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1.
Gold Ships 04:03
Superstition is a flaw to be exploited Thought the starsailors from the east Taken to the city in the great lake That was the end of its prosperity and peace Up to the snowlines people driven The condor man stripped of wings to fly Disease of slavery below them Above them cold indifference of the sky Gold ships leaving Ships appearing Temples of the sun They're low in the water Strict to the order With many more to come (Better run) Made to speak a different language Worship one so alien to their ways Living with mind and soul pollution No spirit wind could blow it away Gold ships leaving Ships appearing They're working every tide Warrior people Not church and steeple Their eyes burning wild (Burning wild) Superstition is a flaw to be exploited Thought the starsailors from the east Taken to the city in the great lake That was the end of its prosperity and peace Gold ships leaving Ships appearing Temples of the sun They're low in the water Strict to the order With many more to come Gold ships leaving Ships appearing They're working every tide Warrior people Not church and steeple Their eyes burning wild (Burning wild)
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Missed your shining eyes Missed your rainbow smile Fireside exaggerations Your so much to say It was alright, I had all day Fine detail tricky situations Something somebody told me this afternoon I had to call to see if you were alright Got me all in a panic but refocused too I had to call to see if you were alright Faces from the past When did we meet last? Different times, different occasions? Never be again? What has rained has rained? Different times but same persuasions? Something somebody told me this afternoon I had to call to see if you were alright Got me all in a panic but refocused too I had to call to see if you were alright Your stories have changed over years I'm glad; they're still great to hear And long may they endeavour I'd say you're looking fine I'll have that drink if you don't mind Nuts and bolts to keep us together Something somebody told me this afternoon I had to call to see if you were alright Got me all in a panic but refocused too I had to call to see if you were alright Something somebody told me this afternoon I had to call to see if you were alright Got me all in a panic but refocused too I had to call to see if you were alright
3.
Rattlebones 03:33
Go ask Joe, old rattlebones He'll tell you the score Who's doing what to whom And why and when and more There ain't no mysteries here He seems to know it all He's got his ears to the ground If you're coming 'round his stories need all day Not some derelict That's just part of his disguise Blends in nicely here When he's out to get his prize He can hold any drink That anybody buys Just to learn a little more It's an open door but his stories need all day (Joe, take it away) Sees us from behind his blinds We offer vigilante pay We tell him people wouldn't mind But he smiles and turns away Go ask Joe, old rattlebones He's everybody's link Won't cost you anything but Your time and a little drink Go ask Rattlebones He'll tell you the score Who's doing what to whom You can come in the room but his stories need all day (Joe, take it away)
4.
Old Piano 04:42
Old piano Out of place Regarded now A waste of space Keys are sticky Tone's not right But not so long ago It would play all day and night Violin, recorders A banged-about trombone This old piano Doesn't weep alone Its song is gone now Once so sweet You could hear it playing up and down This sentimental street Songs of moon, of moon and stars Drunken songs we took too far Songs we played when we were kids Songs sleeping now underneath the lid Songs of moon, of moon and stars Drunken songs we took too far Songs we played when we were kids Songs sleeping now underneath the lid Old piano Don't sound so swell But once upon It played so well Now nobody Has got the time It's still in sight But really out of mind Truly out of mind Songs of moon, of moon and stars Drunken songs we took too far Songs we played when we were kids Songs sleeping now underneath the lid Songs of moon, of moon and stars Drunken songs we took too far Songs we played when we were kids Songs sleeping now underneath the lid Songs sleeping now underneath the lid
5.
Snowbirds 03:37
Taking flight into a pale sun Unquestioning spirit to go When favouring winds they rise for us Ancient calls that only they know To this sweetest and fairest of isles Becoming our own winter white Here pastures keep their green And skies stay unseasonably bright To this sweetest and fairest of isles Becoming our own winter white Here pastures keep their green And skies stay unseasonably bright Held in the thrall of old legends Tales that make us feel we belong Bask in the words all a-glowing Held by those capturing songs When the north winds are blowing And the tall waves rise Down from the heavens The call as the snowbirds arrive The call of the snowbirds When the north winds are blowing And the tall waves rise Down from the heavens The call as the snowbirds arrive The call of the snowbirds The call of the snowbirds The call of the snowbirds...
6.
Tenderfoot 05:04
On the edge, a single shack Beyond just cutting slack Dripping mosses, tarp' and wood Shotgun palace called Tenderfoot Paper windows, flat dirt floor One-room paradise, old chapel door Motor museum with rusted hoods Graveyard of wheels in Tenderfoot Long grey whiskers Eyes that hurt Catfish crawling Along the dirt Barking dogs, cats that scratch Light the lamp if you can strike the match Owls that screech, snakes that climb Need a machete, you can borrow mine Long grey whiskers Eyes that hurt Catfish crawling Along the dirt Tingle creek running brown Mound of dust, a good sit down Life ain't hard if you married good Beyond beyond in Tenderfoot Long grey whiskers Eyes that hurt Catfish crawling Along the dirt Long grey whiskers Eyes that hurt Catfish crawling Along the dirt Along the dirt
7.
Walk Away 03:40
Maelstrom, confusion Plagues of crippling doubt Walk away inflictions What's a soul about What's a soul about What's a soul about Walk away and find out What's a soul about Steel cold, raw fear Prison of stone guilt Walk away restrictions How your soul is built How your soul is built How your soul is built Walk away and find out How your soul is built Walk away those doubts Walk away those doubts Walk away inflictions Walk away those doubts Injustice, suffering Words that needle in Walk away inflictions Reach that soul within Reach that soul within Reach that soul within Walk away and find out Reach that soul within Walk away the guilt Walk away the guilt Walk away restrictions Walk away the guilt Walk away restrictions Walk away the guilt Walk away the guilt
