Double Negative, All the Way!

by Nothing Rhymes with David

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released May 2, 2011

Recorded in the garage of Nothing Rhymes with David by Blank Weyman.

All songs written and performed by Nothing Rhymes With David.

Except: "Hey Mate!," which features samples from a live Death Cab for Cutie bootleg and "Sing Another Song, Boys" by Leonard Cohen.

Produced, mixed and re-recorded onto analog tape by Blank Weyman.

THANKS TO:

The extended Young and Dunworth families, especially Chris and Eloise; the venues that have been supporting me throughout this project, Blank, Scott Blissett and everyone at the Otis Bar Wollongong, Leland “EVEN GOD” Foster, The Lankus, the kids on NRWD's Facebook, my uni crew – spesh Josh, Meg, Steve (Bruce?) and Reece Lightning; Leyne @ Cadence Commotions, Lenny, The Little Dum Dum Club and all my homies in Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and beyond.

This EP is dedicated to my musically-inclined friends, compadres, acquaintances and heroes that have been a significant part of the NRWD dealio in one way or another, directly or indirectly. Deep breath, now...

Brendan Maclean, The Pennys (past and present), Dead Letter Chorus, Sean Curran, Obscura Hail, Charlie Parr, Otouto, Ben and Annie Szota, Collarbones, Slow Waves, Jack R. Reilly, God Rest the Good Doctor (R.I.P.), Bec Sandwich + Mad Polly, Andy Bull, Alex Bennison (best dude), Parades, Totally Unicorn, Jonathan Boulet, Dan Mangan, Operator Please, Carra + Ant Beard + Big Al, Reggie Watts, Alpine, Micachu and the Shapes, The Boat People, Owl Eyes, Emma Davis, The Chariot, Tim & Jean, Passenger, Nicole Brophy, Fishing, Art vs. Science, Darren Hanlon, Scott Spark, Cloud Control, Evelyn Morris, Lanie Lane, Jen Cloher, Tim Morrissey, Old Man River, Sophie Hanlon, The Flat White Cats, Alex Grigg, Caleb McAlpine, Yetis, George Nicholas, Lumiere, Patrick Matthews, Gin Wigmore, the Philly Jays, Starlight Diner, Patrick Arnold, Kelly Gibbs, places, people., Javed Sterritt and so, SO many more.

Thanks for just being you, dudes and dudettes! My music wouldn't exist without yours!

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I get on the the stage to sing and play
Man there said "Come back some other day.
You sound like a hillbilly."

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Track Name: Hey Mate!
Another war to wage
One mind against the blankest page
Won't you let me say something?
I'm afraid I'll say anything.
Track Name: No Exchanges (Act One, Scene One)
Lately I've been feeling
That these words lose their meaning
They're scattered like ashes
And they dance around your mind

Lately I've been trying
To redefine
Just how what I've always known
Is still not who I want to be

Choose wisely now
For there are no exchanges this time
No excuses this time
Choose wisely now
For there are no exchanges
No excuses this time

Lately I've been wondering
The extent to which you'd go for this
Despite your best intentions
I still fail to see the worth

Lately I've been hoping
That maybe I was wrong
About knowing you'd be happy
In the time that I was gone

Choose wisely now
For there are no exchanges this time
No excuses this time
Choose wisely now
For there are no exchanges
No excuses this time

You've every right to hate me
But I thought you said you would wait for me
Please don't forget me
Wake up in the next city

How could you know by now?
How would you know by now?

Lately I've been feeling
That these words lose their meaning
They're scattered like ashes
And they dance around your mind
Track Name: Condolence Lounges
It's never kind of funny
It is or it isn't
So do you think it's funny
This was never envisioned
The figure stood a blur
Like reflections in car mirrors
One step forward, two steps back
Made the vision clearer

Thursday morning ritual
Ungodly hour on the clock
Mutual appreciation
Of Arcade Fire and Iggy Pop
But there was an imbalance
That I thought you might have known
Dressed an empty room up pretty
But you never called it home

Broken ice is slippery
But at least it breaks the tension
We succeed in everything
But we always fail to mention

A perfect situation
To relate to songs of old
For I am just a poor boy
And my story's often told
It was not an instant pain
When pride was swallowed
But the symptoms recurred
In the hours that followed

Tried to keep it left
In the lost and found
Like a puppy, you retrieve
When you come back around
No-one here's at blame
And there's no-one here at fault
But please let me recover
From this losing battle fought

Broken ice is slippery
But at least it breaks the tension
We succeed in everything
But we always fail to mention

Broken ice is slippery
But at least it breaks the tension
We succeed in everything
But we always fail to mention

Maybe when you're not busy
We could catch up after class
Let's go see Othello
With an amateur cast
Badly-acted acting badly
May seem to you a joke
But to me, it means something
That I'd never let you know
Track Name: Flocking Fish to Sinking Ships
Wide awake or fast asleep
There's no time for the in-between
You can write these lines a thousand times
But the truth won't leave so easily

We find ourselves and we bridge our gaps
Trace our paths to the very back
We're all just leaves on a higher branch
Until the autumn months are back again

It's only the future
And it's not something to fear
It's only the future
And it's something to believe

This is where they lay the plans
On borrowed time and shaken hands
Forgotten all the promises
Where the twisted words would fall

And all you want is to abandon need
With a smile and a money back guarantee
Take it with a grain of your hourglass sand
And pour it into my hands

It's only the future
And it's not something to fear
It's only the future
And it's something to believe

Don't place it in a box
The weight of the load
Will break the backs
Of the ones you have known
And it's the strangest feeling
But it's worth redeeming
For shadows dare not define
The footsteps of the blind

It's only the future
And it's not something to fear
It's only the future
And it's something to believe

It's only the future
And it's not something to fear
It's only the future
And it's something to believe
Track Name: The Chapter of a Book You've Never Read
I'm so restless
I want to wake up
Not next to you, or anyone else
I want to wake up by myself

You asked me where I wanted to go
And I just wanted to get out of here
You asked me where it is I called home
And then I realised I did not know
I did not know, I

I'm so anxious
It's time to get up
I just can't turn it off
And waste days away

You asked me where I wanted to go
And I just wanted to get out of here
You asked me where it is I called home
And then I realised I did not know
I did not know, I

I'm shivering
It's colder tonight
You turned your collar
You left me right there

You asked me where I wanted to go
And I just wanted to get out of here
You asked me where it is I called home
And then I realised I did not know
I did not know, I

You asked me where I wanted to go
And I just wanted to get out of here
You asked me where it is I called home
And then I realised I did not know
I did not know, I
Track Name: Useless Blues (End of Act One)
You can't hurry and force these things
All on account of the pleasures they bring

You'll get it wrong
You'll get it all wrong
You'll get it wrong
You never learn and you will get it all wrong

This crave for gratification
Will pave the way to your sedation

You'll break and burn
You'll break and you'll burn
You'll break and burn
Broken, battered, you will break and you will burn

Don't say I didn't warn you
Don't say it didn't phase you
Don't say I didn't protect you
Don't say it don't affect you

You'll never get the tide to turn
There's no fuel for this fire to burn

Just cross the line
Just cross that line
Just cross the line
We'll see what happens when you cross that line

Don't say I didn't warn you
Don't say it didn't phase you
Don't say I didn't protect you
Don't say it don't affect you

Don't say I didn't warn you
Don't say it didn't phase you
Don't say I didn't protect you
Don't say it don't affect you