Top Five Songs

by Bofolk Ballico

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'Top Five Songs' was recorded live at Impromptu Music on 7th November 2015.

Many thanks to Brien McVernon who made recording a possibility, Terry Latham for his kindness and his studio. Thanks to the musicians and friends who took the time to learn my songs - Shaun Danger, Spencer Scott, Dhare Labbe & Ryan Cox. You all transformed my songs from sad skeletons to happy obese people. Thanks to my girlfriend and support system Chloe Farrell for... everything. AND for taking photos for me.

And to my family. Thank you.

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released February 13, 2016

All music & lyrics by Joshua 'Bofolk' Ballico.
Lead guitar composition & performance by Shaun Danger
Bass & backing vocals by Spencer Scott
Bucket & Tambo by Dhare Labbe
Harmonica by Ryan 'Pom' Cox

EP Recorded at Impromptu Music by Brien McVernon with assistance from Terry Latham.
All songs mixed by Dhare Labbe at FDM Studio Hornsby and mastered by Mark Tinson.

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Bofolk Ballico enjoys writing songs and one day he'll have a band.

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Track Name: Nine Years Old
Well a wise man once said to me
it’s funny what a fella remembers
But I’ll still feel like that boy
if I stop that day from ending
When we swam through the water
and I couldn’t believe I caught her eye
and although my skins now fading white
apart of me is forever in the sunlight.

She wasn’t wearing a white dress
She had no parasol
But when I remember her hand in mine
All I wanna be is nine years old.

Well these days I’m spending more time
Just hiding in the shade
And I’m haunted by the heated night
That followed that summer day
and how we swam through the water
she couldn’t believe she caught my eye
and when she held her hand out to me
the water fed the electricity.

She wasn’t wearing a white dress
She had no parasol
But when I remember her hand in mine
All I wanna be is nine years old.

Well I’m willing to bet that a month hasn’t gone by
in the last 14 years of my silly little life
when I haven’t thought
of that girl in the water
and although we were just kids
apart of me hopes she’ll somehow hear this.
Track Name: March 24
Nothing changes and nothing’s the same
like the way we behave and the weight we gain
for now I’ll forgive, I’ll pretend to forget
these lessons not learned and the hours I spent.

But I won’t forget about you
so I can understand you.

I may be lost, confused and unsure
but to those still in the library I’m oh so mature.
And though the world may knock my dick in the dirt
I’ll make constant notes to warn you of the hurt.

But I won’t forget about you
So I can understand you on March 24.

Whatever we did
We think that you are crazy
What do you care?
It seems that we were brainwashed
Track Name: Woody Blues
I’ve seen every single film Mr Allen’s ever made.
But I’ve never seen New York and that really makes me sad.
I’m good at telling stories but I only tell what I know.
I’m bad at hearing stories when they don’t reap what I sow.

I can’t function in life
when life bares no rhyme.
If I could jump cut to the start
I would turn it into art.

I think I’m neurotic but not in that kind of way.
Like my brain’s yelling at my stomach and I don’t know what to say.
Singing a song about it could come off as pretentious.
But if you deconstruct me you’ll see I don’t want your attention.

I can’t function in life
when life bares no rhyme.
If I could jump cut to the start
I would turn it into art.

Lay down lets analyze it
see how fucked up my mind is.
I’ll give in and stop asking
and it’ll be the most fun I’ve had without laughing.
Track Name: Inside Bofolk Ballico
Way way back then
back years ago.
I was given four names
by which I’d be known.
And I knew not then
still don’t know now
how to live by this name.
How to do it proud.

Sometimes I find
that I’m more or less
no name no label
no family crest.
And it matters where
and when we shake hands
what name I’ll give you
it all depends.

But if I had wings I don’t think I would fly,
I’d learn to walk and try to get that right.
But someday I swear that I will soar.
I’ll reach higher than I ever have before.

Way way back then
23 years ago.
I was given my name
not the one you’d know.
And I’m still not sure
if this name’s a lie.
If I am who I’m supposed to be
or someone else inside.

But if I had wings I don’t think I would fly,
I’d learn to walk and try to get that right.
But someday I swear that I will soar.
I’ll reach higher than I ever have before.

Way way back then...
Track Name: Alright (Alright, Alright)
I wouldn’t say that I’m confused
but that my understanding's gone askew.
And when I think back I think I know when
the last time I really think I held my head
too high.
Alright, alright, alright.

And now I’m in a situation and its new to me
I can’t hear my breath beneath my gritted teeth.
And I’m told to ask if I can hear my breath
or if the feeling in my chest is really in my head.
It’s a fight.
Alright, alright, alright.

I think its safe to say, that these daze
my mind’s a maze and I hate clichés
but if I listen close and I can hear my breath
I’ll hear Wooderson say L-I-V-I-N.

Alright, Alright, Alright.