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1.
Ocean Going 02:00
if domestic life matters what of time on the run? sold off cheaply the family gold i'm nowhere near having most to scorn time and tide and exiles flattering the hostile not much to be done for you, i'm told we've ships to build and launch into the ocean with prosecco on their bow if domestic life matters and it always has done sold off quickly the family gold i'm not the one who has children here all your stately assets Purcell soaring parapets not much to be done for you, i'm told we've ships to build and launch into the ocean on a mission no one knows and who knows how it ends? and who knows how it ends?
2.
i catch your voice bottled up on my answerphone you're just a little repulsed with yourself where did it all go wrong? c'est pas grave that's easier said than done now it's splashed across an infinite tundra and you tell me you can never go home i'm sure you'll find a way out though you'll kick it into a lawn never mown and let the grassroots grow c'est pas grave that's difficult now it's done and a promise that you mustn't deliver is splashed across our gravestones tonight the last thing we need's another giant survey someone lashed out and somebody else stepped out of the way saved by tautology c'est pas grave that's easier said than done now it's splashed across an infinite tundra and you tell me you can never just... c'est pas grave that's difficult now it's done and a promise that you mustn't deliver is splashed across our gravestones
3.
well i'd like to move things further on around here but i'm slow now too cautious with a smalltime fraudster's fears people say that i don't have to wade any further in but i know you could slip on autumn leaves you could lose your self belief someone takes against your face wrong time in the right place bad news in prosaic ways years ahead reduced to days fall down flat upon your face right time in the wrong place i'd love to be around a little more or a lot more but i'm stuck with the smallholder's fear of the door people say that i don't have to wade any further in but i know you could slip on autumn leaves you could lose your self belief someone takes against your face wrong time in the right place bad news in prosaic ways years ahead reduced to days fall down flat upon your face right time in the wrong place it's a good thing that i don't believe in envisaging a future to make it happen it would be grim when in fact it's often happy but then that reminds me of cold hard pavements ahead on which... you could slip on autumn leaves you could lose your self belief someone takes against your face wrong time in the right place bad news in prosaic ways years ahead reduced to days fall down flat upon your face right time in the wrong place
4.
Book Burning 03:10
light thoughts in dark times resist forever with our stupid lives and your pyromania throw another book upon the fire
 let the curtains fall, the sell-by dates expire walk me through the woodsmoke air as the markets slide madly free and unbelieving turn tricks skip flights sit forever at my careworn side burn all the lies once told throw another book upon the fire
 let the curtains fall, the sell-by dates expire walk me through the woodsmoke air as the markets slide madly free and still believing in the days when words were binding at least some of the time I come round on friday evening (it's prime book burning time) have a rant and then i'm fine so let another reason to be mad scurry up the screen among the passing fads meet me on the road halfway after darkness falls stone cold skin, we'll soon be home to throw another book upon the fire
 let the curtains fall, the sell-by dates expire sit within the woodsmoke air as the markets slide wild and free and unbelieving
5.
i arrive at halfway in incredulity as you rise and a place reserved amid runway guiding lights too late, my son not fast enough, love all possibilities exhausted some upstart's been and we're already in the intermission you feel you were born too late or as if you're ahead of time and you hold no truck with fate or with life as a plaything too late, my son not fast enough, love all possibilities exhausted some upstart's been and we're already in the intermission might as well stay to the end now you're this far first act, think later second halves are always shorter anyway and you're already... too late, my son not fast enough, love all possibilities exhausted some upstart's been and we're already in the intermission
6.
Runway 03:01
i will always be one step behind well made arguments won't change all minds you couldn't be more fulfilled than halfway down the runway relinquishing all control miles beyond, in time one more line that they could never sing my life's work not quite worth anything you couldn't be more fulfilled than halfway through your mission a maniac at the wheel but this flight lands in time bundled down the runway now nineteen twenty-two back seat drivers on the front row none of this is for you a life's there for the taking these days in all kinds of ways hearts are made for breaking these days informational chaos is the perfect cover for the perpetration of massive injustice
7.
Clamber Up 02:39
you won't be satisfied until it's broken you've fiddled now for hours when it was fine so clamber up roll my shoulders it's never old; it's never over i've been waiting for you a weather vane returns to its position the wind will change, your face will stay that way so clamber up roll my shoulders it's never wrong; it's never over i've been waiting for you i don't always want to be the first
8.
you need to know some certainty the one old thing that's in short supply somehow don't pull the plug just now lights go out lights go out every stupid day you don't have to do the same they've just confused you i could defuse you a change of clothes in a case it's a terrible waste the ones to whom you answer now would not do what they ask you to anyhow don't do their dirty work lights go out lights go out every stupid day you don't have to do the same they've just confused you i could defuse you a change of clothes in a case doesn't quite replace... light and sound let's go out find some of the joy that's been missing from your world so much to live for not someone else's war phone charger carefully packed it's a half-conceived act i'm not sure you believe in it anyway not really isn't it just the nearest absolute at hand in a world of shifting horror? lights go out lights go out every stupid day you don't have to do the same they've just confused you i could defuse you a change of clothes in a case it's a terrible waste
9.
Firebrands 02:40
with the rain still fresh on the leaves and the air all damply misleading you select some figures that fit with the story you'll tell time turns rebukes into rejoinders fatal rock n roll disregarding work just ignoring all of your patience can't see the firebrands for the hired hands for the chancers hanging around your friends so i stuck your face on my wall and it caused a small revolution and i put my heart on a wheel life was all just ahead time turns rebukes into rejoinders fatal rock n roll disregarding work just ignoring all of your patience can't see the firebrands for the hired hands for the chancers hanging around your friends you want to sing it's not a stage you want to act well act your age my face was slapped when i tried too hard in time all the work becomes its own reward
10.
Wild Ideals 02:55
green old bottle light swan vestas packet in flight where do your damp eyes roam? over by the blue smoke somebody knows three cheers the noble man loyal service retirement plan bent thumbs tobacco tears your newsprint fingers your wild wild wild ideals your wild wild wild ideals your wild wild wild ideals patience and doing right on time, a life in plain sight where did the kindness go? we left it in the alley now it's up in smoke cold fear the noble man loyal service a treatment plan bent thumbs curtain tears your newsprint fingers your wild wild wild ideals your wild wild wild ideals your wild wild wild ideals

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released April 25, 2017

All songs written, arranged, performed and produced by David Shah.

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