rollin' dice

by The Stragglers

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Songs written by:
1 - Rushton & Parslow
2 - Rushton & Hotter
3, 8 - Shayne Williams
4,5,6,7,9,13 - Rushton
11, 12 - Rushton & Evans
14 - Rushton & Lares

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released 20 May 2012
* Produced and mixed by Eddie Rayner. Piano/keyboards - Eddie Rayner (Split Enz), Drums - Michael Barker (Swamp Thing). Guitars, vocals - Ian Rushton. Bass - Shayne Williams.
Recorded at Roundhead Studios, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Produced and mixed by Ian Rushton.
Piano/keyboards, guitars, vocals - Ian Rushton. Bass - Shayne Williams.
Recorded at Black Sands Music Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand.

www.blacksandsmusic.co.nz

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The Stragglers Auckland, New Zealand

The Stragglers are the combined talents of Ian Rushton, Shayne Williams, William Bloodfarm and Tom Keith. The Stragglers describe their sound as original catchy 'retro-pop/rock' drawing on diverse musical influences dating back to the 60's.

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Track Name: Carpe Diem *
Lyrics by Gini Parslow
Track Name: Insanity! *
I whispered your name, you never came
Silent rooms, a photo framed
And even when, you are near
It's like you’re, not here

Breaking apart is just the start
It’s insanity, insanity, insanity!

Please, please, just bring me down
Please help me, help me to ground
In some sense of lucidity
It’s the only thing, that hurt me
Please let me, let me be free
Burning in these dying flames

Breaking apart, is just the start
And it’s killing me, just killing me, just killing me
Why when the sun, falls from the sky?
It’s insanity, insanity, insanity!

Green fields and endless oceans
Flooding my - dark clouded notions
Blue skies - withers and fades my cries

Breaking apart, is just the start
And it’s killing me, just killing me, just killing me
Why when the sun, falls from the sky?
It’s insanity, insanity, insanity!
Breaking apart, is just the start
And it’s killing me, just killing me, just killing me
Track Name: Save Yourself
when you walk on bye
afraid to stop & try
you want to make it right
you want to save a life
you just turn your head
on all the suffering
just like you ways did
you want to save a life

you gotta save yourself
if you want to get home tonight
you gotta save yourself
if you want to get home tonight

we got to have some faith
foundation laid in place
when we make a change
we can save a life
there's no more in between
the lines that can't be seen
the problems on the street
reach out & save a life

you gotta save yourself
if you want to get home tonight
you gotta save yourself
if you want to get home tonight
you gotta save yourself
if you want to get home tonight
you gotta save yourself
if you want to get home tonight

define our generation as one to be heard
reach out for tomorrow get what you deserve
are you ordinary have you got the time?
Reach out to another and save a life
find the inspiration for a better time
the seconds on the clock will end tonight
haven't got the reason but I got the rhyme
tonight, tonight I‘m gonna save a life

the future's in our hands
along with it's demands
you learn to understand
you learn to understand
we all make mistakes
but some don't go away
they never go away

you gotta save yourself
if you want to get home tonight
you gotta save yourself
if you want to get home tonight
you gotta save yourself
if you want to get home tonight
you gotta save yourself
if you want to get home tonight
Track Name: Ghost In The Mirror
moonlight shines through the window
of the girl who cannot sleep
howling winds and the dancing shadows
from the clouds that creep
this frightened woman sits and cries
you can see it in her eyes

see them laughing, they're laughing at her
jagged and ragged, but free
see them crying, they're crying for her
look beyond what you see

ghosts that only she can see
whisper in her dreams
they chase her in the darkness
deafened by her silent screams
face to face with her own reflection
always watching over her

see them laughing, they're laughing at her
jagged and ragged, but free
see them crying, they're crying for her
look beyond what you see
Track Name: The Light & The Darkness *
Into the dark night
You walk alone
Sounds of the lost souls
Trapped out of time

The light and the darkness
That covers you
The light and the darkness
Etched in memories from long ago

Into the bright light
Sights unseen
Legends of heroes
Have always been

The light and the darkness
That covers you
The light and the darkness
Etched in memories from long ago

I build you a heaven
From sand and stone
Where you can rest
Never alone
Never, never, never alone!

The light and the darkness
That covers you
The light and the darkness
Etched in memories from long ago
The light and the darkness
That smothers you
The light and the darkness
Etched in memories from long ago
Track Name: Dusty Road *
Traveling down this dusty trail
Counting footsteps along the way
Suddenly I became aware of you

You were clearly as lost as I
Your trail went back as far as mine
Not knowing where you’re going to or where you’ve been

Two lonely souls traveling down this dusty road

We journey down this ragged trail
Encounter troubles along the way
But each day I wish to share with you

Two lonely souls traveling down this dusty road

Paid my debts and paid my dues
Nothing left for me to do, yeah
Finding you by my side

Two lonely souls traveling down this dusty road

Traveling down this dusty trail
Counting footsteps along the way
Not caring where we’re heading to
Or what we’ve seen

Two lonely souls traveling down this dusty road
Two lonely souls traveling down this dusty road
Track Name: Take Me Away *
Bright lights approaching
I think we’re gonna meet
Underneath a lamppost
On a dark and misty street
My life blood is draining
Tired heart go to sleep

Rains starts falling
It bites in so deep
Wind starts howling
Leaves swirling round my feet
This world is fading
And soon I’ll be free

Take me away
Away from here
To a place that’s safe
Take me away
Away from here
To a place that’s far away

