Fever Dreams

by Mark Moldre

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1.
FEVER DREAMS II There’s a quiet in the evening, there’s a still in the air There’s a haunting in the shadows, a black plague of despair Someone’s howling over yonder but they’re just out of sight These Fever Dreams keep me up through the night These Fever Dreams keep me up through the night My assets were all frozen the day after the war The crops are all dying – like the drought in ‘54 My family they are starving and I can’t make it right These Fever Dreams keep me up through the night These Fever Dreams keep me up through the night And my mama well she told me Don’t go talking to strangers And there’s a note in my pocket Filled with signs of the end And my eyes in my sockets They are blind to the dangers Do I run – or should I stay? Now my baby she is bleeding and I’m holding her hand But she’s kicking and she’s fighting and I can make her understand That she’s slipping and she’s sliding and I’m trying to hold her tight These Fever Dreams keep me up through the night These Fever Dreams keep me up through the night
2.
LEAVE ME WHERE YOU FOUND ME I’m hiding in the basement and I’m shutting out the sunlight Cause the sun can give you cancer and there aint no cure I can hear them in the evening as they’re going thru my garbage So I’m shredding the evidence and hiding all the clues Won’t you leave me? Leave me where you found me 5 arch angels sitting on my shoulder Whispering in my ears and telling me lies My landlord wants too change the locks, I’m hiding in my mailbox And thru the walls they’re listening so I’m sleeping outside Won’t you leave me? Leave me where you found me Woah God said to Abraham, "Give me a son" Abe said "Man You must be putting me on" God said "No" Abe said "What?" God said "Do what you want Abe but the next time you see me coming you'd better run, way down on Hwy 61" There’s a rifle in my closet Louise is unaware There’s a bunker in the garden past the turnips over there I’ve downed 47 coffees just to past the time Magdalena’s been arrested for a vicious thoughtcrime Won’t you leave me? Leave me where you found me
3.
Josephine 04:42
JOSEPHINE I’m so tired of hearing every thought in your head I’m turning off the white noise and slipping into bed My archived body’s weary but the sheets I lie between Don’t feel as soft without you my darling Josephine And there’s an old grey moon…….watching everything we do The paper trail we’re following it leads nowhere We’re turning our maps upside down and speaking to the air There’s a picture of your face I’ve shown to everyone I’ve seen But no one here can recognise my darling Josephine And there’s a warm dry wind…….curls and sneaks around our hearts Uncovering our sins I saw a wedding from the driver’s side Flowers thrown toward the sun by a blushing young bride And I can prove, yes, that you are alive For when I rest my head at night I feel you creep behind my eyes The time went by so quickly that we were barely here In love I was born, in love I’ll drown, in love I’ll disappear As the street lights start to flicker my memory’s wiped clean I’ll see you in my dreams tonight my darling Josephine And now there’s nothing left of you my darling Josephine
4.
How Long? 03:47
HOW LONG? How long since you’ve been here? Too long til you’ll be gone Someday soon you’re gonna wake up in the morning And you’ll wish that you’d never been born Lying dirty priest caught with your hand right up the fleece And now your flock is scattered and it’s shorn Mumbling in Latin dressed in purple and satin As the ground opens up to swallow you whole How long since you’ve been here? Too long til you’ll be gone Someday soon you’re gonna wake up in the morning And you’ll wish that you’d never been born Thieving, sleazy minister you’re up to something sinister Down amongst the catacombs and tombs Oh, There’s murder on the breeze and there’s blood up to your knees As a shadow falls across the river Nile How long since you’ve been here? Too long til you’ll be gone Someday soon you’re gonna wake up in the morning And you’ll wish that you’d never been born Don’t go turning the pages til you’ve read to the end Don’t put faith in no strangers Hoping and praying they’ll lead you to the Promised Land Greedy little girl you thought your hands were full of pearls Now you’re sleeping with the swill and the swine Little piggy went to market, a harlot wrapped in scarlet But no one in their right mind is giving you a dime How long since you’ve been here? Too long til you’ll be gone Someday soon you’re gonna wake up in the morning And you’ll wish that you’d never been born
5.
FULL MOON OVER LUNA PARK Sometimes my memory rings on like church bells As the moon paints a coloured symphony As the tides push and pull against the seashore All my dreams are slowly swept out to sea Perhaps I drank too much or too little As I whispered sweet nothings in the dark Dreamy music drifts over the harbour As a full moon rose over Luna Park And then you stood and wandered down to the harbour Leaving your clothes upon the sand And you drifted til no longer could I see you Without a sound or a wave of your hand I’m a diver she’s a pearl She’s just my kind of girl And I’ll always be searching At the bottom of the sea Can the sun play tricks on your eyesight? Can the moon wipe your memory clean? Will the tide put back what it’s broken apart? As a full moon rose over Luna Park Will the tide put back what it tore from my heart? As a full moon rose over Luna Park
6.
