Acceptable Taboo Album

Acceptable Taboo Album

TOM ADAMSON'S SUM BAMPOT BAND

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Tom Adamson: Vocals, 12 String & Electric Guitars, Drum Kit Piano & Keyboard, Percussion, Violin and Sonic Landscaping.

Rhiannon Bradbury: Vocals. (except 'The Deils Awa' and 'Ode to the Leven')

Jamie McCredie: Lead Electric Guitar, Rhythm Electric Guitar, Lead 12 String Guitar, 6 String Acoustic, Banjo.

Rob Paterson: Bass.

Zands Duggan: Congas.

'As of Late (Natalie)' has two special guests:

Dougie Freeman: Organ

Will Pound: Harmonica

 

Released: 24th Dec 2014

Label: TASC Productions Ltd.

Recorded at: Midtown Music Studios by Tom Adamson

Producer/Writer: Tom Adamson (c) 2014

Mixed by: Tom Adamson & Lester Salmins at The Bunker

Mastered by: Ray Staff at Air Studios Mastering

Genre: Folk/Rock.

Acceptable Taboo is an album of original music featuring two 18th C Scottish poems: 'Lifes A Faught' by Robert Alan and 'Ode to the Leven Water' by Tobias Smollet. The Burns song 'The Deil's Awa Wi The Exciseman' also creeps in as a work song to open the album.

Inspiration for the album has come from Scottish poetry and old tales of Edinburgh, as well as original stories inspired by life events.

 

 

Read a track by track listing of lyrics and stories told:

01 The Deil’s Awa

02 The Deil

V1

Fierce the eyes that know it all

Just don't release the beast inside

Contain your charm and let it build

Negotiate your pride

 

V2

A bit this, a lot of that

A chunk of everything in sight

You make a deal on what you have

You feel the need to fight

 

V3

You come to me with all you have

I check you out, just to see

Why you makin' me look so bad?

Why I can't shake this decease?

 

Chorus

That don't mean my life ain't filled with joy

But it crossed my mind, yeh it crossed my mind

 

V4

I like to gamble, cheat and abuse

But maybe thats just me

[Robert Allan lyrics form Life's a Faught bellow]

And wisdom's sell' wi' aw its rules

Will often find it sae

 

V5

The honest heart keeps aye aboon,

Whate'er the world may say,

And laughs and turns it's shafts to scorn,

That others would dismay.

 

Chorus

That don't mean my life ain't filled with joy

But it crossed my mind, yeh it crossed my mind

Your body's telling me otherwise x 3

 

V6

It gi'es a charm to ilka thing,

And mak's it look fu' braw

The spendthrift and the miser herd,

It soors aboon them aw.

But there's a thing among the lave,

To keep the heart in tune,

And but for that weary spleen

Would plague us late and soon;

A bonnie lass, a canty wife,

For sick is natures law,

Without that charmer all our lives

There's scarce a charm ava.

 

Translation:
faught=struggle

braw=beautiful
aye=always

aboon=above

gi'es = gives 
ilka=every

mak's = makes
aw = all
lave=rest, remainder

bonnie = pretty
canty=cheerful, pleasant
ava=at all

03 Don’t Follow

Tag

I'm leaving you tomorrow, 

And i don't have a lot to say

Forget most of my reasons now,

Dut they differ from day to day.

 

V1

The wind it stops to breathe

The rain hopes to see

(The) sun it makes no sound

Just shines on whats gona be

 

Chorus

And i think of you

To be misconstrued

I'm begin you

Don't follow me, don't follow me

 

V2

(And) The wind is breathing

Across and trough the wilderness,

Its stops the sun from seeing

And the hopes of me and you have jus left

 

V3

So i head on my own way

Staggering like some lost stray

Pleading for mercy

While romanticising yesterday

 

Chorus

And i think of you

To be misconstrued

I'm begin you

Don't follow me,

Don't follow me, don't follow me

 

//Jamie Mcredie SOLO//

 

Tag

I'm leaving you tomorrow, 

And i don't have a lot to say

Forget most of my reasons now,

But they differ from day to day.

