by The Metal Babies

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Debut LP from Sydney power-pop four piece, The Metal Babies.


released April 17, 2014

Songs written by Nick Franklin and arranged by The Metal Babies

The Metal Babies are:

Nick Franklin - Guitar/Vocal
Lachlan Colquhoun - Guitar
Peter Kossen - Bass guitar
Joe Driver - Drums

Produced by Nick Franklin
Recorded by Nick Franklin and Wade Keighran at Linear Recording
Mixed by Nick Franklin at NF Audio
Mastered by Nick Franklin at Turtlerock Mastering

Artwork by Ryan Ellsmore

Vinyl pressed by A to Z Media



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Four-piece pop band from Sydney, Aus.

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Track Name: Spat
We walked down a road we never would
Both said things I think we never should have
I believed in everything you said
Even after everything you did

Just wading in
Someone will come along
One thing crystal clear
It's the one thing you've leaned on
It's not your year
But you don't know when the hell it was
Hell it was

Disconnected from the ones we were
Not so bad, I guess. We've traded words quietly
It's amazing how these things can change
A life, a year, a month a week, a day
Track Name: Make a Start
You're not afraid
When you know what's happening
Took that away contemplating anything
You reached in to my heart
Took what you could and you made a start
You reached in to my heart
You Don't know what you came for
Don't know what you came for.
Track Name: Rearrange
I don't think I need to be a picture on your wall
You desperately divided me, didn't try at all
I've been wonderin' late at night, "What is all this for?"
Desperately divided me, didn't try at all

Hey, do you know what?
You're OK by me
Let's hold hands in the main street
I don't care who sees

Let's not rearrange
Or take pictures of the dog
Let's not buy it baby food
Or dress in a frock.
Let's take drugs and take our time
We're only twenty-four
When we reach the finish line
We'll only want for more.
Track Name: Explanations
I heard somewhere lately
On the T.V or in a magazine
That it could be so easy
But nothings ever what it seems

It's all I ever wanted
All I ever needed

I heard a crustacean
Explain it eloquently
Feeling like you're waiting
Is harder in the sea
Track Name: Ghostly
If you don't wanna sleep in the dark any mire
You'd better swim for your life, if you know what
Four in the morning better check out of here
Better make before you break, or you'll fall right
Threw up the remnants for a forgotten night
Was it me? Was it you? Do you feel all
Right out of here gonna check out the view
Better make before you break or you'll fall right through

You've never wanted more
To feel like you did before
Track Name: All a Waste of Time
There ain't nothing funny about being blue
And you ain't much fun when there's nothing to do
So you sit in your flat and wish the hours away
But it won't get you paid, it won't get you paid

Did the idea cross your mind
That maybe this is all a waste of time?

Sleeping gets hard because you've slept all day
But it won't get you paid, won't get you paid
So you go for a drive, maybe see an old friend
But it ain't like it was way back then

Before you know it, it's the end of the day
You've just let another one slip away
Track Name: Fast Fade
I don't know if we're still happy
I don't know if this is where we're supposed to
Turn it over, turn it up loud
Let's make thinking impossible

Take me out
Take me right out

If no one thinks about you
Are you gonna fade?
Do you even know you?
Begging for fast fade.
Track Name: New Day
Are you waiting on a friend?
You've been standing here for hours
Wondering if it will ever end
All these lonely hours

I remember my mistakes
Every time I wake
These things don't go away
If you know what I mean
The rain it starts to fall
When the alarm clock starts to call
And you know it's only a moment until a new day

Anticipating every word
You say it's good to wait a while
Wondering if it's indifference
All these lonely hours
Track Name: Song for Space
I don't remember what my voice sounds like
I haven't said a word all day
It's funny how as we're getting older
It feels like I know less in every way

Only child, no football team
You don't get the hip kids and what they mean
Hoping no one asks avert your eyes
Granny flat in a dim lit yard
Busted strings and a busted gut
Waiting for your moment to arrive

Surely it's your turn in the spotlight?
There's just no way you're gonna front that open mic
This time will be better than the last time
But there's just know way they, not even quiet.