An Absence of Friends

by Sugardrum

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released September 1, 2008

Nigel - Vocals, Guitar & Keyboards
Beth - Vocals, Cello
Nick - Drums
Matt - Bass, Keyboards
Carrie - backing vocals on limbo

Produced by Nigel & Matt

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Sugardrum Surrey, UK

Sugardrum is the musical name of songwriter, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist Nigel Bunner. Lying on the boundary between folk and indie the new EP “3 Penny Postcard” is the follow up to the debut EP "Where Once Were Roads" which was featured on the BBC 6music Introducing Mixtape. ... more

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Track Name: Motorway Song
In June we had a little car, that drove us around the bend
as we drove around the bends of the little streets
where we lived and if we drove it too fast, the little car
would start to moan, rattle us from head to toe,
shake us from head to toe
so we drove on the motorway
as fast as the law would take us
and the little car she rattled the little car she
shaked in return

and when the summer comes we'll see how far life takes us
with no jobs to make us hide in this big city
where people are counting down the years till their pension
living their lives all wrapped up in this tension
and I'll write a song just for you, to show how I adore you
and I'm somehow still hoping
that all of these roads remain green

and when we drove on the motorway
everyone would overtake us
even though it felt like we were doing 110
so we drove on the motorway
as fast as the law would take us
and the little car she rattled
the little car she shaked in return
Track Name: Limbo
all the people waiting for, their chance to be known
the voices that are never heard, may have the most to give,
while the ones who make the loudest noise,
always have the least to say.

the most harm, is done by the words that are never said,
too scared to change the world ourselves,
too scared to make the difference,
while the ones who make the loudest noise,
always have the least to say.

no one knows what's going on, no one knows we're here,
no one hears what's going on no one knows we're here,
but our lives could be changed
our lives could be changed
our lives should be changed
our lives, could be changed.
Track Name: Absence of Friends
You say that you’re not good enough,
for good things to happen to you,
but I say there could never be,
enough good things happen to you.

You say there will never be time,
for people to notice you’re here,
why care if we run out of time?

Let it all go away...

You day will come when it is your day,
and not a moment before.
and time will know if you chase her down,
your time will hear if you chase her down,
your time will hide if you chase her down,
your time will go if you chase her down.

So let it all, go away...
Track Name: Sleeptalk
I know it’s not there, but you do not believe me,
you say that I’m lying,
that I’m trying to deceive you,
but I know, I know that it’s not there.

I know it’s not there for I wouldn’t deceive you,
but you say that I’m mad like the man in the corner,
who’s fumbling for change to pay for his order,
and they think it’s not there,
they just think it’s not there, so they do not believe him.

What would you like him to do?
What would you like him to do?
Do you know, what you’d like him to do?

What would you like him to say?
what would you like him to say?
do you know,
do you know what you‘d like him to say?