The Church

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The Church is an alternative rock band which formed in Sydney, Australia in 1980. Initially linked in with neo-psychedelia acts of the period, their music later became largely defined by the interplay of guitarists Marty Willson-Piper and Peter Koppes coupled with the abstract lyrics of bassist/singer Steve Kilbey. Their debut album, Of Skins and Heart (1981), earned them their first radio hit "The Unguarded Moment". They were originally signed to EMI's Parlophone label, but record company dissatisfaction led to them being dropped overseas, which limited their exposure early on.


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    Sometimes when this place gets kind of empty
    Sound of their breath fades with the light
    I think about the loveless fascination
    Under the milky way tonight
    Lower the curtain down in Memphis
    Under the Milky Way  -  1,156,250 plays
    Too dangerous to keep.
    Too feeble to let go.
    And you want to bite the hand.
    Should have stopped this long ago.
    Go now, you've been set free.
    Reptile  -  300,902 plays
    So hard
    Finding inspiration
    I knew you'd find me crying
    Tell those girls with rifles for minds
    That their jokes don't make me laugh
    The Unguarded Moment  -  114,448 plays
    Our instruments have no way of measuring this feeling
    Can never cut below the floor, or penetrate the ceiling.
    In the space between our houses, some bones have been discovered,
    But our procession lurches on, as if we had recovered.
    Draconian winter unforetold.
    Destination  -  98,757 plays
  5. Metropolis  -  75,051 plays
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