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The Pessimist & The Optimist

by Liam Bryant & The Handsome Devils

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Dissolution 01:06
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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
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Conflict 04:01
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
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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
5.
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
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Equilibrium 04:20
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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
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Hidden Pain 04:48
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
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One Day 03:34
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
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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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credits

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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