The Telling Tales E​.​P.

by The Ragamuffins

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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

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released March 7, 2013

© The Ragamuffins 2013
All songs by David Jaggs
Except 'Acting Clever' by David Jaggs/Jules Gilchrist
Recorded at University of Liverpool, Liverpool; Parliament Street, Liverpool; Studio Bedsit, Pennine Lancashire; Waterloo Road, Manchester
Produced by David Jaggs/Jonas Tattersall/Xavier Winton
Bass on 'Acting Clever' by Gareth Malone
Mixed and mastered by JEM Raven
Album artwork by Antony Kwok at Papertwin Photography and David Jaggs

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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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