Housebird

by Daylight Tremor

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HOUSEBIRD is the 2011 full length album debut by Tasmanian artist Daylight Tremor (Alan Gogoll). Written and recorded over the past two years, Housebird is a real stepping stone for this indie artist in terms of both songwriting and production.

With a budget of only a thousand dollars, Housebird was recorded entirely in Alan's home studio (aka bedroom), using only acoustic instruments and sounds to achieve everything from guitars to chime bars.

Housebird is an album that Daylight Tremor is proud to release to the world!

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released July 23, 2011

All recordings, lyrics and artwork (p) and (c) 2011 Alan Gogoll. Original Artwork by Augustinas Bacvinka.

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Daylight Tremor TAS, Australia

Hey!
My name is Alan Gogoll.
I'm 23 years old.
I record everything in my room.
I live on an island not far from Antarctica.
To stay warm I spend my time songwriting.
I found I was doing this so much I came up with a name for it ~ Daylight Tremor!
Thank you so much for listening and expanding these bedroom walls!
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Track Name: Our Different Coloured Eyes
LYRICS
Last night I know I dreamt of you
My body woke me up so I'd remember who
Through the skin of my fingers
And the edge of my eyelids
We both had different coloured eyes
As our shoulders touched and I felt your life
Through every breath and every sigh, through every sigh

Then our different coloured eyes
Both looked the same in the sunlight
With every blink and every cry

So tell me, did I fly above your clouds?
Did I swim below your seas?
Every time you looked for me

So tell me, did I fly above your clouds?
Did I swim below your seas?
Every time you looked for me

So forgive me, for those hundred smiles gone
For those hundred silly songs
For the poems and postcards you never got
So forgive me, forgive me

Last night I know I dreamt of you
My body woke me up so I'd remember to
Track Name: More Like Before
LYRICS
Once again I never said that you were any more
Hold up your will and I'll sing never ever stop, never stop

Seven days and seven weeks of you, I never knew
Seven years and seven more is all, all I'll wait for you
It's the answer we've been looking for the key to this locked door
Go along and be so free all the time, all the time

Did you have the time?
Did you have the time?

Maybe it's one or two or none of these things at all
Go around for days and days and days, more like before
More like before

Go around for hours and sing, all that is new
Dance along and feel my breath, feel yours too
Feel yours too
Track Name: Sailing For Home
LYRICS
Each stroke to the horizon is one more back to the shore
Each day my memory fades into the mirror of my age
Between you and between me these raindrops turned into the sea

Sailing for home on broken bones as our feelings sink like stones
Because each step on wounded breath is one more that I never saw

A little closer to home
The seed's been sown
To find a place of our own
To call our home

Each stroke to the horizon is one more back to the shore
Each stroke brings us closer as our old homes let us go
Track Name: Poems & Postcards
LYRICS
It's been two weeks since you've sent to me a postcard from where you've been
Stuck to my wall I've kept them all a thousand places thousand faces tall, faces tall
Above the sun or below the sea you always sent one home back to me
One line or two or maybe a few is all I ever need to feel you

And then it came a single line smudged in the rain above your name
I read it again thinking something might change in the words you say, but they stayed the same

It's been four weeks since you've sent to me a postcard from over the sea
But I'd wait four more till on the shore a message in a bottle I'd see

And then it came a single line smudged in the rain above your name
I read it again thinking something might change in the words you say
And then it came a single line smudged in the rain above your name
I read it again hoping somehow those words might rearrange, but they stayed the same

It's been two weeks since you've sent to me a postcard from where you've been
It's been two weeks since you've sent to me a postcard from where you've been
Track Name: A Day Till Yesterday
LYRICS
And once I knew a boy who was so true
But he grew and grew and grew and grew to fill the shoes he knew
And last time he looked down he was twenty two
And now he stands in awe and thinks of all that he can do

That little boy knew
That one day he'd fill those shoes

A boy in a house and a house on a hill that still remembers your name
Like a bird in a cage when the cage is a page in the books of history
I wanna know your name I wanna look your way until the day is through
When the Lord returns with all He's earnt and makes us both brand new

