Island Cassettes

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Self recorded Album/ Long E.P
(Thanks to Toby's parents for letting us record in your house).

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released 12 August 2013

Toby Hinks, James Smith, Emily Chantler, Mike Medcalf, Jordan Stevens

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Track Name: Harvard Clip
COMMON SENSE HAS BEEN BRUSHED ASIDE

IDEOLOGIES FROM TIME TO TIME

USING SIMILES LIKE SYLLABLES

FOR A LIFESTYLE THAT SEEMS FASHIONABLE

IVY LEAGUE STYLE COMES AROUND EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE

INDEPENDENTLY CAUGHT IN COLLECTIVE DENIAL

IF THAT’S THE WAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE

IT’S FINE BY ME

IF YOU LOVE THE WAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE

IT’S FINE BY ME

THE BEST YOU CAN BE IN YOUR OWN EYES

IS A SHEEP DRESSED IN A WOLVES’ DISGUISE

THE NEW WAY’S NOT ACCEPTABLE

UNLESS THE ORIGIN’S FORGETTABLE

IVY LEAGUE STYLE COMES AROUND EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE

INDEPENDENTLY CAUGHT IN COLLECTIVE DENIAL

IF THAT’S THE WAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE

IT’S FINE BY ME

IF YOU LOVE THE WAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE

IT’S FINE BY ME


IF THAT’S THE WAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE

IT’S FINE BY ME

IF YOU LOVE THE WAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE

IT’S FINE BY ME
Track Name: Navajo
WHOLE NEW PLACE TO LIVE IN,
YOU’LL NEED NEW EYES TO SEE,
YOU’LL NEED NEW WORDS TO SPEAK WITH,
YOU’RE MAKING HISTORY.

IN YOU’RE NEW HOME YOU’RE HAPPY,
IN THE WONDERING CITY YOU’RE FREE,
WITH MOUNTAINS MADE OF GOLD AND SILVER,
YOU’LL FIND WHO YOU’RE MEANT TO BE.

‘WHOLE NEW PLACE TO LIVE IN,
YOU’LL NEED NEW EYES TO SEE,
YOU’LL NEED NEW WORDS TO SPEAK WITH,
YOU’RE MAKING HISTORY.

DREAMS OF NAVAJO; I GUESS YOU’LL NEVER KNOW,
AZTEC RUINS SO GLORIOUS BUT YOU’LL NEVER GO,
‘SKIES SO WONDERFUL IT’S A SHAME,
THERE’S TOO MANY MEN PLAYING TOO MANY GAMES NOW.
Track Name: Photographs (Part II)
ALL I EVER WANTED WAS YOU,
TO BE THE ONE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT I WAS LOOKING THROUGH.
ALL I EVER WANTED WAS YOU,
TO BE THE ONE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT I WAS LOOKING THROUGH.

MEMORIES SAVED LIKE NEVER BEFORE,
THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND THE LOVED ONES YOU CAN’T FIND ANYMORE,
WITH ONE LOOK YOU’LL FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE,
WORN OUT PHOTO’S ARE THE ONLY THINGS THAT MEND YOUR HEART.

LAST LAUGH, IT’S ALL THERE,
SHINING LIGHT ON THE MOMENTS OF LOVE AND CARE,
AND NOW YOU KNOW, IT’S PLAIN TO SEE,
YOUR SMILE’S NOT JUST A DISTANT MEMORY.

ALL I EVER WANTED WAS YOU,
TO BE THE ONE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT I WAS LOOKING THROUGH.
ALL I EVER WANTED WAS YOU,
TO BE THE ONE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT I WAS LOOKING THROUGH.

THE LAST TIME YOU SEE THE ONE YOU ADORE,
THE DISTANT PIECE OF THEM THAT YOU CAN’T FIND ANYMORE,
WITH ONE LOOK YOU’LL FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE,
SO KEEP THE PICTURES THAT YOU CHERISH CLOSE TO YOUR HEART.

LAST LAUGH, IT’S ALL THERE,
SHINING LIGHT ON THE MOMENTS OF LOVE AND CARE,
AND NOW YOU KNOW, IT’S PLAIN TO SEE,
YOUR SMILE’S NOT JUST A DISTANT MEMORY.

