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The Language of Curiosity

by Starlite & Campbell

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1.
Distant Land 04:01
I’ve been run down in the fields, do you know just how that feels But I think that there’s a God and that’s the truth Having laid my son to rest, I don’t know which way is best But I am sure we’ll find some happiness at least There is fighting in the street, with the children at our feet Surely now it’s time we found a better way We don’t have a place to go but the only thing I know is it won’t be here but in a distant land Trying to find a way through To a certain future Love is all that matters now, to us Won’t the world embrace us With a certain future Love is all that matters now, to us Well I know my quest is right and I’ll never see the light Like the 30000 souls who’ve gone before me Got some money in my hand and am goin’ to make a stand Against a destiny of fear and certain heartbreak Though we’re trying to count the cost and I know the war is lost All we have is a sea of human fucking heartbreak We don’t have a place to go and the only thing I know As it won’t be here, but in a distant land
2.
Gaslight 03:46 video
Gas light telling me lies Selling your lies on me Gas light telling me lies Getting your highs on me You’re a fake news filibuster Now I’m micro-dosing on air The Great Pretender - a Starke affair A knight without a horse - rides on and on and on Woo hoo hoo hoo hoo You’re a gangster talking glory A front-page headline story You pick your moment, a coup d’etas The revolution drags on and on Woo hoo hoo hoo hoo You’re a paranoid invasion A renegade machine Trade in cigarettes and coffee cream The revolution goes on and on and on
3.
I had a dream I had a crazy dream You were here and we were lost along the way Passed a sign that told me not to wait Hugged a stranger in a neon-lit café Hooked a ride with a billionaire cowboy Skinny thighs in a trashy magazine Don’t deny, you can take it or leave it, the language of curiosity I had a dream, I had a crazy dream You were here and we were lost along the way Passed a sign that told me to escape Hugged a stranger with a secret on his face Hooked a ride with a billionaire cowboy Mini prize in a dirty cash machine Don’t deny, you can take it or leave it, the language of curiosity Don’t look back, throw it away Don’t look back, throw it away You can have it all, have it all... I had a dream, I had a crazy dream You were here and we were lost along the way Passed a sign that told me it’s too late Hugged a stranger in a neon lit cafe Hooked a ride with a billionaire cowboy Skinny thighs in a trashy magazine Don’t deny, you can take it or leave it, the language of curiosity Just to know you, found you For a moment, in time Came from nothing, everything Just to know you, this time
4.
Bad Sign 04:32
It’s a bad sign, You went straight in for the money Sad sign, ‘fore you knew the heart of me Your advice now, You went straight in for the money Providing there was no guarantee Spreading the word - don’t come for free You pay the man - bring it home for me I like your vibe - let’s stay in touch Pluggin’ away ‘till you’ve sold enough Must be unique - a rising star Ain’t just about the music part Making a scene - selling a dream Playing a gig - doesn’t come free You gotta make - somethin’ outta me I like your vibe - let’s stay in touch Pulling a crowd - when you’re big enough Making it up - as you go along Ain't just about that perfect song Making a scene - selling a dream Imagine. Change my name to a headline Set me up for a lifetime, shiny photograph cover story Imagine. Change my name to a goldmine Set me up for the big time, shiny photograph cover story It’s a bad sign, you went straight in for the money A sad sign, ‘fore you knew the heart of me Your advice now, you went straight in for the money A sad sign, ‘fore you knew the heart of me Your advice now, you went straight in for the money A bad sign, ‘fore you knew the heart of m
5.
Take time to grow old There’s no need to fade away, don’t give up they always say, before you're gone Take time to grow old Don’t fall back on yesterday, no regrets they always say, before you're gone Take Time to Grow Old Find yourself a mystery; a sword that has never been found Burn some Kaufman rubber on the road where the king can be found How long will it take, how long How long, is up to you Twist the cap of alchemy; a canyon with Henry around Feel the scent of destiny when you trip over the line How long will it take, how long How long, is up to you Na, na-na na, na-na, na-na Ahhhh
6.
Said So 05:34
Didn't look back to see the pain in your tears, because you said so Living the dream isn't all that it seems, we’re on a go slow Driving around to find some desolate ground, because he said so Minding my own and now I’m dancing alone, we’re in a no-go I know what it is and you know how to get it Like a setting sun The high and the low is the only way to go because they said so Flying so high; you’re never gonna die because you know so The spoon and the lighter makes everything tighter we’re so bo-ho You know that’s it’s right; every single night we’re going down low I know what it is and I know how to get it Like a setting sun
7.
It ain’t right It ain’t natural It ain’t right It ain’t natural Didn’t give my permission You don’t have the right You created division In the songs the south were singing ‘bout late at night You can call it tradition; a colour sublime And I make no apology ‘Cos you’re not stopping me, you’re not stopping me Didn’t give my permission You don’t have the right Twisted judicial system - and I don’t know that - you want the best for me, right Without fear or compassion A burnt appetite And I make no apology Cos you’re not stopping me, you’re not stopping me
8.
Kickin’ up on a Saturday night, you said life ain't easy Dancing in and looking so right, you're trying to please me I’m in love, don't forget it I still want you, I might live to regret it I’m stone cold crazy ‘bout the love that you give One touch in the back of my mind, rich and sleazy Out cold and feeling you might try an’ appease me Smell leather in the back of the car, come and squeeze me In the morning, breakfast at 10, please believe me.
9.
I wrote you letters, parchment to hold You brought suspicion, or so I am told Love is a picture, to paint and to see Lay it out on me Walk in the forest, there’s nothing to fear I am so right, when you are so near Love is an anger, a sign, a decree Lay it out on me Walk through the water, just in and not on Swim in the ocean, bask in the sun I gave you my all, your love is my plea Lay it out on me
10.
Ride on cowboy, Ride on cowboy It don’t mean a thing, and it don’t cost a thing a thing Ride on cowboy There’s nothing left to lose, Got nothing left to prove Ride on cowboy Just because I’m on my own, it’s a risky business Got the tinder and the match - if the feeling’s right I’m not looking for a dream - there’s no need to fake it Let’s all be free tonight You won’t need a thing, you won’t feel a thing this time You won’t need a thing, you’ll feel everything as he’s taking you down Just because I’m on my own, it’s a risky business There’s no point in looking back - gonna make it right! I’m not looking for a dream - there’s no need to fake it Let’s all be free tonight You won’t need a thing, you won’t feel a thing this time You won’t need a thing, you’ll feel everything as he’s taking you down

