Singing As You Leave E​.​P.

by Neil Milton

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released September 14, 2018

Written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Neil Milton at three-fourteen in the summer of 2018.

Violin on Bird Sanctuary by the excellent Aga Olek (agaolek.com)

E.P. photography and artwork by Neil Milton

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Track Name: Singing As You Leave
Straighten your tie
Echo the tired lines
Building a pyramid of lies
Abandon us while singing as you leave

And now decisions made in ignorance
Are carved in history
You'll set the bridge on fire
And blindly drag us on

Demonise the time before
No attempt to justify
The principles you left on the floor
Won't accept that's what you are
Evidence you can't ignore
Tired of all your fucking lies
Taking shots you hope you don't score
You're just a dog that caught the car

Full speed ahead
Towards the looming end
In truth, we're drifting without a plan
The creeping panic written on your face

So close your eyes
Desperate, put your fingers in your ears
Sing la la la, la la la
Declare ignoble myths, it's what we really want

Demonise the time before
No attempt to justify
The principles you left on the floor
Won't accept that's what you are
Evidence you can't ignore
Tired of all your fucking lies
Taking shots you hope you don't score
You're just a dog that caught the car
Track Name: Bird Sanctuary
Have we pushed ourselves to far this time
The rising river overflows
The spiteful banks too cruel, too steep to climb
Dragged beneath by undertow

There must be a better song to sing
Some harmony to mend our broken wings
Protect us for whatever we may bring
Are we alright now?

The warm sun dries our weary heads
The water slips back to the sea
Trust in all the things we said
Together in our sanctuary

There must be a better song to sing
Some harmony to mend our broken wings
Protect us for whatever we may bring
Are we alright now?

I know there's a better song to sing
A harmony to mend our broken wings
Protect us for whatever we may bring
I think we're alright now?
Track Name: Local Fan
Football fan
From the start you showed me the way
Football fan
Follow your team home and away

Anticipation of the afternoon
Waiting for the kick-off in the rain

They never hunger, the glory hunters
The cats that got the cream
You pulled me under, when I was younger
Support your local team

Football fan
Followed your team through my teenage years
Football fan
Ignore the trophy-chasing sneers

The hope that kills us springs eternal
Daydream of cheers of victory

They never hunger, the glory hunters
The cats that got the cream
You pulled me under, when I was younger
Support your local team

They never hunger, the glory hunters
The cats that got the cream
You pulled me under, when I was younger
Support your local team

They switch to a different team
When they run out of steam
The cats have lost their cream
You gave me a sense of pride
To follow my local side
Support your local team

You said support the local team
I will support the local team
We will support the local team
Track Name: Sixes and Eights
You drew a life in the margins of a book
You bought when you were seventeen
A graphic novel of success and pain
Found on the page of Judy Blume
Moments sketched in red ink and in black
Characters appear then they are gone

Your aspirations and your darkest fears
All remembered and recorded here

The book discarded, left on the night bus
Found on the ride from home to Hope
Rain slows down the journey through the town
And I can read your history

Did you leave it there for me to find
Or do you miss it now it's gone
Was this all that you wanted to say
Are there adventures still to tell

Your aspirations and your darkest fears
Your hopes and doubts remembered here
Track Name: Bridge Will Burn
We're tiny castles and we're impossible shells
Our eyes heavy with wine and with lead
Eyelids they slide shut as the conversation ends
and a cartoon anvil falls on our heads

i feel selfish and foolish and embarrassed and shy
I listen to you when you're tired and you cry

this bridge will burn and we have no boat
as the waves crash around us
we sit by the flames

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