Babyface

by Nick Lush

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Baby Face is the debut album from Sydney-based songwriter and singer, Nick Lush. It was recorded during 2016 at Love Hertz Studios in Sydney with keyboards recorded at Free Energy Device Studios.

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released May 1, 2017

Music & lyrics - Nick Lush
Co-produced - Glen Schollum & Nick Lush
Electric bass - Glen Schollum
Acoustic bass - Brendan Clarke (Gold, Lucky Today, No Shelter)
Drums & percussion - Josh Schuberth
Keys - William Risby
Guitars - Glen Schollum, Dylan Hartas (Talking to Myself, God's Great Plan), Roy Isaac (My Town), Nick Lush (Lucky Today)
Tenor Sax - Matthew Keegan
Trumpet - Nick Garbett
Lead vocals - Nick Lush
Backing vocals - Sally Marret, Bhavani Baumann, Javier Trueba, Nick Lush
Mixing and mastering - Michael Lynch
Cover art - Jane Lush

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Nick Lush Sydney, Australia

Nick Lush is a songwriter and singer based in Sydney, Australia.

Babyface is his debut album.

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Track Name: Talking to Myself
TALKING TO MYSELF

Talking to myself
and trying to save some old emotion
that used to be the colour in my life.
Talking to myself
and trying to hide my heart's commotion
chase away the struggle and the strife

Long ago and far away
another world on another day
poor me, I had a little dream.
Now someone come to take my place
different name and a different face,
oh ey, it wasn't what it seemed
and now I'm

Talking to myself
and trying to save some old emotion
that used to be the colour in my life.
Talking to myself
and trying to hide my heart's commotion
chase away the struggle and the strife
Track Name: Lucky Today
LUCKY TODAY

Tell me a story, my ears are open
Paint me a picture, my eyes are peeled
Read me the numbers
I'm felling lucky today

Pour me another, make it a long one
Do something crazy, I wanna see
Read me the want ads
I'm feeling plucky today

I've been around for far too long
Still I don't seem to know my mind
Don't ever ask me what went wrong
Don't answer questions of that kind

Tell me story, and leave it open
No happy endings, I'll only cry
Then leave me the money,
I'm feeling better today.

Buy me a winner, one I can live on
Find me an answer that I've never heard
Hold me forever
I feel so hollow today

I've been around for oh so long
Still I can't figure out the end
No use in asking what went wrong
Don't wanna have to play pretend

Just tell me a story and as it's fading
Ever so quietly, I'll slip away
And leave you forever
To make what you will of this play.

It's only a story
But, oh, how it swept us away.
Track Name: The Love She Gave to Me
THE LOVE SHE GAVE TO ME

Out of a western city
The August light in her eyes
She came down on a wailing wind
And would not let me lie.
She came down from a mountain
And would not let me be
Till I returned her heart to her
With the love she gave to me.

Out on the midnight water
The everlasting at hand
She walked out in the moonlight clear
I saw her on the sand.
In her hands were the words she wrote
And scattered by the sea
Were all the promises I made
For the love she gave to me.

But it was oh, so long ago
That I almost cannot remember
And it was oh, so far away
That I thought I had learned to forget.

Now as I walk on this hillside
In the place where soon I will lie
Though I am older than time can tell
I steal a young man's eye
And walk again with her hand in mine
By the mountains o'er the sea
And seal the promises I made
For the love she gave to me.
Track Name: God's Great Plan
GOD'S GREAT PLAN

When you're lying in the sun on a beach in hot Bermuda
Where the waiter brings martinis that you sip with elan
And you meet some woman with a smile like a barracuda
Do you say it's all just part of God's great plan?

She drags you up to her 90 square apartment
Where she feeds you homemade sushi flown in from Japan
And she whispers 'What's inside your secret compartment'
Do you say it's all just part of God's great plan?

If I told you my name, don't you know I'd be faking
It's not that I'm crazy, just a little confused.
Look at my hands, they won't sop shaking
Would you say it's just the substances I've used?

When you're sidewalk surfing on the streets of New York City
And some busker plays a tune that make you think of Iran
And you fill with the unfamiliar taste of pity
Do you say it's all just part of God's great plan?

When you're flying through the air on the way to your assignment
With a contact calling in from the Gulf of Oman
He says the deal is just a question of refinement
Do you say it's all just part of God's great plan?

When you're vaping by the pool at the post-production party
With a young director working on a moonlight tan,
In an effort to make sexual repartee
Do you say it's all just part of God's great plan?

If I told you the time, don't you know I'd be lying
Cause I can't even read what's written on my own face
Out in the streets there are millions crying
Would you say it's just the cost of the human race?

When you're lying in the middle of the road in your silk pajamas
With your house behind you burning like a cross of the Klan
In keeping with the best Tibetan lamas
Do you say it's all just part of God's great plan?
Track Name: Roll on Summer
ROLL ON SUMMER

Here comes the sun.
When the sun comes out, girls they get so pretty
with their shiny, shiny hair and their witty, witty conversation
I believe summer's on the doorstep
lounging like a lizard, humming with anticipation.
Slow down, let's take it easy, easy
pull back on the throttle, my friend.
Motown, pumping out the speakers at me,
I don't want no aggravation,
you can keep your Eminem but I'm a gonna switch the station.
Roll on summer.

