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This is an album of two halves and two different bands. The pre and post Spanish tour No Flowers No Wedding Dress.

Track 7 to 16 were recorded by the original line up, with Gary Devlin in the recording control seat. 16 track analog and 8 track ADAT were slaved up for tracking at Corlson and Tim Keady's rental. The band did a lot of preparation for this session and recorded a few demo's in the run up to the recording session. Some of which you find in this collection.

After finishing recording and mixing these tracks, the band were offered the chance to tour Spain with Sydney band The Navhodads. It was at this point Nigel Parry decided to leave, so the band choose to tour and continue as a three piece.

On return the band decided to record another bunch of songs as a three piece. The result were the first 6 tracks. They were recorded and mixed in 3 days using Emanon Recordings mobile 16-Track Reel-Reel tape machine. Engineers and mixed by Gary Devlin with Derek Hall as assistant engineer.

The album titled Brokenhead eventually came out and featured the first 15 tracks of this collection. Travel was left of due to lack of space in the CD format at the time of production. Here it is back where it was meant to be plus some demo's and a remix of Cats Lives featuring Todd Walker on keyboard who became a permanent member of No Flowers.

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released February 11, 2015

Guitars/Vocals: Shaun Corlson
Guitars/Backing Vocals: Nigel Parry
Bass/Keyboards/Backing Vocals: Tim Keady
Drums and Percussion: Shaun Hoffmann

Additional Keyboards on Cats Lives (Alt Mix: Todd Walker)

Backing vocal in Foul Weather Friend: Heidi Corlson
Background Vocals in The River Song: Zac Seager

Chief Engineer: Gary Devlin
Vice Engineer: Derek 'the viking' Hall
Additional engineering: Kim Wood

Mixed by Gary Devlin and the many handed choir.
Produced by Gary Devlin and NFNWD.

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Track Name: Heat
When Giants roamed the earth, before the need to conquer.
And the taming of the land, where the price is the procedure.
And I hope you understand.
The carbon beat, the methane heat, the rhythm of creation.
But I don’t know why the caged bird sings.

It’s only in this heat only in this heartland
I can find my feet and say cool down.

Summer sleeps alone, and season aches in slumber.
Salvation in a can, but the medicine is poison.
The universe divides on the head of a pin, or a toss of a coin
The energy it spins, in smoking coils.

It’s only in this heat. Only in this heartland
I can find my feet, and say cool down.

It’s only in this heat only in this heartland
I can find my feet and say cool down.
Say cool down x4
Everyone’s a winner here, every ones a winner in the shade.
Track Name: King of Indecision
Im growing the earth back, I’m cloning the energy.
Ive tasted her water; I’ve walked thru the trees.
I’ve seen forever, and I know just what it means.
To be, addicted to utopia. You see.

Hovering, caught in the middle
Hovering, betwixt and between

And what do you really feel?
And what if it’s something too long, too hard, too strange to explain.
Space time and nothing more, the constructs of your program.
Are not allowed to not conform.

Hovering, caught in the middle
Hovering, betwixt and between
I’m the King, the King of indecision.
On anything you might name

I’ve been that way before. X4

Hovering, caught in the middle
Hovering, betwixt and between

I’m the King, the King of indecision.
On anything you might name
I’m the King, the King of indecision.
I’m the King, the King of indecision.
Track Name: Cats Lives
One two three four. Do you need more?
TV to tell you, just as well you
Don’t think, don’t turn, try to return.
Mail line, nice buy, brand new price.
Don’t think too deep, it comes complete.
Low stain, lint free, and it doubles as a squeegee.
Can’t do better than that. No, can’t do better than that.

Got time, cat’s lives.
Got nine times five. Man baby oh. X 2

Hi-bran, High band you understand
Its glowzone, ozone, boys own, hand-blown.
Get to the phone, can’t do better than this.
There’s more much more it’s all meat-free.
Like the cuddly little bear says “Think Green, Think Greed.”

Got time, cat’s lives.
Got nine times five. Man baby oh. Yo X 4
I’ll have one of those late night, talk back TV shows
I’ll have one of those late night TV shows
Try it, you’ll like it.
Buy it.
Track Name: Short Step
She was such a pretty shooting star.
She was in awe, in awe of your spark.
Never should have let the cat out of the jar.
Never should have let it come this far.

Before I even try to go on.
I never really was that strong.
You might be alone, but you’ll never be the only one.

She said it didn’t matter, but that was a lie.
Nothing’s gonna stop her tears until the torrent runs dry.

And there’s nothing more to feel.
And your’e not scared just because it’s real.
Love and hate are part of the same sick deal.

Short step, long fall. X4
Short step such a long way down x4
Sure way down, and out. X4
And out
Track Name: Broken Head
Broken head get back to bed
You’re the lead in my feet
The setting sun, anointed one.
Must be the sum of your fears.

