The Wild Land

by Nathan Maingard

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1.
We tip-toed around the subject As though we had some things to hide You fought to hide the truth And I smiled for your disguise Now all that we gave up Was it truly ours to give? When I gave you heaven And you gave me You gave me the will to live I watched you from a distance A pillow's width away I watched you from a distance It was nearer than today You travel 'round the world Just to avoid my stare I thank God it's round I will always I'll always be right there You questioned with a touch And I knew just what you meant We laughed illumination As we shone with all we'd spent Now all that we gave up Was it truly ours to give I gave you heaven And you gave me the will to live When I gave you heaven And you gave me You gave me the will to live We tip-toed around the subject But there's nothing left to hide
2.
Fire 03:11
Two embers in the fire faced one another Said to the other what are you doing here? Although I question carefully your presence I am so grateful for your company in the fire Until we're gone gone gone gone gone Gone gone gone gone Gone gone gone gone gone When the flames have all burned down What will remain? Wood, flames, embers burn to ash Throw the ash down and let the trees grow once again. From the trees you cut the wood to build your fire So build your fire and let it all burn down again Until it's gone gone gone gone gone Gone gone gone gone Gone gone gone gone gone When the flames have all burned down What will remain? Sit, reflect, accept the heat you feel Though it burns you through In fire the flame you are it is revealed This is the change Now you're gone gone gone gone gone Gone gone gone gone Gone gone gone gone gone When the flames have all burned down Then you'll remain
3.
Slow It Down 03:50
I know this to be true That the world Spun too fast Left us all behind On this ship Without a mast No no no no Somebody please slow it down Slow it down Slow it down Saw you beside the road With your case All you owned I tried hard to relate I could not You were gone too fast No no no no Somebody please slow it down Slow it down Slow it down Somebody please slow it down For a while Just slow it down Words become a blur And are lost Misunderstood I'll stand here on the edge Try to catch Just a hint No no no no Somebody please slow it down Slow it down Slow it down Somebody please slow it down For a while Just slow it down Down
4.
Sunlight kissed me softly On the morning I awoke You were there beside me On the sand Pink and golden colours Gently caressed the sea You were there to see it With me Waves of molten glass Rolled in on the tide You were there beside me Right beside Now I wonder What is lost by what is gained Careless mornings Sun-soaked senses
5.
I gave to you all of my chances All my gambled desires, all my romances Rough scrawled lines cover these pages Through all the years all the ages Every line trying to understand you Every line trying to re-create you This is no storybook ending I'm not lying you're not pretending Unspoken words unspoken feeling Backfired desire, angry meanings Enough...I'm in love with you Yes I'm in love with you Dance on the face of every morning Dance through the hallways of my mind Dance through this illusion, Stop Listen, there's no choice when you are blind This is no storybook ending I'm not lying you're not pretending Unspoken words unspoken feeling Backfired desire, angry meanings Every line trying to understand you Every line trying to re-create you
6.
Chance came last night I know it saw my face Ooooh, this I know. Don't grin again at this For there is nothing here No there is nothing at all No no, nothing at all No no This is the wild land The Wild Land Where sex still breathes Don't fuck with us here No don't, with us here We've no time for that We've got no time at all No no no no Time at all no no no no I'd love to get lost Find the middle of nowhere The place I could finally breathe in This journey continues And the centre eludes me Nowhere's still somewhere If you think about it Won't you think about it Let's all think about it Here in the wild land The wild land Where sex it breathes Don't fuck with us here No don't, with us here We've no time for that We've got no time at all No no no no Time at all No no no no You found the part of me That I'd hidden so crefully And I'd stowed it so secretly I didn't notice it was gone But you found it Oh you are the part of me That I hid from so meticulously And I needed you so desperately I didn't notice you were gone But you found me Oh you...
7.
We are filled with fascination For material medication By our education Well it's a fucked up situation Yes it's an awkward situation Let's not argue so pedantic About who is gonna win I'm not entering your races So I don't think that's relevant All I need's a patch of sunlight From which to watch the world run by You tell me life it is a rat-race Well I'm no rat so I've got time Yes I'm no rat so I've got time This cat's got time This cat's got time Flickering candlelight Holds at bay the night Keeps away the beast But why keep away the beast Why are you afraid of the beast Let's not argue pedantics About who is gonna win I'm not entering your races So I don't think that's relevant All I need's a patch of sunlight From which to watch the world run by You tell me life it is a rat-race Well I'm no rat so I've got time Yes I'm no rat so I've got time This cat's got time This cat's got time This cat's got time This cat's got time
8.
Nobody there is hopeful Nobody there is wise They tried to hard and got empty We look at them through the glass They gather their dust in their temples As we gather ourselves in the grass With the sky and it's blue And there's friends all around Nothing there is sacred Nothing but nothing at all They concur and congratulate themselves And say look we've done well this year Then they stop as they wait for our applause But we're too far and too high to hear With the sky and it's blue And there's friends all around Nodding they say yes yes yes Nodding to prove they believe Now don't think that I'm sad and just listen We are nothing like them no surprise We all know that everything's sacred And thankfully everyone's wise With the sky and it's blue And there's friends all around
9.
I hold onto my love like a Soldier holds his gun In the last hour of the war Now it's over I hold onto my time like a Sailor hold his breath In the last moment of life Now it's over I tried so hard to be right I tried so hard to be right I tried so hard to be Just like you I dreamed I was awake In a time when Dreams were sacred I dreamed I was alive am I alive I dreamed I was a snake in a Time when you stood naked I dreamed that I survived And I survived But I tried so hard to be right I tried so hard to be right I tried so hard to be Just like you We shout out our secrets In the hope that we'll be heard 'cos if no-one is listening Then this all seems absurd It's not our fault the angels Couldn't find a way home It's not my fault this angel Rests each night alone I tried so hard to be right I tried so hard to be right I tried so hard to be Just like you I hold onto my love Just like you
10.
What you do not eat I will devour Right down to the core Until the seed falls out Sinks into the ground And the tree bursts forth And the fruit falls down In the soft moist loam In the undergrowth Where all creatures know What that seed is worth I will lay me down And I will sink in too Just like the seed I will feed the new In the soft loam In the undergrowth Where all creatures know What a seed is worth I will lay me down And I will sink in too Just like the seed I will feed the new What you do not eat I will devour Right down to the core Until the seed falls out Sinks into the ground And the tree bursts forth And the fruit falls down And my leaves will wave Hello goodbye Hello goodbye Hello goodbye Yeah my leaves will wave Hello goodbye Hello goodbye Hello goodbye Can you hear them... Whispering Their secrets learned From the sun Can you hear them... Whispering Their secrets learned From the sun What you do not eat I will devour Right down to the core Until the seed falls out Sinks into the ground And the tree bursts forth And the fruit falls down What you do not eat I will devour Right down to the core

