Call An Ambulance

by Big City

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Released on King Of Patio records, 2006
and for the UK on Naked Man Recordings, 2007
www.myspace.com/nakedmanrecordingsisthelaw

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released October 27, 2006

Grabado y mezclado en Zaragoza por Big City (Octubre - Diciembre 2005), y en El Puerto de Santa María por Paco Loco (Enero 2006). Masterizado por Carlos Hernández en Madrid en Abril 2006.


Música y Letra: Javier Vicente (excepto Life Has Just Begun Miguel Yrureta)


Big City:
Javier Vicente (voz, guitarras acústicas, guitarras eléctricas, piano, mellotrón, hammond, sintetizadores, rhodes, cuerdas, steel guitar, caja de ritmos, xilofón, samples, efectos)
Borja Lasala (sintetizadores, guitarras acústicas, piano, mellotrón, vibráfono, cuerdas)
Francho Pérez (batería, voz)
Hugo Lasala (guitarras eléctricas, banjo, guitarra nylon, efectos)
Miguel Yrureta (bajo, voz, mellotrón, cuerdas)


Diseño original: Jorge de Bautista & Big City


Call An Ambulance fue editado el 27 de Octubre de 2006 en King Of Patio.

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Track Name: Folk On
The walls outside are sweating dew,
bags of wry smiles are what we have.
We’re stuck inside, we’ve got
We’ve gotta get out of this place,
We must raise the roof
We will grab these days

Town trains look like toys
that might be your pride and joy
The river creeps on your way
Gently shuffling pigs on parade

There is a home
where nothing hurts,
twelve-string hearts chime,
and trumpeter girls,
they lead the path.
Don’t know where it’s at
sure it’s not here
so folks let’s go far, come on

Chances are you hear the whistle
Chances are you will not even listen
It dawned on me, it’s plain to
see that it’s grown by leaps and bounds
Folk on, catch your wave
Please don’t you be late

Town trains look like toys
that might be your pride and joy
The river creeps on your way
Gently shuffling pigs on parade

There is a home
where nothing hurts,
twelve-string hearts chime,
and trumpeter girls,
they lead the path.
Don’t know where it’s at
sure it’s not here
so folks let’s go further ‘n’ worry only about things that matter
And worry only about things that matter
Track Name: Ex-Snowman (single edit)
it’s 3 hundred thousand steps
from my door to yours, and I’m no wasp
but I can swoop and die just like bees do die,
you hang my boots outside
it’s this place I want to be

the need of you was the curse of this town
but an army of snow globes is on its way
they'll be hoisting flags of love just in case
you decide to blush
and melt the snow away

your everchanging eyes
no deadpan delivery
the tapestry of your smile
and him naming cats after stars
sideways on the sand
girl we can fall drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk

tambourine-wielding fencers wait
for you to say ‘let me see the whales’,
in your mouth half the air we need to sing along
did I tell your boy
i'm in love with his girl?

your everchanging eyes
no deadpan delivery
the tapestry of your smile
and him naming cats after stars
sideways on the sand
girl we can fall drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk

your everchanging eyes
no deadpan delivery
the tapestry of your smile
and him naming cats after stars
sideways on the sand
girl we can fall drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk
Track Name: Call An Ambulance
Mind you, she woke up.
She’d been
sleeping
for so long,
had to wipe the lice off her eyes.

Who’s gonna be so wide awake?
My hands are icy, it’s cold outside

Drive,
leave behind yourself
for the coast is always red.
Don’t let them con you,
don’t yawn, just drift away instead.
Go tell me that you’re
mad to live,
mad to be saved.
Where’s your funnel, dear?
is it there?

Oh dear headache,
sweet sweat.
They explode,
you stay home.
Tongue-tied flags,
this TV’s a bore

Who’s gonna be so wide awake?
My hands are icy, it’s cold outside

Lean out the window,
and jump, you’re
what’s missing in the air.
Screens that’d make you scream.
Tides you’d never have to swim.
Don’t shamble after
dolphins who know
how not to dance,
afraid of fireworks. Call
an ambulance.

Bees will turn on
sirens that sing.
Take off your slippers and
walk in.
Track Name: Polen
I know it´s winter
but it´s just like spring
and some kinda bitter drink
I know it´s now
but it´s just like spring in my heart

What can I say?
Can’t explain,
told you ‘bout that kind of bitter taste
I know it´s time I hope it´s time,
gonna take it away

I don’t need flowers nor green valleys,
growing rivers, don’t need them at all
They´re just the background of a portrait
I had of you

Don’t you find
words are smoke rings in our minds
Those leaves´ll fall
but now they´re full of color color

I´ll run run run,
smell the flowers while I can
see the skies above
One day you will be far away
till then stay in my world

Don’t you find
words are smoke rings in our minds
Those leaves´ll fall
but now they´re full of color color

