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released June 9, 2014

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The Ellis Collective Australia

The Ellis Collective create a patchwork of emotion that recounts the sadness, sickness, love and indecision that weaves its way through the fabric of everyday Australian life.

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Track Name: Nothing
I remember way back when I was something I was waiting for someone
You couldn't do more damage here with a baseball bat and a shotgun
A thousand tiny deaths are forever more painful than one really big one
You stay sharp and I'll stay indirect
I'll be on the road but you'll forget

I have nothing now.

In my empty ashtrays live happier times from when we were both thinner
The truth mixes with lies and it forms little clouds in the middle of winter
You're changing your name but some things stay the same
Like my problems get bigger
Jesus keep these things that we regret
I'll be on the road while you forget

I have nothing now

Sticky tape on cardboard and this blood on my footprints all through your kitchen
Don't be so surprised if you open me up and its plastic and neon
That you would never come back here
God its the last thing we never agreed on
The things you took leave dusty silhouettes
We were on this road but how we forget

I have nothing now
Track Name: Black Words
Sleeping on this mattress dressed
These condescending bits of breath
And these packages, these trials these tests
They're breaking by heart.

Broken legs and burst balloons
New Years Day here in this waiting room
While they're picking cards, they're bending spoons
They're breaking my heart

Black words across the ocean - they sink like a stone.

Little birds that don't fly back
I lay awake at night here and I count these cracks
As I second guess these surprise attacks
They're breaking breaking my heart

Black words across the ocean - they sink like a stone.
Black words across the ocean - when you say it like that, I wish I'd never had known

With paper cups for our smuggled booze
We forget the things here that we did not choose
But when I look at what they've done to you
Its breaking my heart

Black words across the ocean - they sink like a stone.
Black words across the ocean - when you say it like that, I wish I'd never had known
Track Name: Walk Back Down
All wrapped up in this darkness that the sun won't mention
He remembers this on his own
In between the moon and the far horizon
There's this little village and it keeps their bones

She breaks in through a small window
And she hides all the controls
She squeezed 'til the bones fractured
But he never lets it show

So she walks back down
She walks back down
She unsays all the stories she told

He walks backwards through these bad things
So he can see them leave him
Still the evidence it stains the roads
But her fingers - they flicker, they're moving
But his mind still stays slow
Because these memories they won't loose their hold

He lives on this cold mountain
where his friends would never go
He says 'If we don't mention this - no one ver needs to know'

So he walks back down
He walks bak down
He believes there's still blood in this stone

The gambling machines sing a noisy love song
While his lullabies rape her soul
Her brother - he is a good man
But there is some early warning
That these damaged goods will never be sold

They swim through the warm shallows
But they're emptier than most
They swear if they just water this
The fucking thing'll grow

So they walk back down
They walk back down
They pretend that this house is a home
Track Name: Give This Up
I've been breaking all these hours up
Until my time is gone
Interdict me before the things I do
But what for all the things I've done?

I've been making a mess while you've been making your love to him
Near the absence of faith, on the outskirts of sin
Where you live, where i live....
Where well all be living

I'm going to give this up somehow.

I cannot see too many changes here for me
Still I know, that you know, that the change will come
So I pound the life right out of it with my fists
Still I know it comes back twice as strong

You'll be taking the best while I'm taking too long for things
I need cotton wool rest, I need your arm across my chest
I could swear that we talked - God I never listen.

I'm going to fine this up somehow.
Track Name: Carry
Come up and see me angel
I think they're out to get you
I wrap my hands around your throat
It helps me hold on better
Surgeons open hearts up
So they can work their healings
But its a bloody awful mess
I think it just stopped beating

You know I'll only let you down
These heavy hearts I carry around
With me
Oh

Its such an awful question
Its such an awkward feeling
What do we tell our parents
I'm taking keys off keyrings
And in the early hours
Just trying to stop this silent ceiling staring
You push your tiny body into mine
So we can break these bones we're bearing

You know I'll only let you down
These heavy hearts I carry around
With me
Oh

Learning lasting lessons
About what it means to settle
You make the strangest noises
The smell of flesh on metal
As the years slip past you
I feel these footsteps burn beneath me
I turned to tell you one last time
But you had gone completely
Track Name: Out To Sea
Im bottled up, broken down and barred in but you move beneath me
You said I never think first - I think thats why they leave me
You said you'd offer me truth here - you said, yeah you said
You said you'd offer me truth here - but you lied and now I know

Arent we all out to sea here

Give me something to keep me awake and stop me from eating
A plastic bag tied across my face to stop me from breathing
You look like sex on the TV
So much hurt in the touch for you, but you won't stop seeing me
You know that you're getting off easy and it gets you by, and by the by - but now you know

Aren't we all out to sea here

I'm dragging The Devil out drinking, he's got me nailed to the floorboards
Jesus forgive me my weakness, my ugly and my awkwards
Cigarette stains through my sunrise,
These ghosts in machines and your stab me goodbyes
You broke on the day that they realised
Surprise, surprise, surprise - now they all know

Aren't we all out to sea here
Track Name: Sayin' I Was
Bleed my hope out over Christmas Time
You know this place is wall to wall with all the years we tried
I believed these words, they would be hers and not mine
Its such a weak cliche to say that all of these things change with time

There the lie was
Saying I was
Saying I was to be
We feed this 'til it burns red
To fuck with what your friends said
Saying I was to be?

I carve my name into your bedroom wall
Let this be a monument to all the ones who fell before
With their belief so strong it justified a war
But such a mistake, its far too late to take their lives back for

There the lie was
Saying I was
Saying I was to be
We feed this 'til it burns red
To fuck with all we've wasted
Saying I was to be?

So wipe for fingerprints and burn these clothes
I watch you sink beneath the water
All weighed down with stones
As I delete these numbers from my telephone
Still feel you reaching out to touch me through this great unknown

There the lie was
Saying I was
Saying I was to be
We feed this 'til it burns red
And fuck until the shames dead
Saying I was to be?
Track Name: The Cure - Let's Go To Bed
Let me take your hands
I'm shaking like milk
Turning, turning blue
All over the windows and the floors

Fires outside in the sky
Look as perfect as cats
The two of us together again
But it's just the same, a stupid game

But I don't care, if you don't
And I don't feel, if you don't
And I don't want it, if you don't
And I won't say it, if you won't say it first

You think you're tired now
But wait until three
Laughing at the Christmas lights
You remember, from December

All of this then back again
Another girl, another name
Stay alive, but stay the same
It's a stupid game, a stupid game

But I don't care, if you don't
And I don't feel, if you don't
And I don't want it, if you don't
And I won't play it, if you won't play it first

You can't even see now
So you ask me the way
You wonder if it's real
Because it couldn't be rain

Through the right doorway
And into the white room
It used to be the dust that would lay here
When I came here alone

But I don't care, if you don't
And I don't feel, if you don't
And I don't want it, if you don't
And I won't play it, if you won't play it first

Let's go to bed
Let's go to bed
Let's go to bed