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BrilLIaNt

by The New Fools

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1.
THE BIG WHEEL WELL YOU WALK LIKE YOU’RE IN A MOVIE AND YOUR WORDS ARE POETRY I CAN’T CALCULATE HOW MUCH YOU IMPROVE ME OR HOW MUCH YOU MEAN TO ME LIKE THE FIRST SCREAM ON THE BIG WHEEL YOU MAKE ME FEEL ALIVE TO THE LAST SCENE OF THE PICTURE YOU MAKE ME FEEL COMPLETE LIKE THE FIRST PAGE OF YOUR DIARY YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW WITH YOUR HAND HOLDING MINE ON THE BIG WHEEL YOU MAKE ME FREE FROM FEAR WATCH THE RAIN AS IT RUNS DOWN THE WINDOW FROM THE SAFETY OF YOUR ARMS BECAUSE YOU FILL MY DREAMS WITH AMBROSIA I CAN’T WAIT FOR SLEEP TO COME LIKE A FULL MOON ON A CLEAR NIGHT YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO RIGHT LIKE THE BOY FALLING FROM THE BIG WHEEL I FALL FOR YOU I FALL FOR YOU I FALL FOR YOU
2.
A NEW WAY OF THINKING FOR SO LONG LIFE’S COMING AT ME LIKE IT’S A KICK IN THE TEETH FROZEN AND FRACTURED I HAVEN’T HAD MY TROUBLES TO SEEK BUT I’VE GOT A NEW WAY OF THINKING MY GLASS IS FULL AND MY SHIP’S NOT SINKING I CAN’T WAIT FOR TODAY TO COME SPEEDING STRAIGHT MY WAY I’M LIKE A NEW MAN OF ACTION! CLARK KENT’S GOT NOTHING ON ME BUT YOU SEEM QUIET THESE DAYS I DON’T THINK YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT I’VE GOT A NEW SENSE OF PURPOSE SPEAKING UP FOR MYSELF AND I DON’T CARE I’VE GOT NOTHING TO SAY I’M GONNA SAY IT ANYWAY I’VE GOT A NEW WAY OF THINKING MY GLASS IS FULL AND MY SHIP’S NOT SINKING I CAN’T WAIT FOR TODAY TO COME SPEEDING STRAIGHT MY WAY
3.
Singalong 03:48
SINGALONG I WANNA BE FAMOUS DON’T WANNA BE A NOBODY NO MORE I DON’T EVEN CARE WHAT I’M FAMOUS FOR I WANNA BE RECOGNISED IN PLACES WHERE THEY RECOGNISE PEOPLE’S FACES I WANNA HAVE MONEY MORE MONEY THAN I’M EVER GONNA SPEND JUST AS LONG AS I’VE GOT MORE THAN ALL MY FRIENDS I THINK I’LL SHOW THEM ROUND SHOW THEM LIFE IN THIS PART OF TOWN WHERE DID IT ALL COME FROM THEY WERE SIMPLE TIMES AND WE WERE ROLLING ALONG AND IF SOMEONE SANG A SONG WE WERE HAPPY ENOUGH TO JUST SINGALONG I WANNA HAVE A GIRFLFRIEND NOT THE KIND OF GIRL YOU TAKE TO MUM AND DAD THE KIND OF GIRL WHO THROWS HER TOYS OUT OF THE PRAM I DON’T CARE IF SHE’S SEEING OTHER PEOPLE I WANT THE KIND OF GIRL WHO’S SEEN WITH OTHER PEOPLE I WANNA HAVE A MANSION BIG ENOUGH TO HOUSE THE WHOLE COMMUNITY BUT I’D KEEP IT JUST FOR ME I DON’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY I WANNA LIVE A DIFFERENT ROOM EACH DAY WHERE DID IT ALL COME FROM THEY WERE SIMPLE TIMES AND WE WERE ROLLING ALONG AND IF SOMEONE SANG A SONG WE WERE HAPPY ENOUGH TO JUST SINGALONG I WANNA BE A BIG STAR HEAR MY NAME AND SEE MY FACE UP ON THE SCREEN TALK TO GLOSSY MAGAZINES THEY’RE GONNA WANT TO ASK ME WHO I’M SEEING WANNA KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE BEING FAMOUS!!
4.
