Zebra & Giraffe

SLOW MOTION EP

1. Won’t Break Down

Lyrics by Greg Carlin. Music by Zebra & Giraffe

2. It’s All The Same

Lyrics by Greg Carlin. Music by Zebra & Giraffe

3. Slow Motion

Lyrics by Greg Carlin and Shy. Music by Zebra & Giraffe and Shy

4. Redefine

Lyrics by Greg Carlin. Music by Zebra & Giraffe

5. You Are

ft. Ruby Gill Lyrics & music by Greg Carlin

 

Produced, mixed and engineered by Cian Riordan.
Tracks 1-4 recorded at Panoramic House, Stinson Beach, CA. Additional recording at Bloodmilk Studios, Johannesburg.

“You Are” recorded at Barefoot Recording, Hollywood, CA.
Strings recorded by Mike Wright & Greg Carlin at Openroom Productions, Johannesburg. Ruby Gill vocals recorded by Darryl Torr at Openroom Productions, Johannesburg. Score by Jean-Louise Parker & Greg Carlin. Cello: Gerrit Koorsen, Viola: Jean-Louise Parker, Violin: Daline Wilson, Piano: Daniel Martinez.

Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, assisted by Chris Allgood.

Photography by Keagan Kingsley Green.
Site by Chriate

Won’t Break Down

Lyrics by Greg Carlin. Music by Greg Carlin, Alan Shenton, Mike Wright & Stef Henrico. Drums & percussion by Mike Wright. Bass by Stefan Henrico. Guitar by Alan Shenton. Keyboards and Vocals by Greg Carlin. Backing vocals by Mike Wright.

Back when I was 18
I wanted love so bad
Thinking back reminds me
It was the only drug I ever had

Don’t take it back
I won’t take it back it’s in the past
I know we lacked
The energy to make it last
But when we dream
All the love seemed real to me

I won’t break down
I wanna feel again somehow
You’ve given me the strength
The light that I need
The feeling of love is all around

Looking at my diaries
I was so angry and confused
Love was my addiction
Along with all the fools that used

I liked the idea
The idea of you
But did I ever love
And was my love true
Or was I the one
Was I the one that used

I won’t break down
I wanna feel again somehow
You’ve given me the strength
The light that I need
The feeling of love is all around


No, it’s time to let go, it’s what we don’t know
That keeps us alone

It’s all the same

Lyrics by Greg Carlin. Music by Greg Carlin, Alan Shenton, Mike Wright & Stef Henrico. Drums & percussion by Mike Wright. Bass by Stefan Henrico. Guitar by Alan Shenton. Keyboards and Vocals by Greg Carlin. Backing Vocals by Mike Wright.

I played the games I chased the money
I tasted passing fame
But I’m not leaving without you honey
No matter who’s to blame

And I know that they call me crazy
But you’d do the same
I’m not leaving until you love me
Is what I used to say

When I think about it
It was all the same
Can I live without it?
Baby it was all a game
And I know that they’ll call me crazy
But you’d do the same
This is my life
And I’m the only one to blame

I wanted love I wanted attention
I had it thrown at me

I drew some blood I faked my affections
To make it all seem real

And I know that they probably hate me
But I can finally see
That there’s some meaning in this life for you and me

When I think about it
It was all the same
Can I live without it?
Baby it was all a game
And I know that they’ll call me crazy
But you’d do the same
This is my life
And I’m the only one to blame

I learnt my lessons love
And I’ll take the blame
It’s all the same
It’s all the same
It’s all the same

 

SLOW MOTION

Lyrics by Greg Carlin and Shy. Music by Greg Carlin, Shy, Alan Shenton, Mike Wright & Stef Henrico. Drums & percussion by Mike Wright. Bass by Stefan Henrico. Guitar by Alan Shenton. Keyboards and Vocals by Greg Carlin.

