Terrible Things

by The Hedonists

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Our debut album, recorded ourselves with borrowed gear and limited experience, but a lot of enthusiasm.

You can watch us work on the album in a behind the scenes video here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgljTyUbBX0

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released October 31, 2015

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The Hedonists Newcastle, Australia

A three piece alt rock band.

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Track Name: Terrible Things
I needed a place to stay
I needed someone to tell me that they loved me
I need a face
That I could press against mine
And love absolutely
I needed someone
To tell me that I was great
That I would live forever

Cause all of my dreams
Are filled with terrible things
And naked girls, violence and lust
I take what I can, because I must

I needed a place
Cause I was out on the street
And I was getting lonely
I needed someone
So I could share all my woes
Call her my one and only
I needed a face
That I could press against mine
Remind me that I’m human

Cause all of my dreams
Are filled with terrible things
And naked girls, violence and lust
I take what I can because I must

Girl, I’m not asking for much
Just some food on the table
And a roof overhead
And a high speed internet connection
And a mac book, and an i-pod, and an i-phone, and an i-pad
And I’ll need a car with at least six cylinders
And a job with at least six figures
And holiday pay for at least six weeks
I’m going to Barceona for the weekend baby
And I want fame
I just want people to remember my name
Is that so much to ask?
Track Name: Double Cheese
I don’t want your pity
I want intimacy
I salivate when you sing to me
Slap me you’re so salty
Kiss me you’re so sweet
Fill me up then leave me be

Lay down
Lick me love me
Please don’t leave me all alone

I don’t want your pity
I want double cheese
Love me ‘till there’s nothing left of me
They tell me you’re unhealthy
But they’re just jealous I know
Grease me up
Felatio

Lay down
Lick me love me suck me dry
Spit it out I will comply
Lay down
Lick me love me
Please don’t leave me all alone
I need your taste on my tongue
Track Name: Animal
I tippy-toe across your window honey
I’ve gotta know what you’re thinking and feeling
Last night you turned me out but baby
I’m gunna crawl back in
Baby gunna crawl back in
Quick sneak to take a quick peak honey
Just to see you makes me shiver with pleasure
Last night you turned me out but baby
I’m gunna crawl back in
Baby gunna crawl and

Girl, you’re freaking me out now

I’m middle class
I’m civilised
But when you look at me and flash those pearly whites
You turn me into an animal

It’s strange to say but on the day you left me
You actually brought us closer together
Watching you through the window honey
I see a side of you that you never showed to me
My hands weren’t meant to type at a keyboard
My teeth weren’t meant to just chew muesli
The hunter-gatherer inside me baby
You bring it out in me
Honey wait and see

I’ve been repressed
Lobotomised
But when the drum plays in my head I come alive
You turn me into an animal
Track Name: Silver Bells And Cockle Shells
Mary, I’ve just got to know
You can tell me the truth
How does your garden grow?
Pretty maids all in a row
A maid as pretty as you
Need never wake up alone

Fingers slide down the fret board
Down the nape of her neck and her spine
We wanted love
And took all that we could hold
We stuffed full our pockets and started to run
And we’re just fine
This love is mine

Georgie couldn’t understand why
It wasn’t the girls in his school
Who would make his blood rise
Let me put it another way
Georgie Porgie pudding and pie
Kissed all of the girls
But it was a lie

We’re nothing more
Than debris in the breeze

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
This party is out of control
Little Bo-Peep has lost her innocence
Alice just dropped a tab of acid
Goldilocks is passed out in your parents’ bed
And the Mad Hatter is coming down
Mary all we wanted was a good time
The sun was setting and our lips were dry
So we turned up to the house with a box of wine
And the music’s playing
And the walls are swaying
And the shit we’re taking
Man I feel amazing
I never wanna see the sun rise
And we feel oh so high
To have just one more became a compulsion
So we drop the bucket, we pull up the lotion
And we feel like we’re never gunna die
But we just didn’t realise
Just how fast that well runs dry
Track Name: Goon Tang
One sperm swims faster
While another million drown
High rise, French fries, Disney on ice
The beast bows at our feet
Point that thing right at the sun
Yeah! Pull the trigger
Large hadron collider my god
The beast bows at our feet

We laugh all the way to the bank

One sperm swims faster
Another million drown
High rise, French fries, Disney on ice
The beast bows at our feet
We laugh at bears through the bars of our cages
A million man made miracles, that’s right
The beast bows at our feet

We laugh all the way to the bank
Track Name: Put Me In A Box
I’ll do it for a time we’ll see
Is this form of income for me?
Should I wake up or resume being asleep
Maybe Neo can tell me
But wait
The characters of fiction often so
It may seem should not be
Looked to for guidance in actuality

