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1.
Big Star 03:05
Painted seconds, forgotten hours Holding heavens elusive flowers Who’s going to tell you the truth? Fearless windows, distorting page breaks Taking over transforming landscapes Let go and walk towards the gate Big star That’s what you are Big star That’s what you are Shining like a flame in the sun Neighbours shouting, church bells ringing Sensing someone’s eternal singing Who’s going to turn you away? Inside outside, dissolving edges Headboards shaking removing wedges Fate holds the door for a while Chorus A prize that you can claim A ticket with no name You won it long ago, did you know? did you know? Chorus
2.
Moment to moment I’ve got a mindful mind Thoughts and feelings starting to unwind Watching the waves, watching the waves Watching the waves, watching the waves Watching the waves, watching the waves Crash over me Daring to sit in an empty room Realising words are just fingers pointing at the moon Chorus Like a river flows I can be free All I have to do is be Om it’s like this now my pen hits the page The present is here like a timeless sage Chorus
3.
I’m a silver headed rooster and I live in Lyall bay (x2) I crow every morning and at the end of everyday I’m a little over fifty and way past twenty-one (x2) But I’m still young at heart try and catch me when I run I can dance real good you ought to see me strut my stuff (x2) I’m a silver headed rooster just tell me baby when you’ve had enough Well whenever you’re in Wellington come and visit me (x2) We can party all night long and then go swimming in the sea Everyone that knows me says I’m a freewheeling soul (x2) I wake up in the morning and I’m a ready to roll I’m a silver headed rooster got those silver headed rooster blues (x2) All the way from my white head down to my dancing shoes
4.
Hey there brother I’ve heard the news You’ve lost your girl You’ve got the blues Remember that there’s always another Hey there brother Take my advice Try once again It might be nice Remember that there’s always another There’s another silver lining in the clouds in the sky so blue There’s another pretty face to adore and to say I love you Hey there brother You’ve had it rough And that’s not good When life gets tough Remember that there’s always another Always another Another chance another time, another face another mind Another red another blue, another me another you Another left another right, another low another height Another Jim another Jane, another joy another pain Another big another small, another gig another hall Another step another show, another thought another go Always another
5.
Baby boomer mums and dads queuing by the gate Vacuum-packed expectant looks some past their use by date Arriving via SUVs on motorbikes and cars The promoter rubs his hungry eyes and thanks his lucky stars It’s a rock’n’roll bbq Everyone likes to dance It’s a rock’n’roll bbq The crew fires up the lights and sound the first band starts to play They grill the meaty audience with hits from yesterday The show heats up as the sun goes down dry ice and lasers burn The headline act in designer jeans lead singer twists and turns Chorus The crowd spills out they’ve had their fill Black shirts pack down the rig They wipe the hot plate clean of fat There’s always another gig The trucks move off on eighteen wheels red embers in the night Their drivers paid to sleep all day their freezer faces white Chorus Everyone likes to dance
6.
No is not the word No is not the word No is not the word I want to hear Yes is all I need Yes is all I need Yes is all I need to hear from you If I asked you to be mine No is not the answer I’d want you to find Yes is all I need Yes is all I need Yes is all I need and I’ll be fine I don’t want to wait I don’t want to wait too long Give me an answer Don’t leave me hanging Don’t leave me hanging on Don’t leave me Don’t leave me hanging on When you think of me When you think of me When you think of me what do you think? Is it in your heart? Is it in your heart? Is it in your heart to think of love? Don’t leave me hanging on
7.
Who Am I? 04:33
If I am not this world that I’ve heard Not a sound, nor a word Who am I? If I am not the patterns on the ground Not the images my eyes have found Who am I? How curious to die and then be born To stumble in the light before the dawn All is all is all is all is all Let emptiness be the track on which I run No divided two all is one Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? No diver just the dive No driver just the drive Beginners mind No writer just the word No story have you heard Beginners mind No diver just the dive No driver just the drive Beginners mind Who am I?
8.
