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Obtaining a yield of bouncy gypsy-manouche and samples from WA’s 10-piece electroswing band, Ensemble Formidable, Yield is a nicely tossed swing-salad dressed with homemade vinaigrette and the importance of growing rocket.

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If you work all day from nine to five
and come home feeling half alive,
and never see your kids and wife,
then I’ve got news for you

There’s no point doing what you do
unless it’s somehow good for you
You’ve got to get a result or two
in the form of something real

If you’re feeling stressed and not the best
and have trouble finding happiness
well here’s one thing I will suggest:
Obtain yourself a yield

Obtain yourself a yield
Sustain your energy
Don’t drain yourself,
maintain yourself
Obtain yourself a yield

See, money’s not the only yield,
You could be making a bigger deal
about what you eat for your next meal
You can’t run on an empty tank

Ignore the stash of cash in your pocket
Just make a salad with home-grown rocket.
You just have to go out back and pluck it
No need to go to the bank.

You gotta work your days for stuff that pays.
in not just money, but in many ways
It’s time you cleared away the haze
and obtained yourself a yield.

Obtain yourself a yield
of something you can eat
You can produce
some things of use
with your own two hands and feet.

Obtain yourself a yield
right in the here and now
Make sure to earn
something in return
Here, let me show you how.

If you’re feeling sleepy
then go and have a sleep
If you feel like there’s
not enough air,
then breathe in very deep

If you’re thirsty then you oughta
get yourself a drink of water
and if it’s gonna be cold
and your feeling bold
you could shear yourself a sheep

In any given moment
there’s everything you need
Just look around, it will be found
then obtain yourself a yield.

Obtain yourself a yield
Take only what you need
Life’s pretty fun when you’re getting’ some
but there’s no need for greed.

Obtain yourself a yield
and one for others too
Make sure to seal both ends of the deal
of what’s good for both of you

An easy way to do it
is to give one to your friends
because the good things you do
come back to you
and the yield just never ends.

credits

from Radish Beets - Remix Album, released July 10, 2015
Produced By Charlie Mgee & Jim Moynihan
Charlie Mgee: Ukulele, vocals, drums, synth.
Alex Burkoy: u-bass.
Mayuka Juber: clarinet
Ensemble Formidable (Karri Harper-Meredith, Richard Waton, Maisie Glen, Romain Guéry): electroswing samples

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System Fremantle, Australia

Experimental ‘ecological edutainment’ based around the principles of permaculture (a neat way to fix the world) mashing together ukulele with some electro-funk-swing, climate-change reggae, post-apocalypso and a decent serving of 'Radish Beets'.

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