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This is a collection of songs written by members of the band, arranged, recorded and mixed by Darryl in his studio. We’ve consciously created an eclectic mix, countering the trend towards CDs where every track sounds the same. We’re juxtaposing the mystical against ‘smell-the-grass’ story-telling, a taste of country and western, next to our drug track (no drugs required). When we perform the songs live, each of us plays the instruments below, but for the purpose of this project, we each sang one or more of the songs and left the in-studio instruments for Darryl to play.

Tara Daly - vocals
Gillian Coutts - keys, bass, recorder, vocals
Malcolm Lewis - guitars, vocals
Andy MacRae - drums, vocals
Samantha Graham - saxophone, violin, keys, bass, vocals
Darryl Chute - bass, double bass, keys, drums, guitar, vocals

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released November 27, 2016

Lîla by Vegas Nerve

All songs arranged and produced by Darryl Chute
www.fountainheadmusic.com
Mastered at Studios 301 by Steve Smart
Project Managed by Samantha Graham
Illustration and Design by Deborah Brill

www.vegasnerve.com.au

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Vegas Nerve Collective Sydney, Australia

Vegas Nerve, the ‘improbable’ band, is a collection of six musicians, five of whom are under the tutelage of the bass player, Darryl Chute, muso extraordinaire, brilliant teacher and founder of Fountainhead Music studio. What brings us together, in addition to Darryl, is our love of music. In the tiniest soundbites between our six busy lives, we’ve managed to co-create what you’re hearing. Enjoy! ... more

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Track Name: Lila
CHORUS
Nothing gold, nothing gold, nothing gold can stay
In the hum, frame by frame, each and every day

VERSE 1
Feeling high, feeling high
All with you just standing by
Low and slow the bass explodes
Close your eyes, you’re in the flow

Walk the tightrope, hold my hand
Here we are in the promised land
No time no space, just Lila and me
Dancing with you by the edge of the sea (Come on)

CHORUS

VERSE 2
Nurture the spark, don’t let it die
Turn it to fireworks against the sky
Guardian’s home in the land of dreams
Nothing at all is what it seems

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Through the sky I feel the gentle vibration
Run through my body

CHORUS
Track Name: Remind Me
CHORUS
Say that you love me to remind meSay that you need me even through the good timesI know you wonder why do I need to be toldI know it’s been a while and we’re both getting oldBut just say you love meVERSE 1
Appearing to be in control can take its toll on me
Emotions can take over, come closer to me
Feelin’ the need to be appreciated
It doesn’t have to be over-rated, just

CHORUS

VERSE 2
Accept my imperfections and my vulnerability
Reconnect our affection and show love to meFeelin’ the need to be appreciatedIt doesn’t have to be over-rated

BUILD
I know you wonder why do I need to be toldI know it’s been a while and we’re both getting oldI know you wonder why (I need to be told)I know it’s been a while (we’re both getting old)
But just say you love me
Say that you love me to remind me
(say that you love me) Hmmmmm
Track Name: 1969
VERSE 1
She’s a throwback from another time,
She wears a flower in her hair
She buys her records from the markets,
She’s so beautiful, but beautifully unaware.

She drives an old car with a peace sign in the window
No radio so she sings her favourite song
If all the leaves are brown and the winter sky is gray
Then maybe she can find the dream where she belongs

CHORUS
And I wonder if you’d marry me
If I stopped you and asked you for your name
And if the world changed for the last time
Would you promise me that you’d always stay the same
Cos we could never find, a better space in time
You can always be my 1969

VERSE 2
She’s a Dylan fan from the early years
She’s like a rolling stone
Reads her Harper Lee in the same café everyday
In the city she calls home

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Take me back sweet 1969
Things have never been so clear
I could be your 1969
If you’d have me here

CHORUS
Track Name: Carpet the World
VERSE 1
I thought I craved a good life
A life lived in control
Where everything was perfect all the time
But it just got exhausting
Until a wise man said to me
You better grow up, before you grow old

CHORUS
You can carpet the world if you want to
You can carpet the world but I ask you
You can carpet the world but why would you
When you can put on some shoes
You can put on some shoes
Dancing shoes

VERSE 2
I could rage in anger, a fireball in my mind
I’m just not sure where it gets me every time
There’ll always be those stones, a pinching at my feet
I better grow up before I grow old

CHORUS
Track Name: Fine Line
INTRO
Brush past me, feel the rush
Of a 1000 words unspoken
Brush past me, rest in the hush
Of a 1000 words unspoken

CHORUS
Such a fine line such a fine line
A thousand words unspoken
No stepping over that fine line
Keep yourself unbroken
No lines crossed no lines crossed
No need for that confession
Just give me some space I need some space
For my tenacious obsession

VERSE 1
Strange confidence runs through my body
Burning hot, feel the heat, don’t touch it
You can run but don’t you touch
Well just a little bit, just a little bit

CHORUS

VERSE 2
Blow the cage wide open
With the biggest stick of dynamite
Just light the match don’t fight it
Light the fuse and watch it burn
Blow it up, blow it up, blow it up to kingdom come

BUILD
(Blow it up, blow it up, blow it up to kingdom come)
Brush past me, feel the rush
Of a 1000 words unspoken
Brush past me, rest in the hush
Of a 1000 words unspoken

CHORUS
Track Name: Sugar Bird
VERSE 1
Don’t you keep me hanging on
Ticking like a timely bomb
Led me down the garden path
Now it’s time for that ice-cold bath

CHORUS
Don’t you know, truth be told
Time has passed, we’re getting old
The words got round, you know we’ve heard
You need your fix you’re a sugar bird

