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Vacation (LP | 2011)

by Big Scary

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  • Me and You 12" Vinyl (LP | 2022) "First Pressing Gum-Leaf Green Marble Vinyl"
    Daisy 12" Vinyl (LP | 2021)
    Animal 12" Vinyl (LP | 2016) "First Pressing, White Vinyl"
    Not Art 12" Vinyl (LP | 2013)
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  • Me and You (LP | 2022)
    Daisy (LP | 2021)
    Animal (LP | 2016)
    Not Art (LP | 2013)
    Vacation (LP | 2011)
    The Big Scary Four Seasons (EPs | 2010)

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1.
Gladiator 03:06
Take my hand, take the wheel It's been 24 years too long I feel I'm watching movies, reading books Still can't figure out what wrong turn I took But I know I ain't no gladiator But you know, you know what's in my heart What I do, it makes no difference anyway What I do, it makes no difference anyway I'm trading friendlies for new faces I am hanging with the smash hits Still growing up, growing up Even though I stopped growing in grade 6 I'm liking girls, liking money And these drugs they make me feel funny I can quote my favourite line I can calculate the distance in time I can feel it slipping I can,  I can feel it slipping I can... I ain't no gladiator But you know whats in my heart It makes no difference anyway It makes no difference anyway
2.
Leaving Home 03:59
Stay awake, each life’s like a blink of the eye Breathe in, I feel the weight as the words they tumble down Brace yourself, your life's about to change, how you don't even know But change is hard to deal with when all I feel is how I miss you now As you sit there, crying on the phone It's funny how a goodbye is the only way to really say I love you And love that's shared is love that's spared from every inch of soil between us now Places, a time, when I don't know how Oh the simplicity, to piece together all I've been shown But I don't know how it feels to have every piece of me crying to go home Oh, the fear when I wake, and the pleasure of falling asleep next to you And the weight of the crime, when we know that we do not know what to do. As you sit there, crying on the phone. As you sit there, wishing yourself home
3.
Mix Tape 03:33
Come into my life and jump into my bed There'll be holding hands, there'll be faces red You know it ain't fair, I've been working all week Gotta rest these eyes, gotta get some sleep You're into music and you're OK too I just don't know what I'm meant to do about it It's not fair why i'm left with you And your holding hands, and your thank-yous  Tell me about your life and tell me about your band Tell me about your band friends that you see around I hear it ain't all chance, no it ain't potluck I'm listening, yeah, but I just don't give a fuck Won't say much 'cos the truth will hurt But you can keep your mix tape and the T-shirt Really gotta rest, gotta get some sleep But you keep leaning in, you keep whispering But I, I ain't even here I'm just bored, I don't know what to do with my love Meeting on the street and meeting in the bar Drinks all day, more drinks at the bar Excuse me please while I duck out back Need a break from you, you cool with that When I get back you're still sitting there Playing with your phone and playing with your hair It's really tough, I've been working all week Gotta get home soon, gotta get some sleep But I, I ain't even here I'm just bored I don't know what to do with my love Oh but I, I ain't even calling I'm just bored, I don't know what to do with my time Come into my life and climb into my bed There'll be holding hands, there'll be faces red I really only offered cos my place was close I see you're drunk and me, almost Won't say much cos the truth will hurt But you can keep your mix tape and the t-shirt Really gotta rest, gotta get some sleep But you keep leaning in, you keep whispering
4.
Purple 03:33
You did not get home until 3 Your clothes stained with paint I can see purple, purple Leave them on your bedroom floor Wait for a knock at the door. Excuse me, mister Consumer, you clearly don't fit Defacer, you freely admit, don't you. Purple terror of the night sky Friend of unsuspecting eyes. Aren't you. Whose stain the clothes they don't fit, the clothes they don't the clothes they don't fit. Whose stain the clothes they don't fit, the streets you will hit just don't write your name on it  (Repeat) Six months in the big house, you're clear. Told them what they wanted to hear, no sir Mr, can you spare me some food, A plate, a slice, a forkful will do. Whose stain the clothes they don't fit, the clothes they don't the clothes they don't fit. Whose stain the clothes they don't fit, the streets you will hit just don't write your name on it 
