Staycations (Album July 2012)

by Kotki Dwa

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We chose to make this album in partnership with the National Trust. Watch the films here to see how we went about it:

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Here is the music video for the album's title track:

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released 02 July 2012

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Track Name: The End
Dream of ancient plagues
Blown from East to West and back
Collecting in The Bay of Biscay
Spiralling towards your place of work
Where you make plans

Lifted up on strings
Thinner than the air
Your blood is flooded with the
Chemistry of expectation
In some alleyway a fire burns

Numberless and terrible
Sweet breezes set you down
Just like a spider
Only you, yes, only you can see the sunset blaze
From where you are

Now before you wake
Let the vision unfold
Do not describe it to me
Never tell me anything
About what keeps you wrapped in restlessness
Track Name: She Likes It
Riding your bike
Colours collide with you
Acres of light
Nothing you dreamt was true
Taking your time
Taking the chance I blew
Nothing in mind
Seeing the Summer through
Watching it

See how she likes it
See how she cares for it
Somehow in tune
See how she likes it
See how she pines for it
Somehow in

Cooling and calm
Out like an open palm
Shoulders of shade
Brushing against your arm
Slipping your hips
Into the reservoir
Darker than Death
Black as a cinema
Feel the fish
Faintly against your heart
Whisper a wish
Curious just to ask anything

See how she likes it
See how she cries for it
Somehow in tune
See how she likes it
See how she'd lie for it
Somehow in tune
See how she likes it
See how she admires it
Somehow in tune
See how she likes it
See how she needed it
Somehow in tune

See how she likes it
See how she cries for it
Somehow in tune
See how she likes it
See how she admires it
Somehow in tune
Track Name: Guests
Incompletely tropical
With a twist of something devilish
Sour crystals crackle quietly
Your new haircut fixes sharpening eyes upon your back

Cut to the chase
Why did you come out to the place
Wipe away the smirk on your face
Hushing looks are firing around the hall
You are suspended in sound
Heels clicking on the surrounds
Anchors anchor you to the ground
Graciously, the floor begins to spin your round and round

Company you've no respect for
Waggling your tongue
Smashing into conversations
Wrecking them for fun
But in the background
Somebody you once appealed to
Vanishes from sight
Riding on these Summer punches
Spiralling all night

Far from Pandaemonium
And the glow of awful furnaces
We recline in pastures mown for us
Shrewdly flower-clad and evergreen

This is the life
Danger doesn't dwell in the light
Fabulous designs for delight
Why would you consider for a second
How we came to be here as guests?
Easily appalled and impressed
How exactly would you suggest
People spend their time
If not indulgently without regret?

Confidence in sheer abandon
Fearless for a while
Screen away all kinds of problems
Shred the things in style
But in the background
Somebody who once betrayed you
Watches with a smile
Riding on these Summer punches
Swimming in denial

Laughing at you, laughing at you now
Laughing at you, they're laughing at you now
Track Name: You & I
Your face won't lie to you
Believe your own reflection when he tries
To catch your eye inside the lift some nights

It does affect you in a way
Behind the glass there are police
There are inspectors with no sympathy

When I pretend I am not home
You surely realise I am
The perfect stranger hiding patiently

The dog is howling in the cold
As every night the beast is bored
And joins the ambience with everything else

I take upon myself the things
That make me feel as though the time
Can just escape me like a criminal

The simple numbers add themselves
We move again by which time
One entire season has elapsed itself

The grass is greener here we think
And nothing really suffers badly for the way
That we neglect it, just for five more minutes

A sinking feeling can be drowned
You give an inch and soon
You may as well surrender to a weakness friend

Keep up the energy
The ethic won't betray you in the end
You may collapse when you are finished with
Track Name: Poison
Cocks his pen like a gun
Your opinions are poison
But we love every one
And I know you know I know
We humour you for fun
Drift away from your life
Trickle down The Americas
Spend some time with your wife
Two cigarillos glow in shivery marina nights

Now that the privacy is your thing
How could you ever care for them

Silent boulders of grease
Ride the rivers beneath you
Are we not what we eat
It's the end of the week
I am trying to treat you
See the avian police
Spinning down into your town
Far beneath your feet
Your lover's on a beach
And Heaven is upside down

You were in Switzerland
You want to go again
They're making real progress
They may be rumours but we read these things
The psychology of stockpiling
Strange nightmares only show December
Poor baby you are too young to remember

