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And Those Who Were Seen Dancing

by Tess Parks

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1.
WOW 05:01
Hey babe I know  You've been working hard Let's take a holiday Just you and me There are better days Heard someone say And that’s the price you pay  For all that nothin hey hey hey all right Alright alright alright Alright alright alright Thought to worse times When nothing was all mine And wondered why I had to think at all Hey  God damn.... Wow!! I’m so in love!! Let’s keep this going All right Alright alright alright Alright alright alright Alright alright alright Right here I go No one to know now no one to know Here I go No one to know now no one to know All right
2.
I got something to say That will hurt you in time And you won’t want to see me anymore All my good love’s burned up Little sister’s little face etched in my mind when i know I’ve been bad Puts me in my place  Says be a strong girl now A good friend of mine once said You must be dead you must be dead  And I don’t know one good lesson yet I forgive you I forgive you Heaven as deep as a well I’ll see you there Right in hell I’ll give you hope where you can’t find it Pushed me down and took my face I decided to take a walk with you And found that you feel nothing too Hometown just a distant dream and  Everyone looks like a tombstone to me Yeah everyone looks like a tombstone to me
3.
He’s a nothing man But he does the best that he can Takes me to the promised land  Get me out of here Known about him for a fair few years Hearts are made of bone Tonight you’re sleeping alone We’ll kiss again between the bars  Get me out of here Get me out of here  Looking right at ya don’t say a word You oughta shake your world You oughta shake your world You oughta love every face that you meet Let the unsung hero speak  Get me out of here Get me out of here Get me out of here Get me out of here You oughta shake your world You oughta shake your world
4.
Well the nights are getting longer Think it’s time to get my head out of sand And all I wanted was a home now And I was shown a promised land Hey hey It was a slow and stubborn get away Thought I’d at least get a little shake And maybe I could have been the one And if I was I got a little taste Hey hey And if I was I got a little taste Well the nights are getting longer Think it’s time to get my head out of sand And all I wanted was a home now And I was shown a promised land And all I wanted was a home now And I was shown a promised land Hey hey Hey hey
5.
A group of a thousand years A millenium An urge to do something inadvisable imaginary and therefor disappointing Leave abruptly Ensorcelled by dregs Stupid start again Set free an older sister Uprooted from their natural social environment It’s the harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something Your funeral rites Tears Outside or beyond the physical world The extravagant boasting of today Travel From place to place Selling small items Clearly expressed Bad tempered Be a warning of a happy misty fog growing Great sorrow Shining brightly In the sky The clear sky Hot and glowing Yellow glowing Stain a hand or a sword With blood Crimson in colour A song A learned person A preacher The wild hatred of marriage A bird’s wishbone A merrythought An execution carried out by drowning Able or ready to do anything making or requiring atonement A person who owns something You see things Predict events of the future resurrection man Leave our burial grounds alone The human body A hallow bone medicine man Keep a sick person’s soul safe while they are sick And proud And overbearing An inhabitant of the earth A heavy drinker A prude A killjoy A beautiful young woman Intense or impassioned Extremely deep A song celebrating a wedding Tear to pieces A short simple song With a refrain With a refrain Everlasting The summer of your youth A year of a person’s age Accustomed Usual A young person Attempts a low birth or social standing An asylum In good time You’re early You’re pre-historic You’re early
6.
Old Life 02:43
Won’t you destroy me in good time Would you like to be in love  Would you like to be in love The world is full of strange men Let us cry and ignore them Won’t you come a little closer Won’t you come a little closer La la la la La la la la Maybe this is where we come to die A simple quiet life A simple low life La la la la La la la la Let’s give him back his old life Well he likes his old life he likes his old life La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la
7.
Do You Pray 03:27
He went dancing Outta last year Oh when the saints Came marching in Oh when the saints Came marching in My body lies over the sea Oh when the saints Come marching in  He came crawling Out the edge of the ocean He went drowning in the lake My body lies over the ocean My body lies over the sea My body lies over the ocean Oh when the saints Came marching in He went dancing Outta last year Oh when the saints Came marching in Oh when the saints Came marching in Oh when the saints Came marching in Before you sleep Before the sun Before you sleep Before the sun Oh when the saints Come marching in Oh when the saints Come marching in 
8.
Winter came early You were caught up in a nightmare Wasn’t giving much thought to anything and I know you were alone somewhere Seasons greetings Wrote your name in chalk Yeah then walked away Wished you good luck Tried to get good at something Couldn’t find the time You were upset when you failed on your own it was your fault it wasn’t mine Had a bad fever Somewhere we saw them Nothing was a problem Couldn't picture your face anymore Thought I saw you once in a dream but I couldn't be sure  I’ve been hoping for something different lord I’ve been trying Mom and dad went to Mexico It had been a hard year like every year Ain’t that right Ain’t that right And i know yeah I know You gotta plant them seeds and watch em grow Yeah ain’t that right Ain’t that right
9.
I See Angels 03:42
You are now entering the city of dreams Far away and fast asleep On a plane you just can’t eat Too excited for what the day might bring You’re always coming and going but you don’t know why Met some bad people along the way Wrote them off as parasites Leeches and satellites And if you blink you might miss something real good this time You are now leaving the city of dreams You are now leaving You are now leaving
10.
Well I see you from far away Pick up your face and honey Where does the time go When you’re believing and everything Take a day Settle into the sound there is hot And ice cold Everywhere It depends how the clouds feel That day There are good views everywhere Good people Good faces No shame No fear at all The people gather here now They all jump and dance Here now Et madames et monsieurs  Merci  Merci Merci beaucoup

