We Drank Rivers

by debtcollector

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05:57
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04:42
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02:40
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03:42
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04:05
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03:22
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06:46

about

this album was recorded between 2011 - 2012 at my house in somerset, uk.

credits

released May 24, 2012

guitars, keyboards, hitting stuff, programming, bass, singing, writing, photos, drawings, recording and mixing by phil russell.

loops: drums on tracks 2, 6 & 8, additional drums on track 4, vocal effects on track 6. provided by the good users of the looperman.com website. thank you!

these tracks are not mastered.

thanks to Matt Etherton (of Presents for Sally) for listening first.

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debtcollector UK

debtcollector is phil russell, who also sometimes plays in Presents for Sally. lo-fi, indie, alt... all those things.
i started this home recording one man band thing a few years ago as a way to kill the countryside boredom.

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Track Name: Lies
some lies kill you, others pull you through
some lies die on the vine
some lies necessitate further lies to compensate
some lies free and some confine

but it's only the truth that hurts

some lies claw you, don't applaud you
some lies are the children of what you do
some lies flatter, but few lies matter
to anyone but who you tell them to

and it's only the truth that hurts
Track Name: Gift Horse
i decided to sing, it doesn't mean anything
now we're finally using words
we're hiding much more than ever before
she won't be waiting for me to get back home
sleeping out in the open air, knowing that i'm all alone

look in the mouth of the gift horse

now that that window's closed, you'll never find out how much i know
you need me more than i need you
but i need you, i really do
now the air is aching and the sun sets your eyes on fire
there's no use me waiting here
when what you're selling has found a buyer

look in the mouth of the gift horse

(now you're in, you'll never fall behind)
Track Name: Lift The Sun Into The Sky
hold my breath
i'm waiting for you to come
and lift the sun into the sky
never needed to see it up there before
now i do and i don't know why

i'm too old to make a change

and i see you're worried about me
don't be so worried about me
i know i'm going to be alright

lose my head
i'm running around with you
through the air under the sky
i've never seen so much blue before
it makes me smile
i don't know why

i'm too old to make a change

and i see you're worried about me
don't be so worried about me
i know i'm going to be alright
Track Name: Golden Box
right
we're all trying to get some light
and it's all breaking up inside my head

am i really here?
(when you see me i'm not really)

there
we're all trying to get some air
and the golden box is open for a while

am i really here?
(when you see me i'm not really)

right
we're all trying to get some light
and the golden box is open for a while

am i really here?
(when you see me i'm not really here)
Track Name: Gone Girl
she's moving to the capital
to make it happen
capital with a k

she's coming 'round to see you
she's all alone and always will be
take another and another
the horses will run tonight

she's going 'round the houses
right in front of you
then you'll find out all about her

she's coming 'round to see you
she's all alone and always will be
take another and another
the horses will run tonight

she's a waste
she's so wasted
so pretty, she's gone
Track Name: As I Die (Don't Wait)
so small
so small inside
running out of places to hide

i'll be here til they come for me
there is so much i'll never see
don't wait for me

can't feel
can't feel anymore
don't know what i'm trying for

i'll be here til they come for me
there is so much i'll never see
don't wait for me
Track Name: Who You Are
you'll never get into position if you're lying on the ground
one final act of indecision then you'll make an honest sound

that's why
in your mind
you're not who you are

with forward thinking pessimism you can keep it all inside
trying to get in the prism then you'll find yourself denied

(there is a middle bit here, but i can't work out what i was saying)

that's why
Track Name: Behind A Smile
I made it all a bit loud
And i never wondered how much that you knew
in a whiteout room
i never asked you how you're feeling now
in the car park again
i just hold your hand and cross my fingers

i've seen this before
and i've seen pain

then i'll drive you home
we need music on the stereo again
i wanted it to be sad
so i chose that one from 1992
we have to wait again
for an appointment set that can't come soon enough

i've seen this before
and i've seen pain

and they never called for you

in a darkened room
with the tv on with only one channel
i'll hold your hand again
i'll squeeze with one while the other one quivers
we see the picture break in
and i'll spend the rest of my life behind a smile
Track Name: Optimist, Don't Jump The Gun
remember when you said you'd have assassins kill your brother?
there's never been a better time to murder each other
but where's the sense in fratricide?
he only thinks he knows the secrets that you hide

remember when you said you'd love to firebomb your workplace?
there's never been a better time to lay it all to waste
but what's the point in making a blaze?
there must be worse places to tick off all the days

optimist, don't jump the gun
you don't want to be the only one

remember when you said you'd hang a noose down from the ceiling?
there's not a better way to show the people how you're feeling
but what's the use in letting go?
if you're gone you'll never, never know

optimist, don't jump the gun
you don't want to be the only one