100 Fallen Stars

by Salty

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about

Salty has joined the (relatively) modern world and now has a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/saltygerringong

We have also released our debut film clip for the Shakedown:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi_DLMYJai0

And while you're here, check out the reviews of our debut album 100 Fallen Stars, recorded by legendary South Coast sound master Syd Green:

Jeff Apter - Sydney Morning Herald - 3.5 Stars - www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/new-album-reviews-omar-musa-salty-stoney-joe-oh-pep-and-blood-orange-20160728-gqfx55.html

Peter Gleeson - Variosities - 4 stars - peterg-gleeson.blogspot.com/2016/09/salty-100-fallen-stars.html

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released June 28, 2016

Produced by
Syd Green and Salty

Tracks 1, 2, 8 & 9 by G. Colley
Tracks 3, 4, & 6 by S. Batman
Tracks 5, 7 & 10 by R. Spence
© and ℗ 2016

Salty is:
Sean Batman – Guitars, ukulele, kazoo, banjo & vocals
Glen Colley – Guitars, bass & vocals
Alan Moore – Drums & vocals
Robert Spence – Guitars, bass & vocals

Syd Green played ebow on track 1 and percussion on various others.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Syd Green @ MonoNest, May 2016

Studio assistant: Riley Coles

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Salty Gerringong, Australia

Grounded in Gerringong but with eyes on the stars.

Featuring Alan Moore, Sean Batman (ex The Pun), Rob Spence (ex the Comfortable Chair) and Glen Colley (ex the Trophy Wives, Honest John - www.reverbnation.com/honestjohnmusic ).

Four singers + three songwriters = one album.

100 Fallen Stars.
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Track Name: Leaving it behind
Leaving it behind

Cross the cattle grid
And head out of town
Climb Undoolya hill
It's getting dark out east
There's no one around
You feel that cool evening chill
Settling on you

Chorus
When you slip into the heart of it all
You never know just what you’ll find
When you slip into the heart of it all
It never enters your mind

Every time you see that old river flow
You feel it under your skin
Digging in like roots of old desert oak
You feel your head start to spin
As it’s dragging you in

Chorus
When you slip into the heart of it all
You never know just what you’ll find
When you slip into the heart of it all
There’s no leaving it behind

Bridge
Count a hundred falling stars
Shoot out the lights of the town
This is part of who you are
You need it, you need it now
You need it, you need it now

When you slip into the heart of it all
You never know just what you’ll find
Let it slip into the heart of it all
You need it, you need it now
You need it, you need it now
Track Name: Man Alive
MAN ALIVE

I could use a hit of sunshine
For an afternoon
I am sick of waiting in this room
That guy in the mirror
Has got one eye on the walls
Wondering which will be
The first to fall

But days turn into nights
Turn into weeks
Drag like concrete shoes
Upon my feet, I know but

I’m not gonna wait forever
But I’ll stick around
Til I’m sick of waiting for the sound
Of footsteps on the front porch baby
When you come on by
Bobbing like a bottle on the tide

Bup ba da da etc

You don’t need an invitation
Let yourself inside
Maybe you will find
A man alive

SOLO

Days turn into nights
Turn into weeks
Drag like concrete shoes
Upon my feet, I know but

I’m not gonna wait forever
But I’ll stick around
Til I’m sick of waiting for the sound
Of footsteps on the front porch baby
When you come on by
Bobbing like a bottle on the tide

I’m not gonna wait forever
Won’t you come on by?
Maybe you will find
A man alive

Bup ba da da etc
Track Name: Shire Ska
He said to me do you like your records for free?
I said I do, but no way, I am happy to pay.
He said he’s closing down the record store by the end of the day
And by tomorrow it’ll be another trendy café.

I took a walk and everything was out of its place
Like a man who’s lost his eyes right there on his face.
And the real estate man he said to me –
They tear it down and replace it with hot property!

Do you like, do you like, your records for free?
Do you like, do you like, your hot property?
Do you like, do you like, your trendy café?
Well if you do – welcome to the modern way.

And pretty soon in the ‘burbs it went that way.
It was the money and Audi’s and the café lattes.
They came in wearing suits of mediocrity.
They built their clubs, spandex cults, right by the sea.

