Bachelor Tapes

by Cold Ghost

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Recorded with a budget for coffee, parking meters and a bachelors degree, these songs were written and produced by Gold Coast musician/producer Fletcher Babb, AKA Cold Ghost.

Listening to Bachelor Tapes by Cold Ghost is like driving a nylon stringed guitar through the woodlands of rock, alt-folk and psychedelia.

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released March 29, 2018

“Bachelor Tapes” by Cold Ghost aka Fletcher Babb. All songs written, recorded and produced by Fletch.

Mixed and mastered by Fletch.

Recorded and produced on the Gold Coast at Griffith University studios and Fletch’s home base, ‘Traffic or the Waves’.

Thanks to: Jake Morton (drums) and Ricky Collins (bass and guitar) for helping supply the core rhythms and grooves and for pressing record when I needed. Greg Hosking (drums) and Ben Dougherty (guitar) for making ‘Hide It All Away’ sound so good. Eliza Pickard (vox) and Zoe Gelzinnis (vox/piano) for your ethereal vocals. Daniel Booth for the weird effects. Also to Callum Robinson, Tiarni Hope Nichols, Connor Verner-Oakley and anyone else who helped out in any of the recording sessions.

Thanks also to Brendan Anthony, Jared Adlam and Caleb James, your guidance throughout this production process was invaluable. And to Anthony Lycenko, for helping shape ‘Vampire Love Song”, may you rest in peace.

This album is dedicated to Bernadette, Jonquil and Banquo, together anything is possible.

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Cold Ghost Miami, Australia

Cold Ghost is the moniker of Gold Coast musician, Fletch

Bachelor Tapes is Cold Ghost's debut album and was self produced whilst studying a bachelor degree of music.

Listening to Bachelor Tapes by Cold Ghost is like driving a nylon stringed guitar through the woodlands of rock, alt-folk and psychedelia.
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Track Name: Not How I Raised my Love
Not how I raised my love

That’s not how I raised my love
That’s not how I raised my love

When the school bell rings
I run down the stairs
I’ll find you in the city
I stare at you from across the road
You sit down next to me
Time slows
The walls they are moving
And I must go

That’s not how I raised my love
This is not how I raised my love

I see red
I see stars
And I’ll fantasise
It keeps me up all night

My mind wanders
My body drifts away
I see you undress
But the light it fades

I see light
I see love
I see red
I see stars
I see light
I see love
I see red
I see stars

That’s not how I raised my love
This is not how I raised my love
Track Name: Hide it all Away
Hide it all away

Just like a river
I open my mouth to speak

Then I hide it all away
I wanna hide it all away

I like to listen
But I don’t really know what to say

Tomorrow and today
I get to hide it all away

I feel like a catastrophe
I never ever get very far
Always inside when it’s raining
Then I look out into the dark
I get to hide it all away
I wanna hide it all away

I wanna hold on
I wanna hold on
I wanna hold on
I wanna hold on
I won’t throw I won’t give anything
I wanna hold on I wanna hold on

I wanna hide it all away
I wanna hide it all away
I wanna
I wanna hide it all away
I wanna
I wanna hide it all away
oh yeah tomorrow and today
I get to hide it all away
Track Name: Vampire Love Song
Vampire Love Song

La la la la
La la la la
I ride with the wind
into the north
What love takes me there

If I get a taste for blood
I’ll come around
Theres no body I’d rather see
Please let me come
Oh let me come round

I’ll cross seven bridges
To reach the other side
What love takes me there

If I get a taste for blood
I’ll come around
There aint no body I’d rather see
Please let me come
let me come round
let me come round
let me come round

La la la la
La la la la
Track Name: Out of Love
Out of Love

Out of love out of love before I realise
Out of love out of love before I realise

The war don’t stop its just changing
Lying on the floor don’t wanna get up again
At which point did I give in

Out of love out of love before I realise
Out of love out of love before I realise

One by one the mystery falls away
Living in the past every single day
I think I missed the point of living

Out of love out of love before I realise
Out of love out of love before I realise

Living is the way to never live again
all out of love because love has an end
Living is the way to never live again cause I’m
all out of love because love has an end
Keep on walking cause the war don’t stop
Lying on the floor you ain’t never getting up
Living is the way to never live again
all out of love because love has an end
Who calls the shots when you are giving in
All out of love because love has an end
One by one and the mystery’s gone
But I still want you to prove that I’m wrong
Living is the way to never live again
all out of love because love has an end
Call me a friend and I will call you twice
I’m all out of love before I realise
Living is the way to never live again
And I’m all out of love because love has an end
Reality bites but don’t let it sink in
Living in the past is a comfortable sin

Out of love
Out of Love
Track Name: Desperation is a Friend of Mine
Desperation is a Friend of mine

First time in a long time
I wish it never moved so fast
Sunlight is a friend of mine
and it never ever burned so bad
and it’s getting too hot to touch
I can’t love the pain enough

Lost down the corridors
I wish I hadn’t found the love
Something lies in the corner
And I can’t put my finger on

I shouldn’t ever go it alone
But I love to feel the pain on my own

Some nights I feel like
a raconteur gone too far
Desperation is a friend of mine
And he’s gonna let me drive the car
If every star burns like a sun
I’m gonna take the pain and run

It’s getting too hot to touch
but I can’t love the pain enough
Track Name: Son of a Gun
Heart on my sleave
Watch it bleed
Hold on to my hand
Let go of my heart
Some ones got to let go
Some ones got to let go

Run baby run
As fast as the sun
The morning will catch up to you
Gonna catch you if it can

I’m a son of a gun
I’ve got love on the run
I’m a son of a gun

Silence is golden
There’s little to be said
Words they are meaningless
Don’t know how to have any fun
Don’t know how to have any fun

I’m a son of a gun
I’ve got love on the run
I’m a son of a gun
Track Name: No One Will Believe You
No one will believe you

Open my eyes and I awake
Stare out the window to the day
The old are dead and the kids all grown up
The music’s changed but its ok
It’s always been hard to let everything go
When I awoke pain slipped away
May not remember the day to day
But something lingers and wants to stay
It burns below and it burns beneath
I am not on a placebo
Stare at my gaze and I’ll stare right back
No one will believe you
But no one will believe you
La la la la la la

So long
I won’t be coming back
Not even the son can save the day
I can throw all the caution that I want
It’s the letting go that keep me awake
you can’t write a song that I can’t write myself
You don’t know
It burns blow and it burns beneath
I am not on a placebo
Stare at my gaze and I’ll stare right back
No one will believe you
No one will believe you
La la la la la la la la
Track Name: Grover's Mill
Grover’s Mill

I spend time in Grover’s Mill
Fear feeds me
Alive
I awake in a day dream

Imagination drowns me
I feel my body
Let go
I get lost in Grover’s Mill

Wild nights and wild days
Someone believes me
Like I
Believe in you

La la la la la
La la la la la

I spend time in Grover’s Mill
I get lost in Grover’s Mill
I’m alive in Grover’s Mill
I’m alive in Grover’s Mill
Track Name: Late at Night
None....
Track Name: I Lie to Myself
I Lie to Myself

I’ve got Lie lie lie lie
I’ve got to lie to myself before I lie to you

How do we ever care about anything
When we got nothing to loose
I go over it
But I don’t want to choose

I’ve got Lie lie lie lie
I lie to myself before I lie to you

Softly softly
Is how we get through the day
And I would be lying
If I had nothing to say

If I’d run away from it all
I’d never get back to you
Without a distraction
There’s not much I could do
Lie Lie Lie

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