Mickey Mouse Hat

by The Tumbledryer Babies

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1.
Low tide's edge You're holding hands with me We feel each other's pulse and the pulse of the sea This is the way I want to see out my days Morning sun across a mudflat Just us four You run as I hold your Mickey Mouse hat
2.
I head down the Wakering Stairs to The Broomway where my doom awaits me Watch it take me away like I matter Like the Earth could shatter Lord knows I can't walk on water But watch me wade, just watch me saunter away! Lord knows I can't walk on water
3.
I won't be long, just recording my song I don't want to make a record I want to read books not just for lyrical hooks I don't want to make a record I want to eat a stew and watch Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World I don't want to make a record Just want to play, having no obligation to write I don't want to make a record Go! I want to play shows that aren't just cutting off my nose I don't want to make a record Promoter puts me on but won't listen to my song I don't want to make a record There's no fee but I might sell some CDs I don't want to make a record The indie rock set just talked through my set I don't want to make a record There's a cool label guy, I'm not the cool label kind I don't want to make a record Your label sounds neat, will you put out my LP? I don't want to make a record No, that's fine - I'll just release it online I don't want to make a record I'll only overshare (at least no one will hear) I don't want to make a record Today
4.
No Effort 03:31
I need to take a breather I'm hardly Mr. Joie de Vivre Life can be tough And yes, I do look rough To be perfectly honest I think they are crazy To accuse me of being purposefully slipshod and lazy I do use first takes but I do not take breaks Just because I am a person who seemingly makes No effort But I do really try And try as I might I just can't get it right No effort Not thinking what's next I'm lost in the fog of my back catalogue You are an example of how to absolutely Work hard at life and art and maintain all your beauty You levitate above all the flakes That's because you have a talent that seemingly takes No effort But I see you work hard You have all these powers and you put in the hours No effort A person of skill It might take you a while but you're best by a mile No effort
5.
Your version of events The truth, it conflicts it The damage is all mine Not got long enough to fix it But you could've made time It's like that old adage: "To say 'I don't have time' is to say 'I don't want to'" Because everyone has baggage And my baggage is you A danger imagined A real danger to me I won't further examine And that's how it will be I've laid it out for you and I won't be open No, I won't be open and I never plan to And you never really planned to But still you say, "Andrew I don't understand you"
6.
Wither II 01:02
I won't suit bald like Telly Savalas My voice won't decay like Tom Waits My skin won't collapse like Harry Dean Stanton I won't have Ravanelli greys As I wither away Wither Away
7.
21st year of the 21st Century Not how George Jetson said it would be Dawn of the age of declaring you're an arsehole Ariel Pink on Tucker Carlson Opinions I thought were universally hated But you don't want your family vaccinated What a hill to die on!
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As I purchase the proverbial farm I think of the times that I caused people harm My neuroses doesn't hold much charm & I never intended to cause you alarm In over my head with the strife Sorry for twisting the knife I was much too far out all my life And not waving but drowning
10.
Thames Boom 02:52
I don't know what I'm alive for Clearly perfection is not what I strive for My defence is snafu But today is perfect with you At the Thames Boom
11.
Mood Ring 01:11
Your mood ring is turning blue Even though you're wishing it diamond As we listen to Neil Young We're tired, warm and silent Everything is new to you But that record is truly amazing Saturday morning cartoons Have fallen by the wayside Your mood ring is turning blue Even though you're wishing it diamond

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Recorded between 01 - 23 February 2021 in Room 237 as part of the RPM Challenge.

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released February 25, 2021

All songs written and performed by A Moore except 'Not Waving But Drowning' which features a line from the poem 'Not Waving but Drowning' by S Smith.

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The Tumbledryer Babies Southend On Sea, UK

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