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We Knew That We Had To Leave

by The Good China

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Marcus Ferguson Easily my favourite Australian band at the moment, The Good China create perfect, infectious indie pop tunes that are impossible not to love.

"Old Maps / New Roads" is one of my favourite EPs of all-time and the four tracks included here in their second EP are equally brilliant.

I simply cannot recommend these guys highly enough! Favorite track: We Knew That We Had To Leave.
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released October 29, 2012

Engineered, mixed and produced by Nick McMillan.
Drums, bass and some guitars recorded at Incubator Recording Studio with Adrian Akkerman. Everything else recorded in living rooms, bedrooms, attics, treehouses and shoeboxes in South Yarra, Richmond, Kensington, Malvern and Northcote.
Mastered by Martin Pullan at Edensound Mastering.
Bass on 'No More Maps, No More Roads' performed by Warren Booth.

Artwork by our parents, twenty-ish years ago.

Thanks to Adam, Kendal, Jessie, Tess, the Broken Chinas, Mick, Lee, Serena, all our friends and families, Asho and the Footstomp Crew, Karl at Level Two and anyone who's ever enjoyed our music.

Rest in peace, Marcio.

All songs written and performed by The Good China. ℗ & © The Good China 2012.

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Track Name: We Knew That We Had To Leave
The bar queue's a showcase of Dangerfield threads
The DJ's spinning "This Charming Man" again
All the cool kids saying that they already knew it
Singing "I'm so fucking indie, I don't even listen to music"

A map of the entire world
To pinpoint just where we are
We know every song word for word
And we're playing air guitar
Guitar

They came in carrying buckets coming from the south
Until every stovepipe was washed out
And every A-line skirt was met with a different crowd
And every popped collar their wardrobe allowed

We're sticking to the floor at the Rochester again
They've watered down all the beer
And nobody is dancing
Dancing

I wasn't asking for a sales pitch
I wanted to ask if you could teach
Teach me how to use a Holga
We could spend the late afternoon taking long exposures

We go back every year just to see if it's the same
'Cause of some sentimental value we're trying to recover
Like a T-shirt in the closet that belonged to an ex-lover

We're sticking to the floor at Rochester again
They've watered down all the beer
And nobody is dancing

We're sticking to the floor at Rochester again
They've watered down all the beer
And nobody is dancing

We're sticking to the floor at Rochester again
They've watered down all the beer
And nobody is dancing

We're sticking to the floor at Rochester again
They've watered down all the beer
And nobody is dancing

We knew that we had to leave
We knew that we had to leave
Everyone we knew had gone
We knew that we had to
We knew that we had to
We knew that we had to leave
Track Name: You Looked Better a Brunette
Hide in the corner of the living room
Quietly hope your parents won't find you
The penny had dropped and you weren't aware
That the music stopped and you were left with no chair

All of the music stopped
All of the music stopped
And you're left standing there

We're all made in the dark
You cut your short to
Make friends with all the punks
And now it clogs
Up in your drainpipe and the
Bathroom begins to flood

I preferred you when we met
You looked better a brunette

As I rolled over to switch off the bed light
We hadn't made any eye contact all night
You poisoned your tree to make way for the path
And now the sun scorches brown all the long grass

All of the music stopped
All of the music stopped
And you're left with no chair

We're all made in the dark
You cut your short to
Make friends with all the punks
And now it clogs
Up in your drainpipe and the
Bathroom begins to flood

I preferred you when we met
You looked better a brunette

In summer you were blonde
In winter you were red
In summer you were blonde
In winter you were

All of the music stopped
All of the music stopped
And you're left standing there
Track Name: No More Maps, No More Roads
The believer you claim to be
Seems more to me like make believe
You've left your home and family
Now you're left with uncertainty

You're left with uncertainty
You're left with uncertainty
You're left with uncertainty
You're left with uncertainty

The believer you claim to be
Seems more to me like make believe
You've gone as far as you can go
With no more maps and no more roads

No more maps and no more roads
No more maps and no more roads
No more maps and no more roads
No more maps and no more roads

No more maps and no more roads
No more maps and no more roads
No more maps and no more roads
No more maps and
No
More
Roads

You're left with uncertainty
You're left with uncertainty
You're left with uncertainty
You're left with uncertainty
You're left with uncertainty
You're left with uncertainty
You're left with uncertainty
You're left with
You're left with

No
More
Roads
Track Name: Marcio
Sorry I called tails and left you with the head
Sorry I laughed when said that he looked like he was dead
You never know how to react 'til you're in the shoes that just stepped in shit
In hindsight I can say I'm sorry the reaction didn't fit

You don't know what you'll do until it's done

Sorry I didn't call you right away
You can call it shock or stupidity
It's all the same
Wouldn't have made a difference anyway
But that won't stop me from beating myself up again and again

You don't know what you'll do until it's done

Early checkout before your time
Jaw locked shut so as not to reveal your dentist's smile
Spiderwebs and honeycomb
Veins like road maps to all the
Places you'll never go

You don't know what you'll do until it's done
And the mistakes you'll make can never be undone