ALL I EVER WANTED WAS YOU,
TO BE THE ONE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT I WAS LOOKING THROUGH.
ALL I EVER WANTED WAS YOU,
TO BE THE ONE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT I WAS LOOKING THROUGH.
Track Name: Jaguar Shark
IF YOU GO FAR ENOUGH,
YOU DON’T KNOW, WHAT YOU’LL SEE,
WHAT YOU’LL SEE…

AND WITH YOUR FOREIGN HEART,
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT BE,
THE ISLAND SEALED HIS FATE, HE SHOT IT DORSALLY,
HE SHOT IT TOO LATE.

IF YOU GO FAR ENOUGH,
YOU DON’T KNOW, WHAT YOU’LL SEE,
WHAT YOU’LL SEE,
IF YOU GO FAR ENOUGH,
YOU DON’T KNOW, WHAT YOU’LL SEE,
WHAT YOU’LL SEE.

AND WITH YOUR FOREIGN HEART,
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT BE,
THE WORLD COULD END YOU’D STILL WALK NONCHALANTLY,
YOU’D FIND YOUR HOME IN THE SEA.

IF YOU GO FAR ENOUGH,
YOU DON’T KNOW, WHAT YOU’LL SEE,
WHAT YOU’LL SEE,
IF YOU GO FAR ENOUGH,
YOU DON’T KNOW, WHAT YOU’LL SEE,
WHAT YOU’LL SEE.

AND WITH YOUR FOREIGN HEART,
YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU COULD BE.
THE YOUTH ALL THINK THEY KNOW IT;
FALSE PROPHETS AND POETS, ALL BORN IN THE SAME WAY.
(THEY’LL ALL MAKE IT SOME DAY).

IF YOU GO FAR ENOUGH,
YOU DON’T KNOW, WHAT YOU’LL SEE,
WHAT YOU’LL SEE,
IF YOU GO FAR ENOUGH,
YOU DON’T KNOW, WHAT YOU’LL SEE,
WHAT YOU’LL SEE.
Track Name: Delevingne
ENGLISH HERITAGE IS IN YOUR BONES AND YOUR BLOOD,
FIVE FOOT EIGHT AND FEELING OUT OF PLACE,
DON’T LET THOSE SALTY TEARS RUN DOWN YOUR FACE,
FIVE FOOT EIGHT AND FEELING OUT OF PLACE,
DON’T LET THOSE SALTY TEARS RUN DOWN YOUR FACE.

PPG WON’T YOU TALK TO ME, ABOUT CHEAP SANDWICHES IN THE CANTEEN?
C A R A DELEVINGNE, YOU’RE TWENTY AND I’M NINETEEN.

I’M GONNA RIDE MY BIKE TODAY,
BECAUSE I JUST CANNOT AFFORD THE TRAIN,
MY BIKE IS BROKEN AND ON THE FLOOR,
WOULD I BE BETTER FOR A METAPHOR?

ENGLISH HERITAGE IS IN YOUR BONES AND YOUR BLOOD,
FIVE FOOT EIGHT AND FEELING OUT OF PLACE,
DON’T LET THOSE SALTY TEARS RUN DOWN YOUR FACE,
FIVE FOOT EIGHT AND FEELING OUT OF PLACE,
DON’T LET THOSE SALTY TEARS RUN DOWN YOUR FACE.

YOU’ GOT A HEART WITH ARTERIES JUST LIKE MINE,
WELL IF YOU DON’T CARE THEN THAT’S JUST FINE.
UNKNOWN PLEASURES ON LP,
I LIKE DARJEELING BUT LADY GREY’S THE GIRL FOR ME.

I’D HOLD A BOOMBOX LIKE AN EIGHTIES MOVIE,
YOUR EYEBROWS HURT MY HEART TO SEE,
C A R A DELEVINGNE, YOU’RE TWENTY AND I’M NINETEEN.

ENGLISH HERITAGE IS IN YOUR BONES AND YOUR BLOOD,
FIVE FOOT EIGHT AND FEELING OUT OF PLACE,
DON’T LET THOSE SALTY TEARS RUN DOWN YOUR FACE,
FIVE FOOT EIGHT AND FEELING OUT OF PLACE,
DON’T LET THOSE SALTY TEARS RUN DOWN YOUR FACE.
Track Name: Dodo
WE COULD GO TO THE PARK TODAY,
SING, DANCE, TALK, RUN AND PLAY,
LISTEN TO A BAND YOU’ NEVER HEARD OF ‘EM,
IF YOU GET COLD YOU CAN WEAR MY CARDIGAN.

FOUR LETTER POEMS ALL AROUND,
AFRIQUE’S ON THE GROUND,
PEOPLE LOVE THE RHYTHM,
PEOPLE LOVE THE SOUND.