I want you to Tell me
all of your favorite things / So that I can dream / of making them real
Baby I’m feeling so alive tonight / Lately you’ve been on my mind
You’ve been on my mind

I can’t see / But I can almost feel you here
Everything else disappears / And I can’t control it
The pain has gone, baby I’ve been overcome
And I feel like / we’re in slow motion

I remember how it feels / The feeling of something good
but this time I know it’s real

Give into me (into me) / Cause you deserve all I have
Just let this be / You never know why you fall please baby
You’ve knocked me out don’t let me drown
Please rescue me / Rescue me / Rescue me / Rescue me

The closer we move / The less I feel I have to prove
Girl I’ll give you what is mine / I’m gonna leave the pain behind

If you love someone / Never let it come undone
And even if you’re young / Love in slow motion

I remember how it feels / The feeling of something good
Of something real / Don’t misunderstand
This love was never planned / But this time I know it’s real

Cause you deserve all I have
Just let this be / You never know why you fall please baby
You’ve knocked me out don’t let me drown
Please rescue me / Rescue me / Rescue me / Rescue me

Forget the doubt baby / Forget the pain
I’m not leaving here without you again
Forget the heartache / Forget the shame
Let’s live this day all over / Again again again

Redefine

Lyrics by Greg Carlin. Music by Greg Carlin, Alan Shenton, Mike Wright & Stef Henrico. Drums & percussion by Mike Wright. Bass by Stefan Henrico. Guitar by Alan Shenton. Keyboards and Vocals by Greg Carlin.

I’m feeling so defeated
Life has let me go
I’ve tried to redefine
The places that I know
I need to find a reason
To love and let them go
They hate me I let them down
These are things I know

I love it when they lie me
Keeping tying don’t cut me free
Is it better
To speak my mind?
Their love was blind
Until I defied
God! It’s harder if
I ever wanna redefine

I’m acting so dramatic
Please forgive my tone
But their words seem so emphatic
Like they’re carved in stone
I’ll bleed for you to see it
This shit helps me grow
I’ll break down and pick it up
It’s all I’ve ever known

Their love was blind
Until I defied
God! It’s harder if
I ever wanna redefine
I loved them darling
They set me free
But now I’m down
On hand and knee





YOU ARE

Lyrics and music by Greg Carlin. Piano by Daniel Martinez. Cello: Gerrit Koorsen, Viola: Jean-Louise Parker Violin: Daline Wilson. Vocals by Greg Carlin & Ruby Gill.

Baby when we’re all alone
Dancing to our favourite songs
I don’t wanna let a moment here escape me

I’ve been tryna write this song
But the letters and the words seem wrong
Nothing that I say can pay back what you gave me

Give me highs, give me lows
Give me anything this world can throw
I don’t wanna be around
Unless you’re here to save me

I don’t know, I don’t know
What I’ll do if you ever go
You are, you are, you are, you are, you are

Baby when we’re tired and old
And everything we’ve owned is sold
We’re letting go of all the things we don’t need

I don’t wanna live alone
Let’s die together when we go
Our bodies hold a love that’s meant to break free


Love, my love
Girl you’ve gotta take me and break me while you can

Watch

"It's All The Same (Lyric Video)"

Lyric video by Greg Carlin.
Shot by Trevor Calverly & Tristan Holmes.
Staring Adam Heyns & Elsa Bleda.

"It's All The Same (Official Music Video)"

A collaboration by Trevor Calverly, Elsa Bleda & Greg Carlin.
Starring Elsa Bleda & Adam Heyns.
Edit & grade by Greg Carlin.
Produced by Greg Carlin & Alan Shenton.
Additional filming & direction by Tristan Holmes.
Additional filming and assistance by Susan Van Tonder.

"I've Been Bad (Official Music Video)"

Directed by Ross Garrett.
D.O.P Rob Malpage.
Produced by Grant Risseeuw & Cat Lindsay for Velocity Films.
Edited by Evi Katz.