The London Sessions

by Hussy Hicks

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released 29 April 2013

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Track Name: Armageddon (outta here)
If you think that the world is going to end
you better enjoy it my friend, better enjoy it my friend
If you think that time is running out is there anything you'd like to shout
is there anything you like to shout ?

We're all here now but we can't be sure it wont all be gone tomorrow

There's a traffic jam in the overtaking lane
while the people sailing solitary are all told they are insane.
There's a train of thought that it's running off the tracks
once we realise will we even want it back?

cause we're all here now but we can't be sure where we're gonna want to go tomorrow

I'll salute the sun each morning, i'll howl at the moon
I'll go to a place of worship, celebrate a tune
is there anything you'd like to do

cause we're all here now but we cant be sure where we're gonna have to go tomorrow
Track Name: Dear Jean
Dear Jean I thought I would write you a letter
'Cause things just don't seem to get any better
And I can't get out from under the weather
Without a soul full of tears and a heart hard as leather

Where did we go wrong
Where did we go wrong

How many years I just can't remember
But I always think of you in December
There's something that takes me back to a world where
Summery sweet days went on forever

Where did we go wrong
Where did we go wrong
How were you so strong
To keep going on and on and on and on

The past has taken hold of me
I'm looking for some sympathy
I know some would disagree
But I think you'd be proud of me

Where did we go wrong
Where did we go wrong
How were you so strong
To keep going on and on and on and on
Where did we go wrong
Please tell me where did I go wrong
How were you so strong
Where did I go wrong

Dear Jean I thought I would write you a letter
Track Name: Breaking it all down
And so we look at people smashing up their neighbourhoods without a care
for nothing but material goods and leaving all in disrepair
the nights have lost their sense of fun their openness to everyone

so we talk about what must be done
we talk about what must be done
we talk, we talk, we talk, we talk
we talk about what must be done

Breaking it all down

And so we look at all the big boys with their money an their plans
and their lawyers and their bulldozers, their native title scams
and we watch the police assist them while they pillage virgin lands

and we talk about what must be done
we talk about what must be done
we talk, we talk, we talk, we talk
we talk about what must be done

Breaking it all down

And now here at home in every yard we fear what once was treasured
without say the water's gone the impact study measured
And farmers stand with hippies they've locked arms on common ground

so we talk about what must be done
we talk about what must be done
we talk, we talk, we talk, we talk
we talk about what must be done

Breaking it all down
Track Name: The Keeper
High above the water
Almost in the clouds
When the day was over
When the stars came out
When the light had faded
And the gate was closed
When our hearts were open
And our minds were our own
Well the walls were built a thousand years ago
But we created history of our own

I used to be the keeper
I used to hold the key
I used to share the stories
Of all lifes mystery
The ocean was our playground
Beneath the open sky
And the night was there for only us
We could almost fly

Well the walls were built a thousand years ago
But we created history of our own
We were the kings and queens that ruled the night
But now our memories all fade to black and white

And now all the love and all the smiles
The laughter that remains inside
The castle that had once defined the man I used to be
Now twenty years has come and gone
And now the sun is setting on
The bay that still remains my home

High above the water
Almost in the clouds
I sit and think over
All the times we had
When I was the keeper
When we ruled the night
And it's joy that fills my heart
For an extraordinary life
Track Name: We Can Go Anywhere
We can go anywhere, so where do we go

staring at rectangles thinking so small
sitting by the window but i'm facing the wall
my book is empty my mind it whirls

strange conversations punctuated by pleasantries
don't rock the boat it isn't your misery
is it that much easier looking out or looking in
where does it end, where does it begin

staring at rectangles thinking so much
comparisons made to the feeling of touch
we are not our ideas
we are not our lives (lies)
we are not burdened by a fear of surprise
we're super sensitive but hard to offend
give me truth we're not here to pretend
Track Name: Boston
It was something 'bout Boston - an airport, a plane
And an old used up promise made time and again
I'll see you soon, I'll see you soon
But soon never came and you watched me go
As I walked away

Because you didn't find what you were looking for
And I wasn't all that you'd hoped I would be
And it's not up to me to change who you are
And it's not up to you to change me

In the blink of an eye we were so far away
And our hopes and dreams and ideals and memories fade
And I wonder how do you feel when you hear my name
All the years gone by, how much has changed

Because you didn't find what you were looking for
And I wasn't all that you'd hoped I would be
And it's not up to me to change who you are
And it's not up to you to change me
Track Name: Empty Room
I’m alone in an empty room
Waiting alone in an empty room
All alone in an empty room
Waiting for you to take me home

I got no one but you
I don’t want no one but you
I can love no one but you
So when are you gonna take me home

I got nothing in the world but the slowly passing time
And the stains upon my lips
From a box of cheap red wine
But you are like a golden ray
Of sweet sunshine
And I sink into darkness without you by my side

I’m alone in an empty room
Waiting alone in an empty room
All alone in an empty room
Waiting for you to take me home

All the things that we would do
All of the words I would say to you
You mean the world to me how can I be
The one that you take home

I’m alone in an empty room
Waiting alone in an empty room
All alone in an empty room
Waiting for you to take me home
Track Name: Can you see the water
2 of my best friends have just had a baby
she might be a lawyer a muso or maybe
she might be a pilot. lets not jump the gun
she's already created a mum

their mission was changed toward a new aim
floating around the planet just wasn't the same
found health and fresh water, good friends, the sun
this kid is certainly destined for fun

so I can smile now that this city rolls by
knowing someone can carry the flame
it's rare in this mess with all our scheduled stress
we can see water not only as rain
see water not only as rain

can you see the water??

If ever it feels like you're part of a hive
it's time to live your life
you've gotta reach up to the Sky

so i can smile now as this city rolls by
knowing somewhere they're carrying a flame
it's rare in this mess with all our scheduled stress
we can see water not only as rain

see the water, cause they'll tell you
don't jump skip or hop
shuffle forward till you pop
pills for sleeping and eating
and keeping up greetings
if ever it feels like you're part of a hive
and the queen bee is missing,
that's if she's alive
and you know you're not getting your
piece of the pie

it's time to live your life
you've got to reach up to the Sky
Track Name: People of Passion
have i become an observer
was i once an observation
am i now into philosophy
was i one into creation
i've seen minds grow ever complex
all across the nations
minds full of unshatterable notions
minds full of limitations

so we glide

are we looking for excuses where we used to look for reasons
everybody is fighting wars that no one still believes in
i've seen minds so enthused they could think themselves away
take a lap around the universe
and still not know what to say

so we glide

I want to walk with the people of passion
will they have me, am i one

can i still land on my feet where i once sat on my ass
was i looking to the future with conditions from the past
i've seen minds so disillusioned by the options on the plate
they stumble around for something else
and into something great
Track Name: Sandcastles
All of your Sandcastles drifting away
Profits once made, drifting away
Dreams of your empire turning to rust
Financial gains crumble to dust

We are worth more than anything gold
Stories are written and told
Until you find that your heart’s been on hold
And all that you’d wanted is sold
You are more than your pile of things
With the soul of a bird on its wing
I’ll write it for you if you’ll sing

Because life is a beautiful thing

The parts of the puzzle are making no sense
We’re travelling time but in future tense
Longing for lessons that we left behind
Losing our way but finding our minds

We are worth more than anything gold
Stories are written and told
Until you find that your heart’s been on hold
And all that you’d wanted is sold
You are more than your pile of things
With the soul of a bird on its wing
I’ll write it for you if you’ll sing
We can light up the spark that’s within
Because life is a beautiful thing