The Bells

by Have/Hold

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Produced by Have/Hold at Newmarket Studios, North Melbourne.
Engineered and mixed by Simon Cotter with assistance from Charlie Mann.
Mastered by Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studios, Sweden.


One day there’ll be a note that I can’t sing for you.
One day there’ll be a bed where you won’t lay.
One day there’ll be a letter I can’t send and you wont
Read it anyway.

One day you will be ashes on a mantelpiece.
One day they’ll put my body in the ground.
They say there is a river we all cross, the other side
I bet is where we drown.
-Me Oh My.
-We’re all dying.
One day there was a pigeon near my work.
A crow had pecked the eyeballs from its face
And from its silver chin its calendar went leaking.
Propped up on a gutter in the rain.

Now I’ve got people trying to shoot my name
Saying that my sex is something wrong
And I am stunned to silence by the contradiction.
I’m nothing less than overcome.
-Me Oh My.
-We’re all dying.
Now the winter
Is a menace
And the father is a mess
And the pigeon
Was a mercy kill
Once the mother moved her nest
To a safe place,
To higher ground.
I’m reminded of my mother crying
‘Turn it up! I wanna hear the bells!!’
-Me Oh My.
-We’re all dying.


released June 16, 2017



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