Armies Of The Heart EP

by Jim Moginie

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1.
Dawning Of The Day (Jim Moginie) It was a compromise It was worthy of the wise We were moving through decay It was an atmosphere No hate and no fear It was the dawning of the day Give your impressions of the girl And does she cartwheel round your world Is she the sand that made the pearl Give your impressions of the girl We grew a thicker skin Blood still flows within It held a beating heart It was the old catch cry Better than second prize It was the dawning of the day Won’t you tell me what you see Give your impressions of the girl And does she cartwheel round your world On windswept mountains, wandering Give your impressions of the girl Won’t you slip into the water wearing nothing Won’t you take me to the master of your treehouse Won’t you put me back together your way Custom made in your own image just to please you Ricochet off alabaster if I need to In the morning we will know, we will comprehend Give your impressions of the girl She stands up high with flag unfurled She comes to fly the canyon plane Give your impressions of the girl
2.
03:59
Traitor (Moginie) One day I will see through you One day I will Something lurks beneath your smile One day I’ll know it for what it really is Traitor, are you a traitor Hiding in the cloistered halls Traitor are you the traitor ‘Cause no one’s gonna come for you One day I will choose a side One day I will Judas, quisling, turncoat, snake One day I’ll know you For what you really are Traitor are you a traitor Hanging from the city walls So tell me, are you the traitor Cause no one’s gonna run to you No one’s gonna come for you
3.
Say Goodbye Vera Lynn (Moginie) Well I live beneath a mountain And I am happy there I’m surrounded by my possessions All the thing I love are there When you left I walked through the door The house was empty I fell to the floor Say goodbye Vera Lynn So I sat beneath the mountain And pondered what I knew You cut me hard, you said you don’t look back Fair play to me, fair play to you When the first rain came you ran to higher ground A silent thunderclap there was no warning sound Say goodbye Vera Lynn I heard the stream run to the ocean I heard the lyrebird say your name The dealer must have dealt from the bottom All I held was emptiness and pain The funny thing these things never end Maybe some sunny day We will meet again Say goodbye Vera Lynn
4.
In the morning when I call your name (Moginie/Neil Murray) I miss you In the morning when I call your name I miss you In the morning when you call my name I need you When I must face another day Without you Things don’t fit the frame I’m outta shape Running into walls and balustrades ‘Why why You felt you had to go when I loved you so There’s no answer It happened that’s all And I would be so happy to find you smiling at my door You felt you had to go away No blame no shame no recriminations or pain Let’s pick up the beat again and play it over and over ’Til it shines Clear and golden Like it was before In the morning or afternoon Finding new ways to kiss you In the long day and night like spoons we stayed In the morning when I call your name In the morning when I call your name When I must face another day
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04:24
One by One (Moginie) One by One all souls must fall Before the armies of the heart Two by Two the animals They find their way onto the ark Won’t you come back home Won’t you come back home One by One the ships will sail Out to edge of some strange world Two by Two we stand as one Alone Won’t you come back home Won’t you come back home Oh I heard the mopoke cry It sounded like the winds of change The sound of his sad lonesome song Made me feel lonesome too Won’t you come back home Won’t you come back home

about

This is my third EP in as many years, all material recorded in 2016 in my studio, Oceanic..
I felt putting it out before the Oils’ hit the road was timely, if not just to park theses 3 EPs as one body of work, maybe anticipating another body of work yet to arrive.
It’s called ‘Armies of The Heart’. The theme of the EP is love and loss and rebirth, universal themes to be sure, perhaps these tunes may resonate. They all seemed to glom together into one group, falling into a natural order, a little like Elisabeth Kubler Ross and her Five Stages of Grieving manifest.
I wrote, sang, played all the instruments pretty much except the amazing Lozz Benson on drums on a couple of tracks. There’s a co-write with Neil Murray too.
I hope you enjoy it, and receive it in the cheerful spirit in which it was made.
Love
Jim

credits

released May 24, 2019

Engineered by Andrew Vinall
Produced by Jim Moginie
Mixed by Brent Clark and Jim Moginie at Oceanic Studio, Sydney
Mastered by Steve Smart, Studios 301
Cover photo: Christabel Blackman taken at Lake Mackay (Pitjantjatjara: Wilkinkarra) Western Australia.

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Jim Moginie Sydney, Australia

Jim Moginie’s 45 year contribution to Midnight Oil cannot be overstated. He is currently touring with his band The Family Dog. Jim has toured the world with the AustralianChamberOrchestra. He is a record producer (Sarah Blasko), collaborator(Carolina Eyck, Kev Carmody), film composer and a fully fledged solo artist. ... more

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