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Hold On To Hope

by Mayhem & Me

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Andrew Fuller A masterfully mature recording on this, their long-overdue, debut full-length release.
Majella Eales assured vocals are underscored by the driving rhythms of David Griffiths (drums) and James Dunlevie (bass) while Toby Welstead's guitar work colours the songs with tones of light and shade.
The album thrives in it's ability to create tension & fear, all whilst delivering hope & beauty as it's aptly chosen title suggests. Favorite track: I Am Condemned.
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1.
Bridges 04:37
I've burnt all my bridges But I still dream of fire I’ve lost all control I’m gonna let it, gonna let it Ooooh oooh Ooooh oooh Ooooh oooh I’ve burnt all my bridges And I’ve lost all control But I’m sick of it Gonna sink this ship I’m gonna sink this Ooooh oooh Ooooh oooh Ooooh oooh
2.
Not Dead Yet 03:27
My life feels like a spaghetti western You and I shoot each other from the other side of the canyon The bullets they pierce our skin and hurt our hearts But we don’t stop What am I do with these thoughts and feelings All these crazy inner demons I can’t listen to that voice It’s just wrong, it goes on and on and on My heart’s still beating in my chest I’m not dead yet, I’m not dead yet My heart’s still beating in my chest I’m not dead yet You say that you will but you won’t You say that you do but you don’t You say that you will but I don’t see nothing changing Oooh oooh You say that you will but you won’t You say that you do but you don’t You say that you will but I don’t see nothing changing Oooh oooh My heart’s still beating in my chest I’m not dead yet, I’m not dead yet My heart’s still beating in my chest I’m not dead yet
3.
Heavy Boots 04:48
It’s fever pitch, this wretched itch It’s pulling, shaking, itching, aching It comes in waves, in highs and lows It whispers ‘dip your toes, the water’s warm' But these boots they feel so heavy And the pace you set is cruel Oh all the places we could go If I could be barefoot I’m walking down these darkened halls I cannot lift my feet, I want to crawl and fall in a heap One step, two step getting close to nowhere Come on baby, can’t you see? I can’t lift my feet Cos these boots they feel so heavy And the pace you set is cruel Oh all the places we could go If I could be barefoot ... oooh oooh Oh oh I’m walking down this dusty road With dust and dirt between my toes I’ve left my heavy boots behind, my feet are free and the world is mine I’m free, I’m free, I’m free Cos these boots they feel so heavy And the pace you set is cruel Oh all the places we could go If I could be barefoot ... oooh oooh Oh oh
4.
Cloud Song 04:59
Weightless floating over land and sea Dark clouds they don’t frighten me No I will be released From this mortal coil I will be released Oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh Ohhhaaaahhhhhh Ohhhaaaahhhhhh Weightless floating over land and sea I will be released Oh oh oh oh
5.
Howlin' 04:51
It’s all mess and noise All mess and noise And your fear follows me like a dog Like a dog It’s all mess and noise All mess and noise And your fear follows me like a dog Like a dog It’s a ragged dog yapping at my heels It’s a ragged dog yapping at my heels It’s a ragged dog yapping at my heels Oh Oh Oh Oh It’s all mess and noise All mess and noise And your fear follows me like a dog Like a dog It’s a ragged dog yapping at my heels It’s a ragged dog yapping at my heels It’s a ragged dog yapping at my heels Oh Oh Oh Oh It’s all mess and noise All mess and noise And your fear follows me like a dog Like a dog It’s a ragged dog yapping at my heels It’s a ragged dog yapping at my heels It’s a ragged dog yapping at my heels Oh Oh Oh Oh Howl!
6.
Three hundred pounds of the law Fell upon me Three hundred pounds Was so ancient and so heavy Was like a sword of Damocles The dark hearts of men and mice Full of desire, deception and vice One and all shall pay the full price of Three hundred pounds Mother, why do you forsake me? Father, why do you forsake me? Brother, why do you forsake me? Was it my hand that did the deed? My heart so full of wanton greed The devil does plant his seed in the dark hearts of men like me Oh I am condemned The dark hearts of men and mice Full of desire, deception and vice One and all shall pay the full price of Three hundred pounds Mother, why do you forsake me? Father, why do you forsake me? Brother, why do you forsake me? Was it my hand that did the deed? My heart so full of wanton greed The devil does plant his seed in the dark hearts of men like me Oh I am condemned I am condemned
7.
