Endor

by Endor

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released 05 July 2010

Endor are: Mark Church, Richard Ferguson, Calum Johnston, & David McGinty

They sing and play drums, guitars, glockenspiel, harmonica, melodica, organ, synths, rhodes, portasound, bells, five-a-sides, sticks and stones.

All songs by Ferguson/McGinty, Except track 7 by McGinty.
Recorded and mixed by Marcus Mackay at The Diving Bell Lounge, Glasgow, Winter 2009
Produced by Marcus Mackay & Endor
Assistant Engineer: Ramsay Miller
Mastered by Andy Baldwin at Metropolis, London

Trumpet on track 1: Rhona Ashwood
Trombone on tracks 1 & 8: Pete MacDonald
Accordion on tracks 4, 5 & 7: Fergus MacDonald
Backing vocals on tracks 4 & 7: Hana Waclawski
The can't afford a choir ensemble appear on tracks 1, 7 & 8.
Additional harmonicas on track 7: Pete MacDonald & Marcus Mackay

The Can't Afford A Choir Ensemble are: Sean Bradley, Rachael Church, Paul Downie, Sam Harvey, Liam Hanlon, Andrew Hosick, Jaclyn O'Donnell, Jette Skorna, Breda Sweeney, and Hana Waclawski.

Artwork by Genevieve Jodouin

We would like to thank our parents, families, and all our friends - especially Marcus.
Thanks also to everyone who played on the record, to Gen, Tony for the guitars, Amy, Pokey the cat, and You.

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Track Name: All Your More Buoyant Thoughts
All Your More Buoyant Thoughts

Did you once upon a time without a sense of where it’s going?
Cause if a story isn’t there, then something we did not expect is sure to follow next

Who cares for sparks, when your blood is everywhere?

So are the plotlines that you tapped slowly dripping out your story?
Or are you drowning in the flood as all your more buoyant thoughts just drift and float at the top?

Who cares for sparks, when your blood is everywhere?
It ends the same and you spell it out so clear

Who cares for sparks, when your blood is everywhere?
It’s over now and you spell it out so clear
Track Name: Without the Help of Sparks
Without the Help of Sparks

Our initial sparks won’t take long to ignite
‘cause we’re both looking for something new
Burn me bright at right intensity
Lets see what we can do
Sustain ourselves without the help of the sparks

Fat chance there ‘cause you’re laced in chemicals
But only the ones you choose
And I’m reacting to your impurities
Eyes red and fixed on yours
Searching there to find some light that might lead to somewhere new

We start fires, start the hottest fires cause we’ve only ourselves to blame
We start fires, start the hottest fires cause we’re too eager for the flame

Cooling down, you’re surrounded in ashes
Of ‘oh think what might have been’
No matter the heat or the light we share
Things never turn out as they seem
Salvage something from this flame to work out what all this means
Track Name: Sea Fearing Legs
Sea Fearing Legs

You gave up the anchor, now I’m tied your seabed,
But I’ll bear the depths for the time I was stowed

You run up the sand there, as the water tries to grab on
To your legs ‘n’ erase our graffiti in grains

All those words I said that shook your two sea fearing legs,
That ‘I don’t believe in a love I can barely hold on to’

I’ll rest my hand here for a moments break,
As I reach for you neck to check that your pulse can still beat

BEAT!!

Count all the sand grains; devote a beat to each one
As they pass through your grasp to mark time

Our marks may drift away like whispered plans to roaring waves
Control the shrieking of your voice as freezing water claims your toes,

Oh those words I said that shook your two sea fearing legs,
That ‘I don’t believe in a love I can barely hold on to’

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh sea siren
Track Name: The Observer
The Observer

H-E-A-R-T is how you can find your way to me,
It’s what keeps my fingers warm and my thoughts unravelling
I don’t have HIV and you don’t have a single thing on me
So I can keep writing in my blood this carelessly

My head can hardly hold these thoughts
And my hands can hardly ink this knife
My dear I can rewrite your life
By giving it to mine with blood on the floor

These words fall left and right, I’ll wrap the paper ‘round you in the night
And let the ink seep through your skin ‘til it reaches your bloodstream
I’ll bandage these events; I’ve never understood your sentiments,
I’ll write myself a version I can call my sweet regret

We rewrite your life
Track Name: Chapel Doors
Chapel Doors

I’m not convinced by your act
No that dress don’t fool me at all
Though you’re standing in white
And your lie’s going well, we both know that I can tell

This walk feels more like a march
And shadows still haunt all archways and doors of this town
Where we’ve both been around but we’ll pray that they’ll never be found

We’re like the kids playing games outside chapel doors
Pretend we’re adults dressing up in wedding clothes
And it hurts when we fall and fairness doesn’t enter it at all
I know I play rough, but I said I loved you and isn’t that enough?

