POWDERFINGER HISTORY

 

"IN ALL THE HIDDEN PLEASURES YOU FIND"

Take a Light Sacrifice (Blackjack) Freedom If I Tried Save Your Skin Lighten My Load It's No Crime
TAKE A LIGHT WELL YOU STARTED TO THINK AND YOU NOTICED IT HURTS SHORT MEMORIES TALKING, BUT IT AIN'T THAT BAD FORGET WHERE YOU STARTED LOOK WHERE IT LEFT YOU SWEET MEMORIES KISS, BUT IT DIDN'T DEFLATE YOU ! YOU'RE MORE OF A FOOL THAN I THOUGHT YOU WERE A HALF HIDDEN PROVERB IN EVERY WORD AND WHEN YOU LOOK BACK IT WAS ALL ABSURD DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE HAPPY, WOULD YOU BELIEVE YOU WERE WRONG? WHEN ALL YOU CAN SEE ARE THE BONES OF ANOTHER LOVE WHEN YOU'RE FEELIN' TIRED & LONELY - TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL THAT'S WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND YOU'RE A SLAVE TO A HIGHER LOVE DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE HAPPY, WOULD YOU BELIEVE YOU WERE WRONG? WHEN ALL YOU CAN SEE ARE THE BONES OF ANOTHER LOVE WHEN YOUR MIND IS FOLDED, WITH THE THOUGHTS THAT FILL YOUR HEAD TAKE A LIGHT AND HOLD IT AND FIND ME THERE SACRIFICE (BLACKJACK) SEE MY FACE CRACK - BEEN LOOKIN AT THE SUN BURNING ME DOWN ALL DAY IT'S HARD TO SMILE WHEN HALF YOUR SOUL IS A THOUSAND MILES AWAY I'M NOT A SACRIFICE, NO I'M NOT A SACRIFICE SEE THE ICE MELT MY EYES - BEEN CRYING THEM OUT ALL DAY WHY SHOULD I EVEN CARRY ON WITH A THOUSAND DUES TO PAY YOU WON'T FIND ME DOWN ON MY KNEES SEE MY FACE CRACK - BEEN LOOKING AT THE SUN BURNING ME DOWN ALL DAY IT'S HARD TO LAUGH WHEN HALF YOUR LIFE IS A THOUSAND MILES AWAY YOU WON'T FIND ME DOWN ON MY KNEES FREEDOM IT'S A SHAME WHEN YOU FIND FREEDOM & EMPTINESS GO HAND IN HAND ONCE THERE WAS A TIME WHEN EVERYTHING IN LIFE WAS AT MY COMMAND BUT NOW I FIND, MY ONLY LIFE IS LEAVING ME, NO ONE HERE BELIEVES IN ME, THEY'RE LEAVING ME BEHIND NO I FIND, WHERE MY LIFE IS LEADING ME, IT'S KICKED ME DOWN, MISTREATED ME, DECEIVED ME FROM BEHIND VALUES UNSPOKEN, PUT TO REST, LAY CRYING ON THE GROUND WHEN YOUR DREAMS ARE BROKEN, FAITH WILL DISAPPEAR WITHOUT A SOUND I WONDER WHY, MY HEART SHOULD DIE? TO BE TAKEN BY SURPRISE - RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES IF I TRIED WHEN THINGS COME TOO EASY THEY DISAPPEAR TOO FAST IF YOU SIGN UP FOR SORROW - YOU KNOW IT'LL NEVER LAST ARE YOU READY TO DISAPPEAR MY FRIEND? WILL YOUR HOMESICK BLUES BRING YOU BACK AGAIN? SHOOTING OFF AT THE MOUTH AGAIN - A HABIT I CAN'T DENY IF YOU LIE ON THE WINGS OF A PAINTED BIRD - THE REAL WINGS PASS YOU BY IT REALLY COULDN'T GET ANY HARDER - EVEN IF I TRIED SAVE YOUR SKIN IF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU EVER KNEW POOLED ALL THEIR MONEY & GAVE IT TO YOU DO YOU THINK YOU COULD RAISE ENOUGH TO SAVE YOUR SKIN? I DON'T MIND HOW HIGH YOU CLIMB NO I DON'T MIND 'CAUSE THAT CLIMB IS MINE! LIGHTEN MY LOAD WELL YOU AIN'T GOT A RING BUT IT DON'T MEAN A THING I'LL JUST SHED ANOTHER LAYER OF SKIN YOU CAN PUT ON YOUR DRESS AND YOUR FANCY