It's Just This Thing Called Life

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This digital download album has been carefully considered
and compiled to be experienced by the listener as an LP record.
It is strongly encouraged that the listener should experience it as one.

Randomised or shuffled playlists, or playing these tracks as a collection of singles is discouraged. Thank you.

PS. If you don't like what you consider to be 'long intros’, this LP may not fit in your bag.

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released August 10, 2015

All tracks written, recorded, arranged, produced, and mixed by CS1(X), 2015, except track 10: mixed by Mark Jensen, 2015.
All tracks mastered by Chris Graham Mastering, 2015.

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Track Name: Life
When living in the moment
and everything is Rock and Roll
recognise the omen
you can fall
you can fall
you can fall

Life is like a seagull
easy swooping up or down
but when the waves are crashing hard
you can drown
you can drown
you can drown

Life, take me away
I’m living each day
as it comes
Life, don’t bring me down or drag me six feet
under ground

I once knew a blind man
a master surgeon helped to see
I tell you man, the doctor
never had a lover quite like he

Life is like a sand pit
well any kid will tell you so
with toys it’s quite romantic
let it go
let it grow
let it flow

Life, take me away
I’m living each day
as it comes
Life, don’t bring me down or drag me six feet
under ground
Life, I’m happy to be living as me
for a while
Life, but one day I may change or just stray
from this style
Track Name: Trains
Trains up and down the country
like blood running through veins
trains underneath the country
like rats running through drains
carriages like arteries feed cities with their freight
people packed in tight like sardines wishing not to be late

Where do you go on trains?
and who do you know on trains?

Trains tearing through the country
like Alzheimer’s through brains
trains serving all the country
like gentlemen treat dames

Where do you go on trains?
and who do you know on trains?

They’re all looking at you
yes they’re looking at you, oh yeah
they’re not looking at you
no they’re looking at you, oh yeah
he’s not looking at you
yes he’s looking at you, oh yeah
she’s not looking at you
yes she’s looking at you, oh yeah
Track Name: Work
Sometimes it’s easy
sometimes it’s hard
rarely it pleases me
and mostly it’s a pain in the ⎯
sometimes it passes
sometimes it drags
time’s everlasting here
you fill your breaks with coffee and ⎯

Work is work
you gotta kill yourself to make a dime
Work is work
you gotta work until the end of time
Work is work
you gotta lose your heart to make a coin
Work is profit
but your profit really isn’t mine

Rarely it’s pleasure
mostly it’s pain
never is leisure time
wake up and do it over again
often it’s needless
and unnecessary
but to carry on living
and keep those nasty usurers away

Work is work
you gotta work to make somebody rich
Work is work
you gotta scratch the economy’s itch
Work is work
you gotta kill yourself to make a dime
Work is work
you gotta work to do the weekend line
Track Name: By The Sea
When you’ve lived too long
and you’re out of town
and the life you knew
is turned upside down
just remember when
as a teenager
it was open-ended
and full of only dreams

Living in the country
by the sea
living in the country

And the friends you’ve known
have all left and grown
into adulthood
makes you feel alone
you’re a boomerang
back to mum and dad
but it’s open-ended and
full of hopeful dreams

Living in the country
by the sea
living in the country
dying in the country
by the sea

Take me to a city
darlin’ please
let’s move to the city
you and me
Track Name: Mary Joanna
She’s a little hot on the lips
and there’s a little sex in the hips
and when I’m broke she gives me the fix
but when I smoke she steals my kiss

She’s a little hard to resist
breathes life through the tightest of lips
she makes music sound like this
in my head her fingertips

Mary Joanna pleases a man
Mary Joanna pleases this man

She seduces age fifteens
and produces liquid dreams
she’s not always what she seems
gateway Medusa if you know what I mean?

And when I’m low she makes me feel so high
but when I’m slow she puts a stop on time
Track Name: Feels To Burn
Lately I’ve been feeling
a little insecure
well maybe I’ve been thinking
or thinking too much
it’s crazy when I’m drinking
and under the allure
existential reasoning becoming
double dutch

But oooh sister
I wanna love
I wanna grow
oooh little sister
I wanna know all there is to know
And oooh sister
I wanna live
I wanna learn
oooh little sister
I wanna know how it feels to burn

As I’m getting older
or older as such
the confidence is bolder
and smoulders at the touch
lately I’ve been thinking
thinking of a girl
a fingertip is all I need
to hold me in this world

And oooh sister
I wanna live
I wanna love
oooh little sister
I wanna dance with gods above
And oooh sister
I wanna reap
I wanna sow
Oooh little sister
I wanna dance with gods below
Track Name: Play It Cool
Take it easy brother
play it cool
there’s no hurry so kick back and fall
into her arms brother
when she calls
kiss her deep and she will break your walls

Take it easy sister
play it safe
we’ve been hurt before and made mistakes
so take it easy sister
but don’t be coy
there’s no need to worry with this boy

We’ll play it easy darlin’
we’ll play it cool
love’s a game and we can make the rules
we’ll play it easy lover
we’ll play it true
we can make this work for me and you
Track Name: Love, Or Her
Sky looks different
so does land
strangers greet me
with open hands
life feels fuller
future’s clear
and time stands stiller
when she’s here

Maybe I’m in love
with love,
or her

Foes are vacant
friends are near
friends are people
I hold dear
life feels richer
future’s planned
past is filler
lost in sand
Track Name: Hard To Love
She makes it hard to love
when she is above
she makes it hard to love

She makes it hard to please
when she’s on her knees
she makes it hard to love

She’s doing all she can
to make me feel a man
she makes it hard to love

She makes it hard to love her
when I am above her
she makes it hard to love her all night long

She makes it hard to please her
when I am beneath her
She makes it hard to love her all night long
Track Name: Telescope
Seeing her again
makes me nervous
probably because
we were once lovers
still I hope to
bed her tonight
really, you would too
if you saw her
alright

seeing her again
makes my heart race
faster than a hare
in the heat of the chase
still I'm hoping to
kiss her tonight
really, you would too
she is out of sight

Seeing her again
makes me realise
how lucky I was
to have shared her smile
still I'm hoping to
steal her once more
a cheating heart can win
battles
but not the war

Take it in good time
All will work out fine
it's just this thing called life
through my telescope
when the love hurts

Make a cup of tea
what will be will be
there's fishes in the seas
with their periscopes
when the love hurts

A taxi into town
all will work out sound
it's just this thing called life
through my telescope
when the love hurts

make a cup of tea
what will be will be
there's still pornography
and my telescope
when the love hurts