The Question, Sir, Is Why?

The Question, Sir, Is Why?

Dustland’s debut full length album available now on all streaming platforms. Order the album from BandCamp or purchase the digital download now.

Demo / EP

Demo / EP

Dustland’s first EP was written and recorded fully DIY in the home of Kamil Govender (guitar/keyboard)… it was then sent to Chris Brink in London to be mixed and mastered.

The EP was/is put up online for FREE download, for anyone who appreciates the music.

Songs / Lyrics

Slow Tree VIEW LYRICS

Slow Tree

Nations just embers in the wind, old time will make dust of us all
With stone fingers raised high; a standing monument to stubborn fools

Why do we run from shadows?
And why?
Grounded in our misfortunes…

When will we decide to see?

That we’ve lost our way through the countless years of searching
For some far off day chosen at the cost of living
We need to find our way; abandon all this fruitless searching
For some far off day, when peace is all but fleeting…

Eras fall back upon themselves
Kick up the ash to raise dead kings
Prisoners roped in to shuffle forth…

Oh time will make dust of us all…
Oh, I think we’ve lost…

…lost our way through the countless years of searching
For some far off day chosen at the cost of living
We need to find our way; abandon all this fruitless searching
For some far off day, when peace all but fleeting

It helps to keep us safe tonight, when all the world is gripped by fright
A soothing balm slips quietly down – our willing souls become embalmed
With thoughts ideas not of our own, our actions driven by force unknown
When free will becomes an appeasing mirage…
It’s like a waking dream, and it’s a formless façade

When will we decide to see, oh when will decide to see?

That we’ve lost our way through the countless years of searching
For some far off day chosen at the cost of living
We need to find our way; abandon all this fruitless searching
For some far off day, when peace all but fleeting

Glory Be VIEW LYRICS

Glory Be

Glory be and glory go (we’re so satisfied)
Hallelujah in the snow (chasing rainbows)

There’s something growing in the air tonight
And it’s living and its breathing starving us of light
It’s breaking rooftops with the rain in mind
And we’re drowning and we’re staring as the clouds collide

There’s something searching with those lightning bolts
They’re crashing and destroying starving us of life
They’re burning and they’re scorching with our pain in mind

And we’re choking on the fire as the clouds collide…

Oh give me love over, love over hate my friend
As our willing souls rise above the treetops
Oh speak the truth lover, then these clouds collide
As the planes drop blood upon the treetops

Oh timings fatal my friend
When our fears prove true (now the gold melts snow beneath our footsteps)
Sweet talkings finished brother, now the blood will run
Stained water feeds the world below the hilltops

Now the gold melts snow beneath our footsteps…

Ha Ha Ha
Now the gold melts snow beneath our footsteps…

Glory’s been and glory’s lost (your hearts in the clouds)
The blood that flows runs at a cost (but your heads in your knees)

When there’s hope in your hands but your hand is a fist
Then you squeeze it and you’ll break, you turn it to mist
Now the answers birth new questions and its weighing you down
The reasons you’re so stuck are still eluding you now

The reasons you’re so stuck are still eluding you now…

Oh give me love over, love over hate my friend
As our willing souls rise above the treetops
Oh speak the truth lover, then these clouds collide
As the planes drop blood upon the treetops

Oh timings fatal my friend
When our fears prove true (now the gold melts snow beneath our footsteps)
Sweet talkings finished brother, now the blood will run
Stained water feeds the world below the hilltops

Ha Ha Ha
Now the gold melts snow beneath our footsteps…

Glory’s been and glory’s lost
I cross myself and kneel in coal
Well glory’s been and glory’s gone
I cross myself and kneel in coal…

Glory’s been and glories gone…
Ha ha ha

Hurricane VIEW LYRICS

Hurricane

Can you see the hurricanes and breaking waves come crashing down?
Hold on tight
With flashes and tremors and ripping explosions
Hold on tight!!!

