The Ocean

by Geoff Hooton

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released October 19, 2013

Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Drums and Programming by Geoff Hooton. Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Geoff Hooton. More Information at www.geoffhooton.wordpress.com All Songs © Geoff Hooton 2013

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Geoff Hooton Brisbane, Australia

Geoff Hooton is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. His 2013 album The Ocean is available now on Bandcamp. The Ocean reflects his diverse influences as and a range of acoustic, rock and electronic elements. He has also released This Apathy Feels Alright in 2010. Geoff has played in bands such as The Montgomery Clifts and George. ... more

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Track Name: The Ocean
There isn’t much time to take
seriously the fact that the
ocean is gradually covering
me
Windswept and cold my jacket
is old a heart so young it’s
eternal my life is a foam
There’s a child crying in house
somewhere up on the
headland, her parents won’t
put her to bed

The nightmares she has are
the waves of the ocean that’s
gradually covering all of us

The sand dunes are shifting
opinions that twist on a bottletop
floating floating away
Her mother is anxious she
pulls up the blankets kisses
good night hopefully dreams
of a safe place
She wakes in the night and the
ocean is calling again, like
some lost forgotten old friend
The friends that she had are
the waves of the ocean that’s
gradually covering all of us

The sand beneath her toes
The speed the water rose
The ocean will pull her under
Cause the ocean is all that she
knows
Track Name: House Of Cards(Don't Go Yet)
Welcome to this
house of cards I
know it’s you be –
hind the mask

Nigh on seven years ago I
walked away from so much
It’s not like them notice
Every time I speak the
words I’m shot down
Shot down and I begin to
lose focus
Please voices don’t go yet
Don’t go yet
Don’t go yet
Don’t go yet
Don’t Go
Don’t go yet
Don’t go yet
Don’t Go
They said it’s ‘All in my
head’
Everything that she said
There is no truth
In my house of cards
I know it won’t last
In my house of cards
When it falls it won’t be far
Today the voice between
my ears reminds me of so
much I I try not to notice
Every time you speak the
words like warm breath
Warm Breath on my ear I
hear
These voices Don’t go Yet
Track Name: Drunk Again
I don’t feel like this song
is my anthem (g)
Felt like fool as I sang it
for them again
(this is the )Original
thinking that got me to
here
Now you’re gonna help
me as life
disappears
Down round the corner
out in the street the
voices are singing

But I'm drunk again
It's not gonna help me make amends
(How you could do this to your family and your
friends)
But I'm drunk again
It's not gonna help me reach the end
(How you could do this to your family and your
friends)

I don't feel like sitting down and talking
Felt like a fool as I hung up on you again
(this is the )Original
thinking that got me to
here
Now you’re gonna help
me as life
disappears
Down round the corner
out in the street the
voices are singing
Track Name: Jealous Boy
Charlie's in the back seat
with the girl I like the most
They're holding hands,
making romance as we
drive to the sunshine coast
I'm at the wheel but I got
one eye on the rear view
mirror
You're in the passenger
seat, but somewhere I can
hear a
Voice calling me a jealous
boy
and I know it speaks the
truth
There's a voice calling me a
jealous boy
and that voice belongs to
you
I'm a Jealous Boy
Sitting on the beach as we
watch Charlie ride his
board in the perfect surf
She laughed out loud as he
kicked my sandcastle he's
got some nerve
You're sitting next to me,
but I didn't see you I was
looking at her
I was looking at her
Voice calling me a jealous
boy
and I know it speaks the
truth
There's a voice calling me a
jealous boy
and that voice belongs to
you
I'm a Jealous Boy
Track Name: I Don't Know
I’m all I’ll ever be
If you don’t find me
Ambitions got no friends
But I’ll strive to make
amends
I’m no good at romance
But I’ll try my very best
Then maybe we’ll dance
slow
No bright lights and
discos
Oh Oh Oh Oh x 2
I knew you were fine with
my faults
Who knew could I live
with myself
I don’t know

