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A song sung whilst looking into the mirror. The realization that things haven't worked out how you hoped they would. And so, where to next?
As Nick Heyward once sagely intoned, "Where do we go from here-is it down to the lake I fear...?"


Tiger Fires

Were you ever more than the sum of your parts?
Secretly, we're all hoping to be asked to dance
Nowadays, looking back is the future
Just one thing-does this life really suit you?


Tiger Fires - I want you to know
Tiger Fires - Wherever you go
I will be there

Do you really understand where we're heading?
Important things that I need to say but I'm forgetting again
You always claimed that you could see around corners
So why do I feel it's up to me to warn you, again?


Be there, I will be there, I will be there

I'm hoping for a change of heart
You're looking for a brand new start
I'm hoping for a change of heart
You're looking for a brand new start

Will you be there...?


from Things Keep Blowing Up, released March 29, 2012
Words and Music by Simon Parker
Drums and Background Vocals by Ali Gavan
Lead Guitar by Jim Duncan
Vocals, Guitar and bass 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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