The New Happy

by Halfbeak

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Welcome to the Halfbeak rainy day EP!
Herein lies 2.5x your recommended daily intake of gloom and glockenspeil.
These are the songs of Tim Gum upon London arrival a little while a ago.
It was a time of.... erm... adjustment.

The New Happy is about:

Winning the lottery then losing your ticket,
Frowning in sunny rose gardens,
The Impending squawking seagull misery that threatens us all.

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released August 19, 2012

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Halfbeak UK

Halfbeak is a London band, featuring the songs of two Sparklehorse-Tom Waits-Shoegaze-obsessed Australians: Tim Gum, Jolyon Pagett, the talents of Theresa Elflein (keys, electronics, vocals), Alex Craig (drums), and Rob Hartley (bass). We like to explore the interplay between words, music and, sometimes (when we can afford it), visuals. Our first EP "Things I Knew" was released in December 2014. ... more

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Track Name: The New Happy
I'll have a drink for you, you'll have a drink for me,
We'll kick off our blues, come and dance with me,
We're blue baby but we're free

You can never die from what you feel inside,
From your firecracker heart and you feel like blowing up,
You feel like blowing up.

I love you you're beautiful you're happy inside,
You've never been angry and you've never lied,
Ah bullshit can come in the prettiest of forms,
And all drunk white angels love to suck off the devil's horn

I've found another lover but I promise I'll call,
You just wouldn't believe me you wouldn't believe me at all,
I'm so busy at work, my credit's running low,
No matter how deep you sink there's always further you can go,

And I'm an old beached seal I could use the company,
I fucked with my future and now I'm history,
I know there's something there, something deep inside my head,
If I could just find it I'd convince you that life shouldn't be so sad

She likes him to a point but there's always someone more,
Inviting, exciting, who could thrill her little core,
But happiness is boring it's boring my friend,
Because happiness and freedom can not exist inside the one head,

And if your heart's been buzzing into overdrive,
Well it can never really kill you you, can never die,
From waiting too long, from screwing up your life,
I decided not to kiss her because there was too much in her I liked,

I decided not to kiss her because I liked her too much,
I decided not to kiss her because I liked her too much,
I decided not to kiss her because I liked her too much,
I decided not to kiss her because I liked her too much,
I decided not to kiss her because I liked her too much,
You'll see Lucy, you'll see yeah you will see,

And I'm an old beached seal I could use the company,
I fucked with my future and now I'm history,
I know there's something there, something deep inside my head,
To convince you you're beautiful, life shouldn't be so sad
Track Name: The Greatest Feeling In The World
The greatest feeling in the world, yeah I felt it last Wednesday,
Caught me by surprise, didn't know what it was at first, and then it just slipped away,
And now I know it actually exists and that's it's so fucking great,
And you try to nail it down to the floor but it manages to escape,
It's hard to explain it's a bit like the opposite of what I will now convey,
'Cos now my heart is being squeezed by the clenched fist of a man,
With thumb tacks glued into his palm and he starts to wring me dry,
Every time I walk by the station where you gave to me that smile.

Well It's the greatest feeling in the world,
And it's probably just not worth the pain,
Ah it's too bad kid, suck it up. You've changed.

Looking back at all the years you spent orbiting the earth,
And you didn't look to see it and you didn't know what it what worth,
And now to live without it for even a few seconds seems insane,
Ah it's stupid Tim, it's too precious for you not to be feeling that way,
Ah squeeze my heart and zap my ears and kiss me in the brain,
Numb my skin with terror and inject me with insane,
And etch your name into my palm, and sting me with your smile,
Burn my teeth with happiness I'll crumble for a while.

It's the greatest feeling in the world, and it's probably just not worth the pain,
But it's too late now, suck it up kid, you've changed.
Ah it's too late for ya, 'cos it's here to stay,
Yeah the upshot from the press is it's probably just not worth the pain...
Track Name: Love '07
I close the door,
Goodbye goodbye goodbye,
I'm off to war,
But it's not 1940 any more,
No we don't need to wait,
We'll find other ones,
Another secret language,
It could be almost anyone,
We don't need to be lonely,
We'll love anyone,
Goodbye my lovely one.

Goodbye goodbye,
Goodbye goodbye,
And don't you feel sore,
We'll find other people to keep us warm,
I'll write you an email every once in a while,
So many cute faces so many sweet smiles,
And they all can be special,
We'll love anyone,
Goodbye my lovely one.
Track Name: Happy
What you couldn't do, Becomes a part of you,
And what you didn't say, It will never go away,
It's a shame for you, that things didn't work out,
But it's a beautiful world and I hope you never let it get to you,

It's not true what they say, everything won't be ok,
And it's not true what they write, sometimes you just can't fight,
And some people will be ok and others will die alone tonight,
What else could you do, don't let it get to you,

It's a shame for you, it's a shame for me too, things didn't work out this time,
But it's a beautiful world and I hope it never becomes too much for you.
Yeah it's a beautiful world, and you're a beautiful girl.
Hey happy, stay happy...