Tina, in the green dress

by A History

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releases 07 September 2015

All songs written by Aquila Rose and G.W.Alderton

Produced by Tobin Jones
Co Produced by G.W.Alderton

Engineered and Mixed by Tobin Jones at The Park Studios
Additional Production and Arrangements on FOX by Deborah Coughlin
Mastered by Chris Le Monde at Black Saloon Studios
Album Artwork Design by Ryan Hurley

Performance

Vocals by Aquila Rose
Drums by Belinda Conde (except FOX and Missing in Action)
All other instruments and backing vocals G.W.Alderton
Bowed guitar and FX on Interlude and Outro by Tobin Jones and Aquila Rose

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Track Name: Introduction
By the eyes of the shadows I stand
naked as I am
there is a wind brewing in the north
chasing through the thick tall bodies of the evergreens
creeping away darkened clouds
catching my skin with listening
take a breath now
and taste the air that I breathe
Track Name: Brother
I will cry for you brother
‘cause that’s all that I can do
I will cry for you brother
by the silvery moon

Since you fell into line
and joined the others
with a gun strapped to your side
you’ll soon be running for cover

Hold on to your hat my dear
grab hold of your big boots
whisper to me
of all your last wish

I will cry for you brother
‘cause that’s all that I can do
I will cry for you brother
hold my head up to the moon
I will walk in your step though your boots are bigger
snap out of your cheap civil displeasure

Hold on to this hand my dear
grab hold of this small body
relieve me from my past sins

Not a body
But a ghost
Not a body
But a ghost
Not a body
But a ghost
Track Name: Grandmothers Pearls
Red flash of her hair
bag is heavy in her hand
and she knows and she knows and she knows
the carpet’s soft of the curtains blow big in the wind
like a movie
like a movie
Fingers quick and ready
there is sweat in her clothes
and she knows and she knows and she knows

Take me away
take me away

Cold and clean they sit tall in the photo album
grandmother and son
motorbike comes down the track
she can see, old woman gathering herself
and she knows, oh she knows

Take me away
take me away
take me away
take me away

Grandmother is starting to shout
somebody grab the gun the dogs are coming out
they will take you far, they will take you far from here

Take me away
take me away she screams out
take me away
take me away
all she’s holding is a diamond ring
that her grandfather bought on their wedding day
Track Name: Mississippi Boys
They live by the river
hands at the water
ocean is their blood
they sleep in the darkness
dank and discarded
they’ll wash their hands of your love

Oh boys come by
steal a bottle
each love holds me nearer
as we sink into a fever
he’ll hold my hand as I slip away
oh Mississippi, say goodbye to Mississippi boys

Oh boys come by
steal a bottle
each love holds me nearer
as we sink into a fever
he’ll hold my hand as I slip away

Their language is strong and exotic
river rides free
eyes glint in the high moon
we dance like royalty
the war wages on

Oh Jackson and Black River
Pascola, Carol, Yazoo, Granada, Ohio

Oh boys come by
steal a bottle
each love holds me nearer
as we sink into a fever
he’ll hold my hand as I slip away
oh Mississippi, say goodbye to Mississippi boys

She’s like an old love
directing you forward
away from the stale air
she’s magnificent wild and different
old Mississippi there’s nothing near

Oh she wants more
oh she wants more
oh she wants more
Track Name: Patterns
If you close your eyes while I undress
can you hear the sound of my nakedness
if you kiss me slow on the curve of my breast
I wont stitch it into the seams of this wedding dress

Trace the patterns to my heart
trace the patterns to my heart
trace the patterns to my heart
trace the patterns to my heart
maybe you’ll get there soon

Can you place your name in the space between my lips
whisper the beat that my blood is going to miss
let us salvage from the ruins that lay all around
a little fire of love that keeps us from falling down

Trace the patterns to my heart
trace the patterns to my heart
trace the patterns to my heart
trace the patterns to my heart
maybe you’ll get there soon

Who am I to choose
what am I to loose?

If you close your eyes while I undress
can you hear the sound of my nakedness?

Trace the patterns to my heart
trace the patterns to my heart
trace the patterns to my heart
trace the patterns to my heart
maybe we’ll get there soon

Who am I to choose
what am I to loose?

And my blood, my blood is going to miss you
and my blood, my blood is going to miss you
does she bring you to your knees
does it take you there with ease?
Track Name: Interlude
You are the night
where the captured rain cascades perfect lashes at the windowpane in a foreign city
you are the journeys
tattooed on the feet of an old woman
dust of the first turn of a wheel
whispers of a midnight train
you are a ring
a simple astounding trace
worn by hands that mould the earth and hold the blood
you are the blood
you are the blood
you are the blood
Track Name: FOX
Foxy foxy where you trotting
I can see your eyes are rotten
you’ve been giving yourself way
foxy foxy the streets are mean
one day you got to get yourself clean
look into the wishing well

Where you riding with the boys?
Where you riding with the boys?
I’m in an alcoholic mood
I need a whiskey to sooth
my sorry and dying heart

Foxy foxy whats your cure
I can see your lips are sore
you’ve been loving them all
don’t go, don’t go Sally
don’t walk down that ally
he’ll catch you and keep you
and catch you and keep you

Where you riding with the boys?
Where you riding with the boys?
I’m in an alcoholic mood
I need a whiskey to sooth
my sorry and dying heart

She says that I’m a quitter
well that makes me better
than those teenage girls I used to fight

Spin me around
let me feel the sound of it
turn my letters from green to red
is this love or is this the death of it?

