Tennessee and 48th

by Dave Giles

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1.
Child Again 04:56
Hey, it’s me again The boy from your photos of yesteryear You’re looking great, you’ve done your hair today And yes, it is clean in here So have a seat I’ll put the kettle on I’m in no rush to disappear Let’s talk about the older days The ones your brain has saved And yes, it’s really clean in here So for now we can make it stop It doesn’t matter what you’ve forgotten There’s nothing that I need to do I just wanna spend some time with you Winding back the clock Cos when you see me I am a child again I’m here when you need me I’ll be that child again You have some trouble with your dates and times And calling names to mind No short-term, no yesterday Yet you remember all the games we played And how we stayed up late Hope those demons don’t take that away Cos I love it when you talk a lot Reminding me of things I’ve forgotten With every visit it’s becoming clear Your mind’s erased another year Winding back the clock Cos when you see me I am a child again I’m here when you need me I’ll be that child again Is this the price we pay For living through our golden days? Our currency of memories washed away I wish I was that child again This is the price we pay For living through our golden days Our currency of memories washed away I wish I was that child again Can I be that child again? I wish I was that child again
2.
Shoebox 04:00
Found a box of things I’d long forgotten Gathering dust in my parents loft Full up of memories and half reminders Do I still need this anymore? Reading the diary of my teenage mind Hindsight was scratching at my door The things I used to think were so important I don’t need them anymore I didn’t keep a thing from us In spite of all our years of love My mind is more than good enough But I wish that I could lose All the thoughts that lead to you I would throw them underneath a bus Out with all my broken trust Too much is way more than enough And I wish that I could lose All the thoughts that lead to you Letters and postcards and faded photos I’ve spread them all out on the floor They make a map of all the different people I don’t see round here anymore I guess the time has come to make decisions Of what to burn and what to store School reports saying that I can do better I won’t read them that’s for sure I didn’t keep a thing from us In spite of all our years of love My mind is more than good enough But I wish that I could lose All the thoughts that lead to you I would throw them underneath a bus Out with all my broken trust Too much is way more than enough And I wish that I could lose All the thoughts that lead to you All the thoughts that lead to you I’ve got maps and charts and instruction guides but not to your heart And a couple of trophies just for taking part, ain’t that my story? A book of autographs and newspaper clippings Ticket stubs and gifts I thought were missing Dates and times, how life goes by so quickly I didn’t keep a thing from us In spite of all our years of love My mind is more than good enough But I wish that I could lose All the thoughts that lead to you I’d throw them underneath a bus Out with all my broken trust Too much is way more than enough And I wish that I could lose All the thoughts that lead to you
3.
I wonder if one day the bank will be kind And give us a chance to buy your piece of mind? Whether they will or they won’t It’s alright. Will we have neighbours who won’t mind the noise? Will our nieces and nephews mind sharing their toys? Whether they will or they won’t It’s alright It’s frustrating You say you can’t take it How I don’t think too far ahead You tell me to stop it When I change the topic But somethings are best left unsaid But when our best-made plans don’t work We’ll be alright Will we keep candles on the windowsill Beside all my whiskey and your daffodils? Whether we will or we won’t It’s alright Will there be room to keep my telescope? We can count all the stars through our rooftop window Whether we will or we won’t It’s alright I think it’s strange And you think I’ll change But I never want to grow up You say you hate it How I give or take it Taking each day as it comes But when our best-made plans don’t work We’ll be alright Cos while we’re daydreaming, life comes a-stealing The memories that we could have made Next thing you know, we’ll be all grey and old But when our best-made plans don’t work We’ll be alright We’ll be alright We’ll be alright We’ll be alright
4.
It starts with hope, it ends with treason On the road, I crossed the ocean I never thought that this could happen I’m all alone again I’m singing songs in dark rooms I might be wrong, but I think I’m in tune Do I belong, no one to talk to I’m all alone again But Mary Jane, you walked right in A devil in a green dress, oh where you been? Oh Mary Jane you let my demons sing Trouble’s never painless, trouble’s all you is She was the apple in my Eden Fell in my lap now I’m a heathen She set a trap and I should have run Losing control again She never grilled me for money Just for my milk and my honey Oh such a thrill, I felt so lucky Losing control again Oh Mary Jane you brought me to sin A devil in a green dress, you walked right in Oh Mary Jane you let my demons sing Trouble’s never painless, trouble’s all you is Hail Mary, who are you? You got me where you want to Mary Jane such a beautiful thorn in my side Hail Mary, I was a good man You got me in the palm of your hand Mary Jane such a beautiful thorn in my side Your taste so sweet, it’s like a weapon But in my dreams, it’s Armageddon You left me weak, taught me a lesson I’m all alone again Oh Mary Jane you brought me to sin A devil in a green dress, you walked right in Oh Mary Jane you let my demons sing Trouble’s never painless, trouble’s all you is Hail Mary, who are you? You got me where you want to Mary Jane such a beautiful thorn in my side Hail Mary, I was a good man You got me in the palm of your hand Mary Jane such a beautiful thorn in my side Mary Jane such a beautiful thorn in my side Hail Mary, Hail Mary Mary Jane such a beautiful thorn in my side You’re not the girl I thought you were
5.
Just another no one in Nashville Gotta put my heart on my sleeve Chasing down that fix I need that Tennessee pill She’s gonna make me never wanna leave And I know I ain’t no Johnny Ain’t got the hair for Dolly And I never worked a 9 to 5 But my stories still need singing And hope has got me feeling It’s the reason that I’m alive Just another barstool on Broadway Singing sad songs for sorry souls Used to worry about the things they’d say at the end of my days But I guess I learnt to let it go And old Neil won’t put me down For following my sound That takes me to another place If it’s my final day on earth I’ve wrote my final verse I’ll be smiling in my grave Cos my life, it’s just a life And it’s worth living like yours But I’ve got time, yes I’ve got time Gonna figure it out some more Cos my life, it’s just a life And it’s worth living like yours But I’ve got time, yes I’ve got time Gonna figure it out some more Just another no one in Nashville Just another fool riding his luck Joni gave me a river Of blue it made me shiver And that was just the start Billy gave me the desire To start lighting the fires In other people’s hearts Cos my life, it’s just a life And it’s worth living like yours But I’ve got time, yes I’ve got time Gonna figure it out some more Cos my life, it’s just a life And it’s worth living like yours But I’ve got time, yes I’ve got time Gonna figure it out some more And I hope it works out in the end Yeah I hope it works out in the end Just another no one in Nashville
