No Through Road / America

by The Phosphenes

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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
America 03:24
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


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 (

These songs were written and this album was made on the stolen land of the Kulin Nation, where we and our people live and work without their consent. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land and their Elders, past and present; and look forward to a true and just reconciliation between our peoples.


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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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