Wayne Chester

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A need for unity and peace has never been greater
The world is angry
Look into the eyes of those that suffer
The serpent of discontentment has risen
I hear you call
I hear you call

So much love yet so much hate
Towns and cities crumble
Into the valley of the unknown
The masses rush and tumble

Try and find your peace
The inner part of you
Never let go your dreams
Rise above those that hate
Rise above those that hate
Rise above those that hate

They told you lies and kept the truth from you
There is no respect
Don’t become the bait for the hunter’s snare
For there is no future in the past
I hear you call
I hear you call

So much to give yet so much to take
Look to your neighbor’s door
Take the road that is harder to take
Remember what life is for

Try and find your peace
The inner part of you
Never let go your dreams
Rise above those that hate
Rise above those that hate
Rise above those that hate

Rise Above

Gently folding hands
The most delicate of moves
Warm whispers and smiles
The art of happiness painted to the canvas
A Sleek look , fashioned hair and clothes
When you walk onto the carpet everyone knows
Click click goes the camera
Your absorbed by the celebrity blues

Magazines and TV shows and on to the big screen
All in the papers and all in the news
Everybody is following wherever you go
No rest, no peace and no sleep for you
Everyday you follow the map
Fantasy from reality broadens the gap
And you say I’m

Slippin away don’t know who I am
Slippin, slippin, slippin
Left out here to hang
Used to know who I wanted to be
Slippin, slippin, slippin
Now all I want to be is free
I’m slippin, slippin away
I’m slippin, slippin away

It will come to an end it just wont last
No more shows and no more calls
Then to remember how it used to be
How fast things change from
A sleek look, fashioned hair and clothes
Onto the carpet and everyone knows
Click click goes the camera
Your absorbed in the celebrity blues

Magazines and TV shows and on to the big screen
All in the papers and all in the news
Everybody is following wherever you go
No rest, no peace and no sleep for you
Everyday you follow the map
Fantasy from reality broadens the gap
And you say I’m


Slippin away don’t know who I am
Slippin, slippin, slippin
Left out here to hang
Used to know who I wanted to be
Slippin, slippin, slippin
Now all I want to be is free
I’m slippin, slippin away
I’m slippin, slippin away
Slip slip slippin away
Slip slip slippin away
Slip slip slippin away
Slip slip slippin away
Slip slip slippin away

Slippin Away

The Streets are on fire
Pain , and fighting mobs run loose
Drugs and guns for hire
Carnage with no truce
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive

We are not living with the story we have been told
We are not living the lie
The voice of the people must be heard
The voice of a battle cry

With batons and teargas the police are on parade
Flashing sirens and water cannon, they stand behind the blockade
The angry mob descends fueled by oppressed rage
The ugly side of humanity is released from its cage
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive

We are not living with the story we have been told
We are not living the lie
The voice of the people must be heard
The voice of a battle cry

All night long skirmishes and clashes
Hundreds of people all battered and bruised
Cars and stores and flags in ashes
All manner of unity and law abused
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive

We are not living with the story we have been told
We are not living the lie
The voice of the people must be heard
The voice of a battle cry

The Riot


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A need for unity and peace has never been greater
The world is angry
Look into the eyes of those that suffer
The serpent of discontentment has risen
I hear you call
I hear you call

So much love yet so much hate
Towns and cities crumble
Into the valley of the unknown
The masses rush and tumble

Try and find your peace
The inner part of you
Never let go your dreams
Rise above those that hate
Rise above those that hate
Rise above those that hate

They told you lies and kept the truth from you
There is no respect
Don’t become the bait for the hunter’s snare
For there is no future in the past
I hear you call
I hear you call

So much to give yet so much to take
Look to your neighbor’s door
Take the road that is harder to take
Remember what life is for

Try and find your peace
The inner part of you
Never let go your dreams
Rise above those that hate
Rise above those that hate
Rise above those that hate

Rise Above

Gently folding hands
The most delicate of moves
Warm whispers and smiles
The art of happiness painted to the canvas
A Sleek look , fashioned hair and clothes
When you walk onto the carpet everyone knows
Click click goes the camera
Your absorbed by the celebrity blues

Magazines and TV shows and on to the big screen
All in the papers and all in the news
Everybody is following wherever you go
No rest, no peace and no sleep for you
Everyday you follow the map
Fantasy from reality broadens the gap
And you say I’m