6.
Gene Cernan: tower. Yaw's complete. We're into roll, Bob. Bob Overmyer: Roger, Geno. Looking great. Thrust good on all five engines. The winning side writes the history No one cares who comes in third It might be unfair but there’s no mystery People want those who finish first He said “you’ve got to have a love for what you’re doing Follow your heart and try and see things through There’s no such thing as you can’t do it” Just ask the last man on the moon How does a poor boy from a farm End up walking in the stars? Gene Cernan: and there it is Houston, there’s Camelot, right on target. Take a little time out for the last man on the moon Go and make it happen, you’ve got to climb it if it’s there Get a little tied up when you should be breaking through But by the time you think you’re good enough Or qualify to be enough You’re gonna miss it all Gene Cernan: boy are we coming in. Oh baby. In 50 years’ time you may wonder About how you’ll be remembered A dummy in a tin can sitting in slumber A solitary rose left when you’re dead Cos when you walk among the stars You realise how small you are Gene Cernan: stand by for touchdown… Okay Houston, the Challenger has landed. Take a little time out for the last man on the moon Go and make it happen, you’ve got to climb it if it’s there Get a little tied up when you should be breaking through But by the time you think you’re good enough Or qualify to be enough You’re gonna miss it all Gene Cernan: I’m on the err footpad. This has got to be one of the proudest moments of my life I guarantee ya. This is Gene and I’m on the surface and as I take man’s last steps upon the surface, We leave as we came, in peace and in hope for all mankind. Cos when you walk among the stars You realise how small you are Gene Cernan: oh my golly, unbelievable. Unbelievable but isn’t it bright in the sun. Take a little time out for the last man on the moon Go and make it happen, you’ve got to climb it if it’s there Get a little tied up when you should be breaking through But by the time you think you’re good enough Or qualify to be enough By the time you think you’re good enough Or qualify to be enough By the time you think you’re good enough Or qualify to be enough You’re gonna miss it all
7.
Do I wanna be a father? Do I wanna bring a child into this mess that we’ve made? I wanna be like my mother I wanna take on the power and not be afraid I wanna know where I’m going I wanna see the path to be a better man I wanna feel like I’m growing I wanna know that I ca I finally know who I am Can you see it? Can you see it? Ohhhh can’t you see? It’s who I wanna, it’s who I wanna be Ohhhh can’t you see? It’s who I wanna, it’s who I wanna be So many questions, so little time I need solutions just to clear up my mind Ohhhh, can’t you see? It’s who I wanna, it’s who I wanna be Don’t wanna be a preacher But I wanna live in a world where we all get along I wanna follow a leader I wanna be in a room and feel I belong I wanna feel inspired I wanna see the hope on the worst of my days D’ya wanna light my fire? D’ya wanna burn down the walls they’ve put in our way? I finally know who I am Can you see it? Can you see it? Ohhhh can’t you see? It’s who I wanna, it’s who I wanna be Ohhhh can’t you see? It’s who I wanna, it’s who I wanna be So many questions, so little time I need solutions just to clear up my mind Ohhhh, can’t you see? It’s who I wanna, it’s who I wanna be I’m hoping I’ve got more time To carry on, to carry on I’ll make my reparations And carry on and carry on Ohhhh can’t you see? It’s who I wanna, it’s who I wanna be Ohhhh can’t you see? It’s who I wanna, it’s who I wanna be So many questions, so little time I need solutions just to clear up my mind Ohhhh, can’t you see? It’s who I wanna, it’s who I wanna be It’s who I wanna, it’s who I wanna be It’s who I wanna, it’s who I wanna be It’s who I wanna, it’s who I wanna be
8.
¬There was a phone call From the first ring I knew something weren’t right I heard your heart fall From your first word I knew you’d been crying Yet to me the greatest gift Is knowing we’re gonna die But we don’t know when And we don’t know why So don’t hold back your tears On days like these Could it be you’ve gone too soon? It’s hard to believe that someone planned this But there’s nothing we can do I’ve got so much left to say We’ve all got to die but I just need one day Before they take you away You know what scares me Is the thought I might forget your voice I’m not scared of getting old but do I wanna be alive If I lose control or lose my mind? Now I’m wishing I could hear you sing On days like these Could it be you’ve gone too soon? It’s hard to believe that someone planned this But there’s nothing we can do I’ve got so much left to say We’ve all got to die but I just want one day Before they take you away Could it be you’ve been taken too soon? Could it be you’ve been taken too soon? Could it be you’ve been taken too soon? Could it be you’ve been taken too soon? Could it be you’ve been taken too soon? Could it be you’ve been taken too soon? Could it be you’ve been taken too soon? Could it be you’ve been taken too soon? Could it be? Could it be? Could it be? Maybe I’ll see you soon?
9.
No One Knows 04:19
Am I dreaming? Am I feeling insecure? Do I believe you? I never questioned you before I’m fighting for you Laid it all out on the floor I don’t know who’s even keeping score If you’re in denial This could take a while Let’s talk mistakes I’ve made a few No one’s perfect how about you? It’s complicated I never said it wouldn’t be I asked the question You decide it’s him or me You know I waited Laid it all out on the floor I don’t know who’s even keeping score If you’re in denial This could take a while It’s getting late I’ve had a few No one’s perfect how about you? I pushed and pulled it’s on my hands That sickness that you left me for When you crawled into that bed I hope at least you found the cure I’m looking for a second chance The devil knows how much this hurts If it’s any consolation to you No one knows how any of this works If you’re in denial This could take a while Let’s talk mistakes I’ve made a few No one’s perfect how about yo¬¬u? Let’s talk mistakes I’ve made a few No one’s perfect how about you?
10.
Demons 04:36
Singing in the dark Broken strings and battered hearts And I wanna know who you are I’ve travelled pretty far Even broken my guitar And I just wanna know who you are Cos I see you and I feel you And when I’m not around I still need you Got me believing, enhance my dreaming Even when I’m on my own you stop me bleeding You’re the angel on my left Fighting the devil on my right And when I’m stumbling in the dark You can be my guiding light You don’t have to fall apart Let’s take it from the start Cos I wanna know who you are There’s no need to wear a mask Or cover up your scars Cos I just wanna know who you are Cos I hear you and I believe you Though I’m often faraway, I’m thinking of you We’re not beaten cos we’re still breathing We don’t have to feel alone and I’m not leaving You’re the angel on my left Fighting the devil on my right And when I’m stumbling in the dark You can be my guiding light Woah, we’re still breathing Woah, I’m not leaving Fortunes fade but my heart it will not leave you Dream unmade but my eyes they will still see you You’re the angel on my left Fighting the devil on my right And when I’m stumbling in the dark You can be my guiding light

