B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official Label)

Spunk! and EMI are proud to present the new album from songwriter and singer Holly Throsby. The album, A Loud Call, follows on from 2006's ARIA-nominated Under the Town and Holly's acclaimed 2004 debut, On Night. A Loud Call was recorded in a brick house on a leafy street in Nashville, Tennessee, in the early weeks of last November by engineer and producer Mark Nevers (Lambchop, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Andrew Bird). Switching between her travelers guitar and a grand piano, Holly was accompanied by her long-time band - Bree van Reyk (drums, organ, accordion) and Jens Birchall (cello, bass, mandolin). The album also includes performances from a handful of very special guests including Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (singing duet on ‘Would You?’) and members of Lambchop and The Silver Jews (Matt Swanson on bass, Tony Crow on
synthesizer and William Tyler on electric guitar). Strings and horns were arranged and recorded in the Kangaroo Valley by the producer of Holly’s first two albums, Tony Dupé.

Partly written on the road, partly written at home, the songs on A Loud Call find their inspiration in the tenuous gaps between hope and resignation, romance and indecision, nostalgia and rejuvenation. From the swelling guitar feedback and beds of vocal harmonies which engulf the opening track (‘Warm Jets’), to the odd-pop, bicycle wheel percussion of ‘Time it Takes' and the bright sparks of trumpets and pizzicato cellos on ‘A Heart Divided’, the album is richer and more full-blooded than its
predecessors. But for all its diversity, A Loud Call is effortlessly cohesive: quotidian narratives, epigrams against heartbreak, and vivid, otherworldly fragments are anchored by Holly’s distinctive phrasing and lyrical concision. Holly’s first two albums were critically acclaimed in Australia and abroad. She was nominated for an ARIA for Best Female Artist for Under the Town, and since its release she has found herself on stage with all kinds of people, singing live duets with Andrew Bird, Sarah Blasko, New Buffalo and Oscar-winning songwriter Glen Hansard (The Frames).

Holly appears on the new album by Canadian star and Spunk! label mate Hayden, and on the recent EP by Melbourne’s Mountains in the Sky. Along with the Shins and Devendra Banhart, she was invited to contribute a tshirt design for the Montreal-based Yellow Bird Project, which she did, to raise money for Amnesty International. She also wrote and illustrated two limited edition comic books, which act as companion pieces to Under the Town and last year's 6-track EP, One of You For Me.




On Night
- 2004-12-06 -



We're Good People But Why Don't We Show It
Up With The Birds
Things Between People
Waiting All Night For You To Come Home
Damn That New Body
Some Nights Are Long
Morning
Don't Be Howling
Some Days Are Long
As The Night Dies

Under the Town
- 2006-07-24 -



Under the Town
Making a Fire
If We Go Easy
On Longing
I Worry Very Well
Come Visit
Swing On
Shoulders and Bends
What Becomes of Us
Only a Rake

A Loud Call
- 2008-07-12 -



Warm Jets
A Heart Divided
Now I Love Someone
On The Wharf
The Time It Takes
Would You
One Of You For Me
We Carry
And Then We’re Gone
A Widow’s Song
To Begin With

 

See!
- 2010-10-14 -



Putt Putt
Fish and Mice
The Seasons

Diamonds Are So Shiny
Drum Lesson

Shadow and Echo

Can I Do That Too

Hello Tiger

What Turns

See The World

Always Be Young

 
Team
- 2011-02-18 -

What I Thought Of You
It’s Only Need
Here Is My Co-Pilot
Hi, You Reckless Darling
It’s Funny
To See You Out
Come Back To See Me
Waiting For Me
We Are Glowing
When

Seeker Lover Keeper
- 2011-06-03 - With Sally Seltmann & Sarah Blasko



Bring Me Back
Light All My Lights
Even Though I'm A Woman
Bridges Burned
On My Own
Rely On Me
Theme I
Every Time
We Will Know What It Is
If The Night Is Dark
Going To Sleep
Rest Your Head On My Shoulder
After a Time
- 2017-02-17 -



Aeroplane
Mountain
Going to the Sea
Evening Stroll
Gardening
What Do You Say
Find Your Way Home
Be You Lost
Being Born
Seeing You Now
Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

A Little Bit Of Rain
At Last
By This River
Not The Girl You Think You Are
Three Questions
 

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On Night

We're good people but why don't we show it

Old lover, you miss me
Over the ocean
I hope this finds you well

Warm sun on my back
The earth on its axis
The violence when we met

We're good people
But why don’t we show it

Dead birds on the stairwell
Some ugly morning
Fell from their nests

No, don't tell your parents
When we start sharing
Each other's beds

We're good people
But why don't we show it
We're good people
But why don't we show it

I want to raise dogs
Dogs and money
Stop threatening to leave town
And I'll stop running

We're good people
But why don't we show it
We're good people
But why don't we show it

Up with the birds

She won't find out
And he wouldn't know
And I'm not jealous
Not at all

On the landing
The chairs on the lawn
Out the windows
And through the doors
I'm not jealous
No, not at all

We're up early
We're up with the birds
They don't mind us
Not at all

By the bedside
And down on the floor
He won't find out
And she won't know

We're not jealous
No, not at all
We just feel a little itching in our bones

We're not jealous
No, not at all
We just feel a little itching in our bones

We're not jealous
No, not at all

We're up early
We're up with the birds
We're up early
We're up with the birds

We're up early
We're up with the birds
We're up early
We're up with the birds

Things between People

He usually brings the car around
And parks it outside our house
And he talks to me of loneliness
And the feeling's all 'round

So he takes out all these women
But he doesn't feel a thing
And he thinks there's something missing
Or there's something wrong with him
'Cause he reels them in
And he reels them out again

All these old mistakes, they
They catch us up
The same old patterns form again
Till every day, every day
Feels the same
Every day, feels the same
And every day, feels the same

I usually bring the car out front
And she gathers up and finds her things
While he can't see where his friends stop
And his lovers begin

