Snowdonia EP

by Mechanical Owl

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This EP was recorded in 2007.

"Electro-impressionistic ideas wrapped in a comfortable familiarity in guitars and drums with the odd fancy effect. A wonderful EP that deserves praise. 5/5"

- Leeds Music Scene


"Each song sounds well-crafted but familiar, poppy yet unique. Dangerously good."

- Sandman Magazine


"Smile inducing, strong and melancholic"

- Amelia's Magazine

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released November 1, 2007

Instruments and Vocals - Mike Payne

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Mechanical Owl UK

Nocturnal recordings of Mike Payne.

LIVE BAND:
Mike Payne, Meirion Alan Ginsberg, Andy Garside, Theston Jones

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Track Name: Brittle II
These bone dry bones will crumble if you try to pick them up,
In a sheep's skull an insect with a headache tries to eat what the crows left,
And you will panic at the time,
But it will seem familiar soon,
Rain rivers flow through your kitchen cupboards,
Stray dogs on the roofs of cars like sirens,
And it will be frightening at the time,
But it will be familiar soon.

Beg for your life if you think your knees can take the strain,
Wave your white flag in the air if you want to,
And it will seem pathetic at the time,
But it will be familiar soon.
Track Name: Snowdonia
You spend days on the little things,
But it's the little things that we like,
I want to walk through Snowdonia with you,
And I will help you up any rocks that are too big,

We are the whole split in two again,
Just like we were when we hadn't met yet,
I will be waiting when you get back,
It will be well worth the wait.
Track Name: Row your boat
We climb to the tops,
Of trees and watch,
Bricks and mortar,
Get sealed up in water,
We swam for a week,
Wrinkled hands and feet,
Let's collect thunder,
Before we go under.

We can't row away from this waterfall,
We can't row away.
Track Name: Make it last
Tie them up,
Sit them down,
In a line,
To watch the news,
Let them talk,
Let them talk,
In a minute they'll just give up.

Make it last,
Make it last,
Until we are far away,

Make it last,
Make it last,
Until we are far away,
Then let it burn.
Track Name: Our loss, their gain
I just noticed,
I love the way you dance these days,
With your arms flailing,
And your shoes scraping,
It takes practice,
But you can look good in the rain,
With your hair soaking.

Our loss, their gain,
And it won't be the same,

"Oh calm down, the world's still spinning around",
They say, with their fingers in their ears,
But it won't be you who's left picking up the pieces,
You'll leave that to your Children,
You'll leave that to your Children.
Track Name: Gravel grain
We climbed up the mountain,
But the summit was covered in cloud,

And these shoes are so thin that I can feel every single last gravel grain,
I hope that it does not start to rain again,
I hope that it does not start to rain again.

Unwanted thoughts are creeping,
When even Radio 4 can't get rid of them,

And the view seems pointless without you,
I may as well be watching it on television.

And these shoes are so thin that I can feel every single last gravel grain,
I hope that it does not start to rain again,
I hope that it does not start to rain again.