DRAGONS

(lyrics and music by Hester Fraser)

 

well I thought we had a deal

and I thought the deal was done

as I went in for the kill

thinking I had won

you tore the magic carpet

from beneath my soft white feet

and as I fell the people cheered

with delight at my defeat

and love is not a game

for the faint of heart

for hear me, here be dragons!

so draw your sword

and watch your back

for hear me, here be dragons!

well I thought the world was round 

and I thought that was a fact

but when I looked around

the land began to crack

and pieces of the universe

came falling from the sky

and through the clouds of dust

I saw the teardrops in your eye

and love is not a game

for the faint of heart

for hear me, here be dragons!

so draw your sword

and watch your back

for hear me, here be dragons!

and love is not a game

for the faint of heart

for hear me, here be dragons!

so draw your sword

and watch your back

for hear me, here be dragons!

Dragons - GOLDHEIST
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YOU WERE THERE

(lyrics and music by Hester Fraser)

 

on the day that I was drowning

in a sea of silvery screens

only you looked up in time

fingers dancing

so quick to spread the word

the same hands

so slow to reach out

but you were there

when the night came crashing at my door

when the stars were blown away 

and the darkness had it's way

you were there 

when the black dog beat me down

body broken on floor

ripped apart by vicious claws

you were there

you were there

on the day that I was drowning

the cry that made no sound

only you and you alone

tuned in to listen

the people around us

with everything to say

yet nothing to learn

and nothing to give

but you were there

when the night came crashing at my door

when the stars were blown away 

and the darkness had it's way

you were there 

when the black dog beat me down

body broken on floor

ripped apart by vicious claws

you were there

you were there

you were there 

you were always there

you were there

when the night came crashing at my door

when the stars were blown away 

and the darkness had it's way

you were there 

when the black dog beat me down

body broken on floor

ripped apart by vicious claws

you were there

you were there

You Were There - GOLDHEIST
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NOT QUITE THE CASTLE

(lyrics and music by Hester Fraser)

 

you love this place

like a mother loves her child

it's sewn onto the fabric of your heart

passed for generations down the line

a place you've always called your own

but its veins are running darker

than the night

and the bloodhounds 

are baying at the gate

all the years of sweat and tears

are no defence

and all your dreams are torn apart

at the seams

but this land is yours to hold

up to heaven, down to hell

and it's not quite the castle anymore

but we'll fight you all the same

brave hearts carrying the flame

and in between

we'll put the bread on your table

as you turn the other cheek

try to sell us up the creek

no more!

the gaping hole

they've ripped across your home

every cut another wound that never heals

the gold that used to shimmer

across the plains

now lining pockets of the callous and vain

 

and their veins are running darker

than the night

and their bloodhounds

are breaking down our gates

but all the years of sweat and tears

are our defence

we are the keepers of the dreams

and of the earth

and this land is ours to hold

up to heaven, down to hell

and it's not quite the castle anymore

but we'll fight you all the same

brave hearts carrying the flame

and in between

we'll put the bread on your table

as you turn the other cheek

try to sell us up the creek

no more!

Not Quite The Castle - GOLDHEIST
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WILD THINGS 

(lyrics and music by Hester Fraser)

 

lost again in the jungles of my mind

a place I go when my thoughts

I can not find

the day turns to night

turns to light, turns to dark

and still I'm losing ground

why do the wild things

always know the way?

are all the questions leading me astray?

if we're living

in a world of luck and chance

can the wild things teach me

teach me how to dance?

I can not be anything to you

until I find the dreams

to get me through

and the day turns to night

turns to light, turns to dark

and still I'm losing ground

why do the wild things

always know the way?

are all the questions leading me astray?

if we're living

in a world of luck and chance

can the wild things teach me

teach me how to dance?

why do the wild things

always know the way?

are all the questions leading me astray?

if we're living

in a world of luck and chance

can the wild things teach me

teach me how to dance?

Wild Things - GOLDHEIST
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FAR AWAY FROM HERE

(lyrics and music by Hester Fraser)

 

take me far away from here

where skies are blue and the air is clear

and in the rear view mirror

the city lights recede

the wide open road

lays before you and me

where rivers run and mountains climb

live the dream in real time

the universe will align

when I am yours and you are mine

sometimes I feel like

the world is closing in on me

and I turn to you and I say

"get me out of here, get me out of here,

get me out of here!"

and if you don't mind

I'll leave the world behind

for just a day or two

it'll be me and you

where rivers run and mountains climb

live the dream in real time

the universe will align

when I am yours and you are mine

where rivers run and mountains climb

live the dream in real time

the universe will align

when I am yours and you are mine

and you are mine

Far Away From Here - GOLDHEIST
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PLANET OF BROKEN HEARTS

(lyrics and music by Hester Fraser)

 

well we talked about the world

when I met you backstage

a generation apart

found ourselves on the same page

and though the years have rolled on by

seems to me that nothing ever changes

when oh when will the world learn?

