Running off the Track

from by Robert Leslie

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  • Yes... It is the distant future, and CDs are no more... But their departure has left a gaping void in our collective psyche. It is an age of efficiency, no denying it... You can shop from your home, eat from your phone, design your kitchen on a magnetic train... But as you scroll n scroll thru your phone to pick the next tune it slowly dawns that something has been lost... Damn if there isn't still something missing - that special - something - to hold close - press to your heaving breast - admire from every angle and dapple with soft kisses... Oh God!

    I got you covered. Instead of sinking a lot of time and money into getting CDs printed, I sunk a whole lot of time and money into making pretty lil booklets! Tis the result of many many hours of me jiggling about listening to Fela Kuti and snipping up art auction catalogues. Each of the songs has its own artwork, typewritten lyrics, scrawled notes, and is printed on lovely glossy paper that makes you feel good to look at. Tasty.

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lyrics

There was the sun hung low
And the smell of charcoal
Little embers on the mountain
On the island, somewhere out off
The Atlantic coast
There were the things we had
The things we needed most

Took our act up north
Through the old Arab forts
We rearranged our faces
To contain the different places
We were passing through
We made everything to look the way
We wanted to

But it looks like you've been running
 off the track again
Cause nothing ever happens only once
go sing it but don't try and
bring it back again
Forget it now, go put it in a song

And so you wake each day
To something fading away
Some person that you see
Someone else you used to be
When you could make it real
Like a thing you touch,
Not just a thing you feel

But it looks like you've been running 
off the track again
And nothing ever happens only once
Go sing it but don't try and
bring it back again
Forget it now, go put it in a song

But then everybody plays
At making songs these days
So to hell with all the numbers
Go on over, go on under
Go on off again
You don't have the time
Don't have to make it rhyme

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from Sunny Kindsa Lies, released April 7, 2016

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