Hi Penthus

by The Mad Pride

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released 24 April 2009
All parts written, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Rowan Galagher except:
drums on 'Hold On' and 'Julie #2' written and performed by Clinton Spence

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The Mad Pride Wollongong, Australia

Combining 60s psychedelia, folk noir, art rock, gothic post-punk and baroque pop, The Mad Pride has been described as haunting and ominous like Syd Barrett and David Bowie collaborating on a Tim Burton film soundtrack. Comparisons are often made to Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, Frank Zappa, Opeth, Nick Cave, Erik Satie and Leonard Cohen. It is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Rowan Galagher. ... more

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Track Name: Virus With A Violin
There’s a man who’s crawling though my skin
Like a virus with a violin
Nowhere to go but into the open arms
Of any vice that will let me in

Just one more pill to help me sleep
But I know what you sow is what you reap
I have numbed so many parts of my mind
But the pain is never that hard to find
Track Name: Karma
You tried to take away something you don’t have a right to take
You’re playing games in places built on lies
And blood already spilt

I know you cried out for someone to use
You better hope there’s no karma too

You like to play your cards
It’s what’s gotten you this far
You don’t think anyone’s noticed that you’re loading the deck
But they know who you are
Track Name: Pyromaniac
You don’t know me
You don’t see me here
You don’t know me
You don’t see me here
It’s not that I’m wearing camouflage
I’m avoiding you but staying clear

Now you’re setting fires to appease
Your destructive personality
But there’s not much left to burn
You might have to let it grow and then take your turn

You’re like a chance to imbibe
A dose of cyanide
You’re breaking bottles on the wall
Just to see them fall
I might just be one of the shards
Broken but still clear
Track Name: Flying Kites
You don’t cry
You don’t even blink an eye
It’s all over this time
You don’t even know why
There’s something
Somewhere nearby
It’s pulling strings and flying kites
Casting shadows onto endless night

And I laugh at those things they say
It’s all over anyway
And I know I’ve made it too far
Not to seize the day

But I know
I know what I saw
You’re kicking heads through glass doors
Maybe you should seek help some more
There’s something
Somewhere nearby
It’s pulling strings and flying kites
Casting shadows onto endless night

And I laugh at those things they say
It’s all over anyway
And I know I’ve made it too far
Not to seize the day
Track Name: Seraphim
There’s a house, slowly we meander by
But nothing can prepare us for this cold dark night
So we went in, invited by hosts bearing anything
But nothing that lasts because it’s like a piece of string

But then it tears you away from the cold
And into a world guilded within
Where the grass is always greener
And where people glow like Seraphim
Track Name: Jekyll From Hyde
See this line
Cross in time
Tomorrow you could be someone you can’t even define
You’ve got a hole in your heart
You’ve got a thorn in your side
With the rest you try to make Jekyll from Hyde

Cause you’re a smooth talker
But you can’t take the blood from the water
You’re armed to the teeth
But it just makes you that much shorter
Track Name: Hold On
Over the people, over the bloody throne
Through the fields and out by the road
There are so many people here
Some missing faces and some missing ears
Hold on, hold on

I don’t know what to do or think
But you stop swimming and you start to sink
And it numbs the pain you feel
In these wounds you think never heal

Over the feeble, those from hunted homes
And they’re seamless right down to the toe
And there’s so many of us here
Some missing faces and some missing ears
Hold on, hold on
Track Name: Led By Liars
Led by liars
It’s not that hard to see
It’s not rocket science
The first clue is all of the poverty
It’s not going very well
If you can’t tell it’s not made of peaches

Holding a wild card
As if you have found a messiah
But it’s a façade
Like a fake amidst the art

It’s about time
You yearned to be free
It’s not a crime
Unless you give in to their misery
If you think that it’s fine then the problem’s that you’ve stopped thinking

Hoping for an easy way out of this place
But you can’t see the door
You’re blind as that’s their cause
And their left alone to make more wars
Track Name: Fixing You
I don’t care about fixing you
It’s not something you can sign on to do
Cause you make the ground a merry-go-round
I’d prefer to go somewhere new

There’s holes in your masquerade
And in the world you’re chasing
But the person you are is the choices you’ve made
And you’re trying to escape it

Underground there’s a sound like people moving around
And you walk right through that door
It’s like I’ve never seen you before
Track Name: Julie #2
I can’t seem to stop thinking of how I’m missing you
It’s pointless and painful but I can’t stop missing you
There’s so many mirages that I’ll have to see through
There’s so many miles to go but I’d walk it to see you

Heaven comes and it’s divine, but leaves me pained by the passing time
I spend waiting for you just hoping that you’ll find
One reason to come back so I can see you face
I could be happy again if I could feel your embrace
Track Name: Pillar Of Salt
Leave him alone
He could be going somewhere nice
As long as you don’t block the road he is taking
To Shangri-La or just somewhere less like Gomorrah

But I’m waiting to know what the fights about
Fight you will
Nothing I do seems to pull you through your psychosis
My own private pillar of salt in you

Help me clear the way back into the past
There’s nothing else when the winners come last
But I’m looking for a place between the fake and the outcast

But I’m waiting to see what the fights about
Nothing I do seems to pull you through your psychosis
My own private pillar of salt in you