Reach of the Sun

by Yellowbelly

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There are only 2 tracks from the album here on Bandcamp - we're still selling the analogue copies.

1 A Place of Birds
2 Catfish
3 Edge of the World
4 Some Bloke
5 Pioneer 10
6 Looking for the corner
7 Chrome Road
8 If she sings
9 Change my Fuse
10 Plastic Cup
11 Last Man in Space


released November 15, 2013

Copyright Lawrence Davies
artwork Siddhartha Saravia (with permission)


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Yellowbelly Nuremberg, Germany

Yellowbelly are Lawrence, Stefan, Markus, Boris and Kathi. They play guitars, violins, drums, a double bass, a banjo, a mandolin, a lap steel, an oud and other instruments, but not all at the same time. Yellowbelly play in pubs, churches, barns, internists's surgeries, fields, living rooms, stages and castles. Yellowbelly play songs about forgotten space probes, trains, cicadas and ratcatchers. ... more

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Track Name: Looking for the Corner
Well I’m looking for the corner That spring is just around
And bringing home the rainbow’s end That has not yet been found
And washing in the water That flows off a ducks back
And holding out the hands of time that cannot be turned back
I’ll hang out with the cows That are never coming home
And keep off all the roads That always lead to Rome
Lived high off the hog or was it hand to mouth
I’m going through the motions while everything goes south

That’s just my silhouette has not grown up yet
Just treads water
Shoots the breeze
Charms the birds
From the morning trees

Never found a brick wall To knock my head against
And no-one is as black as everybody paints
I do not have a number that ever will come up
No brightly colored ribbons tied around my cup
I’m happy with the trees I do not need to see the wood
Missed a lot of targets but it’s the test of time I stood
Am not that kind of worker who always blames his tools
Play up to the gallery cant play by the rules

Don’t show me the ropes because I’ll tie myself in knots
I joined a one man army and joined up all the dots
Started on the warpath to fight for a lost cause
But I turned tail and scarpered to even up the scores
Took the road out to Damascus wearing only dead men’s shoes
Pulled up all the olive branches no one could refuse
So when I put down roots with you we’ll both be safe and sound
Because I’ve found that corner that spring was just around
Track Name: Some Bloke
some bloke on a train from clapham south bound for worthing
thought he heard a funny noise
or was that something burning
told the british rail man but he didn’t want to know
they cut him out with torches laid his body in the snow
some bloke i was talking to last tuesday in the dragon
said he dumped his wife couldn’t stand the grief and naggin
met him there on Friday and we got talking again
said he’d moved out on the wednesday
and have you met my boyfriend ken

some blokes do the horses and some blokes watch the telly
some don’t give a monkeys and some they give it welly
some work on the allotments
where they dig deep down for gold
and though some blokes turn tale and run
they know they’ll never flee the fold

some bloke in a car near Swindon west he needs a breather
didn’t see the HGV which didn’t see him either
wakes up in Swindon hospital he’ll never walk again
but he’s fallen for the night nurse and shares her maiden name
some bloke in a bettin shop he’s down to his last 50
puts it on an outside shot which turns out rather nifty
when he hits the high street has a cardiac arrest
celestial facilitator thinks it’s for the best

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