AUGUST

by Adam Gatherer

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Oh hey look some songs I wrote.

AUGUST is a concept album in 8 parts about a young man who writes 8 songs in the month of August.

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released September 1, 2015

All tracks written and performed by Adam Gatherer.

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Adam Gatherer UK

Alternative, rock, synthy stuff and all that. Whatever I feel like making, really.

Sometimes I play in a band.

Pizza donations welcome.

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Track Name: Welcome Home
Where have you been?
This is your family.

Well, take a seat and
Have a drink my son
Five years is a very long time
Tell me what you've done
Your hair is long, your clothes are strange
Tell me why the change?
But don't forget where you come from
We'll be here all the same

Welcome home

Say hello to mother
It's been a very long time
And though no longer with you
I'm always on your mind

So say hello to mother
It's been a very long time
And though no longer with you
I'm always on your mind

Welcome home
Track Name: The Owls
I am the light-winged terror of the night
Gently I soar through dark and quiet night
The rodents screech and scream and shriek in fright
I've always got them well within my sight

Come flying over trees and through the sky
The weather's fine
It's clear tonight
We'll take you far as deep-set eyes can see
Brush through the leaves
And fly with me

We are the rodents of the Greatwood Park
We only come out to play in the dark
Around the owls we all fear for our lives
They make it hard for rodents to survive

Come flying over trees and through the sky
The weather's fine
It's clear tonight
We'll take you far as deep-set eyes can see
Brush through the leaves
And fly with me
Track Name: Helena
Helena lives in her own house
She's 25, young, single and free
She thinks that she's figured it out all out
In her garden there's a small lemon tree


Helena wakes in the morning
At 7:45 every day
Her alarm clock is much older than she is
She buys vintage junk online from eBay


Helena likes the museum
It's her favourite place in all of the town
She likes to go and look at the paintings
And the animals when she's feeling down


Helena wants to keep bees
But she doesn't know where she'll put the hive
She's thinking maybe down by tree
Between the onion and the heather and chive
Track Name: Best In Town
Hello friends, how you feeling tonight?
I've got a special offer, yeah you heard right
Already got a contact? He won't do.
Your guy knows a guy? Well I know two!
Household appliance? I'm a man of science!
Zoologically I could get you lions
Defiantly reliable service undeniable
Everything and anything you want; it's buyable

Best in town
No need to shop around
I can help you out
All you gotta do is shout
Cause I'm the best in town
No need to shop around
I can hook you up
With whatever you may want

So name your price! 'Cause I won't ask twice
10% off just for you 'cause I'm nice
Can I get you a drink or a bite to eat?
Why don't you sit down and rest your feet
You want evening shoes? is that one or two?
I'm selling a boat, do you canoe?
You want cigarettes and alcohol? You better bet I sell 'em all
Hydrogen and nitrogen and halogen and ethanol

[CHORUS]

I won't put you out of pocket
Don't ask me where I got it
The secret's safe with me
I shut the door then I lock it
Better not stress
You don't need to know
Trust me some things are
better left unknown.

[CHORUS]

Give a little moustache twirl
'cause I'm feeling Machiavellian
A DNA sample?
Terrestrial or alien?
Just for you, a real friend of mine
Anything at all
Any place any time
You bet your life I'm the man with the most
I got telescopes, stethoscopes, endoscopes and horoscopes
A hat for your cat, some homebrew beer
Just promise you won't follow me when I disappear.

[CHORUS]
Track Name: End of the Line
I've been waiting 40 minutes
On the London Euston line
Departure board says
It's leaving from platform 9
But my ticket says platform 8
And it's running 20 minutes late
And I really don't want to wait
And I'm getting irate

I've got a first class ticket
Do I really need to join a queue?
I travel a lot
And I know that this won't do
'Cause I'm over from the USA
And I'm only here for three more days
And you bet I'll remember your name
When I make a complaint

Well you know it ain't easy
Getting trains to run on time
Another dissatisfied customer
And I don't think I'll last the night
Only four more hours to go until
I get my peace of mind
I really feel like I'm pushing myself
To the end of the line

Can you tell me son,
Where are the diesel engine trains?
I've seen them here before
But I think the timetable's changed
I was born in 1945
Train spotting is a hobby of mine
It's about the only thing
Keeping me alive

Excuse me sir
I think that's someone's bag
I saw them leave
But I haven't seen them come back
Well that's unattended luggage, mate
So you'd better just stay away
And it's really really not my day
And I'm getting irate

Well you know it ain't easy
Getting trains to run on time
Another dissatisfied customer
And I don't think I'll last the night
Only four more hours to go until
I get my peace of mind
I really feel like I'm pushing myself
To the end of the line
Track Name: Banana Parrot
Mmm Banana Parrot won't you come on down?
From up upon your treetop, you're the talk of the town!
Everybody like to see you when you're flapping around,
Mmm Banana Parrot won't you take away my frown?

Banana Parrot

Float on down
Float on down
Float on down
Float on down

Banana Parrot

Mmm Banana Parrot won't you come on down?
From up upon your treetop, you're the talk of the town!
Everybody like to see you when you're flapping around,
Mmm Banana Parrot won't you take away my frown?

Banana Parrot
Track Name: The Battle of the Bees
Hello my friends, your attention please
Let me tell you all the story of The Battle of the Bees
It all began in 1983
When the Honeycomb Hitman killed the Honeycomb Queen

Treason paid for by the Leafcutter Clan
It sparked a revolution which was part of the plan
Whilst torturing the weak hitman
He gave up all their secrets and the plot became undone


It was a dispute for land, or so they say
But a wise fellow reckons there was more at play
These things aren't clear like night and day
The Honeycomb Heroes were the Honeycomb Knaves


Weak and broken, the Honeycomb Hive
Orders Leafcutter slaughter, leave none of them alive
We've got to strike first if we want to survive,
We've got to strike first if we want to survive


And so they lived to see another day
Leafcutters rescued by their burrowing ways
Justice served most swift and fair
The leafcutters leave their leafcutter lair


Up from the ground the leafcutters rise
To rebuild their kingdom and get on with their lives
A lesson learned about the honeycomb hive
They don't mess around when it comes to the fight

So my friends did my story please
Did you learn all about the battle of the bees
It all went down in 1983
Let us never forget the Honeycomb Queen
Track Name: la Fino
Bonan vesperon,
Bonan nokton.
Miaj amikoj,
Mi devas forlasi

Mi ne forgesas vin ...
Ni havis amuzon

Mi amas vin

Mi amas vin...