He says "I cannot be around you
Because god knows it hurts
But I cannot be without you
Because it's much, much worse"

So he reels me in
And he reels me out again

All these old mistakes, they
They catch us up
The same old patterns form again
Till every day, every day
Feels the same
And every day, feels the same
And every day, feels the same

And he reels me in
And he reels me out again

And I reel her in
And I reel her out again
Reel her in, reel her out again
Till every day, feels the same
And every day, feels the same

Waiting all night for you to come home

If I wait any longer the world could've ended
And the moon it takes hours to come around
Me and my watch, we're getting connected
We play at who can stare the other one out

I hear for the car to pull into the driveway
And the moon it threatens to finish its rounds
The ads on the TV are all ten-digit numbers
And pieces of skin that aren't usually allowed

And we've been moving around
In these same walls again
It couldn't be any longer
And it's just a kind of death now

And we've been moving around
In these same walls again
And it couldn't be any longer
I'm back in here again

If I wait any longer the world could've ended
And the moon it takes hours to come around
And me and my watch, we're getting connected
We play at who can stare the other one out

And we've been moving around
In these same walls again
It couldn't be any longer
And it's just a kind of death now

And we've been moving around
In these same walls again
And it couldn't be any longer
I'm back in here again

And we've been moving around
But I'm back in here again
And we've been moving around
But I'm back in here again

And we've been moving around
But I'm back in here again
And we've been moving around
But I'm back in here again

And we've been moving around
But I'm back in here again
But it's just a kind of death now
It's just a kind of death now
It's just a kind of death now
It's just a kind of death

Damn that new body

Your old door's closed
To your room, to your house, to your home
And a new body keeps you warm
I know what I said I'd feel
But I don't

Some nights are long

Look for a sign in a window
An ad in the paper
A job waiting tables
Tie on an apron for
Change in my pocket
Spend at the shops
And study the docket
I can be honest
I can respond
Hold my own
And take on what comes
And save it for later
Be restrained
Make up my mind
And then want to change it
Nights are long
They creep up upon us
Like a storm
When nothing's in order
These little thoughts
They buzz like a train
Find my page
And turn them again and again

Oh I guess I got lost
I must've forgot it
It's just been so hot
I make all my choices
On coins I can toss
On coins for the washing
To slide in the slots
I can be honest
I can be strong
And wait for all those
Letters to come
Peel off the labels
Check the dates
Order my days and
Then rearrange them
Nights are long
They creep up upon us
Like a storm when
Nothing's in order
These little thoughts
They buzz like a train
Lock the doors and
Wait for the sun to come up again

The Morning

Night's gone and morning's come
We're rolling over, waking up
And I swing, swing these days along
Counting moments, missing home
We follow love
We think it makes us strong

All these years, love
How could we be
Wrong, wrong, wrong
How could we be
Wrong, wrong, wrong

Like you, this bird it flew
It misses like I'm missing you
And we drink, drink
We throw them down
We're better off
We're better now

We follow love
We think it makes us strong

And all these years, love
How could we be
Wrong, wrong, wrong
How could we be
Wrong, wrong, wrong

We follow love
We think it makes us
Strong, strong, strong

And all these years, love
How could we be
Wrong, wrong, wrong
How could we be
Wrong, wrong, wrong

How could we be
Wrong, wrong, wrong
How could we be
Wrong, wrong, wrong

Don't be howling

I get home after one
And the dog looks drunk
He should walk it off
With that little strut, he does

Yes, I dug up the dirt and
Heard from little birds who'd gotten hurt
That you were mean before me, love
You could throw a stone
But can't we all

So we man our shops and
Fix up where the kids have picked the locks
And then the moon makes wolves of us
And we battle lust

But don't follow me now
Don't be howling

You're too much, you're too soon
And you want me to come up to your room
And I, well I want to too
But I'm with him and you're with you

And now what do we do now
The world throws up a hundred little clues
And they all seem as doomed as us
And it cuts and cuts

But don't follow me now
Don't be howling
And don't follow me now
'Cause the feelings turn
And the turning hurts
The wings of birds
And the arms of girls

You've gone and lost your shoes
And now you curse me and I curse you
You're gone in the woods
And now you're hurting and I hurt too

You've gone and got me good
You know you got me good
And you knew you would

But don't follow me now
Don't be howling
And don't follow me now
'Cause the feelings turn
And the turning hurts
The wings of birds
And the arms of girls

Some days are long

All these times behind us
They, they go on by so fast
We like this fine old house around us
Look at how it lasts
Just like us it lasts

And I hold on to you
'Cause I get so frightened
That I just can’t get things right
And you slowly slip your hand from mine
'Cause you're forcing me to try
Yeah you're forcing me to try

And some days are long
They make the nights seem ages away
And I work so I'll be strong
Not to hold you down but to let you go
Not to hold you down but to let you go

From time to time those letters arrive
And I say "go if you want to go"
And the phone might ring for me late at night
And you say "He can call if he wants to call
It's ok to call who you want to call"

And some days are long
They make the nights seem ages away
And I work so I'll be strong
Not to hold you down but to let you go
Not to hold you down but to let you go

I don't want to weigh you down baby
I don't want us sinking like stones
I don't want to be kicking myself when you're gone

Some days are long
And old age is ages away
So I'll work while I'm still young
Not to hold you down but to let you go
Not to hold you down but to let you go

As The Night Dies

Babe, it's so hard to be honest
As the crow lies
Babe, I've been known to be careless
I've made dogs cry

And I've thrown logs on the fire
And burnt like a fight in the night
Is it too much for you
Is it, well alright

Babe, here's the sound of the morning
As the night dies
And soon there'll be coffeepots calling
And the sunrise

And no, no replies
When you say "please", I say "be" you say "mine"
Is it too much for you
Is it, well alright
Babe, is it too much for you
Is it, well alright

Under the Town

Under the Town

Without a sound
My old hound sleeps in the ground
Under the house
Under the town

An arrow is loud
Shivered and stuck in the mouth
And my heart's an apple
Red, round and you shot it out
You shot it out

