Smaller Print EP

by Thom Carter

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released May 12, 2014

Art and Music by Thom Carter. Copyright Self Released Records 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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Track Name: Small Print
Whatever it costs,
Don’t make it feel like something else,
Than what you bought,

The bargain is true,
And only for you,
But it gets lost, it gets lost,


In war and money,
In old words with new meaning,
In banks and in policy,
In laws and in small print.


Your hair is nice,
The colour of auburn and blonde,
And you grow it so, so long,

You hippy Queen,
Your mother made a mint from modelling,
Now you can spend it as you please,


This place is nice, in an old-fashioned way,
They treat you right, just as long as you can pay,
Why would you want to leave anyway?
Why would you deny yourself the gain?

Trust in luck, the lucky people say,
Trust in luck to pay,


Whatever it costs,
Don’t make it feel like something else,
Than what you bought,

The bargain is true,
And only for you,
But it gets lost, it gets lost,


In youth, and all that comes,
In riches, and lean-on-me months,
In hate, and enveloped in love,
The small print will carry on.
Track Name: Wheel of the World
A newcomer to the scene,
With a wide-open eye for anything,
The kind I used to be,
Before the wheel of the world got into me.

Oh, The wheel of the world got into me,
Oh, The wheel of the world got into me.

Come on around,
I’m paralysed by your purity,
Take all that I know,
And make it seem obscure to me,

Take all that I know,
And rub it out and set me free,
Take all that I know,
With your innocence and naivety,


The arc of my thoughts has come fully ‘round,
I feel to you nothing but a stranger now,
Give me what you can – some medicine to fill the gap,
I don’t need a dealer a doctor – I’m just a lonely man


The breadcrumbs that you leave,
Don’t make me feel in love with you,
I’ve seen all your tricks
Though I used them myself, I’ll say no more,

I can’t stop the war,
That burns in me against my will,
What would my lover say?
Oh, unrequited love is hell,

And the will of the world,
The wheel of the world’s got into me,
The wheel of the world,
The wheel of the world won’t set me free,
The wheel of the world,
The wheel of the world got into me
The wheel of the world,
The wheel of the world got into me.
Track Name: See Yourself
See yourself in a room,
Laying on the floor by a long window,
Anyway, it’s no good,
Fretting about what I think of you,

So you stay,
Half the time away,
Half in space that is your own,
But you don’t want to be alone.

See yourself burn away,
Into smoke and ashes,
It’s your fate – the photograph remains,
Escapes the flame that you had begun,
It wasn’t the best one,
But your hair was red as the sun.


I am a protest against the world,
When you’ve heard enough,
Strange how it doesn’t seem to matter that much,
Then you turn to it at once,

To see yourself the next day,
The rain has gone but the storm remains,
Don’t let me down – you could it you tried,
Walk me home, your arm in mine,

And so you stay,
Half the time away,
Half in space that is your own,
But you don’t want to be alone.
Track Name: One Thought
Tempted more by your refusal of me than is good,
Yes, it’s wrong to want you at all, I should know,
Better, Better,
Than to occupy my heart with one thought,
With one thought,
With one thought,
With one thought.


The soul cannot live beyond this poor, poor charade,
Of energy distorting in my body and my face,
And this thought,
And this thought,
And this thought,
And this thought.


I don’t know many others poisoned like me and you,
Could it be that much different if you and I got off on a better foot?

What is this feeling that I feel?
What is this feeling?
What is this feeling that I feel?
What is this feeling?

If you’re gone, don’t be too long,
Don’t make my world seem foolish and wrong,
Don’t crush me with your ‘No’,
No I can’t, can’t let go,
Of this thought.