Honey Coloured Sky and the Blood Red Earth

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    'Honey Coloured Sky and the Blood Red Earth' is a 24 track double album by 'Goldentone'. The songs explore feelings of loss, longing, regret, love and redemption. The music is melancholy but melodic and at times even a little hopeful and uplifting.

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'Honey Coloured Sky and the Blood Red Earth' is a 24 track double album by 'Goldentone'. The songs explore feelings of loss, longing, regret, love and redemption. The music is melancholy but melodic and at times even a little hopeful and uplifting.

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released September 1, 2003

Honey Coloured Sky was recorded and mixed in the kitchen at Tim's place between October 1998 and August 2000. Engineered by Phil Bungey. Produced by Tim Hudspith and Phil Bungey. Mastered at Disk Edits by Neville Clark.

Blood Red Earth was recorded live to air in the studios of Radio Adelaide between July 2000 and May 2002. Engineered and produced by Phil Bungey. Mastered at Disk Edits by Neville Clark.

Photography © Peter D. Canty 2002.

Layout and design by Tony Burnett.

Thanks to Tom Conley for lending the cassette four-track, which was used to record and mix Honey Coloured Sky. Thanks to Zoë Barry who played cello on Honey Coloured Sky. Thanks to Denni Meredith and everyone at Radio Adelaide for providing the facilities to record the songs on Blood Red Earth. Thanks to Neville Clark for the mastering. Thanks to Peter D. Canty for providing the photography and Tony Burnett for the layout and design. Thanks also to Fraser Hopwood for assisting with the layout and design. Thanks to 3D Radio, Rip it Up Magazine, dB Magazine and The Advertiser for airplay and/or publicity. Thanks to all of the people who came to watch us play and/or purchased our CD releases. Thanks to all of our friends and families for their support. Finally, and most importantly, thanks to Phil Bungey who helped make this project possible.

Bass Guitar: James Bosworth
Guitars, Vocals and Drum Programs: Tim Hudspith
Drums and Percussion: Robert Spencer

All lyrics © Tim Hudspith. All music © Tim Hudspith, except 'Hope for Us' (music © Tim Hudspith, James Bosworth), 'Regrets', 'Inner Dark', 'Beautiful', 'Melody' and 'Temptation' (music © Tim Hudspith, James Bosworth, Robert Spencer).

Tim Hudspith (or Tim Hudspith, James Bosworth and Robert Spencer) own the copyright in the recordings of the songs on Honey Coloured Sky. Tim Hudspith, James Bosworth and Robert Spencer own the copyright in the recordings of the songs on Blood Red Earth.

Unauthorised duplication is an infringement of applicable copyright laws.

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Goldentone Ballarat, Australia

Goldentone is a guitar based project specialising in original, down-tempo, alternative, pop. Music critics suggest Goldentone performs “heartfelt songs that deal with emotional loss, broken relationships and yearning”. The band creates “a mood that is sensitive, intense and graceful”. The “overall vibe is downbeat” but the songs suggest a “startling beauty and atmosphere of sincerity”. ... more

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Track Name: Promises
Promises

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, February 2000


Another Sunday morning
They all seem the same
I thought that I should call you
Just to hear you say my name

So I picked up the telephone
And punched your numbers in
But when you said hullo
I just hung up again

The night we spent together
The promises we made
Do you still feel the same?

My memories forsake me
I can’t recall your smile
But I still know how you tasted
With your lips on mine

The night we spent together
The promises we made
Do you still feel the same?
Track Name: Next to Thee
Next to Thee

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, April 1999


I’m gonna be, next to thee in another hundred miles
I’m gonna be, next to thee if I make it home tonight

A warm bed, made with clean sheets is waiting at the end of the line
I’ll lay down, and I will sleep next to thee tonight

I’m gonna be, next to thee
In another hundred miles
I’m gonna be, next to thee
If I make it home tonight

I really doubt, there is a God above or a meaning in this life
But next to thee, I think there’s just enough to keep me satisfied

Now I can see, the city lights shining like a beacon in the night
It’s 3am, and I am at the end of the line will I be next to thee tonight?

