Nothing Good Gets Away

by Bouts

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credits

released 25 October 2013
Bouts are Barry Bracken / Daniel Flynn / Colin Boylan / Niall Jackson. Mixed by Jesse Gander and mastered by TJ Lipple.
Artwork photo and design by Darragh Nolan.

Upcoming shows:
19th Saturday April - Record Store Gay
19th Saturday April - Bello Bar Record Store Day
25th Friday April - Tipsy Bar Dalton LONDON
26th Saturday April - Windmill Brixton LONDON
27th Sunday April - Dublin Castle Camden London
2nd Friday May - Black Box Belfast w/ YUCK
23rd Friday May - Whelans Upstairs (headline)
31st Saturday May - Leixlip Festival.

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Track Name: Novelty
Don't offend my delicacies I'm too far gone for that
First base against the stone wall
How come we're falling out in slow motion where is what we lost
Oh the novelty's worn out who knew you'd be childish all the same

I took the chance you gave why shirk the full and frank exchange I took the chance you gave
You're not making it too hard to walk away
You're not making it too hard

I took the chance you gave why shirk the full and frank exchange
Track Name: 6.0
Someone cracked their knuckles and it flashed a 6.0
shockwave across the room
there goes the excellent presentation

For two people caught in the ribbons we're ok
please offer obey

Stick a great big pin in it look me in the eye
the mess we made it's fixable
at least no-one died

We didn't talk for days
jumped through hoops to stay out of each other's way
the train's back on the rails

For two people caught in the ribbons we're ok
please offer obey

Please offer I'll obey
your memory's gone much sooner than my will to re-engage
Please offer I'll obey
Track Name: Cutaways
In jokes and anecdotes
Cutaways, rolling in the sea-weed
So suddenly so suddenly
Back slaps and power naps
Convenience in a rhyme
The power is in the sublime
Convenience in a rhyme
The power is in the sublime

You're such a pretty mess
I'll say I'm on the precipice

Hunting mammoth in the woods
Wooly pullovers catching bark
Flints at the ready now
Splinters file your prints
So suddenly so suddenly
Infinite justice where's the catch in that
Since when did looking behind make it game set and match

You're such a pretty mess
I'll say I'm on the precipice
Track Name: I Want
I want to get it on the page
I want to drag it to the floor
I want to post it to myself so I remember what I said
I want to hurry right along
I want it handed on a plate
I want to work and settle down and do it all the right way
I want to give myself some space
I want to settle into faith
I want something deeper than imagined glory at some ballsy play

I doubt you'll like him very much but he's here to stay
He gets what he wants and he always gets his way

I want material things
Items of consequence
A white leather finish and a beige mouthpiece
I want Autumnal ramblings and a pathway strewn with leaves
I want I want I want all of these things...
Track Name: Laugh Along
Splash me with your colour on the rocks
Take me the table not strictly necessary but ok
I've just one caveat plea
Crisis of jealousy
I'm taking stock
Never been much for the detail

Laugh Along like you get the joke

Fill the room with winning lines
Collar them with that smile
Taped from ear to ear lean tilt fall
It's a wonky carousel that's all

Laugh Along like you get the joke

Sleep don’t stand over me don’t be vulnerable
Don’t re-invent me
Don’t even try I’m way too smart for that line
Track Name: Atomisation
No abstract words or vast tracts of metaphor
No bullshit poetry masked as sing-along
The chasm is wide and deep and it's far far from where I'm standing
The chasm is wide and deep

Epic telephone conversations I've had are dead
Atomisation and boxed in the cupboard instead
Super that's just super how much does it cost
A litre a gallon a mile at the most
Why on earth would you measure the view

Sporadic monotony fits and starts takes a little more than that to hit the mark
No curfew no wide open space no follow through no disgrace
Saw it once outlined against the white saw it once all right

Beats the hell out of trawling fro a living
Every last bite from left to right

Keep it on the line hit the phony mark
Is it worth the fight
Takes a little more
Track Name: Jittery
Coming down with something Jittery
My skin peels off it’s quite the novelty
Early onset couldn’t-give-a-damn
The stage is reached through years of discipline

No wriggle room
No facile overblown
Reverb laden throw about the room
No cunning comeback or second chance
Or witty put-down just turn and walk away

Excuse me if I punch the air
Do laps of the green once or twice a day
Excuse me if I punch the air
It gets out in any way

Sweaty palms rapid
Breathing up to ninety one
The good and bad of life they feel quite the same
Don’t take control
It’s pointless anyway

Don’t take control
It’s pointless now
No reverb-laden across the room
Track Name: Pliable Me
Shocking if you think about it
Altogether rare
A raft of dirt strafes through the gaps
Funny for a while

These old walks they're going nowhere
Then we'll settle down
And track back now to how we got here

Not for profit after tax I'm in it for a buck
Can't live on can't live on

Make a note
Take it down
Pop two once or twice a day

Short-term loss
Intransigence
Leads to collective falling down

Not for profit after tax I'm in it for a buck
Can't live on can't live on

Keep on trucking
Soldier On
These are the phrase we'll use to pass the time

Fold it up
Clear it out
It's a guarantee I won't buy
Track Name: Ruse
Hand me back myself for a while
At arms length I should have kept you now that I've got to know you.
That's more than I can share just now some knack for observation the same station every time

It's not like I kept it going on a ruse the point was reached I had to choose

Shame about the lease you hold on the truth a line through and through
Found card that you'll like a foot and a leg a boot on the end

The next time the neckline all thinking's a blight
Oh you're giver all right
Oh you're a giver all right
Track Name: Moonraker
Who's to say you'll wait much longer
not to pre-judge but I don't see any distant light
and it's a long long corner

Whose concern is it not theirs
make noises say the right things
will them into a room
break bread smash plates smack heads

You win it on points in half the time
doesn't seem fair don't deal in definite
nothing is further from the truth never turning back don't deal in absolutes

See what you did there is funny
thought you were talking to me when you broke the news
you split it open mop it up coz I'm only half the guy

You split it open mop it up coz I'm only half the guy

Mobility wins no prizes Christmas all year round
It's almost saturation round these parts
Christmas all year round