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​Newhome

This song is by Shriekback and appears on the Arista Records edition of the album Jam Science (1984).

Debts and obligations filled
The meal is cooked, the wine is chilled
All complete, decisions made
The guns are cocked, the traps are laid
Monuments in bricks and bone
Are built upon the words we own

Criss cross the words get lost
The airmail's missing and the lines are crossed

Medicine has been prescribed
For pounding hearts and frantic eyes
How much can one body take -
The concrete shoes the hungry lake
Doctors we have called in here
Should really have been engineers

Chitter chatter, paint brush spatter
All touch tongues and pass it on

Telling half truths and open lies
Leave me half blind and paralysed
Going half way to somewhere else
We're building up a new home

Telling half truths and open lies
Leave me half blind and paralysed
Going half way to somewhere else
We're building up a new home

'Planes are loaded, engines race
The 'chutes are packed though just in case
Tail to tail now down the road
The cargo moves by lorry load
At the quayside through the night
The boats block out the harbour lights

Chitter chatter, paint brush spatter
All touch tongues and pass it on
Telling half truths and open lies
Leave me half blind and paralysed
Going half way to somewhere else
We're building up a new home

Telling half truths and open lies
Leave me half blind and paralysed
Going half way to somewhere else
We're building up a new home

Telling half truths and open lies
Leave me half blind and paralysed
Going half way to somewhere else
We're building up a new home

Telling half truths and open lies
Leave me half blind and paralysed
Going half way to somewhere else
We're building up a new home

Building up a new home
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