Diamonds In The Bloodstream

by Raised By Eagles

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Birdgirl Luke, Nick, Luke, and Johnny, Well, what a sweet acoustic gift from a quietly talented Australian band. Just keep doing this! My ears like your stories, your guitar playing, and you know what?... I can hear every word, beautiful. Is it true that this CD was mainly put down live, in only 5 days? That says a lot for your live performances! Thankyou. My favs are Honey, Doorstep, Sugarcane, Falling Through. Favorite track: Honey.
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Bucky I was raised on The Eagles and coincidentally Raised By Eagles has a certain nostalgic ring to it summoning memories of listening to The Eagles tapes in my dads truck as a child. This however, has elements of the Eagles, along with hints of Dire Straits all mixed into a modern alt country mish mash. I'd say Americana, but they're from Australia, so it seemed kind of weird. Australiacana? Diamonds in The Bloodstream is utterly fantastic! Favorite track: Jackie.
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PRODUCED by Raised By Eagles & Roger Bergodaz
ENGINEERED/MIXED by Roger Bergodaz at Tender Trap Studios, Melbourne VIC
MASTERED by Adam Dempsey at Jack The Bear’s Deluxe Mastering, Brunswick VIC
COVER & SLEEVE PHOTOGRAPHY by Jacqueline Tonks
ARTWORK DESIGN & LAYOUT by Tracy McNeil at Sliprail Records
COLLAGE PHOTOGRAPHY by RBE, friends & family
DISTRIBUTED by Vitamin Records
RELEASED by SlipRail Records
LYRICS at raisedbyeagles.bandcamp.com

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released April 20, 2015

RAISED BY EAGLES ARE:
LUKE SINCLAIR – acoustic guitar/harmonica/vocals
NICK O’MARA – mandolin/electric, acoustic and lap steel guitars/vocals
LUKE RICHARDSON – electric & double bass/backing vocals
JOHNNY GIBSON – drum kit/percussion/backing vocals

SPECIAL GUESTS:
LIZ STRINGER – backing vocals on Jackie/Sugar Cane/Doorstep
TRACY MCNEIL – backing vocals on Falling Through
VAN WALKER – backing vocals on Sugar Cane/Doorstep
JACQUELINE TONKS – backing vocals on Doorstep

All songs written by L.Sinclair ©&℗ 2015 except:
Waterline - written by L.Sinclair & N.O’Mara ©&℗ 2015
Honey - written by N.O’Mara ©&℗ 2015
Doorstep - written by N.O’Mara ©&℗ 2015

RBE would like to thank Roger Bergodaz for his talent and direction / Van Walker, Liz Stringer & Tracy McNeil for the inspiration , friendship and support / Triple R 102.7FM / PBS 106.7FM and community radio stations across the country for giving independent artists an identity and a voice / YOU for buying this album, coming to our shows and supporting what we do. We love you very much – Luke S. Luke R. Nick & Johnny

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LIZ STRINGER

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Track Name: Falling Through
Falling Through (L.Sinclair)

when i heard about you
i was in the middle of a song
took the tune right out of me
to know that you were gone

we saw you falling
long before you fell through
before something shook
the gold right out of you

so much space to fill
when you’re living between the lines
you were always hard to reach
i’d see you at the bar sometimes

i could never pin you down
or find a clear line through
and then something shook
the gold right out of you

you gotta keep your motor rollin’

there’s no way back down
through the dust to change your mind
only thing you gonna change
is who you left behind

down on jericho road
we’ll all be thinkin’ it through
we’ll take a drag and take a drink
and think of you

you gotta keep your motor rollin’
Track Name: Jackie
Jackie (L.Sinclair)

jackie was a tough kid
she’d light up when the moon did
shining like a streetlight
down on the corner near where I lived

we got caught stealing cigarettes
jackie’s Mumma slapped her in the teeth
she said ‘you aint gonna see him no more
you’re just a kid he’s just a thief

when Jackie smiled there was blood on her lip
i just waited for someone to speak
she slid a cigarette into my sleeve
and said I’ll see you next week

jackie was a tough kid
we were so young
nobody loved her like I did
but you can’t catch the sun

there were times she would disappear
i wouldn’t see her on the school bus
then she’d turn up somewhere out of the dark
just like the sunrise does

she was pretty in the best way
she used to smell like pine wood
she had a heart that was set like stone
no one could hurt her like her Mumma could

jackie was a tough kid
we were so young
nobody loved her like I did
no body no one
Track Name: Sugar Cane (already gone)
Sugar Cane (L.Sinclair)

moonlight in the kitchen
dropping cigarettes down the drain
standing by the open window listening
to the rattle of my brain

