Tailrace EP

by Theme Tune Boy

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    2 EPs on one CD! The Tailrace EP includes, as bonus tracks, the Rose EP -TTBs first release, in it's entirety.
    Unfortunately a complete download package isn't possible as Atlantis is, of course, a cover of a Donovan song and distributing it digitally is a naughty no-no. You can however download the other tracks here for free if you wish. Go nuts.
    Full tracklisting below

    1. Tailrace 2:33
    2. Atlantis 4:22
    3. One Way Conversation 3:00
    4. Tailrace (Old man on the back porch remix) 2:43
    Plus Bonus Tracks: ROSE EP
    5. Rose 0:53
    6. Posteenager 2:21
    7. No Where 4:13
    8. Rose (takin' her buskin' remix) 0:51
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    2 EPs on one CD! The Tailrace EP includes, as bonus tracks, the Rose EP -TTBs first release, in it's entirety.
    Unfortunately a complete download package isn't possible as Atlantis is, of course, a cover of a Donovan song and distributing it digitally is a naughty no-no. You can however download the other tracks here for free if you wish. Go nuts.
    Full tracklisting below

    1. Tailrace 2:33
    2. Atlantis 4:22
    3. One Way Conversation 3:00
    4. Tailrace
    (Old man on the back porch remix) 2:43
    Plus Bonus Tracks: ROSE EP
    5. Rose 0:53
    6. Posteenager 2:21
    7. No Where 4:13
    8. Rose (takin' her buskin' remix) 0:51
    ... more

     

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released December 1, 2010

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Theme Tune Boy Limerick, Ireland

TTB had his special powers revealed unto him in the days before youtube when all one had to help remember 70's kids shows was the power of memory,late night Bravo and Buckfast.
Armed only with the latter and a battered six string, he served up a near perfect (well -fairly close at any rate) rendition of the theme of H.R. Pufnstuff ...words, chords, the lot
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Track Name: Tailrace
TAILRACE

Well I'll never be the knobend in the red ferarri
I just quite fancied Italy away in Bari
a luxury though hardly stuff of kings and queens
but now that's all apparently beyond my means

aside from criticism of my carbon tank track
and borderline ability to pay the bank back
there'll soon be only two banks I'll have dealings with but -they're the rocky ones on either side of the forty foot.

so If I have a few bob gonna put it to the job
of putting smiles on this tired old face
coz you can't take it with you where I'm going
into the old Tailrace

How many more years living here in Luimni
before I'm shuffled down the road and up a Ringaskiddy chimney.
Scrape a few bucks just to break the ennui
and dispel the impression life's wasted on me.

Time is short and though I'm not a rich man
in any fiscal sense -though I've lived on sliced pan
and mushroom soup and enjoyed it greatly
and scarcely look like I've hungered lately

so If I have a few bob gonna put it to the job
of putting smiles on this tired old face
coz you can't take it with you where I'm going
into the old Tailrace
no you can't take it with you where I'm going
into the old Tailrace

(I have no guitar hero)

If I have a few bob gonna put it to the job
if I have a few pound gonna spread it all around
If I have few dollars going to drink some tall collars
If I have a few Euro I'll save something for the poor though

Conspicuous capitalists are telling me to tighten my belt if that's not a disgrace
when you can't take it with you where I'm going
into the old Tailrace.
no you can't take it with you where I'm going
into the old Tailrace
no you can't take it with you where I'm going
into the old Tailrace

You needn’t carve any stone for me
It’d cost a bomb for ye
reading as it would….
“A gentleman doesn’t tell
Which means I shouldn’t say
I no, nay, never knobbed any Naomis
But I did do a Dawn or two in the day”
Track Name: One Way Conversation
One Way Conversation

I've got to get my head out of my jocks
Learn how to fly right and pull up my socks
and these little chats of ours can't happen
no more, no more, no more
Though oblivious as Roddy I imagine you'd say
well duh suits me but in a gentler way
and these little chats of ours can't happen
no more, no more, no more

it's not like they're doing anyone any good
and it's not like they're even much fun
you'd be in much better stead if you got out to that shed and see if you can get a bit done

I've got to knuckle down before it's too late
I've got to buckle up and concentrate
and these little chats of ours can't happen
no more, no more, no more
I've got to turn this dredger around
take it out and scuttle it deep in the sound
and these little chats of ours can't happen
no more, no more, no more

They're a one way street like time itself
and it's time they were over and done and anyway
it's always a one way conversation
Track Name: Rose
ROSE

Oh Rose, why’d you go and leave me Rose?
We were lacking a spark but I
thought we
were getting on well all things considered.
Oh Rose, you'll not find somebody who better knows, and agrees,
I’m a royal pain in the arse and I had you withered.

But I can’t help thinking Rose you acted in haste
and I wish you'd taken your time and looked for some space

Oh Rose, you could’ve helped me dodge a bullet there Rose
I don’t suppose
you took any deal of time to think or wait and see
if things got better. No, no flys on
dynamic, melodramatic Rose ends it there and then.
if you’d waited sweet cheeks, just another few weeks
I’d have never met the girl who’s made bits out of me