Put me in a box
But leave it open
I’ve got to breathe

Living moment to moment
Is how I seem to be
At one point I’ll deal
And another I’ll flee

Not the best way of living
Sweet uncertainty
Might I chance for the better
When I’m twenty three?
Track Name: Cambodian Fever Dream
A game show host is grinning as the contestants are grabbing
There’s money to be winning and the audience is laughing
The advertiser’s singing ‘cause the ratings are soaring
The blonde model’s teeth are gleaming, investors are applauding
It seems everybody’s winning so why do I feel so sick?
‘Cause it’s glorifying greed or ‘cause it’s all so fucking boring?
Change the channel there’s the answer staring at me from the screen
We play games while other people live in fear and poverty

I watched the news today
Never again man, that shit is fucking crazy
Put on Master Chef, make me feel ok
Wake me up from my Cambodian fever dream

The first thing that I notice is the unbearable heat
The smell is a close second, garbage piled in the street
The food is way too spicy and the hostel’s a mess
But those one dollar beers, they help me to forget
And now I’m wrapped around the toilet and I’m puking out my guts
Did I catch dengue fever or did I just drink too much?
As I leave I see a local girl with the most gorgeous face
She’s a goddess but she’s not enough to keep me in this place

I don’t wanna know baby what goes down below

Complimentary wine at thirty thousand feet
Put back your seat, enjoy your flight
Track Name: Swinging From The Vine
I don’t know why I do the things I do
Sneaking suspicion that there is no truth
I can’t see the forest for the trees
But I don’t mind you see
Ignorant I’ll go blissfully

Swinging from the vine
Evolution’s left me with this troubled mind
And a sack of flesh and bone

I strum a chord and then I feel alright
I down my drink and I'm invincible
At least for tonight
Pleasure is great until a certain point
But the faithless know
Some nights you’ll feel the cold

Swinging from the vine
Shit the view is good
And the wind on my face
Makes me feel so alive

The devout are saved
While the others burn in hell
For evermore

If there's a god
I’m not sure I like her or him
If there’s a heaven
I’ll just cross my fingers, hope I get in
If they decide it’s just
Decree that I must burn
I’ll take it on the chin
But for now I’ll just keep
Swinging from the vine
Track Name: Beautiful Mess
She slithers right under the covers
She slides right out of her dress
Heart rate starts to rise
Making a beautiful mess
As you undress

I taste blood on the tip of my tongue
Fingernails puncture my skin
That look in your eyes
Making a beautiful mess
I couldn’t stop if I tried
Making a beautiful mess
As you undress
Track Name: Raindance
I went to a supermarket
To accessorize my life
I was nearly brought to tears by
What I saw in aisle 5
They checked my brain
I’m not insane
It’s just the way things are done
In suburbia

I went to the computer store
To make myself a modern man
I got tangled in USB chords
Fell over and broke my ram

Ask myself after some wine
Is this where I wanna die?
Boxed in like books on a shelf
Can’t be good for your health
So I turn to the sky and I pray
Lord make it rain

Then somebody hacked my facebook
They should have just cut off my hands
Then the hacker posed as me
And the fucker stole all my friends

I was meant to dance naked around a fire at night
Instead I’m standing lost and desperate
In the electronics section of K-Mart

But I smile and I wave
Act like it is ok
But I haven’t had sex
In like three hundred day
And I’m glued to my phone
‘Cause I can’t be alone
And now I can’t be calm
‘Cause I start at the tone
And my boss is a jerk
But I still go to work
‘Cause the rent is now due
And I am what I earn
And my path has been laid
Like a rat in a maze
So I pray make it rain
For at least forty days

‘Cause if this is the first world
Why do I feel hollow?

And so we dance to make it rain
And when it rains we dance all the same
And so we dance to make it rain
And when it rains
We dance to see the sunshine again
Track Name: Sunchild
The 100 was late and Mayfield was godless
Next to me sat a girl with a violin smile
When she asked I told her that I was going nowhere
And with a legato grin she replied
I’ll meet you there

The tide never lies
The moon’s always on time
And she whispers to me
Sweet nothings
This girl was a sunchild
She ran naked and wild
Through the grass and the trees

We drank rosé and danced around the love tree
Basil pesto, blueberries, gelato and spice
Is all we need

And now we drink only wine
We eat up the stars
I found compassion and love
In the curves of my guitar
She said from stardust we are made
And to dust we will return
The earth will eat our bodies up
Just like a breath
And when it does my dear
I’ll meet you there

The tide never lies
The moon’s always on time
And she whispers to me
Sweet nothings
And now I’m a sunchild
I run naked and wild
Through the grass and the trees
Sweet nothings
And now we dance
And now we love
We know we’ll die
But we won’t cry