No Through Road / America

by The Phosphenes

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Singles from The Phosphenes' 2018 album 'Finally, a friendly shore'.


released January 26, 2018

Jason Cutler: bass, backing vocals, synth
Dean Lombard: guitars, vocals
Simon W Stockdale: guitars, vocals, toy piano
John A Watson: drums, percussion

Recorded and mixed by Idge at Soundpark, 2016 – 2017
Produced by The Phosphenes and Idge
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering

Artwork by Jason Cutler
No Through Road photo by Dean Lombard
America photo by Teresa Shen (


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The Phosphenes Melbourne, Australia

The Phosphenes create imperfect three-minute pop songs from a standard dysfunctional rock line-up (with added harmonica for your convenience) that - replete with catchy hooks and upbeat rhythms, armed with poignant and quirky humour, and dripping in vocal harmonies - stick in your head and get you out of your chair. ... more

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Track Name: No Through Road
Red lights come and go
Holding back my fits of passion
Driving down a no through road
Looking for a place to stay

I've been feeling like I owe
You the fruits of my conviction
You're the apple of my eye
From the skin down to the core

Now he tosses to a fro
In the freedom of his fiction
It was in a dream he owned
Now he's woken up alone

Now there's no room for him to grow
That's the reason for his extinction
But the seeds he's sown will grow
They will turn away no more

Come and go
It's a feeling that I know
I want to make the cloudy clear
In the know
Like a hand on a hot stove
I want it cold
And just let go

No through road
Track Name: America
Oh, Americans
Clinging to their freedom like a lollipop
Getting high on the sugar while their teeth just rot
How did it begin? and tell me when will it stop?
Oh, Americans

Oh, Americans
Calling on the government to leave ’em alone
Regulating vaginas ’til the cows come home
Where did it come from? and how far will they go?
Oh, Americans

For every Woody Guthrie
There’s a dozen Joe McCarthys
You silence all your Martin Luther Kings
You turn away from greatness
For the shallowest embraces
And never stop to think about
For whom the bell rings

It rings for you, America
Your voice has gotten louder and your stick’s still big
You’re blowing down the houses of the little pigs
That hole’ll just get deeper for as long as you dig Oh, America

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