 

Chorus

So this is hows its gona be

Do what you do, jus not with me,

I'm begin you don't follow me, don't follow me,

Don't follow me, don't follow me

04 Beyond the City

V1

You view the world, in silence with your minds eye

Its your concern, how we all will be from now

Like the bird, that lands upon the lonesome tree

You haven't heard, the past they hold of you and me

 

V2

I've dreamt the dream, and thought of what it all could be

But its not for me, although i have embraced the autumn leaf

 

Chorus

Your so small you could, fly away

Reach another land, watch the hill foots play

Climb aboard, in hope of an island

You may feel, the breeze upon your face

 

V3

Feel the burn, of a warming fire

You mustn't learn, of why this fire burns so bright

Your safe assured, that you can lead you infant mind

Across the bay, as the waves surround your side

 

Chorus

 

//Jamie Mcredie SOLO//

 

BRIDGE

We're gona live

Beyond the City

 

V4

I view the world, in silence with my minds eye

Its my concern, how we all will be from now

I've seen the bird, that lands upon the broken tree

Who hasn't heard, what the future holds for me

 

Double Courus

05 Across the River

V1

This party seem so lonely,

Everyone is talking away,

My thought's are just so distant,

I can't think what to say,

My eyes they keep on wandering,

Searching for that old friend

I guess I'll keep on searching,

And meanwhile just pretend.

 

V2

I see this face so gently,

Eventually it leaves the room,

I'm guessing' she doesn't connect me,

With her sweet life to soon.

I take charge of my own life,

And be places I want to be,

I take some people with me,

But i'm no shire if they want to leave.

 

Chorus

Welcome eyes,

I see them glide across the river now,

I open mine,

To define a place where we should flee,

Can be alright,

Someday

 

//Jamie Mcredie SOLO//

 

Chorus

 

V2

//Jamie Mcreddie SOLO//

Suppose wherever you may place me,

I'm sure that I'd be fine,

It might not last forever,

(But) As long as the sun on leith still shines

 

Double Chorus

06 Ode to the Leven

[Lyrics: 'Ode to the Leven Water' by Tobias Smollett]

 

On Leven's banks, while free to rome, 

And tune the rural pipes to love, 

I envied not the happiest swain 

That ever trod the Arcadian plain.

Pure stream, in whose transparent wave

My youthful limbs I want to leave

No torrents stain thy limpid source, 

No rocks impede thy dimpling course, 

That sweetly warbles o'er its bed, 

With white round polished pebbles spread;

While, lightly poised, the scaly brood

In myriads cleave thy crystal flood;

 

Oh to the Leven

Oh to the Leven

 

(The) Springing trout in speckled pride, 

(The) salmon, monarch of the tide; 

The ruthless pike, intent on war, 

The silver eel, and mottled par. 

Devolving from thy parent lake, 

A charming maze thy waters make,

By bowers of birch and groves of pine, 

And edges flowered with eglantine. 

Still on thy banks so gaily green 

My numerous herds and flocks be seen: 

And lasses chant o'er the pail,

With shepherds piping throughout the dale.

On Leven's banks, while free to rove, 

An ancient faith, that knows each cove, 

//Tom Adamson SOLO//

And hearts resolved and hands prepared

Where beauties pulse flows, so unimpaired.

 

Oh to the Leven

Oh to the Leven

07 Old Sins Make Long Shadows

Chorus

It's already winter, and the fire's now embers 

Giving, glowing warm wisdom, long past November

To say to no one 'n' just to, to Keep the wood on, is a,

sure sign you need the company

 

V1

Old sins make long shadows

While new ones make us all repent

A single petal utters poetry

While a rose thorn makes a dent

 

Chorus

 

Tag

Everybody,

Everybody, everybody x 4

 

V2

Do not mistake me, just look

And cast an eye upon the broken ground

See how the water fascinates the dust in turn

Sealing in the knowledge all around, all around

 

Chorus

 

Tag

Everybody,

Everybody, everybody x 2

 

//Jamie Mcredie SOLO//

 

V3

But it's better than nothing, I guess 

'Cause reality is never as good as the dream

So jump too high and fall too far

If namasté is too obscene

 

Chorus x2

 

Tag

Everybody,

Everybody, everybody x 2

What a man, what a man, what a man,

What a very nice man, what a very nice man,

Just too much Bad Company.

