Wild Mountain

by Megan Cooper

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Sam Newton
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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.
Len Reidlinger
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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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1.
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
2.
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
3.
Hurt 04:46
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
4.
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
5.
Lightkeeper 05:02
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
6.
Side of love 04:08
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
7.
Ticking Away 04:26
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?
8.
Love and War 03:54
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
Poor you 03:32
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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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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