I’m gonna be, next to thee
In another hundred miles
I’m gonna be, next to thee
If I make it home tonight
Track Name: Rebekah
Rebekah

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, January 1999


He lays motionless and silent
My hand is wrapped around a gun
The only sound is of you crying
I can’t believe what I have done

You were wrapped around each other
You didn’t notice I walked in
You were together just like lovers
You gave yourself and lay with him

Rebekah you
Rebekah you

Oh Rebekah you are beautiful
Oh Rebekah how I ache
Oh Rebekah you were unfulfilled
Maybe I’m the one to blame

Rebekah you
Rebekah you
Track Name: Silver Studded Sky
Silver Studded Sky

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, February 1996


I’ve never seen the sun, shining quite so bright
I’ve never seen the stars, come out like this at night
I’ve never seen a road, so empty and so wide
I’m driving to the edge, of a silver studded sky

North and then north-west, into country I love best
Where city lights instead, are sunsets burning red
I see the eastern dark, and I’m almost satisfied
I’m nearly at the heart, of a silver studded sky

I think I see the stars
I’m nearly at the heart
I’m nearly at the heart
Of a silver studded sky

A silver studded sky
A silver studded sky
Track Name: Hands of Mercy
Hands of Mercy

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, July 1999


And you saved, you saved me from myself
When I was lost, lost and beyond help
Came your hands, of mercy heaven sent
Overwhelmed, with mercy now I’ve felt

I was saved, when I was gonna break
By your grace, and your hands of mercy

I was clay, broken and unmade
I was wide, open soon to break
Then you came, and made me feel safe
To the night, your mercy bought the day

I was saved, when I was gonna break
By your grace, and your hands of mercy
Track Name: Annalise
Annalise

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, January 1995


I called out your name, sweet Annalise
Nothing has changed, sweet Annalise
I still feel the same, sweet Annalise
I’m counting the days, sweet Annalise

Within these walls, there is no laughter
Within these walls, there is no sun
With no one to hold, and nowhere to run to
Sweet Annalise, what have I done?

Sweet Annalise
I’m counting the days until my release

I remember the way, that we used to dream
Sweet Annalise, how long has it been?
Surrounded by steel, wrapped up in stone
Sweet Annalise, how I long to be home

Sweet Annalise
I’m counting the days until my release

Sweet Annalise
I’m counting the days until my release

I called out your name, sweet Annalise
Nothing has changed, sweet Annalise
Track Name: Heartbeat
Heartbeat

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, June 1998


This is the moment of goodbye
I see the ice within your eyes
If sorrow really heals with time
I’ll need eternity for mine

And the only sound I hear
And the only sound I hear
Is my heartbeat
Is my heartbeat

We are together but alone
Disintegration too far gone
The heavy silence doesn’t break
As you get up and walk away

And the only sound I hear
And the only sound I hear
Is my heartbeat
Is my heartbeat
Track Name: Defenceless
Defenceless

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, December 1999


All through the night, I’m gonna burn my guiding light
All through the night, I’m gonna keep my flame alight

Although we will be far apart, I will hold you in my arms
I will reach across the earth, my guiding light for you will burn

Although the darkness has descended
And you feel you are defenceless

Even though this is goodbye, through the tears that you cry
You’re gonna see my guiding light, burn for you all through the night

Although the darkness has descended
And you feel you are defenceless
Track Name: Stand Your Ground
Stand Your Ground

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, February 1999


I joined up upon my eighteenth birthday
Now upon a battleship I sail
She’ll take me far to another country
Where I will join an infantry brigade

I stepped off the ship and into battle
And I watched my friends around me fall
How my dreams of glory soon were shattered
How I longed to shed this uniform

Stand your ground the officers they tell us
Stand your ground against the enemy
Stand your ground because you fight for justice
On your side is truth and liberty

I could feel the bullets cutting through me
And now I sense my life begin to fade
And I don’t need an officer to tell me
I gave my life for an infantry brigade

Stand your ground the officers they tell us
Stand your ground against the enemy
Stand your ground because you fight for justice
On your side is truth and liberty

And as I die these words are lost on me
And as I die these words are lost on me
Track Name: Regrets
Regrets

Words © Tim Hudspith, August 1999
Music © Tim Hudspith, James Bosworth, Robert Spencer, August 1999


Do your regrets, wrap themselves around your body?
Do your regrets, hold you close just like a lover?
Do your regrets, ever let you have a moments peace?
Do your regrets, come to you when you think of me?

When you think of me

My regrets, hold me so that I can hardly breathe
My regrets, stay beside me even when I dream
My regrets, are with me in everything I do
My regrets, come to me when I think of you

When I think of you

Do your regrets, wrap themselves around your body?
Do your regrets, hold you close just like a lover?
Do your regrets, ever let you have a moments peace?
Do your regrets, come to you when you think of me?