Slippin away don’t know who I am
Slippin, slippin, slippin
Left out here to hang
Used to know who I wanted to be
Slippin, slippin, slippin
Now all I want to be is free
I’m slippin, slippin away
I’m slippin, slippin away

It will come to an end it just wont last
No more shows and no more calls
Then to remember how it used to be
How fast things change from
A sleek look, fashioned hair and clothes
Onto the carpet and everyone knows
Click click goes the camera
Your absorbed in the celebrity blues

Magazines and TV shows and on to the big screen
All in the papers and all in the news
Everybody is following wherever you go
No rest, no peace and no sleep for you
Everyday you follow the map
Fantasy from reality broadens the gap
And you say I’m


Slippin away don’t know who I am
Slippin, slippin, slippin
Left out here to hang
Used to know who I wanted to be
Slippin, slippin, slippin
Now all I want to be is free
I’m slippin, slippin away
I’m slippin, slippin away
Slip slip slippin away
Slip slip slippin away
Slip slip slippin away
Slip slip slippin away
Slip slip slippin away

Slippin Away

The Streets are on fire
Pain , and fighting mobs run loose
Drugs and guns for hire
Carnage with no truce
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive

We are not living with the story we have been told
We are not living the lie
The voice of the people must be heard
The voice of a battle cry

With batons and teargas the police are on parade
Flashing sirens and water cannon, they stand behind the blockade
The angry mob descends fueled by oppressed rage
The ugly side of humanity is released from its cage
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive

We are not living with the story we have been told
We are not living the lie
The voice of the people must be heard
The voice of a battle cry

All night long skirmishes and clashes
Hundreds of people all battered and bruised
Cars and stores and flags in ashes
All manner of unity and law abused
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive

We are not living with the story we have been told
We are not living the lie
The voice of the people must be heard
The voice of a battle cry

The Riot

I opened my eyes
And there you were standing
Escaped from my dream
A gift unwrapped for me

Did we just fall in love
Can we fall in love
Step aboard the wish, hold tight
Let me put my arms around you
And lay with you into the night

Girl, I’m flying hi in the sky with you under my wing
Catching rainbows in a glass, while we watch the sun rise
I hear your sweet voice say, my heart I give to you
I hope you hear me too, this is a forever thing for me

Here is my dream, she’s living here by me
Breathing the air that I breath and sharing my life
We found each other in the darkest of nights
Feeling it true and living no lie

I think we fell in love
Coming together out of the darkness
Born of our dreams of love and sharing
Hold on tight to the night
Let history weave its words

Girl, I’m flying hi in the sky with you under my wing
Catching rainbows in a glass, while we watch the sun rise
I just look at the way you are, beautiful to the world
How lucky am I, this is a forever thing for me



Girl, I’m flying hi in the sky with you under my wing
Catching rainbows in a glass, while we watch the sun rise
I have never been so sure of all the things I seen
A perfect couple this is a forever thing for me

A Forever Thing

You are the hands that turn the wheel
The light that precedes the rainbow
A soft voice in the chaos
My harbor from the great white storm
There will always be 4 chairs at this table
There will always be four chairs at this table.

You will remain here with me
My heart my breath my destiny to be
Never far away in the rooms of my mind
A shared moment for us to find

I miss you, I miss us, I only see your shadow
We loved, did we love what was ours to keep
Now only sorrow fills the glass, no wine for me to drink
Day and night the same, I hear the children weep
There will always be 4 chairs at this table
There will always be four chairs at this table

You will remain here with me
My heart my breath my destiny to be
Never far away in the rooms of my mind
A shared moment for us to find

One day the sun will shine, and the moon will rise
Life will mean something else
Memories and captured dreams spring from unexpected places
And happiness will talk again
There will always be 4 chairs at this table
There will always be four chairs at this table

You will remain here with me
My heart my breath my destiny to be
Never far away in the rooms of my mind
A shared moment for us to find

4 Chairs at this Table

First memory of familiar places
Happy thoughts and Happy faces
Comfort and safety family and friends
Adolescence and laughter that never ends
In the distance
In the distance

It’s a beautiful sunrise down by the bay
Across the meadow to play in the hay
Teenage thoughts tinged with fire
A time we changed play for desire
We were off
In the distance ..