CARESS BUT YOU KNOW I'M NEVER LETTING YOU IN WAS IT LOVE THAT YOU FOUND ON THE MERRY-GO ROUND OR JUST ANOTHER PACK OF YOUR LIES? YOUR SWEET SIXTEEN WASN'T LOOKIN' SO GREEN WITH THE BLOOD DRIPPING OUT OF YOUR EYES YOU CAME RUNNING TO ME WITH A LOVERGIRL PLEA AND A THORN STICKING OUT OF YOUR SIDE SELLING YOUR LOVE TO FIT LIKE A GLOVE YOU CAN RUN BUT HONEY YOU CAN'T HIDE DOWN ON YOUR KNEES EVER READY TO PLEASE WITH LOVE RUNNING ROUND IN YOUR VEINS IF YOU WANT A HEAD START TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR HEART BUT DON'T COME LOOKING FOR MY LOVE AGAIN TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT IF YOU CAN'T DECIDE LEAVE IT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD DON'T GO MAKING PROMISES YOU'LL JUST DENY SEEING THE BACK OF YOU WILL LIGHTEN MY LOAD IT'S NO CRIME TELL ME HOW YOU'RE GONNA DIFFUSE THE PERSONALITIES THAT YOU BRUISE THE WAY YOU PATRONIZE & ACCUSE CAN ONLY END IN TROUBLE & BLUES HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL - WHEN YOU FIND THAT YOU CAN'T CONCEAL EMOTIONS ARE BEGINNING TO PEEL - DON'T YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO BE REAL CLUTCHING TO YOUR HOLLOW BELIEFS LOOKING FOR AN EASY RELEASE YOU'D FIND IT IN THE OTHERS YOU TEASE IF YOU'D TELL SOMEBODY JUST WHAT YOU NEED TIME - SLOWLY CHIPPED AWAY - BUT YOU'RE BLIND - TO THE PRICE I PAY - IT'S YOUR KIND - THAT LEAVE ME WHERE I AM TODAY - IT'S NO CRIME - TO BE HOPING THAT YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY
RECORDED AT "BROKEN TOYS" STUDIO, BRISBANE BY LEROY BATH AND IAN TAYLOR PRODUCED BY LEROY BATH AND IAN TAYLOR WITH GENERAL SPANNERS THROWN IN BY THE BAND design & ART by powderfinger art direction by john collins graphics by seneca studios australia photography by ian waldie ALL SONGS BY POWDERFINGER ALL LYRICS BY B. FANNING EXCEPT "TAKE A LIGHT" WRITTEN BY B. FANNING & I. HAUG
"I loved recording [Powderfinger] in my studio. I had just upgraded to a 24-track machine, AND they approached me. I’d been doing lots of great Brisbane original bands – singles AND EPs AND albums, and PowderFinger was my favorite. So dedicated and so professional, even at this early time. It was a pleasure to Record them." -Leroy Bath, 2020
POWDERFINGER 21 AUGUST 1992 PF1001
POWDERFINGER 21 AUGUST 1992 PF1001
Take a Light Sacrifice (Blackjack) Freedom If I Tried Save Your Skin Lighten My Load It's No Crime
TAKE A LIGHT WELL YOU STARTED TO THINK AND YOU NOTICED IT HURTS SHORT MEMORIES TALKING, BUT IT AIN'T THAT BAD FORGET WHERE YOU STARTED LOOK WHERE IT LEFT YOU SWEET MEMORIES KISS, BUT IT DIDN'T DEFLATE YOU ! YOU'RE MORE OF A FOOL THAN I THOUGHT YOU WERE A HALF HIDDEN PROVERB IN EVERY WORD AND WHEN YOU LOOK BACK IT WAS ALL ABSURD DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE HAPPY, WOULD YOU BELIEVE YOU WERE WRONG? WHEN ALL YOU CAN SEE ARE THE BONES OF ANOTHER LOVE WHEN YOU'RE FEELIN' TIRED & LONELY - TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL THAT'S WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND YOU'RE A SLAVE TO A HIGHER LOVE DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE HAPPY, WOULD YOU BELIEVE YOU WERE WRONG? WHEN ALL YOU CAN SEE ARE THE BONES OF ANOTHER LOVE WHEN YOUR MIND IS FOLDED, WITH THE THOUGHTS THAT FILL YOUR HEAD TAKE A LIGHT AND HOLD IT AND FIND ME THERE SACRIFICE (BLACKJACK) SEE MY FACE CRACK - BEEN LOOKIN AT THE SUN BURNING ME DOWN ALL DAY IT'S HARD TO SMILE WHEN HALF YOUR SOUL IS A THOUSAND MILES AWAY I'M NOT A SACRIFICE, NO I'M NOT A SACRIFICE SEE THE ICE MELT MY EYES - BEEN CRYING THEM OUT ALL DAY WHY SHOULD I EVEN CARRY ON WITH A THOUSAND DUES TO PAY YOU WON'T FIND ME DOWN ON MY KNEES SEE MY FACE CRACK - BEEN LOOKING AT THE SUN BURNING ME DOWN ALL DAY IT'S HARD TO LAUGH WHEN HALF YOUR LIFE IS A THOUSAND MILES AWAY YOU WON'T FIND ME DOWN ON MY KNEES FREEDOM IT'S A SHAME WHEN YOU FIND FREEDOM & EMPTINESS GO HAND IN HAND ONCE THERE WAS A TIME WHEN EVERYTHING IN LIFE WAS AT MY COMMAND BUT NOW I FIND, MY ONLY LIFE IS LEAVING ME, NO ONE HERE BELIEVES IN ME, THEY'RE LEAVING ME BEHIND NO I FIND, WHERE MY LIFE IS LEADING ME, IT'S KICKED ME DOWN, MISTREATED ME, DECEIVED ME FROM BEHIND VALUES UNSPOKEN, PUT TO REST, LAY CRYING ON THE GROUND WHEN YOUR DREAMS ARE BROKEN, FAITH WILL DISAPPEAR WITHOUT A SOUND I WONDER WHY, MY HEART SHOULD DIE? TO BE TAKEN BY SURPRISE - RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES IF I TRIED WHEN THINGS COME TOO EASY THEY DISAPPEAR TOO FAST IF YOU SIGN UP FOR SORROW - YOU KNOW IT'LL NEVER LAST ARE YOU READY TO DISAPPEAR MY FRIEND? WILL YOUR HOMESICK BLUES BRING YOU BACK AGAIN? SHOOTING OFF AT THE MOUTH AGAIN - A HABIT I CAN'T DENY IF YOU LIE ON THE WINGS OF A PAINTED BIRD - THE REAL WINGS PASS YOU BY IT REALLY COULDN'T GET ANY HARDER - EVEN IF I TRIED SAVE YOUR SKIN IF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU EVER KNEW POOLED ALL THEIR MONEY & GAVE IT TO YOU DO YOU THINK YOU COULD RAISE ENOUGH TO SAVE YOUR SKIN? I DON'T MIND HOW HIGH YOU CLIMB NO I DON'T MIND 'CAUSE THAT CLIMB IS MINE! LIGHTEN MY LOAD WELL YOU AIN'T GOT A RING BUT IT DON'T MEAN A THING I'LL JUST SHED ANOTHER LAYER OF SKIN YOU CAN PUT ON YOUR DRESS AND YOUR FANCY CARESS BUT YOU KNOW I'M NEVER LETTING YOU IN WAS IT LOVE THAT YOU FOUND ON THE MERRY-GO ROUND OR JUST ANOTHER PACK OF YOUR LIES? YOUR SWEET SIXTEEN WASN'T LOOKIN' SO GREEN WITH THE BLOOD DRIPPING OUT OF YOUR EYES YOU CAME RUNNING TO ME WITH A LOVERGIRL PLEA AND A THORN STICKING OUT OF YOUR SIDE SELLING YOUR LOVE TO FIT LIKE A GLOVE YOU CAN RUN BUT HONEY YOU CAN'T HIDE DOWN ON YOUR KNEES EVER READY TO PLEASE WITH LOVE RUNNING ROUND IN YOUR VEINS IF YOU WANT A HEAD START TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR HEART BUT DON'T COME LOOKING FOR MY LOVE AGAIN TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT IF YOU CAN'T DECIDE LEAVE IT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD DON'T GO MAKING PROMISES YOU'LL JUST DENY SEEING THE BACK OF YOU WILL LIGHTEN MY LOAD IT'S NO CRIME TELL ME HOW YOU'RE GONNA DIFFUSE THE PERSONALITIES THAT YOU BRUISE THE WAY YOU PATRONIZE & ACCUSE CAN ONLY END IN TROUBLE & BLUES HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL - WHEN YOU FIND THAT YOU CAN'T CONCEAL EMOTIONS ARE BEGINNING TO PEEL - DON'T YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO BE REAL CLUTCHING TO YOUR HOLLOW BELIEFS LOOKING FOR AN EASY RELEASE YOU'D FIND IT IN THE OTHERS YOU TEASE IF YOU'D TELL SOMEBODY JUST WHAT YOU NEED TIME - SLOWLY CHIPPED AWAY - BUT YOU'RE BLIND - TO THE PRICE I PAY - IT'S YOUR KIND - THAT LEAVE ME WHERE I AM TODAY - IT'S NO CRIME - TO BE HOPING THAT YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY
RECORDED AT "BROKEN TOYS" STUDIO, BRISBANE BY LEROY BATH AND IAN TAYLOR PRODUCED BY LEROY BATH AND IAN TAYLOR WITH GENERAL SPANNERS THROWN IN BY THE BAND design & ART by powderfinger art direction by john collins graphics by seneca studios australia photography by ian waldie ALL SONGS BY POWDERFINGER ALL LYRICS BY B. FANNING EXCEPT "TAKE A LIGHT" WRITTEN BY B. FANNING & I. HAUG "I loved recording [Powderfinger] in my studio. I had just upgraded to a 24-track machine, AND they approached me. I’d been doing lots of great Brisbane original bands – singles AND EPs AND albums, and PowderFinger was my favorite. So dedicated and so professional, even at this early time. It was a pleasure to Record them." -Leroy Bath, 2020
POWDERFINGER 21 AUGUST 1992 PF1001
Take a Light Sacrifice (Blackjack) Freedom If I Tried Save Your Skin Lighten My Load It's No Crime
TAKE A LIGHT WELL YOU STARTED TO THINK AND YOU NOTICED IT HURTS SHORT MEMORIES TALKING, BUT IT AIN'T THAT BAD FORGET WHERE YOU STARTED LOOK WHERE IT LEFT YOU SWEET MEMORIES KISS, BUT IT DIDN'T DEFLATE YOU ! YOU'RE MORE OF A FOOL THAN I THOUGHT YOU WERE A HALF HIDDEN PROVERB IN EVERY WORD AND WHEN YOU LOOK BACK IT WAS ALL ABSURD DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE HAPPY, WOULD YOU BELIEVE YOU WERE WRONG? WHEN ALL YOU CAN SEE ARE THE BONES OF ANOTHER LOVE WHEN YOU'RE FEELIN' TIRED & LONELY - TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL THAT'S WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND YOU'RE A SLAVE TO A HIGHER LOVE DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE HAPPY, WOULD YOU BELIEVE YOU WERE WRONG? WHEN ALL YOU CAN SEE ARE THE BONES OF ANOTHER LOVE WHEN YOUR MIND IS FOLDED, WITH THE THOUGHTS THAT FILL YOUR HEAD TAKE A LIGHT AND HOLD IT AND FIND ME THERE SACRIFICE (BLACKJACK) SEE MY FACE CRACK - BEEN LOOKIN AT THE SUN BURNING ME DOWN ALL DAY IT'S HARD TO SMILE WHEN HALF YOUR SOUL IS A THOUSAND MILES AWAY I'M NOT A SACRIFICE, NO I'M NOT A SACRIFICE SEE THE ICE MELT MY EYES - BEEN CRYING THEM OUT ALL DAY WHY SHOULD I EVEN CARRY ON WITH A THOUSAND DUES TO PAY YOU WON'T FIND ME DOWN ON MY KNEES SEE MY FACE CRACK - BEEN LOOKING AT THE