And what do the shot dream about
A millpond, a stillborn, a house
Where everything sings out

Yes you shot it out
And what do the shot dream about
A millpond, a stillborn, a house
Where everything sings out
Where everything sings out

Making a Fire

It's cold out but I don't mind it
I'm making a fire
Out of what I might find here
The old and the dying
We don't want them coming in
No
Their heavy machinery
Messing up our young thinking
All night long

Now I'm here
And you're here
Now I'm here
And you're here
We're here, we're here
We're here, we're here

It's cold out
It's bitter winter
We're making a fire
Amidst the spitting winds
Our eyes all be wild
And our hearts
Hear our hearts beat higher
We have such an appetite
And I can be kind and kinder
I'll be kind all night

Now I'm here
And you're here
Now I'm here
And you're here
We're here, we're here
We're here, we're here

The wind and the woods are warring
They're fighting the brightest fight
But oh no, now don't you worry
I'll be kind all night
I'll be kind all night

Now I'm here
And you're here
Now I'm here
And you're here
We're here, we're here
We're here, we're here
We're here, we're here
We're here, we're here

If We Go Easy

Stay while all the ships go
Sailing on out to sea
Stay for our lonesome window
That nobody else sees through

Aglow by the stove in the morning
Our backs against the fence
Nobody says they are sorry
And nobody gives in
We could stay playing games, babe
And always losing

Or if you go easy on me
Then I might go easy on you
If you go easy on me
Honey, do it
Honey, do it

They've already been
That old swarm of bees
Many friends and enemies
Eating and drinking

We're picking up all of our things
And going on home in the van
Moving about in the kitchen
With bottles and cans
I'm your old lady
And baby, you're my old man

And if we go easy now
Well it just might be easier then
If we go easy now
Well maybe then, maybe then

I'm your old lady
And baby, you're my old man

And if we go easy now
Well it just might be easier then
If we go easy now
Well maybe then, maybe then

And if you go easy on me
Then I might go easy on you
If you go easy on me
Honey, do it
Honey, do it
Do it, do it

On Longing

This is all my fault
I have many things done wrong
I've been longing for a dove
Or an olive in a cup

I'm so sorry, sorry love
I want us to make up

I blush, I blush
Don't envy me none
I've been longing for a gun
Or an awning to hang from

I'm so sorry, sorry love
That some dawns
I want to be gone

But then the sun goes up and up
And I am lying in it some
I've been longing for someone
They will come in and I'll sit up

And I'll say
Sorry, sorry love,
Whatever took me so long

And I'll say
Sorry, sorry love,
Whatever took me so long

I Worry Very Well

Oh, can't you tell
That I worry very well
Oh old friend, how I fret
Things you wouldn't want to wrestle

The hills below sloping
Down to the beach
And here's here's here's hoping
Our young bodies will keep

Oh, can't you tell
That I worry very well
Old friend, how I fret
Like you wouldn't want to know it

So might you leave
Us all to grieve
Saying, so passed a man
So passed my darling

Me and my brother
Driving the truck
Thinking whatever
Smoking and such

Oh mother, don't worry
We are kids in the dust
Oh mother, don't worry
I am not like he was

There're animals crossing
And we're waving them on
Patiently waiting
We are wishing them well

Come Visit

I want you to come
Across the coast and the sea between us
Sills filled with sun
And engines are on

I have been gone
Back at home where it's covered in snow
And I know, I know
That you're spoken for

So I could get cut
Like the heads of the deer on the wall
They didn't run
Fast enough

Now their dear old eyes never shut
They make lonely old hunters of us
Covered in dust
Dust to dust
Dust to dust

But I can be strong
And I'll fight anybody for love
But maybe you won't
And we'll never know
Maybe you won't
Come visit at all

Swing On

On we go
Skin and bone
Underneath our winter coats

Unlike them, many men
I don't care we're going nowhere

Oh swing on, oh swing on
Oh swing on, swing on
Swing on, let's not go home

I'm slowing down
And drinking up
But only what fits in a cup

I have some friends and loves
And all our hearts have been beat up on
But oh, they beat on

Oh swing on, oh swing on
Swing on, swing on
Let's not go home

Him or her
Sticks or stones
Him and her
Skin and bone

Swing on, swing on
Swing on
Let's not go home

Oh swing on, swing on
Swing on

The Shoulders and Bends

Driving at night
Pedal down in the dark
Rabbits they run out
Look at them go so fast
And some of them old
Some of them young like us

Be careful now little ones
This is a weapon, this car

And so much depends upon
The shoulders and bends
So much depends upon
The wheels as they spin
And we could be anyone
Or do anything
I'm trying to trust you
But I just don't know where you've been

And both of us fighting now
Oh honey, look at us
Horses are running
They're shooting on past like stars
And Lord, could they drag us
Or could they tear us apart
Or are you the wicked one
Are you the hoof in my heart

And all this depends upon
The shoulders and bends
So much depends upon
The wheels as they spin
And we could be anyone
Or do anything
I'm trying to trust you
But I just don't know where you've been

Cold, cold feet between us
I've got cold feet
So baby, warm them up
Baby, be my shoes and socks
And let me trust you

And so much depends upon
The wheels as they spin
We could be anyone
Or do anything
I'm trying to trust you
But I just don't know where you've been

What Becomes of Us

It is early
You are dead
There are crows
In our bed

But I won't come undone
We are done, we are done

There is air still
In my lungs
I will get up and get on
With the other mouths and tongues
And the work there is to be done

This is what becomes of us

There are dim things in the pond
There is dust under the rug
And I don't ever know
What's below, what's below

But I am up
I am above
I have a, a new love
And it's warm like a gun
Or a knife that I fell on

This is what becomes of us
This is what becomes of us

I was not ready
You won't be back
I was not ready

And this is what becomes of us
This is what becomes of us

Only a Rake

If only you'd stay
In the water
To wade
It's only a rake
In the garden I made
It's only a rake
A dead dirty spade
It's enough to win me
Or dig me a grave

