Conformity is Rebellion

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"A masterpiece... with his amazing voice and beautiful guitar melodies, playing and occasionally a piano and a synthesizer to support... the sound he creates is unique. Sensitive, great songs". (Heartbeat Media www.heartbeatmedia.de/2010/11/27/march-rosetta-conformity-is-rebellion/

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released October 29, 2010

Written and Produced by Thom Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2010 [VR_014]. All Rights Reserved.

March Rosetta on Myspace: www.myspace.com/marchrosetta
Thom Carter: www.thomcarter.co.uk
Verlaine Records: verlainerecords.co.uk

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Track Name: Breakdown
‘Breakdown’.
Words and Music by Thom Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2010.

Like a cross upon my heart,
Like a knife that cuts apart,
Like a god enthroned, undone,
Closer now, to where all this comes from,
Closer now, to where all this breaks down.

Everything, you know, breaks down.
Everything that you know breaks down.


Like a circle with an end,
Like a nervous Holy Prayer,
The borders change - you’ll see me there,
In a Cold War, in a house, in England.


Whoever you are, whoever you are
You’re near enough to be me,
Wherever you are, wherever you are,
No one really cares,

You break it apart, break it apart
Until there’s no more feeling,
You’re breaking my heart, breaking my heart,
Until there’s nothing left.

Everything changes; they all think you’ve made it,
But they don’t know that you’re scared,
You’re out on your own now,
You’ll never get far - you’ll break down in the end,

Everything changes; they all think you’re crazy,
But they don’t know you’re not there,
You’re out on your own now,
You’ll never get far - you’ll break down in the end.


Everything that you know breaks down,
Everything that you know – it breaks down.
Everything that you know – it breaks down.
It breaks down.
Track Name: Come on, James
‘Come On, James’
Words and Music by Thom Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2010.

Saw you in town,
In New Cross, at the Rosemary Branch,
Tell me its over now,

She packed her bags and left you,
Like the rest of them left you,
You haven’t a chance,

But don’t seem so sad,
Its not always that it’s been this bad,
I’ll buy you a round, what d’you have?


Come on, James,
Don’t fall in that trap again,
Of wanting her,
Of wanting her,
You’re only to blame,

A little time away from here,
Would clear your mind,
And make it easy
Easy to forget her,

This city can be darker than night,
And a stage to all those extras,
When you lead,
You’ll wish you never met her,

Take it from me,
I’ve almost, always, been there,
With her,
She’s not what you want,

Not now,
Not if you take a different path,
They’re all actors,
And all actors wear a mask.


So tell me, please,
What is it that you need?
What drives you?
What drives you here to me?
Track Name: Golden Dress
'Golden Dress'.
Words and Music by Thom Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Well they say that you are wise,
And good looking as the South,

That you walked a country mile,
Before you were a city girl,

You tell to me your tale,
But only when I’m gone,

A bag of contradictions,
A bag of nerves you are,

A bag of contradictions,
A bag of nerves you are.



I tell to you my tale,
And my story in my way,

And I watch you turn to stone,
Watch you disappear into the working day,

And I’ve seen what I should not
I’ve seen what I should not,

I’ve seen what I should not,
But I can’t help but watch,


As your golden dress comes down,
Like the Stanley Spencer painting,
Where the hearts on the stove are all upside-down,

It’s awkward but it’s mine,
It’s hidden but it’s obvious this time…


Walking alone by the sea-side,
I can smell the wood-smoke coming from a real fire,
And I know that you are well,

The clock ticks on my wrist,
A dog barks in the distance,
By the rocks that are covered up only when the tide if fully in,

Long live summertime,
I don’t want the wind to blow me,
From the family that I write to on the back of a postcard from the Norman Road sometimes,

I take a deep breath,
And I take a good look at my life,
And for the first time,
I don’t wanna be anywhere but here,


When your golden dress comes down,
Like a tribal mask across my mouth,

As I kneel down,
And loose myself in the moment,
God knows how,

And loose myself in the moment,
God knows how.


I tell to you my tale,
And my story in my way,

And I walked many a mile,
To stand with you today,

Well you’ve changed and so have I
But don’t let that get in the way,

You’re a bag of contradictions,
That’s what you used to say,

A bag of contradictions,
That’s what you used to say,

A bag of contradictions,
Let’s keep it that way.
Track Name: 25
‘25’
Words and Music by Thom Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2010. All Rights Reserved.

25 years, and I’ve lived in the city;
It doesn’t matter where it is.
It’s the same situation, wherever you go;
You just don’t stand a chance of fitting in.

Your feet are worn from the constant vibrations
And the girl who says ‘you never care’,
It’s like a gun in my pocket when you’re calling my phone,
I just don’t wanna put it to my head.

25 years, and the fire in my body,
Paints everything the colour red.
It’s burned out so many times,
Broken down, then caught alight,
In all the alcohol and mescaline.

25 years, don’t tell me nothing lasts forever,
It’s the truth, but I don’t wanna hear.
I can’t remember, so I lie,
And then get caught up in the moment,
And the feelings I don’t wanna get.


Come with me,
And come into the only life I know.

Disappear,
And find yourself the moment that you go.

I will be,
A sun that guides your boat across the wave.