SUN BURNING ME DOWN ALL DAY IT'S HARD TO LAUGH WHEN HALF YOUR LIFE IS A THOUSAND MILES AWAY YOU WON'T FIND ME DOWN ON MY KNEES FREEDOM IT'S A SHAME WHEN YOU FIND FREEDOM & EMPTINESS GO HAND IN HAND ONCE THERE WAS A TIME WHEN EVERYTHING IN LIFE WAS AT MY COMMAND BUT NOW I FIND, MY ONLY LIFE IS LEAVING ME, NO ONE HERE BELIEVES IN ME, THEY'RE LEAVING ME BEHIND NO I FIND, WHERE MY LIFE IS LEADING ME, IT'S KICKED ME DOWN, MISTREATED ME, DECEIVED ME FROM BEHIND VALUES UNSPOKEN, PUT TO REST, LAY CRYING ON THE GROUND WHEN YOUR DREAMS ARE BROKEN, FAITH WILL DISAPPEAR WITHOUT A SOUND I WONDER WHY, MY HEART SHOULD DIE? TO BE TAKEN BY SURPRISE - RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES IF I TRIED WHEN THINGS COME TOO EASY THEY DISAPPEAR TOO FAST IF YOU SIGN UP FOR SORROW - YOU KNOW IT'LL NEVER LAST ARE YOU READY TO DISAPPEAR MY FRIEND? WILL YOUR HOMESICK BLUES BRING YOU BACK AGAIN? SHOOTING OFF AT THE MOUTH AGAIN - A HABIT I CAN'T DENY IF YOU LIE ON THE WINGS OF A PAINTED BIRD - THE REAL WINGS PASS YOU BY IT REALLY COULDN'T GET ANY HARDER - EVEN IF I TRIED SAVE YOUR SKIN IF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU EVER KNEW POOLED ALL THEIR MONEY & GAVE IT TO YOU DO YOU THINK YOU COULD RAISE ENOUGH TO SAVE YOUR SKIN? I DON'T MIND HOW HIGH YOU CLIMB NO I DON'T MIND 'CAUSE THAT CLIMB IS MINE! LIGHTEN MY LOAD WELL YOU AIN'T GOT A RING BUT IT DON'T MEAN A THING I'LL JUST SHED ANOTHER LAYER OF SKIN YOU CAN PUT ON YOUR DRESS AND YOUR FANCY CARESS BUT YOU KNOW I'M NEVER LETTING YOU IN WAS IT LOVE THAT YOU FOUND ON THE MERRY-GO ROUND OR JUST ANOTHER PACK OF YOUR LIES? YOUR SWEET SIXTEEN WASN'T LOOKIN' SO GREEN WITH THE BLOOD DRIPPING OUT OF YOUR EYES YOU CAME RUNNING TO ME WITH A LOVERGIRL PLEA AND A THORN STICKING OUT OF YOUR SIDE SELLING YOUR LOVE TO FIT LIKE A GLOVE YOU CAN RUN BUT HONEY YOU CAN'T HIDE DOWN ON YOUR KNEES EVER READY TO PLEASE WITH LOVE RUNNING ROUND IN YOUR VEINS IF YOU WANT A HEAD START TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR HEART BUT DON'T COME LOOKING FOR MY LOVE AGAIN TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT IF YOU CAN'T DECIDE LEAVE IT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD DON'T GO MAKING PROMISES YOU'LL JUST DENY SEEING THE BACK OF YOU WILL LIGHTEN MY LOAD IT'S NO CRIME TELL ME HOW YOU'RE GONNA DIFFUSE THE PERSONALITIES THAT YOU BRUISE THE WAY YOU PATRONIZE & ACCUSE CAN ONLY END IN TROUBLE & BLUES HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL - WHEN YOU FIND THAT YOU CAN'T CONCEAL EMOTIONS ARE BEGINNING TO PEEL - DON'T YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO BE REAL CLUTCHING TO YOUR HOLLOW BELIEFS LOOKING FOR AN EASY RELEASE YOU'D FIND IT IN THE OTHERS YOU TEASE IF YOU'D TELL SOMEBODY JUST WHAT YOU NEED TIME - SLOWLY CHIPPED AWAY - BUT YOU'RE BLIND - TO THE PRICE I PAY - IT'S YOUR KIND - THAT LEAVE ME WHERE I AM TODAY - IT'S NO CRIME - TO BE HOPING THAT YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY RECORDED AT "BROKEN TOYS" STUDIO, BRISBANE BY LEROY BATH AND IAN TAYLOR PRODUCED BY LEROY BATH AND IAN TAYLOR WITH GENERAL SPANNERS THROWN IN BY THE BAND design & ART by powderfinger art direction by john collins graphics by seneca studios australia photography by ian waldie ALL SONGS BY POWDERFINGER ALL LYRICS BY B. FANNING EXCEPT "TAKE A LIGHT" WRITTEN BY B. FANNING & I. HAUG