If only you'd wait
With a bottle
Where you lay
It's only a day
A tomorrow away
It's only a day
It's what these hours make
It's enough to win me
Or make everything change

If only you'd play
I have made up a game
You give chase
And a message
And wait

If only you'd play
Hammer and nail
It's enough to win me
Or send me away

A Loud Call

Warm Jets

We all lack, I know
But babe, I've got your back, you know
And I made a little pact and it goes
Under my skull

With all my plans and woes
And the nerves that move my hands and toes
And the nerves that make me nervous
Under my skull

Warm jets
Climbing overhead
And out there
I know this and that
I know this and that

About love
I know that there's your body
And mine in tow
We are swimming to the surface
Up from below

And some things give us a scare
They catch us unawares
Like the beating, saying "yes"
Under my chest

Warm beds
Hiding us in them
And out there
I know this and that
I know this and that

A Heart Divided

I want to know
I want to know what you know, know
I want to go
Where do you go
I want to go where you go when you're gone
I've longed all along but I cannot

And so I have, a heart divided
Although I have longed to find
And so I have, a heart divided
Although I have longed to find

And so I have, a heart divided
Although I have longed to find
And so I have, a heart divided
Although I have longed to find you

I have a hope
Hope all alone
A little bone all along in the yard
A little bone
Old and discarded, oh
And I don't know
What do you know
Well I don't know if we'll float or be gone
A boat in the storm all a loss

And so I have, a heart divided
Although I have longed to find
And so I have, a heart divided
Although I have longed to find

And so I have, a heart divided
Although I have longed to find
And so I have, a heart divided
Although I have longed to find you

A whole heart divides
A heart divides
Like the wings
Of a bird in flight

And so I have, a heart divided
Although I have longed to find
And so I have, a heart divided
Although I have longed to find

And so I have, a heart divided
Although I have longed to find
And so I have, a heart divided
Although I have longed to find you
Although I have longed to find you

Now I Love Someone

Old lock, old door
Old yard, overgrown
I'm up, up and gone
So long, so long
For now I love someone

And our love is a song
That we sing, that's been sung
By our parents and their parents
And they swear it and we swear it now
Now we love someone

We both bellow "Hello!"
We both bellow "Hello"

I don't want no
No "I guess sos"
Just yeses or instead
So long, so long
And you don't love no one

'Cause my wins are your wins
In the sleet, in the spring
And your losses are my losses
When you're opposite me only
Now we love somebody

We both bellow "Hello!"
We both bellow "Hello! How are you"
How are you, how are you
Hello, how are you
How are you, how are you
Hello, how are you
How are you, how are you
Hello, how are you
How are you

We both bellow "Hello!"
We both bellow "Hello"

On The Wharf

When it's old, when it's old
When it's begged and hollow and sold
When it's time, when it's time
When there's no sweet fish on my line

They don't bite, they don't bite
Not like my dreams in the night
Where I'd try and I'd try
But I wouldn't know how to fight

When I'm bold, when I'm bold
I could skin, and scale and, you, hold
On the wharf, on the wharf
With my legs hanging over the water

They don't bite, they don't bite
Not like my dreams in the night
Where I'd try and I'd try
But I wouldn't know how to fight

When I'm old, when I'm old
When I'm built upon and grown over
When I'm stopped like a clock
That's hands got slower and slower

I won't mind
I won't mind no more dreams in the night
Where I'd try and I'd try
But I wouldn't know how to fight

From the wharf to the boat
Oh, don't you know
Oh, there she blows
There she blows

The Time It Takes

Glowing in the evening sky
So well, so well
Stars that have already died
Oh well, oh well

They're glowing
And we know dear that they fell
They're glowing
And we know dear that they fell

The time it takes to make hearts break
Is the same as for a falling man to fall
The sound it makes
The bitter call of a log that was sawn off with a saw
A log that was sawn off with a saw

Swimming in the lake
It's like a well, a well
And there're some things I felt
I just couldn't tell you
I couldn't tell

And there're some things we believe in
And we yell
There're some things we believe in
And we yell

The time it takes to make hearts break
Is the same as for a girl to skip a stone
And any chore, or a shirt on the floor
Is enough to make a person feel alone
Enough to make a person feel alone

There're some things we believe in and we yell
There're some things we believe in and we yell

The time it takes to make hearts break
Is the same as for you, babe, to walk away
And all it takes is a little shake
By a man or a woman or a grave
A man or a woman or a grave

Would You

Would you
Would you
Would you
Would you
Want somebody new
Would you want somebody new
Would you

"No, I don't want somebody new"
Would you
"No, I don't want somebody new"
We don't want somebody new

Would you
Would you
Would you
Would you
Stay even though I'm blue
Would you stay even though I'm blue
Would you

"Yes, I'll stay even though you're blue"
Would you
"Yes, I'll stay even though you're blue"
I'll stay even though you're blue
I don't want somebody new

One Of You For Me

I’ll make it good and bad
All the engines soar across the land
On we go
And I know we stood, stand
With only lonely stories in our heads
On we go

But I know there’s one of you
I know there’s one of you for me
I know there’s one of you
I know there’s one of you for me

To make it good and bad
Fiery water rolla across the land
So we know
That in our hearts and heads
It's only so long before we know it
On we go

I know there’s one of you
I know there’s one of you for me
I know there’s one of you
I know there’s one of you for me

I know there’s one of you
I know there’s one of you for me
I know there’s one of you
I know there’s one of you for me

So don’t desert love

We Carry

One, two, three

Thoughts not remembered right
And tears were yet to cry
We carry, we carry

Among the winter pines
Long before my time
To marry, me married

Just like a lover does
I loved him
My whole life
Just like a dozen others I did
Too young to know my mind
Too young to know my mind

Hands on hands of mine
Holding on too tight
We carry, we carry

And after starry night
The ashes of our fire
We buried, we buried

Just like a lover does
I loved him
My whole life
Just like a dozen others I did
Too young to know my mind
Too young to know my mind

