Sand Newts!

by The Monotremes

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Sand Newts! is an extended musical narrative. The track is free for download from The Monotremes' Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages, with an HD video clip on Youtube.

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We've all been drinking and thinking these days
Our brains seem to condense into a stony haze
(Hay's) being made while the sun still shines
It's always been that way until the end of time
We never expected things to end up this way
But now they have, I guess we should have seen it coming
We had the whole world in the palms of our hands
But how could you expect for us to under-
-Stand up and strike the hearts of our enemies?
Why would we make trouble when we're trying to be friendly?
We are all men of the 21st Century
There's something to be said for our democracy

All our bones our broken
All our souls are frozen solid now

This life has always meant something to me
Been carving it out with his own two hands and
I never ever got nothing for free
Took seventy years for him to understand it
I keep on hearing this vague melody
This life has taken it right out of me
He never went sideways and he never went backwards

We promised them as we grew older
To stand on our forefathers' shoulders
Look at this painstaking
Effort we're making
On this 19th-century boulder

The first time it happened, I though I'd never see the
Light of day again, I thought it was the
End of everything I'd ever hoped to keep
Including all the sheep I'd slaughtered in my sleep
Just yesterday, everything was going just fine
But now they want to take that off of me as well
As the next man I'll die for what they tell me to do
Including taking care of all the likes of
You've got your young hearts set on your enemy
I cannot begin to tell you how much feeling that evokes in me
You got a red hot cup of lycanthropy
Lysergic acid is now coursing through my arteries and
You've got a half-full bottle of vitriol
Let's crack it open and this shit can get nasty
Come and release your inner Neanderthal
Come and release your inner Neanderthal
You can make love with all your brothers and sisters
Give up and join us my friend, I implore you to
You don't have to make an effort to make history, cause
We're making love sweet love with an effigy
Our dirty secrets are no longer wrapped in mystery and
We share the same old pitiful destiny
We share the same old pitiful destiny

Bullets flying overhead

All our brains are moaning
All our veins are poisoned rivers running wild

This life has always meant something to me
Been carving it out with his own two hands and
This life has taken it right out of me
He never went sideways and he never went backwards

We promised them as we grew older
To stand on our forefathers' shoulders
Look at this painstaking effort we're making
On this 19th-century boulder

They called us the birds of a feather
The eyes in our heads sewn together
We won't be missed as our
Histories consist of those
Numerous ties that we sever

credits

released April 2, 2012
Composed/produced by Adam James Cook
Keyboards/vox - Adam Cook
Keyboards/vox - Matt Rankin
Trumpet - Reuben Lewis
Bass - Justin Bullock
Drums - Adam Dickson
Engineer - Craig Greening

Mastered by Darren Ziesing @ www.polybonk.com

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The Monotremes Melbourne, Australia

Six-piece multigenre psychedelic jazz band that waddles through the dark corridors of your mind.

Keyboards/vox, electric guitar, trumpet/trombone, clarinet/alto/tenor sax, electric clarinet/bassoon, bass and drums.

Have a listen. Catch us at a gig in Melbourne.
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