The Winter Switch

by Tape Hiss and Sparkle

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released February 1, 2015

Tape Hiss and Sparkle is:
Simon Tamblyn: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Glockenspiel and Violin
Alessandro Busetto: Bass Guitar
Mandisi Nkomo: Drums
Rosamund Van Der Westhuizen: Cello and backing vocals

Drums on Be Here Now, One Mile to Violence, Are We Kings and Blessed by Ross Campbell.
Piano on Are We Kings by Linda Scarborough.

Produced and Engineered by Dirk Hugo
Mastered by David MacLean

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Tape Hiss and Sparkle Cape Town, South Africa

Tape Hiss & Sparkle was started in 2009, by Simon Tamblyn while he was still in The Sleepers. TH&S is Mandisi Nkomo on drums, Helen Westcott on bass, Catherine Schenck on cello and Tamblyn on guitar and vocals.

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Track Name: Like Keys On A Kite String
i find you so unusual
a midnight flower
bursting colour
a finest jewel
through and true
and now you're here
you're here

you burn like fire
purest gold
a strong life's vital spine and skull
you burn like fire
and i know

i find you so unusual
no choice i must
like breath i must
to find you so beautiful
on a quivering cusp... coal
Track Name: Be Here Now
your hands upon my skin
your warmth here
is so dear
close the door let's kiss
let's be here
oh right here

i can't wait for the sight of your eyes tonight
close the windows all the doors
in these walls you are mine, i am yours tonight
we are lovers in our world
present in this moment
you make me feel just so...
no words know

if you feel there's something else
just let go
let's be here

i can't wait for the sight of your eyes tonight
close the windows all the doors
in these walls you are mine, i am yours tonight
we are lovers in our world
present in this moment
we have nowhere else to go
i can't wait

you make me feel just so...
no words know
Track Name: One Mile To Violence
what would you do
if it happened to you
what would you say
if it was your pain
and could it be true
you'd have done the same
spoke out those words
threw out your keys
walked a mile to violence

my final day is far away i hope
the swells in the sea
won't swallow me

the sea and waves
won't help you change
the moon in the sky
won't cry tonight
and could it be true
you'd have done the same
spoke out those words
threw out your keys
walked a mile to violence

what would you do
what would you say
if it were you
Track Name: Home
this suburban nomad's badge unpinned
a chapter has found its end
i take another look at what has been
but new doors are open, beckoning
and i know
here we'll finally stay
here we'll find our place

home is where this heart is

we're strong builders
we are pillars tall
through the thresholds
through the walls
i take a look outside
our sun is warm
we have weathered the mighty storm
and i know
here we'll finally stay
here we'll find our place
here we'll find our way
Track Name: The Siege
i wish i didn't need this
new essentials
dress it down seek the bliss
til you feel strong
you forsake inner fortresses to doom
push that weight
push that stone straight up that hill
you will know then
i turn to you to see

that something's up there for me

such a subtle perfume
slow aroma
that trails heartache and truth
inner seasons
you forsake inner fortresses to doom
push that weight
push that stone straight up that hill
you will know then
i turn to you to see

that something's up there for me
i will wait
i will follow the eight
through the heat
through drought
i will see this one out
through the silence
our oblivion's roar
i will cast away doubt
i will search for more
through the heartache
inner seasons i have known

through the silence
our oblivion's roar
Track Name: Ripples and Arithmetic
part of what our muscles fought
part of where our hearts were made
ripples and arithmetic
fight out the shadows there
we survived those falls
we took care
this is everything to me
fields of flowers rows of trees
ripples and arithmetic
fight out the shadows there
we survived those falls
we took care

what is this to me
my defiance buried deep
equations answer me
hands on the heart of being

i wrote down all of those words
and we pushed out all that noise
ripples arithmetic
tried to make some sense of this
to cure our own youth's powerlessness
shedding skins and chasing out bad spirits in my blood
ripples and arithmetic
i am still the separate one
i am still the surviving son

oh now the story carries on
Track Name: Are We Kings
hey try
to stop trying
you can shout out
til your lungs are dry
it's like thinking
you can move the night
try
its love

its like falling up
in a thirsty sea
stick your chin out a punch is coming
run towards a wrecking ball
love doesn't care for plans or comfort
love truly conquers all

hey you
don't you see
no perfection
brings guarantees
no precious stones will set you free
its love

its like falling up
in a thirsty sea
stick your chin out a punch is coming
run towards a wrecking ball
love doesn't care for plans or comfort
love truly conquers all
i have some faith to hold my light up in the darkness
at my side are brothers at dawn
truly nowhere all our thinking isn't thinking
all the weight of all you'll never ever know
there's still harm if all your actions are missing
be bold enough to cut straight across the grain
your mother's hands will pull you from the deepest waters
all sensation is a vision of this pain
are we kings
Track Name: Blessed
thank you for listening
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