When you think of me
Track Name: Inner Dark
Inner Dark

Words © Tim Hudspith, July 1999
Music © Tim Hudspith, James Bosworth, Robert Spencer, September 1999


In every heart and every soul
A never-ending battle rages for control
Between the light and the dark
Between unity and tearing into parts

There is warmth and there is cold
There is flesh and blood and there is stone
And we all endure alone
The regrets we have which weigh upon our souls

My inner dark has assumed control
My inner dark is wrapped around my soul

My inner dark has assumed control
My inner dark is wrapped around my soul
Track Name: Overdrive
Overdrive

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, January 1997


Sunday morning 6am
I haven’t slept since God knows when
It feels so good to be alive
And live my life in overdrive

I really hate this modern world
With modern boys and modern girls
I wanna burn my suit and tie
I wanna live my life in overdrive

Live my life
Live my life
Live my life
Live my life

I wanna live my life in overdrive
It feels so good to be alive
I wanna burn my suit and tie
I wanna live my life in overdrive

I really wish I could have seen
The Who back in the seventies
The kids all know what’s going on
It feels so good it can’t be wrong

Live my life
Live my life
Live my life
Live my life

I wanna live my life in overdrive
It feels so good to be alive
I wanna burn my suit and tie
I wanna live my life in overdrive

Overdrive
Overdrive
Overdrive
Overdrive
Track Name: Sweetheart
Sweetheart

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, Jan 2002


“Oh my darling
You must set me free
For I love another man”
My baby said to me

And how my tears flowed
As I fell down to my knees
I said “I thought you loved my baby
But now you’re leaving me”

Sweetheart, baby please
Don’t leave me for another man
I don’t want to set you free

She said “darling I’m so sorry
But I no longer care”
Then I got back to my feet
And ran my fingers through her hair

Suddenly I was above her
With my hands around her throat
“I never promised you forever”
Were the last words that she spoke

Sweetheart, baby please
Don’t leave me for another man
I don’t want to set you free

Sweetheart, baby please
Don’t leave me for another man
I will never set you free
Track Name: Back to Me
Back to Me

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, July 2001


Oh my Lord when you receive her
Will you keep her safe and sound?
For she belongs within your loving arms
Instead of laying in this ground
She was young and she was beautiful
So why did you strike her down?
I am waiting for your answer
But I don’t hear a sound

Halleluiah
Halleluiah
Halleluiah
Halleluiah

One moment she was with me
And by the next I was alone
And the hope that springs eternal
Is now drier than a bone
Yet still I smell her perfume
As it lingers in our home
People say you are mysterious
But do you have a heart of stone?

Halleluiah
Halleluiah
Halleluiah
Halleluiah

Oh Lord wont you please
Give my lover back to me?
Oh Lord wont you please
Give my lover back to me?

Back to me
Back to me
Back to me
Back to me
Track Name: Hope for Us
Hope For Us

Words © Tim Hudspith, May 2001
Music © Tim Hudspith, James Bosworth, May 2001


I am so sorry for what I have done
Baby forgive me I know I was wrong
Careless words from a careless tongue
Spoken in anger forsaking our love

Is there any hope for us?

Honey you hold within your hands
The sorrowful heart of a desperate man
I’m hoping for mercy but I understand
I’m in no position to be making demands

Is there any hope for us?
Is there any hope for us?
Track Name: Beautiful
Beautiful

Words © Tim Hudspith, May 2001
Music © James Bosworth, Tim Hudspith, Robert Spencer, May 2001


What a beautiful sky
What a beautiful day
We had a beautiful time
But all things beautiful fade

Everything beautiful fades
Beautiful things decay

All things beautiful shine
Then all things beautiful fade
Like the beautiful tears you cry
Which just evaporate

Everything beautiful fades
Beautiful things decay
Track Name: Goodbye
Goodbye

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, September 1997


So you’re gonna let me down?
I knew a change, was on its’ way
If I could turn the world around
I’d turn it back, to yesterday
I guess nothing stays the same
We had our time, we had our place
Did Orpheus and clay
Dance to a tune, we used to play

Are we gonna have to say
Are we gonna have to say
Goodbye

So you’re gonna let me down?
I knew a change, was on its’ way
If I could turn the world around
I’d turn it back, to yesterday
I guess nothing stays the same
We had our time, we had our place
Did Orpheus and clay
Dance to a tune, we used to play

Are we gonna have to say
Are we gonna have to say
Goodbye
Track Name: Lingering Ache
Lingering Ache

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, February 2000


Jesus give me the strength
For I am just flesh I am weak
I cannot forget or forgive
So into darkness I sink

Another has taken my place
And nothing is harder to take
Nothing I do means a thing
Now that she’s laying with him

