Desire Lines

by Carly Fern

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Desire Lines is the first album by Carly Fern independently released in 2012. Only 250 copies were released due to the intricate, handmade covers.

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released January 7, 2012

Thanks to: Scott Rogers, Jeff Springfield, Jarrad Will, Russell Boag, Mirra Seigerman, Rowan Richardson,
Thom Jackson, Robin Dalton, Emir Gubjevic, Clare Alleyway, Paul Marciniack, and The Betty Meringues.

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Carly Fern Castlemaine, Australia

Carly Fern is a multi-faceted performance, sound and installation artist, writer, know-it-all and imbecile.

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Track Name: Life on Leonard Street
Summer was about our swimming pool
and the kids from school would come
and Mum would make her lemonade
and we'd all have fun

And me and my best friend
Miss Madeline, we would pretend
that we were married
and our husbands played for Essendon

No more Sunday afternoons
and no more sunny holidays in June
no more having tea parties
beneath the weeping willow tree
no more wondering if you love me

And as the years went by
I watched my shadow grow
and I got too old
to lick the spoon and watch cartoons
the neighbours left
and the rabbits died
the boys got sick
and there were bushfires
but we all came out on the other side alive

No more Sunday afternoons
and no more sunny holidays in June
no more having tea parties
beneath the weeping willow tree
no more wondering if you love me

Coz now we're grown up (grown up)
they watched us grow up (grow up)
and now we're grown up (grown up)
yeah, now we're grown up.
Track Name: Tip of the Iceberg
The things people experience
in their lives
The things I hear about well they
blow my mind
There's so much to learn from don't
close your eyes

Keep them open
you will be surprised
Wear your heart on your sleeve
you will survive
Take out all of your fancy clothes tonight
and dance like you've never danced before

OOooh

I'm only at the tip of this
goddamn iceberg
waiting for the sun
to melt that icy sucker down
so my boat can move
along
The things people experience
in their lives
The things I hear about well they
blow my mind
There's so much to learn from don't
close your eyes

Keep them open
you will be surprised
Wear your heart on your sleeve
you will survive
Take out all of your fancy clothes tonight
and dance like you've never danced before
Track Name: Le Cheval Noir du Paris
He walks with a swagger
and a swing in his step
looks like a poet
rising out of the depths
of another time
that we all forget

He lives like his dreams
have already come true
from the past and the future
he brings wisdom to you
and the other ones
who wanna jive to his tune

looks like a butterfly
stings like a bee
greatest man
in my history

He walks with a swagger
a swagger
a swagger
looks like a butterfly
stings like a bee
Track Name: Blackpool
It's another cold day in this burnt out forgotten town
and the rain falls heavily on the cold forgotten ground
and it seems the sun forgot to rise again
coz it's dark and it's gloomy out there

The exhaustion overwhelms my body
for a moment there's a twang of clarity
then I know this won't be for long

The circus came to town many years ago
and the clowns they tore off their hats
and drowned in their sorrows

their noses turned red and their faces turned sad
and they spent their days wallowing in their sorows
at the bottom of a bottle

The exhaustion overwhelms my body
for a moment there's a twang of clarity
then I know this won't be for long

The exhaustion overwhelms my body
for a moment there's a twang of clarity
then I know this won't be (won't you take me away from here)
then I know this won't be for long
Track Name: Weight of the World
Take my hand
Take my soul
I'm not worthy of your love

We sat apart
I danced alone
To the slow beating of my heart

And it's not fair
It has to end
But it's over now lets not pretend

Take my hand
Take my soul
I'm not worthy of you love

Oooohs

Take my hand
Take my soul
I'm not worthy of your love

It's not fair
It has to end
It's over now let's not pretend
Track Name: Dyana
Meet me at the hotel
where we first met
I'll wear my fur, you bring your cigarettes
and your camera

We'll sit on the bed
and talk about our days at work and
watch some bad tv
and I'll put on my fur
and we'll take bad Polaroids
and leave them in the drawers

Ooohs

We'll get in the car
and drive along the highway
we'll stop off and buy some chocolate
by the railway
and we'll talk about the time when you came home
really stoned
and you threw that crystal glass against the wall
and we'll laugh and say "that was a good day"

Ooohs

And you'll drop me off outside my house
under the stars
and I will wave goodbye
and close the gave behind me
find my keys
open the front door
and go to bed.
Track Name: The Great Wall
I'm sailing away
from all that I know
it's fading away
I'm so far from home

Mother may I
fly to China
and taste the rain in Spain
We'll climb up the Eiffel tower
and we'll home again
(pretty please)

It's cold out today
so keep yourselves warm
rain rain go away
come back when I'm gone
(pretty please)

Mother may I
fly to China
and taste the rain in Spain
We'll climb up the Eiffel tower
and we'll come home again

Why do I lie
asleep in my bed
why do the lights
all turn to red
why can't I be
a sailor instead
and drift through the waves
in my head

I'm sailing away
sailing away
sailing away...etc
Track Name: The Procrastination Blues
Hold your head high
and stand in your shoes
you will get by
if you know they're coming for you

Don't waste your time
and tuck in that shirt
you will get by
if you know they're coming for you
if you know they're coming for you

no one ever knows
if no one ever goes
nowhere
nowhere
you'll never know
if you never go
nowhere
nowhere

oOOooh
They're coming for you
Woahhhh woahhh...etc
Track Name: Sandy Moon
I've got fears to overcome
but I'll wipe my tears away
let myself fade for just a little while
but keep on searching
keep on walking on the sunny side

I walked down in the night
the stars were shining bright
I walked down in the night
all alone

I've got chills they're multiplying
and I'm losing control
I'm walking this path all on my own
and I don't know

I walked down in the night
the stars were shining bright
I walked down in the night
all alone

Down the stairs
to the sand
no one's there
to take me by the hand
Track Name: We Sit in Silence
The bright lights they hurt my eyes
as they blur past the passenger's side
and the wet road it glows outside
as we pass the scene of the crime

We sit in silence
we sit in silence
why did you chose us
why did you chase us
we were both helpless
and you were just a boy

The lifeless words they wear me out
as the sun begins to rise my body tires
and the slide projector in my mind
plays it on repeat
and we can't sleep

We sit in silence
we sit in silence
why did you chose us
why did you chase us
we were both hopeless
and you were just a boy

You stole our safety
$26 dollars
cost you your childhood
now you're a boy no more
Track Name: Gaffertape-Sunrise-Poncho
We met in a hurry
now we've slowed it right down
you've got me worried
put my feet back on solid ground

I'm flying all over
when I'm with you
if you disappear
then I'm falling
I'm falling back down (back down)

The smile on your face
keeps me warm at night
the steps we'll retrace
when we're old
and looking back in time

I'm flying all over
when I'm with you
you can't disappear
coz I'm falling
I'm falling for you (for you)

and I know it's not your fault
we've just gotta go on (on)
and we found the open road
now it's time to go home

(whistles and la la's)