Bolu

by Tom Rosenthal

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1.
Run for, run for those hills babe let go of the dark days. let go of the world. Make it all up as you dance along just like we all have done, for all of our lives. The kingdom is yours the seas the shores, it's like you've only just arrived. Dive in, the water will be lovely, go keen and go boldly go wherever they sing. It all comes, it all comes when it wants to, not when you want it to, at the strangest times. The kingdom is yours the seas the shores, its like you've only just arrived. Unknown is king your eyes will bring all you need to survive. Let's go, half an ear on the radio, life was made moons ago, somewhere behind those skies. Run for, run for those hills babe let go of the dark days. let go of the world.
2.
03:05
Watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon It's watermelon time I said boom boom boom boom boom boom boom, It's watermelon time, I said boom boom boom boom boom boom boom, It's watermelon time I said boom boom boom boom boom boom boom It's watermelon time I said boom boom boom boom boom boom boom It's a fruit based love Watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon Watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon Watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon I said boom boom boom boom boom boom boom, It's watermelon time, I said boom boom boom boom boom boom boom, It's watermelon time I said boom boom boom boom boom boom boom It's watermelon time I said boom boom boom boom boom boom boom It's a fruit based love I said boom boom boom boom boom boom boom It's a fruit based love It's a fruit based love It's a fruit based love
3.
02:14
Don't wait, oh waiting's for losers, losers are late. Mum knows, i've travelled the sunsets waiting for you. Did you ever see the faces of the moon? I promise you love there's one or two. Did ever wish the keys were in the door? I promise you love it opened before. Don't hide, oh hiding to nothing, nothing to hide. My shoes, they've worn out the long roads hiding from you. Did you ever see the faces of the moon? I promise you love there's one or two. Did ever wish the keys were in the door? I promise you love it opened before. All the losers are late, darling. If you like it don't wait. All the losers are late, darling. If you want it don't wait. Did you ever see the faces of the moon? I promise you love there's one or two. Did ever wish the keys were in the door? i promise you love it opened before.
4.
I couldn't count the lines upon your face, left no trace, the moment's gone. I couldn't count the steps that it took, and all the moves that led to you. That's the meaninglessness of numbers to me. The ones the twos the threes , fly with the breeze, amount to none, infinity plus one. The figures of the news, the boundless blues, a story lies in every soul. That's the meaninglessness of numbers to me. I couldn't count the who's, the how's, the wheres, the glances shared, the blinking eye. Oh the morning trains, the midnight pains, all add up to make a life. That's the meaninglessness of numbers to me. I couldn't count the times, the wines, the names, oh life is not a numbers game Give me a million or give me one, i do not care, i only care that it begun. That's the meaninglessness of numbers to me. That's the meaninglessness of numbers to me.
5.
02:46
Just as i thought you could not sleep you slept Just as i thought you could weep you wept Oh go on surprise me, do the very best you can. Just as my mind had formed the words it froze. Just as the strawberries landed upon your nose. Oh go on surprise me, do the very best you can. Cos you've got the cheekiest face in London You've got the cheekiest face around. Just as i thought i knew your face it changed Just as you learned how to move you stayed Oh go on surprise me, do the very best you can. Cos you've got the cheekiest face in London You've got the cheekiest face around.
6.
You're big on questions and you're small of eyes You're left of reason and you're right on time But I don't know, I don't know to get to rest of you. But I don't know, I don't know to get to rest of you. You're big on questions and you're kind of eyes You're left on wisdom and you're right on line But I don't know, I don't know to get to rest of you But I don't know, I don't know to get to rest of you I don't know how, i don't how to get to rest of you I don't know how, i don't how to get to rest of you You're big on questions and you're kind of eyes You're left on wisdom and you're right on line But I don't know, I don't know to get to rest of you But I don't know, I don't know to get to rest of you You're big on questions and you're small of eyes You're left of reason and you're right on time But I don't know, I don't know to get to rest of you But I don't know, I don't know to get to rest of you
7.
Where do we all go my love? Where do we all go my love? Where do we all go my love? Where do we all go my love? Wooooo woooo woooo wooo I think I know the importance of non-verbal communication and I know this cos you told me so. If we do things well they will last forever, something before we go. Woo wooo wooo wooo Oh the essential resists the telling but the heart can't resist the love and if it leaves its always nearby. I can tell you nothing more than she was she and I was I Where do we all go my love? Where do we all go my love? Where do we all go my love? Where do we all go my love? Wooo wooo wooo wooo
8.