OH, OH, OH, OH, PLEASE SAVE ME,
I’M NOT IN TROUBLE BUT I JUST WORRY.

SHE WOKE UP FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE,
LOVE WRITTEN BOLDLY ON HER OAKWOOD DOOR,
SHE SMILED AS SHE THOUGHT ABOUT WHO MIGHT HAVE PUT IT THERE,
PULLED UP HER TIGHTS AND SAT IN HER CHAIR.

SHE MADE TEA AND THOUGHT ABOUT HER DREAMS,
LIFE ISN’T AS EASY AS FILMS MAKE IT SEEM,
ALWAYS SEEMS HARDER THAN THEM,
EVEN IN A STRANGERS CARDIGAN.

OH, OH, OH, OH, PLEASE SAVE ME,
I’M NOT IN TROUBLE BUT I JUST WORRY.

I HAVE A WINDOW IN MY ROOM,
FROM WHICH I CAN SEE THE TOWN,
‘THOUGH MY VIEW IS OBSCURED BY CARS AND BARS AND TREES,
I NEVER LET IT GET ME DOWN (NO).

OH, OH, OH, OH, PLEASE SAVE ME,
I’M NOT IN TROUBLE BUT I JUST WORRY.
Track Name: Wkobay?
MAKING PLANS, WRITING ONE WORD LETTERS THAT NO-ONE UNDERSTANDS,
GO FOUR HUNDRED YARDS TO THE ROAD WITH NO NAME,
TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW TO THE MEADOW AT THE END AND I’LL DO THE SAME,
WERE YOU FOLLOWED?

WE’LL GO HALFWAY TODAY AND HALFWAY TOMORROW,
TO A KINGDOM OF OUR OWN, AN INLET NOT FAR FROM HOME,
BUT THERE’S ONE THING I WANT TO KNOW.

WHAT KIND OF BIRD ARE YOU?
I SAID WHAT KIND OF BIRD ARE YOU?

DANCE ON THE BEACH, TWIST ON SHORE,
‘COS YOU’VE BEEN STEALING AND LYING,
RUNNING AND HIDING, JUST SO YOU HAD YOUR OWN SECRETS TO KEEP,
BUT THEY WERE BORROWED.

WE’LL SAVE HALF FOR TODAY AND HALF FOR TOMORROW,
IN A KINGDOM OF OUR OWN, AN INLET NOT FAR FROM HOME,
BUT THERE’S STILL ONE THING I WANT TO KNOW.

WHAT KIND OF BIRD ARE YOU?
I SAID WHAT KIND OF BIRD ARE YOU?
WHAT KIND OF BIRD ARE YOU?
I SAID WHAT KIND OF BIRD ARE YOU?

WHAT KIND OF BIRD? (WHAT KIND OF BIRD?)
WHAT KIND OF BIRD? (WHAT KIND OF BIRD?)
WHAT KIND OF BIRD? (WHAT KIND OF BIRD?)
WHAT KIND OF BIRD? (WHAT KIND OF BIRD?)
WHAT KIND OF BIRD? (WHAT KIND OF BIRD?)
WHAT KIND OF BIRD? (WHAT KIND OF BIRD?)
Track Name: Italian Bicycles
I CAN’T FIND THE WORDS WHEN THAT PRECOCIOUS SUN COMES ROUND,
KICK THROUGH THE AUTUMN LEAVES WHERE WILD BILLY’S CIRCUS CLOSED DOWN.
FACES PASS BY ME BUT I DON’T WANT TO KNOW THEM,
MAYBE IF THEY WERE YOUR FRIENDS I WOULD TRY TO PRETEND.

HOW DO YOU KNOW, HOW TO COMPLETE ME AND UTTERLY DEFEAT ME, WITH YOUR EYES?

YOUR JUMPERS SO WARM, WORN ON A COLD SUMMER’S DAY,
WATCHING SILENT FILMS BECAUSE WE’VE GOT TOO MUCH TO SAY.
GO TO THE FOREST BECAUSE I KNOW WHICH TREE’S ARE COOL,
RIDE PAST WITH SUCH CLASS ON THAT ITALIAN BICYCLE.

HOW DO YOU KNOW, HOW TO COMPLETE ME AND UTTERLY DEFEAT ME, WITH YOUR EYES?
(HOW DO YOU KNOW, HOW TO CONSOLE ME, AND UTTERLY ABSOLVE ME OF THEIR LIES?)

