Pendulum

by Liz Stringer

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released January 1, 2008

Adam May: Drums and percussion (tracks 1-5, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Tim Keegan: Upright bass (tracks 1-5, 8, 10, 11), vocals (tracks 8, 11)
Jordie Lane: Acoustic guitar (tracks 8, 11), electric guitar (track 3), banjo (track 4), vocals (tracks 2-5, 8, 11)
Matt Walker: Harmonica (tracks 7, 8), electric guitar (track 7), nylon string guitar (track 2), pump organ (tracks 5, 10), vocals (tracks 4, 7, 8, 11), percussion (track 4)
Jen Anderson: Violin (tracks 1, 4, 10), viola (tracks 1, 10)
Michael Hubbard: Electric guitar (tracks 2, 3, 10), pedal steel (tracks 1, 4, 5)
Lou Bennett: Vocals (tracks 2, 4, 5, 7)
Jaimi Faulkner: Vocals (track 7)
Dan Sultan: Vocals (track 7)
Liz Stringer: Vocals (tracks 1 – 11), acoustic guitar (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 11), resonator guitar (tracks 4, 5, 7, 7, 10), amplified resonator (track 1), cello (tracks 1, 10), pump organ (tracks 8, 10), piano (tracks 2, 5, 7, 10), banjo (tracks 8, 11), archtop guitar (track 10), lap steel guitar (track 11), tambourine (track 3)

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Track Name: Over The Sea
Oh my love I am falling
See the winds of change, they swept me right up to the sky
And now I fall with my wings burning
And the sea below me swells from the tears in my eyes
I dreamt last night of a beautiful bird taking me high and away from the world

Well I didn’t believe this
I couldn’t believe that life it changes as fast as it does
But the wild wind loves the heart that is lightened
And leaves on the ground the souls that are bitter and tough
I dreamt of you last night as a beautiful bird, taking me high and away from the world

Oh sweet baby, I was always on your side
In the eye of the storm kept you sheltered and warm, swept up troubles that you left behind
And when I wake and I don’t see your face, a panic creeps to me
But I know that you’re safe in some other good place
That’s all that I have to stop ruin from closing my lead

But for now, happy and wild and free, flying over the sea
Over the sea
Track Name: Drawn To You
There ain’t no going back if I go down this road with you
But I’m still swimming in that ocean, those eyes I fell into
And its difficult to see straight when you got a dizzy heart
No use thinking ‘bout an ending when we haven’t made a start

Sitting ‘round in the dark
You might break my tender heart in two, but I’m drawn to you

I drink so much these days it’s hard to know what’s real
But I’m so sick of second guessing every single thing I feel
So blindly I tread forward, down this road I turn
It’s just a matter of time when both ends of a candle burn

Sitting ‘round in the dark
I might break your tender heart in two, but I’m drawn to you

And when that road came to an end we found ourselves facing a raging sea
And try as I might I couldn’t stop the tide from turning there in front of me

I saw you yesterday when I was driving in my car
I forced my eyes to turn away, dragged on my cigarette real hard
We both had our scars, now some of them are raw
But I never liked perfection, it’s such a fucken bore

Sitting ‘round in the dark
Guess we broke each other’s hearts in two, but I’m still drawn to you
Track Name: Baby Jane
Our baby loved the east coast
She had done all her life
She said she liked that when she pointed her pretty eyes north
She had the ocean on her right
She loved to have people all around her
And see the streetlights shining in the dark
The way the city smoked of fun and danger
The waiting spark

She got a ride on a road train
He fed her speed and travelling tales
When they arrived in the western end of Sydney
She opened all her sails
We got letters every week for the first month
Told us of kindred souls, the friends she’d made
But when the summer closed in, the longer
Between letters we would wait

Baby Jane, she ain’t ever going to see the sun rise
Baby Jane, over the Southern Ocean deep
Baby Jane, not one moment with our child forgetting
Baby Jane, we wait for her to come home
To her father and me

Last time we heard from our baby
That letter screamed between the lines
A debt, a lover and an iron will breaking
Nothing said, a thousand times
So when we see the western sun setting
And hear the Currawongs fly over the plain
I watch my husband’s tears, the dry dirt they be wetting
For our pretty baby Jane

