Live at The Well

by Laish

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released August 26, 2013

One afternoon last October, a day or so after a UK tour and feeling pretty gig sharp for it, we took ourselves to Dave The Well’s studio in Hove to record a live session for Simple Folk Radio. Dave’s place is a totally unkempt house full of musical equipment and wires and old machines. One of those real curio gems that you dream about discovering as a musician. Totally inspiring but also a bit of a mess.

Dave himself is a wonderful fellow, utterly calm, generous and totally committed to finding the best sound of everything through vintage gear.

This album was recorded entirely live to 2" tape. You can tell it pains Dave to have to mix down to digital. He would hope everything would be mastered straight to vinyl and left sounding how god intended. What a fraud I feel making this a download only release. Well we have other things in the pipeline and I just wanted to share this with the world before we move on because I think he really caught us at our best.

So on the day, we rocked up, set up, checked the levels and then basically played Dave a gig. We recorded 14 songs in five hours, 12 of which made this final cut.

The album is available to download from the 26th August for a fiver, but you can pre-order it now and get two choice cuts from it. The song Vague is a bit of a live favourite and has yet to be officially recorded, though this version feels definitive.

Recorded as a session for Simple Folk Radio. www.mixcloud.com/SimpleFolkRadio/

For everything LAISH: laishmusic.com

All songs by Daniel Green and arrangements by Laish.

Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Dave "The Well" Ringland.

Emma Gatrill: Clarinet, accordion, vocals.
Daniel Green: Nylon guitar and vocals
Dan Harding: Drums
Patrick Lawrence: Bass
Martha Rose: Violin, vocals

Cover photo by Terri Desmonds

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Track Name: Visions
Sometimes I have visions
Of being an old man
Moments from my death
Looking back
To My
My Pointless
Life
Weakness

So here is this old man
So I am an old man
Moments from my death
Looking back
To My
My Pointless
Life
Weakness

What did I do
That means anything
What did I do
That means anything

So here is this young man
So I am a young man
Just finding my stride
Looking forward
To my
My Life
Weakness

What will I do that means anything
What will I do that means anything
What will I do to change anything
What will I do to move anything

Will I do
Track Name: Warm The Wind
Tried to stay good for you
Cleaned your room
Cooked for you
Promised always to be true
You slept I felt the cold wind blow

Tried to get to bed on time
To mount you and to call you fine
You rolled your eyes to that song of mine
I went to sleep with dreams of snow
The ice dance was
My only show

Baby do not forget
Love is a work in progress
Love is an object

Dressed you up in whoring gear
Stripped myself and without fear
I took a knife to my right ear
Your expression was unchanged

Baby do not forget
Love is a work in progress
Love is an object
Baby do not forget
Love is a work in progress
Love is an object

I begged you in a baby voice
I read to you from Sophie's Choice
I read to you from fucking Joyce
But your gaze was fixed
Cold and low
I only wanted to melt your snow
I love you and I hope you know
So please warm the winds that blow

Baby do not forget
Love is a work in progress
Love is an object
And I'd like two

Baby do not forget
Love is a work in progress
Love is an object
And I'd like to make some

Baby do not forget
Love is a work in progress
Love is an object
Track Name: Carry Me
Said the penguin to the horse
I am too warm here and I am alone
There's a girl I need to see
On the other end of this here phone
She means everything to me
And I am broken by myself
I think she'll carry me
Carry me carry me

Said the horse to the penguin
There is a man waiting too
Who is smitten by my mane
And my regrettable tattoo
That I drew one crazy night
While I was searching how to be
When we got into a fight
Screaming carry me
Carry me

Well we best go ride out now
My stud he will wait for me
A horse is faster than a cow
Carry me

Said the penguin to the horse
You are surely the best horse
That I could hope to meet
On a member's only
Golf course
Forever I am in your debt
But I will repay you will see
Let us ride let us forget
Just carry me
Carry me
Track Name: Obituaries
Cuts out the obituary
Cuts out the obituary

Each and every day
Each and every day

The morning brings a new death
The morning brings a new death

To celebrate in poetry
To celebrate in poetry

He reads the obituary
While he drinks his morning tea

While he drinks his morning tea
He reads the obituary

A life in a paragraph
A life in a paragraph

He reads the obituary
Track Name: Vague
We are vague and full of pathos
Dead men's words tower above us
Are we capable of original thought

