Songs To Suit Your Mood

by Stephen Long

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This EP was recorded in The Chocolate Factory 2, Wood Green, London in early December, 2008. A number of people were involved with the making of it. Edward Bell sang backing vocals on all tracks. Graham Prior added some additional guitar on tracks one and two. He also sang backing vocals on tracks two and three, as did Selina MacDonald. Jo Silverston played the cello on tracks three and four. Rory Simmons played some trumpet on track one and some flugelhorn on track three. Stephen Long wrote and sang the songs. He played guitar on all tracks apart from track three where he played the piano. Richard Causon did everything else, including (but not limited to) backing vocals, additional piano, glockenspiel, mandolin, bass guitar, and looped backwards hammond organ. He also produced this EP. The artwork was done by James Hilston who can be found doodling, philosophising, and generally hanging out at www.jameshilston.com.

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released March 20, 2009

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Track Name: Passport Photographs
It takes a little while but you always come round
Head back towards me I've found
I'll sit here I won't make a sound
I already know

And everything I do I never do it for you
And everything you promise it'll never come true
But it always comes back round to you
I already know

So spend the day in Brighton
Or Blackpool or Amsterdam
Or spend the day in bed love
Then get up and start over

Again I get the feeling that I've been here before
Again I get the feeling I can't take any more
Again I get the feeling that you're hard to ignore
I already know

Again I get the feeling that I've been left behind
Again I get the feeling you're not easy to find
Again I get the feeling I could be on your mind
I already know

Oh be quiet in your arrogance
Oh shut up with your self confidence
A wizard should know better
A wizard should know better

It's been a while dear
You look lonely love so godforsaken
Wearing that smile dear
Like you're getting passport photographs taken

It'll take a little while but you'll come round again
Head back over here my friend
I've seen it before I'll see it again
I already know

And everything you do you never do it for me
And after everything you've said you know you'll never break free
Does it ever come back round to me
I already know

So spend the day in Heathrow
Hang out in terminal four
And pick a place to spend the day
On the departures board

Well it don't matter to me
It's just everything I hoped for
It don't matter to me
It's just everything I longed for
It don't matter to me
It's just everything I wished for

It don't matter to me
It's just everything I hoped for
Track Name: Biscuit Tin
If I am akin to the crumbs left in the biscuit tin
Then you are a jammie dodger darlin
And if I am comparable to that tea I made for you
Then I am a little too sweet for your tastes
I get the feeling we're but half complete

A biscuit without tea you and me separately
Pleasant individually but together unmistakably
Better when I'm with you and when you're with me

But every time this happens we just realign
And every time this happens we just realign
I guess I'll hold you the next time we say goodbye

Oh lord
Oh what a fool am I
What a fool am I what a joker what a clown

I just go round and round
I just go round and round

If I am akin to the crumbs left in the biscuit tin
Think that makes you a custard cream
And if you are comparable to that tea I made for you
Does not make you too sweet for me
I cannot help but get the feeling you know what I mean

Oh lord
Oh what a fool am I
What a fool am I what a joker what a clown

I just go round and round
I just go round and round
Track Name: Everytime
Had this all scripted out in my head you see
All these incidents and milestones that never came to be
Still I stole a glimpse of you and me
I stole a glimpse of you and me the same

The days grow short
The days grow dark then bright again

So we have ourselves a picnic planned
A day in the sun
And take our time exhale and in spite of everyone
And in spite of everyone

We do this every time
A smile and you carry on by
A smile and you carry on by

Are you sturdy, are you fragile
Are you in motion, are you still
Are you drinking now with friends
Or crying over Disney films
Like we know you always will

We do this every time
We do this every time

But I don't have to worry for you
No I don't have to worry for you
You've got clothes to fit your lifestyle
And songs to suit your mood
I don't have to worry for you

God I do that every time
I do that every time

When you turn around I walk away
And look back again later having thought of some clever thing to say
Maybe we're all the same
As the days grow short
The days grow dark then bright again

All these incidents and milestones might never come to be
And can I steal a glimpse of you and me
Can I steal a glimpse of you and me
Or let's make ourselves a milestone with no one else around

Drive into a sunset
Finding dragons in the clouds
Finding dragons in the clouds
Track Name: On And On
I'm going now so goodbye so goodbye
I'm not crying there's just something in my eye
These things happen all the time all the time

I'm going now darling don't wait up for me
I'm not looking for don't give me your sympathy
Patience love wait and see wait and see

Wait and see and take hold of my hand
And don't second guess things you don't understand love
You second guess things you don't understand love
Silly you

Maybe someday you'll turn around
Head back this way and say something profound
Or maybe you'll stay
Maybe you'll just stay

But either way
On and on the story goes
And on and on the story goes

Wait and see and take hold of my hand
And don't second guess things you don't understand love
You second guess things you don't understand love
Silly you

Love silly you
But maybe we all do
Yeah maybe we all do
And you realise at last love
You had a feeling this would come to pass love
Had a feeling this would come to pass love
Silly you

Maybe someday you'll head back here
And we'll find a way together my dear
And we'll find a way
Or maybe you'll just stay

But either way
On and on the story goes
And on and on the story goes

And all that you realise at last love
You had a feeling this would come to pass love
Had a feeling this would come to pass love
Silly you