Visitors

by Tape Hiss and Sparkle

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roll the leaf suck in the smoke cry so hard hoarsen your throat enclose us in your mental fog you take this too far strange visitors at night you play this too hard kick and scream and fight you take this too far strange visitors at night you play this too hard cigarette holes in your hand sleep it off dream of the end you call us in again and again
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at dawn i walk through the city a brother and a son helios cuts through the rain clouds but his beams are then swallowed whole and then are gone at dusk i walk through the city bustling and loud luna with her one eye open through the smog watches her daughter walk on hold me i'm your brother the one you'd never leave the endlessly forgiven running through the streets hold me like a sister and don't ever despair dream of our new future i'll clear and fight our way there hold me like a brother in the city streets in the night or daytime between our heartbeats hold me i'm your sister i'll cover your back you'll never be forgotten don't lose my tracks console me please
3.
Vodka Winter 02:50
cold wet bricks of your doorstep was our cigarette capital our vodka city dreams brown little leaves would follow our feet charge of the bitter and cold but remember that one little something something I chose to ignore you know one day we'll find it it's you and I then stop, dance 'cause here it is I took your advice and i kept it like a holiday photograph a pressing book leaf brown little leaves still follow my feet charge of the bitter and cold but remember that one little something something I chose to ignore
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the streets here are a maze at night darkness moves through season to season keep breathing i move your lips to form some words apologise please believe me believe me asphalt grit and power lines try and take in all you've been seeing we're changing but every word I spoke to mend this every hand put out to fix this just made it even worse dug up from the earth purposeless wide eyed you say your love is pure light-finder you aren't anymore white for your dress brown for your door green for your eyes that don't see anymore i'm not the circuit you are the prince of cursing and black bags lives and sleeps outside that window screams at who knows our dreams here are a mess at night some people think they are evil ghosts and demons but every word i spoke to mend you every hand put out to fix you made it even worse purposeless and cursed from sour earth
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burn the seed inhale the smoke feel the world losing its role you tuck us in put us to bed you took this too far strange visitors at night you cried in the car punched the wheel and cried you took this too far strange visitors at night you cried in the car the truth you hide feel more in move in expect the worst but pretend in the end your bones so thin its all in your head
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Airports 04:58
from the word go from the starting line shot from the tracks the wind blew through the dust you were running far away far away to a graceful swell the wind blew you along go now godspeed go safe until we meet go now godspeed i'll see you again on a world's edge you're far away so far away to a graceful swell the wind will blow along

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released March 1, 2010

lyrics by Simon Tamblyn
artwork by Simon Tamblyn
music by Simon Tamblyn

Thank you to Gareth Jones for loaning me his melodica, and to Chris Munro for loaning me his bass guitar.

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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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