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Something New From The Base Of Old

by Jumbotown

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1.
What A Night 03:44
What A Night Holy Agnes walks around, on the beat Tent show gospel, Piccolo Pete Hustling every chance and all they chance to meet Shuffling away on dancing feet Wowee what a night, what a night It's a weird old city alright Hustling every chance and all they chance to meet Shuffling away on dancing feet Turkish mocca rocking room, Efa the rider Tobacco chewing camel knelt beside her The tender trio, music men, the musical providers For an act that may look strange to outsiders Wowee what a night, what a night It's a weird old city alright The tender trio, music men, the musical providers For an act that may look strange to outsiders Petroleum, vesuvius, Nasby de Ville Inventor of a magic purple pill That makes each night a carnival, a carnival brazil Even the Klondike singers join the thrill Wowee what a night, what a night It's a weird old city alright That makes each night a carnival, a carnival Brazil Even the Klondike singers join the thrill Trigger blondes gather, gather at the bash Life and soul, flashing cash Spending all their money, all their bonus stash Days before another Wall Street crash Wowee what a night, what a night It's a weird old city alright Spending all their money, all their bonus stash Days before another Wall Street crash Wowee what a night, what a night It's a weird old city alright Wow-ee What a night!
2.
I thought of you in colour Until you disappeared I held you on in my memory for years Now when old roads take me from The darkest of the woods I stand upon the places where we stood Young and green, young and green Young and green, Young and green Young and green but we were there Running with the pack Good times, warm wind at our backs Now when old roads take me down Leaf lined avenues I wonder what became of you Young and green, young and green Young and green, Young and green Young and green, young and green Young and green, Young and green I know, I know, I know, I know, I know It's just the way that younger people grow I know, I know, I know, I know, I know It's still worth wondering Now a scratchy record We bought while out one day Brings it flooding back to me when it plays Time has lost that innocence I treasure thinking through I wonder what became of you Young and green, young and green Young and green, Young and green Young and green, young and green Young and green, young and green
3.
Alamo 04:35
A symphony of guns through the canyon Ragged pony men hunting for the head Of an outlaw from distant sands Gang of four he led from those lands North to steal a fortune, now his gang lay dead Picture palaces, souped up cars, cathedral shopping malls Best food, clothes and shelter, them folk got the lot The weary sheriff shouted, 'Game's up You've had your fun now give it up!' Turned to his deputy, 'Let's see what he's got' Too far from the river Too close to his Alamo Too far from the river To cross the border into Mexico The outlaw raised his head to the heavens Unsheathed his Indian knife and stood up for the fight They left him where he fell in the dust His bounty, just a meagre crust Slim pickings for scavengers who care not wrong from right Too far from the river Too close to his Alamo Too far from the river To cross the border into Mexico Too far from the river and too close to his Alamo Too far from the river and too close to his Alamo
4.
Don't keep harping on about The stuff that drags you down Bad moments come and go my friend Who needs them hanging around Pay no mind to regret What's done is gone with time Take it easy, lose yourself And step on down the line Do you wanna ramble? Do you wanna roam? I've been here, I've been there Most everywhere you see I arise and find me gone It's the ramblin' life for me Find out for yourself This life might suit you fine Take it easy, lose yourself Step on down the line Do you wanna ramble? Do you wanna roam Far away from home? Do you wanna ramble? Do you wanna roam? Pack a bag, grab a hat Lace up your walking shoes Stay, you'll get set in your ways What have you got to lose Pack a bag, grab a hat Greet the great outdoors Stay, you'll just be in the way What are you waiting for? Do you wanna ramble? Do you wanna roam Far away from home? Do you wanna ramble? Rambling on Do you wanna ramble? Do you wanna roam Far away from home? Do you wanna ramble? Rambling on
5.
Eagle High 04:09
