Strike Up a Match

by Mechanical Pterodactyl

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lyrics

Strike up a match,
Throw it out of the window,
My head's hitting the pillow light it up like Apollo

We never look back,
We only begin to,
The Devil's within you we've gotta continue

So stick to the facts,
(you’re burning your bridges)
And cut me some slack,
(get it out of your system)
Who's watching your back?
(gotta make a decision there's no time for precision)

And I know that I should run,
Should be raising the alarm,
But I waited for too long,
Have I only woken up?
'Cause lately I don't know

We're under attack,
I'm changing my colour,
Keep your mind out the gutter you got my heart aflutter

So stick to the facts,
(you’re burning your bridges)
And cut me some slack,
(get it out of your system)
Who's watching your back?
(gotta make a decision there's no time for precision)

We hunt in a pack, that's all that I ask,
(we're stuck in the middle)
We slipped through the cracks
(gaining little by little)
You strike up a match
(got you running for cover where's your sense of adventure?)

And I know that I should run,
Should be raising the alarm,
But I've waited far too long,
Have I only woken up?
'Cause lately I don't know

(have we made it far enough? are we moving much too slow?)

'Cause lately I don't know

(I'd have made it out the door if I had somewhere to go)

'Cause lately I don't know

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released January 30, 2019
Personnel:
Yen Nguyen : Vocals, Guitars, Synths/Keys, Bass, Drums
Jenny Lee: Vocals
Rose Kavanagh: Violin
Willow Stahlut: Violin
Anita Quayle: Cello
Caerwan Martin: Cello

Written, arranged, recorded, mixed and produced by Yen Nguyen
Recorded and mixed at the Aviary Recording Studio and at 10 Kinds of Handsome.
Drums, Rhodes and piano engineered by Fraser Montgomery and Nick Edin at the Aviary Recording Studio.
Mastered by Matthew Gray at Mathew Gray Mastering.

Artwork by Anna Madeleine
Layout and filter by someone else.

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Mechanical Pterodactyl Melbourne, Australia

Mechanical Pterodactyl is the creation of multi-instrumentalist/producer Yen Nguyen.

Having worked across genres from jazz and hip hop to electronica and rock, Yen brings eclectic sounds and production techniques together to make unique and layered compositions. Mechanical Pterodactyl’s songs place lyrical melodies over a richly woven blend of electronic and acoustic instruments. ... more

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