If You're Born On An Island The Ocean Heals You

by Lake South

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1.
You're light and warmth beacon of hope purest of suns pours heat upon. There is a field of long dry grass paint cracks and peels wood & wire fence. Waited our whole lives for this kind of peace There is a stillness here and we will mend our hearts this year Hold a Halcyon dream that all was as it seemed oh I will hold it dear and our hearts will mend this year
2.
I'll let everyone laugh this time because I'm so so tired love and we'll never own our own home because the wealthy bought all the land I'm just a shadow of a good keen man. Will you love me when I've lost it all? because I don't know if I can love at all and I'm weighed down with this student loan and seems I need a fucking smart phone. When we were young we dreamed of golden sands I'd finish school then be a man but that's bullshit because we never can. And it feels like home but it's just my homepage you look like my girl but you're just my home girl. In my heart it would never last oh my god it has come to pass And the words you said have all come true but I just want to send a text to you I've been wasting time with art-land friends I want to love you all over again.
3.
You will hear our cry down the coast We live powerful We live powerful Though we travel north We have always known The ocean pulls its people home And when salt air blows Friends we’ll be at peace Born to our brilliant sea Shout it out To the people in the north Sing it loud To your loved ones Be like water Mother/Brother! Then you’ll be at home You will hear our cry down the coast. We live powerful We live powerful And though we drove inland We have things we keep & you can taste it in the tears we weep And can you picture Eyelights in the darkness On the beach? On the beach? Know you are welcome These footprints in the sand say Follow me Follow me
4.
Radiate 04:12
Tonight I’m your lover I’ll be in your arms Trace your form as I lie beside In your room and we drink cheap wine Calm the cold and we free the heart Tonight we will share what it is to be Leave the day and embrace the bliss Radiate like the fire glow Whisper soft what you want we’re close Free the heart If you let me hold you I will know you wholly If you let me take you I will show you golden Oh and I be loving you every moment Oh and I be loving you over ocean babe
5.
Renters 03:24
I been thinking how we gonna make ends meet? I got nothing coming in this week I been looking but I haven’t found nothing yet How we ever gonna pay the rent? And I wanna live in it. In the town where I grew up On this land that i love On this land that i love On this land that i love We been spending all our money on these shitty flats We ain’t ever gonna get it back I know people that are marching on the streets for this I don’t blame them it’s a bloody mess Cos they wanna live in it. In the town where I grew up On this land that i love On this land that i love On this land that i love I’m a fool you know i’ve fallen for the fallacy Buy a house have a family. I’m a lucky one you know I got my sweet heart We’re gonna help each other out We’re gonna lighten the load In Tamaki Makaurau And I wanna live in it. In the town where I grew up On this land that i love On this land that i love On this land that i love
6.
Let's dance in your kitchen babe I'll whisper that I love you - scream it in my heart We'll make love in the dark babe. You're my favourite person, your laugh quench my thirst for a joy that I knew once I got so much regret can't you see that I've changed? There's a future I dream of I give up this art game, get a good job and we eat out on Fridays I got money to burn, it's modest but I earn it... I got money to burn, it's modest but I earn it... CHORUS when I look back it's all colour you reflect light and shines brighter VERSE 2 So I drove to the big smoke got a small room near the Balmoral shops and I put my head down tried to forget, tried to run up that hill but we all like to binge drink and a girl made me think, when she shared all her problems, about life's greatest happiness it's whanau, it's family, it's bigger than us it's whanau it's family it's bigger than us CHORUS 2 when I look back it's all colour it's whanau, it's family, it's bigger than us you reflect light and shines brighter it's whanau it's family it's bigger than us BUILD UP Let's dance in the kitchen babe Let's dance in the kitchen babe we can fight about life again we can fight about life again there's a love and it's so strong there's a love and it's so strong and it grows each day your gone and it grows each day your gone It's whanau it's family!!!! LAST VERSE If it's truth then it's lasting like the insights we gleaned from our teenage LSD and I know when your heart speaks cos you're like the lady and I'm like the lover cos you're like the lady and I'm like the lover
7.
My mate Chris says we got shafted We got nothing but the internet It’s just the cost of living here Get used to it It’s just the cost of living here We all pay it All these people keep complaining [Where’s the beauty that you promised us?] Can’t they see we live in god’s own? [Where’s the light will surround us?] It’s just the cost of living here Get used to it It’s just the cost of living here We all pay it And if it's safe we can stay here That's how we pay it And now I know what you meant there Yes I know you pay it. Oh I know you pay it
8.
Louis gone back to school and I got left behind there's time when you can be cool and time when you gotta be kind Know a friend who's on the coast he's always singing about the sea but he never rides the waves If you were born on an island the ocean heals you Tear out your heart and show me Let’s meet if your mind is lonely So i'm thinking everyday about selfish shit like love about foolish things like us about logic over lust And you waited in the night As I had another few and chased another life If you’re born on an island the ocean heals you Tear out your heart and show me Let's meet if your mind is lonely Got a friend and she wrote that the water’s warmest in March If you’re unemployed are you’re like me You’re a sailor if you’re in the sea Just get to know the tides Be consumed by the blue we can even swim at night If you’re born on an island the ocean heals you Why can't we?
9.
We all grew up by the ocean we all grew up by the sea Everyone’s moving north for the money Everyone’s moving north like me So give me your hopes give me your dreams Give me your rent once a week till your dead Everyone’s moving north for the summer Everyone’s moving north to get rich They all talk about the future That’s bright with light and gold Must be the season of the witch And we deserve our land Every little bit I built this life by hand
10.
There are things we must remember If we’re to be let in Can we wait until december That’s what the people recommend Oh and do you know How we live there? Everything is made possible By great men of wealth And the autumn is so pleasant here In the suburbs with the comfort Of the coin And the fallen leaves won’t settle there It is written And we can’t change What has been We have reached a real estate It’s a feeling you can own I have learnt to love the landlord You’d say life is pretty good And maybe they will Gift us this house Everything is made possible By great men of wealth
11.
Aro 2003 03:19
I’m seeing ghosts down Cuba My nerves are shot, I’m sorry if ran from you I’ll make it up to you We would get loose on Tuesday Night At the hole in the wall And we’d dance to that drum and bass I’d waste all my benefit for the love of it Been there done that Want my love back We could feel safe in headphones And not much has changed I was searching for a name to keep I was looking for a better me The sun never rose in Aro street & neither did we We were defined by a brilliant hope Not all of us got the joke Not all of us got the joke We all laughed it though We shared the weekend flame But never our names Then we’d lie low in smoke It’s how the fallen float You said we wasted light Well we did something right.

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released March 13, 2017

All songs written & arranged by Lake South.
Engineered & Produced by Joshua Lynn (Thinkt).
Mastered by Kog Studio.

All instruments played by Lake except:

Seamus Maguire: bass & backing vocals on tracks 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Penelope Esplin: backing vocals* on tracks 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11.

Eddie Crawshaw: drums on tracks 1, 7, 8, 9, 11.

Felicity Herbertson: backing vocals on track 2.

Nadia Reid: backing vocals on track 6.

*Penelope’s backing vocals recorded by Ben Lemi

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