Ocean of Milk

by Hinds Brothers

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Two years in the making, Hinds Brothers debut 'Ocean of Milk' has become an album of the heart with a living tale. Produced by the brothers themselves, the album was recorded in no less than 7 studios in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria, and features 19 of South Africa's top musicians. It was mixed by SAMA award winning producer Dan Roberts and mastered in New York by Alan Douches (Sufjan Stevens, Roky Erikson).

'Ocean of Milk' has a wholly cohesive depth to it that resonates with the great albums of yore, while brothers Aden and Wren Hinds' beautiful songwriting and arrangements are artfully complimented by the lush and acoustically textured production. The harmonic resonance of the two distinct voices, together with their reflective and honest lyrical sensibility communicates true profundity - bringing meaning and nourishment to an art form that has been somewhat neglected in recent times.

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released August 27, 2013

Produced & Arranged by Hinds Brothers *
Mixed by Dan Roberts
Mastered by Alan Douches in New York, USA
Artwork, Design & Illustration by Dominic Strauss
All songs published by Hinds Bros Publishing (administered by Sony/ATV) #

* (Except 'Old Brick Rd' & 'World of Clones' produced by Hinds Brothers and Dan Roberts)
# (Except 'Flesh Temple' published by ICBM Music)

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Hinds Brothers Durban, South Africa

The Hinds Brothers Band are an acoustic folk rock country indie group fronted by singer/songwriter brothers Aden & Wren Hinds. Born and raised on the Natal South Coast of Southern Africa, the music of The Hinds Brothers emblemizes the tranquil beauty of these surrounds – but much more than that, they bring to the art of melody and lyric music written, sung, and played from the heart for the heart. ... more

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Track Name: Runaway Train
I changed my name it’s what I had to do you see
Living life in great confusion
To find a way to live at peace eternally
To get out of my illusion

Some days it’s like a runaway train
Some days I can’t remember my new name
Some days it’s like a runaway train

I’ve seen the faults I’ve seen the lies
I’ve looked into my fathers eyes
Blindness is my real disguise
We all must live, we all must die

Doing all that we can to please ourselves
Not thinking of tomorrow
Forgetting who we are, we think we’re what is not
Beg and steal and borrow

Some days it’s like a runaway train
Some days I can’t remember my new name
Some days it’s like a runaway train

I’ve seen the faults I’ve seen the lies
I’ve looked into my fathers eyes
Blindness is my real disguise
We all must live, we all must die

Some change has got to come my way
Before I fall offside
We could wait for another day
But that would not be right, that would not be right

I’ve seen the faults I’ve seen the lies
I’ve looked into my fathers eyes
Blindness is my real disguise
We all must live, we all must die
Track Name: Old Brick Road
Well I waited down on the old brick road
And I set out to the open sea

Don’t you tie me to this chair
If I could then I would stay

Well I'm heading out to the open sun
And I'm heading out to the open sun

Don’t you lead me far astray
And I walk on through the day

Well I'm heading out to the open sun
And I'm heading out...
Track Name: Fool of Me
You made a fool of me
Now that I can see
I’ll try to understand
What it is I am

Just before I sleep
I pray my soul to keep
In this darkest hour
I’m fading like a flower

Baby, I’ve been trying lately
Won’t you try and see me
See me for myself
I’m bleeding, deep inside I’m weeping
Won’t you try and free me
Free me from myself

Help me find the light
We know it’s burning bright
But I’m not on those fields
I’m a hamster on a wheel

You gotta help me find the light
We know it’s burning bright
In this darkest hour
I’m fading like a flower

Baby, I’ve been trying lately
Won’t you try and see me
See me for myself
I’m bleeding, deep inside I’m weeping
Won’t you try and free me
Free me from myself

We can’t be still
We hide our hearts
In the pale moonlight
We’re needing a star
To shine our way
Into Your light

Baby, I’ve been trying lately
Won’t you try and see me
See me for myself
I’m bleeding, deep inside I’m weeping
Won’t you try and free me
Free me from myself
Track Name: World of Clones
The sun has got in my veins
That is who I am now
Living in the world of Cain

What if I been lead astray
What if I been lied to
The darkness blows away this time

The cat has bit my tongue again
That is where I am now
Running round the side of things

Cloudy days are in my life
Sunny days are over
Seeking out the real life

Bleeding like you’ve never seen,
Sick and tired of drowning
Vultures flying all around

Stumbling round this world alone
You are what I aim for
But we're living in the world of clones

Find something within your heart
Find something that’s warm there
Don’t just leave it all inside

Something has awoken me
You are what I aim for
Even in the dark you see...
Track Name: Taking a Break
Stay in bed
I'm going to lay here after what was said
What was told

