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by Howl Griff

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A fairly random collection of tunes we've given away as MPfrees on HowlGriff.com

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released January 1, 2006

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Howl Griff Greater London, UK

Hailing from Aberystwyth, Bolton, Merseyside and Texas and based in London, UK.

BBC 6music's Lauren Laverne calls them "lush... a new band we love", and The Independent calls them "life-affirming".

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Track Name: Everything
LYRICS
We gotta move on through the cyclone
We're raising another Arizona storm
We found a replacement in a second-hand store
Went down to the basement and we lifted some more

But love changes everything
And love is all you need to bring

We gotta move on through the psych zone
Twisted tower of silence that carried us home
We feed off each other, devour to the bone
I take it or leave it and I die alone

But love changes everything
And love is all you need to bring
Track Name: Bluebirds
LYRICS
You took away my right to roam
Reduced a soul to skin and bone
Seize the freedom from me now
You take away my sacred cow

You shine a light upon my face
Accusations out of place
What I want is free of charge
What I need to be at large

And all I hear are the bluebirds sing outside

When I go free I plan to do
The things that bind me close to you
Half the time those things I found
I’d lost the other time around

So come on home there’s a fireplace
A Rosie Lee and a welcome face
The wanted poster on the flame
Erase the one that takes the blame

And all I hear are the bluebirds
Sing outside
Tonight
Track Name: Crash and Burn
LYRICS
Everywhere you go, everyone you know
Everywhere you turn, it's crash and burn
See the shipwreck as you twist your rubber neck
Live long and prosper, don't crash and burn

But there's something I'd like to know: who's running the show?
If the ship is going down, then it's time to run aground
The wind's not at your back, so change your tack
I'll see you up on deck, but don't go... crash and burn

Small faces underground dare not make a sound
That silence is not for me
My faith is running wild like a tantrum in a child
Forgive my trespass, pardon me

But there's something I'd like to know...

Twenty-four hours ago
I watched the wheels fall off the roadshow
So jump on the bus that drives me to you and I
Don't crash and burn...
Track Name: Devotion
LYRICS
Am I alone in what I do?
Am I alone in front of you?
Am I alone in what I say?
Or are there others who feel my way?

You are perfect but I’m not
You’re the difference between go and stop
And as we pass along the way
Shadows fall, it’s late in the day

I feel your pain and laughter seal
The cracks I fall in deep devotion
Track Name: She's Prohibited
LYRICS
All I got is a chain, but it won't let me follow you
That's my self-preservation
Your magnet attracts, I'm always chasing your moonshine
Chasing a storm in a T-shirt

And there she goes off her head
That sharp little melody-maker
You put your life in her hands, oh lord
Life is good at the top, but she can go an octave higher
You learn to die by her sword

She's prohibited

She got the look to make a strong man weaker
To turn the mighty into the meek
She'll break your neck and then twist you inside out
Wile E. Coyote, you're in love

And there she goes off her head
That sharp little melody-maker
You put your life in her hands, oh lord
Life is good at the top, but she can go an octave higher
You learn to die by her sword

She's prohibited

Settle down, your feet are ahead of me
Track Name: Countdown to Zero
LYRICS
We can be heroes
Fill up the space, countdown to zero
We will do nothing in particular
We will risk not knowing another

I wouldn't ever want it to be this way

After all we came from the gutter
To sun our lives under bus shelters
The magic eye reveals the centre
Of the universe isn't a wonder

I wouldn't ever want it to be this way

I don't wanna wait all my life
Track Name: Can't You See Me?
LYRICS
If we turn the other way, we will never see another day
Then we'll never know the places we could go
The streets that we have walked, from San Francisco to New York
On the banks of the River Nile, you turned to me and smiled

Can't you see me looking for something new?
Can't you see me getting along with you?
Can't you see me getting to know the real you?

Can't you see me looking for something new?
Can't you see me getting packing my bags with you?
Can't you see me getting to know the real you?

I'm gonna buy a ticket today so we can get away
Let's get to Timbuktu before this life shackles you
On cable cars we fought, Karakal High to Newport
In the shipyards of Gdansk, you joined me for a dance

Can't you see me...?
Track Name: DNA [English]
LYRICS
Hey man, don't be uptight
Wage a war against the rage you are holding
Hey man, in a test tube
Diving for your DNA

'Cos if they clone us now and you find yourself
Genetically erased
Microscopically you can honestly see
Your cell structure

You better scrutinise your DNA
And all you gotta do to help me unwind
Is keep me aloof

All I ask of you is look your best
When they're after a subject to study
Find a cure for the common cold
No runny noses for the working classes

So when I meet myself walking down the street
Heading the wrong way
I should stop and say hello
But I already know everything about us

You better scrutinise your DNA
And all you gotta do to help me unwind
Is keep me aloof