How To Turn A Blind Eye

by Into The East

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released May 1, 2016

Into The East | How To Turn A Blind Eye

All songs written by Liv McBride & Graeme Woller
Track 8 by Liv McBride & Melanie McKenzie

Liv McBride | Vocals, Nylon String Guitar, Capo Guitar, Resonator Guitar, Didgeridoo, Glockenspiel, Tambourine, Triangle, Percussion, Beat Boxing.
Graeme Woller | Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Alan Muggeridge Lute, Banjo, Bass Recorder, Squeeze Box, Autoharp, Beat Boxing, Tambourine, Madill Madonk.
Dan Harrison | Drums & Percussion, Vibraphone, Tubular Bells, Timpani.
Asher Skerrit | Bass (Tracks 3 & 12).
Jim Crawford | Double Bass (Tracks 6 & 11).
Jacob Bond | Double Bass (Track 7).
Roger Chilton | Protesting (Track 2) & Footsteps and Toe-taps (Track 10).
Gillian Moinahan | Protesting (Track 2) & Vocals (Track 11).
Simon Thompson | Guitars (Track 5).
Jenny Mitchell | Vocal (Track 4).
Maria Tipuna-Shore | Diva-ing (Track 11).

Illustration & Cover Design | Into The East.
Photography | Steven Woller.

Written, Recorded, Produced, & Mixed | Into The East.
Mastered | Rick O’Neil at Turtlerock Mastering, Sydney.

Recorded at | Kingstreet Studio, Little Fire Studio, Radio Southland, two lounges, a hallway and a beach, Ascot Brass Band Rehearsal Rooms.

© 2016 Self-Sown Songs

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"McBride is the voice that races ahead excited, Woller is the anchor; he pulls back just a tad – together they find the perfect place to pitch and rest each song... each track [is] strong – no duds"
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Track Name: We'll Be Gone
Are we on the right track?
Taken by the coast road
Down to the lake edge
Oh, how the mind flies

The years gone by
Like a dirty old smudge on my mind
Wait ‘til my heart shines
Then we’ll be gone
Track Name: Rambling On
Wish I could be a part of it
Wish I could know the half of it
Wish I could see the face of it
Wish I could touch the heart of it

That man, he bruised
That girl, she moved
That vein runs deep
But as for me? Well, I'm just...

Rambling on, rambling on, rambling on
Rambling on, rambling on, rambling on

Wish I could turn the tide of it
Wish I could force the hand of it
Wish I could break the ground of it
Wish I could start the fight for it

That man, he moved
That girl, she bruised
That cancer grows
Oh, what would I know, 'cause I'm just...

Rambling on, rambling on, rambling on
Rambling on, rambling on, rambling on

Wish I could be a part of it
Wish I could be a part of it
Wish I could be a part of it
Wish I could crush the heart of it

Rambling on, rambling on, rambling on
Rambling on, rambling on, rambling on

We shall not, we shall not be moved
Track Name: Civilisation
What is this pseudo-semi-lifestyle apparition that we have
Blind beyond all common sense we kill what we don’t understand

Lovers, but there’s no love in it
Bleed ’til there’s no blood in it
Stuck with this tag of humanity when we all know that’s a crock of shit

Coming down from this blessed union of the pauper and the beast
'Cause, you think that you’ve got money but your right hand is a thief

Godly, but there’s no god in it
Blameless like there’s no blame in it
Stretched out between four corners and left drying in the heat

I lay the blame at your feet

Build up a towering, glory, one-world nation governed by your hand
Where we should scream in joyous passion while we’re moved by your demands

Holy, like there’s no holes in it
Soldiers, but there’s no soul in it
Stuck with this civilisation when we all know that’s a crock of shit

I’ll take the blame for it
Track Name: These Four Walls
These four walls
These four walls
They will burn for all they’ve learned
These four walls

Those two hands
Those two hands
Held back time, they justified
Those two hands

This closed heart
This closed heart
It looked on, but it was gone
This closed heart