Just like a lover does
I loved him
My whole life
Just like a dozen others I did

Too young to know my mind
Too young to know my mind

*** Thanx a lot to Jose from the forum for this one ***

And Then We're Gone

How will I see the day in
Will I go wandering
Go on breathing in and out
Think a thought, make a sound
How're we going to meet our ends
I'm always wondering
The whole town falling down
A star spinning to the ground

And all I ever want is for someone to come in
And look me over and bring me along
To wherever they're going
And then we're gone

The wind is going to be blowing
And I'll be trembling
The dog makes a little moan
And the gravel makes a road
How're we going to meet our ends
How're we going to meet our ends

All I ever want is for someone to hold on to
Under the covers, the wind took our souls
They're gone and we don't want them back at all
We don't want them back at all
We call and we call and we call out
And ours is a loud call

A Widow's Song

Bring me back something
Bring me back something
All I have is time like an echo in a tin
Oh, bring me back something
While the garden grows
Remind me where it is
Remind me where it is
Remind me where it is, for my mind is like a sieve
Oh, remind me where it is
While the garden grows

I'm growing a dozen roses
Roses are all I hear
I've only one winter coat and
I'm one step behind you dear
I'm one step behind you dear

Wild were we then
Wild were we then
Wild was my mind,
Oh, when you were looking in one me
Wild were we then
Like the garden grows

I'm growing a dozen roses
Roses are all I hear
I've only one winter coat and
I'm one step behind you dear
I'm one step behind you dear

To Begin With

Home is a word that I've never known
Lodged, something caught in the back of my throat
A word is a word but I've had no luck
A stove of broken yolks, belly-up

We're only a shell in the end
And only an egg to begin with

I know what I know and I've said and done
Some things just for fun and some for love
And outside the water is rough
But warm enough

We're only a sail in the end
And only a breath to begin with

If you don't throw a stone in nobody's pond
You'll only grow up alone
And so it is so, since I was young:
A hole's for digging up
And a bowl's for eating out of
And just one boat is enough to hold us up

We're only a sail in the end
And only a breath to begin with

See!

Putt Putt

I'm gonna buy me a motor boat and we'll go putt putt over the ocean
I'm gonna buy me a motor boat and we'll go putt putt, putt putt

I don't own a big commotion like all the fishes know
That is a lot of ocean
I don't care where we go

When I am old, old, and grey
I'm gonna chop my helicopter and I'll zoom my aeroplane
But I'm still young, young, these days
I'm gonna put back to the back of my head these daydream instead

I'm gonna buy me a motor boat and we'll go putt putt over the ocean
I'm gonna buy me a motor boat and we'll go putt putt, set this boat in motion
I'm gonna set this boat in motion

Fish and Mice

Every night I've been dreaming about sounds
Every night I'm as quiet as a mouse
Some colours go together, and a circle has no end
And the stars will shine forever, and you are my best friend, (you are my best friend)

Every night I've been dreaming about houses
Every night I'm as quiet as a mouse [mice...]
Some colours go together, and a circle has no end
And the world will turn forever, and you are my best friend

[One, two, three, four]
Oh fishes [fish!]
Oh bicycle [bike!]
Oh living [life!]
Oh mouses [mice!]

Every night I dream that I can fly
Every night I fly across the sky
And some colours go together, and a circle has no end
And the stars will shine forever, and you are my best friend, (you are my best friend)

Diamonds are So Shiny

Deep down in a hole in a ground I found something so shiny and round
The hardest thing that I've ever found
Diamonds are so shiny

Big blue sky, did you know I can bounce so high
Higher than the sparrows fly
On a wing and a frame

Like the aeroplanes, flying over my house again
Faster than the fastest train
They go so far away

Well I have a deck of cards
And I'm in love with the two of hearts
A dart hole with the ace of spades
I found a bone and some clay

And an old golf ball
I hit around with my four of clubs
All the way to the baseball fields
Which they call it diamond, so shiny

Team

What I thought of You

A miner in a mine
Couldn't find what I thought of you
A light, all the lights
Couldn't shine on what I thought of you

A crow on a log
All agog with what I thought of you
Belief, oh blind belief
Can't believe what I thought of you

And I could fly
I could fly
First we live
And then we die

Alive, a world alive
Living by what I thought of you

One police, ten police
Throw their shields at what I thought of you
Balloons, an iron lung
And those in the womb
Hold their breath for you

And every chair
Every chair and table set
Spread their legs for you

Alive, a world alive
Living by what I thought of you

I, I could fly
We could fly
We could've fallen...

It's Only Need

I see, you're a soldier soldiering
A bee, a hard worker, working
Through the lot you move so easy
But don't you get lonely, baby

Me, I am always waking up
I've been stuck here in my body
I said, "I need only you and me"
You said, "You're too needy for me"

We saw a thing this morning
Oh, my eyes
Geese, strewn along the road
Well, we can only see to it
That they're buried six feet deep

R.I.P.
R.I.P.

And I want to know many a thing
There is many a thing to know

R.I.P.

I kick down the road, my weary eyes
I bit down to restore my sight
You said, "You need only be set free"
I said, "You're too needy for me"

But it's only need
It's only need

Here Is My Co-Pilot

This is the call, call, call
Let it be known, known, known
That I say, I know we could
I know we could, be good, be good

Here is my co-pilot

On this here mountain top
We could, I've not forgot
And I say, I know we could
It's on my hook
It's in my books
And I surely would

Here is the team I've got
Here is my co-pilot
Here it's in my blood

We all laugh out loud
With our funny crowd
And you say, "Oh my Lord"
I know we could, be good, be good
And I surely would

Here is the team I've got
Here is my co-pilot
Here it's in my blood

We're dangerous
And you're very nice
And very good

And now we could
And now we could
And I surely would

Here is the team I've got
Here is my co-pilot
Here it's in my blood

Here is the team I've got
Here is my co-pilot
Here it's in my blood

Hi, You Reckless Darling

Hi, you reckless darling
I am on my own
I loved
I loved so much I swallowed
Whole, the anchor and the boat
And I, I cannot but follow
My, my smarter friends' advice
And I, I thought that you would save me
From the needle in my eye

