Sticks and Stones

by Sounds Like Winter

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released September 2, 2017

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Sounds Like Winter Sydney, Australia

Emerging from the verdant undergrowth of Sydney Australia, Sounds Like Winter continue the antipodean tradition of putting a convict’s twist on traditional shapes. From loping bass to scything guitars, they are ferried atop a dervish of tribal drums as they address the inherent absurdity of modern life with a wry smile, an arched brow, and sometimes a call-to-arms. ... more

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Track Name: Blood Red - Sounds Like Winter
THERE'S A GREY SKY, I'M COLD IN SIDE
WHAT IS THE MEASURE OF A MAN? IF HE CAN'T HEED ADVICE
WHAT DOES A MOMENT REQUIRE? A LIAR

TO THE LEFT TO THE RIGHT, NO RESTRICTIONS ON OUR MINDS
AS WE CLIMB TO THE CROWN OF THE VISTA LOOKING DOWN
IN THE SKY SEE THE BEAST ROLL AROUND ALL THE FIRES IN THE EAST
AND THE CROWNS ON OUR HEADS ARE STARTING TO TURN BLOOD RED
RED, RED, RED, RED, RED, RED, RED, RED
THEY'RE STARTING TO TURN

A MOVEMENT TAKES BUT A SECOND IN YOUR MIND
IT CAN BE CORROSIVE, IF IT'S BROUGHT TO LIFE
WHAT IS THE ANSWER WE SEEK? WE ARE WEAK

TO THE LEFT TO THE RIGHT, NO RESTRICTIONS ON OUR MINDS
AS WE CLIMB TO THE CROWN OF THE VISTA LOOKING DOWN
IN THE SKY SEE THE BEAST ROLL AROUND ALL THE FIRES IN THE EAST
AND THE CROWNS ON OUR HEADS ARE STARTING TO TURN BLOOD RED
RED, RED, RED, RED, RED, RED, RED, RED
THEY'RE STARTING TO BURN
Track Name: Sticks and Stones - Sounds Like Winter
GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES
AND SHINE YOUR BOOTS BLACK
TAKE ALL YOUR GRIEVANCES
UP WITH THE UNION
WHITE KNUCKLE GEEVES
WE'LL CUT THEM NO SLACK
BREAKING THEIR BACKS
TO STOP UPWARDLY MOTION


I'M WAVING OFF STICKS
AND I'M WAVING OFF STONES
I BATTLE THE SLINGS
AND I'VE BROKEN THE BOWS
I LOOK AT MY SINS
AND I'M BARING MY SOUL
I'M DOWN ON MY KNEES
AND I'M NEVER ALONE
I'M A RIOT
WHAT CAN I SAY I'M A RIOT

OUT FROM UNDER THE STAIRS
INTO OPULANCE BORN
MONOCLES POP STARCHED COLLARS AND CUFFS
TEA ON THE LAWN
CUCUMBER SANDWICHES AND THEN
STABLE BOYS BUMS TO EXPLORE
PRIVILEGE AND NOTHING MORE
PRIVILEGE AND NOTHING MORE

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BY ME A GOOSE THE BEST IN THE STORE
DADDY SENDS HUGS, I'VE GOT A PORSCHE
THEN SCRUB TIL I CAN SEE MY FACE IN THE FLOOR
AND YOU'LL WORK IN A FACTORY
JUST LIKE YOUR FATHER

CHORUS
Track Name: I Hide in Sleep - Sounds Like Winter
LAYING IN MY ROOM ALONE I FEEL THE DARK ENFOLD ME
SAFE WITHOUT A SOUND
THE SHEETS ARE COOL THEY SMELL SECURE WITH DREAMS
I HAD IN CHILDHOOD A LIFE UNBOUND

LIFE IS JUST TO REAL SOMETIMES
IT BURNS INTO YOUR BRAIN I HIDE IN SLEEP
JUST A GRAIN OF TRUTH AND THEN I FIND
OUR ARGUMENT GOES ROUND AND ROUND IN CIRCLES


WALKING SLOW INTO THE ROOM I FEEL MY WORDS ARE FALLING
DOWN WITHOUT A SOUND
LOOKING OUT I SEE ILLUSIONS OF HOW THE LEAVES ARE FALLING
ON THE AUTUMN GROUND

LIFE IS JUST TO REAL SOMETIMES
IT BURNS INTO YOUR BRAIN I HIDE IN SLEEP
JUST A GRAIN OF TRUTH AND THEN I FIND
OUR ARGUMENT GOES ROUND AND ROUND IN CIRCLES

