A Different Ocean

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released September 4, 2015

Produced by Warwick Donald and What Noisy Cats
Engineered and mixed by Warwick Donald at Building M, with extra recording at The Surgery
Mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki Studios

What Noisy Cats are:
Patrick Whatman - drums, percussion, piano, hammond, rhodes, acoustic guitar, vocals
Luke Marlow - vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keys, piano, rhodes
Jake Walwyn - electric guitar, slide guitar
Vincent Waide - bass, taurus bass pedals, mandolin, percussion, vocals

Additional musicians on Ghosts:
Andrew Weir – trumpet, Gordon Lehaney – flugelhorn, Samuel Hart – trombone

Cover photo by Casey Hare

Thanks to:
Peter Baillie, Hayden Burnett, Alex Dean, Kate Dean, Warwick Donald, Casey Hare, Kerry Harvey, the kids of Cleary St, Ollie Labone, Julie Lamb, Thomas McArthur, Liam Marlow, Mum and Dad Marlow, Liz Owen, Matt Pender, Penny Pender, Cat Waide, Tessa Waide, Paul Walwyn, Jenny Whatman, all the bands we've played with and people who have come to our shows

℗ & © 2015 What Noisy Cats

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Track Name: Little Liar
We dance underneath the kitchen light
The kettle whistles at us ‘cause we’re such a sight to behold
Your arms around me and you whisper
Words of chaos, words of restraint,
Words that are real and words that are fake
And each one is held for a moment and abandoned

Oh, little liar, cannot believe what you say
Oh, little liar, please say it anyway

As we glide across the living room floor
You ask for a twirl but I’ll give you four
You and I are always spinning in circles anyway
Dancing through rooms of our different lives
Some we don’t stay long but some we alight
And you tell me how to move as I try to lead you

Oh, little liar, cannot believe what you say
Oh, little liar, please say it anyway

Take my soul and we’ll scrub it clean
Put my heart with the laundry
A fresh set of memories to pull out each day
But I still doubt the things that you say
Well I try but it feels like i can’t believe you
I know the words that I say are true
And I say the same things too
I say the same things as you
And I say the same things, I say the same things,
I say the same things as you
Track Name: Meet Me In Montauk
I don’t know you but you’re the love of my life
You’re like a deja-vu that I pulled out of my mind
I've lost before and i know I’ll lose again
But i just have to see your face, my friend

I don’t know you but i’ve seen you before
In that house on the corner with that sign on the door
That says “I won’t give you the time of day
So you’d be best right now to walk away
You'd be best right now to walk away"

They can erase my mind but not my soul
So meet me in Montauk and we’ll go for a stroll
And as the seasons pass it’ll all come flooding back
And we’ll embrace the love that we once had

There’s a beach down in Montauk where my memories lie
I feel I need to go there but i don’t know why
There’s a beach down in Montauk and it’s calling my name
I think i’ll visit there on Valentines day

I don’t know you but i’ve seen you before
In that house on the corner with that sign on the door
That says “I won’t give you the time of day
So you’d be best right now to walk away
You'd be best right now to walk away"

They can erase my mind but not my soul
So meet me in Montauk and we’ll go for a stroll
And as the seasons pass it’ll all come flooding back
And we’ll embrace the love that we once had
Track Name: Finest Clothes
Stuck in a hole I dug
No-one is around to hear my cry for help
Everyone I know is at home
Sitting ‘round the table
Dressed in their finest clothes

A happy ever after is something that people believe
So they can tell themselves one day they’ll be free
But it keeps on going just the same as before
Empty promises, no-one ever opens the door

I spend too much time looking in
And thinking about how I want things to be
I either need to find my way home
Or take an endless drive along an open road

But just as I'm thinking of cutting the line
There’s a glimmer of hope that stirs somewhere inside
But that just makes it harder ‘cause it soon disappears
And once again i am left here alone with my fears
Track Name: On That Fateful Day
I saw him in June for the last time
I saw him in June for the last time
He looked at me, he wept, and apologised
He said that he wished we’d had more time
Then they took him away from me

They shed no tears that day
And they smiled as he faded away
I lost my faith on that fateful day
I’ll never be grateful for the rain

Wednesday morning has changed from right to wrong
My weekly reminder of what I had that’s gone
When mother looked at me she saw his eyes
When mother looked at me she often cried
She’d been trying to understand
Why they took away her man

But she gave it up that day
And I found her fading away
I lost my faith on that fateful day
I’ll never be grateful for the rain
Track Name: Running With The Birds
I’m running with the birds now
But they beat me every time
They can take a higher ground
That I can’t seem to climb

Names get written in the dust
Where we can’t stay too long
And as you walk across the floor
I know that what we’ll do is wrong

And I’m staring at a night sky full of light
With a million points of view and none are right
And there’s a soft warmth that’s holding on so tight
I’m so weary, I’m so wary I might...

