A Minor Revival - LP

by Sodastream

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released August 4, 2003

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Sodastream Melbourne, Australia

Karl Smith and Pete Cohen formed Sodastream in Perth, Western Australia in 1997 and released four albums, four EPs, and a live album. Hailed by the likes of BBC’s John Peel, Melody Maker and Pitchfork, the band toured extensively across Australia, Europe, the UK and the USA. After going on hiatus in 2007 they reconvened in 2013 and are set to release their fifth studio album - Little by Little. ... more

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Track Name: Out
i’ve got a battered hand
i wrote it on my list
didn’t know what your feeling was
but it must be better than this

don’t go out
and don’t give in
my head is in this country now and
tells me i can win

so pretty baby
show me how
these wicked ladies
are starting to shout
with your head upon my pillow
i wish that it could be, so cold
and despite your bleaker warnings
i wanted to believe

i wrote it in the sand
a single parting gift
didn’t know what redemption was but it
can’t be worse than this

so don’t go out
and don’t give in
my head is in this country now and
tells me i can win

so pretty baby
show me how
these wicked ladies
are starting to shout
with your head upon my pillow
i wish that it could be, so cold
and despite your blue eyed warnings
i wanted to believe
Track Name: Blinky
could’ve been shot by this one though it might’ve been mine
should’ve been left by the rest stop if you had been kind
‘cause i’ve got a funny way of feeling
and feeling you wasn’t right
there’s nothing left to believe in
so believe in me this time
the senator said as he called his blushing bride
oh his bride

but why hold steady
when tomorrow’s always turning out bad
and why hold steady
when the future’s in the walls but the malls are coming back
coming back

should’ve been called to the rescue down at morgan dell
could’ve been left by the pumphouse if you had been well
but all this was there in the sand dunes
so set it up and let them ride
you got dressed up too soon, now you’re starting to feel alright
if you can’t be great you might as well be bright
oh be bright

but why hold steady
when tomorrow’s always turning out bad
why hold steady
when the future’s in the walls but the malls are coming back
coming back

and you’re making the eyes
and you’re making the eyes all wooden

and why hold steady
when tomorrow’s always turning out bad
why hold steady
when the future’s in the walls but the malls are coming back
coming back
Track Name: Brass Lines
the two of us are guilty, i wrote it on my sleeve
from your marriage bed, were you holding out on me
though this story might, i never want to see you leave
with these men in lights shouting out to me

‘cause i want to be high
yes i want to be bright
oh there’s something on my sleeve
won’t ascribe, won’t abide
by the words that you might keep
and if what you say
‘cause it might be true i’ve got to go
go and find you, i’ll wait for you this time

through the milano storms and the blossoms through the week
i saw this battle born, i was holding you in the street
ended by my house, ‘cause a red light’s warm indeed
and these men about will be shouting out to me

‘cause i want to be high
yes i want to be bright
oh there’s something on my sleeve
won’t ascribe, won’t abide
by the words that you might keep
and if what you say
‘cause it might be true i’ve got to go
go and find you, i’ll wait for you this time
go and find you, it’s hard to let it slide
Track Name: Chorus Line
then i got lost and scared
because i don’t want to fight
these things were too much to bear
though nothing here is wrong
i’d sworn that all this had been
and along with the chorus line i sang for you and me

then i got up and ran
thought all this might belong
to the trouble and the worries at hand
if i had caused you doubt
don’t you know that i believe in these things
and along with the chorus line i prayed i could hear you sing
what’s outside your .. don’t let the rain in

you sang, you sang
with your bitter armies behind your eyes
on my shoulder, on my keychain
with your lightning sticks and your surprise
i’ve known this, yes i’ve known this
that the devil was tired but sure to begin

wanted to be sure of these things
thought you might be strong
didn’t know what the seasons would bring
if i had stolen south, i’d call it honest and say
and along with the chorus line i sang as you went away
what’s outside your .. don’t let the rain in
Track Name: Horses
said you didn’t need no horses on the ground
no satellite to trace his little head
i stopped for a drink then i left without a sound
but the stories they followed me

someone stole the right words
to try and frighten me
come down i am sure, sure of who i am
‘cause the chorus is my sword
and the lightings in my hair
the seasons i recall
are the ones that i have shared
there’s violence in my heart
and i guess i had..

said you wanted more than stories in the sand
no heavy bellied caution around your neck
you loaded up the sick and cut your mother’s hand
scraped and washed her clean

someone stole the songbird
and tore it’s book from me
come down i am sure, sure of who i am
‘cause the chorus is my sword
and the lightings in my hair
the seasons i recall
are the one’s that i have shared
there’s violence in my heart
and i guess i had..
Track Name: Undone
well here they come
all walking at pace
a little bit hostile
and a little bit grey
with sarin walls behind
i won’t recognise you
always despise you but i’ll hold your hand

so i said don’t try to thrill me
i said don’t try to feel me
i had time to be restless
i had time on the ceiling and at
half after midnight i’m undone
i’m a little undone, i’m undone
i’m a little undone

if being low required i want your headdress
want your mistress but i won’t be kind
and autumn came again by the sideshow
all of the kids know it’s a fucking dive

so i said don’t try to thrill me
i said don’t try to feel me
i had time to be restless
i had time on the ceiling and at
half after midnight i’m undone
i’m a little undone, i’m undone
i’m a little undone

call the partisan
put all the horses down
with a line of angels
shouted down
with a line of angels

and you might find that all these certain trial are done
all these vials are drunk but you’re still fine
and you arrived again so full of courage and grace
all these memory days will still be mine

don’t try to thrill me
i said don’t try to feel me
i had time to be restless
i had time on the ceiling and at
half after midnight i’m undone
i’m a little undone, i’m undone
i’m a little undone
Track Name: Mrs Gray
i will be on my knees with a one way ticket to the broadway trees
i needed your hand, needed then i pleaded to get away
and by the lake, while i stayed i grew tired of this
and the constant grey
so i broke up his hand and turned to the one he’d been kissing

