Paquin I

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Recorded in 2011 between the bedroom and The Lab studio in Mt Eden and floating between sugary waves of shoegaze, electro and pop

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released October 10, 2011

Thomas Healy - All of it apart from
Stu Harwood - Drums

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Track Name: Tether
One look set fire to my heart
One touch I'm captive from the start
I went looking for impossible things
And the were all in your head

I follow no reason to it all
My desire kicks in like a drug
I gave you what I wanted in return
And it was all in my head

Your afflictions lead me astray
Pulse triggers that give you away
Slip tether and leave me no trail
Like it was all in your head and all in my head

Blanket me with wings unfurled
Distance me from the passive world
Bird of prey swoops down to take her prize

Breath on fire like the desert air
In this dream we're both ensnared
Patience, let the hunter take his time

Chase me then I'll follow you
Touch in place like lovers due
Track Name: Silhouette
We were kissed by an alien sun
Witness to the vision it made
We caught a glimpse of a silhouette run
Cast into the light, only its shadow still played

We are strangers dancing on a foreign shore
Speak desire, you know we're searching for it all
Look to the lights out in the endless sky
Open your wings and fly

We saw a figure disappear into the trees
So we followed the trail on the forest floor
Heard a voice come floating on the breeze
What's this life if not something to explore?

We are strangers dancing on a foreign shore
Speak desire, you know we're searching for it all
Look to the lights out in the endless sky
Open your wings and fly
Track Name: Siren
Sun rise in a golden sky
Life to you ain't worth the writing
Three words just to leave me behind
You can't smell the smoke, till you hear the siren

You burn this house down, take no prisoners
The only thing thing that I want is to have you here in it
As it all goes up

Sun rise in a burning sky
This to you is just deciding
I should have know, should have left you alone
But you don't taste the fuel till the match has been thrown

You burn this house down, take no prisoners
The only thing thing that I want is to have you here in it
As it all goes up

Cauterize the wound
Heady like a heat drenched afternoon
Nothing new under the sun
But I never saw it coming

You burn this house down, take no prisoners
The only thing thing that I want is to have you here in it
As it all goes up
Track Name: Conquer and Divide
I’m not looking for the fairytale end
But is my life is worth enough to defend it?
I won’t dwell on the pieces you hide
Oh it doesn’t matter that your smile’s your disguise
I looked beneath my feelings for fear
And found the confusion of desire and despair
And when you retreat behind the cage round your heart
I’m still happy to hold onto the part you gave away to me

But you refuse the invitation
Immune to the invocations I made at your side
Oh you conquer me and divide my mind

The room was at swim like the threads had been torn
At first I was free as a child newborn
I caught the look carved into your face
And now I’m dreaming of a fatal embrace
I woke up in the harem of king
Guilty pleasures then the executioners ring
You spoke to me though the lines had been forced
The curtains fell but I made no recourse to escape

You indulge me as your fascination
Then refuse my inclinations as I chase my demise
You conquer me and divide my mind

What have I become?
Trying to shake the stars out of my head
What have I begun, what part's come undone?
As I shake the stars out

You indulge me as a fascination
You lead me ever onwards then you cast me aside
Oh you conquer me and divide my mind
I drown in your interpretation
You refuse my invitation to succumb to mine
Oh you conquer me and divide my mind
Track Name: Empty Horizon
I cling to my youth, wisdom and age holds no candle for me
Not ration nor truth against blissful ignorance
There is happiness found in my carelessness and on selfish grounds
No shackles are on my life

I’m lying here on my island, staring up into my eyelids
No cares in the world, with nothing to hope for
Another day on my island, watching my life declining
The ship comes in, to take me away

I would walk out of here, abandoning all the familiar faces
The ties that bind me to this place
If I could wrap myself up in the arms of sleep
Burn off the months it would take me to keep the wolves at bay
I would torch my memory

I’m lying here on my island, staring up into my eyelids
No cares in the world, with nothing to hope for
But another day on my island watching my life decline
Till the ship comes in to take me away

A castaway, alone on this isle
Ship comes in - take me away
The freedom to live in aching denial
Ship comes in - take me away
Empire of love, a throne in the wild
Ship comes in - take me away
Smoke signal lifts up an empty horizon