I will be,
A stranger in your eyes when you pass me.


Wherever you go,
Wherever you go,
Take a little mystery.
Take a little piece of the dark where you travel,
Take it – it’s a part of me.

Wherever you go,
Wherever you go -
Whatever you need.
Whatever you spend,
Whatever you earn,
Whatever you want to believe.

Wherever you go,
Wherever you go,
Whoever you wanna be.
Just remember that you’re the only one,
Who means anything to me

Wherever you go,
Wherever you go,
Whoever you wanna be.

You can keep it all, keep it all ,
I don’t want it now I know what it means.
Track Name: First Sight
‘First Sight’.
Words and Music by Thom Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Call me baby, won’t you call my name?
Call me baby, won’t you call my name?
Call me baby, won’t you call my name?
Call me baby, won’t you call my name?


Ain’t got no reason but to start again,
After the endless fall,
If I can win back from your heart again,
The love I know was there before,

Won’t come tomorrow, or ever easily,
I know the rules now of this game,
It’s gonna be the hardest climb I ever made,
The biggest risk I ever take,

To make it feel like,
The first sight,
Of loving you again.

The mouth of a river,
She comes as a healer to set you free,
Like a sexual heroin,
She numbs your body into ecstasy,

Sink in her deeper,
Taste her sweetness, set her free,
To the rhythm of a heartbeat, baby,
It’s a physical and spiritual thing,

Feels so good to be with you,
And if you feel the same way too,


Call me baby, won’t you call my name?
Give me all your love and I will give you the same,

Call me baby won’t you call my name?
Let me feel your loving for the first time again.

Call me baby, won’t you call my name?
Give me all your love and I will give you the same,

Call me baby won’t you call my name?
Let me feel your loving for the first time again.


All of the days of my life,
All of the time it feels so right,
Oh, in the sun, all through the night,
I need to love you like I know is right,

All of the time, in your eyes,
Hair in the wind like a bird in fight,
All through the struggle, all through the fight,
I’m gonna love you, you’re my guiding light,

Being so far from you,
It hurts me like nothing else could.


Call me baby, won’t you call my name?
Call me baby, won’t you call my name?
Track Name: Hypnotise My Mind
‘Hypnotise My Mind'.
Words and Music by Thom Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Hypnotise,
Hypnotise my mind.
Track Name: The Beautiful End
‘The Beautiful End’.
Words and Music by Thom Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2010. All Rights Reserved.

I’m going away,
I just can’t stay,
Here, here, anymore.

When I go to sleep,
We all go to sleep, in the end,
And what a beautiful end it’ll be


If I could travel away,
To where I still don’t know.

And leave behind me all that I know,
I don’t want to be myself anymore.


I’ll go by the sea,
To the place where it’s deep,
And the water comes over my head,

I’d swim like a child,
To the bottom I’d dive,
And I’d stay there, holding my breath,

And then I would travel away,
To where I still don’t know.

All I remember is that all that I know,
I just don’t wanna be myself anymore.

No I don’t wanna be myself anymore,
I don’t wanna be myself anymore.
Track Name: Superman
‘Superman’
Words and music by Thom Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2010. All Rights Reserved.


I am not a Superman,
I don’t have much control,

I am on a burning raft,
Trying to stay afloat,

I’m not on a chosen path,
I choose it as I go,

I don’t need the sun to rise,
I’m waiting for the moon.


I am not a Superman,
I don’t want to implode,

I am still an innocent,
I just don’t feel it anymore,

I don’t think I’m a prisoner,
But I just want to be sure,

That no ne else has got the key,
To the lock that I once broke…


Leaves of ferns unfold,
Open like hands,
Open like a trap…
Like a trap.


On a little ship,
That goes a long way,
To catch a little fish,

On an easterly breeze,
All along the shoreline,
Of St Leonard’s-on-Sea,

I am blown around,
Like a diver underwater,
Chasing stones down,


Seas of wishes that I can’t turn,
Into anything that looks like her,

Angry people blaming me,
When I don’t know them from the wind,

Towers from an occupation,
Or maybe they were built to withstand invasion?


I am both that stand as one,
Twin is written in my name,
From the Hebrew source,

But I am not a Superman,
I am not a Superman,
I am not a Superman,
Superman.
Track Name: The Other Side
'The Other Side'.
Words and Music by Thom Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2010. All Rights Reserved.

What can you say?
When love is calling you?
Calling you?

I thought it was yours,
I thought I could hold it all,
Hold it all apart,
Apart,
Apart,
But some things just can’t go on.

What do you say?
When you love isn’t yours anymore,
But nothing is wrong?

It’s just how it is,
Love changes but I cant change,
I can’t change anymore,
Anymore,

I,
I,
I just can’t change,
Anymore.


Oh, the storm,
Oh, the storm,
That wraps his arms,
And holds you firm,
And ties you screaming,
Down with her,
With her,
With her,
With her,
With her,
With her,
With her,
With her,
Her…


Walking away,
Following opposite lines,
Opposite lives,

To early to say,
But maybe we’ll join up on the other side,
The other side,


Oh,
Oh, He, I,


What can you say?
When love is calling you?
Calling you?

I thought it was yours,
I thought I could hold it all,
Hold it all apart,
Apart,
Apart…