Baby Jane, she ain’t ever going to see the sun rise
Baby Jane, over the Southern Ocean deep
Baby Jane, not one moment with our child forgetting
Baby Jane, we wait for her to come home
To her father and me
Track Name: All I Have For You Tonight
I was coming down, got a little sleep
And was woken by the sound of the pouring rain
It pounded down on the windscreen, washed the dirt from the road
And left that black tar clean again

The pretty feeling of the motion of those wheels
Made me feel I was free from the fight
But that’s all I have for you tonight

We were young then, hopping countries
Like they were stepping-stones across the sea
Running from the life I knew, but would never know again as true
Pulling lint from the chains that shackled me

Left my heart open to be broken many times
But I gained love too from flinging those gates wide
Buts that’s all I have for you tonight
All I have for you tonight
Don’t want you to see me in the cold morning light
All I have for you tonight

It ain’t no surprise that everything fell in a heap
That road I was walking was narrow and steep
So I pulled those gates closed, got myself on the road home
And here I am with the secrets I keep

And though I’m scared as hell of all the shit that I still hide
Maybe you’re the one to help pull these gates back open wide
But that’s all I have for you tonight
All I have for you tonight
Don’t want you to see me in the cold morning light
All I have for you tonight
Track Name: Alone
Sharks they swim through shadows round the rocks where I was born
Worn smooth by the wrath of a thousand rainstorms
They watch me for I am friends with the creatures of the dark
The alley-dwelling bottom-feeders near and far
Oh they know my way, keep to myself and the bad keeps away
They understand what it is to be alone

I remember my mother well, she was gentle and she was tall
I still smell her faded apron and hear her dinner call
And when she lost her eyes, I gladly gave her mine
Those last years were summer days and strawberry wine
Oh I know what she’d say, she’d scold me now for living this way
She’d say “Don’t you stay alone”

I read in a magazine that was washed up on the shore
It said this Autumn’s colour is navy green and all office girls are whores
I never knew the city well, I don’t do pretty talk
But I understand the cicadas’ rhythm and the birds’ call
Oh it don’t make sense to me, for the colour of the seasons are the colours of the sea
And the ocean decides the colour of the sky
And I am alone
Track Name: Get Myself Together
Well my darling I hope that this letter finds you well
I’m on the road to somewhere, I think it might be hell
For those lights dragged me in as a moth to a flame
And now my soul lies a bloodied corpse on the river’s edge

Oh, it’s when I lost my mind
Gotta get myself together but now just ain’t the time

I was born in the suburbs, I worked hard all my life
Never had the cash to buy a diamond for my pretty wife
So I saw my chance and I took it with both hands
But that jewel in my city’s crown hides in the shifting sands

Oh, I fooled myself, I was fooled in kind
Gotta get myself together but now just ain’t the time

Do you know how it feels to have your pride ripped from you
Like you were only ever half a man?
Do you know how it feels to have your only son recoil
When you stretch out one trembling hand?

Well maybe it was always lies, I dunno shit no more
But it was a promise broken from a rich man to the poor
And as I drive down this western road I’ve never seen
I think about how big that big win could’ve been

Oh, shame made me blind
Gotta get myself together, but now just ain’t the time

So my darling I hope that wherever you are
You think of me in the high rollers’ room smoking a fat cigar
I made you so many promises, I broke every single one
I dug myself a big dark hole, and now my digging’s done

Oh, forget me and move on with your life
Gotta get myself together but now just ain’t the time
Track Name: Lady Luck
I was born in Brisbane on a hot spring day
Among my kin a big storm brewing
And when Dad got a job up Port Moresby way
That big old storm it blew in

It scattered us around like autumn leaves
Mum in Melbourne, brother in Manly
I started sowing trouble seeds
My dad’s new missus hated me

My father looked at me sometimes
As cold as a Melbourne outer eastern squall
I went to find my mother when I was nine
And hung with new mates by the station’s wall

By thirteen I was drugging and wagging class
Changed schools ‘bout a thousand times
I’d never really fit in anywhere
Been moving ‘round all of my life

