The Breeze That Hits Your Ear

by Overdog

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All songs written and composed by Overdog. All rights reserved.
© 2016 Overdog

Recorded in June & July 2016 at The Lodge studios, Northampton.
Special “thants” to our fantastic recording engineers, Mark Cann and Jakob Loveless, for their engagement, ideas and hard work making the record sound great.

The digital download also includes a high-quality PDF booklet containing artwork, lyrics, and album credits.

credits

released September 12, 2016

Many thanks to our crowdfunding campaign supporters, who helped make this album happen: Samantha Miller, Charlotte Dumartin, Charles Hill, Mike & Angela Ford, Kevin & Roxy Miller, Meg Kinsey, Bruce Barnes, Carole & Roger Blanshard, Tom Joll, Lidia Zanetti Domingues, Diana & Glyn Moser, Julia Bawden & Maria Raissiguier, Rich Powell, Gary Brightbart, Aggie Ford, Jamie West, Wes Pickard, Andy Thomson, Yunnan Chen, Anthony Potter, Sarah Bence, Sarah & Ben Gover, Pamela & Jonathan West, Sophie Armour, Paolo Turati, Rob Taylor, Antony Paul, Miriam Brightbart, Jonas Genevaz, Marie-Laurence Marais, Ian & Margaret & Chris Thomson, Sara Laureen Bartels, Caroline Geoffroy, Michele Schiavina, Anne-Marie Fearnley, Adam Talbot, AJ Lawrence, Paul McCauley, Andrew Treen, Sam Packham, Kimon Pallikaropoulos, Andreas Schneller, Antoine Brenner, Andreas Knab, Clare Phipps & Matt Hawkins, Bekah Irving, Dan Thompson, Lorenz Brightbar, Katie Dutko, Alan Lewis, Anne Thomas, Leandra Rhoese, Alex Baxter, Steve Clark, Rachel Robinson, Myrna Martin, James Egleton, Ray Granlund, Françoise Schiltz, Ruth Carass, Ricky Houghton, Andrew Greer, Maria Toboso Castañera, Katrine Folmann Finne, Gordon & Alison Ross, Joan Folmann, Grace Zhao, Kači Peringer, Kate Naughton, Tom Slocombe and Cédric Desruelles (and a couple of anonymous supporters!).

Making this record has been a collaborative experience from start to finish. Everyone contributed ideas, energy, jokes, inspiration, friendship. It’s been hugely rewarding, especially looking back at some of the songs written as early as 2013, which evolved very gradually over the course of several years. We hope that you can hear some of all of that in the record – and, more importantly, that you enjoy it.

Additional credits:

Sky paintings by Nikki Georgiadou.
www.instagram.com/nikkifraoula/

Line drawings by Olly. Typesetting by Sam.
Design consultants: Samantha Miller and Ricky Houghton.

Big love to our spoken voices on That Much Blood and Sylvan Song:
Paolo Turati, Andreas Schneller, Charlotte Dumartin, Gordon Ross,
Myrna Martin, Dan Thompson and Gary Brightbart.

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Overdog UK

British alternative rock band with a love of vocal harmonies, intelligent lyrics and retro sounds with a modern twist.

Influences include:
Foo Fighters
Jimmy Eat World
Teenage Fanclub
Maximo Park
Hundred Reasons
Weezer
Ash

Overdog are:
Sam Brightbart
Rob Carass
Olly Ford
Steve Thomson
Adam West
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Track Name: The Breeze That Hits Your Ear
The lesson hung in every frame:
“Defend your name and suffer any fight for it.
And build a wall around yourself
’cause no-one else will take up arms in protest.”

What could such honour drones
together all compose?
How could they ever understand
the sense behind the prose?

You know that breeze that hits your ear?
You have the choice of how you want to hear it!
And if you look right at your eyes
you’ll find the whites face in but pupils outwards!

Every sharp letter shown:
a puzzle to be known.
Unwrap that gift and climb inside
the truth you have been thrown!

We don’t have to break.
You’re more than a sum of words.
I want to see you whole.
Track Name: Kaleidoscope
This is an early warning sign
You need to find some truth
And rotate the kaleidoscope
To multiply your view
You must swim beyond the primaries
Or sleep under a low roof
This is an early warning sign
You stagnate or you choose

See in colour
Hear through space
See in colour
Hear through space

Now what did you expect from life?
A paint-by-numbers world?
You’ll live within what you create
With all your flags unfurled

See in colour
Hear through space
See in colour
Hear through space
Track Name: That Much Blood
Sailing on a sea of never mind
Living in a world I’d left behind
Running through a town of inside out
Never knowing what my view’s without

’Cause all I see
Is inside of me
And I guess you feel
But I’m not sure
And all I feel
Is under my seal
Could I tear if off?
And let out that much blood?

And even in my house of skin on skin
Do I ever truly let you in?
And is my fear as cold as yours?
And do we speak our love behind locked doors?

’Cause all I see
Is what I can be
I would think outside this sphere
But it’s so dark
And all I give away
Is from yesterday
Could you take my “now”?
Could you drink that much blood?
Track Name: It Seemed Real
You were everything I wanted
For just one night
Sharing stories from a heatwave
I could taste it in the wine

An American girl named after an English queen
Left me with all these photographic memories
Of angels and gods and the spaces in between
It seemed real to me

Some moments stay to linger
Others will just pass
If my words will be forgotten
I don’t have to take them back

An American girl named after an English queen
Left me with all these photographic memories
Of angels and gods and the spaces in between
It seemed real to me

The past can bend you but cannot break you

An American girl named after an English queen
Left me with all these photographic memories
Of angels and gods and the spaces in between
It seemed real to me…
Track Name: Closed
Your head is full so you tear down every school that you cross
You have no change ’cause you spent it all on lounging and loss
You’re saturated
Syncopated
You are closed

Look me in the eye
You’re not that old
So take back what you sold

Segmented world, you have chosen to live in just one slice
If nothing’s new then I guess that there is no good advice
No therapy
No chemistry
You are closed

Look me in the eye
You’re not that old
Just let your lines unfold

The air is thick and you breathe it in
Not an island now, there’s a world of links
And you can’t turn back and you won’t look down
’cause this life is big and the sky is ours
Track Name: Sylvan Song
Life overflows
From this soil
No space for my
Steps to fall
Distant bells toll
Draw my mind back
Crawling voices
Self so small

I took this path to find my thoughts
To share the darkness with old roots
But sunlight always filters in
Stranded in birdsong, never new
I took this path to find my thoughts
To share the darkness with old roots
But sunlight always filters in

All at once
White noise drops
Perfect circle
Crystal night
Genes unfurled from
Ancient trees
Breath embraced by
Thrill of peace