Cambridge Nelson

by Metropolitan Walks

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released January 27, 2017

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Metropolitan Walks Sydney, Australia

Metropolitan Walks had a bunch of unadorned pop doodles recorded that he was planning on maybe doing proper later on but one day realised they were already finished and so dropped his debut album.

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Track Name: Drip Feed
Help me summer I got nothing goin' on
Just looked out your window I could only see your sun
No loose change for a melancholy mind
You're the stimulation for the red grapes on the vine

Wo there lady there is no one in this town
These shop keepers, there is no one else around
A bright eyed pink skinned rascal on a bike
Drip feed baby looking for a tree to climb

Didn't I make up the most of the day?
Was holding a leaf then it blew right away
Just like a long river, the beat of a drum
Just like a new morning the morning will come

Each day walking, I go walking through this town
I'm the guy who's walking, he is walking all around
All the little shops and the little empty hands
Looking for some raw dirt that I could understand

Didn't I make up the most of the day?
Was holding a leaf then it blew right away
Just like a new river, the beat of the drum
Just like a new morning the morning will come
Track Name: Cherry Tomato
We, we toss and turn
That's how we learn
It's television
In a moment's rest
We make a mess
A great success

And when I try to hide
I hid right out in the open
And when I try to run
I run right back to where I been

In a place you're known
Where you can grow
Cherry tomato
Be, be rest assured
You're over awed
Try another door

And when I try to hide
I hid right out in the open
And when I try to run
I run right back to where I been
And when I try to hide
I hid out in open country
And when I try to run
I'll run right back to where I begin

All my horses went down
All my horses went down
All my horses went down
Track Name: Bags of Dislocation
You were drunk
Just drunk enough to come unstuck
You wrapped around a big ol' tree just out of town
Now your tales they are all cast in stone
The stones are falling from the sky

All the nuns
Strumming guitars and writing songs
Songs of praise
But in the afternoon they fade
And all the theories they're all justified
There are no arguments at all
In two generations the grandpas at the station
With their bags of dislocation will alight

It's all we ever had
This machine you love to land
And all the plans you planned to plan
Were all you ever planned

Lemon trees
Reading books and squeezing fleas
Check the time
Read the way you read your mind
And oh the lady can't be justified
You might not be here any more
And all the grandpas at the station
With their devils of temptation
Need a ride, they must alight

It's all we ever had
This machine you love to land
And all the plans you planned to plan
Were all you ever planned
Track Name: Grandfather Crocodile
I've always known, known a long while
Grandfather is a crocodile
I can hear him now
Stepping through the reeds and grasses
It is comforting to know
He's keeping an eye on us

And if he comes near
Don't throw no stones at him
If he comes close
Say you still love him most
Cos it can get lonely

Late Wednesday night well I woke up
Walked down the hall
Felt something wrong
In the corner by the hat stand, my grandfather
Well he dragged me down the back steps
Through the garden

Beyond our fence, his little creek
In his embrace I went to sleep
And I dreamed about the raising of my mother
All the things she learned
The energy spent on her

And if he comes near
Don't throw no stones at him
If he comes close say you still love him most
Cos it can get lonely
Me and mine will catch up some other time
You and yours are always in our thoughts
But it can get lonely
Track Name: Magnificent Swordfish
Long forgotten words
All those half finished sentences
Were thinking of a song
Now it don't seem quite so wrong, so wrong

If only for a season
A chance to make it right
A way to change the rules of games
The birds flew awful high

Truck with a wide load
Put us out beside the road
But we don't even mind
All the stars we had inside are gone

But only for the morning
By evening there's new light
By night there's a good chance we'll have
The means to make it right

Some days the days we spend
More like a life
Under the door it came
The way a rodent might

Winding down the road
We will stop in Santiago
Swordfish on the wall
Paper plates, sad music on and on

Been heeding all the warnings
By evening there's new light
Came drifting down the mountain range
The birds flew awful high
Track Name: An Interest In Sailing
One day you'll turn round and say
"I wish I'd taken your advice and
developed an interest in sailing"
But right up until this day
I have not turned around and said that
I've not even looked like I may

You said it while we were floating
'Cross the lake, getting damp on a boat
In our shorts sitting adjacent
Disconcerted by being removed from our roles

