver and He knew Gold
But even Broken Hill was for him “too small”
Now there’s not much left of Silverton
A few attractions and souvenir store
I’m gonna drive down to Silverton
And have a pot for Jim or maybe more
Track Name: May Queen
May Queen

I knew she was to hurt me
It was written from the start
She weaved a net of lust
My body longs for her touch
So my May Queen was sacrified

I decked my bed with flowers
To make her feel a Queen
The red carnations blighted
And all the tulips they died
I kissed my May Queen goodbye

I’ve drank that forbidden cup
And I long to drink a bit more
I’m waiting for my luck
To take away this heavy load
When my May Queen will be crowned
Track Name: Stranded

And in my late hour
I want to see the sun and feel it in my bones
Abandon Hope, all of you who enter here, brave ones

Tell old Al, I’m alright
I’ve gotta settle the devil’s bill right now
I’m just stranded in a silent land

I have seen brighter days
All I wanted was caress and I’ve only got flesh
And it seems as though
The dooms day’s at the gate of dawn

-I’ve told you dear I won’t be back
I’ve stepped into and endless maze by chance
I feel stranded in twilight’s land

-Tell Old Al, I’m alright
I’ve gotta be a servant for a while
I’m just stranded but I’ll be there on time
Track Name: Till I fell asleep
Till I fell asleep

If I were to born again
There’s nothing I would change
My love for you is much more
Than you would have ever thought

I’ve never sung to the morning dew
And I’ve never felt so happily blue
Till I fell Asleep.... Watching you

The hours spent in your company
It felt like a dreaming time
There was no dawn or dusk
There was nothing out of place

The more it snows the more it hurts
The more I fall for her
I long where my head’s been at rest
And her fingers in my hair

Now I’m in another light
Another rain, another sky
I’m sitting here doing time
But I will not give you up