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BAMBOO



The Dragon Flies Away



The second BAMBOO studio album The Dragon Flies Away was released on Upset The Rhythm on 26th May 2017 on LP/CD/Digital. The LP comes with gatefold sleeve, lyric insert, download card, limited blue coloured vinyl. CD version as digipak. Read the Upset The Rhythm press release.


"Bamboo's prog-pop ambitions deliver deep rewards" ★★★ - Record Collector Magazine

"Lush, colorful, and energetic...a step forward for Bamboo, and a fine listen" ★★★ - Allmusic.com

"As uplifting as it is inspiring" ★★★★★ - The Girls Are

"This album is a great and endearing artefact" - The Quietus


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Bamboo - The Dragon Flies Away

Tracklist:


Act I
Hannya
Always Running
Thinking Of You
...I'll Never See You Again

Act II
Like A Sparrow
Wake Up Your Heart
The Brain In The Heart
The Dragon Flies Away





The Dragon Flies Away


by BAMBOO





Act I



HANNYA


Planted feet next to me here
Rooted so firmly in the ground
I see the river always changing
It moves above and below ground


If I could just walk along it
On another piece of ground
If I could just walk along it
On another piece of ground


Planted feet next to me here
Rooted so firmly in the ground
I see the river always changing
It moves above and below ground


If I could just walk along it
On another piece of ground


Rachel: vocals, electric banjo, drums, keys, programming
Nick: Pro One, Korg M-500 SP, FA06, M-Tron, keys, programming



ALWAYS RUNNING


Scared of possibilities
Wake to a world you can’t see


Always running forward, running back
Always running forward, running back
Stop trying to fall
Stop trying to fall


Don’t try to fall
Don’t try to fall!


Scared of possibilities


Always running forward and back
Always running forward and back
Stop trying to fall back, back, back
Stop trying to fall back, back, back


Rachel: vocals, electric banjo, drums, keys, programming
Nick: vocals, Pro One, FA06, M-Tron, keys, programming, shaker


THINKING OF YOU


Under tree shade
In summer warmth I saw your face
What did you mean?
Couldn’t have seen this was your place
How could I feel
That there was no one else?
I thought it was just myself


Thinking, thinking of you
Thinking, thinking of you


Under tree shade
In summer warmth I saw your face
What did you mean?
Couldn’t have seen this was your place
How could I feel
That there was no one else?
I thought it was just myself


...it was just myself


Thinking of you, thinking of you
What you do, what you do
Thinking of you, thinking of you
What you do, think of you


Rachel: vocals, drums, keys, programming
Nick: Pro One, Korg M-500 SP, M-Tron, keys, programming, gong



...I’LL NEVER SEE YOU AGAIN (instrumental)


Nick: Pro One, FA06, M-Tron, gong



Act II



LIKE A SPARROW


I’ve got a path, it’s straight & narrow
There’s no flying off like a sparrow
I’ve got a path and I can’t fight it
No devotion without sacrifice


He’s got a path, it’s straight & narrow
There’s no flying off like a sparrow
He’s got a path and he can’t fight it
No devotion without sacrifice


I’ve got a path, it’s straight & narrow
There’s no flying off like a sparrow
He’s got a path and he can’t fight it
No devotion without sacrifice


He’s got a path and he can’t fight it
No devotion without sacrifice
He’s got a path, it’s straight & narrow
There’s no flying off like a sparrow


Rachel: vocals, drums, keys, programming
Nick: vocals, Pro One, FA06, keys, programming, shaker, gong



WAKE UP YOUR HEART


This part of me alive once
Has cracked and dried out
In all ablaze
Blood burns, pours all about me
Blood burning, seering
Within my veins


(Hear the blood in my ears)
Place the brain in the heart
(Growing feathers, feel fear)
Arms and legs have no start
(Forming body, feel fear)
Burning mouth, iron chest


Wake up your heart you can fight it
Wake up your heart you are not alone


This part of me alive once
Has cracked and dried out in all ablaze
Blood burns, pours all about me
Blood burning, seering
Within my veins


(Hear the blood in my ears)
Place the brain in the heart
(Growing feathers, feel fear)
Arms and legs have no start
(Forming body, feel fear)
Burning mouth, iron chest


Wake up your heart you can fight it
Wake up your heart you are not alone!


Rachel: vocals, electric banjo, drums
Nick: vocals, Pro One, FA06, keys, programming, shaker



THE BRAIN IN THE HEART (instrumental)


Rachel: vocals
Nick: Pro One, FA06, M-Tron, keys, programming



THE DRAGON FLIES AWAY


Now the doors are open
Now the doors are open
Am I finally being?
Am I finally seeing?
Everything around me
Wanted everything around me
Burning into blue sky
Reforming in the blue sky


I never trusted myself
Wanted to be someone else
I never trusted myself


Now the doors are open
Now the doors are open
Am I finally being?
Am I finally seeing?
Everything around me
Wanted everything around me
Burning into blue sky
Reforming in the blue sky


I never trusted myself
Wanted to be someone else
Wanted to be someone else
I never trusted myself
Wanted to be someone else
I never trusted myself
I never trusted myself
(Anyone else)
And now I’m trusting myself
(Anyone else)
Don’t want to be someone else
(Anyone else)
Don’t want to be someone else
(Anyone else)
I’ll never be someone else
And now I’m trusting myself


I’ll never be someone else


Rachel: vocals, electric banjo, drums
Nick: Pro One, FA06, M-Tron, keys, programming