Children Of A Laser God (2017 deluxe re​-​issue)

by Spray

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Intro 01:36
Good afternoon and welcome to the new album from Spray. In stereo sound, with the unique technology of Cyphex Industries Synthetic Music Substitute. We are cruising at an altitude of 113 beats per minute. There will be refreshments in 25 minutes. You are currently listening to the sequencer and choir pad. And now the hi-hats. In a moment ladies and gentlemen, the album's first drum loop. Thankyou again. Please settle back. The album is now about to start.
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Work hard 24/7 in a world cold and unforgiving No time for the trivial stuff, relationships and sex and love Protocol requires stability, I require illusion of stability Must find a society clone - not a hair out of place or secondhand clothes Now nonconformity's nice But face it - we're not living in a geek’s paradise I need a boy who's gonna look good tonight And I found him He came with the frame Never found out his name But he was perfect in a nondescript sort of way He came with the frame They all look the same Quite attractive not distracting, and a hint that he's gay OK, he's kinda generic, fair point, but now that you've said it He's got appeal that spans all the nations - blends in to all situations An enigma wrapped in a puzzle, wrapped in a riddle, wrapped in a jumper Not sure if he's a family man with the glint of a rogue or he could be in a boy band No conversational clout But I'm accessorizing I'm not trying to stand out I've got a boy, he's gonna look good tonight So I'm satisfied He came with the frame It seemed quite a shame That he'd had his personality erased and defaced He came with the frame I'll never see him again Doesn't matter, there's a million like him now on sale There's a million like him in the stores There's a million washed up on the shores I'm tellin' you
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Oh my god we’re back again, inform our rivals! We’ve got a tank of gas, we’re feeling suicidal Driven up the pop charts, driven to the bank We swam and we swam till we sank. Trying to make the people of the world despise us Playing dinky rhythms on our synthesizers Complain about the future – complain about the past You know that we’re not gonna last. One stop sure shot, tip-top lift off Oh no, let’s go! Audio quattro Tip-top technorock programming the beatbox Joy ride chart hype outta sight – bright lights! Don’t wanna get a proper job (repeat forever) You know we’re not smart enough to sit in silence As musicians we’re awarded a stupidity licence Listen us moan and listen to us whinge Listen to the lunatic fringe. Annotate a list of everyone who’s annoyed us Type it up and send the findings off to Reuters Way off in the future we’ll even up the score with a reunion tour. Go go cheekbones Marco Polo Rewrite replay remix reSpray Hard core gulf war 24 top drawer Word change – third claim – rock ‘n roll hall of fame! Don’t wanna get a proper job I know I wasted my life away I wish I’d won the lotteray I wish I’d found the easy way Married into money or married into fame It’s been suggested I’m just too wary Something ‘bout the nature of work that scares me When it all gets just too hairy I can stay in bed Cos I don’t wanna get a proper job
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Are you barely human? Don’t you fit in with the world? Are you in a boy band and too busy to meet girls? Well get thee to the internet, I’m sure you know the way I’ll be your pretend girlfriend for 3.95 a day I’ll send you automated voicemail – feign concern that you’re alright I’ll be the one who keeps you company in chatrooms overnight I’ll send you photographs and birthday cards, receipts for luxuries As far as all your friends are concerned – I’m very real I’m your girlfriend Your pretend girlfriend I’m your girlfriend Your pretend girlfriend Naysayers say – “immoral” - it’s a “money making scam” That preys upon the meek and ugly disaffected man So tell me if you’re so concerned why aren’t *you* dating them? Me, I’ll just keep mailing out those perfumed 4x10s And you should see the e-mails I must wade through every day And you should see my credit balance hurtling through space We do what we can, not what is right or what we should Love is just a business - and business is good for your girlfriend You’re very special, you’re just my type I’m sure that underneath you’re the kind of guy girls like I’m really love your e-mails, your online company But just don’t come within a million miles of me People can’t be bothered with the hassle life inflicts It’s like a real relationship without the nervous tics You can call it off at any time like cancelling a debt But you’ll come crawling back cos I’m the best you’ll ever get
