Demos From the End of the World

by Dean Lombard

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I'm recording my next album, one instrument at a time, in my home studio. These are the demos of the songs that will go on it. Some are more polished than others, some of the singing and playing is a bit rough. This is a little peek inside the sausage factory, careful where you step.

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released May 13, 2020

Everything played, sang, mixed, and edited by Dean Lombard.
These tracks haven't been mastered.

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Dean Lombard Melbourne, Australia

Quirky and poignant songs about love, loss, politics, society, life, death, cultural imperialism, propaganda, violence and redemption. All handmade in a room full of instruments, with occasional collaborators by invitation only.

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Track Name: The End of the World (demo)
When the ocean rises over
The bluestones piled up along the shore
Will you be there holding my hand
When The Esplanade takes its curtain call?

When the bushfires reach Altona
And mangos grow by our front door
Will you stare back at me in fear and wonder
As the life that we knew becomes no more?

Will you stay with me til the end of the world?
Cos there's no-one I'd rather be scared with
Be there with me

When the bees have all departed
And the flowers bloom no more
Will you help me to remember
All the beautiful things that we once saw?

Will you stay with me til the end of the world?
Cos there's no-one I'd rather be scared with
Be there with me

things are changing
Stay with me, til the end of the world
Cos there's no-one I'd rather be scared with
Be there with me

© Dean Lombard 2016
Track Name: Objects on the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (demo)
Give a little, take some more
With your shackles on my heart, and your foot in the door
Cry a little, scream some more
I've never been down here before

In the water, off the land
I don't know how to swim, and I don't understand
Give no quarter, show your hand
I never quite know where to stand; I never did know how to land
There's no mystery: how could you get it so wrong?
There's a history: and it's carved in every face
And sung in every song, in every song

At The Bender, and 303
Sometimes you get a stamp, and other times it's free
Just remember, it's not me
I'm not who I appear to be; I never said that I was he

© Dean Lombard 2008
Track Name: No rest (demo)
There may be no rest for the wicked
But there is for those who stand by and do nothing
And there’s restless dreams for the ones that seem
To pay the price for everyone else to feel OK

How do they sleep? I wish I could go to sleep
Don’t wake me: I plan on sleeping in

There may be no rest for the wicked
But a fevered dream might be just what it seems
And when you wake in fright from a sleepless night
Knowing nothing will ever be the same

How do they sleep? I wish I could go to sleep
Don’t wake me: I plan on sleeping in

All it takes is doing nothing
This is the garden we’ve grown
So wake up, stand up, wake up, stand up

How do they sleep? I wish I could go to sleep
Don’t wake me: I plan on sleeping in

© Dean Lombard 2018
Track Name: Don't Panic (demo)
Everything is falling down
Everyone is walking round
Everything has gone away
Everything has changed

The eyes are everywhere
Frightened neighbours, bold crusaders
Cops with clubs and guns and tasers
Parliament has closed right down
Anocracy’s the new game in town

But don’t panic

The pathogen is everywhere
It’s on the doorknob, on the table
Underfoot and in the air
Keep your distance, stay away from friends and strangers
Don’t resist us, you don’t understand the danger

But don’t panic

© Dean Lombard 2020
Track Name: The Lucky Ones (demo)
We are the lucky ones, We are the lucky ones, We are the luckiest ones (x2)
We are the lucky ones

The children of the children of the houses that the bombs missed every time
The children of the drivers who were getting sleepy… but never crossed the line

We are the lucky ones, We are the lucky ones, We are the luckiest ones (x2)
We are the lucky ones

The children of the guys who got a sweet young girl to gaze into their eyes
The children of the girls who took a gamble with a young guy and had a living child

We are the luckiest ones

Every virus known to humankind, and then some
Floating in the very air we breathe, breathe it in
We know how manycigarettes it takes to kill you
Only one! But we never know which one; oh I never smoked that one

We are the luckiest ones

We are the lucky ones, We are the lucky ones, We are the luckiest ones (x2)
We are the lucky ones

The ones whose parents parents left their war-torn homes to find a better life
Who dodged tuberculosis flu and polio and somehow kept at least one kid alive

We are the luckiest ones
We are the luckiest ones
We are the lucky, we are the lucky we are the lucky ones

© Dean Lombard 2014
Track Name: Another Home (Planet B demo)
Look at the time
Every day it’s looking a bit less further away
Look at the signs
Look at the way that everybody’s looking away

And I gazed into the night sky
But I simply couldn’t see
Another home for you and me

Look on the hill
There was a light but somehow, somewhere, it just died
And they're in there still
Looking inside and saying that everything's alright

As I gaze into the night sky
But I simply cannot see
Another home for you and me
There's nothing out there that I can see
Beyond the mountains, across the sea
Out past the atmosphere and on into the galaxy

1.1 degrees since 1893
500 species since 1914
Half a billion acres since 1983
Everything is changing 
And I can’t see no Planet B

Look in the eyes of a child
And tell them you did what you could do
But only if it’s true

© Dean Lombard 2020
Track Name: So Easy (demo)
I remember walking up that wooden staircase
Wondering what I'd find
But I can't remember what living was like
Before that day, the day I found you

It was so easy to forget
And I remember waking on a sunny morning
Wondering what I'd found
But I can't remember what I did
For the rest of that day, the day I found you

It was so easy to forget
Like the journey home with the Golden Ticket
Like the shadow of the warmest sun

I thought I'd seen everything, and there was nothing new
I thought I'd loved everyone I could love

Oh I remember driving through the desert
Wondering what I'd got myself into
And I can't remember anything bad about 
Six days driving in the heat in an old car

It was so easy to be with you, Like being at a beautiful place
It's so easy to be with you, Like coming home from some journey
Like finding a place for my soul

Oh I remember wondering when I'd wake up
From the most beautiful dream
And I can't remember any other time
When I was walking on air with my feet on the ground

It’s so beautiful to be with you
Like listening to my favourite music
Yeah it's so beautiful to be with with you
Like finding a sweet melody
Like discovering a brand new song

Yeah it's so beautiful to be with you
And it's so peaceful
it's so perfect to be with you
And it's so easy, yeah it's so easy

I remember walking up that wooden staircase
Wondering what I'd find

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