Tally Hall

Sunday 13 July, 2014 at 8:58 am

Great music doesn’t need explaining. Tally Hall’s second album Good & Evil is one of the best albums almost nobody knows and everybody should know. A true masterpiece. If you’re a Beatles and/or Queen and/or ELO and/or They Might Be Giants fan, this’ll make your mind melt with utter joy. Here are a few must hear tracks but do yourself a favor and buy the entire album:

Misery Fell

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Lyrics

Misery fell on the town when they lost all their looks
Spent all those years with their jobs and their scholarly books
With no one to share all their thoughts and their worldly-to-bes
Oh no
They got down and prayed a little more for a life that was free

Wanting a change they assessed how reform comes around
A wise man suggested they work in their smiles not their frowns
And all of a sudden it sounds like the town was to be
Oh yes
A happier place where they live out their personal dreams

La la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la

Why oh why this
Town without love too much faith in above
Can you feel the
Force that it brings not to worry ’bout things
Just the stars in the sky all enjoying their time
With a hope for peace

First thing they do is to substitute pleasure for pain
Helping themselves figure out there’s so much they can gain
The bad guys surrender their chemistry books at the fair
Oh well
Then frolic and take in the love that persists everywhere

La la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la

Why oh why this
Town without love too much faith in above
Can you feel the
Force that it brings not to worry ’bout things
Just the stars in the sky all enjoying their time
With a hope for

Why oh why this
Town without love too much faith in above
Can you feel the
Force that it brings not to worry ’bout things
Just the stars in the sky all enjoying their time
All the people that kiss
All the children that wish
All the fresh living flowers
That spend all their hours
Outside in the rain
Just so happy you came
From so far for so long
With a welcoming song
Just to say
To say

Cannibal

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Lyrics

Looking for a cavern
A place where she can stay
Waiting for the darkness
When she leaves obsessed to make her way to me
Because it’s getting to the time when she will need to feed and

CHORUS
I am the willing victim of a cannibal
She rips out my bones just like I’m an animal
And right when I’m feeling like my blood is drained
She calls it a game
But the wound that she leaves is unmistakable

I am not the only one that she has come to see
Dig up the skeletons of men who thought that they would be the
One like me
Like they could be the ones to make her believe
But for now

CHORUS

Hiding in corners disguised
She’s a phantom, a glimmer inside
She keeps on feeding while I am conceding
So please won’t you tear me open wide

CHORUS

Hymn For A Scarecrow

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Lyrics

You hang around for a living
Somewhere between all the land & the sky
Being by never forgiving
Nobody knows you and neither do I

Birds may believe at a distance
You wear a grin and keep perfectly still
Driven away with persistence
I wonder if they have wondered or will ever wonder
Ever wonder

Farmer Jim hums when he’s all alone
He may imagine you heard and he knew
You wouldn’t hear what he might have known
I wonder whether he wonders if you ever wonder
Ever wonder

Oh,
Scarecrow
Maybe the wind knows
Whether you wonder
Who’s calling your name

Scarecrow
Maybe the wind knows
Whether you wonder
If you are to blame

Mother Earth’s love whispered to me (and it wasn’t her fault)
Real is a feeling and feeling is real
All of you are flowing through me
But you wouldn’t know how to fathom or feel
When the wind blows
The wind knows
The wind knows

Oh,
Scarecrow
Maybe the wind knows
Whether you wonder
Who’s calling your name

Shame how nobody knows you
Only who wonders if you are to blame

Saving the grain of your golden domain
Without even reasoning why
The crows seem to know where you need them to go
Igniting a spark in their minds so they circle and fly
Fly

You hang around for a living
Blown in the wind like a pinned butterfly
Monarch of ever forgiving
Some of us wonder if you want to die

Would you want to die?

How I wonder
Ever wonder
(The wind knows)

Fate Of The Stars

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To leave from this tale follow closely ahead
Prepare to exist by the living & dead
Too slow or too kind or too wary of those too at ease

Past all the buried impressions of then
Sullen drawn eyes and expressions to mend
Continued through mirrors left broken to sing and be heard
Through when it seems all the senses are lost to absurd

CHORUS
So the part where we are
Trapped in active depart
In the fate of the stars
No not one who we are
No control pumping heart
Button pressed mind in art
Mind control
Mind restart

To leave from the present with no source of sound
They laugh because silence is never around
Ignored and forgotten the past may continue to breathe

Feared not a rest by this desolate friend
Whose patience revealed what intent comes to send
With a stare at a hole in the world comes a lust to be high
Above all the dark nested clouds that keep guard of the sky

CHORUS

Step onto the ferris wheel
Round for day & night
Lost in what’s forever more
Complacent in its reasons for
Give & Take &
Sleep & Wake &
Pray for Day & Night to come
Again we see there’s certainty in
What we feel and what we’ve heard
Again we see there’s certainty in
Expectations all the same