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Giant Turtle

by Tom Loffill

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1.
Giant Turtle 01:35
2.
I have seen your body lain, The dream frequencies of your face, Feeling so much better today, There's nothing in the way, You sleep all day Many others have come this way, Many others will take your place, Feeling so much better today, There's nothing in the way, You sleep all day (Well you know, there's nothing to do)
3.
Solyana 03:52
Hmmmmm hmmmmmmmmhmm, Wow, wow howling like a cat, Solyana, Solyana raysa pa, You won do won you won do wa
4.
They gave the angels guitars, Still the angels were more concerned with Drainage and sanitation, Stooped by city walls, Burning shadows, Burnished gold, Buildings in ruin forecast their own destiny Glory Rain Quiet I know where I'm going, I know what I'm doing
5.
My best years, Impossibly alone, I can't conquer what came before, I cannot conjure what comes next With those wealthy husband blues My husband, Makes the difference, Marks the change, These curtains, This sofa, My best years, With those wealthy husband blues
6.
The streets are singing of you, You're on my mind, Lying down in the road, You're on my mind, To show you I don't care, I sleep with the town, Then watch the sun lower itself into the ground, The sun's going down. The singer is the song, The singer is the song, And when he sings of broken hearts, It's as though he were the broken one. Down the discotheque, You're on my mind, The flashing neon lights, You're on my mind, I'll show you I don't care, I'll sleep with the town, Then watch the sun lower itself into the ground, The sun's going down The singer is the song, The singer is the song, And when he sings of broken hearts, It's as though he were the broken one. I looked for you in Soho, But there were no traces, I looked for you in Greenwich Park, In may different places, And today I crossed my own path, Amongst the crowds at London Bridge.
7.
Unchanged 02:57
Pulse blood round tubular innards, Settle old accounts, Blast us clean, fill your feet, bring a bucket, Fucks all fucks all fucks all, One for two, two for one, Pregnant moustache, Of new land glories sings, Fluttered birds sky stained, Two for one two, Can we be saved? (On a mountain or escalator, In a church or in a car park) The bottom of the stairs, The top of the stairs, The feeling's the same, And we're unchanged. But bad news, Do you like horse, do you like equestrian? Do you like a girl on a horse? Many people do not like that They are city people, I have few friends, Even I have not been in a relationship, But someone told me, "Friends are never enough," So I am here, But still not know any friends, I am distressed, Can someone tell me why?
8.
I want you in your uniform, Aboard a speeding train, Dreaming of a new world, See the dead fish leaping, Waiting for a sign, Naked from the waist down. But we had no need of love, And love it had no need of us. The tumble from the womb, Is such a mighty fall, We wake up in the slaughterhouse mm-hm, You ditched me at the brothel, Drunk on the sea air, Limp into the sunset baby. But we had no need of love, And love it had no need of us. When we grow tired of certainty, We make a home of doubt, And when love's too weak to speak, We put words into its mouth. The mist is making fools of us, Our ship is lost and gone, Heaven is receding, I want you in your uniform, Aboard a speeding train, Dreaming of a new world.
9.
Cubicle 02:25
Out of the fire, Into the night, Proper attire, Putting things right, It's not usually done, Where I'm coming from, Out of the night, Into the fire. Hell disappears, In the sunlight, Small narrow squares, Break up in lines, It's not easily done, The man you become, Out of the night, Into the fire. One ill-informed, Formless young man, Talking myself, Out of a job, It's so easily done, The night's on the run, Out of the night into the fire, Out of the fire into the night, Out of the night into the...
10.
Sunglasses 04:34
The girls are all going to the beach, The girls are going down to the beach, The girls are all going to the beach, The girls are going down to the beach. The cars are all driving to the mall, The traffic flowing down to the mall, The cars are all driving to the mall, The traffic flowing down to the mall. Millionaires are going into space, Millionaires are touring outer space, Millionaires are going into space, Millionaires are touring outer space. Once you have a really good pair of sunglasses, You'll never have to go outside again, Once you have a really good pair of sunglasses, You'll never have to go outside again, again, again
11.
Wrists 02:58
You open up your wrists, The stars spill from your wrists, The water flows from the sink, The end of the world, A white horse, Jumping falling down. Raise her up by her soft, sleeping arms Raise her up away from all harm Your voice floats, leaves itself, Swimming from the bath to the stars, Fold yourself right into their arms, You open up your wrists, The stars spill from your wrists, The water from the sink. Raise her up by her soft, sleeping feet, Raise her up by her soft, sleeping arms, Raise her up away from all harm
12.
I used to have a notebook, Full of ideas, I used to have a full heart, But now I'm nowhere near, I used to have these wild dreams, I didn't understand, I used to wake from Paradise, With a flower in my hand, I used to act without consideration, For personal gain, I used to recognise pleasure as pleasure, And pain as pain I used to be just like you, But now I'm just like me, And now there's only sorrow and heartache, For as far as I can see. We twist and spin, The Earth is a satellite, And I'm a dying star, But I don't mind We twist and spin, The Earth is a satellite, And I'm a dying star, But death is no end We twist and spin, The Earth is a satellite, And I'm a dying star, But I don't mind Now there's only sorrow and heartache, For as far as I can see.
13.
Giant Turtle 01:29

credits

released June 27, 2016

All songs written, performed & produced by Tom Loffill at Manor House Studios, London.

Christin Wils plays violin on tracks 3, 5, 8, 9, 11 & 12, cello on 3 & 8, bass guitar on 7 & 10, backing vocals on 3, 7, 10 & 12.

Kurt Wohl plays guitar on track 8.

David Freeman plays drums on tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8.

Mastered & compiled by Pete Maher.

Zebra cover drawing and painting of Tom by Russell Marks.

Etchings by Oliver McConnie.

Cover lettering by Nichola Graham.

Thank you: Christin, Russell, Oliver, Nicki, Reema, Simeon, Chris, Tim, Jordanna, Laura, Pearl, and all my family.

Dedicated to Scar Studios, Camden, & to all the music made there.

"Be therefore comforted & be proud of the grace that has been granted you, all ye who are sorrowful, who suffer from sleeplessness, nightmares, visions, anguish & palpitations. Numen adest. God wants you." Strindberg - 'Inferno'.

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Tom Loffill is a musician and painter based in North London.
He's after the surreal and spiritual in the mundane and everyday. His fourth album 'Honest Living' is released 12th Feb 2021.

"An alt-rock troubadour" Time Out

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