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Awefull

by Blue Orchids

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    "Awefull" contains two 7" singles originally released by Rough Trade, "The Flood" / "Disney Boys" and "Work" / "The House That Faded Out", the four songs from the "Agents Of Change" 12" 45, and two previously unreleased demos.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Digipack CD, with artwork by Leka and Aleksandra Mladenovic.

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1.
The Flood 04:18
THE FLOOD Roller coaster mind arrives right on time – hold on Roll across the clouds, laugh out loud – you’re the one Symbols crash, atoms smash – and it’s gone Feel no emotion, one foot in the ocean – here it comes Here comes the flood Nail biting time for the mind on the line – hold on Part of the game is remember your name – you’re the one True soul, drum roll - and it’s gone Man of steel, sex appeal – here it comes Here comes the flood Gentle sleep washes away tension The fist looses its grip And you awake with new life Refreshed and oppressed Clouds roll, lightening crash – hold on Waves rise, chains snap – you’re the one Symbols crash, atoms smash – and it’s gone Feel no emotion, one foot in the ocean – here it comes Here comes the flood
2.
Disney Boys 03:38
DISNEY BOYS Here come the Disney Boys With their bag of surprises to make you laugh Oh they’ll glue you to the floor, till you beg for more And when you’re not looking, they slip through the door But they make it so good, till the colour rubs off Always new where you stood, till the colour rubs off Here they come again With their colour and brush to paint it good Oh they’ll talk you to the ground, turn off the sound Leave you with a taste of a space to be found But they make it so good, till the colour rubs off Always new where you stood, till the colour rubs off The architect army’s here With a daring design for a high-rise Oh they’ve got you hot and cold, keep it out of reach They’re the salt in you’re wound boys, they’re the slur in you’re speech But they make it so good and you know that it’s right Always make it so good and you know that it’s right Right? We’ll paint it good, tonight! D-i-s-n-e-y B-o-y-s D-i-s-n-e-y B-o-y-s
3.
Work 04:01
WORK I’ll buy a boat, I’ll keep it afloat I’ll sail the sea, emotion pulling at me We’ll be the salmon swimming against the tide The golden salmon, swimming against the tide of life Work You took the road from severe to serene Nobody could keep pace All alone, long way from home Work I’ll buy a boat, I’ll keep it afloat I’ll sail the sea, emotion pulling at me Work One wrong move, one wrong thought And I’m lost Work We’ll be the salmon swimming against the tide Swimming against the tide of life Work Do you ever feel lonely, like the cold moon? And you feel it’s hungry, deep down you know what for
4.
THE HOUSE THAT FADED OUT Bell rings, throw books at the door Bell rings, drop cups on the floor That’s where he lives and never gives In the house that faded out So many candles burn through the night So many candles and still no light That’s where he lives and never gives In the house that faded out They’re having a party A political party And they’re praying for mercy But they won’t pay the bill Heart aching through the night So many hearts aching for a fight Bell rings and the people shout In the house that faded out Braking in the new recruits Pattern formed brings forth its fruits Bell rings and the people shout In the house that faded out They’re having a party A political party And they’re praying for mercy But they won’t pay the bill (There’s no understanding if you don’t pay the bill) So many candles burn through the night So many candles and still no light That’s where he lives and never gives In the house that faded out The place where the hip people meet is Sixteen Infinity Street Look for me and you’ll find me out In the house that faded out Because they’re having a party A political party And they’re praying for mercy But they won’t pay the bill
5.
THE UNKNOWN Tonight I swear There's something in the air Some say It's always there Our excitement Takes us there Take us there Take us there The Unknown Something in the night Is reaching to me Something in the air Is inside me The Unknown Turn around The night is on fire Turn around The air is sweet desire Turn around Turn around Today I say We've got to get away One hour Can be an eternity Spent in The company Of the one And only Unknown The Unknown Turn around Turn around Turn around
