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The loud one. Though for the most part tuneful.

With about two and a half hours of new tunes in the summer of 1993 we stuck most of the more electric ones on this 'ere album.

Neo Acoustic isn't really apt here but I can't change it for one album without having to redo all the others.

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released February 17, 2015

Words & Music by Robert Boole & Richard Knowles

The digital image, Lys (Lilies), by Eugène Atget is courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program

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Voice Of The Rain UK

Faute de Mieux

1980s, 90s, 2015.

Mainly of an acoustic bent but known to wind up the distortion on occasion.

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Track Name: Coy Mistress 1993
Had we but world enough and time I wouldn't want to wait long
Don't you know we've changed the times
And at my back I always hear, six months is only twice a year
So can't we get it off or on, come on

I know you now and you know me and together we could be so happy can't you see
I trust you now and you trust me, together we could be so happy can't you see
The love that waits, anticipates and fades away, I'm a 1993 boy
And I love you now and you love me, together we could be so happy can't you see

I can't begin to count the ways we could spend our winter nights
Not to mention summer days
They say the best is yet to come, well the rest is hum-drum
So now our spring has sprung let's have some fun

I know you now and you know me and together we could be so happy can't you see
I trust you now and you trust me and together we could be so happy can't you see
The love that waits, anticipates and fades away, I'm a 1993 boy
And I love you now and you love me, together we could be so happy can't you see

Now I'm not trying to be crude, I wouldn't want to be you
I just want you to be sure where we lie
Had we but world enough and time I wouldn't want to wait long
Can't we get it off or on, come on

I know you now and you know me and together we could be so happy can't you see
I trust you now and you trust me and together we could be so happy can't you see
The love that waits, anticipates and fades away, I'm a 1993 boy
And I love you now and you love me, together we could be so happy can't you see
Track Name: Catch Me If You Can
Catch me if you can if you think that I'm your man
I may have spent tonight with you but I was only passing through
And now I'm somewhere you can't find me
But catch me if you think that you can

You're not the first person who's found I'm not the type to stick around
And if at any moment I said that I might it was a lie
'cause now I'm somewhere you can't find me
But catch me if you think that you can

You're never gonna know just what I think of you
I never let it show I keep the mask on
That's the only safe thing to do

Catch me if you can but I know I'm not your man
Although I may have stolen cars I swear I never touched a heart
And now I'm somewhere you can't touch me
But catch me if you think that you can

You're never gonna know just what I think of you
I never let it show I keep the mask on
That's the only safe thing to do

Catch me, if you think you can catch me
Track Name: J Again
Lately now and then I've been thinking about J again
Thought I'd left all that behind me
I don't want somebody to care, just need someone who can understand
Someone who was there

Say something, help me out, I can't go on not knowing
Could I have, said something, was I too blind to see, what was

Right before my eyes, with the benefit of hindsight
It all seems so obvious
But it was different at the time, I was so much stronger then
It never even crossed my mind

All the time that's passed me by is wasted now
You only get one chance and I've not taken mine
To think of J again casts a much darker doubt
Makes everything I do seem like a waste of life

Oh, don't just tell me it's not my fault
I want you to know how I feel
'cause all this time I've been plagued by guilt
And I need you to know how that feels
Track Name: Missed It
All the way to Inverkeithing, it took me just to say hello
And then somewhere near Stonehaven, it was time for her to go

I missed it, I missed it
Now you can kiss that chance goodbye
You missed it, You missed it
Now you can kiss that chance goodbye

Saw her looking from the table, and I know that she saw me
All night I tried but I wasn't able, to just go up to her and speak

I missed it, I missed it
Now you can kiss that chance goodbye
You missed it, You missed it
Now you can kiss that chance goodbye

It's not a fear of failure and it's not confined to girls
It's something all pervasive that is clogging up my world
If I could have my time again I'd do it all quite differently
It's not the fact I've failed but that I've failed so chancelessly

I missed it, I missed it
Now you can kiss that chance goodbye
You missed it, You missed it
Now you can kiss that chance goodbye
Track Name: Sense Of Time
Friday at a quarter past twelve, setting out
God's truth without a shadow of doubt, you know I'm gonna be there
Even if I say so myself, it's well thought out
God's truth without a shadow of doubt, you know I'm gonna be there
But it never takes long for something to go wrong

Like the car won't start, or my train's delayed
Someone calls me up as I'm at the door and now I'll be late

Let you know at quarter to three, change of plan
I'll never make the time we agreed although I still intend to be there
Anyone who's ever known me, will understand
What a ringing telephone means, though I still intend to be there
Something always goes wrong, it goes on and on and on

Like the car broke down, or my train's delayed
Someone calls me up as I'm at the door and now I'll be late, because I'm always late

But I'm sick and tired of my sense of time, and if I've let you down let me apologize
It's a hand-me-down gene from my mothers side, it's the family trait I've kept alive

