Brothington

by Kyle Brothers

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Twenty years worth of Kyle's best music has been hydraulically compacted onto this acoustic masterpiece. Over two years in the making, it is also the love child of Dion Lobb, who makes waves in the big boy's pool as producer here. Open your ears and your heart to the legend of Brothington!

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released April 18, 2014

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Kyle Brothers Bungendore, Australia

I am an musician, artist and a teacher, specialising in teaching children to play guitar. I am based near Canberra, ACT, Australia and this is my debut release. At 17 I learned to play, becoming a songwriter when practice eventually became exploration. My music fits mostly within the Folk genre with many influences. I hope that there will be many more albums to follow as I'm writing all the time. ... more

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Track Name: Beacons of Light
1. B E A C O N S O F L I G H T
The week through to Friday just flies And the Sunday reveals all the lies We laugh we cry don’t know why We dance we fall by the wayside Won’t you tell me why? I’m here hanging high and dry This line won’t keep running along Every system’s down eventually And we’re born of a sequence and leave only lesions in time, line, find, grind Sail into these winds and leave only beacons of light Leave all your memories to die As the notions they sweep ‘cross the sky We break we crack all the time While we talk of needing and desire Won’t you tell me why? I’m here hanging high and dry The patterns are shapeless ideals ‘Cause this life isn’t ninety degrees And we’re born of a sequence and leave only lesions in time, line, find, grind Sail into these winds and leave only beacons of light Should we pick up the slack of the trite? Or leave all the blind to find sight? We walk and it feels like razor wire Beat down we call for a cease fire Won’t you tell me why? I’m here hanging high and dry Now if I ever landed a deal Then I’d handle it with alacrity But I’m still born of a sequence and I’ll leave only lesions in time, line, find, grind Try to sail into these winds and leave only beacons of light
Track Name: Ward of the State
2. W A R D O F T H E S T A T E
Forged in dust on this big stage Came in on the sunset train He thought about his angel It takes two x2 Crooked walking creaking bones An unkind face that nature’d sewn He thought about an angle To make it through Make it through And he said You lean you lie I’ve seen it half a million times In love and in crime And I would like to send it down the line It’s jinxed strychnine And I have seen it half a million times It’s love it’s unkind And I would like to send it down the line And do anything for me And I’m singing so sweetly Yeah I’m a birdy in your tree Counting leaves And there’s anything but sleep In the corner on my heap And now all I do is dream of that scene Pushed from pillar to the post With no one left but him to toast Just drinking with his angel It takes two x2 Sinking down on rocky bed With no one ‘round to mend his head Just pleading with his angel It takes two x2 And he said Maybe it’s time I’ll see it one and half a million times It’s love it’s divine And I would like to lay it on the line Well at least I’m kind ‘N’ I’ve seen it more than half a million times It’s love it’s a crime And I will see you somewhere down the line If left I’d pine So I will leave along with you this time I’m yours by design That’s why I’m drifting through this green stop sign And do anything for me And I’m singing so sweetly Yeah I’m a birdy in your tree Counting leaves And there’s anything but sleep In the corner on my heap And now all I do is dream of that scene I leave no indent in time And no family just a line It was so heavy and so fine Pay no mind A resting place is marked by crows Beside the steely ribbon flows An angel for the lend of It takes two x2
Track Name: People as Ants
3. P E O P L E A S A N T S
I hear an earth rumbling sound And I know just what I got to do yeah I sit on the ant hill and wait for my grub Thinking of cycles uncanned Now rain flows to rivers coursing down to the sea While we all trickle back to the city Where we trudge around with a ton on our backs Anti gravity at our command And that’s why People as ants Chorus: I Hear an earth rumbling sound And I know just what I got to do yeah Don’t let the people all down Is all you got to know just what to do yeah Save all the people from drowning Is all you got to know just what to do yeah Keep your four wheels firm to ground Antenna raised for all the world to see yeah So take out your flimpets your scaps and your glub Celebrate the strand on the land We’re building a reservoir big as the sea A sea of our arms and our legs And that’s why People as ants (Repeat Chorus) Now I’m going back to the nest Oh the nest is blessed Oh bless this nest If you please The pyramids weren’t blessed By celestial flesh They were made by you and me All dotted in the sand Toiling hand over hand In sychronicity Couldn’t believe What we achieved All for the peace of our kings and our queens Sweating in teams Splitting the seams (And you laughed And you smiled at me
say farewell) x2 (And you laughed And you smiled at me in saying farewell) x2
Track Name: For Now
4. F O R N O W
For now Don’t you whisper so loud Coz they’ll hear you and say No way And they are Condescendingly glad That you’ll see what they have And go their way And they are Born a fortunate brand Holding the upper hand Made of clay Chorus: I finally understand what is happening Out on a Tuesday back by one Hold on what’s on I’m out for amusement give me some So now Hold your breath for today Just work hard and make hay And pray Coz it’s here Lunatics come to play You’re remembered some day And you’ll hold sway And we are Born a similar cast Holding fast to our past And ours is the way (Repeat Chorus) And we’re soon to partake And we’re soon de da la lune de da la lune to partake And we’re soon to partake
Track Name: Black Sheep Folly
5. B L A C K S H E E P F O L L Y
Translation from Spanish: Here I am in Templemore Studio Time is passing as talent is wasted Chasing money only to exist Hanging on for that next pay cheque Black Sheep You’re missing every bone heep And this little doggy get a long sleep When this is overcome Black Street You’re catching every down beat And this little bogey get a ground sheet And whistle for income (These days are running away So I’ll stay for one more pay) x2 Tight String You can’t get lift on clipped wings And this little fledgling get a back sting And put under the thumb Victim It’s not you’re fault so blame them And this little battler’s got a checked run in And luck is underdone (These days are running away So I’ll stay for one more pay) x2 (I’m feeling over Feeling over Feeling overcome) x2 Translation from Spanish: The folly continues Where does fulfillment begin? (Repeat earlier verse) (I’m feeling over Feeling over Feeling overcome) x2 (It’s over let’s whisk him away Cold shoulder yeah/now he’s had his day) x2 Now he’s had his day x2
Track Name: Little Bears
6. L I T T L E B E A R S
I think it’s just unfair How little bears Can’t go on forever And I’ve got it in my mind Those little bears Dancing on forever When bears are dressed for sleep In winters deep In drifts they glow forever And I’ve tried to take good care Of my little bears Entrust their souls forever I think it’s just unfair How little bears Can’t go on forever And I’ve got it in my mind Those little bears Dancing on forever I keep on working all the time I can’t be with you tonight And I’ve lost these moments forever I know Oh I’ve made a mess of it at times My effort is a broken line And I keep seeing a worthwhile endeavour I know I have considered many times Men taking what is mine And I’d lose my girls forever I know Oh where did these gifts come from These little beauties one and one And our souls entwined forever I know Oh can’t you see it everyone My love goes on and on For these ladies and their mum I know x4 I think it’s just unfair How little bears Can’t go on forever And I’ve tried to take good care Of my little bears Entrust their souls forever
Track Name: Intermission
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Track Name: Rum Tum Tum
8. R U M T U M T U M
Hidden deep in a valley Is the place that we used to know Where the best of times scored a tally We had space to spread and grow At the end of a road in a valley Were the friends that we used to know They were Johnny, Jean, Tim and Sally Are the faces that we’d known Ay ay ay ay ay x2 Chorus: Rum tum tum I’ve got rum in my tum Diddle aye diddle oh To the valley I’ll go Diddle aye diddle oh To the valley I’ll go (Repeat) Hidden deep in that valley Emerged the seeds that we had sewn By the riverside flooded gully Where all of the time was our own I remember back to the valley How I ever was there I don’t know And as I sip on rum in the alley I remember that sweet ebb and flow I gotta go Ay ay ay ay ay x2 (Repeat chorus twice)
Track Name: No One's Laughing At All
9. N O O N E ‘S L A U G H I N G A T A L L
It all began that night on Hallaby Street A dinner a dance it was a regular treat Jack, Joe and Tom they got the better of me Even though I asked them just to let me be When they crossed the floor I remained in my seat What they said wasn’t right and quite unfit to repeat They laughed and said they’d catch right up with me They laughed and said they’d get the better of me Chorus: And all we know is no one’s laughing at all x2 Heel and toe the dancing feet clapped the floor Heel and toe and no one bothered at all On the verandah I sat to catch my breath and a seat Off in the dark a low whistle there was summoning me My senses were dulled when I discovered the three And their faces lit up with a sickening glee I never quite understood why mercy left me complete Was it the one Tom adored who I had swept off her feet? When the fun had gone out for them I couldn’t speak I was so tender of flesh and there was none left to beat (Repeat Chorus) And every day the scars reminded me Of what took place that night down there on Hallaby Street I saw a chance some years on as my blood boiled away I took a seat as the band set off that polka to play As I rose up to the trio that same laugh filled the air It was a smattering of evil and a devil may care I sought no reintroduction and got started right there And every blow hit the target with a purposeful snare And all we know is no one’s laughing at all x2 Heel and toe their sorry heads hit the floor Heel and toe and I had evened the score (Repeat) It all took place at night on Hallaby Street
Track Name: Darlin
10. D A R L I N
Verse: (Darlin how did your work go today And darlin was it the same as yesterday) x2 You were such a beauty You were laughing to me just the other day And darlin how did your work go today You’re on the career path With it You can multiple task Share it Using acronyms all (All through the day Fallin down) x2 All through the day (Repeat Verse) In the morning you pass by it It’s an ordinary task Shred it Press your face to the glass (All through the day Fallin down) x2 All through the day (Darlin how did your work go today And darlin was it the same as yesterday) x2
Track Name: Trees
11. T R E E S
Was it a signal? Was it a signal to me? I walked right through Between the two Was it a gateway? A threshold? A new dawn? So profuse in countless shapes Bearing all the fruit for this mobile race The finest art is attracting my gaze The finest art in three dimensional space Growing up through the decaying roofless barn Out of the rock face Out on the lawn Up and down this Gadigal street Up and down you’ll be glad to meet Chorus: And I’m talkin’ ‘bout trees I love it when they sway and twist and bend reflect the sunlight off their leaves my friend I’m open wide about trees I close my eyes and see trees When I’m sad and lonely and they are the one and only cure for my disease my friend I can’t deny I love trees I can’t sit tight about trees Under them I camp on holidays Through them I tramp A bird lover’s maze Filling out a hole in my days Both hard and soft they’re mending all my ways There in faith drawn up from Mother Earth Getting all they need from their place of birth Holdin’ out their limbs to the sky Holdin’ out and I know not why (Repeat Chorus Plus...) : Clap your eyes upon their beauty they’re performing all their duties standing still my friend I’m not so shy about trees I’m black and white about green ; About that green It’s such a shady scene Universal body Round and lignaphonic Rushing leaves and I’m attracted something chronic Universal body Radially symmetronic Always there when I’m in need of a visual tonic Trees When my nerves just freeze They always please They never cease I bow on my knees I’m so at ease Down I’m living down I’m by the trees I’m living in the dress circle of green city
Track Name: Trouble and Strife
12. T R O U B L E A N D S T R I F E
I spend my time trying to get away from you But when you’re gone there is nothing I can do You drive me crazy And I’m a big baby You got me wrapped around your little finger That’s what trouble and strife can do Some years have passed since I fell in line with you You probably think that it’s about time that I grew Some times are a bit wavy But it’s all gravy I’ll just be careful to avoid your stinger And not attempt to stage a coup When you’re not here I’m a dog without a bone
I watch the moon like ET without a phone Your gravity saves me when I’m a bit hazy I’m neither here neither there but I’ll finally find my own way home to you Yeah I don’t think I could hoe this row alone I’ll be the glasshouse and you can throw the stones You send me crazy But I’m a bit lazy You be the bell and I’ll be the dinger And we will make this tone ring true I spend my time trying to get away from you But when you’re gone there is nothing I can do You drive me crazy And I’m a big baby You got me wrapped around your little finger Yeah you make me wanna dress like Clinger But it’s enough to wanna make me linger That’s what trouble strife can do Trouble yeah
Track Name: Dance Floor
13. D A N C E F L O O R
She sought the light of the dance floor And he was a knight of the drum corp They were what each other lived on for Saved by the light of the dance floor She’d taken him on as a blank page He saw her alone in a clear phase But they’d have to get some more camouflage If they were to last more than two days Chorus: In the beginning they said it was true There was no sense of time just a banquet of you But he had said that knew a way through So they held on real tight and let circumstance brew And she’d assumed all along it was true He’d have a bottle of wine and a blanket for two But the reality was something cruel With a faint apparition of harmony too He tried to slay all the demons While she rode the monster of weekends Hold onto the night as it descends A tied twisted tangle of loose ends Now he’s all alone in the seasons To get up in the morning he needs reasons And she likes to go off the deep end Now if they want some love it’ll depend (Repeat Chorus) She sought the light of the dance floor And he was a knight of the drum corp They were what each other lived on for Saved by the light of the dance floor
Track Name: Heed Any Sound
14. H E E D A N Y S O U N D
Plant the seedlings in the ground And in the breeze they’re pulled down I settled down by the
dryest lake And the seasons they take And the seasons they take Movin’ in cirlces around Dappled shade in the foreground And it goes on like I say And I’m bound for a day like I say Dust fallin’ down Dust all around Pound for a pound Heed any sound Wavy roof tap down Moisten Jill’s frown Coz dust broke my crown In pale saffron grass lays a wooden door And I’m floating somewhere above the law This enterprise is so unsafe If I walk through will I go away And if I enter will I have to stay Look for my memory in the lost and found And all of my days scattered all around And it goes on like I say And I’m bound for a day like I say Dust fallin’ down Dust all around Pound for a pound Heed any sound x3 I’ll twist around Seasons lay down In broken ground And dust took my crown
Track Name: Saddle Up My Donkey + The Sweetest
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