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An acoustic indie-folk album offering up stories of The Wild Land, a place where the untameable aspects of humanity and existence are brought back into the light and celebrated; everything from the birth cycle to the death cycle is raised up in celebration and gratitude, giving thanks for the wholeness of our reality, without exception.

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released June 2, 2011

My first thank you is to Hanli Prinsloo, for being the catalyst who ignited the reactions in me and others which lit the flames of energy to allow this album to be made. Thank you Hanli, I love you!

Then, to Iain from theBOMBsurf for being so supportive in so many ways, for hooking me up with Gumby up in Cape St. Francis and for organising my Durban Tour!

Gumby, thank you for your time and energy and use of your space to record the tracks. Your passion for music is inspiring and uplifting and your studio is awesome. Thanks also to your wife Chio, and kids, for putting up with me while we recorded.

Big ups to Darren Peens and Rouchelle for the mixing and mastering and backing vocals on Slow It Down, you made this album a warm sound to bathe in.

For the artwork, thank you Tasmin, Terri, Fiona, Tracey, Papa, Blou and Tiia for having beautiful input in each of your own ways. I appreciate your willingness to help at a moments notice!

Thanks to both my mother and father, for giving me the tools to be who I am.

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Nathan Maingard Cape Town, South Africa

"His voice is soft, yet powerful, his lyrics whimsical and truly extraordinary. Folk, rebellion and beauty can be heard in all his songs." -Lydia's Reviews

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