Calendar Year

by Isaac Graham

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released January 1, 2016

Mixed by Mat Taylor (Lloyd Street Sound)
Mastered by Simon Struthers (www.forensicaudio.com.au)
Artwork by Annie Walter (www.anniewalter.com)

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Track Name: Resolutions
Happy New Year’s Day my friends
Let’s hope the party never ends
May this year be better than the last
And I hope you find some happiness
Amongst all of the bitterness
Let us not dwell too long on the past

And I know that last year was difficult and testing
But I knew that you’d make it through
And I hope that you’re stronger for all of the hardship
And this year brings something new

May no acquaintance be forgot
Remember all that you've been taught
Let us take our time and stay the course
And free yourself from the negative
And give yourself a chance to live
And when you fall get straight back on the horse

And I think we forget how to act in our best interest
But some things are worth a good fight
And all that I want is to see your potential
And know that you’re doing alright

So forgive yourself as you take stock
Pay less attention to the clock
Take ownership of everything you choose
And let go of that false control
And find the thing that makes you whole
And make sure you've got something left to lose

And I'm taking this moment to write a new chapter
About how nothing goes to plan
And I'm slowly but surely accepting the fact
That nobody knows how the f**k this all ends

‘Cos I want for us all to stay closer together
And not drink away how we feel
Because I'm getting tired of discussing the weather
I just want to say something real for a change
Track Name: Something's Wrong
There is something wrong at the heart of this nation
You can see it in disparities in health and education
It’s a crack that runs along the wall and into the foundation
Something’s wrong

And our history is short but too often it’s forgotten
And all that we have left behind is a legacy that’s rotten
It’s time for us to concentrate on things we have in common
Something’s wrong

So what can we say when there is so much left unspoken?
How can we fix all of the things that we have broken?
What should we believe when we don’t know what is real?
And how should I feel when I don’t know how to feel?

This should be a day for us to lessen the divide
To acknowledge past mistakes and keep on building future ties
When your history and culture is stolen and denied
There’s something wrong

So what can we say when there is so much left unspoken?
How can we fix all of the things that we have broken?
What should we believe when we don’t know what is real?
And how should I feel when I don’t know how to feel?

And today’s the day we celebrate the day the white man washed up on the shore
But amongst all of the fanfare I can’t help but feel a little bit unsure
And this is not my legacy
But it is still a part of me
There’s no way that I could understand
How it feels to have someone
Take away your children and your land.

So what can we say when there is so much left unspoken?
How can we fix all of the things that we have broken?
What should we believe when we don’t know what is real?
And how should I feel when I don’t know how to feel?
Track Name: Dressed In Green (Feeling Blue)
I stepped out of a taxi
With three of my best friends
And we walked into The Porterhouse
About quarter to ten
And there was a large part of me
That wasn't feeling fine
It was St Patrick’s Day
Two thousand and nine

And the people kept appearing
Walking up from Central Station
As I was getting overwhelmed
With awkward conversations
Cos I'm the kind of guy that cares
What other people think
You should have seen my face
When I dropped those drinks

And I just want this evening to be over
Cos I don’t think I’ll ever find that four leaf clover
And I don’t know who I am talking to
I'm all dressed up in green but I'm feeling blue

And I was feeling quite defeated
When a friend drew my attention
To the girl sat in the corner
Looking right in my direction
But before I could react
She made a beeline straight to me
She said “Do you think you can move?”
“I can’t see the T.V.”

And I just want this evening to be over
Cos I don’t think I’ll ever find that four leaf clover
And I don’t know who I am talking to
I'm all dressed up in green but I'm feeling blue

And Patrick was a man who chose
A life of true devotion
He took all of the snakes
And sent them back into the ocean
And he was well known for his goodwill and piety
But I bet that he never had social anxiety

And I just want this evening to be over
Cos I don’t think I’ll ever find that four leaf clover
And I don’t know who I am talking to
I'm all dressed up in green but I'm feeling blue
And there is nothing more that I can do
I'm all dressed up in green but I'm feeling blue