The Great Escape

by Old House Playground

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released June 21, 2015

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An Electric and twisted mix of Blues, Avant-garde and Roots with Greek folk influences, Old House Playground are a three-piece band based in Manchester UK.

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Track Name: Polite Fiction
The more it spins the harder to grow it out
The more it spins the harder to
The more it spins the harder to grow it out
The truth is crooked what can you do

No shades to hide the sun might hurt your eyes
Why don’t you try to stay below?
Well if your head can reach out have in mind
There’s lot to see don’t bother to

If I’m rude now
Darling don’t worry about it
I’ll shake your hands and I’ll put on my smile now

So now my hands are in my pockets boy
What if your mother thinks that’s rude?
At this age you won’t need your toys
You even know how far we are from home?

Reaching my head out
Reaching my head out now
Reaching my head out

If I’m rude now
Darling don’t worry about it
I’ll mind the tone and I’ll put on my smile now

If I’m rude now
Darling don’t worry about it
I’ll shake your hands and I’ll put on my smile now

I wave ‘em off I had to stay out
Of where this seems it’s leading to
The more it spins the harder to grow it out
The truth is crooked what can we do sir

Reaching my head out
Reaching my head out
Reaching my head out

If I’m rude now
Darling don’t worry about it
I’ll shake your hands and I’ll put on my smile now

If I’m rude now
Darling don’t worry about it
I’ll shake your hands and I’ll put on my smile now
Track Name: Stardance
Get it on down to the bone
Oh I can’t let go but I get by

Love is all around she said today
Lay down all your cards don’t let it wait

Love will get you to the bones
Love will get you to the bones
No April fools
But by the clues most people lose their way

How to define
Her kind of mind
Well by all Divine
Can try to get it all

Get it on down to the bone
Oh my head explodes but I get by

Full moon’s light in on tonight

Get through it every night and day
Lay down on your knees try and learn to pray

Cause love will get you to the bones
Love will get you to the bones
No April fools
But by the clues quite sure you’ll lose your chain

How to define
Her kind of mind
Well by all Divine
Can try to get it all

Get it on down to the bone
Oh I can’t let go but I get by

Full moon’s light is on tonight

Get throught it every night and day
Lay down on your knees don’t let it wait

Love will get you to the bones
Love will get you to the bones
No April fools
But by the clues most people lose their way
Track Name: All Day Today
Saw an old woman cry at the window
Saw an old woman and asked her what’s wrong
Saw an old woman she said “quit with questions boy you ain’t got long” then she told me slowly

All day today I’ve been talking to my blood
All day today I’ve talking to my bones
All day today I’ve been talking to these two old eyes in looking glass and not a word spoken

But yesterday I was talking to a ghost
Yesterday I was laughing with the dead
Just yesterday I was smiling at the phantoms of many long lost friends ‘till that long day was gone

Tomorrow I’m going up the graveyard
Tomorrow I’m going up those cold stones
Tomorrow I’ll call up every name and dance on every last grave
Better dance while you can
Track Name: Love And Other Demons
Churches won’t stay open at night any more
The Saviour needs some rest so all the evenings he’ll be off
The thief and the cobbler won’t cry for her love
The king is safe her dignity is restored

She told me that she saw once a fairy south in Spain
Wearing sunglasses and smoking like a train
She asked her is it getting any better on the way
“If I knew I wouldn’t be here today my child”

Hold me hand this time might be forever
Strange enough love doesn’t always stay

She well not to fall in love a boy from the south
The never bath they only sing cute stories for lost crowns
And when the night comes they might treat you with their tricks
They whisper to your ear when you sleep

Oh India is thousand miles away ain’t worth
Go just for two weeks you will miss why you came for
A toy air balloon and I’m scared if I fit
Well bring it on ain’t gonna sleep on it honey

Hold me hand this time might be forever
Strange enough love doesn’t always stay
Track Name: 21st Century Glory
Load your pockets with dough
Work like a dog stop thinking with words
Oh lord I can’t choose this lifestyle

Might need some time to adapt
The way things work is best for us all
Oh lord what a joke they pull on us

They hired a new girl a couple year younger
Free beer with every meal but why would any bother

Shut in the basement your hopes
Yeah why not selling your soul you can buy the whole world
And have one of those rich burials

How much would it be for you doll?
Four weeks per year is all the you’ve got
The happily walk with glory and might

Shine all the four wheels for toilet use this bucket
When mixter Shinny comes please show him to his locker

My head got so tired baby
Still trying to save what matters to me

My head got so tired bay
Still trying to save what’s dear to me
Track Name: The Great Escape
Louder and louder I speak
With this new tongue that comes now to my dreams
Not the place to play it all that proud
I count everything twice later I found
This world and I don’t seem to bad to try

Well my baby I have to see what I can do for me

Strange habbit and lazy this seems
Chasing words what shoddy hand to pic
When this whole place went upside down
We were singing of merriment and score
How charming but it seems I called your bluff

Oh my, oh my poor troubled mind
Don’t claim it all leave something for the soul

Said and done
Mind, Body, Soul

Said and done
Fire come light it on