Top Hits of 2012

by Bonbon Experiment

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TOP HITS OF 2012 is the 4th album under the Bonbon Experiment name since 2007. During 2012 I recorded a "single" or "e.p." every month and released on cassette and to download. This album collects together 12 of the best tracks in a single album. I recorded 47 tracks during the complete project and the rest - including an instrumental EP and a Christmas song - As for the 12 songs here, I think they make a good new album. Free to download the lot and a CD cover.

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released December 31, 2012

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Bonbon Experiment Manchester, UK

Bonbon Experiment is the main musical project of Adrian Slatcher. He records for the online label BDM Recordings (previously Brain Death Music). His latest album is "Traipses" a new EP "Test Pressing #1" is also available.

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Track Name: What You Were in My Eyes*
What you were in my eyes
Thought it never stop
Track Name: For All These Days*
Idol eyes
Your Berlin eyes
I couldn’t hide
Under your gaze

A mystic die
A misty sky
A cloudy high
The murky greys

A trusting life
A maiden flight
To unclaimed height
And there she stays

Ecstatic sighs
A new disguise
Of paradise
For all these days

Ice break line
Against our time
When rivers shine
With golden rays

The magic ties
And Israel’s tribes
Into the mind
As music plays

For all these days….we see the shifts of time

What do you do with a drunken sailor
Marry him off to Elizabeth Taylor
What do you with the white man’s burden
Get him drunk with Richard Burton
What do you do with a Greek gift
Sell it on to Montgomery Clift
What do you at Mandalay
But go for a dance with Danny Kaye

For all these days….we see the shifts of time
Track Name: Before I Was a Spy*
before I was a spy
I was a lovely guy

before I was a spy
I was a lovely guy

the novel was rejected
the children were neglected
the wound was soon infected
and life was much too hectic

though I moved the words
I could not talk about them
though its not deserved
I still want to walk among men

in a separate sky
I hear there’s been some speculation
that’s why I walked on by
in some trepidation

before I was a spy
I was a lovely guy

before I was a spy
I was a lovely guy

the novel was successful
the reading tour was stressful
we read in a Jewish temple
and the compensation’s ample

when it comes around
be glad you waited for it
when it hits the ground
try and find a home for it.

in a different time
we could have made a stab of it
from the things I’ve heard
you’re not so bad at it
Track Name: Icarus*
You thought you’d live forever
Until the ground moved under your feet

You thought you could dance forever
Until-they took away the beat

Never thought the ice was melting
Till you saw the cracks appear

Never thought the sky was falling
Till the sound assaults your ear

You thought your life was vital
Until you read the rules of the game

You thought the seasons cycled
Until the rains never came

Never hear a father’s heart is breaking
when you get that close to the sun

Never know what its like to wake up
Knowing you outlived your son….

Icarus
Track Name: October*
The winds in October again
They rise like the lake in the rain

All over October Again
Its over October again

The dark of the all Hallow’s Eve
The gloves and the scarf you retrieve

All over October Again
Its over October again

Sup harvest soup in the dorm
By the fire keeping warm

All over October Again
Its over October again

The leaves have fell from the trees
The frost is alive on the breeze

All over October Again
Its over October again

The dark autumn nights draw you in
As winter starts to begin

All over October Again
Its over October again

Over a chestnut flame –
Someone you love calls your name

All over October Again
Its over October again
Track Name: Anybody*
What fate befalls the man of wealth
Who bets all on his romantic health
The trial he took, the final look
Oh, darling

Though I seemed to love just you
What else is a boy to do
But fall again, and feel the pain
Maybe?

At times I danced to hold you close
And thought you were my overdose
The milky eyes, that mesmerise
Oh, baby

How were we hurled into this space
Just close enough to touch your face
What drunken mess, I must confess
I love you

What fate befalls the man of wealth
Who bets all on his romantic health
The trial he took, the final look
I could be anybody

Though I seemed to love just you
What else is a boy to do
But fall again, and feel the pain
I could be anybody


At times I danced to hold you close
And thought you were my overdose
The milky eyes, that mesmerise
I could be anybody

How were we hurled into this space
Just close enough to touch your face
What drunken mess, I must confess
I could be anybody

I could be anybody
Track Name: Kingfisher*
Change has come before we’ve assimilated
We stated our case for a special kind of empathy
Stood bolt upright in our unlaced biker boots
What should have been a holiday ended as a nightmare…
The scratches on your elphin feet were caused by the broken glass
The dampness of the sheets beneath could not be from the windowsill

Remember when I called you up and asked you what the problem was
A picture frame was broken - your pretty wrists were bleeding
Because I was an optimist I thought that change was possible
Yet no one has an inkling of what each of us is thinking of
I waited a long time hoping for a miracle
Then I saw the kingfisher outlined on the horizon
Do you not think our amusement was marginal
Rise above the mists - raise your fists in anger