Wow there's a light show over your house
Take you down to The Planetarium
Chiselled chapel under ground
Guided charismatically around
I am the ghost here
And I want to wander round
Track Name: The Wolf
Speak to me without disguise
Cowardly I know you hide
Don't play me, show your eyes
See me
Nothing ever came this way
Nothing did you ever say
Still I understand
Track Name: Two Black Flies
Your friends don't really mind
They let you off again
Of course they do
But here you are
Alone again
Just two black flies
To keep you sane
Track Name: Staycations
Parasols to shade them
Camembert to salt their lips
Worshipping a fire that burns all day
And all night
Nobody would blame them
Should you feel ashamed somehow?
Dripping with expensive golden light
Oh dear

Pale streak of mayonnaise
Why do you hate holidays?
You don't take any pictures of your life
Why should I?
Fumbling for favours
Coming up with bad ideas
Listening to me because you're polite

Treat me
To a day of your time
Waste the entire morning
Panic in the moonlight
Anything you want
You la la like it when we go away
You see see see the colour take my face
Twenty days are not enough for you
In between I stay in love with you

Sigh, cast your eye across the sea
And shiver as she softly cries
Deep lies of tenderest seduction
Beckoning you cruelly

Nothing, nothing can make us feel bad here
Now we are in Heaven on earth
And all the fences are electric
Listen, listening to the jackdaw
Singing about the people outside
Who want to tear you into pieces

Doesn't it take your mind off the violence
Didn't I read that sunshine repairs your sanity
And that jealousy is a virus
(We would care but no-one reminds us)
Too many people need your attention
Leave her a message
She'll do the best she can to get back to you
On everything that you mention
What will it take to take you away

And treat me
To a day of your time
Waste the entire morning
Panic in the moonlight
Anything you want
You la la like it when we go away
You see see see the colour take my face
Twenty days are not enough for you
In between I stay in love with you

But I have to say
I fear I've taken too much of your time
And now the night draws in
Dark blankets cover the things you need
Oh this is what happens when we don't plan
I told you we shouldn't get carried away
(Forgive me)
No-one now can claw these hours back into the day
As it perishes
Track Name: Bad Timing
Unprepared for what may come
Unaware of bonds undone
Why you think these people care
Anything for what you do
I don't know

So keep it to yourself
Forever
Nobody can see
How far
Things have had to go
Why did you?
You know very well
This time
Things are gonna change
Around here
Lacing up my shoes
At last
Anything you say
I'm sorry
Things can start today

Strangely
Thoughts of other planets
Do not make you nervous
Carriages and horses
Keeping you from sleeping

Absolutely
I will listen
Paint me every premonition
In the daylight horrors tickle
Messages that count for little now

So keep it to yourself
My angel
We must go to work
At once
Think about your day
Bad timing
You know very well
How much time is stolen by
Distraction
Think about yourself this time
Think about your day
Bad timing
You know very well

I could be wrong
But when I see the pictures of the enemy
The beast has won in some small way
In silhouette he burns all day

When darkness sleeps upon the sand
They may appeal to understand
How casually revenge can sit
How comfortable the hypocrite

Your pockets cannot pay the fee
They'll never let you in for free
"Preposterous, I've come all this way"
The final words they let you say
Track Name: Don't Be
I had the dream in which
You disappear for good
Your life claps like a switch
The way it never could (it could)

Now you're my bright brave thing
Yeah you're my one and only
Remember
So although the hymns might sting
You mustn't feel lonely

If all you take is one thing
Then take my word for this
Don't spend the small hours wondering
She felt your every kiss

In the morning when you wake up
And when you go to sleep
She'll be there for every good time
And every in-between

Bring my face to mind
Whisper all of the good old Andrew Lloyd Webber songs with me
Leave me what you can't eat
Try to breathe
Nobody thinks you're a fool

While the light beams through
The stained glass
Can your memory let the person make you laugh?

Coming up in conversations
Just every now and then
Reappearing on their faces
To shape a smile again

Aching all you can for an impossible thing
Could anything be more sad?

Don't be
Go to lunch with your dad
Visit Romy
Nobody thinks you're a fool
Invitations down to stay at the beach
So you both find
Somewhere nice to be each
Track Name: Congratulations
Congratulations
Your destination
Has come to meet you
Pure recreation

(what can we fix you, anything you like)
(what can you dream of, anything)

You came through fogs that chilled your face
They wet your clothes and swept you here
And in these mists you did uncurl
Before they had the time to clear

Comforts of all kind
Furnish your surrounds
Stay as you arrive
Take a look around
Taking time to listen
To the sweeping sounds
Nothing else to know
Know what you have found

(I know, I know, I know, I know)

Piece by piece
Without control
The things we took accrued great tolls
Spurred by thirst and gazing eyes
Demands took wing across these skies
Somewhere now beyond your world
The gardens shake, the lightning hurled
Pale as milk the children dance
You come to see you've had your chance


Mimi

Doubtful about this
And nervous of something
Heavy and empty
Sensations of falling
Step beyond the threshold
Trust in other people
Everything in you persuading you gently to stay