The Beauty of Solitude

by The War of Ideas

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“The Beauty of Solitude” features four tracks where the band explore in great detail topics such as: what it means to live in an ever-connected digital age, how to let go of your past and break free of limiting beliefs, love, loss and heartache.

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released November 4, 2017

Trevor Petrie: Vocals, acoustic guitar
Brian Hosking: Drums
Steve Myers: Bass
Ben Blanks: Electric guitar
Frida Petrie: Keys, backing vocals

Special guests
Liam Thorpe: Backing vocals on tracks 1,3 & 4
Erek Ladd: Lead break on track 3

All songs written by Trevor Petrie
Produced by The War of Ideas
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Erek Ladd at Ladd Studios, Bendigo
Cover photo by Marty Schoo Photography
Graphic Design by Frida Petrie

©️ 2017 Poppet Head Records, Bendigo's indie record label
www.poppetheadrecords.com.au
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Track Name: The Beauty of Solitude
Lyrics:

This emblem I’ve been wearing has got people staring. I hope they can’t see through my charade.

Because it’s a pretty price I pay for living different lives both night and day. I aint sure it’s gonna work out right.

And these thoughts I’ve been collecting just haven’t been connecting, I get on and off and off and on the line.

And I’ve been listening to the prophet but I’m sure I still don’t got it. I’ve got the answers but I just can’t find the time.

So take these lyrics I’ve been scratching into eggs that won’t be hatching and slam them in the faces of the youth.

With all their instant gratification and their shameless masturbation, they’ll never understand the beauty of solitude.

And all I really want is some silence from all the anger hate and violence but I’m as much to blame as everyone else.

And for all I’ve come to see and understand what burdens me
I’ve done nothing but simply get this off my chest.

And will I fight, will I fight for you?
And will I fight, will I fight for you?
Will I fight, will I fight for you?
Will I fight or will I find something new.

This emblem I’ve been wearing has got people staring. I hope they can’t see through my charade.
Track Name: Ashes and Ribbons
Lyrics:

I’ve been pushing this shopping cart of ideas
Singing its praise to preoccupied ears
Hoping that someone will attend to my fate
And worried that I’ve figured it out too late

There’s a trail of confusion and misguided events
All bound up and hanging like old fishing nets
There’s barely and room amongst this noise and this mess
For me to hide anymore regrets

I’m changing pace and taking mark
And when they fire that gun, I’ll ignite the spark

These baby steps I’m taking are gathering pace
And although there’s no prize for winning this race
It’s the journey I choose to applaud
And I no longer feel I’m a freak or a fraud

The ashes of all of these dated decisions
They help me to sharpen the scissors and cut through the ribbons

Now I won’t make excuses and I won’t be ashamed
I won’t point the finger or delegate blame
I’m back in control; got my hands on the wheel
And this impossible daydream is becoming real

I’m changing pace and taking mark
And when they fire that gun, I’ll ignite the spark

The ashes of all of these dated decisions
They help me to sharpen the scissors and cut through the ribbons
Track Name: A Stranger to Wisdom
Lyrics:

I picked up the paper to bury myself cause every once in a while it's good for my health. And I searched all the columns for traces of where we went wrong

There's a tear on the sofa that we blame on the cat but we both know who's really at fault for the fact that we can't look past all this trivial shit for one minute

And when I finally think that the chatter's all dead some useless memory enters my head and it reminds me that I've been in worse places before

But you said it's over
when you said it's over
I said tomorrow is another day

You said it's over
Yeah you said it's over
And I looked at you and I smiled at you
I looked at you and I said
Tomorrow is another day

I took a ride on my steel horse to calibrate my tact. Make some sense of all the nonsense I've been parading as facts. And if I just tune out, will it all just blow itself away?

I switch it off because I don't want the invaders in my home. And I switch it on because I can't deal with this silence in my own. I guess there's good reason for saying that ignorance is bliss

But you said it's over
when you said it's over
I said tomorrow is another day

You said it's over
Yeah you said it's over
And I looked at you and I smiled at you
I looked at you and I said
Tomorrow is another day

So when tomorrow's nearly here will I have wasted my chance? Stumbled on my two left feet and ended this dance? Or will you still love me just like you did yesterday?

But you said it's over... You said it's over...

Yeah you said it's over
You said it's over
And I looked at you, and you frowned at me
I looked at you and you just frowned at me
I looked at you and I said... I love you
Track Name: The Bitter End
Lyrics:

I’m going to put this story to bed before the heartache fractures my head. There’s no need to explain for I can see the pain in your eyes.

It’s washing over us both like a wave, there’s nothing here we can save, except maybe the thought that there’s something we ought to have done.

Don’t despair my love, it’ll be alright, it’ll be alright
Don’t despair my love, I’m doing fine, I’m doing fine, I’m doing fine

And now I rummage through all the nightmares I sent to you, searching for a shred of truth and a piece of your heart.

And I can see it clear in my reflection in your tears, I should have faced my fears, for now fear is all I know.

Don’t despair my love, it’ll be alright, it’ll be alright
Don’t despair my love, I’m doing fine, I’m doing fine, I’m doing fine

Take me away from it all
There’s no peace of mind, no piece to find any more

Take me away from it all
There’s no peace of mind, no piece to find any more

Don’t despair my love, it’ll be alright, it’ll be alright
Don’t despair my love, I’m doing fine, I’m doing fine, I’m doing fine

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