The damp is growing
I would say it is flowing
It has become a river

My kitchen is in decline
The spores the mould the slime
It has become a river

We are vague and full of pathos
Old leather hands betray us
Our cracked tongues
Poke out of beard

The grey statues do not sing
Grey statues do not dance
And I am neither grey
Nor made of stone

I am near middle age
And I never felt so alone
But I think I feel safe
In my home

I think I feel safe in my home

We speak only in humour
It's a linguist kind of tumour
We know what it signifies
Know what it signifies

I am near middle age
And I never felt so alone
But I think I feel safe in my home

I think I feel safe in my home
Track Name: Discipline
Discipline discipline discipline discipline
Sorry sorry
You say a word
Too many times
It loses meaning

Taught myself taught myself taught myself taught myself
Loathing
Without clothing

You say a word too many times it loses meaning
You say a word too many times
Sorry sorry

You say a word too many times it loses meaning
You say a word too many times
Sorry sorry

You say a word that many times
You'd hope it means something
You say a word that many times
Sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry
Track Name: In The Morning
Baby when I see you, I become infantile
My face becomes
My face becomes
Colour

I'm a serious man
I'm a serious man
But you can make my voice change
Ah ah ah

You inspire, you inspire
My best
You are loved

Though we think
There are words to say
I like it best
I like it best
In the morning

I'm a serious man
I'm a serious man
Soft and yawning
In the morning

You are loved
Track Name: She Is Clever
My love has more brain cells
Than I do
She did not destroy hers
She use the ones she was born with
She had more to start with

My love my love my

My love is right about the things that matter
And she has seen much of the world
Her body she treats as a temple
I think that she will out live me

My love my love my
Track Name: A Happy Accident
My father was a troubled man
His was a burden he wore upon his face
Trust was not something his love inspired
He found a packet with a needle hole
And when I grew I wondered why
A needle hole above my eye
He said I was an accident
She said a happy accident

But boy did I learn to lie
This needle hold above my eye
My mother's truth is what he meant
He said I was an accident

Now I don't know what to do with myself
I should probably just give up and go try something else
Track Name: I Am Enraged
We're out at a show when you tell me the news
You got the job in Tunbridge Wells

I thought about it there's a simple compromise
We're moving to Lewes to make it a shorter drive

I am enraged
I am enraged
I am enraged
Oh
You can go on your own

I cannot bear to be so far away
My friends my life my music is here

But oh honey it's only twelve minutes by train

That's not the point
Let's not talk about that again

I am enraged
I am enraged
I am enraged
Oh
You can go on your own
You can go live on your own
In Lewes
Track Name: We Speak the Mantra
You're on a train to Warrington
There are strange people there
In Warrington
Stange people there
A shopping centre
Strange people there
Selling sea salts
To those who miss the ocean

I miss the ocean and I live next door
I never make the time to stroll around the seaside
Picking pebbles from my shoe
Don't want to turn this veil to shroud
I'm too young

Baby why are you going
I wish I could provide for you
I'll be at home I'll be drinking
With friends and with myself
I borrowed everything I own
And with no credit on your phone
I know you're out there on your own

We speak the mantra daily
We speak the mantra daily
Somehow it'll all be ok
We speak the mantra daily

There's nothing to be done
Losing concentration
Thinking of you on the train you can't afford
But somehow we find a way
Oh it'll be ok

We speak the mantra daily
It's not like we're going hungry
It's not like we are so cold we cannot feel our own toes
Though we have cling film on our windows
Let us feel no shame

We speak the mantra daily
Somehow it'll all be ok
Track Name: Choice
I left you to be alone
And now sitting at home
The house is empty
I hear my inner voice
You always had a choice

There is a sadness piling up
The days seem unwilling to stop
I can smell the scent of failure
Such a tremor in my voice
You always had a choice

All I can remember is your laugh
With a joy with a love with all that
When you said to me
In your serious voice
You always had a choice

My indecision has driven you away
My clouded reason
I must live with everyday

You always had a choice
Oh