Cold Lights On Curious Minds

by Jordan Millar

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released February 15, 2013

All songs* written by Jordan Millar
*’Losing Hope’ written by Jordan Millar & Elle May

Produced by Jordan Millar

Drums & Percussion produced by Mike Avenaim
Recorded @ Ultimate Rythym Studio, Hollywood, CA. Engineered by Charlie Waymire

All other instruments recorded at Oberon Studios, Sydney, Australia, by Jordan Millar

The musicians:

Mike Avenaim - Drums & Percussion
Jan Bangma - Bass Guitar
Beau Golden - Keys
Elle May - Vocals
Jack Carty - Vocals
Amali Ward - Whistles
Charlie Waymire - Percussion

Mixed By Sean Carey @ Trackdown Studios, Sydney, Australia
Mastered By Evren Goknar @ Capital Mastering, Hollywood CA
Published by Source Music - sourcemusic.com.au
Bookings - Jeremy Sharp @ The Harbour Agency - theharbouragency.com

Cover Art: Tameka Allard
Inside Cover Photo: Ben Dilger - bendilgerphotography.com

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Track Name: Maps
She puts up pictures on the wall
Calls me to look at them and tells me where they’re from
She has this big idea of all we must get done
So she puts up pictures on the wall

She likes to whisper in my ear
She likes to tell me that the walls are caving in
And she likes to make me think and dream of future years
And she likes to whisper in my ear

But the maps on the wall we stared at
Made the world seem so small
We sat and talked for hours
Learnt what we need to know
I don’t care where we’re heading
We need to disappear
So put your hand into mine girl
We gotta get out of here

She likes to think that she is right
She likes to end the story every single night
And she likes to tell me that we’re running out of time
And I think this time she might be right

And the maps on the wall we stared at
Made the world seem so small
We sat and talked for hours
Learnt what we need to know
I don’t care where we’re heading
We need to disappear
So put your hand into mine girl
We gotta get out of here

And they say all of us that wander are so lost
No not all of us that wander are so lost

The maps on the wall we stared at
Made the world seem so small
We sat and talked for hours
Learnt what we need to know
I don’t care where we’re heading
But we’ve got to disappear girl
Cos this town will make us crazy
We gotta get out of here

Maps on the wall we stared at
Made it all seem so small
We bought the books and packs
Learnt what we need to know
I said I love you baby but
We need to disappear
Cos this town has made us crazy
We gotta get out of here
Track Name: High Horse
HIGH HORSE

Girl said to meet on the corner
In a place I haven’t been for years
I told her to bring all her courage
And leave all her fears

We’ll talk about where we’re going
And you’ll tell me that I’m wrong
And you’ll get on your high horse to ride off
Into the sun

And maybe it’s the wrong time to be letting reason down
Before it happens again

I’m telling you there’s some things you’ll never get back
But you can’t stop giving it all

Tell me just what you are thinking
Or give me some time to guess
When it’s all just so new
We should set aside time to digest this down

And maybe it’s the wrong time to be letting reason down
Before it happens again

I’m telling you there’s some things you’ll never get back
But you can’t stop giving it all

It’s not the first time
We’ll have to rewind
And second guess what we know
It’s not the last time
That maybe we’ll find
We’re a little bit lost

I’m telling you there’s some things you’ll never get back
But you can’t stop giving it all

Girl said to meet on the corner
In a place I haven’t been for years
I told her to bring all her courage
And leave all her fears
Track Name: Walking On Me
WALKING ON ME

I took a walk on the funny side
I took a walk on the funny side of things
But realised that the laughs had died when the words collided with nothing in between

I took a walk on the thinnest line
Well I took a walk just to see how far it’d be
But realised it was not for me no not for me

‘Cos i can see these faces
Of people looking dangerous
Coming out of places they thought they’d never be

Sit tight, you don’t have to think again
I thought that everybody understands these things
But I was wrong
Everybody’s walking on me

I tried to find the funny side,
I tried to find the funny side of things
And tried to read in between the lines but lost my sight when I was looking in too deep

And I don’t know if I ever know
And I don’t know if I’m ever sure of things
But still I hide like i’m in a fight with these masterminds

‘Cos they’re all seeing faces
Of people looking dangerous
Coming out of places they thought they’d never be

Sit tight, you don’t have to think again
I thought everybody understands these things
But I was wrong
Everybody’s walking on me
Track Name: Holding It Down
HOLDING IT DOWN

I’ve been holding the wishes
I’ve been holding them down
And you don’t know how

Could I stand on a mountain?
Could I scream it aloud?
Would you figure it out?

Like breeze through the bushes
Like waves of the the sound
Oh you’re always around

But I’m sitting complacent
Cos I don’t know how
To keep holding it down

But it’s not the first time
The first time I lost my mind
The first time I’ve seen her before,
The first time I lost my sight
Don’t ignore it

You say
What are you waiting for?

She could push up against me
Put her lips on my mouth
But she’s moving me round

Or we could run off forever
‘Til we’re ashes on ground
But I’m holding it down
And don’t I know

You say
What are you waiting for?

She’s seen it all
Track Name: Rain On The Ground
In the corner of this room you sit and wait
With the goosebumps on neck that you can’t shake
And the pillow full of tears you tried to break
Is this how its supposed to end?

