A Little Belief (New Album)

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Meet The Band:
Moony Opaque - Vocals and acoustic rhythm guitar
Benny Turner - Backing vocals, synth, melodica and electric guitar
James Butler - Classical and flamenco guitar
Simon Piper - Keyboard and piano
Rufus Corfield - Bass guitar
Miles Bunten - Drums

Featured artist:
James Chadwick - Guitar and piano on the interludes

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released October 17, 2015

All songs and lyrics written by Moony except track 6, song co-written with James Butler, track 10 also co-written with James Butler and produced with further arrangements by Benny Turner. Tracks 5 and 8 songs and lyrics co-written with James Chadwick.

All music written and performed by Opaque. Produced by Benny Turner and Moony. All songs recorded and mixed by Benny Turner at Chime Creation Centre.

Album artwork and design by Lee-Mason.co.uk.

WITH LOVE, THANKS, BLOOD, DEBT AND TEARS, WE PRESENT TO YOU, A LITTLE BELIEF.

We would like to thank all our family, friends, fans and all who have supported us on our musical journey. After 15 years we feel compelled to keep on making music and all we really needed was a little belief.

This album is dedicated to our beautiful new band babies, Lyra Turner and Johnny Butler with LOVE from the Band Opaque.

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Track Name: Angel Of The Street
Let me set the scene a million teens ago
When life was tough but times were slow
A place where even demons fear to tread
Lived a girl on Russell Street
With pale white skin and shattered dreams
She'd seen things she was far too young to see

In this girl there lived a flame
A flickering light did remain
A tigress waiting to be tamed
Her chrysalis filled with life again
And the melody flow right through her veins
pumped by the rhythmn of her heart in time
As her hips start swinging her soul was swimming free

Rum pum pums
Won't you please please believe me
She's been let down and deceived before
But she didn't realise she was heaven sent
Believe me when I say to you
That this girls heart was pure and true
From the pavement grew an angel of the street

So she wondered around from town to town
From sofa to sofa lounge to lounge
This misled princess lost her crown
on her way down from heaven when she hit the ground
so she hitched a ride with a treble cleff
a double bass and the rhythmn section
as they start to play her soul was swimming free

Rum pum pums
Won't you please please believe me
She's been let down and deceived before
But she didn't realise she was heaven sent
Believe me when I say to you
That this girls heart was pure and true
From the pavement grew an angel of the street

So they bought a van and toured the land
From to pub to club, north to south
Their music spread like infection
every time they played every time she sung
So she took to the stage almost everyday
No matter how small the party how much the pay
her hips were swinging her soul was swimming free

Rum pum pums
Won't you please please believe me
She's been let down and deceived before
But she didn't realise she was heaven sent
Believe me when I say to you
That this girls heart was pure and true
From the pavement grew an angel of the street

In the end came along a friend
To take care of her be her confident
Be the one she wants to dream of everyday
Believe me when I say to you
That this girls heart was pure and true
From the pavement grew an angel of the street
Track Name: New Beginnings
Here's a tale of boy meets girl
A tragedy meets fairytale
A prevailing wind against which they were travelling

A love which once did overflow
Into oceans of dreams upon which they did float
evaporating into millions of memories

They woke up one day everything had changed
All the colours that surround them were going grey
And the leave they leave and the clouds they'd blown away

Deep in the belly where the love remains here
A wise man told me love is never wasted
You can never change this love will never taste the same

Let go, of the rope,
That binds you to this love of mine I'll see you on the other side
There's hope, on the horizon
Let go of this love of mine
The curtains close, we'll end the show
Choose your road and make it known
Take a bow and stand up proud
and turn right round lift yourself right off the ground
Here's to new beginnings
New beginnings
New beginnings
New beginnings
New beginnings, skies the limit

The bubble did burst when it hit the surface
And the journey itself felt totally worth it
So cast of your clothes and find a new home for your heart

The season did change once more again
On this woeful winter we did howl and sing
As the chorus came we thawed in warmth of the spring.

Let go, of the rope,
That binds you to this love of mine I'll see you on the other side
there's hope, on the horizon
Let go of this love of mine
I'll see you on the other side
Let go, of the rope,
That binds you to this love of mine I'll see you on the other side
There's hope, on the horizon
Let go of this love of mine

The curtains close, we'll end the show
Choose your road and make it known
Take a bow and stand up proud
and turn right round lift yourself right off the ground
Here's to new beginnings
New beginnings
New beginnings
New beginnings
New beginnings skies the limit
With new beginnings
Track Name: Plastered In Paris
It all begins at half past 4.
With bugle in hand at Gard Du Nord.
Line 2 west to park monceu.
Drop the bags in a mouldy room.
Where we three sit with cups of tea.
Pass the time & shoot the breeze.
Collect your camera and guitar.
Quash your fears, be shameless if you dare..

