Banshee

October 5th, 2016

Banshee by - OLDER

BANSHEE

In Irish folklore a Banshee is a female spirit whose wailing warns of a death in a house. Think: scream like a banshee, wail like a banshee, Siouxsie and the Banshees.  The wail is a message of pending death, grieving for the one who is about to die. To us, BANSHEE laments the death of the Kiwi dream, the quarter acre yard.

With urban development tearing down houses to make way for apartments, old bungalows that once stood in farmland are reduced to rumble. Not just the house, but the way of living - growing your own vegetables, kids playing in a tyre swing that sways beneath an old apple tree.

Released 5 October 2016

LYRICS

You're givin it that
Oyster Rockafellas and a wee Gewürzt
From where we're sat
Rome is slowly burning
We're the ones who's getting hurt

Banshee in a quarter arce yard
Screaming for a changing of the guard

You're moving your lips
Silver spoon and your tea leaf views
See the sinking ships?
Country overboard, so did you read it in the news?

Banshee in a quarter arce yard
Screaming for a changing of the guard

Heartless, fearless Humpties on a wall
10 to 1 we bet you're gonna fall

Banshee in a quarter arce yard
Screaming for a changing of the guard
Going, going, going, gone

VIDEO

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Banshee is available as a single or on the SILENCE album.

Other songs on SILENCE:

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Not Like Me

September 4th, 2016

Not Like Me - OLDER

NOT LIKE ME

Creatives think differently. This is a blessing and a curse as it means much of the time they go about their life being misunderstood or just considered a bit 'out there'. Like-minded others get us, most people don't. 

It's a beautiful, frustrating and exceptionally short life.  We plan to wring out every second, as we have done for the seconds that precede this moment. Our lifetime (however long that may be) is a pimple on the arse of our planet. Yet, we are alive and have an opportunity to live it in the way we choose to -- something we remind ourselves daily.  NOT LIKE ME was written some 20 years ago but is as relevant today as it was then, if not more.

Released 4 September 2016

LYRICS

Not like me, Not like me

Nothing stands the test of time and
In the end what's yours is mine
Only those who run like me
Know the visions that I see

Few of us are made to find
Higher plains of any kind
Think beyond the garden wall and
See the stars begin to fall

Not like me, Not like me

Nothing built will last forever
Drift apart or come together
Nothing comes to those who wait
Tomorrow's chances are too late

Every day brings strength of mind
The years are leaving you behind
I won't rest until I'm whole
Body, mind, aching soul

Not like me, Not like me

Never sought for second best
Never found the time to rest
Never closed my eyes to change
Always looked to rearrange

Nothing matters more these days
I have tried the other ways
Drifters cloud the way you see
Maybe you are not like me

Not like me, Not like me, Not like me, Not like me

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Not Like Me is available as a single or on the SILENCE album.

Other songs on SILENCE:

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Takapuna Wives Club

August 11th, 2016

Takapuna Wives Club - OLDER

TAKAPUNA WIVES CLUB

Now this could have been about many suburbs in Auckland. Takapuna just had a nice ring to it.  For those people that we personally know in Takapuna, don't be offended if you don't think this song is about you (but it it relates, yes you've been part of the 'observation').

Rich-set kids raised by Stepford parents in a world that is far from most people's reality, reinforced by their neighbours and social groups. When you are 'in' you are in, until you're not of course.

Released 11 August 2016

LYRICS

Bella's got a new man, Prada and a fake tan
Blonde locks, botox, boob lift, detox
She almost has it all

Networks, cocaine, shopping with his millions
PT, liquid lunch, cleansing, brazilians
She seems so happy, darling

Credit card comes at a cost
Valium numbs the freedom lost
Trouble in the Takapuna Wives Club
Trouble in the Takapuna Wives Club

Club rules, tight lips, know your place, watch your hips
There's a script, no social slips
Only as good as your game

Don't ask, don't nag, spend it up, don't sag
Gotta keep on top to be a WAG
There's plenty waiting in line