Should let it go, should let it go
Should let it go, should let it go

I’m running with the birds now
They like to laugh at me
Try to bend lines I can’t cross
And chase things I can’t see

And i’m staring at a night sky full of light
With a million points of view and none are right
And there’s a soft warmth that’s holding on so tight
I’m so weary, I'm so wary I might…
I’m so weary, I’m so wary I might...
Track Name: In The Morning
When the water bursts
I'll be far away
And in the morning
It's too hard to take

When the water bursts
I'll be far away
And in the morning
It's too hard to take
Track Name: The Lake By The Sea
I’m listening to your song and I’m watching my feet
Walking the pavement of my hometown city street
With your words ringing in my ear
You’re half a world away but right now you are here
I like to feel the cold air on my face as I walk on the street at night
And i look up at the dark sky but down here it’s so bright

We walked into the city every saturday
The sun was shining down as we passed through the hospital grounds
Up upon the brooklyn hill among the clouds
We fell asleep to the sound of the turntable turning around
I’d like to look out of the window at the city lights and to the trees in the valley below
I'd see the moonlight shining on the sea in the place that i call home

I remember that day, her hair was all in curls
I took her photo by the lake down by the sea
I still look at it and see her smiling back at me
Why does time always try to take away these memories

I never want to see them fade
But I can’t help feeling them slipping away
Well I’ll fight it ‘til my dying day
So that in my mind these memories can forever remain
Track Name: The Meadows
I think we crossed a line at primm, it wasn’t much of a fight
But 2k to watch water dance, that can’t be right
I left a room of broken minds, staring into space
But there was more humanity there than ever did grace this place

The meadows don’t look good naked, but we’ll lie there all the same
The meadows don’t look good naked, but we’ll lie there all the same

We woke up at 5am, there was no way we could sleep
The sun had already risen, bleaching out the streets
Elvis, he was walking home, looked like it had been a long, long night
The lions had gone to bed, and that felt about right

The meadows don’t look good naked, but we’ll lie there all the same
The meadows don’t look good naked, but we’ll lie there all the same
Track Name: Ghosts
I hold a blurry picture, its memory left behind
Its feeling slowly waned until one day it died
I see faces in the windows, but there’s no-one inside
Just shadows of other places, hung-over from other times

There are bodies beneath the floorboards, I sometimes hear them sigh
Each one against his wishes, each one before his time
Lost along the way, lost along the way
Lost along the way, lost along the way

“Look for me”, I thought I heard you call
Lost from me, without you I could fall
Walk on through, heed no nightly noise
I call to you, an ever-lonely voice
I think i hear fell voices on the wind
I fear I’ve missed my chance to let you in
I can see them now, those chances gone astray
I’ve changed my mind, I hope you’ve done the same
I hope you’ve done the same
Track Name: Sleeper
Awake, only rarely
Alive, but barely
Sleeping is all I do
Protect my inside
From the evil that's outside
Trying so hard to get to me

I feel like I'm blind but I see too much
Things that are living are cold to the touch
I'm losing my will from the thorn that's in my side
I wanna go to sleep and dream a dream
Of a place that is perfect where I can believe
That someday, something great is gonna happen for me

But if I lose all of my pride
There'll be nothing at all
Left to hide, left to hide

Awake, only rarely
Alive, but barely
Sleeping is all I do
Protect my inside
From the evil that's outside
Trying, trying to get to me

If the clouds part in the sky
Leaving nowhere for me to hide
Then I'll burrow beneath the ground
Where I never will again be found
Track Name: A Different Ocean
I dipped my feet in the Atlantic today
A different ocean, but more of the same
Over the plains, and over the sea
I’ll always be chasing what’s in front of me

And I’ll dip my feet, I’ll dip my feet
If the water is sweet, if the water is sweet

I’ve found me some peace, but I’m looking for more
Pining for sunlight as I rush out the door
It’s a mystery to me, why should I take the fall
Or suffer the blame when I know not what for

You think you know me, you think you know me
But I lie through my teeth, I lie through my teeth
You think you know me, you think you know me
But I lie through my teeth, I lie through my teeth

The water is warm and inviting me in
But I still don’t know if I want to swim
The water is warm and inviting me in
But I still don’t know if I want to swim
I still don’t know if I want to swim