In Love With The Dudley Corporation

by The Dudley Corporation

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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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Track Name: Colossus
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
Track Name: What A Human Does
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
Track Name: New Song For You
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
Track Name: Painting Futures Red
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
Track Name: A.M.
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...
Track Name: To Angels And Dead Friends
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
Track Name: Glance
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
Track Name: (h)our Islands
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
Track Name: Blessed Are The Strong
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
Track Name: Maybe I...
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
Track Name: The Auld Fairy
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
Track Name: Count Me In
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
Track Name: A Minor Thing
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
Track Name: When You Wake Up
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...
Track Name: Spork (Japanese bonus track)
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'?