But Lady Luck she comes and goes
And she leaves this gentle warning
For what you have tonight, who knows
If it’ll still be there in the morning
But there’s always a new day dawning

I left school and got an apprenticeship
Sweeping hair from a salon floor
Gave up the drugs when I lost some friends
Couldn’t see what the madness was for
The road was good I was travelling on
For the first time the sun was shining
But when I met that man and thought he was the one
That old road started winding

We moved in ‘cross the train line down Croydon way
‘Cos he told me I was pretty
But his soul, like his fists, got harder every day
It was the needle he adored and not me

But then one night my hibernating pride
Woke just like a black snake
A friend and I we headed north
Drove all night for my life’s sake

But Lady Luck she comes and goes
And she leaves this gentle warning
For what you have tonight, who knows
If it’ll still be there in the morning
But there’s always a new day dawning

And now I’m sitting on the deck of my Buderim house
I’m pulling double shifts and living clean
I think of all those dark angels back in the south
All the places that I’ve been

When I talk to my mother I can hear her smile
Feel her mighty strength and reason
She taught me that though there’ll be storms to come
Life keeps changing faster than the seasons

And that Lady Luck she comes and goes
And she leaves this gentle warning
For what you have tonight, who knows
If it’ll still be there in the morning
But there’s always a new day dawning
Track Name: The Summer They Slept Under The Pines
Well singing songs from town to town
There ain’t no time to settle down
Driving east from Portland, stinking Christmas eve
Drunk from driving, window down
Red hot wind through an ice-cream town
All our guitars cracking, swelling from the heat

I saw her leaning by the kitchen pass, drinking water from a glass
Her working shirt clung to her, I wished that I could too
Fire to make this cold heart light, a vision there in sweat and white
I gotta talk to her I thought as I began to blush

Well I never thought I’d meet the one who made me want to stay
Who’d pull me up like buttercups when I had gone astray
But I was young and restless, roamed at my will
I burned a lot of bridges, and I weren’t about to build
Things are gonna change

That summer we slept under the pines
All day I held her hand in mine
I’d go singing, she would wait on tables after dark
I met her mother, she met mine
We smoked Marlboros and drank red wine
And I remember thinking I think now is the time

Well I never thought I’d meet the one who made we want to stay
Who’d pull the strings and see the things that I had shut away
I was young and restless, she just knocked me hard
I’d burned a lot of bridges, so she built one to my heart
Things are gonna change
Track Name: Having Trouble Sleeping
Rain runs down your cheeks mixed with your tears
Breaking the drought that’s been drying you out for years
Those memories come back like a pendulum’s swing

Pain nips at your heels, you’re so tired
You’re lying in your bed, rest your pretty head but you’re still so wired
And all through the night you drift in and drift out
The morning comes like an axe swinging ‘round
And you start on this journey again

And you’re having trouble sleeping
So lay your pretty brown hair down
And take these moments, however fleeting
That tell you that things, they will turn around

So come over, come ‘round here and sit with me at my place
Let’s drown some of that sorrow that’s darkened your face
I’ve known you so long, its like we’ve got the same blood in our veins
So when you hurt, darlin, I feel the pain
And if I could I would take it away from you

And you’re having trouble sleeping
So lay your pretty brown hair down
And take these moments, however fleeting
That tell you that things, they will turn around
Track Name: Those Wheels Rolling
It’s hard to know just what to say
Goodbyes never were my thing
My chest tightened as that train pulled away
Carrying you on big wheels rolling

You were more of a talker than I ever was
I was always much better in a fight
When the memories come, like those wheels rolling
I’m missing my old friend tonight

I showed you who I was from the start
Never done that with no-one
You know every inch of this broken heart
You’ve seen my pride come undone

I’ve been as sober as a judge, been on benders five days long
You still read my eyes in the darkest of light
When the memories come like those wheels rolling
I’m missing my old friend tonight

My grandmother she kept telling me
“You don’t want regret when you’re old
Don’t you let your life roll on endlessly
Without telling the ones that need told”

So next time we’re together, I’ll pour us both a glass
I reckon what I have to say I’ll say right
When the memories come like those wheels rolling
I’m missing my old friend tonight

When the memories come like those wheels rolling