Ring your bell at quarter to eight, sorry mate
I know I'm nearly half a day late, but I really tried to get here
Whether it's for work or a date, it's my fate
Odds sake I'm nearly half a day late, and I really rushed to get here
But it always goes wrong, it goes on and on and on

Like my car's been stolen, or my train's delayed
Someone calls me up as I'm at the door and now I'll be late, because I'm always late

But I'm sick and tired of my sense of time, and if I've let you down let me apologize
It's a hand-me-down gene from my mothers side, it's the family trait I've kept alive

1,2,3 o'clock, 4 o'clock gone, 5,6,7 o'clock, 8 o'clock gone
9,10, 11 o'clock, 12 o'clock gone, it goes on and on and on and on and on
Track Name: The Way We're Going
Don't worry about peace we'll live to fight another war
'cause human life is cheap when money's what we're fighting for
Forget the urge to pray we'll break our backs by knocking now
He'll keep the door shut hey if just to keep the poison out

The way we're going the past is all we've got
The seed we're sowing is never going to stop growing

Now we can hardly breathe we've drawn pollution through our lungs
Or pumped it to the sea where soon we'll really catch the sun
Consumer goods, our cars and sprays
They get used up and thrown away

The way we're going the past is all we've got
The seed we're sowing is never going to stop growing

We've thrown it all away I hope that we can pull it in
But it's useless having faith these days we don't believe in anything
We used to fight on and over soil now it's in the air and over oil
We need to fight a war to stop it where victory yields the greatest profit

The way we're going the past is all we've got
The seed we're sowing is never going to stop growing
Track Name: Faces & Masks
Look inside, but I don't like what I seem to find
I've exorcised, none of the ghosts that plague my mind
Deep inside, I'm not sure if I recognize
Who's knowing, who's feeling, who's showing, who's being

Looking back, it all seems strangely unreal somehow (see, deep as the heart)
I can't connect, with all these pictures I'm seeing now (nothing but lies)
My memory, has been submerged in seas of doubt (faces and masks)
Whose lover, whose laughter, whose brother, whose father

I look outside, but I can't hold on to anything (breathe, free of the past)
Of certainty, what's the truth behind her or him (all we can see)
Am I so tired?, I can't believe the dream I'm in (faces and masks)
Who's listening, who's calling, who needs me, who's falling

I don't know where I'm going, can't read the future in my hand
There's just no way of knowing, if things will turn out as I've planned
I've followed all the questions, but I'm no nearer the truth
There seems no point in asking, when there's no proof

Look inside, but I don't like what I seem to find (see, deep as the heart)

Looking back, it all seems strangely unreal somehow (breathe, free of
the past)
...whose brother, comes after

I threw my cross away and came up face to face with death
I put it on again and it burnt right through my flesh
I've followed all the questions but I'm no nearer the truth
There seems no point in asking, when there's no proof

All these faces and masks, all the people I've been,
It's just covering up what I don't want you to see
All these faces and masks are just how I perceive
Not the person I am but who you want me to be
All these faces and masks are elaborate lies
I still don't know what I'm trying to hide
But if I can't be true to myself, can I expect it of you
Is there anyway out can I break through if

Can I break through to me
Track Name: Slip Streaming
Now we're together, let's change our weather
There's nothing keeping us here, but here
We know no better, but this little town is really getting me down

You can stay if you want to
Do what you want to it's the drift of our times

My vote's for leaving, my thoughts are leading me
And though I don't know where, it's no matter
I've burnt all my bridges, I'm not coming back
I've got my copy of Jack Kerouac

You can come if you want to
Do what you want to it's the drift of our times

But I'm going to leave this all behind
From tomorrow I will be slip streaming
I'm going to leave this all behind
From tomorrow I will be slip streaming

Let's give in to the calling, this wanderlust
And soon they won't see us for dust
A whole world to choose from and nothing to lose
But the change of our safe little lanes

You can stay if you want to
Do what you want to catch the drift of our times

But I'm going to leave this all behind
From tomorrow I will be slip streaming
I'm going to leave this all behind
From tomorrow I will be slip streaming
Track Name: I Own You
So you want to cheat and you come to me expecting my blessing
Believe me you're not gonna get it, but
Infidelity from a fickle spirit holds no surprises
It's spineless I've come to expect it
You give your body like a cheap gift, to any stranger who'll except it
I exert no jealous pressure, I'm not inclined to empty gesture

So now you want to leave, and you come to me expecting submission
Well this time the premise is different
You expect too much, if you think that love comes without conditions
It doesn't, and mine's no exception
I've allowed your, every freedom, what more do you think you'll get from him
What I've given now, I'm repossessing, you took it all but weren't you forgetting

You belong to me, all your dresses and dreams
Every motive and thought
You belong to me and I'm not gonna set free
The only thing that I've caught
I own you

So you want to fly and you come to me expecting approval
Believe me you're not gonna do this
I will shoot you down, I will hold you here for good
And no joking, no this time there's no use in hoping
Why stop now is there a reason, if there's a choice then why don't you leave him
Why stop now, when we're successful, you wanna kill this, but I won't let you

