What A Treat.

by Laura Imbruglia

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released 07 June 2013
This album was produced by Simon Grounds, Jan/Feb 2013, except for “Why’d You Have To Kiss Me So Hard?” (produced by Liam Judson, Aug 2011). Simon Grounds mastered it too.

Band - Me: vocals/rhythm guitar, Chris Baker: pedal steel/keys/bvs, Tom Heathcote: bass/bvs, Ben Mason: lead guitar/keys/bvs and Dave Rose: drums/percussion/bvs.

Band for “Why’d You Have To Kiss Me So Hard?”: Sam Cross: lead guitar/bvs, Stiff: bass/bvs and Ben James: drums/percussion.

Guest musicians...Seja Vogel: organ on “Awoooh!”, Ben Salter: vocals on “Limerence”, Peter Lubulwa: piano on “Ain’t Done Yet”, Laura Jean and Bob Harrow: vocals on “The Intervention”, Fraser A. Gorman: vocals/guitar/harmonica on “The Intervention”.

All songs were written by me, except “Incest” which Chris, Tom, Ben & Dave helped arrange and various people on the internet contributed insect suggestions! Thanks! Harmony arrangements by Ben Mason. Cover photographer: Possibly Granny or Aunty Diane, Retouching: Gavin Scott.

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Laura Imbruglia Melbourne, Australia

You’ve probably seen the name around. Heard a song or two on the radio. You may have even seen her live.
Laura’s been kicking around the Australian music scene for nigh on 10 years now, has toured Oz countless times and Europe twice.

Check out her new single “Awoooh!”, from her forthcoming third album "What A Treat" (due June 2013 - Ready Freddie Records/MGM).

www.lauraimbruglia.com
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Track Name: Awoooh!
Awoooh!

An observation from idiot savant-
It seems like you could have anyone you want.
I want you to want me.

I wanna meet your Ma and Pa,
and anyone who made you who you are-
A shining star.

I don’t mind if I wait all year,
Tell me when you’ll meet me here,
I’ll be howling at the moon,
Awoooh!

I didn’t tell you that I had a crush,
The words I chose illustrated how much
I’m dying inside.

I get severe palpitation attacks,
eyeing off my phone like it’s a Santa sack.
Won’t you write back?

I don’t really wanna wait all year,
Tell me when you’ll meet me here,
I’ll be howling at the moon,
Awoooh! Awoooh!
I become one determined daughter of a gun when I get love in my eyes.
It’s no surprise I feel it for you,
I know you’re taking me through to the other side.

I might die if I wait all year,
Tell me when you’ll meet me here,
I’ll be howling at the moon,
Awoooh! Awoooh!
Track Name: Harsh Dylan Songs
Harsh Dylan Songs

I’ve got some things to tell you, I’m gonna give it plain.
You’ve got a lot of issues and you’ve been playing games.
Us joining forces is long overdue, babe,
We could be makin’ hay.
I profess my love to you and you just wanna save it for a rainy day.

Harsh Dylan songs are now my vice-
I Don’t Believe You and Don’t Think Twice!
Positively 4th Street sometimes.

I need to leave you alone. I’m foolishly compelled.
I’ll change your name in my phone to Stop Hurting Yourself!
Dignity abandoned me long ago, it took off with self-respect.
They’re hidden deep in some mysterious cove,
holding my compass as they genuflect.

Harsh Dylan songs are now my vice-
I Don’t Believe You and Don’t Think Twice!
Idiot Wind’s not very nice.
Track Name: If I Ever
If I Ever

In fields of green we’re rolling,
looking up at the clouds.
Building bridges and hidey holes
in snake-infested surrounds.

If I ever did go back there, I’d spend all my time under the stairs.

You played in the sea,
I buried my head in the sandy delf.
Today it would seem more hairy-
I peel the couch off myself!

I had a feeling it would come back to bite me on the bum.

Shaking flying hands mid-melee,
Taking hits in my stride.
Making my demands as I pray
not to be burned alive.

I’m ready to take any fall, I wrote the writing on the wall.

When the heads are rolling and there’s no one to call in,
It might be some kind of fun.
I could bathe in it or run.

Tears blinding my eyes, I’m running
to the storm on the bay.
Waving the crash and the sun in,
Then wishing them away.

If I ever have asked for it, I’d be the first one to admit it.
Track Name: Limerence
Limerence

I’m gonna see you both tonight and man, I hope her fighting skills are no good!
And though it wouldn’t make it right I’d tell her I love you like fire loves wood.
Would it make me dumb or crazy?

I’ll see you ‘round the tiny town and if we have a drink I’ll tell you the truth-
That while ever you are with her I’m waiting in an isolation booth.

I’ll kiss you or cry if you keep shooting me those eyes,
I’ll do what you want me to do.

