Your hands are weathered and dry
You wiped down the walls
And you bleached the sky
A pain in your back since 87
The roses have since never looked the same

An unpaid service just for the love
Us kids are fine, us kids are fine
You say there’s not enough money
And not enough to keep the colour in your eyes

Come back and
Continue to colour
To the outlines
Of our lives

Even though we talk it’s not the same
I need to refresh the memory of your face
Dust lies in every crease you made
A flash back to youth pulled you away
In a crowded boat you crossed the waves
Old blood at home new life was made
They never knew how far you’d stray
Only to return to your birth place

Come back and
Continue to colour
To the outlines
Of our lives

I tried so hard
To make it easier on you


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    Song Meaning"The song is about my mum escaping after the Vietnam War to live in Australia, and the irony of her wanting to move back home. She left her family and friends to build a new life here, but due to her difficulties integrating here, she rarely made any friends. Recently, she was diagnosed with depression – it was the main reason she had difficulty socialising and keeping friends. There was only so much my brother, dad and I could do whilst working full-time. It was a constant fight between her being alone at home during the day, or working tiring low-pay jobs to keep her busy. In the end, it was easier for her to move back with her family in Vietnam where the cost of living was less. So, it’s about the time she left and how much I missed her."
    -Julian
    bluntmag.com.au/interviews/exclusive-stream-track-by-track-the-sinking-teeth-songs-from-the-bottom-of-the-lake/
    Azazel23on November 10, 2016   Link

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