Ep 13: 'Paramedic Zero'

Things get a bit heated when James reveals how much he hates this week's song. Strong feelings ahead.


PARAMEDIC ZERO LYRICS

VERSE 1

My son makes me proud every day

Can’t walk the streets without hearing his name.

See he’s a sportsman, I say sportsman, I mean hero

Not like your son who’s just a paramedic zero


Everybody knows what it is my son does

And why shouldn’t they? It’s something you can’t forget

Your son may resuscitate but what my boy does is just great

He puts a leather ball into a net


CHORUS

Why are we wasting our money on heroes

When there’s grown men playing a child’s game?

We’ve all gotta get our priorities in order, think about it

Who really deserves the fame?

Who really deserves the fame?


VERSE 2

I wish my son could play as well your son can

He’s got no power in his feet, his skill is in his hands.

While your son was winning the game last night

My boy was trying to save some poor woman’s life.


(She went into) cardiac arrest

He did his very best

But this was just one he couldn’t save.

Her husband was distraught

He said ‘I really thought

She was gonna make it. And on top of that,

I’ve missed the big game’


CHORUS

(Tell me) Why are we wasting our money on heroes

When there’s grown men playing a child’s game?

We’ve all gotta get our priorities in order, think about it

Who really deserves the fame?

Who really deserves the fame?


BRIDGE

My son’s a major disappointment to me

When I look at your son and see what he could be

Using all the muscles except the important one

Making a mint on a game that little children play for fun

My son spent ten years of his life at medical school

Your son was in the right place at the right time now who looks the fool?

My son has seen awful things and risks his life for a waiter’s pay

Your son kicks a plastic ball round his mansion all of the day


CHORUS

(So just tell me) Why are we wasting our money on heroes

When there’s grown men playing a child’s game?

We’ve all gotta get our priorities in order, think about it

Who really deserves the fame?

Who really deserves the fame?

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Ep 12: 'Risky' ft. Dazey

This week the boys chats to the guys from Dazey! Our first full band interview (even though we were missing some of the band)

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'RISKY' LYRICS

Lost in space and breathing slow

Risky woman won’t you leave me alone

Adventure forever my oh my

How can I help when I’m going blind


Talking to a voice I can’t see

And keeping my head well under siege

Running to the hills and fall on my knees

And you can take it from me


Cut loose unwind

Get lost in your scene

Why does it happen to me

Is that what happens when I take the lead


Lost in space and breathing slow

Risky woman won’t you leave me alone

Adventure forever my oh my

How can I help when I’m going blind


Walking the grounds storming empty spaces

Getting loud of the places

Shhh

Shhh


Snap snap with me baby

Crack back to ecstasy

You can take it from me

Is that what happens when I take the lead


Why don’t you take me away, far away

Where no one can here anything that I say

But you, and me, and him, and them

Alright


solo


Why don’t you take me away, far away

Where no one can here anything that I say

But you, and me, and him, and them

Alright


Risky woman won’t you leave me alone

Adventure forever my oh my

How can I help when I’m going blind

Going blind

Going blind

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Ep 11: 'The Little Things'

The boys have gotten too comfortable! They've forgotten why they're here! A truly terrible song brings them back down to Earth.

'THE LITTLE THINGS' LYRICS:

VERSE 1

It’s in the way you kiss me

It’s in the way you wrap your arms around me

It’s in the way you make me feel when no one can

It’s in the glow I feel when I’m holding your hand


PRECHORUS

Times may be hard

But as long as I’ve got you to get me

Through I will be fine

I knew from the start

My destiny was testing me

Your heart beats ‘longside mine


CHORUS

The little things, The little things

That you do for me, that you don’t see

The little things, the little things

That get me through my day

You make the bad times go away


VERSE 2

It’s in the way you speak to me

Like you and I are equal

Like I’m a human being

It’s in the way you look at me

That makes me want to hold you

In my arms for all eternity


PRECHORUS

And you just can’t beat

That feeling when you find out that it’s

Not a one way street

No more defeat

I’ll know that I’ve won, when the day comes

I’m running down your street


CHORUS

The little things, The little things

…do for me, that you don’t see

The little things, the little things

That get me through my day

…make the bad times go away


VERSE 3

It’s in the way that we’re friends

The fact that if we made it anything 

more it’d probably end

It’s in the way you give meaning to my life

And somehow at the same time

You cut me like a knife


PRECHORUS

I think on it at night

It must be in my mind, you’ll find

We’ve never had much friction

I know I’ll be alright

But I can’t get my head round the fact

You’re a walking contradiction


CHORUS

The little things, The little things

That get me asking why

You make me smile before I cry

The little things, the little things

That get me through my day

Don’t ask me how, you know your ways


…little things…

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Ep 10: 'Waiting' ft. Peter Harvey

This week we're in the studio with Peter Harvey from Homefront!
Check out Homefront at Leave this Town pop-punk festival!

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'WAITING' LYRICS:

Waiting for you is like staring at the stars on a cloudy night.

Waiting for you is like trying to leap to mars with no means of flight.

Every day, I think about you all the time, but I guess it goes unnoticed

like those colours in a blackout...


The light goes down, the night comes out

the queue disperses but I'm still waiting in line

the moon comes up, the day is waining

and I'm still waiting waiting waiting.


Every moment was wasted on your heart

Every fear became reality

Every time I thought about you "loving" me

I must've just imagined, like those colours in a blackout.


The moon is up, the stars are out

but clouds are forming, the rain is pouring down on me

but as it clears, the night is fading

but I'm still waiting waiting waiting


I close my eyes, its the only way I see you

standing there in front of me

I turn away, 'cause you're not really there

just like the colours in a blackout


Waiting for you personified infatuation

waiting for you helped define imagination

wasted hours i thought about you finding me

guess I never really mattered

like those colours in a blackout

I guess you just ignored me

like those colours in a blackout

its a shame, you could have known me.

and those colours in a blackout...


The moon goes down, the sun comes out

one day older, but not much wiser

but I know what's what, and I know what's not

so I'm done waiting waiting waiting

waiting for you.

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Ep 9: 'Knock Me Down'

Tune in as the boys discuss Alex's first not-fully-terrible song! Also a salute to bakers.

KNOCK ME DOWN LYRICS

Verse 1

That’s enough I can’t do it anymore,

Don’t have the strength to pick my heart up off the floor

‘Cos every time I do

You knock me down


I change myself in every way

So those three words I’d hear you say

But baby, ooo baby,

You knock me down


CHORUS

Oh and baby when you break my heart

You really go to town

I set ‘em up 

and you knock me down

I said baby when you’re breakin' my heart,

You really go to town

I set ‘em up

And you knock me down


Verse 2

I am going to lock the door

Not gonna fall in love anymore

Cos every time I do

You knock me down


It hurts enough to hear you love another

But when you say you love me like a brother 

Baby, those times, 

They knock me down

(Those times they knock me)


CHORUS

Oh and baby when you break my heart

You really go to town

I set ‘em up 

and you knock me down

I said baby when you’re breakin' my heart,

You really go to town

I set ‘em up

And you knock me down (down, down down)


-SOLO-


Outro

Oh and baby in the dead of night

When there’s no one else around

I set ‘em up

And you knock me down

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Ep 8: 'Reality in my Face' with Charlotte Mclean

This week the boys chat ​​​​​​​with local Jazz singer Charlotte Mclean! Listen in to hear about where to find the best jazz in Brisbane!

