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released July 18, 2016

Piano, acoustic guitar, electric bass, trumpet and vocals performed by Laura Collett

Drums performed by Lee Bridges

Additional percussion [SB&ABI] and electric guitar [YOUTH] performed by Jake Skinner

All songs written by Laura Collett

Recorded at Brighton Road Recording Studios

Produced, mixed and mastered by Jake Skinner

Artwork by Elliot Coffin



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Track Name: Wild One
to be a mountain smasher just like japhy
run down the mountain, but never fall
dance upon the loose stones
be a majestic bird
down to where the air is easier to breathe

tell ray he drinks too much, but appreciate his boozy company
talk long about such and such, write a haiku soliloquy

to be a wild one, to be a wild one
trek alaska with the natural people

to take off for japan, to be a dharma bum
to be like japhy, to be like japhy
to be at one with your dharma bum
Track Name: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
drumstick saviour we won't forget about it when it gets cold
lying flat in the car park
drumstick saviour we'll always remember it
the day we knocked off wing-mirrors in marseille

you didn't know this, but it was a task
1, 2, 3 and 4 and 5, 6 and 7 and 8, oh there's your passport
and on top of it there was the small issue of the van
tyre poked flat in a hospital entrance

la rochelle and paris weren't gonna be that good anyway
health is always something we embrace

drumstick saviour we won't forget about it, it won't get old
watching rookies in the skate park
as for myself, i won't forget it
the day we made our memories in marseille
Track Name: Seven Brothers & a Brass Instrument
tick this box and fill this out but i won't even tell you what it's about cos you will probably go far that way
this is accepted and this is requested but nothing written there explains how much is enjoyed by anyone
but i have other ideas

i didn't pick up robinson crusoe just to turn that final page
and i didn't watch casablanca to hear that quote
and i didn't turn on die zauberflöte just to click with die königin arias
but i will drink with you if you are alright

abstracts, papers, conference presentations; doesn't really matter what they're about as long as your name is on it
see the world become a polymath international conferences are just a reason to have a trip and a morning of lectures
cos i have other ideas

it will never change that the most fun i ever had was in a van with my seven brothers and a brass instrument
Track Name: YOUTH
he was young and he was shy, he shone more light from his eyes than many candles do in their lives
he was kind and he was happy, just spent time playing sabbath in room 2 of the music department
he would lounge through the slumber of the day, he would like to hold my hand
we would meet in elliot's outhouse oft' and play, i would sing to be in the band

we were young and we were shy, but we found solace in our friends, punk and metal shows, and sports
we weren't popular or favourites, but our place around was special; learning how to be weird kids in school
we would sit on library bench each break to chat, people used to call us strange
we spent time with friends and that was that, nothing much else mattered

we were always together and i'll cherish them forever

this one time we hung out at my place in dorset; we pretended we were playing baseball
no balls or gloves, just a corn field; who can hit theirs further over the house?!
we would sling the cob into the air then laugh as it rushed out of sight
plums were next they took a beating to the chest; they flew further afield

we were always together and i'll cherish them forever
we still drink together now