Sparkadia - The Great Impression

SPARKADIA – The Great Impression CD

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The Great Impression is the 12 track USA debut album from Australian indie pop-rockers Sparkadia. Front man and founding member Alex Burnett shows great skill in his songwriting, seamlessly melding 80s style synth lines and sprawling, anthemic choruses with evocative lyrics to form a record that is heartbreaking and uplifting all at once.

The Great Impression features Burnett on almost all the instruments including gongs, metal scaffolding, and scrap metal, which adds a bit of oddness and uniqueness to the record. Standout tracks include the first single, Mary, a rousing and powerful anthem with spiritual undertones, Talking Like I’m Falling Down Stairs, a dreamy tune with lyrics that create a vivid picture of Burnett’s emotional state, and China, a pop hit with a retro feel and driving percussive lines that will resonate with anyone who has ever been on the brink of a breakdown.

  • The Great Impression

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      Every summer I dream
      Dream the strangest of dreams
      You were here by my side
      For a while so it seemed

      In the Valley of Kings
      There's no way to escape
      Melting clocks in the sun
      Wish you knew you made

      The greatest impression on me
      You made the greatest impression on me
      You made

      Every winter I fall
      Fall back into your bed
      You were on your way home
      I was sleeping instead

      You're the lake that stays frozen
      Every time that I wake
      I'm still under your spell
      Wish you knew you made

  • Fingerprints

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      Packed my bags
      To run away from you
      Took my chance
      What's a boy to do

      But there's something in the mirror
      Something that I never saw
      Cos your memory lingers long after you're gone

      Cut my ties
      I guess a touch too soon
      Space and time
      Is not enough with you

      Cos there's something in the mirror
      Something that I wish I saw
      Cos your memory lingers long after

      Your fingerprints - are all over me
      They're all over me - your fingerprints
      All I can do - remember the way it felt with you
      Your fingerprints are all over me

      Your nail marks still
      Fresh across my back
      Too hard to tell
      The flesh from fact

  • Talking Like I'm Falling Down Stairs

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      Tongue - tied
      Talking to my feet
      When there's nothing better than self-defeat
      I stop - stall
      Try to stand tall
      When whatever I say means nothing at all

      I walk
      Through all the steps in my head
      It made more sense in my head
      Plain and simple I can't keep climbing

      I try to find the words but they won't surrender
      So I lie to you and say that I don't remember

      Singing like a hurricane
      Dancing like Fred Astaire
      Walking like a young John Wayne
      I'm talking like I'm falling downstairs
      Talking like I'm falling downstairs

      Stut-ter
      Mutter to myself
      That you can't quote something from someone else
      I duck - swerve
      Lose my nerve
      It's on the tip of my tongue so just give me the word and

      I'll walk
      Through all the steps in my head
      Makes more sense in my head
      plain and simple I can't keep climbing

      I try to find the words but they won't surrender
      So I lie to you and say that I don't remember

      Singing like a hurricane
      Dancing like Fred Astaire
      Walking like a young John Wayne
      I'm talking like I'm falling down
      I'm talking like I'm falling downstairs

      Singing like a hurricane
      Dancing like Fred Astaire
      Walking like a young John Wayne
      I'm talking like I'm falling
      I'm talking like I'm falling downstairs
      I'm talking like I'm falling downstairs

  • China

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      She's as distant as the winter sun
      More consistent than the beat of a drum
      All this time she's been hiding her weakness away from me

      Then one day I touched a nerve by mistake
      Pressed too hard and she started to shake
      Every time that I go there I know there's so much she can take
      Before she breaks

      She breaks like China
      She breaks like China
      The longer we take - the bigger we break when we find out

      I keep a close eye on the way I act
      Even when I start to see all the cracks
      I give nothing away but expect her to stay with me

      When she worked out where my weakness lay
      She wouldn't stop until I gave way
      Every time that she goes there she know there's so much I can take
      Before I break

      I break like China
      I break like China
      The longer we take - the bigger we break when we find out

      The stronger we act - the longer we crack
      There's only so much we can take till we start to break

      We're constructed from the same design
      With a heart that makes no sense to the mind
      We can keep it together but pressure and time have their way

      For the things we try to keep inside
      Find their way out in the dark of the night
      All it takes is the tiniest touch and there's only so much
      Before we break

      We break like China
      We break like China
      The longer we take - the bigger we break when we find out

      China

  • Love Less Love

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      So by now
      You should have figured out
      That for a while
      You're better without me

      So be brave
      You're not the one to blame
      I'll take the hit
      You take the fame and all that comes with it

      Even if we try to take away the mess we made
      It took so long to figure out
      Who pulled the trigger - Who pulled out

      It's love - love - love - love
      It always equals out
      It's love - love - love - love
      I hope you work it out

      You should know
      I wasn't built for this
      A miserable heart
      Is one thing I'll never miss