'Beware of the quiet one', my ma used to say The one who stays watching, 'til time comes to pay Push it and push it, push it some more Soon you'll find out, what they have in store Watch out for the quiet one, ma used to say Eye for an eye The whole world goes blind Drop it and just walk away Put down the gun What's done here is done Drop it and just walk away When push came to shove, one cold winter's day She called his bluff, the hunter now prey Push it and push it and push it some more Straight through the chest bone and into the floor 'Watch out for the quiet one', my ma used to say An eye for an eye The whole world goes blind Drop it, just walk away Nowhere to run, what's done here is done Vengeance, a debt you can't pay 'Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees' Who was it who said that and did they get free? I'll keep it in mind when the jacks come for me Tell my babies I love them, promise for me Promise for me Eye for an eye The whole world goes blind Drop it and just walk away Nowhere to run What's done here is done Leave it, just turn away Turn away 'Beware of the quiet one', our ma used to say The one who be waiting for their turn to play
8.
Exposure 03:34
Words they fail me I have none to speak And the feelings I have Cannot be revealed The things I have told you They may not be true But the faster I run The closer I get to the truth Now I’m out in the desert Dying of exposure And didn’t I tell you over and over We should’ve gone We should’ve gone We should’ve gone home I’m lost in this place And I cannot be freed The words they are fighting They wanna be outta me But what if I speak them Will they come to be? The stories the people I run from They’re coming for me Now I’m out in the desert Dying of exposure And didn’t I tell you over and over We should’ve gone We should’ve gone We should’ve gone home Home Home Home It’s so dark in here I can’t see for the fear If everything comes to be A light will shine unto me The things I have told you They may not be true But the faster I run The closer I get to the truth Now I’m out in the desert Dying of exposure But didn’t I tell you over and over And over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over Over Over Over
9.
I think the boat is sinking I know the captain’s drinking What the hell was I thinking? And now that the mast is broken We will sink to the bottom of the ocean A watery grave I’m trying to save you but I cannot reach It’s breaking my back It’s breaking my back trying to carry you home I think that I’ve stopped breathing The ocean is crashing and heaving You have just left me here grieving I’m breaking my back I’m breaking my back trying to carry you home Breaking my back Breaking my back trying to carry you home I think the boat is sinking I know the captain’s drinking What the hell was I thinking? I’m starting to crack You’re breaking my back Why don’t you just go home I’m fading to black I’m starting to crack, you are breaking my back Breaking my back It’s breaking my back It’s breaking my back Breaking my, it's breaking my
10.
Fur Coat 05:52
Wrap me up in a big fur coat and take me home, Cos there’s no place that I’d rather be than home The ocean wraps me in its arms so safe and warm Reminds me of my favourite place, home home home Home home home home Wrap me up in a big fur coat and take me home Cos there’s no place that I’d rather be than home home home Home home home home Wrap me up in a big fur coat and take me home Cos there’s no place that I’d rather be than home home home Home home home home
11.
Well they come in peace But they leave in pieces Well they come in peace But they leave in pieces We hold on to hope We hold on to hope Well they come in peace But they leave in pieces We hold on to hope We hold on to hope They come in peace But they leave in pieces, broken pieces But we hold on to hope But we hold on to hope They come in peace But they leave in pieces Broken pieces Broken pieces

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Hold On To Hope features music by Mayhem & Me, recorded and mixed in lutruwita/Tasmania between 2019 and 2021. Mastered by Grammy award-winning William Bowden (King Willy Sound).

Bridges video on YouTube: youtu.be/aYq4iz3Ep88

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released October 10, 2021

Majella Eales: Vocals, guitar
David Griffiths: Drums
Toby Welstead: Guitars, vocals
James Dunlevie: Bass, vocals, programming

All songs by Majella Eales, David Griffiths, Toby Welstead, James Dunlevie

Additional songwriting on Bridges, Howlin', I Am Condemned, Exposure by Jeff Reeve, Paul Carwana

Produced and mixed by James Dunlevie, mastered by William Bowden at King Willy Sound, recorded and mixed in lutruwita/Tasmania

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'Beautiful', 'haunting' and 'fierce' music from Tasmania. Big songs, much guitars, very emotion

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