Abandonment Issues

by ROYMACKONKEY

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Abandonment Issues features multiple award winning single "Sleep Tonight" for Best Rock Song & Peoples Choice of Music NT's inaugural Song Of The Year Awards 2012 and also features "Great Divide" which has taken the gong for best rock/indie in the ASA Awards 2013.

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released 08 February 2013

Roymackonkey are : John Coulehan , Darryl Barba , Brian McLeod & Fletcher Kane Bowman

Recorded , Produced , Mixed & Mastered by Stuart Stuart of Chartsong Studios Brisbane QLD 2011-2012

Artwork by Eva Milinkovic of Tsunami Glass Works Ontario Canada

Logo Design by Steven Smith of Mammoth Moth Productions

Thanks to Franck Gohier for supplying artwork for "Sleep Tonight" single, also to Dan Hartney of Planet Animation for work on the "Sleep Tonight" Video Clip.

Thank you to Markus Dixon from 28Designstudio for Album Layout and Booklet design .

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Track Name: Version 2.0
VERSION 2.0

Four hours sleep, bet you didn't think
Last night would be so very hard
Tied to the wheel, they make us run
All the time in the world just to plot your fall -
I didn't waste it at all...

Called miscreant, cuts a little deep
Deeper than the deepest darkest hole
I crush your cities with my feet
I devour harbour bridges whole...

I have become a robot
A version of what once was me

Version 2.0
Version 2.0
Version 2.0
Becoming free
Version 2.0
Version 2.0
Version 2.0
Becoming free

I'll pull down government
I'll bring this whole world to its knees
Treat me like the dirt on which you tread
Enslaved but one day I'll be free

I have become a robot
A version of what once was me

Version 2.0
Version 2.0
Version 2.0
Becoming free
Version 2.0
Version 2.0
Version 2.0
Becoming free
Track Name: Abandonment Issues
ABANDONMENT ISSUES

Talk about the blind leading the blind
Cold, sick, weary and tired
You retreat to your hole
You feel so alone
I guess you’ve gone and lost it all

And it goes to show just how far you’ll go
Just to be one
And now you're alone
You feel right at home
Alone

Don’t say never again
Because we can’t see that far
Don’t say this is the end
All because, because, because
I said it was

"Out of sight, out of mind"
Who spread that lie?
I hope they got what they deserve
This distance in time
This sentence, this crime
For which this punishment was served

And I hope you got what you paid for
Because you can’t buy what you stole
I hope you got all you came for
Because now it’s all gone

Don’t say never again
Because we can’t see that far
Don’t say this is the end
All because, because, because
I said it was

And I hope you got what you paid for
Because you can’t buy what you stole
I hope you got all you came for
Because now it’s all gone
It’s all gone
It’s all gone
It’s all gone
It's all gone
Track Name: Flying So Low
FLYING SO LOW

Thud thud thud
Goes my tell-tale heart
And I hope it don't stop beating
Cos if it does
Then how will I get it started
Why do I feel like...

Flying so low to the ground
Trying my best not to crash now
And I'm keeping one ear out for the sound
Of my heart breaking

It took one kiss to fall in love
It took one call to say enough is enough
And now you're gone, now you're gone
And if I never get back up
If I never fall in love
Would that be wrong?
Would that be wrong?

Cos I'm flying so low to the ground
Trying my best not to crash now
And I'm keeping one ear out for the sound
Of my heart breaking

Oh, when will I get over you?
Oh, when will I get over you?
Man, I hope I do...
Track Name: Illumination
ILLUMINATION

Today I thought about
All the things that bring me down
All the things that bring me closer to the edge
All we can talk about
And debate the ins and outs
Of whether the sword is mightier than the pen

So come on over, we can make out
Twist and turn the world around
Listen to the pages burn as we make love
Somewhere in the underdark
Illumination catches on
And we take shelter like moths drawn to a flame

We've been waiting
Hiding in the dark
Contemplating whether or not we should come out
Hide and seek to find illumination
So take me where it burns my eyes...

See I, I took the long way round
My head buried firmly in the ground
I woke to find we had nothing left
And it's best not to dwell
When others take my kiss and tell
And turn my shining light around again

We've been waiting
Hiding in the dark
Contemplating whether or not we should come out
Hide and seek to find illumination
So take me away...

Take me to your sun
Burn this darkness from my heart
Take me to your light
Let it open up, open up, open up my eyes...

So come on over, we can make out
Twist and turn the world around
Listen to the pages burn as we make love
Somewhere in the underdark
Illumination catches on
And we take shelter like moths unto a...

Waiting, hiding in the dark
Contemplating whether or not we should come out
Hide and seek to find illumination
So take me away (Illumination)
Take me away (Illumination)
Take me away (Illumination)
Take me away...
Track Name: Sleep Tonight (Award Winning Rock Song 2012)
SLEEP TONIGHT

Another lonely day becomes night
I know you girl, I dreamt you in my mind
Is it worth the pain it takes to try
Sentient traffic is always on my mind

Will I sleep tonight
Please be with me tonight
I know you're not just a dream
Will I sleep tonight
Please be with me tonight
Oh god hang on to me

Will I sleep tonight
Please be with me tonight
Tell me this is not a dream
I see you only in my sleep

Will I sleep tonight
Please be with me tonight
Tell me this is not a dream
I see you always in my sleep

As cold and lonely as the path of time
Would I be the one to leave you high and dry
Is it worth the pain and shame to try
Sentient traffic is always on my mind
Oh bye bye

