Quitter

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Digital and 4-track cassette recordings.

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released March 26, 2018

Recorded by Kenny Bates / Kieran Hughes.
Mixed and mastered by Stevie Cossar.
Bass on 3, 8, 9 by Kieran Hughes.
Drums on 3, 8, 9 by Craig Ferrie.
Clarinet on 8 by Peter Russell.

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Quitter Glasgow, UK

Singer-songwriter / lo-fi / discord / collage / somethin.

Glasgow/Stirling
Scotland.

[formerly playing under moniker 'lefthand']

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Track Name: Start
The summers we get are never like that.
Don’t make me turn this car around.
I throw holes into my tv set
Go chase my stupid tail around.
Track Name: Every Day You've Lived
There’s a group of white whales that make wind for my sails
You’re a chore, we’re a purple patch.
I check that freedom I felt along with my keys and belt
And hope my face and my passport match.

Well I’m sorry Border Control
I used to not appreciate what I have.

Though the crowds have dispersed we still sing the same verse
That takes every day you’ve lived to learn.
So if every I burn too far from the sun
Take a towel to the smoke alarm.

And just remove the batteries.
In a rage, sling them at me
And say ‘Won’t you put these to better use?
Won’t you?’
Track Name: For The Hell Of It
Is that the sun in my eyes?
It’s hanging low now.
Block it with my coffee cup
Check is it half full.
Let’s go live somewhere else
Find a bar with one, bold, bright painted mural of some famous dead actress
And wear the varnish off the seats.
Literally do nothing else
Until we argue.

Is that the sun in my eyes?
I tend not to notice now.
An oil and water fight.
Deaf and rhetorical.
At that point I’ve gotta run
Me and Paige we’ll go run a few red lights skip over the pavement
Cut the city in half.
Coz round here anymore
I only ever smile with my mouth.

When I write I lean to hard on the page
The imprints won't rub out
I see them there when I speak.
Those words were wrong, and the tone
Please just forget about it.
Track Name: Oh No
Nobody ever goes
Be ready for that.
They just get
More beautiful and fade.
I’ll dream all over the learning I’ve done.

The dice are getting rolled
Who’s ready for that?
Who’s the first boy you ever loved?
Life
I hear you can take it
Or leave it.

All the bees in my bonnet
Well oh no
I trapped them myself.
Watch as the world
Boils me over
When it was only trying
To keep me warm

That’s not me
I hope you know.

So take up yourself on that favour.
Better not, better not.
And push past that learned behaviour.
Better not better now.
Life
I hear you can take it
Or leave it.
Track Name: Gerald Field
There’s something blue as your wrist
Behind the colourless mist of first languages
Drowned by the idle
Whirr of your learned behaviour.
There’s something just out of shot
It’s the beginning of week
Same overcast grey-matter-of-fact
It’s the most unenthused that I’ve seen your eyes look.

So shoot.
Just shoot.
The scenes at which you won’t look.

The most tired and worn in monochrome
That I’ve seen your eyes look.

So shoot.
Just shoot.
The scenes at which you won’t look.
Track Name: Throwing Things Out
Just drink enough of that water
Until your piss runs clear.
Well did you think of what you believe in
Or did you hope to find that here?
I gotta say you’ve been quiet now for a while.
I’m not saying I don't like your style.

A match lit on an open flame
And sucked through a cigarette.
Yeah I remember your christian name
But wish that they’d all forget.
I gotta say we’ve been burning through the years.
I’m not saying that you look it though.

I drank my thoughts alive
Swam for a fortnight
Woke up with a thirst I hadn’t quenched
And a hole in my stomach.

We stopped singing compassion
Around the sixth or the seventh fight
Now we just think the worst of each other
Keeps it simple, keeps us right.
I gotta say you’re oblivious, you’re obvious
I’m not saying that aloud no more.

I lost my key to the west end
The day I took that salary job
Now I must stick to visiting hours
Just come drink coffee on days off.
I got to stay while I changed that place
And it changed me
I’m not staying on to watch that reverse.

I backed down when I should’ve raged
Lashed out when I should behave
Like everyone who ever tried to change
I’m not gonna make it happen.

I drank all of my thoughts alive
Swam for almost a fortnight
Give it three days of normal life
I’m not gonna make it happen.

I held my breath and I lived within
Made what you exhale what I breathe in
All roads lead to oblivion.

I drank all of my thoughts alive
Swam for almost a fortnight
Give it three days of normal life
Track Name: Bert, I'm Searching For Oblivion
Every time I get drunk here I wanna hit ‘reset’
Then “I’m just being stupid”
Then I wanna hit ‘reset’.

Minutes go by I’m staring at the lights switching on and off
Across the road in the tenement flats.
Track Name: Cooler
It takes one yeah to know one
I watch you swap out your trigger finger for a thumb.
Blinded by the powder flash
I guess you never see how all of the eyes go soft in the room
When you walk in.

You keep walking yourself to the edge
You’re always peering down at questions you don’t have to answer yourself.
Remember what we’ve always said
How the truth is all of us
All the rest is just a sideshow at best.

Now if someone could just read this back to me.
A pedal back
A Ulysses pact
There’s the dry rot
Burn the model home to the ground.

There’s a picture but I don’t know the place.
It could be 9 or 10 pm
The last light of July on your face.
I've always meant to run away
I guess I found a way to run from the world by just staying in place.
Well now what?
What, don’t you know?

The summers we get are never like that.
Don’t make me turn this car around.
I throw holes into my tv set
Go chase my stupid tail around.

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