Little By Little - LP

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released February 13, 2017

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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: Colouring Iris
If you need to rise, if you need to rise don’t be hasty
If you need to walk, if you need to walk around here
Throw us a line, throw us a line but nothing holy
Born of a stern, born of a stern design

‘Cause you, you could never trust me
And I wish, I wish tonight would close
For the days burn through me like a winter
And I close my eyes so I can find

If you need to write, if you need to write don’t you muscle in
If you need to talk, if you need to talk to get through
Drawing the lines, drawing the lines I would be colouring
Colouring all the trouble that you had held dear

‘Cause you, you could never hold me
And I wish, I wish tonight would close
For the days burn through me like a winter
And I close my eyes so I can find, find my way

I’m looking to the south of yours
I want you to stay
Stay at home
I’m calling from the northern soil
I watched this wall and saw I needed help
I needed to run
Costs a lot, they stole my name
I’m on my own
Low senses tore my game
I can be sure
Oh colour me in
Oh colour me in, two side
I’ll come my way
I’ll come your way
Track Name: Habits
I got wounds
I got fears
And a way of talking to you
I got moods
And I might be stalking
These moods, these moods
They turn into sparks that light up and burn a hole in you
That light up and burn a hole in you

I got habits that gather their strength in the dark
And these words and potions they pull us apart
I got worries and maybes that are turning into sparks
That light up and burn a hole in you
That light up and burn a hole in you

Say girl please wait a while
Just gather your thoughts and see
Think it through won’t you wait a while
Something’s wrong

I got wounds
I got fears
And a way of talking to you
I got tears
And I might be stalking
These moods, these moods
They turn into sparks that light up and burn a hole in you
That light up and burn a hole in you

Say girl please wait a while
Just gather your thoughts and see
Think it through won’t you wait a while
Something’s wrong with me
I see you come outside and roam

Get outside
And walk outside
And be outside
And led outside
And warm outside
I roam

I grow silent I get weary
My thoughts in a haze
You got a way and a walk that keeps me afraid
I got low tense and pretence that are eating up my days
And together they burn a hole in you
Together they burn a hole in you
Track Name: Three Sins
I still like the bonfires on Christmas Eve
With the orange glow and sparks above me
But my hands turn to fire every time you leave
Soon I’ll burn all these fuckers around me
Little by little the flames they rose
Over my head in the passing gum trees
And I’ll burn down your cities and then you’ll grieve
For this dead black land stretching before thee

I lived my life by my beliefs
But there’s a little black stain that trips me down deep
These thoughts they come to me while I pray
Because I touched those boys, those boys in the wrong way
Little by little the darkness it flows
Between my legs takes the loving from me
Because I did those things to those boys in need
I’ll kiss this metal when thy come to get me

I come from a land of fire and grief
My city did smoke and the fields they weep
Now I sit here in class while the children say
You talk kinda funny and we hate the way you pray
Little by little my hatred it grows
And my sister said they’ve been grabbing her throat
So I’ll do my duty for my people in need
And in a flash of light my god will free me

Little by little (repeat)

We grow
What we sow
And we won’t know
If we can’t grow
Yeah I grew these wings
And these pretty things

We steal
And we never heal
And we make deals
And then we squeal
Now I’m kicking heels
Track Name: Letting Go
I stepped out onto the road ‘cause I felt like dying
Nothing left but the fire in my tracks
Knew you had resolve I could only wish for
Wish for the courage I lack

And we go on
And blind our eyes
‘Cause I felt like letting go
I felt like losing hope so got busy dying

So don’t give me songs about God or country
Or about the violence I attract
I thought you might have evolved through more than these things
These things that are burning up my back

And we go on
And blind our eyes
‘Cause I felt like letting go
I felt like losing hope so got busy fighting

And we go on
And blind our eyes
Track Name: Grey Waves
How do I feel so much older?
Was it my strength that just passed me by?
It came on like a song
Hard rain fell on us at home

I had a fortune
You had a fortune
We had a fortune
It’s gone, gone, gone…

So how do I feel like a winner 
when each step I take I fall behind?
I lost my job and son
Oh a temper yeah, she said I got one

I had a blessing
You had a blessing
We had a blessing
It’s gone, gone, gone…

I moved to be near the ocean
Where those restless those grey waves 
mark out the sky
I ride my bike to work and later I cut the surf

