Love Run

by The Amazing Devil

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released June 27, 2016

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Written, performed and produced by Joey Batey & Madeleine Hyland
Special thanks to Matthew Twaites and David Ricardo-Pearce
Engineered by Matthew Twaites
Mastered by Teitur Ārnason

Dedicated to Teitur Ārnason, 1983 - 2016

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The Amazing Devil London, UK

Scarlet Scarlet and The Blue Furious Boy met aboard a boat bound for strange new worlds and sang each other songs of blashy storms and sinking ships, this London-based band are rapidly gaining a cult following with their raucously broken, heart-on-ripped sleeve live gigs.
"A masterpiece of swirling, brooding, often epic drama" - FATEA
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Track Name: Love Run (Intro)
O let the world come at you, love,
Like distant toms a-drumming.
Love, run! A song you know's begun

O let the earth a-tumble, love,
And humble you withal,
Keep running. It’s up to you now,
Up to you now love to

Run, love run
For all the things you’ve done
Run for all the things that drum
Run for all those pages thumbed

Love run, love run
For all the things you wished you’d done
Run for all you know that’s coming
Run to show that love’s worth running to
Track Name: King
1: I’ll keep the king
When you are gone away
Into darkness and howling I’ll keep him from drowning
As our boat is untethered from the dock

I’ll keep the king
Keep him safe at bay
I’ll keep him safe from the dark things that wait
In that house at the top of the rock
In that house at the top of the rock

There’ve been times I know
I’ll stand up up up at the bow
And the waves of our bodies and the smell of our follies
Rips into the bark of my bones

You fumble through the dark
However wide and deep and far my dear
The waves made of fingers and the madness that lingers
Rips into the bark of our bones

And let the sea birds cry
I’ll let the sea birds cry

Chorus:
I’ll keep the king
I’ll keep the king
I’ll keep him safe from the dark things that wait
In that house at the top of the rock

2: I’ll smile as I climb the stairs (to the light)
To the light that you keep burning there (all hell)
And our muscles that are waltzing and our shadows that are bold sing
Come rip up the flesh of my fears

1: I know your fingernails are the colour of rust (come back)
And your veins are empty of dust (but our voices)
Both: But our voices collide with each howl of the tide
Singing all hell and its fire waits for us

And let the sea birds cry
I’ll let the sea birds cry

Chorus

And let the sea birds cry
I’ll let the sea birds cry/

2: /The wind and its shackles, the old fishers tackles
The sea and its waters, every unwanted daughter
Every moon in the sky
Every promise and lie

1: /All that matters
Is that you’re here
All that matters

Both: All hell
And it’s fire
Waits for us

Chorus
Track Name: Pruning Shears
1: So we’re at this shindig everything’s going on they’re so filthy rich
Comparing oil rigs, how their girlfriend’s new car is so kitsch
Hanging off the chandeliers, their daughters are scoring with the auctioneers
And the oldies at the back try their best to hack their way out with the gardener’s pruning shears/

/And they’re discussing champagne
The latest and greatest lame campaign, and how their brothers own shares one
Day it’ll make them millionaires, you see this girl, she
Looks like she crawled out the lost and found
She pulls right up to my ear and says
Whatever you do don’t turn

2:/ Love its a game
Champagne’s the main course
A million stairs and a million stares
Unfurl my wings
My fall makes no sound here
Don’t turn around dear
Don’t turn

Chorus:
Roundabouts and washing lines
We do each other's laundry in our hearts sometimes
Come back
Come back
We don’t have time to fuck around
Abouts and washing lines
We do each others laundry in our hearts sometimes
Come back
Come back
we don’t have time to fuck around/

1: /Only one not wearing cufflinks, only one not begging to buy her drinks
Watching the clocks and
Do you think she even knows I bought my shoes from oxfam
And they’re telling jokes
Got that one about two men in a tent
Laughs out loud at mine do you like my accent like my accent

And I’ll watch her ruin her life and dye her hair bright colours
Become someone’s wife
Forget the girl that she once was
And I’ll sit by
Cocktail gripped in a shaking hand thinking what the hell went wrong cos we had this planned
Had it all planned

2: /On the brink
Though we’ll drink
Yes I do even know you bought your shoes from oxfam
Watch me choke at your bad joke
There’s no fucking way you’re from southend
I’m no one’s wife strife
All those fellas
Only scarecrow left in oz
I’ll cry sail to foreign lands
The best laid plans had it all planned

