Luna Park!

by Tankus the Henge

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1.
Folks point at their neighbour, "you don't belong" Ask the same old question, "where are you really from?" Nothing like that matters to me and my friends Love is where we start, love's where we end This big blue marble is cracked right to its core When the TV turns you off that doesn't stop the war Does anybody understand what all this fighting's for? It's in the name of god, oil or money Folks point at their neighbour, "you don't belong" Ask the same old question, "where are you really from?" Nothing like that matters to me and my friends Love is where we start, love's where we end A journey brings a thousand years of stories to the street Ragged, weary bones and hearts of hope longing to meet Anyone, just someone who will join with them to weep For something more than god, oil or money Folks point at their neighbour, "you don't belong" Ask the same old question, "where are you really from?" Nothing like that matters to me and my friends Love is where we start, love's where we end
2.
Fayaway 02:57
Fayaway, fayaway How can I resist your charms? Fayaway, I gotta sail away Far from your loving arms I had never heard your name until all hope was gone Now I'll never be the same, but I can't carry on I'm missing your embrace and the poetry of your smile I'll swim a thousand miles for Fayaway, fayaway How can I resist your charms? Fayaway, I gotta sail away Far from your loving arms Across the waves on a [?], losing the storm behind There's a tempest waiting in my head since we ran out of time And I'm missing your embrace, the poetry of your smile I'll swim a thousand miles for Fayaway, fayaway How can I resist your charms? Fayaway, I gotta sail away Far from your loving arms
3.
Glitterlung 03:56
I recognised a face there in the crowd tears behind a veil A laugh inside a sigh The echo of a thousand hearts forlorn Wind without a sail Or is it applause, is it mine? I know that I am sick But I'll be fine I'm always fine It's just a case of glitterlung this time We built these diamond castles just to hide behind but only ever wanted to be free When I arrived here lost, I found my home Thanks to you ,there's nothing left to see I know that I am sick But I'll be fine I'm always fine It's just a case of glitterlung this time The whole point was we didn't care what dawn would bring What on earth made you think we'd want to see the sun? We'd rather die of glitterlung Sometimes these days I find it hard to breathe I bare my soul before I ask your name The air is thick with stars flung from my hand Turn up all the lights and let me shine I know that I am sick But I'll be fine I'm always fine It's just a case of glitterlung I know that I am sick But I'll be fine I'm always fine It's just a case of glitterlung I know that I am sick But I'll be fine We'll all be fine It's just a case of glitterlung this time What on earth made you think we'd want to see the sun? We'd rather die of glitterlung
4.
Back To You 04:49
I’ve got to find my way back down this lonely road The night advances much too quickly now We have to try and save what time can still erode A mountaineer is hanging by a vow The lamps have been extinguished since there’s no-one left to guide The one who jumps still has the finest view If I manage to escape from here I’ll never leave your side I’ve got to find my way back to you Like a wise man knows just how foolish he’s been The strangest things I’ve learned about I’ve never really seen This morning was a nightmare while tonight is still a dream I’ve got to find my way back to you The maps were all made into kites and soaked in paraffin Then launched ablaze together from the park It was such a great idea the trouble we were in didn’t seem apparent til it was dark When I see you baby I’ll just trip into your eyes And fall head over heels inside the blue You always were the one who would see right through this disguise I’ve got to find my way back to you Like a wise man knows just how foolish he’s been The strangest things I’ve learned about I’ve never really seen This morning was a nightmare while tonight is still a dream I’ve got to find my way back to you
5.
Oh Susie Sidewinder you got me grinning like a Cheshire cat how come the blues just never find ya I’d give my finest week for one day like that Down by Susie’s casino I’m dreaming of beautiful things Puppets take control of their masters People wrestle power from kings Alarm bells force a rude awakening The valley is becoming a lake Down by ole Susie’s casino My final gamble I start to make Oh Susie Sidewinder you got me grinning like a Cheshire cat how come the blues just never find ya I’d give my finest week for one day like that The dam has bust it’s secrets wide open Writing every chapter anew All our dreams are now underwater The water is a horrible stew Just when I think it’s over Susie floats right by on the lake she’s riding on a one armed bandito spitting silver coins in her wake Oh Susie Sidewinder you got me grinning like a Cheshire cat how come the blues just never find ya I’d give my finest week for one day like that
6.
Sundance Kid 04:20
On a night like this when the sky is balmy black and the light from distant suns rushes our way I want you near And you said you want me back This time you have my word I’m gonna stay Creeping down the kitchen hall Running down the track Climbing up the cedar by your window Gazing at you then I’ll drink it in The night is done, let’s change the scene Baby come and roll round in the cornfield Let me taste your wine I know your papa hates me and your mama wants to blame me but tonight we have each other I’m the sundance kid I keep that red hot letter you wrote with ruby blood inside this tattered jacket with this knife My heart explodes when you open like a bud So I’ve come back home to crash into your life Stealing to the waterfall Tangled up again Feel the water sluicing down your chest Holding you close And calling out your name Until we run away I’ll never rest Baby come and roll round in the cornfield Let me taste your wine I know your papa hates me and your mama wants to blame me but tonight we have each other I’m the sundance kid
7.