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They see her through the heat haze, slightly out of reach Perennially flawless - effortlessly discreet The boys in motion on the surf out to impress But she just watches, ticking off the boxes in her head She’s the queen of summer She wears her hair tied back, likes it natural She brings uneasiness to the brave and casual When Autumn comes they’ll wonder where their hearts have gone Until then all their concentrations basking in the sun She’s the queen of summer The fireflies flicker past the wine-dark sea Clubs and restaurants long distracted the likes of you and me The beach is empty now, she never leaves She’s contemplating weighty stuff, we’ve been led to believe She’s the queen of summer
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The noon sun pours from the sky making shadows of the windowsill on the walls Mood tunes float on the breeze like Morricone owns the flat on the opposite floor She’s short, pretty, with long blond flowing hair – he’s much the same only not quite so small They dance for a while before cutting to a closer shot, they clutch at each other and fall They love each other so - that even perspiration is romantic They kiss like robots that don’t know when to stop They kiss like in the movies when in context with the plot The nightlight burns and the dry ice clears But is it me or is it getting hotter in here? Uncharted land ahoy! It all goes dark and suddenly the players get coy But as the lights come on they seem quite keen As they kiss like in the movies and we wonder how they breathe Soon they finish their games and we swing to the floor from our trees By evening we’re restless and wondering what we’re missing, so we struggle to our lookout to see Sure enough on the floor, the cushions strewn about as candles flicker so bright To light every pore on the nape of her neck and catch his profile in favourable light She lets him scrape his chin across her face of make-up without flinching They say we should be playing with computer games, watching cartoons…
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I’ll confess, my darker side Love and me have really never quite been aligned Done my time, failed the test Found my limitations which are limited at best There's more to life than these non-stop sugar highs, cloudwalks, angel eyes Don't be fooled - cos I know what's coming next, a masterclass in bitterness Love's been particularly cruel to me Never really turned out like it ought to have been I've searched the world and the seven seas but Love's been particularly cruel to me If you look past my minor flaws and physique and personality I'm really top drawer Didn't know I had a heart till I fell out of the ugly tree and into your arms Delude yourself Wait a little longer cos rejection makes you stronger Blind faith, blind hope I've been pulled under, waving, sinking, testaments to wishful thinking The only comfort I can find is even perfect true love always dies
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Catfight! 03:32
Nice and easy - take it nice and slow Gouge and lift - don't leave your face exposed Not too fast - calm down! There's artistry at work! Grab the hair with your weaker hand Set the angle and coup de main. I think you're fit and well for real experience... Let's dance to the rhythm in the neon glow, and it's not my place - but you really ought to know... I saw her wearing his old wayfarers before she got here in his Porsche Carrera She's here right now, by the bar with a man! Can't you see her? That complacency is driving me mad! Channel that anger - channel it and lose it - get on over there and pummel her stupid! Wind them up and let them go, stand well back don't get too close Leave 'em bleeding and then I'm gone I don't like to get involved. Far too much bloodshed involved. I'm a sideline armchair fighter - just like you. But as you settle down to the pay-per-view The only aroma is of fags and booze. I prefer the crunch and blood in sensurround. Judge me you philistines, judge me you fools, but I get my kicks for real not through anodyne rules. It's not immoral and it's not illegal - it's an agreement of consenting people. Lust, frustration, pent up raging, teeth and shrapnel, screaming hatred. Let me clarify it's not just violence - beauty and the skill of sporting science
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Back in those halcyon days I never knew What people tried to say, or quite what to do And now I’m clinging on – my knuckles raw Any sharp turn now and I’ll be flung to the floor Come on baby, come on, how can the world be so wrong? How come it’s taking so long? A stack of unreturned calls, my inbox splutters and falls Perhaps my system is flawed I’m beginning to think that people don’t like me Beginning to think the world was built to spite me Beginning to think life’s not on my side - but what a ride! Let’s take a ride! Too young to be so bitter, too old to care One more day gone – one more priority scare Ignored with nonchalance and harsh critique If I was someone else I’d roundly agree I never wanted the earth – just a portion would serve I’m flying blind through the world. These are my cabaret years Still filled with cabaret tears And hearts that beat in arrears.
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Run With Us 05:38
