Oceans, Lovers & Empires

by Death and a Cure

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Rolo_Thomas I don't know how this dude has not reached wider recognition for the songs on this album. I highly recommend it! Favorite track: Oceans.
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1.
I stayed up for you August hung by the moon Failing hope, time can be so cruel Time can be so cruel Lovers fall like snow Down at the sunrise they’ll be gone My heart she may have stole But my love I gave it all No secrets please t They’re weightless and weak Your hope may rest in me Find my mind at ease Find my mind at ease Lovers fall like snow Down at the sunrise they’ll be gone My heart she may have stole But my love I gave it all
2.
No My friend I will not go The weather is too warm The water is cold My hands pressed down On the glass of the window As we head for the coast Is not what I’m looking for Cos I have something else Heavy in my heart To carry this so far Would be far too hard Your heart Is somewhat a window Revealing the motives Of all of our souls Lead light Coloured and so bright But don’t squeeze us too tight These bodies could shatter We could free or fake this all We could bleed and break ourselves But when it all goes south from here When it all goes south from here Oh where, oh where will I find you? Oh where, oh where will I find you?
3.
Oh sleeping slaves we’re better off awake Better off hoping for change My simpleness where have you been Why have we all given in To the ghost of love, the ghost of love again Have we chased it home? We chased it to the grave Don’t settle for shifting shadows They have never stayed for long When the final sun has sunk All you, all you ever knew Was the ghost of hope, the ghost of hope again Yet we hang our lives by this temporary thread The ghost is a selfish thing that longs for earthly things Like gold, lovers, towers and blood from others Until we fall until we die We will never find The hands we held with ghosts inside Were just a lie Oh sleeping slaves we’re better off awake Better off hoping for change
4.
I see your face Shifting phase to phase So ready to Give up give into you This has got me so confused Before I let you in Before I bring me down I’ll keep myself assertive Before I get this right Even if the stars would collide I won’t be so quick to break this time You give yourself away In pieces that don’t break Give warning sign If you’ll turn your back on mine And I’ll be gone in the morning light Before I let you in Before I bring me down I’ll keep myself assertive Before I get this right Even if the stars would collide I won’t be so quick to break this time You’re covered and cold No heat could ever keep you warm So go bury your shame Let people try and feel their way Around this fortress That you call your heart Cos I won't, no I won't Play your little games anymore
5.
I think your skin looks I think your skin looks fine It don’t matter about the outside I see your fleshing the truth tonight I think your skin looks I think your skin looks fine Let your imperfections Let your imperfections shine Show me the speck in your eye And if you promise, you will stay honest I’ll show you the log I’ll show the log that’s in mine I don’t recall her name But, I can remember her smile Hello, hello morning Where did she go? Where did she go? I like the colour of I like the colour of your eyes I see them shine like the stars Illuminating everything you are I like the colour of I like the colour of your eyes I don’t recall her name But, I can remember her smile Hello, hello morning Where did she go? Where did she go? I think she’s gone I think she’s gone
6.
Of all the pretty things to ever grace this earth I know that you I know that you’re the first to ever make me feel the way I do I will dance around the truth that I want to be with you I hope you can forgive me if it’s going to take a little while to do I won’t speak my mind before my heart it always lets me down When I’m playing in the dark, my head keeps spinning round and round and round But, I’ve been dancing for too long So I wrote this song And I’ll be the fool who falls for you tonight Hell this fall could bruise, but it’s worth the while Oo oo oo oooo, Something about you, I caught your eye and Got glimpse of what heaven must be like You got me in a spin I can’t help wonder where you’ve been It’s never been with me I want to be with you girl We could walk through the park or maybe deep into the forest We’ll steal the sun behind the clouds and let it shine upon us Maybe the simple things will somehow seem better than before Then doing them without you just wouldn’t be the same any more Lalalalalala I’ll just keep trying to find a way Lalalalalala I just can’t find the words to say But, I will find them soon Something about you, I caught your eye and Got glimpse of what heaven must be like You got me in a spin I can’t help wonder where you’ve been It’s never been with me I want to be with you girl
7.
Dear Liza 04:36
There’s a hole in my pocket Dear Liza today And it goes straight down Into the beast There’s a hole in my heart Dear anyone Could you make this stop? Could you make it work? I still don’t know you After so long Your face is fading But, I still know your love There’s a hole in us Dear ageless one We push and we shove Just to keep you out I still don’t know you After so long Your face is fading But, I still know your love It’s enough Just to know your love
8.
If I have not love Then all I have is a shadow of all you are And it won’t be enough I’m starting to see places where You could be moving in me And I won’t cut you out Oh to be patient and kind This was the truth, the line When I cross to bury the lie My burden, my burden will die The day I arrive is the day that I leave dimensions like time Just to find the place you are You’re so beyond every thought that I never thought that you could be here in my heart Oh to be patient and kind This was the truth, the line When I cross to bury the lie My burden, my burden will die
