One Proud Monkey

by One Proud Monkey

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about

Mini album? Double EP? Who even knows anymore - what we're sure of is that we had a great time writing these songs and they're finally getting released... on the 5th anniversary of our first gig even! Stick the headphones on and hit play!

credits

released December 18, 2017

One Proud Monkey is:
Clinton Hoy / Guitars, Vocals, Piano
Tim Hosking / Bass
Dallas Keenes / Guitars
Dave Petty / Drums

Additional programming, string and brass arrangement by Clint

All music by One Proud Monkey / Lyrics by Clinton Hoy
c. 2017 One Proud Monkey Music

Produced by Dallas Keenes
Mixed by Ryan Miller (Track 1), François Michaud (Track 2), Jack Nigro (Track 3), JARO (Tracks 4,5,6,7,8) and Scott Feringa (Track 7)

Recorded by Dallas Keenes at Mioan Studios, Dubbo
Additional recording by Scott Feringa and Clinton Hoy
Mastered by Pete Maher, Top Floor Studios, London

Additional vocals on Frozen Bones by Haleigh Hing
Additional vocals on Magpie by Gabrielle Flanagan

Graphic design by Clinton Hoy and Paul Andrews

Ramble mixed by Jeff Kanan

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Track Name: Frozen Bones (Album Version)
I don’t really like 6 o'clock in the morning
When words turn to fog in my mouth
I’m looking out the window at the frost on the grass
And I don’t really want to go out

The floorboards creak
And the house is cold
But it’s nothing to do with us
It’s not even winter like other places in the world
But i guess that’s a plus

Won't you lay down next to me and warm my frozen bones
Track Name: Don Draper
Hey there captain that's a tidal wave you're sailing us into
Maybe you didn't listen maybe you didn't think this through
Those orders you shout they sound a lot like hyperbole
But sailing with a blindfold just believing what you think you see
If two crewman wanna love each other don't you think it should be so?
You just cover your eyes and say no, no, no, no, no no!
You're making me mad, man...
Hey there captain surely you can feel the rising seas
Shipmates in shadowed corners I think I can smell mutiny
Hey there captain do you think you'll ever learn?
Or just you keep on sailing until you fall off the edge of the earth
If I show you the evidence that we're sinking our own boat
You just block your ears and say no, no, no, no, no no!
You're making me mad, man...
You're a man...
man who is in denial
man who is out of time
Track Name: Olden Days
Typewriter peppers the page like rain at the window
Rage is my parents' alarm again
And I'm writing down my favourite songs
But I'm not making any friends
Taping my favourite songs all night from the radio
Gotta get the DJ's cadence right
Flinching as the car deck swallows another compilation
Tangled around the heads real tight

Olden Days
Playing air guitars on an imaginary stage
Tell me now do you remember the olden days

Saved up my money bought a little 45
But I left it on the front seat in the sun
Didn't play too good after that
Better go back buy another one
Walking around I got every song in the world right here in my pocket
Now that my phone's not stuck to the wall
Oh when you think about those days
Do you miss the olden days at all
Track Name: Magpie
Wake up in the morning to the magpie calls
Singing man what a beautiful dawn
Can you hear him while you’re sleeping there
Can you hear him wherever you’ve gone?

I see the midday moon
It's watching over you
Sometimes I think about what’s outside the sky
Try and imagine where we’re going to
I remember your eyes over the sea
The night you spoke to me
And I fell asleep that night
Knowing everything would be alright

We used to play our games on these streets
Past the vampire's house we walked
This morning the shops are full but I don’t know the people
It’s been too long since we talked

The magpie said it'll be ok (all right)
He's been watching over you
All this day (time)
And with him by your side
You can rest here on the hill
Track Name: Little Tree
You planted a little tree
Planted here next to me
I sat and watched it grow
From my window

Now that tree has a little bird
Sitting on its limb
And you're gonna keep her
From the rain and the wind

The tree grows fast and strong
Just like we thought all along
Maybe i'll get a tear in my eye
As she leaves the branch and learns to fly

But the tree will always stand
A place for you to land
When you need to spend some time at home...
Track Name: Judgement Day
I hope you’re sweating in the dock
Now that you’ve finally been caught
Don’t turn your mind
To last minute denial
The paperwork you should’ve filed
Has it all

About the trust you have abused
How when we thought you were there for us
It’s clear you’re there for you
And getting as much as you can
For yourself and your clan
Before you’re unmasked and we all learn the truth

But on judgement day
We give our power away
And we wonder
Why we yell and complain
But end up with the same
Losers pulling us under again

You swear you didn’t know any better
You wrote your declaration in a letter
That’s not worth the paper you smeared gravy on
How I wish you find that train was long gone

But we’ve been watching and
As witnesses for the prosecution and you’re done
You can’t even run
You’re tied to those pork barrels
And the baggage from your travels
Repeating all your crimes
The profligate is shut for good this time
Track Name: After The Future
And in the future
when all we have
chips under our skin
so we don't need the keys to get in
And we all run around
Like protons doing laps of the Hadron Collider
We need to take a deep breath and walk around outside

Slow down
Get a song in your head and sing it out loud like there's no one around
Apply brakes
Remember when we stayed up all night singing songs that we liked from our mix tapes

And in the future
The car drives itself while we do work in the backseat
Still you feel incomplete
Now in the future
When all we consume consists of zeros and ones
Remember that going offline can be done

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