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We recorded the album over 4 main recording session [and a lot of random days spent mixing] with Bryce Moorhead at Zero Interference in Brisbane.
These took place between October 2004 and July 2005. We also recorded two songs, Trouble and Boys and Girls, with Magoo, at Black Box [Brisbane] in March 2005.
We mastered the album with William Bowden in his back garden in Stanmore. The words were all written by Tim and the music was all by Tim and Dean.Buy This Release
It gets hard when there's too much to know / I coulda given up a long time ago / I put my feelings on pause for a second and I don't say a word while you speak then I can only say Oh / I didn't know it was criminal / I can't remember everything that I've ever done / Oh / I'm not trying to be minimal but now I feel I'm looking down the barrel of a gun / there are things you'd like me to forget / I was someone else before we met / if I was to deny them for a second I would turn forget into forgot / I would turn an e to an o / and you can't do a puzzle with half the pieces missing and half of them fake / oh / and it's gonna spell trouble when the picture that you're looking at is all a mistake / cos it's a hard question / I know / you're coming on like a wrecking ball though / you say you care well it don't show / I just called to say h e l l o / cos it's a hard question / I know / you're coming on like a wrecking ball though / you say you care well it don't show / you say yeah but did you really mean no? / cos it's a hard question / I know / you're coming on like a wrecking ball though / you say you care but I can't tell / I just called to say h e l l o
HONEY I AIN'T MADE OF MONEY
If I had money in my bank account I'd buy you a new pair of shoes / you can spend any amount on whatever you choose / but for now I'd better keep count ain't got ten dollars to lose / but with a little good luck and a cash discount we can get ten dollars of blues / I would tell you different if it wasn't true / I would laugh if it were funny / but I'm the one who's always gotta tell you the news / honey I ain't made of money / if I had cash and I weren't in debt I wouldn't put it in the bank / I wouldn't act flash or try to get higher up the social rank / tell our friends in the horsey set I don't feel too swank / putting a deposit on a cigarette and a bottle of sauvignon blanc / blanc blank / I would tell you different if it wasn't true / I'd laugh if it were funny / but I'm the one to tell you the news / honey I ain't made of money / jet set roulette television set / I ain't there yet, no I haven't even left the house yet / I said honey don't be upset don't let your eyes get wet just yet / cos I ain't going far with the vcr cos the movie of my life is on a dvd-r / we will skip through most of it to get to the best bits / a few good lines but forget about the rest of it
Join the army if ya trust yourself to be a soldier / fight for what you feel you must but not for what they told ya / but don't pick up a gun if you don't know what it's for / and don't fight in anyone else's war / get out of your uniform if you want destruction / get on the microphone / make your introduction / don't pick up a gun if you don't know or you're not sure / when to put it down again or you'll start a war / there's trouble / you started it / look what you done / I ain't got my heart in it / ain't got a gun / there's trouble / you star in it / dropping your bombs / take out the world with a guitar and a drum / get your finger off the trigger if it's time for violence / get on the kit / join the bigger struggle against silence / don't play with a guns / play me a chord / it's more fun than starting a war
I went down to 610 I wanted to see a band / I took in 2 drinks I've only got one pair of hands / came outside at midnight / the crowd was 20 deep / it was like ann st was overrun with sheep / they all looked the same but it's only cosmetic / I felt ashamed / I could relate to the aesthetic / appropriating culture is like picking flowers / but is a vulture what it devours? / I know when the milk runs black a bad rain's gonna fall / down here quite literally the writing's on the wall / I went round the corner / there's no room to move / the valley's full of fucking wankers with something to prove / I'll stand back and watch the changing of the guard / I wish you the best and I send you my regards / but passing on the baton never should be very hard / I'll stand up and watch rebellion take its course / tearing up the rule book never gave me much remorse / thumbing through the phone book looking for the stores to buy it / warming up your cheque book for when you can afford to try it / I don't know much about fashion as a rule / we get around like we just got home from school / but I know a bad shirt and I know bad hair / is it such a crime being told what to wear? / is it the postmodern way / everything comes around? / ripping off the most superficial bits of the underground / down in the disco the sheep are wearing black / you can have it / I don't want it back / I'll stand back and watch the changing of the guard / I wish you the best and I send you my regards / but passing on the baton never should be very hard / I'll stand up to watch rebellion take its course / tearing up the rule book never gave me much remorse / thumbing through the phone book looking for the stores to buy it / don't put the same old saddle on the horse / pissing on the past won't get you round the course / it's only implied / you're never gonna have to live by it / it's only implied / you'll never have to deny it
