Inside We Are The Same

by Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy

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Steve Kilbey (writer of Under the Milky Way, The Church) and Martin Kennedy's (instrumentalists All India Radio) fourth studio album Inside We Are The Same takes them to new and unexpected places.

From the joyous children's choir in This is the Universe to the late-70s new wave vibe of Amenia and the dreamy space rock of Oh My Glad, the album brings together Kilbey's "characterful cool poise and an imaginative lyrical lexicon" (MOJO) with Kennedy's "lush melodies that marry electronic soundscapes to soaring tunefulness" (TheBig Takeover), "where lightness and shadows collide to make something rather mysterious" (ToneDeaf)

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released July 1, 2015

Recorded 2013-2014
Words: Steve Kilbey Music: Martin Kennedy
Mixed by Simon Polinski at Laundry Goat
Vocals recorded by Ryan Enright at Rytone Studios
Mastered by Tony Mantz at Deluxe Mastering
Choir in This Is The Universe: the children from Kensington Primary School Early Birds Choir arranged by Brooke Johnson
Additional vocals in Elude, Oh My Glad, Theodora, Ho Chi Min and Once: Hollie Houlihan-Mckie
Additional vocals in Elude: Katie Marie
Additional vocals in This Mercyful Blur: Kelsey from Studio Pros
Solo in This Merciful Blur by Studio Pros
Drums by Studio Pros
Publishing: Perfect Pitch Publishing

Special thanks to Kensington Primary School Early Birds Choir: Archie Frazer, Ava Jeffery, Ben Ballard, Chloe Liang, Cooper Eason, Dylan Page, Dylan Russo, Emma Rawson, Finn Reilly, Genevieve Gray, Hollie Houlihan-Mckie, Julian Weeks, Kadin Grace, Kalinda Gonzalez, Kristine Murray Xenidis, Lamnhi Nguyen, Liam Schurmann, Lily Page, Macsen Chapman Davies, Max Page, Maya Barrs, Mia King, Noah Hopman, Sophia Saunders, Sophie Olive,
Tori Ruwoldt.

Kensington Primary School Performing Arts Coordinator: Brooke Johnson with Sally Butzkueven.

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Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy Hobart, Australia

Steve Kilbey, the writer of magical hit Under The Milky Way (The Church) joins forces with Martin Kennedy of atmospheric ambient stalwarts All India Radio: "Sumptuous meeting of Australian soundscaper and the head Churchman...Apart from having a voice of characterful cool poise and an imaginative lyrical lexicon, Kilbey can make a strong melodic song out of simple elements." (MOJO) ... more

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Track Name: Amenia
Imperial power
Shower me with sparks
Im alone in my race for the dark
The hours are not ours
Towering overhead
Im alone in my flowerbed

Amenia
Only one more to go
Only one more to go
Amenia
Only one more to go
Only one more to go

Unseemly dreamer
Beaming through the night
Im alone and im alright
The minutes are not limitless
The sinners all have names
Im alone at the start of the game

Amenia
Only one more to go
Only one more to go
Track Name: This Merciful Blur
The sun in the room
Illuminates the spoons and plates
In the summer afternoon
The time slipped away
Providing sliding focus
A locus in today
And I wanna know where youre going
And I wanna know where you will stay
The fields and the trees
They say listen man
Now she can do as she please

Wherever you are
Wherever you’ve been
You can always return here
You know that’s a given

The merciful blur
Of distant memory
To shelter me
In its lovely curve
The sound of her voice
Exacting soft vengeance
On the remnants of my little joys
And I wanna know where youre staying
And I wanna know where you will go
The familiar haunts
They say listen man
Now she can do what she wants

Whatever you are
Whatever you say
You can always return here
On almost any day
Track Name: Oh My Glad
when you first came around here
mistakes abound here
I wonder what you found here
when you were first hanging around
you said the ground was moving
and hound me to improving

when you last went around there
what a sound there was
like a divine force
when you were last hanging about
you shouted out to me
flouted my authority

oh my glad
youre a bad girl
it’s a mad world
oh my glad
you’ve been had girl

the presence is experienced directly
he works through other tongues
men like me record these words
perhaps they will mean something someday
I emerge at your window in Dallas
chasing your shadow in spring
I melt with the snows in Andorra
I felt one with everything

oh my glad
you’re a bad girl
it’s a mad world
oh my glad
you’ve been had girl
Track Name: This is the Universe
Across the glistening blistering sea
A first class aristocracy
Right now they’re having tea
And though I was banished long ago
I still make reference in my show
I know they probably will still keep missing me