‘cause everything’s falling down today
the shooter’s over there in the sand
i got no reason to celebrate
but i could use a little helping hand

concentrate, be amazed by the tight blue jeans worn by mrs gray
and the rest of the gang tumbled out of the classroom
i don’t need cotton sheets or the book that spoke of the
autumn breeze and the times that we had
fumbling around in the bathroom

‘cause everything’s falling down today
the shooters over there in the sand
i got no reason to celebrate
but i could use a little helping hand
yeah i could use a little helping hand

by the trees we agreed to abort his will and the need to please
with purpose and pace all of this was new to my head
and i adored this crumpled lawn and i greeted you
with a grinding jaw and a beer in hand
the laugh lines made me second rate

but everything’s falling down today
the shooter’s over there in the sand
i got no reason to celebrate
but i could use a little helping hand
yeah i could use a little helping hand
Track Name: Nervous
seated by the window don’t you know
don’t you know you make me nervous
though the fire outside is making me feel kind of strange
we’ll sit in the dark, talk of purpose and all the
wishes around our bed
though the lines are down i think this is coming to an end

been living too long under sunny posts i had a record
and the record shows and the chorus blows a certain share
in the dark of a tuesday night i had a reason to listen
to what was said
and the record shows that my heart was thrown against the stair

we had a punishing lesson
and the chips they fell on you
oh what a comical blessing
now there’s sadness in my shoes
now there’s sadness in my shoes
Track Name: Constant Ships
constant ships sail, i watched from the bay
the border lies open but i’ve wrestled these skips again
it’s the reason she died
it’s the reason she died he said i won’t blame you
ascensions comes

i guess i know what’s right
i hardly can wait
the satellite was overboard and i’ll be home again
with all that i know

curled and disarmed, i clung to the rail
the road has no clearance but this wreckage will hurt to send
it’s the reason i cried
it’s the reason i cried i said i won’t name you
ascensions comes

i guess i know what’s right
i hardly can wait
the battle lines were overdrawn and i’ll be home again
with all that i know

the senator was on the ball
he asked me to stay
cancelled the curtain call
and he walked me away from all that i know
Track Name: Otherwise Open
the time is now to come of age
pack up your doubts don’t let them find their feet again
all this division isn’t helping me to mend
and old time religion is begging to depend
i rode through the summer waiting for the end
and i spent

so little time with this one
before i swiftly got bored
so little time with this one lately
maybe that’s why i needed
why i wanted to be ignored
maybe that’s why i feel so jaded
i’m otherwise open

rescue rangers come again
asked them to teach me and then turn them all away
all this confusion is tucked into the fray
and all these revisions had never been made
bound by the news and the worry lines of age
and i paid

paid no mind to this one
so i could never get bored
paid no mind to this your lady
maybe that’s why i needed
why i wanted to be ignored
maybe that’s why i feel degraded

i’m otherwise open
all this rain won’t let me in

spent no time with this one
before i swiftly got bored
spent no time with this your lady
maybe that’s why i needed
why i wanted to be ignored
maybe that’s why i feel so jaded

i’m otherwise open
all this rain won’t let me in.
Track Name: America
warm bodies, they told me
out east there was something new
in seasons, i called out
i thought i had something due
‘cause i’ve got a ticket to america
we’ll be there soon
we’ll meet in america
how about you

i want to meet in america
shoot across the country with you
i want to meet in america
with the cinnamon and the violence too
maybe we could trip down to phoenix
with your black hair and your favourite cartoons
i want to meet in america
how about you
how about you

i want to meet in america
been working with the nation blue
i want to meet in america
we’ll be skating and throwing harpoons
maybe with a day trip to memphis
we’ll see the king and all his blue suede shoes
i want to meet in america
how about you
how about you
Track Name: The Women's Revue
saw your picture frame
it’s getting dim
i guess it’s all i had to show

are you cold again
or full of song
i guess it’s all i’d ever known

if i decide to come
i had tried to grow
to find my place
and call to settle in
i would settle in
though my mansions may be cold
i would settle in
the hostile glow

do you need guidance in the walls
can’t dye or soil my hands
can i save myself from this
and i never knew what god meant
no i never knew it’s sense
i tried a loaded gun beside by bed tonight
i tried looking up the dresses that were giving off the light
so i might find my way home
find my way home

my daylight, my only daylight
i had a line of small women by my left side
through daisy chains i’d seen them all
through countless waves i saw you fall

my daylight, my only daylight
i had four friendly horses by my west side
through an empty haze i saw you born
and through countless days i saw you mourn
Track Name: Weekend
here in the later blue night
constance came to get it
stayed up and beaten till blind
the rest of us let it
continue tonight
till the early grey light

gone, gone again
i left it with you
she held the light and it’s all i can do
but continue tonight

the reasons, though the reasons were mine
i waited to hurt him
the weekend yes the weekend was fine
but i broke down and cursed him
cursed him in time
till the early grey light

gone, gone again
i left it with you
she held the light and it’s all i can do
is continue to fight