I can’t move, I can’t breathe - they’re everywhere!
Drinking coffee, spending money - all I do is stare.
And Charlton Heston was right, when he yelled and screamed:
You blew it up! Damn dirty ape, you gone and smashed my dream!

Do you like, do you like, your records for free?
Do you like, do you like, your hot property?
Do you like, do you like, your trendy café?
Well if you do – welcome to the modern way.

Do you like, do you like…
Do you like, do you like…
Do you like, do you like…
Do you like, do you like…

Do you like, do you like…Your records for free!
Do you like, do you like…Ska ska ska ska!
Do you like, do you like…Hep Hep Hep Hep
Do you like, do you like…
Track Name: Lonely and blue
If you’re feeling lonely and blue
Don’t worry baby ‘cause I’m here for you.
I’ll make you happy, you’ll make me shy-high!

I’ll take you dancing on a Saturday night.
We’ll do some shaking then we’ll turn out the light.
No longer lonely!
And I know why-high!

Well your friends say your daddy is so angry that he’ll murder me.
Now he’s gone and locked you in your room, but he don’t know our secret –
Well, I’ve got my own key!

If you’re feeling lonely and blue
Come take a ride and you can play my kazoo!
No longer lonely and I know why-high!

C’mon boys!

Well your friends say your daddy is so angry that he’ll murder me.
Now he’s gone and locked you in your room, but he don’t know our secret –
Well, I’ve got my own key!

If you’re feeling lonely and blue
Don’t worry baby ‘cause I’m here for you.
I’ll make you happy, you’ll make me shy-high!
I’ll take you dancing on a Saturday night.
We’ll do some shaking then we’ll turn out the light.
No longer lonely!
And I know why-high!
Yes and I know why-high!
Well and I know why-high!

C’mon…
Track Name: That's what
Verse 1
Not what you say or what you promise me.
Not all the fame or public scrutiny.
I can't see that far ahead.
I like to concentrate on now and you.
Because your head is on my pillow,
and there's sleep in your eyes,
and your nose is touching mine.

Chorus
That's what. That's what. That's what turns me on.
That's what. That's what. That's what turns me on.
That's what. That's what. That's what turns me on.
That's what. That's what turns me on.

Verse 2
I know you try, to give me what I need.
It's not your fault, that I'm so hard to please.
I'm so tired these days, I nearly fall asleep,
and that's not fair on you it's true.
Because I'm dancing every night,
and I'm working all day,
and I'm sleeping curled up with you.

Chorus
That's what. That's what. That's what turns me on.
That's what. That's what. That's what turns me on.
That's what. That's what. That's what turns me on.
That's what. That's what turns me on.....
Track Name: Recense
Verse
Can’t sleep anymore, it’s all about my dreams.
You invade them like the morning sun, but you take the wait from me.
So I listen to all your harmonies and their beauty must be told.
Rules were meant to be broken…
So deal the devil, a soul.

Chorus
Man, I think I’ve never been so lost,
‘Cause I love everything we do
But it don’t make no sense,
There’s no future in the truth.
When I need you the most you’re gone
(And )when I see you, it’s been too long
Everything I am’s untrue
There’s no getting over you.

Verse
It’s a dangerous game, as we swim into deeper oceans.
You dare me and I dare you.
You swim in, and I too you.
We’re almost touching now.
You take me places I’ve never been
You show me things I’ve never seen,
I’m drowning down.

Chorus
Man, I think I’ve never been so lost,
‘Cause I love everything we do
But it don’t make no sense,
There’s no future in the truth.
When I need you the most you’re gone
(And )when I see you, it’s been too long
Everything I am’s untrue
There’s no getting over you.


