Kick The Moon

by Central Rain

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $9 AUD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A beautiful CD with full-colour booklet to have and to hold

    Includes unlimited streaming of Kick The Moon via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $20 AUD or more 

     

1.
When you can't stand still You've got your head against the grill And the flames are rising And you haven't got the skill To control the fire That's burnin' from within And it's your desire That's keeping her from him But she don't want to notice (She's getting over you) But he's got time to focus And free the mind division When you can't stand still You've got your head against the wind And the wheels are turning But you're going nowhere still Now the money's higher And the lining getting thin And it's your desire To know you're gonna win And she don't seem to notice (She's getting over you) But he's got time to flourish And free the mind division
2.
So many people here Too many beat the system Where are the means to justice? Run away or the cops will bust us Anticipation Hiding emotions well A rollercoaster Into the ocean swell Got to be perfect So many preachers here Too many cheat the system Where are the ones who run this? Where are they when we need them? Anticipation Hiding emotions well A rollercoaster Into the ocean swell Got to be perfect All the trees have fallen over You can sit upon my shoulders
3.
People always say I'm wrong But I never get lost With the punch line honey People try to prove me wrong But I'm never gonna drown In the deep end honey Never gonna fight in a life like this Gonna take it for walk And then I'll blow a little kiss I never get to work on time People always say I'm high But I never get lost In the smoke haze honey People always asking why I never get thrown In the deep end honey Never gonna break from this vice-like grip I've been shakin' like a leaf Ever since the bottle slipped I never get to work on time Long ago I remember when I told you so Time goes on And I remember where I had to go Remember where I had to go... Never get lost in a place like this We'll lay along the lines And I’ll blow a little kiss I never get to work on time...
4.
I've got a pocket full of hope I bought it at a corner shop It made me a man But I didn't get to think a lot I'm following the sound The sound of the future It may be a scam Or just a bit of getting used to In a song (I can remember) In a song (I can remember) I can hear the wind blow I can see the side show I can feel the warning I can see my son grow As the time stands still And the light glows dim I've got a pocket full of dope I bought it at a corner shop I never want to smoke I always drew it in though I'm following the sound The sound of the future It may be a scam Or just a bit of getting used to In a song (I can remember) In a song (I can remember) I can hear the wind blow I can see the side show I can feel the warning I can see my son grow As the time stands still And the light glows dim
5.
There's a cold wind blowin’ From the corner of the sky As the fire turns to ashes She makes it come alive She makes it come alive There's a storm cloud coming From the corner of the room And the lightbulb flickers With an emptiness and gloom With an emptiness and gloom And I miss our conversations When we're lying on the bed And we skip like broken records And we're back and forth again And no one understands As the daylight breaks his glance I'm taking another chance I'm going to take control I'm gonna watch over your shoulder I'm gonna do all I know There's a blue sky comin’ From the corner of the room And the sunlight's sleeping In the shadow of the moon In the shadow of the moon And I miss our conversations When we're lying on the bed And we skip like broken records And we're back and forth again And no one understands As the daylight breaks his glance I'm taking another chance I'm going to take control I'm gonna watch over your shoulder I'm gonna do all I know
6.
You've got some tricks up in your sleeve Now I've seen them all before Can you show me to your door? Can you take me to your room? Come inside Come on through Can I stay? You've got some sugar in your tea Now you’re as sweet as you can be I can see you clear now I can see the fall There's a world For you and me Can I stay?
7.
Sailin' alone with a one man show And I'm missing you I'm heading on home where I left my soul Yeah I'm missing you It's funny how our dreams have fallen so far I didn't mean to find you alone again But I'm missing you, I'm missing you And I just can't find my way home My dreams are left for dying My hopes are multiplying I just can't find my way back With leaves that drift forever For good but not for better Sailin' alone with a boat and row And I'm missing you I'm heading on home where I left my soul I'm missing you It's funny how our dreams have fallen so far I didn't mean to find you alone again But I'm missing you, I'm missing you And I just can't find my way home My dreams are left for dying My hopes are multiplying I just can't find my way back A leaf that drifts forever For good but not for better
8.
Drunk Punch 05:13
You don't wanna face it I just don't wanna go the wrong way And you don't wanna take it I just don't wanna look the wrong way You can take the bus I can take the train We can dance around in the pouring rain You don't want the ticket I just don't wanna look the wrong way And you don't wanna face it I just don't wanna look the wrong way You can take the punch I can take the kick We can dance around in a boxing ring And you don't wanna face it I just don't wanna look the wrong way And you don't want the ticket I just don’t wanna go the long way You can fly to Greece Buy a woollen fleece Stumble down the streets on the byway All of this and more Maybe I'm not sure...
9.
He was only 12 years old I'd met him once before Casing 'round this big old joint On the other side of town When they reopened up the case They found he was the one He killed a man for 20 dollars And he fled the town so long Just like in the older days Dark medicine decays Shooting up in poison veins The bad times start to fade Now those days have come and gone A Revolution in our head Taking pills to numb the pain One was white and the other red Goin' up on the hillside Gonna make some plans While we're getting high Right up on these mountains We can reach the sky Goin’ up on the hillside Gonna see some friends On the other side Right up on these mountains We can disappear... into the light Treated you like tainted gold An ornament on the shelf A parasite in awkward light In a makeshift iron cell All around this dirty town The people never speak Of Old Man Brown or that crazy clown Or the mountain at its peak Goin' up on the hillside Gonna make some plans While we're getting high Right up on these mountains We can reach the sky Goin’ up on the hillside Gonna see some friends On the other side Right up on these mountains We can disappear... into the light

