On The Ground

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The Immaculate Crows are a Brisbane-based Australian Alternative band formed originally by Bruce Neilsen and Chris Allen in 1982. Their second singer was David Page who would have been one of the first (if not the first) indigenous frontmen/vocalists in an Australian band. David had been a teenage pop-star. He was the first Australian to be signed to a Motown label. He sadly passed away in 2016. The band broke up in 1984 and Bruce formed Insurrection and The Popes before playing with The Immaculate Crows again briefly in 1984. They did songs that covered a broad spectrum of genres including punk, new wave, psychedelic, progressive rock and pop. Bruce and former member Mark Hocknell reunited in 2020 and several new songs have been released since. The Immaculate Crows is now a partnership where Bruce writes the lyrics, music and arrangements and Mark produces and plays on the initial tracks. Bruce also plays on the initial tracks. Carolyn Neilsen records vocals and extra tracks as well as doing the final mix which is sent to Kagen Step for mastering. Vocalists are sourced locally.


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ON THE GROUND
(words and music by Bruce Neilsen)


Verse1

Madman in the city
Talking to himself
Isn’t it a pity
When it makes you think of yourself
No knight in shining armour
Will come to her aid
She cut her wrists and hoped to die
And now she’s on her way

Chorus 1

All surviving
In this city
Whose heart is the centre
Of an ugly cancer

All surviving
In this city
Going up going down
And all our lives
We’re trapped on the ground

Verse 2

Fashion, taste and elegance
The province of the rich
If you can’t pay they tell you that
You can’t afford to bitch
People rushing everywhere
As though there is no time
To settle down a little while
There must be a first time

Chorus 2

We’re all together
In this beautiful mess
Individuals, conformists and free
And all the rest

But if we don’t try
We don’t try
A little bit more
You can say goodbye to me
Because I want more

But if we don’t try
We don’t try
A little bit more
You can say goodbye to me
Because I want more

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Written by: Bruce Neilsen

Submitted by Crowsmusic on May 14, 2021

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