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Deena’s new single Turpentine is a brooding look into the consuming power of darkness. Through the lens of a haunted modern blues, Deena paints the portrait of a user and abuser whose destructive habits cause nothing but what they promise. From the opening verse, the songstress, alone with her electric guitar, sings with a stirring tenderness that unfolds alongside her band and develops toward a powerfully distorted reprise.

Turpentine (Single)

Turpentine

Turpentine

You drink like it’ll be fine
Poisons like turpentine
You wasted away

You smoke like we’re on fire
You’re an arsonist and a liar
You wasted away

You said you would stay a little longer
You said you would try and be stronger

You gamble like there’s no odds
Play the ponies like you’re God
You threw it away

You cheated with no rules
Fidelity was a fool

You said you would stay a little longer
You said you would try and be stronger
You said you would stay a little longer
You said you would try and be stronger
You said you

blackcat

Two years after the release of her debut album Lone Wolf, Brisbane-based Deena returned in February 2015 with her sophomore album ‘Black Cat’. Stepping away from her acoustic-folk sound and with the help of a fully-fledged band behind her, Deena has dived head first into a new musical direction of indie blues-rock. Her sound is bigger, grittier and darker than ever.

PHYSICAL
4 Panel Digipak http://deena.bigcartel.com or from JB Hi-Fi

DIGITAL

Black Cat

Cupid

Cupid

Some say you’re a sweetheart
But the truth is far from home
With your porcelain face and those blue eyes
Made of cold, hard stone
They call you cupid, an angel
Sent from the lords of love
But I’d rather call you the devil’s child
Because you shot me and fucked me up

Have you not told anyone
That you’re wielding a crooked bow
Or the fact that your arrowheads
Are angled acute for show
Oh you think I would never know
That you’re really a fraud
Oh I’m onto you boy, I’m really onto you boy
You better go before I tell

Not a lullaby
Not a lullaby
Not a lullaby
Not a lullaby, bye

Not a lullaby
Not a lullaby
Not a lullaby, bye

Oh you shot me that arrow
And it stabbed me in the back
Momentarily, I was furious
Then I fell into your trap
I called you cupid, an angel
Sent from up above
And I wanted your cherub face close to mine
Bloody hell, I’m in love

Uncut Diamonds II

Uncut Diamonds II

She was
Staring in the mirror
Judging her face
Judging her waist

She was
Putting on her best lellow dress
To hear his praise
To have him stay

He was
Tripping in the snow
Face down in both palms
Surrendering to all of his qualms

He was
Enraptured, mind in rupture
Rattling his young bones
Not living for tomorrow
Not living for tomorrow

We’re all uncut diamonds, baby

Cadence

Cadence

Here, I carry a heavy heart
A heart of sadness, a heart of silver
When it’s easier to give up than to keep fighting
Still I can’t help the way I feel

I’m afraid to sleep at night
For you will haunt my dreams
And when I wake up, the pain of realising
That you are not mine, quickly overcomes
The sweetness of my glorious sleep

Cadence, cadence

Black Cat

Black Cat

There was a black cat
Hanging around with nothing to say
He’s got nothing to do but play all day

He said he’s got some time
To muck around and play with some girls
So take this as a warning not to get way too close

There was a black cat
Prowling about he might look-a-lonely
But everyone says he’s a bit of bad luck

But there are still some girls in this little city
Who think superstition is a bundle of bullshit

Now you’re probably wondering
How I know all these stories
Well let’s just say that he was once upon a time a sweet cat

And then I came along and played along
Pretending to be his very own first love, arbitrarily

1923

1923

You said you wouldn’t stray away
but now you’ve gone on M.I.A
I know I wasn’t what you thought
I know I was your blind spot

We fell into love and fell apart
I gave you my all except my heart
I was too scared of getting hurt
but in the end it was much worse

I was 19 when I first laid eyes on you
You were 23 but too young to be true
And closure is all I ask for
But you wanted to make me pain so much more
Oh I know

Curve

Curve

Love is never having to say you’re sorry
And 1000 times is miserable company
So I’ll leave you now before I twice lie
Because a dear heart is so hard to find

See now, I carry a heart of stone
It could mean strength but it really means alone
Oh boy, I’m too young to see all wrong
Forgive me a year, I’ve strung you along