Hopes for the wide world
Pulled me away
But I think about home everyday
Does it remain the same?
As the thoughts I carry in my mind
Or has been altered by the ticking the ticking hands of time
I’m in the distance
In the distance

It’s a beautiful sunrise down by the bay
Across the meadow to play in the hay
Teenage thoughts tinged with fire
A time we changed play for desire
We were off
In the distance ..


A soothing thought past my way
I can always return, any day
Take a long ride to all I knew
While there’s still time to visit you
In the distance
In the distance

It’s a beautiful sunrise down by the bay
Across the meadow to play in the hay
Teenage thoughts tinged with fire
A time we changed play for desire
We were off
In the distance ..

Going Home

All in a line calling out your name
Part of my favorite childhood game
Dressed in costume running all around
Time passes, ashes ashes, all fall down

Memories forever young
Calling out beyond the past
Friends that have come and gone
From a world that didn’t last
No time to waste
No time to waste

Still that boy facing a ferocious foe
And into the trenches with an innocent glow
The whistle blows and fear is all around
Over the top, ashes ashes all fall down

Memories forever young
Calling out beyond the past
Friends that have come and gone
From a world that didn’t last
No time to waste
No time to waste


Old heart old eyes are what remains of me
Like so many, my dreams were taken from me
Back to flags and whistles, cheers, and waves
Yet so many of my friends lay in their graves
Ashes ashes, all fall down

Ashes Ashes

A wild wind and a floating leaf
Huddled birds in disbelief
Wind thrown trees blown side to side
Garbage cans with nowhere to hide
A strong South West she blows tonight
For dogs and cats its fight or flight

A pink red moon bobs from the clouds
The streets are empty, there are no crowds
Lock the doors and batten down the windows
Stoke the fire put on warm bed clothes
Cuddle down snug in your bed
Listen to her raw above your head

In the morn she will have gone
And the sun will shine were the moon had shone
Things look better in the light of day
Although not the same in the same old way
She left her message for all to know
I am nature and I will come and go

I bear you no ill and I wish you no harm
But the world was never meant to be calm
I hear her voice upon the breeze
This is when she is most at ease
She will rise again, there is no doubt
That’s when you are better off in than out

The Wind

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A need for unity and peace has never been greater
The world is angry
Look into the eyes of those that suffer
The serpent of discontentment has risen
I hear you call
I hear you call

So much love yet so much hate
Towns and cities crumble
Into the valley of the unknown
The masses rush and tumble

Try and find your peace
The inner part of you
Never let go your dreams
Rise above those that hate
Rise above those that hate
Rise above those that hate

They told you lies and kept the truth from you
There is no respect
Don’t become the bait for the hunter’s snare
For there is no future in the past
I hear you call
I hear you call

So much to give yet so much to take
Look to your neighbor’s door
Take the road that is harder to take
Remember what life is for

Try and find your peace
The inner part of you
Never let go your dreams
Rise above those that hate
Rise above those that hate
Rise above those that hate

Rise Above

Gently folding hands
The most delicate of moves
Warm whispers and smiles
The art of happiness painted to the canvas
A Sleek look , fashioned hair and clothes
When you walk onto the carpet everyone knows
Click click goes the camera
Your absorbed by the celebrity blues

Magazines and TV shows and on to the big screen
All in the papers and all in the news
Everybody is following wherever you go
No rest, no peace and no sleep for you
Everyday you follow the map
Fantasy from reality broadens the gap
And you say I’m

Slippin away don’t know who I am
Slippin, slippin, slippin
Left out here to hang
Used to know who I wanted to be
Slippin, slippin, slippin
Now all I want to be is free
I’m slippin, slippin away
I’m slippin, slippin away

It will come to an end it just wont last
No more shows and no more calls
Then to remember how it used to be
How fast things change from
A sleek look, fashioned hair and clothes
Onto the carpet and everyone knows
Click click goes the camera
Your absorbed in the celebrity blues

Magazines and TV shows and on to the big screen
All in the papers and all in the news
Everybody is following wherever you go
No rest, no peace and no sleep for you
Everyday you follow the map
Fantasy from reality broadens the gap
And you say I’m


Slippin away don’t know who I am
Slippin, slippin, slippin
Left out here to hang
Used to know who I wanted to be
Slippin, slippin, slippin
Now all I want to be is free
I’m slippin, slippin away
I’m slippin, slippin away
Slip slip slippin away
Slip slip slippin away
Slip slip slippin away
Slip slip slippin away
Slip slip slippin away