It's Funny

It's funny
Oh to be, oh to be a century
With the people I see go by
I should die, I should die of the oddity
See, I can't believe my eyes
I can't believe my eyes

The morning
When you walked, when you walked me to the door
And kicked me to the curb
I might get as high, get as high as the circling birds
Who are lost for words, so nice
To be lost for words is so nice

Tongue-tied, tongue-tied
Tongue-tied, tongue-tied
Two-timed, two-timed
Tongue-tied, tongue tied

Tongue-tied, tongue-tied
Tongue-tied, tongue-tied
Two-timed, two-timed
Tongue-tied, tongue-tied

It's funny,
Oh to know, oh to know in my very bones
That you're truly gone
Outside, where it's wild, where it's wild
Where people drift apart like snow
And see everything differently

Tongue-tied, tongue-tied
Tongue-tied, tongue-tied
Too tired, too gone
Goodbye, so long

Tongue-tied, tongue-tied
Tongue-tied, tongue-tied
Too tired, too gone
Goodbye, so long

To See You Out

Ready to go, my party clothes
Right now, right now, ready to go
Into the night
Oh, starry night
Down the road, and now and now

I go out, I go out
I see you, I see you
Good to be out, good to be out
I see you, you see me
You see me, you see me
I freak out, freak out
I freak out, freak out
To see you, to go out
To be you, to see out
I freak out, freak out
I freak out, freak out
To see out, to be out
To see you, to see you
I freak out, freak out
Go out, go out

Out in the town, not long ago
And there was I, in my party clothes
Where people go, the theatre show
And now, to know
And now and now

I see you, I see you
To be out, to be out
Good to be out, good to be out
I see you, you see me
You see out, you see me
I freak out, freak out
I freak out, freak out
To see you into the eye
To go out, into the wild
I freak out, freak out
I freak out, freak out
To see you in the eye
To be out in the wild
Freak out, freak out
I freak out, freak out

Come Back To See Me

There's a cold wind
Blowing on me
And the buildings
The buildings and trees
Oh, so lonely
Come back to see me

I've been joking
I've been shooting the breeze
I've been looking
But always I'm really so lonely

Come back to see me
I won't think a little thing
We're only as free as leaving
So lonely
Come back to see my everything

All the old things
Are still new to me
All the buildings
This is the city I sleep in

Come back to see me
I won't think a little thing
We're only as free as leaving
So lonely
Come back to see my everything
My everything

Waiting For Me

My one true love is waiting for me
One blue lung with no breath in it
I'm sorry for things
For a graze on a lip
For a song that I sing
For a feeling I get

My once full cup is empty
I'm tired
Oh oracle, come and help me be wise
Come on, help me be wise

My one true love is waiting for me
On the other side of all of this
I'm not sorry for things
For a feeling I give
I'm not sorry for this
For a feeling I get

My once full cup is empty
I'm tired
Oh oracle, come and help me be wise
Come on, help me be wise

My once full cup is empty
I'm tired
Oh oracle, come and help me be wise
Come on, help me be wise

We Are Glowing

I know, I know
What I should've done
I know, I know
But I hated to

We are glowing
Live two ghosts
We are glowing
How we shone
Like a comet, like a torch
I would like to find how to ignite you

(If I could only be an owl then I would always see
If I could only, if I could only, if I could only, if I could only)

I know, I know
If only I could've done
I came, I looked
At flaming wood

We are glowing
Live two ghosts
We are glowing
How we shone
Like a comet, like a torch
I would like to find how to ignite you

(If I could only be an owl then I would always see
If I could only, if I could only, if I could only, if I could only)

Like a comet, like a torch
I would like to find how to ignite you

When

When will I be over this
A body on a wing
When will I see you
And feel none of anything

When the stars run out of gas
When the bluebirds leave my chest
When the warriors make amends
And I can stop pretending
When, when

When will I be over you
My body on the wing
When will I think of you
And feel none of anything

When the horses lay to rest
When the pears fall off the branch
When the bells no longer ring
And I can stop pretending
When, when

When the bees no longer sting
When the bells no longer ring
When all my ships come in
And I can stop pretending
When, when

Seeker Lover Keeper

Bring Me Back

Sarah Blasko :

Bring me back to where I've been
If you sing that song, it'll take me there
Right back where it all began
But please do hold my trembling hands
Mother I do miss her so
Oh I wish I was a little girl
Still a spark in my father's eyes
But I feel a loss without her smile

Send me out into the world
I am going there to break a spell
Mother I do have her hands
I will use them well, I promise that
Knowing well what I do now
I will overcome what holds me down

Light All My Lights

Sarah Blasko :

I long for a spark, for a light
A dawn for my long, sleepless nights
And you keep them high on me tonight
And we'll be a light all of our lives

Oh, won't you come
Won't you light all my lights
Oh, won't you come
Won't you fight all my fights
Fight all my fights
So long
And we'll all be so strong
We'll all be so strong

Oh, in the dark we could hide
But we're human
We're human, so we fight
And we can be higher than our hearts
And I'll be a fighter by your side

Oh, won't you come
Won't you light all my lights
Oh, won't you come
Won't you fight all my fights
Fight all my fights
So long
And we'll all be so strong
We'll all be so strong

Oh, won't you come
Won't you light all my lights
Oh, won't you come
Won't you fight all my fights
Fight all my fights
Fight all my fights
Fight all my fights
So long
And we'll all be so strong
We'll all be so strong
We'll all be so strong
We'll all be so strong

Even Though I'm A Woman

Holly Throsby :

Oh oh I
I've got a secret
I think I'm in love with missing you
More than I'm in love with you
That's why I go away all the time
That's why I travel the world and roam free
This time you're leaving me
Oh this is how I feel

