The Beast Within

by Roger Seldon

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1.
Same Game 04:16
SAME GAME Words&Music: Roger Seldon Ramsgate, June 2003 For Colaborart Holding back the doors of time No going back to this side I'm in a space between a space The door is locked and I feel her face , oh! Two golden ponds with golden fish One I've lost and one I wish But I should know they're both the same Just different stages of the same game. Nothing more , nothing less Going to cross ; confess Compromise is in the past But I realise it’s coming fast Because every fish has it’s price And at the start it's always right But I should know they’re both the same Just different stages of the same game. Make a study of Love Make it a science to block the flood Too analysed ; lose the lust Entertain the option cup Oh! Tunnel of light , it is not right When a heart is held by culture's love And I am learning it's all the same Just different stages of the same game. Divinity experiment Tip out the beaker of sad lament I must just accept I'm not the one To make a promise of love when the demands come Because I believe we're meant to roam The length and breadth of this life , my home I'll hold me true to my principle plan Because otherwise it's all the same game.
2.
Cleo 04:12
CLEO Words&Music Roger Seldon Kitimat/J-bay/Plett 2000 Raven sky , blue starlight See the smiling moon above Evening Star , I just might See the green flash out of sight. Holding close , holding far Hold you close & feel your heart Cup of feet , clasp of hand You and I in our own land. We're laughing and smiling Smiling through crying Laughing and smiling Kicking away. And where'd you get those eyes? And where'd you get that hair? And where'd you get that smile? And where'd you get that laugh? Cleo
3.
Burdsong 03:58
BURDSONG Words&Music Roger Seldon 1992 I have this feeling aching inside More in a life , do I deserve? Spirits are flying , buzzing my heart Awaken me to rest in your arms. Since we have met I'm not the same All of the earth is calling your name I see your face in the waves of the sea Fire in your soul is the air that I breath. Even my dreaming could not have prepared Me for this feeling , 'tis more than I ask Where will my life take me from here? I do not care so long as you're near. Rise with me , fly with me , Heaven possessed Stay with me , lay with me , be of one flesh * Laugh with me, cry with me , be my home.
4.
Wrong Way 03:49
WRONG WAY Words & Music Roger Seldon Aug2000/Oct2002 Wrong way to live I see a face in the window Kept me from smiling today Hopelessly going through darkening circles No key for me Where will it all come together When will I tell light from day Wanting to be there so badly I might even pray Wrong way to live Wrong way to live Long way to go
5.
Dreamchain 03:01
DREAMCHAIN Words&Music Roger Seldon, Otego, NY 1981/Driekoppen1982/J-bay2000 I'm lying on my back and I'm looking at a guy On a big pile of weeds , and I think he's looking back at me. I think about the other day, stars in his eyes Like a swarm of fireflies . Circles in the rain. Locked in a box with a jibbering idiot. Door to the sky, you can clip my wings in a bit. I feel for the face of my lover in a double bed, I poke him in the eye . Hope that he is not awake. DREAMCHAIN!! Frogs sing louder than my brain can think. Two weeks, no longer, then I'm up again. I realise the shape of the sponge I feel inside my head. Turn about face, march off to the veggie patch. Brick in the road, quite near the place I found my bed. I think about lunch, that'll get me through the day again. Where's that chicken that lives my side of the road, Lives my side of the ROAD! DREAMCHAIN!! Fire in the sand, nature's shifting gear again. Millenium hoax & nowhere did the devil crash. Genetical wares, you can buy me in a superstore, Plug me in, NEATO!! Watch my ears glow in the dark! Laugh about pain because we ain't going there again. I'm lying on my back and LOOK! There's a crack in the sky. LOOK! There's a crack in the sky! LOOK! There's a crack in the SKY!! DREAMCHAIN!! DREAMCHAIN!! LOOK! There's a crack in the sky!
6.
Heavy Rain 04:01
HEAVY RAIN Words&Music Roger Seldon J-bay 2000 Oh! It feels like heavy raindrops splashing all around my sunny day, Like the other time when I was rolling out of your way. Now I'm out on the field and I see you kick the ball right over my head, Know that I should stop, turn , look around and say Soon as I make it down this side Skipping toward my silky prize, Smell the rain rise from the field. Somehow lost out in the space Inbetween her lips and my face, Smell that crazy mare desire. Longer time than was needed, you spun your spell, I spun my web. Crawl into the dampness under my bush that I call bed. When the people come across my stranger I'm a-flying all around my own head. Know that I should get back down to your place. Understand? Soon as I make it down this side Skipping toward my silky prize, Smell the rain rise from the field. Somehow lost out in the space Inbetween her lips and my face, Smell that crazy mare desire.
7.
Glimpse 03:24
GLIMPSE words: keith erasmus & roger seldon based on the poem " a fleeting glimpse of paradise" by keith erasmus music: roger seldon ramsgate 2001 Standing on the edge of nowhere in particular On the cutting edge of the keel, on the fractured ledge of the Chosen One On the shattered wedge of the wheel where the hand floats free in the windspace While the foot is seeking a hold and the eye is enraptured by a cloud chase As the landscape of the heart grows cold with the moment Then lost at last in the love of God in a dusty room In the dust-warm glow of a dying sun in a lost hour Lost at last in the crashing wave of a limitless desire to be free Long way from home Where my heart is free to be a wanderer New angels fly Testing wings not yet broken Long way from home Where my heart is free to be a wanderer New angels fly Testing wings not yet broken And windward blows The sky and I are as one As I sit on my cloud Touching windcurls with my wingtips Long way from home Where my heart is free to be a wanderer New angels fly Testing wings and SOARING And SOARING! And SOARING!
8.
Undeserving 05:12
UNDESERVING Music(JBayAug2000)&Words(Aug2000-Sept2002) Roger Seldon These my only friends. Don't know if I'm alive or dead. Lightning strikes again. I better catch that instant train. My Reality, Is that your tears I do not feel. Yes! I hear your screams And that is all that I need. I'm feeding off this game, Going to cut that thread again. I am infused. If I'm ever in a cage I'll just step up to the stage And eventually I'll walk Again. Parallelogram, My universe's shame. Lead you to my door, The savage loose inside. I never will give up. The beast within fills up And I am renewed. Re-incarnated dead, Just a bullet to the head, Then you will be free Of me.
9.
Angelica 02:27
ANGELICA Words: Mark Meyer. Music:Roger Seldon circa 1989. Arr: Roger Seldon Ramsgate Aug 2003 Angelica with the evening smile, Rich in burgundy Wine spilling from the lips of life As bending low you serve me Bending low you serve me Glaring through a spider's web Your hair a watered ebony Soft your hands such willing claws That cry in aged agony Cry in aged agony Pillowed-down you leave your life Pillowed-mist your frown Softly now I hear your voice In battered saxophone.
10.
CLEO Words&Music Roger Seldon, Kitimat/J-bay/Plett 2000 Raven sky, blue starlight See the smiling moon above Evening Star, I just might See the green flash out of sight. Holding close, holding far Hold you close & feel your heart Cup of feet, clasp of hand You and I in our own land. We're laughing and smiling Smiling through crying Laughing and smiling Kicking away.

