Polly Medlen Band

Polly Medlen Band

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
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Polly Medlen is a multi WAM award winning artist in the alt country scene with a unique sound & emotionally charged songs. Now, armed with a deadly three piece to wrap the noise around her big hearted lyrics & dynamic voice, she is building on her already eastblished name in the WA music scene.

Biography

"She has a great voice and a lot of heart and isn't one of those musicians who is all about the tight pants, glam hair and sh*t songs" - Abbe May

Polly Medlen is an WAM winning alternative country folk artist, hailing from a small country town of Williams. It is this very rural upbringing & isolation that has allowed Polly to develop into one of Western Australias finest country songwriters.

Polly draws on her country/roots influences to reflect her love of the ‘alternative road’.....Her music crosses through country, folk and rock while her lyrics draw insightful images from her life and times.

Polly has achieved alot since the release of her debut album "Easier to Run" in 2005, having picked 2006 WAM Country Song of The Year Award, 2007 WAM Country Song of the Year Award AND 2007 Best Regional Song of the Year. The unique and talented songwriter was also nominated for a WAMi Country Artist of the Year Award in 2008 and was nominated again in 2010 for WAM Country Song of the Year.

And now, armed with a deadly three piece to wrap the noise around her big hearted lyrics & dynamic voice, she is building on her already well establised name in the West Australian music scene.

Lyrics

Two Months

Written By: Polly Medlen

Well its been 2 months since my world came down
And I feel like I’m lost in this sleepy old town
And I cant get to sleep for the noise in my head
No I cant put to bed all the words you said

And the voice on the phones not the one I know
Cause I never ever knew you to be so cold
And the ground underneath me is starting to crack
Cause I know now your never ever comin back

Breathe it in like fire – drink it down like the rain
Gonna bit down hard – gonna swallow my pain
Gonna hang right in till me hands turn blue
Gonna try real hard to forget about you

Well its been 2 months since I did you wrong
And the sorrow I caused well it jus lingers on
And the ground underneath me is starting to crack
Cause I know now your never ever comin back

Breathe it in like fire – drink it down like the rain
Gonna bit down hard – gonna swallow my pain
Gonna hang right in till me hands turn blue
Gonna try real hard to forget about you

Bridge
I could have had it all you see
But someone decided you weren’t for me
You weren’t for me……………….

Breathe it in like fire – drink it down like the rain
Gonna bit down hard – gonna swallow my pain
Gonna hang right in till me hands turn blue
Gonna try real hard to forget about you

Breathe it in like fire – drink it down like the rain
Gonna bit down hard – gonna swallow my pain
Gonna hang right in till me hands turn blue
Gonna try real hard to forget about you

Bigger heart

Written By: polly medlen

They say if you love something you have gotta let it be
And ive heard if i wait my turn then all the good things will come to me
And I know if I stand in the rain, im gonna catch me a cold
And i know if I chase you around my legs are gonna get old

chorus
Ive wished for a bigger brain, so that i wont make the same mistakes again
Ive wished for a bigger heart so I would still have some lift after you tear it apart

And when you talk about her you eyes light up like the lights on the front of a train
And its me standing there on the track, im too scared to move, too scared to step back
And you can keep building those walls but theyre gonna come down someday
I wish youd told me right from the start it was gonna end up this way

chORUS
Ive wished for a bigger brain, so that i wont make the same mistakes again
Ive wished for a bigger heart so I would still have some lift after you tear it apart

Its about you - its about me
Its about all that you cant see
Its about you - its about me
Its about all that you cant see

Chorus

Wayside

Written By: Polly medlen

WAYSIDE

I been thinking if you and when you’ll come back home
Why did you run boy? Why did ya have to roam?
The wind is screamin outside and it scratches under my skin
Like its beggin on me for you to walk back in

You’ve been hidin on the wayside
That’s a long long way from here
And Ive been trying not to lose sight
Of the things that I once feared.
And the north wind blows me back to your heart
Don’t know where u end I don’t know where I start
Cause you’ve been hidin on the way, on the wayside

I been thinking bout u and that its time to show
I tried to talk and u said baby – just leave it alone
And I just cant understand how there is so much space
And u still find it so hard to breathe.
I guess its just me baby, I guess its just me.

