Wild Mountain

by Megan Cooper

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Sam Newton Megan Cooper’s new album ‘Wild Mountain’ is a supreme collection of polished Americana, seeped in pop-centric melodies and hooks. Expect songs of heartbreak and melancholic-tinged optimism.
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Len Reidlinger Megan Cooper is one of the finest voices in the alt country genre. She crafts award winning songs that evoke empathy as she brings life to her characters. Her lyrics are incisive and while they are often wistful and reflective, they are somehow beautifully optimistic and her characters show satisfying determination. Wild Mountain is Megan Cooper at her very best.
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The second album from Megan Cooper features 11 new tracks. Written in kitchens and on verandahs all over Queensland. Features the single Running with Ghosts.

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released July 20, 2018

Produced by Michael Muchow. Mastered by Jeff McCormack.
Featuring Michael Muchow, Mik McCartin, Ben Conicella, Cameron Milford, Danny Widdicombe, Kahl Wallis, Deanna Rose and Salliana Campbell.

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Megan Cooper Brisbane, Australia

Singer/songwriter from the city. I like vintage country, strudel and Willie Nelson. Her debut album Ghosts, Choirs & Kings, featured the singles Virginia Fall, 27 Degrees and Texas. Her "difficult second album" Wild Mountain, available for preorder now, features the single Running with Ghosts, and is out 20 July 2018. ... more

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Track Name: Running with Ghosts
Its an honour its been a thrill
Telling you boys my stories 'fore I head for the hills
For all your misses, hold your heads high
Don't stand by, don't watch yourselves cry

I hear your stumbling around
Searching for something that might never be found
And I feel your hurt again
Don't go running with ghosts you'll never win
Don't go running with ghosts you'll never win

If I was thunder, then I was rain
A natural wonder, washed away
There were bright lights and they'll come again
Throwing the shadows I used to make

I hear your stumbling around
Searching for something that might never be found
And I feel your hurt again
Don't go running with ghosts you'll never win
Don't go running with ghosts you'll never win

OOoooh Oooh
Oh when the saints, oh when the saints
Go marching in, marching in

I hear your stumbling around
Searching for something that might never be found
And I feel your hurt again
Don't go running with ghosts you'll never win

I hear your stumbling around
Searching for something that might never be found
And I feel your hurt again
Don't go running with ghosts you'll never win
Don't go running with ghosts you'll never win
Don't go running with ghosts you'll never win
Track Name: Bluer than mine
I’m sorry if my coffee was too bitter
I’m sorry I’m not open all hours
I tried and I tried and I tried to wear the clothes that you like
Oh but now I hear you’re thinking of leaving town

I’m sorry if my outlook was too sunny
I’m sorry I’m not easy to get around
I tried and I tried and I tried to play that song that you like
Oh but now I hear you’re thinking of leaving town

I can’t ask you to stay
But don’t make me say go
So you can chase skies bluer than mine
There’s one thing you should if decide to go
You won’t find eyes bluer than mine

I’m sorry if my best was not enough for you
And I’m sorry you only dream in black and white
I tried and I tried and I tried to be damn everything you like
Oh but now I hear you’re thinking of leaving town

I can’t ask you to stay
But don’t make me say go
So you can chase skies bluer than mine
There’s one thing you should if decide to go
You won’t find eyes bluer than mine

No I can’t come too
No I don’t want you
And maybe that isn’t true
But I’m fighting tomorrow’s blues today
I can change your mind don’t walk away

I can’t ask you to stay
But don’t make me say go
So you can chase skies bluer than mine
I can’t ask you to stay
So don’t you make me say go
So you can chase skies bluer than mine
There’s one thing you should if decide to go
You won’t find eyes bluer than mine

Blue-hoo Blue-hoo
Oooh
Blue-hoo Blue-hoo
Oooh
Track Name: Hurt
His opening line was the worst of all time
Something about stars in my eyes and the sunrise
But I let it slide

I remember the first time that he had my hand
We were about to part ways on the corner of Roma and Ann
2am in a cab stand