Marcel Ayme & the hopping man.
the writer and an olympiad.
The tourist and the troubador.
Crumpled maps and minor chords.
Filled the square with not much room.
In the arse end of the afternoon.
Where lovers stroll and hands they hold.
Round sacre ceur, loose inabitions if you dare.

Fete de la music, everyone is laughing
everybody's dancing, everyone is plastered in Paris.

Fete de la music everyone is plastered laughing
everybody's dancing, everyone is plastered in Paris.

Flirting with Librarians,
Osama Bin gardening in Notra Dam.
Wonder down Canal St Martin,
public displays of affection.
Til we get to rue de courcelles (cor-sell)
spiral up 7 flights of stairs.
There doesn't seem to be anybody there.
No locks on the toilets so use them if you dare.

Fete de la music, everyone is laughing
everybody's dancing, everyone is plastered in Paris.

Fete de la music everyone is plastered laughing
everybody's dancing, everyone is plastered in Paris.
Track Name: Can't Help Being Me
Thought things could be different this time for me
Thought things could be oh so different
this time oh this time you'd see

Thought things could be different this time for me
Thought things could be different this time you'd see
It's all about the little things the little things you do
Hey baby forget the rest coz I'm the man for you
But then I do my own head in with the things that i've said
And I wish that i'd just let things be

Hey baby will you please forgive me i can't help being me
Hey baby will you please forgive me i can't help being me
Hey baby will you please forgive me i can't help being me

Wanna make a big difference please believe me
Wanna keep laughing keep writing keep smiling and be happy
It's all about the little things yes the lickle ickle things you do
Hey baby forget the rest coz I'm the man for you
But then I do my own head in with the things that i've said
And I wish that i'd just let things be

Hey baby will you please forgive me i can't help being me
Hey baby will you please forgive me i can't help being me
Hey baby will you please forgive me i can't help being me
Track Name: Lack Of Tact
I put one hand on the small upon your back
Move slowly down as I reach around feel your beautiful ass crack
And I take it back if I show lack of tact and taste
it's you and me girl it's us against the rest.

Take my hand don't turn around forget your plans
Look track of time tonight your mine so just relax
And I take it back if I show a lack of tact
I didn't mean to act like that
When all I really wanna do is make you smile smile smile

I wanna dance, the night away
And if you'd let me I'd love to stay
I wanna dance, the night with you
And if you'd let me I'd love to
Let me I'd love to
Let me make love to you.

Let me take you on a trip down lovers lane
But pack your things as we may not be back again
And I take it back if I show a lack of Je ne sais quoi
it's you and me girl on a journey to the stars

I wanna dance, the night away
And if you'd let me I'd love to stay
I wanna dance, the night with you
And if you'd let me I'd love to
Let me I'd love to
Let me make love to you.

As we closer for the last dance of the night
Settle down put your arms around me hold me tight
As I realise as your bodies next to mine
You're the only one I dream of all the time
the only one I really wanna make smile smile smile
You're the only one I really wanna make smile smile smile
You're the only one I really wanna make smile smile smile

I wanna dance, the night away
And if you'd let me I'd love to stay
I wanna dance, the night with you
And if you'd let me I'd love to
Let me I'd love to
Let me make love to you.
Track Name: Sir Laugh A Lot
So there once was a man called Sir Laugh Alot
He laughed so hard that he couldn't stop
A 10 tonne chuckle that he'd rather not
A machine gun giggle so inappropriate
He has special needs that won''t fit in your tick box


He's a little bit different when it comes to the norm
A tangle in his cortex since the day he was born
Sold down the river almost everyone
A lunatic, a mentalist he's having fun
He's quite happy when in his own company

SOOO if you see him in your neighbourhood
You could befriend him do some good
Don't be offended or surprised
If he laughs up in your face n walks right by
But know your kindness never goes unnoticed
His words they blur out of focus
Coz he couldn't stop x2 La-haha-fing

He needs to get a job coz his benefits cuts
Can't get a job because he laughs too much
The job seekers they told him to shut fuck up
Racking up the debts now he's down on his luck
He's not a benefit cheat but he is a bit stuck.