5.
Come down from there You've been playing too long Down here my child It is here you belong When will you find When will you find That with every step you heighten So it does frighten me
6.
Bad Friends 03:57
I sit and stare at my shoes I sit and stare at the wall I watch the planes fly north overhead I will say nothing at all I'll sing the song of silence I'll sing no song at all And in this time of waking and effortlessly breaking Bad friends are looking for something new Bad friends aren't looking for you Oh will you open up your door Let this stranger sleep upon your floor Until we all fall down like water Oh the chaos and the order I am the ring in your ear I am the dust on the windowsill and My friends are out getting drunk somewhere without me And in this Kingdom of nothing I am the king of everything Bad friends keep looking for something new Bad friends aren't looking for you Oh will you open up your door Let this stranger sleep upon your floor Until we all fall down like water Oh the chaos and the order
7.
Think you caught it, think you got it Think you lost what you had, will never get back to you. Why this hurt inside my head? Nothing can keep you throw it back instead Why this pain inside my heart? Nowhere to run lets take it back to the start It's in my heart, it's in my head It's in the shape of a false feeling It's in my heart, it's in my head Why this stain upon my thoughts? I feel it hunting me in my dreams It's in my heart, it's in my head It's in the shape of a false feeling It's in my heart, it's in my head
8.
Falling Away 04:06
They say it's good for the heart They say it's good for the mind They say the people we love, we leave behind They say it's torture and pain  They say it's freedom again Do we know it now? They say it's people you know They say it's fractions and wholes They say it's pushing a stone up a hill to let it roll They say it's pleasure and pain They say it's freedom again, Do we know now? It's the light of the morning The fall of the rain A season that's dawning A consciousness forming An ocean of disappointment Then falling, baby we're falling, falling away
9.
Of Desire 04:26
Crossing town I take the train I draw my eyes along the pavement I would think you're like the river Running fast then overflowing You've been sleeping there for hours It's the early afternoon Pull your sheets between your thighs Drop my eyes, that I don’t falter And you listen when she's speaking ‘Cause you know how these lovers Have a way with words We are lovers in your kitchen We are lovers in your hallway Place a feather in your cauldron I'll leave the book on your doorstep And it's hardest when you're leaving ‘Cause you always turn around And she never does I'll drop by some other day now I will seek you out in silence Another book, another mystery Some accounts of love and violence And you listen when she's speaking ‘Cause you know how, you know how these lovers Have a way with words
10.
Rolling By 02:37
Rolling by I can't see why It's all about to change now The winter rain has come again and I spend all day inside my warm sheets Thinking of you But someday I must face the cold I'm just not ready now 'Cause I feel like I'm growing old too soon I don't know what I've done And my greatest fear That someday from now I'll have to walk alone

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The highly anticipated debut LP from Melbourne duo Big Scary.
On 'Vacation' the band again showcase their ability to cover a lot of musical territory, yet retain a sense of cohesiveness across the ten tracks.

Reflecting on their rapid transition into the lifestyles of touring musicians - leaving behind friends, family, lovers, jobs and homes - Tom and Jo are grateful for their newfound musical successes, but recognise that it comes not without its own sacrifices - it’s the pure exhilaration of chasing the dream and the melancholy of the increasing distance and detachment from your previous life.

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released October 7, 2011

All songs written and performed by Tom Iansek and Jo Syme
Bass on "Child In A Tree" performed by Sean Cook
Produced by Sean Cook
Engineered and mixed by Gareth Parton, except for "Rolling By" and "Got It, Lost It", mixed by Tom Iansek
Additional engineering by Sean Cook
Assistant engineered by Yanto Browning and Adrian Mauro
Mastered by Steve Fallone
Compiled by John Ruberto

Covert art by William H Luke
Album layout by Andrew Tesdorpf

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