Cherry Smoke Empire

by The Bastard Sons of Dennis

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THE FURNITURE (LOS MUEBLES) ------------------------------------------------ Donde esta mis muebles de los hermanos? Donde esta mis muebles de los hermanos? Se pierden, se pierden Where is the furniture of my brother? Where is the furniture of my brother? It is lost, it is lost. Donde la guaderropa, la tabla? Donde la silla, es banera? Donde la gabineta, la oficina Se pierden, se pierden Los incontrareos Where is the wardrobe, the table? Where is the chair, the bathtub? Where are the cabinet and the bureau? They are lost, they are lost. We will find them! Creo que esta perdido por siempre No! Los incontrareos But I believe they are lost forever! No! We will find them! Donde esta mis guaderropa de los hermanos? Donde esta mis guaderropa de los hermanos? Where is the wardrobe of my brother? Where is the wardrobe of my brother?
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Good Times 05:44
GOOD TIMES This has gotta be the good times No more bad No more in between for a while I wanna get down to it Don't wanna be the spoke in your wheel if I can help it Well excuse while I tell you what I saw the other day I met a man with a life to hide and bridges burnt behind him He had a fleeting glimpse, a breath of freshness passed him Like he didn't have a chance to catch it when it settled upon his lip I don't suppose so This has gotta be the good times No more bad No more in between for a while I wanna get down on it Don't wanna be a spoke in your wheel if I can help it Well I came across your garden when your flower was unfurling May I relieve you of the burden of your innocence Your aura's tantalising, your scent is mesmerising When I'm near you I have to slip into a realm of fantasy This has gotta be the good times No more bad No more in between for a while I wanna get down to it I don't wanna be the spoke in your wheel if I can help it Well excuse me while I ask you what's your name and where you've been Cos you look so damn familiar like a painting, a rocket A reflection of my sin (Take it down) I see a hint of roses smiling on your face I don't mean to make you catch your breath I couldn't make you if I tried I see a hint of roses smiling on your face I don't mean to make you catch your breath I couldn't make you if I tried And I came across your garden where the walls were gently fading And the blossom was exhiilerating as it spoke to me My universe expanded and my questions became answers As I laid upon the earth and it accepted me And this has gotta be the good times No more bad No more in between for a while I wanna get down on it Don't wanna be the spoke in your wheel if I can help it This has gotta be the good times No more bad No more in between for a while I wanna get down on it Don't wanna be a smoke in your wheel if I can help it This has gotta be the good times No more bad No more in between for a while I wanna get down to it Don't wanna be the spoke in your wheel if I can help it This has gotta be the good times No more bad No more in between for a while I wanna get down on ya I'd like to be the seat upon your bike if you would let me
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THE FURNITURE (LOS MUEBLES) ------------------------------------------------ Aha! La guaderropa! Pero el abuelo defecado en al guaderropa. Pero el abuelo defecado en al guaderropa. Como irrita. Ah, there is the wardrobe! Grandfather has defecated in the wardrobe. Grandfather has defecated in the wardrobe. How irritating. Donde esta mis tabla de los hermanos? Donde esta mis tabla de los hermanos? Where is the table of my brother? Where is the table of my brother?
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Sometimes 07:24
SOMETIMES Read it young and so it spun A web of madness on my screen Expressions led me to a place It's not the world I'd intended to be in Sometimes I feel like everyone knows People believe in your lies People believe in all our our lies And who we are the Fates did ask Can't believe the sentence passed Sometimes I feel like everyone knows Sometimes I feel like everyone knows People believe in your lies People believe in all our lies Read it young and so it spun A web of madness on my screen Expressions led me to a place It's not the world I'd intended to be in Sometimes I feel like everyone knows People believe in all our our lies People believe in my lies Sometimes... I feel like everyone knows Sometimes... I feel like everyone knows Sometimes... I feel like everyone knows Sometimes... I feel like everyone knows
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THE FURNITURE (LOS MUEBLES) ------------------------------------------------ Aha! La table. La table ha sufriedo ponderosa mente en las manos de piratas. La table ha sufriedo ponderosa mente en las manos de piratas. Ah, there's the table! <translation unclear> Donde esta mis silla de los hermanos? Donde esta mis silla de los hermanos? Where is the chair of my brother? Where is the chair of my brother?
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TEN YEARS LATER When I was just thirteen She said that I could take her... Where could I take her? And now it's ten years later... Is it over? Tell me when it's over... Is it over? I'd like to think it over... I like to get the best of the changes I'd like to get the best from the re-arranges But if we get much closer There's a danger we'll start over Now I take it there's no-one left to shake you from your tree Is it over? I'd like to think it over... Is it over? I'd like to think it over... I like to get the best of the changes I'd like to get the best from the re-arranges But if we get much closer There's a danger I'll fall over Now I take it there's no-one left to break you from that scene Is it over? Tell me when it's over... Is it over? I'd like to think it over... Is it over?
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THE FURNITURE (LOS MUEBLES) ------------------------------------------------ Aha! La silla! Alguien fijo el fuego a la silla. Alguien fijo el fuego a la silla. Ah, there's the chair! Somebody has set fire to the chair. Somebody has set fire to the chair. Que se ardia cuando llegue... ¿Por qué usted no llamó al departamento de bomberos? Mi teléfono barato tiene solamente los números cero a ocho. Tire el otro que hace las campanas atar. It was like that when I arrived... Why did you not call the Fire Brigade? My cheap phone only has the numbers zero to eight. Pull the other one, it has bells on. ¿Cómo llegaste a todos aquellos vinculados a la pierna? Bueno, no fue fácil y tardó algo más de una semana, pero lo logré al final, como se puede escuchar. How did you manage to get all of those attached to your leg? Well, it wasn't easy and it took just over a week, but I managed it in the end, as you can hear. Donde esta mis banera de los hermanos? Donde esta mis banera de los hermanos? Where is the bathtub of my brother? Where is the bathtub of my brother?
