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Rising With The Sun

Released: 04/03/2016

Rising With The Sun was recorded in the bands home town of Melbourne, with sought after Producer and long-time friend Jan Skubiszewski. The first CD production run of Rising With the Sun will be have Special Edition artwork featuring a die cut slip case, which will be offered for a limited time only.

Felix says: “We were confident heading in to make this album, because we had a sound from our previous record (2013’s ‘Steal The Light’) that we were really happy with, so that was our starting point…it was just a matter of going back to that physical space and coming up with new songs.”

Harry adds: “The spontaneous side of our music is the thing people are drawn to. We started each day in the studio with all the musicians finding their seat, and we’d get a sound and play. Something would sound good and we’d develop a song out of it. Me and Felix both brought ideas we had already developed to the table but they were able to be borne out in the band in a very spontaneous way”

Tracklist & Lyrics

  • Well the ghosts at my side
    Sing Staying Alive
    I didn’t come here tonight
    To get cornered and tired
    We’re going to run like wolves
    We’re going to run like wolves
    We’re going to run like wolves
    We’re going to run like wolves

    Slit the moon with a knife
    Step into the night
    You got a look in your eye
    You could light up the sky
    We’re going to run like wolves…

    And maybe one day we’ll all stand still
    And watch the sun fall down over that hill
    From where no light can ever return
    But baby til then I’ll watch the world turn

    All the drums in a line
    They sparkle and shine
    Like cut diamond time
    Like gunshots in signs
    We’re going to run like wolves…

    And maybe one day we’ll all stand still
    And watch the sun fall down over that hill
    From where no light can ever return
    But baby til then I’ll watch the world turn

    Well the ghosts at my side
    Sing Staying Alive
    I didn’t come here tonight
    To get cornered and tired
    We’re going to run like wolves…

    And maybe one day we’ll all stand still
    And watch the sun fall down over that hill
    From where no light can ever return
    But baby til then I’ll watch the world turn
    I’ll watch the world turn…

    Going to run like wolves…

  • No way, no way
    The bull’s inside my head
    And I say, I say
    The flag I wave is red

    Don’t know myself
    Don’t know myself
    I’m better off hiding
    In somebody else
    I won’t stop the hurricane
    I won’t stop the flood
    And in the evening my
    Shadow just flies away

    But if I woke up
    If I woke up
    The other side of dark
    The other side of me
    I’d be the avalanche
    And I’d be what’s wrong
    And I’d be everything
    I wasn’t made of
    So tell me, who’s real?

    No way, no way
    The bull’s inside my head
    And I say, I say
    The flag I wave is red

    I’ve been dreaming
    I’ve been dreaming
    A Bedouin told me
    “The bomb is a rhythm”
    Played like a hurricane
    Played like it comes
    And in the morning I
    Wake up in wonder
    And my dream is real

    But tell me Lorca
    Tell me Lorca
    Is it on both sides?
    Or is it just our here?
    Tell me Lorca
    Tell me how it is

    No way, no way
    The bull’s inside my head
    And I say, I say
    The flag I wave is red
    No way, no way
    The bull’s inside my head
    And I say, I say
    The flag I wave is red

  • Only when the lights are dim will you see me shine
    When all the beautiful people let their spirit fly
    Look in their eyes
    Look in their eyes

    At midnight the dance floor brings out all her kings and queens
    Leave everything behind, this is your place to be
    Look at them rise
    Look at them rise

    If you want it
    Go on and get it
    It’s the middle of the night
    It’s the middle of the night
    The beat is calling
    The lights are falling
    Through the middle of the night
    The middle of the night

    When the beat stops I see your shadow there
    The moment between two breaths, the lights are in your hair
    Look in her eyes
    Look in her eyes

    Music does something to me
    I’m not the person that you think I am you see
    I’ve always been shy
    I’ve always been shy

    If you want it
    Go on and get it
    It’s the middle of the night
    It’s the middle of the night
    The beat is calling
    The lights are falling
    Through the middle of the night
    The middle of the night

  • All in or none at all
    I’m just speaking for myself
    Out here this light’s a ball
    Oh no where am my looking from?
    They say they’ll own my thoughts

    Yeah but they don’t understand
    Nothing at all
    What it is, what it is, what it is that we know
    Yeah but they don’t understand
    Blasting away
    Blasting away
    Blasting away oh

    Wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh
    Wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyaaoh
    Wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh
    Wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyaaoh

    From here to kingdom come
    Where I am is where I’m from
    This globe she turns me on
    Brighter than the blondest blonde
    They say they’ll own my one

