How To Navigate EP

by The Outdoor Types

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Free EP to Accompany The Outdoor Types inclusion on the "Hand Of Glory - Christmas Joy in Full Measure compilation album.

December 2014


released 30 November 2014



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Track Name: A Long Time Gone
In the Morning when the light is of a certain kind
The first time it touches me as I step outside
That’s what it felt like when you smiled.

And in the low winter sun our shadows were long, a long time gone.

In the evening, when the weather rages,
I went up on deck to spend my wages, amongst the waves and familiar faces.

I couldn’t find a place to put down my drink. I couldn’t find a place to sink. And the tide went out when you cried.

And as time drifts on, I will become a setting sun.
Track Name: Everyones Happy Now
I stood in the crowed, to the sound of the crowed crying, and tasted the fear in their tears.

I’ve been collecting them for years.

But everyone’s happy now, because we can rock if we want to, we can dance to the curfew.

So I stood in the crowed, drunk on the strength of their tears.

I haven’t been so drunk in years.
Track Name: How to Navigate
They come through my window at night, and make a beeline to my sleeping head.

I know you believe that they come from there, but I’m telling you now that’s anywhere.

So I looked them in the eye yeah, and saw the truth that lies in there, beyond the blue and blackened skies, beyond the point of no surprise.

And found myself adrift, without the manuscript. That indicates the course to take and shows us how to navigate.

So I fought them in the dark there, without words and taking care, to keep you undisturbed, until I lost my nerve.
Track Name: The Athlete
A million miles never breaking his pace, he is the winner of the race, and we helped him celebrate.

He said,

“Friends, I’ve seen Victory. I’ve seen her in my dreams and in the street, and she just turned to me, all kind-of melancholic and said….”

“When Chance was around did you find the time? because I won’t save your life.”

So we all just shrugged it off, we picked him up and held him aloft, chanting his name that we forgot.

We said,

“Friend, we are collectively known as Uncertainty and we have invested in your stock. In fact we own the lot.”

And he looked kind-of melancholic and said.

“When love was around did you find the time? because I won’t save your life.”
Track Name: The Great Race
He stumbled across my land.
At first, I could not understand – He was not a man of great expense, who comprehends, the great race towards the end.

But nor was he at liberty.
At first I confused what I could see - He was just as compromised as us all before his eyes.
With key-words and paperclips, signed and dated manuscripts that expire and retire, when you run out of tricks.