Modern

by Leo Nine

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1.
03:18
wish i could tell you almost everything but things on the surface won’t let you in why can’t we talk about love and faith wish i could hold everything i learn categorised by the date it’s taught why look at life when it’s not so true but we do but we do why was i scared of companionship take it to war, s.s. loneliness look down the aisle as she walks to me and i do and i do
2.
02:59
all help for me you take my breath down when you touch my face how many times? you lift me up you take my pain down when you touch my face how many times? you think you’ve found a way out but all you’ve been is set up all help for me you take my breath down you touch my face
3.
03:43
she is enough she is more than enough for me why can’t she be interested new tragedy taken inside she has taken all my pride and then some more everyday new tragedy take your time please take your time i need this life i need this life she is enough she is more than enough for me why can’t i be everything that i need to be a simple life that we try to complicate and sometimes life just makes you wait new tragedy take your time please take your time i need this life i need this life i want this christ i give it back, back to you she is enough she is more than enough for me why can’t she be anything but new tragedy pride has taken a dive and every world around is collapsed and i can see every dream new tragedy
4.
inside the king outside the queen her subjects are weary so swings the hand chaos ensues the sadness of many the violence of few learn inside the pain outside the squeal a slow deconstruction so swings the hand chaos ensues a willing surrender the promise of truth learn all my years i’m leaving now i stay i’ll come running back and back again all my tears i’m leaving underground so i’ll bury them i’ll bury them inside the king outside the queen a bleeding example so swings the hand chaos ensues the sad misdirection the chaos of youth
5.
03:53
when everything is going wrong and i find myself in a corner still you believe in me when everything is upside down and my world is wrong you never let go of me can’t you see the beauty everyone falls down can’t you feel the beauty everyone comes round when my faith is losing it’s taste and i find myself on the outside still you believe in me when my face is less than light my will is gone you never let go of me can’t you see the beauty everyone falls down can’t you feel the beauty everyone comes round when this world is burning down back to dust where it started i know you are there with me when everything is upside down my world is wrong
6.
04:51
couldn’t take another dive couldn’t leave the house alone somebody’s wrong sadness has known me for too long sometimes, sometimes i let you down but i won’t let it slide i won’t let this love collide i won’t let this love collide it’s fine inside couldn’t lead myself away couldn’t leave the girl alone somebody’s wrong sadness has known me for too long sometimes, sometimes i let you down but i won’t let it slide i won’t let this love collide i won’t let this love collide it’s fine inside couldn’t burn the house again i had to lead myself away somebody’s right happiness has broken through the ground sometimes, sometimes i let you down but you won’t let me die and i’ll let this love collide and i’ll let this love collide and i’ll let this love collide and i’ll let this love collide you’re on my side
7.
04:22
maybe, you're washed out life has bruised all of us beauty, lost in sex we're so... modern and it gets me down if you're trying to get a rise out of me well you got one everybody's talking at me and then the conversation stops if you're trying to get a rise out of me well you got one easy, think it out destroy or communicate beauty, lost in sex we're so... modern and it gets me down if you're trying to get a rise out of me well you got one everybody's talking at me and then the conversation stops if you're trying to get a rise out of me well you got one close your eyes, it's easier that way life can give or take away slow down, it's all around come back round
8.
04:53
light from the sky’s come to take you away cause you’re different everybody’s trying to lead you astray but it’s all under way lay down your arms get ready leave what you have you’re changing it’s real “wake up honey better go grab the kids something’s happening better get them down to the basement quick i’ll be down there soon (make them happy) (keep them quiet) i’ve got a plan (but it’s useless) everything’s changing! it’s burning...” it’s real everything is trying to take you down change your lifestyle (and it’s awful) everybody’s trying to lead you astray (and they won’t stop at this) lose what you have it’s worthless planes to the sky it’s burning it’s real
9.
03:34
somebody tell me when they’re gone all the other children laugh and jeer i never started anything seems i cause a stir just being here somebody tell me where to hide my normal place is too well known i never swore at anyone you should hear the things they yell at me exit signs i’m on my knees then jesus takes my hand the second sign a simple life with simple men every word they say sets up it’s home and every time i feel alone a voice inside me speaks so i am not exit signs i’m on my knees then jesus takes my hand then i know somebody thinks the world of me then i know somebody thinks the world of me exit signs i’m on my knees then jesus takes my hand it takes a lot to get down on your knees it takes a lot to get down on your knees please
10.
burn everything we are too far upwind the smell of fear might turn us in leave everything the time has come to move away this tide of chance might lead us home don’t cry it’s alright in time we’ll all go out in amazing light leave everyone friends and family can’t go here this time it’s you and me burn everything at least these things can keep us warm the silent world of amazing grace don’t cry it’s alright in time we’ll all go out in amazing light everybody’s staring now no-one talks nobody talk friends are down and everyone’s round but no-one seems to think anything is wrong trying to speak trying to talk everything inside just can’t come out, it’s over on my knees please i offer everything then it’s over don’t cry it’s alright in time we’ll all go out in amazing light
11.
you don’t bring me flowers any more even your diamonds are rough you and your friends, fancy friends you all go dancing but nobody thinks to invite me you don’t make me laugh any more it’s been so long, i’m so lonely now you’re a star, super-star and you’re on t.v. swinging your charms with all the girls you don’t bring me flowers any more even your diamonds are rough you and your friends, fancy friends you all go dancing is that the way it’s gonna be?
12.
03:33
it’s ok the mercy bell is ringing you see yourself as an optical illusion don’t say no-one ever kicks you when you’re down i know you’re lying, the blood is trickling from your mouth your face is bruised and very blue it’s alright the air outside is singing you see your world as an optical illusion slow down don’t forget to turn the engine off if you can’t hear they come and break into your house when you’re not home and steal things

