Oceans, Lovers & Empires

by Death and a Cure

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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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Track Name: All Through August
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
Track Name: When It All Goes South
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?
Track Name: Give Up Your Ghost
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
Track Name: A Precautionary Measure
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
Track Name: Hello Morning
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
Track Name: The Spin You've Got Me In
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
Track Name: Dear Liza
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
Track Name: Oh To Be Patient
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
Track Name: Rush
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
Track Name: Oceans
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
Track Name: Our Dearly Departed
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?
Track Name: Listening Is Speaking
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
Track Name: Blue Talk
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
Track Name: The Town Will Talk
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