Eagle Mountain Deep in the night A smuggler's plane Flying low Crashed in a storm Lay out of sight Buried in fresh Winter snow Ascending high Descending higher Good times roll 'round the bend Well they all got rich Then they all got poor Before that summer Came to an end Early in spring Before climbers found it Their backpacks The talk of the town Too much to haul From off eagle mountain So team after team Brought it down Ascending high Descending higher Good times roll 'round the bend Well they all got rich Then they all got poor Before that summer Came to an end Toking smoking mountaineers Eagle High holds no fears Eagle High whistles this tune High on the mountains of the moon Well they all got rich Then they all got poor Before that summer Came to an end Ascending high Descending higher Good times roll 'round the bend Well they all got rich Then they all got poor Before that summer Came to an end Well they all got rich Then they all got poor Before that summer Came to an end
6.
Eyes to the right The general's coming Fanfare blows, drums exploding Eyes to the left My father's sighing Mother cries, her shoulders shaking Eyes straight ahead All I see, all I see Is what's in front of me and so One look up to the heavens and go Eyes to the right Flak is flying Diving blind, forward driving Eyes to the left A body's lying Someone died as I was arriving Eyes straight ahead The place I see, the place I see Is where I'm ordered to be and so One look up to the heavens and go Eyes to the right I see her smiling Flowers bloom, sun is shining Eyes to the left The kids are running Jumping, chasing, rolling, laughing Eyes straight ahead The place I see, the place I see Is where I want to be but no One look up to the heavens and go One look up to the heavens and go But no, one look up to the heavens and go Straight ahead The place I see, the place I see Is where I want to be but no No, one look up to the heavens and go
7.
Sugar City 04:43
Sugar City on a drunk Make or break that's for sure Chips are down, life in a trunk Sugar City be the cure Rolling out of Sugar City Off my feet on Bullet Street Gamblin' joints showed no pity Personal best beat retreat I took them on and I lost Now it's time to avoid the cost It's a hard road to walk I know With a hat-full of rain and snow With a hat-full of rain Drive through wedding lasted one night She's stone cold gone away I couldn't face her, it's alright In this hard hat area today I took them on and I lost Now it's time to avoid the cost It's a hard road to walk I know With a hat-full of rain and snow With a hat-full of rain Sugar City sucks the soul I wish I'd never came Dose of salts cleans you whole Wish I could recall my name I took them on and I lost Now it's time to avoid the cost It's a hard road to walk I know With a hat-full of rain and snow With a hat-full of rain I took them on and I lost Now it's time to avoid the cost It's a hard road to walk I know With a hat-full of rain and snow With a hat-full of rain and snow
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I walked a mile, ran a mile Hitched a mile, paused awhile Smiled like a neon sign Those coming on whistles blowing down the line Tramplin dust through every town Stormcracked and scuffled down Thanks for these boots of mine Those coming on whistles blowing down the line There's a land I'm thinking Big pictures they appeared Wide open spaces For me there i walked a mile, jogged a mile Hopped a mile, stopped a while The hat just suits me fine For those coming on whistles blowing down the line
9.
The Long Run 02:10
Glad to be in for the long run Comforting to know you're near Winds and storms are rising Getting bigger every year Glad to be in for the long run Got a little homely house under a hill Where the lights go out when day is over And we sit back perfectly still So many days spent together girl I couldn't know you better if I tried I can't imagine life without you here We're together on this ride So glad to be in for the long run For all the aches and silver hair It's the gold of our autumns I'm glad to know you're here Long run Long run It's the gold of our autumns I'm glad to know you're here
10.
You were passing through you said But took a long time to go You were easy on the eye Even easier to know Talked as fast as those cars The ones that few can afford to drive Part of your manic charm That brought the days alive Three random verses Were all that you left I've no title yet I couldn't take you away from all that On me you did rely Centred my heart when you said I didn't even try Now I'm feeling tired, tired eyed Windy visions careen Messages in neon Above petrol drugged machines Three random verses Were all that you left I've no title yet What do your words really mean? I ponder puzzles in my dreams What did you want me to know Nearly 8 long years ago? Now I'm locked in soul surroundings They have a warm emotive feel Coursing through me now Making everything so real I pulled my coat a little tighter Stood like the truths been said Swayed to a beat down to my toes With the music in my head 3 random verses Were all that you left 3 random verses Were all that you left 3 random verses Were all that you left I've no title yet
