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Happy People

by Tom Slatter

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    CD in a 6-panel DigiPak with an 8-page booklet filled with stunning graphics and artwork from Joe Slatter.

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  • Pre-order of Happy People. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    releases March 17, 2017

     £5 GBP  or more

     

1.
05:40
2.
A Name In A File
3.
Satellites
4.
Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said
5.
Even Then We're Scared
6.
Fire Flower Heart
7.
Tracking Signals
8.
Set Light To The Sky
9.
All Of The Dark

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releases March 17, 2017

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Tom Slatter London

What would it sound like if Nick Cave started writing songs with Genesis after watching too many episodes of Dr Who? How many songs about replacing your body parts with mechanical alternatives is too many? Does the world need a steampunk/scifi inspired prog rock act? Tom Slatter set out to answer none of these questions, but accidentally did. ... more

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Track Name: Happy People
Prisons float in your eyes
Lies on your tongue
Let the public decide
On drips to make them grin
Don't you want to be happy for a while?
Pull another tooth out
Fixing up your smile

Happy people don't pull faces
Happy people smile and wave
They ask after your family
They never say a thing that hurts
Happy people all make friends
Happy people want you to pretend
They never shout
They don't make waves
Cos happy people always win

Happy people abound
Daggers in their veins
Let the public be hanged
Let the pigs proclaim their rights
Don't you want to feel safe for a while?
Pull another tooth out
Give us all a smile

I've got nine lives left to worry out
Escape with just my skin
Scratches whip marks on my back
Someone else's sin

I've got nine lives left to worry out
Fracture and displace
All this running all this hurt to find myself a space

In a dark room water drips and pools
As the man I paid
Pulls the skin back and stitches me a face.