Kristie Smith

Kristie Smith

 Western Australia, AUS
BandPopIndie

Kristie Smith's debut album titled 'Bunny Boiler' is one to watch out for. An album written as a form of life coping mechanism.

"Bunny Boiler is so candid, so direct and unselfconscious, you feel it has just escaped out of her, entirely free of her volition.... you can't help but feel that an album so relentlessly about the sad difference between what we want and what we get shouldn't be such an easy listen". EXPRESS MAGAZINE

Biography

vocals/keys/acoustic guitar - Kristie Smith
guitar - Pete Grandison
lead guitar - Dave Brewer
bass - Phil Bailey
drums - Murray Campbell
back up vocals - Carrie Leotta Periera

Lyrics

Line & Sinking

Written By: Kristie Smith

VERSE 1
My darling, I hate to see you this way
Every weekend spent the same way
Will you be able to break away
Surrounding skeletons with same need for play
O'er the mirror, but do you see you face
or the hollow eyes, have taken their place?
And your consciousness has faded to space
Oh this way of life you've fully embraced

CHORUS
'Cause you're hooked by line and sinking
Not to mention all of the drinking
Just don't know what the hell I was thinking
You're hooked by line and sinking
Oh by linee linee linee linee linee line
Oh by linee linee linee linee linee line

VERSE 2
What will it take? The writings on the wall
Safety in numbers. Who'll be first to fall?
"It's not a problem". Now I've heard it all.
You "Just like your lifestyle", tactic of stall.

CHORUS

BRIDGE
What will it take? Hmm what will it take? What will it take for you to break free? Oh what will it take? Hmm what will it take? You don't seem to listen to me.

CHORUS x 2

38

Written By: Kristie Smith

VERSE 1
Staring out the bus window again on my way to work dreaming of an old 'friend'
Couldn't believe it when I bumped into him that day
It was like fates light was showing me the way
So we picked up where we left off, laughin' and a kissin' and gettin' our gear off
But then came the testing and you back right away
You wanted to see where the boundaries lay

CHORUS
'Cause your 38 hangin' with your mates and still having "Fun"
And I really hoped after all this time that I'd be the one
But its clear to see you're not into me so I'm movin' on
I'm moving on, I'm moving on

VERSE 2
So we picked up where we left off, laughin' and a kissin' and getting our gear off
But then came the testing and you backed right away
You wanted to see where the boundaries lay

CHORUS

BRIDGE
You're not the man, that I'd thought you'd be... no sense of responsibility
You're not the man, that I'd dreamed you'd be... no sense of responsibility
And after all this time, I let you go. And after all this time, I let you go. After all this time, I let you go. After all this time...

CHORUS x2

Shot To Shit

Written By: Kristie Smith

VERSE 1
Seeing clearly is this really who you are?
Bad decisions led you to this karma
Bullets firing, women dying at your home
Baddies lurking, quite disturbing drama
And now you come to me to offer place of sanctuary
When you chose her not me

CHORUS
It's shot to shit, this is so fucked up
I didn't realise you were this messed up
It's shot to shit, this is so fucked up
So don't come knockin' on my door, it's sealed shut
It's shot to shit, 'cause you're shot to shit

VERSE 2
All this time been seeing who you used to be
Rosey vision disappearing, chaos reining supreme
Now you're hiding, but not hiding you're junkie
Nothings real when you run with druggies
And now you come to me to offer place of santuary
When you chose her not me

CHORUS x2

OUTRO
Seeing clearly is this really who you are?

Mother Fucker

Written By: Kristie Smith

VERSE 1
You asked me to help find your Birth Mother
After all, I once called you my 'Hartung Way' brother
And I hung in to show you, I'd stick by your side
Prove you wrong, you're not alone in life
I gotta say it's been the worlds bumpiest ride
And I'm sorry, I can no longer take it in my stride

CHORUS
I hope you find you mother and when you find her you fuck her
Just like shes fucked you, and every girl you been thru
I hope you find your mother and when you find her you fuck her
Just like shes fucked you, and every girl you been thru

VERSE 2
You lost your licence again and your keys and your phone
Expect my taxi cab, come along drive you home
And then you lied to me after we made our honesty pact
And I decided I ain't gonna let you treat me like that

CHORUS

OUTRO
So sad it had to end, but your deeds cause misery
Guess its the knock on effect of Birth Mother, to adoptee
Guess its the knock on effect of Birth Mother, to adoptee.

Arsehole Man Blues

Written By: Kristie Smith

Well my man, he loved the bottle more than me
And its taken me this long, taken me this long to see

My next man, he loved control over me
And its taken me this long, to find the strength to be free

My next man, he loved cocaine he loved cocaine
Tried to tell him 'Stop or you'll fry your brain'
But its too damn late, the man was insane

Now my man, he loves the bible more than me
And its taken me this long, to know what it means to be happy

Is it any wonder, is it any wonder I'm feelin' used?
Is it any wonder, I got the Arsehole Man Blues?

Angel Boy

Written By: Kristie Smith

VERSE 1
Thank you for lightening my load, steering me down the right road
I'd asked for guidance to follow the right path, lost in darkness after the aftermath
How did you know I was hurting so bad? I didn't cry yet you knew to hold my hand
And for a moment you took the pain away and you showed me there is a better way

BRIDGE
You're a floater, but angels need to fly
Spread your wings, heal the sad and then you float on by
You're a floater, but angels need to fly
Spread your wings, heal the sad and then you float on by

CHORUS
I believe things happen for a reason
Restored my faith in fellow human beings
Picked me up when I was lyin in the dirt
Spread your love dust and un-done some hurt
Gave me hope back, lifes to enjoy
You came along just when I needed you Angel Boy

VERSE 2
Thank you for getting me thru the night, you made me stronger, loved me longer, it felt right
Thank you for touching my heart, showing me theres light after the dark
Gentle giant with your healing words, only kindness, only kindness, only kindness

BRIDGE

CHORUS

BRIDGE

CHORUS

Busy Brain

Written By: Kristie Smith

Ohmmm Ohmmm Ohmmm

VERSE 1
Time to search inside myself, for that here and now mystical shelf
Neutral gear nowhere to be found, so I run myself into the ground
Busy ants scurrying around, inner peace nowhere to be found
Silence! There's too much sound. Can't sit still to look around.

BRIDGE
Can't can't can't can't slow down
Busy busy brain brains in town
Rush rush rush rushing around
Busy busy brain brains in town

CHORUS
Something in my head won't calm down - state of anxiety
Past stuck on repeat - always mental commentary
Imagining what could've gone down
Won't somebody help me live in the here and how

Ohmmm Ohmmm Ohmmm Shiva!

VERSE 2
I talk too fast all of the time, if I could only still my mind
Even when I close my eyes, pendulums not centralised
Higher conscious hiding in trees, not working where's epiphanies?
I'm hoping for something profound. Where's my serenity now?

BRIDGE

CHORUS

Ohmmm Ohmm Ohmmm
Won't somebody help me live in the here and now!