One More Song

from by Jane McArthur

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Track #4 of the compilation album 'Ephemeralogica' - a 12 month 'song-per-month' recording project in 2015 - original songs by Jane McArthur produced with various musicians, in various studios with various producers across Melbourne and Tasmania.

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I’ll never write another song babe,
I’ll never write another word.
I’ll stop all the fuss and carry-on babe,
Fly high above concern like a bird.
I’ll give it all away. The price too dear to pay
For one more song of love gone wrong.
Don’t want to summarise the throes of our demise.
I’ll turn my head away, shut tight both my eyes.

Seems grief and sorrow are our only constants,
But don’t it keep us focussed to the task
Of keeping our ending un-written?-
Smelling salts to our battered hearts.
Stay here in my life, aching as the knife
Pressed keen against the near dead-man’s throat.
Stay here by my side, the raging rivers wide
Might spare us once again, we’ll keep this love afloat….

Don’t leave, don’t turn into a song-
The type that lonely folk sing when the nights are cold and long.
Don’t leave. If we don’t write the ending down
We can still pretend there’s hope we’ll turn this love around.
Don’t leave.

If history is written by the winner,
What if no-one really won?
What will be deemed unimportant
Or valued when the writing has begun?:
The nuance in a gaze, the subtle light and shade
Found in unexpected corners of a life.
The trivialities our protagonist can’t see
That cause a heart to lift or cause a soul to weep….

Don’t leave, don’t turn into a song.
I won’t do it justice, I’m bound to get it wrong.
Don’t leave. If we don’t write the ending down
We can still pretend there’s hope we’ll turn this love around.
Don’t leave, don’t turn into a song-
The type that lonely folk sing when the nights are cold and long.
Don’t leave. Tell me why’d it have to end-
One more time help me get it through my head

credits

from EPHEMERALOGICA, released February 25, 2016
Written and sung by: Jane McArthur
Rhythm guitars: Jane McArthur, Fraser Montgomery
Lead Guitar: Nicholas Lam
Pedal Steel: Ben Franz
Bass: Tim Keegan
Drums: Ryan Brewer
Backing Vocals: Brooke Russell
Produced, Mixed and Recorded: Fraser Montgomery (The Aviary)
Assistant Engineer: Nick Edin (The Aviary)
Mastered: Adam Dempsey (Deluxe Mastering)

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