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Smile 08:06
SMILE Smile, for the experience is here Smile Wash away your tears today, smile And if you find time And if you find time Smile I pick up all the pieces that I left lying around I cast them to the wind, yeah There is no sound Instinct, revelation Your life starts here And how many tomorrows can I see In the cauldron of worn ideas How many might follow this lost feeling Instincts, revelation Your life stops here And how many tomorrows can you see I pick up all the pieces that I left lying around I cast them to the wind, yeah There is no sound Instincts, revelation Your life starts here And how many tomorrows can I see Smile Smile Smile So let me take you there They're going to strip you bare Smile, for the experience is here Smile And if you find time And if you find time Smile I pick up all the pieces that I left lying around I've cast them to the wind, yeah There is no sound Instinct, revelation Your life starts here And how many tomorrows can I see Smile Smile Smile So let me take you there They're going to strip you bare Smile, for the experience is here Smile Wash away your fears today, smile And if you find time If you find time Smile I pick up all the pieces that I left lying around I've cast them to the wind, yeah There is no sound Instinct, revelation Your life starts here And how many tomorrows can I see I pick up all the pieces that I left Pick up all the pieces that I left I pick up all the pieces that I left lying around I've cast them to the wind, yeah There is no sound
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THE FURNITURE (LOS MUEBLES) ------------------------------------------------ Aha! La banera. Una morsa con una erupcion repugnante se esta recuperando en la banera. Una morsa con una erupcion repugnante se esta recuperando en la banera. Aha, there's the bathtub! A walrus with a nasty rash is recovering in the bathtub. A walrus with a nasty rash is recovering in the bathtub. Oh no, no otra vez. Oh no, not again. Donde esta mis gabineta de los hermanos? Donde esta mis gabineta de los hermanos? Where is the cabinet of my brother? Where is the cabinet of my brother?
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THE CRUELLEST DREAM Did you remember me that morning The things that I said As the sun crept up your body As you lay in your bed Well my feet barely touched the ground In the daylight the night time sound That enveloped my tired and weary head Awakened by a sunrise a glow of delight And I knew that I had kissed you, I knew it felt right While I deciphered the way it seemed I had cried at the cruellest dreams And you enlightened my soul with mouth to mouth While I followed you excited, I wasn't prepared For the energies created, the things that we shared I began to believe in you From the forests of love anew Comes the screaming of heart's desire released But my symbols were distorted, your eyes held the truth Had I looked I would have noticed the sign of his hoof My invocation was part undone as I cried for the setting sun And the mother I held the love frowned down
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THE FURNITURE (LOS MUEBLES) ------------------------------------------------ Aha! El gabineta. El gabineta se ha utilizado almacanar pescados. El gabineta se ha utilizado almacanar pescados. Ah, the cabinet! The cabinet has been used to store fish. The cabinet has been used to store fish. E so es razonable. Eran abadejos? No. That’s reasonable. Were there any haddock? No. Donde esta mis oficina de los hermanos? Donde esta mis oficina de los hermanos? Where is the bureau of my brother? Where is the bureau of my brother?
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LOSING FEELING So I lost that feeling I don’t know what I can do now Losing feeling I don’t know what I could have done To stop me feeling I’m losing the feeling I love I don’t even know your name It’s backwards and forwards the same I’m falling backwards again And so I Lost that feeling I don’t know what I could have done Losing feeling I don’t know what I can do now To stop me feeling I’m losing the feeling I love You don’t even know my name It’s backwards and forward the same And I’m falling backwards again Why don’t you get over yourself There’s not enough hours in the day Why don’t you get over yourself Leaving the last words unsaid There’s simply a hole in your heart Try to let somebody in And so I got to thinking I’d better go home instead Have a wank and some biscuits And then I’ll get pissed with my friends And we’ll talk of Eastenders And who won X-Factor in the end You don’t even know my name It’s backwards and forwards the same And I’m falling backwards again Words by Andy Richardson. Copyright (c) Explicit Music 2010.
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THE FURNITURE (LOS MUEBLES) ------------------------------------------------ Aha! La oficina. La oficina ha sido picotiada por muchos pollos Y la puertas se han caido. La oficina ha sido picotiada por muchos pollos Y la puertas se han caido. Ah, the bureau. The bureau has been pecked by a great many chickens And the doors have fallen off. The bureau has been pecked by a great many chickens And the doors have fallen off. Eran una cortina agredable del marron. Pense que eran horrible! Usted tio el es porke usted neude espantoso. That’s a shame, they were an agreeable shade of brown. I thought they were horrible! You would and that's because you smell appalling, uncle.
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Pieces of Me 03:29
PIECES OF ME --------------------- I tell you but you don't want to know You made your mind up you want to go But then from the cold icy stare come the words "I care" I care I don't want to wait around this time I don't want to wait for things to go wrong I've waited too long I've waited too long I need to have you now I need your release I need your peace before I tear myself in two I want to want you now I want that release I want your peace Before I tear myself in two Pieces of me, pieces of you We're beads on a worry bead threading us through I want your commitment I want your delicate hand in mine Oh babe please say yes this time Oh babe please say yes this time
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THE FURNITURE (LOS MUEBLES) ------------------------------------------------ Ahora hemos encontrado todos sus muebles tio, Ahora hemos encontrado todos sus muebles tio, Ahora hemos encontrado todos sus muebles tio, Qué le hacen para decir, tío? Qué le hacen para decir, tío? Now we have found all of your furniture uncle, Now we have found all of your furniture uncle, Now we have found all of your furniture uncle, What do you say, uncle? What do you say, uncle? Oh... bueno. Oh... good.
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Horsemon 12:11
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THE FURNITURE (PART 9: EPILOGUE) Plop! Hee hee hee!

