Urban Shepherd

by MrWinter

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"Recording this album in his Wellington home studio was a seven year process for the multi-talented Chris Winter, and there is nothing in the resulting intricate web of sound to suggest it wasn’t worth every hour spent.
This record is a kaleidoscope of syncopated beats and tantalising tangents, false ends and ingenious experimentation, all tied together with Winter’s delightfully jazzy trumpet lines.
Wonderfully creative and consistently entertaining, this electro-jazz album is reward for those who demand that little bit more of their aural pleasures."... NZ Musician April/May 2012


released February 2, 2012


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Track Name: Shop Til Ya Die
Go on go out now
With your shopping trolley
Go out and bring back lots of goodies
Go drivin' in your little yellow car
That space will fit you easy-peasy

With funky sunnies, with label clothes
With tons of makeup not much else on
I love it when you're trying on those things
I love it when you spend the money
Pull out your little platinum credit card
See how it makes it very easy
So strut your stuff now
Shake your little ass
Make all the lads go heebie jeebies

Run free, fly away
Take me, don't stay
Run free, fly away
See the other, the other way

Unpack your boxes
Collapse on couch
Turn over to the shopping channel
Must get more inches
To see what's new
A bigger lounge to fit them all in

Might borrow money
So low on cash
Time for a refreshed sugar daddy
No need for clever
Just not butt-ugly
A little more accommodating
Nice hefty wallet
A brand new yellow car
All loaded up to spend more money
Spend more money
Track Name: Blue Line
Little blue line
I'm gonna sit right back and wait for the blue line
Little blue line
I'm gonna cruise the web while I look at the blue line
My friend the blue line

A little you time, then it's back to the blue line
A life in the fast lane
Distracted by the blue line
Little blue line
Track Name: Hot Bricks
Something's burnin'
That smells hot
Something's sizzlin'
That's hot
Better check outside
There's flames from the top!

Cos we're on fire
Oo mama, oo mama
We're on fire
Oo mama, oo mama

Something's burnin'
It's our house
Come on, get outside now
Let's see what we've got
Bring the children
Don't grab your crap
All of my things in there...
Better call the man
He'll come in his van
And help us out
And put it out
Cos we need help

[ch] (x2)

Chimney's burnin'
So hot (x2)
Molten metal
So hot

[ch] (x2)
Track Name: All Seeing Eye
our parents generation
fuels all of our frustration
succumb to the temptation
of the decolouration

drug goes in, let it out
everyone know what I'm talking about now
just chillax and look around
do you like what you're seeing?
by a wry generation

Appearance manipulation
... it's the new vocation
we ain't bein' thinkin bout it
maybe time to shout about it


i can be - who i wanna be
i can be that, i can be anyone
just don't tell me what that's meant to be
don't tell me, no

Appearance manipulation
... a brand new vocation
we ain't bein' thinkin bout it
maybe time to shout about it

see see me eyes
be the wry generation
see see me eyes
be the wry generation

happytulation birthdulation todulation youduation!!!!!!!!!!!!
(lol by the way you don't have to put that in!!!)
Track Name: Lazy Susan
What a meme needs
Is little meme seeds
Keen devotees
Feedin' freely

When a meme breathes
What you been leaves
Comin' back is fundamental to your own needs

Of distribution
Human fusion
Overreaction is at the maximum
Stupid product that keeps gaining traction

Lotta limelight
Got the timing right
Got a finger on the pulse so its all right

Keep a mind tight
And you're alright
Comin' back is fundamental in your own right

Train runnin' on
The handle torn
The dead man keeps on rollin'
Goes on and on and on and on
No stopping, no
No stopping, no

Grab the cash cow
Ride the wave now
The oil's foul

(You're going down now...)

Then it fractures, shatters, collapses
Cruel splinters among the ashes
Track Name: Outta Luck
Slippin' and a slidin'
There's no use in hidin' it
You ain't gonna get that break today buddy
Throw your toys into a crowd
Make your voice heard aloud
There for all to see
Appalled at the atrocity

You don't wear it well

Who in their right mind
Is gonna take the time
A little reciprocation goes a long way in this world my friend
We're all outta luck, mate

Slippin' and a slidin'
There's no use in hidin' it
You ain't gonna make that payment in a hurry
When you put stuff on tic
Wants fulfilled but you're thick
Get your head outta the public eye
You don't wanna be that guy

You don't wear it well

Who in their right mind
Is gonna take the time
A little reciprocation goes a long way in this world my friend

You're all outta luck, mate
Track Name: Who's Hidin'
Is someone there, just outside?
I think it is…
Peek out there and there's blood
A syrup on the walls and floor
Boots on the ground

And now I feel afraid
Oh no, is this for real?
I'm freakin' out, a bit
Maybe more than a little bit
Oh yeah

I won't hide anymore

Who am I scared for baby is it you or me?
I don't wanna terrify you
A dilemma indeed

Now there's a banging on the window
oh oh
With a start you are awake
Now I don't feel afraid anymore
I'm gonna wander out and be human
I'll go help out the guy and settle down
and make some cups of tea
and get the thing done that needs doin'

And I won't hide anymore

The media has made me scared
Of people coming up my stairs
The poor guy had to use the phone
Was hurt and bleeding, all alone
Don't be scared of your fellow being
It's just a matter of seeing and feeling
The majority of people aren't out to hurt you
Throw out your tv, you'll find it won't hurt you.
Track Name: The Marsden Stomp
I dig ya baby but you're messin' with my mind
I dig ya baby but you're kinda outta line
I've said n said it again x2
But when the shit done hit the fan and the nasty comes out
It's called the Marsden Stomp

Well no my baby
Oh yeah I could been up to my neck in trouble more many than a few times
But I'm a man
Who'll do what he can
To come home to only you my baby
Oh hell yeah, oh hell yeah!
We had our deal, we had our deal and that still stands

So come on baby lets start messin around again
So come on baby I don't wanna be your friend
Oh baby let's get crazy
That kinda thing makes me feel alright alright

It's called the Marsden Stomp
Good ol' Marsden Stomp
Track Name: The Squeaky Wheel
watch the shit start goin' down
beginning of demise of all the people
when the world stops turnin' round
when the wheels stop turning for the people

view it in a dressing gown
corner box your version of a peephole
now you click till you have found
the light that gives you all the dying people

bloody mess, a choking sound
weeping arm needs poking with a needle
will it stop the burning ground
when we're all the same ecstatic people (x2)

so watch the shit start comin' down
or, you could just flick over and watch an infomercial
or how about someone else's life?
yeah - that's much better
get satisfaction out of watching someone else's problems
i could be the survivor
i can be the boss
i can eat worse stuff than that
i like being put in awkward positions
i like being embarrassed for the world to see
i like the attention
my mom hates me
my dog just left me
i'm an abortion
when i grow up i want to be a reality show host mommy