MARTINE (AND ME) MARTINE GOES OUT LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE LOOKING FOR SOME MYSTERY SEES HERSELF AS A GREAT EXPLORER BUT ALL SHE FINDS IS ME WITH MY FAULTS AND MY FLAWS AND MY LACK OF AMBITION HAPPY IN FRONT OF THE TV MARTINE GOES OUT LOOKING FOR A CRAZY LOVER BUT ALL SHE FINDS IS ME MARTINE LIVES LIFE WITHOUT INHIBITIONS WHAT WILL BE WILL BE WON’T BE GOVERENED BY FAITH OR CONVENTION FUELLED BY ECSTASY WATCHING THE WORLD THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF A BOTTLE WHILE I DRINK MY CUP OF TEA I DON’T THINK I’M THE GUY SHE’S BEEN DREAMING OF BUT MARTINE DISAGREES MARTINE LIVES LIFE ON THE EDGE OF A KNIFE DOESN’T WANT TO BE TIED DOWN DOESN’T WANT TO BE SOMEBODY’S WIFE OBLIVIOUS TO THE SCENE SHE’S STARTED SHE CAN’T SEE I’M BREAKING DOWN CAN’T SEE I’M BROKENHEARTED SASSY AND WISE CAN’T TELL BEHIND THOSE EYES STARTING FIGHTS IN AN EMPTY ROOM SAYS A CHANGE IS GONNA COME REAL SOON WHEN THEY HEAR THE SOUND OF A WAR THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR SAY THAT’S JUST MARTINE MARTINE DECIDES WITH THE ROLL OF A DICE SHE’LL TRY EVERYTHING BUT SHE WON’T DO ANYTHING TWICE SHE’S GOT A GUN AND SHE’S WAVING IT FOR FUN I’VE GOT MY CALCULATOR THESE BILLS I CAN’T PAY LATER THE POLICE ARE CALLED TO GUNSHOTS AND SMALL EXPLOSIONS I’VE GOT MY HEAD BOWED DOWN TRY TO BLOCK OUT THIS COMMOTION WHEN THE COPS BURST IN THEY THINK THEY’RE GONNA FIND BONNIE AND CLYDE BUT ALL THEY FIND IS MARTINE AND ME
5.
Everything 03:54
EVERYTHING LIFE’S TOO SHORT YOU GOTTA TAKE THE BEST PARTS AND BLEED THEM TIL THEY’RE DRY AND LIVE THEM TO GET HIGH SEND A LIST TO THE STARS UP IN THE SKY AND FILL IT UP WITH THINGS YOU WANNA DO BEFORE YOU DIE WHERE D’YOU WANNA GO EVERYWHERE WHO D’YOU WANNA KNOW EVERYONE WHAT D’YOU WANNA SEE EVERYTHING WHAT’S THE POINT SEEKING SHELTER FROM THE RAIN THERE’S GONNA COME A TIME WHEN YOU’RE SOAKING WET AGAIN AND DON’T GO LOOKING FOR ANSWERS YOU KNOW THAT THE QUESTIONS WILL BE THERE WHEN WE GO AND IF YOU STAND WITH YOUR HANDS UP IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE YOU’RE NEVER GONNA SEE THE SHOW I CLOSE MY EYES AND PRAY FOR RAIN I’VE GOT A HEADFUL OF IDEAS AND THEY’RE DRIVING ME INSANE WHERE D’YOU WANNA GO EVERYWHERE WHO D’YOU WANNA KNOW EVERYONE WHAT D’YOU WANNA SEE EVERYTHING YOU GOTTA LIVE FOR THE MOMENT AND SAVOUR EACH SECOND LIKE EVERY DAY IS YOUR LAST COS LIKE THAT GIRL OR THE SUNSHINE THE TRAIN ON THE SKYLINE THEY ALL GO BY SO FAST AND DON’T GO LOOKING FOR ANSWERS YOU KNOW THAT THE QUESTIONS WILL BE THERE WHEN WE GO AND IF YOU STAND WITH YOUR HANDS UP IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE YOU’RE NEVER GONNA SEE IT
6.
GEORGE & ADELE THIS IS WHAT YOU COULD HAVE WON THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU JUST MISSED OUT ON THE SAVIOURS OF THE INDUSTRY SONGS WRITTEN OUT OF NECESSITY AGENTS TALKING TO AGENTS CANCEL ALL OTHER ENGAGEMENTS IT’S GONNA BE THE HIT OF THE CENTURY IT GOES ON AND ON TRY SWITCHING THE TV ON WITHOUT FINDING IT ON IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON … WHOO!! I’M SORRY IF I DON’T GET EXCITED IT’S A PARTY AND I’M NOT INVITED IT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME DANCING ROUND LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW YOUR HEAD IS EMPTY AND YOUR WORDS ARE HOLLOW AND THEY DON’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME IT GOES ON AND ON TRY SWITCHING THE TV ON WITHOUT FINDING IT ON IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON … WHOO!! IT’S POCORN FOR THE SENSES BUBBLEGUM FOR THE DUMB DEFENCELESS THE POSSIBILITES ARE ENDLESS THERE’S NO SHAME FOR THE SHAMELESS THIS IS WHAT YOU COULD HAVE WON THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU JUST MISSED OUT ON IT’S GONNA BE THE HIT OF THE CENTURY IT GOES ON AND ON ..