All this life
I’ve been a boy within a childish mind
These childish times

God only knows
The truth that’s in your soul
But I doubt that she’s here

God is taking a break
She’s taking the world off her shoulders
Nothing to hold her, a break
God is taking a break
Nothing seems clear
No one comes near

Its unreal
We’re making war when we fight for peace
It's war for peace

All this time
We’ve been a world within a concrete smile
These concrete times

God only knows
The truth that’s in your soul
But I doubt that she’s here

God is taking a break
Track Name: The Drifter
I've been sailing, been drifting
On this water and its winter
The land won't find me
The ocean carries me

And at night I am dreaming, I'm flying
There its summer and I'm older
The earth defines me
The ocean carries me

I've been sailing, been drifting
All in circles and its winter
The land won't find me
The ocean carries me

And at night I am dreaming, I'm flying
There its summer and I'm older
The earth defines me
The ocean carries me

The search refines me
The ocean carries me
Track Name: Blue Sky Meets Ganga
What's he doing now, she said
What's he doing now?
Nothing to wear, where to go
He’s hoping for retreat, she said
He’s hoping for retreat
Trying to find his own place in the snow

He’s a nowhere man
He’s a nothing clown
No he nowhere, down and out
He’s fallen in the street man
He fell down in the heat
Smoking with the babaji's and eating meat

But he's looking for a song to sing you
He’s hoping that it won’t take too long
Looking for a song to sing you
Blue Sky meets the Ganga, all along

What’s he doing now, she said
What’s he doing now?
He's fallen down in the heat
Looking around, feeling unsound
Like a fish out of water off the beat

But he's looking for a song to sing you
Hoping that it won't take too long
Looking for a song to sing you
Blue sky meets the Ganga, all along

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna
Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

He was a good man
Always had his head straight
How did this happen to him?

But he's looking for a song to sing you
Hoping that it won't take too long
Looking for a song to sing you
Blue sky meets the Ganga, all along
Track Name: Like a Stone
Always hoped to get away
Always hoped to find the day
It didn’t matter what they’d say
Now the dream has blown away

Even in the darkest night
Even in the darkest night
Hope was there we held on tight
I went down without a fight

Now it feels like, we can’t get home
No we’re feeling all alone
But there’s someone who can open our hearts
My heart is like a stone

We’re on the darkest lonely road
We’re on the darkest lonely road
Theres no peace here thers only hope
Blinded by dreams

Now it feels like we can’t get home
No we’re feeling all alone
But there’s someone who can open our hearts
My heart is like a stone
Track Name: Ishvara
Ishvara is changing me
I Observe
Whats become of me?
I’m losing my nerve

Days are difficult to comprehend
Like the sun and the rain
The earth and her pain
While we feel no refrain

Sun shining blue in the darkness
It will be OK, I’m sure we’ll find a way
Sun shining blue in the darkness
It will be OK, I’m sure we’ll find a way
To make it

What's become of me
I found in my soul
I’m so lost you see
Please Lord give me a goal

Days are difficult to comprehend
Like the sun and the rain
The earth and her pain
While we feel no refrain

Sun shining blue in the darkness...

But no strangers come here baby
We got to open up our eyes
And when we change our minds we
See where we are you see

Chasing diamonds in the sky
Gold in the sky, gold in the sky, gold in the sky

Sun shining blue in the darkness…
Track Name: Moving Along
Today it’s warm outside
And I couldn’t dry the tears she cried
You wouldn’t believe all that I’ve seen
All this was made for you and me

We’re on a moving train
And I just know she’ll be back some day
And I’ll be there, whenever you call on me
All this was made for you and me

Moving along
My hands are cold but my feet feel strong
Finding my door
God only knows what I’m looking for

If the world is not a fool
And if you’re not a fool
Oh and I'm just a fool
Oh we're all such fools

Moving along...
Track Name: Wanderer
When I come
I’ll be swimming ‘till your fire starts an'
When I come swim for you

And when I walk I’ll meet your talking town
Where I’ll be waiting for you

Wanderer, wanderer
I am by your side

And I don’t give way, walk with me
I’ll swim back again
When I come swim for you

Then I just need one thing from you now,
Oh now is that too much to give?
I am by your side

Wanderer, wanderer
I am by your side
Track Name: Flesh Temple
Your flesh is a temple
With hormonal beasts
Your soul passes through
Watched by grim priests

Your mini's in a scrapyard
Ruined by rain water
In the shadow of a massive
Rusted flying saucer

So run away, run away, run away madly

That way they'll never catch you
The way that they caught me
Now you left your flesh temple
And honey you're free, you're free...

All the salt in the ocean,
Comes down off the mountain
Comes from clouds of emotion
That's where tears come from

Now the birds in the rafters
And the leaves on the floor
Of your temple of laughter
Here you laughter no more

So run away, run away, run away madly

That way they'll never catch you
The way that they caught me
Now you left your flesh temple
And honey you're free

Words & Music by Jonathan Handley