A Broken Escalator

by Steve Towson

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released June 1, 2016

Artwork - Detail from sculpture "Collective Consciousness" by the RUN Collective.

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Track Name: Break Back My Heart
Break Back My Heart
(words and music by Steve Towson)

(Chorus)
Break back my heart
Put it back in place
Leave me here
For somebody new
Break back my heart
Put it back in place
I can't handle this love anymore

No amount of gauze can fix me
You've broken me, broken me into
Many pieces
I cant find the start of me
Each time we're together
I become unglued so

(Chorus)

Some say all in love and war is far
But how can this possibly be true
For you've broken me beyond
All forms of recognition
Now all I wanna be is left alone so

(Chorus)

But through
All of these years and through
All of these times
We know the swallow can't survive the fall
But it will keep on trying
And it does its best
Knowing the answers always nevermore

Like Scott of the Antarctic
So close and yet so far away
And Hinkler and all of those before and after him
Knowing the birth of passion
Always ends in decay so

(Chorus)

But through
All of these years and through
All of these times
We know the swallow can't survive the fall
But it will keep on trying
And it does its best
Knowing the answer's always nevermore
Knowing the answer's always nevermore
Knowing the answer's always nevermore
Track Name: A Beacon In The Mist
A Beacon In The Mist
(lyrics and music by Steve Towson)

When life is blue
And nothing you can do
Can pry the jaws of despair
When the endless night
Consumes all in sight
And no one seems to care

(Chorus)
I'll be here
Whenever you need
I'll be here
A beacon in the mist

If the spark is gone
And you are on your own
And it feels too hard to hold on
Bear in mind if you seek you shall find
The answers to guide your way home

(Chorus)

As the dawn arrives
Through your wintered nights
And the pain is forced to move on
Through the darkest of times
A glimmer of light
Shall lighten the darkest of souls

(Chorus)
Track Name: On Demand
On Demand
(lyrics and music by Steve Towson)

Dogs barking til the break of dawn
Cars mounted on blocks out the front
The snide and snicker of 4 wheel drives
As they glide through their Sundays
In our countryside

(Chorus)
And Im telling you
It ain't pretty
And It ain't quaint
It's all part of a greater state
Well some listen to understand
While others just consume
On demand

The taste of dirt in a drone of flies
A merry scream hangs in the night
A faded poster on a bedroom wall
Reminding of times when you gave you all

(Chorus)

The pound screams at 5am
It's off to work in a foreign land
Driving home into a burning sun
All of the while just thinking how your life's been
All of the while just thinking how you life's been
All of the while just thinking how you've been done

(chorus)
Track Name: Girl From Western Sydney
Girl From Western Sydney
(lyrics and music by Steve Towson)

There's a girl from Western Sydney
I haven't seen for a while
How I wish I could see her again
She was standing on the platform
As my train pulled away
She cried and the wind blew through her hair
And she said

(Chorus)
To the top
To the top
I will strive and climb
I will be victorious

We were together for about a year
And we never had an argument
She had her dreams
I shared a few of them
But none enough to make me go with her
To hear her say

(Chorus)

She went away
To some university
Had a string of broken love affairs
She fell in and out of love
One too many times
Now I just want to see her again
To say to her

To the top
To the top
You will strive and climb
I know you'll be victorious

There's a girl from Western Sydney
I haven't seen for a while
How I just want to see her again