Bathe [EP]

by The Holy Rollercoasters

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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.

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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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Track Name: Bathe In The Blood Of The Lamb
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..."
Track Name: Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
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
Track Name: Song Of Offering
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!
Track Name: O Death
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?
Track Name: Ain't Gonna Get Better
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!”

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