Molehills out of Mountains

by Wilful Missing

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about

This album is the follow up to the Vast Atlantic EP; think of it as Vast Atlantic's big sister. Two of these songs, Cry For The City and Constitution Failed, have featured in Waterloo Road on BBC1. Since we released Vast Atlantic Rhys Kelly has joined the band, taking over on the keys and adding clarinet to some of the songs.

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released December 5, 2011

The band's line-up on Molehills out of Mountains is:
Sam Kipling (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Sam Lawrence (electric guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, accordion, uilleann pipes, Hunter whistle, vocals)
Albert Freeman (bass, vocals)
Ruth Viqueira (drums, glockenspiel, percussion)
Rhys Kelly (piano, organ, clarinet)

As with Vast Atlantic, the artwork for Molehills out of Mountains was lovingly designed by our very own Ruth Viqueira.

Released 5th December 2010

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Track Name: Cry For The City
I find it hard to change
Beyond routine
With its iron back
And its cheap caffeine

But we go too far
Down this road we’ve turned

We will cry for the city
We will beg for its crime
We will see what we’re missing
We will beg and we will cry

I’ve struggled hard to be
What my Daddy wants
What my Sister feels
What my Girlfriend needs

But we go too far
Down this road we’ve turned

We will cry for the city
We will reap what we sow
We will find we’ve sowed so little
But we will reap and we will sow

I’m haunted by a dream
A future scene
With an absent heart
And an open seam

I’ve got no heart left to break
It’s my saving grace
My road to ruin
My oldest friend

But we go too far
Down this road we’ve turned

We will cry for the city
We will read of its past
We will fail to listen
We will read and we’ll ignore
We will cry for the city
We will search for its hope
And from the concrete
Revolution springs its head
Towards the sun
Track Name: Don't Be Scared 48
Tie me up on the floor
Take all my money and retreat to air
You would think that I’d care
But I’m not concerned at all

Don’t despair just yet
Plan for the worst but hope for the best
It’s a tedious test
That only time will tell

So say your last goodbyes
Place the good things in history and bad in the past
You would think it would last
But I’m not convinced at all

Feast your eyes on the future
Steer well clear of blame culture
Keep your feet on the ground
And you’ll be fine
For quite some time

Hold your head in your hands
Don’t fear for inertia or the friends that might hurt you
Don’t be scared 48
Track Name: Constitution Failed
Cover over everything
Paper over cracks until it’s fine
Fine at least for now

Try your best to disappear
Convince yourself that we can see
See quite far enough

As the poles retreat we face defeat head on
Kill the light parade the last exploding bomb
Feel the Fahrenheit, the last daylight
The constitution failed to be, something

Confident yet paralysed
Terrify the president elect
Elected by a thief

Take a vow of honesty
Promise to eliminate the poor
But the poor are voiceless here

As the poles retreat we face defeat head on
Kill the light parade the last exploding bomb
Feel the Fahrenheit, the last daylight
The constitution failed to be, something

More than I could hope to be
Drowning helpless in the sea
Carried by a rising tide
Need to remedy this life
Track Name: London Road
(lyrics by Neil McSweeney)

Sitting in the park passing time
Watching stars with a bottle of wine
You notice something in my smile
So we head off into town
Just in time for kicking out
Call a friend but there's no reply
They're never about, but it was worth a try

And we go rolling down the London Road
Though we know it's not the best way home
Sitting on a corner staring at our shoes
Sick to my guts for the love of you

The garage up ahead closed down
But the petrol smell still hangs around
And you don't like it like I do
We're singing about the hip lap drive
And I can't dance to save my life
But I've never felt more like I wanted to
Still something tells me not to

As we go rolling down the London Road
Though we know it's not the best way home
And sit on a corner staring at our shoes
You never shut up
I never make my move
Track Name: The Waltz
To the east we have our lowest land
Taken from the sea
But soon it will be taken back
As the black water comes creeping back

To the west we have triumphant hills
And lakes that dress the scars
But soon it will be taken back
As the black water shatters and cracks

So we look to the stars
In their infinite sky
As science and faith collide into the night
We’re in the firing line again

To the south we have our richest land
But Christ you have to pay
But soon there’ll be nowhere to stay
As the black water retreats away

To the north Monroes scatter the land
They lead the rain astray
But the rain will take its share away
And where black water was earth remains

So we look to the past
To some difficult time
As science and faith collide into the night
We’re in the firing line again

So herein lies some sound advice
Much older than its years
Move to the north and ride your luck
Cos elsewhere you will be f*****

So we look to our god
To some promising heir
As science and faith collide into the night
We’re in the firing line again
As science and faith collide
We’ll fight right back
Until the firing line has changed
Track Name: Like Lovers Do
Fall into a taxi cab
Take me home I’ve had enough
You will find me sleeping
On the couch tonight it’ll be my bed

Borrow words to spread the blame
Compliments they’re just the same
Worry for the hearts you’ll break
I’m sure this won’t be my last daft mistake

So I cling to you
Like sweet lovers do
So that when the darkness consumes us
There’ll be nothing left for you

Mind the gap it grows each day
Take good care or I know you’ll pay
Consequence is staring
Back at me it’s all I ever see

So I cling to you
Like sweet lovers do
So that when the darkness consumes us
There’ll be nothing left for you

Turn the light off come to bed
Make spoons think of love instead
Promise things I can’t control
Weighed down by the thought of getting old
Track Name: Powerful Pill
Powerfull Pill

