The Pessimist & The Optimist

by Liam Bryant & The Handsome Devils

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released July 22, 2016

© 2016 Liam Bryant & The Handsome Devils.
Recorded & mixed by Yanto Browning @ Airlock Studios, Samford Valley, QLD.
Mastered by William Bowden @ King Willy Sound.
All lyrics by Liam Bryant. All music by Liam Bryant, Tyron White, Brendon Blanchard, Matthew Graham & Adrianna Miranda.
Additional music by Yanto Browning & Willow Nicholls.
Cover photo by Sarah Keayes. Cover art by Jason Hoare. Logo by Zachary Smith-Cameron.
Website: www.liambryant.com.au Contact: email@liambryant.com.au

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Liam Bryant & The Handsome Devils Brisbane, Australia

The debut album from Liam Bryant & The Handsome Devils is titled The Pessimist & The Optimist. This album was recorded at Airlock Studios in the sensationally scenic Samford Valley (Home of The Powerful Owl) with Producer Yanto Browning (Art of Sleeping, Jac Stone). It has been masterfully mastered by William Bowden (Gotye) and is due for release 22nd of July 2016! ... more

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Track Name: Just Look Inside
Misty eyes can’t focus on the road ahead
Restless mind wrestles with the demons in your head
Denying sight of what you think can not become
On a wishful night I hope you see the answer so clear
 
When the time is right and the blinding past disappears
A feeling comes so pure to cure a wilful fear
Embrace the touch of the one who adores the footprints you leave
Just look inside the answer is closer than you think
 
To hold back and refrain from something
That sparks a hope that will keep love alive
It is this that holds the key to anything
Live in the now leave the rest behind
Track Name: Conflict
The clouds hide the moon tonight
My eyes provide the only light
Trapped inside a vague domain
Isolated and caught in the rain

Doubt stains the skies tonight
Morose winds try to put out the candlelight
An ambiguous mind
A melancholic state
Trying to escape because I know my fate

I am waiting for
I am hoping for
A definite direction
I am wishing for
I am longing for
An unwavering connection

Like an alien in the crowd tonight
Trying to merge only inflames my plight
A beautiful rose can inflict great pain
Remove the thorns or the conflict remains
Track Name: The Bigger Picture
The bigger picture is so much clearer
Now you’re framed the still photo lights my way
In vivid colour lost dreams recover
And lady luck is on my side today
It was you it was you all along
And only truth only truth inspires a song

My confession and my intention
Is holding on to the real things in my hands
With your attention, I’d like to mention
I’ll try to do everything I can

I found the answer I’ve cured this cancer
This sunburnt land will soon be blessed with shade
It’s like no other a different colour
I’m certain that this star will never fade
It was you it was you all along
And only truth only truth inspires a song
Track Name: A Rediscovered Hope
Open up your eyes
I want you to see what I see
A rested body will put a mind at ease
So sleep away and drift out to sea
Where soft waves wash away unwanted debris

Pursue the star the clouds hide
Neglect the doubt locked inside
Will your soul to connect
To a world no mirror reflects

So if ever you fall, I will catch you
And may this rediscovered hope, infect you

Open up your heart
I want you to feel what I feel
Don’t lose focus on what you can achieve
Never believe anything is impossible to reach
For it’s up to us to secure our destiny
Track Name: The Pessimist & The Optimist
I sit here and ponder, it surely makes you wonder
Is life worth the struggle, amongst this human rubble
Is it worth the grind, to attain peace of mind
Are pleasures that we get, worth the grind and grit
As you can surely see, these things can never be
No matter how hard you try
The knocks will make you cry
So give up this stupid fight
Don’t try with all your might
It isn’t worth the pain, there’s nothing to gain

I sit here and ponder, it surely makes you wonder
Is life worth the struggle, amongst this human rubble
Is it worth the grind, to attain peace of mind
Are pleasures that we get, worth the grind and grit
As you can surely see, these things can really be
For the harder that you try
Will make the devil cry
Don’t give up this mighty fight
Try and try with all your might
It’s really worth the pain, there’s everything to gain
Track Name: Hidden Pain
She rarely shows emotion
But when she does she just pretends
She’s too afraid to express herself
Just what does she intend

It’s easy to say speak to me
But I guess there’s some words she can’t say
Maybe there’s a key out there
To unlock her hidden pain
Is it you don’t trust me
I hope I find a way
To break the shell that you’re under
So I can be with you again

She gives everyone so much
But leaves nothing for herself
And she is poor in confidence
But in beauty she has great wealth
Track Name: One Day
I saw you in lights
A blind man had sight
The moment has passed
Is it too late to ask

Night after night in another realm
Longing to know you

Your reaching hand would catch mine
It wasn’t by chance, it’s set in time
Why don’t you stay for just one day
I feel the sun shine on my face

It’s only been once or twice
A single word shall suffice
Smiles come like rain in the desert
Leaving the day with something pleasant

Night after night in another realm
When will I know you
Track Name: Her Name Means Grace
Eternal grace is in our memories
Makes us inseparable
It’s in your eyes the way the world should be
It’s so incredible
Your longing thoughts are where I want to be
It’s unforgettable
Forever is not long enough with you

It seems tonight will bring us closer
Bring us closer now
We’ve lost control and it’s taking over
Taking over me
Take my hand, we’ll soon discover
Another life
Our paths will bind and will form together
Form together

Now we’re getting closer
Than we’ve ever been before
And it’s taking over

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