Bathe [EP]

by The Holy Rollercoasters

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1.
LYRICS: I was four when I realised what church was Six when I worked out why we went I just accepted God’s wonderful work And that my mother was heaven sent I held my mother's hand while she prayed Just sitting there on her knee I believe a power came over her Even if I don’t believe it was real She said: “You’ve got to bathe in the blood of the lamb, you’ve got to pray to God on your knees… …Only then will you understand…That you are not worthy..." I was 15 when I began to question The wisdom of a book written by men That took the word of their heaven sent friend And used it to justify the end My mother loved me nevertheless And she guided my right hand She said you got to “Nail your hand to the cross And God will make you understand" “You’ve got to bathe in the blood of the lamb, you’ve got to pray to God on your knees… …Only then will you understand…That you are not worthy..." I was 21 when we heard the planes coming Buzzing from across the sea We all ran to bunkers they prepared And my mother was there with me As the ground shook from the bombs above I held the hand of my wife and girl And My mother started to praying for love Calling out to God to be merciful to the world “You’ve got to bathe in the blood of the lamb, you’ve got to pray to God on your knees… …Only then will you understand…That you are not worthy..." And when the bombing had stopped And I could find a lighter I found a wooden support had fallen And stabbed right through my mother I cried and I wailed and I tried But it was too late If there really was a God Then my mother was at his gate. “You’ve got to bathe in the blood of the lamb, you’ve got to pray to God on your knees… …Only then will you understand…That you are not worthy..."
2.
LYRICS: Mr Brown in town taunted Marie the imigre Walking past he shoved her into a passing car They found him bent over the statue in the main square Swastika tattooed and a flag stuck up his arse Big Dave liked to hit people, especially Jane his wife He said “next time you leave me, I’m gonna take your life” The milkman found him next the morning strapped to the sign heading south He was missing both his hands, had a dildo in his mouth Johnno was rejected by four women in a night He stalked them one by one and attacked them with a knife They found him weeks later in four different places Four separate limbs, four separate bits of his face For two months the men stayed their hands They listened patiently, they tried to understand The women walked the streets at night Girls dressed how they wanted to dress No wolf whistles at work No dancing under duress People began to talk about the stranger in the cloak Was it man, was it woman or a different kind of folk? Police found no trail except a black feather at the scenes No other evidence remained except an apparent lack of town misery As soon as the stranger was forgotten, along with the reasons why The men tightened grips, women began to cry They began to look over shoulders Bought new make-up for the bruises Then it began again when Louise’s man beat her to death with her shoes
3.
LYRICS: I’ve come to know every detail of the wall beside my bed Now I try to remember - the movements of her smile instead I think you know how it feels, open wounds that don’t seem to heal I got worms in my bones now-that’s not what I choose It does not go away now but neither does it stay Sometimes reassures me, sometimes ignores me, see you another day It rests it’s hand on the small of my back to remind me it’s there But when I feel her head on my shoulder, I feel the need to try a little harder She brought me from the pit, set my feet upon the ground My song rises from my lips, this is my offering, all I can endow I push it back, and I push it down, oh and I push it out Til I can feel her hand in mine, come on take away those doubts! A flesheating beetle that picks at my bones To feed the horsehair worm that has made it his home When it leaves the beetle is a husk-That’s where I thought I’d be at dusk That's how it was when I went to sleep alone But now it comes upon me, that worm has turned She comes through that door, she can’t take that burden It’s up to me, to provide that shoulder we can't wait until we're older She brought me from the pit, set my feet upon the ground My song rises from my lips, this is my offering, all I can endow I push it back, and I push it down, oh and I push it out Til I can feel her hand in mine, come on take away those doubts!
4.
O Death 01:55
LYRICS: Ooh death Whooooah death Won't you spare me over 'til a another year? Well what is this that I cant see With ice cold hands taking hold of me Well I am death none can excel I'll open the door to heaven or hell Whoa death someone would pray Could you wait to call me another day The children prayed the preacher preached Time and mercy is out of your reach I'll fix your feet so you can't walk I'll lock your jaw so you can’t talk Ooh death Whooooah death Won't you spare me over 'til a another year?
5.
LYRICS: He was born in a humble cottage, built by his mum and dad The doctor brought him forth and held him up, said "this is when it starts to get bad The land was dry and barren, the animals nearly gone They’ve already got seven children, another they can barely afford It ain't gonna get better, it ain't gonna get better, it ain't gonna get better than it is today He loved Sweet Rosie Brown, from the farm down the way Her father was a strict preacher man, who said the boy was profane The boy said “I don’t believe in the bible”, Rosie said "that's okay, ...you can take me, here in the grass, but listen to what I have to say" It ain't gonna get better, it ain't gonna get better, it ain't gonna get better than it is today Preacher Brown got to hunting, to take the devil from their souls "When we find them," he told his flock, "we shall blind them with gold, It is their fault that you suffer, that your lands yield no gain Give to me, follow me and together we shall remove this filthy stain!”

about

Watch the video for 'Bathe in the Blood of the Lamb' - youtu.be/ohlNkRXp8vQ

Brisbane's most notorious octet, The Holy Rollercoasters, are back with a heavy soul sound, armed with a brand new EP brimming with hard-hitting, funk fuelled pop songs. The themes have taken on a slightly sombre flavour since last years' dance floor smashing 7" but the musical message remains the same: "We are here to make you move!"

Throughout the EP's 5 tunes, you'll be hit with down south grooves, feverish funk beats and Motown deviations, with careful horn arrangements and a unique gospel-via-Brisbane voice. It shall be wild and you shall snap your fingers and wiggle your hips. They're summoning you to bathe, and yes, ye shall be cleansed.

credits

released August 16, 2019

Jimi Beavis - vocals
Chris Bancroft - guitar
Blake Lonie - bass
Chris Evans - drums
Benjamin Van Jole - keys
Andrew Garton - bari sax
Alex Price - tenor sax
Bobbie Murphy - trumpet

Scott Nosworthy - tambourine on “Bathe In The Blood Of The Lamb”, “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” and “Song Of Offering”

Recorded, mixed and produced by Andrew Garton
Mastered by William Bowden

Artwork by Brett Harris (Ugli Co.)

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2016-2019.

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