Everybody's got their way of living Well, I've got mine Everybody's gotta way of giving And taking their time I'm living like a pilgrim But having a good time, oh yeah Walking through the motions Just spreading emotions I'm living like a pilgrim From place to place a different face Taking things for granted But learning with life Ain't no time to rest I've got to do my best But I gotta move on fast Ain't no time to kill 'Cause life is passing right on the top of that hill So you gotta put your boots on and start hiking Cause life is like a lightning Shines on bright and strikes on fast Sometimes it may be frightening But you gotta react I'm sick of walking into people who may say they are your friends Suckin' up all your energy For their own benefit Well whatever you do you know you gotta do good to yourself Before you can even start talking 'bout somebody else Give yourself some time don't be blind by taking up things you might regret Well ain’t no time to rest I’ve got to do my best But I gotta move on fast Ain’t no time to kill Cause life is passing right on top of that hill So you gotta put your boots on So you gotta put your boots on So you gotta put your boots on and start hiking…
8.
Worries 04:57
If I’m dragging my heels today More downtrodden than I usually seem My boots are stuck in the mire and I’m done with working somebody elses dream "Got to have it all " They said "Never drop the ball" They said How’d ya get out of your head? When it’s shouting I got all the worries in the world I got all the worries in the world This life’s an oyster with no pearl And all the worries in the world There’s a goon in a white lie suit radio screaming our problems have hardly begun The Queen’s drunk on rotten fruit While the moon dies weeping in the arms of the sun They’ll know when.you’re asleep my friend They’ll know when you’re awake again And you’re the one that’s telling them I got all the worries in the world I got all the worries in the world This life’s an oyster with no pearl And all the worries in the world We are not alone tonight We won’t go without a fight Forget the lies they’re telling you Let’s build something new We’ve got all the worries in the world We’ve got all the worries in the world We stand together, flag unfurled with all the worries in the world I got all the worries in the world I got all the worries in the world This life’s an oyster and you’re the pearl With all the worries in the world
9.
The only thing that passes here is time Baking in the heat Shadows on the run Chasing the horizon down the line The only thing that passes here is time Don't go weaving me too deep into your dreams Your chequered counterpane will never feel the same If you watch my world through eyeglasses of green You have woven me too deep into your dreams The moon is swollen and staring Drowning in a slingshot of stars And you are a whole hemisphere away I am past caring Burying those memories of ours It's high time someone new was led astray A promise that you knew I couldn't keep We built a world of lies for someone else's sake Sailed ten thousand miles so I could break A promise that you knew I couldn't keep The moon is swollen and staring Drowning in a slingshot of stars And you are a whole hemisphere away I am past caring Burying those memories of ours It's high time someone new was led astray What do you say? Oh, Don't you go forgetting that I'm gone 'cause I will haunt your dreams 'til the dawn that never comes From the bottom of the silent Serpentine Where the only thing that passes the only thing that passes the only thing that passes here is time
10.
This taxi driver doesn't pass the Turing test Someone pulled the power out on Bracey The city reeks of diesel and the dregs of deceit Whoever ordered cleaning up the mess? I know that I am sick but I'll be fine I'm always fine
11.
Luna Park 03:12
Yeah yeah yeah! I won't be here tomorrow My heart was full of joy Then you went and sold me sorrow Why why why do I feel so goddamn hollow? Was I ever really there at all? Luna park's so close We've got to make the most of the years we have left on the world Drop a penny in the tin To absolve your sin You can still sail that ship When an ill wind blows Yeah yeah yeah! Bring the lost and the forgotten then emperor is dancing but his heart inside is rotten So bye bye bye Gone with every gain ill-gotten I was never really there at all Luna park's so close We've got to make the most of the years we have left on the world Drop a penny in the tin To absolve your sin You can still sail that ship When an ill wind blows
12.
Me and you we've been accused of living fast and hard Apart from those who've done us wrong We hold our friends in high regard If you're living in a castle You've got the same amount of luck As someone who is living In the back of a truck Staying on this side of the dirt Staying on this side of the dirt Help me reach the finish line without getting hurt Staying on this side of the dirt Oh, we're having fun Won't be done for a long long time If you wanna lose me You're gonna lose me over time Oh, I know who's on my side And it's a special few Running the party now on a skeleton crew Well, we'll see how we do Staying on this side of the dirt Staying on this side of the dirt Help me reach the finish line without getting hurt Staying on this side of the dirt We're not gonna pay any bills We lost it all in William Hill Even though we've had the starter, main and dessert We're staying on this side of the dirt They say you're never on your own But it's always a lie You're always alone Always alone Staying on this side of the dirt Staying on this side of the dirt Help me reach the finish line without getting hurt Staying on this side of the dirt We're not gonna pay any bills We lost it all in William Hill Even though we've had the starter, main and dessert We're staying on this side We're staying on this side We're staying on this side of the dirt

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The third studio album from Tankus the Henge - Luna Park! takes you on a strange metaphorical journey from a hopeless city to the utopian "Luna Park" where anything and everything goes. Most importantly there, music venues still exist. Recommend playing in release order.

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released December 4, 2020

Programming, Production and mixing by Gethin Pearson. Engineered by Gethin Pearson and Owain Fleetwood Jenkins. Recorded at Studiowz from 13th - 15th October & 2nd - 19th December in 2019. Mixed in the ba$€ment of sonic architecture. Mastered by Robin Schmidt.
Strings arranged and programmed by Tom Sinnett (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

Album art by Adelle Gough (Green Bow Tie Works)

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Tankus the Henge London, UK

A genre bending, never ending, furious & joyous force. On the road most of the time, defined by movement, groove and adventure, Tankus the Henge have been making and breaking their own rules for a while now.
Originally based around the songwriting of Jaz Delorean and inspired by the hard graft ethics of an early 20th Century travelling show, they will often play upwards of one hundred gigs a year
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