the tv’s like a lullaby
veranda light’s are low
nothing but the crickets
and the creaking of the floorboards
and you, breathing deep and slow

if you had love at any time
you hid it like a thief
somewhere in the white noise
somewhere underneath

im thinking of that train
heading north through the sugar cane
honey I can almost feel
the rolling of those wheels

the hum across the hillside
comin up from the freeway down below
sends a hum across my heartstrings
lately it’s the only song I know

love cannot be trusted
sometimes love will leave
sometimes you get busted
sometimes you get free

im thinking of that train
heading north through the sugar cane
honey I can almost feel
the rolling of those wheels
Track Name: Honey
Honey (N.O’Mara)

when you’re fishin’ by the river
and you’re wishin’ for luck and love
you can use me as your bait anytime
just put me on a hook and honey baby drop a line

when the light comes through your window
and the day starts to break on you
you can call me from the bed where you lie
just get me on the phone and I’ll be there right on time

honey let me take you there
you know there can be anywhere

when your crooked friends present you
with their lies mixed up with the truth
we can run all night through the city
they’ll never stop us cause honey they aint got no proof

honey let me take you there
you know there can be anywhere
Track Name: Waterline
Waterline (L.Sinclair/N.O’Mara)

I took the long way home
thought of you sinking to the rock and stone
when you’re lonely it’ll come on slowly
like lines on the back of your hands
creep across you like shifting sands

you were so far away from home
holding the wrong side of a wishing bone

out where the water meets the sky
I caught you in the corner of my eye
I saw you drowning but you never waved
I just watched hoping you’d be saved
now I’m haunted by the ripples
on the surface of the waterline

you were so far away from home
holding the wrong side of a wishing bone

there was a time when I could see us
clear as the day before the darkness took my mind
I remember when people wanted to be us
back in the days before it started to unwind
now I’m haunted by the ripples
on the surface of the waterline

you were so far away from home
holding the wrong side of a wishing bone
Track Name: Window Seat
Window Seat (L.Sinclair)

just another streetlight
but the colors don’t seem right
around this town
been such a long time
since you ain’t been around

speeding down the old lines
just following the road signs
following the lead
i never been in the mess i’m in
but I guess you had to leave

we had diamonds in the bloodstream
one hand in the wind one on the wheel
there were silver lines inside our minds
we were chasing something real

i miss the way you made me feel

it was nothing but a shit fight
in the end i tried to do right
but honey you know me
i got somethin of a mean streak
and I’m prone to jealousy

it’s funny how I miss you so much
funny how it all unwinds
and how the best of friends can fall away
and then finally cut that line

there was something in the distance
it was gone in an instant
the colour caught my eye
sleeping in the window seat
dreaming of the open sky
Track Name: Doorstep
Doorstep (N.O’Mara)

i'm drinkin with a friend of a friend
another Saturday night at another loose end
and the crowds and the lights and the shuffle and the din
and I’m laughing alone but I don’t hear a thing

i’m thinking of the sweetness of your skin
how you’d open the door and you’d just let me in
wipe the sleep from your eyes I’m at your doorstep again

standing at the bar standing in line
i check my pockets and I check the time
looking for something I never find
last drinks last call while im waiting for a sign

i’m thinking of the sweetness of your skin
how you’d open the door and you’d just let me in
wipe the sleep from your eyes I’m at your doorstep again

your standing in your doorway like a fawn
and I’m throwing myself at your feet again
as the night breaks to dawn
i could let this city burn you know I never learn

i’m looking at the sweetness of your skin
now you’ve opened the door and you’ve just let me in
wipe the tears from your eyes I’m at your doorstep again
Track Name: Days Fall
Days Fall (L.Sinclair)

i work so hard tryin to make it
work so hard to get paid
work so hard to feel something
that’s gonna steal my heart away

im tired of turning over twos and threes
tired of wakin up sore
tired of feelin’ like you’re gonna leave
don’t wanna feel like that no more

havin’ no money makes you crazy
sometimes i get so mean
i been takin’ some cheap shots lately
i can see that you’re runnin’ out of steam

my own worst enemy baby i know
i promise this time i’ll beat it down
just gotta find somethin’ i can fall back on
that aint booze or weed and i’ll come around

days fall away like dying leaves
you get a little time in the sun
then you’re ridin’ the breeze
days fall away like dying leaves

hold on honey i ain’t gonna let you down
hold on and we’ll come out clean
i aint pretty but you know i can dance babe
i got some of the best moves you never seen

been on the back-foot for too long
always afraid of the lion’s roar
i’m gonna steer this right into the sun now
i’m gonna do it for you baby that’s for sure

days fall away like dying leaves
you get a little time in the sun
then you’re ridin’ the breeze
days fall away like dying leaves