A Thousand Apologies

A Thousand Apologies

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'Their debut EP possesses an intense and captivating sound laced with the kind of hooks, unique vocal melodies and innovative execution that greats are made of.' - Time Off Magazine - April 2007

Biography

Five years ago, 3 of the 4 members of 'A Thousand Apologies' were tossed from the warmth of their secure family homes, into a battered and broken Queenslander somewhere in East Brisbane. With nothing but the unwashed clothes on their backs and accumulating HECS debts and parking fines, their only hope was to fine-tune their musical capabilities, and unite as one to take on the Brisbane indie scene...

Five years on, and the band has played headlining shows in nearly every Brisbane venue they could find, and on April 24th '07, released their debut 7 track EP to the world, starting with the 250+ punters at their EP launch night...

With their live performances tightly tuned, an EP in the hand, a huge repertoire of songs, and a film clip that's been screened on Rage and played in most pubs, clubs and bowling alleys around the country, this is obviously a snowball of a band that has started to gain some serious momentum, and you can expect to hear the avalanche coming very, very soon...

Recorded at Alchemix studios in Wooloongabba under the sure hands of producers 'Channel J' & 'i' (The Black Arts), ATA's debut EP is a tasty sampling of their musical prowess. While Dan’s twelve string guitar carves unique melodies, the rhythm section propel the song skyward and Andy sinks catchy lead hooks into the mix to create a dynamic, immersive sound...

For more about the band, to access live footage, and to watch the 'All My Love' film clip, please visit:

www.athousandapologies.com.au

www.myspace.com/athousandapologiesband

www.triplejunearthed.com/athousandapologies

Lyrics

Black Box

Written By: Daniel Bayfield

Don’t give me your little black box of empathy.

Don’t act like your enemy’s your only friend,

You’ve turned back into the one you used to be,

So sit back, and wait for the axe to fall…on us all


You and I, we never learn,

You and I, we feel the same,

Can’t wait ‘till something matters,

We are on our own,

We say, ‘oh God is it a little to late for me?’

And we sing ‘oh God is it a little to late…?’


Don’t give me your little black box of sympathy

Your trust or your broken smile,

We’ll wait until we’re old to accept the truth,

Then sit back, and wait for the axe to fall…on us all


You and I, we never learn,

You and I, we feel the same,

Can’t wait ‘till something matters,

We are on our own,

We say, ‘oh God is it a little to late for me?’

And we sing ‘oh God is it a little to late for me?’

Quite Like This

Written By: Daniel Bayfield

I put myself up to this task,

I don’t expect I’m coming back,

I tell myself I’m doing fine,

I spend my days just killing time…

I never thought it would end up quite like this x2

I’m so confused I can’t relax,

Is there a monster at my back?

You think I’m staring at the floor,

But I’ve got one eye on the door….


I never thought it would end up quite like this x2

Today’s anther day, we won’t be missed

I never thought it would end up quite like this


Can’t fit this city in my head,

These clocks are speeding up again,

Don’t you come near my state of mind,

I cannot swallow all these lies….

I never thought it would end up quite like this x2

Today’s anther day, we won’t be missed

I never thought it would end up quite like this

All My Love

Written By: Daniel Bayfield

You say that I’m no longer good enough,

To wait in the pouring rain for you,

So I drown in a downpour at a cheap hotel,

Doesn’t pay to argue with the truth.

All my love, all my time,

All these kisses and cheap wine,

It’s hard to say;

I think I’m getting over this

And now there’s imitations everywhere,

But they don’t come even close to you,

I’m down on my knees, I‘m begging you please

Don’t leave me now,

If you wait, just give me one more week


All my love, all my time,

All these kisses and cheap wine,

It’s hard to say;

I think I’m getting over this


Woo hoo hoo!

Bitter End

Written By: Daniel Bayfield

Time is running out again,

To turn around, to make amends,

Face to the wall, shot to the back,

Keep your lies, destroy my facts,

Brace yourselves for the end to come

I am not the only one

Who knows the bitter end has come

I am face down on this road

Will you drive on by, or take me home?

Time is running out again,

To turn around, to make amends,

Face to the wall, knife in my back,

Keep your lies, destroy my facts,

Brace yourselves for the end to come

I am not the only one

Who knows the bitter end has come

I am face down on this road

Will you drive on by, or take me home?


Tired of playing, just let these games end,

They were cheating from the beginning.

Over My Head

Written By: Daniel Bayfield

I’m staring out a windowpane,

Waiting for something to come my way,

I guess I’m afraid.

If I was wrong then I’m sorry,

I didn’t mean to let you down again,

If I could wait here forever, my hand on my heart,

Leave these words unsaid,

Like ‘I won’t let you down…’


(Chorus)

But it all went, over my head

Let this fog set in on another day,

And it pains me, not to know you,

But I won’t be home in the morning,

To pack up your bags, you didn’t give me any warning.


I can be serious, but you can have all of this,

I know we won’t get very far on two broken hearts,

And as drunk as we are,

And if I was wrong then I’m sorry,

I didn’t mean to let you down again

If I could wait here for ever, my hand on my heart,

Leave these words unsaid,

Like ‘I won’t let you down’


(Chorus)

Out of my world she goes… x4

What If?

Written By: Daniel Bayfield

Bitter and sweet, so many memories lost inside my head,

I tip–toe around the cold hard facts that never let me rest,

I’ve had enough, there’s just no room anymore,

I’m a teacup on the brink of a storm.

I can’t stop thinking about you now,

I can’t stop thinking about you,


(chorus)

What if it’s not me, as you said it would be?

What if it’s easy to pretend?

What if it’s over, dragging us under?

I’ll sink to the bottom, I’ll stay to the end

All for you…


Spin me around, spin me back to the place I was before,
Away from my role in the frontline of your everlasting war

Cardboard City

Written By: Daniel Bayfield

I built a fire, to keep my blood warm

I built a house, where I can lay my head down,

I built a road, to get into town,

I built a café, where I can hang around,

I built a temple, to redeem myself,

I built a workplace, to help reduce my health,

I built a factory to make me cigarettes,

I built a sidewalk, where I frown at strangers

(chorus)

I built a world out of cardboard,

I built a world out of coloured paper,

I built a world using crazy glue,

And I built a world, where I can lose myself…

I built a bedroom, to clear my head in,

I built a TV, to do my thinking,

I built a bar where I can spend my savings,

I built a clock so now I’m always late, and

(chorus)

I built a car to get stuck in traffic,

I built money, but I’ve never had it,

I built a language and I built the law

And I built you, but you’re not mine anymore so I…


(chorus)

Discography

A Thousand Apologies EP - 2007
1. Black Box
2. Quite Like This
3. All My Love
4. Bitter End
5. Over My Head
6. What If...
7. Cardboard City

2005- Dan Bayfield Solo Acoustic CD - 5 tracks
Then Jelly Happens...
1. A Letter to Myself
2. Rock the Boat
3. Cardboard City
4. All My Love
5. Heal Yourself
6. Next to You

2004 Demo CD - 5 Tracks
1. Parasail
2. Gentle Heat
3. Rock Song 101
4. Wayside
5. Mexican
6. I'm Ready

Set List

Set List - All Originals - 1 1/2 to 2 hours approx.

Film Song
Over My Head
New Safe Place
Level Above
Parasail
Gentle Heat
The Mexican
Rock The Boat
Qute Like This
All My Love
What If...
Bitter End
Swedish Life Pod
Blackbox
Wayside
I'm Ready
Rock Song 101
Cardboard City
The Inner Doll
My-Oh-My

plus lots, lots more...meh