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1.
old friend 04:31
I know you're becoming quite popular now but you know that I've always had a thing for you with your flaws and all I don't belong to the old school that knew you in your prime I've only ever known you weathered, left for dead but quietly filled with life As the sun sets on a rooftop in Fairview and the newcomers sip their champagne I reflect on the hardship you've seen and how it stains the concrete Give the others their mountains and forest as we walk through the dirt and the grime see a light turning on in the distance and I know this city is mine What a privileged position to be in beginning of good things to come but for now it remains a secret shared by those who see the gold beneath the dust We've read about the past but we choose not to let it haunt us This time and this place are too precious to waste As the sun sets on a rooftop in Fairview and the newcomers sip their champagne I reflect on the hardship you've seen and how it stains the concrete Give the others their mountains and forest as we walk through the dirt and the grime see a light turning on in the distance and I know this city is mine
2.
We're going sailing You be the skipper, swing into the jibe No room for baggage we'll have to stow the supplies See where we're headed, don't wanna speak too soon because loose lips sink ships But what do I know? I'm no sailor anyway We'll move along at our own pace and pray there's no monsters or deep sea fish that could get in our way Watch my back and I promise I wont be afraid Our vision clouded, the night approaches rises with the swell laps at the surface and then proceeds to swallow us whole We'll bide our time here and try to hold our tongues because loose lips sink ships But what do I know? I'm no soldier anyway We'll move along at our own pace and pray there's no monsters or giant squid that could get in our way Watch my back and I promise I wont be afraid
3.
shongololo 02:09
LYRICS I'd been walking down a lonely road almost all of my life when I looked down and I saw you in the gutter... you said, "Why not come down and play? The way you're going ain't the only way... I could show you a thing or two I've got all day. No need to be afraid" So I heard you recycle the melodies, well hey man don't we all? Academics will worship in Latin but in secret they revel in slang I'll stop chasing after foie gras give that spaghetti a taste... Hey it may not be the finest dining but might just taste better that way. Guess I'll come down and play... Give me that sweaty new vernacular and I'll forget which direction to take
4.
distractions 03:27
We see in ultraviolet we sing a longing song drawn towards the neon and other such false gods Our brothers guard the daylight we belong to the dark hovering in shadows covered in silver dust Our compasses distorted we stray far from our paths softly bang our heads 'till this fleeting life burns out
5.
trip 03:12
Absorbed in our ambitions a meditative state for some chosen, others suffered never ending either way I think we should break the water swim like otters on our backs we'll breathe in deeply and observe We'll travel somewhere far away devoid of propaganda read the land and weather wake up with the sun We'll dream the night away and wake up with the sun Come away with me we'll move in packs, our hearts displayed lay in unembarrassed silence watch our bodies changing in the light I think we should break the water swim like otters on our backs we'll breathe in deeply and observe We'll travel somewhere far away devoid of propaganda read the land and weather wake up with the sun We'll dream the night away and wake up with the sun We'll dream the night away and wake up with the sun And one day, when we are old and grey we'll be beautiful old people 'cause we chose never to stay in the same place
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nightmare 03:02
You should never sleep; you could lose your face The many voices that haunt us are echoes of our own... The fires that burn inside us will never be put out... Wingless, we will fly to the end of night Favoured hunting grounds a thousand maiden flights

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released April 7, 2017

Music by Tiger
Recording by Tim Harbour
Mastering by Ivan Oberholster
Artwork by Nicolas Williams

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Tiger Johannesburg, South Africa

Tiger is a four piece experimental rock band from Johannesburg, SA. The band was established in January 2015 by a group of experienced musicians of diverse yet complimentary musical backgrounds, with a goal to create something original and unique, yet accessible and sincere. Tiger's sound is best described as a smooth, jazzy, casually progressive rock with the occasional heavy metal outburst. . ... more

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