Oftentimes

by A Genuine Freakshow

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A Genuine Freakshow are seven individuals brought together in the Reading area from a desire to blend their love of the experimental with the melody and traditional songwriting prowess of the likes of band favorites Elbow, Mew and The National. The seven-piece have found their sweet spot, creating music that is intricate but unafraid of big melodies, as witnessed throughout the album and in particular on lead track, "I Can Feel His Heartbeats" and single "Hopscotch Machine Gun Madness".

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released April 24, 2012

Music by A Genuine Freakshow. Lyrics by Timothy Sutcliffe.
Jack Bryant - Drums
Marianne Casey Canning - Violin
Melanie Dickson - Cello
John Dunstan - Trumpet, Additional Percussion
Simon Evans - Guitar, Piano, Glockenspiel, Backing Vocals
Timothy Sutcliffe - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Backing Vocals
John Szmidt - Bass Guitar

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Track Name: We Are the Undercurrents
We are the cast iron certainties
Who'll wreck your plans
We are the marching thousands
With hoisted flags
Stop where you are
And we'll hide around every corner
Just so you know

We are the undercurrents
Rushing through the sea
We are the nation's conscience
Scaling effigies
Stop where you are
And we'll hide around every corner
Just so you know
Track Name: I Can Feel His Heartbeats
This house, this house
Could fill my lungs with lies
And I'm scared of the walls
And everything they hide

We're getting better
We're getting better
We're getting better
And we want you to know

We're getting better
We're getting better
We're getting better
And we want you to know
That we love you

Maybe it's your footsteps
Maybe it's his heartbeats
Maybe it's your footsteps
Well I can feel them all

Maybe when you get home
Maybe when you get home
Maybe when you get home
Well I can feel them all
When we're in love

My hands and my head
Are not connected up
Stop me, stop me
If we're fucking all this up

We're getting better
We're getting better
We're getting better
And we want you to know

We're getting better
We're getting better
We're getting better
And we want you to know
That we love you

Maybe it's your footsteps
Maybe it's his heartbeats
Maybe it's your footsteps
Well I can feel them all

Maybe when you get home
Maybe when you get home
Maybe when you get home
Well I can feel them all
When we're in love
Track Name: Hopscotch Machine Gun Madness
Stop this
'Cause you're stressing me out
My mind works
Far too fast
I should trust you
Well I've never fucked up
And I'm just
Hurting me
Are you hell bent?
I never said I am
So why so serious?

Stop
That's your answer always
What to walk behind your lines?
Are you holy?
Only when I'm at home
So when
It suits you best
Are you hell bent?
I never said I am
So why so serious?

If this is our life
Then we should make the most of what we have
Don't want to waste my life
On chasing silver screen in Cannes
I could be famous if I really really wanted to
But I would just rather spend my life

And it's all in your head
And it's more than you'd care to think about
You're no use to me dead
I need you by my side and stuck to me

Stop this
'Cause you're stressing me out
My mind works
Far too fast
I should trust you
Well I've never fucked up
And I'm just
Hurting me
Are you hell bent?
I never said I am
So why so serious?

If this is our life
Then we should make the most of what we have
Don't want to waste my life
On chasing silver screen in Cannes
I could be famous if I really really wanted to
But I would just rather spend my life

And it's all in your head
And it's more than you'd care to think about
You're no use to me dead
I need you by my side and stuck to me
Track Name: New Houses
We'll build a house
We'll build a house and we'll make it better
Than it was before
We walked through walls

This is how we'll leave here
We can help ourselves if we want to
And behind our eyes
We have sold out for our families

We're lost when you're gone
And we'll be here
We're lost when you're gone

We could end up dead here
On the news not national but local
Leaving all we know
And all we loved

This is how we'll leave here
On our own to make us better
Than it was before
We lived among the needy

We're lost when you're gone
And we'll be here
We're lost when you're gone
Track Name: She's Got a Shooter (Part 1)
You're heading down a road you know
With flashlights on and weapons drawn
To harm yourself, protect yourself
Don't harm yourself

You're heading down a road you know
With flashlights on and weapons drawn
She thinks that I would cut her skin
She thinks that I would let her in

Your ignorance it makes me sick
You load your guns before you think
You drag the king in from his trail
With all arms raised and TVs on
We'll drag the killers from their beds
Will hand them over to their dead
They'll be no trial for these men, these men
Track Name: You Cut Me Out
Won't you see
Won't you see
You're always looking through me
You cut me out

Won't you see
Won't you see
You're always looking through me
You cut me out

You're like me when I'm on fire
You're like me when I'm on fire
You're like me when I'm on fire
You're like me when I'm on fire

Won't you leave
Won't you leave
You're always looking through me
You cut me out

You're like me when I'm on fire
You're like me when I'm on fire
You're like me when I'm on fire
You're like me when I'm on fire

Tell me now how does it feel
To be dead from your neck to your knees?
I swear this is the last time that I'll stand
With my eyes fixed on you
Track Name: Our Bodies
Our bodies, look into our bodies
Consider us and cover us in angel dust
And we won't waste our lives

Hollywood, we could live in Hollywood
Or anywhere as long as we are safe and cared for
And we won't waste our lives
No we won't waste our lives

You're what we came for

Heroin, you could be my heroine
Controlling me, forever more loving me
And we won't waste our lives
No we won't waste our lives

You're what we came for

They'll have to prise our bodies apart
They'll have to prise
They'll have to prise our bodies apart
They'll have to prise
Track Name: Holding Hearts
We are your catalyst
We are your nightmares
We could start a riot
We could start a riot

We are your nightmares
We could start a riot
We could start a riot

We're holding our hearts
Like we have never before
And I went into your house
And stole all the pictures from the walls
Track Name: Warning Shot
A wiser man than me once said
You can't lose something you never had
Well that don't feel the same with you

What he lost I don't quite know
His wallet from his pocket gone?
Well that don't feel the same with you

I'm just firing a warning shot to you
White flag goes up above my door
Yeah I'm just firing a warning shot to you
Grab your things and run away

There was a man who spent his life at sea
He hardly saw his family
But that don't feel the same with you

He lost his life with whom he shared
His wife his kids
For whom he cared
Well that don't feel the same with you

I'm just firing a warning shot to you
White flag goes up above my door
Yeah I'm just firing a warning shot to you
Grab your things and run away