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The Wedding Present - Take Fountain

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Take Fountain

Feb 2005 - UK CD (Scopitones TONE CD020)

1 On Ramp (2.03)
2 Interstate 5 (Extended Version) (8.06)
3 Always The Quiet One (3.20)
4 I'm From Further North Than You (3.29)
5 Mars Sparkles Down On Me (4.14)
6 Ringway To Seatac (2.41)
7 Don't Touch That Dial (Pacific Northwest Version) (6.18)
8 It's For You (3.16)
9 Larry's (3.39)
10 Queen Anne (4.05)
11 Perfect Blue (5.31)
Total Time: 46.46

Chords for Interstate 5, I'm From Further North Than You and Don't Touch That Dial by Nicolas Bordeaux

Sleeve

On Ramp (Instrumental)

Interstate 5 (Extended Version) I should just get out of here and start driving south on Interstate 5
But I need to stay near, in case you suddenly remember that I'm alive

But I have this nagging fear that sex was all you needed
I've tried to persevere; I guess I've not succeeded

And is it sexist to say
that I thought just boys were meant to behave in this way?
And though you seemed quite sincere,
will you even recognise my face this time next year?

Well I'll remember how your eyes sparkled in the moonlight
You can surely sympathise; I just wanted more than one night

And yes there was one particular glance that made me afraid
That you were just seeing me as a chance of getting laid

Always The Quiet One When I held back the doors and accidentally my hand touched yours - you smiled
But if my voice sounded unsteady it’s because by then I was already beguiled
And I knew as the rain beat down outside
There was nowhere else to hide
You were going to have to speak to me
And as we sheltered there together and talked inanely about the weather - I thought
How it would be obligatory to ask for your number if this was a story - but it’s not
And so, I watch you walk away
And then waste my whole day
Imagining the things you’d do
Like how you’re bound to love quiet men
And if we meet again, how I’d actually still not speak to you
Here’s the funny part, I wouldn’t know where to start
That’s cos I’m always the quiet one, you’ve already gone

I'm From Further North Than You And then you said "No, I’m not from the south,
I am from further north than you!"
With that you kissed me full on the mouth
And that was when I knew you were either drunk or you wanted me
And, you know, either way I wasn’t going to disagree
But how did one crazy night turn into six weeks
How can we be going out if neither of us speaks
I think we’re the same in many ways
And I admit we had some memorable days
But just not very many
I just think we both need more, and we can’t ignore how unhappy we were
I’d been abandoned by her and you needed a friend
All right the night we walked into the sea I guess that was okay
And when we bought that weird pornography yeah that was a good day
The first time I saw your red bikini I just couldn’t help but stare
And when we counted planets in the sky I was just happy you were there

Mars Sparkles Down On Me So yeah I’ve got my brand new girlfriend
And she’s great in every way
And you’ve got your new lover there
So I guess we’re both okay

And I know that we’ve been through this
And we have to be apart
But the thought of him lying in our bed with you well
It still just breaks my heart
Mars sparkles down on me

You say he wants to meet me
I’m sure he’s genuine
But how can I just shake his hand when it’s been
All over your skin
Mars sparkles down on me

I should stop calling on a whim but I won’t
I know I really should consider him but I don’t
Mars sparkles down on me
On me
On me

Ringway To Seatac You ask me how I feel, well suddenly this is all for real
It hasn’t seemed like that till now
I it’s as if you almost were still mine somehow
I hope you’ve realised just how I’m being so civilised
But it’s nearly time I went
We’ve got one last chance to have an argument
And watching you walk back to your car
Was the lowest point of my life so far
Don’t stare into my eyes, I couldn’t bear for you to realise
That I’m still desperately in love with you
And darling that’s all I can think of
It’ll get easier every day, well I’ll be five thousand miles away
And I’m good at hiding pain but now I really should get on that plane
And watching you walk back to your car
Was the lowest point of my life so far
As if you still could ever do a single thing
That’d make me hate you

Don't Touch That Dial (Pacific Northwest Version)Don’t say a word, don’t make this even more absurd
Anyway your eyes confirm what I already knew
More than all your words could ever do
Oh I’ll survive I guess, I’m just feeling powerless
Well when the one thing that you most adore is just about to walk out of the door
OK you’re sure it’s time to go but I’m begging you not to walk away,
Is there really nothing I can say to keep you here
Please don’t just disappear
Is there some way that I can change somehow
‘Cos I don’t think I can live without you now

It's For YouNo, it’s for you but then you didn’t need me to say that
‘Cos you already knew, how many times is it today that
He’s had to call? It’s as if you’re still together
I don’t care at all, I’m just wondering whether
You think you and he will ever run out
Of things that you have to talk about
You said everything you will ever need so
Why can’t you just let him go
OK I lied, sometimes it’s like you never met me
Oh I’ve really tried, but all these in-jokes just upset me
Do you think you and he will ever run out
Of things that you have to talk about
You said everything you will ever need so
Why can’t you just let him go
Just tell him ‘goodbye’ and put down the phone
And for once we can be on our own
You think I’m making this up but darling it’s true
It just feels as if I’m sharing you

Larry's It was here in this aisle that I first heard her talking
And for a second or two I could have sworn it was you
Her hair, her smile, the way she was walking
Was exactly the same, I nearly called out your name
And though I knew it couldn’t have possibly been you
Oh I still stared for as long as I dared
Now I’m here every day ‘cos you look like some housewife
If it sounds stupid, yes, I admit I’m a mess
But you were near me for eighteen years of my life
I’m not getting upset, it’s just a lot to forget
Sure I need to learn to live without you
I always thought I’d have you here by my side
I’ve begun but believe me, it’s easier said than done
Well you leave and I think the world is mine
And there’s nothing I can’t do
But I really know that I’m still doing it all for you

Queen AnneWhen you push your hair away and stare at me with sleepy eyes
I get a feeling here, a feeling I don’t recognise
I wanna give you everything
I’ve been in love but this is worse
I just want to cling to you and save you from the universe
‘Cos I have fallen in a way I’ve never done before
You’re all I need today I don’t want anything more
As unlikely as it seems, it’s as if you’ve just appeared
Out of one of my dreams - I don’t care if that sounds weird
‘Cos you’re beautiful, and yet completely unaware
Oh sure I miss my home but I’d live with you anywhere
‘Cos I have fallen in a way I’ve never done before
You’re all I need today I don’t want anything more
As unlikely as it seems, it’s as if you’ve just appeared
Out of one of my dreams - I don’t care if that sounds weird

 

Perfect BlueAnd when I turn round to glance at you, you’re staring
Your eyes are such a perfect blue that I can’t look away
Did I get shy maybe I didn’t make it clear
Darling, I think I’ll always want you near
‘Cos when I’m away from you it’s like something’s missing
That sounds drippy but I swear it’s true
It just appeared and no it wasn’t rehearsed there really was no warning
You’re the first thing in my head each morning
The more I have, the more I want you
The more you smile, the more I know that I’ll
Never make you sad but I should warn you
That I just might never let you out of my sight
I’m not sure just what I did to deserve you
I’m not complaining, God forbid, I just don’t understand
Tell me why haven’t you had enough of me
How have I managed to make you love me
The more I have, the more I want you
The more you smile, the more I know that I’ll
Never make you sad but I should warn you
That I just might never let you out of my sight

 

©2005 Chester Severien ([email protected])