The Mild Awards

by The Wind-up Birds

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Watch the video here:- www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJbmres11Yk&feature=plcp

The Mild Awards was recorded with Ross at Ghost town and also with Ben at Tamla Moortown.

Additional musicians:
Hanna Duff - Violins
Rob Chapman - Trombone
Paul Morricone - Baritone Sax
Steve Morricone - Tenor Sax

Arranged by Ben Siddall.

Some Gimmicks For You was recorded in a barn by Nathan Moseley and James Smith.

All mastered by Tom at Hippocratic

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released November 12, 2012

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Track Name: The Mild Awards
"Pick me, pick me" screams the desperate kid
Who craved recognition for everything he did
Quickly we see the approval that he needs
For the pictures that he draws
And the little book he reads
At sport and games he's quickly taught
There's no pride in losing
Or a battle bravely fought
Second place is nowhere
And sportsmanship's a joke
The thought of being beaten makes him want to choke

Now I only spend what I can afford at the mild awards
Another song with basic chords - 'The Mild Awards'
I read adverts on the notice boards for the mild awards
Now its time to praise the lord for the mild awards

"Pick me, pick me" pleads the desperate man
If this is life, he'll take what he can
Quickly we see a life defined
By trophies and awards and record-breaking times

Now I start to sweat when the drinks are poured at the mild awards
I reel off the times that I was ignored at the mild awards
I plan the route for my victory tour at the mild awards
Now its time to praise the lord for the mild awards

"Pick me, pick me" screams the desperate kid
"Pick me, pick me"
"Pick me, pick me"
Desperate kid
"Pick me, pick me"

I told a joke and no one roared at the mild awards
And so I left of my own accord
The mild awards
I told a joke but no one roared at the mild awards
And now its time to praise the lord
This is the mild awards

Ball gowns and gold envelopes
Heart attacks and shattered hopes
Canapes and drunken gropes
The compere reeling on the ropes
Guest presenter's looking rough
The crowd they just can't smile enough
Prepared speech seems off the cuff
And if you lose then its just tough
And if you lose then its just tough
And if you lose..
You lose
Track Name: Some Gimmicks For You
We can get hold of anything yet this is what we do
A history there for plundering and this is what we do
It sounds a bit like that other thing
Yeah this is what we do
Is something always better than nothing?
This is what we do

Nothing new
Just with some gimmicks for you
A three minute tune
A three minute tune
Some gimmicks for you and it'll pass straight through
Our three minute tune
A three minute tune

Trainspotter check our references and this is what we do
An idle afternoon on the internet and this is what we do
A band + a band = 1/2 a band
This is what we do
Do we use the authentic equipment?
Yes
This is what we do

Nothing new
Just with some gimmicks for you
A three minute tune
A three minute tune
Some gimmicks for you or it'll pass straight through
A three minute tune
Our three minute tune

Some gimmicks for you or it'll pass straight through
Now your pockets are full but your mind is dulled
Some gimmicks for you or it'll pass straight through
We take our time at the back of the line

Nothing new
Just with some gimmicks for you
A three minute tune
A three minute tune
Some gimmicks for you or it'll pass straight through
Our three minute tune
Just a three minute tune

Let's all go and buy the same jacket
This is what we do
Carefully placed in our chosen context
This is what we do
We look like a band from '68, '77, '94
This is what we do
La la la la la lala la la la la la la la
This is what we do