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Honest Living

by Tom Loffill

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Take it back Take back the land Stolen from you I guess some of you already did We break the streets We break the stars That sear and scar And pocket everything that remains The houses scream At ancient trees Calling to me And angels greet us in a new day Take it back Take back the land Stolen from you I guess some of you already did We sting the air As we go where The dogs prepare Their voices catch fire as they pray No need to dream A guillotine So brightly gleams And angels greet us in a new day Take it back Take back the land Stolen from you I guess some of you already did
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Where do you see yourself in five years? Where do you see yourself in five years? Where do you see yourself in five years time? Optimism Enthusiasm Paperwork Left hand Right hand Paperwork Where do you see yourself in five years? The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing The left hand dooooooooeeeessssn’t…………… Where do you see yourself in five years? Where do you see yourself in five years? Where do you see yourself in five years time?
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Say the right thing, do the right thing And it might seem hard But it’s not so hard Just say the right thing You’ll find it in your heart And it might seem far But it’s not so far Just do the right thing And you play your part Say the right thing, do the right thing
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Lawn 02:26
Imagine having a garden Imagine having a lawn The geological shaping of rocks over centuries The process of being born I live with you in the city I live with you wall to wall Imagine desire is moving us forward Imagine having a lawn
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Where I’m living The house is black As the shadow Of a vampire bat Fooling no one With the lazy talk Laid across it Taking up my bed and walk Walk around Walk around me Walk around my dying bed Jumping on my back Medicate and Taking up the slack Graves go dancing Out among the trees Ranged against us Fallen to our knees and walk Walk around Walk around me Walk around my dying bed Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away
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Money, song, both, both
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Look here come the bailiffs To take what I don’t have But the last ones will be first and some day The first ones will be last You have to struggle To get it done You have to walk through the fire sometimes To make a change Here come those old demons They tried to hold me down But I turned those demons on their heads And this is what I found You have to struggle To get it done You have to walk through the fire sometimes To make a change Here comes that Grim Reaper To take me for a ride But before I make the final journey To the other side You have to struggle To get it done You have to walk through the fire sometimes To make a change
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Self Help 02:41
I’ve read the same self-help books as you Still we’re running round and round We cut each other through and through When I hurt you baby don’t you know I hurt myself? Recommend a self-help book to me I’ve gotta get back to health I want to do better I want to get well Self help self help self help self help…. Seems what I said is not what you heard Soon I’ll need an interpreter To understand my own words If you need a mirror to better see yourself We can share all our problems And get ourselves back to health I want to do better I want to get well Tell me your problems I’ll tell you my problems Tell me in the morning, in the evening Any time of day you can tell me I want to do better I want to get well
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1979 1995 01:10
Couples working out all their problems Stomach staple, sunglasses case “We’re having a get together, you should come by” All the singers they reference are now dead Nothing has changed since 1979 Nothing has changed since 1995 They go on a long journey to find themselves Driving on out to his ex-wife’s place They have a big house but can’t pay the bills Things look bleak, but then they’re resolved Nothing has changed since 1979 Nothing has changed since 1995 Things look bleak, but then they’re resolved Funeral scene, an electro-acoustic band No money troubles, a future for the kids Learning and changing, learning to change Nothing has changed since 1979 1995 2055 Nothing has changed since 1979
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Thomas 01:30
When oh when will the Kingdom come? When the light is fire on the land When the mountains, puzzled, move away When the leaves decline to fall from the trees When the angels come and take what is there's And all that is hidden will be revealed The living will not die For we come from the light We are its children We are its children When oh when will the new world come? It is here It was always here Go outside to the street The rich will not enter the places of my father But the poor are off to Heaven The poor are off to Heaven Go outside to the street Be near me Be near the fire The angels will come Give you what you already have Leave you standing in one piece Standing in one piece Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away
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Pilgrimage 03:51

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Download of the album includes a free 9 track mini-album 'Honest Sound Experiments', consisting of additional recordings from the 'Honest Living' sessions. The tracks are:

1. Only The Bravest Plants Reach The Heavens
2. Dr. Raymond Moody
3. Cathedral
4. Patient 10
5. Motorway Bridge
6. Aleppo
7. The English Class System As Viewed From Alpha Centauri
8. A Cat Is The Only Sure Fire Way To Rid Yourself Of Vermin
9. Thomas (Instrumental Version)

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released February 12, 2021

All songs written, performed & produced by Tom Loffill

Incredible Self Confidence plays the guitar solo on track 2

Bens Pens plays piano on track 7

Christin Wils & Elizabeth Clough play violin on track 16

The vocal stars of tracks 2 & 11 are: Jordanna Kalman, Odile Kalman, LJA Brown, Peter Denman, Alberta Jones, Bens Pens, Nicola Field, Tim Oakenfull, Jennifer Loffill, Elizabeth Clough

Album mastered by MULE, except track 7 mastered by Nick Hindley

Cover painting by Sam Wilson

Back cover photo by IMColsell

Special thank you to all of the above, and also to Mariz Nigro, Rita Orzone, Murat Ahmed, Guy Oliver, and all my family

Dedicated to the memory of Chris Knight

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Tom Loffill UK

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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