The World Is Round So I'll Go Round

by Oscar Lush

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Rob Skidmore Intelligent and meaningful lyrics sung with great depth and restrained passion. A real grower of an album that will stand the test of time. Favorite track: I Dreamt Of My Brother Dying.
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'The World Is Round So I'll Go Round' is the 2013 debut album from independent alternative folk musician Oscar Lush.

“Is Oscar Lush in the audience? He gave me his demo before the show. It’s really great. Go and check him out. Oscar Lush!”

— Conor Oberst (2011, Enmore Theatre)

“Songs jerk along with slashing strums and a voice made for filling big old rooms and fire-lit shacks. I Dreamt Of My Brother Dying, a song he apparently finished today, is breathtaking in its lyrical acuity, marking him as a major discovery.”

– Andy Hazel, TheMusic .com.au

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released September 20, 2013

OSCAR LUSH - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar
MATTHEW DEWAR - Electric Guitar (The Vanishing Point)
FELIX LUSH - Bass Guitar
MATTHEW OASTLER - Drums (Started A War & An Uncertain Man)
ZIGI BLAU - Drums (A Song For The Lost)
LARA KING - Cello
VINCENT TSANG - Violin
RECORDED & MIXED by Felix Lush (Lush Sound Studios)
PRODUCED by Oscar Lush
MASTERED by Jono Steer
PHOTOGRAPHS AND DESIGN by Oscar Lush

All material © 2013 Oscar Lush Music

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Track Name: I Dreamt Of My Brother Dying
It was a cold day in August when I got the call.
"Son, your brother's sick, I think it's time you came home."
So I packed my things and I headed for the coast.
Down to the ocean, back where I was born.

For blood is thicker than any water that I've seen.
But a river of my blood couldn't save a dying dream.
And if you have to leave to somewhere I cannot go
I'll be waiting by your grave, till I join you in the cold.

We were never the kind to give anything away
But I took you in my arms on that lonesome day.
And the young boys in our past, well those boys died on that day.
Now I'll watch myself grow older while you sleep and never change.

For blood is thicker than any water that I've seen.
But a river of my blood couldn't save a dying dream.
And if you have to leave to somewhere I cannot go
I'll be waiting by your grave, till I join you in the snow.

Oh brother, where art thou?
Call your name but hear no sound.
And these lives fill in then out,
Like a glass full of shadowed doubt.
People vanish then reappear.
And we'll lean in close just to hear
Dark waves crashing on blue shores.
And we want more but we need no more
You're just an angel without a god
And I'm just a poet without a word.
A voicless prophet, a life unhead.
And I never listen so I'll never learn.

For blood is thicker than any water that I've seen.
But a river of my blood couldn't save a dying dream.
And if you have to leave to somewhere I cannot go
I'll be waiting by your grave, till I join you in the cold.

I'll be waiting by your grave, till I join you in the cold.
Track Name: On A Train Down By The Sea
It was sometime in January,
Just after Amsterdam.
She said "I'm coming down to see you"
It's been a long time, do you know who I am?

And I told her "Don't you bother,
It's a long way on your own."
And I ain't been the same
Ever since I got back home.

But she took that train
Far past the wild sea.
Where the mountains break like men
And are lost beneath the waves.
And I've taken that train
And it's a lonely ride.
Ain't no future out there,
Kids dyin' on the railway line.

And it wasn't till August
That she finally arrived.
And things would return soon,
Even though they'd just died.

And I knew that I loved her,
I'd known that for years.
She was just a dream I'd forgotten,
Livin' somewhere in my head.

And I spose for all that darkness
Well I found a little light.
And I spose when I'm alone
I think of her and I'm alright.
And all she did was love me,
But I guess that's all we need.
Just a little love
To keep the poison from our dreams.
Track Name: Started A War
Now the mornings they quickly fade
From shades of golden to blue.
And I’m not sure if I can live like this anymore
But I’m trying so hard to think of you.

So I’ll wake up early and I’ll work all day
To save for a life I ain’t livin’ no more

And I feel like I’ve started a war.
Can’t fend off these shadows no more.
Oh father you’ve unchained me in vain.
Set me free, just to watch me burn away.

Now the mornings they quickly change
From shades of blue to black.
And I wake on a cold autumn day
To turn and find a dagger buried in my back.

And this melody is wasted on a lover
Who just ain’t listening no more.

And I feel like I’ve started a war.
Can’t fend off these shadows no more.
Oh mother you’ve unchained me in vain.
Set me free, just to watch me give it all away.

So I’ll walk through hell
And I’ll come back the same.
And I’ll cut all my hair
And I’ll try to change my name.

Gotta get away from this life,
I’ve just gotta get away.
Gotta believe somehow
That I’ll find a better day.

For I feel like I’ve started a war.
Can’t fend off these shadows no more.
Oh father you’ve unchained me in vain.
Set me free, just to watch me give it all away.
Track Name: I Only Need A God
Oh I'll give it all away.
Oh I'll cave into my mind.
And it only kills to hold on,
When everything leaves or dies.
Won't you take this life I've lived?
Stay till I fall asleep.
Oh I've nothing left to give.
If you loved me you'd let me leave.

And do not be afraid.
No, I only need a god.
And please do not blame me
For the man that I've become.
And all I ever wanted
Was for somebody to listen for once.
Oh, can't you hear me?
I'm crying out.

And I've head of men who lay down
And just never wake up.
And all the while young children
Well they lie in one another's blood.
And you asked me what happens to people?
Well I guess they just get lost.
And I see myself losing these days.
Ain't holding on anymore.

But do not be afraid.
No, I only need a god.
And please do not blame me
For the man that I've become.
And all I ever wanted
Was for somebody to listen for once.
Oh, can't you hear me?
I'm crying out.