SOOO if you see him in your neighbourhood
You could befriend him do some good
Don't be offended or surprised
If he laughs up in your face n walks right by
But know your kindness never goes unnoticed
His words they blur out of focus
Coz he couldn't stop x2 La-haha-fing

With a heart so large barely room to breath
He's been put down n a shut down isn't stupid or weak
Like a child he dreams of simplar times
Swings in the park and of nursery rhymes
He's got dignity and a smile upon his face

SOOO if you see him in your neighbourhood
You could befriend him do some good
Don't be offended or surprised
If he laughs up in your face n walks right by
But know your kindness never goes unnoticed
His words they blur out of focus
Coz he couldn't stop x2 La-haha-fing
Track Name: I Need Reminding
Sometimes I need reminding
Who am I inside my skin
And life has it's own timing
So I fight and I climb this mountain so high
Til I burst through the clouds for the first time in my life
See the world laid out for me
I catch sight of how things are meant to be all in good time

First there was the sunshine
Then there was the moonlight
Then there was your smiling face
Amongst the things that I like
You're the one that I like

Sometimes I need reminding
Even I am a beautiful being
And Life has it's own timing
So I fight and I climb this mountain so high
Til I burst through the clouds for the first time in my life
See the world laid out for me
I catch sight of how things are meant to be all in good time

First there was the sunshine
Then there was the moonlight
Then there was your smiling face
Amongst the things that I like
First there was the sunshine
Then there was the moonlight
Then there was your smiling face
Amongst the things that I like

You're the one I like x 2
Track Name: The Liechtensteiner Polka
Down in the valley where the day was breaking
The pale sun fell on the infant Rhein
And we bold foreign knights saw New Beginnings
Here in the Oberland of Liechtenstein

And when we came (and when we came)
Our hearts were full
We beheld the land wide-eyed with wonder
We spent the day in raptures and we ended up in Eschen
Where we danced all night to the Liechtensteiner Polka

We saw a lady there she was out walking
And so I asked her where to waste some time
Three hours after and we were both singing in the Black Pearl
With the angels and the mountains watching by

And when she sang (and when she sang)
Our hearts were full
All around the room was grace and laughter
Though I cannot recall how that sweet melody was named
well In my head it was the Liechtensteiner Polka

When February came we saw the carnival
And the streets were filled with noise and cheer
I saw my darling in the garden of the Red House on my way home
And though it was late I stopped a moment there

And as we spoke (and as we spoke)
Our hearts were full (our hearts were full)
I could hear the Triesenberg Wildmandli Gugga
But behind the raucous brass and drums
Well we could hear another song
Good lord, you know it was that famous polka
Good lord, you know it was that famous polka

That is the Liechtensteiner Polka, mein Schatz
Polka mein Schatz, Polka mein Schatz x2

As the night grew on and I grew tired you see I faltered
As the day came I had no strength to stand
For want of any better words, to fill the growing silence
I asked my love the history of her land

She said: 'there was a prince in Austria
Who bought Vaduz and Schellenberg
To punch his weight in the Holy Roman Empire

This noble land on alpine heights
Of farmhands and financiers
Would tempt the love of the band Opaque'

And when they played (and when they played)
Our hearts were full (our hearts were full)
We danced and sang on that 10th of October
And every Liechtensteiner from Ruggell down to Balzers
Danced along to their Liechtensteiner Polka
Danced along to their Liechtensteiner Polka
Under the Rhein bridge there lies a raw deer's kidney
Under the Rhein bridge we danced all night
Track Name: Higgledy Piggledy
Sometime you need to walk alone
Down the only road you've ever known
Search a bit deeper in your heat
Look deeper in your soul
And don't ever let it go

Sometimes you need to take stock
Of who you are and what you've got
Coz you could loose it in a shot
If thats the best hand that you've got
You're about to loose the lot

If that's the story of your life
May be it's time to compromise
If that's the story of your life
Give yourself a break once in a while

If that's the story of your life
It's for you to decide
If thats the story of your life
Plenty pages left to write
We're all learning til we die x 8
It's all gone higgledy piggledy x 5

Sometimes you need to go back and find
The shattered fragments left behind
With precious memories intertwined
Yes you're running out of time
& you'll get one chance at this life

Sometimes you need to Look Back
At who you are and where it's at
And may be clean up on your act
And stop acting like a twat
What d'ya think to that

If that's the story of your life
May be it's time to compromise
If that's the story of your life
Give yourself a break once in a while

If that's the story of your life
It's for you to decide
If thats the story of your life
plenty pages left to write
We're all learning til we die
It's all gone higgledy piggledy
Track Name: Lady Grey
I'm not the same old me anymore
I'm not the same old me I was before
I'm not the same old me that I used to be
And life goes by so slowly but at such a speed

As we jump through the summer fall into the autumn
I can see a hint and a glint of the winter months around the corner

The black bird crows it's lonely song
It won't be long before I'm gone
Oh lady grey I held you close
you vanished in a puff of smoke

coz letting go's not something that comes easy to me

coz letting go's not something that comes easy
As you cradle in the arms of a mystical grey lady

And letting go's not something that comes easy to me.

