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1.
Pascal 03:47
Well I am out of chips You might think thats it But hey, read my lips I will raise you I've seen yr 2x4 I dunno where we are And I've got dreadful cards I am nearly out Im nearly out But I cant go back south With all i came without [x2, innit.] I will raise ya Something i brought along It is all i've got and it cant be lost without trouble Out of the heart of men see yr dead presidents raise three score and ten I am nearly out...
2.
If you would just try a bit harder You would see what i see It comes down to maths, its all charts and graphs If you would just try a bit harder You'd see the trunk on your couch the boards on the floor, the quietened more You cant live without If you would just try a bit harder You could lay yr god down with the UFOs, the yetis and ghosts, Inventions at most If you would just try a bit harder You would know the god hole, That naturalist guff is just not enough Life is too tough Even if you tried a lot harder You'd never do what we do The things in the sky, the people alive Even if you tried a lot harder You cant say joy to the world peace on the earth, goodwill to all men You'v nothing like that Peace on the earth, goodwill to all men.
3.
Riverbed 01:44
I drank a lot, and i stole a car, i hit a house and it killed a child, so let me go away from here, down the street and through the fields, away up north where i can hide between the hills and the riverside. I will take off all my clothes lie silently so no one knows. On the riverbed, i'll hold my breath til someone comes and changes it. On the riverbed I'll freeze my head, and hold my breath.
4.
I woke up and i looked outside A new car on my drive, A big house and a hot wife, And my dad died I looked in the mirror and i said 'what a neat haircut on my head... with two daughters still in bed and my mum dead...' Into the morning all concussed A nice suit as i must, And all easy things my life's lust And all hard things are unjust And all homemade things bust And turned to dust
5.
To The Dogs 06:56
Oh come on there no hope left Lets just drop...Oh cant we just drop down here Oh come on there no way out Lets just drop...lets just drop the big ideas They all hate my bony face and they all hate...they all hate yr rasping voice Let just give them what they want, They're closing in, our arguments are useless toys Missions are all very well but I am beat, my legs only go so far Prophecy is quite the rage but They dont care lets let them go to the dogs Let the sun wither and bleach you And the moss cover and keep you And the rain smother and seep into you

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Song, by Toad: " A bloody good EP...It depends a great deal on single guitar notes, which are now dropped into the songs without hurry, allowing the simple but infectious melodies to sink in at their own pace"

Peenko blog: "one of the best releases that I have heard all year. ‘All Homemade Things’ could possibly be my favourite song to come out this year, I can’t get enough of it."

The List: "The Scottish Enlightenment plough a gentle furrow, their ‘Pascal EP’ shuffling along in a dream, echoey and half-asleep, but disguising lyrical bite all the same."

Rock-city.co.uk: 8/10 "Fans of James Yorkston and White Rabbits should appreciate this gentle understated Scottish Rock, the five tracks on this EP are all well crafted, and at times the loose guitar hooks reminded me of Pavement (quite a compliment) particularly on ‘If You Would Just Try a Little Harder’. The whispy vocals of ‘Riverbed’ act as a perfect intro to ‘All Homemade Things’ with it’s strung out guitars that are stretched for dramatic purpose. This is intellectually engaging and a poetic slice of ‘slacker rock’ and this EP deserves to be noticed. Impressive!"

credits

released May 10, 2010

Recorded at Green Door Studio, Glasgow by Jamie Grier and at Goldstar Studio Crosshill by Dan Lyth. Mixed and mastered at Hark! Mastering by Dan Lyth. All songs by David Moyes. Arrangements by The Scottish Enlightenment. Artwork by Cheryl McCann. Photography by David Moyes. (c) & (p) 2010 The Scottish Enlightenment. Under Exclusive License to Armellodie Records. ARM12.

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Spread up and down Scotland's east coast like margarine, The Scottish Enlightenment make high ceiling, Smoo Cave, flame-lit music, despite everything.

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