Before the Sharks

by Cow Parade Cow

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Third album from the bedroom recordings of Perth's Cow Parade Cow

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released June 22, 2013

All songs written, arranged and mixed by Mike Litton

Mastered by Simon Struthers at Forensic Audio, Leederville

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Track Name: Koryak
Cut our tethers, change forever

You're the third pathetic bird to nest outside the giver,
Long cool machines from new Orleans swim up and down the river
Holding me down
Mincing round the violent ground
These drugs are pure
Others hiss, too young to miss
Minus one this christmas
Come downstairs and make me move
Make me move

My friend, you're not dead
You're nothing, you're nothing

Cut our tethers, change forever
Track Name: Hallelujah Howl
God bless this morning,
God bless this chance i've blown
She blew smoke in my hair
She blew smoke into my nose
Can't move from the seaside
Can't leave her barely clothed
Sunburnt and soft and wild
Full-lipped and fully grown

We won't go gently
To a resoundingly dull dawn
Bathe me in sun, sunshine
Barefoot on white hot walls
Bright eyes and your bed hair
To mask your mind i'll moan it
God bless perfection
Full-lipped you're fully grown

Coming down with your mouth open
Feels good to be alive
Track Name: Lease the Sunset, Sell the Coast
It would be so easy to leave it all behind
It would be so easy to leave it all behind
We don't have trams like this where I come from

Fill the endless summer, unburden my heart
Come down, we're building an asteroid
We're building a larger thing, darling
Standing on this sidewalk cause this house is a lie
Come down, we're building an asteroid
We're building a larger thing, darling

Words sound familiar but too sentimental
Heard you lost the passion, so please fall be gentle
Freckle faced lover and dead motels in control
I got plans, I got plans, big plans to be sold
And I got a feeling it's gonna be this time

Sit in a harbour until dawn
Waiting to turn the camera on
Feeling strong

Fill the endless summer, unburden my heart
Come down, we're building an asteroid
We're building a larger thing, darling
Standing on this sidewalk cause this house is a lie
Come down, we're building an asteroid
We're building a larger thing, darling

Breathe billboards with lifestyles and formulas for time
Echo beach posers form kodachrome straight lines
Sandwich board man alone waiting to be told
Lease the sunset and make sure the coast is sold
I got a feeling it's gonna be this time

Does it feel better
Fighting the things that keep you warm
Well it's a start

Fill the endless summer, unburden my heart
Come down, we're building an asteroid
We're building a larger thing, darling
Standing on this sidewalk cause this house is a lie
Come down, we're building an asteroid
We're building a larger thing, darling
Track Name: Beagle Personality
I'm here to tell you that if I gave you love i'll take it back
All the nights of dancing to the knife
An extra-ordinary life
In a morning dress, never took comfort in happiness
Just watched the pretty girls go riding by
And mocked the ordinary life

I'm gonna take time to take it slow
I'm gonna make you mine, i'll make it slow
Got the backbone but i'm scared
Got my lover, she's standing over there

But she's a cold bitch
Told me she never really liked music
She just fucks the boys that make it
It's a little easier to be
A beagle personality

I'm gonna take time to take it slow
I'm gonna make you mine, i'll make it slow
Got the backbone but i'm scared
Got my lover, she's standing over there

I'll live with desire and learn how to be fun
A shadow we'll turn turn toward the sun
Because everyone's lost and forgotten it's true
But someday I think i'd like to be forgotten next to you
Next to you
In an ordinary life
In an ordinary life
That's all
Track Name: Dive
Top of the big town, I beat the brain down
Couldn't care if you call
I'm a lover now, I'm a lover now
So hard to remember a harder November
Lying in wait for the fall
I'm a lover now, i'm a lover now

You make it hard to be gentle, you make it hard to be loved this way
You make it hard to be held close, you make it hard to be held at bay
Make feeling seem so appealing
I put a foot through the ceiling
Ignore the wallpaper peeling
I'm fucking sick of just feeling dead
So get out of my head

Top of the big town, I beat the brain down
Couldn't care if you call
I'm a lover now, I'm a lover now
So hard to remember a harder November
Lying in wait for the fall
I'm a lover now, i'm a lover now