FEVER DREAMS I I’ve got these Fever Dreams they keep me up at night I’ve got these Fever Dreams they keep me up at night And as my mind fills up with darkness Well all that I can wish for is the light They say a storms a’comin – lightning divides the night sky And the trees they are a howlin’ – lightning splits up the night sky And the electric impulses in my brain Mean I don’t even hear when it starts to rain And from my bedroom I hear the opening of a door There’s a tappin’ at the window and the opening of a door Slow footsteps moving closer Creeping slowly ‘cross my kitchen floor Am I sleeping? Out in the back yard someone’s weeping Misconception These dreams have altered my perception Fears intersected Even my sleep is now infected And old man Bellfield is sharpening his axe Yeah old man Bellfield by the woodshed is sharpening his axe And as the woods grow ever darker Mr Bellfield is covering his tracks I’ve got these Fever Dreams they keep me up at night
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WHITE LIGHTNING You know I’ve got White Lightning Got it in my pocket Got it in my system It’s heading to my brain Once we lit up the city, now you smother me in pity And all the while I closed my eyes to pretend I didn’t see We began to lurch in rhythm and hope we’d be forgiven But somewhere down on George St We took a wrong turn and were lost and never seen You know I’ve got White Lightning Got it in my pocket Got it in my system It’s heading to my brain And if I give you some White Lightning I can take you to the stars dear Oh, I’ve got White Lightning Ever since you went away So point this old car northwards, a tenner for your thoughts love I don’t know if I’ll be coming back this way again Tell Josey that I love her, tell her that I’m thinking of her Oh and tell her that I’ll miss her 1000 times a day I don’t know how long I’ve been lost I don’t know how long I’ve been lost I don’t know how long I’ve been lost Or if I’m heading home soon I’ll travel by White Lightning Got it in my pocket Got it in my system It’s heading to my brain And if I give you some White Lightning I can take you to the stars dear Oh, I’ve got White Lightning Ever since you went away
8.
Til Now 03:52
TIL NOW Down past the blue gums on the road where I was born You buried your honest qualities and turned to face the storm Girl I’ve got troubles down along the way And I don’t know where I’m going or if I’ll be back again someday Girl pick up the pieces I’m broken and I’m sore Stick my bones together, mop my blood up off the floor And if you’re headed south where you shot off your mouth Well they could kill you down there Or if you’re headed east where they loved you the least Well there’s a noose for you now You were my friend til now Look down on me I’m not sleeping or praying anymore As the gods of silence leave me I’m bolting closed the door Last night something woke me, it’s the bullets you left in my brain Crawling round like insects and clattering like trains And if you’re running west where you opened my chest There’s a price on your head I can’t see your eyes through that snakeskin disguise My heel is bruised though somehow You were my friend til now Girl, I’m not reading the words you’re writing on my wall Cause the person that I knew once just isn’t there at all And if you’re headed home to the places we’d known You better keep your head down We cried later that day, your words blew my brains away And there’s no putting right You turned my heart into stone, drained my blood, stole my bones What else can I allow? You were my friend til now Tears are useless somehow You were my friend til now
9.
KEEP ON MOVING Lord I’ll be leaving I’ll be headed home this evening Please tell my children to be strong Daddy’s coming home Please tell your mother Not to even bother To meet me at the station by the train I’d rather walk home in the rain Lord, gotta keep on moving Lord, gotta keep on moving Lord I got to keep on moving on Sister don’t be crying I’m not really dying I’ve been living dead so many days I don’t know know other way Preacher please forgive me I never thought that I’d be A lost soul left burning in the sun Shaming everyone Lord, gotta keep on moving Lord, gotta keep on moving Lord I got to keep on moving on When the stones cry out and the blackbirds sing And I feel the cold and bitter sting Of every little thing I ever did wrong Lord I pray you’ll make me strong Lord I’ll be leaving I’ll be headed home this evening Please tell my children to be strong Daddy’s coming home July is slipping westward The plans that I had messed with Lost in the whistle of a train Lord won't you wipe away the stain Lord, gotta keep on moving Lord, gotta keep on moving Lord, Gotta keep on moving Lord I've got to keep on moving on
10.
PEAK DOWNS COAL Is there a portent to this weather? The sky's as black as Peak Downs coal I’m floating up as light as a feather The wind shakes me across the fields the wind freezes out my soul And I’ve been taken in And I’ve been left out I’ve filled my arms with fire But my heart I’ve filled with doubt You’re a devil in sheep’s clothing A finely dressed gentleman with a knife You’ll steal the minutes and leave me owing And carefully cut out every last inch of my life And you’ll get what you want And I’ll disappear And you’ll be speaking to the shadows But I will not be here I just want to sleep I just want to sleep Cos I got nothing left, there’s just dust over here And there’s nothing to see, so don’t shed a tear I’ve got nothing to give and there’s nothing you’ll take I’ve got nothing left in my heart But this powerful ache Is there a portent in this weather? The sky's as black as Peak Downs coal

