For You In Your Cubicle

by Tape Hiss and Sparkle

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Middlesex 03:18
forward you walk in a silent world with cold complaining now you see her the object feed her plums and smokes she's on a warpath but you knew that you felt it in the woods you are complete as our blessed eternity you are the beast the rhythm in the sea half in and out in the water kick your feet somewhere you will find your home cleaning in the dark this is a silent world with eager strangers now you see her as you saw her photographs and cigars on a train to nowhere in particular somewhere you will find your home
ordinarily i would make a mistake ordinarily i would tremble and shake not now no i will not falter i will not break i know it all too well a blonde jazz singer can sing the world to sleep and suddenly you're here without a complaint ordinarily i would leave this foul place a blonde jazz singer neon winter cold marrow in bone
sitting in a garden chair drinking beer while watching stars my barefeet rests on the grass yellowed by fourteen noon suns overwhelmed by no divine i was drunk with all your life remove me from this solar system no one is here imagine golden branching threads nutrinos paths a hidden light i sent a signal out to you from my garden to the sky plastic wrappers in the road a fence hung with drying clothes remove from this lightless vacuum
i finally had fun when you had gone joy and smiles and merry songs good riddance to your bad rubbish i turned the tv and radio off i washed the kitchen dusted off good riddance to your bad rubbish i had to say what was on my mind can't you hear me i'm smiling from ear to ear i finally had fun when you had gone stretched out my muscles and wrote this song
beware the wasp beware the other one who builds his nest and tears down everyone else's they are disguised disguised as our loved ones you are deceived don't be deceived fire in the burning home burning down your home we are the key lift your head and turn towards me you should know there's more we are key lift your head and turn towards me everyone should soar hold on to this hold on to everyone you miss your lover's lips your lover's hands and soft kiss lift your head and turn towards me
Icarus 03:26
bitter silence hard heads killing floor my worldly access is broken forever more you sink your teeth in follow the dirty lines you wish that you were free your history of fragile minds sophie i hope you're having fun i hope you're pleased with your life pleased with what you've become sophie i hope you're having fun i hope you've forgiven me things that i've done wrong plunged into the darkened sky diving through the ocean mist i fall for my greatest crimes exact my inner soul measure my love cracking from the cold i burn my wax wings down down a silent hole
don't feel so small now we are one with all to the stars above i send out my howl don't you feel like dancing now you are not alone here we're not suffering we are pins in a ballgown in a dancehall sparkling an ocean a circus show don't you feel like dancing a tapestry exquisite threaded down everything is spinning round
Mother City 04:05
we've been standing around in broken circles in the silt our buried feet i've been sleeping under table mountain where our cold shadows meet wake up hold on hold fast let go this isn't us this isn't what we know i've been thinking about our evolution now as you punch through my door i've never been so much of myself anywhere she will claim her city i've been drinking red wine with my devils at the top of these stairs in this crowded room i've spun myself dizzy scared of ghosts that weren't there i've been seeking out the best solution now as we sleep on the floor we work the earth for something something we can't find i've been thinking about our unborn children here as she takes more and more
Comet 02:52
burning just like a comet you would light up the heavens shooting star the flame of love is alive believe me the sky was torn please stop crying we'll make it soon some day we will be successes i'll find you some day we'll be great
give into your animal hunger then don't eat don't drink spike no vein our african sky echoes thunder sweet relief and recourse to the pain you gave and received there in your bones is what you fear the most in your skin what's within let's walk into a room like no other windows sunlight it's warm and safe don't keep hiding beneath the warm covers to give in and tap out purge binge purge binge purge


Originally released online in 2010, these songs were recorded on an old eMac in Tamblyn's bedroom in a flat in Cape Town. These tracks have been remastered for better listening.


released January 31, 2010


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Tape Hiss and Sparkle Cape Town, South Africa

Tape Hiss & Sparkle was started in 2009, by Simon Tamblyn. Currently TH&S is Mandisi Nkomo on drums and percussion with Tamblyn on vocals and guitar.

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