/
  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Signed CD digipak version of the album with full artwork by George White.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Wide Lying Smiles via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

     £8 GBP or more

     

  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     £1 GBP  or more

     

about

Written one morning in Jan 2012 after a night of eating far too much cheese before bedtime..

lyrics

Empty headed, one of these guys, I didn’t recognise.
He had moustache, wore a blue jumper, piercing green eyes.
As we flew past cities, air borne shorts, rust in abandoned theme parks

Covered with rain, cover with rain, covered with rain, covered with rain!

Scrapers emerging, I’ll level with you coz you’ll never touch my cloud. A curious feeling I’m not meant to be, left in these strangers’ hands.
As we flew past cities, air borne thoughts, rust in abandoned theme parks

Covered with rain, cover with rain, covered with rain, covered with rain!

Out of the only ones I knew, he was sitting there, drum sticks in his hands, a most peculiar stare.
I had a thought that we could crash, meet the ocean floor, tangled tight in seaweed. Have we done this before?

With logic hanging loosely with a slight of hand, I could not let us fly. But I came close to jumping off the other ride. Brief moment of madness, catch it quickly it might vanish before that morning

I will wake up soon (repeat)

Am I still dreaming, in-between states, stuck on a mind warp bridge. A dangerous crossing, sharp silver below, leaves only a dazzling glow.
And I’ve got to find her and take my leave or soar deeper into these trees

Covered with rain, cover with rain, covered with rain, covered with rain!

Out of the only ones I knew, he was sitting there, reason on his mind, a most inviting stare.
I had a thought that we could crash, meet the ocean floor, tangled tight in seaweed. Have we done this before?

With logic hanging loosely and the other guys, I could not let us die. But I came close to jumping off the other ride

And I will get my passport, I did not get the chance to say goodbye that morning

I will wake up soon (repeat)

credits

from Wide Lying Smiles, released March 8, 2014
Nick Stephenson - Lead vocal, acoustic guiar
Mike Scott - Lead guitar, backing vocals
Simon Hadwin - Drums, backing vocals
Joe White - Bass, backing vocals

Song by Nick Stephenson, arranged by the Sun Machine © 2014

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Nick and the Sun Machine Saint Albans, UK

‘Nick and the Sun Machine’ are an Alternative Folk/Rock band from St Albans, Hertfordshire and formed in March 2012.

Their sound is informed by contemporary innovators such as Animal Collective and Wild Beasts but also the inventive, angular pop of Blur and multi layered harmonies of The Beach Boys.
... more

contact / help

Contact Nick and the Sun Machine

Streaming and
Download help