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Produced by Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss/Infinity Broke/The Tall Grass) and recorded live and straight to 1” tape, Fever Dreams contains some genre-hopping sonic bedlam, fractured Americana-hued ballads, jazz-tinged standards, old-school Jungle Book style reggae and ramshackle/rollicking noir blues.

The fingerprints of Dylan, Waits, Chet Baker and others run through Fever Dreams. Sometimes on the surface, often buried deep in the DNA of the music. From the gently undulating desert sounds of 'Josephine’ to the raised-glass sway of ‘White Lightning’, the swagger and rockabilly of 'Leave Me Where You Found Me’ and the gloriously cosmic and eclectic junk-shop jazz of ‘Full Moon Over Luna Park’, the album is defined by the range of its artistic vision.

Lyrically, Moldre’s poetry blurs the lines between bad dreams, things that go bump in the night, claustrophobia, conspiracy theorists, modern day anxiety and twisted tales set in ever shifting Australian landscapes. His impressionistic tales and evocative vignettes are perfectly complemented by his accomplished, tough and tender guitar playing that draws on both traditional and more exploratory forms of folk, jazz, and blues.

The album art contains some wonderful paintings from the brush of French-Canadian Luthier/Artist Lenny Piroth-Robert (Daddy Mojo Guitars)

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released June 21, 2019

PRODUCED BY JAMIE HUTCHINGS
ENGINEERED BY CHRIS COLQUHOUN
MIXED BY CHRIS COLQUHOUN & JAMIE HUTCHINGS

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY MARK MOLDRE EXCEPT JOSEPHINE & PEAK DOWNS COAL (MOLDRE/HUTCHINGS) & KEEP ON MOVING (MOLDRE/CARPENTER)

MARK MOLDRE: VOCALS / ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC GUITARS / PERCUSSION / HANDCLAPS / SAILORS CHOIR

SCOTT HUTCHINGS: DRUMS / HANDCLAPS / SAILORS CHOIR

REUBEN WILLS: DOUBLE & ELECTRIC BASS / HANDCLAPS / SAILORS CHOIR

ADAM LANG: LAP SLIDE & BANJO / HANDCLAPS / SAILORS CHOIR
JAMIE HUTCHINGS : ELECTRIC GUITAR / PERCUSSION /BACKING VOCALS / HANDCLAPS / SAILORS CHOIR

SPECIAL GUESTS:
JADEY O’REGAN / PIANO
TIM BYRON / HAMMOND ORGAN
LEE HUTCHINGS / TENOR SAXOPHONE

HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED BOB DYLAN (SONY/ATV MUSIC ) ON “LEAVE ME” THE REPERTOIRE ON THIS RECORDING WAS LICENCED BY APRA-AMCOS

MASTERED BY HANZSEK AUDIO
PAINTINGS BY LENNY PIROTH-ROBERT
DRAWING BY CHET MOLDRE

PHOTOS BY CLÉMENT GUYON / CHRIS COLQUHOUN / MARK & JO MOLDRE

THANKS TO JO MOLDRE / MUM & DAD / ALL INVOLVED WHO WENT ABOVE & BEYOND /LOIS WILLS / LUDOVIC LORRE / BRETT CURZON / MICHAEL CARPENTER / SHANE PEX & PETER WARD

© 2019 Mark Moldre
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VIEW TWO TRACKS ON YOUTUBE:

Fever Dreams I:
youtu.be/vI0FAcem4vw

Leave Me Where You Found Me:
youtu.be/uR__GmEUYBQ

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"If Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and Jeff Tweedy were pushed out to sea in a rickety old boat they’d come up with something like this. ..a boisterous yet soulful musical journey worth the fare. You’ll be stomping and crying and laughing, and if you’re lucky to catch Moldre live, you’ll be doing all three with a whiskey in hand.” Timber & Steel ... more

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