Lightning on Me is the combined effort of Sean Patterson and Michael Cannon–previous members of The Earlybirds with Chris Hurn. Originally a solo artist in Wellington Chris has brought a sophisticated Drawing upon the influences of Destroyer, Phoenix, The Killers, New Order and Bruce Springsteen the band have developed a live set ready to become known. ‘Careless’ is Lightning on Me’s debut single which was recorded at The Lab in May by Eden and Jol Mulholland.

These tracks are from our debut self titled EP. Enjoy!


Careless


You used to love the high life. In the back of a car at an uptown casino. Little blonde eyes don’t lie, and money makes you uptight, now you’re wrong when you’re right. And she’s the kind of girl you like, caught up in the scene with a movie star dream. And everybody wants to save you, but the brave don’t need movin’. When you live the high life everything feels just right, the money makes you feel alive, but then you talk about it now like you just don’t care. Going for a Sunday drive, it’s raining outside but you covered your eyes, ‘cause it hurts just to see the light, well we all do wrong things it’s how we make them right, and this could be paradise, tell you one thing, I don’t need it, ‘cause I’ve learned not to be so bright, every four letter word that you
say is enough.

Talk


Why don’t you ever wanna talk about it? Spend so much time up in your head you wanna shoot your way out. I’m not the kind of guy that makes you relax, you’re not the kind of person that ever gives back. Woke up from the daylight, bursting the seams, from a vivid dream you had in 1963. ‘Cause I’m already too old to say half the things I say, I’ve grown into things that just turn most people away. Well I ain’t gonna entertain you, I swear on my life, it’s gonna be about me from this day on, I ain’t gonna walk the way that you came on, if you can’t talk to me, talk to me. If you ain’t gonna talk to me, talk to me. You got all these ideas about life, cutting bits and pieces as you like ‘em, as you like ‘em, pasting on the surface you cut straight from magazines, you make it like you’re stupid, but you’re smarter than you seem. The two of you could make it like you wanted but if you don’t care, then why do you care so much about somebody elses love?

Just too cool


I bought a ticket, I bought a ticket to the midnight show. The stand was empty, I guess there’s more that you dont want me to know. I saw you driving, you driving in your Cadillac car, smokin’ through the windows with your chrome plates and painted stares. Just be honest with me, do you think that there is something wrong with me? ‘Cause your just too cool, yeah your just too cool. Take a chance, give it all, having everybody turn their back to me, I want to turn my head away, I wanna be vague, I wanna be rough. And all my self entitled ways, in the thick of the heat, I give it nothing but thought and that’s what I want...yeah. I saw you driving, you driving with the Cadillac car, smoking through the windows with your cold face and painted smiles, just be honest with me, do you think that there is something wrong with me? Because your just too cool, yeah your just too cool.

Creepy


Tired of being walked on, cuts on my hands. Sick of giving everything and getting nothing back, I’m done with this city, I’m done with this city, come on. Roam around town with my fresh kicks on, blood running to my head ‘cause I know that it’s wrong, and I’m tired of going places where I feel like I don’t belong, but I try, but I try, but I try. What did I say to make you want to get away? Am I just that creepy? Sometimes I feel so insecure and you feel nothing at all, what could I say to make you stay when you want to get away? when you want to get away.
They asked me what to take to be so easy going, but I’m right out of my mind I just don’t sweat to show it. Come on you don’t know me that well, no I know you don’t know me that well. It’s like looking at a picture and seeing all your friends, In the middle of their lives well you feel like the lens, and if that makes me a creep then I guess that makes you completely charismatically done. What did I say to make you want to get away?

Untouchable


I’d never been big on bright things,
I only saw what I woke up in, half the time was shaking dust off my back, making movies in my dreams, to blur the things that I lacked. I used to be untouchable, but I’m kind of different now, I make a different kind of sound, you make it better. But you’re so untouchable, and everytime I try to
be that guy, I get the feelin’ like I’m left behind, when I’m tryna be part of your life. But theres only so much, so much. There’s only so much so much, that you can take, and you take it all away. To be so untouchable. To be so untouchable. I used to be untouchable, in a naive kind of way, I feel the heat in my chest, I wanna keep you away.
But you don’t know what you don’t know, and you can’t fix what you don’t break, but as much as I like to take chances, chance always seemed to
keep me away. But there’s only so much, so much. There’s only so much so much, that you can take, and you take it all away.

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