Bogus Totem

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This track began life on a megabus back from a funny show in Manchester. It was originally a lot more ballad-y than this. A flipside to pencils I guess.

One of the few GvsY tracks to feature Joe's saxophone playing (alongside 'Goodbye' and 'Stranded In Jurassic Park'). Probably just as well, eh.

lyrics

summer, the days are long, a bummer, the coming storms are warmer,
we document it in this song
foreboding - a secret sign, a warning, a bogus totem showing that our summer will soon be gone
careful, its now or never - how best to deal with bogus weather, forecase with feather, fire and stone
preparing, in some months time, there's flooding and snow and hail and lightning,
our totem proudly stands alone

learning of how the earth is changing, the change is soon in coming
the summer season alters fast
be careful, a season's power, we're dancing for magic totem shower
to wash away the recent past
a signal fills you with dread, an eagle reminds you of the long dead,
continental bufflehead
our totem is standing tall, a symbol to show to all, our summer
preserve it to the season's end

credits

from Bogus Totem Summer, released October 17, 2009

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