Holding Patterns

by Parallel Lions

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Holding Patterns the debut album from Melbourne band Parallel Lions, released in Australia in late 2009.

Here's what some have said:

"One of the best Australian releases of the year" - Beat Magazine

"A plethora of incredible songs" - Mess+Noise

"Irresistible rhythmic and melodic hooks... beautifully crafted imagery" ★★★★ - The Brag

"Parallel Lions is a good move" - JMag

"A moody, private and intense debut" - The Drum Media

"A propulsive yet still vividly romantic affair" - The Vine

"Predictably spectacular" - Time Off Magazine

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released 30 October 2009

All recordings (P) & (C) Parallel Lions 2009 except "Song With an Ending" (P) & (C) Ollie Browne 2009

Parallel Lions is Ollie Browne, Hamish Michael and Sam Bates

Ollie Browne: Lead Vocal, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar

Hamish Michael: Electric Guitar, Backing Vocal, Piano, Programming, Samples, Synths, Glock, Bass, Music Boxes, Squeezebox

Sam Bates: Drums and Percussion

Produced by Parallel Lions and Tim Whitten

Engineered by Tim Whitten
Assisted by Rob Long (Birdland Studios) and Patrick Ryan (Newmarket Studios)
Additional Engineering by Rob Long

Recorded at Birdland Studios, Prahran, and Newmarket Studios, North Melbourne, in May 2009
Extra bits and pieces recorded above a laundromat in Brunswick by Ollie, Hamish and Sam

Mixed by Tim Whitten at BJB Studios, Sydney, in June and September 2009

Mastered by Don Bartley at Benchmark Mastering, Sydney, in September 2009

Strings on Taste of Your Heart, For You & Season of Debt arranged by Eugene Ball
Recorded by Joe Talia at NMIT, Fairfield, in June 2009
Played by Silo String Quartet
Aaron Barnden: Violin
Alison Rayner: Violin
Ceridwen Davies: Viola
Caerwen Martin: Cello

Mick Meagher played bass guitar on Separated & Ever

Artwork design and illustration by Ollie Browne
Layout and assistance by Carl Breitkreuz

Photography by Hayley Miro

Manufactured and distributed exclusively in Australia by Shock Records

Marketed in Australia by Bird Music under exclusive license

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Parallel Lions Melbourne, Australia

Parallel Lions is the result of a collaboration between Art of Fighting front man Ollie Browne, composer/sound designer Hamish Michael, and jazz drummer Sam Bates.

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Track Name: Taste of Your Heart
from a taxi on an overpass
in the mist-up of the windscreen glass
and the dull streaks of rain
and I recognise
something like pain

I keep on waiting on the turbulence to pass
I've got no means of knowing anything will last
I don't know much
just the taste of your heart

in the quickstep of the evening rush
in the swelter of the human crush
and the madness transpires
all my thoughts of you
are simple desires

I keep on waiting on the turbulence to pass
I've got no means of knowing anything will last
I don't know much
just the taste of your heart

one day I'm gonna wake up and find you
one day I'm gonna sit up and see you home
one day I'm gonna wake up and find you
one day I'm gonna sit up and see you gone

I keep on waiting on the turbulence to pass
I've got no means of knowing anything will last
I don't know much
just the taste of your heart
Track Name: Separated
people almost everywhere
chaos in the thoroughfare
celebration in the street
everything bewilders me
fireworks fly crossing the sky
exploding in the middle will you please just tell me why
confetti concrete under my feet
clutter in the gutter will you please just be discreet

separated
we got separated
separated
in the crowd

weaving through the multitudes
trying to keep a hold on you
but I lose sight of you again
I've lost sight of everything
close my eyes open my eyes
you're still missing and I don't know why
going insane calling your name
somewhere in the middle of a street parade

separated
we got separated
in the crowd

leave me here further behind
find what happens to the rest of your life
babe that's fine never to mind
I'll go missing myself in time

separated
separated
Track Name: Telephone Line
I remember waking in the infancy of light
captured in the morning like an escapee of night
didn't hear you leaving not even the door
I was dying in a dream that I'd been living in before

where did you finally
ever so finely
where did you finally go?
say I should not worry
say it is not so
settling out there someplace you don't know

