Bass Strait

by Teresa Dixon

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1.
Apple Isle 04:58
Caught the boat, one stormy night sailed Bass Strait 'til morning light waited so long to take this trip the closer I got the more my heart skipped For you, for you, for you for you, for you, for you. When I arrived, you were waiting there you looked so old with your grey hair I nearly forgot, what you looked like old photos shed no light On you, on you, on you on you, on you, on you I settled in and we drank some beers and the booziness helped me face my fears I asked you why, you weren't there and if you ever cared Finally we were face to face and you told me you thought you'd been replaced that you were told to go oh how I wish I'd known Long ago, long ago, long ago oh how I wish I'd known, long ago There's just one more thing I'd like to tell you you were never replaced I always missed you Missed you, missed you, missed you I always missed you
2.
Solitary Man 04:06
For so many years I've cried so many wasted tears thinking he left for another home but it turns out he just prefers to be alone He's just a solitary man who never really had a plan he's just a solitary man thank God I finally understand He threw himself into a partnership his wife never able to keep him in her grip he soon became the local bar fly with booze on his breath he watched the world go by He's just a solitary man who never really had a plan he's just a solitary man thank God I finally understand Then one day she had to set things right he didn't even try to put up a fight he sucked it up with sorry eyes and head turned down then he got on his bike and he rode right out of town He's just a solitary man who never really had a plan he's just a solitary man thank God I finally understand He's just a solitary man who never really had a plan he's just a solitary man thank God I finally understand
3.
Drinking and dancing on a cool evening in spring festival lights sparkling bright stage was set for a perfect evening All dressed up with flowers in hair moving without any care perfect night, everything's right then I turn to see you standing there Not sure what I should do do I want this to continue think I'd prefer to remember you by the light of the Newstead moon Soon we two were swaying to CW Stoneking I thought what the heck and kissed you on the neck you responded with one mighty grin Straggling on at the bar you suggested retiring to the back of your car but instead we laid out a bed under the light of the Newstead stars Now I have your number my friend is it worth us getting together again 'cause I'm scared no date will compare to that night back in old Newstead Not sure what I should do do I want this to continue think I'd prefer to remember you by the light of the Newstead moon think I'd prefer to remember you by the light of the Newstead moon
4.
Come on brother relax that frown pretty soon that brow will be nestled in hair of chocolate brown far away from here greener pastures bluer skies come on brother it'll be alright We'll be the Kings and she'll be our queen together we will rule kingdoms unseen away from this land where vicous winds won't blow all we gotta do now is go, is go, is go. Come on brother let's leave today no need to pack a thing we'll just float away don't be afraid a better world invites come on brother it'll be alright We'll be the Kings and she'll be our queen together we will rule kingdoms unseen away from this land where vicous winds won't blow all we gotta do now is go, is go, is go oo oo oo oo.
5.
We woke early to the sound of the pitter patter of the rain on the tin roof of your house Thunder rumbled and the trams clicked on by and our hearts beat soft and slow on the pallet you laid down I can feel something stirring inside me something I think I felt before seems that I was wrong when I told myself that I couldn't love no more Thank you for melting the stone I feel free as water now and I know that for ever more I'll flow down a stream that leads to you I can feel something stirring inside me something I think I felt before seems that I was wrong when I told myself that I couldn't love no more
6.
Little Girl 05:11
Hey little girl over there I see you hiding behind that chair Hey little girl don't be scared I know all our secrets so don't despair Don't despair Hey little girl the coast is clear there's no need to hide anymore cause I am here no more guilt no more blame no more emptiness and no more shame No more hiding you away Hey little girl don't be afriad I'll enter our dreams and scare them all away Hey little girl I know you're strong but there's no need to be tough anymore 'cause he is gone and I am here
7.
Opal Eyes 02:42
Mother of mine she's got opal eyes and an opal heart that glistens in the dark she sees everything written in the stars with her opal eyes and her opal heart Back when I was two little baby blue life wasn't so fast worries didn't last I had no idea she was falling apart behind her opal eyes inside her opal heart Now I'm fully grown time has disclosed what she had from the start a gemstone for a heart she did what was right for future and for past behind her opal eyes inside her opal heart
8.
One day I fell down a dusty hole secretly I wanted to fall so down I went left all my woe fell away from it all I, fell away from it all I, fell away from it all I, fell away from it all I, fell away from it all 2 weeks later when I looked up I saw you looking down at me a look of hope on your face hope so far gone from me So I, fell away from it all I, fell away from it all I, fell away from it all I, fell away from it all A few months later I looked up again I saw you waiting patiently your look of hope lit a little spark somewhere deep inside of me So I, climbed back out of my hole I, climbed back out of my hole I, climbed back out of my hole I, climbed back out of my hole
9.
Bass Strait 05:14
In the dark she sits and waits to scared too sleep in case he's gone when she awakes the doctors are all tucked in their beds and down the hill the waves still roll In Bass Strait, Bass Strait Florescent lights line the halls the wind and rain hit the window in squalls her heart is right up in her throat as she watches his chest's tentative Rise and fall, rise and fall 5 am dread sets in, she still waits she roams the empty corridor to take a break but her heart is still back in that room with the morning light she's by his side As he slips away, slips away And the waves still roll and the waves still roll and the waves still roll now he is gone Into, Bass Strait, Bass Strait.

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released July 11, 2018

Produced by Andy Stewart
Cover photo by Claire Gorman
Portrait by Ross Vaughan
Graphic design by Jess Kelly
Mixed and mastered by Andy Stewart at The Mill, Victoria
All songs written by Teresa Dixon

Massive thanks to all the amazing musicians involved, and to all my friends and family for the love and support along the way, especially my beautiful Mum, I wouldn't be where I am today without her. Special thanks also to Andy Stewart, for making this album come to life and being such a pleasure to work with.

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Teresa Dixon Hobart, Australia

A velvet landscape, oceanic; coloured blue, yellow, and orange by the waning evening light. Accept no substitutes, for this image is nothing less than home for Teresa Dixon, a hobart based multi-instrumentalist with the earth in her veins. Teresa sings songs of visceral sadness, careful optimism, and the things we do to pull ourselves together, get up, and get on with it. ... more

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