Without Warning

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Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk". Blending layers of rhythm, tone and vocals on his well-worn loop pedal, Swiss-Kiwi electro-folk raconteur Sonic Delusion “easily carves out his own unapologetically ambitious and intriguingly experimental sound” (NZ Musician, 2014).

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released September 4, 2015

ANDRE MANELLA – GUITAR, VOCALS, ELECTRONIC PERCUSSION, MANDOLIN
SEVERIN THIEBAUT – PIANO, ORGAN, BASS
MISSIE MOFFAT – DRUMS, PERCUSSION, BACKING VOCALS
RETO BURRELL – VOCALS ON TRACK 5

ANDRE MANELLA – MUSIC ON ALL TRACKS, LYRICS ON TRACKS 2,6,7
GRAEME DUCKETT – LYRICS ON TRACKS 1,3,4,8
DAVID CAMPBELL JR – LYRICS ON TRACK 5
RETO BURRELL – MUSIC ON TRACK 5

ARTWORK BY ANDRE MANELLA

PRODUCED BY LEE PREBBLE, ANDRE MANELLA, MISSIE MOFFAT
RECORDED BY LEE PREBBLE AT SURGERY STUDIOS, WELLINGTON
MASTERED BY MIKE GIBSON AT MUNKI STUDIOS, WELLINGTON

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Track Name: Without Warning
Standing at the station, Waiting for the train
Hope I get to Alabama, Long before it rains
But without warning....without warning..

Heading for the border, Rattling through the plains
Wheels of steel go round and round, the towns had many names
But without warning ...without warning

The sun went down, The sunset through the trees
The moon a million miles high, That’s what a hope I see..

Old cars in the canyons, Poppies in the fields
A swagger in the boxcar, Sure knows how it feels but
without warning...without warning

He jumps from the boxcar, To the ground below
He waves as he staggers, Off along the road
But without warning...without warning
Track Name: We're Starting Again
I was walking down the road and now I’m old
I was running up the hill and now they are reading out my will
I had to realize that I’m gone without seeing Kazakhstan
I was facing the end of the road, but I’m not old

Doing it all deep from my heart
It’s never too late for a new start
Feeling it all there is no more fight
We’re starting again and this time right

I was wondering down my mind and now I’m kind
I was crossing one big hill and now I can feel
I came to realize that I might make it to Kazakhstan
I was chasing my thoughts once again I think I’m in

Doing it all deep from my heart
It’s never too late for a new start
Feeling it all there is no more fight
We’re starting again and this time right

Time is passing quickly here we go
But it’s not our time yet got a face to show
Let’s make this the best time we ever had
Get up and clean up and live with no regrets

Doing it all deep from my heart
It’s never too late for a new start
Feeling it all there is no more fight
We’re starting again and this time right
Track Name: Wait Till the Curtain Falls
Look at the sunset, look at the moon
Look at the one way street, we used to take a taxi to

Minutes are hours and hours are days
Days turn to months and years, and acting to plays

There’s diamonds in the dust but there’s dust in your eyes
There’s healing in your hands but there’s truth in your lies
Now wait till the curtains falls before there’s champagne
Wait till the curtain falls, wait till the curtain falls

Lovers are players and actors are fools
People are sheep who abided by the rules

So look at the sunset and reach for the stars
And dare to be different and be who you are

There’s diamonds in the dust but there’s dust in your eyes
There’s healing in your hands but there’s truth in your lies
Now wait till the curtains falls before there’s champagne
Wait till the curtain falls, wait till the curtain falls
Track Name: The Man Who Missed the Boat
I see the ships smoke in the distance, I feel a lump here in my throat,
I feel an opportunity lost, for me, I am the man who missed the Boat.

I stand alone here on the dockside, I think of Jeannie in New York
I write her letters every evening, It seems she hasn’t time to talk

Long long gone, sitting in the corner of the bay,
long long gone I’m the man that missed the boat

There was a time I thought I knew her, there was a moment long ago
When I could give the whole world to her, but there is something you should know

Time it waits for no one, Or at least it seems that way
Howling at the moon won’t get you nearer, To the things that mean so much to you today.

There’s just dreams here on my pillow, Just like clouds they seem to float. Float away into forever, Like the man who missed the boat.
Track Name: On She Goes
A strange new place
With unfamiliar streets
But she's been here before
And each new face
Of everyone she meets
Convince her even more

So on she goes
Though the folks and the cities change
Yeah, on she goes
But she knows inside we're all just the same

Time after time
Everything she sees
Reminds her of herself
And then she finds
All that she believes
Just mirrors something else

So on she goes
Though the folks and the cities change
Yeah, on she goes
But she knows inside we're all just the same

And she will never
Stay forever
'Cause like the river flows
On she goes

So on she goes
Though the folks and the cities change
Yeah, on she goes
But she knows inside we're all just the same

She knows inside we're all just the same
Different clothes and different names
But she knows we're all just the same
Track Name: I Don't Speak French
I don't speak french, I wish I did, so I could speak french like the people who speak french.

je ne parle pas francais
Track Name: These Boots
I should have got what I didn't get and I shouldn't have got what I got instead.

These boots just don't suit me
Track Name: Teach Me All
Theres a price that you must pay,
If you want to steal away
To… some quiet little place
Where the world wont be… in your face

Theres a world outside your door
Where the sun has shone before
Where theres happiness and love
Where theres more than quite enough

Take me there inside your world
Show me deep inside your mind

Teach me all I need to know, teach me all about the world
And show me love and how to love the one im with….

Hold a candle to the wind
Blow a kiss and make it real again
Take a moment to begin
Take a second to relive the taste of rain

Take me there inside your world
Show me deep inside your mind
Track Name: I'm a Firefighter
I’m a firefighter, fighting the fires
I’m a firefighter, so do what you do and do it for you

The priorities on the playgrounds are right
About trucks to drive and flames to fight
6 years old there is no doubt
We’re heroes born to rescue to climb and fight

10 years on the teacher takes me aside
Takes a shot at my my my teenage pride
He says: “Your wasting your talent my friend
This firefighter dream has got to end”

He’s determined to rescue me
From the graveyard of opportunity
But I missed the parade, the white collar march
My collar stays blue no matter how starched

I’m a firefighter, fighting the fires
I’m a firefighter, so do what you do and do it for you

He’s a clever man but so am I
Another chapter of years goes by
One night I’m called to the scene of the crash
Cut him free from the twisted mash

I’m a firefighter, fighting the fires
I’m a firefighter, so do what you do and do it for you

Life is to ironic to be simple and true
So do what you do and do it for you
Track Name: The Richmond Centre
Gather round the flame your luminous mind
Though it grows no brighter
For one may carry the weight of the world
Yet for us it grows no lighter

ohh ohh ohh

Our tribal fury lies close beneath our skin
It was a surrogate womb that hope grew within
2 grandma’s ago they buried a son like him
Now there’s a pet shop and a gym

Try as we have to erase every trace
Every echo every space
Still our children’s children
Are uneasy in this place