Nothing Impossible EP

by Mark Northfield

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NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE is a teary-eyed but defiant retro pop-rock anthem taken from Mark Northfield's forthcoming album Alterations: five almost-pop songs transformed into five almost-classical ones.

Alterations can be previewed in full on Soundcloud (see link in right hand column) and an in depth track-by-track commentary can be found on Mark's official website www.marknorthfield.com

A very cute and colourful fishy animation video for Nothing Impossible - created entirely by Mark - can be found on YouTube: tinyurl.com/ckhewzv

This EP also features the title track's beautiful almost-classical counterpart piece from the album REMINDERS, REMIND along with two new non-album tracks: the fast, furious and incisive protest rant GOOD MONEY and the spooky ambient pop of KEEP DRIVING.


Acclaim for Mark Northfield's previous album, Ascendant:

'marvellously crafted tunes'
SPUTNIK MUSIC (featured in staff reviewer Adam Downer's top 100 albums of the decade)

'Like a Tim Burton movie for the ears - quirky, detailed, immaculately produced...'
BLUESBUNNY

'flutters between Beatles-grade melody and esoteric dissonance'
MUSIC ZEITGEIST

'intelligent and literate'
MUSIC MUSINGS AND MISCELLANY

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released 06 February 2012

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Track Name: Nothing Impossible
A simple tale I have to tell
Of a friend I loved too well
Always headin so very fast
To nowhere in particular
We should talk but I'm afraid
It is more than a bit too late
His animal eyes
Caught in the headlights
They are frozen in time
You gotta face up
You gotta face up
Don't cry

Keeping up appearances
Might've guessed it'd end in tears
Yeah the wife the kids the neighbours
Little hills grew mountainous
Where were you inside your head
Curled up safe from your bastard dad
Looking for love
Looking for peace
The quick release
You gotta wake up
You gotta wake up
Oh please

I really wish I could have helped you
(I didn't know how, I didn't know how)
Really wish I could have held you
(Not stood tongue-tied)
Everything is how you left it
Except those who had to learn to move on
Nothing impossible
Nothing impossible in this life

You were once in a house on fire
You were once such a proud father
Even now after all these years
Of being sad and furious
The clinical term doesn't relate
You were my best mate
Oh what a waste
Oh what a perfect waste

I really wish I could have helped you...

I really wish I could have helped you
(I didn't know how, I didn't know how)
Really wish I could have held you
(Not stood tongue-tied)
Everything is how you left it
For those who had to learn the hard way
Nothing impossible
Nothing impossible, nothing at all
Track Name: Good Money
Sell the past for a pint of gold
Milk the future for trillions more
Keep the policy makers sweet
Cause all's fair in trade and war
Hail the genius of leverage
Sleight of hand, that's entertainment
White is black - it always was
Regulation's inefficient
You could make good money
You could make good money

Rake it in til the bubble bursts
Load the pain on the public purse
Stash it offshore out of sight
Tax is for the little guy
And welfare's SO last century
Workfare is the new tradition
Weep the tears of a crocodile
A proud salute to the City and Goldman
You could make good money
You could make good money

Debt creating your every whim
Debt everyone's pseudonym
Race us down to the ocean floor
The super-rich can always take more
Advertising how much you care
Advertising because you're worth it
Drug the kids and rob them blind
Curse the nerve of Occupy
With your good, good money
You could make good money

You could make good money
You could make good money

So much good, good money
You could make good money

You could make good money
You could make good money
Track Name: Keep Driving
Driving keep driving into the water
Keep driving keep driving into the water
Go faster go faster into the future
Hallelujah hallelujah
89 miles to keep
Driving keep driving

The stifling pressure
The stifling pressure
Of everything that's gone before
The weight and the volume
History is bleeding
History is bleeding
It's all over your face and arms
How could you miss it?

Driving keep driving into the water
Keep driving keep driving into the water
Go faster go faster into the future
Hallelujah hallelujah
55 miles to go
Driving go driving into the water
Keep driving keep driving into the water
Go faster go faster into the future
Hallelujah hallelujah
34 miles to come
Closer come closer

Safe in this bubble
Safe in this bubble
The land it lies muted
The land it lies waiting
Distance is an illusion
Distance is an illusion
Oh can you see the sea yet?
Can you, my children

Oooh... The wisdom and the madness
Oooh... The wisdom and the madness
Oooh... The wisdom and the madness of crowds

Driving keep driving into the water
Keep driving keep driving into the water
Go faster go faster into the future
Hallelujah hallelujah
21 miles to go 
Driving go driving into the water
Keep driving keep driving into the water
Go faster go faster into the future
Hallelujah hallelujah
13 more miles to go 
Driving keep driving into the water
Keep driving keep driving into the water
Go faster go faster into the future
Hallelujah hallelujah
Only 8 miles to go 
Driving go driving into the water
Keep driving keep driving into the water
Go faster go faster into the future
Hallelujah hallelujah
Only 5 miles to go 
Driving keep driving
Only 3 miles to go
Driving keep driving
Only 2 miles to go
Driving keep driving
Just one more mile to go
Driving keep driving
Driving keep driving
Driving keep driving
Driving keep driving
Driving keep driving
Track Name: Reminders, Remind
Good morning
I said good morning
This is a good morning to do nothing
I should be somewhere else
I should be someone else
But look
The park is exploding with colour
And I am restrained with beauty
With the arbitrary
This bench is comfortable
Though not too comfortable
No one would ever leave, after all
And we can't have that, can we?
Feral to moral
Nature to nurture
Chaos to order
Such potent myths to swallow
Reminders 
Reminders
Remind

Two mothers pass, sisters in arms
Their children exclamation marks
Look what I've done, Mum
Look what I've done
Oh, aren't you the clever one
Pigeons coo inane sympathy
Car horns bleat in another country
Devils, dust and asymetry
Beguiling transmissions
Of mundane discussions
Which may be recorded
For training purposes
Reminders
Remind

Tell me
Would your hands hide your face?
Would you scream obscenities?
Would you laugh at the timing before it was too late?
Well, would you?

Stage left, another bench
The everyday drama
To Paris on the Eurostar
How long for?
Just the weekend
Came back Sunday night
Oh, that's so sweet
How was it?
French
And?
Oh you know, all the romantic touristy stuff
Sounds like a dream
He proposed
You're kidding me?
Oh my god, oh my god
It's official then
Yes, but...
Reminders 
Reminders 
Remind

Did I mention I'm invisible
No one sees me but that child
Blowing bubbles by the dozen
And cats, obviously, if they could be bothered
See 
She waved back

Her mother looks puzzled, naturally
I am out of reach
Out of line
Out of time
Reminders 
Remind
Old men play chess with oversize pieces
At war with themselves
In the rapture of logic
How to calculate what a life is worth
You should count yourself lucky
Oh, how the street exploded with colour
So much colour everywhere
Life dissolving in a wail of sirens and garbled tongues
And now I am here observing your rituals
The stolen pleasures
The incidental triumphs
The painted elephants
As I said, I really should be somewhere else
But this is a good morning
A very good morning
To do nothing