Dive in it's warm

You're meant to be suicidal, you're meant to break on this world somehow
You're meant to say something worthwhile, cause they're all listening right now
Make music seems so appealing,
Rip a hole through that ceiling
Ignore the exstacy reeling
Bask in that vanity, feeling good
I'm feeling good
Now i'm

Top of the big town, I beat the brain down
Couldn't care if you call
I'm a lover now, I'm a lover now
So hard to remember a harder November
Lying in wait for the fall
I'm a lover now, i'm a lover now
Track Name: Freeway One (Come Down)
I don't want you in my life

You've got a lot of nerve to be so wounded
You've got a lot of nerve to be so hurt when
I know it goes away with time
So there's no need to shout it out
It always goes away with time
Running down a comedown hard
Let it roll
And take control
You and

I don't want you in my life
I don't want you in my life
It's hard to break silly words to fake
There's no mistaking my mistakes
When it all wears thin, give me lies to sing
I'll miss nothing, i'll miss nothing

You've got a lot of nerve to be lovely
You've got a lot of nerve to talk so smooth when
I know it goes away with love
It always goes away with love
But i'm on a comedown now
Before it all gets back to war
You and I

I don't want you in my life
I don't want you in my life
It's hard to break silly words to fake
There's no mistaking my mistakes
When it all wears thin, give me lies to sing
I'll miss nothing, i'll miss nothing
Track Name: A Bookend of Sorts
Hope you had a nice time screaming and fighting it all
Idols and egos alive staring just to ignore
The shining through his eyes
Never asking why

Carried out in black-wrapped plastic, a bookend of sorts
Breathing is nothing and nothing can ever be yours
I'm real, i'm tangible
Guess i'll love you all

Sun, light up the street
And get ready for the new me
Track Name: Freeway Two (Come Out)
Come out, baby come on out
I know it's late but I need you to come out
Thrown from my big sky
Hurt and lost and tired
Come on out

Rip out the red dead season
And forget Hollywood tonight
If this madness eases
We'll leave the freeway to the night

Outside, the cities' alive
Summer fights the northern lights, this freeway's alive
Laughing's easy, warm and loved and free
Come on out


Rip out the red dead season
And forget Hollywood tonight
If this madness eases
We'll leave the freeway to the night

We'll leave the freeway to the night
We'll leave the freeway to the night
For the night
Track Name: Hazel
I was there I was chasing the hare when the pendulum swung
When the ducks left their bread for the mountains instead
Didn't hurt anyone
We'll return to our tents and our dreams of comfort and victory
Where we'll fuck all the time and drink so much wine
I'll convince you it's me
Meanwhile out on Bear street a cool indifference stays her hand

I'm not looking for an answer now
Only looking for a way to kill the cold
I'm not trying to build an empire anymore
Cause it'll only die when we grow old
Are you looking for the real thing
Or could you settle for me and a store bought love
Now this world's a bigger place that I could give it credit for

The more I look at you it seems the less the rest of it means
The more I look at you it seems the less the rest of it means
Meanwhile out on Bear street a cool indifference stays her hand

I'm not looking for an answer now
Only looking for a way to kill the cold
I'm not trying to build an empire anymore
Cause it'll only die when we grow old
Are you looking for the real thing
Or could you settle for me and a store bought love
Now this world's a bigger place that I could give it credit for

Hazel
I'm sick of chasing fantasies
I'm sick of taming melodies
Out in the garden
Hazel
I'm sick
Track Name: Indian Blue
Somewhere out, past the part-time lovers and the leeches
There's a feast, there's a festival waiting for me
The sharks made sure it burns
So hold me tomorrow when it turns
Or just sit and stare in wonder for a little while

Through the trees, a cannibal harbour just seethes
And it breathes, as it crashes alone on the beach
To the edge of the pier when the lightnings lighting up the defeated night
See it might understand what you came here to do

The indian blue
The indian blue

It's easy, the glassed mornings of summer and heat
After the sharks've received their marching orders from the street
The only way to own it is to love it when it hurts
To sit and be scared and be lost as i'm thrown into

The indian blue

But i'm scared that you're over me
I didn't take that so easily
I'm the parade
And you're all that I have now
I'm the parade
You're a parking lot star
To see the miracle you are
Now i'm hoping that my hope won't go away
I'm the parade
I'm the parade
I'm the parade
I'm the parade