Half a Brick

by Arthur Brick

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Recorded over two days at Worm Studio in Rotterdam on its amazing collection of analogue electronic instruments and sound devices.

Download includes bonus tracks and De-Generative Brick app (PC only, sorry☹) which you can use to make your own version of Half a Brick! On download, follow the instructions in track 13's (Green Fever Version 3 (unmastered)) image to get the app. The app is CPU intensive, and has only been tested on windows 10 machines.


released December 12, 2019

Arthur Brick for this release are:
Riccardo Carbone: Vocals, Synths, Drum Programming and Percussion.
Thom Driver: Vocals, Synths, Drum Programming and Percussion.
John Strutton: Vocals, Synths, Charango and Electric Guitar.

with additional vocals by:
Raya Carbone
Joseph Strutton
Daniel Strutton

Mixing and Additional Production Riccardo Carbone
All Words John Strutton
All Music Arthur Brick


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Track Name: Viva La Pedestrian
She asks in passing "To walk or take car?
To Zoo of London is it too much far?"
I lie and point wrong I don't have the time
She's up the wrong way but I'm doing fine

My head's my own place
Viva La Pedestrian
It's spick and span
Viva La Pedestrian
I'll take the old route
Viva La Pedestrian
The bus be banned
Viva La Pedestrian

It's wake up Wally, it's kind of a game
We'll lead the new kids, we'll all look the same
While Trish and Trevor, they beat themselves up
We'll steal the limelight, we'll live on their luck

I'm walking fast now
It's almost a run
I won the sack race
Before it begun I'm off to do do, to profit or bust
I'll leave sweet Jesus to ride on the bus

My head's my own place
Viva La Pedestrian
It's spick and span
Viva La Pedestrian
I'll take the old route
Viva La Pedestrian
The bus be banned
Viva La Pedestrian

I love this knowing the things that you don't
I wear a halo, the one that you won't
Track Name: I Like My Job
I like my Job
My job it drinks me mad.
Track Name: Living For Sunday
A ready rubbed believer
A nothing much achiever
He's had his day

Oh no sir he's not bitter
He didn't mean to hit her
He's lost his way

A pre-recorded program
Of wildlife at the local schools

The show he thought he'd miss it
He didn't buy a ticket

The comfy brown acrylic
Went down well at the picnic
A lovely day

The ten percent receivers
They keep a space between her
They'll have to pay

A child of sweet devotion
A stack of books on Tonka Trucks

The congregation's yawning
Now he's asleep and snoring
He's had his way

I wait all week to live on a Sunday
Track Name: I've Seen
I've seen people talking to no one but themselves
I've seen people laughing at those who need their help

I've seen people fighting
I've seen people stop
I've seen people ask the time when looking at a clock

I've seen people dancing
I've seen people fly
I've seen people fall apart when they don't win the prize

I've seen people naked
I've seen people nude
I've seen people live their lives and never be amused
Track Name: Green River
It's time to go home
I've got to get home
Please let me off
Let me off at the right stop

Black eyes
Are heavy
Dreams by the river
The lights are quicksilver
The beds blue and bouncing
And he stands their howling
The long walk is calling
But he's still and snoring

No phone
Old bones
Please phone
And come home

He don't sleep he burns
He don't sleep he burns
Track Name: Peckham In Patterns
Careless and crude
Take away food
Jack eyed and begging
I'm slowly descending
Cheap meat can cast its perfume

Careless and rude
Take this away food
Fun's come
And I've won
A forty stop journey
Brutalitie's horny and near

The Routemasters gone
They've taken my phone
Quick chat and a story
Is ending the morning
The take away menu is full

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