(Letís All Help Solve) Garyís Problem
From
2009

Released on This Is Not Your Shape.

Initially recorded December 2009. The rhythm track of the song is mainly built using loops made in the iPhone app Hexatone, a very weird and excellent generative (and hexagonal) drum sequencer.

Garyís holed up in his bedroom
wonít come out for food or TV
sometimes staring out the window
sometimes lying on the carpet
mumís been cooking all his favourites
knows it wonít make any difference
as he smells the apple crumble
Gary chants his special words:
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Letís all help solve Garyís problem

Garyís hanging with his mates
down the park and near the swings
thereís not much to do each evening
no oneís got much left to say
Gary slips into the shadows
fumbles for his mobile phone
low on credit, it donít matter
time enough to speak these words:
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[Chorus]

Garyís gone to see the specialist
time to have a little chat
Gary keeps his features frozen
no one knows whatís in his head
as the voice drones on and on
Gary eyes some scattered papers
folders, reports and a letter
where he reads familiar words:
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Personnel:

Gerard Greenway
Ben Norland
John Peacock