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The Shrinks
Kissed By The Queen
(2015)

1. Meville
2. The Age Of Steam
3. Maybe We Did
4. Brighton
5. Children Of The Splice
6. Don’t Ever Say Goodbye
7. Kissed By The Queen
8. Down And Out
9. Who’s Next?
10. Cheap Wine And Daytime TV
11. Lyin’ Lips
12. Tarmac For Breakfast
13. Meet Me In The Middle
14. Bones
15. Because It’s Christmas

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The Shrinks
That’s How It Looks
(2012)

1. Dead Man Singing
2. Good Times
3. Me & McCartney
4. Waiting for Love
5. Unselected
6. Your New Best Friend
7. Talking
8. Sunday Worship
9. The Judge
10. Wrap Party
11. Bumper Car
12. City Sidewalk Tree

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The Shrinks
Modern Sounds of Cotham
& Westbury
(2009)

1. Country Song
2. Closer to the Fire
3. Something Worth Saving
4. Jacket, Shirt & Trousers
5. Daddy's Arms
6. Lucky Shoes
7. Sunday Morning Music
8. My Friend the Cactus
9. Smells Like Elvis
10. Jones Street & 4th
11. Raised by Wolves
12. The Finest Train

The Shrinks
Further Along The Road
(2006)

1. Bristol, Tennessee
2. Further along the road
3. Soul ironing
4. The Devil’s breath
5. Easy in this world
6. Always the way
7. Be strong
8. Nobody listening
9. Yeah, no (I love her so)
10. Best destiny
11. The picture (that isn’t there)
12. The drinking song

The Shrinks
More Damned Lies
(2003)

1. Do like the Bears Do
(Grizzly Business)

2. Trash Cart Trophy Girl
3. The Beetle Eats the Cathedral
4. One too Many for the Road
5. Bigfoot
6. Yeah Yeah Yeah
(Freshly Minted Parlophone)

7. The Nearly Man
8. It Wasn’t Always Like This
9. Wayne & Sandra (Fred & Ginger)
10. The Rat in the Piano
11. Amen
12. Northern Exposure
13. More Damned Lies

The Shrinks
On The Stoop
(2001)

1. Friendly Fire
2. On The Stoop
3. The Badge
4. Wake Up Call
5. Wind It Up
6. Nick Drake’s Pants
7. Glenn Miller
8. While You Were Gone
9. Cool As A Fridge
10. Nature/Nurture
11. Beautiful Machine
12. Hallelieu Canoe

The Shrinks
Horfield to Hollywood
(2000)

1. Archie Leach
2. Coal
3. Where We Live
4. Victim of Crime
5. Maurice Chevalier
6. Anthony and Lois (Maybe)
7. Potatoe Heart
8. Skip inside the Drive
9. Tim & Neil
10. More Money
11. Ahamay
12. Rooster Do

 

Always the way
David Brown / George Smith

The birds and bees don’t always make honey
remember the story of Frankie and Johnnie
He took her heart but he didn’t take care
tried to keep all three balls in the air
Frankie not blind, got him in her sights
and boom, boom out went the lights

Ain’t it always the way?
Built in years, destroyed in a day
temptation calls but doesn’t say
the gift of love is the price you pay
ain’t it always, ain’t it always the way?

Love strangled by ties at the office
time is money and money is profits
No meeting agenda said he would lose her
it wasn’t a programme on the computer
Targets reached with slaps on the back
but the case is already packed

Ain’t it always the way?
Love is the one deal that goes astray
business contracts never say
the gift of love is the price you pay
ain’t it always, ain’t it always the way?

No one was listening so they had a hearing
and inventory to the very last earring
Split down the middle – cracking the egg
the T.V the sofa and the marital bed
Gain on the roundabout – lose on the swings
the give and taking of rings

Ain’t it always the way?
What’s in the till at the end of the day
when money talks and has its say
the gift of love is the price you pay
ain’t it always, ain’t it always the way?

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