You’ve been hidin on the wayside
That’s a long long way from here
And Ive been trying not to lose sight
Of the things that I once feared.
And the north wind blows me back to your heart
Don’t know where u end I don’t know where I start
Cause you’ve been hidin on the way, on the wayside

The STrawberry Song

Written By: Polly Medlen

The Strawberry Song

If you were just a little songbird –
could I hear you singing loud and true?
Would you hear me crying out for you?
When the breeze blows through.

If you were just a little sunshine –
Could I feel you in the daytime?
Would your love ever cost a dime?
Ever cost a dime?

But as sweet as you could be
You’re no good for a girl like me
You’re no good for me.
But as cool as you could be
You ain’t right for a girl like me
You ain’t right for me
No you ain’t right for me.

If were just another summer breeze
Would u take the time to visit me?
When your flying baby floatin free
Would you visit me?

If you were hangin in a starry sky –
Imagine how baby imagine why?
Would you fall for me from way up high?
Yeah from way up high??

But as bright as you could be
You’re no good for a girl like me
You’re no good for me.
But as cool as you could be
You ain’t right for a girl like me
You ain’t right for me
No you ain’t right for me.

But as sweet as you could be
You’re no good for a girl like me
You’re no good for me.
But as cool as you could be
You ain’t right for a girl like me
You ain’t right for me
No you ain’t right for me.

You had it comin

Written By: Polly Medlen

You had it comin

Well I let the phone ring out again like a thousand times before.
What the use of fixin what didn’t work before?
And I gave you all I got and you may think that I don’t care
But I cant help u baby when u aint ever here

Well I guess this is the part – where we both say goodbye
You said I won – but I feel lost – and I didn’t even try
And I guess I could have saved you – but what else could I do???
You fired the gun – the game is done.
You had it coming to you
You had it comin to you
You had it comin to you

Well look here we are again and the cops are just outside
And it’s the same old story – its time to run and hide
And Ive heard a 1000 excuses – I bet ya none of em are true
Cause you don’t care – who gets hurd as long as it aint you………..

Well I guess this is the part – where we both say goodbye
You said I won – but I feel lost – and I didn’t even try
And I guess I could have saved you – but what else could I do???
You fired the gun – the game is done.
You had it coming to you
You had it comin to you
You had it comin to you

Sometimes the best laid plans they don’t always turn out right
And I just finally realised u were never worth the fight
And I guess I could have saved you – but what else could I do…..
Your fired the gun – the game is done
You’ve had your run- the time has come
You had it coming to you
You had it coming to you
You had it coming to you

Step Back

Written By: Polly Medlen

If I could sing you songs of love from when you were a child,
Would that change the way you feel or what your trying to hide?
One step in & its 3 steps back your running down my dreams,
The things you fear the most inside are never what they seem.

So take a step back and take a look at yourself
Whatcha tryin to hide? Youre gonna ruin yourself
Take a step back and take a look at yourself
All these things your doin, your doin yourself

1, 2 3, you aimed at me and I fall down each time
But I dust it off and I walk back in, into your firing line
Nothing is as vulnerable then a heart upon its sleeve,
But nothing else comes sweeter then all the trouble you bring me.

So take a step back and take a look at yourself
Whatcha tryin to hide? Youre gonna ruin yourself
Take a step back and take a look at yourself
All these things your doin, your doin yourself

Pretty girls & pretty boys all lined up in a row
I watch them play their games with me, I got tickets to their show.
So take a step back and take a look at yourself
Whatcha tryin to hide? Youre gonna ruin yourself
Take a step back and take a look at yourself
All these things your doin, your doin yourself

Counting Sheep

Written By: polly Medlen

COUNTING SHEEP

Baby I’ve been running, running like the wind
Baby I have lost my way couldn’t get it back again
Baby find me in the pines, find me in the night
Search for me on oceans blue and keep me in your sights.

Baby I’ve been travelling but know not where I’ve been
Hands are tied, and hearts on fire, got nothing that I need
Baby find me in the hills, find me in the plains
Search for me in stormy skies – ill hear you call my name.

