A Set Of Knives, A Pair Of Pens - Todd Sibbin and the Acadian Driftwood

by Todd Sibbin and the Acadian Driftwood

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released August 23, 2014

Produced and Recorded by Todd Sibbin at Eden Studios, Adelaide SA
Mixed by Tom Barnes at Mixmasters, Adelaide SA
Mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering, Omaha NE
Cover Photography by Cassie Sibbin

Todd Sibbin - Vocals, Guitars, Banjo
Joel Crannitch - Drums
Kiah Gossner - Bass
Ryan Oliver - Piano, Organs, BVs (4,5)

Additional Members:
Tom West - BVs (3,4,5), Guitar (8)
Sophia Nuske - BVs (8), Double Bass (3,8)
Ryan Hutcheson - BVs (4,5)
Traveller and Fortune - BVs (9)
Simon Basey, Kyle Vause - Horns (4)

Thanks:
My Friends and all my Family (for supporting me more and more the longer i do this), Joel C, Kiah G, Ryan O, Tom B and Mixmasters, Doug VS, Cassie S, Tom W, Soph N, Ryan H, Simon B, Kyle V, Asho and the girls at Footstomp, Traveller and Fortune, Tom C, Tom K, Kev vDZ, Dan Vink, Andrew S, Dave G, Lou V, Dan C and my other family at the Exeter, Alister C and the Gourgous Festival, George and the Grace Emily, Zac C and the Jade Monkey, Gav DA and the Crown and Anchor, Jake H and Stobie Sounds, Gordon A and Music SA, Sarah H and Triple J, Jackson T, anybody iv forgotten thats helped out in the last few years, and anybody who's listened or come to a show.

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Track Name: The Weight Of The World
Its cold at home they called us to the gate
I went away returned but slightly changed
Its not as if i don't believe, belief is never guaranteed
A whistle blows its always you or me

Its the weight of the world
its the weight of the world now
Its the weight of the world
its the weight of the world now

We walked along the street and around the bend
I always said I'd live until I'm dead
Then what you said bout what you've got, has got me questioning the plot
If this is it i think id rather not

(Chorus)

I'm giving, I'm giving up
I'm giving, I'm giving up

So point and blame just leave me in the wake
Ill live content for lovings sake

(Chorus)
Track Name: It Never Rains (It Only Floods)
We are the water, we are the wind
We are the outcome, the wheels only spin
We are the lovers, cos we are in love
We are the statues, the can't be undone

Oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh
Its not enough, its not enough

We are the children, we are the grown
But we are all nothing, if you can't let it go
We are the subjects, we are the hunt
We are the martyrs, to satisfy one

(Chorus)

It never rains it only floods
I guess the push has turned to shove
God forbid you'd ever trust your blood
I'm cut, I'm cut

(Chorus)

We are the students, we are the free
We are the teachers, to those that would see
Track Name: When Your Not Around
Tinys loud
I didn't see the crowd
I keep it underground, oh no no, i keep it underground
I'm just thinking of you when your not around

Last call shouts
Were were north west bound
We don't stop it now, oh no no, we don't stop it now
I'm just thinking of you when your not around

Oh oh girl i froze myself today
Oh oh girl I'm frightened of the state

The past got out
Lying in your house
We know about them now, oh no no, we know about them now
I'm just thinking of you when your not around

In Henley clouds
It doesn't feel like hours
When your waiting on the doubt, oh no no, I'm just waiting on the doubt
Thinking of you when your not around

Oh oh girl somethings got me spooked
Oh oh girl I hope its something new

The ocean sounds
Don't slip to far now
I get ruled by doubt, oh no no, I get ruled by doubt
If your thinking of me when I'm not around
Cos I'm just thinking of you when your not around
Track Name: First The Clouds...
Go girl save the world
I get hit but i never feel the hurt
When theres nothing here to say, self loathing is a race
Its getting late, in second place

Sunlight hides the night
These saw sights get to frequent now to hide
On a metaphoric hill, it try to diagnose distilled
I wait until, I'm waiting still

Car ride by your side
I speak light cos I'm petrified of heights
I know its been two years, I've got one hand to count the tears
Though iv tried, I don't know why

Opens coming in
They say you get there if you let yourself begin
When i finally said your name, a cavalcade of silence rained
You turned away, you turned away

So please please respond to me
I need to know if your angry at my grief
The clock it just hit five, I'm lying eating up inside
I testify, and emphasize

Isn't this the way its supposed to be now
When your fading away
Isn't this the way its supposed to be now
First the clouds then the rain
Track Name: The Crying Cook And The Bleeding Head Chef
Its just a candid complication
An ill equipped polarity
That someone like you, has taken someone like me
I guess its a simple case of mortality

Its was the sixth manifestation
A set of knives a pair of pens
Where a calling cards left, a homeless man defends
Against a crying cook and a bleeding head chef

In a red roofed condominium
Theres a snake down in the street
If your walking his way, he'll give you what you need
There just some random words with random meanings

Theres a baby on a swing set
Theres a stranger in a booth
When the cavalry cried, you bent to tie your shoe
You make a small mistake you leave a very big clue

