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released May 15, 2015

Words and music by Graeme Auld and Emily Hall
Recorded and produced by Graeme Auld
Mastered at Banana Row Studios

Artwork by Hayley Fisher
www.hayleyfisherart.com
hayleyfisherart@gmail.com

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Should've Been An Astronaut Edinburgh, UK

Beginning as a duo with members Graeme Auld and Emily Hall. After a year or so writing and learning to record in a bedroom with no experience the two started adding members and fleshed out their sound which is a mixture of guitar based indie with synths and samplers. Members include; Adam Ferguson (drums), Richard Miller (bass), Duncan Bowers (synth/keys) and Vanda De Luca (backing vocals) ... more

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Track Name: Bleed
I never claimed to be more than flesh or anything better than human
You tore the crown from my skull before I even knew it was there
To throw those stones you need to break some glass
My simple heart will bury the shards and bleed it out

Go on and tear me limb from limb and then tell me it's 'cause you really care for me
I dare you to do it again and this time keep a straight face
I must've really got under your skin
for you to dig this hole to drop me in and keep me out

Hold me under the water
Bleed me out
Track Name: Big Mouth
I found myself with my guns around my neck
You took the first shot and you thought you knew what to expect
The loneliest feeling is realising that you have made a mistake
Assumed you were dealing with a specimen you could dominate and dissect

You and your big mouth have caused a lot of trouble
I don't suppose you thought, that I would bite you back

I'm gentle enough with a wealth of tolerance
But when you hit the rim, you should probably stop pouring
Your excuse is insulting and one I would expect from a child or a politician
And getting defensive is only helping me prove my point

You and your big mouth have caused a lot of trouble
I don't suppose you thought, that I would bite you back
You and your big mouth have caused a lot of trouble
Back-peddle all you like, you've hung yourself out to dry

If you close your eyes, you know you're not invisible
And the biggest surprise is that I'm not really surprised
There's no hard feelings in fact there's no feelings at all
Here endeth the lesson
I'm happy to close that door
Track Name: Driftwood
Black are the corners of my daydreams
Sometimes I see what's there and sometimes what's not
Sometimes I feel like driftwood
Drifting up stream with no destination
Nothing in the way thick night around me
A voice among the trees and always behind me
A curse upon the path that I have chosen
Take care where I tread and pray no harm will find me
Take care where I tread and pray no harm will find me

Sometimes I feel like driftwood x4
Track Name: Tough Times In Paradise
I'm terrified of my own shadow
So I stick to the lighted path
It's not the dark that chills me to my core
But the fear of what I carry inside

And it's so hard
Keeping straight and narrow
When the arrow of temptation's pointing straight at my heart

We like to think that we are good inside
Do the right thing and you'll get rewards
It's so hard remaining righteous
When you shoot me with that glance of yours

And it's so hard
Keeping straight and narrow
When the arrow of temptation's pointing straight at my heart

Some say love, it is a gift from God
Something beautiful in fairytales
But I say love, it is a serpent
Bites you in the heart and then leaves you for dead
Track Name: Through The Snow
Miles and miles I wander through the snow
Wonder how far I'll have to go