Dowry

by Tiger & Panda

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Nick Gunzburg Such lovely lovely songs, guys. I'm proud to own this phonograph record. Favorite track: monument.
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1.
matches 01:40
Freedom for the boy who burned down the playground. He left you with matches to kick the can in. Playing in the field seeing who could trip who. Hiding in the bushes. In the sloping buses. A garage full of snakes dared to go climb the roof. Climb the grazing roof and run your freezing hands against the blue door.
2.
Pushed up the hill then flying down the hill. Knees touching grasses frozen blades Our boots start to steam when we reach the gym and record our place thirty sixth Do you remember that special sort of rain that freezes your cheeks and hurts your brain? We dangled out feet by the sides of the stream. We won’t lose our feet ever. There was a tree bridge though it’s branches were filled with bags of dog shit.
3.
new year 05:44
The hill that I’m walking below is unkempt and overgrown. Yes I’ve been staying here alone. Summer’s the worst season. Rain on the beach is the best on the peer where we smoked cigarettes. You crawled right back from the edge but I lost my footing and fell like a boy from a branch to the grass. It was as simple as that. The smell of the summer is good but the heat from the sun rots our food. Time to prepare for the world. Pull up the dock from the field. I’ve seen my face on a man. A drunkard who swears on the bus. He was destroyed by the young. Now they all hold their noses at him.
4.
scout hut 01:39
5.
monument 03:20
Working past a place mat. Now the table’s clean you can feel natural and not infected by an awkward case of the glooms. Watch the sun go down by the monument until it’s a piece of jam that we had on breakfast. Sought the advice of wise men and women. In their houses. In their chairs. By their fires.
6.
oaf 02:36
Marker pen scribbling the answers on the inside of a jacket of a book. High visibility coat hung on a hook at the back door dad’s got his flat cap on. Winter light’s got a weakness that a boy just can’t resist and I think that crack’s just wide enough for light to get through it and I remember it all like it was only yesterday. The half-brick hit the window and we got up and ran away. Why do I return to the places that frighten me? I eat meat with canine teeth so why am I so pale and weak?

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Dowry EP was written on Dowry Place, on Hotwells Road in Bristol, February 2009. First performed in the scout hut, Bristol, March 2009. Recorded by Phil Dodd on Hermitage Street, Cheltenham, January 2011.

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released May 11, 2011

Written and performed by Henry Ireland and Oliver Watson.
Recorded by Philip Dodd.

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polite records was founded in 2005. It is not an example of the best of anything. it is just a catalogue of the projects of, or connected with, the three people who run it: phil dodd, henry ireland and olly watson. if you are looking for a label, we suggest that you start your own. it is easy and you can get in touch and ask us for tips if you want. ... more

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