"I loved recording [Powderfinger] in my studio. I had just upgraded to a 24-track machine, AND they approached me. I’d been doing lots of great Brisbane original bands – singles AND EPs AND albums, and PowderFinger was my favorite. So dedicated and so professional, even at this early time. It was a pleasure to Record them." -Leroy Bath, 2020
POWDERFINGER 21 AUGUST 1992 PF1001
Take a Light Sacrifice (Blackjack) Freedom If I Tried Save Your Skin Lighten My Load It's No Crime
TAKE A LIGHT WELL YOU STARTED TO THINK AND YOU NOTICED IT HURTS SHORT MEMORIES TALKING, BUT IT AIN'T THAT BAD FORGET WHERE YOU STARTED LOOK WHERE IT LEFT YOU SWEET MEMORIES KISS, BUT IT DIDN'T DEFLATE YOU ! YOU'RE MORE OF A FOOL THAN I THOUGHT YOU WERE A HALF HIDDEN PROVERB IN EVERY WORD AND WHEN YOU LOOK BACK IT WAS ALL ABSURD DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE HAPPY, WOULD YOU BELIEVE YOU WERE WRONG? WHEN ALL YOU CAN SEE ARE THE BONES OF ANOTHER LOVE WHEN YOU'RE FEELIN' TIRED & LONELY - TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL THAT'S WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND YOU'RE A SLAVE TO A HIGHER LOVE DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE HAPPY, WOULD YOU BELIEVE YOU WERE WRONG? WHEN ALL YOU CAN SEE ARE THE BONES OF ANOTHER LOVE WHEN YOUR MIND IS FOLDED, WITH THE THOUGHTS THAT FILL YOUR HEAD TAKE A LIGHT AND HOLD IT AND FIND ME THERE SACRIFICE (BLACKJACK) SEE MY FACE CRACK - BEEN LOOKIN AT THE SUN BURNING ME DOWN ALL DAY IT'S HARD TO SMILE WHEN HALF YOUR SOUL IS A THOUSAND MILES AWAY I'M NOT A SACRIFICE, NO I'M NOT A SACRIFICE SEE THE ICE MELT MY EYES - BEEN CRYING THEM OUT ALL DAY WHY SHOULD I EVEN CARRY ON WITH A THOUSAND DUES TO PAY YOU WON'T FIND ME DOWN ON MY KNEES SEE MY FACE CRACK - BEEN LOOKING AT THE SUN BURNING ME DOWN ALL DAY IT'S HARD TO LAUGH WHEN HALF YOUR LIFE IS A THOUSAND MILES AWAY YOU WON'T FIND ME DOWN ON MY KNEES FREEDOM IT'S A SHAME WHEN YOU FIND FREEDOM & EMPTINESS GO HAND IN HAND ONCE THERE WAS A TIME WHEN EVERYTHING IN LIFE WAS AT MY COMMAND BUT NOW I FIND, MY ONLY LIFE IS LEAVING ME, NO ONE HERE BELIEVES IN ME, THEY'RE LEAVING ME BEHIND NO I FIND, WHERE MY LIFE IS LEADING ME, IT'S KICKED ME DOWN, MISTREATED ME, DECEIVED ME FROM BEHIND VALUES UNSPOKEN, PUT TO REST, LAY CRYING ON THE GROUND WHEN YOUR DREAMS ARE BROKEN, FAITH WILL DISAPPEAR WITHOUT A SOUND I WONDER WHY, MY HEART SHOULD DIE? TO BE TAKEN BY SURPRISE - RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES IF I TRIED WHEN THINGS COME TOO EASY THEY DISAPPEAR