Lonely Road

by Michael Cafe

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    Lonely Road, debut album from Michael Cafe. Gate folded, didgi pack- matt cello finish C.D case with lyrics booklet.

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Lonely Road, the first album from Michael Cafe has recently been recorded in Alice Springs. Michael has lived in Alice Springs for the past 12 years, during which time he has written the songs for Lonely Road. The album has a unique Australian feel, captured in the lyrics and coupled with a magnificent group of musicians who helped make Lonely Road
The songs traverse the country and will take you on a unique journey through The Central Australian landscape and beyond. Visit facebook page-Michael Cafe Music

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released June 24, 2013

Michael Cafe- Vocals, acoustic guitar, Harmonica, Didge
Corey Noll- electric guitars, acoustic guitar, classical guitar
Toby Robinson- dobro guitar, mandolin, banjo
Michael Godfrey- Drums, bass, kurtzwhurl
David Bridie- grand piano, upright piano, keyboards
Caddie Brain- cello and arrangement
All Tracks Written by Michael Cafe
Producer- Corey Noll
Co-Producer Michael Cafe
Sound Engineer- Drew Bisset
Mastered by- Don Bartely
Recorded at Sweet Jam Studio- Alice Springs

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Michael Cafe Alice Springs, Australia

Lonely Road, the first album from Michael Cafe has recently been recorded in Alice Springs. . The album has a unique Australian feel, captured in the lyrics and coupled with a magnificent group of musicians who helped make Lonely Road. Michael was born in the Blue Mountains where a love of landscape became a part of him from an early age. ... more

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Track Name: Headlights Through The Dawn
I rolled out of town in the early morning The sun still asleep still thinking of rising
The cars a little cold its 34 years old
Got a full tank of fuel I’ll be somewhere new soon
The Mallee trees are waking in the morning light
The skies on fire all blue pink and white
My eyes are tired but my mind is clear
All I know is I had to drive from here
She's queen of the road probably a little slow
But when you’ve got to move she’ll take you there smooth
The engine hums along to the rhythm of a road song
Headlights through the dawn somewhere round Quorn and the promise of a new day is lit up b by a road train
My hearts on fire will my head explode I’ve changed direction I’m not heading down your road
My eyes are tired but my mind is clear all I know is I had to drive from here
Headlights through the dawn somewhere round Quorn
Track Name: Lonely Road
Driving home on a lonely road I’ve been thinking of you
And its been a while since I’ve seen your smile
But I’ll be coming home soon
The wipers move the rain away
still so many miles to go

A rain soaked road my refuge again my thoughts my only friend
The open road clears a cluttered mind a city just ties you down
loose yourself among its sky scrapers hide your soul away
Have you ever seen Menindee skies or Broken Hill in the rain the sun rising over Yunta Mallee plains or lightening on a Flinders Range

This countries big hide yourself away pack your life up In a car
Drive all day just to be somewhere but somewhere is never to far away
So I’m driving home on this lonely road a photo on the dash board of you my love
and I’m sitting on 60 miles an hour knowing I’ll be with you soon again

Have you ever seen Menindee skies or Broken Hill in the rain
the sun rising over Yunta Mallee plains or lightening on a Flinders Range
one life and so many roads and I’ll keep heading back to you and this old car well it’s running like a dream and I cant wait to see you
Track Name: Melbourne Town
In a busy Melbourne Street she's standing all alone
it's so good to hear your voice coming down the phone
she's standing by the roadside and the traffic's humming by
she says she cant wait to see me but there's so many miles
she told me she sold cigarettes-money for the phone
I missed her on the first call but I only just got home
Melbourne's such a long way away
from the desert to St Kilda is 3 bloody days
and its so long since I've seen your face-but I know i'll be with you soon
she tells me how its raining -how unusual that is
like a storm over Alice Spring its her that I miss
Her money's running out
there's so much I wanna say
like i'd like to be with her on a rainy Melbourne day
Melbourne's such a long way away
from the desert to St Kilda is 3 bloody days
and its so long since I've seen your face-but I know i'll be with you soon
Track Name: Honey Ant Dreamer
She was cold and quiet lying in the desert Knowing where she’d been
On a corrugated river on the road from Papunya Where the Honey Ant dream
She was Lying on a blanket next to a Falcon he’d run it out of fuel
She was looking to the stars knowing who she was but she knew where she came from
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Grandmother mother sister
Grandfather Father brother

