The Penalty Tokens

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released October 31, 2010

All songs written by Miles Biddulph except: "Just A Cold Spell" (Miles Biddulph, Sadie Fleming), "The Arrival Of The Season" (Iain Archer, Miles Biddulph, Tony Gwynne), "Broken Horses" (Heidi Berry, Miles Biddulph). Everything played by Miles Biddulph except on "Just A Cold Spell" piano and some vocals Sadie Fleming, "Broken Horses" electric piano Heidi Berry. Recorded by Miles Biddulph. Design help Elledge Bowers IV.

Album Preface:
I once loved the most wonderful girl in the world. We were so happy together. But, alas, it could not last because I was not of her religion. So I packed up to leave for England to get a masters. This album chronicles the story of the emotions that followed.

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Track Name: A Love Like The World's Never Seen
A Love Like The World's Never Seen (Miles Biddulph)

If you would love and accept me for what I am
I wouldn't leave 'cross the ocean
And if you would tell me there is no belief
that would keep me from all of your love and devotion

I'd stay here and love you
like no one has ever loved
The world has never seen
a love like we could be

But that's not how it goes
and I think we both know
what glory we're throwing away

So tell me to stay and
I won't go to England
we'll live our lives how it should be
with a love like the world's never seen
Track Name: Left Out In The Rain
Left Out In The Rain (Miles Biddulph)

When we were together it was so warm and dry
but I should've noticed there were clouds in the sky
so alone again
I'm left out in the rain

Now things that are real aren't just things we can see
but your superstition was no comfort to me
we are not the same
left out in the rain

You occupy my heartache
jump over the puddles of my intent
Let it tap on the roof and drip into the proof
that our love is spent

Left out in the rain
So occupy my heartache
jump over the puddles of my intent
Let it tap on the roof and drip into the proof
that our love is spent

So I've been believing that our love is to blame
for the rain
Track Name: What's The Current Rate Of Exchange On My Soul?
What's The Current Rate of Exchange on My Soul? (Miles Biddulph)

Now it seems to just rain
and it won't let up
God take the bitter poison
from out of my cup

Outside little girls
dressed up like whores
Freshest morning sunshine
sucked out of their souls

Can't take off my mask
or open up my eyes
to bleed out the poetry
mixed with the lies

'Cause I circle 'round the edge
of a dark black hole
Could someone please touch me
with a ten foot pole?

Now I hope you feel safe
you are in God's hand
I just couldn't stick my head
that far in the sand

Yeah I tried to feel
and I tried to love
but whatever I tried
was not enough
Track Name: One Lane Bridge
One Lane Bridge (Miles Biddulph)

A demon woke me up last night
trying to escape
It was the first time in five whole years
I'm not quite sure it didn't take

Like when the dealer sent that text
'the sickness is in town'
we were crossing paths on a one lane bridge
and my world started spinning 'round

So I'm on to face the lonely world
without no cell phone
But, oh, how I laughed and I loved and I shared
and I connected to the bone

And yes, it would be nice again
but as much as I do think
I know we crossed our paths on a one lane bridge
now my world's left out of sync

And does the thought of Hitler make me cry
or does it make me drink?
Numb me, numb me, numb my soul
numb me 'till I do not think

I'm wanting strength like England
holding on in '41
'cause now I'm crossing paths with my demon
and the bridge keeps going on and on and on
Track Name: Violent Lover
Violent Lover (Miles Biddulph)

Pull my eyes out slowly
so I see that you don't know me
Wash my hands from all the sickness in my heart

Are you the quiet in my storm?
Can you return me to the norm
even if I'm already far too gone?

A faith in terror
a faith in pain
now love will never feel the same
Violent lover rip out my heart
or wash my brain

Losing grip my fingers slip
we've got to tighten up a bit
to be united lovers in the cold

But with my teeth stuck in your boot
you tear my tongue out by the root
and let the lord of heaven sort it out

A faith in terror
a faith in pain
now love will never feel the same
Violent lover rip out my heart
or wash my brain

Our faith in terror
our faith in pain
now love will never feel the same
Violent lover
Track Name: Echoes In An Empty House
Echoes in an Empty House (Miles Biddulph)

