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It's Over (Orphans Revisited)

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Digitally remastered from analogue recordings of the full Orphans repertoire done by songwriter/founder member Ross Buncle after the band broke up. The idea was to provide a better quality recording of each of the Orphans' songs than were ever made during the band's short life.

These recordings were entitled "Orphans Revisited" and comprised Disc 2 of the original double Orphans album, "Exposed". Every effort has been made to stay true to the sound and spirit of the band, and to retain a dynamic live feel, right down to using the same MXR distortion pedal to attain the Orphans' guitar sound, and referencing Max Kittler's original drumming beat for beat, fill for fill.

'It's Over' was the last Orphans song, and played only once publicly - at their final gig at Hernando's Hideaway, Perth, in 1978.

lyrics

IT'S OVER

The skies are grey
And the sun don't shine, my love
It's time to say
The last goodbye
Our promises are lost forever now
I'll never drown in your dark eyes again

It's over
It's over
Night is comin' on
It's over
It's over baby
Night is comin' on

Your spirit died
While your image lived, my love
I tried to run
There was no way out
I took the plunge
And I freed us both, my love
I'll never drown in your dark eyes again

It's over
It's over
Night is comin' on
It's over
It's over baby
Night is comin' on

The scattered trails I walk alone
The sea of blood and land of stone
And all those things we could have done
Too late, too late, my little one

It's over
It's over
Night is comin' on
It's over
It's over baby
Night is comin' on

Down ancient streets I knew in dreams
Where nothin's ever as it seems
I saw you standin' dressed in black
You spoke my name and pushed me back
But you'll never keep me out now

Here we go the the rocks below, and I
Fall so fast, yet I
Fall so slow, and I
Think I know that the end is soon, baby
Hear me please
Wait for me
For me

It's over
It's over
No time to think, no time to wonder why
It's over
Too late for turnin' back, to late to try
It's over
No time for talk, all words are doomed to lie
It's over
A time to live and now a time to
Fly.

credits

from Exposed, released July 22, 2013
Written, performed, recorded and remastered by Ross Buncle.
Final digital transfer by Matt Weiland.

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