6.
AGENTS OF CHANGE I’ve seen it written on a wall I’ve seen it on film I’ve seen it walking down the street In the flesh A vibration I don’t hear it where I should hear it But I hear it The naked truth A beautiful thing Moving in Agents of change Some people say nothing ever changes I say everything always changes I say lookout keep on your toes It’s ever-present it knows you well All I’ve got to do Is open my arms And the agents of change Smile on me A frightening thing Wild and pure Agents of change Walking down the street In the flesh A vibration I don’t hear it where I should hear it Oh, but I hear it The naked truth Oh wow Yea yea Agents of change All I’ve got to do Is open my arms And the agents of change Smile
7.
Conscience 03:19
CONSCIENCE She is my light She is my night She is my warning When I’m becoming subject to a mood When I’m becoming subject to a friend I hear her call And when I feel afraid And when I stumble in the shade Of an iron hand That grips the land I hear her call She is my word A simple sword Of dignity She is my light
8.
Release 03:14
RELEASE Wodin is, Wodin is A tired old man In the arms of paradise A place for man In the arms of paradise When you’re down and out She will bail you out Listen brothers Sons of the Tree Look at you’re mothers Get down on you’re knees Just touch the flesh of the breeze And feel release Put you’re coat on We’ll go for a walk In the cool Celtic air Stepping surely Through the evening Saying things that Burst in dawns light It’s cold out, hold out You’ll never be satisfied Till there’s nothing left to hide Just touch the flesh of the breeze And feel release
9.
THE LONG NIGHT OUT I’m here to drown sorrow I’ll leave again tomorrow Something doesn’t ring true But my head aches for you Tonight I am a hunter Hunting for the moon In the guise of the snowman But I’ll be home soon Shhh, be silent Please don’t shout Listen to no reason On our long night out I’m here to drown sorrow I’ll leave again tomorrow Something doesn’t ring true But my head aches for you Listen to no reason The siren voice of reason Oh please don’t shout On our long night out I want to take part in the great event Another stupid kid trying to tame a plant Just give me one hour with the juice of a flower I swear I’ll be a great explorer Tonight I am a hunter Hunting for the moon In the guise of the snowman But I’ll be home soon I’m here to drown sorrow I’ll leave again tomorrow Something doesn’t ring true But my head aches for you My body is frozen I have no will to do Robbed by the flower That first brought me to you Oh Lord what can I do? I only wanted to be with you Oh Lord what can I do? I only wanted to be with you Have you noticed nothing seems built to last anymore? When everything around you is fake who do you turn to? When everything around you stinks where do you go?
10.
SLEEPY TOWN Sleepy town, it’s getting me down Nothing better to do than fool around I’ve had a belly full of this I won’t be used for no good reason To serve the leaches of this world Is a suckers’ existence Sleepy town, it’s getting me down Nothing better to do than fool around Empty head, no hope Keeps my feet on the ground Search hard and score The last hangover in town Sleepy town, it’s getting me down Nothing better to do than fool around Fool around! I was on my way To work one day When I heard a strange bird And was led astray Sleepy town, it’s getting me down Nothing better to do than fool around Awake old town To the new life going down To the fastest kids around Getting board in sleepy town Sleepy town, yea, yea, yea!

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A compilation of Blue Orchids' singles and 12" EP tracks for Rough Trade, alongside two unreleased demo tracks from the early 1980s, in a sleeve designed by Leka Mladenovic. Download card includes extra tracks and comes with all versions.

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released August 17, 2016

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Blue Orchids Manchester, UK

Continuing the mystical thread and acid explorations which were a hallmark of The Fall's initial line-up, Martin Bramah has quietly crafted a trove of psychedelic visions unparalleled among musicians of his generation.

Despite never quite cracking mainstream public consciousness, Blue Orchids endure as a living treasures of head music for post-punks, with a series of deeply-magical recordings.
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