Four Short and Varied Songs Regarding Money, Effort, Worth and Self EP

by Silverlode

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This studio recording sees the band as their usual upbeat selves, dishing out melody hooks, layering up harmonies,
ensuring bold songs dynamics and providing a dark web of imagery masking the world beyond.
It may be filed under ‘dangerous alternative pop for the crafty’.
Recorded by the band at Grain Division Studio, Leeds and mastered by Dan Mofo.

The track listing is as follows:-

► Work (3m37s)
An abrasive, upbeat rocker about all work and no play while burning the candle at both ends

► Sherlock Bleedin’ Holmes (2m35s)
A spangled psych-pop ode to the late, great Jeremy Brett based upon a lucid dream

► The Breeze Between Your Knees (Naked) (4m37s)
The worrying tale of John and the repercussions he faced after appearing at work naked

► Me & Billy Bragg (2m45s)
A song for the age, a porch stamping ode to the tax man and his colleagues


Reviews:-

"8/10" - Leeds Music Scene ( www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15158/ )

"Infectious guitar riffs and breakneck drumming patterns tear through the choruses whilst the verses play out in an almost haunting style with backing vocals that compliment Rob’s clever lyrics." - No Title Magazine

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released October 3, 2011

Rob Silverlode - Vocal + Acoustic + Keyboards + Percussion
Scott Silverlode - Vocal + Bass + Piano
Gaz Silverlode - Vocal + Guitar + Keyboards
Dave Drums - Drums and Percussion

Recorded + Mixed by Rob Rowley
at Grain Division Studio, Leeds, 2011

Mastered by Dan Mofo

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Track Name: Work
Work

I will work, I will work, I will work like a banshee
I will work, I will work, I will work like a banshee
I will work, I will work, I will work like a banshee
I will work, I will work, I will work

I said hey man, get off my back
The devil never made me work like that
I get no sleep, I’m going to get the sack
And my girlfriend thinks that I am mad
I say oh, you’re going to get me in so
Much trouble with my fellow man

In the sickly glow of the lantern light, God sits nearby
In a hurried voice of deep rich tones he dictates long into the night
I dare not turn to face him less I catch him with my naked eye
He does not keep normal office hours, operates on his own time

I will work, I will work, I will work like a banshee
I will work, I will work, I will work like a banshee
I will work, I will work, I will work like a banshee
I will work, I will work, I will work

I said hey man, get off my back
The devil never made me work like that
I get no sleep, I’m going to get the sack
And my girlfriend thinks that I am mad
I say oh, you’re going to get me in so
Much trouble with my fellow man

The captain came a-callin’ with items on his list
A single tooth from every man he’d ever killed jangled at his wrist
He called his accountant to calculate the score
You all know him as the taxman and you know he always wants more

I will work, I will work, I will work like a banshee
I will work, I will work, I will work like a banshee
I will work, I will work, I will work like a banshee
I will work, I will work, I will work

Weather; rain or shine, whether day or night
I will work, I will work, I will work like a banshee
Whether dead or alive, take my youth have my prime
I will work, I will work, I will work like a banshee
Whether flat on the floor or ready for a climb
I will work, I will work, I will work like a banshee
Whether sick all the time with a troubled mind
I will work, I will work, I will work
I say oh, you’re going to get me in so
Much trouble with my fellow man
Track Name: Sherlock Bleedin' Holmes
Sherlock Bleedin’ Holmes

And so…. it seems to me that
Jeremy Brett at Sherlock Holmes
Is presently destroying my home
In a thorough search for clues

But what does he expect to find?
I am not sure there has even been a crime
And thus far, he’s been plain rude

Sure, there are footprints at the window
And a shape was seen out in the rain
Jeremy’s pronunciation is perfect
He gets straight to the point and he says….
He says he knows just what to do
He says the truth’s just out of view

He explains it's a simple case which dates back twelve years and can be traced
To a business deal that congealed in some remote colonial place
A tale of revenge; a poison pen but where the hell is Watson when you’re needing some sense?

Sure, there are footprints at the window
And a shape was seen out in the rain
Jeremey’s pronunciation is perfect
He get straight to the point and he says….
He says he knows just what to do
He says the truth’s just out of view

Tell me Sherlock, if you please, how am I mixed up in this and when will you leave?
Oh, I see! I can’t believe that you are actually accusing me!
Thankfully it is just a dream of Sherlock in my home
Sherlock in my home
Sherlock bleedin’ Holmes
Sherlock bleedin’ Holmes
Track Name: The Breeze Between Your Knees (Naked)
The Breeze Between Your Knees

Oh how it makes old John sad
To think of how his friends did react
When he turned up for work without trousers or shirt
He never thought that he would get the sack
How they all did laugh
His boss had a heart attack!
Just for being NAKED! NAKED! NAKED!

When Adam and Eve were still young and sweet
There was never any need --- no shame in being seen

So John and his wife
Think that it is very nice
To feel the breeze between your knees….
The breeze between your knees….

From day to day, it is always the same
Get dressed and join the queue ---
Feel ashamed, for being you

So John and his wife
Think that it is very nice
To feel the breeze between your knees….
The breeze between your knees….

If you turned up for work
Without trousers or skirt
Like old John, would you feel sad
To think of how your friends would react?
Like John would you get sacked
Just for being NAKED. NAKED! NAKED!
Track Name: Me And Billy Bragg
Me and Billy Bragg.

The government, the taxman and the wolf at the door
The bank and the council and the Devil of course
Are baying for my blood again --- oh, they always want more

But I have nothing left to give,
I need what is left so I can live ---
Please spare me a little change
Won’t you give me a Goddamn break?
“No! No! No-No-No-No!

We are the government, the taxman and the wolf at the door
The bank and the council and the Devil of course ---
We each have a price and we’ll help ourselves to what is yours”

But I have nothing left to give
I need what is left so I can live ---
Please spare me a little change
Won’t you give me a Goddamn break?
“No! No! No-No-No-No!”

Dance, dance, dance around the blame --- I doubt you’ll ever dance again
The end is nigh --- the words are so hard to find
With such words, they’ll fair thee well
I’ll count the cost of those I sell
Where angels play, they’ll save a place just for you…

When Moses stood on the mountaintop to receive the gift from God ---
Who do you think was waiting at the bottom to divvy up his lot?
The government, the taxman and the wolf at the door
The bank and the council and the Devil of course!

Ohh, I’m dreaming of everything, everything I have not
I work all day and I’m not getting anything and the price of living won’t drop
Say “No! No! No-No-No-No!
No! No! No-No-No-No!
Get off!”