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Youth At The Summit

by Swervedriver

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mrpaullandini
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mrpaullandini You know a band is special when they can release a collection of B-sides & rarities & it sounds like a Greatest Hits.

Maëlstrom & the Hitcher are two of the finest songs I've ever heard.
Misc. Scales
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Misc. Scales The Hitcher is sublime and should have been on one of the album releases in my opinion. Things get weird in a very cool way with Good ships and Straight Through Your Heart. Definitely the psychedelic version of Swervedriver in this compilation. Favorite track: Straight Thru Yr Heart.
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vmarcfort Has always been one of my all-time favorite Swervedriver songs. It encapsulates all the bands greatest themes and subtext: speed, flight, noise pop, dual guitar attack, and a pummeling rhythm section. This song gives me life! 👊🏾✊🏾✌🏾 Favorite track: Planes Over The Skyline.
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1.
Walking through the Haight Along a loud and crowded street Disarray The vendor’s broke again It drives me ’round the bend Disarray Planes over the skyline The east pavement opens up And I’m left looking up You say you just can’t try anymore To find what you’ve been fighting for Planes over the skyline Walking through the rain To a loud and crowded place, alone Grounded to a halt In a city built on a fault Disarray Planes over the skyline
2.
The Hitcher 03:26
You’re never far away from my mind Always too far away to hear Controlled explosions wreck the train line Just can’t believe the coast is clear I get this feelin’ It’s such an itch, itch You’re somewhere out there in a landslide All hope just slippin’ through like sand Telephone lines down in a rainstorm And I’m like a ship moored on dry land I get this feelin’ It’s such a bitch You’re always far out in the midrange All around the state boundary spillage signs Somebody burnt down all the pylons And you're my passport past these mines I get this feelin’ I wanna hitch Hitch a ride on your smile Hitch a ride on your smile Hitch a ride away from here Hitch a ride on your smile Hitch a ride away from here I get this feelin’ End of the tunnel light just blinds me While you weep like a willow tree Sent out distress signals to find me They shine so hard so why can’t we? I get this feelin’ Wanna hitch Hitch a ride on your smile Hitch a ride on your smile Hitch a ride away from here Hitch a ride on your smile Hitch a ride away I get this feelin’
3.
Maëlstrom 04:40
Torn away And aching to find some feeling It’s gone astray Deaf are the ears of reason Hoist me away The cars on the street make me feel Safe and sound And dying to star in the sequel I hear you say Am I the only one? Am I the only one? Am I the only one? And take me away Deaf are the ears of reason We’re so earthbound On ev’ry town’s high rise ceilings The streets we crawl Youth at the summit freewheeling I hear you say I’m not the only one I’m not the only one We’re not the only ones We’re not the chosen ones I’m not the only one
4.
They’re hanging me tonight Say have you got a light? The boat’s pushed farther out The vultures start to pout They’re killing off the leading part Until the next time Paste, cut The only way you’ll see me Up in the big city blues With nothing left to lose The last dance we know Is raring up to go I wish you wouldn’t throw those knives They’re pretty eerie Paste, cut The only way you’ll see me The last dance we know Is raring up to go It’s such a long way home It’s such a long way home These winding roads to Rome Always tripping on the wires Until the next time Paste, cut The only way you’ll see me
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So lost I can’t live without your love I can’t live without your love You’re so soft I can’t live without your love I can’t live without your love So long I can’t live without your love
7.
Open your closed mind up to the truth Your head’s on the wall on a plinth as the proof I hate yr kind with all of my heart Sail on by you’ll find it somewhere Left to lie at the foot of the stair I hate yr kind with all of my heart Shoot straight thru yr heart With all of my heart Left in your world with nobody there You say to yourself Do you think that I care? Open arms won’t save any tears I hate yr kind with all of my heart It’s fallen apart Shoot you straight thru yr heart With all of my heart Fading away under the porch light Spent all your days bereft of the light Hate yr kind with all of my heart With all of my heart I’ll shoot this straight thru yr heart With all of my heart