I feel like a travelling salesman
Even though I am a woman
Picking up my bags from the station
Standing there face to face
I'd be lying if I did not say
I love you more when I'm missing you
It's why I am always away
Believe me it's true

Oh oh I
I've got a secret
I think I was born to be in a state of longing
Born to be wanting, wanting
I put it in a letter for you
I love the danger in distance
This time I'm leaving you
Oh this is how I feel

I feel like a travelling salesman
Even though I am a woman
Picking up my bags from the station
Standing there face to face
I'd be lying if I did not say
I love you more when I'm missing you
It's why I am always away
Believe me it's true
Believe me it's true
Believe me it's true

I love the danger in distance
I'd rather be missing you
I love the danger in distance
I'd rather be missing you

I feel like a travelling salesman
Even though I am a woman
Picking up my bags from the station
Standing there face to face
I'd be lying if I did not say
I love you more when I'm missing you
It's why I am always away
Believe me it's true
Believe me it's true
Believe me it's true
Believe me it's true
Believe me it's true

Bridges Burned

Sarah Blasko :

I'm waiting for something
I don't know what it is
I'm putting my boots on
I'm getting ready
The style and the substance
Is in a photograph
I pin it to my heart as a reminder

I've done my time
Paid for my crimes
Some bridges just burn
The world still turns for us

I'm waiting for something
I don't know where it lies
The shadow behind me
Won't hold me back this time
I take a step forward
For every word was said
And hope that it leads me
To better circumstance

I've done my time
Paid for my crimes
Some bridges just burn
The world still turns

'Cause I went the long way but now
I'm coming home
I went the wrong way
But I'm coming back stronger than before

Some bridges just burn
The world still turns

On My Own

Sally Seltmann :

I should be lost without you now
But it's easy on my own
So don't be waiting at your door
For me to come around
I've seen the sights, I've heard the sounds
I knew them as a child
I'm trusting what I knew then now

I'm looking for something
That's been buried underground
For years
And it's so old
That even I don't know if I will recognise it
Anymore, on my own

I should be calling out your name
But I've been that ball and chain
I've set my sights on something new
I can see it closer now
I'm breaking up, I'm wandering far
Take me away from you
There's so much that I've got to do

I'm looking for something
That's been buried underground
For years
And it's so old
That even I don't know if I will recognise it
Anymore, on my own
On my own

I'm looking for something
That's been buried underground
For years
And it's so old
That even I don't know if I will recognise it
Anymore
I'm searching, I'm waiting, I need time to find out
On my own, on my own, on my own

Rely On Me

Sarah Blasko :

And you know
You always can rely on, 'ly on
What you know of me
You can rely on, 'ly on
When you're gone
I always leave a light on, light on
When you're gone from me
Light on, light on

You know you can rely on
You know you can rely on, 'ly
You know you can rely on me
You can rely on, 'ly, 'y

And you know
You always have been right on, right on
All you long to be is right on, right on
When you're gone
I always leave a light on, light on
When you're gone from me
Light on, light on

You know you can rely on
You know you can rely on, 'ly
You know you can rely on me
You can rely on, 'ly, 'y

To know you
You know I only want to
To know you
You know I only want to...

You know you can rely on
You know you can rely on, 'ly
You know you can rely on me

You know you can rely on
You know you can rely on, 'ly
You know you can rely on me
You can rely on, 'ly...

Theme I

Here we go
One, Two, One, Two, Three

Sarah Blasko :

We exit this world alone
As fragile as we're born
A life just like a moment in time
Too vulnerable you chose to hide

It broke your heart to lose someone
As desperate as a loaded gun
You thought that you would learn to survive
To make your way alone in this life

I just want you to know
Wherever you go
It follows like a ghost
The burden's not just your own
If you're a seeker lover keeper

I've waited for this moment to arrive
When you let go to survive
Give it up and take it on
To open up and love someone

Scratch it off reveal new skin
Casting off what you held in
Life is just a moment in time
Too short to run and hide

I just want you to know
Wherever you go
It follows like a ghost
The burden's not just your own
If you're a seeker lover keeper
Seeker lover keeper
Seeker lover keeper
Seeker lover keeper

'Cause I just want you to know
Wherever you go
It follows like a ghost
The burden's not just your own

I just want you to know
How near or far you go
You'll never be alone
Your heart it has a home
If you're a seeker, a lover and a keeper

Every Time

Sally Seltmann :

You used to live so close to me
I could die
Call me up and bring me back to life
Friends far but never gone
I forgot to say that it's been too long, oh

Late nights and too much time
On my hands I lied
Awake with your song in my head
Give up but never lose out
'Cause I've got you by my side

This is how it should be
This is how it should be
This is how it should
Be, this is how

Every time, every time
I feel you're gone
I get your song in my head
It's my favourite one

Yeah every time, every time
I feel you're gone
I get your song in my head
It's my favourite one

Eyes shut I lay down still next to the speaker
I think about the times we've been together
Friend far but never gone
I forgot to say that it's been too long

This is how it should be
This is how it should be
This is how it should
Be, this is how

Every time, every time
I feel you're gone
I get your song in my head
It's my favourite one

Yeah every time, every time
I feel you're gone
I get your song in my head
It's my favourite one
The one you wrote
When you were away
My favourite song
Reminds me of
You, oh oh oh

This is how it should be
This is how it should be
This is how it should
Be, this is how

Every time, every time
I feel you're gone
I get your song in my head
It's my favourite one

Yeah every time, every time
I feel you're gone
I get your song in my head
It's my favourite one
The one you wrote
My favourite song
Reminds me of you

We Will Know What It Is

Holly Throsby :

Two round little stones on the roof with us
We throw 'em off, perfectly in love
To the old ground below
And I say it's so, 'cause I say it's so
And oh, then we loosen up
We all loosen up with the setting sun
Aglow in our heart of hearts
Which shall beat for us, the club and club
You know what I'm thinking of
And I thought a lot, about the thoughts I've got
As the old wind blows

And we will know what it is
And we will know what it is

I no longer look in the branches of
A dozen fallen logs
For an answer, love
To my old aching heart
And my aching thoughts of a lover gone
And oh, then we loosen up and start saying stuff
We are saying stuff
Alone, in our common lots
Of "I want, I want, but I don't know what"
And won't till my soul dissolves
When my soul dissolves, like a setting sun
Or a falling stone

And we will know what it is
And we will know what it is

I want, I want, but I don't know what
And won't
I want, I want, but I don't know what
And won't
And we will know what it is
And we will know what it is...

