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Collaboration between the Scottish Second Hand Marching Band and the Icelandic Benni Hemm Hemm.

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released March 2, 2016

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A large ensemble from Glasgow. We play lots of instruments and do lots of singing.

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Track Name: Cling on to those you love
Scarred on your arm is a semblance of truth
Pinned to your sleeve is a construct that we believe
In some small way will pull the love from the hate
The cross borne to tell us that sovereignty means something
Cling on to those you love
Pull up the ones you love
The question remains, after all these gains
Who is a memory and who is a friend?
If a circle was drawn around the body, we pray
The laws that dissect it won’t matter anyway
Track Name: Dawn raid
Shuffle on shoes and light
A cigarette path as you scramble for life
I was the plan until today walked in
That’s what the loved one has come to expect

Intricate patterns will shine
Bursting the morning into your mind
What kind of thought will you have as your grab at the bed?
Is this what the loved one has come to expect?

Birds will sing in my court, and wake me
Earlier than you had thought
Give me a chance just to scrape at the wall of your grace
A chance to filter the thoughts of your mess

A way to see your love as a choice
A time to balance out the sound of my voice
That’s what the loved one has come to expect

You leave me with no light in your eyes
You leave with no pulse in your neck
And you hover from one foot to the next
Track Name: Grandstanding
I opened up to write a story that
Was worth telling
But every book I hadn’t read, confronted me and said:
“There’s no place for you, there’s no place for you,
Try and bring a crowd next time you’re here
Maybe then we’ll listen”
Only when I’m asleep do I really understand
All the things I think I am saying are grandstanding
Articles of false faith, I construct words by managing haste

Imagine me in print, imagine me in history
Every book I’ve binned, every place I’m in tells me to sleep
Isn’t it the same, to breeze through cityscapes, unknowing?

Statues tell a story without their names showing, isn’t it the same to breeze through cityscapes unknowing?
Track Name: In a serious way
You were tireless and you broke though
When you thought the glass was half-cracked
You were weightless when we needed you
You bring us back to earth
You were timeless when we wanted to grow old in company
You were harmless

Solid and held at the hip, with a look that says
Wait for the moment
Wholly unscathed by the look that you gave
But sighing in a serious way to find the easiest
Way to keep them away is to work every day
Learn not to make any false moves
We should all see we’re reborn without a real sense of our
Enemies, boundaries, or intricacies of our hearts

In these straitened times, we should hold on to our ties
Oh and you should bless this house,
You still have your lover, you still have a chance
To get out.
Track Name: Shipcracks
Skies on sea and shit from birds on the canopy
I’m lying, sunbathing on the deck, burning my neck
And I don’t remember if I’ve ever done anything else
I’m listening to shipwrecks and silence, and seagulls
Silence and shipcracks

I have found new lands all the world around, all around
I have found new lands all the world around, all around
Sail’s out, turn this wheel around and make a sound
And leave this gold above the ground, we’ll be here again
When we’re old.
Track Name: Misery
You smoked a million cigarettes in that dark place
And you had sex in the next room
Until we had to call an ambulance
This was unevitable misery
We were not lost but we didn’t know our way
We were not lost but we didn’t know where to go

In the middle of that dark place that we did stay
We drank sour, stolen wine, we drank the whole night through
There was a pop poet drinking every night
And we never, ever, ever went to school because we didn’t have the time
This was unevitable misery

You smoked a million cigarettes in your basement room
We drew pictures and we fought hard
Until we had to call an ambulance
It was true, unevitable misery
Track Name: Skeletons
Come and I’ll take you round
Your bones would take flight, but you’re terrified of the night
So come and I’ll take you round

You stared right through the window
Dreaming of the nearest shore
But you believed in what you’d found
With your feet firmly on the ground

And the band goes ah
And the skeletons dance
Here’s your chance
It makes more sense to know nothing
than to take a chance and clip your wings
So come on, I’ll take you round
Track Name: Retaliate
Light goes out on mountain top/Sewn on your brown book
And we’re waiting, we’re still waiting/Please be a part of this
Tattoo, tattoo on dead foot/Fight back, it’s time to fight back
Now we’ll retaliate, retaliate/Please be a part of this
Please be a part of this/Retaliate

Walk along the river under tree
If you don’t move in the dark
No one will hear, no one will see
Hold on and push the boat
Track Name: Faults
The faults create mountains and cracks in our face
They won’t cover our mistakes in a million days
We take rocks to the summit as if we were great
Though the sky won’t fall, the earth still shakes