Cruelty overwhelming
At the turning of the year
Hoping that the tide will turn
And luck falls somewhere near

Separately dreaming
That some things will be fair
Sleeping in the open air in the shadow of the stairs

And these roads we take as we come back home
Are the same roads we take all the year
And the love we made on those Saturdays
Is the same love now filled with tears

Saying that you’re lonely
Is that hardest thing to do
Denying it’s significant is the easiest thing to choose

We’re filling all the gaps in
We’re dosing up on gin
But this medicine’s a mile away from resuscitating me

And these friends we made to our sorry song
Are the same friends that offer us cheer
And the hope that stretched to those better days
Is the same hope now tinged with fear

But you mustn’t give up
Cos I need you now
You mustn’t give up
I don’t want you to know
Mustn’t give up
‘till we know for sure
You say you love me

We’re drinking all the coffee
Forgetting all the week
Friday night’s a keepsake
But then Sunday’s fucking bleak

And these bonds we made with our history
Are the same bonds that bind us still
And the kindness shown with it sympathy
Is the same kindness as a powerful pill

But you mustn’t give up
Cos I need you now
You mustn’t give up
I don’t want you to know
Mustn’t give up
‘till we know for sure
You say you love me
But I still don’t know
Track Name: Caught Between Seasons
I call, call, call for a cab
Cos I’m late, late, late and I’m meeting with you
You, you and your lover it’s true
True, but it has to be done

I’m calm, calm cos I know that I have to be
Dead calm else I know I’ll be weak
Weak, weak like the boy that I really am
Weak, weak when you need me the most

Oh Sonny, Sonny don’t leave
I’m caught between seasons snow up to my knees and
Oh Sonny, Sonny don’t go
I’m going to wait for the cuckoo’s call

I’m scared, scared, scared for my conscience that’s bare
Bare, like a thread less a needle
I’m cheap, cheap, cheap and invisible
Hurt, hurt when I know that you’re right

I’m bold, bold, bold without question
I’ve sold out to who hurt me the most
Please don’t look to the past now I’ve changed
Now, I won’t let you down

Oh Sonny, Sonny don’t leave
I’m caught between seasons snow up to my knees and
Oh Sonny, Sonny don’t go
I’m going to wait for the cuckoo’s call

Lord, give me the wings to fly, the weapons to fight for this
Lord, give me the time to try, the time to change for you
Here, blind, now that you’re calling

Oh Sonny, Sonny don’t leave
I’m caught between seasons snow up to my knees and
Oh Sonny, Sonny don’t go
I’m going to wait for the cuckoo and
Oh Sonny, Sonny don’t leave
I’m caught between seasons snow up to my knees and
Oh Sonny, Sonny don’t go
I’m going to wait for the cuckoo
I’m going to wait for the cuckoo to call
Track Name: Wilful Missing
This conversation’s run its course
Now the air is as dry as a bone
But you sit there all smug up high on your throne
While my temper is red and I’m wilfully missing

Well the sun sure is hot but it deepens the shadows
I fear for my kin and the seed of the summer
These weapons we use and the words that run through
It’s worth next to nothing but it means the world to me

I’ll make my excuse and leave
It’s just a stitch in time
At least that’s what I tell myself
I tell too many lies

Well the sun sure is hot but it deepens the shadows
I fear for my kin and the seed of the summer
These weapons we use and the words that run through
It’s worth next to nothing but it means the world to me

Don’t dwell on the promises we make
My energy has waned and my focus has shifted
At an age with far more grace
Now I send you my love with all faith
And no sincerity

Well the sun sure is hot but it deepens the shadows
I fear for my kin and the seed of the summer
These weapons we use and the words that run through
It’s worth next to nothing but it means the world to me
Track Name: I Am Clay
So we laid to rest our weary heads
A battle fought, an old book read
An answer for an answer
Simple pleasures lonelily
So we carved our names with flint and stone
A memory of the broken bone
That shattered all our hopes of swimming out to sea

Will you find me an answer
You could beat it into me
Find me an answer
You could kick me in the teeth
Find me an answer for the shadow over me
Will you find me an answer for the sea

So we turned and ran part of the plan
It’s a fickle way of testing out
The way that moonlight sleeps among the stars over me
So we unfurled a flag of fortune it’s a tested cure for being bored
On a hillside, in the snow, while you leaned on me

Will you find me an answer
You could beat it into me
Find me an answer
You could kick me in the teeth
Find me an answer for the shadow over me
Will you find me an answer for the sea

When you call I don’t want to hear you say
What you’ll find is that I am Clay

When the sunshine fell deep in the well
We wished we’d had something to sell
We’d ebay every last thing
Hell my heart if I had two
So we substituted comfort for what we thought was right
Until we got a fright on a Friday when we missed TV

Will you find me an answer
You could beat it into me
Find me an answer
You could kick me in the teeth
Find me an answer for the shadow over me
Will you find me an answer for the sea
Track Name: Sleeptalking Over
I would never call aloud your name
Cos that path leads nowhere
Black cats cross my path
Each day at last sleeptalking over

Weigh me down with wings of steel that slow
My journey to her
Flying down the avenue with gravity right on our sides when

I’m weaker than you think

With dancing bears and Fred Astaire
Be grateful I’ve a soul to bear
I’m broken, blind and inside out
I’m shattered to my bones with spite
I’m cold and lonely
And I’m weak
And I long to hold you now
It’s here
Does this mean nothing to you

Baby, sweet baby, sweet baby wake