(Instrumental)

coz letting go's not something that comes easy
As you cradle in the arms of a mystical grey lady
coz letting go's not something that comes easy to me.

I'm not the same old me anymore
I'm not the same old me I was before
I'm not the same old me that I used to be
What once was now becomes a faded memory

As I jump from the summit n fall into the water
I can see a reflection of the man that I oughta be
I oughta nurture.

Entwined within the lines of a new found future
Breaking every chain n ripping up the anchor
With weary arms that grasp and clamber
Once upon a time's welcome here now longer

coz letting go's not something that comes easy to me

coz letting go's not something that comes easy
As you cradle in the arms of a mystical grey lady

coz letting go's not something that comes easy to me

coz letting go's not something that comes easy
As you cradle in the arms of a mystical grey lady

coz letting go's not something that comes easy to me.

I'm not the same old me anymore
Track Name: Confusion Of A Modern Man
A trillion twinkling stars set to a background of dappled moonlight.

Bathed in endless beauty in every living thing in which we delight,
An appreciation of the wholesome that holds in love and truth tonight.

Sometimes you just need a friend to tell everything's gonna be alright, right?

Sometimes you just need someone to kiss you in the middle of the night night...

With confusion a rife and a lost sense of purpose,
What is the worth of a smile from my true love in the morning glory for us.

A warm fire and a blanket with friendship music and dancing,
and laughter forever-after til the end we must cast away.

Our doubts and our fears, for in fear of losing what we did not ever come nearly never so close to.

Could i fly off into the distance never to be seen again?
Never to be dreamed again?
And lost in the abyss of the nearly forgotten dreams of man,
And for this only you can be true to your essence
In any sense of what kinda man u wanna play
With these minor chords in this master plan.

The present is a gift that's wrapped up in the future so -
Open up my brother, feels better comprehension,
Breath deep n always mention when you're in need of some attention,
Never let go of integrity it'll guide you in the dark (times).

Test the man you want to be
Who you possibly could be
Love strong when it is heavenly
It's meant to be it's meant to be
Let go of the load when it's draining you of energy
A price to pay for fucking up n ignorance n apathy

Love the ones who care for you,
They're the ones who'll guide you through
Confusion breeds, the modern mans disease
Swimming in a sea, of uncertainty
With waves of envy and technology
To keep him company
Is leaving me, confused beyond belief
A pic 'N' mix bag of ideology

Confusion on the planet, pollution of the spirit
Is going on around y'know we're livin in it
You could be a beacon, i'd follow in a minute
Let go, let go let go let go

A life time for the right time
Leaves me breathless unless I stress less
I confess this i made mess
N failed your tests n got distressed,

N so confused such a pessimist
And with this twisted list
Of opportunities missed
Of hopes been dashed
Against the rocks
I'm feeling lost at sea
With confusion , confusion of a modern man

The present is a gift that's wrapped up in our future so
Open up my brother , feels better ,comprehension
Breath deep n always mention when you're in need of some attention
Never let go of integrity will guide you in the dark times

Guide you in the dark times
Guide you in the dark times

Confusion on the planet, pollution of the spirit
Is going on around y'know we're livin in it
You could be a beacon, i'd follow in a minute
Let go, let go let go let go

So I wonder over yonder where the kind ones sleep the night
And I spy a web of lies unfold as songbirds take their flight
For I am stripping inhibitions with a sense of do or die
And I feel the need to heal those deeds before the time has passed me by

I wish I had a better grip on how to be a modern man
A revolution is long overdue, i'm doing what I can
For with a heart of gold and a hand to hold I could stand the length of time
But i lost what I was looking for back when it all began
There's way too too much confusion for a modern man

Way too too much confusion for a modern man!
Track Name: A Little Belief
I put the past behind me so it will remind me of the places I've been
And I look to the future and I can see beautiful dreams coming over the hill
And I won't be afraid and I won't be a slave to things I can't change
Coz I'm willing to take most of the blame for my mistakes

There are some things you can't change x 4
Without a little belief

May I please take this moment to be honest and open and be silent and still
Coz this road that I've chosen is showing me all of it's glory and all of it's woe
And I won't be afraid and I won't be a slave to things I can't change
Coz I'm willing to take most of the blame for my mistakes

There are some things you can't change x 4
Without a little belief

I don't wanna shout about it
But I gotta let it out
I'm not saying that i'm perfect
But I need to feel I'm worth it
Not get wrapped up in my pity
In this God forsaken city
Where I yearn for love and empathy will set you free
wrap your arms around me please

There are some things you can change x 4
With a little belief