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House Keys 2

by Various Artists

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    Double CD album featuring 32 tracks of local love

    Artwork by George Levi

    All proceeds from the sale of this album go with love to 4ZZZ community radio

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    Companion A5 'zine to the 'House Keys 2' album featuring 20 south east QLD artists contributing pieces inspired by the term "House Keys" and living in Meanjin at large.

    Compiled and designed by George Levi

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1.
Alone in the dark is scary to me You wait it out Still believe that they're hiding there when I sleep You wait it out I can hear my ego talking at me loud Seriously could have given up by now Time moves slow You don't know I'm so happy you're here Please don't go I love you so I love you So happy you're here You're here You're here You're here Don't you think you're always stuck waiting for me Patiently Patiently Don't you think that there's better people to please Can't beliеve you stay with me I can hear my еgo talking at me loud Seriously could have given up by now Time moves slow You don't know But I'm so happy you're here Please don't go I love you so I love you So happy you're here Happy you're here Happy you're here Happy you're here Happy you're here
2.
I wish that I could find a way out Just so I could fuck the stars I hear them burning out so bright now I pull them closer to my heart I wish that I could find a rainbow Just so I could burn it down And in the ashes where it’s standing I’ll plant a tree and watch it grow No joy For it For it No joy For it For it For it For it No joy For it For it No joy For it For it No joy For it For it
3.
In the darkest time of the night You hold on tight Now you have nowhere else to go Don’t turn out the light Just go into the fight The time it takes to walk away When there is still so much to say My head was full until it burst To walk away would make it worse Don’t walk away It feels like death’s knocking at your door Don’t turn out the light Now you have nowhere else to stay Can you dream at all Can you dream at all The time it takes to walk away When there is still so much to say Your head was full until it burst To walk away would make it worse Don’t walk away Don’t walk away
4.
I don't go to parties baby 'cause people tend to freak me out Watch their lips You can work it out I can hear the words But I still don't know what it's all about You won't see me down the disco mama Bright lights really hurt my eyes I'd rather stay and dance with you To the funky music playing on your stereo Things don't get no better Better than you and me Things don't get no better Better than you and me I don't go to concerts baby Music's always up too loud Cigarettes and alcohol get up my arse I always lose you in the crowd You won't see me tribal raving baby 'cause I won't ever look that good I'd rather dance in ugly pants In the comfort of a lounge room in suburbia Things don't get no better Better than you and me Things don't get no better Better than you and me That's right Things don't get no better Better than you and me Things don't get no better Better than you and me That's right Better than you and me Better than you and me Better than you and me
5.
I notice too late To make a change To understand I notice too late To make a change To make a change The prophecy won’t wait Until another time Until another time The prophecy won’t change It stays the same It stays the same I notice too late To make a change To make a change I notice too late To make a change To make a change
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I used to say dumb things I guess I still do I'm doing it again But that's what happens When you're in view More used to naked men You said leave the light on Don't be frightened I don't know how long I can wait to see if my Apology's accepted Too proud to hang my head In shame beside your bed But sometimes you want something So bad you'll grab anything You said that's ridiculous There's only one thing that precious I don't know how long I can wait to see if my Apology's accepted I gotta know is my Apology accepted Apology accepted Apology accepted Time and time again Your soft eyes close In trust above me Such a simple question I pretended I was sleeping I didn't know anything But you I'm keeping I don't know how long I can wait to see if my Apology's Accepted I gotta know is my Apology accepted I gotta know is my Apology accepted I gotta know is my I gotta know is my Apology accepted
8.
I've got a message for you and it's urgent Bom-bom-bom I've got a message for you and it's dammit Bom-bom-bom I've got a message for you and it's Gone gone gone I've got a message for you and it's Haaaah Sixty forty eighty thirty Don't believe in playing dirty Sixty forty eighty thirty Huh Huh Huh Huh Generating love on the weekend Even though I know we are good friends Close your eyes and boy we can pretend Keep it quiet we'll kiss in the deep end I've got a message for you and it's urgent Bom-bom-bom I've got a message for you and it's dammit Bom-bom-bom I've got a message for you and it's Gone gone gone I've got a message for you and it's Haaaah I've got a message for you I've got a message for you You're killing me You're killing me You're killing me You're killing me I've got a message for you and it's urgent Bom-bom-bom I've got a message for you and it's dammit Bom-bom-bom I've got a message for you and it's Gone gone gone I've got a message for you and it's Haaaah
9.
Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes And I am taken to a place where your crystal mind And magenta feelings take up shelter in the base of my spine Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola I don't need to try to explain I just hold on tight And if it happens again I might move so slightly To the arms and the lips and the face Of the human cannonball that I need to I want to Well come stand a little bit closer Breathe in and get a bit higher You'll never know what hit you When I get to you Ooh I want you I don't know if I need you but Ooh I'd die to find out Ooh I want you I don't know if I need you but Ooh I'd die to find out I'm the kind of person who endorses a deep commitment Getting comfy getting perfect is what I live for But a look then a smell of perfume It's like I'm down on the floor and I don't know what I'm in for Conversation has a time and place In the interaction of a lover and a mate But the time of talking using symbols using words Can be likened to a deep sea diver Who is swimming with a raincoat Come stand a little bit closer Breathe in and get a bit higher You'll never know what hit you When I get to you Ooh I want you I don't know if I need you but Ooh I'd die to find out Ooh I want you I don't know if I need you but Ooh I'd die to find out Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes And I am taken to a place where your crystal mind And magenta feelings take up shelter in the base of my spine Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola I don't need to try to explain I just hold on tight And if it happens again I might move so slightly To the arms and the lips and the face of the human cannonball That I need to I want to Ooh I want you I don't know if I need you but Ooh I'd die to find out Ooh I want you I don't know if I need you but Ooh I'd die to find out Ooh I want you I don't know if I need you but Ooh I'd die to find out I'd die to find out Ooh I want you I don't know if I need you but Ooh I'd die to find out I'd die to find out Ooh I want you I don't know if I need you but Ooh I'd die to find out I'd die to find out Ooh I want you I don't know if I need you but Ooh I'd die to find out
10.
I'll chew through the ropes that are holding you down When your beauty's a memory I'll still be around My fabulous past, what good is it now As your song floats down over the town I was a bubble in a spirit level I was insane I hung out all strung out in the February rain To forget all the years I was calling your name As your song floats down over the town So let's toss out the false Let's bring in the true Let's ring out the old And ring in the new New things to care about New things to hope Gonna steal from the happy songs Ellington wrote Leave the world in the pocket of my winter coat As your song floats down over the town What am I gonna do with you Tie you up with black ribbons Tie you up with black ribbons The days became weeks The weeks became months There's so many things you've finished I haven't even begun Watch as a good thing turns into junk As your song floats down over the town Lola was a kitten in a paper bag Running up from the subway and into a cab Whatever she wore she could never look bad As your song floats down over the town What am I gonna do with you What am I gonna do with you Tie you up with black ribbons Tie you up with black ribbons Black ribbons Tie you up with black ribbons
11.
Wandering away from the crowd When I ceased being able to weave and bump and barrel Left the world to its loud desires It's inane smoking grime and grapple No path dramatically cleared I wasn't guided by a beaming probe of light to the ledge I just forgot to want and need for a moment and found myself at the edge Look what I've found A new kind of loud Look what I've found A new kind of loud I sang out a wild call just to hear the echo bounce and boogie and flit I begged, cajoled, ground my teeth and cried just to see how the feelings fit My face wild My eyes week My nose run Let me fingers fiddle and guide me on Found I was a long lost son Joined a janglin' jam that jumped and jived till the night was gone Look what I've found A new kind of loud Look what I've found A new kind of loud Look what I've found A new kind of loud Look what I've found A new kind of loud Look what I've found A new kind of loud Look what I've found A new kind of loud Look what I've found A new kind of loud
12.
Hello there old friend Staring at the wall again You'll be there That's what you said But that was all pretend You said it You meant it Don't you dare forget it I did it I regret it You don't need to make me feel like shit The last words The wrong words At the end of time The last words The wrong words At the end of time You said it You meant it Don't you dare forget it I did it I regret it You don't need to make me feel like shit And all my friends hate me I know, I know And all my friends hate me I know, I know You said it You meant it Don't you dare forget it I did it I regret it You don't have to make me feel like shit You said it You meant it Don't you dare forget it I did it I regret it You don't have to make me feel like shit I've never felt relaxed I've never felt relaxed Not once in my life I've never felt relaxed I've never felt relaxed Not once in my life
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Crystal laser, a furnace, a fire A circuit explodes and dismantles to desire Many codes of romance I’ll pencil in the last dance of existence And cosmically Burning patterns in my mind Burning patterns in mind Dirty patterns in my mind Dirty patterns in my mind Dirty packets in my mind Burning records in my mind What would they say If they found out You’re nothing but a computer Not capable of loving and feeling Just like a human I don’t care I would love you the same Touch your buttons and print out your name You're a secret electric bermuda And I’d live outdated for you In 1982 Crystal laser, a furnace, a fire A circuit explodes and dismantles to desire Many codes of romance I’ll pencil in the last dance of existence And cosmically You’ve got a photo of Stargazing motorhomes You’ve got a love bird Sunburnt on tender cheek Print out a love receipt Holiday hologram We’ve got a triangle woman computer chip What would they say If they found out You’re nothing but a computer Not capable of loving and feeling Just like a human I don’t care I would love you the same Touch your b-ttons and print out your name You're a secret electric Bermuda And I’d live outdated for you It’s 1982
