The Band Called Out For More

by Gabby Young and Other Animals

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released November 6, 2012

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Gabby Young and Other Animals London, UK

Almost uncategorisable, Gabby’s unique perspective on the world around her is inspired as much by her singularly surreal imagination. Gabby Young and Other Animals offer a slew of stunningly beautiful, often haunting songs that are a genre bending explosion of gypsy folk, pop, rock, jazz, cabaret – and a whole lot more.

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Track Name: In Your Head
Doo – dah – dah – day – da- dow
They were watching you by the riverbed
You had something going on in your head
They were aware, they were aware
But trying really hard not to stare

COS IT’S IN YOUR HEAD
IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
AND IT WILL NEVER EVER COME TRUE
IT’S IN YOUR HEAD
IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
DON’T WORRY THEY WON’T GET YOU

You were fumbling about with your pen
Trying hard to avoid all the staring men
Your paranoia had taken over
If only you could run for cover

BUT IT’S IN YOUR HEAD
IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
AND IT WILL NEVER EVER COME TRUE
IT’S IN YOUR HEAD
IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
DON’T WORRY THEY WON’T GET YOU

You know what they said
They said you were odd
And you knew, and you knew it
But forget them I say
Just go outside and play
Get them out, out of your mind!

We were watching as you wandered round your room
You were dancing with a beautiful broom
But you were happy and it showed on your face
So they decided to close your case

CHORUS

Zow, zow, zow, zow, zow, zow
It’s just paranoia taking over

CHORUS
Track Name: Goldfish Bowl
Everything is very new here
I’m swimming in a goldfish bowl
I caught a glimpse of something unfamiliar
Then I ran in to my hole
Tinted windows all surround me
But it has got a certain feel
I might come out and look for a while
To see what I can see…

COS I’M IN MY GOLDFISH BOWL
AND I FEEL LIKE I’M LESS THAN WHOLE
SWIMMING IN MY GOLDFISH BOWL
AND IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE HOME
Oooooooh

Control’s no longer with me
I decided to let it be
The flow is much too slow
I won’t fall onto my knees… I hope
But there’s still a hidden meaning
Something lurking in the deep
It wakes me in the night
And visits me in my sleep

CHORUS
Ooooooh

One look takes me down
Takes me down a peg and breaks me
Leaves me on the floor and makes me
Get up again…

Broken glass is all around me
I am feeling rather limp
The table looks much too high
I need to get into the sink
Oh I am so very thirsty
And I can’t see beyond my feet
I don’t think I’m getting out of this one
Even if I cheat

CHORUS
Feel like home, it doesn’t feel like home
Ooooooh
Track Name: Walk Away
You told me “don’t be scared of being a failure”
You said “just cut your losses and run”
But when it’s up to you and their misbehaviour
It appears that you’re the only one
That never listens to your advice…

YOU’VE GOT TO WALK AWAY
YOU’VE GOT TO WALK AWAY
JUST UNDERSTAND THAT YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE
YOU’VE GOT TO WALK AWAY
YOU’VE GOT TO WALK AWAY
AND WE’LL BE RIGHT BEHIND YOU WHEN YOU’RE DONE

You thought that I wasn’t one of the others
But really I am just like you
I know that I can get what I want to
But I’ll fight and fight and fight until I’m through
And you were with me all the way

CHORUS

Cos we’re there, we’re there for you
Yes we’re there, we’ll always be there for you
And we’ll fight and we’ll preach we won’t let you get out of our reach
And we’ll fight for you and we’ll preach we won’t let you get out of our reach

BUT YOU’VE GOT TO WALK AWAY
MMs

So lets go back to the beginning
I always looked up to you every day
But if you carry on with no real meaning
Then please understand that I might stray
And look to others for advice


CHORUS
MMs
Track Name: Male Version Of Me
A broken bread of promises
Laid on my pillow
But you’re not like the other ones
You haven’t broken one yet
I can’t believe that I was in
The right place at the right time
And now it seems that I still am.