Our bubble burst
And now there’s nothing but hurt
Our bubble burst
Now there’s nothing but hurt

A smouldering secret on borrowed time
Stolen nights with the judgement of every sunrise
But I let it slide

I remember the last time that he had my hand
We parted ways on the corner of Roma and Ann
2am same cab stand

Our bubble burst
And now there’s nothing but hurt
Our bubble burst
And there’s nothing but hurt

Our bubble burst and now there’s nothing but hurt
Our bubble burst and there’s nothing but hurt

Our bubble burst and now there’s nothing but hurt
Our bubble burst and there’s nothing but hurt
Track Name: Wild Mountain
Summer came round and she went dream chasing
Thought of the seasons of forgotten laughter
And no one is promised forever
Wild Mountain

She followed the path down to the river
Clothes on the stones, water made her shiver
And she emerged fresh, clean and new
Wild Mountain

Oh when we’ve come falling down
The safest place, is higher ground
Wild Mountain, Wild Mountain, Wild Mountain

A golden light flooded the valley
Drew breath with the trees, letting go gently
The question, the answer, the change
Wild Mountain

New moon and the stars, the dingoes were howling
Stared at the fire felt the spirits surrounding
The ancestors called and she sang
Wild Mountain

Oh when we’ve come falling down
The safest place, is higher ground
Wild Mountain, Wild Mountain, Wild Mountain

Oh when we’ve come falling down
The safest place, is higher ground
Wild Mountain, Wild Mountain, Wild Mountain
Oh when we’ve come falling down
The safest place, is higher ground
Wild Mountain, Wild Mountain, Wild Mountain
Track Name: Lightkeeper
Dawn kisses the Broadwater
And that’s the signal to turn the wheel
To my sons and my daughters
The nights are getting harder
As I wait to return to protect those who are mine
Just as young men find the sea
I know that courage can outshine any colour, place or time

I’m a lightkeeper I’ll keep the lights on
And when you can’t find your way
I’m guiding you home
I’m a lightkeeper I’ll keep the lights on
And when my star starts to fade
I’ll pass the torch on

Wedding bells and victory parades
Safe harbour and to sit with your lover in the shade
To work hard and travel far
All these things you should have
But if they tear us apart
As sure as young men find the sea
I’ll be standing there with you
For an eternity of blue

I’m a lightkeeper I keep the lights on
And when you can’t find your way
I’m guiding you home
I’m a lightkeeper I keep the lights on
And when my star starts to fade
I’ll pass the torch on

I would march into the dark
Til my shoes fell apart
I will never give up on you

I’m a lightkeeper I’ll keep the lights on
And when you can’t find your way
I’m guiding you home
I’m a lightkeeper I’ll keep the lights on
And when my star starts to fade
I’ll pass the torch on
Pass the torch on
Pass the torch on
Track Name: Side of love
I went down to the river to cry at its shore
Yeah I went down to river and oh the tears did fall
Then I saw all kinds of colours, as clear as black and white
When I came back from the river, oh to my surprise
I found love

I went up to the mountain, revenge I did seek
To scream down the highest peak
Then I saw all kinds of colours, as clear as black and white
When I came back from the mountain, oh to my surprise
I found love

No matter how bad I hurt, no matter how far I fall
I always will land with my feet flat on the side of love

Love love love love love

I went out to the desert, for forty days I crawled
Yeah I went out to the desert so I wouldn’t hear his name no more
Then I saw all kinds of colours, as clear as black and white
When I came back from the desert, oh to my surprise
I found love

No matter how bad I hurt, no matter how far I fall
I always will land with my feet flat on the side of love
No matter how bad I hurt, no matter how far I fall
I always will land with my feet flat on the side of love
On the side of love
Track Name: Ticking Away
You’re the last in a long line of imitators
You cry in the night and leave home frustrated
You gaze at the stars but all you feel is jaded
Yeah

We all had grand plans to rattle cages
So you’re not the only one who’s felt like a failure
No bruise and no scar can excuse your behaviour
Yeah

Oh time is ticking away
But you don’t need love
No you don’t need love
Oh despite all the shit that you say
Yeah you don’t need love, hey?