TOO FAST IF YOU SIGN UP FOR SORROW - YOU KNOW IT'LL NEVER LAST ARE YOU READY TO DISAPPEAR MY FRIEND? WILL YOUR HOMESICK BLUES BRING YOU BACK AGAIN? SHOOTING OFF AT THE MOUTH AGAIN - A HABIT I CAN'T DENY IF YOU LIE ON THE WINGS OF A PAINTED BIRD - THE REAL WINGS PASS YOU BY IT REALLY COULDN'T GET ANY HARDER - EVEN IF I TRIED SAVE YOUR SKIN IF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU EVER KNEW POOLED ALL THEIR MONEY & GAVE IT TO YOU DO YOU THINK YOU COULD RAISE ENOUGH TO SAVE YOUR SKIN? I DON'T MIND HOW HIGH YOU CLIMB NO I DON'T MIND 'CAUSE THAT CLIMB IS MINE! LIGHTEN MY LOAD WELL YOU AIN'T GOT A RING BUT IT DON'T MEAN A THING I'LL JUST SHED ANOTHER LAYER OF SKIN YOU CAN PUT ON YOUR DRESS AND YOUR FANCY CARESS BUT YOU KNOW I'M NEVER LETTING YOU IN WAS IT LOVE THAT YOU FOUND ON THE MERRY-GO ROUND OR JUST ANOTHER PACK OF YOUR LIES? YOUR SWEET SIXTEEN WASN'T LOOKIN' SO GREEN WITH THE BLOOD DRIPPING OUT OF YOUR EYES YOU CAME RUNNING TO ME WITH A LOVERGIRL PLEA AND A THORN STICKING OUT OF YOUR SIDE SELLING YOUR LOVE TO FIT LIKE A GLOVE YOU CAN RUN BUT HONEY YOU CAN'T HIDE DOWN ON YOUR KNEES EVER READY TO PLEASE WITH LOVE RUNNING ROUND IN YOUR VEINS IF YOU WANT A HEAD START TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR HEART BUT DON'T COME LOOKING FOR MY LOVE AGAIN TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT IF YOU CAN'T DECIDE LEAVE IT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD DON'T GO MAKING PROMISES YOU'LL JUST DENY SEEING THE BACK OF YOU WILL LIGHTEN MY LOAD IT'S NO CRIME TELL ME HOW YOU'RE GONNA DIFFUSE THE PERSONALITIES THAT YOU BRUISE THE WAY YOU PATRONIZE & ACCUSE CAN ONLY END IN TROUBLE & BLUES HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL - WHEN YOU FIND THAT YOU CAN'T CONCEAL EMOTIONS ARE BEGINNING TO PEEL - DON'T YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO BE REAL CLUTCHING TO YOUR HOLLOW BELIEFS LOOKING FOR AN EASY RELEASE YOU'D FIND IT IN THE OTHERS YOU TEASE IF YOU'D TELL SOMEBODY JUST WHAT YOU NEED TIME - SLOWLY CHIPPED AWAY - BUT YOU'RE BLIND - TO THE PRICE I PAY - IT'S YOUR KIND - THAT LEAVE ME WHERE I AM TODAY - IT'S NO CRIME - TO BE HOPING THAT YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY RECORDED AT "BROKEN TOYS" STUDIO, BRISBANE BY LEROY BATH AND IAN TAYLOR PRODUCED BY LEROY BATH AND IAN TAYLOR WITH GENERAL SPANNERS THROWN IN BY THE BAND design & ART by powderfinger art direction by john collins graphics by seneca studios australia photography by ian waldie ALL SONGS BY POWDERFINGER ALL LYRICS BY B. FANNING EXCEPT "TAKE A LIGHT" WRITTEN BY B. FANNING & I. HAUG
"I loved recording [Powderfinger] in my studio. I had just upgraded to a 24-track machine, AND they approached me. I’d been doing lots of great Brisbane original bands – singles AND EPs AND albums, and PowderFinger was my favorite. So dedicated and so professional, even at this early time. It was a pleasure to Record them." -Leroy Bath, 2020