YOU’RE LIKE THE MALE VERSION OF ME
CAUGHT IN THIS STREAM OF CONTINIOUS SLEEP
AND I NEVER TAUGHT YOU BUT YOU HAPPEN TO BE
PERFECT FOR ME

And now it seems that I’m on a rollercoaster
But not alone
And I feel like I can take on that tree
I can climb to the top
I just need to be me
And you let me be
Like never before
I’ve never wanted this
I’ve never needed this
I’ve never felt this
Never believed this
Oh oh oh

CHORUS

Bridge – It’s a trampoline
That you placed under me
Ah oooh (everything happens for a reason)

CHORUS
Track Name: Open
I had a splinter in a horrible place
Once, once
I’m not going to tell anyone but you
And them, and them, and them

People say I say too much
Give away way too much
But I think that’s much better than…

BEING CLOSED
NEVER LETTING ANYONE GET INSIDE
THERE ARE MANY WONDERFUL PLACES TO HIDE
IF YOU OPEN UP YOUR HEART
OTHERWISE YOU’RE BEING COLD
AND THERE IS NOT A LOT OF LOVE IN THE FRIDGE
I FIND THE BEST WAY TO CLIMB EVERY BRIDGE
IS TO BE OPEN WITH YOUR HEART

Most people think that I have never been hurt
I have, I have
But that doesn’t mean that you should lock everyone out
And throw away the key

People say I say too much
Give away way too much
But I think that’s much better than…

CHORUS

I think we should all get along
Stop your looks and expectations
Every story is worth a song
So please keep giving me yours
OOH!

Ooooooh
So please open up your heart

CHORUS
So please open up your heart
Track Name: Clay Heart
Long to go
We’ve both got long to go
But we’ll get there in the end

I should have known
That I’d be twice as slow
In taking time to mend

I can remould this
Turn it back to a heart shaped heart
Bend and fold this
Smoothing over the sharp parts
My broken heart is
My broken heart is just clay

Leave it out
It will grow mouldy
And be chucked into the bin

Its best left there
We could recycle that bit
But I don’t think there is much to go on

CHORUS

Broken heart
I’ll save for you
I’ll save for you
Another piece…
Track Name: Neither The Beginning Nor The End
I’m a Grandfather Clock
I slow down everyday
Before the evening settles in
Then I wake up again
And when my time runs out
I’ll be stuck in a rut
Your power can’t revive me-
I will just stop

AND I WILL TICK
AND I WILL TOCK
AND I WILL STRIKE
WHEN I’M AT THE TOP
I’LL WAIT TILL YOU’RE SLEEPING THEN I’LL RING
I’LL SPIN ROUND AND ROUND BUT NOT MEAN A THING

I’m a solemn prayer
I will make you cry
And bend your knees and close your hands
Look up to the sky
I will make you think
There’ll be guilt in your smile
But they never refuse your hand
When you come to die

AND I WILL CHANT
AND YOU WILL SIGH
AND YES I’LL GRANT
AND YOU’LL KNOW WHY
YOU WON’T HEAR ME SPEAKING JUST FEEL MY BREATH
AND I’LL KNOW THAT YOU PAID YOUR RESPECTS

Don’t let me down now
Don’t let me down
Don’t leave me here
Standing out here like a clown

I will be myself
Won’t try to be you
But please don’t blame me
If it turns out to be true

Aah – Aah - Aaaah
Track Name: Horatio
This is the story of a man
Who took his life in his hands
I didn't know Horatio...
Cause and defence of the war between worlds
Didn’t stop him at all
Horatio, he didn’t have to go
-HORATIO-

They hadn’t noticed you weren’t there
They were too busy plotting
Someone else’s unawares
So every corner was your dungeon
And every shadow was your church

Horatio, is hiding his opinion
Never coming, never going…
He offered to
Stop breaking rules
But they said no no no Horatio…
HORATIO

Black metal pistols lined his path
They were haunting, they were knowing
So he couldn’t smile or laugh.
So when the panther learned to pounce
It was too late for his mouth

Horatio had the gallows
As his backdrop for years and years and years
He offered to
Stop breaking rules
But they said no no no Horatio…
They said no, no, no...
HORATIO

Now here lies Horatio
Who will take his place?
Track Name: Honey
You taste like honey
Do you mind if I call you Honey?
Cos that’s money enough for me

If this is an intruder
Then give him the front door key
And pass over all of my jewels

DO YOU CARE IF I KNOW YOU?
DO YOUR CARE IF I WANT TO?
I’M A DREAMER, BELIEVER
I’M A WANDERING STAR
DO YOU FALL LIKE THE FALLEN?
DO YOU NOTICE I’M FALLING?
WHY ARE YOU GOD IN THE MORNING?
BUT YOU’RE HADES AT NIGHT?