Where are you now where are you now my brother
Is it cold and quiet just like the desert we’ll come and see you soon
Is there any body listening to the stories that your singing that are
running through your head running through my head
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

She was cold and quiet lying in the desert Knowing where she’d been
On a corrugated river on the road from Papunya Where the Honey Ant dream
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Track Name: Blue Labyrinth
Heading South through the ranges I turn my wheels for home
With the road stretching before me its 2000 miles to go
Its such a big country with miles and miles of sky
Its 4 days of driving and I cant wait to arrive
I’m heading home I’m heading home I’m heading home I’m heading home
It's been 2 years of waiting and the clouds unfurl in my mind
There's a haze of the humdrum in the desert it passes you by
I walk 2 miles and I’m nowhere disappear into stone And I listen to those whispers their finally calling me home
I’m heading home I’m heading home back to the mountains and a golden sandstone my spirits in these mountains and I’ve finally made it home it calls me back
From Alice Springs to Katoomba I’m remembering the times
With the snow fallen on those sisters and a solstice moon behind
The olive green ranges rolling and a blue haze in my mind
In the caves we camped as children I’ve come home to unwind Blue
I’m heading home I’m heading home back to the mountains and the golden sandstone
My spirits in these mountains and I’ve finally made it home I’m heading home
Track Name: Skin And Bone
Summer sets so high over the horizon
The golden glowing sky the direction that I’m going
The country at its heart its all skin and bone
When will the rains come when will this river flow
Where I look I’ll find my way the clear path is not the easiest to take
She took my heart in a river dry when I closed my eyes I had to say goodbye
I lye awake at night staring at the stars thinking about my future wondering about my past
Faces in the night shine the Southern Cross guide me across the desert in the desert I got lost
Where I look I’ll find my way the clear path is not the easiest to take
She took my heart in a river dry when I closed my eyes I had to say goodbye
Track Name: Raw Tomatoes
When the evening comes around There'll be no one left in this town
There comes a women I know who steals the lightening show
I walk with her a mile talk and enjoy her style
There’s just one thing I know This girl here loves me so
For the love of hating raw tomatoes
For the love of hating raw tomatoes is a beautiful thing
We walk past shop fronts closed
She points out second Hand clothes time just fades away
There’s a brand new light in our day She caught me wearing a smile
Looking at a mannequin child something's are better left unsaid
But my mind she’d already read
For the love of hating raw tomatoes
For the love of hating raw tomatoes is a beautiful thing
Track Name: I Came To You
I came to you like a rolling river stone
I came to you like a falcon finds its home
I open my eyes to see your face so true
all I have here is this photo graph of you
To see where beauty lies to see where beauty lies
I travel a thousand miles just to see your smile
I came to you like a swooping bird of prey I came to you just to see the day
I open my eyes to see your face so true this letter I have the words the voice of you
To see where beauty lies to see where beauty lies
To see where beauty lies to see where beauty lies
I’d travel a thousand miles just to see your smile
I came to you I came to you
I came to you like an ocean to your shore I came to you like a salesman to your door I think of you and that way you look at me there’s only one place I know I’ve got to be
Track Name: Pacific Blue
I spent my time round Sydney breathing on waters edge
With the crystal ball Pacific rolling like a friend summer sun and laughter on Holden vinal seats cruising down the coast road the old girls feeling the heat
Riding waves
Riding Waves
Park the car at Stanwell gaze across the sea see those white caps rolling feel the salty breeze hangliders feeling freedom circling the morning sky but I’ll keep my feet on terra firma in a 186 Powerglide
Riding waves
Watch the waves come rolling fold across the sand dive straight in the water leave the panel van the hours we’d spend floating with no care in the world talk about the waves we caught and bikini clad spunky girls
Riding waves
Riding Waves