one foot in the grave

by andie

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'One Foot in the Grave' is a collection of 5 tracks, the writing time of each spanning across 2 years.
This ep was pretty much forced into creation.
I hadn't created something this big in a while and felt guilty and stagnant and I thought this would be the best thing to do.
Looking back, I have no regrets about creating this ep, but it's definitely not my finest...I hope that you love it. Actually don't care if u love it, I just hope that one lyric in one song makes you feel something, or that one chord in one song makes u go 'oooaaahhh'.
I create because it makes me happy. Don't really know what else to do :)
Thank you for supporting me in my creative endeavours, in whatever way you do, it is so so appreciated.
love x

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released May 27, 2017

funky dave valasia on the bass
friggin isaac beggs on the drummys
a-dogs (thats me) on guitar and vox)
john stuart from/ @ Sound Heaven Studio, Blue Mountains

these three guys as well as my family and friends - THANKYOU - for pushing me and us and loving the music and what we do.

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Andie Isalie Melbourne, Australia

Fusing the best parts of jazz, soul and folk into one eclectic musical experience, Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Andie will take you on a journey through her world of earthy textures, energy-infused melodies and sophisticated rhythms.

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Track Name: edinburgh
people out in the street tonight
people who dont wanna fight
then the lights arent allowed outside anymore
theyre told to go behind closed doors
theyre only dead to keep the cold out

smokey local in the belief
that a stranger would know and respect his seat
abandoning it for a cigarette
the basis on which i decide to maintain my respect

is that i know too many men like him at home
they come and they come for the music alone
and i know that will be me when i start to feel old

his one pint of dark frothy beer sits sad
when compared with two glasses of red wine
which place would you rather be?
which drink would you rather be drinking
Track Name: under my skin
clothes cover my carpet
my ex-boyfriends drawings cover my walls
my best friend’s band’s setlist
some long some small
cartoons of an ex-prime minister
scribbles I will one day get scribbled on me
under my skin
don’t wanna let you in

every single note a stranger has left in my case
you’re absolutely gorgeous

now I’m no cactus expert
but I know a prick when I see one
and my pot plants don’t hold succulents
but, when you enter this one
you’ll find my clothes are the last line of defence

please don’t tread on my stuff
oh please don’t, please don’t

every single note
a stranger has left in my case
you’re absolutely gorgeous
i love this place
i’ll put it all under my skin

still don’t wanna let you in
don’t wanna let you in
don’t wanna let you in
clothes cover my carpet
Track Name: four hour health
we’ve had some good times
over the past year
right now they’re out of reach
cause we havent been drinking

for our health
we’ve still been dancing and leaving the house

next week is your birthday
i’ll throw you a party
we can drink a bottle of champagne each
and look at the stars as we fall asleep
on my trampoline

this past month of sobriety
came on when you dared me
to give my liver a chance to recover
and not touch another drink until you turn nineteen
now I’m twenty-seven days deep
I’ve been getting tonnes of sleep
and shit tonnes of vitamin C
but I’m still not happy
i miss having stupid conversation
with our cabbies

we’ve had some good times
over the past year
right now they’re out of reach
cause we havent been drinking

for our health
we’ve still been dancing and leaving the house
Track Name: same shoes
picking chipping, tearing my fingernails

slowly slowly, growing out my hair
busy too busy all statement no black or white
not clean cut, simple, minimal,
no Nike, not tidy, not likely

smell so bad I haven’t showered in two weeks
deodourant and dry shampoo do the trick
cheap mimickery
only cost two dollars, earthy colours
old jewellery

same shoes everyday of the week
I like this, I like this, I like this

picking, chipping, tearing my fingernails
Track Name: one foot in the grave
one foot in the grave and he don’t care
not too close a shave for his facial hair
one too many times far too many times
he’s been kicked while he’s been lying down

and to him it’s just another loss
one more kiss will save his soul
he’s convinced that he’s not gunna win
and I try and I try and I try to convince him otherwise

almost, but not quite a pack a day,
and he’s still fucking terrified of turning grey,
he’s danced with the devil more times than I can count on my hands
he’s got one foot in the grave.

I’m hoping one day, that I will make him see
one more kiss, will save his soul,
his pockets hold tobacco and ventolin
his wallet his keys and my hands when it gets cold

KEY CHANGE (lol)