COME AND SEE ME
I WANT REJECTION
LIFE IS JUST TOO REAL SOMETIMES
IT BURNS INTO YOUR BRAIN I HIDE IN SLEEP
Track Name: Impossible Dreams - Sounds Like Winter
AS I RIDE I'M COLD AND I'M WET
MY HANDS ARE LIKE CLAWS
AND I'M CLOSE TO THE EDGE
AHEAD THERE LAYS A SODDEN TRACK
OF GRISSLY REMORSE AND SILENT REGRET
I THINK I'VE SEEN THE END OF IT ALL
BUT IT STRETCHES ON AND THERE'S
NO WAY BACK

THE JOURNEY WE TAKE IS NEVER EASY
IT'S NEVER GONNA BE AS SIMPLE AS IT SEEMS
ON THE HORIZON ARE ALL OF THE PROMISES
MADE TO OURSELVES AND IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS

BY MY SIDE I HAVE A BLACKENED BAG
THAT'S FULL OF LIES AND VOWS NOT KEPT
I START OUT EACH DAY WITH THE BEST
OF INTENTIONS, BUT MY NATURE
TAPS ME ON THE SHOULDER AND IT SAYS
IT'S ALL GONNA FAIL LIKE IT ALWAYS HAS
AND I'M LOSING MY SHIT AND THERE'S
NO WAY BACK

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Track Name: The Life of the Just - Sounds Like Winter
YOU THINK THAT YOU TRUSTED
THE LIFE OF THE JUST
FALLING AROUND, THE FUTURE SOUND
IT'S ALL BECOME DUST
HERE WE DISCUSS
THE LIFE OF THE JUST
THE ONLY SOUND WE BELIEVE IN NOW
IS THE ONE THAT IS LEAVING

SLEEPING DOGS LIE AT THE BACK OF MY MIND
PULLING MY FINGERS AND BIDING THEIR TIME
SO GATHER IT UP, JUST TO SCATTER AWAY
A GRIP SO TIGHT LIKE WILHELM REICH
TO SHOW ME UP

SO LAY IT DOWN, JUST LET HER DOWN
I SENSE YOUR SHOULDERS START TO SAG
STOW IT IN THE OVERHEAD COMPARTMENT NOW
OR LAY IT ON THE GROUND MUST YOU CARRY THE BAG?
IT'S A SCATTERED CRUSADE THIS THING THAT WE'VE MADE
AND IT BLOCKS OUT THE SUN, CAUSE IT'S SO ENORMOUS
I KNOW THAT IT SOMETIMES WEIGHS A TON
BUT IN A CERTAIN LIGHT IT'S GORGEOUS

EVER ON UP THE HILL BAILED UP WITH A WEIGHT UNSPOKEN
AND IT WAS ALWAYS MEANT TO SPILL
AND MAYBE MORE ROCK THAN SISYPHUS
ROLL IT UP
Track Name: Television Dream - Sounds Like Winter
I WAKE UP ALONE AND I LACK THE CONVICTION
TO GO OUT AND FACE THE WORLD ON MY OWN
THE VOICE IN MY HEAD IS TRYING TO TELL ME
THAT TODAY WOULD BE BETTER SPENT CURLED UP IN A BALL
JUST GIVE ME ANOTHER HOUR OF SLEEP I'M TIRED AND
I JUST WANNA LAY AROUND ON MY OWN
I DON'T WANT THE HASSLE I DON'T WANNA
HURRY I JUST WANNA HANG AROUND THE HOUSE ON MY OWN

WHY DO I FEEL LIKE MY LIFE IS ENDING
WHY DO I FEEL THAT MY LIFE ISN'T MINE
WHY DO I NEED THESE VAIN DISTRACTIONS
I THINK IT'S TIME TO GET ON WITH MY LIFE

I HAVE A SET OF CLOTHES THAT NO-ONE HAS SEEN
AND I CAN LAY AROUND THE HOUSE AND EAT WHAT I WANT
I'M SO DISSAFECTED AND MISSDIRECTED
I'M THE KING OF COUCH AND I WIELD A REMOTE
THE TV IS ON AND IT HOLDS ME SO CLOSE
AND I FEEL LIKE I'M LIVING THE LIVES ON THE SCREEN
AND THEM I AM BACK AND I LAND ON THE GROUND
I AM SUDDENLY RIPPED FROM THIS CATHODE RAY DREAM

WHY DO I FEEL LIKE MY LIFE IS ENDING
WHY DO I FEEL THAT MY LIFE ISN'T MINE
WHY DO I NEED THESE VAIN DISTRACTIONS
I THINK IT'S TIME TO GET ON WITH MY LIFE
Track Name: Gritar - Sounds Like Winter
La puerta cerrada de mi cuarto
a mi alrededor la oscuridad
sin saber porque estoy llorando
tengo muchas ganas de gritar.