I had a secret
You had a secret
We had a secret
It’s gone, gone, gone…
Track Name: Moving
I turned the corner to pick up what I had left
and keep on moving
Past the doe-eyed boys and their gentle pets
I keep moving
Through these terror lines
I keep moving

Wasn’t myself when I woke in a morning sweat
So I kept moving
I’ve done my miles and I haven’t been strung up yet
So I keep moving
Through these terror lines
I keep moving

Behind

And I wish that I could’ve been more
Oh and that honesty won’t cover it
And when I came to put my arms around you
And when I told you I had lied
You held me, for the last time

So gone, gone now are the faces of the women I’ve left
So I keep moving
With drunken legs and a heaviness in my chest
I keep moving
Through these terror lines
I keep moving

Behind

And I wish that I could’ve been more
Oh and that honesty won’t cover it
And when I came to put my arms around you
And when I told you I had lied
You held me, through the night
You held me, for the last time
Track Name: Walking Bones
‘Cause I’ve known throat-cutters and rapists
Who said they’re doing their best to save us
But they all saw me naked before the war

Yeah, I was born to a preacher
But I failed to deliver
Messages of hope in times of war

I get so tired
I get so tired
of all these walking bones
It makes me swim
It makes me win
But always feel alone

So bring your wooden babies
and all your wants and maybes
Bind them all up we won’t keep score

Roll out your candlelight and goodwill
Oh we’ll bite your hand and then kill
We’ll tear you all down and call it war

I get so tired
I get so tired
of all these walking bones
It makes me swim
It makes me win
But always feel alone
Track Name: Tyre Iron
Been bought out
And crossed out
And then again maybe I
Won’t feel right til I do right by the bastard leeches

I know I let you down
I sit here on the floor
And it’s getting hard girl
It’s getting harder to ignore
‘Cause we’ve got ways around
That keep us on our own
And through these days I… I might

‘Cause I can’t sleep at night
No I can’t
No I can’t run and hide
And I lost these things
Yeah I lost
Yeah I lost my life

So bring me the nail gun or your tyre iron
Bring me the nail gun or your tyre iron

Been trusted
Encrusted
By the lonely reaches here
And you might not do right by the honest teachers
But they won’t ever mind
There’s something you can show
And it’s time girl
Oh it’s time that you know
‘Cause we build walls around
That keep us all apart
And through these halls I… I might

‘Cause I can’t sleep at night
No I can’t
No I can’t run and hide
And I lost these things
Yeah I lost
Yeah I lost my life

So bring me the nail gun or your tyre iron
Bring me the nail gun or your tyre iron
Track Name: On The Stage
I sit here on the stage
Everybody’s leaving
And the staff have all been paid
Then come the lights
I move swiftly, I move quickly
But I only think of you tonight

And in the morning glow
Breakfast is tabled
I can see the browning snow
Out in the yard
And you’re only coming with me
‘cause I’m lonely when we’re apart

Honey I miss you
Honey I miss you now
I feel like it’s getting dark outside
All your lonely tears get me down
And all your wisdom and your fears just compound

I don’t often say that I’m beginning to feel afraid
And I too often see all the struggles in thine eyes
I can’t see straight let alone linger and heal

And all that I had known it fell beneath me
Caught my feet in the undertow
But I felt alive and I tumbled through the white water
Tumbling from side to side

Honey I miss you
Honey I miss you now
I feel like it’s getting dark outside
All your lonely tears get me down
And all your wisdom and your fears just compound

I don’t often say that I’m beginning to feel afraid
And I too often see all the struggles in thine eyes
I can’t see straight let alone linger and heal
And it’s these things
These things get me down
But it’s these things
These things get me down
Track Name: Saturday's Ash
Now you got me hanging on every word
There’s flames in the kitchen and all of my body hurts
Aunt Lucy’s in her nightdress
She’s holding my hand in the dark

And I can see my ghost
He was always close
While the fires burn through what was once virgin snow
And my fields they weep
And all my cattle grieve
While these rivers flow far from me

It’s been two months since the fire took my hometown
There’s shoots on the trees but everybody’s camping out
Cousin David didn’t make it but he did us proud

And I’ll find my place
Amid the tattoos and lace
While the sun burns through a new kind of truth
And my fears are so tall
I dream of waterfalls
While my body grinds on and on