Bridge

Baby do you dream at night – just the way I do
Restless sleep & counting sheep, I always dream of you
Baby find me on the road, find me in the rain
Wait for me out on the street, when I come home again.

Get inside it

Written By: Polly medlen

GET INSIDE IT

I feel it in the air tonight
Its coming like a ghost train,
its in my heart - its in my heart

Its comin' in the sky tonight
It echoes on the thunder
Its in my heart - its in my heart

If you could see me know, if you could see me now
If you could hear me know, if you could hear me now

Its creepin in the avenue,
just like the dogs at night time do
its my heart - its in my heart

If you could see me now, if you could see me now
If you could hear me now, if you could hear me now

Chorus
The more you try & fight it - the more you get inside it
Its the best damn feeling that you ever had
but its the dirt in your skin that makes you feel so bad
If could see hear me now, if you could hear me now

Its the dark of night, before the dawn
Its tickin' like a time bomb
Its in my heart, its in my heart

If you could see me now, if you could see me now
If you could hear me now, if you could hear me now

The more you try & fight it - the more you get inside it
Its the best damn feeling that you ever had
but its the dirt in your skin that makes you feel so bad

If could see hear me now, if you could hear me now
If you could see me now, if you could see me now
If could see hear me now, if you could hear me now...

Get inside it

Written By: Polly medlen

GET INSIDE IT

I feel it in the air tonight
Its coming like a ghost train,
its in my heart - its in my heart

Its comin' in the sky tonight
It echoes on the thunder
Its in my heart - its in my heart

If you could see me know, if you could see me now
If you could hear me know, if you could hear me now

Its creepin in the avenue,
just like the dogs at night time do
its my heart - its in my heart

If you could see me now, if you could see me now
If you could hear me now, if you could hear me now

Chorus
The more you try & fight it - the more you get inside it
Its the best damn feeling that you ever had
but its the dirt in your skin that makes you feel so bad
If could see hear me now, if you could hear me now

Its the dark of night, before the dawn
Its tickin' like a time bomb
Its in my heart, its in my heart

If you could see me now, if you could see me now
If you could hear me now, if you could hear me now

The more you try & fight it - the more you get inside it
Its the best damn feeling that you ever had
but its the dirt in your skin that makes you feel so bad

If could see hear me now, if you could hear me now
If you could see me now, if you could see me now
If could see hear me now, if you could hear me now...

Banged Up

Written By: Polly medlen

BANGED UP

I dont wanna stand here anymore
Walking on a wire makes me sore
I pulled the knot so hard it came undone
Now watch me run

Pack your things, you know this aint your show
I cant keep a straight head when things move slow
Just like a kid thats too big for his boots
The jokes on you

I walked the line, i did the time
I wanted to be true
The mind it flies, the years wont lie
I wanted to be true
I had your name - we werent the same
It got you all hanged up
Youll never have my heart again
And now were all banged up.

Theres things ill never tell you - things inside
Youll never ever know me - youll know my pride
youll see my on the streets and in my head
Thats all you get. I wont forget

I walked the line, i did the time
I wanted to be true
The mind it flies, the years wont lie
I wanted to be true
I had your name - we werent the same
It got you all hanged up
Youll never have my heart again
And now were all banged up.

Banged Up

Written By: Polly medlen

BANGED UP

I dont wanna stand here anymore
Walking on a wire makes me sore
I pulled the knot so hard it came undone
Now watch me run

Pack your things, you know this aint your show
I cant keep a straight head when things move slow
Just like a kid thats too big for his boots
The jokes on you

I walked the line, i did the time
I wanted to be true
The mind it flies, the years wont lie
I wanted to be true
I had your name - we werent the same
It got you all hanged up
Youll never have my heart again
And now were all banged up.

Theres things ill never tell you - things inside
Youll never ever know me - youll know my pride
youll see my on the streets and in my head
Thats all you get. I wont forget

I walked the line, i did the time
I wanted to be true
The mind it flies, the years wont lie
I wanted to be true
I had your name - we werent the same
It got you all hanged up
Youll never have my heart again
And now were all banged up.

Discography

Debut Album "Easier to Run" released 2006