Splurge Unheard: A Selection of Rarities

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This is a selection of previously unreleased and rare Splurge tracks, spanning 1997-2007 released to celebrate our 15th anniversary. The selection includes three never-before-heard tracks - one from each Splurge album - that were for one reason or another not completed at the time. Something About Love ("Splurge" 1999), Under Your Thumb ("Heavy Weather" 2002) and Kiss Me ("The Cure For The Cure" 2007) have been remixed by Melbourne gear maestro David Sullivan and mastered by Jim DeMain, Yes Master, Nashville.

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released October 16, 2013

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Splurge Australia

Splurge is to quote MOJO magazine “a song-packing Melbourne four-piece” that has released three albums—Splurge (1999), Heavy Weather (2002) and The Cure For The Cure (2007). MOJO heard the ghost of Lennon in the way “they rock, they play it gentle, they deliver the hooks” and in songwriter Greg Williams’ “expressive and emotionally direct” voice are echoes of Grant McLennon and Steve Kilbey. ... more

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Track Name: Kiss Me (Unreleased, The Cure For The Cure)
Kiss Me

Kiss me don’t kiss me please
Tease me don’t be a tease
Make me don’t make me plead
Ah please ah please ah please ah please

Touch me don’t touch me where
I don’t care don’t make me care
Take me don’t take me there
Ah please ah please ah please

Cos my mouth is open wide
Suck in the air
It makes me feel alive

Be here now don’t be here
I want you don’t want you near
I’m so scared but I love the fear
Ah please ah please ah please ah please ah please

Tell me ah don't tell me
You love me
Let me don't let me be
Ah please ah please ah please ah please

Mess me don’t mess with me
Free me I can't be free
Believe me I don’t want to believe
Ah please ah please ah please

Cos my heart is open wide
Pumping my blood
It makes me feel alive

Kiss me don’t kiss me please
Tease me don’t be a tease
Make me don’t make me plead
Ah please ah please ah please ah please
Track Name: Under Your Thumb (Unreleased, Heavy Weather)
Under Your Thumb

I don’t know what it’s all about
I’ve been there and I still did not find out
I don’t know what’s going on
Everything that’s going down is staying there too long

Everybody says that it’s sappy
To want to be happy
Cos no-one ever stays that way for long
But look what I’ve become

I’m under your thumb
I’m under your thumb
Under your thumb…

On the way up it was such a blast
How was I to know that it couldn’t last
On the way down I could see where I fell from
Who would have ever thought it could take so long

Everybody says that it’s easy
To fall in love believe me
That it’s harder to stay that way for long
Well look how low I’ve gone

I’m under your thumb
I’m under your thumb
Under your thumb…

Everybody says that it’s so easy
Yeah they’re gonna fall in love believe me
Everybody thinks they’ve found the one
But when it comes undone
They couldn’t be more wrong

I’m under your thumb
I’m under your thumb
Under your thumb…

I’m under your thumb
Under your thumb
Under your thumb…
Track Name: Something About Love (Unreleased, Splurge)
Something About Love

Every voice
Every sound
Mouth by mouth
Town to town
If it's the same in every place
Then what divides the human race
What spins us and the world around
That's saying something

The floor is moving away
And I can't answer all your questions today
I'm disconnected floating free
My mind is all outside of me
And as I look down from above
I hear you say
Something about love

Something about love
Something about love

You stay and go
You go and stay
The only difference is place
You say why why
I say hey hey
What does anybody know?

Something about love
Something about love
Track Name: When I'm Down (B-Side, She's Not The One)
When I’m Down

I’m straight and I’m sober
I haven’t changed yet but I’m starting to sweat
It’s easy to mock me
But you ought to know it’s a hard way to go

When I’m down… down… down…

I’m so turned on and I am disconnected
Nothing’s ever surprising always just as expected
Nothing hurts me nothing shocks me
Unloved and alone in my own comfort zone

When I’m down… down… down…

So take your bitter medicine
It’s just what the doctor ordered
So please can you get me some?
Track Name: The Well Ran Dry (Unreleased, The Cure For The Cure)
The Well Ran Dry