I can’t forget, it’s such a sweat, I liken it to sifting sugar from salt
whilst knowing neither of them’s any good for anyone in this kind of bulk.

Amelia, she’s really smart and she says limerence is punishing me.
I looked it up but it’s not listed like love is in any dictionary, what does it mean?

I’ll kiss you or cry if you keep shooting me those eyes,
I’ll do what you want me to do.
Track Name: Straight To The Bar
Straight To The Bar

If you’re not under house arrest,
let’s go out to the show that you were asking me about,
‘though it will be fraught with danger.

And my friend, you have been through a lot this year,
let’s pretend that it’s fine and we’ll shake it off here.
I promise we’ll go straight to the bar.

When we meet I get nervous anxiety,
I would hope if I act inappropriately, she’ll know why
and she’ll forgive me.

Oh, I see that my ex has arrived as well.
It’s awkward but I wouldn’t describe it as “hell”.
Still I know he’ll be going straight to the bar.

What did you think about those guys?
I thought they were derivative but I guess they’re ok.
Sure I’ll join you for a smoko.
Oh it’s just tobacco, I’m not interested.
I've got crutches enough without stirring the pot.

Speak of the devil, I’m going straight to the bar.
Track Name: Ain't Done Yet
Ain’t Done Yet

There is nothing I despise more than when
a liar is lying to me again.
It borders on offensive when you call
me a friend of yours, I’m not at all.

We were rolling around in my bed,
and I let myself get all kinds of naked.
You didn’t even remove a single sock!
I wish I’d seen it as the blatant metaphor it was.

Maybe baby, we should never have met.
I wish that I could say I feel regret.
Why you gotta go? You know I ain’t done yet!

Cold winter showers and long walks late at night,
I don’t care if I’m risking my life.
I stopped looking after myself long ago.
My skin broke out, you upset my hormones!

You used to call me when the sun was coming up,
I thought it was romantic
…but hindsight says you were just drunk.
I try to move on but it’s no use.
You know you’re at a loss when you’re playing 12 bar blues!
Tickle ivory!

Maybe baby, we should never have met.
I wish that I could say I feel regret.
Why you gotta go? You know I ain’t done yet!
Track Name: The Intervention
The Intervention

(F) Seems you’re in a bit of a jam
In cahoots with your old man
He’s hurt you in ways you don’t understand
Now you’re holding his hand

(L) So canvas your friends for advice
Thank us and then do as you like
No one has a legitimate right
to be angry with you

(BOTH) Hell it’s what we would do

But this happens every year
And the solution’s plain and clear
You’ve gotta walk now
And know that we’re all gonna be here

(F) I’m sorry I gave you the tray bits
And you think we’re all hypocrites
But sometimes you’ve just gotta admit
When you’re life’s on the skids

(L) I’m getting’ this offa my chest
Before you hit cardiac arrest
You’re terminally depressed
It’s buzz-killin’ my high

(BOTH) We all hate when you cry

But this happens every year
And the solution’s plain and clear
You’ve gotta walk now
And know that we’re all gonna be here
Track Name: Why'd You Have To Kiss Me So Hard?
Why’d You Have To Kiss Me So Hard?

We formed a team- just us and the trees,
and danced to the Scream.
You became my disease.

Why’d you have to kiss me so hard?

It’s just a flash ‘til you let it linger,
Then she’ll be wrapped
around your little finger.

Why’d you have to kiss me so hard?
Track Name: Incest
Assassin bug
Tiger beetle
Cicada
Locust
Fire Ant
Dragonfly
Ladybug
Weevil
Dung Beetle
Lord Howe Island Stick Insect
Flea
Bumble Bee
Butterfree
Green Lacewing
Damselfly
Aphid
Praying Mantis
Earwig
Thrip
Grasshopper
Alderfly
Christmas Beetle
Silverfish
Silkworm
Antlion
Phorid Fly
Wasp
Termite
Parasprite
Track Name: What A Treat
What a treat

For a child-molesting reverend,
a cactus missing mescaline,
an epiphany in Mandarin,
you are nice…on the eye.

The back-handed compliments,
The patronizing undertones,
The diplomatic statements!
See? I try to be kind!

I’m still singing this song.

The island I washed up on is desolate, yet over-run.
Oh pet muse, you’re gargantuan,
and your teat- what a treat!

I live entirely off of it,
A blessing and a defecit.
My mind’s unsubtle repair kit plays me Ween when I dream.

I’ll be buried in song.
Don’t kiss me before telling me I’m wrong.

I’ve been green, blue, red and yellow,
almost a complete rainbow.
I’d be tickled pink to know that even sometimes,
I cross your mind.

But this has taught me many things
about myself and Catholic Sins.
And even if I never win you, I won other fun.

I thought you were my home.
The hardest part is admitting I’m wrong.