Estribillo:

Gritar, gritar
gritar, gritar
gritar, gritar
gritar, gritar

La mañana asoma en la ventana
todo vuelve a la normalidad
el dolor quedo sobre la almohada
pero no las ganas de gritar.

Gritar, gritar
gritar, gritar
gritar, gritar
gritar, gritar
Track Name: Plastic - Sounds Like Winter
AS I SINK INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS
BENEATH A CANOPY OF DYING TREES
WE ARE RULED BY A CODE OF MADNESS
WE ARE LOSING OUR AUTONOMY
CONSIDER ALL OF THE STOLEN NATIONS
WILLING SLAVES TO THE ECONOMY
GRABBING HANDS ERODING ALL COMPASSION
THE TIME HAS COME TO SET OURSELVES FREE

YOUR TIME IS OVER NOW WE WANT IT BACK
YOUR PLASTIC LIFE HOLDS NO TEMPTATION
OUR CLOTHES ARE BLACK
BUT OUR HEARTS ARE WHITE
AND WE'RE COMING TO SEE YOU SOON

GROWING FAT AS WE SWALLOW THE LIES
WE'VE LOST CONTROL OF OUR DESTINY
EAT THE FLESH OF OUR FELLOW CREATURES
BLOOD FOR BANKS AND YOUR CANCER FOR FREE
IT'S GETTING WARMER AS YOUR HEARTS GROW COLDER
GROWING PROFITS A PHILOSOPHY
EVERY ONE OF US MUST BE A SOLDIER
FIGHT THE MAN AND WE CAN SET OURSLELVES FREE

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Track Name: Beasts of England - Sounds Like Winter
IT'S JUST THAT NAPOLEON
WAS BIGGER THAN THE OTHER PIGS
AND THAT'S ALL
AND ONE BY ONE THE LIST GOT SHORTER
UNTIL IT WAS RE-WRITTEN
SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL

BEASTS OF ENGLAND BEASTS OF IRELAND
BEASTS OF EVERY LAND AND CLIME
HEARKEN TO THE JOYFUL TIDINGS
OF THIS GOLDEN FUTURE TIME
SOON OR LATE THE DAY IS COMING
TYRANT MAN WILL BE OVERTHROWN
AND THE FRUITFUL FIELDS OF ENGLAND
WILL BE TROD BY BEASTS ALONE

SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
ALWAYS IN THE END
SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
NOW MY FRIEND

RINGS SHALL VANISH FROM OUR NOSES
AND THE HARNESS FROM OUR BACK
BIT AND SPUR WILL RUST FOREVER
AND THE WHIPS NO MORE SHALL CRACK
RICHES MORE THAT MIND CAN PICTURE
WHEAT AND BARLEY, OATS AND HAY
CLOVER DREAMS AND MANGLED WORDS THAT
SHALL BE OURS UPON THAT DAY

SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
ALWAYS IN THE END
SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
NOW MY FRIEND

NO ANIMAL SHALL KILL ANY OTHER ANIMAL
ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL
FOUR LEGS GOOD TWO LEGS BAD
FOUR LEGS GOOD
TWO LEGS BAD

AND BOXER HE WORKED THE HARDEST OF ALL
UNTIL HE WAS DEAD ON HIS FEET
AND THEY ALL GATHERED TOGETHER IN THE BARN
IMPORTANT WORDS WERE TO BE SPOKEN
ONE OF THEM AT THE BACK SPOKE UP
JUST FOR A MOMENT AND HE WAS SHOUTED DOWN!

SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
ALWAYS IN THE END
SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
NOW MY FRIEND
Track Name: New Hebrides - Sounds Like Winter
CLIMB ABOARD ALL YE RABBLE
THIS IS THE ONLY WAY NOW
EVERYTHING WAS LOST IN THE BATTLE
NOT LONG TIL THE TIDE TURNS AROUND

JOIN ME ONCE MORE IT'S INTO THE WHEELHOUSE
MAYBE WE'LL SEND SOME MORE SOULS TO THEIR DEATH
POINT THE MAST NORTH AND IT'S OFF TO NEW HEBRIDES
FINGERS CROSSED BOYS WE'LL HAVE ENOUGH BREAD
LALADIDA GLOSSALIA HOW MANY LOST WOULD YOU SAY?
ONE DAY WE'LL GET TOO CLOSE TO THESE ROCKS
DEATHS JUST A MOMENT AWAY

CLIMB ABOARD ALL YE RABBLE
CARRY YOUR DEAD WITH YOU NOW
NO MORE WILL SWORD LEAVE A SCABARD
TIME TO SHARE TALES GATHER ROUND

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