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The Rake

by The Home Stretch

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Tracks 1, 4 recorded in '14, tracks 2, 3 at The Island Bar, Birmingham, 18.04.12

Tracks 1, 2 by Ben Churchill, Track 3 by Ben Churchill / David Maurice Track 4 music by Owen Churchill

Mastered by Dom James, Omstart Studios

Live band: Catherine Martin (guitar), Ralph Morton (guitar), Greg Bird (bass), Ben Churchill (vocals, keyboard), Lloyd Bowen (drums)

Artwork by Lloyd Bowen, Text by Owen Churchill


released December 22, 2014


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Track Name: The Rake
The rake is placed down
The lake seems way out

Put it down
Put it out
Take a ride in that gown
Turn it up
Play it down

Turn this car crash around

Black light
Back porch, now

Does it feel right, tonight?
Do you lean into the light?

Rip it up
Slick it down
Take a ride in that gown
Turn it up
Play it down

Turn that car crash around
Track Name: Freak Like Me (Live)
Wandered into work,
wondered where you were,
cruising through my jealousy

What kind of freaks
gets nervous when they eat,
apart from freaks like me?

What kind of freaks
get nervous when they eat,
apart from you and me?
Track Name: Boyfriend´s Back (Live)
No second looks
but I'm on the East coast
so I'm on the SoCo
thinking in shlo-mo

Don't you drink to '03
any more anyway?

Fists in the distance,
cassette playing pictures,
still you're not really out there somehow
doing something right now

But my memory's coming back to me

Just cus you're boyfriend's back it don't mean
that we can't split this bottle of codeine,
so you can tell me what exactly
your t-shirt means.

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