Bridge
And when you’re gone – who will I see?
And when you’re gone – who will I be?
And when you’re gone – who will set me free?
Baby don’t leave me this way, hey…

Chorus
Man, I think I’ve never been so lost,
‘Cause I love everything we do
But it don’t make no sense,
There’s no future in the truth.
When I need you the most you’re gone
(And )when I see you, it’s been too long
Everything I am’s untrue
There’s no getting over you.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney too,
wrote clichéd love songs like love me do!
It’s the stage I’m in it’s true, and it’s all because of you.
So say goodbye and let me go.
No more Seven Days and songs that remind me you glow,
But I want more, oh oh oh oh oh…
Track Name: Saving all my happiness
Verse 1
I'm gonna set back all the emptiness, inside my heart.
I'm gonna stow away those hardened feelings, that tear me apart.
I'm gonna lay aside those heavy things that, weigh me down.
'Cause I'm saving all my happiness, for when you're around.

Verse 2
Now it's funny how I wake up each day, next to you,
And I don't realise how lucky I am, or what to do,
When you throw your arms around my neck and, kiss me goodbye,
I guess I've got a lot to learn about, sharing a life.


Sometimes I wonder, why I love you,
And all the crazy things, that you do
Sometimes we argue. Sometimes we fight,
But then we make sweet love and everything is alright.

Verse 3

I'm gonna set back all the emptiness, inside my heart.
I'm gonna stow away those hardened feelings, that tear me apart.
I'm gonna lay down all those heavy things that's, what I'll do.
'Cause I'm saving all my happiness, for when I'm with you.
Yes I'm saving all my happiness, for when I'm with you
Track Name: Long line
Long line

Started out by trailing crumbs
A simple rule of thumb
Somehow we got
Lost in the night

Then tying ribbons round the leaves
A pathway through the trees
But you’re gone a while
They get hidden from sight

Til the end
From the start
Where you go
There you are
It’s a long line
But it’s bound to bring you home

Time
Slipping through your hands
In interwoven strands
Loose ends trail but
The knots hold on tight

Til the end
From the start
Where you go
There you are
It’s a long line
But it’s bound to bring you home

Out with the old
And in with the new
Over and over
In a moment that you’re always passing through

From the start
Where you go
There you are
It’s a long line
But it’s bound to bring you home

Til the end
From the start
Where you go
There you are
It’s a long line
But it’s bound to bring you
It’s a long line
But it’s bound to bring you
It’s a long line
But it’s bound to bring you
Home…..
Track Name: The Shakedown
The Shakedown

I, I was only ever one step gone
cause the ties, that bind you,
well they do drag on

Pity the man saw the whole thing coming
Pity the man pulled the curtains down
Pity the man heard the old bones rattle back round

Time, it will only heal flesh and blood
But when you’re lying, at the bottom of the hole you’ve dug

All of the doors that you shut spring open
All of the sorrows you thought you’d drowned
Dig at your soul as the old bones rattle back round

They come in through that old window
Creepin’ as the cold wind blows
They shake as the lights sink low
They shake you through it all
They shake you through it all

I’ll wait til the earth stops turning
I’ll wait til the house falls down
I’ll wait til the vultures circle
Find these old bones
Pick them clean, well…

I’ve been biding all my time
Thinking that I’d left behind
Something that I’m yet to find
And I’ve been through it all

Like they came through that old window
Creepin’ as the cold wind blows
They shake as the lights sink low
Ah they shake you down
To these bones
These bones
These bones…
Track Name: My Fidelity
Verse 1

Bless the sea and all its waters.
Open up its oyster daughters.
Dig the knife in, crack one open.
Taste the flesh, it takes moments.

Chorus 1
Why can't they be like girls who wear red rouge upon their cheeks(rouge upon their cheeks).
Curse the way I always feel. My feet are cut my hands they bleed.

Verse 2
Bless the land and all that sunshine.
Watch the grapes turn to red wine.
Hold each glass up to the light.
A thousand stares; never, never.

Chorus 2
Why can't they be like water clear and pure each glass the same.
(each glass the same).
Curse the way I always feel. My lips are parched my will is week.

Bridge
I'm like that. I'm like that. Forgive me.
I'm like that. I'm like that. Release me.

Verse 3
Bless the soil and all that it holds.
Just start digging see what unfolds.
Every stone that I uncover,
Feels different to all the others.

Chorus 3

Why can't they be like girls.......Wo oh oh ohhh.

Curse the way I always feel when faced with such variety.
(such variety).
That's......my fidelity.