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released 02 June 2014

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Magpies & Vagabonds UK

NEW EP “GIVER” IS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 2ND 2014. RECORDED IN MARCH 2014 BY TOM GITTINS (DANCE A LA PLAGE, GIRLS THAT SCREAM, TYLER MAE, THE CATHARSIS), THIS NEW RECORD IS MORE EXPANSIVE, MORE VOLATILE, MORE MELODIC, MORE RAW AND BROADER IN SCOPE THAN THE BAND’S EARLIER MATERIAL.

MAGPIES & VAGABONDS ARE READY TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE - EVERYTHING TO WIN AND NOTHING TO LOSE.
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Track Name: Carousel
Bet it was like this in the sixties
Bet it was like this in the seventies
A whole world of disappointment
Our very youth in doubt
And so with every generation
We get a wry commiseration (oh oh oh)
Laughing when we stay with parents
Crying when we camp out

Ooh fortuna
Lazy as we are
Send out a flare
Let us know you’re there
Tonight tonight tonight

This Carousel is rolling through town
Baby we can scream bloody murder
Fair is fair
Holding on the second time round

And so with every institution
They sucker in a revolution oh oh oh
Hold it under till the bubbles burst
And make them spill their guts
It’s tough living if you make it
It’s tough living if you don’t make it
You got to learn to embrace it
Bang when you go out
Track Name: Fifth Business
I think of god and religion
I think of hell and revelation
I think of love and compassion
I think I’ll make a religion

Honey I sympathise
With giving up
When every day gives you your marching orders
And we can normalize
It helps us feel alive
Find solace in a deep hangover

I want to hear about it
I want to feel it
I want to believe
In the radio radio radio

Yeah we were wrong we were wrong
Yeah we were wrong we were wrong
Fought against the tide but the tide was so strong
Now we’re scattered and alone

I’m jealous of faith and purpose
But baby girl you’re making me nervous
Without humanity and tolerance
I wonder if heaven deserves us
Don’t want to come across all vicarious
But I swear everyone is awesomer than me
How’d you get so strong
How’d you get so tough
Am I good enough
Is this good enough

I want to hear about
I want to smell it
I want to believe
In the radio radio radio
Track Name: The Long Con
Plans and designs they never end
And these horizons never come
And all these roads are long and strange
Take the money and run
Take the money and run

The siren licks her lips, does this thing with her hips
Then you wade into the water
And as the last of your oxygen is lost again
You tell your former younger self

Take the money and run, take it far away

And I keep breaking my oaths
Some were promises never made
As my friends all turn to ghosts
I take the money and run
Take the money and run

The siren licks her lips, does this thing with her hips
Then you wade into the water
And as the last of your oxygen is lost again
You tell your former younger self

Take the money and run, take it far away

The siren licks her lips, does this thing with her hips
Then you wade into the water
And as the last of your oxygen is lost again
You tell your former younger self

Take the money and run, take it far away
Track Name: The Bigger They Come
And it pumps it pumps it pumps
My still devoted heart
And I beat it hard
But it keeps me alive
And we play down to the wire
I guess I needed a little jump
I guess I needed a little faith in myself

Your old man gave you the very best advice
A little word to the already wise
There ain’t nothing to lose and ain’t nothing to gain
When we’re lying in our graves
Hoping it was worth it
Baby was it worth it

Bygones become bygone
It’s just a matter a matter of time
We sort the truth from the lies
And maybe we’ll survive
So we all keep moving along
To the beat of our favourite song
I hope it’s peaceful and slow
Like all the best songs I know

Chorus

Wild as fire
Eyes like sapphire
Lights carry me back home

They say the bigger they come
The harder it is to make them see sense
You’ve got to make your amends
Before you draw your last breath

Your old man gave you the very best advice
A little word to the already wise
It’s been this way since 2009
Fire whiskey and ice
There ain’t nothing to lose and ain’t nothing to gain
When we’re lying in our graves
Hoping it was worth it
Baby was it worth it