Goodnight Whalebones

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A song about wasting ones life in pursuit of music. Not that there's anything particularly wrong with this, but it does leave you with a LOT of unpaid bills...and it also impacts badly on those poor fools that invest in YOU!


Goodnight Whalebones

You work in the margins
Name typed small like an afterthought
And all those ideas
Stay inside you sold them short

Goodnight whalebones, them's some headphones...


I'm sorry that you're gonna have to sell your house
I can't believe that you believed in Mickey Mouse
I won't deny you paid the price and more besides

I stand corrected
On things I thought would save my life
And if dissected it might appear
That i wrecked the hive

Goodnight whalebones, them's some headphones...


(I can't deny my life's a mess and woe betides)

Days may run forever
But I just run for buses
I kick around the South coast
Like a wasp caught in an old coat



from Things Keep Blowing Up, released March 29, 2012
Words and Music by Simon Parker
Drums by Ali Gavan
Other instruments by Simon Parker



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Lightning Dept. Brighton, UK

Lightning Dept. was all started by the misreading of a shop sign. Written over a 3 week period and recorded in just 3 days, 'things KEEP blowing UP' is a fresh, icy blast of pop magic. The bands love of Weezer, Lemonheads and Guided By Voices shines through on this 15 track album which is all over in 32 minutes of clipped majestic indie rock.
Look out for the CD and digital release in March 2012.
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