Credit card comes at a cost
Valium numbs the freedom lost
Trouble in the Takapuna Wives Club
Trouble in the Takapuna Wives Club

People start talking, you'll find yourself walking
Social outcast, nothing to say
Minihaha it ain't that funny
When the tide comes in and washes you away

Credit card comes at a cost
Valium numbs the freedom lost
Trouble in the Takapuna Wives Club
Trouble in the Takapuna Wives Club

Remember you were free, money was your own
Friends you had were real, not a Stepford clone
Come now dry your eyes, reclaim your sense of self
Happiness is more than measured by your wealth

Trouble in the Takapuna Wives Club
Trouble in the Takapuna Wives Club

Don't know what it takes to make her happy
Too damn sad to leave her sugar daddy
Rich girl, poor choice, lost her own voice
Sold her soul to the Takapuna Wives Club

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Takapuna Wives Cluv is available as a single or on the SILENCE album.

Other songs on SILENCE:

OLDER

Got The Girl

May 2nd, 2016

Got The Girl - OLDER

GOT THE GIRL

Love and dating, dating and social media, social media and status updates. Ahhh. You see where we are going.  GOT THE GIRL is a  lovely little ditty about someone we all know, who falls quickly in love and declares their love publicly with great vigor, regularly.

*Jason (name changed to protect the innocent) is one of those love demons. Wedding bells are in the air, he's got a spare key cut, and they are only on their second drink.

Released 2 May 2017

LYRICS

Their eyes first locked in a small cafe
latte lips, eggs benedict, over Hemingway
by the time she caught the waiter's eye
He was in love

She had her mind on a dinner date at seven
He got it sown up, he'd died and gone to heaven
Status update: punching above his weight

Oh Ah, top of the world
Oh Ah, he got the girl
Oh Ah, she don't feel the same
Oh Ah, what a crying shame

Friday night on the pull with the lads
practiced pout, wonderbra, she's a drunken dream
By the time they left the dance floor
He was in love

He flagged a taxi to take them to the West End
She got her sights set firmly on his best friend
Status update: snagged himself a bombshell

Oh Ah, top of the world
Oh Ah, he got the girl
Oh Ah, she don't feel the same
Oh Ah, what a crying shame

Only drives at two speeds, doesn't mind the nose bleeds
Looking for his mother in the eyes of every lover
Heart is in the right place, head is lost in outer space
Slow down sunshine you've got more time

Oh Ah, top of the world
Oh Ah, he got the girl
Oh Ah, she don't feel the same
Oh Ah, what a crying shame

VIDEO – GOT THE GIRL FROM ‘AT HOME WITH OLDER’

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Got The Girl is available as a single or on the SILENCE album.

Other songs on SILENCE:

OLDER

Perfect

March 6th, 2016

Perfect - OLDER

PERFECT

Nobody is perfect. We don't live in a perfect world. Yet, something intrinsically macabre in the human psyche strives to be just that. We rejoice in imperfections of the seamlessly faultless and darn right encourage the unmasking.

Released 6 March 2016

LYRICS

Roll up, roll up, it's the social fair
Count up the trophies, quif that hair
Leave out the spooks and the spivs don't care
Lay out your stall for the players there

Oh he's such a perfect boy
Oh she's such a perfect girl (whatever)

Daddy's so proud and mummy's got her hair done
Standing to attention for some weekend fun
Nameless, shameless, living in a fantasy
Naughty little lives in a model little family

Oh he's such a perfect boy
Oh she's such a perfect girl (whatever)

Look at your reflection, who do you think you see?
One plus one is sometimes free
Find a little courage to swing from the rafters
Leave all the crowd for happy ever-afters

Oh he's such a perfect boy
Oh she's such a perfect girl
Oh he's such a perfect boy
Oh she's such a perfect girl (whatever)

VIDEO – PERFECT FROM ‘AT HOME WITH OLDER’

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Perfect is available as a single or on the SILENCE album.

Other songs on SILENCE:

OLDER