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released April 21, 2007

Mixed & Produced by Hadyn Buxton and Richard Buxton
Engineered and by Dave Davis at Sing Sing Studios and Shaun's Drumbalo
Mastered by Ross Cockle at Sing Sing Studios
Artwork by David Snow

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Track Name: Soft Toy
soaking in shallow puddles of wine / someone's laughter bangin' up on my blinds / it must be the peak just the other side of this trough / go softly softly, I've been a little too well loved / are these the last few days I have to save myself? / the last few days to live with no-one else? / restart work again tomorrow / get a dull night tonight out on dvd / don't full moons illume the blunders, false pregnancies and house numbers / tomorrow's gonna be all piranhas and progeny / go softly softly, I've been a little too well loved / the stuffing's been squeezed out of me / my little brain's picked undone / can you little hands push something of it back into my heart? / are these the last few days I had to save myself? / the last few days to stay out of my pet's mouth? / one life picking up, the other leaving off / this is what happens when you've had the corners half knocked off / the shame is having arms that just can't be lifted up
Track Name: Between Toora and Hazelwood
a blue sky is better than a brown / it has to be the former if I'm gonna stay in this town / I moved away from the city / from the pall of fluorescent light / now I've got the sun flickering in imitation and the noise keeping me up at night / the black coal is better than the brown / they say it has to be the former / if it's gonna come out of the ground / I don't need the buzz of the city / but I need my electric light / they've got compulsory acquisition / they've got dust in cattle's eyes / they, who love the buzz of the city / love the flood of electric light / say it's rough down at the ministry / cuz they don't know who to tuck in at night / they can't say which way the knifes will be faced / and whose field they'll be standing on when the lease runs out past it's last day / I don't need the buzz of the city / but I need my electric light / they say it's keeping them up at night
Track Name: Angles
can you keep that hand on my shoulder? / maybe pinch a little higher? / I never had this problem with you / we never had this happen / but now they know / don't ask me how / they just do / my drink tastes suspicious / suspiciously like a tear / the crews are starting to turn / beginning to tighten up in me / I'm just trying to find an angle that won't dig in too deep / and just when I'd settled down to behave / I even made a conscious decision / you've never had this problem, have you? / you've never had this happen / don't ask me how I know / it's beginning to tighten up in me / I'm going to straddle the angle and not let it get to me / cuz in pub light panorama binge thinkers get guesses for nothing / and those left to the stair / to the angle / will find the best way of falling / this drink tastes suspicious / suspiciously like a tear / the screws are starting to turn / they're beginning to tighten up in me / you've never had this happen so can you just sit here on the stair with me / and let me find the angle
Track Name: Know This One
I know this one / I know it well / you, hiding from the kids in the bookshelves / hard for a scene to believe it / yeah I heard this one too / how many times were you at hymn page, god throbbing in your mouth? / hard for a man to believe it / and just when I thought I'd heard every word / you can tell me again / how did it end? / where did this begin? / second or third time had it down / in that north-facing furnace / I was on, no I was coming off, the oxygen / leading, being lead / tell me what's the difference? / you can tell me again / how does it end? / where did this begin? / does this go anywhere / I don't care / I'm not bored / I'm not yawning / no, I'm not tired / I know this one / I can feel it being breathed into a different set of lungs / what's the matter? / I thought you couldn't bear to hear another word / but you get the meaning and the message / got no claim for any damage / you couldn't bear to hear another word / now you can't bear her being distracted / so let me tell you again / tell you how this ends / now you care / you're not bored / you're not yawning / what you gain on the swing you lose see-sawing / and all because you're thinking you know this one
Track Name: Success
I kiss her cheek / her eyes stay fixed and far away / I kiss again / for the game's sake, I kiss again / and again and again, but still nothing / no, her lashes move hair / her lashed move a hair / and I could swear, I could swear success / I can't get used to this success / the pack-soft quilt / and the crisp cool sheet / I can hear rain falling / but the hem is heavy in it's wave / the street-lit lace / and she comes, her she comes silent and brave / I can't get used to this success
Track Name: Please Don't Deconstruct
a spasm of sprung hair / I can see an amiable grey in the teeth / her hand comes down, rests gently on me / I detect something of a need / she says don't call my squares pretty / or say the same of my circles of duty / yes, it's a lovely space / if four white walls they make a lovely space / looks like we've already run out of things to say / meaning must be created if good books are to be believed / emptiness must be filled / even in spoiled rats like me / you were just a chicken bone in a science coat when I had fair hair / now we both live alone and you want to meet up for what god only knows / and what your friends can only suspect / meaning must be created if good books are to be believed / emptiness must be filled even in spoiled rats with growing bones under grey suit coats / ink in the hair / meaning wasn't created, just given back then / now it all seems to hang by a hair / and the memory of a herring bone in a painter's coat / clipboard and pen / your friend was living alone I bet, and I see she's dying the death of a thousand cigarettes
