May Your Beard Grow Long and Your Music Be Experimental

by Dead Albatross

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The new album from eclectic, Melbourne artists Dead Albatross. Features the singles 'Help! Help! I Need an Adult!' and 'Sharks'.

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released December 4, 2015

Produced by Adam Cupitt, Christoph Walla and Brian Walton
Mixing by Brian Walton
Mastered by Paul Fox at Indie Masters
Written and Performed by Dead Albatross

© Copyright Dead Albatross 2015

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Dead Albatross Melbourne, Australia

Dead Albatross are an eclectic, electronic-rock group from Melbourne, Australia.

They've released two euphoric, psychedelic-tinged EPs "Sampler" (2012) and "Die Wunderbastards" (2014).

2015 will see the release of their new album "May Your Beard Grow Long and Your Music Be Experimental" and it's singles "Help! Help! I Need an Adult!" and "Sharks".
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Track Name: Statement of Purpose
oh my what a waste pretending life's so long and boring if you're lying awake why don't you listen to our story our mouths are open wide you could pay to see this side a statement of purpose if only we had something to say in sight so close throw your eyes in my direction resigned i'll coast your tax dollars are in action underneath the bluest skies we stand oblique and undefined a statement of purpose if only we had something to say surprise that shit turns you white what's not to like although we're peeking in we'll always find a way another way to thumb our noses cos where could we begin a thousand miles away or about as far as i could throw it oh look the rising tide you're a beast and so am i a statement of purpose if only we had something to say
Track Name: Help! Help! I Need an Adult!
you stand me up on a mountain in cold unstable surroundings and now you're wrapping me in tin foil on foreign soil just like my nightmares and turn so suddenly violent show me the life of the mindless and now you're pushing me down the stairs i'm not prepared i'm not preparing why don't you why won't you why take the mother fucking noose away help help i need an adult you caught me doing the robot think i offended the old guard its not as if we only play the fool we push and pull in all directions we don't like houses and money this groove is turning me ugly and if there's anything left to prove you make your move i might not make it why don't you why won't you why take the mother fucking noose away help help i need an adult brother it's you or me why can't you say nice things to me and why don't you why won't you why help help i need an adult
Track Name: Restless People
stay in the lines but stray from the old style cos no one could ever confine you as much as i'd like to once in a while restless people like to be in motion watch them circling around with careful eyes regrets i have some but sins too many to mention but nowhere did say how to be kind caught in the margins between black and white restless people don't like to be a number wear their habits around like a badge of honour restless people don't like to be alone but let them follow you down they'll bleed you dry the skin of my teeth we strain for belief with nothing up my sleeve as the lights change untie your anchor rattle your cage restless people would love to believe its over forever running aground never reaching closer restless people would love to be alone now but there'd be no one around to bleed you dry
Track Name: Inside World
hold a mirror to the inside world if the speed of life's too frightening it's a mirror ball the inside world if you can't face the light of day don't have to tell us what you're thinking you can skip the rites entirely don't have to tell us what to think when we're thinking about you as you chase the light away with all your memories entwined in an unlimited supply with all your memories zipped tight another fight another flight when you're sick and tired tonight we were talking about the inside world the way you talk of other things hold a mirror to the inside world while your empathy subsides and go nowhere too quiet why mind we might go blind but to me this just seems right holding tight we got the lifeblood all inside no need to right the world entire turning the light globe under my eyes golden child on the horizon warning sign bells in the sky but don't think twice kiss it goodbye and cover my eyes on the page so vacant oh man you're looking tired too vague/vain in hindsight oh man you're doing fine cos we're holding tight we got the lifeblood all inside no need to right the world entired turning the light globe under my eyes there's a golden child on the horizon don't think twice kiss it goodbye and show me a sign show me that i'm not crazy
Track Name: Sharks
from the start saw the visions of what was to come now there's only the sea and the sun the waves all around us are slow rising but slower to fall and it shows that there is something else in here and with our patience wearing thin all i know is that you ought to be careful cos you know i know that we won't be still there are sharks there are victims and ways to attack going forward but not back and they'll tear us asunder through cold hours we're already gone so it goes and it's happened once again and though we're patient to the end don't you know that you gotta be careful cos you know i know that we won't be still those shapes in the night that won't leave you alone sour taste in your mouth when there's no one to send you overboard we are sharks we are vicious and matter of fact where we're going we can't come back and though our teeth are getting sharper we won't bite gotta swallow you whole don't you know if there is any other way that we can fight another day goes to show that we'll never be careful cos you know i know that we won't be still
