Melt

by At The Dakota

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released April 8, 2017

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At The Dakota Darwin, Australia

Hailing from tropical Darwin, indie-groovepop band At The Dakota have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands to come out of the Northern Territory with their addictive pop sensibilities and hooky, quirky lyrics and melodies.

A 5-piece comprising laidback lads from the Top End, their songs are unapologetically groovy, and refreshingly cryptic.
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Track Name: Arrow Holder
VERSE 1
I want you to see my plight,
Walk like a zombie through this daze called life,
Wake up to heroes whose fame comes from nothing,
We idolise the mindless,
Stuck in a slow lane,
Staying low with the angel’s souls,
I’m down like a gentleman,
Here I go,
Save your prayers for the holy,

CHORUS
I’m an arrow holder, I’m an arrow holder,
Take me down town with my suit and tie,
I’m an arrow holder, I’m arrow holder,
Watch you get down let the beast in your eyes
I’m an arrow holder, I’m an arrow holder,
Take me down town where my demons lie,
I’m an arrow holder, I’m an arrow holder,
Dawn didn’t rise tonight,

VERSE 2
Sick of vertigo, sick of on call,
How you going boy? Who’s your king now?,
The penny falls, I’m safe and sound,
I wanna be more like him, can’t I win?

CHORUS x2
I’m an arrow holder, I’m an arrow holder,
Take me down town with my suit and tie,
I’m an arrow holder, I’m arrow holder,
Watch you get down let the beast in your eyes
I’m an arrow holder, I’m an arrow holder,
Take me down town where my demons lie,
I’m an arrow holder, I’m an arrow holder,
Dawn didn’t rise tonight,
Track Name: Brain Matter
BRAIN MATTER

VERSE 1
I need a doctor, a penicillin man,
That’ll wrestle these spiders away from the tram,
That we ride every day to the sunshine state,
But pull on over, you don’t like chocolate,
Find a whistle that you cannot blow,
But you try anyway cos it feels so natural,
Time to cut these flowers down,
Time to cut these cold thoughts down,

Say, No, I’m going,

CHORUS
Seize the ones that get in my head,
It doesn’t matter,
That time is only good to the fair,
It doesn’t matter,
That when we go and fight the war don’t come back to me,
Seize the ones that get in my head,
It doesn’t matter,

Take a load off brain, no sideways,
No games, no checked devices,
Find the one that’ll make your feet spin,
Head is dreaming, we all love chocolate,
Never there to put your hand out,
Must be broke with all that railing
Seeking a peek with mates is all I wanted,
Down in the archives we go,

Say, No, I’m going,

Seize the ones that get in my head,
It doesn’t matter,
That time is only good to the fair,
It doesn’t matter,
That when we go and fight the war don’t come back to me,
Seize the ones that get in my head,
It doesn’t matter,

Say I need to go to sleep but I can’t find these pesky sheep,
Full of thoughts that I don’t like, why won’t these nightmares ever die,
Say I need to go to sleep but I can’t find these pesky sheep,
Full of thoughts that I don’t like, I just want to be blank,

Seize the ones that get in my head,
It doesn’t matter,
That time is only good to the fair,
It doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter,
That when we go and fight the war don’t come back to me,
Seize the ones that get in my head,
It doesn’t matter,
Track Name: Go My Way
VERSE 1
Found love in a sandpit,
Shame to bury it oh as the tide hit,
Joined the circus, hid at the world’s end,
Marriage, mortgage, life in the pretend,
Oh, not trying to fit in,
Trace the lines, the lines never sink in,
Oh, trying to be here,
Can I find the one that’ll stay near,

CHORUS
Stay out late and chase the sun,
Catch the dreams of everyone,
If I met you would you go my way?
Down and senseless never left,
Only stopped to catch my breath,
If I met you would you go my way?