Track Name: Her Reserve
how can she giggle on such tinder-like legs? / I can fan my arms around her, if she wants it / she says I've got her cherub lip / she's getting drinkers in here stiff / and I don't pretend not to see all messages / or see how brightly they burn / how brightly they burn / when did you flitter in over these glittering lids? / thought you had the room all on one arm, did you? / no fancy dress and no done harm / now you want to take the tips from my fingers / now you want to pull the pins from my hinges / but I'm glad to see some joy in the surgery / yeah, you're looking sharp even with no instruments / just take a look in your hands / you've got a fist full of opinions / see how brightly she burns / brightly she burns / she must be on the last fumes of her reserve
Track Name: Gravity
I can deal with gravity and what it metres out / the ache in my ankles / the grazes that have scarred the skin on my arms / it's just the law of motion and the pain in part that has to come with gravity / oh I can deal with gravity / but not the disgust in my heart / at some sour sixteen that shouts from a screen / that's my formative years that she's dragging around / through the plywood and iron halls / you can hear the rush coming from an outside storm / in a path of least resistance the dollars fall / and don't they fall with gravity! / yes, I can deal with gravity but not the contempt for it all / now I often disappoint young vanities / when the stock keeps selling out / they're straight from saturday morning music tv / and I'm glad they go without / good god, my maturity / now some sour seventeen thinks she's causing a scene / they've got got her sugar covering all those stupid magazines / if it wasn't disgust in my heart, I'd have to deal with a cavity
Track Name: Second Opinion
let's get something straight / I may have been hungry but my ambitions were never naked / oh, let's get something straight / the only ammunition I had fell off the back of a medical condition / and the bullets are lodged somewhere in your decking / well I'm sorry about it / but don;t worry about it cuz it won't sink you or your precious town / no, I agree she's handsome / but then again, you did know your way around / no, living doesn't know how to become you, idol / no living it doesn't know how to become you / and if presumption can only disappoint / this time it won't let me down / I just couldn't find your entry point / you talk about your angels like the gods merely hire them out / well just consider this country / held starless on your left / and godless by your right / well it's sky rage only shades of a nobel white? / and if presumption can only disappoint / this time I won't let us down / I just couldn't find a talking point / the ingrate spews platinum and doesn't know how history's helping him no / living, it doesn't know how to become you idol / no, living doesn't know how to become you / it's no wonder you were scared while you were here / there's no sun more yellow, beautiful, dangerous or hollow
Track Name: Sister Friend
sister friend, look up there / that's a red bulb they're screwing in / I'll meet you here / how about we get these necks unhinged? / sister friend, don't think I haven't shared the doubt you're in / if you can see the puzzle in question / now you can answer it / sister friend, I wish I had more compassion and more sense / before kid sleepovers gave way to hangovers / before life, before you ambition hit / but I guess there's no use in contemplating / even wasting time on the might-have-beens / such disparate slumbers / and under similar clouds and coloured covers / make sure when we walk out of here / you pop any of my fanciful ideas / sister friend / you look like you've been stabbed with a pin / if you could see my question as well as I see the compliment / so put those eyes back in your head / I know you can handle it / I know you're equipped / I know you can handle all of it
Track Name: Stop Doing The World A Favour
lambasted at every point / every bastard will at some point decide to stop the struggle / is it a comfort or is it defeat? / when you're smiling for a change? / that you've found yourself a seat? / is it a comfort or is it defeat? / is it a comfort being tied to that ship? / cursing your crew, sliding into the drink / wearing the outcome all that time right there on your hip / so is it a comfort or is it defeat? / when you're smiling for a change? / that you found your place to think? stop doing the world a favour / you're doing my head in / is it a comfort or is it defeat? / when you're smiling for a change? / yeah, you've found your space to breathe / stop doing the world a favour / stop doing it / cuz you're not doing us any favours
Track Name: Tea
it's comforting / the tea, how it's running down me / I know just what to say to you / for the most part / I know just what to say / I've got an empty bowl / but i see something left in you / you'd think I'd know how to finish most things, even know if you've had too much of one thing / they're hours to kill / they're ours to kill / so let me drag you in / yeah, let's go drown / let's go drown / give me childhood on my tongue / the small sharp odours of the undone / let's go drown and then struggle out as humans / then we will know just what to say when we're done / it's comforting, but it's a just a shell of the concrete stuff other people lead / it's running me down / it's running me down