DAY 1

ALCOHOL & PILLS | ROCK & ROLL


ALCOHOL & PILLS

“A haunting hymn to fallen stars”

Written by Fred Eaglesmith
Produced by Ben Edwards & Katie Thompson
Co-produced by Elmore Jones & Ryan Fisherman
Mixed by Ben Edwards
Mastered by Chris Chetland

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“fame don’t take away the pain, it just pays the bill”

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Alcohol & Pills

Hank Williams, he came up from Montgomery
With a heart full of broken country songs
Nashville Tennessee didn't really understand him
'Cause he did things differently than the way that they were done

When he finally made it to the Grand Ole' Opry he made it stand still
He ended up on alcohol and pills

Elvis Presley, he came up from Jackson
With a brand new way of singin' Lord, and a brand new way of dancin'
Even from the waist up Lord, he gave the world a thrill
He ended up on alcohol and pills

Alcohol and pills, it’s a cryin' shame
You think they might have been happy with the glory and the fame
But fame don't take away the pain, it just pays the bills
And you wind up on alcohol and pills

Janis Joplin, she was wild and reckless
Then there was Gram Parsons, Lord, and then there was Jimi Hendrix
The story just goes on and on, I guess it always will
They end up on alcohol and pills

Alcohol and pills, it’s a cryin' shame
You think they might have been happy with the glory and the fame
But fame don't take away the pain, it just pays the bills
And you wind up on alcohol and pills


Sometimes somebody just doesn't wake up one day
Sometimes it's a heart attack, sometimes they just don't say

But they pulled poor old Hank Williams out of a Cadillac Coupe DeVille
He ended up on alcohol and pills

Alcohol and pills, ohh it’s a cryin' shame
You think they might have been happy with the glory and the fame
Fame don't take away the pain, it just pays the bills
And you wind up on alcohol and pills
You wind up on alcohol and pills

ROCK & ROLL

I’m not going to lie. This is my favourite child.

You’re not really meant to have one, are you?

Written by Katie Thompson & Ben Edwards
Produced by Ben Edwards & Katie Thompson
Co-produced by Elmore Jones & Ryan Fisherman
Mixed by Ben Edwards
Mastered by Chris Chetland

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“Honey, I do what I want, not what I’m told”

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LYRICS

There’s a smoky dive bar in every town
On a Saturday night, people come out from miles around
The band is all set up and good to go
Grab a whisky from the bar it’s time to start the show

As the first note rings out I hear somebody say

Go on play rock and roll, a bit of blues a bit of soul
Why can't you play something we all know


So I continue to play my honky-tonk set
Hoping this fool might get bored or forget
You can bet there’s always one in a crowd
I turn it up a little more to drown him out

You think he’d take a hint but he's still here

Just play us rock and roll, a little blues a little soul
Why can’t you do something we all know
Play something like Voodchild or Copperhead Road
Sweet Child of Mine or Like A Rolling Stone
“honey I do what I want, not what I’m told”
I don’t play that Rock and Roll


By this stage, my patience is wearing thin
I grab the mic, look his way and start to grin
I say “Hey old man, I told you to stay in ya car”
Without another word, he up and leave the bar

As the door slams behind him, you know just what I did

I played some fuckin’ rock and roll
A tonne of blues a tonne of soul
I play the songs the whole damn crowd knew
Something like Voodchild or Copperhead Road
Sweet Child of Mine or Like A Rolling Stone


"honey I do what I want, not what I'm told"
But I love that Rock and Roll

 

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