Do You Think We'll Live Here Forever?

by Danny Yau

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My debut solo album of sweet pop songs about a certain part of a certain city.

There's also a bonus PDF booklet. I don't really know what to do with bonus booklets either. They come with some albums, I kind of look at them once, and then that's kind of it. But I guess it's better than NOT having one. So keep that in mind when you're thinking about buying this album.

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released September 25, 2015

An album by Danny Yau
With
Paul Andrews - drums
Casey Atkins - electric guitars, vocals
Tim Byron - pianos, hammond, keys, optigan
Lisa Caruso - vocals
Simon Gibson - drums
Tim Kevin - guitars, bass, drums, Rhodes, melotron, omnichord Jadey O'Reagan - keys
Andy Vinall - optigan, handclaps
Produced by Tim Kevin. Recorded at Grey Nurse, Marrickville. Additional recording at Oceanic Studios.

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Danny Yau Sydney, Australia

Danny Yau is a Hong Kong born, Sydney based singer songwriter that hangs around the genre of indie pop.

Have you notice how at the bottom Bandcamp says "Feed for this artist", as if your buying of music here is literally food to me. Pretty full on for the music industry these days.
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Track Name: Courtney's Moving To Newtown (To Start A Band)
Courtney’s moving to Newtown to start a band
Top floor room in a share house with friends of friends
She’ll play guitar
In all the bars
Courtney’s moving to Newtown to start a band

Paige is moving to Glebe for a change of scene
She’s outgrown the friends she had in her teens
The suburbs are
So very far
Paige is moving to Glebe for a change of scene

And yes there will be boys
In pretty band t-shirts
Who make a pretty noise
Who’ll get them pretty hurt
Still Courtney’s moving to Newtown to start a band

Emma’s moving to Enmore cos Courtney’s there
She’s practising drums and dying her hair
They need a bass
So they called Paige
Emma’s moving to Enmore cos Courtney’s there

And yes there will be boys
Who’re bound to break their hearts
But what’s the other choice
Just living in the suburbs married to some guy
And paying off a house until the day you die
And you turn into your mother as the world goes by
And having all these dreams and never even trying