15.
If you go downtown just beware There’s a demonstration in the square The boys in blue are everywhere See the lads sitting in the park Hear the door slam Hear the dogs bark They’re keeping the city safe after dark The minister for corruption’s working late He wants a piece of the action in race 8 No S.P. here he’s ringing interstate The kids at Aurukun have to go To keep big business on the go While Joh gets his shares in Colmaco Who was the bagman Who was the hitman Who were the frontmen Who were the big men In the national scam Hello, hello is that you dear Well what’s that clicking noise I hear Walls have eyes and phones have ears Who's that knocking at the door At 6am, must be the law Right you know what we're looking for A state of emergency for the ‘boks And then to show the workers who’s boss You think you’ve got rights They’re already lost So you don’t want to know You’ve heard it before But if you cop this lot You’ll sure get some more Where to now from ‘84
16.
We were alone Alone in the world We dragged along for the ride Just to see where it would go I had to listen to the times And listened I tried We hung it all on the stars, on the moon But you weren't amused You were my muse We tagged along On the moon and the stars We tagged along On the moon and the stars And the landslide Took away it all You had to go Took away it all You had it all You had it all You had everything And listen to me You wouldn't listen to the stars We had it all Didn't we have it all We hung it on the moon The moon The moon It happened so soon So soon So soon And we tried it all Tried everything And it's gone now babe It's gone We are made of silence Of wishing and words We are made of mountains Of clouds and dirt We are made of amps And watts and hertz We are made of stars
17.
Saw you last night Golden and shining Dust painted light You always Shine It’s been an age Since you stood close beside me Whispered my name That night the mist engulfed us And do you ever Do you ever fear The love that lies behind you Do you ever Do you ever fear The love that lies behind you Was it a dream The fog that swirled around us Lights following You tore me to pieces And do you ever Do you ever fear The love that lies behind you And do you ever Do you ever fear The love that lies behind you Pieces From a faraway time Pieces From a faraway time Where do they go Where do they go Where do they go Where do they go
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Walking down Burning up I look at you and light it up You're a sight for sore eyes Don't know how it gets me like it does But coming up short is a sure thing Makes me wanna run, run, run Waking up Sleepy eyed Staring at the light's glow I'm keeping you at arm's length love Tell me that I'm right All of this gotta mean something That memory can kill a man But coming up short is a sure thing Can feel it when you hesitate I feel it when you hesitate I feel it when you hesitate You say you coming up from the southwest Tell them that you're travelin', travelin' You're a sight for sore eyes Don't know why I hesitate and I can fall apart Tell me that your love is a sure thing Tell me that your love is a sure thing You're a sight for sore eyes Don't know why I hesitate and I can fall apart Tell me that your love is a sure thing Tell me that your love is a sure thing You say you coming up from the southwest Tell them that you're travelin', travelin' Figure it out on the highway And I'm a million miles away You're a sight for sore eyes Don't know why I hesitate and I can fall apart Tell me that your love is a sure thing Tell me that your love is a sure thing You're a sight for sore eyes Don't know why I hesitate and I can fall apart Tell me that your love is a sure thing Tell me that your love is a sure thing Tell me that your love is Tell me Tell me that your love is a sure thing Sure thing
20.
I'm just gonna stand here with my bag hangin' off my left arm I'm just gonna walk home kickin' stones at parked cars But I had a great night 'cause you kept rubbing against my arm Yeah I'm just gonna stand here with my bag hangin' off my left arm My left arm Get me a drink, I get drunk off one sip Just so I can adore you I want the entire street out of town Just so I can be alone with you I'll go when you're ready My head's gettin' heavy Pressed against your arm I adore you I adore you All of my money is spent on these nights Just so we can hang out Squeezin' in and out of these robes I want to be found by you Found by you Get me a drink, I get drunk off one sip Just so I can adore you I want the entire street out of town Just so I can be alone with you I'll go when you're ready My head's gettin' heavy Pressed against your arm I adore you I adore you I kick the gutter Break my bones Ancient gravestones Watch me, watch her take the throne She’s known as the ancient mother Anybody else wanna touch my lover Get me a drink, I get drunk off one sip Just so I can adore you I want the entire street out of town Just so I can be alone with you I'll go when you're ready My head's gettin' heavy Pressed against your arm I adore you I adore you I adore you I adore you
21.
All my life I keep it tight And she's alright Won't stay tonight Skin so white Never been outside Sun so bright Burning in my eyes Is she coming round What's it all about Can you feel it now I can feel it now Feel it now Dance now Is she coming round What's it all about Can you feel it now I can feel it now Feel it now Dance now She's so bright Even in the rain In this life There's not enough time Stay dancing in the dark tonight Without your heart That's when I die Is she coming round What's it all about Can you feel it now I can feel it now Feel it now Dance now Is she coming round What's it all about Can you feel it now I can feel it now Feel it now Dance now Is she coming round What's it all about Can you feel it now I can feel it now Is she coming round What's it all about Can you feel it now I can feel it now I'm halfway there I'm halfway there Can you feel it now I can feel it now
