Publicist

by Tom Ellard

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derekdoer I am really enjoying this track Favorite track: Medicate Endlessly.
jeremy keens
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jeremy keens I don't know when an album is Ellard or severed's, but this is a great set of more recent Heads-like songs, with some lovely ambient tracks at the end.
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experimentalfan This is a good release from Ellard, but by no means his strongest work. I have listened to the selections repeatedly and cannot find cohesiveness throughout the album, something that is typically sound with every release from Ellard/Severed Heads. Some tracks are great beginnings, but do not seem finished works: Leave White Behind and Medicate Endlessly for example. Despite my admissions, this is Ellard and his work must be heard and appreciated by more people whom enjoy clever music. Favorite track: The Best of Everything.
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Synthx It's fleeping disturbing. I love it. Favorite track: Publicist.
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about

Pop music.
Recorded 2015 - 2016 - 2017
Mixed 2018 at Terse Tapes Sydney.

No part of this album is biographical, autobiographical, or about anyone living or dead.

credits

released April 1, 2018

Tom Ellard - Electronics / Tapes / Radios / Voice
With Lou Ball, lead guitar on 'Publicist'.
and Dick 'Dirk' Hartog, percussion on 'Best'.

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Severed Heads Sydney, Australia

Established 1979.

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Track Name: Publicist
I saw the body float down the stairs.
It's the same on the other page, it's the same as before.
And I push, and I turn and I pan it around
but it's below what I want from myself
it's the below what I came to expect.
So boo hoo.
Track Name: Dogs
Up above the cloudy towers dogs look down
and wonder where their balls have gone.
And they'd really like to know
when your bones are going to show up here.
Hunt the hellfire, catch the missile, games you play alone
but BOW WOW!
They'd truly like to know
when the mushroom glow will slow.
And they'd truly like to know
when your bones are going to show up here.

And because they love you dearly
they'd like just to see you clearly
they'd like just to touch your hairs
they'd like just to share the air.
Track Name: The Best of Everything
She's the girl that makes the play
takes the forest all the way.
Heading upwards, always upwards this girl
Hell will heed your high heels.

So look at you now, so fine, so pale in the face
six feet down in an unknown place.
The facts are starker
the night is darker
things not going quite so well.

Hush now
don't you cry
I'll tell you why
the best of everything
in hell
it waits
down on your stairs
and it's pulling your hair
it says 'let me in'.
And you know it's true
it comes for you
the best of everything.

Burn burn burn again
And In the beginning was the word
and the word was girl
but the girl fell down
and wasn't at all.
The moral clearly
the payment dearly
exceeds the edges of the world
and your word has come to zero
Track Name: Stumbles
Water in the mouth is open
Open to a downward motion
Eyes are closed the problem also
Down tonight for the good
Fleet of foot and striding over
Over night the end is chosen
Water in the mouth is open
Open to a downward motion
Eyes are closed the problem also
Down down down
Track Name: Thinner
Here in the green fatigues
unlocking gravity
falls to the will of you.
Colours shift higher than
higher than yesterday
way to the kingdom come.

Your breath flows in
Your breath flows out again
Your breath flows in
Your breath flows out again
Flows in
Flows out again
Track Name: Medicate Endlessly
Here's what I'm thinking up on the ceiling
Medicate endlessly
You many find your hands are working up your throat and out again
and the clock on the wall says nothing at all
Here's my gestures scraped in a corner
Medicate endlessly
You many find your hands are working up your throat and out again
and the clock on the wall says 4 or 5 or 6 will do
Here's a Tuesday later than usual
Medicate endlessly
You many find your hands are working up your throat and out again
Here's my fuck up bigger than usual
Medicate Endlessly
Here's what I'm thinking up on the ceiling
Medicate endlessly
You many find your hands are working up your throat and out again
and the clock on the wall is gone
Track Name: Advice for Ghosts
And down at the mall
there are no walls at all
and the shelving shakes.
Or out on the road
the load falls through your waiting hands
what did you expect?
And back at your home
and the mirror shows you're not alone
'cause your mother's there.
Please don't worry
don't you worry
they're just afraid of you.
And it's Christmas time
and you're doing fine
except the room is beginning to fade away
And you're back in the womb
in line for another go
the race from here to the tomb.
Track Name: Leave White Behind
The stars spin round.
The wind flows, and flows, and flows.
The stars spin round.
And the moon curled up in the trees
it calls you upward.
So you fly, and fly, and leave white behind.
The stars spin round.

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