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Love In The Time Of Shark Attacks

by ATTIC LIGHTS

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The days seem long, when there's no one else to talk to But what makes it harder is living with the thought of you I can dance, I can dance, I can dance, I can dance But when the music stops it's time to take a chance It's time to take a chance Don't call me sweet, I wanna be mysterious With a smoke so fine and a bottle of wine you'll be delirious Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance, take a chance It's in your eyes, roll the dice, do you wanna? Never by myself, never by myself, never by myself Never by myself since I found you Never by myself since I found you Never by myself, never by myself, never by myself Never by myself since I found you Never by myself since the day that I found you There's so many women in this world that I think are beautiful But when I look at them and they don't look back it's kind of hurtful I need a drink, I need a drink, I need a drink Well, I'm serious, someone go to the bar and buy me a drink Never by myself, never by myself, never by myself Never by myself since I found you Never by myself since I found you Never by myself, never by myself, never by myself Never by myself since I found you Never by myself since the day that I found you
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Ruby's Song 04:18
I flew in an aeroplane to make my way to you High up in the northern skies, the only way that I knew I flew in an aeroplane, across the northern sea Way up in the astral plane To the Cyprus Avenue trees All that we ever do, comes back to you Now you’re here you won’t believe it Oh Ruby, look at how the world is so groovy You’re the star of every new movie Shake your hips the way your mama showed you Oh Ruby, cruising down the streets of your youth Taking in the sights and the truths Learning how to speak with new words I see all the photographs, you’re the center of your world Supermodel in a big white scarf You’re a classy kind of girl I see that you’re stepping out for a long walk in the sun Your chauffeur needs some sleep But the day has just begun All that we ever do, comes back to you Here come Magnus and Oscar too! Oh Ruby, look at how the world is so groovy You’re the star of every new movie Shake your hips the way your mama showed you Oh Ruby, cruising down the streets of your youth Taking in the sights and the truths Learning how to speak with new words
3.
I went walking on my own, wrapped up against the cold Hoping that the view would fill a hole Began to think about my mum, to think about my home To take my mind off walking all alone Would you come back to me? Would you speak to me? Would you come back to me? Are you sleeping by yourself, when night becomes the morning? Is it someone else's shoes your feet are warm in? On your ship upon the sea, is there room for me? Or are you in a cabin sailing free? Would you come back to me If you knew how much I missed you? Would you speak to me If I got down on my knees? Would you come back to me? Would you camp with me If I built a little bonfire? Would you sing with me If I sang a harmony? Would you come back to me? Would you come back to me If you knew how much I missed you? Would you speak to me If I got down on my knees? Would you come back to me? Would you camp with me If I built a little bonfire? Would you sing with me If I sang a harmony? Would you come back to me?
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The world has changed, more than some There's darkness surrounding the sun And you have given all you have They've taken the best that you've done Wake up, wake up, open your eyes Your ears and your hands and your throats and your mouths We are the more not the few Thoughts are not facts and the news isn't news The walls close in as each new day begins Clouds linger all day People come on Words are words, whatever is said People go back to your bed But oh, my sweet-hearted world Little streams, little hands, little smiles, little curls Time for sleeping is past Just give us a chance People come on
5.
Fables 03:03
You’re a fable and I can’t deny You’re a fable come alive You could be red riding hood And I would be your big bad wolf You’re a fable that’s told in the night To keep the good dreams in sight I could be a boy made of wood That much I understood Yeah, that much I know I should If I had a heart And you heard me call Come out, come out, come out If I had a heart And I let it go far Then come out, wherever you are (You are, you are, you are) You’re the stories told over the fire In the cold of the night You might be my wicked witch And I would fall under your spell Goes to show you never can tell If I had a heart And you heard me call Come out, come out, come out If I had a heart And I let it go far Then come out, wherever you are (You are, you are, you are)
6.
Louis 03:21
So, come on, come out, yeah, we've got something to talk about And other people are strange and they all have different names And it seems to me that the last party was So long ago we'll never know Sad to say goodbye but it's great to say hello And... Louis, Louis, Louis Will you live your life and be just like the survival type? With a load of rules that you didn't choose and nothing much to lose? Simple words but they're spoken truly Without the “L” you would only be Ouis And no, you in the world would be too much cruelty Now... Louis, Louis, Louis
7.
I found a girl, who rules my world She comforts me and sends me to sleep Whenever my day is hard It's a strange situation When your girl becomes your woman As hard as you try you can never relax And you want the girl back So, come on don't get disheartened Be happy that it started Enjoy the time that we had Now that I'm here I ain't never going back The clouds over there by the houses Are heading this way for sure We've got some time before we get wet Let's get scorched by the sun So, come on don't get disheartened Be happy that it started Enjoy the time that we had Now that I'm here I ain't never going back
8.
No matter if they were to spit in your eyes I would stand close beside you And all of the times that they laugh about us I would be standing there too In our little house where our little thrones sit Our little palace is proof Sheltered from all the sins of the world Sheltered from feeling so blue Look out, the worlds up in arms I guess they just can’t see your charms I smell the half-baked coffee beans You keep putting, back in the can As soft morning air, comes into our room I know it’s all part of your plan Look out, the world’s up in arms I guess they just can’t see your charms I tell you some things for to lend you a hand And lift you up to the light I’m broken and happy and I don’t care if this Goes on, and on every night
9.
Maybe I was wrong, but working hard is a killer (Working hard to kill) Never had to be right, never come out a winner (Never come out to win) At least I don’t have standards that I know I’ll never reach Aiming low is for the best So, every day’s a peach Moving with the speed of the lazy The love of the hazy The kings of whatever I remember nothing so tragic A loose kind of magic The kings of whatever I’ve shed friends and people who I love (People who I love) But I never gave the ghost of you up (Ghost of you) The way you wore that old t-shirt it might as well be yours Strung out guitar and broken bed The perfect signs of youth Moving with the speed of the lazy The love of the hazy The kings of whatever I remember nothing so tragic A loose kind of magic The kings of whatever
10.
Back Rub 02:59
You know I've got a lot on my mind But I'm not the opposite of soft and kind With you on board I'm sailing ahead And I won't come home to a lonely bed Ain't nothing but a back rub Ain't nothing but a friendly hug To make you smile without warning Oh, my darling Lay low, toe against toe Dreaming you are so So sweet, so kind, so happy you're mine Put together with a perfect design Ain't nothing but a back rub Ain't nothing but a friendly hug To make you smile without warning Oh, my darling Ain't nothing but a back rub Ain't nothing but a friendly hug To make you smile without warning Make you smile without warning Make you smile without warning Oh, my darling

