Foxes & Newshounds: The "Telling Tales" & "The Benefits Of A Downhill Paper Round" EPs

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1.
Pictures paint a thousand words and honey your face paints a picture Just 'cos I don't call that much it doesn't mean that I don't miss you Time can't steal a march on how you iron out my imperfections But day by day I kick myself for never showing you more affection It was you, it was me Oh! We were everything we wanted to be Anything we wanted to be It was you, it was me Oh! Yeah were anything we wanted to be And everything we wanted to be! I'm not sorry, you're not either Sick to death of disco fever I'm not sorry, you're not either But step by step we're falling worlds apart Patience is a virtue but I couldn't bear to wait forever My head's too full of holding thoughts to keep the both of us together I'm trapped between the shades of grey I guess I'll have to take my chances Cos "Little Lucy" can't compete against your paperback romances It was you, it was me Oh! We were everything we wanted to be Anything we wanted to be It was you, it was me Oh! Yeah were anything we wanted to be And everything we wanted to be! I'm not sorry, you're not either Sick to death of disco fever I'm not sorry, you're not either But step by step we're falling worlds apart
2.
Everybody’s saying it’s a matter of time I keep on holding my nerve but I don’t know if you’re mine Oh everybody’s saying it’s a matter of time I keep on holding my nerve but I don’t know if you’re mine But I don’t wanna wait forever Chasing rainbows, acting clever Yeah I don’t wanna wait forever What’s the use in hanging on a fall Everybody’s talking like it’s a matter of fact But I don’t care where you’re from, cos that don’t change where you’re at Everybody’s talking like it’s a matter of fact But I don’t care where you’re from, cos that don’t change where you’re at But I don’t wanna wait forever Chasing rainbows, acting clever Yeah I don’t wanna wait forever What’s the use in hanging on a fall Take out the last pin holding this in place If we can’t keep pro-pro-promises then why do we Make them in the first place (it’s such a waste) And I watched you fall from the highest storey You’re not the answer you’re part of the worry Keep yourself outstretched here before me If you could only look to see you’d see my arms wide open But you kept pushing me, p-p-p-pushing me away, oh But I don’t wanna wait forever Chasing rainbows, acting clever Yeah I don’t wanna wait forever What’s the use in hanging on What’s the use in hanging on What’s the use in hanging on a fall
3.
It’s a never ending struggle when you’re planning your escape When you keep yourself together using paper clips and sellotape Alright Is this alright? Is this alright? You could use a change of scenery but you’d settle for a change of heart Where the mountain ranges sound like different stages out of Mario Kart Alright Is this alright? Just take me please Where the future’s not so monochrome Please From the council flats and stately homesa Please ‘Cause I’ve worked my sticky fingers to the bone Is this alright? Is this alright? Is this alright? Is this alright? I can act a little vicious when there’s this much time to kill And I’m not so superstitious but it never seems to rain on Mossley Hill Is this alright? Just take me please Where the future’s not so monochrome Please From the council flats and stately homesa Please ‘Cause I’ve worked my sticky fingers to the bone Is this alright? Is this alright? Is this alright? Is this alright?
4.
1-2-3-woo! Do you wish you had a memory like a fish in a sieve? Because you've been forgetting her for so long It's hard to pick and choose what other people believe When you feel like you're a nothing to no-one Yeah you've tried, and you've failed Yeah you've tried, and you've failed all over again I've got a problem that's mathematically false Because it feels like she's the only solution There ain't no consolation found in anyone else And it's ruining your good reputation Yeah you've crashed, and you've burned Yeah you've crashed, and you've burned all over again And now everybody knows, because she's everybody's girl She doesn't want to fall in love, she's only trying to change your world And now everybody knows, because she's everybody's girl She doesn't want to fall in love, she's only trying to change your world... Do you wish you had a memory like a fish in a sieve? Because you've been forgetting her for so long It's hard to pick and choose what other people believe When you feel like you're a nothing to no-one And now everybody knows, because she's everybody's girl She doesn't want to fall in love, she's only trying to change your world... And now everybody knows, because she's everybody's girl She doesn't want to fall in love, she's only trying to change your world...
5.
You've done your worst now take the rest And kickstart a heartbeat in my chest 'Cause I just can't bear to fail the acid test Oh ah, just do what you do best You've turned out starlight on request And then got your sunbeams repossessed But I just can't bear to fail the acid test Oh ah, just do what you do best And baby (oo-ooo-oo) Where are you? (oo-ooo-oo) How come you're never here to catch me when I fall It's like you never even notice I exist at all And wishful thinking never gets us nowhere fast And baby (oo-ooo-oo) Where are you? (oo-ooo-oo) How come you're never here to catch me when I fall It's like you never even notice I exist at all And wishful thinking never gets us nowhere fast at all
