Past Lives Volume 1: Haul It Up

by Matthew The Oxx

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about

Oxx fans will thrill at what’s coming in 2016 year from the prolific Lewes-based artist Matthew The Oxx, a.k.a. Matt Oldfield — a series of complete albums from his past stored up on hard drives all over his house aching to be set free, of which this one is the first.

"Wonderful... an invitation to take action" writes FATEA.

Read the full review here:
www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/2016/MatthewTheOxx.html/

Part of a series entitled ‘Past Lives’, Oxx will digitally liberate albums-worth of material over a matter of months, culminating in his next studio album which will be released over the summer.

This extraordinary album “Haul It Up” is reminiscent of Beck at his finest 'Sea Change’ days, with more driving rock feel than the smoky Americana flavours of his incredible 2015 release ‘First Aid For The Drowning’, championed by BBC 6Music’s Cerys Matthews and Steve Lamacq.

There are a limited number of hand-made CDs available to buy and the release is available for digital download.

Cerys Matthews was a champion of Oxx’s mesmeric 2015 album ‘First Aid for the Drowning’ on her Sunday BBC 6Music show, confessing she adored the whole album so much she was torn about which track to play…

‘Haul It Up’ may well give her a similar dilemma for 2016…..

credits

released April 22, 2016

Haul It Up - Matthew the Oxx

Produced by Steve Kidby
Timothy Lloyd on drums and bass
Jim Harmer on guitars
Madeleine Milla on keyboards
Mike Simmonds on strings
Matthew Oldfield on the rest

File Away

we caught a cold in the ocean we caught a cold in the ocean just like a fish unlucky fish and make it right we caught him up in the arches under the watery arches just like a note just like a note if you read it right so read it right and tell me will you make it right so i can file away my mind tonight? i saw you under the carpet well i saw you under the carpet just like a table just like a table we cook it up so look it up and tell me will you make it right so i can file away my mind tonight? i'm gonna file away file away i'm gonna file away file away every recipe every recipe i'm gonna file away every recipe i ain't gonna cook today cook today i ain't gonna cook today we shook a line in the city we shook a line in the city just like a comb i wanna go home i wanna make love tonight so read it right and tell me will you make it right so i can file away my mind tonight? will you turn away the light? will you come make love tonight and file away my mind tonight?

When I Leave You

full houses on the edges where the cards are all straight and the suits are all spade and they don't want to leave you come into the back where the college is a crack and the sun is in a sack and they don't want to leave you lovely linda takes it away she takes it all the way she makes you want to stay not to leave you home again for a cup of tea it's all so very jolly it's like a bet and they don't want to leave you sam and the others are on the other side of me well that's okay with me cos i don't want to leave you maybe one day when the baby gets old enough to say maybe baby then i know that i won't want to leave you on the back of every machine a sticker that you have seen says keep it up and make sure not to leave you linda lends a helping hand make houses in the sand and the sea says i don't want to leave you so send my will to the judge when i leave you send my bill it's not much until i leave you make me whole when i leave you send my soul...

Bonehouse

we're all living in a bone house now it's all just for show don't you know? one day it's gonna go beyond a joke... well i could never be the things you said you could see when you looked right at me and then you took the fight from me and then you whispered every line i've ever had the time to turn into a rhyme now you're heading out to dine... where i'm living in a bone house now it's all just for show don't you know? one day it's gonna go beyond a joke... well you're stealing every kiss ever pressed against my lonely little lips ain't it just because i never left a tip? well that's all because i never took a sip at all because i took it on myself to get up on the shelf and think about myself i'm gonna cheat you from your wealth where i'm living in a bone house now it's all just for show don't you know? one day it's gonna go beyond a joke... how many bridges must i cross before you show me how to not give a toss? how many bones must i break before i get my piece of cake?

Haul It Up

havanna havanna havanna cigar havanna havanna have another cigar taken from the toll in your heart o'connor o'connor o'connor believes o'connor o'connor walk on earth the leave eleven by the colour of a priest haul it u from the bottom of the cup hang it out to dry haul it up from the bottom of the cup bang it into line haul it up haul it up haul it up the sky haul it up haul it up all lit up the sky matter and mud in my mind havanna havanna havanna cigar taken from the toll in your heart

Easy Knows Me Well

i'll be late one more time so i can see you lay by my side and as the crickets come to the window moths dance in the light geckos climb through a crack in the wall on this soft island night oh easy knows me well oh there's nothing i wouldn't sell i'll be more than a man cos i feel sure that i can and as the sun collects the clouds and takes them underground we lie on the roof of the house in this starry island town oh easy knows me well oh there's nothing i wouldn't sell i'm all yours for now i'm all yours somehow

Fools Gold

holes in my mind with the illusion of time with every hour we talk of bliss all we discover’s how to shake our fists but now the glasses are half way down and as she passes we laugh out loud somewhere a pistol is cocked to crack under a thistle all wrapped in fat and we say you won’t do if you won’t be true and now your sermons come loaded with a detailed emptiness and all the come-ons at your shoulder take a female’s nakedness and somehow you came through while i left confused so hold my wings and hold my wings the colours that i want are stretched out on your skin and as we stumble for the sun that birthmark shows again oh and yet you still choose these fool’s gold blues epitomize the west go recognise blue white and red yahoo yahoo

Candlesong

somehow i knew you wouldn’t doubt a sailor so i said i’d been and i said i’d seen the northern lights somehow i knew i wouldn’t catch you later so i looked away and tried not to say that all the candles in the room seemed to say your name and all the eyes fixed on you wanted my place what a waste somewhere between the sun and the moon you linger a deep indecent deep blue somewhere underneath the marble armour it’s a sweet soft song i’d never choose and all the candles in the room they seemed to say your name all the eyes fixed on you wanted my place what a waste how could i walk away? what would i have done with my day? my honour is to know ask me and i’ll go somehow i knew you wouldn’t doubt a sailor so i said i’d take you and i said i’d make you free somehow i knew you wouldn’t catch me later so wherever i go whatever i see whoever i know whoever i’ll be still all the candles in the room they’re gonna say your name and all the eyes fixed on you will know my place what a waste

Peace In My Rest

i live alone that’s how i want to don’t make me want to come with you give me peace in my rest i take the easy way to go I take the only way i know give me peace in my rest don’t tewll me anything’s out there don’t say you’ll take me anywhere don’t be like this i just don’t care don’t say you love me it’s too much to bear in my rest just give me peace in my rest

Shine It Up

handsome boy be my toy show me how i break out shine it up as shiny as you shine baby girl be my world let me know how deep i go shine it up as shiny as you shine one step on the moon is all very well but you'd better come back soon before i sell your big balloon and your brass bell i'm off to see neptune so fare thee well sleepy sheep feet my sweep i will howl i will growl shine it up as shiny as you shine

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