Ocean's End

by Michael Julian Johnson

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Recorded in the Roche family home

Dedicated to my family, Mona Roche and Thomas John Makim

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released March 30, 2014

All songs by Michael Julian Johnson except 'After the Come Down' (Johnson/Makim)

Artwork by Michael Julian Johnson

Mixed by Tang Oudomvilay

Mastered by Chris Neehause

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Michael Julian Johnson Brisbane, Australia

Michael is an Australian singer-songwriter based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Ocean's End is his debut record.

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Track Name: Carnival
Dear little girl, we’re out of time
You bent your back, you nearly broke mine
So we’re going to the Carnival to lose our minds
I’ll meet you at the Carnival
We’ll lose our minds

Dear mystery, do you see me?
Dear mystery, do you see me?
Can’t help but tell you’re not listening
You’re coming to the Carnival
Listen to me

La de da de da

Mr. Sun I saw your son
He was the one who couldn’t run
Away from everything
He pushed so hard until it hurt
And from the pain the son he learnt
That’s why I’m sitting in

You can trust the Carnival to blow his mind
Put faith in the Carnival and you have mine

La de da de da

Carnival
Track Name: Martinets
Go ahead now say goodbye to Martinets
Check their colour nailed lurid to the skiff
The sacramental box I built, now sacramental shiv
Go ahead now say goodbye to Martinets

Through the babel and the water coloured flesh
See the victory now illuminated
The coward first did set the trap, drawn, quartered limb from limb
Go ahead now say goodbye to Martinets

(I say oh)

I swear I am on my way home
I swear I am on my way home

First the feeling, then the curses I kept
Natures never one side elevated
The coward first did set the traps, drawn, quartered limb from limb
Go ahead now say goodbye to Martinets

(I say oh)

I swear I am on my way home
I swear I am on my way home
Track Name: Belmonte
In my heart, I was always running
I didn’t always feel that way
Give me the cup, let go, I’ll have it
Here’s to your health, the light of day

Belmonte was right
Belmonte was right
When you stand alone just to feel alive
Belmonte was right

Set it up and turn it over
Make the best mistake you can
Burn in blue ‘til the ‘Cold & Sober’ keeps
A thousand memories shaking hands

Belmonte was right
Belmonte was right
When you stand alone in the burning light
Belmonte was right

And as a child you can hear it coming
And as a child you could hear it coming
Track Name: Vices
I’m an old switch blade
A cracked head in a vice
Taking all of my father’s advice (x 2)

It’ll be better in the morning baby
It’ll be better in the morning son
It’ll be better in the morning
Let us start with you taking
Start with you taking arms

Tourniquet neck tied
Bad blood in the brain
Making all of my memories the same (x 2)

It’ll be better in the morning baby
Better in the morning Sun
It’ll be better in the morning
Let us start with you taking
Start with you taking arms

Can’t think that way, can’t communicate
Nocturnal paint down on Ripponlea lake
And I won’t sink at all

It’ll be better in the morning baby
It’ll be better in the morning son
It’ll be better in the morning
Let us start with you taking
Start with you taking arms
Track Name: Sometimes
I may or may not be suitable
Bursting at the seams
Memories of ceramic jaw
Shattering in relief
Bated breath and miniature
Felines with no teeth
I may or may not be suitable
Bursting at the seams

I see you're sometimes the beauty
Sometimes the lame
I see you're sometimes the answer
Sometimes the shame
But if your heart is still in it
There's someone else to blame

Envision a different animal
Curled up at your feet
I see new hope is alive old masculine
I see you're starting to believe

I see you're sometimes the beauty
Sometimes the lame
I see you're sometimes the answer
Sometimes the shame
And if your heart is still in it
There's someone else to blame

But through the water I can see the Sun
But through the water I can see the Sun
But through the water I can see the Sun
But through the water I can see

I may or may not be suitable
Track Name: Ophelia's Dream
Don’t let me go, I am only just as strong as you are
Sirens sing alone, quiet now
And see the mystery below
If I could see you now
I would swim until Good Courage let me drown
Don’t let me go, I am only just as strong as you are

Surely I can remain your ever-burning star
Surely I can remain your ever burning star

Keep conversation now
We’ve been talking for too long to let it off
Down Desolation Row
you can always see the dignity I’ve lost

Surely I can remain your ever-burning star
Surely I can remain your ever-burning star

But I guess I’ll follow you from afar
Yeah, I guess I’ll follow you
Track Name: Bluebird
I’m not leaving
I’m not leaving now (x 2)

Where will you go, my love?
Where will you go? (x 2)

Bluebird screaming
Screaming down below (x 2)

Where will you go, my love?
Where will you go? (x 2)
Track Name: After the Come Down
Did you feel like a tourist in your own wonderland?
Did the company of sharks force the game?
Did your mind reject the offer of a second masterplan?
Will the cold chaotic vision of romance?

Well, you can say what you want about me
You can say what you want about me
You can say what you want about me
I’m coming down

Could I trade a crooked tongue just to fall down at your feet?
Buy a boy another chance to let you in?
But the Saint I heard him whisper 'You will live through this defeat'
And the answers in the question at the beginning

Well, you can say what you want about me
You can say what you want about me
You can say what you want about me
I’m coming down

Hallelujah