Dust Songs

by The Dust Revival Band

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released January 7, 2007

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The Dust Revival Band Melbourne, Australia

"The Dust Revival Band incorporate psychedelia, rich vocal harmonies and guitar interplay in a folk rock vein that owes a debt to a wide range of 1960s West Coast pop and garage rock, from the Buffalo Springfield to Crazy Horse, from Creedence Clearwater Revival to The Mamas and The Papas... an intoxicating mixture of country twang, melancholy folk and urban scrawl..” Terrascope.co.uk ... more

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Track Name: The Message
There's a bee singing hard at a flower
There are cows leaning two by two
There's the rain deep down the horizon
There's a message coming through

There's a cricket starts to hum down the hallway
There's a powerline that falls off the roof
There's an angel detained by barbed wire
There's a message coming through

Just like a bird
Circling round and round with nowhere to land
You've probably heard
Most days you'll find me with a drink in my hand
There's a message coming through

There are long forgotten feelings
There are drive-ins in disuse
There is dust upon your picture
There's a message coming through
There's a message coming through

Just like a bird
Circling round and round with nowhere to land
You've probably heard
Most days you'll find me with a drink in my hand
There's a message coming through

On the road to work each day
I feel my feelings drain away
Yes, I have the luxury
Of being my worst enemy
But when I look up high I see
A signature
Scribbled over me.
Track Name: Turning Back
Its alright
We're turning back
Its all too much
We must retract
Reverse these days of darkness to a time before the tears
To a different life in a distant year
To a distant life in a different year

I lent on your gateway
I learnt your song
Swept along
We lost sight of
The dreams we had
Seeds gone bad

Its alright
We're turning back
Its all too much
We must retract
Reverse these days of darkness to a time before the tears
To a different life in a distant year
To a distant life in a different year

The life we've led
Will all unwind
We'll fall in love
Just like the first time
No longer blind

Don't remain in tears and shame
The meaning lost
We will regain
Reverse these days of darkness to a time before the tears
To a different life in a distant year
To a distant life in a different year
Track Name: I'll Bear Witness
You still try day after day
To make them see what they desecrate
Alone in your house upon the hill
They shot your dog and they're logging still
I'll bear witness to you
You think no-one cares
But I do

Toil hard and long
Suffer 'cos you care
So often you feel
Caught in a spider's web
Struggling to release
Everyone in there

Night comes in the desert sky
Kinds inhale whatever gets them high
You keep the stories of your land alive
Try to give them some hope and pride
I'll bear witness to you
You think no-one cares
But I do

Piece rates, casual pay
Bus to work takes hours each way
Always broke but I've see you give
Your last dollar to your friends in need

Toil hard and long
Suffer 'cos you care
So often you feel
Caught in a spider's web
Struggling to release
Everyone in there
I'll bear witness to you
I'll bear witness to you
Track Name: The Child
Its a child that you hold in your arms
Stroke my hair, whisper to me
Keep me safe from harm

I'm the dew that runs across the branch and waits
Such is the perilous journey
Of my hand across your face

Is it wrong to play in ruins
Of shelled and blackened lands?
Do I run too hard, do I frighten you
With my eager, groping hands?
In my eyes you'll see
The years lying down like lambs
Touch my heart and what you feel
Is everything I am

I offer you streets at twilight
The feelings of sparrows silently in flight
I've committed crimes to keep your lips against my eyes
To curl around your body
Through the unflinching night

s it wrong to play in ruins
Of shelled and blackened lands?
Do I run too hard, do I frighten you
With my eager, groping hands?
In my eyes you'll see
The years lying down like lambs
Touch my heart and what you feel
Is everything I am

See the sunflower rise
Follow you across the sky
You just need to recognise
Whats in front of you
All's revealed to you

In my eyes you'll see
The years lying down like lambs
Touch my heart and what you feel
Touch my heart and what you feel
Touch my heart and what you feel
Is everything I am
Track Name: Set Apart
Set apart
Its a mystery deep inside your heart
Its a feeling there right from the start
All alone, set apart
All alone, set apart

Once it felt good to look with scorn
To lie in wait for the fool's remark
To wear with pride your crown of thorns
To be set apart

Set apart
Its a mystery deep inside your heart
Its a feeling there right from the start
All alone, set apart
All alone, set apart

But times have changed and bullets rain
While TV's roar in suburban dark
Their hands are shaking and its you they'll blame
'Cos you're set apart

Drink up my darling stranger
Drink with me into the night
The morning will bring danger
But for now your smile is bright

Set apart
Its a mystery deep inside your heart
Its a feeling there right from the start
All alone, set apart
All alone, set apart
Track Name: If I Met You Now
If I met you now I wouldn't choose to be with you
If I met you now I wouldn't choose to be with you
I wouldn't choose you
I wouldn't use you
I wouldn't lose you

Never left home
Never got the pas out
You keep bringing me back to square one

I need a new job
I need new money
I need to make contact with you
The man the boy could have been
You keep bringing me back to square one
You keep bringing me back to square one

If I met you now I wouldn't choose to be with you
If I met you now I wouldn't choose to be with you
I wouldn't choose you
I wouldn't use you
I wouldn't lose you

Looking for the best of me
In other people you will find
The best of me will hide their flaws
For a while you'll be free
Until you turn to face the mirror once again

Need to make love so I can feel
You love me
Fool myself into believing
So that believing is real
Until I turn to face the mirror once again
Track Name: Indrawn Breath
I breathe your indrawn breath
I feel your tears across my face
I close my eyes and see your Darkness
I open them and see your Stars

You and I have been here many times before
Of that I'm certain, of that I'm sure
This breath that rises like mist in the dawn
Drew me to you the day you were born

You abandoned me
But I followed you through your wanderings
I hid behind your every thought
Then I returned to you, back to the Source

You imagined me
And here I am, filled with ecstasy
Your call became my echo
Your life became my dream
Track Name: Burning Altar
The fearful dogs are prowling
Round and round my gate
I've fought against my memories
I'm scarred by love and hate

I've run away from a world I can't face
I fall down beside you
Praying for grace

The fire of the burning altar
Has torn my thoughts apart
Broken wings, bones, old things
Lie gathered round my heart

A rose without thorns you may find
But you won't find a love more true than mine

I am just poor soul
Wandering in sin
I know the crooked melodies
Of candles falling dim

I ache with your promise
The quiet in your eyes
To see this slow unfolding
Is the reason I'm alive

Fire, fire
Fire, fire

The fire of the burning altar
Has torn my thoughts apart
Broken wings, bones, old things
Lie gathered round my heart

A rose without thorns you may find
But you won't find a love more true than mine

Fire, fire
Fire, fire
Track Name: Cotton Seeds
I lept right across what remained of my years
And saw we'd reached redemption in that last year

Listen closely to what I say
This is your voice anyway
These are your thoughts, these cotton seeds
Dance round you every day

I didn't have to go like my Daddy did
He took himself away from all this
No, I had less but I had more
I knew what the pain was for

All the walls had fallen down
God's eyes gazed down from every tree
And suddenly we all could See
I felt the love in each Embrace

A great murmuring filled my ears
Of wind in meadows and ocean breeze
The purring sands and the fire on leaves
And the rivers thanked us endlessly

Listen closely to what I say
This is your voice anyway
These are your thoughts, these cotton seeds
Dance round you every day