Acoustic EP

by Gecko

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1.
Rapunzel 03:42
I've been stuck my whole life in a tower These bells make my head ring every hour And every night I pray for a ladder that's up to the task 'Cause I've been craving the sweet outdoors Talk about dreams I don't know about yours But it doesn't seem that much to ask Get me outta here and get me out fast Why you running around girl? Hair so pretty but you don't know your up from your down Why you running around girl? Why you running? Why you running around? Then one day I was sat at my window seat Spiky hatted man came into my vicinity And he stared, he stared right up at me He said 'lay down your hair to me It can act like stairs for me Then I'll climb up there to thee And your life you could share with me' I said 'Boy! Are you deluded? Then we'd both just be up here are you stupid? I'm trying to leave this bloody location Not double it's population' The whole situation got real frustrating 'And even if your mad plan did bear fruit Would you allow a grown man dangle from your roots? And don't be so presumptuous for that matter I'm not looking for love but I am looking for a ladder' Why you running around girl? Hair so pretty but you don't know your up from your down Why you running around girl? Why you running? Why you running around? He said 'Girl the world's full of danger My castle's the safest place for an angel like you With your golden hair so beautiful and long It would just attract the wrong kinda people The drunks on life's paths are inherently evil And I don't want anyone to do you harm That's just where I'm coming from' And I said 'Can't you see what you're saying to me Or are you too focused on saving me All I wanna do is get out of here But I wanna run round fields dip my head in streams Eat berries, my life has been so incomplete I don't see how I could make it any more clear You wanna save a girl from a tower Only to then build more walls around her Can't you see that it's just the same I'm not an ornament! Yeh I've got a brain' Then he said 'I think I see what you mean' And then he kindly pulled over the neighbour's ten foot trampoline That's why I'm running around boy Hair so pretty I'm still finding my up from my down That's why I'm running around boy That's why I'm running, that's why I'm running around That's why I'm running around boy Hair so pretty I'm still finding my up from my down That's why I'm running around boy That's why I'm running, 'cause I've never been running around That's why I'm running, 'cause I've never been running around That's why I'm running, 'cause I've never been running around
2.
Good evening my name's Mr Mitchell More specifically I'm a Grant I've been a Grant for as long as I can remember I was a Grant long before I was an Eastender People think I probably love Eastenders Are you kidding? I flipping hate Eastenders They kicked me out 'cause I'm a Grant If only I was a Phil Nobody likes me 'cause I'm a Grant It's pretty hard being an 'I'm a Grant' I take all the jobs nobody wants Like being brothers with Phil Nobody likes me 'cause I'm a Grant It's pretty hard being an 'I'm a Grant' I take all the jobs nobody wants Then they say that they do want them once I've already done them for much less money than they would have been prepared to do them for I see them on the telly talking about me They think I must be stupid and that I can't see They say I hang around in 'I'm a Grant' gangs well technically I have been involved with a few gangs But that's my job documenting them for Sky now Don't spread rumours you've got the wrong guy now The BBC presenting jobs are going to Clare Balding Sky's the only place left for 'I'm a Grant's that are balding Nobody likes me 'cause I'm a Grant It's pretty hard being an 'I'm a Grant' I take all the jobs nobody wants Like being brothers with Phil (like being brothers with Phil) Nobody likes me 'cause I'm a Grant It's pretty hard being an 'I'm a Grant' I take all the jobs nobody wants Then they say that they do want them once I've already done them It's easy to judge me but don't be so hasty What if your parents had looked down at that baby and said 'Can you think of a better name 'cause I can't?' 'That one can be Phil and that one can be Grant' Phil can get any job that he wants Provided it's continue to be in Eastenders But job prospects are pretty scant For that little scamp named Grant But I've got a secret weapon When nobody was looking Everybody seems to dig my cooking They hate everything that I stand for But Jesus when I mix that cumin and the coriander Now everybody loves I'm a Grant 'Cause I cook for them just like a Grant They look past the fact that I'm a Grant Now they all just hate Phil
3.
I was gonna do the washing up And it still is a pressing concern of mine But as the plates started sinking Away my brain was drifting And since then there's been a passage of time 'Cause this earth is colossal Eventually we'll be fossils But I don't wanna lose another day And will anyone remember me when I am no longer But for now I'll concentrate on washing this colander They say life's too short Gotta take it as it comes Well that's hard to ignore But even harder to confront And I know I can be frustrating I can see it in your face I'm a greek tragedy But my heart's usually in the right place I know I said we'd go to the cinema I wanna see that new pixar film And you wanna see something else Well you know what lets go tonight But it is getting darker these days My coats been mislaid Winter is coming I think it might rain And from inside that's the cosiest sound And somehow I seem to be wearing my dressing gown Should be giving your hand a squeeze Between those cinema seats But for now Maybe, let's see what's on TV They say life's too short Gotta take it as it comes Well that's hard to ignore But even harder to confront And I know I can be frustrating I can see it in your face I'm a greek tragedy But my heart's usually in the right place They say life is a rollercoaster 'Cause it's big and it's scary And there's often a height restriction They say life is a game of cards 'Cause there's always a couple of jokers But nobody knows what they're for Statistics I can't ignore Tears of a clown And now for the exodus it goes: They say life's too short You gotta take it as it comes Well that's hard to ignore Even harder to confront And I know I can be frustrating I can see it in your face Call me Antigone 'Cause I'm a greek tragedy But my heart's usually in the right place

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released November 26, 2015

Produced and engineered by Ben Mckone

Mastered by Jeff Mortimer

Performed by Will Sanderson-Thwaite

Backing vocals on 'I'm a Grant Song' by Ben Mckone

'1' & '3' written by Will Sanderson-Thwaite
'2' written by Will Sanderson-Thwaite & Simon Williams-Cole

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Gecko is a London based singer-storyteller, his playful lyrics cover the big things in life; think iPhones, Libraries & Guanabana fruit juice to name but a few.

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