Life can soar Life can spin Like a hawk in a morning sky on a clear blue wind But life can bend Life can break Like the shadow on a pond in a storm by the side of a lake The circle of life For all time The circle of life So breathe it in Take it slow Like a hunter on a hill tracking deer in a winter snow Or breathe it out Make it fast Like the sail on a yacht in the ocean tied with rope to a mast Chorus No loss without gain No joy without pain The wheel keeps turning round and round again Life can joke Life can trick Like a scarecrow made of hay in a field standing still on a stick But life can float Life can shine Like the moon that you’ve seen in a dream of a dream in your mind Chorus
9.
Sweet Spot 02:35
Everybody’s looking for that sweet spot Everybody’s looking for that spot Not too high, not too low, not too fast not too slow Everybody’s looking for that spot Everybody’s wondering what they got, what they got Everybody’s wondering what they got Not enough, something more, a little extra that’s for sure Everybody’s wondering what they got Satisfaction is as hard as a diamond to find That’s part of the attraction time after time I’ve been looking for that sweet win I’ve been looking for that win Been looking here, been looking there, been looking underneath my chair I’ve been looking for that win Satisfaction is as hard as a unicorn to find I must have had a bad reaction to tranquillity of mind Everybody’s looking for that sweet spot Everybody’s looking for that spot Could be a dream could be a hoax it’s certainly hooked some folks Everybody wants to find that spot
10.
Mistaken 04:55
Mistaken looks Mistaken books Mistaken ideas hung on rusty hooks My world was solid but now it’s shaking Oh I’ve been mistaken Mistaken names Mistaken games Mistaken doctors curing phantom pains My world was wholesome but now it’s breaking Oh I’ve been mistaken Mistaken news Mistaken views Mistaken readers reading out the cues My world was easy but now it’s aching Oh I’ve been mistaken Mistaken lines Mistaken times Mistaken protests holding broken signs My world was speedy but now it’s braking Oh I’ve been mistaken Mistaken days Mistaken plays Mistaken children getting their own ways My world was sleeping but now it’s waking Oh I’ve been mistaken Mistaken wives Mistaken lives Mistaken table settings without no knives My world was straight but now it’s snaking Oh I’ve been mistaken
11.
When I write some lines I might write them crazy When I write some lines I might rhyme ‘em with baby And then just for a laugh I might match them with maybe When I write some lines I might write them ‘bout you When I write some lines it might be all I can do And then just to make them spicy I might sing them to Cause I’m a singer songwriter I’m a father and I’m a fighter Hold up your lighter, sing along if you please To some lines like these When I write some lines I might write them youthful When I write some lines I might write them truthful And then sometimes I’ll just shout you’re beautiful Chorus Sing it, la la la la, la la la x3 La la la, la la la Chorus
12.
Heartbeat 03:07
In a heartbeat A life can start In a heartbeat A life can start In a heartbeat In a moment A flower can bloom In a moment A flower can bloom In a moment Oh let each moment carry me Every heartbeat is a key Every heartbeat is a key Let each moment carry me In a heartbeat A child can laugh In a heartbeat A child can laugh In a heartbeat In a heartbeat In a heartbeat Oh let each moment carry me Every heartbeat is a key Every heartbeat is a key Let each moment carry me In a heartbeat A world can turn In a heartbeat A world can turn In a heartbeat In a heartbeat In a heartbeat

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Recorded July 2016 and January 2017 at Blackdoor Studios and MAINZ, Auckland, New Zealand. Mastered February 2017 at Brookes Audio Design, Auckland, New Zealand.

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released September 29, 2017

Songs: Davey Beige
Production, Recording, Mixing: Daryl Tapsell
Mastering: Zed Brookes
Artwork: Andrew B White
Front Cover Photo: Johnny Rogers (Thank you to the Rogers family for kind permission to use the photo)


Musicians:

Davey Beige: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-String Guitar, Percussion, Handclaps, Backing Vocals.
Earl Robertson: Drums, Harmonica.
Tony Waine: Bass.
Harry Lyon: Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Backing Vocals.
Alan Brown: Hammond, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Mellotron, Piano, Synthesizer.
Kingsley Melhuish : Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone.
Daryl Tapsell: Handclaps, Percussion, Samples.
Jean McAllister: Backing Vocals, Percussion.

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Davey Beige is a New Zealand singer songwriter who performs original folk, blues and rock.

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