about

Cherry Smoke Empire by The Bastard Sons of Dennis.

Cherry Smoke Empire is an album of original songs by The Bastard Sons of Dennis. The name of the album comes from an arrangement of fridge magnets at the house of Q. Wim and his family.

The Bastard Sons of Dennis are a duo which features Q. Wim Lijkkes, who plays acoustic guitar and sings, and Yuri Nation, who plays acoustic guitar and grunts. Alleged additional musicians on the Cherry Smoke Empire album include Sylvia Dulverton on black triangle, Ptolomy Bishops-Lydeard on second bassoon, Horatio Williton on bass clarinet and Cornelius Luxborough on French horn.

We began recording Cherry Smoke Empire with The Bastard Sons of Dennis in 2011. The first track we finished and released was Losing Feeling, and the final track to be completed, Good Times, was finally released in 2017. Besides a number of their live favourites, there are two musical gems on the recording that were a part of the duo’s repertoire for many years, yet were never performed live. The two songs that fall into this particular category are The Cruelest Dream and Pieces of Me.

All of the different parts of The Furniture have additionally been combined and released as a single. You can download or simply enjoy listening to this particular musical masterpiece in its entirety on Bandcamp as well as its own page here at Wud Records. Besides being a brilliant piece of musical strangeness and tomfoolery, The Furniture can be used as a great teaching aid for students learning English or Spanish, as there are a number of interesting linguistic points to be discussed within the lyrics.

There were two other original tracks that the Bastard Sons of Dennis performed live on various occasions which are not included here. They are both instrumental tracks, called Second Act and Green D-8, and are both part of Flicker’s repertoire. Both tracks will be appearing on Flicker albums in the future.

Sometimes and Smile were co-written with Terry Bickers from the band Levitation when he was at university with Q.Wim in the early 1990s. Both of those songs appear on Levitation’s highly acclaimed 1992 Need For Not album. The arrangements of Sometimes and Smile that you can hear on this particular recording are by The Bastard Sons of Dennis. Sometimes is called Resist in the Levitation catalogue.

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released June 1, 2011

Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered at Wud Records Studio One, 2011-2017.

Album artwork by Blueprint Studios.

Copyright © 2017 Wud Records.
Copyright ℗ 1992-2012 Explicit Music (see individual tracks for details).

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