Will I sleep tonight
Please be with me tonight
I know you're not just a dream
Will I sleep tonight
Please be with me tonight
Oh god hang on to me

Will I sleep tonight
Please be with me tonight
Tell me this is not a dream
I see you only in my sleep

Will I sleep tonight
Please be with me tonight
Tell me this is not a dream
I see you always in my sleep
Track Name: Great Divide (Award Winning Rock Song 2013)
GREAT DIVIDE

We're made of the same clay, you and I
It's not very difficult to see
The cracks in our design

And would you walk a mile
Just to see the sun shine
From across this great divide
From across this great divide

I need someone to wake me, baby if you'd only try
Just how long will this take me to get to the other side?
I need you to love me from across this great divide
From across this great divide

Such a wicked life we lead
Full of insincerity!
Crooked smiles hide crocodile's teeth
For the weak and unwary

And would you walk a mile
Just to see another cold mile?
Stretching from this great divide

I need someone to wake me, baby if you'd only try
Just how long will this take me to get to the other side?
I need you to love me from across this great divide
From across this great divide

And the wheels keep on turning in a world that is on fire
And our love keeps on burning higher and higher
Come on move a little closer, we can waste a little time
I promise I'll be yours if you be mine!

I need someone to wake me, baby if you'd only try
Just how long will this take me to get to the other side?
I need you to love me from across this great divide
From across this great divide

Oh, I never saw it coming...
Track Name: Kill Chasey
KILL CHASEY

Escape this lonely day
Bring back thunder and rain
All this do this do that
Why is this happening to me again?

Pleased as punch to finally meet you
And have you rape every thing that was ever good in me
I'll come running, see if I don't... see if I don't

If you knew me
You could see right through me
Don't erase me
Kill Chasey

Oh so wicked swinging perpendicular to the flow
You think it's funny, ha ha funny
Ha fucking ha fucking there you go
What about me?
What about me?
Who gives a fuck about me?

If you knew me
You could see right through me
Don't erase me
Kill Chasey
Track Name: Go Steady
GO STEADY

I wasn't the first to have said it
But I said it, yeah, said it and meant it
Now you expect me to forget it
Yeah you're on, now you're off
Now you're cool, now you're hot

And I ain't the type to play games
But you're so fine, so fuck it, let's play
Are you the type that would take in a stray?
'Cos you're on, now you're off
Now you're cool, now you're hot

Ooh my my my, ooh my my my
Ooh my my my
Go steady, get ready
Get set, let's go

If my mouth was dry you'd wet it
The kind of love you can set and forget it
Ooh my my, so you want to go steady
Now you're on, now you're off
Now you're cool, now you're hot

And I ain't about to lay blame
You're the kind of fire that no one can tame
She's the type of girl who just drives men insane
When they're on, now she's off
Now she's cool, now she's hot

Ooh my my my, ooh my my my
Ooh my my my
Go steady, get ready
Get set, let's go

Ooh my my my, you've been on my mind
Wait a minute child, you're one of a kind
I can't help myself when I'm in your sights
I just tip my hat and I roll the dice

Ooh my my my, you've been on my mind
Wait a minute child, you're one of a kind
I can't help myself when I'm in your sights
I just tip my hat and I roll the dice...

Ooh my my my, ooh my my my
Now you're on, now you're off
Now you're cool, now you're hot
Now you're on, now you're off
Now you're cool, now you're hot
Now you're on, now you're off
Now you're cool, now you're hot
Go steady, get ready
Get set, let's go
Track Name: Random Hearts
RANDOM HEARTS

As the daylight fades
Sleepy eyes await the morning
Everything in its right place, or so they say...

Yet here we are just counting stars
And hanging out in dirty bars
Shuffling our stupid masks
And playing games...

Who's gonna stop these random hearts
With all of this constant sabotage
When all of us sleep in camouflage
To hide the beating of our random hearts

Nobody here ever said anything about forever
Who made love such a dirty word
Yeah who's to blame?

And here we are licking our scars
And throwing rocks off the overpass
We just came here to kick some arse
And take some names...

Who's going to stop these random hearts
With all this constant sabotage
When all of us sleep in camouflage
To hide the beating of our random hearts

I know you never wanted to take love's name in vain
And I know you never wanted for us to end this way
When all you ever wanted was something real in all this pain
I went and lied to you again...

Who's going to stop these random hearts
With all this constant sabotage
When all of us sleep in camouflage
To hide the beating of our random hearts...
Track Name: Break
BREAK

Here I am again
Afraid to touch your hand
Lest I wait to find
That we're still only friends

Just for once I wish that
Just for once I wish that...

I could make you stay
Even for one day
Take it all away
Everybody breaks
And if we fall
We'll burn it all
Everybody breaks everybody

I look to the others
And they look just like my brothers
All the colours seem to bleed into one
In between eternity and all that has become of me
I think of all I've lost and I have won

And just for once I wish that
Just for once I wish that...

I could make you stay
Even for one day
Take it all away
Everybody breaks
And if we fall
We'll burn it all
Everybody breaks everybody

And now that I've found you
Where are you
And what happened to this place?
This here old armour that I wear
Has seen better days...

And just for once I wish that...

Everybody hates
Everybody's fake
Everybody breaks everybody

I could make you stay
Even for one day
Take it all away
Everybody breaks
And if we fall
We'll burn it all
Everybody breaks everybody