The High & Lonesome EP

by The High & Lonesome

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Debut EP from Sydney band - The High & Lonesome
Alex, Jack, Broc, Jordan & Alex.

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released June 26, 2014

Recorded @ Music Feeds Studio (Megaphon) - May 2014
Engineer & Mastering - Chris Hancock
'Elegantly Wasted' Engineer - Callum Howell (Big Music Studios)
Produced - The High & Lonesome
Artwork via Mark Clayton

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The High & Lonesome Sydney, Australia

Mutual friends brought together by the influence and love for powerful music, whether it be the sounds of The Smiths, Joy Division, Nick Cave, Led Zepplin, The National, or INXS etc. Drawing inspiration from older music mixed with some modern post-punk techniques, the band produces a wall of sound, all pieced together by the singer and his baritone voice. ... more

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Track Name: A Beautiful Mind
The night by the fire
Where the air turned still and stark
I cut down through the valley
Towards desires twisted mark

There was danger amongst the buildings
And fear within the wind
And still we all followed reluctantly
Through the beauty of her grin

And the jokers told their stories
The gambling wheel was in place
And who was in luck tonight?
Well I followed just in case

Oh if It was mine
And you will find and you will find
That all that comes is for nothing in the end

In the end, in the end
But don’t wait for the day of doom to crawl around
Crawl around
It was profound, so obscene
Oh you’ve always got a reason
And you always create a scene

Because you never know, who you want to be
When you crave something, and it’s a thousand loves you see
And you know and you know and you know that life ain’t a breeze
Because you never know just who you want to be
Oh who you want to be

The day of desire
Where the sun pierced the sea
I ravaged through the bushes
To where I thought she would be

I ventured towards the station
The road to slavery and loss
And she cast a spell on freedom
And we loved without a cost

And she held her necklace purely
Her smirk was velvet worn
She left me feeling reluctant
For our hearts she had torn

But it ain’t a crime
And you will find and you will find
That all that comes is for nothing in the end

In the end, in the end
But don’t wait for the day of doom to crawl around
Crawl around
It was profound, so obscene
Oh you’ve always got a reason
And you always create a scene

Because you never know who you want to be
When you crave something, and it’s a thousand loves you see
And you know and you know and you know that life ain’t a breeze
Because you never know just who you want to be
Who you want to be

oh
Because you’re the fabric of a beautiful mind
Because you’re the fabric of a beautiful mind
Because you’re the fabric of a beautiful mind
Because you’re the fabric of a beautiful mind
Because you’re the fabric of a beautiful mind

Because you never know who you want to be
When you crave something, and it’s a thousand loves you see
And you know and you know and you know that life ain’t a breeze
Because you never know just who you want to be
Who you want to be
Track Name: The Line You Drew
There was anything but silence
A world away from violence
A track to dark for lights

Beyond the gates of Eden
Lay the flourishing essence of freedom

And all you envisioned was light
No tears to circle your sight
No sins too compromise
No longer running
Far away outside
No longer running
Far away from the clowns you left behind
And you sensed this was the time, through the shiver in
Your spine too which yesterday would end
And you would melt within the air, derived from feelings of despair
all too hard to hide from the truth

Where fortified forgiveness is fountained in good will
And neither place nor time could break the line you drew
No need to run now, now, no need to hide now now,
No need to break the line you drew
No need to turn now now, not much to learn now now
When only love can break the line you drew

There was anything but silence
A world away from alliance
An image so dark so real

Shadowed by this hypnotising feel
And no conceited fire
Could burn your desire
You broke into the night
The light, no fear,
No longer running
Far away outside
No longer running
Far away from the fools who possessed your mind
And the only presence they imposed, while they grind the weary hoes
Was the prudent status they crave
And now that's buried in the past, for what it's worth make it last
Yet it's all too hard to hide, from the truth

When fortified forgiveness is fountained in good will
And neither place nor time could break the line you drew
No need to run now, now, no need to hide now now,
No need to break the line you drew
No need to turn now now, not much to learn now now
When only love can break the line you drew

