Night & Day

from by Unpainted Prospects

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Grab your things, we’re leaving
Pulling up our traps as we go
No need anymore
A whole life on the coast
Now we take to the ocean
Bust our boat from its cave
Never felt so alive

It takes night and day to get 'round the other side

I’ve never seen my mum swim like this before
The water’s shallow here
But it’s deep enough to drown
Furthest out I’ve ever been
It’s starting to scare me
She’s back on deck now
Grabs the freewheeling helm

It takes night and day to get ‘round the other side

Out on the deck at night
It’s warm and windless
I can’t see into the water
But I know something’s there
Beasts are tearing beasts apart
And beasts are breeding
Oh I know it’s dark
But it’s deep enough to dive

When the sun rises
And we thread between the heads
I know I’ll finally meet someone
As young as me
And if I get stolen away from my family
I will find a new way to scream


from Night & Day, released June 29, 2017
Matthew Daniel - vocals, acoustic guitar
Gawain Davey - clarinet, saxophone, backing vocals
Warren Howden - flute
Nick Tumney - bass
Kylie Morrigan - violin, backing vocals
Richard Andrew - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Andy Pap - double bass 'whalescream'

Written by Matthew Daniel




Unpainted Prospects Melbourne, Australia

Unpainted Prospects are intimate alt-folk storytellers, weaving keenly observed tales from the personal to the political.

Loosely formed in 2015, the act is the latest vehicle for singer/songwriter Matthew Daniel.


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