Where you riding with the boys?
Where you riding with the boys?
I’m in an alcoholic mood
I need a whiskey to sooth
my sorry and dying heart

Foxy foxy hold me close
love me like the holy ghost
we’ll fall like Bonnie and Clyde
Track Name: Boom Down
Go down the blue line baby
tell them boat men we’ve got Alice
she’s got the choke and the church key
tell them boat men we’ve got Alice
so we can have a party
tell them boat men we’ve got Alice
and Tina says

You can burn the blame Jimmy
Jimmy take care Jimmy Jimmy
you can burn the blame Jimmy
Jimmy take care Jimmy Jimmy
boom down girl, boom boom boom down
boom down girl, boom boom boom down

They call her the doughnut dolly
tell them boat men we’ve got Alice
she’ll get you fighting
tell them boat men we’ve got Alice
while your star gazing
tell them boat men we’ve got Alice
and Tina says

You can burn the blame Jimmy
Jimmy take care Jimmy Jimmy
you can burn the blame Jimmy
Jimmy take care Jimmy Jimmy
boom down girl, boom boom boom down
boom down girl, boom boom boom down

She wont take you wearing the white dress
tell them boat men we’ve got Alice
she's a mad minute she a tough crime
tell them boat men we’ve got Alice
she’s so rock and roll
tell them boat men we’ve got Alice
and Tina says

You can burn the blame Jimmy
Jimmy take care Jimmy Jimmy
you can burn the blame Jimmy
Jimmy take care Jimmy Jimmy
boom down girl, boom boom boom down
boom down girl, boom boom boom down

Take me to the cherry school boys
cockadoo cockadoo
dust off you dragon wagon put on your dancing shoes
cockadoo cockadoo
Jodie’s round the corner he’s round the bend
cockadoo cockadoo
and Tina says

You can burn the blame Jimmy
Jimmy take care Jimmy Jimmy
you can burn the blame Jimmy
Jimmy take care Jimmy Jimmy
boom down girl, boom boom boom down
boom down girl, boom boom boom down etc
shoot him down to get him down
Track Name: Preacher He Says
I will wear your ring on my finger
with pride your scars remain on my neck
the stains that flower my dresses
I will wear them the best

Come come come to me come
come come come to me come
my lips may be ragged my heart is in tatters
come come come to me come

The people in town
they call me a witch
the women lock away their boys and their men
eyes turn down the milk goes sour
but my heart still beats and my fingers itch

Come come come to me come
come come come to me come
my lips may be ragged my heart is in tatters
come come come to me come

Jerry’s my only resting place
the warmth of the liquor and the boys
throw the dice to the table the keys in the bowl
you animal me animal you animal we move animal

Come come come to me come
come come come to me come
my lips may be ragged my heart is in tatters
come come come to me come

The preacher on Sunday tells them lies
his face all quivering red
I know the truth caught inside
that Jimmy’s the one I’ll wed

Come come come to me come
come come come to me come
my lips may be ragged my heart is in tatters
come come come to me come
Track Name: Good Bye New York
You make me forgot all the words that I live for
you make me neglect all this life that I’m here for
like a simple melody you lift me up

Goodbye New York to the junkies and the thieves
so long New York I know you’ll forget me
I’ve been walking mean streets for a quick release

Watching the clock til you come back from work
the passing of time gives me something to crave for
like a simple melody you lift me up

Goodbye New York tell him that I’ve gone
he took all my money and my heart in one
write it on the billboards ‘cause I’m running late
tell him that I’m not the kind of girl to wait

Something should be done
something should be done

You make me forgot all the words that I live for
the passing of time gives me something to crave for
like a simple melody you lift me up

Goodbye New York tell him that I’ve gone
he took all my money and my heart in one
write it on the billboards ‘cause I’m running late
tell him that I’m not the kind of girl to wait
Track Name: Howling
I have loved you with the passions of the sea
so bright so fierce
I have loved you with the passions of the sea
that’s how mountains are made

Am I to be howling howling
am I to be howling howling
am I to be howling howling
am I to be howling howling

I have loved you with the tenderness of feathers
rustling against birds necks
I have loved you with the tenderness of feathers
on their flight east

Am I to be howling howling
am I to be howling howling
am I to be howling howling
am I to be howling howling

I have loved you with volume and grace
honor, hunger
I have loved you with volume and grace
’til the darkness uncovers

Am I to be howling howling
am I to be howling howling
am I to be howling howling
am I to be howling howling
Track Name: Outro
Entwining through centuries
a delicate flesh transcends the sea and sky
writing love letter with each breath
the city weeps with its many winking eyes
feeling the departure of another love story
Track Name: Missing In Action
Jimmy’s undressing it’s late in the barracks
the gun on the table that smells like his woman
that smiles from the picture there’s a pain in his chest
he looks in the mirror and sees and old man
slingshots and silver knuckles and boom down Jimmy

He’s been calling her name from faraway bedrooms
dirt under fingernails scratching at stitches
under the neon lights down in the tunnels
Jimmy’s been playing those dangerous games
slingshots silver knuckles and boom down Jimmy

Tina’s undressing her skirt on the carpet
a ring on the dresser a letter torn open
she looks in the mirror and dimly reflected
on Jimmy in tunnels playing dangerous games
slingshots silver knuckles and boom down Jimmy

Two young lovers side by side
wars and oceans so divided
paper cups and souvenirs
she’ll keep her dress for seven years

She picks up her suitcase and walks through the station
newspaper sellers still singing of war
there’s a letter inside her she still hasn't written
she steps on the train the man blows his whistle
slingshots silver knuckles and boom down Jimmy