Apes in Aeroplanes (EP)

by Marthas & Arthurs

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    This was our debut digital release, following the limited edition 7" single of Sally Started It All / Barberosophy.
    Please note that these are all different versions to those found on the album.

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released January 1, 2011

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Track Name: Clamour For A Fudge (EP version)
CLAMOUR FOR A FUDGE

There's a place I used to know
For the money men who watch their money grow
Never did much passing trade
So the place bled dry

They worked and they slaved and they hated their work
So they taxed and they shaved as their friends told them
Clamour for a fudge
Just because

Flip your pillow to the cold side
Comb the wreckage for the missing girl who died
So you joined the high speed chase
With a skinful of beer

They carved and they cleaved suffocated their dreams
And they tore and they patched as their phones
Clamoured for a fudge
No such luck

So the towel was soon thrown in
Full of holes and wearing thin
Could have made the perfect shroud
If you're not too proud

All the graves had been dug so we strutted our stuff
All the strips had been torn and the war lately won
And the meaning supplied and their relatives informed of the fudge
Nudge nudge

There's a place I used to know back before the war
Track Name: Sally Started It All (EP version)
SALLY STARTED IT ALL

I just heard that Sally's getting married
It's no good saying I told you
I told you so
She'll dazzle, she'll dazzle like a diamond
With her eyes a-shining
I told you so
And her hand on the knife on the day
She'll cut her wedding cake

This much I know
Oh Sally started it all
And if she could she would be here singing now

It's three years since we were singing only
I keep the things she showed me
Not face the other way
I bet you that she'd be mortified
Her handbag by her side saying 'how can that be?'
And now she works in TV
In Washington DC

This much I know
Oh Sally started it all
And if she could she would be here singing now

You know how bees die after they sting you
It was a little bit like that
So we dug a hole and moved the whole nest
And found another patch of tree

This much I know
Oh Sally started it all
And if she could she would be here singing
This much I know
Oh Sally started it all
And if she could she would be here singing now
Track Name: Counting The Colours Til Friday (EP version)
COUNTING THE COLOURS TIL FRIDAY

It's dangerous to go where the streets and jazz are free
It's dangerous to go looking for flowers there
I thought you should know you might fall apart
I thought you should know I already did
Fa fa so la te do
Fa fa thought you should know

Sometimes fall asleep at the wheel
Cos I'm counting the colours til Friday
You know how it must feel
To be counting the colours til Friday

Can you hear them scream for more more more
They live in each others' fists, they live in the undersky
If music was made for those the slowly blind
For those with two ears struggling to hear
They'll run out of time

Sometimes fall asleep at the wheel
Cos I'm counting the colours til Friday
You know how it must feel
To be counting the colours til Friday

Golden girl where did you learn
To tie your tongue like that?
And it's nobody's business to ask what they're itching
Hold on tight and face the front
And it's nobody's mess but yours that's sticking
Hold on tight and close your eyes

Sometimes fall asleep at the wheel
Cos I'm counting the colours til Friday
Track Name: Who Will Marry Me? Live (EP version)
WHO WILL MARRY ME?

So your moment came you were sitting on the loo
Thinking of the things you wished you had the balls to do
Your dark side was loud & clear deep down in the dumps
Picking over cracking bones and old breadcrumbs
Look at you you're just a joke with ketchup on your tie
Not to mention collars - they'd give the dead a fright
Your leather and your motorbikes won't help you know
But I've still got my poetry and you've lost your fake tan

And I see apes in the aeroplanes and fish in the trees
And when all is said and done who will marry me?

Meander here wander there just go as you please
That's no way to live your life as far as I can see
I thought I sent my form in to the powers that be
With your memory like a civet you probably sent a tree
I love the smell of morning in the morning when we rise
The market hates uncertainty so wake and hold on tight
Flat head, countersunk or just zinc-coated
I don't care just screw them all hard against the wall

And I see apes in the aeroplanes and fish in the trees
And when all is said and done who will marry me?

What the devil have you done to the jewel in your crown
I bought a bird of paradise I put my payment down
I wish upon the satellites as good as all the stars
I wish upon the city lights and pushing taxi cars
My family trees a sorry tale I tell it in the pub
Except there's no-one listening just coin-collecting cubs
Some years ago I fell to earth and landed in the woods
Maybe you are half a tree with only half your goods

And I see apes in the aeroplanes and fish in the trees
And when all is said and done who will marry me?