'Magpie Spirit' - The Railway Club

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The Railway Club - Magpie Spirit
ACMT Records

0:00 - The Angel In The House
2:22 - Tatters
3:54 - At Last, My Atlas
6:31 - Railway Tracks

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released May 1, 2015

Martin Francis Trollope - Vocals, guitars, glockenspiel, synthesizer, drum machine, dictaphone, buddha machine, loops & samples.

Carmen Green - Vocals

Richard Milburn - Harmonium

David Garrick - Mandolin

Glenn Coyne - Bass

Grant Lagan - Drums & percussion

All songs composed by Martin Francis Trollope
Drums recorded by Peter Slowey at the Aquarium Studio
All other recording by Grant Lagan and Martin Francis Trollope
Mixed and mastered by Martin Francis Trollope at The CustomSpace, South Shields

‘The Angel In The House’ features poetry from ‘The Angel In The House’ by Coventry Patmore (1854).

‘Railway Tracks’ features a sample from ‘What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted’ by Jimmy Ruffin (1966), written by William Weatherspoon, Paul Riser and James Dean.

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Track Name: 'Magpie Spirit' - The Railway Club
0:00 - 'The Angel In The House'

I'd kill you for some money
For a long life of loneliness
Pockets full of rubbish
And cupboards full of wine
So howsabout it honey?
Let me drown you in the lake tonight
Stab you in the back
For a hundred bits of stone

And I hope you die
And you know why
I won't cry alone

You kept me in the kitchen
Your angel in the house
Sweeping up the carpet
For nothing but a smile
I'll send you to the madhouse
And lock you in for none to see
While I live in a fantasy
A jewel-encrusted lie

And I hope you die
And you know why
I won't cry alone

“When I behold the skies aloft
Passing the pageantry of dreams,
The cloud whose bosom, cygnet-soft,
A couch for nuptial Juno seems,
The ocean broad, the mountains bright,
The shadowy vales with feeding herds,
I from my lyre the music smite,
Nor want for justly matching words.
All forces of the sea and air,
All interests of hill and plain,
I so can sing, in seasons fair,
That who hath felt may feel again.”
(Excerpt From: Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore. “Angel in the House.”)

So howsabout it honey
Let me drown you in the lake tonight
Stab you in the back
But I won't feel alone

2:22 - 'Tatters'

If you look through the holes in my shoes
You'll find my soul in tatters
Too stubborn to take out the stones
From walking in the desert

But I was born for the devil
I've been raised for nights like this

3:54 - 'At Last, My Atlas'

I would hear your heart
I would wash your feet
I would be your servant
Just to earn my keep
To earn my place in your palace
To earn my place in your mind
To earn a little happiness
I need a little time

And all I'm trying to say
Is I deserve more than one day

I would hear your heart
I would feel it beat
Listen to the palpitations
Rhythmically complete
Tell me all of your problems
I'd help you with your grief
I would pay you compliments
I would be your relief

And all I'm trying to do
Is do right by you

I would hear your heart
I've never listened before
Every beat is beauty
That over-pours
That little look in your eyes
That little glimpse in your smile
Tells me we will be together
It's the reason why

I'm spending all of my time
With you on my mind
I wouldn't really mind
But there's one thing I just can't find

6:31 - 'Railway Tracks'

If you'd just stop and listen
I'd show you what you're missing
But I don't think you care much
Moving in and out of touch

I'll take the railway tracks to you
So say you'll meet me in the waiting room

Though you terrify me
You know you fascinate me
So open up those blue eyes
And end those breathless sighs

I'll take the railway tracks to you
So say you'll meet me...