The Telling Tales E​.​P.

by The Ragamuffins

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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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Track Name: Telling Tales
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
Track Name: Acting Clever
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
Track Name: It Never Rains On Mossley Hill
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?
Track Name: Paint By Numbers
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...
Track Name: Wishful Thinking
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