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miseryguts

by The Sad Song Co.

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1.
I will love you 'til the sun and moon collide (...or will I..?) I'm beginning to wonder About the lies I told And all the history you couldn't bear But the problem really is I'm beginning to wonder If I will love you I can survive 'til the ocean meets the sky (...or can I..?) I'm beginning to wonder About the lies I told And all the history you couldn't bear But the problem really is I'm beginning to wonder If I'm a survivor I'm beginning to wonder About the lies I told And all the history you couldn't bear But the problem really is I'm beginning to wonder About everything
2.
Ghosts 03:30
Hunch your shoulders, shield your eyes Like you've never seen the sun Brace yourself while you realise You've only just begun To never fear the ghosts The source of hope is beckoning To where you've never been before Now the dark skies threatening Are making you unsure Should you ever fear the ghosts? Look into my eyes If you never fear the ghosts You will feel your hollow bones And you can fly so far away from here You will be taken To heavens above Everyone can see the light That's shining in your eyes Everyone will take delight In the light that's in your eyes 'Cos you never feared the ghosts
3.
Blind Man 03:08
Dog fits like a glove To guide you in and guide you out Black eyes are enough Hiding in your hideout Knowing your way 'round your life like a blind man Loser's cane is white Seeing eye seeing me Know you're losing sight Of being you seeing me Knowing your way 'round your life like a blind man Pretending you like the dark
4.
I've got to get out I've got to get out of here My heart is killing me It's not the way that I chose it to be I've got to relax, I've got to de-obsess Forget these phantoms and flee Before I totally lose it We'll always be pleasure babies I am and always will be your servant We'll always be pleasure babies You're an afterimage Burned on my retina Or an itch that I can't scratch How could I have been so deluded? Every day I take a new step away And somehow still end up Right back where I started We'll always be pleasure babies I am and always will be your servant We'll always be pleasure babies Will you always be the one who passed me by? Will you always be? Will you always be tatooed behind my eyes? Will you always be? Our story is a loopy history An unrealisable dream To protect me from reality I guess the last time you though of me was 1988 The last time I thought of you was when I sang this We'll always be pleasure babies I am and always will be your servant We'll always be pleasure babies We'll always be pleasure babies Trapped in the past with you as an anchor We'll always be pleasure babies Keep everything at arms' length
5.
God sent an angel down for me Her beauty was too much for me But when he sent her down he placed her at the end Of an everlasting mile I run the everlasting mile And even if it means my life I'll reach my angel The devil sent a debt for me I'm to pay for my mother's pain The debt the devil sent was stretching every inch Of the everlasting mile I run the everlasting mile And even if it means my life I will try to stop this pain Though my feet are trapped in clay And I'm running through cement Even if it means my life I'll pay my debt I'll reach my angel I run the everlasting mile
6.
Directions 04:20
Now that I want to I will leave you When I'm out there I will write you Don't make me be the villain I'm only doing the best for us You told me all I needed to know But I lost my way, I lost my way You wrote down all I needed to know But I lost my way, I lost my way
7.
Deep Cover 04:33
Submerge my ID beneath makeup In a mirror I practice the moves My routines are smooth But they don't fool you You know I'm not a good man I'm a bad man doing good things Wearing a good man's clothes Infiltrate their ranks with my subterfuge I'm in deep cover I've got them all fooled Except you, you've got me marked out as phoney You know the good from the bad The strong from the mad The wheat from the chaff And you know I'm not a good man I'm a bad man doing good things Wearing a good man's clothes Infiltrate their ranks with my subterfuge I'm in deep cover I've got them all fooled God save my soul I'm not a good man I'm a bad man doing good things Wearing a good man's clothes Infiltrate their ranks with my subterfuge I'm in deep cover I've got them all fooled Into thinking I'm a good man When I'm just doing things a good man would do Infiltrate their ranks with my subterfuge I'm in deep cover I've got them all fooled
8.
I, I am the perennial outsider You, you are the warmth that keeps me here When I don't know which religion's honest Steer me through the dogma once again When you're not here the Chrysler Building Is the only beautiful thing in New York Could a man go blind from seeing Beauty of which poets forever talk? Into the hills with love we go In the past I've squandered fortunes of love But she to me is a single precious jewel They'll bury me while I'm still breathing She'll dig me out of the cold cold ground All the green lights on 11th Avenue Will stretch as far as the eye can see Into the hills with love we go
9.
When I come around to get my things will you be there? 'Cos I don't want to do it on my own. I know I did you wrong, it's not an excuse but when I was just a child This isn't what I expected. Love went out the window, I wish I'd followed it there and then. It was never hate but love that made me do those things to you. I wish I measured up to your dreams. When I was just a child This isn't what I expected. Every social circle needs one fuck up so all can know That for the grace of god they would join me. It's just that I'm disgusted with the way things turned out. When I was just a child this isn't what I expected.
10.
Gulag parenting has made me the cooler king This fortune is a pleasant torture Spend my days tunnelling, Tom, Dick and Harrying To break out of the bricks and mortar This fortune is a pleasant torture Put them first, you put them first I found my way into a forest, now the breadcrumbs are all gone Put them first, you put them first The wind stole all my joy now I'm just Scaling barbed wire, the guard towers built higher The searchlights will always find me No matter what I've done No matter how fast I run Parenting will always be behind me This fortune will forever bind me Put them first, you put them first I found my way into a forest, now the breadcrumbs are all gone Put them first, you put them first The wind stole all my joy now it's just gulag parenting
11.
Everyday you get my best And I hope and I pray for the best for you each day I'll play sounds for you at the frequency of heaven
12.
Dreamy cocktail of E and aspirin Long dreamless sleep on the sofa Friends can't wake you Doctors can't wake you Parent's can't believe their loss Don't tell me jokes, they're not funny I've heard every punch line a hundred times before I could run forever chasing the high Cocktails of prozac and red wine Short fitful sleep on the sofa Paralysed by no new questions Why did god have to take my baby away? I could run forever chasing the high

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released May 6, 2003

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The Sad Song Co. Oxford, UK

Solo albums from multi-instrumentalist Nigel Powell, previously of Unbelievable Truth, Dive Dive, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls.

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