7th Free Record

by Smile

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1.
Of all the things that you said There's only one thing, there's one thing That stays in my head So leave it alone Of all the things that you done There's only one thing, there's one thing That keeps me undone So leave it alone One time -- It was the first time It the was worst time of my life It was a year or two before you would become my wife And it feels like again, oh my my And it feels like again And it feels like again, oh my my And it feels like again Of all the places that you've been There's only one place, there's one place Reminds you of him So leave it alone And all the things that you thought There's only one thing, there's one thing You wish you still got So leave it alone Two times It was the best time, it was the best time That I've known It was the springtime, all of the snow Had almost gone I was thinkin' about it Oh my Lord, it seems so long I was thinkin' about it So I wrote it in this song And it feels like again, oh my my And it feels like again And it feels like again, oh my my And it feels like again And it feels like again And it feels like again And I fell on the floor
2.
And the people want to get back To the life they thought they had had But the run-around is really bad The running around is really bad There’s too many of us to count And there’s nothing left to be found You’ve got to hang onto what you’ve got But you never know what you’ve got And when you find out you can’t keep your time Go back and sit down, rest your old mind And the people want to give up When they haven’t got enough love There’s a dark sun up above All you gotta do is kiss your mom
3.
Blind 05:15
Lookin' through the window at the light would blind my eyes Thinkin' 'bout your letter and it's then I realize If nothin' is for nothin' then there's nothin' I can do Somewhere somehow down the line they made a fool of you Oh, oh ma ma Oh, oh ma ma Oh, oh ma ma Another week has come and gone, let's thank the gods that be Somewhere somehow down the line they made a fool of me Gather in a circle, boys, it's time for us to find Another way of makin' eyes go temporary blind Oh, oh ma ma Oh, oh ma ma Oh, oh ma ma Blind
4.
I had a girl, she went away I don't know why, she wouldn't say It broke me up, I couldn't cope She took my heart, she took my hope Upon the hill, I took some pills I thought that I would surely die And in my room, it's like a tomb Upon the floor I took four more La la la la la la la La la la la la la la I was a fool, she was a whore She had it all but wanted more And in my room, my neighbor sits He gives me love, he gives me hits La la la la la la la La la la la la la la La la la la la la la La la la la la la la Lose a friend (x4) Lose the pain (x4) Lose again (x4) La la la la la la la La la la la la la la La la la la la la la La la la la la la la (I love you)
5.
Galaxie 500 03:59
For so many years I passed you by Just the thought of you could make me cry Spent my days and nights just getting high After all this time I wonder why Na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na Na na na na na na Think of all the songs I had to write All the dreary days and the wasted nights All the times I tried just to watch it die These are all the things you did right Na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na Na na na na na na Na na na na na na Na na na And when your love lies down it's the hardest thing you know You're trapped inside a circle of doubt and hope The morning seems so sweet but it's the night that gets so cold And I'm wonderin' where I'm goin' And if the things I brought are shown
6.
So High 04:07
Why am I so high? My life I can’t stay here anymore Seems like everyone is overboard And your scattered yellow trees Ask for something to make me pleased And when I fly, I want more Why am I so high? My life Sordid shadows on the floor Can my spirit make it out the door And so I cracked up on the phone Let’s see if anyone is really home And when I die, I want more Something in my head won’t do, I need a higher power Stealing in your fortune’s light makes breathing night time Why am I so high? My life Monkeys shackled in the lane A heavy pounding goes in my brain Now my night has gone on home And your spirit won’t leave me alone And when I die, I want more
7.
Waterloo 04:15
I was twenty-one, my mind was movin' fast When they held me down and broke my back As I looked up to them, saw them grinning down I saw how long before I rest at last No no No no No no No no Now it's 3 AM, I'm on the kitchen floor And I'm tryin' not to move no more Then I woke the next day in the afternoon And I wondered what I did that for No no No no No no No no No no No no No no No no
8.
For You 06:28
Kind of like the way the eastern sky mounted blue Kind of like the smile we wear outside blew in two Did you like the way he opened up? Spoken true Looked around and found there’s something wrong and gave it to you It’s the same Just a game It’s a shame I would tear my power (I could walk away) Like a funeral dead flower (I would leave today) I could see it all with my eyes (I’d be on my own) But I’d slip away (I’d be all alone) Is it reaching in to take away what he grew? Think about it when it makes you say it’s for you All this sitting down has hurt my heart. Pray for you Screaming little hearts that hypnotize come for you It’s the same Just a game anyway It’s a shame If it dies it doesn’t matter (I could walk away) Hope the fire doesn’t scatter (I would leave today) Lightning sings the blood to flow (I’d be on my own) Then I’d slip away (I’d be all alone)
9.
Sea Ferry 04:21
Come to me, to the kingdom of the sea Live with me, with my love here in the deep But I never live like a king It’s so deep, it’s a world here underneath It was to be, we’ll go there just to see But I never live like a fool Ride Ferry, to my home here in the sea We’ll be free, it’s so warm here underneath But I never live like a thief

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Tracks 1-4 recorded Spring 1990; Tracks 5-9 recorded Spring 1991, by Erich McMann at the Farm, Schaumburg, IL. Released Spring 1991 on Starfyre Records, DeKalb, IL.

Needledrop digitized by Otis Ball, mid-2000s.

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released April 1, 1991

Dan Chambers: Gibson Guitar, Vocals
Doug Mioducki: Log Bass, Xylophone on Sea Ferry
John Porcellino: Fender Guitar, Vocals
Mike Waterman: Drums, Finger Cymbals on Upon the Hill

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Spit and a Half was a punk-lofi-pop label operating mainly from 1985-1996. It was most notably the home of the Felt Pilotes, as well as the Australian Pop Series, a string of releases from underground Australian groups such as Cannanes, Flywheel, Stinky Fire Engine, Ashtray Boy, and Clag. Currently releasing new and archival recordings as stamina/gumption permits. ... more

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