An Actual Thing

by Anguish Sandwich

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Gavin Hellyer A mostly frenetic but occassionally quite subtle record. At times the changes in pace can take you by surprise. The most striking thing for me is the bass which acts almost as a lead at various points. Favorite track: Carol.
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1.
The boiler is leaking and my bones are freezing and my face is beaten like an old bass drum. My brain is cluttered like a teenager’s bedroom and a teenager’s bedroom is where I belong. [woah woah] Come home. First she is drinking and then she is sleeping and apologising when she wakes up. New Years can be pretty hard but my only resolution is giving up. [woah woah] Come home. Maybe I should take up smoking to make myself seem more interesting. [Giving up on doors and people yeah] Maybe I would feel happy if I had 2 of everything. [Giving up on doors and people yeah] I wanna be the live-in building manager of your heart. Or the Happy Meal movie adaptation of your heart. Or the bad dictionary definition of your heart. The cheap plastic surgeon cutting up pieces of your heart. It’s snowing! It’s snowing! That’s amazing! There’s something in every single flake! Please don’t let the beauty trick you into forgetting the industrial estate. I wanna be the live-in building manager of your heart. Or the Happy Meal movie adaptation of your heart. Or the bad dictionary definition of your heart. The cheap plastic surgeon cutting up pieces of your heart. Maybe I should take up smoking to make myself seem more interesting. [Giving up on doors and people yeah] Maybe I would feel happy…
2.
04:31
Don’t forget rap metal. Let it remind you that things can get better. Carol’s outside and she is feeling pretty clever. Covered up as she is in a pile of fifteen sweaters. I’ve got a headache I’ve been up for days. In Wilkinson’s shoplifting tins of spraypaint. I’ve been online on message boards, learning about tags. I wanna make one up for my dad. Carol’s got the weather. And she won’t give it back. Have you ever been stung by a bee? Have you ever been stung by me? I promise one day I’ll find out how much your baby weighs. On that day I’ll also find out exactly how much money you make. I know these are the most important things. In my left pocket there’s a miniature bible. In my right a teeny tiny Jesus Christ. I know that I won’t be alright. Carol’s got the weather. And she won’t give it back.
3.
03:12
Less paint, more muscle. Shaped like a tank would be too much trouble. I’d be late for my own funeral. If I hadn’t planned it myself. Levity is a funny tie. Like a bus stop covered with smashed up egg. You still live where I got kicked in the head. In 3 weeks time I could be dead. Said the funny little policeman himself. Levity is a funny tie. I’d be late for my own funeral. Levity. I lost my sense of humour and I lost track of time. I’m still searching for pockets of wine. If cleanliness is next to godliness Then thank God I am next to you. Levity is a funny tie. I’d be late for my own funeral.
4.
You break it you bought it The scenery’s haunted The walls they are bleeding And feeding on us If I had a twin then I’d probably kill it A mirror is hard enough I am dead Tired of this It’s easy to admit that I am sick of this place It’s easier to admit that you are sick of my face If you’ve got a job Then why don’t you give it To the work experience girl instead I am dead Tired of this Putting punctuation where letters should be I’m writing nuisance letters to the BBC I wanna know Where the old people go When the old people go to die
5.
01:51
What’s the point in getting better getting better anyway there’s always gonna be someone better than you? Giving up
6.
Have you met my friend? Have you met my friend? He’s got a lot going for him He’s got all his own teeth and a new car I have not seen him since 1996 Since shoplifting Since Lynx Since giving the wrong names out to the police Down by the river someone found a dead body Let’s go along We can throw sticks at it Carved all my memories Into the branches of the Vulture Tree I remember Rocky’s mum I remember Judge Dredd T-shirt Down by the river someone found a dead body Let’s go along We can throw sticks at it Have you met my friend? Have you met my friend? He’s got a lot going for him He’s got all his own teeth and a new car Bad loser on The Movie Game Playing marbles on every drain Starting fires down by that Vulture Tree Cousin Gavin was more junglist than me Me Down by the river someone found a dead body Let’s go along We can throw sticks at it Down by the river it all ends the same We got there too late but that was ok
7.
03:12
Hey Dave, Hey Dave What you watching today? Hey Dave, Hey Dave Throw your batteries away We’re bored Hey Dave, Hey Dave Here come the kids Hey Dave, Hey Dave Apologise for what you did What a lizard what a lizard Behind the door there is another door All hope is gone
8.
03:49
Give the humans what they want Happy children and happy dogs Put your hand inside of mine I promise that you won’t catch on fire Turn the lights off before you go Give us somewhere to park our boats Give us somewhere to meet our buses Daniel’s finger got reattached These things happen when we get distracted Holy hopefuls hoping hoping Ladies first and wash your hands Everything seemed so tall to start As we get older so things seem smaller Turn the lights off before you go
9.
“Where did you find my love?” “It was beneath a tree” “And did you find that it was enough?” “It was enough for me” I saw a smile through the back of your head You are disgusting But I still love you
10.
04:20
Smoke Smoke Something smells of smoke Choke yourself on the words you spoke Rest your head on the things you said They’re soft because they’re wrong So gone The door is closed The door is closed I’m wondering where you got those clothes They look pretty good As well they should They cost you all you got So gone

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The debut album by the rock band 'Anguish Sandwich'.

It was recorded as live as we could manage, over one weekend at the Bear Bites Horse Studio in East London by Wayne Adams.

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released November 9, 2014

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