Flimsy Bombastic EP

by Dusty Doves

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With a flurry of musical ideas, Pete set about reinventing his process.

With limited equipment, he went about creating the sounds he could hear in his mind. From concept to completion, he twisted the knobs and pulled the levers to give his weird tunes a voice.

The result is an unlikely collection of noises - Flimsy Bombastic.

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released April 22, 2013

Sam Beswick played bass and helped on other bassy bits.
Ellen Sørensen did some vocals in Popcorn & Roses.

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Track Name: Sad Man with Floppy Shoes
I took a walk on my favourite street
I don't remember it being so steep
Some grumpy geography changing the way
To mess with an otherwise ordinary day

I had a house with a view of the sea
Seagulls would bring over cold drinks for me
But I don't remember an office block view
With funny big billboards all shouting at you saying

"Sorry, you gotta be in love for you to wipe that frown"

I tried to park in my usual bay
They put yellow lines there to keep cars away
And I don't remember a man in a booth
To charge for the free ones - so is this all new? He said

"Sorry, but our department doesn't really make these calls"
Track Name: Popcorn & Roses
The managers will throw some money in the air tonight!
They clamber at the doors and hunger for the stage lights
The columnists and cleaners, everyone you think just might
They stagger from the bars and slide in off the half pipes

The signs will glow
And everybody will know
Facades light up
And beckon you to the show

You're fastening the cords to make you swoop and glide tonight
You're slipping on those shoes that glitter in the spot lights
The blusher on your cheeks the lashes bouncing on your eyes
You're waiting in the wings remembering your first lines

The crowd will grow
And everybody will show
The lights fade out
And hush will settle like snow

Autonomous in motion
Every mood and moment right
You're feeding off the crowd and feasting on the stage fright

Your charm will creep into the heart of every family member
You'll hold the demographic on a point upon your finger
The stage will glow and everyone'll say woh!
Your clothes light up and sparkle on the front row
Track Name: Friends, Where?
There's a solar flare out
Burning bridges
You've been walking your whole life
There's a fatal rupture
With the crowd who loved ya
And you're making plans to hide

Where are your friends, man?
Where are they now?
You lost your standing with the haters and the crowd

There's a feisty moon out
Wreaking havoc
On opinion's tide
It's a fickle thing that
But you gotta ace it
If you wanna be well liked

Where are your friends, man?
Where are they now?
You lost your standing with the haters and the crowd
Where are your friends, man?
Where are they now?
You lost your standing with the haters and the crowd, you did

There's a polar wind out
For your warm reception
Did you think you'd make it far?
If you've got an angle
Then you'd better use it
Cause they don't care who you are

Where are your friends, man?
Where are they now?
You lost your standing with the haters and the crowd
Where are your friends, man?
Where are they now?
You lost your standing with the haters and the crowd, you did
Track Name: Jump in the Van
Everyone jump in the van
Everyone jump in the van
We're wanting to go
So please let the others know
Everyone jump in the van

Everyone jump in the van
Everyone jump in the van
Though packing up is sa-aa-aad
Everyone jump in the van
Track Name: 40-Gallon Drums
I'll be sitting on this bench here for at least another day
As I'm clinging to my paper bag that's wilting in the rain
Wet dogs weave through the traffic cones, they're howling out my name

You let me eat from your antique china bowl
You let me drink from that thermos that you stole
And your fire is alive
It is warming up my soul
Track Name: Best Mistake
If I had to live my life again
I'd name my child Gallipoli
But I'd make the same mistakes again
I wouldn't do things differently

Should my pencil scrape the page again
And echo off tin roof at me?
If the classroom will just hem me in
Could we not do things differently?

So everyone meet at the beach at ten
Oh I'll bring that horse, and you bring your friend

Well I heard they're making damper, friend
Just around the creek from me
The white ash is still warm to touch
A tribute to our memory

Our cousins will be in the wax museum
Play touch at the beach or the Colosseum

This is the best mistake we've ever made!
We don't want to change
This is the best mistake we've ever made

This is the best mistake we've ever made!
We don't want to change
This is the best mistake we've ever made