Adequate Tunes

by Michael Ellis

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on the corner of market and fifth under the parc55 monolith a senior driver got distraced and as a result got in an accident in a misguided streak of self-defense lost his memory at any expense later witnesses went on to describe that in a window was a bearded guy now in the radio, tv and the press release they are looking for the bearded man because a man with a beard has a criminal mind they're looking for the bearded man in the window they got the force of the cia the big computer and satellite relay you find his sketch on the back of your drink and in the pocket of your local fink but the stranger has disappeared it's like there never really was any beard suddenly everyone is dangerous and mad cause you could grow a beard just like that now in every newsfeed and the press release they are looking for the bearded man he might be a terrorist or even a pirate they're looking for the bearded man in the window
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i left a sock in england below the ankle, striped it could have been a symbol or simple oversight i still love the way you look tonight we're gaining height more slowly than on a normal day you still can make out structures and from my window i must say that i still love the way you look tonight Wohoo - Yeah alright! Wohoo - Hey I might set my sail, go west and leave you idiots behind Wohoo - Yeah alright! Wohoo - Hey I might tie my shoes and wander never see you again i left a sock in england so every now and then i come to check if we still can fall in love again i still love the way you look tonight i left a sock in englang before it all went wrong before a foolish generation took an aria and made it a drinking song so now i can't come working i guess that's the price but with a sock in england you kinda still got family ties
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shakes her hair in golden waves walking strong and being brave takes a sip of gin i swear when i grow up i'll be just like her oh there she goes and there she goes again knows exactly what she wants fancy places, restaurants moving past i'll kiss the air when i grow up i'll be like her oh there she goes and there she goes again she lets me get to know the world and if i listen i will learn only one thing i don't fully understand she kinda likes me but she bloody hates the band
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03:52
sunlight through the leaves afternoons, willow trees endless moments and evenings before the internet kids were hiding cigarrettes sitting in the field reading i guess it's half nostalgia but who's judging us today when the images are here to stay we used to talk about a revolution sharing images and illusions i on the roof with a pipe and writing grassy wooden house poetry, no applause right until we two were banished my favourite novel was flight to afar just because i had this dream that i would vanish i guess it's half nostalgia but who's judging us today? and it all has been so long ago we used to talk about a revolution sharing images and illusions i on the roof with a pipe and writing invisible to the world we're fighting i guess life got in the way lead us both astray or it's just the way the story goes we used to talk about a revolution sharing images and illusions i on the roof with a pipe and writing irrelevant to the world we're fighting yes we talked of a revolution whatever happened to you i am wondering some might say it'll get easier it'll be easier
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there she goes again straight 10 out of 10 every now and then change of dress born in 98 never had to wait go ahead and say it she's #soblessed click the camera in her daddy's car she's a superstar you wouldn't have guessed that she's wearing any looks so natural and she says that she #wokeuplikethis if it don't find love then it don't find love you know the game is tough raise the camera up Selena Selena Selena don't work out Selena Selena Selena don't work out glossy hairline makes her face shine takes a photograph on the treadmill another duck face for the timeline don't we all wish we could be her if it don't find love then it don't find love cause the game is tough raise the camera up Selena Selena Selena don't work out Selena Selena Selena don't work out Selena Selena Selena don't work out Selena Selena Selena don't work out and if it don't work out it don't work out that's not the end of anything
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coming out of the rain singing something like ouija how life is magic again we've only begun already pushing the envelope go and get me a beer or else I'm gonna tweak you this new found high once again a little insane now that i'm singing in the rain I know we're going to make a mess shoving cake into people's little bit less ignorant faces lalalala as we're singing love we're singing love love love love love coming into the club trashing everybody's evening we ain't talking loudly you know free education so why aren't you listening it is always the same old daring procedure no end to worry about finitude - yeah but there isn't a care in the world lalalala as we're singing love we're singing love love love love love and the clock says it's far too late but I'm assuming you are still awake and so we keep on singing
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04:19
sit amidst the pieces remnants of a childhood the room that i was raised in is giving me chills nothing left to gather shamefully returning life is worth a little plastic bag of pills and the filter can't obscure all the darkness that surrounds us as the lights are dimming down we must face the ways we walk on can you tell me what is real walking on stains of clotted liquid my eyes surrendering footprints on the carpet shattered and clawed and as i look over my shoulder i think i see god standing in a stairwell a condescending nod but the filter can't obscure all the darkness that surrounds us as the lights are dimming down we must face the ways we walk on can you tell me what is real walking on i love the strike of air that hits you short before the train love how it moves my hair and sets a stillness to my brain i remember the simple things remember the laughter but we keep on tumbling washing out and the edges grow softer when no filter can obscure all the darkness that surrounds us as the lights are dimming down we must face the ways we walk on can you tell me what is real walking on
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we got the car gassed up on the way to spain with a rocket and a six string down the lane in the midst of a revolutionary game but then my baby changed her mind again they tell our story like a winning game like a fat marshmallow with a candy cane haven't you heard of the master plan it was perfect till my baby changed her mind again babylon sisters how could we miss this? everyone else was allright fetch me a flower from the mountain high run with the river till the river's dry do you feel better now you've learnt to fly it is crazy but i think i'm gonna change my mind babylon sisters how could we miss this? everyone else was allright treating it roughly it's gonna be lovely everyone else is allright we've got car on a train we've got break the rain and as far as i'm concerned we're pretty new to the game so what's it gonna be? what do you want? can we overthrow the rules so we end up front? babylon sisters how could we miss this? everyone else was allright treating it roughly it's gonna be lovely everyone else is allright
