Blame It On The Youth (EP)

by Byron Siren

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A home-recorded lo-fi EP featuring six (6) original songs from DIY indie/folk singer-songwriter Byron Siren.
With special additional instrument playing and vocal cord using from friends and family!


released May 30, 2015

Additional vocals and keys from Mezz Coleman.
Backing vocals/choir, talking, squealing and laughing from The Downing Street Children's Choir.

Everything else played and/or sung/sang/singed by Byron Siren.

Cover art from Fik and Byron Siren.




Byron Siren Melbourne, Australia

After writing and performing with numerous acoustic, indie, rock and folk outfits in Melbourne's local scene, Byron brings his DIY attitude to his solo written songs . But he's rarely alone; friends and family help perform this blend of unrefined, melodic music.

Byron Siren brings meaningful songwriting together with eclectic and sometimes nostalgic sounds of indie, rock and modern folk.
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Track Name: Generations
we can see a cloudy sky
mix it with a strange delightful news
won't you
we can see an empire fall
youth rebuilds it up so tall like few older ones can do

oh blame it on the youth
fantasise like it was you

you can liken us to chalk
you are cheese but we can talk tonight
we'll be alright
Track Name: Old Men With Histories
walking in the winter breeze
muddy grass and dirty knees
on children I see
walking in the frozen air
drunken fights and bloody hair
on old men with histories

still I see the colours and something more to share

make it through the light of day
evening comes - you stay away
and slow down on sunday
Track Name: Hair Back Tight
wave to the life of your love in the night
you can see him lying on the road
pull him right up but you cant get enough air in his lungs to make his heart go

keep your hair back tight
face made up right
no-one sees the things you see
just live a lie
with some love in your eyes
you'll be walking fancy free

flash him a smile with the look of delight
breaking down the pictures that you know
fool him the day he believes he can stay but embers are too cool to let you glow

some days you hit the pillow
some days you hit the wall
some day you'll hit your windfall at the raffles at the mall
Track Name: Scratching Off Hearts
scratching off hearts and initials on trees
I think the future is lying to me
I hope that nobody catches this disease

buildings are crumbling, they're moving the lakes
to places where water just evaporates
I think the future is making a mistake

all the youthful moments in the dark
devoured by the shark

gone are the days when somebody else
makes decisions for us in the interest of health
the future - it can't even take care of it's self
Track Name: Our Mistakes On The Floor
today is the day that we break and we lay our mistakes out on the floor
tomorrow we borrow 'cos pain and this sorrow is at our door
this love is so much, it's enough when it's tough, to stand up tall
we'll stand up tall

and after all the hurt
we'll get what we deserve
we made it past the worst

rewind all the time spent in line just to find we'd do the same
reveal what you steal so they feel that it's real when you have your say
this love is so much, it's enough when it's tough, we'll be OK
Track Name: Set It Right
I'm taking love from people I love most
it's enough
I'm taking more now that I know there's more to go

bend the words, make them what you like
it's what you heard
should your mind try to start a fight; set it right

you can't be the only one taking life
subtracting fun