Don't Trust the Captain

by Shade of Red

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about

Our first E.P. for your enjoyment (hopefully).

credits

released November 25, 2011

Dani Smith
Lead vocals, synth, acoustic guitar

Elliot Benjamin
Guitar, lead vocals (Shakespeare), bowed guitar (Gandhi), backing vocals

Isaac Watkins
Bass, monotron (B. Next Door), backing vocals

Josh Benjamin
Drums, backing vocals (Intro)

Fred Williams
Melodica, D/G melodeon, lead vocals (Intro), stylophone, kazoo vocals (Gandhi)

Mixed by Dani Smith

Mastered by Philipp Rudin in Switzerland

Written and recorded by Shade of Red in Elliot's bedroom in St Ives, Cornwall

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Track Name: Shakespeare
Good morning!
And I’m feeling fine,
put on the eggs girl
hope they’re cooked on time,
get’n up and I’m feeling good
see your face in the mirror pal
it’s alright girl ‘cause I like your smile,
get’n up and I’m feeling good.

I could be the next Shakespeare
but I never write things down,
‘cause all the words are in my head
but they’re playing games
they don’t wanna stick around - no!
I’m not Einstein
but I can tell you will go far you will go far,
and if there’s one thing I definitely know -
it’s girl I like you the way you are.

When I look in the mirror
I’ve gotta check twice
Cause’ my self-consciousness
Won’t let me think for two seconds
That things look right
We should talk more
But I’m not sure what about
My head’s in a mess
I gotta sort it out!

I could be the next Shakespeare
but I never write things down,
‘cause all the words are in my head
but they’re playing games
they don’t wanna stick around - no!
I’m not Einstein
But I can tell you will go far you will go far,
and if there’s one thing I definitely know -
it’s girl I like you the way you are.

Girl I like you
girl I like you
girl I like you,
the way you are.
Girl I like you
girl I like you
girl I like you,
the way you are.

I could be the next Shakespeare
but I never write things down,
‘cause all the words are in my head
but they’re playing games
they don’t wanna stick around - no!
I’m not Einstein
But I can tell you will go far you will go far,
and if there’s one thing I definitely know -
it’s girl I like you the way you are.
Track Name: Something Old/Something New
You know what people say,
oh, they know its gunna hurt
but they say things anyway.
You know what people do,
oh, they’re just trying to dig away
at the thing between me and you.

They’ll never take me away from you
and I just want you to stay,
but there is nothing that can change my mind -
I’m better when I’m by your side.

Something old and something new,
all the times we’ve known
and my love for you.
Every minute is twice as long,
but an hour lasts a second
in a second you’re almost gone.

They’ll never take me away from you
and I just want you to stay,
but there is nothing that can change my mind -
I’m better when I’m by your side.

They’ll never take me away from you
and I just want you to stay,
but there is nothing that can change my mind -
I’m better when I’m by your side.

Every minute is twice as long…
But an hour lasts a second…
When I’m by your side.

When I’m by your side!
Every minute is twice as long…
But an hour lasts a second…
When I’m by your side.
Track Name: 8 Bit Video Romance
Well, it’s an 8 bit video romance
but I’m not quite sure if it’s game over,
it’s an 8 bit video romance
but I’m never sure if play time’s over!

I saw your face in a window,
you were already taken
but how was I supposed to know?
‘Cause you took my head
and you took my heart.
Oh where do we start?
Oh where do we start?

Well it’s an 8 bit video romance
but I’m not quite sure if it’s game over,
it’s an 8 bit video romance
but I’m never sure if play time’s over!

You were always too busy.
Why were you busy?
Was it because you just didn’t want to see me?
Always too busy.

Well it’s an 8 bit video romance
but I’m not quite sure if it’s game over,
it’s an 8 bit video romance
but I’m never sure if play time’s over!

Well it’s an 8 bit video romance
but I’m not quite sure if it’s game over,
it’s an 8 bit video romance
but I’m never sure if playtime’s over!
Track Name: Bastard Next Door
Oh girl you turn me upside down
and I don’t think that will change,
tonight you’re gunna burn me out -
it’s your mystery that I crave.

You’re perfectly broken.
The skeletons behind my wall -
they pull you in
they take it all.
You’re perfectly broken.
These chemicals in my mind -
they mess it up
I can’t decide – and then the beat drops...