Just one man
Just one man
Turned his soul and fooled us all
Just one man

These great wars
These great wars
For one man, for promised land
These great wars

This gone child
This gone child
A hero’s grave to calm the wave
This gone child
Track Name: Murder The Night
I'm awake and you're still sleeping
It’s so close, I feel it breathing
I can't seem to kill this feeling
In the morning you'll be leaving

Today, I’m going to murder the night
Whatever you say I’m going to murder the night
We will never be cold, we’re gonna walk in the light
I’m gonna murder the night

You wake up and I pretend to breath
I swear my lungs haven't moved in weeks
I pray for words, but it's too late to speak
You've already slipped out of the sheets

Today, I’m going to murder the night
Whatever you say I’m going to murder the night
We will never be cold, we’re gonna walk in the light
I’m gonna murder the night

Now the day is dragging down the light
I need a chance so I can speak my mind
Maybe these few words won't come out right
You can choose to leave, but not tonight...

Today, I’m going to murder the night
Whatever you say I’m going to murder the night
We will never be cold, we’re gonna walk in the light
I’m gonna murder the night
Track Name: Candy Canes
It started in the evening, on a cold September morning
The city lights were shining down on my bed
I was cold and I was lonely, not a penny in my pocket
You bet your bottom dollar no one cared about me

I’m starting a fire to warm my old bones
Setting the matches in the fire light
The flames reflected in the mouning faces
In the corners and the shadows
On the edges of my mind

I drove into Washington slower than a watershed
Easy on the diesel, easing down the road
I swear to you my old and tired friend
There won’t be any going back for you and me this time

‘Cause, I’m starting a fire to warm my old bones
Setting the matches in the fire light
The flames reflected in the mouning faces
In the corners and the shadows
On the edges of my mind

This is the last time, I won’t remember you
No more friendly faces, no more candy canes
No more longing for the morning never coming
No use in praying for me, no use in praying for you

And, it’s long past time and we’re moving on the city edges
Closing on suburbia and the urban myth we once knew
I can’t describe the feeling that someone’s gotta pay
For the endless isolation, stars and moon, and Hollywood

Chorus

And, soon, with a short sharp jolt
Blue will be black, and laid low we’re coming home as heroes
Track Name: Sand Of Stars
The night, it comes upon me
Only me in winter’s keeping
Sorrow is as sorrow always does

A cool and misty mooring
My ship is laid to sleeping
At rest against the sand of stars above

Oh, I know the truth confuses
Oh, in the cover of darkness, we retreat

A soul of weary travel
And, a smile of deep misgiving
I've taken more than she could ever give

Her boards are near to swollen
And, every nail is rusting
That part of her must die so we may live

Oh, I know the truth confuses
Oh, in the cover of darkness, we retreat

I lay my last beside her
And, she's cool against my body
Silent, but the rude and whispery wind

Although I know the answer
Still, I ask to be forgiven
I listen, but the answer's never clear

Oh, I know the truth confuses
Oh, in the cover of darkness, we retreat

I know the truth...
I know the truth...
Track Name: Sense Cannot Be Made
When nothing at all makes sense and sense cannot be made
You dance the idea that love had never strayed
How can one control the beat of a heart?
What is left to reassemble the parts I’m missing?

Sense cannot be made
Sense cannot be made and nothing is changing
And I trip on everything that you lay down
On

Your fists are balled, but you can’t fight
You can polish a turd, but it don’t look right
How do I know, oh, how do I roam?
Well, you need answers?
Well, answers are built up high and fell the tower, tumbling

Sense cannot be made
Sense cannot be made and nothing is changing
And I trip on everything that you lay down on, on, on
Track Name: Turn A Blind Eye
You drink ‘til you forget
I drink until you’re pretty
But, pretty’s nothing special
So, I drink until you’re gone

We stare into the room
We sit across the table
We think that we remember
What it was to fall in love

Little by little our love’s getting brittle
We try not to settle this time
The blood’s getting thinner, we fight for the winner
But, we'll never notice the light become night
For this is how you and I learn to turn a blind eye

