On Second Thought

by Sandpit

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    Bonus tracks: Rehearsal tape versions of 'Hold Yr Horses', Demo recordings of 'Helicopters'(instrumental), 'D.I./Eclipse', 'Crepe Paper Fortress'(instrumental) and 'No Rock'(instrumental).
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Just for your record It's not your fault that I'm not all there Yet nor are you True, is it true? I'm a wizard I'm a cowering fool I'm a failure I'm the one that Just can't, get out This mindset causes doubt And it's hard to defy A pain that sticks, it binds But we could run To the forest Skip along the moors Catch a jet plane Over mountains Fly across the seas Flying solo To a village In a new country It's doing my head in It's doing my head in It's doing my head in It's doing my head in Bolt for the rest-room Staring out my fears To defend my soul To examine here You'll find it takes it's toll Mirages manifold You think we're on a roll Just get behind the wheel You'll see just how we feel It's not too clear You got to take it slow To get on [the horse] again You got to take it slow Well it's so I'm walking on tip-toes Well it's so...
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A certain sense of insecurity A certain kind of vulnerability A certain sense of instability They're calling from the farmland to me Calling me to come home again Stuck trying to fight this fear inside But it occupies my time now Just like a jacked psycho, I regress I've built my own padded room, this summer I'm just like an old man who forgets Whistling the same old tune The same old song Curling up like a ball Running the warmest bath Slipping on your safest slippers Let's a sleepwalk back now This metamorphosis frightens me So I'm locked in my cocoon, and there's no room I'm just like an old man who forgets Whistling the same old tune It's all about bluffing Gotta padlock your heart And a small voice says: "Gotta make a brand new start" On your own Find god On your own Gotta make a brand new start
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Hands on the reigns charging across the plains High in the sky my unicorn can fly Trapped in a daze trying to find our way Patience our virtue well so they say We rot away You wanna know? You really wanna know? Just how it feels to feel so low You wanna know? You really wanna know? Just what it's like when you wanna explode You wanna know? You really wanna know? I'm trapped inside the scariest ride You wanna know? You really wanna know? Just what it's like to keep it inside I sit inside with a carrot just in front of me Tied on a string that's two feet out of reach Please just decide if you really want a ticket to ride My white horse can fly My white horse can fly My white horse can fly My white horse can fly You wanna know? You really wanna know? Just how it feels to feel so low You wanna know? You really wanna know? Just what it's like when you wanna explode You know I sit inside with a carrot just in front of me Tied on a string that's two feet out of reach Please just decide if you really want a ticket to ride My white horse can fly My white horse can fly My white horse can fly My white horse can fly So hard to wait when you really want something to be So hard to wait when you really want something to be So hard to wait when you really want something to be So hard to wait when you really want something I sit inside with a carrot just in front of me Tied on a string that's two feet out of reach Please just decide if you really want a ticket to ride My white horse can fly My white horse can fly My white horse can fly My white horse can fly
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Helicopters 03:18
What a big surprise Six helicopters in the sky They've come for you and I A separation, ritual splice The pilot's face I recognise He's come to steal away a life A life I thought which could be mine The ??? descend tonight Rushed to different isles Now I've been forced to sacrifice Escort to my exile Pursuit it seems a waste of time The car it speeds close behind In back of limousines she rides I'm bound, I'm gagged, I'm locked inside The trunk I'm now confined And it makes me mad Look at what you've done Abort your plan The captain's won We refuse to function Yes it's a mess We refuse to function Yes it's a mess We refuse to function Yes it's a mess Reassemble the equation and I can't pretend that We refuse to function Yes it's a mess There is always one thing and then it's the next
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I feel the pressure all the time To be the diplomatic type of guy That says sure everything is alright And you can fuck me over anytime But it's not how it's gonna be Cos it's gone past disappointment Now it borders on resentment It's over I'm gonna wrestle you to the ground Cos you turned it into a contest Seems the victory is almost yours Bow down to my successor It's time to go into combat Put on your jousting gear and let's ride on I've a trusty steed The princess says that it's not defeat But I positively hate you now And I positively hate you now And I positively hate you now And I positively And I positively hate you now And I positively hate you now And I positively hate you now And I positively...
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Whole Again 03:51
We'd just to feel Slightly whole again It'd be nice to feel Kinda whole again
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I just guess you'll have to find the time (Find the time) To fit it in with the things that you really wanna do It's like a proverb that your Dad would quote on such a day Red, rapid flashing lights The messengers keep calling you To save the world by yourself "We'll send a suit and cape" Standard size, no wonder-guy Dry your eyes and get flying You gotta save the world by yourself And we're not giving you any help Just get it done right now Just get it done somehow I'm not a robot your can't switch me on anytime You said yourself that you're tired of running the same old wheel Your suit and tie sounds nice, seems safe but it's far too late I got a belt and my underpants on the outside Try to cancel the voices out Make an attempt to process thought You see there's no point to running, running, running now Cos they'll just come to get ya And you ain't go no super powers We'd rather stay in bed That have to stomach it We'd rather stay in bed
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Eclipse 03:53
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The story begins With me and you And if I was to tell the truth, I was always afraid Of something not unlike this It's just like movie A short novella We appear in every scene Failed the screen test Just making way for what comes next I'm lost and you're misunderstood Back from a trip to hell (Well) I'm in mourning again But I'm sure That you could make it good But let's not Suggest that you would Remember The restaurants The places That we would frequent You're taking him there I tell myself I shouldn't care You're course is set You think it's divine Walk in a straight line Seems like you're holding on to it But wanting to forget It's fucking with my head I think I'm losing balance Like soaps on afternoons Making sense of what you do A change is overdue
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Time to build a fortress Around your soul Time to keep those creeps out From your home I'm surrounded by vultures Is what you'd said Bows aimed at your heart But their intentions are read Moving on Moving right along Moving on Moving right along Sign says that we're through You could pin it to my brick heart Found a blanket to catch you But now we're drifting apart Restart, quick smart
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This is torture...

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released September 20, 2013

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Sandpit Melbourne, Australia

Australian three-piece circa 1994-98.
Indie-rock, shoegaze inspired by: Codeine, Dinosaur Jr., Eric's Trip, MBV, Polvo, The Sea & Cake, Sebadoh, Sonic Youth, and Swervedriver.

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