Sea Sky Horizon

by Tom Cooney

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Tom's newest EP reveals some in-depth narratives and hazy impressions of Paris and Dublin.

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released December 1, 2012

Tom Cooney - Guitars and Vocals
Phoebe Cooney - BVs on Oh Wheel and I Am Blind
Timothy Carroll - BVs on One is, The Other
Jethro Pickett - Lapsteel and Keys
JP Canning - Bass
Doug Farrell - Drums
Mark McGuigan - Guitar and Mandolin
Brendan Lawless - Viola
Gaspar Claus - Cello
Paul Finan - Drums on 'One Is, The Other'

Recorded by Paul Finan, Strawberry Fields
Lapsteel, Keys and 'One Is, The Other' vocals recorded by Jethro Pickett.

Mixed and Mastered by Remi Salvador, Climax Mastering

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Tom Cooney Brisbane, California

Tom writes songs of cycles, distance, love and indifference. He has opened for the likes of M. Ward, Fionn Regan, Laura Jean, Lisa Hannigan and Josh T Pearson.

His Debut album, Presque Vu, was nominated for the Australian Music Prize. Second offering, The Repetition released in Europe and Australia to critical acclaim. Working on a new album as you read.
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Track Name: Habitually Ambitionless
Another brother
Looking for a keeper
And lucky for him,
The guru seeks a seeker too

They're a perfect fit
Like a shark and suckerfish
Landlord and tenant
Now what's a shepherd without sheep?

Pleasure vendor
And you're sharing it around
But with every song
You're getting further from the sound
(With every one) Further from the sound

Used to be slow to suggest
And at best
Habitually ambitionless
And happily ambitionless

Now he's just another brother
Looking for a keeper
And unlucky for him
The guru seeks a seeker too

In you
Track Name: Oh Wheel
You see it out the corner of your eye
Was it left or right?
Premonition or fright....
Well, it really doesn't matter anyway
When fate's a fierce toothless dog.

Cause when I jumped in the ocean that day
My bones knew that a shark was spearing my way
But when nothing came to break my little frame
Oh, I felt so betrayed

Oh wheel
Oh why
Conceal
Your line

I've been on the rim for long enough
To know the ups and downs
The round and rounds
But nothing can prepare you for the stillness
Of the middle ground

Oh wheel........

Don't you feel you've been here before
And everything up to this point
Was just staring at the door?

Oh wheel........
Track Name: One Is, The Other
One is, the other Knows
One has Dreams, the other goals
One is apart, one feels alone
One lets be, the other wants control.

One Slowly, one like a gun
One sees the other like the Sun
One is a Ray, one feels the light
One moves on, the other fearful dies

One catches on, one holds on to
One just does, one tries to do
But two old dice don't get wise
When every day's a brand new try

One waits, the other too
But one says, 'everything is new'
One says, 'everything is new'
Track Name: Private Sunset
Moving away
Swimming out into the grey
Sea Sky Horizon
Its all the same
On a day like today

And I watched you in your green swimming cap
I thought you were going away but you were going back
And I suppose it is what it is;
To each his own private sunset

The page is a cage
The pen is a knife
Lets go outside
Where we're alive
And we
Don't need
To try.
Track Name: The Wave
Break the skin, the sea will let you in
Breathing out the bubbles in the sun
Now moving like the silence through the trees
Place your head upon the ocean floor

And feel the waves
Not with your eyes
Now letting go
Your body slowly rise
Feel the waves
Not with your eyes
Now letting go
Your body slowly rise
Feel the waves
Not with your eyes
Now letting go
Your body slowly rise
Feel the waves
Not with your eyes
Now letting go
Your body slowly rise

Break the skin, the sea will let you in.
Track Name: Dilemma
I've heard that you have feet
Light as fallen leaves
And you have outrun almost every living thing
Leopard, horse and hare
And even your own guilt and shame

Then all thats left is the dilemma
The fear of life with too much shelter
No mountain or valley
Just desert, dry as flame

So you call upon a storm
From your bed too safe and warm
A year has gone by you hear the thunder and you know just what it is
Reflex, you start out from the blocks
Wings on your ankles shimmering

But as you tire
Hail pounding behind you
In front, a cliff
Sheer looking down, you're paralysed

With your bleach white breath
WIth your baited breath
You're dying to see whats next
There's no hedge for that bet
With your bleach white breath
bleach white breath
Dying to see whats next
Dying, to see what comes next