08 Acceptable

V1

Something like

Say you are

Something i need

Acceptable

 

V2

Wondering why

Say it aint so true

How can i

Belive in you

 

Chorus

You can speak your mind

But, wait and the time will pass

So, Let me know, Let me know

Hold on, hold on, hold on…. so your not last

 

V3

Pick and choose

Sit around sometime

Stand up and be one

Stepping closer again

 

// Chorus //

 

//Jamie Mcredie SOLO//

 

V4

Let us do it together

Follow on as three

Is it news your seeking

Or just how to be

09 As of Late (Natalie)

Chorus

Natalie, as of late I've missin' you

I've missin'... you're lips on mine

Natalie, as of late you've been on my mind

You've haunting me, so I might find… That,

 

V1

You were only, a look in my eye

A flight that I might fly.

To be lonely, to be hopin' you might find

A laugh, between a sigh.

 

Pre Chorus

So many people around us

Who could take you away

So many people around us

Who knows what they might say

 

Chorus

Natalie, as of late I've kissin' you

I've missin'... you're lips on mine

Natalie, as of late you've been on my mind

You've haunting me, so I might find

 

V3

We speak for hours, Then we dance the night away

Toe to toe, i'm leading you astray,

You have shown me, how I might survive,

A life, filled with pride

 

Pre Chorus

So many people around us

Who dance and sing and sway

So many people around us

Who've come out tonight just to say:

 

//Will Pound SOLO//

 

Bridge

As of late, yeh I need you, need you

As of late, yeh I feel you

As of late, yeh I need you, need you

Woh oh, Woh oh. 

 

Double Chorus

Natalie, as of late I've kissin' you

I've kissin'... you're lips on mine

As of late, Natalie you've been on my mind

You've haunting me, so I might find

 

Natalie, Natalie, I've kissin' you

I've missing... you're lips on mine

As of late, Natalie you've been on my mind

You've haunting me, so I might find

10 Queensberry Rules

This song tells the gruesome tail James Douglas 2nd Marquess of Queensberry and his son James Douglas, 3rd Marquess of Queensberry (1697–1715), known until 1711 as the Earl of Drumlanrig. Accounts describe him as an "imbecile" and violently insane. Due to child deformity he was publicly announced as deceased, and was then kept under lock and key from childhood at Queensberry House in Edinburgh; now part of the Scottish Parliament complex.

It is reported that when his father and the rest of the household left to sign the Act of Union in 1707, the disruption from either the festivities or the riots resulted in his escape. The young Earl (then around ten years old) proceeded to slaughter the only person left in the house, a young scullion in the house kitchen. Roasting him alive on a spit, Douglas began to eat him before he was discovered and apprehended. He was afterwards known as 'The Cannibalistic Idiot'. He still went on to become the 3rd Marquess of Queensberry!

 

//Jamie Mcredie SOLO//

 

V1

In 1707, a Gruesome tale arose,

The Day they singed the treaty, b'twix  the Thistle and the rose,

Wait a while, and it  all becomes so clear,

And save a smile, till the Death draws out a snear.

 

V2

('Cause) you your self were kept fe grinnin', abused your power for a crime,

So marked his death n kept him hidden, to save a name so refined,

So years passed, and your status grew tall,

'Till that one day, when you left the beast alone.

 

V3

('Cause) no one cared about this son,

The one who's grave marks him young,

So you left to make the secret sighing', while all the time your bairn was whinin'

You hid his life, from public view,

You locked this child up, what a thing to do… oh

 

Chorus

How do you measure your time and your space?

With the speed and the motion of the next man's pace?

How do you measure your time and your space?   

Are you not conscious of your gatherings and haste?

 

V4

Creeping softly, Through the house,

Searching through rooms, as if to pounce,

Growing closer, to the kitchen boy alone,

The boy turns round quick, to a blood curdling grown.

 

V5

Returning to the house, to see the boy,

Spread across the kitchen's fire, spit impaled now just a roast,

To see your son, with nae fear,

A proud grin upon him, a snort & then a sneer.

 

Double Chorus

 

//Jamie Mcredie SOLO//