the world's awake

by Georgia Fair

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JestaCat Missed this release 9 months ago - it's still great. I liked the guys original albums but this feels more raw, more urgent, more edgy. Really glad I kept my ears open. Favorite track: bloodline.
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(k)no(w) way out
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Nothin’ It’s only getting harder It’s only growing deeper The hedge is getting taller The maze is growing weaker I’m walking on water It’s turning to ice You better think twice Before losing all order Brother Kin Long Live the King I will not slay him But I will slave to nothin’ Call me a liar Call me thief Call me anything Cause I am on fire
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Off and away Off to a day he invented up on his inventing machine He set up his sail And ripped it back down Just to see if his life had a meaning He’s storing his life in a pigeon hole He’s figuring out where’s he’s gotta go He’s thinking it’s all just a show Cause the last 7 years aint’ exactly what he bargained for All the boredom and laugher (All the boredom & Laughter) Half way to see He’s falling asleep When a book caught his eye That he thought he must read Perched on a stool It was open to A page that made sense of his life as a fool * When he Awoke The lump in his throat Made sense of the words That he wrote in that note He gazed on toward Back to the shore And chose not to post that note back to them all
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wasting time 06:18
I can only see so far into the distance I can only see so far into the haze I know that you’ll come back running when it suits ya I know you’ll come running back one of these days So I’ll think about the perfect place to meet ya And I’ll call you when I find it on the way And we’ll sit and smoke a ciggie in the bleachers Try our best not to scare ourselves away Wasting time There’s no time There’s a perfect ending floating in the distance There’s a perfect ending floating in the lake Got a better chance of laying with persistence In a bed that’s never going to be made * Hello, my sweet desire Farewell, my sweet denial
5.
A Russian mouth Filled with blood An empty house Filled with love We’ve all gone out To the party We’re all worn out It’s time to go home So come get weird Show no fear It’s just a trip So go with it * Breathe… In the Ocean Come on breathe, in the night.
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mystery trip 03:11
Where do I find myself at such an hour At my bruised feet falls the petal of a flower Only a scent so sweet Can heal my wound so deep Under a creeping heat I feel myself cower She’s too delicate to touch I fear she might break Lady Pocahontas, wait’s by the lake Without a hair out of place I reach to untie her lace But lady Pocahontas shies away again I am ashamed How do I find myself at this conclusion I’ve been searching for an end Banging my head up against The changing of the tides again It’s not our fault that we are both lying And fighting Inside This tiny little room We both avert our eyes But there’s no where to go, oh Lady Pocahontas did we get it right? Or do I gotta sleep alone again tonight?
7.
bloodline 04:33
Give me another I been out searching For battles in the night I learnt my lesson There’s nothing there to find What you see is what you’re gonna get What you get is what you’re gonna see I hold good company But it’s all the same to me Give me another chance I need another lifeline I need another lifeline Give me another chance I need to feel the bloodline I tied some string Around her wrist before she left I knew that one day it’d break and she’d forget It really aint that bad cause Nothings as it seems It’s all the same to me And all my company * Line, line, line Line, line, line It’s all the same to me Cause nothings gonna take me higher It’s all the same to me Cause nothings gonna take me higher
8.
On the day that I was born I was cut off from my father Told I had one brother And it’s for these men that I do mourn Little was the fortune owned But stronger grew my skin and bone And I grew tired of bein’ alone So left in search of a new home After time I could not rest And I learnt of monks and thieves except There came a stirring in my chest To chose which one would suit me best Oh the worlds awake tonight When it was said I found my feet I crawled upon on old oak tree And settled gently underneath For several years I did not laugh I did not weep All I saw a women’s face And I tried my best to leave no trace But she would haunt me with her chase To foreign lands and colder places To foreign lands and colder places After cloud and all her storm Restored my figure back to norm It seemed my fate had been for-warned That pleasure’s taste had pain in store That pleasure’s taste had pain in store Circles trace my entrapped mind And they led me right back to a time A metal pole ran down my spine Behind my eyes I could not fight Behind my eyes I could not fight
9.
(k)no(w) way out

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'the world's awake' is Georgia Fair's third album, written in Melbourne, realised in London and sealed on the south coast of New South Wales in a converted tractor shed.

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released January 16, 2020

Written by Jordan Wilson and Benjamin Riley.
Produced by Benjamin Riley, Jordan Wilson and Todd Dixon.
Additional production by Paul Conrad and Jacob Welsh.
Mixed by Todd Dixon.
Mastered by Adam Dempsey.
Photography by WILK.
Design by Noémie Benit.


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The light was soft blue, you would be forgiven for thinking it was somewhere in England as the rain started to drizzle. Though it wasn't England, it was somewhere in Sydney's North in the back yard of the Benjamin's family home. They were kicking or throwing a ball of some description, trying to prevent Monday morning coming sooner, because it meant they had to be back at school. Jordan would make the venture to the Riley home most weekends to play music with Benjamin and his brother.

Skip forward March 18, 2010. Georgia Fair's first time in Texas, green as the edamame beans that they didn't order. Complimentary from the fancy Japanese place that they charged to the new company card they had acquired. Ate them whole, skin and all, spat them out just the same. Fresh from recording what would be the first of two albums in the US. The first "All Through Winter" near the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina with mentor & guru Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses). The second "Trapped Flame" in Los Angeles with pork pie Ted Hutt & musicians from the bands of the likes of PJ Harvey.

The outfits changed but the nucleus stayed the same. Great songs. Authenticity, travel & adventure. Incidentally they did find themselves in England. First in the town where Benjamin was born. Second in London where Jordan lost his shit a bit. Sharing a shoe box of a studio with a fake fire place that they transcended to keep the Georgia Fair flame burning.

Like so many of their musical heroes they traversed the Indian Ocean looking for new landscape and inspiration, what surmounted was some of their best writing to date. 'The World's Awake' is the latest glimpse offered by the effervescent Georgia Fair.

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