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lyrics

Black dog crossed my path in the middle of the day.
This town had seen the worst of me, but now I’m back and all my friends had moved away.
There was some girl, crossed the wire, she started more than just a fire
I thought that maybe she would fall, fall for me, then maybe the wind would change on me
She’d say I’d love, to stay, and talk to you
You’re nice, you’re a looker too
But I, I’ve got something better to do what the hell did you come here for
And here we go again with that old lie, omnia vincit amor
I saw the runway lights, the plane touched down, my feet they hardly even touched the ground,
There were warnings but what the fuck was I to know.
Black dog on the radio
I see her throw oil now on the fire, she be laughing now with glee.
Maybe now I’ll burn maybe now I’ll burn till my mates no longer recognise me
I had my chance oh but I fucked that as well, cause just like war oh love is hell, and didn’t that little trick just work too well, well, well

There’s something you should know, about them songs, you heard on the radio.
Love wont be kind to us, like wood it rots, like steel it rusts.

Locked bars and locked heart No go's and false starts I fall apart at departures Made a martyr / a father /deposed king of the castle and hill / love and loyalty still / for my Queen I'd kill / then sit still for life / if the glove fit right / just another wise man / following the light / home / from roaming / when in rome / splash brothers / home alone / since 9/0 / and no less / lovesick / depressed / self obsessed / stressed / mess / steaming cess / to regress / and speak less / and yes / i see the forrest for the trees / still screaming on my knees / to my reflection in the stream

This grows on me like a cancer, and I wish I had an answer.
I see no rhyme or reason, and no I don’t see no light at all I want is just a fair fight.
A chance to maybe get some sleep at night.
You saw, what had, become of me you thought, I’d stop, go back to sea, but now I’m just one more detainee who should have gone home when he had the chance
To save you face and protect your fucked up notions of romance.
Oh a storm, a plague a pestilence upon me,
Better keep moving lest these ghosts catch up and get me
Cause there are some things I wish I didn’t know.
Things I heard on the radio and then I heard there was a video.
Oh Christ I can’t look, I don’t want to see, I fear that black dog it come back to bite me
I pray not for love I just pray not for war.
Start paying attention better than before,
Don’t get caught by thinking you are better than this
You were born better/raised better/trained better than this.
You click nothing away, just fight on your feet.
Don’t think the hard road just leads to defeat.
Oh be careful who you fuck but be more careful who you kiss.
And I repeat, don’t think you’re better than this.
From when you tuned into the news gave this whole town the blues, tells you…

There’s something you should know, about the news, the songs on the radio
The truth it wont be kind to us, there’s no chance for me, there’s no chance for us.

There’s something you should know, about the news, the songs on the radio
The truth it wont be kind to us, there’s no chance for me, there’s no chance for us.

credits

from Harry Coulsons Blue Dogs, released September 28, 2016
Harry Coulson – Guitars/Vocals
Joel Pearse - Vocals
Olaf Scott – Keys
Glen Davidson – 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 and Joel Pearse
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 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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