Chorus

1: It’s getting late
Look a complete and utter state
She pops out the blue and says

Both: Doesn’t matter mate

See this girl she’s been around
Bet you a pound
She pulls right up to my ear and says

Both: Whatever you do
Don’t turn 'round/

1: /My entire life it’s running away too fast
Watching everyone I’ve ever loved walk past
Never really quite getting the knack of
Knowing no one will not
Ever come back for you

2: /My whole life
It won’t last
Merry make me love forget the past
I’m not telling but you can fuck off if no one will come back for you
Come back for you

Chorus

1: /So we’re at this shindig everything’s going on so filthy rich
Comparing oil rigs how their girlfriend’s new car is so kitsch
Hanging off the chandeliers their daughters are scoring with the auctioneers
And the oldies at the back
They’re at the back
And we can hear their cheers

2: /So we’re at this shindig everything's going on they’re all bewitched
I’m drinking horlicks and my friends are telling me I’m pissed
Put up one hell of a fight
‘gainst all my sins and the candlelight
And don’t turn round
Darling
Track Name: Shower Day
Leave the room but you get trapped in the lift
Got a headache that just won’t shift
Would have stayed if you’d had asked
But instead you just walk past
Maybe sure I’m out of my depth
I can’t dance but I just can’t accept that
Never say how much you missed her, or
That you kissed her sister

Chorus:
You’re the one who told me my hair looked better black
You’re the one who told me to never look back
You’re the one who asked me if I’m feeling ok
I said I’m fine
Its just a sitting down in the shower day

Leave the room but you get caught in the rain
Know you should love him but its such a pain
Would have stayed if you’d had asked
But instead you just walk away
Walk around all nonchalant
We’ll wear our eyeliner if we want
Never say you missed her
Or that you snogged her sister

Chorus

You’re the one who told me to never look back
You’re the one who told me to never look back
Well I’m looking back and looking back
And looking back and looking back at you

So for chrissake just say something

Chorus
Track Name: Elsa's Song
I can hear the cannons calling   
As though across a dream          
And I can smell the smoke of hell       
In every stitch and seam         
And like flowers, the bodies tumble       
Around this muddied lot              
I cannot hear them scream           
‘Forget me not.’                 

Your voice it carries over               
The hubbub and the hum          
And it paints the sky and circles high      
Like the beating of a drum          
You will scream ‘I won’t forget you’      
But I’ll cover my cold ears          
It cannot be a lie              
If no-one hears.

Cos although you say good day to me     
I know I don’t belong                   
And although you hold my hand and say   
‘I love you’, you are wrong.                
Because love does not exist here           
In this garden there’s no feeling           
And you say the words so often            
That I barely know the meaning           
And when all the flowers are rotten        
And all the cannons shot                   
I’ll scream, but you won’t hear               
‘Forget me not’                       

And in years to come you’ll wander
To the place up on our hill
And then you’ll cry to our painted sky
‘I loved her then, I love her still’.
And you’ll strew some sage and lilies ,
And roses where I rot
Of all the flowers you picked,
I knew you would forget
Forget-me-nots.
Track Name: Pray
My eyes are made of winter and these hands I hold are skin and bone
Oh oh
Our bedsheets thrown, the meals gone cold
I know you, I know you of old
Oh oh
Pray for me oh children pray for what I’ve I’ve I’ve I’ve done
I’ll haunt the very wrinkles of your skin
I’ll run from this, I’ll run until I begin to understand
What holy men really mean when they speak of sin

Chorus:
Oh oh
Pray for me cos I won’t pray for you
Oh oh
Pray for me cos I won’t pray for you

If you knew all that I’d done
The words that shone are all but gone
Oh oh
The hearts I’ve broken, the minds I've woken
Sweet nothings are screamed not spoken
Oh oh
God made all man in his image
Honey I’m I’m I’m no man
I’m what’s left when children go to war
Run from you, I’ll run until I begin to understand
What holy men really mean when they speak of sand and sons and seams and symphonies and  sweat and sex and sin

Chorus


Pray for me oh children pray for what I’ve I’ve I’ve I’ve undone
I cannot sleep if all you do is cry
Pray for me, I’ll run until I begin to understand
What holy men really mean when they speak of all that’s been and all that won’t
And all you do and don’t
And why you cannot sleep for sighing
Why womanhood is more than crying
I’m stronger now than you have ever known
The cracks you made I fill with mortar
A broken pot can still hold water
Symphonies and sweat and sex mean nothing when you are obsessed
With sin and soil and strength and song and all the words that came out wrong and him.