8.
Stuff 01:21
Stuff held Stuff denied Stuff clear Stuff disguised Stuff that fills up a room Stuff thought Stuff said Stuff wanted Stuff instead Stuff piled up to the moon You can move in anytime What's yours is yours, what's mine is mine Stuff that might last a day Stuff outdated Stuff thrives Gets broken And revived Stuff I can't throw away You can make yourself at home But there are standards to maintain Stuff I can't throw away You can make yourself at home But there are standards to maintain!
9.
Sometimes I fill the tank Drive till my mind feels right Just take the lonely day into The empty arms of night Real places, better senses Change of mode Long shadows follow Dissipate like ghosts Most times I'm a child again A playful wind that blows A never down circus clown Whatever this life throws In all its tones and all its textures Snapshots and sideshows I don't need all the answers Before it's my time to go In all its tones and all its textures Snapshots and sideshows I don't need all the answers Before it's my time to go Crystal waters, crystal lakes Mountains surrounding me Like the whole world's in my wake I'm alive, don't follow me In all its tones and all its textures Snapshots and sideshows I don't need all the answers Before it's my time to go I don't need all the answers Before it's my time to go In all its tones and all its textures Snapshots and sideshows I don't need all the answers Before it's my time to go I don't need all the answers I don't need all the answers I don't need all the answers Time to go
10.
Mojo Matters 03:08
I'll tell you something You'll know it's true Mojo matters Everything you do And if it's missing Don't force anything Mojo matters Mojo matters Mojo matters Mojo matters Yes it matters I'll try to explain Everybody has it Somewhere in their brain Those magic moments Delivering surprise Mojo matters Mojo matters Glint in the eye Mojo matters When it falls upon you All will see that it's there It's infectious Contagious And easy to share Yes, Mojo matters Fall under its spell How long it lasts You never can tell And if it's missing Don't force anything Mojo matters Mojo matters Appear it will Mojo matters
11.
24 Stations 03:31
Many a mile down the old rail track Nothing much of nothing to do I'm rolling quickly with a clickety clack I'm 24 stations from you How grand these stations must have seemed With trains coming out of the blue In the golden age of steam When all was mechanically new When out of the pines came the river Out of the pines, the lane Out of the pines, the wind and song Out of the pines, the train Parallel lines run me back The whole of the country meets at Crewe Yes, I'm all aboard with the pack But I'm 24 stations from you You and who? Out of the pines came the river Out of the pines, the lane Out of the pines, the wind and song Out of the pines, the train Many a mile down the old rail track Nothing much of nothing to do Rolling quickly with a clickety clack 24 stations from you You and who? You and who? Rolling quickly with a clickety clack 24 stations from you You and who? You and who? Out of the pines came the river You and who? Out of the pines came the lane You and who? Out of the pines, the wind and song You and who? ...
12.
Up In Flames 04:12
Well this desert sun's a demon Guns seem so out of place Now the enemy is obvious to me Blistering my face! It's no time to whine No weakness will do No lamentations Will get me through I came in loud over the border Sure was a show I was high as a kite But flying just too damn low Nose dived in the sand Jumped out of the plane A million dollars Up in flames A million dollars of something up back up in flames A million dollars, life-changing stash down the drain Nose dived in the sand Jumped out of the plane A million dollars Up in flames A million dollars of something up back up in flames A million dollars, life-changing stash down the drain Well is that a mirage or is the end of this desert Finally in sight? I talk to myself and, man, I argue About how I got in this plight Bought into business A small country store Too far off the main track Not there anymore A million dollars of something up back up in flames A million dollars, life-changing stash down the drain Bought into business A small country store Too far off the main track Not there anymore A million dollars of something up back up in flames A million dollars, life-changing stash down the drain A million dollars of something up back up in flames A million dollars, life-changing stash down the drain
13.
Gambling Man 04:41
Gambling man, cards are down Find me every deal in town Gambling man Make a living making them think I'm some rich guy worse for drink Gambling man I play my hands, train my eyes Frown, I smirk, I feign surprise Gambling man Lose a little, let 'em in Drop their guard, think they'll win Gambling man I fool them up and wage them high Strike like an eagle from the clouds Get out fast without a pause That's how it mostly was Gambling man How I game don't suppose Jackpots fewer deceit exposed Gambling man Travelled far till accents changed Different rules but money the same Gambling man Gambling man until I die Just keep living for that buzz Some days poor, most days rich Someday a roadside ditch for this Gambling man Some days poor, most days rich Someday a roadside ditch for this Gambling man A yellow moon sits over Havana Why has it taken you so long? I bet that someone has thought that And put it in, and put it in a song Gambling man, cards are down Find me every deal in town Gambling man Make a living making them think I'm some rich guy worse for drink Gambling man I fool them up and wage them high Strike like an eagle from the clouds Some days poor, most days rich Someday a roadside ditch for this Gambling man For this gambling man For this gambling man Some days poor, most days rich Someday a roadside ditch for this Gambling man For this gambling man For this gambling man

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The fifth album from the duo Jumbotown

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released May 1, 2021

All words and music written 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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