Lover lover tell me do whatever’s gotten into you
I dont know whats on your mind
Lover lover its too easy to say you know what moves me
Do you know whats going on in mine?
At times I can be cool
Then I’m everybody’s first fool
It’s all my life
Sometimes I wake up clean
Go to bed dirty just digging my dream
It’s all my life
I watched the rope unwind
It went down to the bottom but the well was dry…
The well ran dry

Lover lover you call to me from out across the bitter sea
Where I spread my bile
Black and cold and thirtsy
That’s where I’ll keep my memories
Till hell comes back in style
At times I can be cool…

Copyright © ℗ Greg Williams 2007
Track Name: What's The Matter With Me (Alternate Mix, Heavy Weather)
What’s The Matter With Me I feel happy what’s the matter with me Could it be that I’m not trying to be what you want me to be There is only one thing I have to do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do That is get away from you And I used to scrape And I used to bow But I have learned Learned my lesson now I will be faithful and I will be true I to me baby Na-na-na-na-na-na-na not to you I’m so tired yeah like you care That place where you’ve gone babe I can’t be there no I can’t be there I’ve been aching I’ve been grieving over you boo-hoo Now I have cried all I’m going to And I used to beg And I used to crawl Ah but you made me Made me that way doll Did you get your kicks seeing me go down I can stand up when you’re na-na-na-na-na-na-na not around And I used to scrape And I used to bow But I have learned Learned my lesson now I will be faithful and I will be true I to me baby Na-na-na-na-na-na-na not to you.

Copyright © ℗ Greg Williams 2001
Track Name: Song of Love (Unreleased, Splurge)
Song of Love

Have you seen the stars they're out tonight
I never noticed that they were so bright
There must be something filling the air
I could touch them if I would dare
I never thought my head could feel this light

The sun comes out at night at her command
And suddenly there's streamers and brass bands
A big bass drum is pounding inside
To the music of a merry-go-ride
I never thought that I could get this high

Every day I am discovering anew and
Everything rings out this song of love to you

Every day is like a good dream coming true
Every night I write this song of love to you
And I can hear it playing in my head all the time it goes around

Can you guess the colour of her eyes
They're mostly blue but sometimes they surprise
Well they could change from violet to grey
But that can't change what I got today
I never thought that i could feel so fine
I never ever thought you could be mine

Happy all the time
Sun will all always shine
Since you have been mine

Copyright © ℗ Greg Williams/Steve Housden 1999
Track Name: I Need Your Love (Unreleased, Splurge)
I Need Your Love

I need your love
But I don't need it all that much
So you can break my heart apart
I need your love

Thought I want your touch
But I don't need it all that much
If we don't get a start
Then I won't fall apart my love

Breaking up is taking up too much time
Folding up is holding up my peace of mind
I neeed your love
I want your love
Can't take your love

It's no showdown
What I could try to say is overtaken every day
Love like fashion just goes round
So tight in it

Breaking up is taking up too much time
Folding up is holding up my peace of mind
Breaking up folding up holding up I do

Breaking up is taking up too much time
Folding up is holding up my peace of mind
I need your love
I want your love
Can't take your love

And I don't need your love to find me
I don't need your love to bind me
I don't need your love to hold me
I don't need your love she told me
On and on and on and on and on and on and on and on

Copyright © ℗ Greg Williams/Terry Bradford 1999
Track Name: Hey Children '98 (Unfinished Edit, Splurge)
Hey Children Throw my caution to the wind No I won’t ever doubt again And I’ll be free of all of them It’s scary but it’s heady Throw my suitcase in the car With my vox and my guitar It’s a trip to take with care If you’re not really ready Hey children gather ‘round Can you hear that singing sound? Hey children bang the drum Do it while you’re young What’s done is done What will come will come Don’t be afraid Throw your toys away Throw me back into the show It’s the only thing I love and know It don’t matter where I go My line cannot be broken Throw my head right back and laugh I see no road I know no path The words uncertainty and death Are ready to be spoken Hey children watch your tongues Don’t lead you where your feet can’t run Hey children watch your heads Don’t forget your hearts What’s done is done What will come will come Don’t be afraid Throw your toys away.

Copyright © ℗ Greg Williams 2007