The Burley Griffin

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Recorded at Merloc Studios by Sam King
Mixed at Merloc Studios by Sam King and The Burley Griffin
Mastered at Studios 301 by Andrew Edgson
Copyright - The Burley Griffin 2015

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released November 21, 2015

Evan Buckley - vocals, guitars, mandolin
Henry King - vocals, guitars, banjo
Samuel McNair - vocals, drums, percussion
Steve Paillas - vocals, bass

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Sam King - organ, guitars, lap steel
Matt Dixon - pedal steel

Photography - Tulitha King

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The Burley Griffin Canberra, Australia

The Burley Griffin craft a sonic palette that seamlessly swings from buoyant pop to blistering, guitar driven rock.

The self-titled release features song-writing from both founder Evan Buckley and newcomer, Sam McNair. The wildly distinctive guitar work of Henry King and solid rhythm section in drummer McNair and bassist Steve Paillas tread rugged new territory in your favourite well-worn shoes.
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Track Name: Make It Right
Quietly she leaves the room
Takes another part of me
Hoping that it's not too soon
And that it's not a part I'll need

I do declare it,
I'm sorry for thinking I could just spit my mind
But if you give me a minute,
I know that we can make it right.

My heart is like an open wound
Too busy spitting blood to heal
You're words are a melodic tune
You're washing them all over me

I do declare it,
I'm sorry for thinking you would mean to be unkind
But if you give me a minute,
I know that we can make it right.
Track Name: Somewhere Sunny
I've gotta leave this town for somewhere sunny
I've gotta get on out, but I've got no money
To buy a ticket or
Pay for enough petrol to get me
Somewhere near to yours
Where I could take some time to sit and
Think about where I would like to be

Don't want to settle down, start dying slowly
Spread my roots around, stop this stone from rolling
There's lightning in your eyes
And I believe that we could be the
Wild and rugged type
If I could take some time to sit and
Think about where I would like to be

From the east coast to the west most rocky shore, we'll explore
From the headlands to the far tip of Cape York
Track Name: Everything's Alright
I spent the winter reading books I don’t understand
Hoping that they’d help me get behind the master plan
But now I feel like i don’t know what life is for
‘Cause you don’t need me anymore

But everything’s alright
Everything’s alright
As long as i keep telling myself
That everything’s alright

I used to like drinking a bottle with some friends
Knowing that the means would justify the ends
But now i drink until I can’t get off the floor
‘Cause you don’t need me anymore

But everything’s alright
Everything’s alright
As long as i keep telling myself
That everything’s alright
Track Name: Eyes Turn Blue
Tell me your stories 'bout the days of your glory and the dreams that you made come true
I've got my reasons for ignoring your seasons, but I don't think you want them too
How many times do you have to find Jesus before you know if He found you?
All these days in the world we praise, now it's gone out and left you on the roof

Oh my darling, tell me the truth
When you said you love me did your eyes turn blue?

Best you be believing when you see what you're reading 'bout the things that I said I'd do
Time keeps moving we all keep losing hope in love and truth
The reports were wrong so we just carried on drinking your tomato soup
It didn't take long and the rain was gone, the sun came up and the light came shining through

Oh my darling, tell me the truth
When you said you love me did your eyes turn blue?
And oh my sweetheart as you disappear
Well I left you crying, I didn't catch your tears, oh no.
Track Name: Bad Friends
I used to be a remarkable man
Though I guess I was only a boy then
Playing songs in my rock n’ roll band
All the time in the world for my good friends

And for my bad friends as well
Cos’ life can be a living hell
My bad friends as well
Cos’ life can be a living hell.


I used to be a remarkable man
But now I’m just eating up sadness
And if I’m writing a dieting plan
It’s not the only thing that I’ve over indulged in.

Even my bad friends can tell
That life just doesn’t fit me well
My bad friends can tell
That life just doesn’t fit me well


I used to be a remarkable man
Full of life I was bold and outgoing
Always holding my heart in my hands
And that heart full of love overflowing

Now I’ve been a bad friend as well
Nothing but an empty shell
A bad friend as well
Hollow as a ringing bell

And I’ve got no reason for the way that I’ve been feeling or
The pain that I’ve been putting you through
But if you’ll forgive me for the things I said and did before
I know I can be a friend to you.
Track Name: By My Side
Nowadays it's hard to be alone
You could spend your life in a campervan, but it'll never really feel like home
Wasted days are just like sand
They whip up and sting your eyes as they slip from the palm of your hand
Slip from the palm of your hand

There comes a time when you're sick of change
Every town looks so alike and you feel like you're going insane
So you go back from whence you came
In a way it hasn't changed, but it doesn't quite feel the same
Doesn't feel the same

Somehow I don't feel too ill at ease
Someone's always by my side
Many may have turned away from me
Someone's always by my side
Always by my side
Track Name: Die Alone
Today I feel kind of bland, like a worn out rubber band
With no purpose or command of my fate
And a Calvinist might say that God meant it that way
That he crafted us out of clay
Just to be thrown into the fire

I sit me down at my evening meal
I say a prayer that I try to feel
I give thanks to the Lord and I thank Him for the hands that made it

And yes I know what the good book says
But I don’t know where my good book is
I don’t mean to be so hard but do you need to be so complicated?

I break my bread and I sip my wine
The bread of life is so hard to find
Must I wait ‘til I die before I finally get to meet my maker?

And if I hold on tight to the Holy Grail
Will you leave me on the water with no wind in my sails
And if I fall overboard will you finally take me home?

Don’t let me die, don’t let me die
Hold on, we’ve got to hold on
Don’t let me die alone