Happiness Falls & The Bitter Blue

by Holland

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    Our debut LP 'Happiness Falls & The Bitter Blue' will be released on the 20/03/2013 through our own 1945 records! All physical pre-orders will receive the CD in a gatefold card case. Artwork by Kerry Beall.

    Includes immediate download of 8-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
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Recorded at The Ranch August 2012

Released on 1945 records & killing moon records

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released 20 March 2013

All songs written and performed by Holland
Lyrics written by Jason White

Recorded & Mixed by Lewis Johns at The Ranch, Southmpton

Mastering by New Alliance East, 110 Brookline St., Cambridge, USA, MA 02139

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Track Name: A Forest, A River
Formed inside your skin
Let it grow
A forest in your veins
A river that cascades
Over every organ note you play
And it will all come soon

And if you love letting go
All will be forgotten
Like a marching band thats slowly
Falling out of time
It became unlistenable
The soundtrack to the only
Happiness you've known

When the cancer ate your lungs
We all fell in your coffin
And held it closed
In the darkness you will find
That this love, a memory
Was always kind
And it will all end soon

And if you love letting go
All will be forgotten
Like a marching band thats slowly
Falling out of time
It became unlistenable
The soundtrack to the only
Happiness you've known

And we all grew up so close
And dissappeared to often
As we lay down on the hill
And returned to the soil
And we form graves of our own
A place to lay a body
Where the heart became a home
Track Name: Everything You Know Is Lost, But Us
Carried away, lost on arrival
Your inner space, is crowded as outer
And everything you know is lost, but us

Would you come home, a stranger invited
And face a return, overwhelming,
And swallow as your mouth fills up with blood?

You doubt it yourself
You wouldn't stay long
You wouldn't be caught out
You still held your tounge

And all you know is lost, but us
Track Name: Landscapes
The longing makes you hide yourself away
For the body aches, and leaves you wasting
If I could hold a steady note, you'd sway
For the softest voice still finds you tragic

And holds a mirror to your soul

As the memories fading
And the colour all drains away
Told me love is just a slowdive
And we're just waiting till the water breaks
I took every moment from behind your teeth instead of mine
I was always overwhelmingly shy

Well tell me when iot all becomes routine
And I'll change the chords
And you'll adore me
On the surface it all seems serene but what lays underneath
Is going to swallow you whole
Consume completely

And hold a mirror to your soul

As the memories fading
And the colour all drains away
Told me love is just a slowdive
And we're just waiting till the water breaks
I took every moment from behind your teeth instead of mine
I was always overwhelmingly shy
Track Name: Wake
Water runs high
Over the side of another lie
The bitterest taste
Washing you clean again
Well I'll be the land
Each grain of sand
And a violent end that puts me to rest
Always arresting

And letting you know
You were replaceable

Four stars
Mistaken for satellites

Pass by...

Well I will become
A ghost through the autumn
And always return
Resonate slowly
Heard you pulled through the wiring
Straight through the stereo
Where thousands you knew
Stood repeating your name again

Letting you know
You were replaceable

Four stars
Mistaken for satellites
Each one more achingly beautiful
Pass by
In a momet unnoticed then die
And I may never smile again

And the black holes remind me of you

Its been days since your funeral
And the black holes remind me of you

Its been days since your funeral
Track Name: Our Friend, The Obstacle
I'm facing the wall again, awkward but steady
Holding my own ground, for a shot at the title
I'm filling my lungs with air, making them heavy
Only a short breath, but it ensures survival

Times come to exchange our gifts, speak out in order
All in the right place, if they've taken the right times
I'll always be second best, out of contention
Humouring myself, shot of a rifle

Surprise, you got all you were owed
And I? I'm the prize fighter
And now, Ive done all you've asked of me
And I'm faster than lightning

I'm facing the wall again, awkward but steady
Holding my own ground, for a shot at the title
Track Name: Deafening Waves
Hey June, you don't have to change at all
I'm on your side
And you, don't have to love at all
To be on my mind

You speak to god sometimes

Hey June, you don't have to love at all
I know you're right
And you have everything I own
And thats alright

You speak to god sometimes
You said that he'll listen to you
And I know you want him to

You speak to me most nights
Four words fell, heavier truths
That form into, deafening waves
Track Name: Havant
If I lose touch, then I'll be waiting here
Out of clay, Your shape
I shouldn't have let you go undiscovered
But I thought that you would know

How days go slow, we're always waiting here
In your lightest shade
Your skin was as white as snow, drank your colour
And wrote it on every wall

The drums of death pound at my window
I can fix this mess

And in havant,
You told us that your fears were the heart of this place
If thats all you're hiding from, I'll take cover
But I couldn't watch you change

They won't last long, the fleeting moments
Years have a home in your face
I shouldn't have let you go undiscovered
But I thought that you would know

The drums of death pound at my window
I can fix this mess
Track Name: On A Wave
Don't come back,
There's so much left to fear
These broken sails, they still rotate
On an ever spinning wheel
If you find something to love,
Waiting for the wind to carry us
Ground it into dust,
Turn it into something else

Slow decay, our bodies fade
In distance in the dark
Lowest moan, a familiar weight
Your burden is my own
You came in on a wave,
Now you just complain you're drowning here
Water fills your lungs
Everything is brand new!

You came in on a wave
The windmill slowed you down
Can we communicate
Wherever you are now?