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released November 5, 2021

Suzy Starlite: bass guitars, Philips Philicorder, Grotian Steinbeg piano, mellotron, percussion & vocals | Simon Campbell: guitars, Sequential Tempest, MOOG Minitaur, theremin & E1-M guitar, percussion & vocals.

Featuring: Steve Gibson: drums & percussion | Jonny Henderson: Hammond B3 organ, Vox Continental, Hohner Clavinet, Bechstein grand piano and Wurlitzer electric piano | Gabriele Del Vecchio: Yamaha and Grotian Steinbeg pianos, Wurlitzer electric piano and Hammond M100 organ | Maria Saalfeld Reis: Castanets

Production and engineering: Simon Campbell | Assistant producer/engineer: Suzy Starlite | Music and lyrics: Suzy Starlite & Simon Campbell | Recorded at Supertone Records studio in Valencia, Spain; Thören, Germany; Samora Correia, Portugal and Rockfield Studios, Wales | Lacquer cutting: Miles Showell, Abbey Road Studios, London, England | Mastering: Jon Astley, Close to the Edge Mastering, London, England | Photography: Sandra Ventura and Stuart Bebb | Graphic design: Barry Kinder

℗© 2021 Supertone Records, London, England

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Artists and full-time musicians husband and wife Suzy Starlite & Simon Campbell are storytellers in music: recording, writing, producing in their own analogue studio and love vinyl.

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