You’re inbetween us
Even though you are in us
And when I can see you I see light

You can carry my weight
Even standing on one leg
I am the anchor and you are the sand

I KNOW YOU CARE THAT I KNOW YOU
I KNOW YOU WANT ME TO WANT YOU
WE’RE BOTH DREAMERS, BELIEVERS
AND WE BOTH CAN GO FAR
ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIMING
AND LETTING IT LIE THERE
COS YOU’RE GOD IN THE MORNING
AND WE’RE HEAVEN AT NIGHT

Oooooooooh

I KNOW YOU CARE THAT I KNOW YOU
I KNOW YOU WANT ME TO WANT YOU
WE’RE BOTH DREAMERS, BELIEVERS
AND WE BOTH CAN GO FAR
ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIMING
AND LETTING IT LIE THERE
COS YOU’RE GOD IN THE MORNING
AND WE’RE HEAVEN AT NIGHT
Track Name: Segment
Wait in the shadows
And I’ll be right back
I know you weren’t expecting me
To look after you – or were you?
With fingers and thumbs
I’ll try and play the harder part
But be ready to cue me when I’m stuck

OOH…

Bring me my spade
And I’ll build us a world
Digging as fast as
My inner mole will let me - carry you
Hold on tightly and we’ll be there soon
But don’t forget that I might need a little help with this drive

SAVE ME A SEGMENT OF YOUR HEART
JUST A SMALL PIECE FOR ME X2

Take what you want and save me the last part…
I’m going out for a walk with your heart.
Just one little piece and then I can start
Save me a segment of your heart

SAVE ME A SEGMENT OF YOUR HEART
JUST A SMALL PIECE FOR ME

I didn’t know that I could be that strong
You give me super powers that I can cling on to-o-o
Track Name: The Answer's In The Question
As darkness pulls a curtain
That draws us into sleep
I’m filled with all that is uncertain
Between you and me

As dawn opens the morning
Reveals you at my side
There’s still so much I want to ask you
So much we hide

Like
WHAT WAS THAT SOUND
WHEN MY FEET TOUCHED THE GROUND?
WHAT HOLDS US TOGETHER
NOW THE THREADS HAVE UNWOUND?

THE ANSWER’S IN THE QUESTION YOU ASKED

You lost your voice last winter
But still I bend to strain
To catch the meanings in your whispers
To hear my name

CHORUS

Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah

THE ANSWER’S IN THE QUESTION YOU ASKED
Track Name: Curtain Call
I was the curtain on your final scene
And I was the colonel in your army
We were lovers in the bar that night
And you’ve never held my hand so tight

But I could tell by the skies
And the shape of your eyes
That you-o-o-o were over us

You led me back to the place we’d met
Where I fell over and got all wet
You didn’t speak but it was so loud
I guess you could see it when I frowned

That you had left your mark
And the outlook was dark
For you-o-o-o and me-e-e-e

Bah – bah – bah – bah- bah - baaaah

I was blinded by you
Refused to see the truth
I hold my hand up and I confess
I knew you loved me a little bit less
But I am always the last one to see
What’s right in front of me-e-e-e-e-e—e
Track Name: The Band Called Out For More
Oh, woe is me!
I can hardly see
Your face anymore
My memory has gone blank

But I remember your smile
And the way you danced, danced, danced
Until the band called out for more…

Aaaaaah

You danced till the clocks stopped
You danced till your mother had callen you from downstairs
You danced when the rain dropped
You danced most when you thought nobody else was there
You danced in the library
With your feet hushed slightly, no shoes for to wear

But the best time for flight was the end of the night
When we danced, danced, danced
Until the band called out for more…

Aaah

Danced, danced, danced
Until the band called out for more…

LA, LA, LA, LA , LA

Danced, danced, danced
Until the band called out for more