I keep the diamond side of you it's always in my mind
the shine upon my ring is like a memory refined
I don't pretend to understand the language of your ways
I guess someone does the damage and someone always pays

where did you finally
ever so finely
where did you finally go?
say I should not worry
say it is not so
settling out there someplace you don't know

don't know why but I don't know much
don't know why you don't keep in touch
day by day and I'm losing sleep
every night and feel so weak
somewhere over the telephone line
calling out for the fifteenth time
looks like you are way too far
gone gone gone

forever in a song it is that you aren't coming home
tell me I'm responsible for why it is you roam
they say there is a science in the creases of the hands
but I don't believe in anything that I don't understand

where did you finally
ever so finely
where did you finally go?
say I should not worry
say it is not so
settling out there someplace you don't know

don't know why but I don't know much
don't know why you don't keep in touch
day by day and I'm losing sleep
every night and feel so weak
somewhere over the telephone line
calling out for the fifteenth time
looks like you are way too far
gone gone gone
Track Name: Ever
shadowed silence
along the walls of every street I know
and I know I miss you
something’s growing now and I know it's time for you
goodbye forever
goodbye it seems

oh oh oh
come clean with me sarah
it's not like people ever get a chance to know you better
they pick you up and take you home
and you don't have to be alone
ever

the television is a fuzzy frame
a moving picture of indifference
just smooth faces talking
and I have this fiery feeling
something's separated
everything we ever had is going under

oh oh oh
come clean with me sarah
it's not like people ever get a chance to know you better
they pick you up and take you home
and you don't have to be alone
ever

come clean with me sarah
it's not like people ever get a chance to know you better
they pick you up and take you home
and you don't have to be alone
ever
ever
ever

they pick you up and take you home
and you don't have to be alone
ever
Track Name: For You
sometimes we say goodnight and everything goes black
where's the easy life?
babe, my other life
it's going out of control

but I wont go
tonight I'm taking it slow
for you
for you
for you
anything for you

where do I take myself when everything goes black?
to the city lights
where my other life
is going out of control

but I wont go
tonight I'm taking it slow
for you
for you
for you
anything for you
Track Name: A Song With an Ending
out the door and down the street
running with the moon beneath her feet
hair in tow a blaze of gold
shining like a river through the cold
telegraphs communiqués
phone calls in the dawning of the days
she's had them all breaking her dreams
she had enough and now she's free

and I know how it really feels
know what she really needs
a song with an ending
please

first of all she realised at last
that nothing good can ever come to pass
if you bray and beat on its door
hoping for commitment evermore
so through each long description of night
sleepless in the ever coming light
promises of pictures in frames
containing only unfamiliar names

and I know how it really feels
know what she really needs
a song with an ending
please

they say that it's the truth in you
they say that it’s the truth in you
that makes you worry
I say that it’s the truth in you
I say that it's the truth in you
that gives you courage
it's all courage
it’s courage

so she comes around to close me down
pulls my collar out and throws me to the ground
shakes it loose the tiresome truth
throws me from a second storey roof
broken nose across my face
bruises coming taking their place
and she goes and leaves me that way
a stranger in the early morning grey

and I know how it really feels
she knows what I really need
a song with an ending
please
Track Name: Hereafter
long day into long night some way through my life
found you on a cold street cold hands cold feet
you were so pale so lost and lonely
you said some day someone is gonna want me

I try to save your life
but you're always on the edge of it

and every little comfort I find in you
I'm becoming less of myself it's true
I don't want to stumble in your hereafter
I ask about the places that you have been
we tumble into silence silence silence
and you
talking isn't something you do

long day into long night some way through your life
you say no way no one could ever want me

