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Passenger (LP)

by Jordan Reyne

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Passenger 05:48
I chased the sun for over 30 hours Passed LA international and tired air hostesses I had nothing with me We find our truths in all the lonely places In the ruins we leave in our attempts at greatness You will fade to grey cos I want you to
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I have run from an Island nation Where the sea swallowed up the sun She was torn into halves from beneath and above But the wind and the rain were her own I lost all my songs in her oceans Told all my friends I was strong Their smiles are a butterflies wings And the storms in the amazon I thought that your history would move me But the nothing is bigger than war It feels like the empty illusion I followed a broken man for Its more than our histories of murder That make us know we are alone. The wind is as endless as Europe The tears in our hands are our own
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Letters Home 05:34
Mother its rain on the front line Mother its been weeks without sunshine And I feel like Ive lost what Im fighting for the rains gonna fall no matter which side we re on My brothers are sunk in the quagmyre I taste the smell of gunfire Sometimes I feel like Im flying home But the place I arrive is never where I came from And I can hear them fall I can hear then fall I can hear them fall mother We re all gonna fall in the end
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Warsaw 04:13
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Mother England lies Where the gulf stream brings The warm water through. She wont have the time But take this piece of mind: She walked the world with you She says the same thing to me Again and again and again Ive called and Ive called and she says to me Ive called and Ive called and she says to me: She s waiting for the sun In the eastern arm A face with practiced charm Is building solemn walls. In his ruined towns The vultures do their rounds And televise his calls.
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It took the wind to fly you All this way from home Praying that the saints would hold your Bridge to the sun But they re liars They re liars Ive always known I let this story fill me As if Fate had thrown me so far I wish you had filled this nothing But its more than who we are And we re liars We re liars Ive always known
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Karlsruhe 04:36
There were months with engines In case the silence came. They took the quiet hand That waited at my throat away. The cold percussion Of all these man-made things The rhythmic scream of trains that automate the life in things But I never wanted To see the timely rain To know precisely how the chemistry in feeling drains I ask no sinewave cycles And no repeats from time I cant see answers in the accidents that chaos finds I should have seen it  amidst the broken things That lost their meaning when analysis was everything There is no voice of Venus amidst the steel and grey And Im impatient for the things that make me move again I should have seen it  but it s a different sky all the stars are in the wrong place at the wrong time There is no voice of Venus amidst the steel and grey And Im impatient for the things that make me move again
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When the machines have gone You ll wonder where you ve been You cant outrun yourself But you re alone again An ordinary man An ordinary girl Somewhere along the way We learned we cant change the world But you ll wish that you had And all the hollow things Ride on a coloured sea But only see themselves In every other thing. It is a lonely world An ordinary place When the machines have gone You cannot fill their space But youll wish that you had
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I was looking for escape when I met you And of all the things bigger than us You would think that the death of thousands Would at least distract me. I didn t find my happy ending In your country where I could drive for 10 hours and Never reach the sea. While Bagdad burned, I cried. In a café in Europe Over the touch of your hand.

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Digital Download of Passenger An album for the drifters and travellers who don't give up searching for meaning in the chaos of the world. Trains, planes and transport sounds form the backbone of this electronic album that follows a journey through Europe in the hope of finding something larger than ones self.

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"a dark, melodic concept album set to a backdrop of urban industrial rhythms. A lyrical tale of seaching for hope through nihilism.
"File your copy next to iconclasts Eno, Bjork and Sinead". New Zealand Musician (New Zealand)

"...ethereally beautiful, alterable like the color of a chameleon" Nocturnal Hall (Germany)

“...she’s shrewd, has a history and keeps on going, with a weird mind and stories that evoke photographic snapshots... impeccably measured vocals that have a delightful timbre of mischief... a beautiful, perverse album, which will reap further rewards the more you allow it to.” - Mick Mercer (UK)


You can also read her interview with the Listener about her album "Passenger". www.listener.co.nz/issue/3352/artsbooks/2369/i_am_the_passenger.html

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released January 5, 2005

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Jordan Reyne Karlsruhe, Germany

Known recently as the Resident Evil 7 vocalist (trailer track, "Go Tell Aunt Rhody"), Jordan is described by New Zealand's National Radio as the pioneer of a new sound, Jordan's music is a blend of irish/ celtic rock, steam-era machine noise, and Grimms fairytale-eske lyrics. Imagine PJ Harvey trapped in the workhouses of Industrial Revolution era England, with only Nine Inch Nails for company. ... more

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