Chorus
Track Name: Little Miss Why So
1: Why so sad he says
And his eyes say don’t you know that its not all about you anyway
Come and play love come and play
Always so sad
Want some pancakes why you wearing all that make up
Its daylight again and you look like I’ve failed you

Did you tell them about the time we met little miss
You’ll love the way I tell it
And I’ll yell it from the rooftops for you
He says

Why so sad he says
Why you try so hard just relax and come to bed with me
Come laugh at boots and stripes and how
Every time we watch netflix we spend two hours deciding what to watch on netflix
And me wearing your clothes
Just to surprise you when you come home all tired
Of those wankers that you serve all night I love you don’t say anything just thank you missy for being in my life why are you sad
He says
Let’s try and fit into the same pair of stretchy old track pants and just roll around inside each other for three whole days
We’ll make our christmas decorations out of toilet roll tubes and tinfoil
He says

Both: You’re going too fast
You’ll burn up soon

1: I’ll make a hundred paper planes
To decorate our tiny room
I’ve even learned to cook
Just stop staring at the moon
That’s why I put up fairy lights. Just to distract you.
And stop listening to the Smiths

Both: I don’t know how to reach you when you get like this
I’ve been waiting for you to come home
I don’t know how to reach you when you get like this
I’ve been waiting for you to come home
1: He says

Why so sad
Why won’t you let me follow in your footsteps as you trek into that underground world
What’s that hold that the big dark king of nothing has got on you my girl
Why do you go down
Those stairs to that green dark cave
Where there’s only faces of the unfamous dead
Full of people just pretending to be brave
Why so much make up
You don’t need it you’re so beautiful to me
Missy

Both: You don’t see daylight anymore
Something’s sucking out your core and it’s so boring

1: It’s so boring it’s so boring it’s boring its so boring its so boring its so boring its so boring etc
To see you tired all the time
Why won’t you just tell them all to fuck off love and be mine

Why so sad
I’m here and I’m alive
Stop making up death wishes just take my life line
He says
Or at least that’s a cliche to represent what he meant
2: swhat I meant
1: Why won’t you believe I love you if I’m not hurting you he says
Can’t you see that I’m enough for you but you don’t want me to be
Cos that means you’ll actually have to be content


Both: I don’t know how to reach you when you get like this
I’ve been waiting for you to come home
I don’t know how to reach you when you get like this
I’ve been waiting for you to come home


Why so why so sad
1:/Stop asking why I’m sad just know its enough to know I’m sad

2: /If I am good will you come back
If I’m good will you come back

1: Yeah, but why. Yeah, but why. Why. Why.

he says

said

Wish I’d said. cos if I’d said then maybe you’d still be snuggled here in my bed. Watching netflix. And now i can’t.

Cos you changed the password.

When you left
Track Name: New York Torch Song
1: Fuck you He Said
2: Fuck You She Said
Both: Fuck You they said
As they threw their threads from their wedding bed

We’ll talk about this tomorrow

1: In the backwards of the world
In the wings unfurled twirl
In the upside down frown of the dark
On the tippy toe tin rooftops
In the vodka drama thriftshops
It’s there we’ll make our mark

It starts off like a pin prick
A trick of the light oil slick
Then grows to the size of your hand
Turns you outside in
Cigar burns and scar skin
Ripping bone and nail and gland

But your blood does not bleed red no more
2:It’s whiter than the sun burns, its bright with every hum
From within this gaping wound of ours
Both: A new us has begun. A new us has begun. A new us has begun
2: Can’t we just talk about this
Both: Tomorrow

Chorus:
Both: Oh light me a new york torch my boys
Oh light me a new york torch my boys
Oh watch the fire surprise surprise burn up and up into those skies
Oh light me a new york torch my boys

1: Tear me up and burn me up and rip me up and leave your
Hand on the wall as you go
Both: Blood’s pouring like martini
Graffiti sweet bikini
Is that what you think of me now no no no

