Johnsonville City Nights​/​Singles 2013

by Johnsonville City Nights

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Nick Brown This is an excellent drinking album. Whether you like up-beat toe-tapping tunes or sorrowful blues to drown in, this has it. Grab a whisky and put this album on - you wont regret it. Favorite track: Shit Ain't So Bad.
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2012 - Death and Weirdness

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released July 30, 2014

Finn Johansson - Guitars, Vocals, Percussion, Organ, Mandolin, Harmonica

Abe Hollingsworth - Drums

Neenah Dekkers - Vocals

Te Aihe Butler - Bass, Vocals

Liam McClurg - Guitar, Vocals, Guit-jo

Michael Costello - Trumpet

All songs written by Finn Johansson, except 'Partridge Road', written by Liam McClurg and Finn Johansson

Recorded at the Kegroom by Warwick Donald, and at Slowcoach Studios
Mixed by Warwick Donald
Mastered by Jack Hooker
Art by Lily Paris West
Special thanks to Sam Mason

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Track Name: Intro
I've got a crown - *chokes*
Track Name: Temporary Reprieve
I've been granted
A temporary reprieve
From the land of the dead baby
And I ain't weary
Although I'm coming apart, apart at the seams

Lie in the meadow
Drive into the sea
I want to see how far you'll go with me beside you
Although I'm coming apart, apart at the seams

I've got a crown of sorrow and a dark red '92
& I hope you don't mind the trouble I cause, 'cause I cause it all for you
Oh, I'd
Start a fire in the theatre, baby
Steal a car just to drive you crazy
You don't know how much you mean to me

& I've been walking into everything I see
Telling everybody how sharp I am and why don't you try me?
You know I'm coming apart, apart at the seams
But I don't see the problem
With this life we lead
Coughing up blood at the Bar Bodega
Oh, I wouldn't worry
But then again, you're not a lot like me

I've got a crown of sorrow and a dark red '92
& I know you don't mind the trouble I cause, 'cause I cause it all for you
Oh, I'd
Start a fire in the theatre, baby
Steal a car just to drive you crazy
You don't know how much you mean to me

Defibrillate my heart
Resuscitate my brain
Excavate my soul
Trunicate my nasal cavity

I've been granted
A temporary reprieve
From the land of the dead baby
And I ain't weary
Although I'm coming apart, apart at the seams

I've got a crown of sorrow and a dark red '92
& I hope you don't mind the trouble I cause, 'cause I cause it all for you
Oh, I'd
Start a fire in the theatre, baby
Steal a car just to drive you crazy
You don't know how much you mean to me

Defibrillate my heart
Resuscitate my brain
Excavate my soul
Trunicate my nasal cavity

ooo-ooo-ooo

do do do dodododo do

*curtains*
Track Name: I Don't Know How To Let You Down
I don't know how to let you down
Even though I do so every day
I don't know how to let you down
Even though you do your best to say
Honey, I won't let you down
'Cause I won't be around to stay

We all have times when we should fade
But we keep on trying
We all have fears that we won't make it through
& what if those fears come true?

If I done wrong
Throw me a bone
If you were mine
It won't be for long

Tear the tracks off my tires baby, 'cause everything you love is gone

& I don't know how to let you down
Even though I do so every day
I don't know how to let you down
Even though you do your best to say
Honey, I won't let you down
'Cause I won't be around to stay

If you don't say
Then I guess neither will I
We can bury it on down by the sea
Oh, but I, you know I can't promise you
That I won't dig it on up and dance all around
'Till I turn to steam

If I done wrong
Throw me a bone
If you were mine
It won't be for long

Take your chances at the lighthouse baby, 'cause everything you love is gone

& I don't know how to let you down
Even though I do so every day
I don't know how to let you down
Even though you do your best to say
Honey, I won't let you down
'Cause I won't be around to stay

& if you need to find a mirror to look through
That wont tell you the truth
You'll find it in the waves
'Cause when you sink down you sink down
& when you get low you get low

& when you see me there you can

Take me home
Take me home
Take me home
Throw me a bone
Everything I love is gone
Track Name: No Harm
For his 26th birthday you gave him a pair of beat up shoes
& told him to run away until the soles wore through
He honoured your word, and he left you with a song

Of the tempest, the vipers and the moon

It was 26 days until your man ran out of time
All the clothes, they melted off his hide
You pulled him from the brink, and you offered up a song

Of the tempest, the vipers and the moon

And he
Ain't gonna do you no harm
But you
Don't wanna have his kind of fun
Have his kind of fun

26 miles from here, you met a spectre on the grass
Laying on his shadow in song
He said leave the things that you don't say, and the chances you don't take

For the tempest, the vipers and the moon

And he
Ain't gonna do you no harm
But you
Don't wanna have his kind of fun
Have his kind of fun

Neither of you ever learned to cry
No-one taught you how
Track Name: Rum, Pt. 2
I found five dollars on the ground
I'll put it in the tank and maybe we can get the needle past the warning meter
I know it's not that profound
To drive until thick white smoke starts to billow from the radiator

'Till it's all you can see

Oh, and I don't know
Just how long it'll be
'Till those big old eyes start focusing on me
But I guess I'll wait that long

& all the birds upon my crown
Have flown away and now I'm getting worried wondering what it is they've flown away from
It's not emotionally sound
To walk until you think that you've forgotten 'bout the woman that you've walked away from

And never to turn 'round

Oh, and I don't know
Just how long it'll be
'Till those big old shoes start walking over here
But I guess I'll wait that long

& maybe I make it harder for myself
You know I, I like it that way
& all the pines, they hear every word you say
& they think about you all the time
Squeeze my hand 'till the knuckles all go white

Oh, and I don't know
Just how long it'll be
'Till that big old heart of yours can get back in one piece
But you know I'll wait that long