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Audio

  1. White Dove Fable 3:49
  2. This World Fable 3:56
  3. Back To Back (Instrumental) Fable 2:32
  4. Dear Mrs. Abbacromly Fable 3:19
  5. World-Go-Round Fable 5:06
  6. A Music Saga In C Minor Fable 5:43
  7. Oceans Of Blue Fable 3:32
  8. Sailing Sam Fable 4:41
  9. Open Invitation Fable 4:51
  10. Lavender And Lace Fable 5:26

Lyrics

Then You Drown In Your Own Tears
Brother Forest Are You Dying
Disappearing Though The Years
Oh Does Anyone Dream The Way I Do
Oh 

Fellow Man Is Held For Ransom
President Put To The Test
Politician Looking Hansom
Does Our Country Feel At Rest

Without Too Much
Throw It All Way
Sometimes I Pray

Send Me A White Dove
Send Me A White Dove
Show Me There’s A Future For This World

Send Me A White Dove
Send Me A White Dove
Show Me There’s A Future For This World

Solo

There’s Something We Can Do
Is It Up To Me And You
White Dove I Need You

Darkened Skies Above America
Empty Spirits All Around
We Have To Make A New Beginning
Lift Our Voices From The Ground

Without Too Much
Throw It All Way
Sometimes I Pray

Send Me A White Dove
Send Me A White Dove
Show Me There’s A Future For This World

Send Me A White Dove
Send Me A White Dove
Show Me There’s A Future For This World

Written By
David Perrigan

Why Are Children Dying
Where Did We Go Wrong
Teach Us How To Make It Right
And How To Make Them Strong

The Years Of Lies Have Hurt Them
Now They’ll All Alone
Stop The Pain And We Might Regain
The World We Use To Know

Now We Must Rebuild It
Now We Must Survive
Fighting For Our Freedom
To Keep This World Alive

This World Is Such A Lonely World
This World Is Such A Godly World
This World Is Such A Troubled World

See The Land Enormous
Taste It With Your Mind
Flowered Fruit Perfection
In A Beauty Truly Blind

Take A Look Around Us
Tell Me You Believe
Give Your Mind A Little Time
And Maybe Then You’ll See

Is It Just A Rainbow
Is It Just The Sky
Can We Stop Pretending Things
And Asking Reasons Way

This World Is Such A Lonely World
This World Is Such A Godly World
This World Is Such A Troubled World

This World Is Such A Lonely World
This World Is Such A Godly World
This World Is Such A Troubled World

Solo

This World Is Such A Lonely World
This World Is Such A Godly World
This World Is Such A Troubled World

This World Is Such A Lonely World
This World Is Such A Godly World
This World Is Such A Troubled World

This World Is Such A Lonely World
This World Is Such A Godly World
This World Is Such A Troubled World

This World Is Such A Lonely World
This World Is Such A Godly World
This World Is Such A Troubled World

Written By
Ed Melendez

Instrumental 

Written By
David Perrigan, Ed Melendez

Dear Ms. Abbacromly
Are You Lonely Tonight
Dear Ms. Abbacromly
Are You Hungry Tonight

You Are Alone
You Say You Don’t Care
But You’re Lonely You Know

What’s It Matter In Our Easy Chair
Are You Lonely Tonight

Dear Ms. Abbacromly
Are You Lonely Tonight
Dear Ms. Abbacromly
Are You Hungry Tonight

Solo

Dear Ms. Abbacromly
Are You Lonely Tonight
Dear Ms. Abbacromly
Are You Hungry Tonight

Solo

Dear Ms. Abbacromly
Are You Lonely Tonight
Dear Ms. Abbacromly
Are You Hungry Tonight

Written By
Ed Melendez

My I Help You Mister
Let Me Show You What Is Real
Hidden In Confusing
Now It’s Time For How You Feel

Cause When I Look Into Your Eyes
I Can See The World Go Round And Round
When I Look Into Your Eyes
I Can See The World Go Round And Round

I Can See You Laughing
Smiling Faces On The Wall
Now You Think You’ve Got It
When You Really Don’t At All

Cause When I Look Into Your Eyes
I Can See The World Go Round And Round
When I Look Into Your Eyes
I Can See The World Go Round And Round

Take The Time And You Will See
What Happens Now And What Will Be
Look At Me Is This A Dream Or Reality