I try to save your life
but you're always on the edge of it

and every little comfort I find in you
I'm becoming less of myself it's true
I don't want to stumble in your hereafter
I ask about the people that you've been seeing
we tumble into silence silence silence
and you
talking isn't something you do

we’re becoming less of ourselves it’s true
we tumble into silence silence silence
with you
talking isn't something we do
Track Name: Living on the Edges of the World
your words on a postcard
of a sunset on a bay
what you've written to me says it all
in uncomplicated ways
'the further you are from the things that you need
the quicker they tend to destroy you it seems'
and I know what you mean

living on the edges of the world
living on the edges of the world
the damage and the excess too
the dereliction of my love for you

your voice is fragmented
I have to reach out for what you say
'I miss you like time misses something to keep
when the children of moments are falling asleep'
and I'm hearing you speak
and I'm holding out just the same
the same
we're the same

living on the edges of the world
living on the edges of the world
the damage and the excess too
the dereliction of my love for you

living on the edges of the world
living on the edges of the world
the damage and the excess too
the dereliction of my love for you

and there's never been a better time to make minds
one of us is moving to the other side for good
no there's never been a better time to make minds
one of us is moving to the other side for good
Track Name: Season of Debt
I found myself in a barren field
and the grass was dry and the trees didn't yield
I kicked up some dust where the earth wasn't sealed
all was revealed

used to be a temperature for rain
water wrangling down the drain
tell me why we don't have much now
tell me why we don't have much to say

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
down and far we go
this could be the ending we don’t wanna know
we don't wanna think about it
no no no no no no no no

I found myself a deserted town
all the denizens left there was no-one around
all of the silver was gone from the ground
melted back down
just to make a necklace shining bright
catching moments in the light
tell me why we don't have much now
tell me why we don't have much to say

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
down and far we go
this could be the ending we don’t wanna know
we don't wanna think about it
no no no no no no no no
down and far
down and far

I found myself in a season of debt
I'd taken it all everything I could get
all I had left was the taste of regret
still I forget

you give me riches I don't own
I cast them into the unknown
tell me why we don't have much now
tell me why we don't have much to say

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
down and far we go
this could be the ending we don’t wanna know
we don't wanna think about it
no no no no no no no no
Track Name: Black Clouds
in my mind I still wake up to see you
lying long on the bed still asleep with
your head on one side
breathing in sighs
in a morning as close to gone
anyone who has tried to forget you
or for as long as they suffered to get you
we all share your name
strangers the same
in the way that we fell away

hey
come on now wait
I need to say
these final words
but no-one's listening from above
no-one's listening from above
and I still haven't found
no I still haven't found
what you've become

in my mind I will wake up to be you
I can feel all the torture you've been through
all of that pain
years on the wane
and I live through it all again

hey
come on now wait
I need to say
these final words
but no-one's listening from above
no-one's listening from above
and I still haven't found
no I still haven't found
what you've become
what you've become
Track Name: Woven in Time
I am calling from the grave
don't be startled
there are things I couldn't say
before I departed
mercy on you mostly for the blunders
mistakes I many made along the way to where I lie

there are apples in the trees
and a swollen river
and I move along the breeze
thinking backwards
how could I have left you such a question
hanging like a cumulus that will not shed its rain

the ghost of me is manifest
and I am now bound to a final test
to prove to you forever I was yours alone
a chance to clear it up!
all that I am asking is my word you're fairly taking
that's my final undertaking

as I lie here
woven in time
in the cool dark ground

I am calling from the grave
don't be shaken
there are things I couldn't say
before I was taken
halted on edge of my confession
the room became a wave and I was swept up in its wake

the ghost of me is manifest
and I am now bound to a final test
to prove to you forever I was yours alone
a chance to clear it up!
all that I am asking is forgiveness for the taking
that's my final undertaking

as I lie here
woven in time
in the cool dark ground