Nothing Good Gets Away

by Bouts

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1.
03:58
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
2.
03:18
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
3.
03:50
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
4.
04:20
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...
5.
05:30
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
6.
03:43
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
7.
04:43
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
8.
03:31
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
9.
04:45
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
10.
05:20
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

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released October 25, 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.

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Bouts play pop-grunge noise rock with an inherent, unashamed attachment to big pop hooks.

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