Where The Wild Things Hide And Hunt

by True Strays

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released May 5, 2018

All Songs Written and Arranged by True Strays.
Recorded & Mixed at Factory Studios Bristol, Castle House and Rocking Horse Studio.
Produced, Mixed & Mastered - Tom B Cooper & True Strays
Artwork - Charlotte Ferreira
EP Design - Bill Giles
Logo - Hannah Sunny Whaler

True Strays are:
James Cameron - Vocals and Guitars
Joe James - Double Bass and Vocals
Matt Cooke - Drums and Vocals

Additional Musicians:
Jonny Henderson - Hammond Organ (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6)
James Graham - Keys (Track 4)
Rhys Friery - Clavinet (Track 5)
Oli Austen - Drums (Track 4)
James Weston - Interlude

Thank you to everyone who put their efforts into helping make this EP happen. Thank you to everyone who gave us a gig or a sofa to crash on, lent us their musical talents and put up with our bulls**t. We Love You All.


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True Strays Bristol, UK

The challenges of forming a band mean that most split up before they even leave the practise room. True Strays met in a sandpit when they were in playgroup and have seen many a great band fall by the wayside. Joe James and James Cameron are using these personal experiences to fuel their latest endeavour with greater urgency and honesty than ever. ... more


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Track Name: Oh My Love
Going down to the waterfront
Where the wild things hide and hunt
It’s calm and beautiful

Paradise up for spoil
A big old hit with the gas and oil
A tragedy to behold

Oh My Love

Now the suits they strut and stroll
Asserting all their control
On this wilderness
We want growth right here right now
Time to brand this cash cow
This shits bigger than you

Oh my love, pray to the god above
Oh my love, help us save this place

Now the soils black and blue
Cancers deep inside of you
But there’s no problems here
Just another slash and burn
From these lessons we won’t learn
Fate unfolds before us

Got what you wanted. Got what you need.
Track Name: My Darling
Oh My Darling
Oh how i’ve waited for you

Let’s write these wrongs
With the hands of time
Let’s do better
With this life of mine

I’d give forever
So fear leaves you be
Lost in the warmth
No need for memory

Come on set ya free
Come now walk with me

I got you babe all terrors and trails
I got you babe all pain and denial

I could stare at you all day
Don’t want you any other way

It’s all warming up this asphalt we ride
Chasing the mountains and chasing the tide
Track Name: Roll On
Leave your baggage, upon the window sill
Carry with you, nothing to hold you down
Rest your head upon a travelling breeze
She will carry you, she will carry you

Offer up as air, hopes to breathe
Worries pass you by and leave you peace
What you meet might help your eyes to see
Your mind’s belief

Roll on, roll on, find your setting sun
Roll on, roll on, won’t you find your only one

Stars they let you know, that you’re still here
Muddy boots will show you, where you been
Tomorrow sun will guide you, where to go
Go with the flow, go with the flow

I got an itching, my soul is twitching, it’s time to go
I been yawning, a new day dawning, let’s hit the road…
Track Name: Heal The Haunting
Heal the haunting now

Hold me down, hold me down
Heavy old boots keep the thoughts going round
Hold ya back, hold ya back
Hanging onto trouble in the pocket of your old backpack
Hanging onto trouble keeps the trouble keep on rolling

Heal the haunting now
Heal the haunting somehow

Time to go, time to go
Time to kick the habit keep ya lamp from burning low

Time to meet your maker, set those demons free, time to call the preacher, it ends here with me…
Track Name: Before Now
Before I knew or so they say
I never lost but got my own way
Before the melting glacial snow
All those days seem so long ago

Before our eyes opened up so wide
Heard doubtful voices deep inside
Before love left all her cruel marks
And wisdom wound all my hopes dark

Before loneliness squatted your halls
And west moved east against your call
Before bitterness claimed rightful place
And hope lost all her sugar coated taste

I will wait for you
Before and now it’s the least I can do

And now it’s here in the guilt blood red
In my nervous veins long unfed
And now it’s here jousting at my skin
Facing up to facts that I couldn’t let you in

I don’t want to grow old, not like this
I just want to live free, free to exist
Track Name: Since I Was A Boy
You turn steps, into strides
Bleached black, my insides
Ain’t no laws, in this town
Don’t want no, laws around!

You know I meant it, what I said
You know I meant it, I’m not brain dead

Flip a knife, cut the bastard out
Sow my own stitches, without a doubt

Since I was a boy, been drawn to the dust
The wide expanses, my dreams filled up with lust

Spent all night, lost in your deep waves
Your purring voice, cosmic caves
There’s beauty in the bones, ground to dust
Abandoned places, in god we trust

Who knew every little piece of you, would fall down, fall down…

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