That little boy knew
That one day he'd fill those shoes

That little boy knew
That one day he'd fill those shoes
But how could he ever know
That for all that time he'd worn those souls

And once I knew a boy who was so in love with you
Track Name: All That Is Behind You
LYRICS
Hidden hard up against the wall
They won't find you at all
Your silhouette is just as tall
As the life in their hearts their hearts is small

Fears don't grow up anymore
Monsters they don't show up anymore

You grab your heart and you grab your bow
The target might be far but you know
Which way this wind blows
Your only young but you still know that

Fears don't grow up anymore
Monsters they don't show up anymore
All that is behind you
Will be shouting out but all you will hear is
Track Name: Sleeping On Waves
LYRICS
Skies are gray, did I ever slip away?
From where you saw me outside before

But now all's gone, did I have to go away?
Or did I fall, oh so far away?
If I could I'd open up the skies
And let it out, to poor out on our lives

Skies are gray, did I ever slip away?

White as snow, did you ever know?
Where we were, all those years ago
White as snow, who could ever know?
Where we were, oh so long ago

So they watched me drown but I don't mind, I don't mind
So they watched me drown but I don't mind, I don't mind
There they watched us drown but we didn't mind, we didn't mind
There they watched us drown but we didn't mind, we didn't mind

Skies are gray, did I ever slip away?
Track Name: House Or Home
LYRICS
I'll wait for you
I'll wait until it's true
I'll hide behind shy eyes
Will I come through for you, for you?

My house is burning down
Will you stay around?
To catch the ashes as they fall
Did I ever have you at all, at all?

I'll wait for those beautiful ways
I'll wait to meet your gaze
I'll hide behind shy eyes
Will I come through for you, for you?

My house is burning down
Will you stay around?
To catch the ashes falling down
Will your lips make a sound?

I'll behind shy eyes
Will I come through for you, for you?
Track Name: To Know A Name
LYRICS
Dance along for the last time
From coast to coast, now
Sing along one last time
From coast to coast, now

Did I walk away from?
Did I step too far?
Did I look away?
Did I call your name?

Like paper boats in a child's hope
We hope that we'll float
Past all these homes like stepping stones
From coast to coast, now

Because it's all for the last time
And it's all for this last time

Sing along but no one knew where to start
I never knew which song was yours
Did I ever show or did I walk away?
Did I fall for you know or call, to get your name?
To forget your name?
To get your name?
To know your name
Track Name: Promise Me
LYRICS
Promise me and I'll promise you
That wherever I go I'll have a picture of you
Promise me this and I'll promise to
Always be near in these days that are few

I've been away for one year today
Further from home than I've ever known
A light from beyond guides me on
Till the day that I see you run to greet me

Promise me and I'll promise you
Track Name: The Lighthouse & The Bird
LYRICS
On your way did you ever see the man who used to be
In a lighthouse by the sea with a bird he's since sent home to me
His ship broke up upon the rock 'cause there was no one to tell him stop
So he built a lighthouse out of stones to guide the other ships back home

It was all a dream
It was all a dream

I've heard that sometimes you might see a distant glow from beyond the sea
From a lighthouse built upon the rocks to warn all those who approach back off
Although he lives alone his name across the wind is blown
Through the hills beyond the sea shining out a path for you and me

It was all a dream
It was all a dream
It was all a dream
Then you asked me

On your way did you ever see the man, the man who used to be
In a lighthouse by the sea shining out for those like me
Track Name: Politely Nicely
LYRICS
Stop now don't go away
I never caught your name
I never knew which way you left

Stop now don't run away
I know it's not too late
I know it's not too late to pray
Now, now you run away
I look out in the rain
I look out in the rain to see

You should be there
You should be there
You should be there
You should be there
Oh no, no

Stop now don't go away
I never caught your name
I never knew which way you left
You left
You left
Track Name: Put On Your Power
LYRICS
Go put on your power and start again
Go until that hour and start again

If only I'd have known that part of us
Then the world might've grown in love and trust
And maybe if I had've shown for better or worse
Then all my letters you might have read first

You know no other way
You know no other way
You know no other way
You know no other way

Go put on your power and start again
Go until your home and start again

Go put on your power and start again