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The Captain's Lay

by The Dudley Corporation

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Circa 2013, we started working on demos for a 5th Corpo record. Best of intentions and all that, but turning into proper grown ups with kids, failing body parts etc., meant we never got to realise that album.

Always a shame and something we'd hoped to return to, but sure feck it. We were going back over the demos and reckon, hey, these aren't too shabby at all. That LP would have been a sure fire smash...

Intending to dust these off and release them over the next while as I go, but hope you like this. We were really hitting our doom/math/pop stride ;)



the water breaks, i can't believe, i won't believe
you'd look for me

at daylight comes the crushing pressure, a darkness
with a comfort, in it's clinical devestation,
it moves us on and on and

of what can you be afraid
if you can't even say
it's name out
i hope the day might still come
when you will be
safer from me

this town keeps pushing me north
it's west i found you,
what this city gives is awful lessons
in the art of leaving
there's nothing but blood
in the cracks and the slabs
the cracks and the slabs

the water breaks, i can't believe, i won't believe
you'd look for me
i hope that i don't disappoint
i hope that i can pull myself into your arms
and swim to shore
but something has a hold of me
something pulls me underneath and spills into my lungs
where the captains lay with you


released February 22, 2023
Made in the bedroom
Artwork from a Corpo t-shirt, designed by Kirstie!


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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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