Michael Lisle Dunn

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New Song, 'Conscience/Cape Understand'

I have completed another new track, with the help of Justine Perry, lyricist. I first wrote the words 'Conscience, leave me alone' and the tune to the chorus of this song when I was in the sixth form at school, so probably 1978 or 1979. I then could not finish it for years, though I tried, until I had a dream in the months after my stroke in 2014 about a 'paradise beach' at an intersection of oceans, which in my dream was called 'Cape Understand' - which gave me more lyrical ideas. Then a few months ago the lyricist Justine Perry helped me finish off the words to the song, to a further tune I wrote last year. So this song took me 40 years to write. A record, I think, even for me