Oh yeh, you know me X 2

There’s no mystery, to your misery.
No sympathy, nor denial.
So broken head, get back to bed.
Let it fade, let it subside.

Oh yeh, you know me X 2
I can’t think straight. X 4
Track Name: Super Model
Welcome the supermodel to the stage. She’s beautiful.
Doesn’t need to be anything else.
Automatic qualification ordained and adorned.
Exalted and exhorted to sign another autograph, smoke another cigarette
She walks that line that fine white line.

Talk about trash, walking cold cash, it’s beautiful.
Got a need for speed, gotta feed that greed.
Nominal consultation. Take it all on board, there’s other options to explore.
Read it in the fashion line, the culture of the fine white lie.

She’s got the look to sell the kingdom. This ain’t no make believe world.
One Knowing smile and the place is all mine, gonna watch it all burn.
Gonna take it to the top.
I’m gonna squeeze it for every last drop.
Gonna shake it, take it, and bake it,
Remake it, remold it, retake it.
She’s got the look to sell the kingdom. This ain’t no make believe world.
One Knowing smile and the place is all mine, gonna watch it all burn.
Gonna watch it all burn X 4
The beautiful girls with the silk and the pearls
Are not looking for answers, not taking chances.
Starving by choice, submerging their voice.
For hollow eyed flunkies, pre-pubescent junkies.
Prize them for youth in all private booths.
Torment the lonely feed them baloney.
Blaming the different instead of indifference
Millennial fever the new psychic trigger.
TV the finger on this cosmic lever.
Bankers and wankers, buyers and rorters.
Who pays the bills? Your sons and your daughters.
Mechanical love, and electrical soul.
Digital shelter in a man made desert.
Terms of affection, signs of rejection.
Shattered assumption, reserved presumption.
Beauty they say is only skin deep, but ugliness soaks right to the bone.
You don’t think, but you feel.
Track Name: Elemental
We shed our shapes and flew away
Found a new and better day
Cold wind blowing through your eyes tonight.
Tell me no more lies.
And if I wake before the dawn, just tell me what went wrong.
What it is, I came here for. What is my reward?

Something sublime, something so hard to find
Something divine is elemental.

We stood beside the cool gray sea. We stared her out, we stared out.
Tried to see what we could not see. Tried to work it out.
But Plato scratches in the sand, again and again.
The tide rolls in, and the tide rolls out.
The tide rolls in, and the tide rolls out.

Something divine, is elemental, or hard to find
Something sublime is elemental.

It’s in the air that you breathe
Its in your eyes, its in your eyes.
He’s in all that you perceive.
He’s all he’s everything.

We shed our shapes and took our flight
We whispered silent through the night.
Found another way to hide ourselves.
Found another way to be ourselves.
And finally.
Finally

Something divine, is elemental, or hard to find
Something sublime is elemental.
Simplicity X4
Something divine, is elemental, or hard to find
Something sublime is elemental.
It’s elemental
Track Name: Foul Weather Friend
Lets walk this crooked path together where it’s easy to fail.
Shed little bits of light for each other share slices of pain.
We are one now we are the same.
We are one now we are the same.
Spark to spark and flame to flame.
It’s easy
Some times you got to fan the flame, that’s all.
And on nights like these.

Love is an arrangement you just come to.
Not one magic moment more a collection of ordinary ones.
I can handle you if you can handle me.
I can put up with you if you can stand me.

Spark to spark and flame to flame.
It’s easy.
Some times you got to fan the flame, that’s all.
And on nights like these.

Fair weather or foul.
Fair weather or foul.
I’ve got you now.
I’ve got you.
I’ve got you now.
I’ve got you.

We are one now we are the same.
We are one now we are the same.
We are one now we are the same.
We are one now we share the blame.

Fair weather or foul.
Fair weather or foul.
I’ve got you now.
I’ve got you.
I’ve got you now.
I’ve got you.
Foul weather, fair feathers.
Fair weather, foul weather friend
Track Name: Centaur of the Sun
Feel good about my self finally feel like I’m turning the corner
Everything falls into place like you said it would.
Fall into grace and slide from the face of the disappointed.
It’s honey to taste. It’s like everything you’ll ever need,

And you can give it to me now, or we’ll wait until it’s over
You can talk me round, but not down and not out.

In electric Eden we exchange notes in the passing season
An echoed reply coming down the line.
And melody she is sweet, she is always close to me
I can feel it in the air. She’s like everything. She’s everywhere.

And you can give it to me now, or we’ll wait until it’s over
You can talk me round, but not down.
Not down, never down.

