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Mershmellow

by The New Fools

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1.
London '66 03:19
WINTER ‘66 A COLD LONDON STREET DISTURBED FROM ITS DREAM BY THE SOUND OF A WOMAN’S SCREAM SCARED I’D BLEED AWAY ONLY THE CRUELLEST HEART COULD SAY YOU’VE GOT NO CAUSE TO COMPLAIN YOU’VE GOT THREE CHILDREN ALREADY … ANYWAY WHAT IF SHE HADN’T BEEN BRAVE HADN’T HAD THE STRENGTH TO SAVE ME WHERE WOULD I BE JUST A GHOST OR A MEMORY REMEMBERED EACH DAY AS THE SUNLIGHT MAKES IT’S WAY INTO COLD SLEEPLESS NIGHT JUST SAY IT’LL BE ALRIGHT IT’S ALRIGHT AND WHAT IF WE’D STAYED WHAT PART WOULD I HAVE PLAYED WHERE WOULD I BE WOULD THERE BE YOU AND ME … YOU AND ME
2.
WELL C’MON EVERYBODY WE GOT SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE RICH OR POOR OLD OR YOUNG THIS IS THE HOUSE OF HAVING FUN WE GOT NO INHIBITIONS AND TO HELL WITH TRADITION WE’RE MAKING IT UP AS WE GO ALONG SO COME ON EVERYBODY WE GOT A NEW WAY OF THINKING WE CAN GIVE YOU EVERYTHING NOWHERE TO HIDE NOWHERE TO RUN THIS IS THE HOUSE OF HAVING FUN HAVEN’T I BEEN LUCKY I’VE BEEN ALLOWED TO SING MY SONGS CAN SHOCK MY WORDS CAN STING BUT SOMETIMES THEY DON’T SAY ANYTHING AND I FEEL LIKE A MYSTICAL MAN SELLING DREAMS FROM THE BACK OF A VAN I’LL SAY IT AGAIN BECAUSE I CAN WELL COME ON EVERYBODY NOTHING AND NO-ONE’S GONNA STAND IN OUR WAY COS UNLIKE THE YOUNG GENERATION WE GOT NOTHING TO SAY WE GOT A NEW WAY OF THINKING WE CAN GIVE YOU EVERYTHING NOWHERE TO HIDE NOWHERE TO RUN THIS IS THE HOUSE OF HAVING……
3.
Summer Rain 04:17
SUMMER RAIN IS FALLING AGAIN LIKE THE DAY WE FIRST MET EVERY DROP BRINGS BACK A MEMORY I LET MYSELF GET SOAKING WET NIGHT AFTER NIGHT THESE FEELINGS FILL MY HEAD DON’T KNOW WHY I DON’T KNOW HOW I GET LOST IN THE THINGS I NEVER SAID I SHOULD BE USE TO THIS BY NOW ... I GUESS WE SPENT THAT LAST SUMMER IN EACH OTHERS ARMS OR LYING ON OUR BACKS STARING AT THE STARS NO PLANS FOR THE FUTURE JUST FALLING AND LAUGHING IF I COULD GO BACK IN TIME I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING NIGHT AFTER NIGHT THESE FEELINGS FILL MY HEAD DON’T KNOW WHY I DON’T KNOW HOW I GET LOST IN THE THINGS I NEVER SAID I SHOULD BE USE TO THIS BY NOW AUTUMN LEAVES FALL FROM THE TREES SETTLING AROUND MY FEET SWEET MEMORIES SWEET HARMONY NIGHT AFTER NIGHT THESE FEELINGS FILL MY HEAD DON’T KNOW WHY I DON’T KNOW HOW I GET LOST IN THE THINGS I NEVER SAID I SHOULD BE USE TO THIS BY NOW LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA
4.
