Whale Watching For Beginners

by The Strangers Almanac

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released January 31, 2011

Written, sung and played by Gord Matheson, with Michael Lennie, Avril Smart and Callum Sutherland

Recorded by Dan Johnston
Mixed by Ross Middlemiss

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Folky acoustic singer-songwriter stuff from Dundee, Scotland.

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Track Name: Whale Watching For Beginners (single version)
You're not the river but I think you're flowing deeper
As the storm clouds glide overhead
You're not the ocean but I think you've set in motion
All the abstract things you once said

And I'm wishing you would lie for a change

You're not the Planet Earth, nor do you have its wealth
You're getting ahead of the game
You're not the sun and sky, there's no point in asking why
You're barely a dark cobbled lane

And I'm wishing you would lie for a change

I'm wishing you would lie for a change
Track Name: People Don't Go To Clubs (Til After Midnight)
There is a sad and lonely place, where the only smiling face
Is the mascot of the venue on the wall
And as the glitter ball rotates, at a standard issue pace
The DJ spins his tunes for no-one

And the dance floor isn't empty because it's no-one's kind of night
But people don't go to clubs, 'til after midnight

Well there's four guys on the floor, and for them it's early doors
Trying to catch the early bird with their worm
But the soil is unyielding, so they have to curb their feelings
And grind against nobody for a while

And the dance floor isn't empty because it's no-one's kind of night
But people don't go to clubs, 'til after midnight

Now the bouncers cannot rest, they're in a state of some distress
At the lack of nervous bodies to pat down
And to the lord above they ask, for someone smuggling in a flask
With the last of his cherry brandy from the bar

And the dance floor isn't empty because it's no-one's kind of night
But people don't go to clubs, 'til after midnight

No, people don't go to clubs, 'til after midnight