The Storm Before the Calm

by Hazzy Bee

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released August 10, 2011

All songs written by Hazzy Bee
Lyrics to "Holler" written by Akisiew
Recorded by Brian Campeau at Impure Cabana
Mastered by Andrew Edgson at Studios 301
Artwork by Max Berry (www.maxberry.com.au)
Hazzy Bee - Vocals, guitar and harmonica
Kate Adams - Cello
Pat Harris - Bass
Joseph Liddy - Banjo and mandolin
Luke Fullagar - Drums
Elana Stone - Accordion
Luke Moseley - Slide guitar

Contact - hazzybee@mail.com
www.hazzybee.com

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Hazzy Bee Sydney, Australia

Hazzy Bee is an independent Sydney based folk singer and street artist. His songs are the soundtrack to his art. He wears his heart on his sleeve, and on his pant leg, his shoe lace and in his hair. In short, he’s the poster boy for his own broken heart. He has a sort of refreshing frankness, angled perfectly towards a sweetly cynical folk persona. ... more

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Track Name: Holler
We built up dreams on shaky ground
Soil rich with hope but the rains never came
So the seeds didn't sprout
And now all we do is holler and shout
No love here now

The ground is rotting through and rotting through
Your hand reaches up to pull me out
But I grab at thin air cos you're not there
You see the rains never came
So the seeds didn't sprout

No love here now
No good words spoke
No love here now
No, none at all

So you're taking off again and leaving me
To holler and shout, no no-one to care
And our dreams are rotting through and rotting through
I stand alone, forlorn and scared
There's only me and just myself
Because the rains never came so the seeds didn't sprout
But I'm a big boy, not going to
Holler and shout, no not here now

No love here now
No good words spoke
No love here now
No, not at all
But rain clouds come
Then rain drops fall
Track Name: Spare Keys
I just want to say sorry thanks
For making me so happy sad
When I get back I'll take my bed
I'll just keep books I haven't read

I'll throw away my keys for you

We'll build a fort, it is our town
And no-one will be coming round
Let's ride until our tree is found
I'll climb up if you help me down

I bubble wrapped and sent an axe
So you can chop and keep my hands
You can take them most anywhere
But now I'll choose my words with care

I threw away my keys for me

We'll build a fort, it is our town
And no-one will be coming round
Let's ride until our tree is found
I'll climb up if you help me down
Track Name: Done
We won't cos we said that we wouldn't and I don't think we will
But time is a killer and something to kill
It starts to wash over then all hits at once
And there's no stopping it once it has begun

My happy song done come and then it just up and left
Now I've got some more things to get off my chest
If you think it is then it's probly what's best
But I think I'm done, this only heart needs a rest

The ride to your place is the nicest of rides
The time doesn't matter nor the weight of my eyes
If you send me back on my way that's alright
But I'll still be back the same time the next night

You find what I've got and don't mind what I lack
Not a single word answer with no question back
And if you finally realise you can let me in
I won't take your softness for granted again

The ride to your place is the nicest of rides
The time doesn't matter nor the weight of my eyes
If you send me back on my way that's alright
But I'll still be back the same time the next night
Track Name: All This Money
It seems these days that I'm seldom feeling blessed
I'm often telling myself it's all for the best
There's only so much that my little heart can take
And only so many times you can have your cake

Now we've nearly come a whole year down the track
And I've stopped writing now since you stopped writing back
My tongue is sore from the places that I bit
But don't worry darling cos I can take a hint

All these bricks but no-one's standing at my door
All these steps but no-one's coming anymore
All this bed but no-one there to hear me snore
All this money but no-one to buy flowers for

Remembered everything even though you forgot
Doesn't matter whether I see you or not
Feels so silly hitting hammers with a nail
When all I got from you was just a group email

All these bricks but no-one's standing at my door
All these steps but no-one's coming anymore
All this bed but no-one there to hear me snore
All this money but no-one to buy flowers for
Track Name: Earl Grey
These days I chuckle but I never seem to laugh
Guess it's because I'm no longer your worst half
It's easy enough to say that I'm over you
I wouldn't mean it even if I wanted to

So I surround myself with lots of friends and jobs
It's might be easier if I believed in god
You said sorry because you forgot my name
But I was just glad when you remembered my face

All the good parts left but the bad ones stayed
But you can still be my earl grey

I went and drew a pretty picture on your street
It's just so on your way home you might think of me
Then I saw one day you'd written on the wall
If you'd show me mine, then I'd show you yours

All the good parts left but the bad ones stayed
But you can still be my earl grey
Track Name: Me & My Hammock
I'm gonna buy me a hammock then I'll find myself a book
But I won't get it from the library
Cos I don't read things very fast, besides I think I've lost my card
And they might ask if I could pay my fines

I'll put it on my balcony
So that all of the people can see
Just how calm and relaxed I can be
All alone with my hammock and me

I'm gonna buy me a fish tank, then I'll find myself some fish
And I'll try to think of clever names
I will feed them everyday but try not to tap on the glass
Because I heard that they don't like that much

I'll put it on my balcony
So that all of the people can see
Just how calm and relaxed I can be
With my hammock and fish tank with me

I'm gonna make a pot of tea no sugar thanks I'm sweet enough
I'll just have a little drop of milk
Then I'll read the news paper and have a go at the crossword
But I don't think I'll ever finish one

I'll put it on my balcony
So that all of the people can see
Just how calm and relaxed I can be
With my hammock and fish tank and tea
Track Name: Red Gumboots
Let's pay for things that are priceless
And smother our enemies with niceness
We'll always be lonely when we are together
And together we'll always say never

I went round for a cup of tea
You didn't seem that glad to see me
Suddenly the weather outside seemed much colder
I guess it must go with your shoulder

I've been looking at the trees without leaves
I think they lost everything with the breeze
Then I had myself an epiphany
I was good to you and you've been shit to me

A pretty girl came over in the rain
She only lived a few streets away
So armed with her red gumboots she braved the storm
And woke up with me in the morn
Track Name: The Storm
They'll take all your good
They'll make you never tell
You'll just sit in awe
You never slept so well

We drank out of jars
We swore we'd never tell
The trees are different here
And we miss you like hell

They all came and left
And the pigeon flew away
I'm not much without you
Like clouds too cold to rain

I'll teach you how to ride
I'm gonna come home soon
I'll take an early flight
For Christmas with a Jew

They all came and left
And the pigeon flew away
I'm not much without you
Like clouds too cold to rain
Track Name: The Calm
I let you in, I showed you round, I talked you up
But things got bad and you just said that I'm too much

I know now the distance made your heart fade

You're always sad, always down but you never cry
And always smart, always knowing but you're never wise

I know now that having makes your heart stray

Next time I go I won't come back
And I'll be taking all I've lacked and I will
You'll be needing me but I'll be leaving your heart
Your heart's gone down
Track Name: Little
So you just put me away
I'm something you don't need now but just might one day
There's nothing much for me to say
I'll probly say it all once you have gone away

When you're too tired to raise your little head
Just raise your little hand instead

I know it still doesn't seem glad
But this is my first song in years that isn't sad
I heard you singing through the wall
I told you that it wasn't any good at all

When you're too tired to raise your little head
Just raise your little hand instead