Hills

by Instant Species

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    In the age of the download and the stream we will only be releasing an extremely limited 50 CDs of our wonderful new album Hills. Beautifully packaged in a digi-pack format with a 6 page booklet containing exclusive photos, artwork and all lyrics, this is a keeper and genuine rarity.

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    The first press of our ninth album is extremely limited at only 50 copies. So why not make it even more exclusive. Get your self a copy signed by all the band. Don't forget to let us know who to sign it too.

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    Get a limited copy of our brand new album 'Hills' plus a copy of our excellent 8th album 'This Rome' in a special one time deal.

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    Get a SIGNED limited copy of our brand new album 'Hills' plus a SIGNED copy of our excellent 8th album 'This Rome' in a special one time deal. Remember to tell us who to make it out too.

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1.
Lately they hate me Have you seen their faces lately? I’m not sure but I think they hate me It took so long, so long, so long To get it wrong It’ll take some time, some time, some time To put it right You always get it wrong I always put it right It only ever happens in the dead of night
2.
The Devil's hand The Devil led the way and I obeyed He didn’t offer much He didn’t need to explain He said, “Boy you can use my name When the mob come looking and they’re laying the blame.” Devil led the way and I obeyed Didn’t offer much, there was little parlez He said, “Boy you should feel no shame. You’re not the first to have played my game.” Whoah, going to make this man a mountain, It’s a miracle, it’s a miracle Devil led the way and I obeyed Didn’t offer much, there was little parlez He said, “Boy you should feel no shame You know this crime, it kind of fits your face.” Don’t tell me that you understand Until the Devil dealt your cards and you played his hand I know a man who will make you a mountain It’s a miracle, it’s a miracle
3.
The man with the answers Got away but you didn’t move You told a lie and then you told the truth You said to me, things will improve But you’ve got to move, you’ve got to move You took a chance on a different girl You lost the weight but you kept the world I’m only repeating the things I heard But you’ve got to move, you’ve got to move You are the man with the answers I don’t know what you think I said I reassure you it’s all in your head You don’t know you’re living until you wake up dead What did you say, you made a mistake Heaven help the people who will get in your way You got away but you didn’t move, you’ve got to move
4.
Finish line 03:58
Finish line You’ve got your friends in the city, that I don’t know They fill your head with big ideas and big time woe They said the icebergs wouldn’t melt, they said they’d glow You’ve got your friends in the city, that I don’t know I can’t let go, I need control. I need a finish line in sight, I need a finish line in sight, I need a finish line in sight, I need to know, we’ll get this right You’ve got your friends in the country, that I don’t know They fill your head with pretty colours, that’s pretty low They said the trees will never die, they said they’ll float You’ve got your friends in the country, that I don’t know You’ve got your friends by the sea, that I don’t know They fill your head with talk of waves and watch them go They say they’ll never stop they’ll always flow They say I’ll never stop, I need control I need to know, there’ll be a line
5.
Crush 03:01
Crush You said stay away, for both our sakes I’m not listening to you. You said don’t come in, you’ll probably wake him I know what you’re saying is true But is it really asking too much, I’m too old for a crush For a crush You said turn around, as you pulled your top down We shouldn’t be doing this But can we really wait, for the time it will take It’s not that much of a risk I’m too old for love, Not too old for lust You said I’m still not sure, as we laid on the floor I think you should probably go I’m forty-five not twenty-nine I think I’m the one that’s old
6.
Safe in the middle Safe in the middle You’re safe in the middle You’ve got a beating heart that needs a restart And you don’t know how ‘cause you’re too little I know it hurts, yeah I know it hurts Ah yes it hurts and it’s getting worse So cancel the taxi, call me a hearse It’s not easy when you’re knocked down But you feel the sun rise I need to get home, I need to get home I need to get home so I won’t be alone And you’ll be there to bury my bones I’m afraid of the dark, I’m afraid of the dark There’s a piece of my heart, It doesn’t seem to work when we’re apart
7.
Music for people who don’t like music Music for people who don’t like music Happy to buy it and never choose it Music for people who don’t like music They know your weak spots they’re going to abuse it Music for people who don’t like music Keeping it simple they think your stupid Statistics that will lie to a future generation On the hopes and the dreams of the pop population Well they lied to you, like they lied to me They lied to everyone it seems Music for people who don’t like music Here is a noose, we expect to you to use it
8.
In Moscow somewhere I’m your dirty little secret, I’m your blackened soul I’m the bloodstained carpet, the buried bones You can try to deny me, try to make your escape But I’m always in the corner and I’ve already cut the brakes I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know I don’t know where it goes I’m your every waking nightmare, I’m your living hell The ice in your veins, I know you don’t feel well It must go somewhere, in Moscow somewhere Just not in there I’m your dirty little secret, I’m your blackened soul I’m the blood on your tongue, as you start to choke
9.
Your answer for everything You think you’re holding all the cards Oh yeah you probably are You think you’ve got me all worked out Well it’s not that hard You think you’re acting really smart with your quick retort But when you see the world like you do Things can distort But I’m going to leave, because I don’t believe What you’re telling me any more Let’s get it on and get over it Is that your answer for everything? You put yourself at the top of the list On which there’s only one And when you came to read it, out all your friends had gone And I don’t like the way your friends are always around I don’t appreciate you putting me down I find your thoughts just a little too loud I know you think you’ve got me all worked out Yeah it’s not that hard But here’s just a little piece of advice I’m holding all the cards
10.
You know love I feel like a boy, when what you need is a man I feel like the chaos, when what you need is a plan I feel like the ocean, when what you need is the sand I feel like the river, when what you need is the land I did what I could, to change what I can But you know love Yeah you know love I feel like the light, when what you need is the dark I feel like the bite, when what you need is the bark I feel like a boy, I feel like a boy, I feel like the chaos, I feel like the chaos, I feel like the ocean spray, I feel like the ocean spray, I feel like the river run, I feel like the river run
11.
You’ve got me all wrong You’ve got me all wrong, ‘cause I’m not that strong And I’ve been a fool, the way I treated you I said life’s too quick, so don’t worry I said life’s too short, so don’t hurry, Just hold on to me And I took you for a ride, anytime I liked And I cannot say why, there’s something wrong inside

