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by The Mad Flight

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No actual instruments were harmed in the making of these demos.
Photo credit: Travis Sentell

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released October 22, 2012

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Track Name: Irish Goodbye (demo)
Irish Goodbye 13 October 2012

I think we're on our way through
I think I know where we're going (we know / we think)
You used to mix with the muses
Now you're you're stumbling with stones
O, where's your cunning, babe?
You come along & come up with a song / You'll out of every autumn with a song / all along / &c
And if you're taking it back, you wouldn't take very long

And if they ask for me
If they ask for me
I'm walking out of every door

Now it's no myst'ry, babe,
You poured it on the ground to show us all
I looked around and around to find the lines it would draw
You know your hist'ry, babe,
You''ll sell it to the Senate for a song
And if we wanted it back, we wouldn't want it for long

And I can fall asleep
I can fall asleep
And after all, it's what it's for
If you won't answer me
If you won't answer me
I'm walking out of every door

We'll picture you in a cab
We'll picture you on a lawn
Next thing you're paying your tab, and all the matches are gone
I could be lost I could be pouring from a chimney in the fall
The thumb would fit in your bag, and then all that would be all.
[These are the only 3 verses that should be.]

And I can fall asleep
I can fall asleep
And after all, it's what it's for
And if they ask for me
If they ask for me
I'm walking out of every door

If you won't answer me
If you won't answer me
I'm walking out of every door
And if they ask for me
If they ask for me

I'm walking out of every door [end]
Track Name: Old New York (demo)
We poured from the bar to the street
Not sure where you are, if you're free
It's true that the heart skips a beat
Or three whenever we'd meet

It must have been some Golden Age
I trusted the young ones would wage
What luster of what olden days
They'd save would not fade away

We're wrapped up in our paper hats
Their straps haven't started to scratch
Your old upside-down Union Jack
I marched back to my flat

It's colder outside up above
Your old peacoat fit like a glove
So much for the finger & thumb
So long, 351

And when we arrive all alone
Our friends have forgotten we'd shown
You'd cue "Auld Lang Syne" on your phone
And we'd know we're going home

You're in old New York, I'm insane
Wherever you are's where you stay [end]
Track Name: All Ages Ago (demo)
Never meant to see this century
Memorizing "Auld Lang Syne" and hiding close beneath the eaves
To fashion the contraption of an awful old machine
I set the dials, I closed one eye and saw what I could see

And I miss it all already
I might've missed the point

White wash and filter your photographs
Make it seem as it was all ages ago
You've got some letters won't ever last
When no one wants to read them anymore

But I know how to put your mind at ease
Testing opiates and urchins, lurching toward the Pyrenees
And it's a guiltless, gutless, guileless, gelded, gilded history
And I'm not supposed to be here
But I don't know how to leave

And you miss it all already
But you mostly miss the point

White wash and filter your photographs
Make it seem as it was all ages ago
Lighthouse inventor, you're gonna laugh
This ship is sundry strewn along the shore [end]
Track Name: Holland House, September 1940 (demo)
Always far off, hovering silently
Along each avenue

You were all lost, floating through libraries
Your arms, full of the news

All I thought of, a tumbling of teacups and
The sky, bright as a bruise

You said while unbuttoning a peacoat, This
Is what we came here to do [end]

[tempest in a teacup / temptress in a b-cup, &c]
Track Name: Trafalgar Square (demo)
Trafalgar Square (11 October 2012)

Shut the door and hide the key
Find the northwest balcony
Fold your hands and fix your hair
You old man's a millionaire

Hang the canvas on the nail
Brush your palm along the rail
Shut the door and dye your hair
Every wire everywhere

And though I'm in your ear, I swear
No one else can hear me there

Fold your hands and fix your hair
Your old man's a millionaire

Slip outside and get some air
Meet me in Trafalgar Square...

We could have had them all on our side
We could have had them all on our side
We could have kept up with the ones we meet
And keep you up until you can't see straight
And if I could have gone back in time
You could have been gone in a day
And if we made it all out alive
I could have told you yesterday

We could have had them all on our side
We could have took them all for a ride
I'll pick you up slow, but you can't be late
And keep you up until your hair turns grey
And if you could've gone back in time
T-tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy
C-come on now what's it gonna be
Outside they're calling Olly olly oxen free O...

Step outside and seal the stair
We're not going anywhere [end]
Track Name: Goodnight
Come along, she said
I'm right by your side

Come home, she said
And hide all the knives

Come back to bed
You'll make it alright

Relax, he said
Your daughter is mine

Say goodnight