Won't Let You Down

by Francolin

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'Won't Let You Down' is Francolin's debut album. It was recorded and produced by Nick Huggins at A Pocket Full of Stones.

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released 02 July 2012

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Francolin Melbourne, Australia

Three minutes at a time, Melbourne's Francolin play pop-music to bring colour, energy, and joy to hopeful, celebratory short stories. Swedish-born Staffan Guinane writes for cold and warm nights, doubts and shaky certainties, life and after-life and whatever lies in between. ... more

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Track Name: Suddenly Painlessly
scanning the trees you lean on now
you blend too well with the greenery
a chained in mysterious forest fire
there is the way to no more longing

most of mine is on a slow horse
please quickly before i feel it
strike with the book of right answers
there is a way to no more loss

suddenly painlessly
no more longing
from out of nowhere
nothing no more

suddenly painlessly
no more boredom
from out of nowhere
nothing no more
nothing no more


nobody kicks this fever
so it's always Vincent van Gogh colours
one last time to a white room
there is a way to no more work

enough enough of staring at keys
even this one is much like an old song
cyanide magical type-writer
there is the way to no more block

suddenly painlessly
no more longing
from outta nowhere
nothing no more

suddenly painlessly
no more boredom
from out of nowhere
nothing no more
nothing no more
Track Name: The Middle
i'll reside in the middle
long as your good moves to it
big by little
you polished off the wine
and arrived at mine
but came to a while away

who am i to meddle?
i'm up high at night
and make like metal
but drop the drop
set out again
and i won't scare you that day


you won't be let on
a lit-up stage 'til one thing is settled
you script your show
white out the shit
and edit in a happy end

once you are out it's shadow
we'll meet to trip
and fall in a meadow
the grass awash
with shards of glass
so you bleed all the drink away
Track Name: Hospital Song
on the news after i was born
on the old monochrome set in the surgery
some grander event some distant war
in the room when i was born

in the building where i was born
where your grandad passed in late '04
on that rooftop loud and empty
of the building i was born


with your hand in mine homeward bound
in a dim lit car park wired and wavey
when fire works sprung from stadium
nothing seemed memorable anymore

when i felt it but not too clearly
coming on slow and growing slower
just like a child, you hear me baby
just like a new me


then last weekend we drove back there
north of where i grew up later
climbed the stairs howled at the city
and maybe i was reborn

but if it's simple as that i'd face it
lay your body down and trace it
sleep in the outline let you shape me
wake when you wake it up


on the news after i was born
because most of us grow full of scorn
some terrible crime done far away
in the room when i was born
Track Name: Let's Stay Together
let's stay together
us forever
through all the hardship
and out to the light

whatever the weather
us forever
i'll wear your black jeans
and you wear my white

but don't get grey baby
sing when you struggle
and feel the chords

i had the same grey days
lodged in my head
'til you fell from the northern


let's get together
let's get better
practice your art and i'll play the guitar

whatever the weather
it don't matter
come to my house honey
kiss me and hold my hand

and don't get stressed beauty
trust in you lover
and sleep in 'til noon

we have been blessed you and me
yellow gold sun
and cerulean moon
Track Name: If You're On Fire
under an elm's branches
swimming in flood lights
neighbours in dance outfits
escape me
in a silvery gas
with my eyes on my nose
your torn jacket
forgave me

if i held my words
longer i'd choke
sense rebirth
on top of dasies
red laterns
on the balcony awning
gave in
after i nailed you

so if you're on fire still
it ain't my fire
similar to the rites of spring
it ain't my fire

if you're on fire still
it ain't my fire
similar to the rites of spring


near the bonfire
stirring the night
and the small explosives
i'd saved for it
in my mind's eye
like a patched up pirate
the depth of it escaped me

put the pen down
get rid of my address
and breathe
before you reach for me
if it burned for a while
it died later
and i'm glad that i
betrayed you


so if you're on fire still
it ain't my fire
similar to the rites of spring
it ain't my fire

if you're on fire still
it ain't my fire
similar to the rites of spring
Track Name: When I Get To Heaven
when i get to heaven
where some god lives
why all the frowns here?
what's with the lion?
i'll meet up with anna
on a sea of valium

when i get to heaven
up in the sky
walking on cloud fluff
close to the sunlight
chill with my great grand parents
pet all the pets that died
i'm sure i'll see them once again
when i get to heaven


when i get to heaven
float up there from my death bed
i think i'll like it
in the great every after
time to contemplate
all those years i spent on earth

when i get to heaven
i mean 'if' i get to it
higher than planes go
but not quite space yet
no more sombre notes
no more 9 to 5
just blue and white
and ecstasy
when i get to heaven
Track Name: War On Summer
have you seen a summer night
look like death in every light?
it is one most dreadful sight

all I do is mope around
i should press my ear back to the ground
listen out for any sound


go out with your beach friends
leave me with my demon
i'm not right for the season

i think i'll jot some lines down
anything that moves well
anything that moves well
bring me back a sea shell


you and me are all in waves
everything is reds on greys
but we don't even talk these days

a frame of father on the shelf
people seem to find themselves
but we don't even talk these days


go out with your beach friends
leave me with my demon
i'm not right for the season

i think i'll jot some lines down
anything that moves well
anything that moves well
bring me back a sea shell
Track Name: On Overseas Exchange
since i've been home
i've been on the dole
playing for crumbs
on rainy week day afternoons

counting my earnings every night
seeing her lies in a little light

since i've been home
a slight change in tone
listening to mp3s
of records i'll never own

and when i try calling her on the phone
she's on the phone
When i try calling she's on the phone


since i've been home
my every bone
sings out the sound of Jeff Tweedy's voice
when i'm all alone

bring in the feelings that come and go
before they go
bring in the feelings before they go

since i've been home
my plan has been postponed
i don't wanna meet her at some party she's always stoned

i'm only obsessed i should stay away
i've settled my doubts but i'm still afraid

she's been a nail
in every coffin i've ever known
Track Name: Singinging
lying, sleeping, dreaming, gleaming
you know the feeling
drifting, aching, shaking, breaking
awaking, so slowly, yawning, glowing
i am smoking, ashing, eating, growing
aging, wrinkling, reading and being
seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling
praying, betraying, playing, swaying


'cause now i'm dancing with noone beside me
lonely, finally
i remember that morning, vividly
why you and why me?

the week before we had flirted
although i'd hurt you
but you weren't nearly perfect
either baby

i took you home that evening
woke up beaming
and after leaving
you went on living
you don't need me do you?
and i can't live through you
no more, no more, no more, no more


working, drinking, sighing, trying
to put it behind me
drifting, aching, shaking, breaking
bawling, my eyes out, all these storm clouds
are still here, up there, dark and brooding,
but they can blow me, blow away, i'll find some way

to make it through this i've done it before
let's just forget it honestly
in other dimension maybe
but here in reality

we will be dancing in someone's embrace
me with a new friend finally
we met at campus, randomly
why her and why me?
now say goodbye to me
be grateful, thank you, we found some truths


i hope you're feeling better
and you and him stay together
nah fuck it, if you break up and fail to make up
then you should call me, call me
i'm sorry, screw this, call me