WHEN I WAS 10 YEARS OLD I TRULY BELIEVED THE WORLD WAS A BOOK AND I WAS EAGER TO READ I COLOURED EACH PAGE IN A DIFFERENT SHADE AND NO-ONE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE MESS THAT I MADE WHEN I WAS 20 YEARS OLD I STILL HAD MY DREAMS AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO SUPPORTED ME I WAS STRONG I WAS BRIGHT AND IF I KNEW I WAS RIGHT I WAS WILLING TO FIGHT FOR THE THINGS I BELIEVED IT’S A SHORT HISTORY IT’S THE STORY OF ME IT'S A SHORT HISTORY IT’S THE SAD STORY OF ME WHEN I WAS 30 YEARS OLD I WAS AT MY PEAK THOUGH SOME OF MY FRIENDS WERE CRUSHED AT MY FEET I HAD A BEAUTIFUL GIRL AND A WIFE AS WELL A FORTUNE TO MAKE AND A STORY TO SELL IT’S A SHORT HISTORY IT’S THE STORY OF ME IT'S A SHORT HISTORY IT'S THE SAD STORY OF ME WHEN I WAS 40 YEARS OLD I’D LOST THE LOT AND LIKE YOU ALL SAID I DESERVED ALL I GOT MY WIFE GOT WISE AND THE GIRL MOVED ON LEAVING ME JUST AN IDEA FOR A SONG NOW I’M 50 YEARS OLD I CAN HARDLY BREATHE FOR THE WEIGHT OF THE GUILT AND THE SHAME THAT SURROUNDS ME MOVE ON WILL YOU PLEASE THERE’S NOTHING TO SEE JUST A SAD OLD SOUL SINGING THE SAME OLD SONG THE SAD STORY OF ME
5.
HE SPENT TWO YEARS PUTTING THE PIECES OF HIS MODEL VILLAGE TOGETHER HIS KIDS MOVED ON AND HIS WIFE WALKED OUT CLAIMING THAT HE DIDN’T RESPECT HER HE BUILT A SCHOOL AND A CHURCH AND A LIBRARY A BRIDGE HELD UP BY SUSPENSION BUT HE LOOKED AT ME LIKE I WAS NAIVE WHEN I ASKED AFTER CLOSER INSPECTION WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE RAIN COMES WHAT YOU GONNA DO IF IT POURS WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WIND BLOWS PICK UP THE PIECES AND START ALL OVER AGAIN HE PUT LIGHTS IN EVERY BUILDING AND IT STARTED TO COME TO LIFE WHEN HE APPLIED THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO THE PARADE AND THE BUTCHERS WIFE SO HE APPLIED FOR AN EXTENSION READ THE PLANS HIMSELF AND APPROVED BUT WHEN I ASKED HIM FOR A SECOND TIME HE CLEARLY HADN’T A CLUE WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE RAIN COMES WHAT YOU GONNA DO IF IT POURS WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WIND BLOWS PICK UP THE PIECES AND START ALL OVER AGAIN ALL OVER AGAIN … ALLOVER AGAIN AND THE RAIN CAME AND IT STARTED TO POUR AND THE WIND HOWLED LIKE NEVER BEFORE AND IT SWIRLED AND STARTED TO ROAR AND IT RAZED HIS TINY TOWN TO THE FLOOR WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE RAIN COMES DOWN DOWN DOWN WHAT YOU GONNA DO IF IT POURS DOWN DOWN DOWN WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WIND HOWLS NOW NOW NOW PICK UP THE PIECES AND START ALL OVER
6.
SAME OLD BORING SUNDAY MORNING HE STARES OUT AT THE RAIN SINCE HER HOLIDAY WITH FRIENDS THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT JANE SHE DON’T SMILE WHEN SHE SEES HIM AND SHE’S CRYING AGAIN IT’S SO LONG SINCE SHE CALLED HIM BY HIS NAME IT’S A SHAME, IT’S A SHAME HE DON'T THINK THAT HE'S TO BLAME BUT THERE'S SOMETHING HE CAN'T EXPLAIN IT'S A SHAME, IT'S A SHAME CAN HE REALLY BE TO BLAME BUT THERE'S SOMETHING, SOMETHING ABOUT JANE NOW SHE’S WORKING LATE AS USUAL AND SHE GOES STRAIGHT TO HER ROOM LAUGHING ON THE TELEPHONE HE DON’T KNOW WHO SHE’S TALKING TO BUT SHE GOES OUT WITHOUT HIM TELLS HIM NOT TO WAIT UP HE SPENDS ALL NIGHT JUST LISTENING FOR THE KEY IN THE LOCK IT’S A SHAME, IT’S A SHAME HE DON'T THINK THAT HE'S TO