Moments blend tattered and frayed
Threaded by lines woven well
But my thoughts are betrayed
By that one stray hair that found its way to my lapel

The flames of our fire disappeared
And there are some things we should make clear
But in the absence of sound can we both blow the embers around
Track Name: St. Michael's Bells
St. Michael's Bells

I find it harder to grasp
The notes we were singing as time passed
No ringing out over the buildings screaming over the skylines but in vain

These words weren’t supposed to be a lie as far as I can see,
No, these words weren’t supposed to be about your arms or tenderness
But I’ll take the pressure if you take the hits

Are those notes you weigh in your head
On scales too clumsy or misread?
Well I’ll be, I’ll be the voice that sings your thoughts when the music falls short

These words weren’t supposed to be a lie as far as I can see,
No, these words weren’t supposed to be about your arms or tenderness
But I’ll take the pressure if you take the hits

All of these lines that we sing
And all, all of the comfort that they bring
And all, all of the stories that end with your kiss
They abuse you cause they use you for your loneliness

These words weren’t supposed to be about your arms or tenderness
but I’ll take the pressure if you take the hits
These words weren’t supposed to be about your arms or tenderness
but I’ll take the pressure if you take the hits

When it’s raining in Glasgow
Track Name: Fly Straight and Always Wear Sensible Shoes
Fly Straight and Always Wear Sensible Shoes

The jailbird flew the nest; the jailbird flew the nest,
The jailbird flew first; the jailbird flew the nest,

Lets wait until the kids are grown,
To tell them that he’s flown before,
He never thought he’d leave this way,
He never really thought he’d leave.

She said ‘If you can’t keep me satisfied my love,
Well that’s not good enough, that’s not good enough my love’
She said ‘If you can’t keep me satisfied my love,
Well that’s not good enough, that’s not good enough my love’

He comes back with: ‘I don’t know if I can keep you satisfied,
I don’t know if I can keep you satisfied,
I don’t know if I can keep you satisfied my love’

The jailbird flew the nest and the children watched him fly,
But the children couldn’t follow him, so the jailbird watched them cry
Watch now as he’s looking back and try to look you best
But they went back to act as if he hadn’t left,
And the jailbird flew the nest

She said ‘If you can’t keep me satisfied my love,
Well that’s not good enough, that’s not good enough my love’

He comes back with: ‘I don’t know if I can keep you satisfied,
I don’t know if I can keep you satisfied,
I don’t know if I can keep you satisfied my love’

He’s wording an apology he knows that it must be his best,
He wants to try and make them act as if he hadn’t left.

She said ‘If you can’t keep me satisfied my love,
Well that’s not good enough, that’s not good enough my love’

He comes back with: ‘I don’t know if I can keep you satisfied,
I don’t know if I can keep you satisfied,
I don’t know if I can keep you satisfied my love’
Track Name: Circus Place Lane
Circus Place Lane

Here comes the audience, let’s start the show
Roll up, roll up now, under bright lights dipping low

We’ll act like there’s nothing wrong; this routine is your best
And though I’m the supporting cast I can’t help but be impressed

I suppose you knew that our act was growing old
And that you were leaving before you were told

This ring kept you satisfied but then things fell through
We had no safety and there’s no catching you

You fall like an acrobat floats through the air
Into some other arms like mine were never there

Under lights, bright and coloured, we’ll act out our scene
Let’s show what’s invisible between you and me

Under lights, bright and coloured, we’ll act out our scene
Lets show what’s invisible between you and me
I suppose you knew that our act was growing old
And that you were leaving before you were told
Track Name: Two Lovers
Two Lovers

Two lovers holding hands, I’m sure we’ll make it
In a scene set in a frame so plain its lines, like traces, won’t stand out

For two lovers holding hands make our love look dead
Two lovers holding hands

The lies I tell you on cold nights are never quite as clear
The clouds they form around themselves become and change the atmosphere of…

Two lovers holding hands make our love look dead
Two lovers holding hands

Up above a billion lights burn bright, burn, burn bright like radios on fire
‘til we realise that the songs they play are all old and burned out
As the music falls and bathes our bodies
I hear you say they look like…

Two lovers holding hands so make our love look dead
Two lovers holding hands make our love look dead
Two lovers holding hands make our love look dead
Track Name: Seek Cover
Seek Cover

This is the end of all endings
This is where homes become houses again
These are your souvenirs
This is the heart shaped bloodstain on my sleeve
I know I’ve heard this all before

You used to sit as I sang to you
These are the words that I formed as I thought
Try a new story arc
You said that the end was a good place to start
You Do Ray Me So Far I hear a counter melody start to appear

On this page as white as the first,
Well maybe that’s all this ending is,
A lover to contour to me
But I’ll seek cover to contour to me,

These are the times we still talk about
Here’s the first time that l’ll lean to your left
This is our very start
These are two bodies you can’t tell apart
I know I’ve said this all before, but I’ll be the first one to reach this

On this page as white as the first,
Well maybe that’s all this ending is,
A lover to contour to me
But I’ll seek cover to contour to me,

Breathe lover, seek cover

On this page as white as the first,
Well maybe that’s all this ending is,
A lover to contour to me
I’ll seek cover to contour to me,

This is the end of all endings
This is where homes become houses again
This is our very start
These are two bodies you can’t tell apart
I know I’ve said this all before