A Stone’s Throw Away by Leslie Low

Leslie Low  


Baybeats 2003 (Photo, From Mark Wong)

A stone’s throw away was written quite early on, it was once included as part of the first Obs demo together with How’s Life? etc. In the end, we felt it sounded too much like my solo material, so I kept it for my own release Black Book, which was essentially a collection of demos. This version you hear has Viv on piano and was a rehearsal demo recording made in The Well. We performed it during the Time of Rebirth Concert at the Substation in 2003. Viv and I were living in Hillview at the time and the song was inspired by an infamous abandoned haunted house which we overlook. Many bikers would visit it in the middle of the night for a thrill. Being a depressed escapist then, I wanted to live there.

A Stone’s Throw Away


A Stone’s Throw Away
Leslie Low
(Vivian Wang – Piano; Recorded – 18 Jan 2005)

if you go
to the station now
then you’ll know
the gods are whistling now
all alone
will you witness this scene?
if you see
empty houses then
come with me
to the woods up there
what we learn
in our lifetime is free
all alone may i stay
a stone’s throw away
from the sun?
all alone may i stay
a stone’s throw away?
if the times
never-ending then
how do we stop then?
our ticking friend
evergreen
ever eager to please
if the gates
hide a secret now
and the doors
never took a bow
we will wait
in the aisle like thieves

 all alone may i stay
a stone’s throw away
from the sun?
all alone may i stay
a stone’s throw away?
a stone’s throw away
from the sun