7.
THE BOY YOU MET ON HOLIDAY YOUR FIRST TIME ABROAD A SHABBY HOTEL WAS ALL YOU COULD AFFORD OFF THE STREET, ROUND THE CORNER BY THE BAY AND AS THE WHEELS TOUCHED DOWN YOU COULDN’T SEE A CLOUD FOR MILES AROUND AND THE WEIGHT ON YOUR SHOULDERS SLIPPED AWAY AND IF THINGS WENT AS PLANNED YOU’D RUN YOUR FINGERS THROUGH THE SAND OR THE HAIR OF SOME NEW LOVER BUT YOUR PARENTS CONCERN WAS THAT YOU’D FIND SOMEONE AND NEVER RETURN LIKE THE BOY YOU MET ON HOLIDAY AS YOU SIT IN A BAR CONTENT THAT NO-ONE REALLY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE AND FOR ONCEW YOU’RENOT THE ONLY ONE SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO DECIDE WHAT YOU CAN TELL SOMEONE AND WHAT YOU SHOULD HIDE AND LIFE’S NOT SO EASY WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG AND WHEN YOU CATCH THE EYE OF A STRANGER WALKING BY YOU SAY NO THIS SEATS NOT TAKEN AND AS HE TOUCHES YOUR HAND YOU KNOW YOUR PARENTS WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE BOY YOU MET ON HOLIDAY AND HE SAID HE’D SHOW YOU ROUND THE FORGOTTEN PARTS OF TOWN WHERE NO-ONE EVERGOES AND THE GLINT IN HIS EYES YOU KNEW THAT HE WAS SAYING YOUR PLACE OR MINE THE BOY YOU MET ON HOLIDAY NOW YOU’RE STUCK IN YOUR ROOM NO AMOUNT OF SUN COULD EVER SHINE THROUGH THE GLOOM AND YOU FEEL MUCH OLDER BY THE DAY BECAUSE YOU CAME HOME ALONE WITH JUST A MEMORY NO ONE WANTS TO BRING HOME OF THE BOY YOU MET ON HOLIDAY
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(WAITING FOR THE) GOOD TIMES WAITING FOR THE GOOD TIMES WAITING FOR THE GOOD TIMES x2 YOU SPENT SO LONG WORKING FOR THE MAN PUTTING IN THE HOURS SAVING EVERY PENNY THAT YOU CAN LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW TO THE STREET BELOW JEALOUS OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE THEY’VE GOT SOMEWHERE TO GO YOU SAY YOU’RE WAITING FOR THE GOOD TIMES WAITING FOR THE GOOD TIMES YOU HEARD IT ON THE NEWS THE GOOD TIMES ARE COMING FOR YOU JUST AROUND THE CORNER BUT IF THEY NEVER COME YOU’LL BE STANDING AT THE STATION WAITING FOR A TRAIN THAT DOESN’T RUN YOU SAY YOU WANNA SEE THE WORLD BUT MAYBE NOT TODAY BUT IF THE EARTH KEEPS SPINNING WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THE WORLD IS GONNA WAIT YOU’VE GOT A LIST OF PLACES THAT YOU WANNA GO BUT WHY DO TODAY SOMETHING YOU CAN PUT OFF UNTIL TOMORROW YOU SAY YOU’RE WAITING FOR THE GOOD TIMES WAITING FOR THE GOOD TIMES THEY’RE JUST AROUND THE CORNER THE GOOD TIMES ARE COMING IN TO VIEW WAITING FOR THE GOOD TIMES WHAT IF THEY NEVER COME YOU’LL BE SITTING IN YOUR ROOM TICKING OFF THE THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE YOU KNOW YOU’LL NEVER WIN A RACE YOU NEVER RUN BEING WEALTHY AND IS MORE THAN HAVING MONEY IN THE BANK

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The debut album from The New Fools on Everlasting Records. 8-tracks written by Tony Jenkins (ex-Lizard Brain and The Sound of Pop Art), coloured in and polished by the band!

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released May 31, 2019

Tony Jenkins: vocals and guitar
Keeny: guitars and flugel horn
Dave Seabright: bass guitar
Pete Carter: drums
Shay Jenkins: keyboards

recorded and mixed by Neil 'Bugs' Rogers at Half-Ton Studios in Milton
sleeve artwork by Chelsea Tancock

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