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Red Circle

by Van der Saar

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City Dream 01:43
I have a wrap of speed in my hand...
You heed your friend's advice. You pay attention- why do you stay with him? Don't leave your bed undone. I'll move in shade of light. And burn your palace- who gave them the right to leave our bed undone?
Penn State 02:46
Tell me how to wax when you're on the wane; passing through your prime goes slip, crack, heavy bags. And tell me are your days are they too cold dreaming of the noises in the night when they're loud and close to you? Tell me, all your days, are they like this: taking hold slowly with the thought, going "Oops, I fucked with you." And like your sore head, you become like everyone else with not enough space And your friends... oh, your friends. The won't let you. Red Circle who you miss, Red Circle who you kiss.
And there you are Dancing out a warning like a minotaur Cocaine in the morning at your breakfast bar Who wants to try any more? You quit the town Eager to be home and get the liquor down A few more lines of promise and that choking sound Stagger and fall to the floor Baby, I'm a soldier Baby, I'd have warned you Maybe this is over. We'll tie our hopes to the hidden rays The full steam nights and the post-noon daze As time goes Rest our heads on the shoulder of doubt. There's four doors: All of them closed; there's no opening anything. You're fading fast, trying to catch the things that move in the dark.
Here on the Southern Wall I cover my eyes and prepare to fall It's all about you; it's all about you on the wall. And if it were up to me I'd cover my eyes and fall in the sea. It's not about me; it's all about you on the Southern Wall. They'll take your home, your lifetime, and sell your bones for 200 years. You thought it was over...
I find you impossible to take You find me everywhere. What can I do for me and you before our love is all done? Who knows who when everything is fucked, and who loved you more than me?
What I've got is easy to say to you Not at all. But I'm not, and you're not, and she's... She moved like I knew she could I caved like always would. Not at all.
Lying in the road, I'm down by Sunday. Nothing in my heart but a night receding. I can't even say I love you, just the same, but no one's listening.
You were only a moment, a day in a dream, and I'm falling to bits every year that passes without you, a fool, I believe you're bound to appear. So I call you- I scream out your name, And you return with a voice no one hears. And scared that your love is the ghost in my dream I take to your side. I hold you near and I promise, dear: I'll marry you soon as you're seen. Darling, I'll tell you what: You're my girl You're the sun in the sky. The moment I see you, I'll fall on my knees. You have no idea, do you?
Pink Beach 04:55
Just for a moment stand where you are. An olden arena the scent of the pines. Take in the distance, take in the sky, take in the lightning bolt that's tearing the night. Who are we now?
I took you up in my hands and I'm a boy in a swoon. And where you been? What does "I've been down in the South" even mean? The two of us are going to meet. If it's cold you get my coat- the two of us are going to meet. We gotta meet.


This is the first VdS LP.

Recorded by VdS at Pine, R+ J and a flat in Edinburgh.

Art by Nson at Tiny Studios

Thanks: Owen, Maz, Nson, Danny, J, Michael, MGK, R+J, Mark Ritchie.

And you, Calton Hill. There was nowhere else to go, you know.

Gingham FC



released September 22, 2009

Allan Lewis- all songs, words and instrumentation


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Van der Saar London, Ontario

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