9.
Rush 05:11
As the moon bright Shows the sun light She conjures up feelings Awkward and revealing She talks to the father But suffers in silence He hears not the cries of Her sisters and brothers It’s like we’re stuck in a knife fight Covered in holes Blood drips like waterfalls drowning hope If nothing is beating then soon she’ll fade If we’re rushing to fight the feeling Before we cave There’s a bloodline That breathes the evident While she waits by It bleeds new ignorance It’s like we’re stuck in a knife fight Covered in holes Blood drips like waterfalls drowning hope If nothing is beating then soon she’ll fade If we’re rushing to fight the feeling Before we cave Please forgive, my sister For blood has become twisted In my veins, in my veins If I did not rush and if I stayed I’d bleed for you and not for me For you and not for me It’s like we’re stuck in a knife fight Covered in holes Blood drips like waterfalls drowning hope If nothing is beating then soon she’ll fade If we’re rushing to fight the feeling Before we cave
10.
Oceans 05:15
I’m getting, I’m getting over this I’m getting over this I’ve been bound, wandered how Is this love or something else? You’ve gotten, you’ve gotten over me You’ve gotten over me Why cherish the moments and time Spent with you You are an ocean And I can’t keep my head above the water Time moves slow when I’m with you But, I should have gone hours ago This is more than meets the eye This is so much more It’s bitter and glazed, with the awful taste Of blame With words like these.... You are an ocean And I can’t keep my head above the water Time moves slow when I’m with you But, I should have gone hours ago
11.
I lie awake at night Counting the far off lights Just to find some peace of mind I recall the endless pain Of what it means just to forget To call your name And it brings me down And it brings me down When I go to be with the dearly departed Will they welcome me with open arms? Will I earn my keep walking towards the light? Or will I need you by my side? I’ve stumbled through the noise Under the overgrowth of Places I’ve been before And I will close my eyes To be conscious of that thing That’s ever conscious of me And it brings me life And it brings me life When I go to be with the dearly departed Will they welcome me with open arms? Will I earn my keep walking towards the light? Or will I need you by my side?
12.
I like the sound of my voice better than the silence All my lyrics and my chords get me so excited But, now I’m choked up inside With words that fumble to ignite I’d spend a while to find a note That could resonate my pain But, I can’t give you time to take that pain away I just get the feeling My words can be deceiving I’ll go go repeating all these sounds that have no meaning I suffer when the silence is weakening I suffer when the silence is weakening Cos listening is speaking sometimes So quick to open my mouth and don’t fork out I’m the expert in a crowd with eyes that hunt me down I just get the feeling My words can be deceiving I’ll go go repeating all these sounds that have no meaning I suffer when the silence is weakening I suffer when the silence is weakening Cos listening is speaking sometimes
13.
Blue Talk 03:33
You were the one that I held, that I held In my hear t so well But, as of late I’ve taken to creating space To find myself, myself Oh lord can you hear me? Are you listening? I’ve given thought to leaving it all For something that’s fleeting I just can’t stand the feeling Of blue talk anymore, anymore Wearing so thin like a cord like a cord Dangling over fire To leave behind all the things that entertain And fascinate my mind, my mind Oh lord can you hear me? Are you listening? I’ve given thought to leaving it all For something that’s fleeting I just can’t stand the feeling Of blue talk anymore, anymore You were the one that shone, that shone Teaching the light to live on
14.
I have walked, I have walked Beside the evening sun, sinking like a stone Where the mist is moving slow It walks upon the water into the shore Find the anchor for this boat Cast ourselves into the ocean Sail to where the sun can bleach our hair Where it’s oh so pure, Oh so bright Oh so delicate and wild Hand in hand we’ll walk the golden sands Into the shore, into the storm The town will talk about the both of us Oh so obviously in love No landlocked love I took my time to figure out If this was what I really want You paint my world But it taints my view of it all Hand in hand we’ll walk the golden sands Into the shore, into the storm The town will talk about the both of us Oh so obviously in love And if you choose that you should go I’ll be waiting by the shore So don’t be long Tide is low, tide is low The world is waiting for my love I’ll be leaving soon

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The debut album by Death and a Cure

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released May 7, 2012

Written and Performed by Ben Blondel
Featured artists: Adriana Tegova, Chad Blondel and Duane Orriss
Recorded and Produced by Chad Blondel at Chad Blondel Productions
Mastered by Don Bartley at Benchmark studios

Artwork By Cameronkimjones Design

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Death and a Cure Perth, Australia

Death and a Cure is an Australian indie-rock folk act performed by singer-songwriter Ben Blondel. Since the project began in 2008, Ben has drawn on an eclectic range of influences such as Sufjan Stevens, Noah and the Whale, Dallas Green, Damien Rice, Angus Stone and Bright Eyes. Always aspiring to create the music he loves.

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