Come what may
here to stay
lost and burnt
to the core

Fold my wings
painful things
take my soul
to the floor

'Cause I float
over fire and coals
Help me now
back on the ground

Rooms of fallen angels hold my hand
believe I can
but I don't even know

I just float
over fire and coals
Help me now
back on the ground

It echoes now
in an empty house…
"just believe"
Track Name: So I Want To Bend
So I Want To Bend (Miles Biddulph)

So I want to bend for her
she and I are worth
more than the integrity
of heaven, hell and earth

I'll believe the priesthood
should've only been for whites
I'll believe bloody violent temple death oaths
were right

Please don't see me in this transformation
I won't ever talk like this again

'Cause goodness and truth
are only what I'm told to feel
then I'll say I truly know
the holy ghost is real

But there's one truth
that no one ever compelled me to believe:
she and I should be together
for eternity
Track Name: Just A Cold Spell
Just a Cold Spell (Miles Biddulph, Sadie Fleming)

If we wait it may warm
and we'll weather out the storm
but it's coming down now

If we wait we may see
it's just a frost spangled on the trees
and we're coming 'round now

If we leave we may break
and it's quite a lot to take
if it's just a cold spell

If we slip we may fall
yeah the ice could take it all
but it's just a cold spell

Icy winds will rattle my bones
I wait for you all alone
the twilight snow looks so blue

Final meeting kingdoms align
the rusty stars will not shine
until I find it with you
you

It's just a cold spell

If we wait it may warm
and we'll weather out the storm
but it's just a cold spell

If we wait we may see
it's just frost spangled on the trees
but it's just a cold spell

Icy winds will rattle my bones
I wait for you all alone
the twilight snow looks so blue

Final meeting kingdoms align
the rusty stars will not shine
until I find it with you
you

It's just a cold spell
Track Name: The Arrival Of The Season
The Arrival of the Season (Iain Archer, Miles Biddulph, Tony Gwynne)

Golden boy charisma, blossom or we'll wither with you
Humming bird like wind chimes drown out all your secret designs

The arrival of the season is never when you think
waiting on the inside while the world is blossoming
Bees are buzzing everywhere,
weeds and flowers all sing
But the arrival of the season can be different from your dream

The damning winds of freedom will slam the doors like you can't beat them
So grab the truth with one hand, turn and write it down in the sand

The arrival of the season is never when you think
waiting on the inside while the world is blossoming
Bees are buzzing everywhere,
weeds and flowers all sing
But the arrival of the season can be different from your dream

On and on and on and on and on
the leaves are falling down
Your rose will rise above the brush
so lift yourself up off the ground
Can you believe?

Seasons come and go
now it's time to know the spring
Track Name: Broken Horses
Broken Horses (Heidi Berry, Miles Biddulph)

A sadness of the broken horses
slowly rocking back and forth
they watch with a pair of summersaulting eyes
to see no lies

The sun goes up, the sun goes down
just ticking boxes off I twirl around

A children's song, a simple rhyme
to occupy my hope and hold the time

The stars come out, I'm in my room
I wonder 'bout the brightness of the moon

A sadness of the broken horses
slowly rocking back and forth
they watch with a pair of summersaulting eyes
to see no lies
to see no lies

Sadness of the broken horses
Track Name: The Worm In The Wheat
The Worm in the Wheat (Miles Biddulph)

We sell our souls as we grow old
it's in the eyes of what we're told

The worm in the wheat
for the the people to eat

The milk was poisoned, crops will fail
Gonna slit my throat come Pay Lay Ale

The worm in the wheat
for the people to eat
Sometimes I only make sense
in the hypothetical tense

So sell your soul as you grow old
it's in the eyes of what we're told

The worm in the wheat
for the people to eat
Sometimes I only make sense
in the hypothetical tense

The worm in the wheat
Track Name: Lighthouse
Lighthouse (Miles Biddulph)

Maybe we could fall in love
Maybe we could fall in love
Tell me when push comes to shove
and maybe we can stay in love

Out on the edge of the way
there's a lighthouse to save you if you fall and drown
And out on the edge of your mind
there's a light that will blind you if you come around

Evil demon in my eyes
Evil demon in my eyes
Storms of fire and falling skies
there's an evil demon in my eyes

Out on the edge of the way
there's a lighthouse to save you if you fall and drown
And out on the edge of your mind
there's a light that will blind you if you come around

And out on the edge of the way
there's a lighthouse to save you if you fall and drown
And out on the edge of your mind
there's a light that will blind you if you come around

Come around