Instant Street

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  • The video was shot on February 2 and 3 at the Café d’Anvers in Antwerp (B). The band issued public invitations to anybody who wanted to attend the party during which the movie was shot.
  • The plot is based on what happened to Tom and Craig 3 years ago when the police arrested them at the same pub for drug dealing – a complete mistake since they had nothing to do with that. Hence the cops one sees waiting in front of the Café at the end of the video. The crazy choregraphy which follows is Tom’s idea.
Barman, Ward & Mommens
Barman & Ward

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You’re probably right,
Seen from your side,
That I have been lucky.
But I’ve been meaning to crack all week.
Yes I’ve been involved,
It never resolved into anything shocking.
Pain’s playing yoyo in my body as we speak.

And now I found something to look for,
And I can’t decide,
Cause I might find that stroll behind is better than to score.
Just like I did before.

It wouldn’t be true, not towards you,
To say that I’m staying.
When on every single impulse,
On every other move I react.
‘Cause in any old creek, with changing technique,
You’ll see me playing.
And after any old motherfucking blow
I’ll be back.

We turned away from instant stuff
Our cracking codes were breaking up
Our words were sucked out, it made them clean.
And after lowness say it
And after more let it be known
Our codes are grown into something mean.

You’re probably right, as for tonight, you’re making me nervous.
What is it you want me to be thinking of ?
I’ll put on a movie, I’ll play something groovy as a matter of service.
And I’ll chuckle when you smile as a matter of love.
‘Cause you know it’s not my style to be giving up now.
And this pain in my side, I had enough.

This time I go for instant street
This life’s a soulless excuse for all abuse and parenthesis.
The flyspecked windows and the – the stinking lobbies they’ll remain
All the same, all the same.

This time I go !
This time I go !