that you can't win peace with a bullet

and peace is more precious than gold

you can't make frightened people

feel safe with media vitriol

and with every drop of blood

another heart is breaking breaking

'til all that's left is a planet of broken hearts and broken love

a thousand miles across the sea

another mothers anguished cry

and family flee in search of a new life

where their children can roam free

a place of choice and opportunity

can you tell me,

who wouldn't want that?

but you can't win peace with a bullet

and peace is more precious than gold

you can't make frightened people

feel safe with media vitriol

and with every drop of blood

another heart is breaking breaking

'til all that's left is a planet of broken hearts and broken love

and who are you, who are you

to sit there and talk semantics

while people die

and how is it ok to play God?

well did no one ever tell you

that you can't win peace with a bullet

and peace is more precious than gold

you can't make frightened people

feel safe with media vitriol

and with every drop of blood

another heart is breaking breaking

'til all that's left is a planet of broken hearts and broken love

Planet Of Broken Hearts - GOLDHEIST
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THE CAMELLIA TREE

(lyrics and music by Hester Fraser)

 

may your camellia trees

bloom and blossom

long after you are gone

may they inspire us to find the courage

to face the gathering storm

for it feels like the world is on the brink

of a terrible unknown

and you are not here,

free the universe to roam

but the magnanimity

of your ideas will never die

and that is why we only say goodbye

until we meet again

may the legacy of all your sacrifices

be carried on by those

you've left behind

may your humanity,

integrity and wisdom

serve always to remind us

that the world can be a better place

if good men speak their minds

with fire in their hearts

and conviction in their eyes

and though I am afraid

and though I cry

we only say goodbye

until we meet again

and I know we'll meet again

and I know we'll meet again

The Camellia Tree - GOLDHEIST
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LOSER

(lyrics and music by Hester Fraser)

 

it didn't take long for me to see

you don't love me, you don't love me

and it's heard to let go

when I gave you all of me

but who's the loser now?

oh who's the loser now?

so I pick up the pieces from the kitchen floor

and I tell you no more

and I try to walk away with my hear held high

won't break down

won't just lay down and die

but who's the loser now?

oh who's the loser now?

and I, I will carry on

carry on without you

and my heart will be stronger

because of you, 'cause of you

and I win, yes I win

but it doesn't feel like a victory yet

and you and I

will sleep in peace

in our own beds

and I, I will carry on

carry on without you

and my heart will be stronger

because of you, 'cause of you

and I win, yes I win

but it doesn't feel like a victory yet

and you and I

will sleep in peace

in our own beds

it didn't take long for me to see

there are plenty other fish in the sea

but who's the loser now?

oh who's the loser now?

Loser - GOLDHEIST
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PLACE

(lyrics and music by Hester Fraser)

 

you never know 'til you go away

the things that you will miss

the magpies in the morning

the hills beneath the mist

and I could try to teach you

but you will never understand

because in your heart you'll always hear

the call of your homeland

and we can close our eyes, compromise

we can laugh it all away

surely love alone should be

enough to make you stay

but every time I see the stranger in your eyes

I know you must return

to the place your heart resides

you never know 'til you go away

the things that you love best

the rivers and the mountains

the sunsets in the west

and I could try to teach you

but you will never understand

because in your heart you'll always hear

the call of your homeland

and we can close our eyes, compromise

we can laugh it all away

surely love alone should be

enough to make you stay

but every time I see the stranger in your eyes

I know you must return

to the place your heart resides

and we can close our eyes, compromise

we can laugh it all away

surely love alone should be

enough to make you stay

but every time I see the stranger in your eyes

I know you must return

to the place your heart resides

Place - GOLDHEIST
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I'LL RIDE WITH YOU

(lyrics and music by Hester Fraser)

 

train lines, tear tracks

cold fear attacks

Newtown to Martin Place

oh brother, I'll ride with you

hold your breath, hold your space

Kings Cross to Martin Place

the demons haunt us equally

oh brother, I'll ride with you

and when the night is darkest

the stars shine bright

for life and love and freedom

we will fight

and united we will stand

if you need to take my hand

#illridewithyou

mind your bag, mind the gap

hold your baby on your lap

Stanmore to Martin Place

oh brother, I'll ride with you

hide your terror, hide your face

Burwood to Martin Place

show your courage, show your grace

oh brother, I'll ride with you

and when the night is darkest

the stars shine bright

for life and love and freedom

we will fight

and united we will stand

if you need to take my hand

and we won't let fear decide

who is wrong and who is right

and with reason we will rule

won't let the horror make us cruel

and we'll teach our kids that love's the only way

for when the night is darkest

the stars shine bright

for life and love and freedom

we will fight

and united we will stand

if you need to take my hand

#illridewithyou

#I'll Ride With You - GOLDHEIST
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