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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a gatefold card case with lyrics in a booklet. Artwork by Alie McPherson.

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lyrics

In the year of our Lord Twenty and Ten
We packed up our bags and left the New Land
Wine Cellar friends saw us off with a song
"And make sure you write when you can,
And don't stay away for too long"

So we travelled north and we followed the rain
We came to the green, the Wilde land again
Ten years had passed, but none was the same
Money and greed shook this land
Money and greed took this land
Money and greed took this land

In the Year of our Lord Twenty and Ten
The empty estates lay in waiting and ruin
The young people ask "what would we stay here for?
Our future's been all sold away
The New Land is calling my name"
The New Land is calling my name

The dole queues are long, the credit is high
The talk in the street's all the same by and by
The old people say, as the flocks fly away
"The flight is so long, I don't know
If I'll see the grandchildren again"
See the grandchildren again

In the Year of our Lord Twenty and Ten
Money has done what could not be by men
And everyone asks, “what did you come here for?”
And I say, “I remembered a time
This was home and I felt I belonged”
This was home and I felt I belonged

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from How we got to now, released October 9, 2015

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The Broken Heartbreakers Dunedin, New Zealand

While their subject matter ranges from the broken hearted depths of personal despair and loss, through to well aimed barbs at the socioeconomic wasteland of the neoliberal era, this isn’t music for the self-involved or gloomy. Soulful vocals, shimmering guitars, and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of pop hooks will snare even the most jaded listener. ... more

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