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The science fiction world regenerates A world where waves and diodes modulate A world of doctors on barbiturates Into the future we’ll accelerate The beat chimes my heart pounds You know that science is the new rock ‘n roll I’m on the air tonight, I’m on the air tonight Are you receiving me now? Are you there? So just sign there, fill in this questionnaire It helps to make sure that you are prepared The avenues that we are breaking through Every new science annotated to you We know what you want, we won’t disappoint You know we’re only here to help you You make the world turn a little faster now You make my heart beat a little faster now You make the world turn a little faster now You make my heart beat, you make my heart beat You make the world turn a little faster now You make my heart beat a little faster now You make the world turn a little faster now You make my heart beat, you make my heart beat By now you should be proud Existing in an era where such science is found The terrain we inject in your brain Is a world of the complexity of Citizen Kane Amnesia shouldn’t occur There’s been some kind of error in the theories inferred You may experience pain But all this new science will cure you again.
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The plane took off – mishaps occurred Tibetan snow was left disturbed In garish shirts and wide-brimmed hats we ventured from the safety hatch A camp was set up, bonfires lit and gin consumed The kids build snowmen and a happy scene ensued But freeze-dried airline portions don’t really make a substantial diet For four months lost in a mountain range. We soldiered on – we ate it all Toothpaste and soap – the seats and walls But times were tough And Big Fat Dave looked more attractive every day I swear to god, I didn’t know what made the soup They said it was a mountain goat – lost and confused I sensed more of a poultry flavour as ate But didn’t think much of it until a toenail caught my throat Fatty you’ll be no great loss to science, sport, the secret service Fatty you tasted great Although I cry myself to sleep every night I think of you I also start to salivate I swear to god I just didn’t realize He seemed more gristly somehow when he was alive I swear to god I never thought he’d taste so fine I’d have had seconds but the rescue planes arrived.
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DISCO WILL NEVER DIE! Dance to disco music I just want the disco Syndrum 3-4-3-4-3-4 etc 3 4 on the floor Disco music is my life 3 4 on the floor Disco music is alive! 3 4 on the floor Disco music is my bomb 3 4 on the floor It's all in the drums! DISCO! DISCO! Dance to disco music DISCO! DISCO! Feel the bass and use it DISCO! DISCO! Dance to disco music Disco music all night long Disco will never die Syn drum DISCO! DISCO! Dance to disco music DISCO! DISCO! Feel the bass and use it DISCO! DISCO! Dance to disco music DISCO WILL NEVER DIE! Disco music all night long Disco will never die All new technology synchronised by machines Slow motion, punch the sky - run down the golden mile 3-4-3-4-3-4-3 etc I just want the disco Dance to disco music Dance to disco music Dance to disco music 3 4 on the floor Disco music is my life 3 4 on the floor Disco music is alive! 3 4 on the floor Disco music is my bomb 3 4 on the floor It's all in the drums! DISCO! DISCO! Dance to disco music DISCO! DISCO! Feel the bass and use it DISCO! DISCO! Dance to disco music Come on and carry me home Syn drum I just want the disco
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Way back in the 1980s all seemed cut and dried You did your job, you earnt a wage, you drove a Renault 5 Then came techno, acid house, and people lost respect They sat around in communes smoking funny cigarettes. Now there lies the problem you see You know in your heart of hearts your folks were dropping E’s They spent their time at Future dancing to repetitive beats We are the people our parents warned us about. “You should get out and have some fun” that’s what my dad will say Oh father, please, I’m studying, why don’t you go away? “Ah when I was your age I had better things to do” I’m surprised you can remember - all the stuff you snow-ploughed through We sit around the fire and the music pumps out loud Oh mother, please, just turn it down, the neighbours will be round. It’s such an awful racket - they can’t sing and you can’t hear the words. We are the people our parents warned us about. Dissidents, deviants, mavericks and cranks Drop-outs, weirdy rebels, recalcitrants and punks That’s what my thesaurus says and I’ve never known it to be wrong We are the people our parents warned us about.