VERSE 2
I will chase the scene in the movies,
The hero conquers, meets eye of his queen,
Stay away the love and devotion,
I don’t wanna run this windmill it’s hopeless,
Oh, not trying to fit in,
The river flows so why don’t you dive in?
Oh, not trying to be here,
Have I found the one that will stay near?

CHORUS x2
Stay out late and chase the sun,
Catch the dreams of everyone,
If I met you would you go my way?
Down and senseless never left,
Only stopped to catch my breath,
If I met you would you go my way?
Track Name: Charlie
CHARLIE

VERSE 1
She don’t live the rock and roll but daisies melt her tender soul,
I’m so in,
Where’d you come from?
What’s the story hind the jewels you keep?
She said come out and see the rain,
I thought you might escape my gaze,
As I fall out the aeroplane,
To somewhere sweeter, chase your flame,

PRE-CHORUS
I am something low, I need something low,
There’s my girl, fire in a snow show,
Crash into the world, to the world again,
Single fin baby, be my escape,
Oh,

CHORUS
Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up,
He said,
Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up,

VERSE 2
Fruit and spice, I don’t think twice,
She dazzles warm dreams through the night,
Got me somewhere from Bogarts and the grave,
She said why do you hesitate?
I’m falling in this crystal lake,
As I turn on to your page,
Can’t hide this Cheshire grin I wave,

PRE-CHORUS
I am something low, I need something low,
There’s my girl, fire in a snow show,
Crash into the world, to the world again,
Single fin baby, be my escape,
Oh,

CHORUS
Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up,
He said,
Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up,
He said,
Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up,
Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up,

BRIDGE
You found a home, in my soul,
You found the key, made me whole,
You found a home, in my soul,
You found the key, made me whole,

CHORUS
Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up, Charlie just give it up,
I said,
Charlie just give it up, Charlie
Track Name: 2:35
VERSE 1
2:35 as we walked in the door,
Wearing devilish grins so consistent to form,
Explosions you have scares the doctors away,
But your psychopathic tendencies make me delay,
Cos it sticks in my brain like an old mother goose,
Transposed down three steps to avoid life’s cruel noose,
I look away, I’m safe but I look away,
These opportunities of recklessness, I can’t pass away,

VERSE 2
These acts of violence could always make us make a perfect day,
But stare too close to sun your eyes will burn up in a violet ray,
I want to find the reason why your head it works in opposites,
But only cos I’m jealous of your cerebellum’s working ways,
I can’t stand, no I want to go home,
Where the rats scurry past scratches leaving me whole,
They say you can’t burn out if you were never on fire,
And you live that way religiously hand to the heart.
Track Name: Like A Buffalo
VERSE 1
Stop licking fires my friend,
How many times have I said,
That we’re never growing old,
Missed the option to pass,
Had a dig at romance,
I was never that bold,
And I just wanna get down, getting high like a buffalo
And I never wanna be found, dance like you gotta go,

PRE-CHORUS
All I can say, is let’s see the world,
Oh careless ways, honestly they’re good,

CHORUS
So we will never,
Thank you for the thrills,
So we will never,
Thank you, thank you, thank you man for being such a prick,
Such a prick.

VERSE 2
Got this tidal wave behind my broke ribcage,
It’s an itch I can’t scratch,
How many times have I said,
That by thirty we’re dead,
I’m ok with that,
And I just wanna get down, getting high like a buffalo
And I never wanna be found, dance like you gotta go,

CHORUS
So we will never,
Thank you for the thrills,
So we will never,
Thank you, thank you, thank you man for being such a prick,
Such a prick.

So I got at least seven stories to tell,
That’ll send you down oh straight to hell,
With a bat in your hand and a gun for mouth,
Chase gnomes, break toes, falling south,
Oh when we go out, oh when we go home,
Music it plays it follows alone,
All I can say the beast ran away,
And I never wanna go back,
And I just wanna get down, getting high like a buffalo
And I never wanna be found, dance like you gotta go,

CHORUS
So we will never,
Thank you for the thrills,
So we will never,
Thank you, thank you, thank you man for being such a prick,
Such a prick.