Here she comes
It´s like breathing pollen
It´s the season coming
It´s like breathing pollen
It´s the season coming
It´s like breathing pollen
It´s the season coming
Track Name: Life Has Just Begun
Many fail
a few reach
the dead nude branches on the tree
you will be shocked to see

will you cross tomorrow's lane
or murder mother and child today
you can't understand life has just begun

tho’ you practise everyday
i know you'll never get your grade
before your very eyes
all the people that you care
are gonna fade and pass away

and you can't understand
life has just begun
Track Name: Wacky Races
The very same voice
in every documentary,
dodging these wacky races we’re in
It’s a disgrace,
Grace.
Minor, minor flaws,
It’s the don’t care era.
I caught you vainly attempting to
break your own underwater record,
Grandmas yelling at their dogs,
while I get the creeps and
ev’ryone’s getting married
Everyone I know
hell I get the creeps and
ev’ryone’s getting married
Everyone I know


The guys at the blood bank
told me this might happen again
we’ll all fall asleep at work, O.K.
It’s a disgrace,
Grace.
From the fountain pens
to the scary drunks,
All the way from those sly eyes,
packed beach resorts and back to the
wasted kids city
Oh my, who cares if
ev’ryone’s getting married
Everyone I know
how could I care
when ev’ryone says “Don’t worry”
Everyone I know
Track Name: Oh This Place's So Quiet (Parts I & II)
When she leaves
she’ll take your linen
when she goes
what will be left
to cover up your mittens’ holes

Still you do keep
carrying sheets
each time you go
each time you go see her
at her thousand homes

...

to get her take you to
down to the beach
both drowsily dangling
in a pale frail breeze,

to get her hurt you when
she cures you,
fumbling to tell her
“wish I wanted you”

expecting gentle tears,
soda waterfalls,
but she don’t give a fuck

outthere you
won’t read the signs
but oh this place’s so quiet
and to a peaceful riot
her scarf paves your ground
ground
ground

outthere trees bow down
down to the lane
whereas here she pours the sea
from your window frame

outthere crumbs won’t
let you sleep, woollen unselfishness
takes your hand

government keeps on lying
but oh this place’s so quiet
and to a peaceful riot
bitten nails and wavelengths beckon you
Track Name: New Milky Ways
“Need a ceiling to
tap my brains
and bang my head until
I see I’ll be happy
if I try hard enough”
she said

“Think I’ll go away completely,
disappear before
my ten fingers dye to blue”
she swore

“Entwined round this quiet
keepsake of yours I surrender
to my eyelashes
with pocket-sized kisses
you bring out when you need them”

A thousand open windows
late at night,
stretching lazily
see her toetips caressing the wind

Trembling height fright
at her feet
and chimney pots so high,
wishes me a happy new year
but she’s too shy

Wise men are born
with a hole in the chest
Violets are shrinking,
are you one of them?
Have you been running
in circles yet?
Well, either way...
masterplans were made to fail

“Need a ceiling to
tap my brains
and bang my head until
I see I’ll be happy
if I try hard enough”
she said.

She distills memories
thinking ‘bout tomorrow,
with sweetdreams and saltkisses
at last last last she’s sleeping
Track Name: Take Me Where It's Safe
Please take both my hands,
and from there to where it’s safe
Fearless now I can see
with closed eyes that I
miss you at the wheel
and on the passenger side

Let me write you a rocker
you can shout,
you can dance and jump to
let me kiss, let me move you,
let me cover you,
let yourself get surprised,
and as time stretches by
let me grow old by your side

Love is an ageless pride,
an “I’ll leave it all behind
for you”, babe you throw out sparks
with dazzling snaps,
light up my way
to you with a smile

Say yes and i will build you
a castle that will not ever fall down,
say “wait” and i will do till
the stars fall one by one,
and I’ll forever go
if you wish to say no
and you and me will never know
though I’ll keep meaning
each of these words
Track Name: All The Great Dictators
I showed up at last
but it’s way late now.
If now’s my turn to wait
I’ll do the best I can,

Air feels like driving home
home from holidays,
This rattle’s choking me
choking me to death

Cause I’ve seen
the longest jam ever,
some of the windshield drops
end as strangers

We’re tired of holding on
But we keep on holding on
And we’ll keep on holding
‘Cause we all know how this works

With my hand on my heart
With my knees on the ground
I’m sorry I let you down
I’m ashamed I let you down

But I’ve seen
the longest jam ever,
some of the windshield drops
end together

We’re tired of holding on
But we keep on holding on
And we’ll keep on holding
‘Cause we all know how this works

I’m tired of holding on
But I keep on holding on
Guess I’ll keep on holding
But I don’t know for how long
Track Name: The Official Sandcastle Building Bureau
Ain’t a thing
of the days with you
and the nights with her:
No, I just threw myself
on the bench

And all I see is dunes,
dunes and my feet,
well I guess dunes are fine,
they are fine with me,
they’re ok with me

been an asshole,
building castles,
to stomp on ‘em later

Girl believe
that I call your name
in this bed,
this desert they call bed
they call bed

No matter how I try,
‘cause nobody replies.
The phone’s too far away,
I’d have to leave this bed
some things I just won’t try,
‘cause nobody replies.
The phone’s too far away,
I’d have to leave this bed,
some things I cannot stand

been an asshole,
building castles,
to stomp on ‘em later

been an asshole,
building castles,
to stomp on ‘em later

This is it:
the fastest that it gets.
And all around
is sheets and no one else
no one else