    Yeah but they don’t understand
    Nothing at all
    What it is, what it is, what it is that we know
    Yeah but they don’t understand

    Wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh
    Wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyaaoh
    Wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh
    Wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyaaoh

    Out here I hear the roar
    In my dream I’ve been before
    There’s something more than more
    Am I just speaking for myself?
    All in or none at all

    Blasting away
    Blasting away
    Blasting away oh
    Blasting away
    Blasting away
    Blasting away oh
    Yeah but they don’t understand

    Wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh
    Wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyaaoh
    Wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh
    Wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyoh, wahiyaaoh…

  • LOVE DON’T CARE ABOUT THE ROAD
    UNDER ACACIA, OVER SNOW
    ANOTHER DAY
    JUST LIKE A LUNAR VALLEY

    FIND ANOTHER WAY
    FIND ANOTHER WAY
    FIND ANOTHER WAY TO CALL ME

    FIND ANOTHER WAY
    FIND ANOTHER WAY
    FIND ANOTHER WAY AIODE

    YOU ARE MY SONG

    I CAN SAIL UPON THE FLOW
    I WILL NEVER REACH FOMOR
    ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER MIST ARISING

    FIND ANOTHER WAY
    FIND ANOTHER WAY
    FIND ANOTHER WAY TO CALL ME

    YOUR ARE MY SONG

    NOW HOW I LIVE AND WHAT I KNOW
    IT’S JUST A WHISPER, JUST A GHOST
    BUT IN MY CHEST I KNOW A BIRD IS RISING

    FIND ANOTHER WAY
    FIND ANOTHER WAY
    FIND ANOTHER WAY TO CALL ME

    YOU ARE MY SONG

  • HOLD YOUR BREATH AND WATCH THE EAGLE GO
    MY DARLING LIVES FOREVER AND EVER AMEN

    I WANT TO DO SOMETHING RIGHT
    I WANT TO GET SOMETHING STARTED
    HYENAS COME AT NIGHT
    I LIGHT MY CANDELABRA

    YOU SAID THAT THE DALAI LAMA SAID

    EUPHORIA CLEAN AND DRY
    EUPHORIA CLEAR AS VODKA
    IT’S LIKE SOME SPITTING COBRA
    FOLLOWS ME WHEREVER I GO

    YOU SAID THAT THE DALAI LAMA SAID

    HOLD YOUR BREATH AND WATCH THE EAGLE GO
    MY DARLING LIVES FOREVER AND EVER AMEN

    WE STAY IN BED SOMETIMES
    AND WATCH THAT KUROSAWA
    UNTIL THE LIGHT MAGNESIA
    MAKES ITS WAY TO MY WINDOW

    I LOVE YOU AND I’LL NEVER LET YOU GO

    HYENAS COME AT NIGHT
    I WALK THROUGH DARKENED TREES AND
    NO MATTER WHAT THE SEASON
    SOMEHOW I NEVER FEEL THE COLD

    I LOVE YOU AND I’LL NEVER LET YOU

    HOLD YOUR BREATH AND WATCH THE EAGLE GO
    MY DARLING LIVES FOREVER AND EVER AMEN

  • J’avais, j’avais, j’avais toujours
    De l’amour pour toi, de l’amour pour toi
    J’avais, j’avais, j’avais toujours
    De l’amour pour toi, de l’amour pour toi

    Don’t talk to me of sorrow
    Don’t talk to me of shame
    Or call it by another name
    Nothing but the sun
    Can black out what’s been done
    Torn away when the evening comes
    Torn away when it comes

    Bataclan va lutter
    Bataclan va lutter, and tomorrow
    And every night we scream this song
    Bataclan va lutter

    Don’t talk to me of horror
    Don’t talk to me of rage
    Or call it by another name
    And isn’t there a song
    That’s deeper than us all?
    Torn away when the evening comes
    Torn away when it comes

    Bataclan va lutter
    Bataclan va lutter, and tomorrow
    And every night we scream this song
    Bataclan va lutter

    So let the place roar viva
    And let the place roar viva
    And let the bass fall viva
    And let the place roar viva

    In our nights of exile
    And in the falling rain
    We can never be the same
    Tonight we’ll beat the drums
    Louder than our pain
    And call their names when the evening comes
    And call their names when it comes

    Bataclan va lutter
    Bataclan va lutter, and tomorrow
    And every night we scream this song
    Bataclan va lutter

    So let the place roar viva
    So let the place roar viva
    And let the bass fall viva
    And let the place roar viva

