The Edge Of The Earth EP

2014

We're so stoked to announce the release of The Edge of the Earth EP, a collection of unreleased songs from our movie Fading West. These 7 tracks are a huge part of the story told in the film and the journey we took around the world that made it possible. This diverse EP covers a lot of emotional territory to complete the Fading West story, including Tim singing lead on a song for the first time ever (What it Costs), and the first studio recording of long-time fan favorite song, "Against the Voices." From heartache to adventure, we're hoping you can make these songs as big a part of your life as they have been for ours!

track listing

Fading West

Fading West with you
Fading West with you

The sun goes down for the summer
Mirror sky for the water
I am fading westward too
Fading west with you

Life won't sing like I want it
The traffic post modern sonic
The traffic hums a dirty tune
Fading West with you

Heading back to the west coast
Where I'm from
I'm heading back to the left coast
Where I belong.
California's calling me back home
Fading West with you

Keep my mind over matter
Cause I've seen my hopes shatter
They told me lies I thought were true
Fading West with you

The sun goes down
We were already going

Heading back to the west coast
Where I'm from
I'm heading back to the left coast
Where I belong.
California's calling me back home
Fading West with you

When I'm out on my own
Feel like I'm caving in
When you leave me alone
I start to wonder
Where have I been
Where have I been

Heading back to the west coast
Where I'm from
I'm heading back to the left coast
Where I belong.
California's calling me back home
Fading West with you

Fading West with you
Fading West with you

Against the Voices

I start the day against the voices
The ones that tell me that I'm wrong
I hear them now, screaming their delusions
I close my eyes and they're gone

In my mind I hear the voices
In my mind I have my doubts
Burning fears, these ghosts and apparitions
Oh may a whisper can drown them out

If they ain't singing
If they're just talking
Let them keep talking to themselves

Cause everybody knows
That the hardest war to fight
Is the fight to by yourself
When the voices try to turn you into someone else
Someone else

I start the road against the voices
I picked a path out in the woods
I made mistakes, I've got the scars to prove them
I'd change the past if I could

If they ain't singing
If they're just talking
Let them keep talking to themselves

Cause everybody knows
That the hardest war to fight
Is the fight to be yourself
When the voices try to turn you into someone else

I close my eyes and they're gone
Gone, gone

If they ain't singing
If they're just talking
Let them keep talking to themselves

Cause everybody knows
That the hardest war to fight
Is the fight to by yourself
When the voices try to turn you into someone else

Let them keep talking to themselves
Cause everybody knows
That the hardest war to fight
Is the fight to be yourself
I close my eyes and they're gone

Skin and Bones

The wasteland is mine, mine alone
The desert comes alive, when no one is home
Apocalyptic skies, burning gold
I walk these empty miles, I can't find a soul

In my mind
In my mind
In my mind, I'm miles away
I'm miles away

I'm not afraid to die, I'm afraid to be free
I'm not afraid to doubt, I'm afraid to believe
Don't believe the lies, of what you see
Elevate your mind above these animal dreams

In my mind
In my mind
In my mind, I'm miles away
I'm miles away

Flying overhead, these animal dreams
Flying overhead, these animal dreams
Flying overhead, these animal dreams
Flying overhead, these animal dreams

In my mind
In my mind
In my mind
In my mind

What It Costs

Sunlight fading fast, make it last
Like a flame flickers, then it's past
Moonlight fades to dark, carry on
You never know what's real until it's gone

But love deals the currency of loss
Don't ever forget what it cost

Hold on to me, carry me through
Our story needs the pain that we outgrew
Yeah, you can't call it love until you've lost
If you love someone this is what it cost

This city cries softly tonight
Like a million teardrops from a thousand eyes
I'm drenched beneath the rainy Melbourne skies
Wonder how it is I feel so dry inside

But love uses the pain to drill the holes
That irrigate our dry and thirsty souls

Hold on to me, carry me through
Our story needs the pain that we outgrew
Yeah, you can't call it love until you've lost
If you love someone this is what it cost

Ohhh
Ohhh
Ohhh

Sunlight fading fast, make it last
Sunlight fading fast, make it last

Slow Down My Heartbeat

The morning comes
My mind rolls back
My body's weightless
My world goes black

Slow down my heartbeat
Slow down my heartbeat
Slow down my heartbeat
Slow down my heartbeat

A loud scream in
My hands are bound
The world's still breathing
But there's no sound

Slow down my heartbeat
Slow down my heartbeat
Slow down my heartbeat
Slow down my heartbeat

Euphoria's gone
It's time to move on
I have to believe we can change

My world's gone all wrong
Stop swimming along
We can't be the same old thing

Euphoria's gone
It's time to move on
I have to believe we can change

My world's gone all wrong
Stop swimming along
We can't be the same old thing

Euphoria's gone
It's time to move on
I have to believe we can change

My world's gone all wrong
Stop swimming along
We can't be the same old thing

Euphoria's gone
Euphoria's gone
Euphoria's gone
Euphoria's gone
Euphoria's gone

Liberty

A feeling comes to me in waves
The darkest seas I’ve ever known
Mine is an odyssey of grace
Mine is a story headed home

I tie myself up to the mast
Give up the semblance of control
The sirens sing but I let them pass
Coz only you could free my soul

Only you could free my soul, hey
Only you could free my soul, he-hey

Set these broken bones to cast
Stitch my wounds with holy sutures
Every saint has got a past
But every sinner’s got a future

Only you could free my soul, he-hey
Only you could free my soul, yeahh

Show me the freedom from these chains
Show me a battlefield that saves
That world is still a world away
But you are my liberty

Free my soul, free my soul
And let liberty flow
Like a flood, let it go
And I’ll let the past go
I’ve come running back home
And I’ll make it, I know
All my love, all my hope
Only you could free my soul
Come on, free my soul
Only you could free my soul

I tie myself up to the mast
I tie myself up to the mast
And let it go

Only you could free my soul

The Edge of the Earth

When the morning finds us
We open up our eyes
With the stars still fading in the sky
All along the journey
You leave the past behind
I had a dream that we could fly

Over distant oceans
The fallen mountains
The great wide open of the desert sky
And where I'll be is where you find me
Meet me here at the edge of the earth
Meet me here at the edge of the earth
So come on
Come on

So I set off running
To reach the other side
To find a place to call my own
There in the distance the rivers open wide
And I was lost but not alone

Over distant oceans
The fallen mountains
The great wide open of the desert sky
And where I'll be is where you found me
Meet me here at the edge of the earth
Meet me here at the edge of the earth
So come on

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