Track Name: One-Way Ride
showing up with nothing to say is easier than to give it away shuffling off your broken stride reaping when the whirlwind arrives whatever you decide you're on a one-way ride birds and bees alike on a one-way ride toking on the smoke in your arse believing that the moment will last sucker for a guarantee and slow attack decay and release whatever you decide you're on a one-way ride birds and bees alike on a one-way ride tearing up the man underneath what's the use of making me bleed tugging at the strings of the heart drift another ocean apart whatever you decide you're on a one-way ride birds and bees alike on a one-way ride
Track Name: Too Many Things
i had a dream know what it means too many things arriving your misery my mystery too many things conspiring put down the bottle what the hell you waiting for i've got the boxes if you've got a place to store sort out your options there's no order anymore cos it's all here right now this mental state so delicate too many things relying your energy my enemy too many things colliding it's getting harder to justify the attitude wrapped in my armour always coming after you you'll change your colour not the kind to follow suit when it's all here right now too many things too many complications my memory a sad melody too many things reminding you turn the page i'll never age too many things rewinding so close the chapter it's about to take its toll you've got it backwards and no way to turn it forward chase up some action just a human after all and it's all here right now too many things too many complications
Track Name: Perfect Storm
oh each day's alike throw out your line i'll keep it tight less every night when i'm awake caught in it's sway no reservations girl you said too much worn out your luck wink comes to nudge this can't beat us but it's not too late evacuate i'm not pretending bow down victim of the season found out your innocence is fleeting it's a perfect storm and its really got me reeling it's a perfect storm and i can't escape this feeling so i know it's so freak and you'll know i'm taking notes where shall we go into the night won't meet your eye i won't be naked sold each separate lie a hard act to right i'll roll the dice strange compromise now we're alone i know you know my calculations seems like truth in advertising meantime you can take it under advisement that it's a perfect storm and its got you so completely it's a perfect storm and it's coming on so sweetly hung up you can loosen up your breathing countdown you can take it while you're leaving it's a perfect storm and it's really got my number it's a perfect storm can't you hear the distant thunder hey how about today we're blown away i can't relate how fortunate yet all the while we can't survive on mother nature so distant remote act natural under the weather cold cold and polite hope that's alright hard to realise it's just real life
Track Name: Footnote
all the weeds gather on the vines high on the ashes of better times broken dreams scattered on the sides how come now all the friends that you're following bond in elaborate fantasy there's nothing reasonably wrong with me come on could you spare another minute or an hour as our fortune's fading heart still racing no one driving not arriving play along all my bridges are burning down feel the pressure to mill around have a seat at the lost and found come on to all the rest of the wannabes who found a fashionable remedy count the possibilities how come when you said you could buy another round i saw you hesitating fluctuating not excited undivided play along such a mess when you're around bored with what you're saying all pervading love one-sided unrequited in this state of monotony i'll make no apology just some barstool philosophy bring the place down on top of me and pray for lobotomy with some barstool philosophy don't be scared just a little longer now but all this celebrating got me raging lost misguided ultraviolent play along take another look around cos it's here to stay now any day now from the highest authority down the paths of our enemies a sober test of ability come on i'm on the floor of the deepest sea got a friend in the melody i oughtta check on reality how come are we there or are we better off without or are we masquerading not creating uninspired auto pilot play along from a whisper to a shout but i won't take it lightly won't go quietly
Track Name: Band of Outsiders
everything is everything you need but everything's not everything it seems everybody's got their cross to bear can't take you anywhere my fellow fuck-ups where do we go from here to the show in our brains my fellow fuck-ups where do we go from here we're much too close to the stage to act our age everything is everything you need but everything's not everything it seems every time i'm down at my wits end no common sense fuck-ups where do we go from here to the show in our brains my fellow fuck-ups where do we go from here we're much too close to the stage to act our age everything is everything you need from everything fuck-ups where do we go from here to the show in our brains my fellow fuck-ups where do we go from here we're much too close to the stage to act our age my fellow fuck-ups we'll never be this sane again what was askew has gone straight my fellow fuck-ups we'll never be this sane again we're feeling good but not great out of place