In Love With The Dudley Corporation

by The Dudley Corporation

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02:40
i wanted to crawl into several new dawns with you i wanted to learn to paint you i wanted to live in your beautiful shapes and colours for minutes, hours, maybe even for days i wanted your eyes to oversee my graceless ways such a strange warm winter evening when the dog eared cat saved us and broke the silent battle we waged opened all my fears with your silence tore out my heart through a flesh wound for minutes, hours, maybe even for days i wanted your eyes to oversee my graceless ways
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the little reflexes in your eyes when you laugh the way your iris expands it takes a second for me to adjust and let the sound of your voice catch up with this sight and i'll try to take a million tears and make a million homes it's what a human does but what if the plans aren't good enough? and what if my arms aren't strong enough? and what if you see through my stupidity? i'll take the million years and i'll take a million tears and build us a home
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i wrote a lot of songs when i was alone scraping out shitty things from the bottom of my soul i thought i was eloquent, honest and a man but you came to me and threw me down i needed new language for you with a little dance on my heart you paused my world and washed out it's poisoned cup with a little wine from your soul you showed a thing or two to the angels that were waiting in line but i'm a little afraid of what you are all the things you've seen and all the things you'll need me to be but when i see you come into my room and fall out of your clothes the only thing i do is cry lay by your side, close my eyes and bite my tongue a devils breath on my lips and a chest full of fear ..... but you come to me and hold me up a new born baby with a heart full of love
4.
i've called a thousand times to hear your voice on a thousand nights and i've closed my eyes to see the shapes your lips make when you speak the words that you give to me when i'm sad i've watched them burst language at it's seams and brighten my darkness and make me brave i'll take you out we'll spiral and tangle and dance away the night and waltz the canal we'll go home exhausted and dream the rest of our lives together when you float into my thoughts you're like a princess with an angels kiss who dances around me and keeps me safe i'll take you out we'll go out
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(free) 01:24
it's one a.m. and i can't see straight how in the hell am i gonna get home? three a.m. and i'm falling off my stool how in the hell am i gonna get home? i dunno it's one for the road and another one for me one for my friends and one for my family hell you never know who i might meet in the street so i'll have one for them and another one for me how in the hell am i gonna get home? i dunno...
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is my soul elegant enough? is my heart eloquent enough? i want you to lay down and... seconds dissolve as veins fall from heaven and we make love to the things we're made of your skin tears at my nails your skirt slips at my hands as you open up to sin the spaces invaded by angels and dead friends crouching around our bed to look on and love with us
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(free) 02:34
we held our arms open for you we laughed out at nothing but we closed the lines, and now we're closing our hearts to hold the little memories we can in a record box, with all your wealth it was a long time to wait around, and we'd such a little time don't don't make me swear, don't make me swear this zombie outfit way too tight close your eyes and hold me tight this long engagment is weighing me down close me in and slow me down need to cut free need to cut something oh no oh no oh no there goes the last thing that was something did you want to run away? or did you want me to be the one to run there was nowhere left for you to hide there was something wrong, something died damn, don't make me swear the zombie outfit is way too tight but this last engagment was alright we were right, you're alright now we were right, you're alright now i owe you i owe you i owe you your downfall
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we came in from the cold and doused ourselves in oils we rose at dawn and sailed away we laughed we cried we closed our eyes to keep us warm we held the skies apart and tore down god and child in a language of curse and song and closed our sad hearts and eyes to keep us warm so lead me to your shore hold me under the water hold me asleep forever
9.
half my lifes been lost forever pleasing evil awful people i could stay for hours wait ing days for them to d side my future blessed are the strong whose wealth isn't well at all will we pull it down in time? filled out slips and blank expressions cut out hearts and tattoo'd kisses lead me away please lead me astray i could stay for hours wait ing days for them to d stroy my future
10.
02:39
maybe i favour the lowly side of men the place where evils a simpler thing to know let me hold on, let me explore a piece of the goodness that evades a man like me maybe i should've been resistant from the start, played around and try to mess with your heart maybe it stood to me as a 17 year old to do such a bad thing to the person i wanna love i want to rest with i want to live with i want to wake up with you and hold you close to my breast surprised at how i'm delirious with the scent of your breath and if i'm quick enough to your wine stained lips i'll kiss you before you wake up the places we reach when we should be asleep where the skin sheds away in the glare of an honest heart i wouldn't let me so what are you doing with me? i want to rest with i want to live with i want to wake up with you and hold you close to my breast surprised at how i'm delirious with the scent of your breath and if i'm quick enough to your wine stained lips i'll kiss you before you wake up the world tilts a shade to the way that you're leaning my heart opens up and you heal where i'm bleeding
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it's a dangerous thing i do when i dream of you i run out of room to do the things you want me to do to you outside your window i'll make your legs a little longer i'll make you see a little further i'll make your skin a little thicker i'll play god with you tonight from outside your window... and if it rains all night and if i need to pee i won't move
12.
03:18
your silhouette shakes as you reach into my lungs and pull out every breath as though it were my last so settle with me the menace that you are to my aching heart it's awful and sweet count me in so undress for me so i can see your grace and find myself a place to rest my tired head we'll stay up all night awake and entwined afraid but alive if this is love count me in moments claim a frown and if i don't make a sound then you might count me in
13.
if i was awake and if i wasn't afraid i'd hold you in my arms for real i'd hold you and sing i love you i say stupid things and i make a fool of myself but if you would ask me to dance i couldn't move cos i'm afraid i might sing i love you
14.
when you wake up, whats the first thing you see? is it me, or another possibility? cos when i wake up, the only think i want to do is take your hand and take a step into a world where everyone is big and strong, and made of gold, and won't get old where everyone wants a piece of me yadda yadda...
15.
theres a lotta life left in those eyes but every blessing is a curse as we grow older (every day) as we grow up (and face the world) innocence gets trampled underfoot and all the things we're told are true get thrown away (or swept aside) or left to rot (add to our waste) want to implode but i can't find the fuse want to see god but i have no beliefs if i close my eyes will i wake up ok if i pray to you would you scream out 'hooray'? in my weakness i'm a small child full of small hopes of some solace innocence (gets in the way) open wide (open your eyes) want to implode but i can't see the fuse want to see god but i have no beliefs if i close my eyes will i wake up ok if i pray to you wheres my 'hooray'?
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about

"In Love With..." is the 2nd LP by The Dudley Corporation. The line up for this one was Pat, Joss and Dudley. We managed to scrape into the charts with a single, and even had a fancy video made for us by Conor Ryan. Very well received on release, Hot Press even deeming it the 59th greatest record by an Irish band. Out of 60, probably.

The artwork is a drawing of Pats daughter, Eva, by Atsuo of Japanese band, Boris.

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released September 1, 2003

Recorded by Andy Miller to 2" tape in Chem 19, Hamilton, Scotland.

Ireland & UK release on Scientific Laboratories Records.
Japanese release on And Records July 2004.
US Release on Absolutely Kosher Records April 2005.
European vinyl release on Laterax Records August 2005.
Australian release on Wireless Records August 2006.

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The Dudley Corporation Dublin, Ireland

The Dudley Corporation are Joss, Mark and Dudley.

Dublin gents with 4 LPs under their decaying belts.

In brief, they play short rock songs with wit, verve, romance and booksmarts.

Their shows are notoriously frenzied, visceral and exciting affairs with one song careering into another or stopping on a sixpence, as they say in football parlance.

They are quite old.
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