Son of Apollo

by James Deacon

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Following on from the success of his first two singles, Johannesburg-based singer-songwriter James Deacon has just released the lyrically expressive, pop-rooted “Son Of Apollo”.
In Greek mythology Hepius is the son of Apollo, and is widely regarded as the god of medicine. When attributed to Deacon’s latest single though, Hepius becomes a direct reference to the singer’s history with substance abuse.

Co-written with Paul Gala (Bad Future), the back-and-forth groove of the track easily lends itself to Deacon’s high-energy vocal delivery.

lyrics

Don't waste my time
Draw that line
Won't stop coming
Gonna go all night
Flip that switch
Take that coin
Catch myself
Tryna stay in time
Slips away
Fade to grey
Running a running a running away
Splashing water on my face
Running a running a running away

Your light burns me like I'm evil
This love hurts me like it’s hell
Your touch warms me like a needle
Now I'm falling for your spell
You’re my military
Making my insides turn to machinery

OK it's done
He's on his way
Going back
No no no way
Soon I'll be
Soon you'll see
Ride white horses in the cavalry
Now I'm free
Eyes on me
Promise that'll never happen to me
Keep it moving follow me
Promise that'll never happen to me

Your light burns me like I'm evil
This love hurts me like it’s hell
Your touch warms me like a needle
Now I'm falling for your spell
Your light burns me like I'm evil
Your love hurts me like it's hell
You’re my military
Making my insides turn to machinery

Youth is getting old
It’s feeling like a handicap
Wisdom tells me I should
Cherish every drop from out the tap
I can see a ghost in the crowd
Or maybe it's a shadow cast from the clouds
Your light burns me like I'm evil
This love hurts me like it’s hell
Your touch warms me like a needle
Now I'm falling for your spell

Your light burns me like I'm evil
Your love hurts me like it's hell
You’re my military
Making my insides turn to machinery

credits

released June 21, 2019
Written By James Deacon, Paul Gala, Mia van Wyk & Daniel Pawson
Mastered By Jacob van der Westhuisen
℗ Bad Future Records
© Musica Publishing 2019

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James Deacon Johannesburg, South Africa

Infusing its lyrics with soaring call-to-action vocals laced with rap and tenor-flecked melodies, cues are taken from soul, blues, hip hop and indiefunk as well as diverse influences that count John Mayer, Nirvana and Al Green to create a deeply personal mixtape dedicated to overcoming circumstance and inspiring courage in others. ... more

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