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For this joint release, Kirsty McGee & The Hobopop Collective have recorded 'Wife', a song from the 'How The Caged Bird Sings' album by The Brute Chorus. In return, the Brutes have recorded the previously unreleased Kirsty McGee song 'Alligator Teeth'.
Check out both bands at www.kirstymcgee.com and www.thebrutechorus.com

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released 08 November 2010
'Alligator Teeth' written by Kirsty McGee
Published by Big Oak Songs

'Wife' written by James Louis Steel, Matthew Day, David William Ferret & Nicholas Alan Foots
Published by The Brute Chorus

A joint release from Tape & Hobopop Recordings

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Track Name: The Brute Chorus - Alligator Teeth
I'll get you any kind of effigy that's given to the world
each brazen, gilded god, bejewelled with hot red rubies, silver pearls
I'll get you any precious idol from the forests of Peru
I'll go to any length to get them and to bring them back to you

I'll get you all the tea in China, all the china in Berlin
I'll feed you caviar and champagne till they dribble down your chin
I'll take the golden wings of orioles to fan you while you sleep
and for a pocket watch, a whalebone and it's all for you to keep

Cos it's all mine for the taking and what's mine is yours
I'll be laughing till I'm shaking to the sound of your applause

I'll bring you prayers and meditations from the buddhists and the sikhs
I'll salvage wars and salutations from the west and from the east
I'll bring you knick nacks from the Holy See and water from the well
I'll drink your health in holy water and I'll see you down in hell

I'll take the bones to make your corsets from extinct, be-antlered beasts
I'll clothe you head to toe in skins and bones and alligator teeth
You'll have the breasts of Boadicea and the breastbones of a saint
and I'll be waiting here to meet you with a tin of household paint

I'll take the broken arms of Venus buried deep in Italy
St Peter's rib, St Paul's Cathedral and an old and rusty key
You'll look like Marie Antoinette, or else she'll look a lot like you
and we'll be drinking wine and water from a can can dancer's shoe

I'll take the bones to make your corsets from extinct, be-antlered beasts
I'll clothe you head to toe in skins and bones and alligator teeth
and with your whiplash smile you'll dazzle all the gathered hoi polloi
and I'll be waiting in the wings with an expression of pure joy

Cos it's all mine for the taking and what's mine is yours
I'll be laughing till I'm shaking to the sound of your applause

Cos it's all mine for the taking and what's mine is yours
I'll be laughing till I'm shaking to the sound of your applause
Track Name: Kirsty McGee & The Hobopop Collective - Wife
If I had a wife
She’d be beauttiful
Cold as the night
Is pin-pricked and blue
If I had a wife
She’d be just like you

If I had a wife
She’d be like no one else
Keep herself to herself
A pin-pricked mystery who
If I didn’t know better
I would say
That she was like you

If I had a wife
If I had a wife
If I had a wife

If I had a wife
She’d let life come between us
Then she’d kiss me like Judas
With a tear in her eye
Then she’d lay me like Judith
One last time
And leave me to die

So who needs a wife?
Who needs a wife?
Who needs a wife?

Cos if I had a wife
If I had a wife
She'd be just like you.