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To Die For Twice - EP

by Kevin Young

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acoustic-songwriter

I had done a set of band arrangements for Kevin's first album in 2008 but there was always something special when he sang with just his own guitar accompaniment. This EP captures him in that stripped down mode, recorded live in the studio with few takes. He's an outstanding lyricist, in my opinion up there with Dylan & Cohen.

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released August 2, 2013

recorded 2012

produced by CLARK SORLEY
mixed by GILL BROWNLIE

KEVIN YOUNG - vocals, acoustic guitar, compositions

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CS: Maker of recorded works, veteran studio guy; aka... producer, arranger, songwriter, composer & a total eejit for staying in the music biz too long!!

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Track Name: Ma Sadie Knows
V1
Sitting on the fringe of sorrow
Not such a terrible place to be
Sometimes I wish that I could only borrow
A few seconds of your company

V2
These recesses are where you lurk
Between units of speed and dance
And balding long haired men who can only smirk
These guys would kill me given half a chance

Ch
Ma Sadie knows I want you
Ma Sadie knows the score
Ma Sadie knows all about how much I need you
Ma Sadie know this is war

V3
My old best friend resides in Germany
Where he is polishing a turd
Believe only in half of everything you see
And nothing of what you heard

V4
Whiskey boys telling each other their story
Angels sit there drinking putting on weight
I pass them all by on my way to glory
I pass them all by on my way to fate

Ch
Ma Sadie knows how to please me
Ma Sadie knows how to treat me kind
Ma Sadie knows all about how you disease me
Ma Sadie knows you're always on my mind

V5
Tell my beloved she is one of God’s promises
If you're ever doing the lindyhop
Don't know when she'll stop that lawyer being my nemesis
Don't know when the words will come down from the top

V6
On the night we drank heroic quantities of red
Bulgarian I believe
I should have topped it off with sherry and then went to bed
I should have kept that final trick there up my sleeve

Ch
Ma Sadie knows how to come from another world
Ma Sadie knows how to hold her own
Ma Sadie knows I want you to be my girl
I wanna call Ma Sadie on the phone
Track Name: Down & Out
V1
The body was strong tho' the soul was forgotten
The words fit the song tho' the writer was rotten
Like leaves falling down by the river in autumn
They die tho' the trees think of spring

Ch
I might as well be down and out
For I am the leaves and you are the trees
I might as well be down and out
You're standing so tall I fall to my knees

V2
Like David you said I was perfectly made
But from flesh instead as we illicitly laid
Now that love is dead and the toll has been paid
To Charon in the form of your ring

Ch
I might as well be down and out
For I am the toll and you are the boat
I might as well be down and out
Each time I read the letters you wrote

V3
The garment smells low tho' the tapestry's kind
If your nose didn't know you'd care not to go blind
In your field the crow has most solemnly dined
On crops grown from the corpse of a king

Ch
I might as well be down and out
For I am the corpse and you are the crow
I might as well be down and out
You're flying so high I'm lying so low

V4
Now I would say more if sleep didn't call
But the waves hit the shore and the sand it must fall
Beneath the sea tho' a chore is made of it all
By a clam with a pearl to bring

Ch
I might as well be down and out
For I am the sand and you are the pearl
I might as well be down and out
Track Name: To Die For Twice
V1
Well my bat had broken
And I had dropped the ball
Yeah my idol 'd spoken
He was always bound t' fall

Ch
With my good girl by my side
I got a place to run and hide
I got luck when I throw the dice
She's enough t' die for twice

V2
All the windows smashing
And the rain comes in
All the whips are lashing
Here come the pain again

V3
And my bow had snapped there
I feel lower than Lucifer
Yeah my car got lapped there
But I still had her

Ch
With my good girl by my side
I got a place to run and hide
I got luck when I throw the dice
She's enough t' die for twice

V4
I missed the boatman
I got soaked to the bone
Someone stole my coat man
In the middle of a thunder storm

V5
And the hounds were growling
They were on my trail that night
Black cats were prowling
I had to stay out of sight

Ch
With my good girl by my side
She's my place to run and hide
I got luck when I throw the dice
She's enough t' die for twice
Track Name: Chasing Amy
Spending my time chasing Amy
Spending my time in reverie
Spending my time chasing Amy
But Amy is never chasing me

All in my head I sometimes get her
All in my head I sometimes do
All in my head sometimes I make her smile
But only in my head is it true

And I remember driving through Los Angeles with you
I remember every wrong move, I remember every right move too
I remember singing dance to the nightingale tune
I remember what the fortune teller said
I remember you crying in the bath of the hotel room
I remember when you conceived in the bed
I remember you

I'm sick of all these coincidental sightings
I'm sick of this consequential curse
I was eating in a cafe in London
I look out the window to see who's visage but hers

Every time I see her my heart rate goes haywire
I wish the earth would just open up and swallow me whole
She wrote a song called "Living Room Blues" inspired by a picture above our electric fire
And my songs once were enough to warm her soul

So I'm spending my time chasing Amy
Spending my time imagining her
I thought I seen her at a train stop on the west coast
I went to catch her but it was a lookalike it wasn't her

And I remember stopping on a lay-by and climbing over the hill
And you remember every time I ever cheated
And I know you probably always will
I remember double jeopardy in Arnold Stiefel’s bed
I remember that he never liked my hat
I remember how your face looked when your lips were painted red
I remember I remember much more than that
I remember you