I have a lingering ache
Lord won’t you take it away

Jesus I’m walking on glass
And I am sinking so fast
I’m gracefully falling apart
And everything’s getting so dark

I have a lingering ache
Lord won’t you take it away
Track Name: Postcards
Postcards

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, December 1996


I got your postcard, yesterday
It’s almost been a year, since you moved away
At first you wrote me letters, everyday
Now it’s just a postcard, now and again

Maybe your just too young, maybe I’m just too old
Maybe I’m hanging on, when I should just let go
Mary I miss you more, than you will ever know
Mary I’ve never felt, so alone

It’s a big country, and there’s a thousand miles
Between you and me
Between you and me

Well I’ve been hanging around, in all the usual places
And I’ve been seeing all, the usual faces
And I’ve been getting myself, pretty wasted
I guess it’s way past time, I finally faced it

It’s a big country, and there’s a thousand miles
Between you and me
Between you and me

It’s a big country, and there’s a thousand miles
Between you and me
Between you and me
Track Name: Second Chance
Second Chance

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, January 1999


I know that you lay, in his arms tonight
Although you used to say, you always would be mine
But circumstances change, things are never black and white
I tried to make you stay, but I couldn’t change your mind

So does he hold you close, like I used to do?
Do you sometimes think of me, because I sometimes think of you?
I keep your picture near my bed, I keep hoping some day soon
A twist of circumstance, will bring me close to you

But there will be no second chance
I realise it’s true
There will be no second chance
For me to be with you

The blades within my chest, keep sleep from taking me
So the letters that you sent, are midnight’s company
And the things I should have said, and the man I should have been
Mean nothing in the end, now you are with him

And there will be no second chance
I can’t believe it’s true
There will be no second chance
For me to be with you

For me to be with you
For me to be with you
For me to be with you
For me to be with you
Track Name: Within Your Arms
Within Your Arms

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, December 1999


I don’t believe a life has passed, without sorrow or regret
I don’t believe that love can last, what begins will always end

I don’t believe that things will change, I will always feel this way
I don’t believe I will be saved, what difference would it make?

But I believe I’m gonna stay, within your arms tonight
But I believe I’m gonna stay, within your arms tonight

I don’t believe we were just friends, we both know that isn’t true
I can’t believe this is the end, I will always think of you

But I believe I’m gonna stay, within your arms tonight
But I believe I’m gonna stay, within your arms tonight
But I believe I’m gonna stay, within your arms tonight
But I believe I’m gonna stay, within your arms tonight
Track Name: Aeroplane
Aeroplane

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, March 1996


Fly high up in the sky like an aeroplane
So high I’m never gonna come down again
I can tell by your smile that you feel the same
You feel just as high as an aeroplane

Tonight I feel high like an aeroplane
So high I never want to come down again
Won’t you walk with me by the silver sea?
Don’t you feel there’s some sort of chemistry?

Do you want to be the one
Standing in the sun
Come on let’s fly away
In my aeroplane

Fly high up in the sky like an aeroplane
So high I’m never gonna come down again
I can tell by your smile that you feel the same
You feel just as high as an aeroplane

Do you want to be the one
Standing in the sun
Come on let’s fly away
In my aeroplane

Do you want to be the one
Standing in the sun
Come on let’s fly away
In my aeroplane

In my aeroplane
In my aeroplane
In my aeroplane
In my aeroplane
Track Name: Melody
Melody

Words and music © Tim Hudspith, May 2000
Music © Tim Hudspith, James Bosworth, Robert Spencer, May 2000


She had hair black as night
And skin just like milk
Eyes full of promise
And lips soft as silk

I asked her dance
And fell under her spell
With her in my arms
I lost myself

The music keeps playing
The melody chimes
She danced like an angel
All through the night

In the spring of that year
I made her my wife
But the end of the winter
Marked the end of her life

Still the melody plays
Around in my head
The music we danced to
On the night that we met

The music keeps playing
The melody chimes
She danced like an angel
All through the night
Track Name: Temptation
Temptation

Words © Tim Hudspith, December 1999
Music © Tim Hudspith, James Bosworth, Robert Spencer, January 2000


The night is long, and the flesh is weak
And you are so beautiful, standing next to me

Your honey-dew skin, whets my appetite
And drains my strength, ‘till I’m too weak too fight

Temptation comes, in a cloak of innocence
It wraps me up, takes away my loneliness

I gave my word, I would wait patiently
But she is so far away, and you are right next to me

Temptation comes, in a cloak of innocence
It wraps me up, takes away my loneliness