The Raskolnikovs at the hour of sunset​.​.​.

by The Raskolnikovs

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released April 1, 2016



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The Raskolnikovs Wellington, New Zealand

"drunken Russian polka-rock"

"a cross between some kind of Eastern European music and The Munsters"

"They manage to pull off with almost complete believability the vocal huskiness and the storytelling bent of world weary last-century sailors, backed by utter confidence and belief in their past era songs which draw on a history they cannot have experienced"

"Misery seldom feels this good"
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Track Name: Old-School Man of the World
He was an old school man of the world
And he's walking round the city in a last ditch chance to find his girl The camera around his neck like some pearls Asks a stranger for directions, and walks on up Lambton Quay

He was an old school man of the world
And he worked in mines in Queensland in the seventies he met the girl When they danced her dress really whirled Then she moved back to Wellington and this old man hopped on a train To Kings Cross Then boarded a plane to Singapore.

And he forgot, the old school man of the world

He was an old school man of the world
And I thought he was a flâneur til he asked me where was Arthur Street?
I pointed at that that shit bypass
Well this old man walked away - but I heard him say as he walked away: "I'll never find that girl"

And she said all I got to give you now is number 88 My family owns a property it's number 88 Your middle name is Arthur and it's number 88 And she forgot the old school man of the world