BLAME BUT THERE'S SOMETHING HE CAN'T EXPLAIN IT'S A SHAME, IT'S A SHAME CAN HE REALLY BE TO BLAME BUT THERE'S SOMETHING, SOMETHING ABOUT JANE SHE NEVER FELT MORE ALONE THAN WHEN SHE’S SITTING ROUND AT HOME SHE'S GOT SOMETHING TO SAY SHE’S GONNA HAVE TO GIVE IT TO HIM STRAIGHT SHE SAYS MY LIFE’S SO FUCKING BORING I CAN’T BEAR TO THINK ANOTHER 30 YEARS OR MORE STANDING AT THIS SINK I NEED SOMETHING EXCITING I NEEDED SOMETHING NEW I NEEDED SOMEONE WHO'S GONNA DO THE THINGS YOU NEVER DO IT’S A SHAME, IT’S A SHAME HE DON'T THINK THAT HE'S TO BLAME BUT THERE'S SOMETHING HE CAN'T EXPLAIN IT'S A SHAME, IT'S A SHAME CAN HE REALLY BE TO BLAME BUT THERE'S SOMETHING, SOMETHING ABOUT JANE
7.
FALLING ON MY HEAD AGAIN DIDN’T KNOCK NO SENSE INTO ME SWALLOWING MY TEETH AGAIN I DIDN’T SEE THE PUNCHES COMING I’M CURLED INTO A BALL WAITING FOR THE BLOWS TO FALL WALKING DOWN THAT STREET AGAIN LOST SIGHT OF WHERE I’M GOING WHEN I FIND AN OPEN DOOR DIDN’T FIND NOTHING WORTH KNOWING WHAT AM I TO DO? I’M GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES WITHOUT YOU WHAT AM I TO DO? I’M GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES WITHOUT YOU I CAN’T HELP THE WAY I’M FEELING THE MODERN WORLD IS NOT FORGIVING DON’T BELIEVE A WORD THEY’RE SAYING THEY CALL IT LIFE BUT IT’S NOT LIVING HEY WHITE BOY WHAT YOU DOING UPTOWN PARDON ME SIR I’M JUST LOOKING FOR ANOTHER WAY OF FALLING DOWN I'M FALLING DOWN I’M FALLING DOWN
8.
I GOT ON A TRAIN I NEEDED TO GET AWAY FOR A WHILE JUST FOR A SHORT WHILE I GOT ON A TRAIN DON’T KNOW WHERE IT’S HEADING ANYWHERE IS FINE NO DESTINATION IN MIND WHEN I REACH THE STATION I GOT NOWHERE TO RUN BUT I’VE A TICKET TO RIDE I GOT ON A TRAIN DON’T KNOW WHERE I’M GOING MAYBE I’LL KNOW WHEN I ARRIVE I GOT ON A TRAIN LEAVING THIS CITY BUT LEAVING NOTHING BEHIND NO DESTINATION IN MIND WHEN I REACH THE STATION I GOT NOWHERE TO RUN BUT I’VE A TICKET TO RIDE I GOT ON A TRAIN DON’T KNOW WHERE I’M GOING ANYWHERE IS FINE NO DESTINATION IN MIND WHEN I LEAVE THE STATION I GOT NOWHERE TO RUN BUT I’VE A TICKET TO RIDE I GOT ON A TRAIN DON’T KNOW WHERE I’M GOING ANYWHERE IS FINE

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Mershmellow is the second album from The New Fools on Everlasting Records (EVERY15). Recorded and mixed by Neil 'Bugs' Rogers at Half Ton Studios in Milton, it is the follow up to last year's debut, 'Brilliant'. Unlike the debut, 'Mershmellow' contains composition input from other band members The Druid, Pete Carter and Dave Seabright. It also features excellent contributions from Martin Seabrook, James Stygall and Matt Steady, saxophone, trumpet and violin respectively.
The sleeve artwork comes courtesy of Chelsea Tancock and Jasmine Holwill, Christian Gustafsson designed the rear of the sleeve and label artwork.

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released March 23, 2020

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