Lost and Found

by Phil Nice

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This is a compilation of material that for various reasons didn't make it onto the albums I attribute to my name. Some of it appeared on early releases that don't really hold up in their entirety. Other numbers were made for specific purposes and didn't fit in elsewhere stylistically. Some of the numbers were thought to be irretrievably lost and turned up unexpectedly in an obscure corner of a computer harddisk. I am not an artist who enjoys reminiscence, but these are things that I feel are too valuable to just vanish forever.

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released March 27, 2016

Guests:
Ulla Britt Simonsen: Vocals
Per Carlsen: Trumpet, flygelhorn
Persille Ingerslev: Vocals

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Track Name: Phileas - Pop Goes the Bottle
Morning comes as morning will
And it’s just too bright to see
Your head’s all full of morning blues
And there ain’t no sympathy
The birds are singing way too loud
And breakfast won’t go down
So you’re out the door
And down the street
Heading into town
Pop goes the bottle
And the plans you had today
Pop goes the bottle
Wash your tears away
You get to talking with the gang
‘Bout the country at this time
What the government is putting down
Ain’t nothing but a crime
The newspapers have got it wrong
‘Bout what has made it so
And maybe you’re the only one
That’s really in the know
The sky is grey and black in spots
And starts down with the snow
The one you love ain’t loving you
But that’s the way it goes
And friends of yours
They need your help
From sleeping in the cold
But you’re too busy
Washing out your troubles
To be told
The boss looks down
Track Name: Phileas - Ghosts
Ghosts
All alone out here
Looking back at the Earth
All clouds and patches of blue
All full of life and memories of you
I dream that I’m waking up
Back in my bed
In a time that exists
Only in my head
All alone, wishing for daylight
Turning around to face the endless night
Ask our friend Hal what the time is
He’ll tell you, Hell, it’s all relative
It’s eating and exercise
Sleeping and waking
Routine on routine
And the progress you’re making
The day’s only 24 hours ‘cause we say so
And I only wake up and face it
While I still choose to
But I’ve nothing to lose
And I’m curious too
I miss the conversation
It’s all chess with machines
Even the toaster’s got more brains than me
But out here I’m still a rarity
Flesh and blood and happy to be
‘Cause I’m tired of logic and binary code
I long for the chance to say: I don’t know
I’m tired of being the star of this lonely show
I need one more sunset
One more dripping tap
The sound of thunder
The creaking of stairs
As you creep back up
And climb into bed next to me
Blow in my ear as I pretend to sleep
Afraid of the cold
Afraid of the rain
Afraid of the tears that sting my face
Dreaming of Sundays a lifetime ago
Remembering things that I couldn’t know
Track Name: Phileas - Appearances
If I see you around, I’ll wave & wish you good day
And never dare to say it straight
How I really feel about you
If I see you around
If we meet in the park, on a bus or a train
I will always have plenty to say
Except the one thing that’s eating my heart
If we meet in the park
We can discuss the weather
My broken umbrella
Or anything that just doesn’t count
We can talk about you
But as long as we do
I got to keep my feet on the ground
For the good of my soul
I’d let you know
For my peace of mind
Let my feelings show
But for the sake of appearances
I’m letting it go unsaid
If I gave you my heart to do with as you please
In some sweet world of make-believe
Would I live to regret it?
If I gave you my heart?
Track Name: Phileas - Summer
A scent of grass
Borne on the breeze
The champagne glass
Tips as I sneeze
My suit don’t fit me
I must have grown
Out of tuxes and ties
Can’t socialise
You look so well
I knew that you would
It hurts like hell
The more so because
It’s summer
And it agrees with you
You’re more beautiful
Than I remember you
I’m so desperate to tell you
But this stone in my throat
Well, it just won’t go
And I guess that you already know
You could have picked
An uglier day
To dress in white
And throw that bouquet
With the rain coming down
From a storm blackened sky
Well, I’d never have missed
What never was mine
You look so well
I knew that you would
It hurts like hell
The more so because
It’s summer
Too soon for me
You’re more beautiful
Than you’ve a right to be
And I’m so desperate to tell you
But the stone in my throat
Well, it just won’t go
And I guess that you already know
Track Name: Phileas - The Week That Was
1
What you gonna do
When you finally grow up?
My father asked me
Standing at the foot of my bed
We go to work
We come home again
You think it’s all
A bundle of fun
Don’t you, don’t you?
You couldn’t say anything
To that kind of jive
At six in the morning
You looked at the world
Outside your window
And wondered where the hell you fit into it
And that was the week that was
Slumming at a friend’s
With the gang
It was cool to be part of something
Until you realised
All along you were all alone
You took the drug
Did the black magic
Danced the venom
Right out of your veins
And you wondered what the hell you were doing
At the end of each day
Why do you act like you do?
She asked, looking me in the eye
Till she could see
How I hated and loved her
Rolled into one
We go to work
We come home again
You think it’s all
A bundle of fun
Don’t you, don’t you?
We were looking for life in suburbia
We hadn’t learnt to shoot for the moon
I was howling at midnight
Outside the window
As you cowered away
In your darkened room
I burned a hole in the chair
With my cigarette
You burned a hole in my life
With your ouija board and your Led Zep
There were others before you
And a lot more to come
They were lights in the darkness
Closing in
I really needed them
Every one
Track Name: Phileas - It's Not What You Know
Yes, you’re hot shit
In the cockpit
You’re the foxy babe
In the backless number
Cool dude
In your space suit
Do you own the streets
Where the homeless wander?
Hang ten with the whole world watching me
You zapped and now I’m history
It’s not what you know
It’s who you know
And now you’re Sam Spade
‘Cause you got laid
You’re the bingo king
Of the local region
So cool
With a football
And the annual prize for high achieving
Hang ten with the whole world watching me
You zapped and now I’m history