about

"I wish I could tell you almost everything.." ('Wish')

"'Modern' hints towards the dark intensity of Sunny Day Real Estate, and the pop songsmanship of Neil Finn or Evan Dando" - RAVE MAGAZINE

Initially released in 1998 under their previous monkier 'Battered Fish', Leo Nine has re-released "Modern".

"We're so... modern. And it gets me down.." ('Rise')

The latest album, 'Modern', was more introspective and their most impressive release yet. Caleb describes it as a summary of life during the last two years for the band. Described by one reviewer as appealing to those who "like Radiohead but think Thom Yorke needs to get some hope in
life", it is sometimes dark, sometimes pained, but suffused throughout with a hope in something bigger than this world can offer. The musicianship is excellent, but compliments rather than clouds the songs. It's indie rock with intelligence - they not only sound good, they have something to say, and say it in a way that strikes deep inside.

"burn everything... we are too far upwind, the smell of fear might turn us in..." ('Amazing Light')

credits

released June 6, 2008

Originally released 1998 under the "Battered Fish" moniker. Original album credits:

Produced by Battered Fish, co-produced & engineered by Mark McElligott, mastered by Don Bartley at Studios 301, Sydney. Recorded and Mixed at Sunshine Studios, Brisbane. All songs written by C.James (control), except "Knees" and "Reverend Love" written by J.Bennett, C.James & M.Gray (control) and "Sometimes" written by C.James & J.Bennett (control). Music by Matthew Gray, Jeremy Bennett, & Caleb James. Strings arranged and conducted by Toby Wren, performed by Jane Elliott (cello), Shenton Gregory (1st violin), Justin Tresidder (viola) & Rhylla Mitchell (2nd violin). Art direction, photography & design by Mark Usher & Jeremy Bennett for Think [Hard Art] & Caleb James.

Thanks to Jesus, Leonie Gray, Jennifer Bennett, Ben Hockey, Scott Mullane, Australian Academy of Music, Suzanne Johnson, Rob Camilleri, Murray Darnill, Dave Neil, Kath O'Hanlon, Glad Tidings City Church, Reuben James, Grant Nelson, Paul von Denvar, Joel Warden, Ken Hartwig, Stephan Langella, Roger O'Connor, Phil Usher, Craig Giles, Steve Pope, Wayne McFetridge, Jeff Elbel, Monkey & Bruce Lee, K.I.T.T.

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