Courtney’s moving to Newtown to start a band
She’s got two months deposit and she’s booked the van
The suburbs are
So very far
Courtney’s moving to Newtown to start a band
Track Name: Punch Drunk Love
Oh love
You’ve been dancing ‘round my mind Like candlelight on my wine
Oh love
Oh your smile
Slowly sweetly sips for a while
The taste that makes my heart go wild Oh your smile
Oh your touch
Makes me think I’ve had too much For you I’m a hopeless drunk
Oh your touch
And I don’t like who I am When I stop to drink
That I don’t know who I am Without you as my drink
Oh love
You’ve been dancing ‘round my mind Like candlelight on my wine
Oh love
Track Name: Stay Home
The world is going crazy
Everyone’s insane
It’s cold outside and looks like it might rain
We really should be saving
It’s weeks until we’re paid
But I’m willing to spring for takeaway
Hey, let’s stay home again
There’s nothing at the Dendy
All these bands are lame
Its been so busy we haven’t talked all day
I’m happy to be lazy
Wind the time away
With Parks And Recreation season eight
Hey, let’s stay home again
Our little corner of the world Our side of the tracks
Our little universe
Our little inner west flat
King Kong is escaping
He’s marching down Broadway Climbed the UTS and swatting planes
Hey, let’s stay home again
Track Name: The Inner West Misses You
I'll face it
You are never coming home
To Australia Street or Sydenham Road Sometimes someone has to go
How I miss the days
Before you went away
I’d love to
Be sitting ‘round a drink with you
At the Town Hall or the Warren View See your sister sometimes too
I don’t see her these days
She moved to Neutral Bay
I’m doing OK
But the Inner West still misses you
I'll face it
I’ll never hear your voice again
It’s just the sound of passing planes New teenagers on the train
Wearing all those clothes
We wore years ago
You know that
The boys are still hanging out
On Sundays down at the Courthouse Some of them have kids now
We wonder if you’re good
You miss the neighbourhood They’re doing OK
But the Inner West still misses you
How I miss the days Before you ran away I’m doing OK
I'll face it
I’ll never see that face again
On platform nineteen in the rain New teenagers on the train
The kids we were before
We aren't anymore
I’m doing OK
But the Inner West still misses you
Track Name: The Night Bus Home
The night is coming to an end
I still have the songs in my head Drinking til I made a mistake
I looked at my watch now I wait For the night bus home
People spilling onto the street
The gays and the goths and the Greeks Wasn't it a wonder we'd meet?
Trying hard to find a seat
On the night bus home
Maybe tonight is the night
When you look back and everything changed Maybe that boy was the boy you’ve been looking for
Imagine us here when we’re old Walking past the places we strolled We first kissed on that spot
Here's where I'd wait at the stop For the night bus home
The Marly down to RPA Clems and then the IGA
The Enmore theatre and cafe Then another IGA
On the night bus home
Do you think we’ll live here forever?
Track Name: The Battle Of Victoria Road
She never phones
From the great unknown Oh this bird has flown away
I’ve got her cat
And the keys to her flat
Is she coming back some day?
She posts photos on my wall
While I’ve got nothing to share at all
Work all year
For four weeks holiday
Is this why we’re really here? Is this how we’re really made?
Every morning
I fight the war
Battle for Victoria Road
She’s skipping stones
In the heart of Rome
Is she coming home some day?
No two days for her’s the same While I’m at pub quiz again
Work all year
For four weeks holiday
Is this why we’re really here? Is this how we’re really made?
She sells sea shells by the shore While I have excel in my stall
Work all year
For four weeks holiday
Is this why we’re really here?
Is this what it’s all about
Can you help me to get through it Can you help me to get out?
Track Name: There Is A Girl Who Always Goes Out
She's been waiting for the heat to pass Then at least, at last
She'll go out again
Does her make-up on her balcony While the westerly
Comes rolling in
Sometimes, she feels
Like its a crime to miss the show
Sometimes, she feels
Like she don't know why her friends don't go
Another night out with the same old plan If we don't get to talk
I'll understand
Stood in silence staring at a band
So the friendly boys Never stood a chance
Sometimes, she feels
Like its a crime to miss the show Sometimes, she feels
Like everything's a little wrong
And going out from dusk til dawn
Is the same as standing still too long Maybe she should sing a different song But the same three chords keep rolling on
All her friends are going off to work In her undershirt
She'll be sleeping in
Later on and as the night airs cools And theres something to do
She'll go out again
Track Name: Strangers
Baby we were too young
We’re always gonna fuck it up, yeah Passion is a fashion that’s going out of style
Baby you hurt me so
And I just can’t let it go and
I can’t forget all the things you said
If only we had not met And I had not hurt you yet Could you imagine
You and I as strangers Meeting for the first time?
If only we could erase
All those awful days Could you imagine
You and I as strangers Meeting for the first time?
Baby you did me good
You’re the only one who understood me
And I tried too hard to make sure that you saw
Baby I can’t move on
You’re the only one who turned me on, yeah I can forgive all the things you did
And there's a version of this story With us meeting in our forties You're more beautiful than ever And I've got my shit together
But we were seventeen That’s all we’ve ever been And we will never be
Track Name: 12 Girls
Those 12 girls love with over the course of my life Well they drift into my
That I fell in
mind from time to time
Those 12 times
That I fell head over heels for a pretty face
Well they put my selfish heart back into its place
Those 12 girls
Are the lessons I've learnt If I met different girls
I would be someone else Oh, I am who I am
Cos of 12 girls
I was walking down the street you lived when I knew you I was someone different then I bet you're different too
12 years old
And I didn't think I'd ever fall in love
I was calculating chances and cursing my luck
Those 12 times
That I let the perfect girl walk right out my door And I didn't think I'd fall in love anymore
Well I always let it go
I just thought that you should know
Those 12 girls
Are the lessons I've learnt If I met different girls
I would be someone else Oh, I am who I am
Cos of 12 girls
I was walking down the street you lived when I knew you I recall the sounds of morning drift in your bedroom
I was someone different then I bet you're different too
No one else will ever know me quite the way you do
Those 12 girls
Are the lessons I've learnt If I met different girls
I would be someone else
Track Name: Unafraid Of the Dark
I’ve been reading Raymond Carver Thinking of the faceless father
How we’ll never know anything about love David Foster Wallace
Couldn’t work out what he wanted
So he had to go and leave us
I’m certain that uncertainty’s part of the plan
You cannot live in fear of things you don’t understand Greet every morning with an open heart
Be unafraid of the dark
I’ve been listening to Henry Rollins
How your teaching’s not worth knowin’ How you have to starve your mind to hunt Ian Kevin Curtis
Couldn’t work out his purpose
So he had to go and leave us
I’m certain that uncertainty’s part of the plan
You cannot live in fear of things you don’t understand Greet every person with an open heart
Be unafraid of the dark
I’ve been watching Woody Allen
How there’s no reason to what happens You have to 'cide for yourself what works Philip Seymour Hoffman
Couldn’t work it out too often
So he had to go and leave us
I’ve been learning from Carl Sagan
How smart men can be mistaken
How we’ll never know anything about life Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Couldn’t let us all stop trying
So he had to go and free us
I’m certain that uncertainty’s part of the plan
You cannot live in fear of things you don’t understand Greet every morning with an open heart
Be unafraid of the dark