• The Mojo Fins - Shake The Darkness

"These songs soar with anthemic confidence. The production stewardship of Dave Eringa (Manics, Idlewild) truly brings the songs to life, juggling crescendos of analogue guitar warmth with live strings and keys against towering vocal harmonies. The tunes are there, the hooks are there – you’re unlikely to hear a more accomplished and self- assured album this year."
Brighton Source

Tracks:
Books Begin
Last Dance Of The Decade
The Spell
In This Life
Memory Maps
Owning My Condition
Heligan
Shallows
Junk Comfort
Lighthouse
Broken Link
On The Wireless

Lyrics:

Books Begin

The books that I’ll only begin
To never turn the last page
Scenes we’ve played out in our minds
That never transfer themselves to life

Oh oh so it goes
I try but I disconnect, distractions are too great
Oh oh so it goes
Shot through with discontent
As new books begin

I waste it just like the advice
That’s being dished out from hindsight
The books that I’ll only begin
Gathering dust between the ends

Oh oh so it goes
I try but I disconnect, distractions are too great
Oh oh so it goes
Shot through with discontent
As new books begin

Oh oh so it goes

I try but I disconnect, distractions are too great
Oh oh so it goes
Shot through with discontent
As new books begin

Last Dance Of The Decade

Ground glistening, crystallised engagement
Ring that’s too big, slipping from your finger
Safety words alone won’t save us

In the last dance of the decade
Tender hands try to take the strain
You never thought that you’d two-step this way again
But I’m glad that you did

Ice beneath, will it break or carry us
To planned Persian trips in saffron hills
Deliver us

Safety words alone won’t save us

In the last dance of the decade
Tender hands try to take the strain
You never thought that you’d two-step this way again
But I’m glad that you did I’m glad that you did
You never thought that you’d two-step this way again
But you’re dancing, you’re dancing

Who’s leading this on?

In the last dance of the decade
Tender hands try to take the strain
You never thought that you’d two-step this way again
But I’m glad that you did I’m glad that you did
Yes I’m glad that you did

The Spell

Sheets of noise surround you now
As close as a butterfly kiss
Your voice is loud and in my room
It’s whispering through the gaps in the floor

Saying “now that that life has gone”
You try to break the spell to no avail
Still you don’t know why happiness was so hard to find

When it’s running through your fingers
Try to make a fist and hold tight, hold tight
Of all the things you’re giving thanks for
Whispering through the gaps in the floor

Saying “now that that life has gone”
You try to break the spell to no avail
Still you don’t know why happiness was so hard to find

Hard to find

Now that that life has gone
You try to break the spell to no avail
Still you don’t know why happiness was so hard to find

I guess I always will
You try to break the spell
Come on and break the spell

In This Life

Rolling eyes round
The ellipse of the glass
White knuckle tight in my hands
Your whispered answers
Release the clasp
With ushered in affirmations

With your words still hanging in the air
The memories of our recent times genuflect and disappear
As your tribute from the heart
Transcends all this illness and strife
And restores some faith in this life

Evening sun on the new wild flowers at the central reservation
Resets our positions as we make our decisions
With a face down on the fear that we outgrew

With your words still hanging in the air
The memories of our recent times genuflect and disappear
As your tribute from the heart
Transcends all this illness and strife
And restores some faith in this life

You make a square of my cyclical malaise
And say all my heart wants to say
With those words still hanging in the air
The memories of our recent times genuflect and disappear
As your tribute from the heart
Transcends all this illness and strife
And restores some faith in this life

Memory Maps

Memory maps studded in blanks
Collecting particles, disturbed by your recall
How they move, how much is true
Depends on the replay and the speed of the delay

So what are the guidelines, what are the rules?
Don’t get caught out
Dissecting the past, the rights and wrongs
Just know there was

Time was to blame while I protested too much
Had it all in my hands and then dropped the latch
So circumnavigate this collective heartache

Memory maps, memory maps
Tapping you on your shoulder
Don’t lose track looking back
For your own sake

So what are the guidelines, what are the rules?
Don’t get caught out Dissecting the past, the rights and wrongs
Just know there was

So what are the guidelines, what are the rules?
Don’t get caught out Dissecting the past, the rights and wrongs
Just know there was

