Nobody's Listening

by Robbie Lesiuk

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1.
The ringing in my ears Birdsong on the radio Permanent dull frequencies Make me ill at ease I’m waiting for the sea I’m longing for the sea And spray from far horizons Drowning out the sirens Unsettled in this peace Hush is no release I’m waiting for the sea I’m longing for the sea I would fly for five thousand miles Just to throw myself into the sea
2.
He saw her in that simple dress she wore With the child that should be his Would it be so wrong to want some more? An echo of her kiss Things had changed so much since they last met She missed him as they passed Just another fish that slipped the net His role had been recast Not a path that we should follow We are moving on upstream, unseen It’s the only way we go It’s a film that never screen, a pipe dream Will we come around again? Will we come around again? Double talk and theories cloud his views Solutions left unheard Spitting blood and bile in every word The darker side is stirred Not a path that we should follow We are moving on upstream, unseen It’s the only way we go It’s a film that never screen, a pipe dream Will we come around again? Will we come around? Must delay the end at any cost Excuse for standing still Mentioning no names, all blame is lost Now take the sleeping pill Not a path that we should follow We are moving on upstream, unseen It’s the only way we go It’s a film that never screen, a pipe dream Will we come around again? Will we come around again?
3.
Fault Lines 04:04
Living on this fault line It’s the stuff that we can’t say The cracks are appearing Getting wider every day And living on this fault line Should be expecting nothing less We paper all the cracks And keep hoping for the best Fault lines appear And take what I hold dear I don’t want to live here With fault lines that I fear Fault lines that I fear Don’t quit on me now Say that we still got some time Who said life was easy Living on this fault line Fault lines appear And take what I hold dear I don’t want to live here With fault lines that I fear Fault lines that I fear Don’t quit on me now Say that we still got some time Who said life was easy Living on this fault line Fault lines appear And take what I hold dear I don’t want to live here With fault lines that I fear Fault lines that I fear Fault lines that I fear Fault lines that I fear
4.
Summer Dance 04:16
For all our talk, there was no time To cast our shadows, yours mixed with mine And in the summer, before the fall We danced together, we missed it all Sleep is for the old, let’s not close our eyes Sleep is for the old, times not to waste Sleep is for the old, I called your name We’ll dance again I’m not so sure of what came to pass Our summer love that breathed it’s last The trees had turned and wind blew cold We carried on through autumn gold Sleep is for the old, let’s not close our eyes Sleep is for the old, times not to waste Sleep is for the old, I called your name We’ll dance again Spin away girl, spin away oh my love Spin away girl, spin away oh my sweet love Spin away girl, spin away oh my love Spin away girl, spin away oh my sweet love Winter came late, with a bitter frost Ghosts of summer, still haunted us
5.
Hey! Slow repeater All positions held For only so long Until an answer broke the chain Bright light falls Things manifested Of dubious design Caused concern Then fears allayed Coming up roses Just damn peachy
6.
We can’t go back no more Because we’ve come to far Me and my three friends One met an early end But they don’t care They just drive through the things that we have grown No one else cares If we lose the things we have known Me and my three friends One I had to mend There will be no regrets For the choices that I make Three lives stand in my way And three lives I will take Me and my three friends One I left to tend
7.
Freeman 04:14
Helpless little ghosts kept up my sleeve So sorry that you’re here, it’s time to leave You got lifted up, got left behind Haunted shadows powerless and blind Walking in the woods to taste the fear That vital spark, most fun we had all year Ended on my knees, I ended up downtrodden, soaked Laughing like a pig Slow to make amends, the guilty face No reason for the mess inside this place Not what I expected, not what I was waiting for Running home to face my judgement
8.
As the water rushes in (Stranded on the rocks) It’s every coward for himself (The captain broke the locks) You should go to the fire (For all the shit you pulled) You should go to the fire (For all the men you fooled) And pray for rain We’ll chase them down and burn them all (Standing round the fire) To boil the fat and claim the spoils (Standing round the fire) Heavy breathing, vacant eyes (Watch the flames consume) Water vapour, rising tides (The cycle won’t resume) So pray for rain
9.
Good As Gold 04:35
A boy with heart as good as gold How I dreamed of letting go Come back to me my love Walk our house just like before The rain it came from clearest skies The moon was pale above me The rain it came from bluest skies Are there clouds my eyes can’t see? For all this time I held your flag And even though it weighed me down I always turned to face the sun It never let me dwell upon The rain it came from clearest skies The moon was pale above me The rain it came from bluest skies Are there clouds my eyes can’t see? Come to me when I’m not strong Show the love you used to You’re a vow now set free The single thing I cannot wield
10.
Buried 03:40
It’s been buried for four thousand years There’s stories of a fierce embroil It’s trying to teach, but just out of reach It’s sleeping underneath the soil Helping to steer the northern frontier Foundation for the second wall A modern rebirth from out of the wart Deciphering the ancient scrawl Ignore their lies Avoid the truth Embrace their power What gave you the power, the tail with the sting Controlling every little thing Freezing you up, but knocking you dead A butterfly pinned through the head Ignore their lies Avoid the truth Embrace the power Ignore their lies Avoid the truth Embrace the power It’s been buried for four thousand years There’s stories of a fierce embroil It’s trying to teach, but just out of reach It’s sleeping underneath the soil
11.
On a day like today When we heard what we heard We fished around for meaning In every secret word You heard, “Here goes nothing!” And without a sound you went A sweet smell of something That still won’t pay the rent The church bells are ringing There’s sounds of something black A sign of things to come Problems along the track A call from a broken friend Distress caused delay Words will fail us now When we’ve got nothing to say We’ll begin the chase We’ll lose but we can’t win We’ll begin the chase We cannot reconcile If you won’t see the light We cannot make amends If you don’t know what’s right On a day like today When we heard what we heard We fished around for meaning In every secret word
12.
Moving in places so remote You missed the letters that I wrote Sailing in circles on the sea It only means something to me Spent so much time alone, adrift I never felt the seismic shift Beneath the stars my leaking ship Could never let the feeling slip Alone, adrift (forever we are) Alone, adrift (forever we are) Alone, adrift (distance too far) Alone adrift (be my guiding star) Washed up, ashore, an unknown coast I miss the ones that I love most Now throw yourself into the sea The tide will carry you to me Alone, adrift (forever we are) Alone, adrift (forever we are) Alone, adrift (distance too far) Alone adrift (be my guiding star)

about

My first solo album. Written with the help of Paul Tonner, but performed and recorded entirely by myself with whatever instruments were lying around the house, or that I could beg, borrow or steal from friends.

“…accomplished album which gives an insight into an intriguing musical talent…” The Skinny

credits

released December 5, 2013

All songs written by Robbie Lesiuk and Paul Tonner
Performed and recorded by Robbie Lesiuk

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