1: Are you god or devil, ghost dishevelled
Childhood friend or drunken revel
I cannot stop I’m bleeding out for you
You angel heart you monster oh
Some godforsaken prospero
Your feathers and your paws
Your hell for leather applause
You dance on tables, endless labels
Are you cain cos i’m not abel
Your bastard lasting nightbus asking
What’s the everlasting fable

Both: I cannot find the words to keep you
I cannot find the words to keep you

2: But your blood does not bleed red no more
1: It’s brighter than the sun burns, its whiter with every hum
Both: From within this gaping wound of ours
A new us has begun a new us has begun a new us has begun
1: Can’t we just talk about this
Both: Tomorrow

Chorus
Track Name: Two Minutes
1: It’s like all the wallpaper inside my heart
Is slowly slowly peeling off
And I’m showing
All the stains and things
They wrote on the wall before
We’ve left all the blinking lights and shouting behind us now and I’ll stare at you
As you stare as you stare right back at the sky

Chorus:
Give me two damn minutes and I’ll be fine
Give me two damn minutes and I’ll be fine
These hands are growing cold
They’re running out of things to hold
Give me two damn minutes and I’ll be fine

2: If you knew
/All that I’d done
The hearts I’ve
Broken
Sweet nothings
Are screamed not
Spoken

1: If there was /one place I could be right now I’d be standing there between you and him
And I’ll fight you both, fight you both for the rest of my life long days
But today we ripped it off, we ripped it off, we showed the world that we exist
Never really liked the pattern that much on the wallpaper so anyway

Chorus

2: I can hear the children calling as though across the bar
I can hear the children calling

Both:
If I’m good will you come back
If I’m good will you come back
If I’m good will you come back
To us

If I’m good will you come back
If I’m good will you come back
If I’m good will you come back
To us

1: Chorus
Track Name: Not Yet / Love Run (Reprise)
Not Yet

1: It seems
To me
That you can’t /sleep

2: /By hook or by crooked look give me land
One fist holds a lighter the other your hand
The oh’s of your screams still echo in yer dreams
I’ll point you steer and we’ll rip up the map by the /seams

1: It /seems oh it seems
To me
That you
You can’t sleep/

2: /Grab the stroud and we’ll roar to the clouds come and get us
And the wind picks up up up and I’ll never let you
Down it’s time to fight don’t be yellow bellied
Hold the bar at Hurley's hurly burly's give em hell give em /hell

1: but I /held your hand
As you shook in the middle of the night
Without waking you said
Both: Not yet not yet
Not yet not yet
Not yet not

Chorus:
1: Sing me awake with a song about pirates
And I will try to harmonise
Both: And sip the sunlight from your eyes
Oh sing me awake
With all the things we’ll do today
But instead we’ll build a den
Out of pillows and get drunk again
1: Cos everyone knows sex is better when you’re
Unemployed

It seems oh it seems
To me
That you
You can’t dance
For shit

2: Where is god ma
Where’s the vodka
If my old mum could see me now
Oh how she’d howl she’d /howl

1: hold my hand
As you shook in the middle of the night
Without waking you said
Both: Not yet not yet
Not yet not yet
Not yet not yet
Not yet not yet
Not yet not yet
Not yet not yet not yet not

Chorus

Breakdown 1&2:
I cannot find the words to keep you
It cannot be a lie if no one hears
Let the seabirds
Don’t turn 'round
He says





Love Run

2: O let the world come at you, love,
Like distant toms a-drumming.
Love, run! The song you know's begun,

O let the earth a-tumble, love,
And humble you withal,
Keep running. It’s up to you now,
Up to you now love to

Chorus:
(Love) Run, love run
For all the things you’ve done
Run for all the things that drum
Run for all those pages thumbed

Love run, love run
For all the things we wished we’d done
Run from all you know that’s coming
Run to show that love’s worth running to

1: Let foul men band and heed your hum
For that ancient hymn you heard me strumming?
Is nought but fumble-falls and guns
And tumbleweeds. Love, run!
It's nought that rum won't solve
Though some would harm you, none - not one - no none
Will raise to you a hand nor thumb
Both: Not while by you I stand and hum

Both: Chorus

2: All that matters
Is that you're here
All that matters

O let the land come at you, love,
With all it's sand and sin, a-singing.
A song you once knew well's begun,
Run until your lungs are numb.
Now let the earth a-tumble, love,
And humble you withal, keep running.
It's not from what we run that drums,
But what's to come, what’s to come

Both: Chorus