VERSE 2
Expectations dashed again
Disappointment knows no end
Shell-shocked by the words you write
Like little bombs dropped in the night

CHORUS

VERSE 3
Plans are ground to dust refined
Expectations misaligned
Smashing hope to shreds - now fraught
Dreams of the dreamer dissolve to naught

CHORUS
Track Name: Midnight Flight to Tuscany
VERSE 1
Can you hear the distant calling
It’s getting louder everyday
Sometimes it jingle jangles, sometimes illuminates
The call of the techno gizmo, can tie you up in knots
Somebody is making demands of you, and it’s looking like the boss

CHORUS
I don’t need no midnight flight to Tuscany
I don’t need no midnight flight to Rome
I just need your loving arms when I get home
I don’t need no rich man’s favour
I don’t need no corporation call
I just need to have you with me all alone

VERSE 2
I’ve been walking round in circles talking to myself
Can’t ever say hello to me I’m consumed somewhere else
I’ve fallen down with fever, I got the yap yap disease
Gonna take my girl and get out of here
Before it takes a hold of me

CHORUS
Track Name: Proximity
Waiting waiting waiting waiting
Waiting waiting waiting waiting

VERSE 1
Meet me in the field beyond
It’s heaven here on Earth
The field beyond the right and wrong
Longing to unearth

Waiting waiting waiting waiting
Waiting waiting waiting waiting

VERSE 2
Feel the possibility
The tremor in your toes
It’s the frisson in your fingers
What’s coming next who knows

CHORUS
Proximity so close you can touch it
Possibility reach in and own it
Freedom is as close as a heartbeat away
It’s waiting for you inside

Waiting waiting waiting waiting
Waiting waiting waiting waiting

CHORUS
Proximity so close you can touch it
Possibility reach in and own it
Freedom is as close as a heartbeat away
It’s waiting for you inside

Waiting waiting waiting waiting
Waiting waiting waiting waiting

It’s waiting for you inside
Track Name: Show Up
VERSE 1
Who are you? Watcha doing in there?
You’re stuck in my head and it don’t feel fair
You whinge and you moan at all that I do
Life used to be perfect until I met you…
Then you showed up and I lost my way
Snuck into my life I’d looked the other way
You close my heart with your mindless noise
Distract me with trinkets and expensive toys.

CHORUS
Show up! Show up!
Reveal yourself for what you really are
Show up! I want to see your face,
You hide behind words you make me feel a disgrace

VERSE 2
Who are you, watcha doing in here?
Every night and day you wanna fill me with fear
I toss and I turn rolling round in my bed,
Like that damn mosquito, you buzz right through my head
Don’t know where to turn I can’t take any more,
It’s time to check out - just show me the door
You thrive on dramas I’m starting to drown,
In your ocean of anxiety I’m on my way down

CHORUS

VERSE 3
No story, see what’s right here
No story, you don’t have to hold dear
To what the past has told you you need to be
To all the rules and regulations of society
I used to think you were part of me
Now I know you’re just a fantasy
Don’t need your judgments your critical eye
I’ve turned down the volume now I’m back to joy

CHORUS
You showed up! Oh yeh you showed up!
Revealed yourself for what you really are
You showed up and now I see your face,
You’re just a bunch of words you put a smile on my face.
Track Name: All About You
VERSE 1
If it’s all about you
Then I’ll leave you here with your moments
Giving yourself, the attention you deserve
Don’t look in my eye and tell me more of your stories
Cos you’ve said enough, I’ve seen the way you work

CHORUS
And if I see you again I know I know it will be too soon
If I see you again I might not hold my tongue
Cos if I see you again I’ll say whatever I feel like saying
If I see you again oh oh oh oh

VERSE 2
Turn down the tears and I’ll leave you here with your moments
Let me refrain from speaking out of turn
It always seems like I’m stating the obvious to you
But on this occasion the obvious seems understated so please understand

CHORUS

BRIDGE
And I’m patiently waiting and I’m biding my time
And I’m picking my moment to speak my mind

CHORUS
Track Name: Sweet Desire
CHORUS
What do you need? Which is higher?
The speed of want or the speed of desire?
Come alive, feel the fire
Live the vibe of sweet desire

VERSE 1
You’re the love of my life, extraordinary
Then special descends into ordinary
I thought you would meet all my needs
I don't bring you flowers, just weeds

How does it happen, the polish grows dim
The tables have turned, romance is thin
The lustre of love has gathered some rust
Whispered sweet nothings lie in the dust

CHORUS

VERSE 2
Dazed and confused, trapped by convention
Being the Joneses, there's no question
I need a new car, I didn’t order this life
Time to renovate, get a new wife,
Get a new wife, get a new wife

CHORUS

VERSE 3
The storm in the mind is nought but a teacup
You are what you are, an A or a D cup
Let the ego dissolve (let the ego dissolve)
The stories subside (the stories subside)
Light the fire in the belly (fire in the belly)
In the temple reside (temple reside)
Roll off the island (roll off the island)
And into the sea (into the sea)
That place of not knowing (place of not knowing)
What’s you and what’s me (you and what’s me)
Ahhh

CHORUS
Track Name: Carpet the World (gentle reprise)
VERSE 1
I thought I craved a good life
A life lived in control
Where everything was perfect all the time
But it just got exhausting
Until a wise man said to me
You better grow up, before you grow old

CHORUS
You can carpet the world if you want to
You can carpet the world but I ask you
You can carpet the world but why would you
When you can put on some shoes
You can put on some shoes
Dancing shoes

VERSE 2
I could rage in anger, a fireball in my mind
I’m just not sure where it gets me every time
There’ll always be those stones, a pinching at my feet
I better grow up before I grow old

CHORUS

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