Are you gonna come and have your dinner now or just let it go cold? / are you gonna surrender yourself unto the television's hold? / are you gonna do as you are told? / sit there till you are very very old / I don't know but since you mention it that's the first time I've thought to question it / I'm not interested in questioning / I'm just into sitting and listening / don't want to have to mess about / don't wanna make an uneducated guess about / don't wanna get up and get dressed and go out / because I couldn't really care any less about / are you going to pay for what you've stolen or put it in your pocket and run? / are you going to buy what you're being sold or will you just try to have some fun? / I can't tell if it's already begun / but if it has I would also like some
Tomorrow I will not be here any more / you wanted me home early I didn't come home at all / tomorrow I'm gonna get on a plane and not come back / I don't need to even come home to pack / and I feel I should belong in this boring part of town / but I know I don't belong / oh yeah / I'm doing something that doesn't feel quite right / but that's only because it doesn't really feel very wrong / oh yeah / monday I decided it would be best if I left / and on tuesday I felt just the same as that / wednesday I felt a little unsure and thursday I was even more unsure so I came back / friday and saturday I was so confused like why did I leave only to return? / on sunday I realised that you just gotta go round and round in a circle if it's the only way you're gonna learn / and I feel I should belong in this boring part of town / but I know I don't belong / oh yeah / I'm doing something that doesn't feel quite right / but that's only because it doesn't really feel very wrong / oh yeah / and though I feel I don't belong in the places I come from / there's good and bad things everywhere / oh yeah / and it's confusing to think about me losing my sense of self if I wasn't there / oh yeah / I was not lost but I knew not the way / I was not lost but I knew not the way / there is a cost that I will have to pay / and there is not a lot more to say
BOYS AND GIRLS
How long will it take you to work out you're not the only person in the world? / it's a big planet and there's lots of other boys and girls / but the illusion has been put in place so well / don't introduce me to your world we already know each other / when it lets you down like it did me you will discover / life ain't like the telly or the magazine cover / don't be sad to throw your world away when you are through with it / I would give you my one but you wouldn't know what to do with it / you've got a big mouth and you want something to chew with it
WHERE WAS I?
I'm not involved with too many of the people I spent my early 20s or my youth hanging 'round / I don't know where they all are but I know where the ones that matter are and they know where I can be found / it doesn't matter if you remember wrong / there aren't many things that last very long / I can't pretend that I can explain how but I know that's where I was before I was where I am now / I'm getting lazy with the details of my conception I've often been told of the occasion / dry leaves was dreamy and summer was setting the light mixed with smoke made me feel like forgetting / it doesn't matter if you negate the question / the question is only have I learned my lesson? / I can't pretend that I can explain how but I know that's where I was before I was where I am now / the night air was cold and it burnt at my lungs / and my knee hurt and I could not run very far / the stars were gonna get put to bed any minute / like my teen years being folded up with everything in it / before I take a lighter to my past one more time I will reconcile with all the promises I would forget / cos things they never come out how you think that they're gonna come out / and you won't always get to where you think you're gonna get / it doesn't matter if you remember wrong / there aren't many things that last very long / I can't pretend that I can explain how / but I know where I was before I was where I am now / I know where I was before I was where I am now / I know where I was before I was where I am now / I know where I was before I was where I am now
WRONG WRONG WRONG
Good times they have been had / everything from now on is gonna be bad / we're trying to wake up but we're falling asleep / we're wasting opportunities not to be sheep / and we blanche at the chance to get it right in case we're wrong / you ain't gonna sing if you can't sing along / wake up you've had your fun / everything good has already been done / the last decade ended / it couldn't get worse / we're driving its ashes around in a hearse / like a sacred reminder of days that are gone / you will never get back to where you feel you belong / the future's a glare / I don't want to listen / the past doesn't care and the present's indifferent / I just said a prayer that it don't last very long long long / let me get it wrong wrong wrong wrong / think back it won't take long / everything exciting happened when you were young / you didn't get faded you didn't get drowned / you didn't get jaded from injustices around / but compromise pervaded / you got cliched / the things that you traded were the wrong things to trade / one day you'll change your mind / the future will come and it won't be kind / if you can get yourself into a different shirt / you will miss a bit of the inevitable hurt / the body feels tight / the sleeves a little long / but you can't leave the house if you can't get it on / the future's a glare / the present is hurtin' / the past's coming down around me like a curtain / I hope this uncertainty doesn't last very long long long / just let me get it wrong wrong wrong wrong / the future's reverting / the present is hurtin' / the past's coming down around me like a curtain / I hope this uncertainty doesn't last very long long long / let me get it wrong wrong wrong wrong