The line you drew
The line you drew

Met by flowers and bliss
Yet you fell without that kiss

The line you drew, yeah
All too hard to hide, from the truth
Where fortified forgiveness is fountained in good will
And neither place nor time could break the line you drew
No need to run now, now, no need to hide now now,
No need to break the line you drew
No need to turn now now, not much to learn now now
When only love can break the line you drew
Track Name: Further From Me
There are armies, with guns and blood on their sides
There's patterns, of rage and terror which hides
There are prisons and decisions and verdicts yet to be made
There's anguish, a language, a fertile foundation we laid

Oh, oh questioning our Loral’s we stayed
Away from those, who thought darken thoughts on me
Upon this land where our battles were fought
Ambition is a’ misty to see
The deepest sands, where power found its peak,
But only flew further from me
Further from me

There's pleasures foreseen in the eyes of the witch
There's a dynasty of these fools, we call them the bitch
There are circuses with clowns masked in disguise
There are phantoms in alleys, who rule their lives

At risk you take my hand, just know I am no stronger than before
My time is done, and little do they think of me
So just ignore life’s sporadic waves
When ambition is misty to see
The deepest sands, where power found its peak,
But only flew further from me
Further from me

From me
And as you put me down
And as you put me down
The inevitable was found
And pushed its way to sea
Further from me
Further from me
Oh further from me now now
Further from me now now
Further from me now now

Further from me now now
Further from me now now
Further from further from me

So just ignore life’s sporadic waves
When ambition is misty to see
The deepest sands, where power found its peak,
But only flew further from me
Further from me

Oh further from me now now
Further from me now now
Further from me now now
Further from me now now
Further from me now now
Further from further from me
Track Name: Elegantly Wasted
A knife within, unsettled seas, the haunted trees
You leave me in, calling out the numbers neath the skies
Your diamond eyes, which slit my soul,
And take it all, for my love, for my love well it only comes and it burns away, tonight

And now my years have past
So elegantly wasted
On love which never lasts

Flaws endorse my sight
So elegantly wasted
On words like 'if' or 'might'
On words like ‘if’ or ‘might’

A wayward storm, of misty peaks, the city sleeps
Stripped of form, praying for an answer amongst the lies
Our bitter cries, we rise and fall
And take it all, for my love, for my love well it only comes and it burns away, tonight

And now my years have past
So elegantly wasted
On love which never lasts

Flaws endorse my sight
So elegantly wasted
On words like 'if' or 'might'

On words like ‘if’ or..
And god only knows, where my friends and my foes really rest
And god only knows, who is weak and who knows best
And god only knows, whose tears she has tasted
When we were close but we were elegantly wasted
And god only knows whose tears she has tasted
When we were close but we were elegantly wasted
So elegantly wasted

And god only knows, whose tears she has tasted
When we were close but we were elegantly wasted

And god only knows, where my friends and my foes really rest
And god only knows, who is weak and who knows best
And god only knows, whose tears she has tasted
When we were close but we were elegantly wasted, so elegantly wasted

And god only knows, whose tears she has tasted
When we were close but we were elegantly wasted, so elegantly, wasted
Track Name: Superstitious Needs
Through the tunnel of time
You know that reluctance was set in line
And the fields shimmered in sheets of gold

Walked windy beaches
Followed paths where lonely preachers
Deserted the will of the world

An instinct destined since birth
Which drove me to the edge of the earth

Where I
met one man
A world of wisdom knew his land
Shattered eyes, broken love, withered hands

I encountered another
The dyeing patience's younger brother
Who's greatest flaw was his bloody thoughts and rage

He formed a circle
formed a hole in my mind
It ain't easy but we'll be fine
Oh, well so you said

Towards the path
The crashing sea
To walk the pathway or ponder the streets
Well we live on superstitious needs

Forever digging out of glooms path
Where success brought wisdom and broken hearts

Well I ventured valleys entangled wild
Where fated death had struck a child

I survived oceans and flowing streams
Whose intended target was to shatter my dreams

My dreams, pure in soul, plans unfold
Pain takes place, increases the pace, Superstition inspires
Exposes the liars, the weary in mind, the naked inside
Too late to hide, conclusion is drawn, an oath is sworn
And fear is formed

And fear is formed
Within the expectations on boys and girls
But I'll survive your thrust your hurl
The wind did howl as did my tears
But no longer does this bring blood to my ears

Because I live on Superstitious needs
Well I live on Superstitious needs
Well I live on Superstitious needs