Moments appear inevitable in retrospect
Are less convincing now I’ve heard your side of the story
Perhaps we live a lie to keep us from the hurt of it –
Perhaps we communicate by measuring out the truth of it
Once gone, the memory stays quite magical
Once it’s over we must live with the pain –
Women have a way for papering over crackups
Whilst men spiral down until they’re on margin

Can we have a second chance or is the past unconscionable?
For out the corner of my eye I can see a Kingfisher
Track Name: Chevalier*
Because I know her sorrow
I cannot know her heart
I think about it ending
Before it even starts

I found a chink in her armour
And that’s when I took aim
I knew that I might harm her
If I entered this game

Truth is I am lonely,
From that I could not hide
I took her from my dreaming
And placed her in my life

I liked the way she motioned
And shook off a loose hair,
The tincture of her essence
The mirage of her stare

Beneath the hard exterior,
An oyster soft and warm
We’d sleep through the darkness
And wake entwined at dawn

And I her brave chevalier
And her my madamoiselle
Our words a map to treasure
Our love a tale to tell
Track Name: Clap Your Hands!*
Clap your hands!
Clap your hands!
Clap your hands!
And Praise Your Country!

Clap your hands!
Clap your hands!
Clap your hands

Crash landing suit was made of lead
I had a feather-net and when I came to bed
You were already there lubricating
The dreams we shared were best left off
The pay-per-view tongiht
After a week I guess you could say we were dating

Clap your hands!
Clap your hands!
Clap your hands!
And Praise Your Country!

Clap your hands!
Clap your hands!
Clap your hands

Marks of alien claws dig deep, hurt much deeper
In the outer planets
we went looking for a sleeper cell -
Our enemies were mysteries
beyond our experience
The auditions led to no more than a pilot
We are the ones picked for our perfect pathology
It comes to something when madness
is a career opportunity


Clap your hands!
Clap your hands!
Clap your hands!
And Praise Your Country!

Clap your hands!
Clap your hands!
Clap your hands

After the pilot flopped I lost touch with you immediately
I thought the sex was meaningful – but it couldn’t last beyond TV
My page on IMDB is not much to talk about
Whilst you are dating the newest thing
And talked of for an Emmy
The videos I took I never told you about
And its not money I want from you
Just a chance to recreate
Meet me at the parking lot
And wear that leather skirt I liked
Don’t bring your mobile with you
Nobody can hear us

Clap your hands!
Clap your hands!
Clap your hands!
And Praise Your Country.
Track Name: I Want My Woman Tonight*
Though we met when neither of us was sane
ran soaking through the Brussels rain
In a foreign city far from friends
Being whoever we must pretend….

And when you left for your plane
I felt I might not see you again
So then you texted as you land
It was as if you’d squeezed my hand

I want my
I want my
I want my woman tonight

Don’t you see the good in what we’ve done?
What began as nothing more than a fun –
Life tried to be a little wild –
And it’s left us thinking of a child –

We should have thought these things through
We should have done what others do –
But when I look into your eyes
I know we’ll cope with the surprise

I want my
I want my
I want my woman tonight
Track Name: Pale Girls in Suntops*
Its going to be a lovely day in Manchester
Get that suncream on boys and girls

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Setting out in the morning
Time to get out that summer skirt
And the shirt you bought from Top Girl
The slingbacks from H&M

Get out the suncream
Get out the sunglasses
That you’ve not used since Ibiza
When you got off with Darren from Leeds

Pale Girls in Suntops
This is where the fun starts
It’s a beautiful day
Pale Girls in Suntops
This is where the fun starts
It’s a beautiful day

First thing in the morning
Dressed in the hope it will shine all day
It’s a good day for strutting,
For putting on your lipstick

Sitting out drinking Mojitos
Lounging as the heat goes
Time to go out dancing
Some summer love romancing

Pale Girls in Suntops
This is where the fun starts
It’s a beautiful day
Pale Girls in Suntops
This is where the fun starts
It’s a beautiful day

All the boys are looking
And the whole scene is cooking
It’s a beautiful night
And you’re feeling right

The boys they getting randy
And you’re looking handy
Dancing with your girlfriends
Wonder how the night ends?

Pale Girls in Suntops
This is where the fun starts
It’s a beautiful day
Pale Girls in Suntops
This is where the fun starts
It’s a beautiful day
Track Name: Can You Stay for One Last Dance?*
When your love is on the wane
And things won’t ever be the same

When the politics is done
And there’s a cloud over the sun

Better the path that you might take
One more heart that’s left to break

And I will be the one you need
Even if you have to leave

When the monuments to love are built
When the blood of lovers has been spilt

When the Romeos have all gone mad
And the Juliets are lost and sad

Out of focus but in a glance
Can you stay for one last dance

Can you stay for one last dance
Can you stay for one last dance?