RIDE BY, ON THAT ITALIAN BICYCLE,
RIDE BY ON THAT ITALIAN BICYCLE.
Track Name: Angizwa
WITH THE BEE’S DISAPPEARING,
AND THE MEN FIGHTING FOR OIL IN FOREIGN LANDS,
WELL IT’S NOT THAT APPEALING I’M KIND OF WONDERING,
WHAT FATE HAS PLANNED.
MY TRAIN FAIR GOES UP EVERYDAY,
I SEEM TO PAY TWICE WHAT I USED TO PAY,
MY SHOES ARE GETTING WORN FROM THE WALK THERE AND I CAN’T SLEEP.

PICK UP A BOOK AND I READ A PAGE,
FIVE SECONDS LATER CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT I JUST READ,
THINKING ABOUT LOVE AND LIFE AND CLICHE’S AND HOW I’LL END UP DEAD.

I DON’T WANNA WORK IN A SHOP ALL MY LIFE TO NEVER GAIN WHAT SOME ARE BORN TO,
YOU CAN TRY IF YOU WANT, BUT I’M NOT A FOOL SO I’M NOT GOING TO.

TIGER SPECIES DEPLETING, I REMEMBER WHEN I HAD MORE FAITH IN MY MIND,
SHELTERED ANXIETIES, BELIEVING DESTINY IS INTERTWINED.
MY TRAIN FAIR GOES UP EVERYDAY,
I SEEM TO PAY TWICE WHAT I USED TO PAY,
MY SHOES ARE GETTING WORN FROM THE WALK THERE AND I CAN’T SLEEP.

I GOT A JACK KEROUAC BOOK IN MY HAND,
TAKING LONGER TO READ THAN I’D PREVIOUSLY PLANNED,
I WISH I WAS A ROAD-MAN BUT I CAN’T DRIVE.

I DON’T WANNA WORK IN A SHOP ALL MY LIFE TO NEVER GAIN WHAT SOME ARE BORN TO,
YOU CAN TRY IF YOU WANT, BUT I’M NOT A FOOL SO I’M NOT GOING TO, (I’M NOT GOING TO).

LOOK ME IN THE EYES AND SAY THAT YOU DON’T FEEL IT,
LOOK ME IN THE EYES AND SAY THAT YOU’RE NOT SCARED,
LOOK ME IN THE EYES AND SAY THAT YOU CAN’T FEEL IT,
IS IS JUST ME OR DOES NO-ONE SEEM TO CARE?

LOOK ME IN THE EYES AND SAY THAT YOU DON’T FEEL IT,
LOOK ME IN THE EYES AND SAY THAT YOU’RE NOT SCARED,
FIFTEEN YEARS COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION,
SEEMS TO HAVE JUST LEFT ME UNPREPARED.
Track Name: Howl
WAY OUT ON THE OCEAN,
ACROSS THE WATER THAT’S SO CLEAR,
WE’RE ON THE ISLAND GROUND, SAFE AND SOUND,
WISHING YOU WERE HERE.

THE ISLAND, THE ISLAND OH,
OUT ON A LIMB BUT NOT ALONE,
YOU MADE THE SOUNDS, DIDN’T HEAR THEM SHOUT,
NOW SILENCE, ALL DIED OUT.

YOU TRY, YOU HOLD ON TIGHT,
GIVE IT TIME, GIVE IT TIME,
TILL THE IDEAS YOU SHARE GIVE PEACE OF MIND.
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT FROM YOUR LIFE,
YOU WANT IT ALL.

THEY’LL SAY YOUR LOST WITH THE SUN IN YOUR EYES,
CAN’T SEE THE FALL AND I KNOW, I KNOW,
YOU’RE HAUNTED BY THE SOUND,
YOU’LL BE LEFT ALL ALONE TO SURVIVE ON YOUR OWN AND YOU’LL HOWL.

YOU CRY FROM TIME TO TIME,
‘COS LIVING YOUR LIFE ON NOT MUCH MORE THAN LOVE,
COULD NEVER BE UNDERSTOOD TO BE ENOUGH,
BUT THE SENSE OF PRIDE IN WHAT YOU’VE DONE,
WILL LEAVE THE OTHERS DOWN THERE LOOKING BACK INTO THE SUN,
AND I KNOW, I KNOW,
YOU’RE HAUNTED BY THE SOUND,
YOU’LL BE LEFT ALL ALONE TO SURVIVE ON YOUR OWN AND YOU’LL HOWL.