Fleetwood Road Session Tasters

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released February 1, 2012

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Amphibic Records London, UK

Best described as ‘quirky singer-songwriter plus orchestra’. Chamber-Pop meets Indie. The band has morphed into this from their former incarnation as an Indie-Pop band. They feature a string quartet and a growing brass section around drums, guitar, piano and vocals, creating a lush backdrop for Neal’s voice to be at home in. Amphibic have leant their cello player to the Divine Comedy once. ... more

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Track Name: Amphibic / Neal Hoffmann - Instinct and Feel
Instinct and Feel

I go by instinct I go by feel
keep my eyes wide open a great deal
listen to noises in the night
keep what's important in my sight

I go by instinct I go by feel

I don't trust my own head
cause you never know
what it might come up with
when it decides for you
my body might disagree
nothing's written in stone hammered in steel

I go by instinct i go by feel

I don't like great heights
but I don't look down
I love the colours
I love the sound
I love the smell of gasoline
the rust and paint on your machine

I go by instinct I go by feel

(instrumental)

I am with you because it makes no sense
but I got used to the strange ways we blend
I noticed the secrets you conceal
the world is cruel the world is mean

I go by instinct I go by feel

you think I like numbers and cold hard facts
but you're misled by the way I act
I'd love to follow the birds south
and watch new words drop from your mouth
I go by instinct I go by feel
I go by instinct I go by feel
I go by instinct with you and me
Track Name: Amphibic / Neal Hoffmann - Boy Doesn't Meet Girl
Boy Doesn't Meet Girl

another beautiful girl
walks into my world
bounces like a ball
bounces like a ball

what am I to do
what am I to say
what am I to lose
if I don't act today

then the boy doesn't meet girl
they don't meet
he doesn't try cause he thinks he's beat
doesn't understand the world
he can't help it but he wants that girl

he wants that girl
wants that girl
wants that girl
wants that girl

this is not the first time
I'm standing in my own way
it's not the first time
someone gets away

the fear of winning
is powerful force
from when the curtain goes up
to the pathetic encore

then the boy doesn't meet girl they don't meet
he doesn't try cause he thinks he's beat
doesn't understand the world
he can't help it but he wants that girl

he wants that girl
wants that girl
wants that girl
wants that girl

boy doesn't meet girl they don't play
he doesn't know why he acts this way
they never touch never share their days
ships in the night going seperate ways
he wants that girl
wants that girl
wants that girl
wants that girl
Track Name: Amphibic / Neal Hoffmann - Maybe Arizona
Maybe Arizona

maybe cacti are secretly wishing they could fly
maybe tumbleweed are thinking about
moving to the seaside
maybe rain clouds don't ever want to waste a drop
maybe you and I are waiting for
everyone to not look

or maybe Arizona
be honest I know you want to
maybe Arizona


maybe the rivers are meant to show the way
maybe the wind has messages if only we could hear
maybe sand dunes remind us of what happens to mountains
maybe you remind me of Sunday mornings on the beach

or maybe Arizona
be honest I know you want to
maybe Arizona take your coat and let's go now



maybe the lizards know exactly where to hide
in the desert where big ships remain strangers in the night
maybe loose ends play hide and seek in the shade
while icicles are far too clever to come this way

or maybe Arizona
be honest I know you want to
maybe Arizona take your keys it's been a long time
it's been a long time
let's go now



words and music: Neal Hoffmann
Track Name: Amphibic / Neal Hoffmann - Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash

well I'm walking down this road
no-one can carry my load
it's made for my back
and I'm not turning back

I don't know what is real
I don't trust the way I feel
it's let me down before
led me through all sorts of wrong doors

But I'm not turning into Johnny Cash
I'm not turning into anyone
I'm not turning into anyone else for you ................ for you

pretty women make my day
I don't care if they look away
distracted by a prettier face
maybe I'm not to their taste

I'm not going to Jackson
I don't have no ticket to Reno
haven't felt like shooting no-one yet
but each day I do get meaner

I'm not turning into Johnny Cash
I'm not turning into Johnny my dear
I'm not turning into anyone else you hear .................... you hear

My trajectory
is of no concern to thee
every single breath I take
I will fight for till my back breaks

there's no-one better you can hire
to drag you from your ring of fire
who remembers your name and what he says
and shows you how the stars sleep in their beds

I'm not turning into Johnny Cash
I'll keep walking down to the bitter end
I'll keep walking down this road no matter who you send ......... who you send


words and music: Neal Hoffmann
Track Name: Amphibic / Neal Hoffmann - Give Way
Give Way

I'm staring down
into the stream below
watching leaves float by
brown red orange and gold

I'm a fruit on a tree
drying slowly in the wind
I'm a nail in the side
of my boat that's about to sink

I used to have a winning streak
the planets they all lined up
a twinkle in the eye
the fun just never ever stopped

sometimes it feels like I will be too late too late
the wind is rough and it blows hard but I hold on
until it gives way

Don't know if I've come far
or just walked for a long long time
the road has all but gone
there's only sand and I can't see no line

in my dreams I can see myself running for the gate
it's sliding down in slow mo cutting off
the only way ahead

sometimes it feels like I will be too late too late
the wind is rough and it blows hard but I hold on
until it gives way
sometimes it feels like I will be too late too late
the night is cold and it is dark but it won't fail
to give way
to give way
to a new day

sometimes it feels like there is a big weight
riding on me, pushing me down further down
but i hold on until it gives way
sometimes it feels like I will be too late too late
the night is cold and it is dark but it won't fail
to give way
to give way
to a new day
Track Name: Amphibic / Neal Hoffmann - Rocket Boys
Rocket Boys

walked out of the wreckage there
out of the bombed out sheds
into the light of day
into the emptiness

we had to mend our world
we couldn't just walk away
there was nowhere we could go
growing up only took us days

all of us
Rocket Boys
Rocket Boys had to make our own toys when we were Rocket Boys

then came America
chewing gum movie stars
blue jeans rock and roll
we never had it so good

as good as
Rocket Boys
Rocket Boys
no one heard our voice when we were Rocket Boys

(inst)

we traded in hope and smoke rings
raced our bikes and climbed up things
raided strawberry fields
on the way to being some

some of the
Rocket Boys
Rocket Boys
trusted in progress and countless lies
when we were Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys
Rocket Boys
loved our mums and loved the noise that we made when we were Rocket Boys