about

Central Rain is the antidote to autotune: no-frills, melody-drenched indie rock that Blurs The Church, Neil Young, R.E.M. and the Go-Betweens. The first solo project for Melbourne musician Luke Thomas, the songs are written from the heart and produced without bells, whistles or studio trickery. New album "Kick The Moon" takes Thomas away from the lush pop of 2015 EP "Flying Information" and down a heavier, guitar-based road. “A lot of these songs are fairly upbeat,” he says, “and it's good fun having a bunch of tunes you can shake your ass to!” It’s still a typically eclectic affair, however; punchy, dynamic tracks ‘Mind Division’, ‘California Felt’ and first single ‘Hurricane Stan’ are interspersed with the jangle of ‘People Are Wrong’ and ‘Sailin’ Alone’, the dreamy, otherworldly ‘Geometry Drippings’ and beautiful, introspective ballad ‘Conversations’.

"Kick The Moon" was recorded direct to 2-inch tape in two days at The Aviary studios in Melbourne with bandmate Dean Willoughby contributing drum tracks and Thomas responsible for everything else. “It's too easy to chop and change parts on a computer and I got tired of that process,” says Thomas. “I wanted to get back to when I first started making records and do all the tracks live without any editing. When I initially came to Fraser (Montgomery) and Nick (Edin) at the Aviary with the idea, I think they thought I was a bit crazy and two days would be spreading it a bit thin, but we did it, and it was a very fun and rewarding process in itself.” Recording to tape also gives the songs a warmer sound compared to something going in and out of a computer. “You get that classic sound like a lot of those old records you love. There hasn't been much around in the last 10 or so years that has that quality and warmth and I think you can recognise it when you hear it.”

credits

released August 11, 2017

All songs written and produced by
Luke Thomas © 2017

Recorded, mixed and mastered by
Fraser Montgomery and Nick Edin
at The Aviary, Melbourne in July 2016
over a couple of cold winter nights.

All songs sung and played by Luke Thomas
except drums by Dean Willoughby

Special thanks to:
Carrie & Jack, Karen McAlister,
Mick Baty, Scott Thurling, Fraser & Nick,
Jeff Jenkins, Crispi Winsor, Chris Hext,
Erica Menting, Mal Pinkerton, Paul McManus
and Dean Willoughby

Dedicated to the memory of my dad,
Robert Thomas 1945–2017

www.centralrain.com

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Central Rain Melbourne, Australia

Central Rain is the antidote to autotune: no-frills, melody-drenched indie rock that Blurs The Church, Neil Finn and The Go- Betweens. The first solo project for Melbourne’s Luke Thomas (The Pictures, Deserters), his songs are written from the heart and recorded and performed with a refreshing honesty. ... more

contact / help

Contact Central Rain

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Central Rain, you may also like: