Release Me

from by The Lowlands

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Well I’m sitting in the pouring rain
Treetops hang their heads in shame
Everybody’s got someone to blame
But it all sounds uniquely the same
Even I to those that came before me

I got nothin’ new to say
My brain’s a sore mess anyway
I pulled an outlaw from his grave
And covered up the mess I made
With wet flowers and a card that reads ‘forgive me’

But that’s ‘cause times they did not change, no
A different view not rearranged
Children sing the same refrains
And gods still throw their men in chains
From the clouds can’t hear their cries

Release Me,
Oh, release Me,
Release Me
Ooh…

The flower-sellers on Main Street bed down for the night
And the colour-drained hounds move into the light
Cathy’s uptown but she knows what it’s like
‘Cause the sea to the centre heaves with the sight
But I aint asking you or anyone to just believe me

And Davey screamed, he wanted out
Land bare-bones from a drought
Well he left a note, ‘gone walkabout’
And to the sea he did shout

Release me,
Oh, release me,
Release me
Oooh….

(Solo)

Candles light the square like stars
And many thousand people march
Kids wave signs at passing cars
But we don’t give a fuck if it ain’t in our backyard

And crayon hands hold crayon bars
Tiny tears wash undrawn scars
Little lips they move apart
And for the thousandth time pray to the stars

Release me,
Oh release me,
Release me…
Oooh….

Well I’m sitting in the pouring rain
Treetops hang their heads in shame
Everybody’s got someone to blame
But it all sounds uniquely the same
Even I to those that came before me

credits

from The Lowlands EP, released December 2, 2016
Ella Hunt - vocals, rhythm guitar
Joel Davy - cello, double bass, keys, vocals
James Hunt - lead guitar, vocals
Sammy O'Brien - drums, vocals

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The Lowlands Canberra, Australia

Formed in Canberra in early 2016, the Lowlands write cleared-eyed, bittersweet folk songs. Coloured by the band's love of jazz and blues, their music is for drinking to, dancing to, or when you feel like you've got the rough end of the pineapple.

Their debut self-titled EP was released in December 2016, and they have since been enjoying bringing the EP to the stage with their intimate live show.
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