Just know there was

Owning my Condition
 

Days are crossed out
Months are misplaced
And years go by without trace

I know it’s been a little while
But I’d like to reconnect the wires

So as not to feel that all this is wasted
Will it mean anything to you now?
That I’ve been owning my condition

There’s little to show for a life in slow-mo
But discontent
So shake the darkness off
All those shackles you’ve fought
That kept you down
That’s why you’re running now

So as not to feel that all this is wasted
Will it mean anything to you now?
That I’ve been owning my condition
I’ve been owning my condition

So as not to feel that all this is wasted
Will it mean anything to you now?
That I’ve been owning my condition
I’ve been owning my condition

 

Heligan

In the time it takes for the ribbon
To reappear you’ve lost your thread
How to suspend the disbelief
Without technique, acts and scenes

The platen moving back and forth

Problems persist with the protagonist
No one shares empathy
The platen moves back and forth
Characters are getting punched

Why’s it become so hard to talk?

Shallows

Friday night clawed it back from the brink
Determined not to make the same mistakes
Back in line, taken it into hand
Down to shore, city glinting in the sand

As we go dancing in the shallows
The water flowing
Bare foot in the shallows
The water flowing

We could wade to the derelict pier
Where once or twice ancestors played

Before the ship took a piece of your grace
And left us with matchstick silhouettes

As we go dancing in the shallows
The water flowing
Bare foot in the shallows
The water flowing

We go to the shallows
The water flowing

Bare foot in the shallows
The water flowing

As we go dancing in the shallows
The water flowing

Junk Comfort

Second hand follows the first
Past pale imitations
Stepping back into the past
Through museums to obsolescence

Buy or sell (I tried to say goodbye)
The fake or real (I tried so many times)
We’re filling up on
Junk comfort
Well like it here
In a paradise
Of yesteryear

While away an hour or more In the midst of nostalgia
I hope we are going to last
Beyond this ephemeral tit-tat
Buy or sell (I tried to say goodbye)
The fake or real (I tried so many times)
We’re filling up on Junk comfort Well like it here
In a paradise
Of yesteryear

I tried to say goodbye I tried so many times
But you’ve got an eye for detail
And values that depreciate
And God knows I’ve missed you

Lighthouse
 

I tried so very hard to reach you
Upon a sea of crossed semantics
Paddle with the past participles
Towards the shore

Some of us passing
Some of us static
A little flesh on the bones of love
Amidst emotion and mixed devotion
I’ll be true to you, my lighthouse

I tried so very hard to reach you
Against the sucking ebb of instincts
Some of this is second nature, torn apart

Some of us passing
Some of us static
A little flesh on the bones of love
Amidst emotion and mixed devotion
I’ll be true to you

Side by side penguins are rubbing beaks
Take the route towards the land guided by the lighthouse

Some of us passing
Some of us static
A little flesh on the bones of love
Amidst emotion and mixed devotion
I’ll be true to you

Broken Link
 

I searched for you from dusk till dawn
And broke down years of barriers

But just before I saw your face
All I got was this broken link
Just before I saw your face
All I got was this broken link

Signals of smoke, codes of remorse
Letters in ink and your telegrams
Are telling as much as they omit

Just before I saw your face
All I got was this broken link
Just before I saw your face
All I got was this broken link

Just before I saw your face
All I got was this broken link
Just before I saw your face
All I got was this broken link

 

On The Wireless

A page from random and then read from where
Your eyes find focus on arithmetic
Drop in the ocean and then float around
Distracted by the weekend supplements

Nature or nurture is being debated on the wireless
One day we’ll get our acts together and get this started

From the church window we will hatch a plan
Call in sick, skipping school and keep walking
We’ll leave them all behind to read aloud
And fasten snapshots to the walls

Nature or nurture is being debated on the wireless
One day we’ll get our acts together and get this started

Though the dust of the rooms where I felt shame
Lodge in my lungs for the rest of my natural born days
Dysmorphic diaries I’d stowed away
Getting burnt page by page

Nature or nurture is being debated on the wireless
One day we’ll get our acts together and get this started

Nature or nurture is being debated on the wireless
I knew one day we’d get our acts together and get this started

Oh we’ll get this started

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