Don't you know how busy and important i am? I got so much to do. Ask me to out dinner on Friday night, i can't go, i got too much to do. Maybe i'm just trying to distract myself from my mortality. Maybe i'm just trying to distract myself from my mortality. Oh i'm too busy to finish thing song I'm too busy to dance Too busy to cry Too busy to die Too busy to see the chance Don't you know how busy and important i am? I got so much to do. Ask me to the disco on Friday night i can't go, I've got too much to do. Maybe i'm just trying to distract myself from my mortality. Maybe i'm just trying to distract myself from my mortality. Oh i'm too busy to see the sky I'm too busy to know Too busy to fly Too busy to die Too busy to rest my soul Don't you know how busy and important i am? I got so much to do. Don't you know how busy and important i am? I got so much to do. I'm too busy to finish this song. I'm too busy to finish this song. I'm too busy to finish.
9.
I don't know how your brain works so well and if i did i might explode. Even if could, i don't think that i would, want to decipher your series of codes. A lifetime of trouble but how could i not love you. Yeah we humans we crave a certain certainly but no mystery ever got old. A lifetime of troubles but how could i not love you. A lifetime of troubles but how could i not love you.
10.
Sitting in the back seat of your mothers car there were forest on the way there it rained all the way there Sent some complex signals to the others on the road I was sending all mindbeams but everyone was hiding Is there a word for the things we heard in the day? Is there a sound for the things that we found on our way? Calling out the names of the animals there were mountains on the way there you read all the way there Numbers getting smaller and the spirits getting low i was sending all the mindbeams no one ever found me. Is there a word for the things we heard in the day? Is there a sound for the things that we found on our way?
11.
02:43
Cried out, to you alone Whats in you? Throw me a bone. Oh life, what did you know? How do we ever decide? Careful love, blow it away Let's go there, what do you say? Oh life, why did we wait. How do we get to the sky? Called out, to you alone. What made you? Maybe you know. Oh life, let it all go. How do we get to the sky?
12.
Everyone is everyone else Take a picture of yourself Look around for those you know Variations on a theme the minds creations, the body dreams Go find your genealogies and you'll see We'll all babies, making stories, stories. Everyone is everyone else We all have felt the way you felt The tragedy of different times Your enemy he goes to bed Thinks upon the words unsaid, The tragedy of distant minds Variations on a screen The minds creations, The body dreams. Everyone is everyone else roll the big dice for yourself the covers and the book within Go find your genealogies and you'll see We'll all babies, making stories, stories We'll all babies, making stories, stories
13.
Theres a panda in the chandelier Oh what have we got here? what have we got here? Well i'll tell you how it got up there This is a story of a young girls flair for throwing pandas It was her fathers friends wedding day and she was dragged along, as is the way, for the poor young ones. As the big people did their thing the panda bear she did swing oh the panda bear flung through the air Well a serious man with a frown came with a ladder and took it down, aren't ladders handy He had never seen this happen before Pandas normally stick to the floor Call it good timing And you got your panda back you got your panda back you got your panda back and your were happy about that
14.
Oh love is blind Oh love is blind Oh love is blind blind blind Those shady lanes, Those shady lanes. Nothing risked, nothing gained. I kicked a stone I kicked a stone It finds a hole It finds a hole Oh love is blind Oh love is blind Oh love is blind blind blind I fought to the end I fought to the end I fought to the end I got myself a finish I got myself a finish I got myself a - wo wo wo ba ba ba da ba ba Oh love is kind Oh love is kind Oh love is kind kind kind.
15.
If you're having troubles babe hit them with beams You've got 99 problems and all of them dreams. Life will give you something like an ebb or a flow Stare them right in the eyes, babe, and give it a go. Oh don't you shy away your heart beats the day Oh time is not alone with you. Oh don't you shy away your heart beats the day Oh time is not alone with you. Oh don't you shy away your heart beats the day Oh time is not alone with you. Oh don't you shy away your heart beats the day Oh time is not alone with you.
16.
02:54
Hey you on the lonely roads Hey you in the morning bright I've only borrowed you Hey you who cannot talk Hey you so close to sleep You only borrowed me Hey you with the crying eyes Hey there on the softest sea You've only borrowed me Hey you in the bath of sky Hey you in the kitchen light I've only borrowed you Hey you in the great beyond Hey you who will not be gone I've only borrowed you Hey you by the train window Hey you in the darkest room I've only borrowed you

about

Tom Rosenthal's third studio album 'Bolu', written in the months following the birth of his first child, comprises 16 varied tracks – a number of which offer reflections on his new-born daughter, and the world she is entering.

'Bolu' also marks Rosenthal's first foray into the world of the upbeat. As well as his usual piano balladry, 'Bolu' includes a handful of songs that can be danced to, including 'Watermelon' (one of the Huffington Post's top 20 music videos of 2014). There are also reflections on modern life in 'The Meaningless of Numbers' and 'Don't You Know How Busy and Important I Am?' but fundamentally, this is a album of notes written to his daughter.

'Tom Rosenthal's songs have always been moved by nature, creativity, strangeness or love, but to hear his simple philosophies for life tied up into such bright, generous and joyful advice for a child does give way to something extra-special.' (Kim Hillyard, When I Heard You)

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released April 13, 2015

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