22.
Why do I bother I don't know I'll turn off my radio Day after day The airways are awash With songs of ones in love And those who are out of There's just not enough songs about squash Maybe to you it's just a game Maybe somewhere you heard the name Not for the claustrophobic A pastime for the posh Without sounding too peculiar If it's a cardiovascular You're after then you can't go past squash Netball, t-ball, orienteering Are all worth a second hearing Football, handball, four-in-a-square Are all good but they just don't compare I hope I'm speaking clearly Because there's no not nearly Enough songs about squash Squash Squash Oh no it's raining We'll have to cancel tennis training But look here, never fear Throw down that mackintosh I know a game under a roof It's just four walls and the truth It's fun, rain, hail or sun It's squash Red dot, green dot, yellow dot ball Try and bounce it off the wall Headband, wristband, fuzzy handled racket Can't some DJ play a squash song in their bracket? Though I'm not trying to fool ya It'll either kill or cure ya It's squash You see there's not enough songs There's not enough songs There's not enough songs about squash You see there's not enough songs There is not enough songs There's not enough songs about squash
23.
Take love take the longest road Take love take the easy road Take love take it extra slow Take love take the long way home Take love take the open road Take love and take it slow I want to be someone Take love and take it home Take love and let it go Take love to the open road Take love take the endless road Take love take it really slow Choose love the fastest car Take love take the fastest car Find love and find your home Find love find the afterglow Take love that extra mile Take love that extra mile Take love take the longest road Take love take the long way home Take love and take it home Take love let it go slow Make love make it extra slow Make love take it really slow I want to be someone I want to be someone Find love find the easy road Find love let it come and go Find love find the open road Find love and take it slow
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[instrumental] Lyrics from the original: Yum! Yum ! Got to have it! Yum! Yum ! Got to have it! Yum! Yum ! Got to have it! Choc-o-block freak I've got a little problem and it's not unique Like so many other people I'm a choc-o-block freak I can't get enough of it morning noon or night You'll find me here indulging in pure delight
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New Land Old Sun New Land Old Sun New Land Old Sun New Land Old Sun
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Shaketown I took you underground Shakeytown And then I ran you down Shakeytown You didn't make a sound Shakeytown Break it down I made you black and blue Break it down I put my hands on you Break it down I made you see that you'd Break it down I hope I hope I hope there's something wrong I hope I hope I hope there's something wrong Shakeytown I took you underground Shakeytown And then I ran you down Shakeytown You didn't make a sound Shakeytown Pick apart The pieces on the floor Pick Apart You're always wanting more Pick Apart You're running to the door Pick apart I hope I hope I hope there's something wrong I hope I hope I hope there's something wrong I hope I hope I hope there's something wrong I hope I hope I hope there's something wrong I hope I hope I hope I hope I hope I hope
29.
Blessed in our union Our mutual unspoken demands We're oceans apart forever after Always forever you hold on inside of your heart To memories of the past that you can call on Let’s go back to 0 0 4 If you recall I'm standing with a girl I used to love You held my hand And I spoke with her and I mentioned you And you respond with songs about a band We used to adore I don't listen to them anymore Keeping your time with the rational academy I journaled you in songs That won't forget you Thinking back when I met you And you were friends with boys and girls in bands That we used to support in 2004 Go back to 0 0 4 Do you recall, you're standing with a girl you used to love Who lost her way I don't talk about her anymore Now you've got your new song I don't talk about her anymore Now you've got your new song I don't talk about her anymore Let's go back to 0 0 4 Do you recall, you're singing with a band You used to go to all our shows I don't think about it anymore Now you've got your new song I don't think about it anymore Now you've got your new song I don't think about it anymore Now you've got your new song I don't think about it anymore
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The Warrego’s calling your name Across the open plain Westerlies starting to blow On the Warrego Warrego Warrego Warrego Over placid hills Helidon’s milk bar grills Up the range we go On the Warrego Warrego Warrego Warrego Wheels of industry grind Torrington’s left behind Up the Oakey Road On the Warrego Warrego Warrego  Warrego We go Warrego We go Warrego Warrego Warrego Warrego Warrego
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House Keys is a compilation series of cover songs featuring south east QLD artists paying tribute to south east QLD artists.

Magnitudes of gratitude to everyone who contributed to this release.

All proceeds from this album go with love to 4ZZZ community radio.

4zzz.org.au

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released September 20, 2023

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Artwork by George Levi (@georgelevi__)

Overall master by Andrew Garton

Curated by 4000 Records

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