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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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Track Name: Big Star
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
Track Name: Watching The Waves
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
Track Name: Silver Headed Rooster Blues
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
Track Name: Always Another
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
Track Name: Rock'N'Roll BBQ
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
Track Name: No Is Not The Word
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
Track Name: Who Am I?
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?
Track Name: Circle Of Life
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
Track Name: Sweet Spot
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
Track Name: Mistaken
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
Track Name: Some Lines Like These
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
Track Name: Heartbeat
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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