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A reggae-influenced alt-folk song with orchestral instrumentation and lyrics that celebrate the simple life.

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The path was set, I just walked down
Couldn’t think for myself, could not turn around
But too much was never enough
So I simplified, I simplified

I’m walking down a new path now
And I won’t turn around, I won’t turn around
Too much is never enough
So I simplified, I simplified

If you wanted to go it alone
You could start today
We can make something new
Out of what we have been made into

We must create the path we take
The burden is mine to not fall in line
Too much is never enough
So simplify, simplify

Born into the West like you
History has given us a silver spoon
But too much is never enough
So simplify, simplify

If you wanted to go it alone
You could start today
We can make something new
Out of what we have been made into

But I have to go to work
‘Cause I feel this obligation
To get more than I need
To make me happy

So I spend my life at work
And now I’m so tired
That I need to get away

Step away

credits

from Apocaloptimystic, released August 10, 2015
Affluenza written, produced, recorded and mixed by The Crash Narrative.

Mastering and additional mixing by Rohan Laurence.

Lead vocals, programming, keyboards, sitar: The Andy Gibson Project
Vocals, programming, guitars, keyboards: Samuel Alexander
Bass: Brendan Turner
Cello: Sophie Wells
Trumpet: Tim Baker
Affluenza instrumental originally mastered by Chris Winchcombe at York Street Studios.

The lyrics of this song draw on the following quotes: ‘The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off’ (Thoreau); ‘You can always make something out of what you've been made into’ (Sartre).

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The Crash Narrative Melbourne, Australia

The Crash Narrative address the demise of industrial civilisation with defiant positivity but without false hope. This Melbourne / Christchurch duo create soundscapes of carefully crafted instrumentation with melodic vocals.
The Crash Narrative will uplift and inspire, offering listeners a sophisticated and diverse sonic repertoire that uses music to explore our ecological predicament.
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