Farewell my broken baby
I’ve got a long road ahead
And maybe the dark clouds have space for me
For inside, I feel dead

I made you promise to never leave me
But here I am leaving you

Purple Heart

Purple Heart

You are so faraway from me, are you there?
Alone, in this house that once used to be, we
You’ve packed up and left to a brand new state
and left me no number to call your name
Oh darling, don’t you know that once you’ve embarked
The distance would tear us crazy apart

Oh because darling you’ve signed up to be
A soldier away from me
Oh you’ve chosen to serve
and leave your girl with misery

We were once inseparable and now look, where are you?
Oh lord, have some mercy for me coz I’m struggling to be
Okay with the fact that you took him up
and left me to pack up his bones and blood
Oh darling, don’t you know that once you’ve embarked
The distance would tear us crazy apart

Oh because darling you’ve signed up to be
A soldier away from me
Oh you’ve chosen to serve
and leave your girl with misery

Uncut Diamonds III – Remix

Uncut Diamonds III – Remix

She was
Staring in the mirror
Judging her face
Judging her waist

She was
Putting on her best lellow dress
To hear his praise
To have him stay

Maybe we’re all enraptured
Diamonds, Diamonds
We’re all uncut and rough
Diamonds, diamonds, diamond

He was
Tripping in the snow
Face down in both palms
Surrendering to all of his qualms

Maybe we’re all enraptured
Diamonds, Diamonds
We’re all uncut and rough
Diamonds, diamonds, diamond

Lone Wolf

Purchase your copy of Deena’s debut full length album, titled “LONE WOLF”

PHYSICAL
4 Panel Digipak with a 12 page booklet http://deena.bigcartel.com

DIGITAL

Lone Wolf

Monday Morning

Monday Morning

Standing in a crowded platform
With people passing off to work
My head is spinning and hungover
I ask myself, why don’t I learn?
The train doors close and I try to climb out
But my mind refrains, I’m paralysed
Cause in the end I’m stuck in a pattern
and the show must go on

Cause its Monday morning
and 8 feels like 4 o’clock
No one remembers the day anyway
I’m crying on the inside for what’s to come
Give me a fast forward button
Get me out of here now

Everyone wearing the same clothes
Next stop Admiralty, our cue to leave
Rushing through the traffic battle
Staring blankly like androids

Cause its Monday morning
and 8 feels like 4 o’clock
No one remembers the day anyway
I’m crying on the inside for what’s to come
Give me a fast forward button
Get me out of here now

I wish I didn’t get up sorry Monday
Hit me up a double espresso shot
To wake from what I left behind
Monday seems so close yet far from Sunday
Can I call and say “My apologies, boss –
I’m not coming in today
I’m sick.”

Hello Love

Hello Love

Why, do you do this to me?
Fooling me, with your trick or treat
Cause I, can’t do this
Cause I, want to leave

Hello love,
Hello love triangle
Luring me with your relentless charm
Hello love,
Hello lovely liar
Telling me I’m the only one
I’ll read your every move
Won’t let myself be duped
I’ll read your every move
Won’t let myself be duped

Why, do you tell me your dreams?
Turning me, round to kiss me on the cheek
Cause I, can’t say no
Cause I, want to say

Hello love,
Hello love triangle
Luring me with your relentless charm
Hello love,
Hello lovely liar
Telling me I’m the only one
I’ll read your every move
Won’t let myself be duped
I’ll read your every move
Won’t let myself be duped

Come Over

Come Over

Should I go and ask him to come over?
Should I go and ask him to come over?

