Say It's OK

from Bless The Wind by Ivan Drever

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I wrote the lyrics for this after reading Beach Boy Brian Wilson's book, "Wouldn't it be nice". Again the words sat for around fifteen years before I could work out a melody. Moral of the story? Never throw out old lyrics!


He wakes in the morning
And looks through his tired eyes
Runs through his pockets
To see what is left of his life
No need to see what goes on in the world
He's plenty of thoughts of his own to unfurl

Wouldn't it be nice to have peace
In your life like Brian said
Wouldn't it be nice to look back
And see the good times instead

he remembers the anger quite clearly
As he stretches down
And mama did nothing but she knew what was going on
He just needed someone to say it's OK
He needed acceptance when he felt that way

He lashes out heavy at those who would show him concern
He hits out in anger at friends who he thinks do him harm
Dazed and confused, he'll retreat in his shell
He doesn't come out 'cos he says he's not well

He's not welcome down at the beach any more with his band
The beautiful things that he's written they don't understand
He wouldn't conform to their laws and regimes
For his place was higher than all of their dreams


from Bless The Wind, released September 1, 2011


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Ivan Drever Inverness, UK

Ivan Drever hails from Orkney in Scotland, he has recorded a host of albums both solo and with other performers. Having worked with the Knowe O’ Deil and as a solo artist, Ivan joined Wolfstone in 1990, their work saw them perform worldwide. Ivan’s songs and tunes have been recorded by an impressive list of artists. ... more

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