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The Black Lamps

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1.
I’ve watched your life In detail miniscule Ear-wigging reams Of voyeuristic notes I can show you how you feel…said the archivist Your movements caught Chronologically bare Obsessive lines Of unreciprocated prose I can show you how you feel…said the archivist You’re in my blood You won’t shake me off your shoe The more you push The closer I become I can show you how you feel…said the archivist
2.
Casa Disco 03:37
I’ve been waiting here, amongst the tinsel waste Decembers been and gone but still it’s smell remains Darkness descends above the Christmas lights The pavement shivers in the drizzling rain As the buses pass, the January sales I’m stood at Casa Disco on my own It’s getting late, where can you be Am I the only one who doesn’t know Shutters coming down on the January sales I’m stood at Casa Disco on my own Feet are getting cold, I sink into my coat Am I the only one who doesn’t know As the buses pass, the January sales I’m stood at casa disco on my own
3.
Colour 8 04:01
A gentle push to The small of my back On my way down I look through the windows I see all kind of problems All mostly the same A heavy drink Of stirring emotions As time travels through The last of myself My tight-fisted heart Is slowly dissolving No longer volatile Just soaring and free The ill at ease Start taking over
4.
You are a contradiction We are a shared experience These are our sunflower curtains Hung like a faded masterpiece You said we’d stay together locked Into the world of eternal risk This is no time for sleepy heads Let’s stay awake forever Hope the smoking party never ends You smile like a constellation while Putting the doubt back in my mind I promised you that I understood I want this to last forever Hope the smoking party never ends Why.. why should I wait for this Tell me why…why should I stand for this What if we never wake up
5.
Awkward 04:02
The mother the father the same The brother the sister the same Shirts and ties in the rain It’s over, it’s over, It’s over The bitter the lager the smoke The tears the reunion the joke Hymn books one shared between two It’s over, it’s over, It’s over
6.
Planets 06:00
I watch the dying yellow sunshine Stretch across you in slow-motion And I can’t keep my stupid thoughts together I look for you The way I always do I swallow hard then I follow Something’s are never worth fixing So I grab out my hair To write you a poem I should cry for you The way I always do I’ll make the bed You’ll never lie on
7.
Because our sum Is nothing divided by none Are there no more surprises? Our clocks have stopped Alarms that will never go off Are there no more surprises? It’s hard to fit Into squares when your mind feels ellipse Are there no more surprises? Our ray of hope Has stretched out as far as it goes Are there no more surprises?
8.
I’m movie star I’m Palm d’Or Yes that’s me Yes that’s me alone On paperbacks Fumbled and worn A brand new wave As English as Class and decay….this is me I’m kitchen sink I’m Cote d’azur Surrounded Confounded by lust And spoonfuls Of hand me down dust I’m wet dog smell As English as Shame and disgrace….this is me
9.
Gene Pool 04:24
As complicated as a wish Or as simple as a gene Multiplying to a mass That could tip the family tree And it’s haunting me Is it installed in me From the caveman to a spaceman In the stifle of a sneeze You play the waiting game While I succumb to my disease And it’s haunting me As it installs in me
10.
You’re the one for me You sweet and salt the sea How was I to know Unsure the love would grow You’re the one until Every drop has spilled The frailest alchemy This strange philosophy

about

Cat No: ONI15/ONI15CD/ONI15LP
All songs written by Firth/Ormston/Scarfe/Stewart except 'Awkward' written by Bower/Firth/Ormston/Scarfe/Stewart
Recorded and Engineered by Steve Ellis at Orion Studio
Produced and Mixed by Lyndon Scarfe and The Black Lamps
Mastered by Tom Woodhead at Hippocratic Mastering
Cover art by Dean Ormston, sleeve design by Jamie Briggs

www.theblacklamps.co.uk
www.orionstudio.co.uk
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www.ofnationalimportancerecords.co.uk

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released January 12, 2015

The Black Lamps are: Greg Firth - bass; Dean Ormston - drums; Lyndon Scarfe - guitars and keyboards; Liam Stewart - vocals and guitars. Backing vocals by Anna Firth and Amber Scarfe.

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