That time we moved the book case
When we got to the door you said
"Put it down, get the measuring tape
And just stop and lets think this through"
Take a moment to think how we can
Get control of the situation

It's very hard to even try
To make someone do something
If they're not inclined
It's a very hard thing to do
No one wants to do something they don't wanna do
Hey hey

We spent ten days in Fiji
I took a wind surfer out
For a moment had an interest in sailing
The wind got caught in my sail
I didn't know how to turn round
I held on tight as I left the bay
And out into the azure sea
Fijian man in a putt putt boat pulled up by me
Dragged me back, my sail furled
How to turn one around I've never learned

Ha ha ha I've never learned
Ha he ha I've never learned
Ha ha ha develop an interest in sailing
Track Name: Enthusiast
I, I am a man like an unmade bed
I was prepared to crawl
Crawl my way down the hall
Past the books half read
Plans half planned

But I don't wanna read in darkness
See the light catching in your eye
I don't wanna be in darkness
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

River to the sun
And the prayers at the points of guns
Cadaver with the breath right out of him
Feels like he just wants to begin

But I don't wanna be in darkness
See the light, catch it in your eye
I don't wanna sit in darkness
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

We, we will go walking
To the sun and to the sky
We will find all the bees
Take 'em back by degrees
Off the ledge, off the roof, mountain high
Five, five in the morning
And I walk to get some light
And I told you before
Stay away from my door
Keep 'em free and walk all night
Track Name: Post Codes
Down the river went an old email
Now the things in it are not unknown
We lost a generation on the phone
I like the look of your letterhead
How you made it in 1905
And how the summer was so long and dry

It feels like we got a long time
It feels like we got a long time
It feels like we got a long time to learn

Cos if I walk just for one more mile
I can change how things are turning out
It doesn't matter how far you have gone
And if I stop at the corner store
I can stop economy's collapse
And when you return you'll still have a home

Still it feels like we got a long time
It feels like we got a long time
It feels like we got a long time to learn how we turn

I'd like to know
Well this letter how does it find you?
It finds you
You say there's a great big system
Of post codes around you, behind you

I walked through town in my dressing gown
Cats and dogs are falling from the sky
I've got the morning's rosary in my soul
I'm in the pages of a book
I got an early night
And when I walk I have no regrets at all

It feels like we've got a long time
It feels like we've got a long time
It feels like we've got a long time to learn how to turn

I'd like to know
Well this letter how does it find you?
It finds you
You say there's a great big system
Of post codes around you and behind you
Track Name: Other Side
Well don't I cry
I've crossed to the other side
Loretta arrived
A road that you follow
Forever alive
In each and every eye
Loretta won't mind
Full moon to follow

Cross to the other
See to the other
Dream to the other side
And if there's another
Soon you'll recover
We're on your side

We will rise
Saw you cry
In twilight

Well don't I mind?
I did for a little while
Then I changed my mind
Some road that you follow
The bike that you ride
The car of which you drive
A river, a life
A tree and a hollow

Cross to the other
Dream to the other
See in to the other side
And if there's another
Soon you'll recover
He's on your side

We will rise
Full moon dies
Deep and wide
We survived
Track Name: The Pigeons
I'm no longer sitting where I have been sat
Wherever I go I won't be coming back
The pigeons have come and they've made it their new home
The pigeons and I do not get along

Still I know I've said it one thousand times before
But that won't matter once I'm out that door no more
La la la

The little lizards are welcome upon my floor
But I can't protect them any more
The ants are busy, I want to do them no harm
The ants are all after my heart

I know I've said it ten thousand times before
But that won't matter once I'm out that door no more
La la la
Track Name: Rusted On
In the dark when you wake up
You can see above you
The stars have been a watching all night long
The hours passed, you thought a lot
You thought there was nothing
Nothing that the morning couldn't show

I wish I said that I regret
I wish that I knew you
Rather than the things I claim to know
The days are spent in shabbiness
This chapter's about you
Promises I should have kept more close

I'd like to call you friend
We'd turn and face the wind
I'd like to try again

Baker's lights. the world was wide
The day was before you
Station had some place you want to go
And in between the clouds some light
The city deserted
Wasn't even ready for the show

I'd like to try again
We'll turn and face the wind
And not just dream of it

We collide in the world, the world
We survived in the world, the world
Fall from wires, the world, the world
If you think you're alright then you are the world
World