Slippin Away

The Streets are on fire
Pain , and fighting mobs run loose
Drugs and guns for hire
Carnage with no truce
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive

We are not living with the story we have been told
We are not living the lie
The voice of the people must be heard
The voice of a battle cry

With batons and teargas the police are on parade
Flashing sirens and water cannon, they stand behind the blockade
The angry mob descends fueled by oppressed rage
The ugly side of humanity is released from its cage
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive

We are not living with the story we have been told
We are not living the lie
The voice of the people must be heard
The voice of a battle cry

All night long skirmishes and clashes
Hundreds of people all battered and bruised
Cars and stores and flags in ashes
All manner of unity and law abused
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive

We are not living with the story we have been told
We are not living the lie
The voice of the people must be heard
The voice of a battle cry

The Riot

I opened my eyes
And there you were standing
Escaped from my dream
A gift unwrapped for me

Did we just fall in love
Can we fall in love
Step aboard the wish, hold tight
Let me put my arms around you
And lay with you into the night

Girl, I’m flying hi in the sky with you under my wing
Catching rainbows in a glass, while we watch the sun rise
I hear your sweet voice say, my heart I give to you
I hope you hear me too, this is a forever thing for me

Here is my dream, she’s living here by me
Breathing the air that I breath and sharing my life
We found each other in the darkest of nights
Feeling it true and living no lie

I think we fell in love
Coming together out of the darkness
Born of our dreams of love and sharing
Hold on tight to the night
Let history weave its words

Girl, I’m flying hi in the sky with you under my wing
Catching rainbows in a glass, while we watch the sun rise
I just look at the way you are, beautiful to the world
How lucky am I, this is a forever thing for me



Girl, I’m flying hi in the sky with you under my wing
Catching rainbows in a glass, while we watch the sun rise
I have never been so sure of all the things I seen
A perfect couple this is a forever thing for me

A Forever Thing

You are the hands that turn the wheel
The light that precedes the rainbow
A soft voice in the chaos
My harbor from the great white storm
There will always be 4 chairs at this table
There will always be four chairs at this table.

You will remain here with me
My heart my breath my destiny to be
Never far away in the rooms of my mind
A shared moment for us to find

I miss you, I miss us, I only see your shadow
We loved, did we love what was ours to keep
Now only sorrow fills the glass, no wine for me to drink
Day and night the same, I hear the children weep
There will always be 4 chairs at this table
There will always be four chairs at this table

You will remain here with me
My heart my breath my destiny to be
Never far away in the rooms of my mind
A shared moment for us to find

One day the sun will shine, and the moon will rise
Life will mean something else
Memories and captured dreams spring from unexpected places
And happiness will talk again
There will always be 4 chairs at this table
There will always be four chairs at this table

You will remain here with me
My heart my breath my destiny to be
Never far away in the rooms of my mind
A shared moment for us to find

4 Chairs at this Table

First memory of familiar places
Happy thoughts and Happy faces
Comfort and safety family and friends
Adolescence and laughter that never ends
In the distance
In the distance

It’s a beautiful sunrise down by the bay
Across the meadow to play in the hay
Teenage thoughts tinged with fire
A time we changed play for desire
We were off
In the distance ..

Hopes for the wide world
Pulled me away
But I think about home everyday
Does it remain the same?
As the thoughts I carry in my mind
Or has been altered by the ticking the ticking hands of time
I’m in the distance
In the distance

It’s a beautiful sunrise down by the bay
Across the meadow to play in the hay
Teenage thoughts tinged with fire
A time we changed play for desire
We were off
In the distance ..


A soothing thought past my way
I can always return, any day
Take a long ride to all I knew
While there’s still time to visit you
In the distance
In the distance

It’s a beautiful sunrise down by the bay
Across the meadow to play in the hay
Teenage thoughts tinged with fire
A time we changed play for desire
We were off
In the distance ..

Going Home


About Me

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Writer of songs, poems and short stories. Musical background and player of several instruments including rhythm/ lead guitar, bass, drums, keyboards. Performed in groups/bands for 30 years plus. Now wishing to promote my writing to a wider audience and also looking to work on collaborations with like minded people. Open to write for artists and companies looking for specific material.

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