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Today is The Last Day
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Born and raised in South Africa and having travelled the globe continuously for over 15 years, SELDON finally managed to stop in one place long enough to record his 1st album "THE BEAST WITHIN" in Fishhoek , Cape Town, in late 2003. Mastered and manufactured in Vancouver , Canada , the album was officially, globally & independantly released September 2004. 
With over 20 years of songwriting behind him this tip of the iceberg represented the 1st unleashing of SELDON's beast within.  This album is made up of an eclectic mix of  songstyles with some of  the earliest tunes mixed up with the new. 

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released September 1, 2004

All songs written & performed by Roger Seldon with:

Ashton Gardner: keys and backing vocals on 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 & hidden track.
Richard Wouters: drums on 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 & hidden track.
Tony Paco: percussion on 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 & hidden track.
Dan Roberts: pads on 5, 7, 10.
Ian Roberts: fretless bass on 7.
Tigger Reunert: drum programming on 10.
Dave 'Dawie' Goldberg: piano on 10.
Special thanks to Greer for the stunning duet on Burdsong.
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 & hidden track:
Recorded & mixed by Paris Zannos at Paris Studio, Fishoek, Cape Town.
Tracks 5, 7, 10:
Recorded & mixed by Dan Roberts at Stoep Studio, Johannesburg.
Mastered by Craig Waddell, Gotham City Studio, Vancouver, Canada.

Cover:
BeastArt by Chas.

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Roger Seldon British Columbia

South AfriCanadian independent songwriter.
Now settled on Vancouver Island, Roger Seldon was raised in South Africa before travelling widely, playing music, and just playing. He has recorded tracks in various locations, such as Cape Town, Johannesburg and Vancouver.
Like a swallow in reverse he travels annually to Zululand where he is a regular feature each winter on the South Coast music scene.
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