Come, Take My Hand EP

by The Leafs

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After the pop brevity of our first EP ‘Space Elevator’, we wanted to experiment with a few longer songs. We still love, and write, short songs, but wanted to make something you could lose yourself in. And you can’t lose yourself in a song that’s only 30 seconds long.

The five songs on the EP were all recorded one night after work by Cornel ‘Qua’ Wilczek at Electric Dreams in South Melbourne, between 8pm and 3am. Cornel mixed and mastered the EP, too. Cornel is a machine, a prince among men. He’d been working in the studio all day and then recorded us for half the night; the next morning he had to be back in the studio at 6am to do something like write the theme music for Australia’s (ultimately unsuccessful) bid to host the soccer World Cup.

The EP broadens our influences to include Patti Smith, LCD Soundsystem, the first Hold Steady record, Ride-era shoegaze, a nameless psychedelia compilation Mike's girlfriend had in her car, and - though you probably wouldn’t pick it - Rogue Traders

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released November 11, 2011

Gus Kemp: Drums, singing, videos
Mike Pulsford: Singing, guitars, art

Cornel Wilczek: recording, mixing, mastering

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Track Name: Come, Take My Hand
Come: take my hand, walk with me
Do you think you could be satisfied?
Are you tired of gravity?
Cos I'm so tired of gravity, and all its hands wanna pull you back
Do you think we need a plan of attack?
Take my hand: we can fly
Do you think you can be satisfied?
Do you think you can be satisfied?

Come, take my hand: we can fly
Do you think you can be satisfied with the wings on your back?
Do you think you’d dream of coming back?
Do you think you’d dream of coming back?
Cos I'm never coming back.

Come! Take my hand, walk with me,
I am tired of gravity and all its lies, filthy hands, filthy knives just wanna bring me down, and nothing’s gonna bring me down
And nothing’s gonna bring me down

Come, take my hand
Walk with me: do you think you could be satisfied?
Do you think you could be satisfied?
Do you think you could be satisfied?
Are you tired of gravity?
Cos I'm so tired of gravity.
Track Name: Let's Get Fucked Up
I've been distracted
I've been abused
Days have been protracted and my body’s been confused
Falling toward the weekend: falling just like rain
The world’s gonna pull em down out of the sky
to smash on the streets again
Let’s get fucked up

Sit thee down beside me
Grab thyself a cup
6 o’clock the bottle-shop closes
We’ll put on the Stone Roses and we’ll get fucked up
Let’s get fucked up
Track Name: The Error Of Your Ways
The error of your ways will haunt you when you’re riding home
The error of your ways will find you lying there alone,
waiting for the sun to come illuminate the day:
shed a little light upon the error of your ways

What are you waiting for?
You’ve been burned before

The error of your ways will find you lying on your back
The error of your ways will see you wishing you were back waiting for the sun to come illuminate the day:
shed a little light upon the error of your ways
Track Name: I Wanna Be A Machine
I'm gonna take all these songs, gonna build a new language
Who’s with me? Who’s with me?
I'm gonna take all these songs, build some new kind of world
Who’s with me? Who’s with me?
I'm gonna take all these songs, gonna build a new logic: who’s with me?
Gonna take all these songs, gonna build a new history
Burn the old one

I'm gonna take all these songs, gonna build a new language
But sometimes, people ask what these songs even mean
As though the point of a song is what it means
But the point of a song, it’s what it does
Yeah the point of a song, it’s not what it means, it’s what it does: a song is a machine: a machine for doing something
A song is a machine: a machine for feeling something
A song is a machine: a machine for making something
Or a machine for breaking something
Or a machine for taking something
Or taking you somewhere

I wanna be a machine

Cos I only wanna live, I only wanna live in the bright world
Yeah I only wanna live, I only wanna live in the bright world
I wanna take all this history, burn it to make electricity
I wanna be a machine
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna

I wanna be a machine
Track Name: You Are Dreaming
Little girl, there’s a doorway with a staircase in your mind
Little girl, there’s a doorway with a staircase just behind

You are dreaming
I can help you
You are dreaming now

Little girl, are you haunted by the staircase in your head?
Little girl, does it lead down to the things your parents said?

You are dreaming
I can help you
Uou are dreaming now