• Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    We're very proud to release our debut ocker jazz extravaganza Bushrangers Need Bush!

    Click here to pre-order the real life CD, delivered to your door by one of our fleet of actual Willie Wagtails. In training for the past six months, the fleet represents the cutting edge in low emission bush technology and has a fairly good success rate.

    The CD has original artwork by Reg Mombassa and features 12 tracks recorded by Damien Charles at Sound Recordings in Campbell's Creek in April/May 2015, later mixed and mastered by Chris Korczynski.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Bushrangers Need Bush via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Here I am at 5am with a pot of Melbourne breakfast tea
Couldn't sleep until the alarm, my brain just keeps on racing
In 20 minutes I'll be racing down that train line
I'll be speeding further away from you, putting space between out lives

Why's it got to be like this? I don't understand.
You're my heart and soul, that warm thing that makes me feel at home
All that music that we share, it flows so easily from me to you
And now it's gone and I'm sitting here alone

Riding into the sunset, yeah that was me and you
We're like two peas in a pod, you always told me what to do
I never for a second questioned your wise words
You were just doing your job, paving the way for two

And they say I look like Dad and they say you look like Mum
We've both got that curly hair that never wants to stay
The sound that comes out when I laugh reminds me of you
And we rock those late night jams in that good old country way

And these two little birds have flown far from their home
I know just how you like to roam, but sister won't you come back home?

This country is so bloody huge, we were bound to go our separate ways
I used to live in Tassie and now I'm in Melbourne town
And when you're still up in Sydney doing that old nine-to-five
I'll be trying to make ends meet, I'll be doing it for life

I don't know how many times I cried to you about my worries
My face must be just like a polished river stone
You always listened patiently and by the time I'm finished
I remember I didn't ask you - hey Sis what's going on?

And these two little birds have flown far from their home
I know just how you like to roam, but sister won't you come back home?


from Bushrangers Need Bush, released December 23, 2015
Lyrics and music by Jhana Allan



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The Willie Wagtails write ocker jazz songs with trumpet, fiddle and banjo.

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