You belong to me, all your dresses and dreams
Every motive and thought
You belong to me and I'm not gonna set free
The only thing that I've caught
I own you
Track Name: Biba Baby
Shot like a gun shot like impulse and instinct
It's all right for some but the rest of us rethink
New things to say to the old god of fashion
But I know the best way to dress up my passion

Lights off fuel my fever, scent of the new diva
Cast off all our inhibitions
Be my Biba baby

Caught in the high tides of this year and next year
But why fix your sights right if change is the idea
Everyone's selling their own form of beauty
So can I be certain I know what best suits me

Lights off fuel my fever, scent of the new diva
Cast off all our inhibitions
Be my Biba baby

Swallowed it down whole we'll regurgitate it
It's a second-hand world so lets re-celebrate it
It's simplicity scorned and obscurity feted
But most things of value aren't so complicated

Lights off fuel my fever, scent of the new diva
Cast off all our inhibitions
Be my Biba baby

Be my Biba baby
Track Name: Succubus
I've seen you, you're burning
And I'm the hollow shell, the shell shocked sensual
I've dreamed you, returning
And I'm the medium, the air to breathe you in
I feel you, the real you

The night is long, too long to hide, hide in your fears
Fears mapped outside yourself, try to find yourself
I know you're near, sense you are here, here where I'm lost
Lost to the other me, cross to another me

I've seen you, you're moving
And I'm the stepping stone, the body to be home
It shivers, and whispers
And you can't kill something, when it does not exist
I feel you, the real you

The night is long, too long to hide, hide in your fears
Fears mapped outside yourself, try to find yourself
I know you're near, sense you are here, here where I'm lost
Lost to the other me, cross to another me

In my head everything's unreal I'm sick, you don't know how I feel
I can't do the simplest thing I'm stuck, I'm static, I'm pinned
In my dreams there's a big red car, it stops and they can't make it start
The big black just a hairs breadth away is far to real to escape
In my head everything's unreal I'm sick, you don't know how I feel

The night is long, too long to hide, hide in your fears
Fears mapped outside yourself, try to find yourself
I know you're near, sense you are here, here where I'm lost
Lost to the other me, cross to another me

I am the spectre man on the edge of your streets
Nobody's inviting me in, we ghosts don't need to be asked
Just float in through the walls
I've become a black and white horror creep show of a person.
Ride on this river running torrent of abuse.
But they're only talking, they're only talking
Track Name: Yes
Forget all the work of the week and all things you don't need
And all the rubbish that comes with living
Forget all my million failings, what I did through the railings
Look at me now and be certain

'cause maybe, maybe, maybe has a strange effect on me
Maybe, maybe, maybe is so dull

Forget all the safe compromises, all that characterizes
What's so wrong with the way we're living
Forget all obvious virtues, all the people who've hurt you
Look at me now and be certain

'cause maybe, maybe, maybe has a strange effect on me
Maybe, maybe, maybe is so dull

Discard all the politicising, all that clouds your horizon
And all the people who told you never
Forget all the mistakes that we'll make and all the wrong turns that we'll take
Just look at me now and be certain

'cause maybe, maybe, maybe has a strange effect on me
Maybe, maybe, maybe is so dull
Can't we just look at ourselves and be happy with what we see
Don't say maybe, maybe

Lets start all over again, lets begin by saying YES!

Yes to Lennon and McCartney, Neil Young, Nancy, Edwyn and Mark E.
Yes to the noise when the stock market crashes
Yes to England regaining the Ashes
Yes, yes, yes to the love that she knows I am feeling,
Yes to the dress and the bells all John Peeling
Yes to the colour that autumn is bring
Yes to remembering the next line I'm singing
Yes to the sunshine and yes to the rain
Yes to believing in something again
Yes to protecting the whales in the sea
And yes, yes, yes do you yes, yes love me?
YES
Track Name: Sometime
Sometimes I feel a little lowly
I know the boy who goes without
Do you find it difficult to let me in
I know it's hard to keep you out

I need you here, within these walls
I want you, I want you to know

All that I am, the best and worst of me
Is yours for the asking, yours and yours only
All that I am, my good and my bad sides, my happy and sad sides
Ever and always

I've lost so much by being witless
Now I've got nothing left to show
I'm not the noose to hang around your neck
But I can't conceive of letting go

Can't promise you the world, when it's not mine to give
No stars to light your way, but I can promise this

All that I am, the best and worst of me
Is yours for the asking, yours and yours only
All that I am, my good and my bad sides, my happy and sad sides
Ever and always

I need you here, within these walls
I want you, I want you to know

All that I am, the best and worst of me
Is yours for the asking, yours and yours only
All that I am, my good and my bad sides, my happy and sad sides
Ever and always

The day is turning into night now
The rain is singing us to sleep
Long after you have turned you light out
Dream of the promises I'll keep