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Set in the South-Eastern suburb of Melbourne, ‘Vermont’ explores the way ‘baggage’ and heartache from our past, inform the way we behave in future relationships. My parents had a really messy divorce when I was 10, and at the time, we were living in the eastern burbs. I think that I learnt a great deal about love, and pain, and attachment, and hurt in those years, and I think experiences like that really effect how we behave with people we love later on in life.
And the bit about the trees? I wanted to juxtapose nature and suburbia, a way of highlighting partly, where my personal baggage stems from, whilst also hinting that some things grow despite themselves. The crux of the song is hopeful, a kinda ‘It will all be ok anyway’ message. If a tree can grow here, I can grow here. A little bit stubborn.
Cold people bore me, but whilst you ignore me I’m begging you to stay
Guess it doesn’t matter, you were just a distraction anyway
Dangle your tenderness I’ll hide my eagerness, anger and dismay,
I’ll wait little bystander, awkward and cute, ‘till it rains on your hayday.
But I, like green trees in Vermont, they grow, as though no-one can watch,
Forgive, well I guess I forgot… I lay in the sounds that they make.
I waited ‘till 4am, broke down your door again, just to drive away, my headlights could blind me, my eyes were as tired as my weary view of you.
But I, like green trees in Vermont, they grow, despite all of the odds,
Forgive, well I guess I forgot I lay in the sounds that they make…
But I, like green trees in Vermont, they grow as though no-one can watch,
Forgive well I guess I forgot. I lay in the sounds that they make.
released May 6, 2019
Recorded with Producer Tim Harvey (Lisa Mitchell, Gena Rose Bruce, Jade Imagine).
Vocals: Taylah Carroll
Rhythm Guitar: Taylah Carroll
Backing Vocals: Taylah Carroll & Tim Harvey
Drums: Gabriella Payne
Bass: William Johl Tyrer
Lead Guitar: Luke Doyle