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Raccoon was written on the morning of my best friends wedding. For some unexpected reason I felt really nervous (we've been friends for 30 years!) and this song just sort of happened.



I wanna thank you
You enlightened me
For all those years
We were a secret team


But now she's come to guide you home
I guess that leaves me all alone

For all those years
You were the only one
Who saw through things
The way that i had done


But now she's come to walk you home
I feel like I am all alone
Now she's come to guide you home
I guess that leaves me all alone
Alone, alone...


from Things Keep Blowing Up, released March 29, 2012
Words and Music by Simon Parker
Drums by Ali Gavan
Vocals, Bass and Guitars 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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