On Diamond

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1.
Let your eyes roll back in your head Follow the picture your subconscious paints Is something sinking in, a lesson deep within A drop of gold on the ocean floor The shedding of your former skin It is a necessary part of your remaking Don't be frightened, the tightened bud will open up again You hold a pearl under that lid Keep your head up, look straight ahead Don't be afraid
2.
How 04:02
Your face, inescapable When my eyes the mirror meets My nose formed in the very same mould I have your poignant beak The song you put in my heart, my analytical streak My name a loaded gun in the invisible family tree How, how, how Your words fall on active ears Though they're playing dead for you I know that you cannot feel how I long to connect with you I camp under the oak tree, wishing you'd been strong like it I try, try to reconcile the deep paternal rift Wondering how, how, how
3.
Poison Blood 03:09
Been on the run, been on the run for a very long time Can't turn back now, can't push forward Can't remember life before it Been on the run, on the run for a very long time Can't relax and can't ignore it Can't make sense against or for it Damage is done, it's already done You can't change that now, you can't turn back the hands of time And suddenly, it's turned from black and white to green It's time you carved your own path, carve your own path You know I wage a war inside I'm trying to move on, move forward But I feel the pull of a victim's pain
4.
In the heat of today, I am ensconced in this place Sinking the time in this ship Trudging through miry pits, oozing Crying for it, crying for it, crying for it, crying for it My soul, my soul, mine My soul, my soul, my soul Shake, shake, shake yourself out of this state Polish the jewel set within your breastplate Swallow the bullet that your infant self ate And let it melt into the real you Crying for it My soul, my soul, mine My soul, my soul, my soul
5.
Light 05:41
It's too loud outside, I can't get any rest My thoughts are an endless pack of rabble and I can't get them out of my head Listen in past midnight, waiting for a change My thoughts are an endless pack of rabble and I can't get them out of my head Eye of the tunnel, small and round Give me a sign, show me how to keep my eyes fixed on the prize Light a barrel, set the whole thing on fire I'm walking blind running my hands along the wall Light, light, light, light Is there really any light? Light, light, light, light Is there really any light at the end of the tunnel? Light, light, light, light Is there really any light? Try to shake this heavy feeling by going for a walk But my anger's not subsiding, no in fact it's quickly rising I'm a slave to its bark Light, light, light, light Is there really any light? Light, light, light, light Is there really any light at the end of the tunnel? Light, light, light, light Is there really any light?
6.
Lilac walls in a past life With the white painted outside of the lines It is a palace with the purple blessing The light yields a broad insight Through the window it's bright enough for me to see The way out of my fierce misery And did or didn't I ask for my own space It seems I'm in the perfect place Right place at the right time And is or isn't it time I should embrace This lucky streak I'm on Right place in my right mind Lilac walls and off white painted outside of the lines It is a palace with the purple blessing
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Is this the right one Is this my way through the door Have I finally found the key Is this the moment I've been waiting for Is this the right one Is this the way through that huge big door That heavy, heavy door Have I found the right way The way towards what I am looking for If I open up the door, what will be there Will it reveal the matrix of my time here Will it unlock the universal Will fate unravel with the ease of a string entwined If I open that door, what will be there Will I find all my nightmares free in the broad daylight Will I see all my past and future flash before me Ever stuck in the present, bored with my knowing
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Tether 03:29
A tether, a cord, an anchor, a hold A pillar, a port, a stanchion, a fort A glimmer of hope for healing of soul A tightening of ship, a loosening of grip The struggle, the weight, the pile on your plate A pity parade, resistance to change A matter of time, the passing of prime Contentment, relief Are fleeting, are brief And we go down, and we go up

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released April 12, 2019

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Lisa Salvo: voice, Scott McConnachie: guitar, Maria Moles: drums, Hannah Cameron: guitar/bvs, Jules Pascoe: bass
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All songs written by Lisa Salvo. All tracks recorded at Head Gap, Narrm/Birraranga (Melbourne) with Neil Thomason except Crying For It, recorded in various locations with thanks to Josh Moult. Synth overdubs: Evelyn Ida Morris. All vocals recorded by Lisa Salvo at The Purple Palace. Drums on Light by Joe Talia. Bass on Light by Stewart Taylor. Produced by Lisa Salvo with On Diamond. Production assistance from Evelyn Ida Morris. Mixed by Joe Talia at A Good Mixture, Tokyo. Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering. Cover photo by Damian Stephens at DDT. Artwork: Lisa Salvo. Finished art: Ella Egidy.

This album was created on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

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© and ℗ Lisa Salvo 2019

With thanks to Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria for their financial support, and Eastmint for their continued personal/tactical support.

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On Diamond Melbourne, Australia

“A band that is able to successfully blend the sensibilities of pop with the freedoms of improvisation and avant-garde is but a rare gem and one band that is just this would be Melbourne based five-piece On Diamond.”
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Lisa Salvo - vox
Scott McConnachie - gtr Hannah Cameron - gtr Jules Pascoe - bass Maria Moles - drums
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