There’s still hope for
happy ends
And comfort in old
friends
There’s no cash in love
songs
And no love in bank
vaults
I know you might stay
through
The games that I don’t
lose
But will you still hold me
When my hand is folding

And am I on my way to
hope
Just another day I don’t
know
Track Name: Storm Chasing Heart
We stopped the car on a back
road
Of a Darling Downs Town, I got
my camera
Been watching it for hours on
the radar again
Fast moving cell we're gonna
chase my friend
The BOM got it wrong for the
weekend
but my long range forecast
came through again
We looked into the sky the
moistures running high
the thunders rolling and
rumbling
rolling and a rumbling

and we're chasing again in the
hail
standing under a supercell
And the rain's comin' down in
the distance
and the sun's breaking
through in the distance

Your storm chasing heart is
pulling me apart
But I'll chase any storm
with you

Chased down a cell that was
moving east
the sky that day was a different
beast
and it smashed into some
homes
and The Gap got blowed
For cyclones and storms we're
not out of reach
like when Yasi crossed over
Mission Beach
You're in Queensland again
and the weather's rolling in
and I'm chasing it all, I'm
chasing it all

and we're driving back into the
hail
standing under a super cell
but the sun's breaking though
in the distance
Your storm chasing heart is
pulling me apart
But I'll chase any storm
with you
Track Name: Tunnel
(There's a great divide
between our souls)
Walking home, together
after dark
Left alone, in the world to
make our mark
We were faithful then,
together for a few short
years
There's a place we meant,
to go but every moments
not quite near
There's a great divide
between our souls
And then you decide to dig
a hole and
Tunnel
Dig a tunnel
Not behind, a wall but
somewhere quite remote
Unchecked unsigned from a
book of famous quotes
You left me here, tunnelled
down into a place of hope
There's a real fear, there's a
real fear
Every moments not quite
near
There's a great divide
between our souls
And then you decide to dig
a hole and
Tunnel
Dig a tunnel
Track Name: Ukelele Dream No. 1
Nylon String Ukelele Dream and an ______ drum machine
Nylon String Ukelele Dream its not what it seems
He plays her the songs that she likes the most
Lovers almost
She sings him the words from her dream in the night
Where he's the shining knight
and she fell in love with an idea not a man
and he ran away from a union not a woman
Nylon String Ukelele Dream and a casio drum machine
Nylon String Ukelele Dream where he loved her more than
anything
Frozen in Time like the hands of a clock
Life will not stop
She waits by the door for her world to come home
She's all alone

but that once upon a time fairytale never came to them
would they just be friends
This ukelele dream is imagined with nylon strings and
hopeful things and casio drum machines
Track Name: Ukelele Dream No. 2
John and Catherine marked their anniversary last week
60 years is a long time she said, to stay
hopeful
grounded, in love, don't forget
She was dreaming in her daytime slumber
John was sleeping in his hospital bed
Every day she would spend here, staying
hopeful, grounded, in love, don't forget
She had a ukelele dream today
where all his pain went away
She had a ukelele dream today
But today was the day John would never wake
Catherine shed her tears of sadness the doctor said he had
no pain
but 20 months was a long time in this place, to stay
hopeful, grounded in love don't forget
She had a ukelele dream today
Track Name: Ukelele Dream No. 3
Its time to step up off this spinning world take the
opportunity
re-engage yourself with human kind get a sense of
community
dreams are only dreams its time to move on glitching beats
and nylon string
As I press the plastic keys on my casio from 1983
Count me in....
I can help you sing
but I can't make you dream my ukelele dream
she fell in love again with an idea not a man
spent the rest of her life
wondering what happened next in a parallel universe then
reality bites
dreams are only dreams your chiptuned heart is so unlikely
me
As I strum the nylon strings on a $30 purple ukelele
Count me in..