At Bay

by The Wharves

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released November 3, 2014

Marion Andrau: ///Drums///
Guitar, Vocals and Organ on 7, Additional Guitar on 5,6,8 Mandolin on 3

Gemma Fleet: ///Bass and Vocals///
Organ on 11

Dearbhla Minogue: ///Guitar and Vocals///
Piano on 2,8, 9 & 13, Mandolin on 2, Drums on 7

With special thanks to Rory Attwell for Tambourine on 3, Whistling on 7 & to the ‘Lightship Mermen’ for backing vocals on 2

Recorded aboard Lightship95 by Rory Attwell
Mastered by Carl Saff
Design and Layout by Anna Peaker

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Track Name: Left, Right and Centre
Left, Right and Centre (Fleet, G)

Heroic. You made it by yourself
Aerobic. You work you feelings
Got Money? People in your way?
Iv'e had a call and so sorry I can't stay, yeah yeah

So many moons and no end of put-down
I've fallen for you through fog at a showdown
So many moons and no end of put downs
From being with you my mind is a come-down

Heroic. You made it by yourself
One more sound and i'll shut your bloody mouth
So noble, so humble so sincere
I never felt real, I never shed a tear

You can't win even if you are right (so who's told you so?)
Track Name: The Grip
The Grip ( Fleet, G)

For your past life has trickled down
and your former self if crying out
Like an old storm again begins to flow

In lust am I
For a former life
Shot down, denied
You think you're better off being alone
Been sold a fool
I wish the ground would swallow all
You think you're better off being alone?

Gone are the days of creaming the curd and splitting the way
Lost are the days, dragging you down until you become unsteady

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It all turns out the same, you merely change the name
Pulled a blinder and really scuppered you
Track Name: Scarlet for Ya
Scarlet for Ya (Minogue. D)

When all the girls are dancing
They love it when you play the guitar

And we all knew how to play it
we just never say it

What are they representing?
They love it when you play it and
ask them what they did eat
Little pieces of sweet

And all the girls are dancing
They're very omnipresent and
what to they represent?
They're very omnipresent

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She's buying everything in sight
Maybe she's starting a new life
Track Name: Turtleneck
Turtleneck ( Fleet, G)

Do you think what's wrong with me is what you see?
Did you think that all the seas are a carbon copy?

Did you rest upon your laurels just to shout them down?
Does it grow with every quarrel your ups and downs?

You better believe
and you better take heed
because a stitch in time can no longer save nine
and I can't comply
Track Name: Faultline
Faultline (Minogue, D)

City has a fault line
City has a fault line heart
City has a diamond stream
City is a resource rich

You can't escape
you can't turn it off
Track Name: By Hook or by Crook
By Hook or By Crook (Fleet, G)

Oh the prisoner how they goad him
Into showing what they needn't have known
With their questions so insistent
Equidistant , liars, corrupt in control
In the crate when quietly dizzy
In for days he withered and starved to the bone
And in hindsight you might believe him
supersede him, the circle continues to grow

If its all the same to you
You've no business in what I do, it's all the same to you
(leave me alone)

By hook or by crook

You won't get it! you'll never get it!
you'll never get it!
Track Name: Ode à Jimmy
Ode à Jimmy (Andrau,M)
Track Name: Renew
Renew (Fleet, G)

Renew, Post war fantasy
Re-calibrate and turn into something else
Renew wanton philistine, branded for life for every past mistake

Renew
Renew
Renew
Renew
It's not right
It's only ever
You're not wrong
Renew

Re-do science workings out
Philosophise it, apply it to something else
Renew post-war fantasy, recalibrate and turn into something else
Track Name: Keep On
Keep On (Minogue, D)

Something makes you keep on
Something makes you keep
How lucky you must be
Makes you keep on
Something makes you keep
How lucky you must be

You don't want to get where you're going
Outside the same stuff is rotting
But you know the heart is made anew
You know the heart's a lumberyard

Time has you turning down your inmate's keep
How lucky you must be
Has you looking so thin it makes you weep how lucky you must be
Makes you keep on
Some thing it makes you keep
And born a little shoulder it
Makes you keep on
Something it makes you keep
How lucky you must be

Chorus

Something makes you keep on
You might reach the top
See how the humble heart is made anew
Track Name: Mother Damnable
Mother Damnable (Fleet G, Minogue D)

All the kingdoms merge into one
A grave return the prodigal son
Steeped in reverence, steeped in vice
Behold a heathen paradise
One for all and all for one
Hail, embrace ceremonial son
Raise a glass and drink as one
Moonshine, celebrate the dawn

Her hopes were hanging on the first light

Her head to the cold stone, governed by the first morning glow
Track Name: The Crane
The Crane (Fleet, G)

In the quiet night I followed you
To the river bank at the edge of the wood
In the whispered reeds there stood a crane
With a flash of red and feathers all majestic

An oh sublime the crane will carry you home
and oh exalted crane will carry you home

In the half light we walk in twos
Like children on a trip to the zoo
and the bright light of modern day
Like the creosote has melted away

oh we wander through marsh
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And the songbird is still waiting for dawn's early light
Try as he might , he never made it
Track Name: Stir
Stir (Fleet, G)

Dolphins off the bow
Like turtles in the bay
So cute as they are
Their choice has been made
Perfume in the air
Like clear starlit skies
Too tired to fight
Like voters swayed to right

Can't help repeat and tweak what's done

I will learn to love(live) much better
Each and every clear, sad day
even a crystal soul repeats it and twists it
round and twists it round and twists it round
Track Name: First Day Back
First Day Back (Minogue, D)

First day back at work say a prayer for me
The days are so long
Mother and father was it raining when
You brought me home a veteran
I know you can't
Bt the days are so long

I'm gonna be riding high
I'm gonna be flying high
First day back at work say a prayer for me
Christmas wasn't all you'd hoped it would be

The days are so long
Mother and father did it rain the day
A baby sleeping in he the hay
I know you can't
But the days are so long

The days are so long
Every little thing is in the wrong place
I want a revolution
I want gunfire
But the days are so long