EVERY LITTLE TEAR
I went to see the doctor / what did he say? / he said you're gonna regret the moment that you let that girl get away / stop being so stupid / just get it into your head / stop worrying about your hurt feelings and every little tear you've already shed / cos there are emotions other than pride / you're gonna cry an ocean for every little tear that you've already cried / every little tear / I don't need to x ray you to tell you what I already know / nothing is actually broken if your dignity takes a blow / I'll give you my prognosis it ain't good but it won't take long / I don't need to look down your throat to tell you that you're going about this all wrong / cos there are emotions that you shouldn't hide / you're gonna cry an ocean for every little tear that you've already cried / every little tear / cos there are emotions other than pride / you're gonna cry an ocean for every little tear that you've already cried
You're all mouth and no trousers / coming on all cocky about how you're so much fun / just keep talking / it allows ya to get on with the business of getting nothing done / you're all tall talk and no action / none of your plans ever eventuate / find an excuse or another distraction / it will your inaction validate / in the aisles of the supermarket / in the pages of the magazines / there are people that I like to look at / and places I would like to say that I have been / you're all mouth and no trousers / always talking up the things you're never gonna do / a little bit of something's better than a whole lot of nothing / which is what I'm realising it amounts to / you're all bark and no bite and / you're gonna smash my fuckin head against the wall / I'm not fifteen and I'm not frightened / next time you feel intimidatory give me a call / in the aisles of the supermarket / in the pages of the magazines / there are people that I like to look at / and places I would like to say that I have been / I hear you calling but you can't come over / I hear you knocking but you can't come in / a deep seated long standing issue about where you belong versus where you fit in / you're all fur coat and no knickers / promising the world but do you think you will deliver? / I see through you just as quick as / it takes me to work out an equally facile response to give ya
I know there's things you've been waiting to hear / I wanna tell you them each time I see ya / but it's a non starter this new career of giving you what you have earned / how can I relate to you if you can't relate to me? / I'm not saying I know you / not saying it's too late for me / how can I show you what I've been thinking lately and presume you'd be concerned? / always always maybe never ending / talking to no-one just to feel something / making a circle out of a square / trying to work out if you would care about things that I know if they weren't only shared between me and a couple of mates / cos I've got a key only I'm scared of breaking it / forcing the lock is as pointless as faking it / as pointless as pushing the point by taking it further than my garden gates / always always maybe saying nothing / talking to no-one just to feel something / always always maybe never ending / longing for belonging / not always just pretending / always always nothing fits completely / nothing will complete me / always always if you can say it sweetly you get out of it cheaply / you can say what you like because no-one will hear / it's easy to come across insincere / I don't want to be ya / just wanna be near enough to whisper in your ear
I'm taking aim now / aiming at your knees / you're calling in the army and you're calling in the police / you said it was an eye opener / I said it was just a tease / have you got a can opener? / can you open these? / I came to tell you it ain't what you know / I like kicking around you know / but not when I fall off the wall / I took all your longing and soon broke into song / it was uncomplicated and lent itself to me singing along / can I can I come out tonight? / can I come out too? / like you kinda own me / but I don't own you / it is like a candle to my getting to know ya ball of steel / like your kinda ordinary worlds that make me feel / it's like a fever / I am never cold / I won't feel the winter on my lips or so I am told / got caught up in the dancing / and on a whim I crawled a little further out along my limb / talk about the filament of feeling I will feel it soon / I am not a camel I can't make it through the afternoon / I can't turn myself off like a tap that you left on / I can't stop the movie rolling once it's begun / I can't stop the dogs from howling / I am one