SONGS OF A LONELY FRAGILE

Songs of lonely fragile coverProduced in 2006. Killion Finch crafted the music and emotion for his debut album titled, “Songs of a Lonely Fragile” to showcase his skills not only as an accomplished songwriter, but also as a producer, arranger and instrumentalist.

Experimenting with a more melancholy/alternative style with songs such as, “Falling” and “Let It Rain”, and intimate ballads like “When It Was Love” and “I’m In Love With You”. Killion tried to touch on a number of unique musical styles. Taking the helm as producer and arranger, he also took on the task of performing all the instrumentation himself. Though a daunting challenge, Killion held nothing back. It was quite a learning experience. But one that brought cohesiveness to the finished product.

Unleashing his creative muse to craft the music for the album, Killion was able to piece together music unlike anything he had produced prior. He looked to explore a more alternative style, leaving behind what he had in his old bag of tricks. Killion searched for new ideas and inspirations to help cultivate the music for the “Songs of a Lonely Fragile” album.

The titled for the album was inspired by a dream Killion had of a non existent album by famed Scottish singer/poet (and former Marillion front man) Fish. Killion’s dream included actual artwork for the imagined Fish album which included the album title, “Songs of a Lonely Fragile”. The dream was so vivid Killion had to make sure the album didn’t actually exist. Once it was determined it indeed was only a dream, Killion knew he had to find a way to use the inspiring title for his very first solo project.

The only two songs not written specifically for the 2006 album were tracks 2 and  5, “I’m in Love with You”, and “I Can’t Change Your Mind”. The track “I’m in Love with You” was originally a song idea written in 1989. It was found on a cassette tape during preproduction of “Songs of a Lonely Fragile”. Needing one more track, Killion opted to add the song to the album. “I Can’t Change Your Mind” was an unfinished 1994 song from one of Killion’s earlier band’s, Crimson Fable. Written out of a jam session with musicians: Marc Miller (bassist), Gary Zdenek (drums), and Art Bromage (guitar). Killion believed the song itself always had great potential. He had wanted a place for it on the final album.

 


Always Love You
By K. Finch

Here I wait
Alone, for you

Was it fate
Or just a clue

Was it simply just for fun
Ending it before it was done
Going on without you

No more reason as to why
And if I ever made you cry
You know I never meant to

Still I’ll always love you
Still I’ll always love you

Nothing here
To burn or take

Still I fear
What we could make

Is our silence all we share
Have we nothing else to bare
Would we even want to

I can’t mask away the pain
Or who’s even left to blame
It’s too late to undo

Still I’ll always love you
Still I’ll always love you


Falling
By K. Finch

No more words left to speak
Is life just a Rorschach picture

Was the truth underneath
Hidden from my perfect view

No more lies to deny
Lurking here beneath suspicion

Still you ask me to comply
When all around the rain keeps falling

Falling down on me
All around the rain keeps falling
Falling down on me
It’s fallen down

Feel the weight of the pain
Pulling me in all directions

No one here left to blame
Did you think we’d really win

All the fears I confess
It wasn’t meant to last forever

Only silence to express
When all around the rain keeps falling

Falling down on me
All around the rain keeps falling

Falling down on me
It’s fallen down

(Solo)

It’s fallen down

All around the rain keeps falling
Falling down on me

All around the rain keeps falling
Falling down on me

Can’t you stop the rain from falling
Falling down on me

Can’t you stop the rain from falling
Falling down on me


I Can’t Change Your Mind
M. Miller, A. Bromage, G. Zdenek, E. Melendez

Just yesterday morning
I heard the news that you were gone
So much for long goodbyes

Too late to love
When you’ve been left behind
Now I’m standing here
With tears in my eyes

We played this story out
So many times before
I give you everything
And still you wanted more

I tried to please you
Become everything you need
But how was I to know
That I’d only be deceived
I guess…

I can’t change your mind
(I can’t change your mind)
Love ain’t hard to find
(I guess that love ain’t hard to find)
I can’t change your mind
(I can’t change your mind)
Love ain’t hard to find

So you say you loved me
You said you never knew anyone
Like me before

So I gave you all
Of my love an affection
When I asked for your love
You said there wasn’t anymore

I can’t change your mind
(I can’t change your mind)
Love ain’t hard to find
(I guess it ain’t hard to find)
I can’t change your mind
(I can’t change your mind)
Love ain’t hard to find