So we're just watching for the changes
Could pin the silence on a stick
Theres subliminal sounds, but there lightning quick
They found some angel wings in a sinking sand pit

So we called the drinking bird a doctor
About the madness in his head
He said you better make tracks, before you wind up dead
Just like the crying cook and the bleeding head chef
Just like the crying cook and the bleeding head chef
Track Name: Man Made Hurricane
Theres a woman out the back back in time
Shes got a half full pocket and a glass of wine
While theres a boy locked in a laundry trying to justify
He takes a fall for one but never checks behind

When the black octane is on the rise
Don't need no secondary opinion with a heart rate climb
Theres a stranger lonely in the night
If your dancing with a hypocrite your never the same again

He falls, cos there ain't no damage like a man made hurricane
He falls, cos there ain't no damage like a man made hurricane

Now its a theory of the poets keep between the lights
Take a fall one round into a one man fight
When he saw her on a pillow from the right hand side
He thought maybe it ain't worth dying just to be dignified

So now theres no complaining no tapped lines
Hes got a message to deliver but the ink ran dry
The curtain cave comes all in time
If your calling him a liar then your probably nearly right

He falls, cos you cant keep living like a man made hurricane
He falls, cos you cant keep living like a man made hurricane

Now its hard to be awake
the technicality is safe
and while hes running thorough the shapes
he knows theres some things that you cant take back

He falls, cos it ain't worth dying in a man made hurricane
He falls, cos it ain't worth dying in a man made hurricane
Track Name: Bound To Change
Bound to change, eighteen on
Two walk in, one goes wrong
The end is not begun, lost or won
Alive with the light off

Peter Pan, walks the wall
Fools himself, to fool them all
Windows turn to doors, theres glasses poured
Somewhere before the dawn

Theres a piece of paper in his den
I guess it don't mean much with a precedent
He did it once he does again
Its always different and its just around the bend
Promises, but never the means to end

Strawberry blonde, two years old
Waits outside, like shes told
Plays with a shiny doll, hears it all
All in a strangers hall

But don't you try to dare justify
That the memorys gone by the time you lie
You say this cloak is for her and them
But then they grow and it fucks them in the head
Its a weak defense, your doing it to protect

Yea yea, crying means your weak
Yea yea, shes waiting in the sheets
Yea yea, starting to believe
That shes, yea shes

Bound to change, eighteen on
Different name, same response
Deadlines have come and gone
On and on, maybe she was wrong
Track Name: Toto
Faded and tied, left in the west
the synchronize gets heavy to wear
I cant decide, why I'm so upset
If its what i make or what i never get

I repeat, in to deep, struck by pictures on a screen
Convince myself I'm holding the regains
Oh dear, its so clear, making nicknames, live in fear
I guess I'm acting stupid again

Toto, were do we go
when we were never there at all

Toto, were do we go
when we were never there at all

The girl in my house, surrenders the same
We run and run turn fiction to fame
I'm heading out, make trails like game
Iv got heroes that are equally to blame

It moves light, fall in like, convince myself you hate my sight
All i see is all i assail
I know, that i don't know, this beauty hits like twenty blows
I still deal in youth fairytales

(Chorus)

So some other night, i hope to change
Or at least be writing answers on this page
I make it hard, when you still remain
Cos theres nothing worse than nothing overplayed

(Chorus)
Track Name: Blame It On The Aeroplanes
Stranded on a war torn page
Blame it on the Aeroplanes
I need a little time to self manipulate

Lou she doesn't drink and drive
I'm sitting on the other side
She takes my hand and says love you don't look ok

Iv got things, you know i know i do
Still I cant fight the fact that old ain't new
Lately iv been feeling so alone

Still some of them i wouldn't take there side
There trading places trying to trade inside
Iv learned better then to fail in the approach

I heard another youth expire
Taken on an inbred ride
All the added precedents just magnify

We crossed off another holiday
We'll blame it on the Aeroplanes
I get a little bitter trying to justify

I missed a call from across state lines
Theres a chorus yelling how there sick and tired
Were sitting here by the old North Melbourne jail

But i don't see it as a new bright life
When your moving forward but your back in time
And don't that contradict the point you made

Oh oh where did you go man
Oh oh how did you get there
Don't go blame it on an alibi

We've all got ghosts in out bedrooms
We've all got somewhere to get to
We've all got someone to leave behind

Oh I'm never gonna see you here again
So lets not be the fools who would pretend
Oh could you maybe keep us somewhere there
Its not hard I'm doing it again

(Chorus)
Track Name: Bell
Hello Bell
i hope your well
But i don't miss you now

The photo gloss
it peels off
When your breathing out

White water only made us ill, back then
Some things don't die until there killed, you said

If you come, ill leave. If you try, ill shield
If you laugh, ill cry. If you ask, ill lie

I heard it start
by my car
The one you drove that night

The yellow lights
a half rye smile
We watched the tape unwind

Its true i left too much not done, in here
Iv got someone i truly love, waiting

(Chorus)

If you fight, ill flee. If you like, ill tease
If you start, ill hide. If you ask, ill lie