Hollow

by Graveyard Train

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Australian chain gang Graveyard Train have explored dark and sometimes menacing territories on their new album Hollow. Twisting and pushing the boundaries of ‘alt-country’ to the extreme, Hollow is a macabre journey that seamlessly moves from swampy stomp to deranged psychadelia to folk ballad. As on previous occasions, the harrowing group vocals sing of darkness and woe, however the album marks a move into darker areas as the human condition is brought into focus. Death has never been more terrifying.

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released May 24, 2012

Made by seven men in seven days.
Recorded by Loki Lockwood at Atlantis Studio Melbourne
Mastered by Loki Lockwood at Creepy Hollow
Artwork Brook Penrose

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Track Name: Get The Gold
To the left there's the men with dirty cheques in their hands
To the right the empty hope of dying young with no regrets
That's one way to get the gold
The only way to get to you
Up above you see them hide their dirty coins behind their eyes
Down below they clean themselves with hollow thoughts and empty beds
That's one way to get the gold
The only way to get to you
Put the call to the crow, crow I'm counting on you
Inside they feel the flame when all their lead has turned to gold
That's one way to get the gold
The only way to get to you
Track Name: The Sermon
You could be a king, you could be a queen
You could have written a great novel or be a big shot on the silver screen
You could be a poor woman or a poor man just like me
You could live every day you live like it's the last thing that's you'll see

Drink to everyone that you love
Drink to everyone that you hate
Drink to everything that you spent
Drink to everything that you saved
Drink to every time you wish that the man who came unstuck
Drank to all of your successes not to all of your bad luck

No one has a soul
There is no great unknown
And it'll all be gone before you know
No curtain call after the show
Just cells disintegrating
As the memory of you fades
And that is all there is to life in the end

Drink to everyone who has died
Drink to everyone who was born
Drink to all the world peace
Drink to all the world's war
And everything here on this hollow earth and everything out there in space
Drink to all of our directions just to get to the same place
Track Name: Life is Elsewhere
I had a thought
A thought that was gone it's coming back now
It lit a fire all over the West it's coming back now
It threw our bodies and would knock is around it's coming back now
It made us feel that's all that we need but life is elsewhere

Sweet thoughts of comfort and grace it never takes much
We'd get drunk on a diet of lust we never needed much
You loved the wind and it's touch on your face I never saw much
It took form, took you away and said life is elsewhere

Steady back it won't take long
Steady back you've got the throne
Steady back it's never so clear
Steady back it's always near

I had a thought
A thought that was gone it's coming back now
It lit a fire all over the West, it's coming back now
It threw my body and would knock is around it's coming back now
It made me feel that's all that we need but life is elsewhere
Track Name: The Priest
We are the haunted house
We are the setting sun
We are the wolfman baby
We are two boys on the run

We are the vampire smile
We are the end of time
We are the swamp thing
We are the shimmering spine

And then the priest he said
I'm gonna need a little more ___
I came to exorcise one, but now there's seven inside of you
Oh lord I'm just not feeling myself today
Hallelujah, tomorrow is a brand new day.

We are the wicker man
The other knife cut through
We are the big fat spider
Spinning our web inside of you.
Track Name: The Doomsday Cult Blues
You see us down in the subway, or maybe out in the park
Suburban house in your suburban street
We don't go out after dark
Because the sunlight is like his warm embrace
The sign is coming some day
He'll speak to us with the honey voice: 'take our hand child, follow the way'

Brothers and sisters rejoice
Sing with one voice

Newspapers don't understand us, same with the 6 o'clock news
Concerned citizens brand us
They are ignoring the truth
One day we'll fly through the air and reach the end of the universe
Life is better over there, at the end of the universe

Brothers and sisters rejoice
Sing with one voice
(But don't sing them doomsday cult blues)

So take our hand now you're one with us
Breathe deep and open your mind
Be reborn, be filled with the light
We're on the path up to the sky
We're done with biding our time
We know the end's almost here
There'll be no hatred or loneliness, there'll be no boredom or fear.

There will be no doomsday cult blues

So come join the doomsday cult sonny!
Join the circle now sister!
Don't cry mother, mother don't cry - rejoice for our brothers and sisters!
Track Name: You And Me
It's a lonely feet up night at home
I got the beefcake stew sizzling on the wish bone
And there's a dark man inside who wants to get out
I'm gonna take him to the city for another night of fighting it out

I got a rattlesnake curled up in my brain
Drinking for two will drive a man insane
It's you and me

Sitting at the bar and a darkness fill the room
It's just the same old song sung to the same old tune
M drinking buddy and me would like to get to know you
My drinking buddy and me have got something to show you

I got a rattlesnake curled up in my brain
Drinking for two will drive a man insane
It's you and me

I'm tired, aching, hungry and I want to go home
But this drinking demon inside won't leave me alone
We scream at each tougher like drunks as we're thrown through the door
We pick each other up and we go back for more
Track Name: Mary Melody
I walked into a bar with my chaps and my spurs
You were sitting there drinking whiskey for hers
And that's when I thought I'd eat you
Instead of striking now I thought I'd sit and have a beer
And listen to the tails of the drunk in my ear
That's when I thought I'd eat you
You were winning poker, that's when I moved closer
Your chips were building up like the whiskey in your cup
That's when I thought I'd eat you

I'm a monster
I am a monster
And I only have eyes for you
I'm a monster baby
I am a monster
And I only have eyes for you

No more hesitation, I am my concentration
I'll take you from this world, I offer you salvation
You don't belong here little girl any more than I do
I bought you a drink and said I'd walk you home
But I took you to a place where I knew we'd be alone
And that's where I get get to eat you

I'm a monster
I am a monster
And I only have eyes for you
I'm a monster baby
I am a monster
And I only have eyes for you
Track Name: One Foot On The Grave
I put one foot forward while the other one stomps on the grave
And my hands clap a rhythm but the lord ain't listening today
I came back from the river because the river ain't no place to pray
And I look at myself in the mirror and say

Like the suicide snake I bite my tail
I dive down deep into the belly of the whale
Wash myself in a big black tub
Rub a dub dub rub a dub dub

I hear one hand clapping while the other one gives me a wave
And the lord keeps whistling but I ain't listening today
I'm gonna drown in the river, gonna float all my troubles away

And I look at myself in the mirror and say
Boy you're gonna grow to be a man someday
Like the suicide snake I bite my tail
Dive down deep in the belly of the whale
Track Name: The End Of The World
I'm going to see you at the end of the world
When it comes round, it comes round
At the rapture I'll be dancing in a twirl
Spinning round, spinning round

God's breath ain't a breeze
It's a red hot burning wind
It tears off the skin of everyone who's sinned
When time has come to an end

And when The Horsemen take the call
And ride on down, ride on down
When all the kings and their kingdoms fall
Down to the ground, to the ground

The Word is a scream
Ringing out across the land
Hear the angels' bells ring
Ring a ding ding....

When it rains that holy fire
I'll watch the world become a funeral pyre
As I raise up into the sky
and I drift higher and higher and higher

I'm going to tap dance through them Pearly Gates
I'm going to sing in the promised land
I'm going to kneel down by The Lord Himself
I'm going to take Him by the hand
And we'll go dancing cheek to cheek
Fuck the weak, swing by the meek

It's just you and me lord
The bold and the free, lord
The subject and thee, lord
The angels sing for me lord