I’m sitting at home playing guitar
and I can hear my tummy crying in hunger
and you know I’m too stubborn to admit
That I maybe wanna see your face
So I pick up my telephone to message you
The following lines to catch your gaze
I wasn’t going to ask you to come over
I wasn’t going to ask you to come over
I wasn’t going to ask you to come over
But I really feel like chocolate

I’m at the office doing work
and I can feel my body yawning to sleep
I wouldn’t wanna bother you
When your boss decided to give you the day off
So instead of saying it’d be nice to have a break
With you, I called to ask you a favour
I wasn’t going to ask you to come over
I wasn’t going to ask you to come over
I wasn’t going to ask you to come over
But I really need some coffee

I’m laying in bed counting sheep
and I can see your blue eyes in my head
Its probably already past your bedtime
As its pretty close to 4am
So I selfishly dialled your name and told you
I mistakenly pressed your mobile number
I wasn’t going to ask you to come over
I wasn’t going to ask you to come over
I wasn’t going to ask you to come over
But I’m nearly really missing you.. now

You’ll Never Be Lonely

You’ll Never Be Lonely

Do you remember on that sunny day
I think it was a Sunday afternoon
We’ve had many happy moments
But I’ve heard you playing
Your sad, sad melodies
I’ll be right by your side
And even your left

Let you know, whenever you’re lonely
I’ll be there, I’ll be there
I’ll be there, I’ll be there
You’ll never be lonely

Do you remember the month of May
During the last 30 nights before today
You told me all your guilty secrets
But I’ve already cast away
Everything alongside your regrets and sins

I hope you’d only see, that I’ll carry
Your prayers, your cries, your rain
We’ll laugh the storms away
Across the seven seas

I’ll bring my smiles with me
and take your sadness further from you
There’s a few words I wanna say
Oh this I promise you

Because I’ll be there, I’ll be there
I’ll be there, I’ll be there
You’ll never be lonely

Yesteryear

Yesteryear

In that undercover car park
Where our screams echoed
Echoed at each other
People staring, people driving by, people watching
I’m sorry for making you cry

I’m sorry for hurting you
But that’s, that’s the way it goes
I’m sorry for hurting you

We were such fools
For turning back n our promises
Now all that’s left are shadows and lies
We were laughing, we were crying, we were kissing
It’s funny how we made it this far

I’m sorry for hurting you
But that’s, that’s the way it goes
I’m sorry for hurting you

Time for us to say goodbye
To reminisce on this rainy day
To wash away the ties that we’ve shared
Sun is fading, wind is whispering, leaves are falling
Closing curtain on this silly, silly play

I’m sorry for hurting you
But that’s that’s the way it goes
I’m sorry for hurting you

Standing at the edge of yesteryear
Where memories drove
They vanished, they all survived

Uncut Diamonds

Uncut Diamonds

She was
Staring in the mirror
Judging her face
Judging her waist

She was
Putting on her best lellow dress
To hear his praise
To have him stay

He was
Tripping in the snow
Face down in both palms
Surrendering to all of his qualms

He was
Enraptured, mind in rupture
Rattling his young bones
Not living for tomorrow
Not living for tomorrow

We’re all uncut diamonds, baby

Dear Friend

Dear Friend

So I say you are the partner in my crimes
And I ask you to stay in my lifetime
Because through rainbows and greys
and every disarray
I’ve had you by my side
Stuck in the darkness of clouds
Or while we laugh out loud
I want to…

I wanted to take a note to say
That you are my sunshine night and day
I know this is cheesy but now you know
You’ve been my best friend since we first said ‘hello’

So I say you are the partner in my crimes
And I ask you to stay in my lifetime
Because through rainbows and greys
and every disarray
I’ve had you by my side
Stuck in the darkness of clouds
Or while we laugh out loud
I want to thank you

How many people can read my mind?
Or understand my past and hindsight
Who else can read my every fear?
So just a reminder that its only you, dear

So I say you are the partner in my crimes
And I ask you to stay in my life time
Because through rainbows and greys
and every disarray
I’ve had you by my side
Stuck in the darkness of clouds
Or while we laugh out loud
I want to thank you

Because if I was without you
I won’t know what to do
So I want to thank you

A Song for Tonight

A Song for Tonight

I’m sitting on the rooftop
I’m waiting in the dark
With only the night’s freckles above me
Hear nothing but the rain
No calling of my name
I thought that you’d be here right now
Aren’t you coming to find me?
Won’t you say good bye?
Are you happy and out of pain?
Won’t you watch over me?

Because you are
King of all the clouds
You’ll call on angels when we need
Send raindrops when we cry
Because you are
The love bared in the moon
My wish on each fallen star
For you to visit when we dream

Trying to find you right now
In the garden of Winter
Lost in the crowd of people around me
There’s no dial to your phone
I feel so alone
I thought that you’d be here with me
Aren’t you coming to find me?
Won’t you say good bye?
Are you happy and out of pain?
Won’t you watch over me?