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Risky, bizarre, perverse Wasn’t my idea! But whatever floats your boat A bit weird – but then who am I to judge this fixation with the railroad I was foolish to agree – I know But tomorrow I want to go out The dangerous sports club have got to accept you now We could have bungee-jumped our way to fame But no – that’s too mundane So now we’re lying on top of this train And all the lights rush by they blur into one I cast my mind way back to the pub where we met and you just seemed sort of nice Now with the benefit of hindsight I should have listened to my friends’ advice “Never trust a man wearing leather shorts and a plastic dressing gown” The dangerous sports club have got to accept you now We could have bungee-jumped our way to fame But no – that’s too mundane So now we’re lying on top of this train And all the lights rush by they blur into one So as the seconds tick by and extra points are earned Our love is reaffirmed But you’re not moving and I’m getting concerned And all the stars fly by and merge into one It’s often strange how things never turn out the way you want them to We could have bungee-jumped our way to fame But no – that’s too mundane So now we’re lying on top of this train And all the lights rush by they blur into one I wasn’t satisfied – I thought that you would tire But now it’s all backfired We’ll be in Sheffield by a quarter to five And all the lights rush by they blur into one
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I'd make the planet safe for the future if I ruled the world I'd own an island, be politically neutral, if I ruled the world From the Tundra to Tierra del Fuego I'd rule with a firm hand (but fair) I'd stand on mountain tops in my sandals, let the wind blow through my hair If I ruled the world I could do such wonderful things! It's all very well giving each heart a new song to sing. Sometime I'd like to drive across the nations, that's where I'd go Ride the interstate combinations, drive through the snow I'd steal boyfriends and drink some vodka, champagne and ale Teenage boys would fancy me (although I'm much older) - when do we sail? It would be my duty to serve the public - at least till the novelty wanes. It would always be the first day of spring, only the weather would change. But there's the redistribution of wealth, and problems that arise from public health. Perhaps I should delegate? That seems to be the modern thing... That seems to be the modern thing. I'd strive to make standards of impeccable insight if I ruled the world But I'd soon be murdered in cold blood at night if I ruled the world There'd be jealous folk who'd resent me ruling the world But I'd forgive them - incidentally - because I'm so great, magnanimous, considerate... I'm hard working and I'm attractive without any family ties. I think you'll find I'd be the ideal choice should a vacancy arise
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Girls hang about by cafes in the street I sit in my unlocked loft in the cold and sing atmospheric songs Pop radio Millionaires in a row So this is where the whining starts – feel my pain! Won’t someone feel my pain! I want someone to walk with me Romantically By rivers at midnight Someone to dance with me in deserted fields as the sun comes up I want someone to buy me things Costly rings Not quality reproductions Someone to die for me To inspire me tonight Inspire me tonight Rough and ready chic Unshaven for a week The words he sings connect with me They’re from a rhyming dictionary We’re following the formulae Sing my song sing it loud sing it long
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Before you go let’s remember the good times Before you go can we share a last kiss? Before you go will you help me get the car keys from underneath the fridge? Before you go - a sandwich? A flask of coffee if you’re travelling far? Before you go you’ll have to fight me first, if you think you’re hard Oh no – I want you to go if you’re sure that’s really what you want I’ll make way, never stand in your way Now’s not the time for tears or suicide threats. Before you go can we talk about football? Before you go try not to fall down the stairs Before you go will you hold this electrode? If you smell burning then it’s only your hair Before you go look at me and the kids you said you’d never leave Before you go did you forget you said you’d pay for our trip to the Maldives.
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Change 03:20
In one breath I was gorgeous The next my hair was wrong I never knew what you wanted You strung me along If I'm wasting your time say so I don't want to get in your way Take me as I am Or leave me alone I won't change You told me I was special I held all the cards But when I was hurting You didn't try too hard Your actions always confused me I thought that they might But just for the moment I'm keeping you in sight. I was only relieved when you found someone else It took you off my hands and left me on the shelf Thought you might have been honest, I know you don't need space It took you quite a while at least I didn't lose my place.
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Poison 03:23
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Now I'm in fashion, it's my passion You can trust me when I say "The vogue can never go away" It's just a circle to save waste so don't concern yourself with taste Just grow your hair and lose those flares Until next week Trust me honey my advice is sound Though Naomi never wore it it'll come back around There's only one route to authenticity Idiosynchronicity I'm in a band on EMI I love your sound it makes me high A touch of Springsteen, glance of Cher With a modern air Whatever - one thing is for sure, it sounds like stuff I've heard before So just sign here and say you'll sing And you'll become the last big thing Trust me honey my advice is sound If Peelie ever played it it'll come back around There's only one route to authenticity Idiosynchronicity