Don’t go banking truths from fortune tellers
Don’t go seeking promises from insurance sellers
There’s a grace and a heart that is there is your backyard

Oh time is ticking away
But you don’t need love
No you don’t need love
Oh despite all the shit that you say
Yeah you don’t need love, hey?

I’m the one when your heart is breaking
And I’m the one when your hands are shaking
And I’m the one who is ready and willing for the taking
For the taking

Oh time is ticking away
But you don’t need love
No you don’t need love
Oh despite all the shit that you say
Yeah you don’t need love
No you don’t need love
No you don’t need love, hey?
Track Name: Love and War
Wrap me up in cotton wool, turn off the light
Hand me rose coloured glasses,
Tell me everything’s alright
Today I learned the rules about life and love and war
I wanna turn back the clock
To the way it was before

The well’s run dry, old men cry
I’m not in control,
Nobody wins a war
The fairytale revealed
As the envelope is sealed
Close the door on my faith
Give me yesterday

There are no dreams come true
Not for me and you
Now the dust is everywhere
And nobody seems to care
The world can change
People stay the same
Our battles we can’t choose
All my love can’t fix you

The well’s run dry, old men cry
I’m not in control,
Nobody wins a war
The fairytale revealed
As the envelope is sealed
Close the door on my faith
Give me yesterday

OOoh

The well’s run dry, old men cry
I’m not in control,
Nobody wins a war
The fairytale revealed
As the envelope is sealed
Close the door on my faith
Give me yesterday

Wrap me up in cotton wool
Turn off the light
Track Name: For all your worth
When money came to town
Under purple skies over breaking ground
Hark, the children cried
There’s a saviour down the street
But is that a nickel crown?
Look away, look away
When money came to town
Money came to town

When money ruled this town
Highrise skies would sway and bend
With promises of a feast
They lay gold at our feet
Who’s the fairest of them all?
Look away, look away
When money ruled this town
Money ruled this town

We will inherit the earth
For all your worth
We will inherit the earth
For all your worth

When money fooled this town
Bound and gagged they mined our land
Came and went as they pleased
Til there was nothing left to bleed
Where’s the paradise we were sold?
Look away, look away
When money fooled this town
Money fooled this town

We will inherit the earth
For all your worth
We will inherit the earth
For all your worth

When money came to town
When money ruled this town
When money fooled this town
Track Name: End the night
Hold on tight
I’m out on a limb praying for my life
My life, what a life
Here it comes
The truth could end it all quicker than a gun
A gun, I’ve just begun

My hands are tied
There’s no use in crying
Time’s no friend of mine
Ooh End the night

And I’m so scared
How will I battle all these demons from my bed
In my head, from my bed
Come quick sun
Your light is closer to my doubting being done
But when you come
Will I be done?

My hands are tied
There’s no use in crying
Time’s no friend of mine
Ooh End the night

Somewhere there’s a light on
Somebody’s got the key
Someone’s answered my question
What’s coming for me?
What’s coming for me?

My hands are tied
There’s no use in crying
Time’s no friend of mine
Ooh End the night
Ooh End the night
Ooh End the night
Track Name: Poor you
Nothing slows you down like doubt
But its safe to keep your head up in the clouds
Honey what a waste of time
Poor you, what would you do?
Poor you, If it was up to you?

Cotton wool and cheap regret
Spinning on the spot waiting for the end
Honey what a waste of time
Poor you, what would you do?
Poor you. If it was up to you?

You can cower in the corner
Oh your heart’s a goner
You’ve tripped every land mine
But there ain’t nothing that ain’t risky
So take that shot of whiskey
Honey I know you’ll do fine
Know you’ll do fine

You can cower in the corner
Oh your heart’s a goner
You’ve tripped every land mine
But there ain’t nothing that ain’t risky
So take that shot of whiskey
Honey I know you’ll do fine
Know you’ll do fine

Saddest song you ever heard
You’re weeping every night reliving the words
Honey what a waste of time
Poor you, what would you do?
Poor you. If it was up to you?
Poor you. What would you do?

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