I confess to happiness when else fails.
I confess to happiness when else fails.
I confess to happiness when else fails.
I digress in happiness when else fails.

When all else fails.
I confess
Track Name: Flawed
Are you strangers, or just unmet friends?
The wheel’s set in motion now, this changing never ends.
The enemy is just at the bar He said you ‘misunderstood my intentions my friend’.
But I think that was a lie.

I think I see a flaw in your in your defense, attack, attack.
Don’t tell ‘em it was me, stealing round the back.

You kiss me on the ego, ‘cause I like it like that.
I’m glad we had a chance to talk. You know I love our little chats.
A tasty little platitude, then a slap on the back.
An alter-image cameo, then back on the rack, back on the rack.

I think I see a flaw in your attack, defense, defense.
It’s all I‘ll ever need. No more just recompense.

She walks and talks and spellbinds me. Forever in this warp.
She walks and talks and spellbinds me. Forever in her warp.
She lives in a dream sometimes let me in.
I return to that place, how I long to go back there.
And in all of this madness the circle’s complete.
Return to the child. Return, return.

You’re on private property so get off my back.
I’ve got my own axe to grind you’ve got you own corpse to hack.
The rumour round the round about might be running to conclusions.

So lose your false security, loose your delusions.
She walks and talks and spellbinds me. Forever in this warp
Track Name: The River Song
Get in the car, we are going for a ride.
Get in the car; make sure you’re strapped in tight.
Down to the river. Down to the waterside.
Make sure you are strapped in tight.

In the middle of all this, you find a tenderness and call it home.
Home where have you gone?

Hey mother where ya gone?
I think the car is sinking.
Hey mother where ya gone?
Don’t leave me in here

In the middle of all this, you find a tenderness and call it home.
Home where have you gone?

It’s just a living unit, just a living unit, but I call it home
Home.
Where have you gone?
I call it home
Track Name: Winter Loop
I must be caught in a winter loop these clouds come over me like memory
Synial refraction, mutual attraction.
Or some unknown law of quantum symmetry

And it could be anything.
It doesn’t take much, it could be anything.
It’s more than memory.

The law of the jungle don’t apply to me.
Why should the fit survive when they are so unfriendly?
I want it all. Won’t you give it to me?
Bittersweet, bittersweet.

And it could be anything.
It doesn’t take much, it could be anything.
It’s more than memory.

If there’s magic, if there’s wonder, then it’s these things that stop me from going under.
I believe. I believe in many things.
Play anything, just play it loud.
At the back of the room I can see you now.
I believe. I believe in angels.
You are in me; you’re a part of me.
You are memory; you go on to be. Anything, everything.
Don’t tell me that it’s gone.
Don’t say you won’t be round.
Seize the time, you know it’s sublime
And I miss you, I miss you.
Don’t tell me that it’s gone.
Don’t tell me that it’s gone.
Track Name: Starsign
Hey babe, turn your sex off.
There’s no need for that round me.
I dig your wit I like your sense of humour.
I’m not interested in biology.

Hey put your clothes back on.
I guess I’m just not in the mood.
I’ve got this headache that’s been building for years.
I’m not stupid I’m not confused.
Your anatomy’s fine but I’m not of the mind or the inclination.
With so little time and with whats on my mind I don’t want to muddy the water

All I really want to do as hard as it is to believe
All I really want from you, is mind over matter.

And everyday. Is just like the last one. It don’t change.
It’s future blind, it’s fate bound.
It’s future blind.

All I really want to do as hard as it is to believe
All I really want from you, is mind over matter.
There’s nothing in stars you take it too far.
There’s nothing in stars you take it too far.

All I really want to do as hard as it is to believe
All I ever get from you? Is “whats you starsign?”
Starsign.
You’re Star blind.
Track Name: Degrees
Now I’m hanging from the precipice. I see what the fence is for.
Sometimes you’ve got to go too far. Even if it’s t make sure it’s too pure.
The colours lie, the faces fade. I am trapped within a heart of flame.
Cathederal now is closing in. Can’t seem to drive it away

I only come here cause I want to.
Only come here just because of you.
I only come because I like to.
It’s almost gone.

But it almost shone.

When doubt should spring to mind choke that spring.
If fear should bring you down, then here’s the song to sing.
I don’t need it anymore. I can’t feel it anymore.
My wine is cheap, but my cup is full.
I’ve got more than what I need.
Brother, let me come over.
Let me show you what I mean.

I only come here cause I want to.
Only come here because I needed you
I only come because I like to
It’s almost gone

But it almost shone
It almost shone.
It almost shone.
It almost shone.
Inall motion.
It almost shone.

When doubt should spring to mind choke that spring.
If fear should bring you down then here’s the song to sing.
I don’t need it anymore. I can’t feel it anymore.

A token from you X 4