Patterson's Curse

by Crystal Thomas

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Patterson’s Curse

Sitting silent in the back seat
Conversation’s lulled
I've started drifting
Into a half sleep
Thinking about you
How you fell out of time
And I fell out of tune
And our words lost their meaning
But through the dissonance,
You will always come back, to me
I live with disconnection
Waiting and reflecting
On this rear-view romance
I’m always looking back to
The sky is all pink and bruised
The tree’s are sticky
with sunset treacle
golden and glowing
There’s no way of knowing,
Why I always come back, to you
Waiting for your count in,
Electricity, and melody

(Spoken word bit):
I watch this purple landscape blur
We’re Flying at 160 k’s
Patterson's Curse gone crazy,
Through the fields& against the bruising sky
& It looks so striking as the sun is sinking
But it grows over everything
It’s like a curse, cause it looks so pretty
but if the animals eat it, it makes them sickly
It’s also been called ‘Salvation Jane’
When there’s been no rain
There’s no feed for the cattle
It’s the only weed that survives
It’s the only feed to keep them alive
It’s a curse but it’s also salvation
Your a curse but your also salvation
*When I’m static, your frequency
Could always tune, into me.
*There’s only evening
You will always be, leaving
*There’s no learning
It’ll always hurt in the morning


released April 21, 2012
Recorded at: The 8 Track Shack & engineered by Dave Manton (except for 'La Tormenta' which was recorded & engineered by Michelle Dilevski at Static Attack)

Mixed & mastered: by Lindsay Gravina at Birdland Studios


Guitars; Matt Walker, Spencer P Jones & Matt Green
Bass, double bass & synth; Tim McCormack
Drums and percussion; Phil Collings – all tracks (except ‘Persimmon Textured Dreams’ – Terry Walker and ‘La Tormenta’ – Simon Edwards)
Viola; Jason Bunn
Cello; Mikey Madden
Piano & keyboard; Matt Walker
Backing vocals; Spencer P Jones, Matt Walker, Clare Moore & Mikey Madden

Released through OFF THE HIP records



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Crystal Thomas St Kilda, Australia

Who is Crystal Thomas?

Crystal has spent fifteen years in Melbourne's music scene, has written and recorded two EPs and released two studio albums.

She's collaborated with musicians including Bill Chambers, Conway Savage, Claire Moore, Matt Walker, Spencer P Jones, Mick Harvey, Tex Perkins and Don Walker.

A music project dawning takes her to new territory musically and geographically.
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