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A highly-charged indie-rock song that tries to shake awake a culture that is sleepwalking over the edge.


Deep time is crumbling quickly
Through confusion of desire
But surely it’s not time for us to surrender
Surely it’s not time for us to surrender

If we don’t change direction
We’ll end up where we’re headed for
Do we really know what we are in for?
Could we really say we didn’t know?

Like a snake eating its own tail
We are a cancer cell that will grow itself to death
We were born into the dream of progress
And now we sleepwalk over the edge

Over the edge

Deep time is crumbling quickly
Eroded by our great machines
But surely it’s not time for us to surrender
Surely it’s not time for us to surrender

We were sold a dream of progress
But now we sleepwalk over the edge
We sleepwalk over the edge


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

Mastering and additional mixing by Rohan Laurence.

Lead vocals, string and horn arrangement, programming, keyboards: The Andy Gibson Project
Vocals, guitars, programming, keyboards: Samuel Alexander
Drums: Kelly Ballard
Cello: Jack Hobbs
Violin: Hester Bell Jordan
Trumpet: Daniel Windsor
Bass Trombone: Kaito Walley
Drum recording by Andy Gibson assisted by Thomas Voyce
Horns and strings on Sleepwalk recorded by Andy Gibson in the Adam Concert Room assisted by Aabir Mazumdar

The lyrics of this song draw on the following quote: ‘If we don’t change direction, we’ll end up where we’re headed’ (Chinese proverb).



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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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