Needs Must

by Albert Jones

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released December 3, 2011

Albert - Vocals and Stringy bits
Harry Harding - Drums, Vocals and pianoey things
Ryan Jones - Pianoey type things
Ben Westaway - Electric guitar on The Promise
Ben Hall - Bass guitar on This Door

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ryan Jones, with help from Harry Harding, whilst being cajoled and distracted by albert.

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Track Name: This Door
This open room policy is getting hard to take,
so can I hear again from Christmas Day all the good things that you said.

Bruises black and blue they spread, before they fade away,
but the light that's shining underneath, says maybe that's today.

Well I can sleep upon the settee,
I can sleep upon the floor,
but I can't sleep beside your bed, because baby I want more.

So I've pulled out the needle from the haystack,
propped up my chair against the door,
but my drum still makes a tap tap tap,
that says baby I want more.

This door, this door,
is hanging off its hinges, this door
This door, this door,
I need some help to put it back, this door

So look through the keyhole, but mind how you go,
because you might not like the actors, who are starring in this show.
The secrets in the details, the clothes upon the floor
the empty bottle on the shelf and her moaning I want more.

Well I can sleep upon the settee,
I can sleep upon the floor,
but I can't sleep beside your bed, because baby I want more.

So I've pulled out the needle from the haystack,
propped up my chair against the door,
but my drum still makes a tap tap tap,
that says baby I want more.

This door, this door,
is hanging off its hinges, this door
This door, this door,
I need some help to put it back, this door
Track Name: Needs Must
sliding on knees, to follow your dreams
the rope it is taut
the rope it is taut
it's pulling you back, like a kite in the breeze
the rope it is taut
the rope it is taut

so, kick the earth with the others
cut the past from your back

because needs must, just as leaves gust in the wind

the rivers you roam, have frozen to stone
someone that you lost has a dream
where you fight in a ring, but you can't see the edge
with a smile like a cat with the cream

so, kick the earth with the others
cut the past from your back
save up you love for one rainy day
a storm is coming she said

because needs must, just as leaves gust in the wind

you're drinking a toast
to what troubles you most
the rope it is taut
the rope it is taut
Track Name: The Promise
when I come back, come back in from my daydream
the promise is I'll get to you
should my reins slack, dont' just stand there waiting,
the promise is I'll get to you

doubtless fire burns, come back to me safely
because my heart yearns, more than it has lately
the promise is I'll get to you,
the promise is 'll get to you,

well it all goes black and white
when I see you standing there
looking back don't seem so right
when I see you standing there

sleep it comes down, blinding me with memories
breaking through the clouds, shadowing this daydream
the promise is I'll get to you
the promise is I'll get to you
Track Name: Callers
It started with your hand, taking mine upon that land.
Oh time it trickled past, slowing down and freezing fast.
A calm collected head, has its doubts and i prefer them.
What use is all thisn space if you are there, the wood between the trees.

Oh, the callers take you.

This night could be our last, the shadows fall the day has passed.
Oh, how the light will sing, the end of darkness it will bring.
First placed, but finished last, it's curtain call, you can't relax.
Think of an empty room, the callers they will be gone soon.

Love, love, love.
Take this time away
Track Name: Pick Your Words
she said, who are you and why are you my friend
a leaf, upon a winters tree, trying to pretend
that i am changed, i've tiptoed on the line
to the left and empty space, but to the right is mine

why, in this life, do you want less
to kick apart the jigsaw, the picture is a mess
from stone to stone, jump and when you fall
pick apart the punchline it helps you to forget
is this life, or a second guess

I see, a forest, sea and sky
pick your words and i'll pick mine
because i am changed, i've tiptoed on the line
to the left and empty space, but to the right is

why, in this life, do you want less
to kick apart the jigsaw, the picture is a mess
from stone to stone, jump and when you fall
pick apart the punchline it helps you to forget
is this life, or a second guess

or a second guess
i'm changed