where the monsters live

by Tim O'Connor

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released August 16, 2013

where the monsters live
Uileand Music vcbd053 2013

all songs written and performed by Tim O'Connor, with special guest Pat Beasty who plays Spoons on 'devil in the morning'

produced by TOC
recorded at Bywater Studios spring 2013
mixed and mastered at Uileand Music summer 2013

cover photography by Elle Grice
portrait photography by viceversarobbifotographia@aol.co.uk
cover design by MTD

the guitars tim plays on this recording are:
Taylor Fall Ltd Edition Cocobola GA
Taylor 414ce-Ltd Tasmanian Blackwood
Duesenberg Starplayer TV RW signature model
Duesenberg Starplayer TV standard

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Tim O'Connor Hull, UK

Tim O'Connor is an English Folk/Rock songwriter based in Yorkshire, UK, Performing & recording since the late Seventies, Tim has released a large catalogue of albums, 31 to date, available on his record label, Uilleand Music.

The Ant Farm Collective, formed in 2014:
Alan Drever-Smith - percussion
Simon Strauli - Bass & Guitar
Trish Silvester - Voice, Recorders
Tim O'Connor - Voice, Guitar & Keys
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Track Name: brambles wild
town fox following a railway line
leaving his set in the brambles wild
going to the country
going to see
every damn thing that a fox can be

he aint satisfied
in the brambles wild

no more living out of garbage cans
dodging cars
big city trams
going to the hedgerows
going to show
country cousins what a town fox knows

he aint satisfied
in the brambles wild

fat fox wonders where the railway goes
there aint no chickens here
crossing no roads
aint no tarmac under his feet
no maccy d's
no kfc

he aint satisfied
in the brambles wild

town fox swallowed by the blackest night
slowing right down feeling unseen eyes
knowing he's watched
there's a sense of threat
wherever he's going he's not there yet

he aint satisfied
in the brambles wild

sly fox catches a distant sound
and he's off and running to familiar ground
spry fox jumps up into the pen
and helps himself to a goose or ten

he aint satisfied
in the brambles wild

blood lusts rage 'til the slaughter is done
here comes the farmer’s wife with a gun
town fox used to being left alone
is shot down dead
far from home

he aint satisfied
in the brambles wild

he aint satisfied
in the brambles wild
Track Name: monkeys with guns
he's the true blue, brand new, suited guru
he could walk on water
if you wanted him to
he is the genuine item
he has refuted juju
so it's out with the old ways
and in with the new

and as we stand stock still dumbfounded
by all he arrogantly does
he will drown us out with soundbites
give us circuses and crumbs
while standing right behind him he'll have
monkeys with guns
too late we shall see what he's done
'cause standing there behind him he'll have
monkeys with guns
monkeys with guns
he's got monkeys with guns

he is the definitive edition
polished smoothe
an intimate pollution of an unpleasant truth
the final distillation
of poster pinup fools
with the ultimate solution
for all the appellant refuse

and as we stand stock still dumbfounded
by all he arrogantly does
he will drown us out with soundbites
give us circuses and crumbs
while standing right behind him he'll have
monkeys with guns
too late we shall see what he's done
'cause standing there behind him he'll have
monkeys with guns
monkeys with guns
he's got monkeys with guns

he is the architect incarnate
of all the misery that comes
from policy that mandates
monkeys with guns

he is the penultimate seducer
the push before the fall
a gilded invitation
for all those easily enthralled
he is the con who chaulks the marks
with the quikest deadly draw
the perfect imitaion
of all those idols you exalt

and as we stand stock still dumbfounded
by all he arrogantly does
he will drown us out with soundbites
give us circuses and crumbs
while standing right behind him he'll have
monkeys with guns
too late we shall see what he's done
'cause standing there behind him he'll have
monkeys with guns
monkeys with guns
he's got monkeys with guns

and one day
we will all have succumbed
standing there beside him we are
monkeys with guns
monkeys with guns
we're just monkeys with guns
Track Name: green and pleasant land
you stand as you deliver
all the choices that you bring
and ask that we consider
your resort to base instinct
to kick the cripples crutch away
just to see if he can stand
rip hospitals to shreads and claim

we're as pleased as punch to have
a future for our children
in this green and pleasant land

you roll your sleeves up to play the part
of a working every man
to decieve naive and simple hearts
and to swindle englishmen
turned against eachother
like rabid nazis
knives in hand
deploying riot police you'll utter

we're as pleased as punch to have
a future for our children
in this green and pleasant land

you talk of equal rights enshrined
and of the humanity of law
well ask the irish, welsh and the scotsman
what parliament has done before
it demonises thinkers
who's choices spin doctors brand
unpatriotic while they simper

we're as pleased as punch to have
a future for our children
in this green and pleasant land

well the pendulum is still swinging
your credibility has grown thin
i can almost hear the bleating
of all your scapegoats in the wings
when we rise up
rise up and stand our ground
and with steady voice and hand
take back our country
and shout out loud

we're as pleased as punch to have
a future for our children
in this green and pleasant land
a future for all our children
in this green and pleasant land