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Drowsy 03:02
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Cosmic Kylie 04:02
Streamlined, dramatic, archaic - fantastic! The space age, excessive and fun. Through TV and movies (but mostly pop music) I learned all I ever could want. You believe! As the stars keep shining. You believe in the afterlife. You believe I can take you skywards. I believe that you're right Because I'm the girl you have seen in visions and dreams I am your Cosmic Kylie Up on posters and walls, convenience stores, I am your Cosmic Kylie I will see you all well, postmodern as hell, I am your Cosmic Kylie Take it all girls and boys, utopian joy, take it from Cosmic Kylie Space junk comes crashing through windows of my house by light of a billion suns. Somewhere way out there you know there's inhabited planets of bubblegum. Build me up to icon status Build me up - I won't let you down Build me up, cos I can take it! Build me up to knock me down Cos I'm a product of pop - a media prop known as Cosmic Kylie An exercise and a scheme - a marketing dream - branded as Cosmic Kylie Come to me for the truth, if lost and aloof I'll be your Cosmic Kylie I'm just here to be used, ignored or abused. Everybody's Cosmic Kylie. Take a walk with me over open seas and I'll tell you what I've learnt In a vague sort of way that leaves room for debate and to get your fingers burnt. At your own risk follow me to the bliss of self worth and inner calm We will worship sunsets and explain the inexplicable with flawed logic and charm. Because I'm much more than a star - I'm an actual star! Worship at Cosmic Kylie! This! Much more than a song! A hymn all along, deifying Cosmic Kylie. I'm the spark in your fire, your guiding messiah. All hail Cosmic Kylie! Watch while planets collide - I will survive - I am Cosmic Kylie!
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Their jobs, opinions, children, friends and choice of verbs I simply can't stop people getting on my nerves Everyone runs, chasing the sun, searching for something to last forever I never tried, always denied - out of the blue I'm gonna have to rethink my views I believe in you You believe in me And there's nothing you can do to stop me seeing you in that certain light However trite I believe in you You believe in me Though I've never put trust in anyone I hate everyone But you Misanthrophy - an underrated virtue - shaped my life I lived in comfy satisfaction all the time Depression sets in, guilty as sin - how could this happen? I've been so careful! I hate how it feels, typically me I hate myself for missing you when you're not here
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The Jinx 03:19
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I always preached responsibility Know where you stand if you've respect for me I wouldn't want to be your property I'm not the kind of girl who's easily led So lying in a cornfield late at night You coyly schmooze and I see right through your lies Then you lean in and touch my face Making me susceptible to all your little foibles and... To disillusioned guilt and confusing signs I struggle hard to look you in the eye Someone once said, someone very wise "Things will never be the same again" And all those ads I saw on the TV And all the times I knew that wasn't me And all those times I mocked and scorned It's happened again and there's nothing I can do about it... No looking no touching no petting no nothing Evading refraining abstaining is draining Refusal denial reluctant compliance Accept it you want it you know you'll never get enough of it

about

Tracks 1-18 previously released as Children of a Laser God.
Track 20 previously unreleased
Track 21 from the single 'Run With Us'
Track 22 previously unreleased
Track 23 from the digital collection 'Macabre Park'
Track 24 from the digital collection 'Macabre Park'
Track 25 previously unreleased
Track 26 previously unreleased
Track 27 from the digital collection 'Macabre Park'
Track 28 is a brand new remix
Track 29 previously unreleased
Track 30 from the digital collection 'Macabre Park'
Track 31 from the mail-order CDR of this album
Track 32 from the single 'Run With Us'
Track 33 previously unreleased
Track 34 a microscopically different version
Track 35 previously unreleased version
Track 36 previously unreleased

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released May 19, 2017

Written and performed by Jenny McLaren and Ricardo Autobahn
Produced and mixed by Ricardo Autobahn
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Spray Lancashire, UK

Ric and Jen were members of 21st century pop terrorists The Cuban Boys, who topped John Peel's Festive 50 and the UK singles charts.

Their offshoot project Spray predicted the electropop boom, unfortunately much too early for them to cash in. They released two albums in 2002 and 2006.

In 2016 they released their first full length studio album in 10 years - 'Enforced Fun'.
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