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Odyssey Number Five

4 SEPTEMBER 2000

US: 20 MARCH 2001

UK: 9 APRIL 2001

LP

CD/5490922

UNIVERSAL MUSIC

CD/314549092-2

REPUBLIC RECORDS UNIVERSAL US

CD/549 640-2 UK

Produced by Nick DiDia

and Powderfinger

Recorded and Mixed

by Nick DiDia

MUSIC:

Studio LP

Waiting For the Sun

 

this will be an uncertain time for us my love

I can hear the echo of your voice in my head

singing my love

I can see your face there in my hands my love

I have been blessed by your grace

and care my love

singing my love

 there's a place for us

sitting here waiting for the sun

and it calls me back

into the safe arms that I know

 for every step you're further

away from me my love

I grow more unsteady on my feet my love

singing my love

now we're waiting for the sun

 

Hammond: Matt Murphy

Percussion: Alex Pertout

My Happiness

 

I see your shadow on the street now

I hear you push through the rusty gate

click of your heels on the concrete

waiting for a knock coming way to late

it seems an age since I've seen you

countdown as the weeks trickle into days

so you come in and put your bags down

I know there's something in the air

how can I do this to you right now

if you're over there when I need you here

my happiness is slowly creeping back

now you're at home

if it ever starts sinking in

it must be when you pack up and go

it seems an age since I've seen you

countdown as the weeks trickle into days

I hope that time hasn't changed you

all I really want is for you to stay

I know I know I know what is inside

 

Percussion: Alex Pertout

The Metre

 

blow the candles out raise a glass to the night

let all the tension out

you've been wound up so tight

it's a tender trap to plan ahead all the time

if you measure the world

by what you leave behind

welcome to the saving grace

welcome to the saving grace

there's a sunset on the road

reappearing as we go

keep the glass topped up it's not over just yet

pull off the social bluff celebrate your success

turn the sunlight out to find a place in the shade

if you measure the world

by the mark that you make

welcome to the saving grace

welcome to the saving grace

there's a sunset on the road

reappearing as we go

 

Strings arranged by Daniel Denholm

Violins: Elizabeth Jones, Jacob Plooij, Jun Yi Ma Fiona Ziegler and Naomi Radom

Violas: Felicity Wyithe and Mandy Murphy

Cello: Cameron Retchford and Peter Morrison

Contra Bass: Maxime Bibeau

Backing Vocals: Lou Bennett, Sally Dastey and Amy Saunders

Marimba: Kim Moyes

Percussion: Alex Pertout

Like A Dog

 

in all that he takes in all that he shows

the higher the stakes the lower the blows

and all the mistakes that he's ever known

whatever it takes he'll be stealing the show

now he nervously shakes as we rattle his stage

but he's happy to be stuck back in his halcyon days

now we're trying hard to reconcile a history of shame

but he reinforced the barriers that keep it the same

if you treat me like a dog

and keep me locked in a cage

i'm not relaxed or comfortable

i'm aggravation and shame

but it's a fine fine time for

the people in the lucky land

if you treat me like a dog

and keep me locked in a cage

i'm not relaxed or comfortable

i'm aggravation and rage

 

Backing Vocals: Lou Bennett, Sally Dastey and Amy Saunders

Percussion: Alex Pertout

Inspiration: Iggy, PIL, Bowie and the LIBs

Odyssey #5 (take 4)

 

welcome to the new suburban fables

dressed up like a tomb inside a cradle

if you're paying peanuts you get monkeys

better save that silly money for junkets

 

Prophet Keys: Matt Murphy

Up & Down & Back Again

 

come and rescue me

from in the water deep

careful now don't loose your aim

the road ahead is clear again

I haven't found it yet

you drift away so slow

in the ebb and flow

so I landed on my feet

the steadiness is bittersweet

it feels the same when you're pushed

out of the way and into the crush

in all the hidden pleasures you find

in what you're looking for

I hope that you remember that pride

comes before a fall

I can barley see up and don and back again

despite what you believe

I keep away from trouble

if who I am today's a sign of where I'm going

I'm ready to embrace

recreate the scene

of everywhere you've been

overcome the dreaded curse

a symptom of the universe

if everybody knows just who you are

when you walk on role becomes a major part

have you ever attempted to be yourself

when everybody wants you to be someone else

up and down and back again

going up and down and back again

 

Wurlitzer: Matt Murphy

Strings arranged by Daniel Denholm

Violins: Elizabeth Jones, Jacob Plooij, Jun Yi Ma, Fiona Ziegler and Naomi Radom

Violas: Felicity Wyithe and Mandy Murphy

Cello: Cameron Retchford and Peter Morrison

Contra Bass: Maxime Bibeau

SONG DOC

My Kind of Scene

 

tell me where I'm

supposed to begin

an unhappy life working

some kind of dead end job

for everything you thought you had

has gone from worse to bad

 lean to the side

whisper it quiet

the end is in sight working

all night around the clock

but it's not my kinda scene oh yeah

footprints on the other side

remind me where I've been oh yeah

I'll watch from the other side

 

tell me where I'm supposed to begin

move out of sight and onto

some life I'm dreaming of

 

for everything you thought you had

has gone from worse to bad

so I'll just wait and watch the wheels

while you're turning back

 

pulls me over and drags me under

pulls me over and it drags me under

alright now alright now

 

