DAY 4

ROUGH SEAS | WEST COAST


ROUGH SEAS

I’m fairly certain this song encompasses the word Bittersweet.

It’s about my Grandfather.

Written by Katie Thompson
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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“If I’d have carried on through those rough sea,

who knows what would’ve become of me”

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Rough Seas

Jimmy wanted to see the world
So at 17 he joined the Merchant Navy
Barely had a dime to his name
Just gathered up some clothes in a beat up suitcase

So he jumped on a DC3
It flew him from Hokitika through to Nelson
Got a ticket on the Nio
It’s where it all began I suppose

As he sits back in his easy chair
He said “kid I’ve got some stories”

They were hard times, I’ve had a wild life
If I’d have carried on through those rough seas
Who knows what would’ve become of me
I could be sailing the seven seas
Or keeping Davy Jones company


Jimmy found himself in the capital
A greenhorn so far away from home
Got a job as a deck boy
On a brand new ship from Amsterdam

The work was hard & the days were long
Learning every job they threw his way
He was about to board his 7th ship
Till he got the call to head back home

As he sits back in his easy chair
He said “things could’ve gone a different way”

They were hard times, I’ve had a wild ride
If I’d have carried on through those rough seas
Who knows what would’ve become of me
I could be sailing the seven seas
Or keeping Davy Jones company
Oh I should be sailing the seven seas
And keeping Davy Jones company

WEST COAST

My ode to my homeland The West Coast.

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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“you can travel all around this world, it’ll call you home”

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West Coast

We’ve got the mighty Southern Alps and the rugged Tasman Sea
Hidden between the two is where you’ll find me
You can follow highway 6 from the top to the south
Forest green and full of life ‘cause it’s usually pissin’ down

It’s in my blood, it’s in my bones
This is where I come from

The West Coast,
ohh the West Coast
You can travel all around this world, it’ll call you home
Back to the West Coast


It was pretty quiet round here till the diggers came to town
The Crooked Mile it strung to life the day that gold was found
Nowadays we hunt and fish and farm, look for timber and coal
Life is at a quieter pace, it eases a weary soul

It’s in my blood, it’s in my bones
This is where I come from

The West Coast,
Ohh the West Coast
You can travel all around this world. it’ll call you home
Back to the West Coast

You can call yourself a Coaster if you were born and raised here
Generations built this place through blood, sweat & tears
Head down to the Pioneer, grab yourself a brew
Let the locals spin a yarn, most of it true

It’s in my blood, in my bones
This is where I come from

The West Coast,
Ohh the West Coast
You can travel all around this world, it’ll call you home
Back to the West Coast

Ohh West Coast,
Ohh the West Coast
You can travel all around this world it’ll call you home
Back to the West Coast