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Pencil Case

by Fauxchisels

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How’s your century going? You’ve lost your reason for showing Your purpose, ambition is slowing You still don’t get the joke You made the worst of decisions But with the best of intentions You mothered all the worst of inventions The grit is in your throat Upset the sausage cart Kick out the lads They’re all just shapes to me Wrong uns, and scum bags False starts are new beginnings No chance of sharing your winnings I miss you like I miss not knowing Just how bad things can get Upset the sausage cart Kick out the lads They’re all just shapes to me Wrong uns, and scum bags Burn down the after life Push out the prams No more excuses Stick it to the man We’re just bits of lead in a pencil case Broken bits of lead in a pencil case… False starts are new beginnings...
Chop, chop, and it don’t stop Time, time, hear the call sign Wake up, time to face it You’ve made the list at last Look left, for direction Take steps, don’t reflect on Time lost, keep moving Your name’s in lights now You’re okay, but they suck All your mates suck, and your band You’re okay, but they suck And your agent’s out of hand Refuse to work, Mistake to learn Take the bus home, Save the whole world Take a breather, Let the light in Close the curtains, It’s too frightening You can’t remember where you left your shoes You don’t need them in town They keep the streets so clean these days It toughens your soles, Keeps you whole Write the names in your spite diary Concentrate on the incendiary Bitter words flow from your pen Stain the paper blue again.


'Pencil Case' is taken from the forthcoming album Education or Catastrophe.

'Spite Diary' and 'Screen Break reVision' are demo recordings assembled in isolation during the first lockdown of Spring 2020.


released January 27, 2021

All tracks written and performed by Fauxchisels

Paul Broome - guitars, vocals and Mullard Rhodes
Dicky Henderson - drums
Mike McNamara - bass

'Pencil Case'.
Recorded by Jimm Zorn at Giant Wafer Studios - October 2020.
Mixed by Jimm Zorn at home in Wolverhampton.

The Isolation Demos:
'Spite Diary' and 'Screen Break reVision'
Recorded by the band, April 2020
in Stone, Wombourne and Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Mixed by Paul Broome.

All tracks mastered by John McBain at JPM Mastering, San Francisco.


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Fauxchisels Birmingham, UK

It's a Youth Opportunity Scheme to breathe life and love into the jaded cynic.

More post than punk
More stick than rock

Paul and Mike make the sounds for your ears with the guitar the bass and the drums and the microphones.
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