Percussion: Alex Pertout

These Days

 

it's coming round again

the slowly creeping hand

of time and its command

soon enough it comes

and settles in its place

its shadow in my face

puts pressure in my day

this life well its slipping right through my hands

these days turned out nothing

like I had planned

it's coming round again

the slowly creeping hand

of time and its demands

it settles in its place

its shadow in my face

undignified and lame

this life well its slipping right though my hands

these days turned out nothing

like I had planned

control well its slipping right through my hands

these days turned out nothing

like I had planned

soon enough it comes

to tie us down

 

Percussion: Nique DiDia

SONG DOC

We Should Be Together Now

 

what are you looking for this time around?

might need something to bring you to ground

everything turning me inside and out

what are you looking for this time around

it's coming in and over

it's waiting at your shoulder

you can see we should be together now

wait for me I'm pulling it together now

what are you looking for this time around

just keep telling what you have found

all of this turning me upside down

what are you looking for this time around

 

Percussion: Alex Pertout

Programming: DJ Silence

Backing Vocals: Aaron Weta and P.F.

Thrilloilogy

 

for every story gone untold

there's a secret that dissolves

so many pieces still unsolved

you're not quite who you think you are

can see the symptoms from afar

I'm hosing down your shooting star

there you go again to fall

waiting on a friend to call

if you wait I'm gonna drive it home

carry all of this away from here

if you wait I'm gonna drive it home

kiss you every time the rain appear

sometimes we wish for far away

but something always makes me stay

far to strong a bond to try and break

you know exactly where you've been

a shooting star is hardly seen

outshined by every other beam

there you go again to fall

waiting on a friend to call

if you wait I'm gonna drive it home

carry all of this away from here

if you wait I'm gonna drive it home

kiss you every time the rain appear

I'm feeling richer I'm feeling taller

I feel like every time I try to fit the I try to fit The picture

I've got to keep up with the others

looking for whatever we were never to discover

now you're ringing out slowly

like cathedral bells

and you'd sleep through heaven

just to get to hell

now you drop away slowly

like the autumn leaves

but you lose your color

when you hit the street

 

Backing Vocals: Lou Bennett, Sally Dastey,

Amy Saunders & Damien

Wurlitzer: Matt Murphy

Voted

#1

triple j's Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time

[2011]

triple j's

Hottest 100

2000

#1 - "My Happiness"

#3 - "My Kind of Scene"

 

ARIA Awards

2001

Best Rock Album

Best Album

"My Happiness" / Record of the Year

Best Cover Art (Kevin Wilkins @sseaven)

Best Group

–Nominations

"Like A Dog" - Highest Selling Single

"Like A Dog" - Best Video

 

APRA

2001

"My Happiness" / Song of the Year

 

ARIA Awards

2002

Nomination

"The Metre" / Best Group

 

Whatever Makes You Happy

 

if we never make it back to how far

we've come along this way

we search around for solid ground

that will help to carry us away

if the memories I left throw the light

that helps to guide you through

we trickle down to our goodbyes

but a part of me will always stay with you

what we've spoken over time

never broken or compromised

dream on together

leaning against each other

however it happens I hope it's

whatever makes you happy

 

Hammond: Matt Murphy

Art direction/photography: Kevin Wilkins @sseaven

Band Photography: Sam Charlton/Darren Middleton

Fifty Fifty Films

Directed by Chris Applebaum

Produced by Keeley Gould of A Band Apart

Editor: Jeff Selis

"My Happiness" overseas

"My Happiness"

ORIGINAL MUSIC VIDEO

 Music [AU]

PFCDP2 [EU promo]

1. My Happiness

2. My Kind of Scene

3. Nature Boy

4. Odyssey #1 (Demo)

Music video directed by David Barker

Taxi Film Production

Brisbane | Sydney | Melbourne

14. Not My Kinda Scene

MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY M:I-2

ORIGINAL MUSIC VIDEO

 Music [AU]

Produced/ Directed by Fifty Fifty Films

Editor: Scott Walton

"Like A Dog"

1. Like A Dog

2. Love My Way

3. Odyssey #2 (the Miseducation of Powderfinger)

Taxi Film Production

Brisbane | Sydney | Melbourne

ORIGINAL MUSIC VIDEO

 Music [AU]

"The Metre" / "Waiting For the Sun"

1. The Metre

2. Waiting For the Sun

3. Number of the Beast

4. Odyssey #3

5. Whatever Makes You Happy (Piano Version)

(C) 2000 Grudge Records Australia

POWDERFINGER HISTORY

 

"IN ALL THE HIDDEN PLEASURES YOU FIND"