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  • Holes Single CD - Limited Edition Digipack Edit
    Compact Disc (CD)

    Beautifully designed Digipack featuring cover artwork from Mark Buckingham (Fables, Sandman). The "Holes" single (lyrics by Neil Gaiman), also features "Bones" and "Ready To Heal". Only 200 copies have been made available for online purchase. The CD's will be signed by The Jane Austen Argument and you will also receive a digital download of the single upon the date of release.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Holes via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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This is the lead single from The Jane Austen Argument's debut album, "Somewhere Under The Rainbow", slated for release in February 2012. The lyrics for the title track, "Holes" were written by award-winning author, Neil Gaiman.

We have been lucky enough to get graphic novel illustrator and artist extraordinaire Mark Buckingham (Fables, Sandman) on board to create some STUNNING cover artwork for the single.

The two B-sides are from our very first single... before we knew how to release a single. We printed and stamped the discs by hand and sold them at a small scale gig in Melbourne. They have never been available for digital purchase before now - and only 50 physical copies of the original single were ever made.

The live recordings of Bones and Ready To Heal were part of a webcast gig where we performed with Amanda Fucking Palmer at MixMasters studio in Adelaide - the same studio where Amanda recorded parts of Ukelelehead and Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under. 20-odd AFP fans were crunched into the studio to experience the recording process as the masterful Mick Wordley worked his magic.

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released 03 November 2011

Holes:
Lyrics by Neil Gaiman
Music and arrangement by The Jane Austen Argument
Ukelele and vocals by Tom Dickins
Piano and vocals by Jen Kingwell
Drums by John O'Connell
Trumpet by Michel Navedo
Violoncello by Maria Scherer Wilson
Recorded at London Bridge studios in Seattle
Mixed and Mastered by Blake Bickel @ Dynamic Sound Service
Audio Engineering by Stephen Michael Hogan

Bones:
Written and arranged by The Jane Austen Argument
Piano by Jen Kingwell
Vocals by Tom Dickins
Recorded and mixed at Mixmasters studio, Adelaide by Mick Wordley

Ready To Heal:
Written and arranged by The Jane Austen Argument
Piano by Jen Kingwell
Vocals by Tom Dickins
Recorded and mixed at Mixmasters studio, Adelaide by Mick Wordley

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Track Name: Holes
HOLES

There's a hole, a hole, a hole inside of me
the shape of you
it's so deep , so deep, so deep inside me
that nobody can see it
when I try to fill it
with other people
none of them will fit
but I will try to keep trying

Maybe I think this one
This one can touch like you touch
Or laugh like you laugh
kiss like you kiss
smile like you smile
but no-one smiles like you smile...
No, nobody smiles like you…

It's not just inside me the hole the shape of you
everywhere I look now
Is somewhere that you are not
Holes are always hungry
And they eat the things we want to keep

eat your life so slowly
eat profane and holy
eat it till you're wholly hole

Maybe I think this one
This one can touch like you touch
Or laugh like you laugh
kiss like you kiss
smile like you smile
but no-one smiles like you smile...
No, nobody smiles like you…

I should learn my lesson
holes are the illusion
presence and absence and
emptiness and nothing

When I am gone my darling dig me a hole
let flowers grow above me
and wild berries
then laugh and forget me
and before I'm cold
let someone who loves you fill your...
...hole
Track Name: Bones (Live at MixMasters)
Baby, there's not much left for you to take tonight
I've got twenty dollars and a pack of cigarettes
And Ma, she's not that far away now
But far enough away to seem a comic tragic figure

And Dad's not that much older than me tonight
And landlord knows that he's no richer
And I'm not ready for this close-up, Mr De Mille
Oh but I'll fill every corner of this uneven picture

Take these bones and break them to make me wings
That I can fly away on
Take these empty veins and fill them with wind
That I can sail away on.

This dot-to-dot life is no longer connected
The optimist in me has retired
And everything's broken like glass; or waves; or girl's hearts
And I don't take plastic anymore, so cheque in with me

Take these bones and break them to make me wings
That I can fly away on
Take these empty veins and fill them with wind
That I can sail away on.

Make me make sense again
Kindly won't you wake me when
I don't have to blindly drive on
Rent me a new lease on life
A slightly smoother landing strip
Than I can land alive on
Give me something concrete
Or maybe something to believe in
A slightly happy end
Or just buy me one more ticket
To some place we've never heard of
Where we can be free again...

Take these bones and break them to make me wings
That I can fly away on
Take these broken wings and put them in my bones
That I might rest my life on
Take these sailing winds and put them in my blood
That I might shed some light on me
Take these bones and break them to make me wings
That I can fly away on...
Track Name: Ready To Heal
I have all my wounds sewn up
And all my bandages undressed
I have all my resources packed now
In my brown satchel-bag I carry my life inside

I'm ready to heal

I have all my questions in columns
And all my answers fit in the lines
I have all your songs in an album
And all your pictures ready to fade

I'm ready to heal

I have all that I need
With my extended family
You have no right to make me bleed
To make me bleed

I have an older sister who'll kick your arse
If you hurt me one last time
I have a younger sister who's got my back
Who helped me get myself back
From the edge where you left me.

I'm ready to love again