On​/​Wasted Air

by debtcollector

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On is the first single taken from the next debt collector album, Nothing Means Anything. The single is out on 20th of January with the album following on 10th of February.


released January 20, 2017

written, recorded & played by phil



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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: On
i feel stupid with my name tag on
i do more damage when i'm at home
it's a beautiful way to spend your day
and spend each night putting more weight on

thin skin with impossible bones
more will power than i could hope
it's a pitiful end to being your friend
to spend all night with a phone light on

but look and emerald now she's ok
because she's far away from here
(by design)

i can't think of another word
for the feeling that holds me down
and i'm stuck to the floor when my eyes are sore
i'll spend my life with a brave face on

but look and emerald now she's ok
because she's far away from here

couldn't stop my mind from wandering
into your mind, you left open
same tin paint box every night
and that's not right
that's not right
but it's better than none at all
Track Name: Wasted Air
don't you want to be a donor
when the soul cuts loose?
in the bar you'll drink it over
thoughts of something new
i can't close my eyes to heaven
it's too hot to breathe
don't you want to go forever?
foolish to believe

now's it's all just wasted air

i didn't mean to take your cover
when my eyes are grey
all the empty silver numbers
you can't waste away
driving drummers drag you under
thoughts down in the hole
don't you want to be a donor
when you lose your soul?

it's a shame that no one cares
now it's all just wasted air