Breathe inside your bubble
Oxygen is trapped in
All the pilots must be seated
Everybody strapped in

The shipwreck crashes through the ice
Antarctica on your device
Right now they’re just about for free
And though we’d sunken long ago
I’m still swaying to and fro
I know they’re probably saying a little prayer for me

Passengers keep quiet
Light is lightly trawling
Look outside the window
Where the night is trawling

This is the universe

The horses forces us off course
As we keep search for the source
Of course they vanished at the poles
And though I was banished long ago
I still make reference in my show
I know they probably will still keep my soul

Breathe inside your bubble
Oxygen is trapped in
All the pilots must be seated
Everybody strapped in

This is the universe
Track Name: Shegaze
I was a temporary man
In the eternal city
I worked pretty hard to survive
I get good stuff if I can
But i’ve had enough
It’s a rough time to be alive

And its all crumbling grandeur
I demand a halt
I’m just a regular man
In the puzzle of this town
I guzzle the next drink down

The engines of kings
The songs that she sings
The smiles on all their stupid faces
The places I run but nobody home
The motors of queens
The rotors and sheen
And the lies in all their turgid dreams
Its seems I fly but I’m too shy

Well I drove the removal van
When things went missing
Everybody guessing it was me
And I deliver when I can
The river and the seas
Haven’t started to freeze
And its all dirty washing
Just keep sloshing it down
Because I’m just a regular man
In the zoo of a jungle
I fumble the prophecy

The ponies and dogs
The phonies and the cogs
And the fog upon all their dim ideas
I hear its nice out but im all diced up

The ponces and tools
Ensconced in the schools
The subtle subtext of their extra sexting
Im expecting rain but my app says more pain

Billie darling, bring me lolly
Because I love you
Track Name: Elude
You have eluded me
Oh my clever love
Above me in a sky
You have deluded me
And i see it
I see it in your eye

You have unchained it
Oh elusive friend
Pretend it isn’t there
You’ve really brained it
Oh tiny mind
But i cant find it there

I’m calling home
Within the souless air
Walking alone
I phone a zone away

I’m talking down
Under the ground down there
Feeling a fool
I cool my foolish heels
Track Name: Swansea
Well they said his head is finally fully dead
All the fortunes flown away
Oh they know too slow to ever really go
Blow me down show me today

In swansea were we
Unseaworthy
In dawns sea were we
Insolvent sea

A seen got my routine you know just what i mean
All the monkeys and the clowns
Woe lot and noah I got my lawyer on the blower
He said expect more ups and downs

In swansea were we
Unseaworthy
In dawns sea were we
Insolvent sea

See the movement folding
Free the moment holding
Dream the being
You wanted me to be
Be the ending coming
For thee forever coming
See the being
You wanted to set free

Few they knew his cue was well and truly blew
Of all the actors in the world
And backstage in the black a galaxy lay cracked
The curdled darkness was uncurled
Track Name: Theodora
We all go away happy
Nobody goes away empty handed
I saw your baby at the party
I saw the party was movin on

Theodora
There remains nothing
Theodora
That explains everything
Theodora
It involves everyone
Theodora
It revolves around no one

We all go away wondering
Wonder why you mothers bother
I saw your baby in the sauna
Looks like things are heating up

We all go away eventually
Eventually youll grow up and fly
I saw your baby in the graveyard
Looks like things are cooling off

Theodora
There remains nothing
Theodora
That explains everything
Track Name: Ho Chi Min
Poisonous vial a trial by ordeal
Change a dial a smile you can feel
All the while the miles in between
Pylon in let the nylon begin

Oh ho chin min
I know it aint been for long
Oh ho chin min
Oh cant you sing along

Treacherous rock it shocks us to crash
Change the clocks it blocks us to clash
Change my socks i’m only feet away
Box my ears i’m only here today

Oh ho chin min
I know it aint been for long
Oh ho chin min
Oh cant you sing along
Track Name: Once
I follow you
To the ends of this earth
Where the hollow go
Before their god
I swallowed your words
That i overheard
In a shallow slumber
Your number just came up

I call your name
Its bizarre and profane
What do you gain
From any of this
I stand by your side
Like the land that you ride
Inside, we are the same

Oh we’re going under now
Oh we’re knowing wonder how
Low and sweet
We’re breathing

I am inverse
I’m the best and the worst
I’d burst before i let you in
You are reverse
Cursing you’re your fortune
Before soon
Must be mercy