UNCLE STEVE

UNCLE STEVE

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Folk - Country | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

part classical sonata, part Canajun blues; part folk ballad, part beat poetry.

Story Behind the Song

While living on Salt Spring Island, B.C., a few years back, I bartered building a workshop in exchange for recording my "Hunger of the Heart" cd project, with a "Andrew Beddoes", a talented musician / engineer / high school teacher. One day, I met the talented photographer & poetess, "Diana Hayes"; who challenged me to write a melody for any of her sensual & evocative poetry, published in her book "The Choreography of Desire". "Body of Grief" vibrated off the page. (http://www.dianahayes.ca)

Lyrics

BODY OF GRIEF
lyric by Diana Hayes
music by Stephen McPhail

BODY OF GRIEF HAS NO SHAME...
BODY OF GRIEF TEARS BACK THE SHEETS
LAYS HER WEIGHT ON YOUR CHEST...
BODY OF GRIEF KNOWS NO LIMITS...
TAKES A BITE OUT OF YOUR HEART...
IS ALL FINGERS & TEETH...

BODY OF GRIEF ALWAYS TELLS THE TRUTH...
WON'T LET YOU SLEEP FOR WEEKS...
BODY OF GRIEF TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY...
SPEAKS FROM THE GUT
IN LOW PERSISTENT GROANS...

BODY OF GRIEF IS A FIVE O'CLOCK SHADOW
MAKES YOUR CHIN RAW WITH KISSING...
BODY OF GRIEF WALKS IN YOUR BOOTS
LICKS YOUR TOES...

BODY OF GRIEF GETS IN YOUR JEANS...
WON'T LEAVE YOU ALONE,
FOLLOWS YOU HOME...
TAKES UP THE WHOLE BED,
SLEEPS WITH HER HEAD ON YOUR THIGH...
FUCKS YOU IN YOUR DREAMS...
FUCKS YOU...

BODY OF GRIEF ROCKS YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR...
POURS ANOTHER DRINK,
BODY OF GRIEF PUTS HER TONGUE IN YOUR EAR
SWEATS IN YOUR EYE,
STINGS...

BODY OF GRIEF HAS NO SHAME...
LICKS YOUR TEARS, DRINKS YOUR EYES...
LEADS YOU TO WATER...
MAKES YOU CRAZY WITH LIFE AGAIN...
MAKES YOU CRAZY...
MAKES YOU CRAZY WITH LIFE...

Song Length
4:11
Genres
Classical - Renaissance, Country - Cajun
Tempo / Feel
Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Tranquil, Enchanting

Subject Matter
Madly In Love, Making Love

Similar Artists
Warren Zevon, Billy Joel
Language
English
Era
Before 1600

Lyric Credits Diana Hayes
Music Credits Stephen McPhail
Producer Credits Derek Stephen McPhail
Publisher Credits FLOAT STREET MUSIC
Performance Credits Uncle Steve
Label Credits BEERWEAZL PRODUCTIONS