Solo

World Go Round And Round
World Go Round And Round
Woh Woh

World Go Round And Round
World Go Round And Round
Woh Woh Woh

World Go Round And Round
Ooo Oh Woh Woh
World Go Round And Round
Woh Woh Oh

Take The Time And You Will See
What Happens Now And What Will Be
Look At Me Is This A Dream Or Reality

Written By
Ed Melendez, David Perrigan

Instrumental

Written By
Ed Melendez 

I Used To Travel
I Used To Sail The Sea
But Now I’ve Fallen In Love
And It’s Taken A Hold On Me

She’s Very Lovely
She So Damn Pretty
So Please Don’t Take Her Away From Me
Oh Can’t You See

Oceans Of Blue
Following Me
Tell Me Where You’re Going
And The Things That You See

Oceans Of Blue
Don’t Leave Me Along
Take Me To Your New Island Home

Shall I Surrender
Bid A Fond Farewell
To The Silly Dream We Had
That They Say We’re Not To Tell

Come Closer Darling
Don’t Let It Slip Away
Hold On To Forever
And Forever It Will Stay

Oceans Of Blue
Following Me
Tell Me Where You’re Going
And The Things That You See

Oceans Of Blue
Don’t Leave Me Along
Take Me To Your New Island Home

Solo

Oceans Of Blue
Following Me
Tell Me Where You’re Going
And The Things That You See

Oceans Of Blue
Don’t Leave Me Along
Take Me To Your New Island Home

Solo

I Used To Travel
I Used To Sail The Sea
But Now I’ve Fallen In Love
And It’s Taken A Hold On Me

Written By
Ed Melendez, David Perrigan

Long Long Ago There Was A Sailor Man
Who Sailed Across The Ocean Blue
Set Forth To Travel Through The Mysteries
That No One Ever Dared To Do
A Lost Forgotten Traviler
A Story Of His Life And Of His Legacy

Long Long Time Ago Before The Wars Began
There Used To Be A Sailor He Was Sailing Sam
Traveling The Ocean Blue He Loved To Sail The Sea
And Sailing Sam Would Alway Go
Where He Wanted To Be
Wanted To Be

Long Long Ago
There Was A Sailor Man
Who Sailed Across The Ocean Blue

Tragedy Would Come Upon
The Land And All The Wishes
He Had Yet To Do

And The Images Are Of A Man
Who Just Supposed The Truth He Had

Feel The Sun In The Morning Time
Hear The Angels Sing With Joy
Emotions Find A Pathway To The Sky

All We Hear Is A Symphony
And A Mighty Cry Of Joy
Tender View Explosions In The Sky
In The Sky

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

Written By
Ed Melendez

Oh Salutations One And All
We Got An Open Invitation
Written On The Wall
So Get Ready To Hear More
Knock You To The Floor

Do You Like It Real Slow
Do You Like It Hard
Please Let Us Know
Cause We’re Ready
To Go On So
With This Most Triumphant Song

Oh It’s A Story And A Rhyme
Well It’s A Fairytale
And Trip Though Time

So If You’re Ready To Succumb
To Theorem That You’ll Become
It’s Story Turn It Loud
We’ll Turn The Music Up
We’ll Take You For A Ride

Cause We’re Ready To Go On
And We’re Going To Move Along

Solo

Turn On My Night Tonight
Allow My Mind To Run Away With You
Now Gone A Laps Of Time A Melody
A Lonely Song For Two

Turn On My Night Tonight
Allow My Mind To Run Away With You Oh

Oh Now We’re Coming To A Close
When The Music Stops
And We Make A Toast
But Remember Where We Are
Because We’re Never Very Far

Written By
David Perrigan, Ed Melendez

Rather Inviting
Somehow Quite Frightening
Were We Enlightening To You

Is It Surprising
Something Arising
Is It Surprising It’s You

Oh I Want To Sit A While
But I Know You Just Won’t Let Me Know

Listen To Fire
Heartache’s Desire
Taking Me Higher
With You

Will You Surrender
Things We Remember
Days In December
And You

I Want To Sit A While
But You Know I Just Won’t Let You Go

Solo

Frighten Little Child
Standing All Alone
With Fragments Of Your
Broken Little World

Taught Since You Were Born
To Live On Your Own
But Now Your Must
Lean To Survive

Solo

Don’t You Care Now
What You’ve Done To Me
Why Won’t Wonder And See
Won’t You Remember
Lying And Pride
Wanting The Hunger Free

