Backers & Maracas

by SUPER 8

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  • BACKERS & MARACAS Compact Disc
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    Subjangle are delighted to announce the immediate digital release and pre-order CD (19 May 2019) of the finest and most jangly tracks from the previous SUPER 8 studio output, accompanied by new tracks specifically recorded for this compilation.

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1.
SOMETHING NEW I needed something new Just someone to pull me through I put my trust in you I thought you knew the score ‘Cause I’d been burnt before You promised something more They say what doesn’t kill you Only makes you stronger But this feels too familiar It only brings me down I'm needing something new I'm wanting something new I'm needing something new I'm wanting something new
2.
YOUR LOVE IS MY BLANKET These black clouds they get me down It always seems to rain each time I leave the house Sometimes it feels like there's nowhere to hide Just can't get warm on the inside But I know when I feel like this There's a place that I can't resist And I'll always come back to you Your love is my blanket, it keeps me warm
3.
X HITS THE SPOT Say what's happened to all my clothes? What's happened to all my furniture? You know it can't just disappear Could have sworn I left it there Oh yeah & somebody said they thought they'd seen you Running for the mile Got something on your mind? Something to pass the time And X hits the spot when you're not around And you'll find your way since you're not around Okay, I admit it, I've found another force Bound of course of course to feed another day Hey Mister did it look bad when your lover cut you up? Something coming on, can feel it coming on And X hits the spot when you're not around And you'll find your way since you're not around And X hits the spot, yeah Okay, what's happened to all my clothes? What's happened to all my furniture? You know it just can't disappear And I know I left it there
4.
FINAL CIGARETTE Thoughts are running around in my head I think of all the things that we said I take some time to ease my mind And contemplate smoking one last final cigarette Time ... it keeps playing tricks with my mind Here today, fast forward, rewind A moment lost my chocolate watch is broke But it still tells the right time for twice a day And you’re looking for something Guess we’re all looking for something STOP! Start over again but this time with feeling, amen There’s a man taking final requests And he’s pointing a gun to my head 'Cause he’s looking for something, Searching for something Looking for something Hoping for something Looking for something Guess we're all searching for something Hoping for something Guess we're all searching for something And if you find out what it is won’t you let me know? Said, if you find out what it is won’t you let me know? Won't you let me? Won’t you let me know? You're looking for something Guess we're all searching for something He's looking for something Guess we're all searching for something, something
5.
YOU SAY YOU'RE LEAVING You say you’re leaving, you’ve got your reasons and now you’re moving on You’ve had your doubts but, just hear me out ‘cause, for what it’s worth here you’ve got me all wrong! You say you’ve made your mind up and that you want to break up ‘cause of what’s been going on ever heard of ‘innocent ‘til proven’? You’ve got my assets frozen, do you really think I’d be carrying on? Yes, Sally may be young and free, and Bernadette won’t leave me be But how can I make you see that it’s only you that holds the key to my heart? Tell me I’m dreaming, I thought that we were in this for the long haul. Can’t we, can’t we talk it over, completely sober? I don’t really know what we’re fighting for So you’ve made your mind up and now you wanna break up? Well just let me make this clear. It’s a storm in a teacup, unfounded secrets Just don’t believe everything that you hear Yeah, Sally may be young and free, and Bernadette won’t leave me be But how can I make you see that you’re the only one for me? Yeah, Sally may be young and free (“She may be young and free”) And Bernadette won’t leave me be (“Leave me be, leave me be”) But how can I make you see, that it’s only you that holds the key to my heart?
6.
CHERRY, CHERRY Baby loves me, yes, yes, she does Ahh, the girl's outta sight, yeah She says she loves me, yes, yes, she does Gonna show her tonight, yeah She got the way to move me, Cherry She got the way, Cherry, baby, alright Tell your Mama, girl, I can't stay long We've got things we gotta catch up on Mmm, you know, you know what I'm sayin' Can't stand still while the music is playin' You ain't got no right, no, no, you don't Ahhh, to be so exciting We won't need bright lights, no, no, we won't Gonna make our own lightning She got the way to move me, Cherry She got the way to groove me Cherry, baby, alright No, we won't tell a soul where we're going to Girl, we do whatever we want to Ahhh, I love the way that you do me Cherry, babe, you really got to me She got the way to move me, Cherry She got the way to groove me Cherry, baby, alright She got the way to move me, Cherry She got the way to groove me Cherry, baby, alright Alright, alright now
