Sierra Kilo Base (single)

by The Sedatives

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This is one of our favourite tracks off our first album "Seduction".

A spot of radio romance...

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Sierra Kilo Base

Diving down from the hillside, the potholes kissing my wheels.
Stunted oaks in yellow suits: the air around me feels
like it’s buzzing with an EM pulse. My whiskers stand on end.
My heart’s antenna skips a beat. I'm clear to receive....please send.

Put one hand on your heart and the other on the mike
of your transceiver. You don’t know me, but I like
the sound of your voice on the Balkan ether
Miss Jean Brodie in a broadcasting fever.

Sierra Kilo Base.
I haven’t even seen your face.
I need to put a trace
on you.. Before you break up.

Ten channels of chaos, all full of soldier boys.
Romeo seeks Juliet in a haze of white noise.
I’ll take you out on the town tonight. I’ll take you out to dance.
A Tango or a quick Foxtrot and a spot of radio romance.

I take one hand from the wheel and I reach towards the set.
Do I dare to contact you although we’ve never met ?
While half the world is listening, from India to Quebec ?
Do I have the mettle - brazen cheek and brass neck ?

Sierra Kilo Base.
I haven’t even seen your face.
I need to put a heat-seeking trace
on your location...

She's picking up an unknown station ! Who’s this deviant guy
Who wants her to wilco his request ? She's sorry but she can’t comply.
"Please keep away from the airwaves with your intermission
and I’ll try to disregard the irregular nature of your transmission."

Soldier boys are on parade.
Soldier boys all laugh at my escapade.
Victor and Charlie and Oscar and Mike
Soldier boys don’t understand the things I like.

Sierra Kilo Base.
I haven’t even seen your face.
I need to put a heat-seeking trace
on your location...

credits

released March 10, 2016
Music and lyrics © David Banks 2000
Pre-mixed by The Sedatives
Mixed by Jonny Cole at The Mill Studio, Norfolk
Mastered at The Philosopher's Barn, Norfolk
Released by Trousers! recordings (Cat. No. Tro-002)

The Sedatives are David Banks (guitars, vocals) and Bjørn Frengstad (bass, guitar vocals)

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The Sedatives Chesterfield, UK

The Sedatives are Bjørn Frengstad and Dave Banks.

They first sung together as members of the mythical "Groundwater Boys" in Trondheim, Norway, and continued to write and play following Dave's return to Chesterfield, UK, in 1998.

They have toured their music throughout western Siberia and selected pubs in the eastern Peak District of Derbyshire.
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