'REALITY'S IN MY FACE' LYRICS

Verse 1

I wish it was pillows

Pillows stained with tears

I wish on my dreams

I took your place

But that’s not the case

It’s all too real

Leave something to feel


Chorus

But reality’s in my face

Reality’s in my face


Verse 2

You know what you’re doing

You know all too well

So get out of my space

And treat me right

Not hanging around

Forever so

You better hurry up

Before I change 


Chorus

my mind

Before I change my mind


Bridge

Solo


Verse 3

I wish it was pillows

Pillows stained with tears

I wish on my dreams

I took your place

But that’s not the case

It’s all too real

Leave something to feel


Chorus

But reality’s in my face

Reality’s in my face

My mind

Before I change my mind


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Ep 7: 'Rose Garden'

Join us on a sugar-fuelled journey into the minds of two dinguses. Christmas songs, special guests, and ice-cold burns.

'ROSE GARDEN' LYRICS


-spoken word-

One more time, one more time


Verse 1

When the world just gets too hard

I go to my rose garden

And I sit and lat the fragrance take me away


I could spend hours

Lying amongst the flowers

And thinking back to a happier time

On the days when the world is grey


Chorus

Ooo x3

Rose garden

An escape form time and space


Verse 2

They always give me the time of day

So in my own way

I do what I can to help them out


Sometimes it’s a test of my metal

Living amongst the petals

You might call that girly

But I guess thats what it’s all about


Chorus

Ooo x3

Rose garden

An escape form time and space


Verse 3

Sometimes a thorn will make me cry

And I’ll wish that all those roses die

Keeping flowers alive can seem so futile


The pain may be real

But wounds they do heal

My flowers are always there for me

The feeling should be mutual


Chorus (key change)

Ooo x3

Rose garden

An escape form time and space

Ooo x3

Rose garden

It’s funny how such little things

Can turn my feelings, make me sting


Spoken word:

Ooo! Rose garden! 

You’re an escape form both time and space aren’t you?

And ooo! Rose garden!

It’s funny how such little things can turn my feelings and make me sting, isn’t it?

But whenever we’re together we have the most wonderful time!

We have so much fun! 

Oh I love you rose garden!

…Got any snuff?! …Any per chance?

Any snuff, anyone?!

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Ep 6: 'Walking Straight' ft. Nick O'Donnell

Join the boys on their first phone interview as they talk to Nick O'Donnell, the legendary producer of the band '26' and the producer behind Your Man Alex Smith's sophomore EP 'Guilty'

Find Nick's work online:

Make Music Not War (Production & Mixing) - Facebook,​​​​​​​ Instagram

[26] (Nick's band) - Facebook

Saint Hughs (Nick's Side Project) - Facebook


'Walking Straight' Lyrics

Written by Nick O’Donnell & Floodboy | Performed by Floodboy


I’ve been walking around and stumbling down

with my feet firmly off the ground


The words don’t come out when I’m speaking

And I don’t know what I’m drinking

She lit a match and burnt my finger

and it’s only the pain that lingers


So I lie today and you’ll know the truth tomorrow

and the pain will stay knowing you now know the meaning


Hold on to what you’ve been looking for

Hold on too what you’ve been searching for


We were walking we lost our way

Saw a mirrorball wished I was there


So I lie today and you’ll know the truth tomorrow

and the pain will stay knowing you now know the meaning


I’ve been walking around and stumbling down

with my feet firmly off the ground

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Ep 5: 'No Words'

This week young Alex flexes his metaphorical muscles and lists all four of his love interests good qualities!

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Ep 4: 'Tread Softly on Awkward Ground' ft. Ellie Jane

FIND ELLIE JANE - Sound CloudBand CampFacebookYoutube

See Ellie Jane Live Friday 13th April, at the Manly Hotel!

Song Writing Club -www.iheartsongwritingclub.com

 

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Ep 2: 'Blue Shift' ft. Aiden Bradley

Alex and James talk to Aiden Bradley about his song 'Blue Shift' as well as what it's like to be a musician in Brisbane.

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Ep 1: 'Amazing'

Alex and James set off on their cringey journey through the past and what a song to start on. With low production quality and claims of immortality, Alex's song 'Amazing' is a good omen of the terrible songs to come.

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