take shelter

by Spirit of Play

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Produced by Martin Austwick (aka The Sound of the Ladies), the first EP from Spirit of Play pays tribute to the creator of Sherlock Holmes, revels in melody and generally misbehaves.

Indie-ish yet eclectic in style, SOP have been compared to Belle & Sebastian and The Divine Comedy, but also Shudder To Think. They have "played" the virtual Geekpop festival several times, with one song, "Wave or particle", being featured in a Nature magazine podcast, and another, "geek of the week", becoming the promo tune for the successful Geek Calendar in aid of Libel Reform. Live appearances include Geekpop (in non-virtual mode), the Green Man Festival and Mariella Frostrup's Book Show on Sky Arts.

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released May 29, 2013

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Est. 2008. Survivors of the Geek Calendar, the Sky Arts Book Show, the Green Man Festival etc.

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Track Name: Solipsistic
solipsistic - that’s what you are
but you still drove here in someone else’s car
solipsistic - how could I disagree
when I’m not really here, this isn’t really me?

it must be you who made me start this fight
now I’m going home, soon I’ll be out of sight
so it’s just you - you and no one else
so I guess once more, you’ll be drinking by yourself
so I guess once more, you’ll be drinking by yourself

[chorus] solipsistic...

if there’s no one else x 2
you’ll just have to stop and . . . thank yourself

if there’s no one else x 2
you’ll just have to stop and . . . congratulate yourself

the solecism of your solipsism is to blame
when a tree falls down, I guess it shares your pain
solipsistic - that is you but also me
and at last here’s something on which we can agree x 3

[chorus]
Track Name: Arthur
The storytelling Mam gave you the best
Jesuits and medicine provided the rest
The greatest mind the world has ever known
became a millstone round your neck,
the only one who wouldn’t go

Arthur (they’re not coming back)
They can’t hear you (they’re not coming back)
And you can try to do it all
and you can fill the Albert Hall
and you can call

Adventures, identities and hounds
The denizens of Baker Street followed you around
A push off the Reichenbach Falls
You had the power to bring him back,
But you couldn’t save them all

Arthur (they’re not coming back)
They can’t hear you (they’re not coming back)
And you can knock on tables,
trust in fairies and fables
and do the best that you are able, Arthur, but they won’t come back

There’s so many of them
And it’s more, much more, than a three-pipe problem

Arthur (they’re not coming back)
They can’t hear you (they’re not coming back)
And you can try to do it all
and you can fill the Albert Hall
and you can call, but they won’t come back
Track Name: Tough on Love
A democratic scene – you know I’m keen to win a vote – from you, from you…
I exercise my right, put up a fight, you know it’s time to see what I can do, oh…

Don’t you understand the world could be a better place
If only we could ditch the party line

CHORUS
Cos we’re tough on love and we’re tough on the causes of lovers
we’re tough on love and we’re tough on the causes of lovers
cos everything changes and friends turn to strangers, it’s true
we’re tough on the causes of love…

an interesting speech, I’m sure that each of us could feel your pain, as you took the strain
the rhetoric of love fits like a glove but now you really should get off your knees – it looks like rain

the legislative thunder and the lightning of romance – (oh can’t you hear them)
insisting we take shelter, take this chance

CHORUS
we’re tough on love and we’re tough on the causes of lovers
we’re tough on love and we’re tough on the causes of lovers
cos everything changes and friends turn to strangers, it’s true
we’re tough on the causes of love…

toe the party line...

I solemnly declare I will repair and I will heal these wounds of love
So look into my eyes, a man who cries is surely sensitivity itself – a new kind of man

The ignorance and vanity, hypocrisy and vice
Well, these are not as bad as love and you don’t need to tell me twice

CHORUS
we’re tough on love and we’re tough on the causes of lovers
we’re tough on love and we’re tough on the causes of lovers
cos everything changes and friends turn to strangers, it’s true
we’re tough on the causes of love…

toe the party line, toe the party line...
Track Name: Drinking Song
I don’t want to work, don’t want to play
I just want to hang around and stare at the walls all day
don’t want to know how to get on
but I want to sit and I want to think

I know it’s not it’s not right but I’m not sure it’s wrong
I need time to cogitate and get my hands on something strong
and if I had all the time in the world
then I would sit and I would think
and drink

and drink to you, that’s all I can do
let’s think it through, or try something new

I don’t want to get out of the rain
I let my black dog off the lead to splash about in shades of grey
it’s not time to stop but it’s time to go
it is time to sit and time to think
and drink

and drink to you, that’s all I can do
let’s think it through, or try something new