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from Circus by Not Drowning, Waving

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Someplace else they have a different understanding
And someplace else they watch the lava meet the sea
And in some far strange place they talk in ways I've never known
But my place, I don’t know where that might be

Someplace else the grass is looking cleaner
And they drink and they dance, 'cause every day is Mardi Gras
And they make love and they live life and they're jumping,
They're singing in ways I've never known
But my place, well it's laughing back at me

Somewhere else they know they're got the true religion
And in some small strange place they've got stories old and wise
And their land it is strong, it's fresh and alive
And the wind off the ocean belts down on the shore
But my place, well it's not my place at all

And someplace else, it's over the sea,
and it's up past the mountains,
it's something to see.


from Circus, released October 10, 1993
Russel Bradley : drums, marimba
David Bridie : vocals, keyboards, harmonium
Rowan Mckinnon : basses
Helen Mountfort : electric cello
John Phillips : samples & sounds
James Southall : congas

and featuring
Natacha Atlas : backing vocals
Inder ‘Goldfinger’ Matharu : tabla

Kick Horns:
Simon Clarke : alto & baritone saxophones,
Roddy Lorimer : trumpet
Tim Sanders : tenor saxophone
with Neil Sidwell : trombone

contains a sample of "dolina, dolina" as performed by fero pesko, courtesy of larrikin records. public domain.


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Not Drowning, Waving Melbourne, Australia

NDW's music was haunting, evocative, brooding, sensuous and a million other words that excite people who type for a living. In record stores, you could usually find NDW filed under ambient or art-rock, ill-fitting labels if ever there were. Though they were often minimalist, they never made background music. Arty by comparison to other acts of the era, but they knocked out some glorious pop tunes. ... more

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