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Three Sins

from Little By Little - LP by Sodastream

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I first started thinking about the lyrics that would become Three Sins a long time ago. I wanted to explore what makes some people act on certain dark urges, while others don’t. It’s incredible to me that what we are willing to do and how far we are willing to go is often so dependent on the truths or lies that we tell ourselves.

I started picking out a few chords on the guitar with these thoughts in my mind and soon the melody fell into place. And as I got under the skin of the characters, the stories flowed out. I just wrote down what I saw through the eyes of the characters and by the end of the night the song was done. I was surprised where it went… but sometimes a song carries you away and you have to just hold on for the ride.

Karl Smith - Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Pete Cohen - Vocals, double bass
Marty Brown - Drums
Jenny M Thomas - Viola, violin


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


from Little By Little - LP, 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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