Elephant Eyes

Elephant Eyes

 Northcote, Victoria, AUS
BandAlternativePop

Elephant Eyes combine weird time signatures and synth tones with jazz chords and soul-influenced vocals to create a unique sound where Radiohead meets Joan as Policewoman.

Biography

Elephant Eyes came together in the summer of 2011, when the school halls were empty and classes were over. All four members met while studying Music at NMIT in Melbourne. Elephant Eyes combine weird time signatures and synth tones with jazz chords and soul-influenced vocals to create a unique sound where Radiohead meets Joan as Policewoman.

Lyrics

I Want to Know

Written By: Kate McMahon

I want to know if the sun comes up today
And if I will get a say in it or not
I want to know is it truth or is it lies
If I try to compromise the truth

Ten thousand years of this up and of this down
But I still can put it down to just one question
I want to know if I ask it will you stay,
On this turning ball of clay will you be mine?

Just inhale deeply
Breathe the air sweetly
Filter the smog with your teeth and your eyes
To make it look pretty, don’t mind if it’s lies lies lies

I want to know if you think that there’s still time
To put meaning in our lives or it’s too late
I want to know if the sun comes up today
On this turning ball of clay will you be mine?

Just inhale deeply
Breathe the air sweetly
Filter the smog with your teeth and your eyes
To make it look pretty, don’t mind if it’s lies lies lies

Wake Up

Written By: Kate McMahon

There’s a light that shines under your door
It aint there, you say, I’d rather ignore it
But it glows and now it’s getting bright
Can’t you see around all your power and might

Now the water spreads over the earth
From above and below there’s a fiery glow
And the earth it shakes like it’s in pain
But all of its cries are sadly in vain

D’you never see the rain
D’you need someone to explain

Wake up
Wake up

All the pollies sitting on their perch
Wanna gamble a life just to see what it’s worth
And I wonder if they’ll ever learn
Only when the planet crashes and burns

D’you never see the rain
D’you need someone to explain
D’you never see the rain
D’you need someone to explain

Wake up

Discography

"Mother Said" - Single, to be released 8 June 2012
"I Want to Know" - Double A-side single, December 2011