Oh I'm crying out x 3
Track Name: An Uncertain Man
Well I'm proud to say
That I've taken my time.
Let the clocks unravel down
Just like bottles of wine.
And I've tasted the black apple,
How it tasted so sweet.
But I've nothing left on my mind
Cept' to move on with a heart light and free.

Oh, so fatherless father, why am I no more?
Than this uncertain man, a stranger to my home.
For I've been searching for my life among the stars.
And I've been searching for the answers in this old guitar.

But I ain't found nothing but the gaps so far.

For I've loved a young woman
And I know she loves me.
In this hour I know who she is, what she looks like,
It don't take much to be free.
And at night we go walking
And she'll laugh when I cry.
When we get tired of these places
Oh, we'll lay down and die.

But for now we'll go down to the river.
Where we've heard the spirits they go to drown.
While I'm getting so high on the stars
She'll fall silently dreaming into my tired arms.

Oh, so fatherless father, why am I no more?
Than this uncertain man, oh a stranger to my home.
For I've been searching for my life among the stars.
And I've been searching for the answers in this old guitar.

But I ain't found nothing but the gaps so far.
Track Name: I Shall Not Change Come Dawn
So I wrote this one just to say goodbye.
And it's been too long down on these knees,
Don't you try and tell me I'm gonna be alright.

So I wrote this one just to say farewell.
And we'll lie to those we've loved
Till they love somebody else.

So blame time for all this crying,
Though without any tears.
Blame time that when I laugh,
Don't you know it's out of fear?
And I know the darkest time,
It comes before the dawn.
But that ain't gonna stop
The darkness when it falls.

So wash these sins away, can't you wash them all away?
And no matter which road you choose to travel
You were born and you'll die unsaved.

So blame the mind and not the man
When you come to find the cradle in the grave.
Blame time for all the flesh that has come to go to waste.

And blame time for all this crying,
Though I do not cry with tears.
Blame time that when I laugh,
Well it's only out of fear.
And I know the darkest time
Comes before the dawn.
But nothing's gonna stop
That darkness when it falls.

And I shall not change come dawn.
For my dawn does not arrive.
And I shall not feel the waves,
Tired and slow like time.
And I shall not taste the salt
As it drowns my tired spine.
And I shall not forget your name
But I’ll lay all blame on time.
And I’ll blame these lives on time.
Track Name: Once I Was A Child
I grew up with the sunshine in my eyes.
Grew up never having seen a shadow rise up and die.
And I grew up with my father carrying me home.
Falling asleep in the car, with the radio on.

But who the hell am I spose' to be now?
Well I spose' they might say only god really knows,
But I ain't got no god.

And I grew up with a pocket full of gold.
Grew up with my mother carrying me home.
And I once was a child, oh brother won't you turn the light back on?
But now the silence is my home, the dark is where I'll go.

But where the hell am I spose' to go now?
Well I spose' they might say only time will tell.
But I'm running out of time.

And sometimes I have my words,
Sometimes nothing at all.
And my mind's just
As unfaithful as my god.
But when the singers, they ain't singin',
And all your lovers gone home.
Oh, what's left but the silence
And the ones who will die alone?
Track Name: The Vanishing Point
Oh the world is so wide
And full of holes.
And ordinary minds
Go places we cannot go.
And I've seen people dying,
I've seen them crying out.
Crying out in their sleep
Oh mother won't you pray for me now?

For I've tried my best,
Oh how I've tried.
Till there's no man left in me
But a vanishing line.

And how deep goes the world?
How far can one man fall?
So I'll blend with the silence
Like the shadow and the crow.
And do not speak of your shame no more
Oh the lie's already told.
And hope I always find a reason
To keep on keepin' on.

For I've tried my best,
Oh how I've tried.
Now there's no man left to give
But a vanishing line.

For the world is so wide and I am no one.
And the darkness prevails despite the rising sun.
And don't let me close my eyes, for I plan not to wake up.
Oh we fail to understand - before we're going, then we're gone.

Oh we're going, then we're gone.
Track Name: A Song For The Lost
What a troubled mind I have taken from these hours.
What a troubled life I have created from this mind.

But how fragile we are.
How easily we bruise.
How many young minds I've seen lost inside the truth.

What a troubled wife I have made out of these years.
She won’t sleep beside me anymore, in hotels crowded with vacancies.
And I can’t blame her, even my shadow left me for someone else.

And how fragile we are, oh how easily we bruise.
How much of myself have I lost to the truth?

How fragile we are, how easily we bruise.
So many young minds I’ve seen lost inside the truth.
And I’m sorry you got lost.
I’m sorry you got lost x 3
Track Name: The Hour's Getting Late
And at night we speak through telephone lines,
Knowing we can't touch in the way we'd like.
Highway's crowded with 'Welcome Home' signs
But I don't want to be here. I'm no one in this life.

I'm tired of this city, the same old neon signs.
You've given me too much to lose, plans fade like stars in the back of my mind.
And I know that tomorrow I'll still be the same man I was today.
But when I wake and know you need me I watch the minutes turn to hours and the hours to days.

But the hour is getting late.
And I'm already on my way.
Get's lonely living a life apart.
Each time I go I lose you to the dark.

Almost killed myself, missing you every hour of every day.
While the houses in this neighbouhood, they go on fillin' up and wastin' away.
And the books you've read so many times don't mean anything anymore.
So shut out the light and dream of her, like I've done too many times before.

Now the hour is getting late
And I'm already on my way.
Get's lonely living a life in parts.
Each time I go I lose you to the dark.

And I miss you in the light of the morning.
Miss your black hair and your clouded blue eyes.
And your eyelashes brush my shoulder while we're sleeping.
And these days I find I'm losing time.