11.
I was our man in Havana Before Fidel drew the line I was a Yukon gold miner From time to time A fisher of marlin Off the Key West coast Frequently drunk and always Ready to boast In Berlin from '83 I helped bring down the wall I'm always doing something I'm never standing still Do you do anything at all? I brought spices out of China Travelled the Silk Road In the Amazon jungles I discovered a rare toad I found a pearl so big It got given a name I can also do a dance That brings down the rain I was riding the rods Before I could crawl I'm always doing something I'm never standing still Do you do anything at all? If I'm lying may I be struck down With some terrible disease Have you seen my paddle steamer Roped up in the docks? Have you seen my Swiss wife? Her father's very big in clocks Have I told you about the North Pole? I'll tell you in a while After showing you my diamond And thousand carat smile In Berlin from '83 I helped bring down the wall I'm always doing something I'm never standing still Do you do anything at all? I'm always doing something I'm never standing still Do you do anything at all?
12.
Hitchhiker 04:09
Step aside For the heavy rollers Give the bird To the crazies that holler Many country miles Left to roam In a place Where nobody goes In a place Nobody knows Hard scrabbling man A-travelling home How times have changed Nobody Not a soul No one buys The desperate smile Least my boots Can see out the miles Getting blinded By flashing chrome I'm a hazard sign Something to clear A shadow left In the rear view mirror Hard scrabbling man A-travelling home How times have changed Nobody Not a soul Picks up hitchhikers anymore Picks up hitchhikers anymore How times have changed Nobody Not a soul Step aside For the heavy rollers Give the bird To the crazies that holler Hard scrabbling man A-travelling home How times have changed Nobody Not a soul Picks up hitchhikers anymore Picks up hitchhikers anymore
13.
Base Of Old 05:04
All these roads are going I could do with a change Gone past my knowing The vibes have gotten strange Walk through my old town Places where we'd play They should still be here But, no, they've gone away Something new from the base of old Give me something new from the base of old It all moved too fast New faces on the scene Got crowded out No spaces left to dream So many different ways Each such brevity Might mean something to you Don't mean a damn to me Something new from the base of old Give me something new from the base of old Something new from the base of old Give me something new from the base of old Time in loose spirit Where I wanna be First rays of rising sun Shining down on me You colour up my mind Every time that you're near Why are we looking back when The road ahead is clear? Why are we looking back when The road ahead is clear? Why are we looking back when The road ahead is clear? Something new from the base of old Give me something new from the base of old All these roads are going I could do with a change Gone past my knowing The vibes have gotten strange Walk through my old town Places where we'd play They should still be here But no they've gone away...
14.
Canyon Times 04:31
Wish I could write the song, the type of ballad long that would amaze ya A cool laid back number like I hear from those denim nasal gazers Wish I could sing like a bird the ones that can be heard in yonder meadow Colour your pathway in a blaze of red and golden yellows Wish I could write the words, ones you've never heard yet have been needing That take you back to cinnamon and wax and early feelings I could have brought you it all, before you took the call and left unsaid The way things work, I should have been the first to leave instead Different shade sister and brothers Live one way live another Wish I lived in canyon times, wind chime climes, eternal spring Hours in my ivory tower finishing off the next big thing But touching ground I took a look around unsure Still doing all the stuff that don't work inside me anymore All the same sister and brothers Live one way live another Wish I lived in canyon times, wind chime climes, eternal spring Hours in my ivory tower finishing off the next big thing Wish I lived in canyon times, wind chime climes, eternal spring Hours in my ivory tower finishing off the next big thing

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The 4th album from the songwriting duo Jumbotown

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released April 2, 2021

Word and music throughout by Michael Davies and Paul Ivor Jones

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Jumbotown is the acoustic singer songwriting duo of Mike Davies and Paul Ivor Jones

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