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Instant Species are very proud to present their 9th album "Hills". Recorded over a 5 year period whilst ducking, dodging and weaving between the intricacies of everyday life, Hills is undoubtedly the bands most accomplished release to date.

All tracks © 2018 Instant Species, © 2018 IS Records. All tracks written & performed by Instant Species.
Produced by Instant Species. Recorded @ The New Room - Milnsbridge, Man Cave - Slaithwaite, Huddersfield African Caribbean Cultural Trust, Street Head Farm - Skipton. Mixed by Instant Species. Mastered by RF Sound & RRS Music.

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released January 29, 2018

INSTANT SPECIES ARE:

Rick Garnett · Lead vox, guitars, keys, sounds, harmonica
Bob Spencer · Lead guitars, b.vox, keys, ukulele, glockenspiel
Stu Criddle · Bass guitar, b.vox, keys
Nick Hynes · Drums, percussion, b.vox

Additional players:

Pete Spencer & Craig Mann · Brass arrangement on ‘Finish line’
Sarah Niven · backing vocals on ‘Crush’
Members of Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir · vocals on ‘You Know Love’
Martin Trumble · Trumpet on ‘Finish line’
Tom Blackledge · Trombone on ‘Finish line’
Craig Mann · Baritone saxhorn on ‘Finish line’
Helena Hornby · Alto and baritone sax on ‘Finish line’

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Well done, keep it quiet, don't get too over excited... you are one of the few clever people to find the hiding place of Instant Species.

Instant Species are a band not a brand and since 1997 we’ve made music we love, played gigs to entertain people and released records with an enormous sense of pride. It's more than a hobby but it's far from a career and it's always fun.
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