Transit of Venus

by The Cherry Bluestorms

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The Cherry Bluestorms are a late ‘60s British Pop/Britpop/Mod-influenced band that mixes unforgettable guitar hooks with the “sweetly reproachful” vocals of Deborah Gee. In short, “there is real power in their Power Pop” (L.A. Weekly).

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released June 1, 2007

Deborah Gee - vocals/percussion
Glen Laughlin - vocals/guitars/keyboards/bass
Ryan Brown - drums

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The Cherry Bluestorms Los Angeles, California

After discovering their mutual love for ‘60’s rock, ex-Dickies guitarist Glen Laughlin and Deborah Gee formed The Cherry Bluestorms. Their debut, "Transit of Venus" came in 2007, followed by the concept album "Bad Penny Opera" in 2013, and their 7" vinyl single, "See No Evil" in 2016. ... more

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Track Name: Daisy Chain
Day turned dark to see the night
While sky turned down to hide the light
And sun shone strong before the lunar song
Sang sweet melodies to the tide

I know that you’re ready to go again
To roo my soul
I know that the days and nights won’t end
And then, yeah, yeah
The moon and all the stars watch Venus dancing home to Mars
A ring of hearts and hands again, again
Daisy chain

Blades of grass impale the soil
Above the last of this mortal coil
As life breed’s life so love must come again
From heart’s pound to burial mound we toil

I know that you’re ready to go again
To roo my soul
I know that the days and nights won’t end
And then yeah, yeah
The moon and all the stars watch Venus dancing home to Mars
A ring of hearts and hands again, again
Daisy chain
Track Name: Just A Kiss Away
I saw you from across the room and it hit me
Electricity through my veins like a heat wave
My heart was racing as I thought, “Do you want me?”
Oh I caught that smile, you’re giving me the eye
I’m just a kiss away, just a kiss away

Tripping over these lips of mine as you walk by
Wearing this silence like the night as I step aside
As I savor this weakness in my body
Like the perfume on my wrist
That you just can’t resist
I’m just a kiss away, just a kiss away

As I’m dreaming, my mind on cruise control
You burn me down to red-hot coals my mouth no longer thirsting
Nobody knows, nobody knows how deep it goes
Just a kiss away

Will I capture your heart like a moth flies round a fire?
Will I open a door in your eyes with a key called desire?
My heart is racing as I think, “Do you want me?”
Oh I caught that smile, you’re giving me the eye
I’m just a kiss away, just a kiss away, just a kiss away
I’m just a kiss away, just a kiss away, just a kiss away
Just a kiss away
Track Name: Here
Here, when I’m all alone
I fear that no direction’s home
I seek shelter from the storm
I need someplace safe and warm
I know that you can transform my tears
When you’re here

Here, ‘neath a velvet sky
So clear the stars don’t seem so high
I reach out to touch your face
Your eyes shine with loving grace
Tears are gone without a trace
They disappear when you’re here

You know where I came from
You know where I’m going
You know what I’m thinking and I know that I’m knowing
I know that I know that it’s clear
When you’re here

And it’s clear, when you’re here
Track Name: Her Mirror Cracked
A flawed goddess from a black heart heaven
Weary of the crown she wore
Bent down to tear the lip stain kiss
From the mouth at sorrow’s door

I’m at a loss to explain the monkey on her back
Ten years of a brilliant career
Until her mirror cracked

A bell ringing in the brackish distance
Buried in her veil of tears
Came like a rope to pull her up
To the waking dream she fears

As red as blood in the lake that floods her demons back
Her reflection rippled and waved
Until her mirror cracked
Track Name: While You Were Away
Talking to anyone at all
Even talking to the wall
My tallest friend
Clocks chime forever-marking time
Like a song without a rhyme
There’s no good end

And I wonder where you’ve been
Were you in your wildest dream?
Are you going back in or will you stay?
You’ve been ever on my mind
I was never so blind
Then the colors came to replace the grey

Too far across an empty room
The wrong end of a zoom
You loom too small
Lights dim, but I can make you out
A silhouette in doubt about to fall

And I wonder where you’ve been
Were you in your wildest dream?
Are you going back in or will you stay?
You’ve been ever on my mind
I was never so blind
Then the colors came to replace the gray

I was never so blind
Then the colors came to replace the grey
While you were away
Track Name: Violent Heart
It was my violent heart that broke
Tumbling down the stairs
It was a message I never spoke
Underneath the surface blare
Because… would you care?

I gave you my body and soul
Desire carries no shame
But you can’t move a brick wall with your tongue,
I know
It’s not about whose to blame

This violent heart bleeds its truth for you and me
It comes unbidden in my dreams
It rectifies, it purifies me
This violent heart

So the broken blossom fell
What was it all for?
Such dreams in this wishing well
It’s okay to want more
As I walk out the door

This violent heart bleeds its truth for you and me
It comes unbidden in my dreams
It rectifies, it purifies me
This violent heart, this violent heart
Track Name: Awaken
If you take my hand in this ocean current don’t let go
If you can pierce the armor that hides my heart
If you can melt the tears of hardened pain
Then love will survive these changing times
Where it’s been exiled from my mind

We are drawn to our destiny by the shimmering waves of mystery
Sometimes a monster shows itself delaying me
Through the darkness I plead
Awaken me

You are a prince and I’m sleeping beauty
You are a sailor and I’m a mermaid lost at sea
In a far away land we bend toward union
With a sword of truth all is forgiven
Forgiven, every trespass
Forgiven, oh…

We are drawn to our destiny by the glimmering waves of mystery
Sometimes a monster shows itself delaying me
Through the darkness I plead
Awaken me

As we lay entwined in this silence
A voice inside says don’t be afraid
If you take my hand in this ocean current don’t let go
Track Name: Fear of Gravity
For every thought I trace in time to its final resting place
I make a wish and watch it climb into the outer space
I’m too heavy for the atmosphere to hold me up in place
But I don’t want to fall, don’t want to fall from grace

If I can’t break the atmosphere
The waves will pull me under
And I won’t make it out of here

The stars are bright tonight with light I might have worn
The seas below me know the air can’t keep me borne
And all around the sound surrounds me like a shawl
But I don’t want to fall, don’t want to fall at all

If I can’t break the atmosphere
The waves will pull me under
And I won’t make it out of here

If I don’t wake me from this fear
The waves will pull me under
And I won’t make it out of here
Track Name: Departure
Listen to the ticking of the clock in time with our lives
Ever quickening, tricking us
Departure time soon arrives

A sign above our heads upon the wall
Soon we’ll heed the call
Now it’s time to go