IT ONLY ENDS ONCE

Third LP from DHARMA POLICE, released 2017.

 


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INTERVIEW

Check out an interview about ‘It Only Ends Once’ with the Hamilton Underground Press.

TRACKLISTING

1. Cabin Pressure
2. What’s the Plan
3. Craving Constant (Back and Forth in Time)
4. Walkabout
5. In the Shadow of the Statue
6. Diamonds in the Bag
7. We’re Not Going to Guam, Are We?
8. I Lied
9. Fish Biscuit
10. It Only Ends Once

All songs written, recorded, mixed and mastered by D Satherley / Dharma Police

LYRICS

CABIN PRESSURE

can you see what i want you to believe tonight
are you on the list or are you just another fake?
i’ve had far too much
i’m way in, too over my head and i can’t play
i know that i’m wrong again no doubt
but still i should try to sit by his side
and pull the knife (the knife)
and what will you say to the mother when she hears
cabin pressure
ashes in the way
but he’s here, he’s here to stay
you can’t help him anyway
this is yesterday
cabin in the woods, sandal on the other foot
pressure on the candidate to let go of fear
i’ve had far too much
i’m way in, too over my head and i can’t play
i know that i’m wrong again no doubt
but still i should try to sit by his side
and pull the knife (the knife)
and what will you say to the mother when she hears
cabin pressure
i hope that i’m wrong again no doubt
but still i should try to sit by his side
and pull the knife (the knife)
and what will i say to the mother when she hears
cabin pressure

WHAT’S THE PLAN?

have you got a plan, or are we sinking?
are we here forever, are we thinking?
life is just a part of heavy drinking.
are we here for good, or are we just toys
hey what’s the plan?
I don’t know
where we fit in all this petty scheming
never part of what we have been dreaming
love less, without ever coming home to
mother, i don’t know what I would do if they killed you…
are we here for good, or are we just toys
hey what’s the plan?
I don’t know
are we here for good, or are we just toys
hey what’s the plan?
you don’t know
are we here for good, or are we just toys
hey what’s the plan?
i don’t know
i don’t know
you don’t know
you don’t know
we don’t know

CRAVING CONSTANT (BACK AND FORTH IN TIME)

i’m jumping back and forth in time
i don’t know why
i cannot stop it
can you help me get out of this mess?
what do i need to do?
help me.
what is the answer?
am i going to die, never seeing penny again?
no, you’re not going to see her without finding
your one and only constant in both timelines
an anchor
someone who is on that island and is back here too
in the 1990s and the future
or you will die

WALKABOUT

i’ve got to stay up, i’ve got to stay low
and not let them know i could not walk
before the plane went boom
and crashed
i’m inching on forward, i’m falling on my back
my knives are for boar, my oranges halved
there’s nothing more important than the hatch
or dad
i never wanted you to see another shipwreck on the beach
and so i’m waiting for my turn
to be the special number one
and to the others a hired gun
forever waiting
you’ve got to be strong, you’ve got to stick around
the island has plans, and you are more important than you know
i need you to kill god… and man
i’m inching on forward, i’m falling on my back
and if they don’t care, i’m never coming back
you pushed me out a window
and now… you’re dead
i never wanted you to see another shipwreck on the beach
and so i’m waiting for my turn
to be the special number one
and prove to jacob i am his son
forever waiting

IN THE SHADOW OF THE STATUE

i’m just a mama’s boy, i never wanted this job
but now i have to keep the whole island from harm
if nothing else i cannot be broken in two
or nothing will lie in the shadow of the statue
he cannot leave, we must be alert to the fear
that everyone we know will just die to be here
for many, many years i have waited for you
’cause you were chosen to do this job i can’t do
anymore
what lies in the shadow of the statue?

DIAMONDS IN THE BAG

you’ve got it in the bag
you’ve got it the hand
why did you not want to share with me?
you’ve got it in the bag
you’ve got it the hand
and we wouldn’t have to work again
don’t give me that
don’t give me that
don’t give me that look again
razzle me dazzle me, puzzle and frazzle me
i’m never gonna look at you the same
you’ve got it in the bag
let’s bury it in sand
and let’s never tell a soul just where
we buried it in the past
we married each other fast
and we never have to work again
don’t give me that
don’t give me that
don’t give me that look again
razzle and dazzle me, puzzle and frazzle me
i’m never gonna look at you the same

WE’RE NOT GOING TO GUAM, ARE WE?

(instrumental)

I LIED

if you really think i’m minnesotan
and you really think i’ve fathered offspring
can you be as stupid as I have treated you?
can you be another deluded dupe?
why can’t you see?
can you be as other blind as our doctor was?
no, you can’t
no, you can’t, you can’t deny we were here
before you were here
before they were here
now
if you really want to know the answer
never come again a minute closer
can you be as other as I have longed to do?
can you kill an other, or one to be?
why can’t you see?
can you be as other blind as our doctor was?
no, you can’t
no, you can’t, you can’t deny
we were here
before you were here
before they were here
before
and it’s not fair
i can’t stay here

FISH BISCUIT

(instrumental)

IT ONLY ENDS ONCE

(instrumental)