When the days get long and the nights are kinda steamy
and you're lying on your bed in a dreamy, dreamy speculation
I believe summer's in the starlight,
hanging out t midnight, keeping up the population.
Lay back, life is just a honey spot.
Sweet things are coming your way.
Contact, we're going for the money shot.
It don't take no concentration,
open up your heart and mind and, baby, we can rock the nation.
Roll on summer.

Freedom is coming round again like long lost friend
and I'm always there to say hello.
Freedom is like that girl I always said I'd get to know.

When the waves roll in and the days a kinda spinny
and you're living on the edge of a skinny, skinny reputation.
I believe summer's in your pocket,
got it in a locket; sunshiny intoxication.
Chill out underneath the boardwalk, baby.
Don't shout, we're keeping it low.
Look out everyone's a little crazy,
floating on a colored ocean,
rising up and sliding down and slipping into magic motion.
Roll on summer.
Here comes the sun.
Track Name: My Town
MY TOWN

I walked out on a blue morning
with the sun rising over my town.
All about was a world yawning
as the dreams dissolved over my town.
Hands in my pocket, collar to the wind
trying to keep the cold out of my bones.
Oil on the pavement, shiny like a skin,
how I love what I see and feel in these old stones.

Shed my coat with sun climbing
and the clouds burning over my town.
Seemed to float like a word rhyming
in the hand of God over my town.
Fools at the office, haven't got a clue
could be anywhere any time of day.
Bright as the morning, baby me and you
lighten up as we go our way
and we posses the day in
my town, my town, my town, my town.

Sleep while the city sleeps, wait till the morning.
Dream while the city dreams of light.
We always have tomorrow,
time we can steal or borrow,
just enough to know that it's all right.

Come with me to the waves breaking
where the sun's pouring into my town.
In the sky there's a world talking
as the birds revolve over my town.
We don't got no money, we don't make the rules,
hang around talking trash and we fade away.
Lord ain't it funny, they think we're the fools
while they turn on a buck and burn their precious lives away in
my town, my town, my town, my town.
Track Name: More Than Gold
GOLD

When I ran out of dreams, I came down to your door
wearing blue jeans and somebody's sweater.
You took me in like a good woman should
and eased my distress with your liquor.
Keep your hands to yourself, you told me in that way.
One lover's enough for me, you said.
Later I cried like a lonely child
and you gave me your shoulder for free.

When I blew into town off interstate one,
nothing but sand in my pockets,
you took me in like the fool that you were
and you gave me the last of your wallet.
Put your arms on the table, you told me to my face.
One junkie's too many for me, you said.
Well I might've wept for that paradise lost
but I was clean as a man could be.

We lay down and held onto each other
and we laughed till we cried like sister and brother
and don't be afraid of the bad times you said,
don't put your heart on hold.
Knowledge is worth more than gold.

When I burned all my bridges in the fire of my soul
and left blood in the water behind me,
you took me in, in spite of it all,
though you had every cause to deny me.
Lay your curses aside, you whispered to my heart.
Hatred is my only fear, you said.
Later I woke from a deathly sleep
to find you were always near.

We lay down and held onto each other
and we cried till we laughed like sister and brother
and don't be afraid of the bad times you said,
don't put your heart on hold.
Knowledge is worth more than gold.

Now the street lamps are burning way above my head
and I'm out in these streets with my burdens and my bed,
and I'm staring down at your big front door,
and I'm asking now maybe just once more,
if I call your name out loud, you'll remember

We lay down and held onto each other
and we laughed till we cried like sister and brother
and don't be afraid of the bad times you said,
don't put your heart on hold.
Knowledge is worth more than gold.
Track Name: No Trouble
NO TROUBLE

No trouble in my mind
no cloud across my shoulders
my eyes are open, I'm free
I'm hoping you'll see,
there's a better place for me
so I am going searching
I leave my tears far behind
and open my mind
to a simpler day and time
beyond all this confusion
where my spirit can climb
far from illusion.

No shadow in my world
I hear sweet voices call to me
and though the shattering crowd
is shouting out loud
I won't hear a word they say
or turn my head to listen
I've got my eyes on the prize,
I follow the wise
to a clearer state of mind
beyond this lonesome highway
no more chasing the time
I've found a new day

My heart will take my hand
My heart will take my hand

No trouble in my mind
no cloud across my shoulders
my eyes are open, I'm free
I'm hoping you'll see
there's a better place for me
so I am going searching
I leave my tears far behind
and open my mind
to a clearer day and time
beyond this lonesome highway
where my spirit can climb
into a new day.
No trouble in my mind
Track Name: I'm Still Here
I'M STILL HERE

I'm still here, yes, I'm still here
You thought I'd run away when you hurt me that way
But I'm still here
And I ain't going nowhere, though maybe I should,
I'm still here and I'm staying
For good or no good.

You say you don't know what love is
Cause so many times you found out it was nothing.
Just when you thought it was everything
It crumbled and you fell.
Now you wanna walk away and just leave me here
Well I gotta say that it's just not that easy

Cause I'm still here, yes, I'm still here
You thought I'd run away when you hurt me that way
But I'm still here
And I ain't going nowhere, though maybe I should,
I'm still here and I'm staying
For good or no good.
Track Name: No Shelter
NO SHELTER

No shelter had she
No defence against the force of destiny
No guard on her risky heart
She opened every door
And let the devils play their part.
No time but a few short, blazing years
Too soon the crime
Too late the hollow tears.
You never can bring back
The one who disappears
Though the cry in her voice
Will live on and on and on.
No shelter, so, she's gone.