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1.
you broke it so you should really fix it you've been misunderstood: you wanted chaos there goes the wrecking ball that wants to serve up all kinds of entropy brick dust and crashing walls but somehow still beleaguered how does anybody sleep? i'd dearly love to have the problems of before so much more bearable with something certain but there goes the wrecking ball that wants to serve up all kinds of entropy brick dust and crashing walls but somehow still surviving there's a table free so cue up a snooker ball pretend you've never seen one in your whole life and watch your opponent fall beginner's luck, it must be how incredible are you? and round and down and down and round we go round and down and down and round we go
2.
Hemispheres 01:44
i watch the anti-clockwise basin flow or is it clockwise? i don't know we wouldn't want to be the ones who set our sights a bit low but London, when will you remind me quite why i chose to stay here meekly believing water flows down plugholes the wrong way round? and now you tell me they're not songs these were just poems all along social prescribing speaks of flowerbeds but melody? no! London, when will you remind me quite why i chose to stay here meekly believing water flows down plugholes the wrong way? maybe... or could it be a story? the hemisphere we're in has no bearing on liquid time to find out, baby i'm leaving town
3.
thick loam clay mud stuck in the grooves caked in the sole of the boots you remove patiently, I brush it away the present-at-hand is ready again your feet soaked from the fields this life stuck in the scenery my ambition revealed more like the old guard more like the in-crowd than... all-day-long stench collar and cuffs fingers re-warmed the smooth hits the rough when will i see the real world again? flightpaths recede i'm ready to find your feet soaked from the fields this life stuck in the scenery my ambition revealed more like the old guard more like the in-crowd than them i will be more like the old guard than them
4.
i've run out of options and so i carry on still doing that thing i think i've just got the hang of weathered little autumn friend how do you defend unbroken records? when the others all pretend and every one a broken heart hey, a finishing line forever out of reach ticker tape tears we must not fall asleep weathered lovely autumn friend how do you defend unbroken records? when the others all pretend and every one a broken heart waiting there to play their part waiting in the wings on a bright autumn day
5.
don't worry i am in the queue for self-loathing and decrepitude it's just that i have let a few people jump ahead if they asked to if they were in a hurry it's just the way that i was raised but i'm in line, and who knows what's at the end no funnies i am in the thick of this unkempt business walls are paper thin it's just that you have let a few voices get away if they asked to if they were in a hurry it's just the way that you were raised but you're in line and you know what's at the end
6.
there were adventures and there will be more soon country lanes, in-jokes, slightly underheated rooms blinds that don't quite close awkward-breakfast blues i wouldn't mind another slice if it's included with the view you're brave today is someone over you? you're in control is someone melting out of view? bit by bit, has old consent been put away or given a different purpose? i want to move freely i might not stay for long a citizen of i am here for now and perhaps beyond you're brave today is someone over you? you're in control is someone melting out of view? bit by bit, has old consent been put away or given a different purpose? your own vernacular has been adopted by those who want to keep you down once i made things for my old age now i make things to feel young again misadventures!
7.
can't you draw a short or even shorter straw? won't you pin that tail somewhere on poor old Eyeore? (he'd quite like to get home some time this evening) undecided again undecided again time to make up your tidy mind so derided again it's divisive, i get it but that doesn't mean you're both right can't you pass the salt without a third world war? and won't you take bit more interest in what's gone before? undecided again undecided again time to make up your tidy mind so derided again it's divisive, i get it but that doesn't mean you're both right if they can't work it out mediation and shouting won't help... but time will smother when they finally shut up will the judge sum it up saying "boys, you're as bad as each other"?
8.
Promises 01:56
in my life, i have not been too good at living up to promises awful self-preservation creeps in something rotten in the seafood aisle wait in the lighthouse beam far out in shark-filled water wade out without your rubber ring and i'll see you a little later i don't mean you cannot trust me i have always paid my bills on time but i test the patience of the one i love and will for all my life wait in the lighthouse beam far out in shark-filled water wade out without your rubber ring and i'll be there a little later or disregard all i say stick with your gut-felt instinct braces and belt and parcel string pretend you weren't even listening to a word i said
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Collapse 01:49
on shortened afternoons the light collapsing through i know who's still around coming to call chain up your broken bike tell me what you'd like if you weren't already gone in a flash of smoke and a missing spoke there is a gap to fill i freewheeled roundabout dismounted near your house i've only just begun waiting around tie up my broken bike by the orange light imaginary gone in a flash of smoke you're a day-old joke but who's complaining? lamps for the winter light tell me what you'd like there is no gap to fill on shortened afternoons the light collapsing through i know who's still around coming to call

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released October 22, 2019

Written & produced by David Shah.

Released on 22nd October 2019.

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