Because you are
King of all the clouds
You’ll call on angels when we need
Send raindrops when we cry
Because you are
The love bared in the moon
My wish on each fallen star

Just promise you’ll visit when we dream

Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf

You promised me with all your empty words that
You would save your lies from me

You took my sweetness in my soul
and cried wolf to call my help
on your knees begging me please

I won’t waste a tear from my weather beaten skies
Love won’t be here for you twice

Ugly untruths are all I inhale
I pick up pace and run
I pick up pace and run

Ugly untruths are all I inhale
I pick up pace and run
I pick up pace and run

Will anyone ever know?

Tonight’s a sleepless night
Do you know I have tried to find you
In your dreams – do you?

But I know I’ll wait till morning light
And I know I’ll be singing with the wolves tonight
Would you follow my heart
and meet me under the blue moon now
We’ll sing till noon

Walking in the dark
Passing rows and rows of streetlights
Just to reach your door
Wandering outside your doorstep
Just to wish you, sweet dreams, goodnight
Staring in the dark, somewhere, someone, alone
Waiting for the sun to rise again
Just to fall asleep

But I know I’ll wait till morning light
and I know I’ll be singing with the wolves tonight
Would you follow my heart
And meet me under the blue moon
We’ll sing till noon

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

He just landed in a mystery town
with nothing but his suitcase full of something
and an old map tucked under his arm
With no where to stay, no where to go
I wonder why he’s come so far
I wonder why he’s come so far

Have you ever seen New York at night?
or caught a surf between the Bondi tides?
Could you bargain down a price in Saigon town?
or got the guts to ride a camel through Egyptian ground?

She just packed her bags ready to go
with a ticket that says everywhere but home
and a passport with curiosity
With places to see, places to roam
No wonder why she’s come so far
No wonder why she’s come so far

Have you ever dressed odd in Tokyo?
Or tumbled down the slopes of Austrian snow?
Could you find your way through the London lanes?
Maybe run with the bulls to the end of Spain?

Cause no one should ever see
the world through magazines
So whether you fly high, or its at your feet
Its time – to feed your wanderlust

Sleepless Night

Sleepless Night

Switched off all the lights
I see nothing but the stars and the moon
Hanging outside my window
Switched off my mind
I see it all and I don’t know why
Sitting in the dark
Writing lines and lines of words for no one
Will anyone ever know?

Tonight’s a sleepless night
Do you know I have tried to find you
In your dreams – do you?

But I know I’ll wait till morning light
And I know I’ll be singing with the wolves tonight
Would you follow my heart
and meet me under the blue moon now
We’ll sing till noon

Walking in the dark
Passing rows and rows of streetlights
Just to reach your door
Wandering outside your doorstep
Just to wish you, sweet dreams, goodnight
Staring in the dark, somewhere, someone, alone
Waiting for the sun to rise again
Just to fall asleep

But I know I’ll wait till morning light
and I know I’ll be singing with the wolves tonight
Would you follow my heart
And meet me under the blue moon
We’ll sing till noon

Farewell

Farewell

I was sitting alone in the box
Across from you
and you were there,
With your foreign smile
You flashed me to déjà vu
Like instant coffee
We switched in melody
and we began to mail
Our love through mindless telepathy

Bye, goodbye
I’m leaving you now
Don’t cry, don’t cry
I can’t answer you why

It’s been five short years
Since we’ve walked together
and I’ve barely inhaled
Our tobacco strewn time
Yet we must part each other
Though skies and clouds away
But its fine my dear
Just trust in me that we’ll meet
Again at our corner cafe

Bye, goodbye
I’m leaving you now
Don’t cry, don’t cry
I can’t answer you why

Our reflections the same
But the smiles are now gone
Can we just draw those lines
Back in our lives

Now I’m singing this song to you
As my farewell
The sand has fallen from the glass
and it cannot be overturned
This is the last day with you
In the flesh
You and me
Are like cream and cookies that will sweeten me, honey

Bye, goodbye
I’m leaving you now
Don’t cry, don’t cry
I can’t answer you why