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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

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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

 

Yeah yeah yeah (Freshly Minted Parlophone)
David Brown

To the shop that sells Hoovers
Against the will of the disapprovers
To get the latest from the Liverpoolers
They beat a pathway to where he lived
And though he didn’t understand the language
All the clothes they just seemed to fit

Freshly minted Parlophone
Holed up on the gramophone
And the nowhere boy had a place to go
The needle in the precious vein
Again and again and again
Until the words were stitched into his brain

Yeah yeah yeah yeah I’m right there with you
Yeah yeah yeah yeah The Beatles were my parents too

Soothing him in his sadness
Up in the bedroom with his tennis racquet
In a foetal funk of fabness
But as all close people do
They ripped and tore themselves in two
The end of the long and winding road of youth

And he felt they had betrayed his trust
He smarted and parted in disgust
Losing touch - they gathered dust

Other voices called to me
J.T. and M.P.G.
And on a melancholy breeze
My soul sailed away from me

Then after 20 years or so
A voice came on the Radio
A voice that had been buried long ago
Emerging from the darkness of forget
He opened the lid of Pandora’s Dansette
It was the life of a lonely boy he met

'Cos every song was a photograph
A snapshot of his past
And the words - they made sense at last

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