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The Mars EP

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Mars won't save us. Mars has no air.

The 4 track 'Mars EP' by The Room in the Wood comprises three new songs and an extra track from their debut album released earlier this year.
Lead track 'Mars (Won’t Save Us)' is a riff-based psyche rocker focussed on the foolishness of Elon Musk’s ideas about colonising the Red Planet. 'No green there and no blue there, just yellow and red there.' It is accompanied by a psychedelic video composition by ex-Send No Flowers and Moongoose collaborator Mark Jordan.
'Time Machine', a another vaguely SF rumination, is a pop classic from The Room in the Wood album and will be accompanied by a video of the band shot, edited and 'artified' by Marco Cesare who made videos for luminaries such as Shack, Holly Johnson and the Blow Monkeys back in the 80s.
'Every Lie' is a bluesy, countrified stomper bemoaning the rise of the populist right, and inspired by the late great Johnny Cash. ‘Stupid Nazi thugs hang out with tweedy Brexit gammon and blonde blimps mainline hatred to the storm troopers of mammon.'
And 'Get Clear' is a Spanish guitar tinged ballad extolling the virtues of escaping cult thinking.

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released November 23, 2018

All songs feature Dave Jackson on vocals, Paul Cavanagh on guitars and bass and Colin George Lamont on drums and were recorded at Steve Powell’s Ark Studio in Liverpool.

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The Room in the Wood Liverpool, UK

The Room in the Wood is the latest project by Paul Cavanagh and Dave Jackson. This is the first time Dave and Paul have worked together since their Liverpool post-punk band, The Room, split in 1985.

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Track Name: Time Machine
Time Machine

Take me back to the night
When it all slid into place
First time that I got a taste of paradise

Take me back to the days
That haunt me everywhere
When regret, sorrow and fear were far from mind

Time Machine
I want a Time Machine
Built out of souvenirs
And broken hearts

Pull me back from the edge
From staring into the depths
Where the dark mirror reflects the universe

Take me back to the start
Relive how it began
Before we parted and ran our different ways

Time Machine
I want a Time Machine
Built out of souvenirs
And broken hearts
Time Machine
I need a Time Machine
To go retrieve the things
That I have lost

Take me back in time

Take me back to the night
When it all slid into place
First time that I got to taste of paradise
Time Machine
I’ll build a Time Machine
From all our souvenirs
And broken hearts
Track Name: Every Lie
Every Lie

Look who’s come to spout his lies
And craves your full attention
A jealous demagogue
Whose scapegoats always get a mention
Acolytes believing
Any crap that he can feed them
Every lie

Claiming god’s authority
Suing fact as libel
Denying all the evidence
While swearing on the Bible
Acolytes believing
Any trash that he can spiel them
Every lie

Every Lie, Every Lie
Deny the truth – believe in every lie
Every lie, Every Lie
Deny the truth - believe in every lie

Stupid Nazi thugs hang out with
Tweedy Brexit gammon
Blonde Blimps mainline hatred
To the storm troopers of mammon
Acolytes believing
Any crap that they can feed them
Every lie

From sink estate to village green
To inner city boozer
Xenophobes are rising
Words and actions getting bolder
Acolytes believing
All the crap that has been spieled them
Every lie

Every lie, Every lie
Deny the truth – believe in every lie
Every lie, Every lie
Deny the truth and repeat every lie
Track Name: Get Clear
Get Clear

Don’t look down
Now that you’re flying away
Slip that crowd
And try to forget what they say
It cannot be wrong
To shake off the dust of a place
So wrong. So long
Now you are rising
And spreading your wings into space

Don’t be scared
It’s perfect that you get away
Never fear
Be glad that you didn’t delay
Those folk planned
To keep you tied into their lies
You cut and you ran
No more daydreaming
Now you are leaving
It’s easy to see that
They were a waste of your time

Don’t look back
You’ll turn to a pillar of brine
Straight ahead
Pay no regard to their whining
When they tried
To audit you into their schemes
Something snapped
Now you are free
You see they were never your kind 

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