Now we have finished the run of ‘Songs They Gave Away’ we are having a little break before coming back with the ‘Live At The BBC’ sessions and the movies!
In the meantime, here is a bonus episode recorded at our mam’s house on Boxing Day 2021 – a general ramble based on some listener questions about the Get Back documentary. Hope you enjoy! Sorry that the sound quality is slightly tinny – we are using a portable recorder.
My new song, Rusty Old World came out today. You can find the lyrics and all the major links for it below. I would love it if you would support my music by having a listen and liking, sharing, rating, reviewing – whatever you feel you can do.
This song was born out of something my 4 year old daughter said – she was playing some imaginary game in the back of the car and said something about ‘This Rusty Old World’, so, I had that.
The rest of the lyrics follow as a kind of a warning against a dystopian, synthetic future, where all our worst fears have come true, and the materials of the industrial and technological age are turning to dust.
This fairly epic theme lent itself to a suitably rousing musical style – so I went with a country, folk foreboding pathos, kind of thing – attempting in my own small way to conjure up that ‘Riders on the Storm’ kind of feeling. This gave me a good opportunity to use my new Faith 12 string, Stagg acoustic bass, and even bust out a bit of harmonica!
I hope you enjoy.
Rusty Old World
I don’t want to live in this rusty old world, Where the wheels keep on turning and we are the oil, No I don’t want to live in this rusty old world.
Sunlight can’t shine Through oxidised skies The Warmth can not reach, Metal and minds.
Clouded by memories, Of simpler times. Falling to pieces, Now dust in our eyes,
I don’t want to live in this dusty old world, Where the earth’s good for nothing, it’s what we deserve No I don’t want to live in this dusty old world.
Waters will rise, Faster than our tempers. The world will sink down To no ones surprise
Will we be safe and dry? Inside our computers? Never again, To open our eyes.
I don’t want to live in this silicon world Where the people are plastic and so are our souls, No I don’t want to live in this silicon world.
Can love survive, Through six inches of steel? Is there anything left That we recognise?
Will the future provide? What we all need to feel? Not just numbers on screens. That feeling inside.
I don’t want to live in this rusty old world, Where the wheels keep on turning and we are the oil, No I don’t want to live in this rusty old world. No I don’t want to live in this dusty old world. No I don’t want to live in this silicon world. No I don’t want to live…
Series 2 continues with ‘The Songs They Gave Away – Part 5’, where we take a look at the songs that never were for the Beatles, but ended up making waves (or not) in the hands of other acts. This is the last of this little run. We have a bonus ep next week and then a mid series break.