Ep 22: Brisbane Supanova 2018

This week the boys enjoy a beach episode at Brisbane's greatest pop culture convention! We ditch the formula and talk to YOU the people!

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Ep 21: 'Shooting Star' ft. Shanan Kilner

The boys have a hearty and wholesome chat with Fugue's Shanan Kilner! Listen in as they discuss some of the highs, lows and secrets of the music industry! AND JAMES DOESN'T HAVE A LAPTOP!

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EP 20: 'The Gale'

We made it! This is the final song on the album (and Alex's mum's favourite song) but what do YOU think? Don't forget to vote for which song you want to be remade!

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Ep 19: 'Intoxication'

After months of garbage songs, out of nowhere, young Alex hits the steep learning curve and spits out an adequate song! A loving pastiche of AC/DC

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Ep 18: '(Don't) Call Me Pretty' ft. Donnelle Brooks

This week the boys talk to Donnelle Brooks of Don and the Mobsters! Listen in on a fun chat about the music industry, recording techniques and band politics!

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Ep 17: 'Like Bastard Like Son'

A gut-wrenchingly cringey show this week. Our boys must endure a truly ridiculous song featuring lazy metaphors, spoken word sections and the most Nice Guy shit you've ever heard.

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Ep 16: Vertigo with Chasing Velvet

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VERTIGO Lyrics

Oh woah oh, Oh woah oh, oh!

Oh woah oh, Oh woah oh, oh!


[Verse 1]

Let's start again, we know where this is going 'cause it happens every time

(happens every time)


You'll shout, I'll leave and somehow you'll believe it will never be goodbye

(never be goodbye)


[Pre-Chorus]

I just feel lovesick, sick of this waking up again, again and again


[Chorus]

You got me spinning around and around

And when I pick myself up I fall down


It's like there's something between us and I don't know why

I'm spinning around and around, you give me vertigo


Oh woah oh, Oh woah oh

You give me vertigo


Oh woah oh, Oh woah oh, oh!


[Verse 2]

What's that? Yeah right, remember every fight when you compared me to your ex

(compared me to your ex)


We kiss, make up

But then you cover up your phone, for every single text

(every single text)


[Pre-Chorus]

I just feel lovesick, sick of this getting back together again, again and again


[Chorus]

You got me spinning around and around

And when I pick myself up I fall down


It's like there's something between us and I don't know why

I'm spinning around and around, you give me vertigo


Oh woah oh, Oh woah oh

You give me vertigo


Oh woah oh, Oh woah oh, oh!


[Bridge]

You got me spinning around and around

And when I pick myself up I fall down


It's like I'm searching for something I thought that I found

You got me spinning around and around, you give me vertigo


[Chorus]

You got me spinning around and around

And when I pick myself up I fall down


It's like there's something between us and I don't know why

I'm spinning around and around, you give me vertigo


Oh woah oh, Oh woah oh

You give me vertigo


Oh woah oh, Oh woah oh, oh!

You got me spinning around and around, you give me vertigo

You got me spinning around and around, you give me vertigo

You got me spinning around and around, you give me vertigo

You got me spinning around and around, you give me vertigo

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Ep 15: Little Box of Feelings

This week the boys listen to 'Little Box of Feelings' an absolute dumpster fire! Ans a spectacular example of poor songwriting structure. As well as deep chats!

Little Box of Feelings Lyrics

VERSE 1

Once in every lifetime

You stumble across

Something absolutely wonderful

And you hold it close


First one that you gave me was

Pure happiness

Followed swiftly by a sense of pride

And a sense of purpose


CHORUS

I should call you my little box of feelings

I should call you my little box of feelings


VERSE 2

Next one you saw fit to

Give me was love

And I gotta say I swear it came

From god above


You made me complete, 

you made me whole

You helped me to enjoy my youth

Before I got too old


PRE-CHORUS?

For an emotion to be so strong

I’ve been waiting for so long


CHORUS

I should call you my little box of feelings

I should call you my little box of feelings


VERSE 3

Next in the box was depression

Feelings that called for immediate repression

Just to show I’m yours with which to play

You saw my joy and you took it away


CHORUS

I should call you my little box of feelings

I should call you my little box of feelings

I should call you my little box of feelings


-Solo-


VERSE 4

Emotions, 

it’s all just feelings

When I’m around you my senses are reeling

And the cycle repeats I’m back on joy again

Call me niece but I can’t wait for love again


CHORUS

I should call you my little box of feelings

I should call you my…

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Ep 14: 'If I Could See Myself' With Dylan Cattanach

This week the boys chat to Dylan from KB Theory about all things music!

Check out KB Theory on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kbtheoryband

If I could See Myself Lyrics


Verse one 

I wish I knew what I was doing

but I've got no idea

I could lie and tell you I'm doing fine

but I'm walking in a straight line


and I always thought that I

could make it on my own

and I

should have known


Chorus

if I could see my self x2

in one year

if I could see myself x2

in ten years


Verse 2

I always thought that life would go my way

that I wouldn't have to stray too far from the road 

have it handed to me on a silver platter

I didn't think my carelessness would matter 


and I always thought that I

could make it on my own

and I

should have known


Chorus

if I could see my self x2

in one year

if I could see myself x2

in ten years

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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)

Check out Dazey on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DAZEYaus/

'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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