You're Quite A Forest

by The Burley Griffin

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In mid 2010 Evan Buckley travelled through over 30 different states around the USA on tour, playing in bars, cafes, venues and on the streets for tips and petrol money. This album was recorded over two months spent in Michigan, while staying with generous folks met on the road.

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released 01 January 2011

Evan Buckley -guitars, vocals, mandolin.
Jacob Burkhart - bass
David Denison - drums
Josh Smith - guitars, keys
Niki La Belle - additional vocals

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Josh Smith.

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The Burley Griffin Canberra, Australia

Folk n' Roll to soothe the soul.

Songwriter Evan Buckley grew up in Canberra, where his great, great grandfather once owned a farm on the land that now rests beneath the Lake Burley Griffin.

A passionately Canberran band The Burley Griffin are determined not to forget their roots.
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Track Name: Only You
Only You by Evan Buckley


I once had eyes for only you
But when you lost your pride I lost mine too
For a while we rode together, side by side
We parted ways you caught a different train
Now when I see you things feel strange and I wonder
Tell me honey, do you still know my name?


I saw the signs all over you
I read between the lines, what you were gonna do
And now I'm hearing stories about it
We parted ways you caught a different train
I hope you're happy but somehow I doubt it
Tell me honey, do you still know my name?


You loved me like a drug abuse
So how do I compare to other drugs you've used?
You ring me up when you're drunk, tell me you've ruined your life
We parted ways you caught a different train
Those boys they make you their toy, I would have made you my wife
I tell ya honey I'm just glad I never gave you my name


You are my love, no longer
You are my love, no longer
We broke our hearts on each other
You are my love, no longer


And I just hope that you can find a steady road
A warm embrace to heal your heart
And I know life on you has had a heavy toll
I'm just sorry for my part
Track Name: A Life Well Lived
A Life Well Lived by Evan Murray Buckley



Oh, You saved my soul, but can You save my life
From the comforts of living first world
Coz apathy kills the seeds planted in our hearts
Without love we're a waterless well


But if we dare to stand on the battlefield
And we give up our lives for our brothers
Till when we're face to face we'll to our saviour say
That we shared the hope He gave us


Open all of the windows and see there's a world outside
And it's hurting and yearning for hope
But we have a saviour and we are not given life
Just to sit here and wait till we die


But if we dare to stand on the battlefield
And we give up our lives for our brothers
Till when we're face to face we'll to our saviour say
That we shared the hope He gave us


The days get shorter and the years roll on
What have we done? What have we done?

You gave up your life, that we might live
So how can we hold back what we have to give?
You gave up your life, that we might live
So how can we hold back what we have to give?


But if we dare to stand on the battlefield
And we give up our lives for our brothers
Till when we're face to face we'll to our saviour say
That we shared the hope He gave us
Track Name: The Dizzying Heights Of Our Youthful Ambition
The Dizzying Heights Of Our Youthful Ambition

by Evan Murray Buckley


Have we all learned to hide ourselves, have we all learned to cloak the truth
Have we all learned to disappear behind a world of pretty tunes?
I was quiet as a child, I was reckless as a youth
I was foolish as a man, but now in dying I am new


And I got down on my knee, just to bend and tie my shoe
But if I asked you for your hand would you tell me you'd be true?
And i'm sorry I'm not more, but I'm all that I can be
I'm trying hard to be a man who lives like the Good Lord meant for me



Come down, come down, the mountains aren't for you
Come down, come down, and live amongst the truth
Come down, come down, the mountains aren't for you
Come down, come down, there's nothing left to lose


I was quiet as a child, I was reckless as a youth
I was foolish as a man, but now in dying I am new
Track Name: Only The Brave
Only The Brave by Evan Murray Buckley


Only the brave die young
Only the ones who open their hearts get burned
We're all afraid to run
But I was a fool to think you could stay unhurt


I was no favourite son
Never the one that you'd want to put your money on
And I am no hired gun
I'm just a boy addicted to love and openness


And I'll give my heart away
until my dying day


And I love you so, though I said I didn't know
But I can't bear to leave you where you are
And I must try to wait, so in my heart i'll hesitate
But thoughts of you won't leave me in the dark


Only the brave die young
Only the ones who open their hearts get burned
We're all afraid to run
But I was a fool to think you could stay unhurt


And I'll give my heart away
until my dying day


And I love you so, though I said I didn't know
But I can't bear to leave you where you are
And I must try to wait, so in my heart i'll hesitate
But thoughts of you won't leave me in the dark
Track Name: In The Breaking
In The Breaking by Evan Murray Buckley


I've been living for love like it were real
Been giving you space for your heart to heal
Been holding back everything I feel, but I'm losing

Touch with what I know
What everyone told me so long ago
While you're here it's your turn to grow and I'm intruding


And in the breaking of us apart again
I am learning something new
We have borrowed these moments not yet our own
Now their returning's overdue


Been hanging around outside your door
Every time we talk it leaves me wanting more
Now there's a truth I can't ignore, coz you're leaving

Me to work it out
With a bucket of hope and a handful of doubt
When you're gone will you hear me shout I adore you


And in the breaking of us apart again
I am learning something new
We have borrowed these moments not yet our own
Now their returning's overdue


So I lie awake and think of you
And I lie awake and pray for you
And I, I will lie awake and think of you
And oh, my heart it aches to be with you, but


In the breaking of us apart again
I am learning something new
We have borrowed these moments not yet our own
Now their returning's overdue
Track Name: Eyes Turn Blue
Eyes Turn Blue by Evan Murray Buckley



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 that 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 darling as you disappear
Well I left you crying, I didn't catch your tears, oh no.
Track Name: Bonfire Song
Bonfire Song by Evan Murray Buckley



The world is aching
People break each other down
Here in this sanctuary now
We can shelter ourselves from the storm


Broken open
We can read each other's hearts
Finding treasures abounding here
We are not alone though soon we'll part


Lonely hearts, crossing paths
We are like falling stars
Make no sound, do not speak
Silence falls and it is all we need


With love between us
Who can try to bring us down?
Life is so full of changes
But in these moments we are found


Lonely hearts, crossing paths
We are like falling stars
Make no sound, do not speak
Silence falls and it is everything