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released January 14, 2016

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Track Name: Down By The Water (demo)
Down by the water waving waiting
while the waves come in from last night
a little thai to take out down by the water waiting, the waving waiter
came over to give us our food, oh dude
you're wearing a black shirt and its
30 degrees, please tell me
how you you're not dying
we're all dying said he


Down by the water waving waiting
while the waves talk about last night
a little thai to take out down by the water waiting, the waving waiter
came over to give us our food, oh dude
you're wearing a black shirt and its
30 degrees, please tell me
how you you're not dying
we're all dying said he
Track Name: Laura
You come back home for the summer
you spend your time alone
Your ma says 'you're not even trying,
to keep this house a home'

You look to me as if I'm older
which I am
I'll hold your hand and I will love you
but I won't clean that frying pan

Pack up your paints
dust behind the door
by and by I know you'll grow up
I know you'll get there Laura

Your friends love your disheveled charm
they think you're swell
your paint collection on your arms
your moss array on the windowsill

You know I love your many meals
butter, mushrooms, garlic, chives
but in your wake is sticky spiel
does it just not cross your mind

Pack up your paints
dust behind the door
by and by I know you'll grow up
I know you'll get there Laura

Pack up your paints
dust behind the door
by and by I know you'll scrub up
then we can live together Laura

Laura drawer snorer Laura
coffee cups on your floor
Track Name: Manuka
Black bark, white flowers
you've been gone for hours
I lie in my bed
with the lights out

Black moon, white sky
where I might fly
I'll bring back honey
golden bees for your wide brow

You make the snow come in summer
I was lying on the lawn
when you brought your white storm
and your careless form

Black bark, white ground
no one is around
I'm picking cherries by the stream
saving for a Honda Dream

Will I ride south round to east?
To the edge of the country
Can I take my dream across the sea?
Only for another fee

And when they come they're not alone
they come in pairs and fives
And when they come they're not unarmed
they come with bears and knives x2
Track Name: Get On Your High Horse
Don't get off your horse my dear
you're only gonna get back on
and while we're on this course my dear
I may as well let you know

that you were all that I wanted
before I grew up in time
I'd have eaten my hat before I
thought you'd leave my mind,
but you left my mind

and all this
time I've
had no
I've had no head
If I have no head then how can I have a mind
If I have no mind then how can I move around
and if I can't move then I will just sit on down
and that's what I've done
and that's why I didn't let you know

I'm up on my horse my dear
and I'm not coming down
'cos while I'm on this horse up here
I can run around

You know that all that I want is to ride
throughout my own life
my own white horse kicking up
my own trail of dust
my own trail of dust

and all this
time I
had no
I had no head
If I have no head then how can I have a tongue
If I have no tongue then how can I sing a song
and if I can't sing then what am I doing now?
I'm singing strong
so maybe I have a head after all