Apart - Part 2

from by Harry Coulson

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lyrics

Big old car, small world, big old harry
V for vagrant, vale, victory
Greenwich Village to St Kilda, new age drover, new Matilda
Bad decisions in good company.
Hands that are steady
Hands up and at the ready
Feats of grace feet that hold their ground
Middle finger up to fate, with the throttle through the gate
I’ll step in you try and knock me down

And no I wont quit
Not for any of this shit
You better tell your dogs back down before I come back to town
But in the dark I cried, in the dark I cried when no-one could see.
Why don’t you come home, ahh girl come home with me

4 more years and we’ll see where this gets me
Now I got 4 months to get it done
And a month is just 4 weeks, I’m out of wisdom and technique
Of culture I just got none.
I’ve had 4 long days of travel, beer and haze
4 hours sleep a night 12 hours work a day.
Where the minutes pass like hours and 4 seconds all it takes for me to think to drink they blues away

And I aint brave
I aint no rudeboy neither
I aint no creole, mick I’m just mongrel through and through
And I’m a long way from the Treme I guess Fitzroy will do for me
I’ll be 29 come July without no plan or clue

I think I done some good, better than I ever should
Think I still got some sting in me
I played by chance, I played by numbers
Had some wins, had some blunders
V for virtue, vice, veracity
From the cradle to the soil
Kids are honest, dogs are loyal
Volts will kill ya less you hold your ground
I built not for speed I built for distance.
Watts, power and resistance.
Those you can’t teach, you just confound.

And I wont back down
As much for my sake as for yours
Cause he sings he sobs but most of all he just swore
And Id like to help, you know I would
But I never really knew quite just what to say
May bad luck strife or trouble never come your way

credits

from Harry Coulsons Blue Dogs, released September 28, 2016
Harry Coulson – Guitars/Vocals
Olaf Scott – Keys
Louis Gill – Bass
James Thompson – Drums
Nick Glenie - Trumpet
Rob Simone – Alto and Bari Sax
James Lefevre – Tenor and Bari Sax
Sean Smyth - Trombone

Written by Harry Coulson
Horn arrangements by Harry Coulson and Jonathan Dreyfus
Produced by Harry Coulson and Jonathan Dreyfus
Engineered and mixed by Jez Giddings
Recorded at Hothouse Audio, St Kilda, Harry’s place and Jono’s place
Special assistance by Craig Harnath
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering.

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Harry Coulson Melbourne, Australia

Harry Coulson is a guitarist composer and songwriter whose distinctive style comes as much from punk and blues as it does from the jazz idiom.

He has performed at countless venues and festivals both in Australia and internationally and in 2015 he was the recipient of a TD Jazz Scholarship to attend the International Workshops in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre in Canada.
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