    Bataclan va lutter
    Bataclan va lutter, and tomorrow
    And every night we scream this song

  • Hear me when I come
    And carry me away
    Don’t misunderstand
    When you hear me say

    You’re The Only One
    Orbison’s been playing
    Fire is on the street
    Lights are on the waves

    Rising with the sun
    Razor-like the rays
    Cuts me to the deep
    Glides across her face
    It glides across her face

    Who we are, who we are, who we are, who we are, who we are… some
    Who we are, who we are, who we are, who we are

    There’s another one
    There’s no need to fade
    Keeps us in the song
    Keeps the hounds at bay

    Night is on the run
    Racing like cocaine
    Summer holds the gun
    It’s about that time again

    Who we are, who we are, who we are, who we are, who we are… some
    Who we are, who we are, who we are, who we are, who we are…
    Who we are, who we are, who we are, who we are, who we are… some
    Who we are, who we are, who we are, who we are, who we are… one

  • Just beyond the velvet curtain
    Of your dark and empty room
    All the gutters run with silver
    Underneath the light of the moon

    I can see you there drawn and pacing
    Hiding even from your precious son
    All the prophecies they say the same thing
    Beware of the perilous one

    Don’t beg for mercy
    What’s done is done
    I’m gonna break this window
    I’m gonna fire this gun
    If you’re halfway human
    Your heart’s a storm
    Now face the morning
    With daggers drawn

    Bona Dea what’s this feeling
    Nobody will say it’s name
    I have tried all kinds of ancient healing
    Still my heart is covered in clay

    Well my sister pass that bottle
    Well my sister pass that flame
    Under darkening mountain shadows
    We will shout out into the rain

    Do you remember those distant mornings
    Nobody there knew my name
    I used to call myself a kind of hunter
    You came to me covered in flames

    Never questioned what I fight for
    It was unchangeable, like the sun
    We have always been the lonely nighthawks
    Watching out for the perilous one

  • Can I have a piece of your mind?
    If you do well I’ll give you mine, as I wait
    In hace tiempo hace
    Cos now I’m just caught in a bind
    Living in a lost piece of time, and time aches
    So can you tell me now?

    Ese no es, ese no es el camino?
    Ese no es, ese no es el camino?
    Ese no es, ese no es el camino?
    Oh oh oh oh qué será, qué será ahora?

    Have you ever left your one behind?
    Have you ever drifted off line?
    All them burning embers of gone Decembers I see
    Have you ever lost the light in your eyes
    Looking for dead things that shine? Them I’ve seen
    So can you tell me now?

    Ese no es, ese no es el camino?
    Ese no es, ese no es el camino?
    Ese no es, ese no es el camino?
    Oh oh oh oh qué será, qué será ahora?
    Oh oh oh oh qué será, qué será ahora?
    Oh oh oh oh qué será, qué será ahora?

    Well I fell in love with fire
    But they buried me in butterflies
    Just another clash of conscience
    But it has no form of substance to it

    Ese no es, ese no es el camino?
    Ese no es, ese no es el camino?
    Ese no es, ese no es el camino?
    Oh oh oh oh qué será, qué será ahora?

    Ese no es, ese no es el camino?
    Ese no es, ese no es el camino?
    Ese no es, ese no es el camino?
    Oh oh oh oh qué será, qué será ahora?

  • Wake up in the evening
    Stumble out of bed
    Get off the bus and God knows
    Need to clear my head
    Daylight into darkness
    Memories will fade
    Hear the cry of music
    Walk into the waves

    No matter what high theatre
    No matter what poor stage
    Hear you like an ocean
    In opposite of rage
    Know it’s not a movie
    Still we play the part
    You’re me heart that beats oh
    Creature yes you are

    Wide eyed here she comes
    Wide eyed here she comes
    Wide eyed here she comes
    Wide eyed here she comes

    Seen the golden islands
    The way Rioli sparks
    The fire of Argentina
    The stars that light the dark
    But none of them can move me
    Near or near as far
    You’re my heart that beats oh
    Creature yes you are

    Wide eyed here she comes…

    Walk around the gardens
    Walk the streets so strange
    Wander til we find where
    The same is not the same
    Maybe there it finds you
    Hiding like a spark
    You’re my heart that beats ah
    Creature yes you are

    Wide eyed here she comes…

    And if they hold a candle
    And it’s no longer there
    If these thoughts of freedom
    Have finally come to bear
    Somehow it won’t matter
    If it’s bright or dark
    You’re my heart that beat oh
    Creature yes you are

    Wide eyed here she comes…

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