by Darren Middleton

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The 3rd, highly anticipated solo album by former Powderfinger guitarist/songwriter, Darren Middleton. Co-produced by Davey Lane, featuring Vika and Linda Bull and many guests.


released September 21, 2018


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Darren Middleton Melbourne, Australia

DARREN MIDDLETON is best known from his previous life as guitarist and songwriter for POWDERFINGER. The much loved POWDERFINGER played their last ever show in late 2010 and unsurprisingly Darren spent a bit of the time in a creative and emotional wilderness. As the dust settled Darren started working on his debut solo album "Translations". With plenty of talented friends onboard, its out NOV 2013. ... more

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Track Name: In The End
It’s a fine line living this way
playing chords singing stories day by day
hoping to connect, with you
a stranger met
There’s a dream I once held
see the world travel far with no regrets
but dreams will fade
or slip through the colour grade

If you fall, I will catch you
I will love you
till the end
When you shine, I will see you
I will find you
In the end…

Once had or so you're told
you're living life through the glories you’d been sold
but there so thin
like a virus under your skin
play the cards like you were born
to bear the weight of the world but everyone all
too heavy now, with their own particular crowd

Why can’t I find you there?
In the place where every things shared
in the middle of a concrete heart
lies a rhythm buried from the start..

If you’re lost, a faded shadow
Track Name: In Record Time
In record time I found my way in
a secret door that led under your skin
where it goes is anybody guess
but I am wiling to inspect

A message comes in from the distant past
a warning bell that rings of coming attacks
Taking cover though there’s nowhere to hide
but you are one persistent prize

You want this so bad
want this so bad

Walking through this cities lonely streets
that occupy my mind and give me some peace
before I find myself thinking of you
then there’s nothing I can do

You want this so bad
want this so bad
Track Name: Should Have Stayed
Woke up with the dawn
light burns the night before
And I’d had the darkest dreams
a constant fear of being pulled around
without a choice
I couldn't find the ground

Wrapped up in your cause
blinded I had no choice
I’d trade your innocence
for clarity but I know that I’m lost
all I see is you and I’ll pay the cost

But you couldn’t wait
you should have stayed
Track Name: Noone
Tossed in with the lost and found
mixed up with the up side downs
Always looking for a time to escape but there something wrong
(your’e) in a maze and there’s no way out

No one to hear you
no one to love you
no one to bear your sighs

Caught traffic heading crosstown
going nowhere on the underground
Hard work, clear skies, still faced with the firing squad
Crashed out, soundless noise
Track Name: After All
After the war the melody starts
After the storm all the colours come out
After the day has followed the night
After the way you shrink back in fright
After all…
After all…

After the dreamers have followed their hearts
After the lost boys have chased down their stars
After the one who let you down
After the few who do stick around
After all…
After all …

Take your silence as a reason to go
disappear into the afterglow
do you wonder why you’re here at all?

After the wall, finally breaks
after the last chance has run it’s race
After the feelings have faded away
After the fortunes have withered and fade
After all..
After all..
(you finally lost, find your way home, burn and shine, for the last time)
Track Name: Just Let Me Go
The kind that missed you
The kind that loves you
The kind that changes his mind
He'll tell you something
and then do nothing
The kind thats wasting your time

Oh when it burns
you out of your mind
it turns, your life upside down
just let me go
just let me go
just let me go

all disguises in some way
I'll keep you under
Keep you out of the way
Track Name: The Bully
What started out, seemed like fun
till the innocence had all but run
mothers milk, it made you strong
held you up till the day was done.
You stood tall, said your piece
nervous like a shaking tree
So welcome back, to who you are
not that shadow that broke in half…so be
Boys will fight that doesn’t change
but what you do and what remains will
certainly leave a scar
it may run deep it may run far…so be
be free.
Track Name: Some People
Searching high, digging low
cant work out, which way to go
So I called you up, in a desperate time
I need to know, what I will find

So you take your hope your fire you bury it deep
for safekeeping
You cover your scars, tether your heart, hoping nobody will see..you

Bleeding hearts, mess on the floor
pick yourself up, head out the door
call me up, in your desperate time
I’ll let you know, what you will find

So you take your hope your fire and bury it deep
for safekeeping
You cover your scars, tether your heart, hoping nobody can see
But some people will try to put you down
mess up your life, bring you to ground
Some people will follow, (and) some will stay
if you can hold on maybe you’ll find
some people will change
Track Name: Return
Cascading driving blindly through the waters of your mind
reaching out for something solid, a memory etched in time
Your trigger of resistance to my gentle harmony
I'll let you be
so you see

That your already gone
to places I can't follow
in the heart of a storm
where lovers wait in sorrow
for the day you return....you return

If I ever find an answer to the question of our lives
I'll be sure to tell you, even if you run and hide
cause everything is nothing if I don't reach and try
I'll let you be
then I'll see

that your already gone
to places I won't follow
in the heart of your storm
I'm a lover who waits in sorrow
for the day you return, you return..

If I never find a story that does show me who you are
I'll take it from the hearts and minds of someone else afar
If I tell you that I love you then I love you all the time
then you'll see
come with me
Track Name: Ghosts and Memories
It was cold and we was walking
it was late but we were talking
about the way things used to be
forgotten memories

I’m asleep and I’m falling
through coloured dreams and made up stories
of the way things used to be
but they are ghosts and memories

If love is something you want
it’s closer it’s closer when you bring it home
change will follow you round
haunting the days till they crash to the ground
become Ghosts and Memories

We are tides of the ocean
A gentle push, a constant motion a breeze
of the way things things used to be
when all you hold onto leaves, like memories.

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