If The Night Is Dark

Sally Seltmann :

Cannot stick to one theme
Cannot stick to one plan
Cannot stick to one man

Always changing my mind
Always searching to find
Something I'll understand

Yeah, I'll travel the seas
I'll get down on my knees
I'll live passionately

I have the world in my hands
Will I break, will I stand strong
Am I gonna see what's out there for me

I might be right
I might be wrong
But I have no regrets
To lean upon

If the night is dark
Then this is my sun
This is my home
This is where I belong
This is where I belong

Well I'm trying to decide
Should I run, should I hide
Show them tricks and be tamed

Yeah, it's true that I've changed
But I'm also the same
I'm just playing the game

If you lay down beside me
You'll feel that I'm cold
And I'm empty, it's true

See the more I reveal
The more lonely I feel
What was one is now broken
Broken in two

I might be right
I might be wrong
But I have no regrets
To lean upon

If the night is dark
Then this is my sun
This is my home
This is where I belong
This is where I belong
This is where I belong

Going To Sleep

Holly Throsby :

I do believe
That I am going
To sleep
So don't make a din
'Cause I'll be dreaming

That a wind welled up and took my eye out
And the storm took the roof with it

I do believe
That I want you
Around
We make our sounds
We make them out loud

But from a window sill I could be lost to you
From a branch you could be lost to me

Staring at the ceiling
And how
Trying to keep my feet on the ground

I do believe
That I'm dreaming aloud
When you're around
When we're about town

But from a window sill I could be lost to you
From a branch you could be lost to me

Rest Your Head On My Shoulder

Sarah Blasko :

Rest your head on my shoulder
And I'll take care of your worries
It was you who promised this to me
It was you who offered me courage

In my darkest hour you can hear me
Softly question my travels
When doubt becomes me I'm troubled
And all my fears unravel

So simple when I was younger
But now I question my worth
Though my heart beats strong
There is doubt in my blood, in my bones
Like a song never sung
Like a night without morning
A promise undone

Rest your head on my shoulder
And I'll take care of your worries
It was you who promised this to me
It was you who offered me courage

In my darkest hour you can hear me
Softly question my travels
When doubt becomes me I'm troubled
And all my fears unravel

Do I seek to find disappointment
Do I write with a sense of shame
Like a bird on the ground
Who has injured its wing
I can no longer sing
I'm just waiting for
Someone to tell me
Again and again and again

Rest your head on my shoulder
And I'll take care of your worries
It was you who promised this to me
It was you who offered me courage

In my darkest hour you can hear me
Softly question my travels
When doubt becomes me I'm troubled
And all my fears unravel

Non Albums Tracks

A Little Bit Of Rain

(Fred Neil cover / Everything Sings Out EP)

If I should leave you
Try to remember the good times
Warm days filled with sunshine
And just a little bit of rain
And just a little bit of rain

And if you look back
Try to forget all the bad times
Lonely blue and sad times
And just a little bit of rain
And just a little bit of rain

And if I look back
I'll remember the good times
Warm days filled with sunshine
And just a little bit of rain
And just a little bit of rain
And just a little bit

*** Thanx a lot to Jose from the forum for this one ***

At Last

(Mack Gordon & Harry Warren cover / Everything Sings Out EP)

At last
My love has come along
And my lonely days are over
And life is like a song

At last
The skies above are blue
And my heart was wrapped in clover
The night I looked at you

I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill that I have never ever known
Oh yeah

You smiled, you smiled
And then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
For you are mine at last
For you are mine at last

*** Thanx a lot to Jose from the forum for this one ***

By This River

(Brian Eno cover / One Of You For Me EP)

Here we are
Stuck by this river
You and I
Underneath a sky that's ever falling down, down, down
Ever falling down

Through the day
As if on an ocean
Waiting here
Always failing to remember why we came, came, came
I wonder why we came

You talk to me
As if from a distance
And I reply
With impressions chosen from another time, time, time
From another time

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Not The Girl You Think You Are

(Crowded House cover / Everything Sings Out EP)

You're not the girl you think you are
They're not his shoes under your bed
They take you places in his car
But you won't forget

And all the people that you know
Will turn their heads as you go by
But you'll be hard to recognize
With the top down and the wind blowing, blowing

He won't deceive you or tell you the truth
Woman, he'll be no trouble
And he won't write you letters full of excuses
Oh come on, believe you have one in a million

You're not the girl you think you are
And someone's standing in your place
And the bathroom mirror makes you look tall
But it's all in your head, it's all in your head

And he won't deceive you or tell you the truth
Woman, he'll be no trouble
And he won't write you letters full of excuses
Oh come on, believe you have one in a million

Oh he won't deceive you or tell you the truth
Woman, he'll be no trouble
And he won't write you letters full of excuses
Oh come on, believe you have one
Oh come on, believe you have one
Oh come on
Come on

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Three Questions

(Bonnie "Prince" Billy cover / One Of You For Me EP)

Say I found a piece of rock
And put it in my pocket
And for the day that we are wed
I put it in a locket
Which is to hang around your neck
As long as you see fit
Tell me, oh my love
Do you think that you would wear it

And on the day that threatens
The earth might open up
The birds have stopped their singing
And the insects have shut up
And all that's left between us
Is some alhamdulillah
Would you split it with me, baby
So that I wouldn't die

And after all these things
Is a question I must ask
When everyone has called me out
And said I am the worst
And asked for voices on my side
My love, would you sing first
Would you say, she's okay
She's better than the rest
She's innocent in God's eyes
And in mine, she is the best

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