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No Bells Left To Chime (live at Bad Bonn, D​ü​dingen, May 2016)

from Our Ears Are In Excellent Condition by Merz

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From the album Moi et Mon Camion


There’s always some damn dog barking somewhere
Those creatures are no neighbour’s best friend
And the television aerials stand up like stalks on a lake

The kids start up their cars with a roar
And drive down the street ‘til three in the morn’
The world’s full of opportunity when will they ever learn

The TV once portal now mirror
All the merchants of doom on the news overload
The canal is lined with fishermen chattering into cell phones

These houses expand like concertinas
Wheezing out a one-key tune
If you go off the beaten track you will always come back with a story

I’m going off the beaten track; somewhere out there is my story

No kind open arms just disorderly brides
No chewing of the fat just a few brief lines
I could walk for miles and find no bells left to chime
And the sky is a Tupperware grey
The morning offers no welcome just grey
It’s hard to find things sensual on just another UK day

If you park in the wrong place you start a war
Come back home find a note through your door
The walls back on to walls and roads and the roads join up with roads

The walls back on to walls and roads and the roads join up with roads.


from Our Ears Are In Excellent Condition, released March 12, 2017
Lyric & melody written by Conrad Lambert


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Merz UK

Merz is an English musician, singer and songwriter who, since 1999, has released six albums and a bunch of EP's via Epic Records, Gronland Records, Accidental Records & Dampfzentrale Bern. His music is an eclectic construct of electronics, psych-folk and experimental-pop. ... more

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