Fail Safe

from by oliver downes

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Disc comes in a beautiful gatefold card case with full lyric booklet. Features stunning watercolour and ink art by Nina Rupena (www.ninarupena.com).

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ultraviolet via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

so you wake from a sleep that leaves no shadow and your mind turns a corner where your eye flicks away
and the sun presses in from every angle while the dreams of tomorrow stay the slaves of today

walk a road paved with glad misunderstanding, every step a mosaic that to take’s to return
and you pass amongst a thousand different peoples, in their eyes lie reflected everything you’ve yet to learn

and you know that the future’s left handed
so it goes, wander far from the trail
high or low, might be time to turn the tables, cause you never know, you’re not too safe to fail
you never know, you’re not too safe to fail

and the night comes to wrap its arms around you and the birds wheel in circles and the dogs all start to bark
and the clock is stretching out of all proportion, let your eyes lose their focus and adjust to the dark

follow through, let your luck remain abandoned
no one knew how to pass beyond the pale
missed the cue in the longest peal of laughter that you never know, you’re not too safe to fail
you never know, you’re not too safe to fail

find the song, make a path for what’s emerging
only wrong was the standard of the scales
roll along, might be time to change the station cause you never know, you’re not too safe to fail
you never know, you’re not too safe to fail

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from Ultraviolet, released September 23, 2016

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oliver downes Melbourne, Australia

Oliver Downes blends intricate, percussive piano playing with soaring melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. Traversing territory charted by artists such as Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush, Ben Caplan, Scott Walker and The Dirty Three, his debut album ‘Ultraviolet’ trips the space between instantly familiar chamber pop and the experimental margins of folk. ... more

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