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Recorded at Welcome to 1979 in Nashville after an 8 month fundraising campaign raised over £25000.

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released November 2, 2018

Musicians:
Dave Giles: Vocals and backing vocals on all tracks. Acoustic Guitar on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10. Electric guitar on tracks 2, 5, 6 and 7. Tambourine on tracks 2 and 7.
Dean Dichoso: Glockenspiel on tracks 1, 6, 8 and 9. Tambourine on tracks 1, 2, 5, 8 and 9. Shaker on tracks 2, 9 and 10.
Kevin Haaland: Electric guitar on all tracks. Acoustic guitar on track 2. Piano on track 9. Tin can thing on track 10.
Adam Kury: Bass guitar on all tracks.
Jared Sandhy: Drums on all tracks. Tambourine on tracks 4, 6 and 10.
Deena Bistodeau: Fiddle on tracks 1, 3, 8, 9 and 10.
Kevin McKendree: B3 Organ on tracks 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8.

Credits:
Recorded at Welcome To 1979, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Backing vocals and fiddle recorded at Swedenborgs, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Extra guitar for track 2 recorded at Delfinius, Studio City, California, USA.
Extra backing vocals for track 10 recorded at Quarter To Three Studios, London, England.
Track 1 written by Dave Giles and Charlie Turner.
Tracks 2 and 6 written by Dave Giles and Chris Porter.
Tracks 3 and 10 written by Dave Giles and Danny Gruff.
Tracks 4, 5 and 9 written by Dave Giles and Lewis Fieldhouse.
Tracks 7 and 8 written by Dave Giles and Lyza.
Produced and mixed by Dean Dichoso.
Engineered by Chris Mara and Dante Maes.
Mastered by Cameron Henry.
Artwork by Nick Kent.
Photography by Dave Giles.

Apollo 17 audio on track 6 from Archive.Org

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