This place was built on desperation
A raucous party over desolation
I’m falling through the air; you’re my intervention
Our only option is to stay this mission

Shoe-less and blistered I’m too tired to mention
A headache screams out through this dehydration
Tramping awkwardly away from cascading reflections
Brought on by broken glass and barbed detonations

For reasons unknown till the sun in sight…
Oh hell we turned up at this party tonight…

Can you see the hurricanes and breaking waves come crashing down?
Hold on tight
With flashes and tremors and ripping explosions
Hold on tight

Towering inferno’s wreak their devastation
Presumably to cure our malig-nation
I scream my lungs out from the top of the mountain!!
Oh how, oh how the ash…

Rains down…on me…

(For reasons unknown till the sun in sight…
Oh hell we turned up at this party tonight…)

Can you see the hurricanes and breaking waves come crashing down?
Hold on tight
With flashes and tremors a vortex of implosions
Hold on

Glass Towers VIEW LYRICS

Glass Towers

Please won’t you follow me
Hold on I’ll slow down
We’re at the edge of the world
Dark lines bright eyed girl

Please won’t you close your eyes
Ill close mine
and then we’ll go outside
Hand in hand at the edge of the world

Here the day takes all life
Let it take mine
Trapped in glass towers
Shackled by dreams and the puzzles of night

Caught at the end…

I’m caught at the end of the world

Sometimes I wish that I could just push the windows, doors and floorboards closed
Sometimes I wish that I could just stop my mind from leaking away

Others embrace the air (the cool twilight air)
But not you, not you and I (here we are forever)
We’re in blankets of smoke (and it burns, let us burn together)
The heroes they sleep, the mothers they all cry (cry cry cry forever)

I’m caught at the end of the world

Sometimes I wish that I could just push the windows, doors and floorboards closed
Sometimes I wish that I could just stop my mind from leaking away

Cosmic Dinosaur VIEW LYRICS

Cosmic Dinosaur

All the maps and the rivers
And the saints and the gods
They excel in misdirection
Oh and nobody knows where the end of the line is…

I’m crossing the borders, and leaping the landscapes
I’m a potent cocktail of your malice
Spiced up with a hefty amount of your greed
Nobody knows the limits that you will exceed
I’m a war-machine aimed straight for the heart

Coz nobody should control the earth…
Nobody’s meant to own….

All the maps and the rivers
And the saints and the gods
They excel in misdirection
Oh and nobody knows where the…
End of the line is
Between the fiction and the fact
The blank slate could be just a smoke screen
Oh and no-one knows where hell the end…

OF THE LINE IS!

I’ll play out the drama, though you’ll begrudge it
Oh target’s set the stars align
The grand-standing and lively posturing
Diverts your mind from the suffering
…mmm…
The End’s been set so long ago

All the maps and the rivers
And the saints and the gods
They excel in misdirection
Oh and nobody knows where the…
End of the line is …
Between the fiction and the fact
The blank slate could be just a smoke screen
Oh and no-one knows where hell the end…of the line is

Nobody’s…meant to…control this earth…
Coz nobody should control the earth
Nobody’s meant own…

All the maps and the rivers
And the saints and the gods
They excel in misdirection
Oh and nobody knows where the

(massive head swing of death)
End of the line is between the fiction and the fact
The blank slate could be just a smoke screen
Oh and no-one knows where hell the end…

OF THE LINE IS!

Castles in the Sky VIEW LYRICS

Castles in the Sky

I’ve been shifting through the pages and stacking all the books
Throw out whatever comes to mind it’s a chorus without a hook
My mind, oh how it’s been so hard, when I struggle to find the words
I’m an outlaw condemned by the land I’ve served for all these years

Oh wake me up…

Can you see those castles in the sky?
Living is easy when the breathings easy, oh why…
Am I caught in the current crashing into the storm?
Wake me up

Can you see those castles?
Do you see those castles?

Its times like this I’m sorry for neglecting written word
For closing all the books not read and rejecting what I’ve learned
I can’t forgive the past mistakes, and let them lie down

Oh let me rest…

Can you see those castles in the sky?
Living is easy when the breathings easy, oh why…
Am I caught in the current crashing into the storm?

Wake me up

We’re living in a story; we’re all part of its words (trapped and bound by weathered covers)
Lets welcome home old foreigners, and wipe clean all we’ve learned
And forget the past mistakes; erase the chains that keep our minds at bay

Can you see those castles in the sky?
Living is easy when the breathings easy, oh why…
Am I caught in the current crashing into the storm?

Wake me up