Written By
Ed Melendez, David Perrigan

Musicians

Bass
Mike Jones, David Perrigan
Drums
David Scherer

Guitar
David Perrigan, Mike Jones
Keyboards
Ed Melendez
Vocals
David Perrigan, Ed Melendez 

Details

Release Date
October 25, 1990
Artist/Band
Fable
Album Title
Oceans Of Blue
Sound Engineer
Ed Melendez
Music Producer
Ed Melendez
Album Design
Ed Melendez
Music Genre
Prog Rock, Instrumental
Catalog Ref#
GT-1002
Audio Format
Digital Download
Music Label
Glittertown Records ©1990

The Album

After leaving my very first band, New Day, due to creative and personality differences, I focused my energy on my next, most ambitious project. Fable would lead me to one of my more creative periods, allowing me to explore a more elaborate musical direction. I was now able to focus on my new passion for prog-rock music. It was my recent exposure to the British band Marillion, as well as a solid desire to converge a more orchestral/rock style to my music, that had me excited.

But a collaboration with former New Day guitarist Dave Perrigan would set things in motion. This collaboration prepared the stage for a new creative journey and sound for me as a writer and performer.

It all began with an original song Dave and I wrote, “Japanese Girl.” That would be our first collaboration as a duo. But it would be the song “World-Go-Round,” based mainly on a keyboard riff I had introduced to my previous band New Day, demonstrating Dave’s and my ability to work together as arrangers and writers. The music for World-Go-Round had been performed by New Day as our closing song for the “Hollywood Showcase for Bands” performance. Oh, what could have been?

With several original songs being composed by Dave and me, the music of Fable began taking shape. We also made a unique move in that we decided to take full advantage of the newly available MIDI technology. This technology would help us arrange our music without additional musicians. Dave and I would share sequencing duties. It quickly became apparent that sequencing would have limitations, which meant that real instrumentalists would eventually be required to pull off some of the more intricate songs now being composed.

Of course, acquiring skilled musicians for the music Fable was creating was a daunting task. One of the first to come on board was former New Day drummer Xavier Bejinez. It was a comfortable fit, as Xavier, Dave, and I had already cut our teeth together on songs from our previous experience with New Day. So that meant the learning curve was not a factor. Finding a bass player proved far more challenging, however. The band auditioned countless potential bassists. At one point, New Day bassist Rob Trujillo even sat in for a session. Ultimately, we found ourselves alternating instrumentalists on bass.

Fable’s only performance was at the 1990 Earth Day event at Chapman University. However, two weeks before that event, drummer Xavier Bejinez left. Luckily, we found drummer Dave Scherer through an advertisement in a local classifieds magazine, The Recycler. Dave was a solid drummer with a great feel for Fable’s music. Guitarist Mike Jones would also play bass and guitar for the Earth Day event. With only a two-week window before the show, the all-new Fable lineup had to become a cohesive group quickly, which was made more difficult due to the intricate and elaborate arrangements we wrote.

The final piece of the Fable puzzle would be securing a lead vocalist. Having written and co-written most of Fable’s melodies and lyrics, the practical option would be to have me sing and perform them as a keyboard/vocalist. Having no formal experience as a lead singer, even with my previous band New Day, would be a gamble we would have to take.

The crowd was receptive to our show. Unfortunately, lead vocals were the one contention that surfaced after our performance. My lack of experience, compounded by the event’s outdoor setting and a substandard monitoring system, proved too challenging. These circumstances culminated in a poor vocal performance by me. Guitarist Dave Perrigan suggested that it would be “preferred” that I focus mainly on my instrument, the keyboard. Dave believed that my lack of skill as a lead vocalist could ultimately hurt the band in the long run.

Despite Fable having only one performance, this would still be a creative time for me. I would pen many songs, some eventually resurfacing in other band projects and albums. A few of these songs were “Sailing Sam” and “World-Go-Round.” An additional song I had written was shelved for being a bit too “keyboard-heavy” by Dave would be a song written in 7/8, eventually titled, “After the Rain.”

With creative struggles becoming increasingly frequent and the inability to find consistent instrumentalists, Fable would disband within a year. However, Dave Perrigan and I would find ourselves together again, returning to where we began. It looked like it would be another “New Day” for us.

The recordings on this page are the only existing tracks from Fable’s only performance at the 1990 Peace Fest event at Chapman University in Fullerton, California. Two original “peace-themed” songs, “White Dove,” written by Dave, and “This World.” written by me, were also performed at the event and are included in the audio section of this page. The songs listed are in order of their live performance.

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