We fight a little more
We push a little harder
We kick into the walls
Like the stone’s getting soft

And, I call you names
And, you yell a little louder
So, I threaten to leave
And, you open the door

Little by little our love’s getting brittle
We said we’d be here till we die
The blood’s getting thinner, we fight for the winner
But, we'll never notice the light become night
For this is how you and I learn to turn a blind eye






And, I’ve heard you talk in your sleep
Better the devil to keep than to open your mind
And, I’ve heard a river of dreams
But, the words aren’t as cheap as they’re made out to be
Someone has stolen the light
Has somebody stolen our light?

Remember we were young
Remember we were happy
Remember I had you
And, that’s all you’d ever need

Remember what it’s like
The sunlight on your shoulder
A cabin by the water
And the offer of a hand?

Little by little our love’s getting brittle
We’ll try not to settle this time
The blood’s getting thinner, we fight for the winner
But, we'll never notice the light become night
For this is how you and I learn to turn a blind eye

Little by little our love’s getting brittle
We’ll never give in ‘til the wrong becomes right
The blood’s getting thinner, we fight for the winner
But, we'll never notice the light become night
For this is how you and I learn
This is how you and I learn
This is how you and I’ve learned
Track Name: Sin To Love
Sometimes I wonder if God wants to hurt me
If a part of his plan is to see me in pain
I wish I had proof to show to the judges
And, the jury would lock my heart up again

Was it a sin to love?
Is it a sin to love?

These days I think that choice has deserted me
No more decisions to call all my own
The smallest desire is something unchosen
So, all of this time, have I really grown?

Was it a sin to love?
Is it a sin to love?

Can I change what I need
Do the paths cross unheeded?
Can I change what I feel
Can I do it again?

I stand at the crossroads, I stand with a stranger
He stands by my side to show me the way
One road leads up and one thousand go down
If the stranger is me will he lead me astray?

Was it a sin to love?
Is it a sin to love?

Sometimes I wonder if God wants to hurt me
I wanted to know, if I look in his eyes
Will it all come out right on the path that he leads me?
Is it all in the way I misread the signs?

Was it a sin to love?
Is it a sin to love?
Can it be a sin to love
When the path I choose is all mine?
Track Name: An Open Letter To Those We Once Respected
I’ll be the corner of rooms
I’ll be the whistling tunes
I’ll be the whispers behind my own back
Be the assurance that they seem to lack
But, I will not be any other
I will be

I’ll be the burn of my ears
Be the divide of my peers
I’ll be the in-between lines they have spoken
I’ll be the butt of the jokes they are jokin’
But, I will not be any other
I will be

So, screw you all to the wall of short-sighted
Defeatist and insecure, petty and mean
My boots fit just fine

So, if you’re sitting out there
Eyeing the ground with your nose in the air
I speak on behalf of the crowd
“If you can’t get into it then get the hell out”
And, as the door swings you’ll hear us all sing

Screw you all to the wall of short-sighted
Defeatist and insecure, petty and mean
My boots fit just

Screw you all to the wall of short-sighted
Defeatist and insecure. Petty, and mean
My boots fit just fine
Track Name: We'll Be Gone (Reprise)
Are we on the right track?
Taken by the coast road
Down to the lake edge
Oh, how the mind flies

The years gone by
Like a dirty old smudge on my mind
Wait ‘til my heart shines
Then we’ll be gone

Are we on the right track?
Trouble on the old road
Dust in the darkness
Darkness in dust

Tangled and twisted
Roar like a whisper
Shake over distance
Tears over gold
We pray not to ever grow old

The years gone by
Like a dirty old smudge on my mind
Wait ‘til my heart shines
Then we’ll be gone

The years have turned your light into bone
I want to come home, but I can’t be gone
I’ll carry on ‘til you carry me home

Those lies that we said, all true
There’s nothing that we couldn’t do
Scream to the four winds
“We’re coming home”