(Solo)

You can walk away laughing
I can walk away crying
Even after all the love I gave to you

But if you want to break my heart
You’ve done the easy part
And there’s one thing I know for sure yeah…

I can’t change your mind
(No, I guess I can’t change your mind)
Love ain’t hard to find
(Love it’s ain’t all that hard to find)
I can’t change your mind
(I can’t change your mind)
Love ain’t hard to find
(Ain’t all that hard to find)

I can’t change your mind
I can’t I change your mind
I can’t change your mind
I can’t I change your mind

I can’t change your mind
I can’t I change your mind
I can’t change your mind
I can’t I change your mind
I can’t change


I’m in Love with You
By K. Finch

Sweet aroma falling starts
Tranquil visions in the night
I wonder where you are

Lost emotions never found
Each of them so quite
Yet create a piercing sound

Cries of sadness often heard
See their pain releasing bits
Of each unspoken word

Ooh, it’s true, I’m in love with you
La, la, la, la, la, la

Making wishes killing lies
Reading missed forgotten thoughts
That hide within your eyes

Tender kisses melt the soul
Touching every part of me
As love begins to grow

Speaking softly, please understand
That our love would last eternity
If you would hold my hand

Ooh, it’s true, I’m in love with you
La, la, la, la, la, la

Ooh, it’s true, I’m in love with you

Sweet aroma falling starts
Tranquil visions in the night
I wonder where you are


Let it Rain
By K. Finch

Someone’s telling all my secrets
And all my fears
I pretend not to listen

Underneath the weight of conscience
I look away
I pretend not to care

In my room of wondrous creatures
I’m still a child
Waiting for the clouds to rescue me

Let it rain, let it Rain
Let the water fall upon me
Let it rain
Let it wash away my fears

Masking all my imperfections
Do I dare speak?
Only just to see my words collide

Hiding under clouds and covers
I must concede
I need you more than you need me

Let it rain, let it rain
Let the water fall upon me

Let it rain
Let it wash away my tears

Let it rain , let it rain
Pour the water from above me

Let it rain
Let it wash away the years
Wash away the years
(solo)

Let it rain, let it rain
Let the water fall upon me

Let it rain
Let it wash away my tears

Let it rain , let it rain
Pour the water from above me

Let it rain
Let it wash away the years
Wash away the years


Paradise
By K. Finch

Peeking through the looking glass
I’ve seen a paradise
That my heart has longed to know

Do I dare begin to find it
For if I do
Could you learn to let me go

Oh don’t cry for me now
If you wonder
I will find a place tonight
In paradise

All the years that I remember
I still recall
I never left my hopes behind

I knew that I would shine so bright
That all the world would see
Every wish I’ve meant to find

Oh don’t cry for me now
If you wonder
I have found a place tonight
In paradise

Oh if you thought of me and wondered
Don’t you wonder

I have found my place tonight
In paradise
In paradise
Paradise
In paradise
In paradise


Pieces of You
By K. Finch

It wasn’t you
It wasn’t me

All that you wrote
Was you had to be free

I try to carry on
Now that you are gone

But my heart
Keeps saying no

Every time I try
I want to say goodbye
But I just can’t let you go

With these pieces of you
Pieces of you

Pieces of you
Still left inside my heart

Couldn’t you explain
Was this all a game
I guess I’ll never know

After all the lies
After your goodbyes
Still I’m left here holding on

To these pieces of you
Pieces of you

Pieces of you
Still left inside my heart

I Tried everything I could
To forget your name

But you left me all alone
And I don’t know who to blame
For these pieces of you

Pieces of you
Pieces of you
Still left inside my heart

Pieces of you
Pieces of you
Pieces of you
Still left inside my heart


When it was Love
By K. Finch

Kisses that seemed to stop time
Holding your soft hand in mine

No words could ever describe
Emotions that spoke through our eyes

All of the moons that we shared
No word of complement spared

Everything seemed so brand new
We had our wished come true

When it was love
When it was love
When it was love
When it was love

Melted by warmth of the soul
Wanting to never let go

A princess so perfect in view
I the knight rescuing you

When it was love
When it was love
When it was love
When it was love

There’s a hole where I loved you
A dark place that hides form the light

I’d take back everything
If I could just hold you tonight

Torn from the page of a dream
Echoes of memories still ring

No deed could ever betray
The promises each of us made

When it was love
When it was love
When it was love
When it was love