( Album: "The Garden", Australia - 1996 )

I feel like I've been blown apart
There are pieces here
I don't know where they go
I don't know where they go

Kiss me on my salty lips
I bet you feel a little crazy
But for me
We'll be famous on TV

ChorusWould it be my fault if I could turn you on?
Would I be so bad if I could turn you on?
When I kiss your mouth, I wanna taste it
Turn you upside down, don't wanna waste it

I jump on you, you jump on me
You push me out and
Even though you know I love you
I'd be inclined to slap you in the mouth

When I kiss your salty lips
You will feel a little crazy
But for me
I'll be famous on TV


Now, will it be my fault if I
Take your love and throw it wide
You might restrain me
But could you really blame me

And you will feel you're blown apart
All the pieces there
Will fit to make you whole
And I know where they go


When I kiss your mouth, I wanna taste it
Turn you upside down, don't wanna waste it

"It has been quite a journey for the Melbourne-based singer who went from performing in local pubs to writing and recording her own songs.
In fact, when Bainbridge decided it was time to hit the studio and record her own material she worked out a trade: singing back up vocals in exchange for studio time.
The result was "The Garden", her debut album that went on to achieve double-platinum in Australia and gold status in America, selling more that 700,000 copies.
The single "Mouth" reached number 1 in Australia and stayed there for six weeks, while in the states it peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Singles chart,
selling in excess of a million copies worldwide. Along the way Bainbridge performed with No Mercy, Jewel, Suzanne Vega, Fiona Apple and the ultimate gig,
Madison Square Garden with Sheryl Crow and No Doubt.

Much of "Between The Days", the long-awaited follow-up album, which was written while Bainbridge was completing her first international tour,
which meant she was shifting from time zone to time zone, and working late nights in strange places.

'"Between The Days"', the title track and also the album's second single, refers to a place I found myself when I was working on this album',
says the popular Australian singer-songwriter. 'I went through a period where I was very much secluded, and my only distractions were my vivid dreams
which became a form of escapism'. While "The Garden" was a very diverse album, "Between The Days" is musically more mature
and centered, and still features Bainbridge's signature pop vocals and lifting pop melodies. It ventures into new turf with songs about personal taboos,
the isolating rush of success, inner strife and loss. You would think such serious topics would translate into heavy, turbulent tunes, however Bainbridge,
continuing her collaboration with Malaysian-born producer Siew and co-writer Owen Bolwell, has a was of turning such complexity into glistening pop hooks,
hypnotic grooves, lush ballads, full-blown orchestration and catchy word play resulting in an interesting musical juxtaposition.

"Between The Days" manages to expose a gamut of emotions; for starters there's the album's first "Lonely" about relationships in the 90s.
'Women are really testing their boundaries and exploring their sexuality', Bainbridge explains. 'It's a very different time. Roles are still undefined and quite confusing.
Women are reluctant to be aggresive because they are afraid they are going to wind up alone. Basically, it takes courage to explore yourself.

'I don't like revealing too much about my songs because everyone has their own interpretations. Sometimes I don't fully know what a song really
means to me until after it's written and recorded.

'When you are on stage, you have to go deep inside to put out.', says the seasoned performer. 'I'm quiet and in my head one moment, then an extrovert the next.
Even when I'm in front of the crowd, I have to find my own space.' And that in a nutshell is what "Between The Days" is about.
'It's an undefined space that exists in your head,' says the soft-spoken singer. 'Time doesn't matter. It just goes, like life itself'."

Updated: Jun 8, 2014