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* cd / vinyl exclusives available via Fuzz Club (UK) & Levitation (US)

* Due to manufacturing delays, the vinyl release is now pushed back to June 24


Toronto-born, London-based artist Tess Parks will return with her long-awaited new album ‘And Those Who Were Seen Dancing’ on May 20th 2022 via Fuzz Club Records and Hand Drawn Dracula (CA). Following years of international touring and a lengthy list of critically-acclaimed collaborations with Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe in recent years (most recently the duo’s self-titled 2018 LP), the new album will be Parks’ first full-length solo offering since her much-loved debut album, ‘Blood Hot’, was released back in 2013 on Alan McGee’s 359 Music label.

“In my mind, this album is like hopscotch”, Parks says: “These songs were pieced together over time in London, Toronto and Los Angeles with friends and family between August 2019 and March 2021. So many other versions of these songs exist. The recording and final completion of this album took over two years and wow - the lesson I have learned the most is that words are spells. If I didn’t know it before, I know it now for sure. I only want to put good out into the universe.” A growing disillusionment with the state of the world paired with an injury that stopped Parks from being able to play guitar and piano for months meant the album was nearly shelved.

“I really felt discouraged to complete this album”, she recalls: “I stopped listening to music for honestly about a year altogether and turned to painting instead. I really had to convince myself again that it’s important to just share whatever good we can - having faith in ourselves to know that our lights can shine on and on through other people and for other people. The thought of anyone not sharing their art or being shy of anything they create seems like a real tragedy to me. Even if it’s not perfect, you’re capturing a moment.” Recorded over a two year period but with songs, lyrics and ideas dating back over a decade in some form, ‘And Those Who Were Seen Dancing’ is an album full of such moments, people and places.

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released May 20, 2022

*** PLEASE NOTE : Due to manufacturing delays vinyl ships June 24th

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HDD is an indie record label based in Toronto, Canada. HDD Artists include Beliefs, Breeze, Chastity, Deliluh, Etiquette, Nailbiter, No Joy, Ora Cogan, Praises, Prince Josh, Sahara, Tallies, Tess Parks, Vallens, Young Guv and more...

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