From the Bottom of the Well (Album, 2020)


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Smooth ride, nothing has broken down I'm going with the tide, it's been easy up 'til now But here comes a spinner Out of the blue I don't know if I'll ever Make it through Yes I'm scared Yes I'm angry What do I do Who would've thought? Who would've guessed It? Who could predict that it would happen to me? Who would've thought? Who would've guessed it? Something like that it never happens to me, yeah I got up, just like any other day Nothing weird, yeah they all start out that way If I'd stayed in bed I'd never know I wouldn't have to Take the blow Yes I'm scared Yes I'm angry Where do I go Smooth ride, cruising with the windows down It was a damn good life, but it's over now Take my hand Take my hand
Sun and Rain 04:41
See the bird flapping its wings Its going hard at it but just keeps copping the wind It is impossible to do on such a day But the other birds are gonna try it They're lining up woa wow One by one they're joining the flock They wanna reach where they're going to feed by the rocks But it's impossible to see through wind and slate But they're flapping all together getting through it all One by one Sun and rain sun and rain We'll get lost in it God and pain God and pain We'll keep holding it Loss and faith loss and faith We'll go back to it Hope and shame hope and shame Left my heart in it When the birds land on the lake Where the krill has come since its climate has changed All the birds break their formation They're fighting over what is their share But there's enough for everyone Woa wow North, south, on land and on see We're like the birds, we are flapping coz we wanna be free But it's impossible to fly for miles and miles Without doing it together in unison, woa wow
Fragmented 03:30
I took a bite from the forbidden fruit Now I can never go back I can never go back I turned to the end of the story I was reading I can never go back go back Signed it all away to the company I’ll never get it all back never get it all back It felt like magic but I fell for the tricks I can never go back go back Once the truth was spoken The past I knew was frozen The future was an ocean to drown in It goes as far as the eye can see But I’ll never know how deep Is there nothing else for me but forgiving you I believe everything the weathermen say They don’t know what’s coming they don’t know what’s coming I’ll read everything my horoscopes say They don’t know what’s coming On the day you left without your compass in hand Did you know what’s coming did you know what’s coming I believed everything you said back then You don’t know what’s coming When God says you don’t eat from the tree in the middle of the garden Or you’ll be a carcass swinging in the wind with no faith It’s not my fate that is not my fate Trust me if you can you don’t eat the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden Then it comes to me this garden is no sanctuary It’s an island in the middle of an ocean Dark waves tide in motion Gotta go free my soul you are not my home, not my home The truth has been hidden and talking bout you it has been forbidden But it’s all come out and I’m drowning now Gotta swim up and I’m gonna scream out
Lion 04:37
The lion, the lion, the lion’s in the gazelle The gazelle is in the lion The lion watching over her pride Oh she better get it get it get it fast The bear, the bear, the bear is in the cave The cave is in the bear The bear looking up at the moon Oh she better get out get out get out fast We’re like the salmon when we swim against The way the water’s flowing day to day If you’re a lion you’re a bear as well If you go deeper you will find the gazelle The clouds, the clouds, the clouds are in your head But your head, your head is in the clouds The clouds covering up the stars Oh you gotta look up, look up, look up and see the way Oh the way The way is when you're lost When you're lost that's when you'll find the way It's a path lit up bright by the moon Oh you gotta get out get out get out fast
Spiralling 05:16
Grey 03:36
Can it be a protest song if I wrote it sitting on my freedom couch, Can I march for climate change if I duck into that cafe and get a latte first? Am I with the left or with the right Can I be an ally if I’m white Could I disagree with a feminist? It can’t be this or that ‘Cause it’s all grey Can I call Australia my home if I was born here but on stolen land, Am I an activist if I get home at night and put cats on social media? Am I in the wrong or in the right Am I part of conversations or just fights Could I agree with an idiot? Nothing’s set in stone Yeah it’s all grey Can I say I’m anti-capitalist even though I’m in the market for a new TV, Can I say that history is written on the streets and not in books even though I’ve got a masters degree? Am I part of this or part of that Am I ‘bout the feeling or the facts Could I disagree with an atheist? It’s written in the wind Yeah it’s all grey
What if Matthew, Mark and Luke and John Moses and Judas, and Jesus were wrong And all the other men, too. Say my name and thou will be saved I said it over, I said it over I said it over and over again You didn't stop, you didn't stop You just took all that you'd need But take comfort in knowing That the weak shall be freed. I go up your stairs and through your door To your kingdom, and in your kingdom You say who stays and who can go Where is Billie, where is Amy, where is Janis Where is Whitney? I don't like your kingdom I don't like your kingdom I don't like your kingdom Please don't take me Coz you don't know anything at all about me. Billie, Amy, Janis and Whitney.
Let's agree that we all want peace Yeah we do But we don't, we don't need God Coz I believe in us humankind. Let's unite coz we all want love And we'll get it When we don't love God more Than we love our own humankind. Let's forget all the things that God has said And done All we need, all we need is to believe In us, humankind.
Nobody wants to change There’s no incentive at all Women die on streets Neglected by the laws Nobody wants to change We’ve all got our own truths Everyone else’s truths are lies Regardless of the proof But I believe in earth (I believe in earth) She’s gonna throw us off (She’s gonna throw us off) We’ll fall in to the dark (Fall in to the dark) And then the change will come Will come And everyone will change Warm people they will freeze Cold people they’ll burn up Small people will stretch in time Believers they'll find out The doubters will believe The killers make new life And the livers crumbled seed But I believe in earth (I believe in earth) She will start again (She will start again) And we’ll all be new moons (We’ll all be new moons) Making tides go out and in and out and in and out and in When all of us are changed Earth will let us back in We’ll be trees and we’ll be wind Blowing ‘round the seeds That blossom into trust Flower in to light Into tolerance and faith That this time we’ll get it right Oh I believe in earth (I believe in earth) She’ll throw us off in rage (Throw us off in rage) The moment she pretended like (the moment she pretended) We could really change Oh I believe in earth She’s gonna throw us off We’’l fall in to the dark And then the change will come And then the change will come


“From the Bottom of the Well” is XANI’s debut full-length studio album full of songs and instrumentals that cross genres and styles. Exploring the full possibility of sounds made on violin, this album sees Xani dig deep and strike gold.

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released September 15, 2020

Recorded and produced by Xani Kolac
Drums recorded by Isaac Barter
Additional production, mixing and mastering by Isaac Barter
“Hymn for an Atheist” produced by Cristian Barbieri.

Featuring special guests:
Brooke Custerson - drums (all except Fragmented and Book of Whitney)
Anita Quayle - cello (Hymn for an Atheist)
Cristian Barbieri - guitar (Trick of Light)
Erica Tucceri - flute (Fragmented)

All songs written, arranged and performed by Xani Kolac using violin, voice and electronic effects

Xani uses SPUR violins

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