Our Frozen Sea

by Pollen

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Our Frozen Sea is the somewhat overdue follow up to Pollen's 1998 album, the Glorious Couch Life. Here's some press quotes on the Glorious Couch Life;

"Overall, the feeling is of wondrous, almost child-like beauty: the Pixies, Pavement and Beck are all reference points but they are filtered through something that's fresh, inspiring - and maybe even new" Rolling Stone

“A debut that is smarter than that of your average Archers Of Loaf/Pavement inspired rock four piece” Juice Magazine

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released September 20, 2013

Cam Allen (vocals and instruments) and Chris Boughton (bass). Thank you Steven Langan for drums on 3, 9 and 10. Recorded in Helsinki, London and Noosa Heads. Engineered and produced by Cam Allen except 3 and 9 by Greg Wales. Mastered by Lawrence Gill, Fat as Funk, UK. All songs Cam Allen except 3 by Cam Allen, Chris Boughton and Steven Langan. Album art by Sac Magique sacmagique.net. Contact us info@pollenmusic.com. Thanks for listening and supporting independent artists.

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Pollen Helsinki, Finland

Alluring eschewed mid-fi indie rock from the other side of the ice.

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Track Name: Our Frozen Sea
I took a back seat to what I believed
And I could go back there with you
To walk on our frozen sea

Do you want to go back there and walk on our frozen sea
Do you want to remember what it was like on our frozen sea
Track Name: Ranger
I tried to hit the rewind but it wouldn't
I tried to kid you with luck but I couldn't
I tried to change who I was but you knew it
I tried to hide in disguise but I blew it

Hey now people c'mon
Please tell me what's going on
With paper cuts on my heart
I have no place to belong

You tried to stay off your back but you couldn't
You tried to do lot's of stuff that you shouldn't
You tried to fake me your love but I knew it
You tried to hide like I did but you blew it

Hey now people c'mon
Please tell me what's going on
With paper cuts on my heart
I have no place to belong

I tried to stay in a line but I couldn't
Tried to walk down the aisle but you wouldn't
So I got a new girl like I coulda
And she's loving me back like you shoulda

Hey now people c'mon
Please tell me what's going on
With paper cuts on my heart
I have a place to belong
Track Name: Lazy Sundays, Easy Mondays
Waiting for the train arriving stayed in for the stable lie down
Lot's of things seem to build in against it
Cater for the gay erotic cater for the carnal lot
I can see them laughing Katie's no different

They've stacked it against you

Every day a chill arriving eighties porn is always trying
Once or twice there's a break in traffic
Saving for a golden nest your saving for a token plot
I can see them laughing Katie's no different
One day it'll work out

They've stacked it against you
Lazy Sunday, easy Monday

There's lots of things to mention
And lots of good intentions
We're gonna have a whale of a time without you
And every boat I sit in
Is leaking through the ceiling
We're gonna have a whale of a time without you
Track Name: This Isn't California
We'll I walked in the breeze and then fell asleep
If I remember too we have the same dreams
They were all in the dark I'll miss winter for sure
This isn't California so it's time for summer c'mon

This is summer c'mon

We'll I walked in the park saw the same little dog
And a rodeo clown with dyslexia
Had I seen her before was it something I thought
This isn't California so it's time for summer c'mon

This is summer c'mon
This is summer c'mon now

This isn't California
Track Name: If I'm So Weird
Hey I brought you something that I made
I know it's sharp now but it's safe

If I'm so weird why are you still here

Hey I thought there's something I should say
I thought again and it's too late

If I'm so weird why are you still here
Why are you still here

Came with your gun
Said what you want
Did what you want and gave everything back to the sun
This is not what we want not what we said not what we stopped to beware
You can't be over here
But you can be over there

If I'm so weird why are you still here
Why are you still here
Track Name: Give Me A Genre
C'mon now give me a genre
Everybody's got the same dishonour
I can tell you whatever you feel
Like I said before same like a rocket now
Now gimme a genre gimme something gimme the safeest way to go
I am feeling that there's something I can be great and all
Honest song to go

C'mon now give me a genre
Don't hold back cause it's all I got on ya
I kinda feel like something to do
Well I kinda felt carsick when they gave me the news
Now gimme a genre gimme something gimme the coolest name you know
Doesn't matter if it aint something new we've been there before it's just something to do

C'mon now give me a genre
Everybody's got the same dishonour
I can tell you whatever you feel
Like I said before same like a rocket now
Now gimme a genre gimme something gimme the safeest way to go
I am feeling that there's something I can be great and all
Honest song to go
C'mon now give me a genre
Don't hold back cause it's all I got on ya
I kinda feel like something to do
Well I kinda felt carsick when they gave me the news
Track Name: Get Real Man
She said that it's like a teacup in a storm
And everyone was there well everyone who won
And I can't find no other the same way to begin
This isn't what I want but this is what she said

C'mon get real man

I can fake it too just the same as you
And I can fall in love with Sailor Jerry's too
If this is what you built a fortress like a zoo
You're so predicable but that's just what you do

C'mon get real man

She wanted to be nice but that's not what she's like
Wanted something new but just as sure you'll do
And I don't feel the need to watch you in a spin
This isn't what I want so this is what I said

C'mon get real man
Track Name: Mystic Lamb
So hit me now with your theories
You do not even scare me
You're the one that I want and opinions you've got are the failed in Iraq the same with your bro man
So hit me now with your theory
You no longer scare me you've got something I want now hearing this song now
Where now people come around

It's damage done by a ten tonne truck but it's allright
Cause it's full of my love
The temptation to go there's the same but my adoration for the mystic lamb remains
Track Name: Arctic Wren
I found an island like you said
All we want is there
Hey hey we'll call it home
I felt like saying that all we wanted is gone

If you want it more you'd better give in
If you want it then start saving for real
All we want is saving for him
A painting for the setting surreal

How sound is an island that's on fire
When we watch from here
It's fine I think you'll stay at home
I got this feeling that you're not worth it at all

If you want it more you'd better give in
If you want it then start saving for real
All we want is saving for him
A painting for the setting surreal
Track Name: Show Me The Way
Only on Friday is it gonna need to stop
Same with the Soho I know they nearly rock
I'd understand if it only meant a lot
Jenny's got her eye but it's not enough to rock so c'mon

Paint it right now and show me the way
Paint it right now and show me the way that we go

Put it in a rucksack tie a know
Nothing you can say would even mean a lot
I understand if it's everything you got
But it's not all you got it's got all you got til you stop

Paint it right now and show me the way
Paint it right now and show me the way that we go

Only on Friday is it gonna need to stop
Same with the Soho I know they nearly rock
I'd understand if it only meant a lot
Jenny's got her eye but it's not enough to rock so c'mon

Paint it right now and show me the way
Paint it right now and show me the way
Paint it right now and show me the way that we go
Track Name: Can We Fly
If I missed out on success that's great it might've killed me
Must I be a martyr I'm not really feeling the vibe
From me to you
One two there four five and a saying and you're in your life
The same old tribe
But I cannot be held before
The simple truths
The things we do
The favours for
The captains yore
And everything we say to you
To be the same as all we do right now

Can we fly
Can we fly
Can we fly away

I cannot be held before
The simple truths
The things we do
The favours for
The captains yore
And everything we say to you
To be the same as all we do right now

Can we fly
Can we fly away
Can we fly
Can we fly away