PLANETS AWAY

by ELSTOW

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released November 28, 2017

Jared Shaw: vocals, guitars, keys, percussion
Chel Brown: vocals
Toby Shaw: bass, guitars, keys, percussion
Brian Page: drums, percussion
Ben Wickstein: keys, percussion
Rebecca Chandler: keys, vocals, percussion on Evil Dreams
Chloe Harrison: sitar on The Magician's Rhythm

All songs written by Jared Shaw
Co-produced by Darragh Nolan (Sacred Animals) of Asta Kalapa Studios (Ireland), and mastered by Andrew Davenport at Edgeworth Studios (NZ).

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ELSTOW Sydney, Australia

Elstow is five or six friends making solar-obsessed cosmic psychedelic music, since 2012.

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Track Name: Night & Day
In the day, the sun comes for you
With her rays she burns right through you
You disappear as surely as the moon
But when I hold you in my mind’s eye

I, I can see the line of your face
I, I have been right through your head

You will say we’re always tethered
that night and day’s a false impression
I have seen your shadow walking free
creeping in the moonlit city

I can see the line of your face
I have been right through your head

I have seen I’ve seen right through your mind
I have seen I’ve seen right through your lies

I can see the line of your face
I have been right through your head
Track Name: Self-Imploding Identity
After all All the waiting
We’re alone with what we’re facing
Acid rain acid falling
We’re remains of our failings

But in the end we’ll always rapture like the sun
After all the ages she’s imploding over us
Imploding over us

But in our way we’ve been holding
Each other’s fate to attention

But in the end we’ll always rapture like the sun
After all the ages she’s imploding over us
Imploding over us
Track Name: Zenith
As we’re slowly moving
through a dream state
I’m an open field
I’m the road

And you’re the night sky
You stir and glow brighter
still, I’m blind

I can see the last day
And the last leaves falling

And a wind consumes me / As you light the sky
I’m a blade of grass / With your blue and gold
In an open field / I’ll wake,
Blind

I can see the last day
And the last leaves falling
I have seen my zenith
and I feel the green calling
I have seen my zenith
and I feel the green calling
Track Name: For So Long
You living endlessly
And sleeping through the day
Waiting for your time to come
For so long

As if some other day
Holds you in your place
But I can only hold my tongue
For so long

I know its comforting
Falling for a myth
But time can only be prolonged
For so long

Time can only be prolonged for so long
Time can only be prolonged for so long
Track Name: Alien
There in plain sight hovering on
Feigning sunlight, centuries longing
I will climb on your plane, I will climb
Only for light and the sake of it

Through the rollers, timeless in space
A Yellowed stranger brands me in red ink
I will find your mark there on my side
Only to sigh, forsaking it

Like a sleeper, buried in skin
Your receiver is moving my feet
I will march to a beat, yeah straight from your palm
Only in flight of my tender head

Its illusion, its like a trip
Playing house and home, and falling in step
I have lost to your game, I have not
Even the mind to answer you

There its as a dream
Where only we’ve been
I will shy from your face, holding your eyes
I will fly into madness, all of the while
Longing for light and the sake of it
Longing for light and the sake of it
Only for light and the sake of it
Track Name: Evil Dreams (Chocky's self-realisation)
There is an evil, Winding along
They say you can find it, But I haven’t seen it
She tells me in space, Its reflected on moons a-glow
But I haven’t seen it, Maybe they dreamed it

There is little left to discern
As we’re flying into the sun
its not fabled
we’ve dreamed it

There are these people, inside us all
She can’t perceive them, leading her mind astray
But I cant believe that, and I won’t receive them either
Cause I need to feel it, maybe ill dream it.

There is little left to discern
As we’re flying into the sun
its not fabled
we’ve dreamed it

winding along
into the haze of the sun
winding along
under the haze of the sun
Track Name: Watching Us
Why in the evening
As we revere
Why don’t the gods then appear?

Then in the morning
Under the sun
Is someone watching on?

There’s no one watching
Down on us
There’s no one watching us

And if it’s destined
Aligned in the stars
Why hasn’t judgment begun?

There’s no one watching
Down on us
There’s no one watching us
There’s no one watching down on us
There’s no one watching us
There’s no one watching us
There’s no one watching us
Track Name: The Magician's Rhythm
As with the moon in your head
it takes me
All our thoughts are unsaid
it takes me, it takes me
It takes me away to a place
Take me away outer space

Take the eyes from my head,
I’m oblivious
Spare my memory of them,
I’m living there, in lieu of here
it takes me away to a place
take me away outer space
Track Name: She's Lying
She’s been keeping a jealous mind at bay
Casting shadows into outer space
Yeah its in her head she’s gone insane
She says its aimless, solar phases, but I can tell when
She’s lying
She’s finding herself

In the end there’s nothing you can say
She’ll try to burn the skin right off your face
Your skull will keep its shape, its all the same
Her sunlight’s tricked you, her silhouette too, it felt like truth but
She’s lying
She’s finding herself
I imagine she’s lying
She’s lying to herself

She’s lying
She’s finding herself
She’s lying
She’s finding herself
Track Name: Planets away / Sleight of Hand
PLANETS AWAY

We are familiar
We are at odds
We’re strung together like the stars

I am your Matthew
Polly sits by
You’re not unnoticed out of sight

I have been dreaming and aloof
I would be happy, and you
But you’re not alive here
Home is planets away
I would be happy, and you

Spiralling upward
Waving goodbye
Had we’ve kept it eye to eye

It’s been peculiar and askew
I would be happy, and you
(But) you’re not allowed here
Home is planets away
I would be happy, and you.

SLEIGHT OF HAND

In the day the sun she’ll come for me,
Oh it’s just her sleight of hand
And we’ll lay in her disregard,
And turn our stomachs inside out
To write with entrails on the ground
Mmm

You will say her warmth is comforting,
Oh its just her sleight of hand
But her rays given without mind,
Turn us old before our time
We’re watered down like Jesus’ wine
Mmm

In a way we trace her solar path
Oh its just her sleight of hand
Like a stray, with no celestial home
We’re flying blind by brail of stone
And space debris as trusted friends
Mmm

In the night, there in moonlit hills
Send me into darkened skies
Wear a smile pale upon your face
Should the sun rise in my place
So it must, her sleight of hand
Mmm

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