7.
Mary Jane 03:04
MARY JANE Mary Jane, she comes & goes but where she goes no-one knows She says she will, then she won't ... I don't know She left me hanging out to dry. I'm hung up on the line Going out of my mind all the time Reservations at the station let you down While the highway men get street-wise with the clowns And Mary Jane's nowhere to be found All these days pass me by. January, July ... this year's over before it's begun and there's no questioning why, when you're flying so high You forget when it's time to come down Came to my senses, lowered my defences Though I'm still believing you've got me daydreaming .... Mary Jane, love to turn you on Mary Jane
8.
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY Be careful what you say, ‘cause every exchange It all gets filed away, and it can all come back to you. They’ve cameras in the trees, and microphonic bees Recording every sneeze and it can all come back to you Yeah, it can all come back to you, said it can all come back to you And it will all come back to you Young William McTell, keeps nothing to himself His every waking thought, he types up in his big blue book And poor Rhianna Finch, can hardly budge an inch So busy on her phone, she has to stay at home alone She needs to stay at home alone, she lives her life at home alone And Tweets her friends back home alone Remember a time we kept things to ourselves? You’d know your secret stayed with someone else And diaries were padlocked hidden on the shelf Personal data had a time and place but now if you want to keep a secret safe, you have to hide it from yourself BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY, JUST BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY, ‘CAUSE IT CAN ALL COME BACK TO YOU, YEAH IT CAN ALL COME BACK TO YOU, SAID IT CAN ALL COME BACK TO YOU AND IT WILL ALL COME BACK TO YOU!
9.
TURN AROUND OR I’m lookin’ for some action, need some satisfaction Each and every day I feel I’m going under, best laid plans asunder Searching for a way I’m spinning on an axis, I’m taking things for granted You’ve got me where you want me Why do you ignore me? Turn around or walk away Turn around or, turn around or walk away I’m feelin’ kinda homesick, strike another matchstick Light the fire and watch the flame He’s staring down a shotgun, better watch your back, son Only you to blame 'Cause we’re spinning on an axis All caught up in this rat race And you’re looking so much younger, feeling so much older, turn around or walk away I’m lookin’ for some action
10.
Smile 03:27
SMILE I don't want to let you down I just wanna take some time to think about the way I feel ... I don't wanna mess you around I need some time to work this out and to think about the way I feel But only you can make me smile You make me smile And only you can make me cry
11.
IF IGNORANCE IS BLISS Oh, if ignorance is bliss then why do we seek knowledge? Oh, where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise! If ignorance is bliss, then why aren't people happy? Oh, if ignorance is bliss, we should feel happy all the time, so ... Why are you so sad? Oh, if chivalry is dead, then why am I upstanding? They say that chivalry is dead, I'm still impelled to hold a door! But if chivalry's alive then why are we so lonely? Good manners maketh the man yet I feel such a bore, oh ... Why are you so sad? You win, you lose, you try again You live, you love, you try again You make your bed and lie in it ...
12.
Callin' Out 03:46
CALLIN’ OUT Sailed the seven seas Read a million books Crossed some muddy waters Just to take a look Stood on the banks of the Mersey Callin’ out your name But the tide rolled over You never came If I’d known now what I thought I knew then Seems the grass was greener in your garden Well I loved you then & I still love you now Like a candle that you can’t blow out You can knock me down But I’ll get up again For such a one-horse town You’ve got a lot of friends Well you fly like a butterfly You sting like a bee But you’re all I’ve got You’re all I need If I’d known now what I thought I knew then Seems the grass was greener in your garden Well I loved you then & I still love you now Like a candle that you can’t blow out
13.
Morning Star 04:18
MoRNinG STaR Sometimes I wake and can't even remember my name Four in the morning I'm walking these streets once again Feel like I spend most my life in a dream Finding it hard to distinguish between All these chancers and Muppets Good folk and false prophets Are you the Morning Star shining for everyone? Stock up on coffee and fake news to get through the day Not sure where we're going but where there's a will there's a way The North is too barren The South is too stressed The East is divided The West is the best So let's head for the hills and just see what comes our way Are you the Morning Star shining for everyone? Shine on, shine on ...

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released May 19, 2019

All tracks written, arranged, performed, recorded & produced by Paul Ryan AKA Trip (© "Trippy Toons!') except Track 03 written by Michael Head & Track 06 written by Neil Diamond.

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