Hello. There's been a few enquiries which I'll attempt to
satisfy. The first is for the song "This Bliss"
from the album "Dust".
I was surprised at how well this song came up in recording,
due in a large part to Paul Kosky's enthusiasm and ideas,
for he was producing that track for Mushroom Records at the
time. All the recording and mixing was done at Metropolis
in South Melbourne. I was very pleased with the result, the
production was sensitive, engaging and completely satisfied
my expectations of quality. Unfortunately the finished track
didn't lead to the recording of another album with Mushroom.
Later I secured a release with ABC Music for what was to become
the album "Dust".
The idea for "This Bliss" came to me in Darwin in
mid 1991, I was just strumming the guitar, and yes I had been
inspired by an encounter with the fairer sex. It was an encounter
of such poignant tenderness that an awakening to the possibilities
of renewal and love occurred. That was what I wanted to evoke
in the song.
Needless to say the song has had a longer life than the affair
which inspired it! It is often the way of things. Songs by
their nature are resonant and powerful beyond measure to the
many mundane and often indiscriminate experiences that give
rise to their birth.
In essence "This Bliss" is a song of hope and faith,
asserting that somewhere some time, love will arrive, that
the need to be cherished will be fullfilled. Like the way
day follows night, or spring after winter. The way we wake
continually every morning to be acquainted to a new day- where
untold possibility and potential exists.
"You're gonna meet a lady sometime soon you won't have
to do too much. You'll have slow conversation or you might
not speak at all
When she comes she'll come so softly you might not notice
her at first. But when she turns out the light and takes you
by your hand you know everything that follows, follows to
a plan. One more time in your life this bliss.
And you're so, you're so grateful she came to the rescue and
she'll hold you so dearly you hardly breathe at all lest you
blow her away but come the break of day you'll be so amazed
to find she's sleeping at your side, one more time in your
life this bliss.
And you're so glad that you're still alive to feel like this
one last time. Yes one more time in your life this bliss."