Well it’s a hand that’s stretching to touch with yours
It’s a love that you’ll spend all life fighting for
It’s a dream that they’ll come crashing through your door
That echoes through the night, and that echoes round the walls

But on and on we seem to fall over
And on and on we try to stand taller

It’s like
Rain on the ground that doesn’t fall
It’s things that we should have seen before
We keep on searching for some more
But we wont find what we’re looking for
We won’t find it at all

And we’re reaching for someone to explain
How the hell we all got stuck into this place
We’re a map without a compass, and we’re a poem never read
We keep looking round for answers, when we know that they’re not there

But on and on we seem to fall over
And on and on we try to stand taller

It’s like
Rain on the ground that doesn’t fall
It’s things that we should have seen before
We keep on searching for some more
But we wont find what we’re looking for
We won’t find it at all
Track Name: All At Once
Hold on
You’re searching for a problem when there’s none
Dial on
You can ask me all the questions that you want

But all at once like never before
Well I think I’ve found what you’re looking for
But you said you don’t need me anymore
And all at once like never before
Well my guard comes crashing to the floor
‘Cos I know you don’t need me anymore

Come back
I’ve locked away some words I need to ask you now
Stay on
‘Cos this evidence suggests that most of the good die young

And all at once like never before
Well I think I’ve found what you’re looking for
But you said you don’t need me anymore
And all at once like never before
Well my guard comes crashing to the floor
‘Cos I know you don’t need me anymore

Because you know that I will give you my all
And oh you know it’s not exactly my fault
Cos it is not the first time you’ve been let down
I will be the first man to let you down and try so hard to pick you up

So hold on
I think I know where I was going wrong my love

All at once like never before
Well I think I’ve found what you’re looking for
But you said you don’t need me anymore
And all at once I bow my head
Hoping I wont lose my best friend
So I know you’ll think on it some more

And all at once like never before
Well a wave comes crashing through my door
But you said you don’t need me anymore
And all at once like never before
Well my guard comes crashing to the floor
‘Cos I know you don’t need me anymore

Track Name: I Try To Be
Every move I make’s a disaster
Every time I slow she goes faster
Every time I stop well she’s past me

Every time I ask I get shut down
Every time I’m right it turns right round
With every little peace sign we fall out

But I try to be the best man I can be
I tried to be the best boyfriend she’d ever seen
I tried to be the soldier and take the lead
And when she puts her foot down I try to be me

I try to be the best man I can be
I tried to be the best damn friend she’ll ever need
I tried to be the shoulder which she could lean
And when the story ends well I try to be me

Every single message is a day late
And spoken in a language I can’t translate
And with every little lock there’s a big gate
That won’t let me in

Every time I stand I should sit down
With every little word it turns into a shout
So I’m burning every bridge on the way down

I try to be the best man I can be
I tried to be the best boyfriend she’d ever seen
I tried to be the soldier and take the lead
And when she puts her foot down I try to be me

I try to be the best man I can be
I tried to be the best damn friend she’ll ever need
I tried to be the shoulder which she could lean
And when the story ends well I try to be me
Track Name: Losing Hope
I need to put my dreams to sleep
These tired lives of ours are how it’s come to be
You put your words upon my ear
I can feel them but I’m trying not to hear

Trust in me you say
And we will be ok
‘Cos this is love we make
These are hearts we break

I’m losing hope
When my feet won’t touch the ground
And love just can’t be found
I’m losing hope

I need to put my mind at ease
These changing lives feel like we’re playing hide and seek
And you will never find me here
‘Cos I will find a way to make me disappear

Trust in me you say
And we will be ok
‘Cos this is love we make
These are hearts we break

Losing hope
When my feet won’t touch the ground
And love just can’t be found
I’m losing hope

Spinning round and round
My feet won’t touch the ground
But I need you around

Losing hope
Track Name: You Break
Hold your own, it’s heaviest hour you could live in
Stay strong, hope that you’ll step outside
Of the world you’re sitting in hours later
It was a moment again, a moment you caught in time

Oh you wait on and watch the world pass by
Again

You break, you break, just waiting for the day
When you break.

Hold on, you’re sitting it out for no reason
Take charge, never divert your eyes
Your on your own, with only a memory’s dust
Spinning around in your head and over again each night

Oh you wait on and watch the world pass by
Again

You break, you break, just waiting for the day
When you break

When the world comes knocking at your door
When the fear hits harder than before
When the clock stops moving round the wall
Don’t let yourself

You break, you break, just waiting for the day
When you break

The heavy is now where you’re living
Stay strong, hope that you’ll step outside
Of the world you’re sitting in hours later
It was a moment again, a moment you caught in time
Track Name: More Time, More Money
They told me I’d spend a fortune
Learning what i already knew
And then I’d go through some torture
Just to get back in front of you

They said I’d have to be careful
If I want to keep my head straight
They said I’d have to make sure that you will see that
Time with me is not time you should waste

So I’ll need
More time.
More money
And more chances to be your friend

They said I’d have to be patient
And take in all the punches your threw
I think I’ll have to get a medical degree
To repair all the damage you do

So I’ll need
More time.
More money
And more chances to be your friend

Bring down your blind
Turn your coldest shoulder
I’ll stand there like a fool, just like you want me too
With the tools I find I’ll break down your borders and get through

So I’ll need
More time.
More money
And more chances to be your friend

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