      So if I call you late at night
      Don't answer the phone
      Lie like you're sleeping
      You're better off alone

      Cos even when we tried to take away the mess we made
      It took so long to figure out
      Who held the trigger - Who held out

      It's love - love - love - love
      It always equals out
      It's love - love - love

      Fooling around is fun for a while
      Won't last forever when there's no love to spare
      Cos we're going nowhere

  • Ghost

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      Like a ghost in the night
      She is haunting me
      Taunting me

      Try as I might
      I can't live without
      I can't sleep without her

      She keeps me awake - I know when she fakes it
      She says what she feels - lies to conceal her heart

      I know she knows that I know she knows
      That I know she knows that I know
      I see what she sees and she sees what I see
      And that scares her more than it scares me

      Like a ghost in the night
      She caresses me
      Undresses me

      Try as I might
      I can't live without
      I can't sleep without her

      She keeps me awake - I give and she takes
      She tries to conceal - she'll never reveal herself

      She's like a ghost

      She keeps me awake - I know when she fakes it
      She says what she feels - lies to conceal her heart
      She keeps me awake - I give and she takes
      She tries to conceal - she'll never reveal herself

      Like a ghost in the night
      She's like a ghost in the night

  • Shoot Straight

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      The heart is the softest target
      So be careful where you aim
      Be mindful of the matters
      That contaminate the veins

      The heart is the softest target
      So be careful what you say
      Be wary of the details
      That can lead the heart astray

      Shoot straight (Aim)

      Don't let me fall too far - don't make me wait

  • Mary

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      Mary
      I don't know what to do
      Mary
      Cos every time I look away from you
      You're all I see
      Mary

      If the past shapes the present then presently I would be living it differently now
      The upside of downtime to think without thought is no better than getting distraught

      I'll join them to beat them to keep them away from the things that I cling to the most
      I'm done moving on and I'll leave if you stay so please... please

      Mary
      I don't know what to do
      Mary
      Cos every time I look away from you
      You're all I see
      Mary

      Why don't you save me
      Why don't you let me be or let me go
      I'm begging on my knees forget me please
      Or forgive me so
      Oh Mary

      If failure's success then I'm keeping it hidden to show what I now should confess
      So sacred it seems I'm so scared of these dreams that keep circling around in my head

      I pretend that we started a thing that could end and begin as we'd want it to be
      But nothing's more costly than something for free so please... please

      If love is blind I don't know what I'll find in you
      I don't know what you see in me

  • Hurt Me

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      Wake up by my side
      Someone else is sleeping
      So I guess my emptiness was never one to leave me all alone
      There's promises
      Ones that are for keeping
      She won't talk so you won't know the ones I keep from you

      Hurt me
      Good souls like you don't deserve assholes like me

      Hurt me
      Why don't you hurt me
      Good souls like you don't deserve assholes like me

      Wake up by your side
      Someone else is sleeping
      So I guess my emptiness was never one for leaving me alone
      I had the choice
      So suffer I should
      I won't talk so you won't know the pain I keep from you

      Hurt me
      Oh hurt me
      Cos a good soul like you - should go and hurt an asshole like me

  • I Started Something I Couldn't Finish

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      I started something I couldn't finish
      I couldn't leave my house for days

      Locked in the basement all the lights off
      Burn the candles both ways

      Until it grew unlike before
      A bit too big to ignore

      I started something I couldn't finish
      And it wouldn't leave me alone

      I started something I couldn't finish
      Such a foolish thing to do

      Such simplicity or duplicity
      When you don't know who is who?

      There was peace for a while
      No police that's not my style

      I started something I couldn't finish
      And it wouldn't leave me alone

      It doesn't matter what your friends say
      Doesn't matter what your folks say
      You know when you're through

      It doesn't matter what your friends say
      Doesn't matter what they all say
      You know when you're through

      I started something I couldn't finish
      I couldn't leave my house for days
      Locked in the basement all the lights out
      And it wouldn't leave me alone

  • The Lost Ones

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      Will I always be the lost one
      Will I always wonder why
      One foot forward never felt so good or felt so right
      You won't find me for a while

      Fingers crossed I'll find the right way
      Compass always points to north
      I've been circling round the same two spots for far too long
      You won't find me for a while

      The search goes on...

      Falling further than I've been before
      Found a few who knew the way
      Looking backwards for directions for god knows where
      You won't find us for a while

      We will always be the lost ones
      We will always wonder why
      One foot forward never felt so good or felt so right
      You won't find us for a while

  • Fade From View

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      The only way I knew to conquer someone like you
      Destroy all in my way the gods decide my fate

      Empires come and go
      They rise and then they fall
      You will never fade from view

      We hibernate for days while winter has its way
      Freezes what stays still and melts what's left behind

      Seasons come and go
      For reasons we don't know
      You will never fade from view

      Comets come and go
      Burn bright and then don't show
      You will never fade from view

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