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FORMATS: LP [Yellow Colour Vinyl] [Numbered Limited Edition of 500 copies] / CD Digipak / Digital Album

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Kev, Colin, Jamie and Noel spend a tremendous amount of time crafting their songs to perfection. With ten years of meticulous pop songcraft behind ATTIC LIGHTS, we now hold in our hands their third album, “Love In The Time Of Shark Attacks”. The band prove that even though time passes for everyone else, they maintain the same pop inspiration, killer melodies and heavenly harmonies that have seen them compared to THE LEMONHEADS, TEENAGE FANCLUB and R.E.M. With the rest of the world turning upside down and getting crazier with each passing day, ATTIC LIGHTS still hold tightly to their core values of love and imagination.

Who could argue as you place the needle in the groove and hear those opening notes of “Never By Myself”? This song was the advance Single for the album and has it’s own peculiar story behind it. It was written by Colin when he got lost and left behind after a concert in Inverness (Scotland). The band were so tired that night that no one realized Colin wasn’t in the tour bus and they left for the next city. Colin’s phone was out of battery and he spent the whole night wandering around the town, ultimately sleeping on a bench by Loch Ness. The next day, he caught a bus to meet up with his band mates in the next town on the tour, and on the way he wrote this marvelous song that captures the spirit of THE HOLLIES and THE KINKS. If it was an unfortunate experience for Colin, he’ll be happy to know that it resulted in one of the band’s best ever songs. “Ruby’s Song” is the sound of BIG STAR covering the ROLLING STONES at their most elegantly riff-tastic. “Come Back To Me” takes us back to THE VELVET UNDERGROUND and the delicate, inspired guitar work of Sterling Morrison himself. On “People Come On” the band showcase their ability to work with psychedelic pop. Inspired in equal parts by THE SHINS and THE BEATLES (in the era of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”), ATTIC LIGHTS have created an anthem for a new generation. It’s a song about the current state of the world, which tries to incite people to think for themselves and fight for a fairer, more honest society. “Fables” lets shadows into the room for the first time, evoking the wistful spirit of Elliot Smith and Simon & Garfunkel in a song that seduces the listener with the sheer bareness of the composition.

“Louis”, (along with “Ruby’s Song”) celebrates the birth of new babies in the heart of a group who are as close as brothers, with a verse that is just as hummable as the chorus. A couple doses of THE LEMONHEADS to fight the pain, a few TEENAGE FANCLUB vitamins, and you get the essence of the best that Scottish pop has to offer – no kind of malady can stand up to that. A country inspiration shines through on “I Found A Girl”, where we are reminded of Gram Parsons and THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS. You already know what that means - harmonies verging on the heavenly. “Palace Of Losers” throws out one of the more bitter messages on the album, with another raw, bare bones song with fascinating lyrics and a loping melody. A lesson in how to make sadness beautiful. It’s the song Will Oldham or Bill Callahan wish they had written. “Kings Of Whatever” nods to the distortion, urgency and self-confidence of the PIXIES. The album closes with “Back Rub” which shows off a strong American influence again, this time melancholic, maybe more mature, more disarming, more serious, and more solid as a result. Like when Neil Young or Tom Waits sat down at the piano: you knew something important was about to happen.

In the end, it’s about a collection of absolutely solid songs. The kind that seem unassuming, but you can’t stop playing them, and soon you can’t get them out of your head and they wind up becoming a part of the soundtrack of your life. Because that’s the true essence of pop - those melodies that slip into our lives, and take on a value that is beyond estimatation. Like TEENAGE FANCLUB, VELVET CRUSH, THE POSIES, THE BOO RADLEYS, THE THREE O’CLOCK and so many more.

That’s what we hope happens with these new ATTIC LIGHTS songs, produced by Johnny Smillie (BELLE & SEBASTIAN, Edwyn Collins) and Andy Bush (THE TWILIGHT SAD) and wrapped in a Gorka Olmo's fantastic design, with his magic and luminous illustrations. To a world with fewer sharks! At least out of the water.

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released January 25, 2019

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