8.
You look like you’ve been losin’ sleep Said a stranger on a train I fixed him with an ice cold stare and said I’ve been havin’ those dreams again In one dream there’s this girl I love And we dance every wakin’ breath And in the other they’ve thrown me in a cell And they’re tryin’ me for her death I’m only young and young in love As I hold that girl today But I’m old and tired and in the cell And I’ve nigh on withered away Y’see my baby’ gone away too long And I’m chokin’ back the tears Disheveled star in a burnt out bar And I’m talkin’ in my drink She promised me the world and more How could she do this to me? And now mine’s tumblin’ down around But at least my eyes can see And those stars in the sky are for me So as this fagged-out tinsel town Waves so-long to the sun I lay here calmly on my bed And the trigger of my gun And should that no good woman show up Dancin’ from a dream I’ll squeeze it twice and not think twice And relish every scream
9.
The Kremlin flies forever In the face of expectation Like sunshine seen through rain I see American cars converge On Paris Central Station I came to mock I left to pray
10.
Does she wanna burn a field of four-leaf clovers? Does she wanna find herself in need of one more? Does she wanna subvert her own expectations? She screams Who the hell do they think They’re catering for? Take a while to find the route I’m meant to be takin’ Take a while to find a way to ride it for free Force a smile and hope to God I’m not mistakin’ The way things are for the way things should be Does she wanna sell a field of four-leaf clovers? Does she wanna find herself in need of one more? Does she wanna subvert her own expectations? She screams Who the hell do they think They’re catering for?
11.
Broken English words cracked the air like a bell She had a chateau in Virginia Waters Free from all those culture vultures Her car a silver cloud cloaked the air in a shroud Her pearly author’s teeth tore the seasoned cedar-coloured pheasant Her one rich wish is to write a book about A venetian mother’s problems on a barge in little Venice She peers at the portrait of her poetess grandmother Who’s theatrical in character Wise just like Socrates She sinks her nails into the aged canvas But the power from the wordster’s head was cool and shrill and frightening Miss Drag is intermingled with the powder-blue chaise lounge She types some acid words to her hairless Havana art dealer Her one rich wish is to write a book about a chateau in Virginia Waters Free from all those culture vultures
12.
Good Ships 04:31
I was born on a good ship Loose lips sink flagships Left alone and the sea is calm High tide and no storms They tell me that the river’s too deep And it’s much too wide You can’t get across to the other side I got a lover way over there by the mountainside (Hold her in my arms just a-one more time) And I can hear her calling to me (Just like I did before) I can hear her calling to me (The sea’s been sailing a good ship) She’s calling my name Sailing home on a good ship (I’ve been sailing a good ship) The sea is too cold and it’s much too wide (Much too wide) (Sailing home on a good ship) High tide and no storms I was born on a good ship Much too wide Loose lips sink flask hips But it’s much too wide
13.
Stimulini 03:27
It’s where It’s how It’s near It’s now It’s off It’s on It’s there It’s gone
14.
In The City (free) 05:24
Come along Into the city Where the girls are pretty And you can’t go wrong Take your time No need to hurry Don’t have to worry Cause it won’t take long Well you can surf in the city You can swim in the pools Do anything you wanna Because there ain’t no rules Drive your super-stock carbur to the long highway And you can drag In the city in the falling night The kids are hip and you can dance all night In the city all the girls are pretty and they go Come along Into the city Where the girls are pretty And you can’t go wrong Well you can surf in the city You can swim in the pools Do anything you wanna Because there ain’t no rules Drive your super-stock carbur to the long highway And you can play In the city in the falling night The kids are hip and you can dance all night In the city all the girls are pretty and they go In the city, into the city Big city, everybody I know is down here Big city, I got my woman and I’m glad I’m down here

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Remastered by Turan Audio, November 2020

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released December 4, 2020

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