Out On A Roof

by Penniless Cove

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released December 8, 2012

Piano/Vocals: Phoebe Osborne
Cello/Melodica: Luca Nasciuti
Violin: Ana Balka
Backing Vocals: Gail Babb

Music by Phoebe Osborne
Lyrics by Chloe Osborne & Phoebe Osborne
Arrangements by Luca Nasciuti and Phoebe Osborne
Produced by Yuval Gerstein
Mastered by Adam Matschulat Aguiar
Artwork by Alex Evans

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Penniless Cove London, UK

Based in South East London, Penniless Cove perform dark quirky folk, songs that tell tales of everyday life, small details that are often forgotten.

The band are known for drawing their audiences into an expansive yet intricate soundscape, a magical place where playful melodies meet melancholic lyrics and theatrical presentation.
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Track Name: Tin Box
Tin Box

I threw you a smile on the A429
I tilted my mirror so I could see your face better

The hard shoulder is whizzing past
Car trees and pylons all gone with a glance
In this tin box we’re stuck for hours and hours and hours

There’s nothing like a tin box to make you talk
Stuck in this tin box will make ou talk
There’s nothing like a tin box to make you talk
Follow the signs on the motorway
Theres plenty of time to think of what you’ll say

Cause im not stopping
Not even for a loo break
I’m not stopping
We’ll drive into the day breaks
I’m not stopping
You better make some sense soon
I’m not stopping
Till this is fixed

Don’t throw me a smirk on the A432
Don’t turn your head to the window
I don’t know what I’ll do

The hard shoulder is whizzing past
Car trees and pylons all gone with a glance
In this tin box we’re stuck for hours and hours and hours

There’s nothing like a tin box to make you talk
Stuck in this tin box will make ou talk
There’s nothing like a tin box to make you talk
Follow the signs on the motorway
Theres plenty of time to think of what you’ll say

Cause im not stopping
Not even for a loo break
I’m not stopping
We’ll drive into the day breaks
I’m not stopping
You better make some sense soon
I’m not stopping
Till this is fixed

Leatherette seats stick to our skin
Tobacco and sand in the carpet
Pine fresh scent will that make you give in
The child lock’s still on your door

Cause im not stopping
Not even for a loo break
I’m not stopping
We’ll drive into the day breaks
I’m not stopping
You better make some sense soon
I’m not stopping
Till this is fixed
Track Name: String To Your Bow
She stares at me from the book shelf
Eyes a startling white
How did your picture
get so much nearer since lunch

Oh misty charcoal outline
won't you share some wise words
Make everything clearer
before I get nearer to 25

Cause I can't decide
No I can't decide

Oh how did you know that you wanted to
Become a master of what you do
Your legacy holds one string to your bow
and you're the best

But I don't have time to specialise
Don't seem to have the room to focus
Legs always bouncing
Feet always itching to move on

Cause I can't sit still
No I can't sit still

Maybe we're all in the know
Counting our string to our bow
bow, bow

A generation of everything
Ad nothing at the same time
We're all ambidextrous multi perplexed
we're trying hard

But I can't decide
No I can't decide

Maybe we're all in the know
Counting our string to our bow
bow, bow

Go, Go, Go, Go, Go.
Track Name: Out On A Roof
He wants to see me in the middle of the night
Sends me a text saying honey be there
And all the waiting’s just a figment of my mind
He loves like the wind

I’m out on a roof you’ve been juggling hearts again
Just struggled my way through the winter, now I have to start again
Well I fold the cards are in your hands
The tarmac’s getting soft underneath my soles
I am done

Compassion
You do not have

Touches my cheek as if I’m made out of china
Breathes down my neck like a parachute
Gaze in his eyes cries something demonic
He loves like a black and white film

I’m out on a roof you’ve been juggling hearts again
Just struggled my way through the winter, now I have to start again
Well I fold the cards are in your hands
The tarmac’s getting soft underneath my soles
I am done

Compassion x 3
You do not have
Track Name: Monsoon Rain
Monsoon rain

Saving pennies for the monsoon rain
Saving pennies till I’m solvent again

I don’t want to go to London town
I don’t want to go to London town
To clip my heels in the city sweat
To get poked by umbrella by the suits yet

Hold on hold on
There’s time to venture out the money box
There’s still time to outsmart the fox

I’ll keep my pennies huddled in a jar
My hard earned pound are sleeping safely at home
I’ll keep my interest firmly settled on myself
Far away from bankers they can make their own mess

And I don’t want to go to London town
I don’t want to go to London town
To suckle on the American buck
To challenge the dress code I don’t give a fuck

Hold on hold on
There’s time to venture out the money box
There’s still time to outsmart the fox

Saving pennies for the monsoon rain
Saving pennies till I’m solvent again

I’ll keep my aspirations cellotaped in a file
My every desire hauled up in a pile
I’ll keep my dreams so contained and small
Waiting for the crunch to break so I can grow tall

I don’t want to go to London town
I don’t want to go to London town
To clip my heels in the city sweat
To get poked by umbrella by the suits yet

I don’t want to go to London town
I don’t want to go to London town
To suckle on the American buck
To challenge the dress code I don’t give a fuck

Hold on hold on
For the Monsoon Rain
Track Name: Blow the Man Down
Belly down he falls,
A gritty ground stings down
His elbow is bleeding just a graze it needs cleaning
But he won't look

What an unfortunate day
Misfortune will have its way
Even the clocks are against you
They're tick tick tick ticking away

His coffee turned a funny shade of grey
He threw it down the sink and was on his way
But his caffeine is lacking and his sugar levels dropping
His thoughts are miles away

What an unfortunate day
Misfortune will have its way
Even the clocks are against you
They're tick tick tick ticking away

We'll blow that man down
We'll blow that man down
We'll blow that man down
We'll blow that man down

Making sure his eyes are open
He fumbles for his oyster card
But his ticket won't let him through and he's tired of feeling so damn blue
so he jumps

What an unfortunate day
Misfortune will have its way
Even the clocks are against you
They're tick tick tick ticking away x 2

We'll blow that man down
We'll blow that man down
We'll blow that man down
We'll blow that man down