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in a secluded corner on the terminal quay where the strangers go and the natives stay she sings 'come on break the rain' and even some might stop and have her explain if they knew she doesn't mean to entertain when she sings 'come on break the rain' i'm saying hey come along hey come along watching the busses as they pass and leave but her back's pressed hard against the seat and she sings 'come on break the rain' figuring a way to finally get it done imagine what if she ever really got onto one but she sings 'come on break the rain' i'm saying hey come along hey come along and she goes on for ages and looks for a sign in the heads and the faces, looks and likes where nothing is easy, she's holding the line ain't calling for help as she's singing her song na-na-na but how long do you think you can elongate a line? in a secluded corner on the terminal quay where the strangers go and the natives stay she sings 'come on break the rain' and even some might stop and have her explain if they knew she doesn't mean to entertain when she sings 'come on break the rain'
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04:30
love bites on the tips of my shoulders and my hips and half the surface of my skin shows the markers of your lips and i don't want you to go love bites show the way lights and fires light the bay traces of our nights and days of the ones we couldn't stay and i don't want you to go and i want us to be the ones that we were before we agreed we aren't any more i sense you're still somebody out there is somebody out there don't be gone needles, pins, scars, burns and marks tickles, bruises, dreams and sparks in places that i can't recall to ever have felt a spark at all and i don't want you to go and i want us to be the ones that we were before we agreed we aren't any more i sense you're still somebody out there is somebody out there don't be gone you take away my little heart so full of love so full of art what's the use with us apart
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in the days of autumn tearing down the borders as it hits me i don't feel too well prepared a telephone ring noise just to hear an old familiar voice i am struck now she is calling again sounds like a friend doesn't she hate me doesn't she resent she is calling again but now i am the one who's talking she is calling again what does she demand does she believe it is still in her hand yet everything is spinning around when ellen calls again two years feeling sorry and regretting every step i have evolved from sucking up cause there's no pleasure in regret i know we might as well shake hands but i'm not in the mood to make friends she is calling again sounds like a friend doesn't she hate me doesn't she resent she is calling again but now i am the one who's talking she is calling again what does she demand does she believe i am still in her hand and yet everything is spinning around and now all this tension seems so far away from me and all the pictures come to me again and all intentions vanish in the afterglow she is calling again talks like a friend doesn't she hate me doesn't she resent she is calling again but am i the one who's talking? she is calling again what does she demand i wanna believe that it's just to pretend and everything is spinning around when ellen calls again
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03:34
i don't like the weather they could make it better say once a week lucky streak but i don't like the weather i'm commonly mistaken baby i ain't breaking still i got my moods everything is fine i just don't like the weather and baby everytime we get along there's something i don't know and then finally i get it all wrong going the way i go leaving just another broken song or broken radio cause i just don't like the weather i don't like the weather i'm only getting fatter never making a move ever ready but i just don't like the weather i don't like the weather i'm dead and even deader playing all the same broken songs but i but i just don't like the weather and baby everytime we get along there's something i don't know and then finally i get it all wrong going the way i go leaving nothing but a broken song or broken radio cause i just don't like the weather i don't like the weather can't you make it better saying once a week lucky streak but i don't like the weather i'm commonly mistaken i ain't never breaking still i got my moods everything is fine i just don't like the weather
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06:14
unicorn, my unicorn it's different now you're away didn't care where i came from whenever I skipped a day now i'm watching the cars on empty streets walking alone in apathy is there someone to guide the way out of the dark and disarray unicorn, my unicorn where have you gone and why i don't know where you came from but it was well worth a try now i'm watching the cars on empty streets walking alone in apathy if there's a chance to break away from all the mourning unicorn, my unicorn my queen and my captain will you ever come back home i'll stay on my watch tonight there'll be no more cars and empty streets no pain no more anxieties if there's a chance that we will meet again i'll give every single one of my beliefs
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sitting on the swings because the playground's still her thing she floats in memories daisy chains in hair cries cutting through the summer air is all so sensory time flowing past her, endlessly she could wait or couldn't she to finally cut the lace and leave this place I'd spent my pocket money just to go with her on her way on that day she went on a journey off to see the other world walking down the roads between the houses anecdotes are coming to her mind the little red machine selling balls of tangerine ragged and windows blind time flowing past her, endlessly she could wait or couldn't she to finally cut the lace and leave this place I'd spent my pocket money just to go with her on her way on that day she went on a journey off to see the other world

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This record was released on March 29, the original date of Brexit AND MAN! - Making this record took longer than expected but the result is well worth listening. I had lots of fun with the noisy parts but the saxophone and brass really take the cake.

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released March 29, 2019

Written by: Michael Ellis
Production: Ulrik Kowalk

Trumpet: Aenne Euhus
Trombone: Matthias Stennes
Saxophone: Detlef Papin
Additional Keys: Menno Mueller
The Bloody Rest: Michael Ellis

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Michael Ellis Oldenburg, Germany

I was born in 1983 and began my musical career at the age of six when I first took violin lessons. On my ninth birthday I got my first electric guitar and I have been playing rock and roll ever since. Over the last years I have recorded several albums and ep‘s (17 altogether I think) containing lots of musical styles from acoustic folk music via progressive rock and songwriter to pop and rock. ... more

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