6.
Shoegazing 03:00
How long And how've you been If actions speak louder than words then your silence is deafening There's kids on the warpath And pigs on the run So gaze at your laces Or wake up in hospital son How cold And how naive I guess the future's not as colourful as everyone would have you believe There's kids on the warpath And pigs on the run So gaze at your laces Or wake up in hospital son
7.
Emily You keep confusing me You find it hard to see the wood for all the trees You and me Were just not meant to be But it's so hard to find perspective on your knees Oh Emily You keep confusing me You find it hard to see the way things really are Oh Emily You're just no good for me Because I'm trapped between the gutter and the stars Emily Excuse the irony But you said sanity was just a state of mind Chemistry Can help you find epiphany To leave that god-forsaken working week behind Oh Emily You keep confusing me You find it hard to see the way things really are Oh Emily You're just no good for me Because I'm trapped between the gutter and the stars And now you're chewing through your fingernails Because this is nothing like the fairytales you read When you were innocence personified Your life has left you terrified And life don't owe you nothing girl Emily You keep confusing me You find it hard to see the sand for all the beach Chemistry Can help you find epiphany But all your horoscopes keep slipping out of reach
8.
Declan put your dancing shoes on Arthur grab your spade Cos Judy's sitting pretty at the top of the hit parade Ronald's looking nervous With a glass of diet Coke He was asked to share a memory But thought "is this some sort of joke?" Here we go again You're changing history completely It's a mystery how you lot ran the world Mark was having trouble getting back from overseas Guess there's a family reputation for bringing countries to their knees And Lizzy's looking pleased At tying her colours to the mast Well she was shaking hands with tyrants in the not-too-distant past Here we go again You're changing history completely It's a mystery how you lot ran the world Here we go again You're changing history completely It's a mystery how you lot ran the world Oh decisions, decisions, decisions You made with such arrogant precision Wiping communities away And as all of the dignitaries start to weep The company that you used to keep Says more than words could ever say "Sir" Norman counts his lucky stars And Bernard starts to sweat Because cover-ups don't write themselves And you're not off the hook just yet So Declan, put your dancing shoes on This dog's had her day And George don't spare the tissues to wipe those crocodile tears away Here we go again You're changing history completely It's a mystery how you lot ran the world Here we go again You're changing history completely It's a mystery how you lot ran the world
9.
Well it's half past ten and I've not stopped to think 'Cos it's hard to keep your eyes shut When your mind's been on the blink And the news is full of grim predictions Science fiction And pop-star secret drug prescriptions To help you chase those miracles away Woah, woah, woah You're a little bit older Wiser than you thought But that's no surprise You're older, wiser than you felt before And you're not sure How much of this that you can take The best mistakes are the ones that you're yet to make Aim for the stars and hit the moon 'Cos it's eleven in the afternoon It was twelve-fifteen when I rolled out of bed But I had to take the chance To rest my weary little head And I'm sick to death of patronising Socialising Wolf-in-sheep's-clothes advertising Psychopaths who've pissed it all away Woah, woah, woah You're a little bit older Wiser than you thought But that's no surprise You're older, wiser than you felt before And you're not sure How much of this that you can take The best mistakes are the ones that you're yet to make Aim for the stars and hit the moon 'Cos it's eleven in the afternoon
10.
Oh girl You're feeling under the weather You've got ideas above your TV station Bags of teenage desperation But oh, it's getting harder to find you And now the chips are down The dice are loaded You take your gin With Coca Cola You're in Then you're out But it's nothing much to shout about You're in Then you're out But it's nothing much to shout about Nothing much to shout about at all Oh girl You said you're good for whatever You've done your best to really turn the corner Take a trip to somewhere slightly warmer But I don't think that you're trying so hard You'll make another hollow, empty gesture To emphasise the mess you think... You're in Then you're out But it's nothing much to shout about You're in Then you're out But it's nothing much to shout about Nothing much to shout about at all

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released May 11, 2015

Artwork by James Darlington-Brown, David John Jaggs and Rick Fifield at Jenny Press, Clitheroe

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The Ragamuffins are a little bundle of joy of a band with vocal melodies soaring high above swirling organs, soulful brass, chiming guitar, driving bass and heart-pounding drums to deliver perfectly packaged, virtually irresistible indie-pop songs that have earned wholehearted recognition and airplay far and wide and continue to put beaming smiles across faces. ... more

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