I am a pin; you’re an electro-magnet,
sometimes I wonder why the opposites attracted.
You are a music box and I just lost the key
and as the pressure builds I find it hard to see that.


You’re perfectly broken.
The skeletons behind my wall -
they pull you in
they take it all.
You’re perfectly broken.
These chemicals in my mind -
they mess it up
I can’t decide – and then the beat drops...

AND THEN THE BEAT DROPS

You’re perfectly broken.
The skeletons behind my wall -
They pull you in
They take it all.
You’re perfectly broken.
These chemicals in my mind -
They mess it up
I can’t decide – and then the beat drops.
Track Name: Snowfall
Your scream is carried by a whisper.
Stop trying to shock,
don’t be what you’re not
‘cause this ain’t forever after.
Let’s just work it out,
stop ourselves from freaking out
underneath the snowfall -
just let the snowfall.

I ask myself, I ask that question,
the one you know
oh, I’ll teach you a lesson,
we come together and drift apart,
we’re at the end before we even start.
An old style a new direction,
a cry for help you like the attention,
now drop the act there’s no need to be meek -
what are you shouting to the world this week?

Your scream is carried by a whisper.
Stop trying to shock,
don’t be what you’re not
‘cause this ain’t forever after.
Let’s just work it out,
stop ourselves from freaking out
underneath the snowfall -
just let the snowfall.

We were so innocent
but then we forgot,
we liked the feeling,
we found it hard to stop,
you live in ignorance
to stop yourself from crying out.
You’ve had it all but it’s never been enough -
your empty head has been filled with dust and fluff,
there’s something missing
but you’re never sure what it’s about.


Your scream is carried by a whisper.
Stop trying to shock,
don’t be what you’re not
‘cause this ain’t forever after.
Let’s just work it out,
stop ourselves from freaking out
underneath the snowfall -
just let the snowfall.

You’ve got to be free
just open your eyes and you’d see.

Your scream is carried by a whisper.
Stop trying to shock,
don’t be what you’re not
‘cause this ain’t forever after.
Let’s just work it out,
stop ourselves from freaking out
underneath the snowfall -
just let the snowfall.

Your scream is carried by a whisper.
Stop trying to shock,
don’t be what you’re not
‘cause this ain’t forever after.
Let’s just work it out,
Stop ourselves from freaking out
underneath the snowfall -
let the snowfall,
let the snowfall,
let the snowfall.
Track Name: Mahatma Gandhi in Space
MAHATMA GANDHI IS IN SPACE.
WATCH AS HE FLIES PAST...
LIKE AN OSCILLATING RADIATOR.

All I see is shapes and lines
through all this interference,
oh they say we’re flying high
but I can’t tell the difference.
Thanks to god we got the pills
to take away our problems,
Oh they say it’s do or die
but I ain’t got no preference.

Put your hand in mine -
take it slow I’m gunna take you for a ride.
And I know the game ain’t fair,
close your eyes I’ll take you anywhere.
Don’t say these words to my face
I’m waiting for Mahatma Gandhi in space,
and I know the words ain’t true
but it’s too late for you.

I hope you’ve learnt your lesson,
always answer never question.
Give it a shot it’s worth a try
just look me in the eye
and maybe if you look again,
maybe you’ll just have to try.

Put your hand in mine -
take it slow I’m gunna take you for a ride.
And I know the game ain’t fair,
close your eyes I’ll take you anywhere.
Don’t say these words to my face
I’m waiting for Mahatma Gandhi in space,
and I know the words ain’t true
but it’s too late for you.

Put your hand in mine -
take it slow I’m gunna take you for a ride.
And I know the game ain’t fair,
close your eyes I’ll take you anywhere.
Don’t say these words to my face
I’m waiting for Mahatma Gandhi in space,
and I know the words ain’t true
but it’s too late for you...

Put your hand in mine -
Take it slow I’m gunna take you for a ride.
And I know the game ain’t fair,
close your eyes I’ll take you anywhere.
Don’t say these words to my face
I’m waiting for Mahatma Gandhi in space,
and I know the words ain’t true
but it’s too late for you.

BURN YOUR STICKS IN THE AUTUMN.
WHEN THE GRASS IS PURPLE ON THE INSIDE.
MAHATMA GANDHI IS IN SPACE.
KISS THY SHOES.

YOU.

YOU ARE A RABBIT...
AND RABBITS WEAR HATS.