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Gardeners’ Question Time

by The Tumbledryer Babies

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Proclivity returning Still nurturing and learning Question time
The conifer I bought last year is dying on my balcony in bloom Concrete planter with an ashtray on it on my balcony in bloom The summer shower passion flower purple brings my balcony to life Vibrancy of council block colour on my balcony in bloom The greens look good against the grey on my Kursaal balcony Could have been a source of joy if I could only see the wood for the trees back then
Someone said, "Are you the man from that advert?" and I said No You're thinking of somebody else "Didn't you once knock about with my sister?" I said No You're thinking of somebody else People ask me, "Are you the Tetrapak heiress?" and I say No That's somebody else "Hey" they say, "You're the fella from that band" and I say No You're thinking of somebody else "Aren't you part of that government program?" I said No You're thinking of somebody else Every time someone mistakes my identity I say No You're thinking of somebody else
What's that playing on the radio? Why do I start swaying to and fro? I have never heard that song before But if I don't hear it anymore It's still familiar to me Sends a thrill right through me 'Cause those chords remind me of The night that I first fell in love to Those magic changes My heart arranges A melody that's never the same A melody that's calling your name And begs you please come back to me Please return to me Don't go away again Oh make them play again The music I want to hear as once again, You whisper in my ear Oh, my darling, uh-huh I'll be waiting by the radio You'll come back to me someday, I know Been so lonesome since our last goodbye But I'm singing as I cry While the bass is sounding While the drums are pounding Beatings of my broken heart Will rise to first place on the chart My heart arranges Those magic changes Oh oh
Me, I see you learning Assimilating everything I can't teach you anything You'll learn much more than I'll ever know about everything Just do what you want, do whatever you want I can only guide you with love Yes, do what you want, forever whatever you want I can only guide you with love
Diamond Hill 00:53
Remember the day we walked up that hill Five miles into fog until I slipped in the mud We felt magic in our blood Deformed livestock chewing cud Remember the day we walked up that hill Remember the day we walked up that hill
In blue light I sleep Still scrolling, beep beep Just check the scores and I’m done Duhduhlun duhduhlun duhduhlun Read Marlow, Kurtz Eighteen alerts I drop it in the sea but still it is attached to me
It struck me once in a daydream It struck me twice in the jaw The change I feared kept me captive The change I hoped for was my flaw That's why I lived with all of my failures And always lived in Southend Maybe I'm good at keeping secrets Maybe I always pretend I have never run away
Stories Energies of inanimate entities I want Iggy Pop's copy of 'Footnote To Howl' Nina Simone's chewing gum wrapped in a towel and Warren Ellis' shoelaces
Abyss 04:44
My memory is failing; perhaps it’s for the best There’s little from my old life kept within my chest Maybe several photos that I wish had survived Brief and tiny moments wherein I had thrived Nowadays I’m better, but never made the grade Creatively redundant, as always was the case Fought a losing battle before you had begun 37 records spun less times than your one
Things change, things remain Like the feverish intimacy of a decades-old friendship now maintained over thrice-yearly pints Which is just enough to sustain a thing I cherish in the face of predictable inevitable change
Until death or distance, none shall part us My love for you is deathless It seems to bind me with mighty cables which nothing but omnipotence can break
Bad Lament 02:06
It's all blue to my brown eyes I will cause my own demise Woebegone, I rhapsodise
Palisander 01:01
Feeling nervous Need to do this You're the mother of invention Holding everyone's attention as you sing on the veranda Fingertips on palisander Strum a gentle chord and sing


Recorded between 12 September - 06 December 2020 in Room 237.


released March 5, 2021

All songs written and performed by A Moore except 'Those Magic Changes' which was written by J Jacobs & W Casey and 'Until Death or Distance' which takes its words from a letter by S Ballou.

Guitar solo on 'Abyss' by G Kiss.



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