My soul is rising
And my mind is clear
My body’s dying
But there is no fear
This life has ended
I wish you were near

Take me away
Away from here
To a place that’s safe
Take me away
Away from here
To a place that’s far away
Track Name: Can You Hear Me Now?
I wanna go where your bare feet walk
In a place beyond the dawn
There's a field, I'll meet you there
Near a place where I was born

Hear me now, can you hear me now?
Your love walks through my world
Hear me now, can your hear me now?
You love spread through my world
And I know it will grow

Kneel down and clutch the ground
In this place to where I was drawn
Reach and touch the sky
In this place that is well-worn

Hear me now, can you hear me now?
Your love walks through my world
Hear me now, can your hear me now?
You love spread through my world
And I know it will grow

Hear the sound of the whispering wind
In this place where I am sworn
You asked for one kiss, I gave you six
In this place that you adorn

Hear me now, can you hear me now?
Your love walks through my world
Hear me now, can your hear me now?
You love spread through my world
And I know it will grow
Track Name: Do You Remember?
Do you remember when all you wanted was fame?
Laughing in the face of likelihood
Do you remember, as a child you had no shame?
Now a man is forced to hide his face

To everyone there comes a time
Those dark secrets of the past
Inviting us to reach in
Wanting to stay
Wanting to go

Can't find yourself, in someone else
Carry the wisdom of your wounds
Won't find yourself, with someone else
Discovering pieces of a shattered Life
Shattered Life
Shattered Life

Do you remember when life was just a game?
Fiction blurs with what was true
And do you remember when love didn't cost a thing?
Past warnings enter your mind

For everyone there comes a time
Unravel the mysteries of their heart
Inviting us to reach in
Wanting to stay
Wanting to go

Can't find yourself, in someone else
Carry the wisdom of your wounds
Won't find yourself, with someone else
Discovering pieces of a shattered Life
Shattered Life
Shattered Life


For everyone there comes a time
Unravel the mysteries of their heart
Inviting us to reach in
Wanting to stay
Wanting to go

Can't find yourself, in someone else
Carry the wisdom of your wounds
Won't find yourself, with someone else
Discovering pieces of a shattered Life
Shattered Life
Shattered Life
Track Name: Beauty Mark
I'm not gonna to make it here
To my many troubles I belong
Under me are many things I can't repeat
A tongue needs a thought to say what it means

Love is speaking
Remove yourself, let it in
Listen to the wind
Listen to the wind
Listen to the wind

I'm not gonna to make it here
It just feels like work
a fog of familiar argument
I’d rather roll in dirt

Every time I look at you
Someone else someone new
Where'd that beauty mark go to?
Where'd that beauty mark go?

Love is speaking
Remove yourself, let it in
Listen to the wind
Listen to the wind
Listen to the wind

Undermost wonder
Comes to me like no other
Undermost wonder
Comes to me like no other

I'm not gonna to make it here
To my many troubles I belong
Decisions in the wind in the rain and cold
You have what you want, its getting old

Love is speaking
Remove yourself, and let it in
Listen to the wind
Listen to the wind
Listen to the wind

Undermost wonder
Comes to me like no other
Undermost wonder
Comes to me like no other
So where'd that beauty mark go to?
Where'd that beauty mark go?
Track Name: She Wants It Over
thought there was need,
to remember where I'm from
so I left home, many years ago
stopped writing letters,
to my family and friends
there's no roads we share
anymore

she was a lady
that I'd like to know
got off the road,
leading me nowhere
where I'd like to be
was in her warm arms
outside of need
and inside of feeling, agreed?

she wants it over
my search to be over
she wants it over
my search to be over
she wants it over
now!

the first lady I ever saw naked,
was on a deck of cards
I've been shuffling around,
ever since then
but there's been some hints
that my gaming is over
we share a house,
have mouths to feed
mouths to feed!

you won't find me drinking,
at the Drift On Inn
you won't find me thinking,
"There's gotta be a way outa here"
you might find me stumbling,
fumbling for the words to say
if you're asking me
asking me to stay!

she wants it over
my search to be over
she wants it over
my search to be over
she wants it over
now!
Track Name: A Little Shake Up!
Letting go of everything - that you know
Moving forward is the only way - you'll grow
Going over the edge, there's nothing to lose
Leave behind all those doubts, and all those blues

All you needed was just a little wake up
All you needed was just a little shake up

Strength calls you, from a distance
Success comes to you, through persistence

All you needed was just a little wake up
All you needed was just a little shake up
All you needed was just a little wake up
All you needed was just a little shake up

When all is said, and all is done
The only thing left, is to have fun

All you needed was just a little wake up
All you needed was just a little shake up
All you needed was just a little wake up
All you needed was just a little shake up
Track Name: No Ordinary Day *
This is no ordinary day
Save for one that may define
The chances, and the choices you will make
For the rest of your life

The road is lying here before you
Unfolding to your future now
Heed the signs
Your brand new destination
And it's been a real hard day

Don't imagine that anyone can do this for you
Don't believe that anyone can hold you back
Don't imagine that someone could try and do this for you
This is no ordinary day

Don't you analyse and don't look back
The pages fall, the story you…
This man standing here right now
Who never found this life so easy

You've woken and now you're on your way
Know life is tentative and precious
One you'd never even thought of
And it's been a real hard day

Don't imagine that anyone can do this for you
Don't believe that anyone can hold you back
Don't imagine that someone could try and do this for you
This is no ordinary day
Don't imagine that anyone can do this for you
This is no ordinary day