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Jumbotown

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Jeepus up and gone Jesus down the main track Holding out one last big deal Honey are you coming back? Gotta get out of the city  Anywhere will do Gotta get out of this city Anywhere with you Don't get all showbiz on me I've seen you in the nude I know where you steal those records It's the same place that I do Gotta get out of the city  Anywhere will do Gotta get out of this city Anywhere with you Bad as Duke Redbone Give me the willies too I'm on a prison phone Can't get through to you Gotta get out of the city  Anywhere will do Gotta get out of this city Anywhere with you Sloppy skies, denim rise Floppy hat, shields your eyes A stranger you arrive A stranger you leave Read in your eyes Words they don't believe Gotta get out of the city  Anywhere will do Gotta get out of this city Anywhere with you
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Hold on a minute, I'm sure it'll appear Used to be there last time I was here I'll just check, pass me the phone What do you mean we left it at home? Where do we go Do we go from here? There used to be a time I tell ya When everything seemed so damn, so damn clear Make up your mind you're causing confusion Was it a sign, was it an illusion? I'll ask that man, slam on the brakes He's drunk carry on what a mistake Where do we go Do we go from here? There used to be a time I tell ya When everything seemed so damn, so damn clear Where do we go Do we go from here? There used to be a time I tell ya When everything seemed so damn, so damn clear Let's take a breath and get it together Pretty nice around here, you can't fault the weather Have you noticed it's getting all narrow? Tarmac's gone, we're running on gravel Hold on a minute, I'm sure it'll appear Used to be there last time I was here I'll just check, pass me the phone What do you mean we left it at home? Where do we go Do we go from here? There used to be a time I tell ya When everything seemed so damn, so damn clear
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Corduroy Cap 02:45
Corduroy Cap, broadsheet ballads Eats cold potatoes with oily salads Likes Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs Quick-witted with his topical jokes He plays all the places rowdy and boozey Wants to come over as Big Bill Broonzy But nobody's buying that Skinny guy in corduroy cap Dig the cap Corduroy Cap, he's got some balls Leads the singing in the workingman's halls If there's a march or there's a strike Here he comes on his bike Corduroy Cap, he finds the place Knows that he's part of a dying race It's a hard sell for sure When nobody's listening anymore Anymore  Stick to the old ones, son Don't bother with the topical ones Sadder the better Wet all our eyelids That's where it's at The singalong Irish Pass around the corduroy cap Let's give this boy a clap He's having a crack at that Pity that the louts at the back   Don't see that  Corduroy Cap, broadsheet ballads Eats cold potatoes with oily salads Likes Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs Quick-witted with his topical jokes He plays all the places rowdy and boozey Wants to come over as Big Bill Broonzy But nobody's buying that Skinny guy in corduroy cap Dig the cap No nobody's buying that Skinny guy in corduroy cap Dig the cap
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I stood at the crossroads wondering Wondering which way to choose What the hell if I step like a pony I got brand new travelling shoes Travelling bag, travelling suit Walking away the blues Don't weep like a stone on my pillow I got brand new travelling shoes And I got them from a jazzman He said 'Man, the looks all wrong' He put them down, I picked them up And danced off with them on Yes I got them from a jazzman He said 'Man, the looks all wrong' He put them down, I picked them up And danced off with them on When life's a busted trombone Leaves you crying on a pew Remember the good lord gave us Brand new travelling shoes Travelling bag, travelling suit Walking away the blues Don't weep like a stone on my pillow I got brand new travelling shoes And I got them from a jazzman He said 'Man, the looks all wrong' He put them down, I picked them up And danced off with them on Yes I got them from a jazzman He said 'Man, the looks all wrong' He put them down, I picked them up And danced off with them on I stood at the crossroads wondering Wondering which way to choose What the hell if I step like a pony I got brand new travelling shoes
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Come on over to the shack Place beside the railroad track You can see its smoking stack When the blues come, jump the jive When you're down, ain't got jack When you're feeling out of whack It's the place that'll pull you back When the blues come, jump the jive We could dance together Every Saturday night Like birds of feather Nestle up close, I won't bite You won't need a ticket Nothing fancy to wear Just crawl through the thicket, honey Call my name, I'll be there You won't need no uppers, no Take it from a man who knows You'll feel high, head to toe When the blues come, jump the jive Come on over to the shack Place beside the railroad track You can see its smoking stack When the blues come, jump the jive
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Took industrial amounts of medicine The streets became a zoo But they played damn good rock n roll Made you feel their feelings too I'm raising up the dinosaurs This world needs the troubadours With new instruments of power Show us what we're looking for Raising up the dinosaurs This world needs the troubadours Give them their time back in the sun Now it's move on son, no musicians I'll arrest you if I catch you next time Hey, are you carrying drugs? No? Any chance you wanna buy some? I'm raising up the dinosaurs This world needs the troubadours With new instruments of power Show us what we're looking for Raising up the dinosaurs This world needs the troubadours Give them their time back in the sun Moving, get everybody moving Moving, get everybody moving I'm raising up the dinosaurs You know those were the days Air guitar to purple haze And rocky mountain way I'm raising up the dinosaurs This world needs the troubadours With new instruments of power Show us what we're looking for Raising up the dinosaurs This world needs the troubadours Give them their time back in the sun Moving, get everybody moving
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24 hrs on the world wide web Still haven't found Jerry's painting yet Old salt Captain Olsen Ship snapping at the wind Maddened seas you toil Such wretched songs you sing Grizzled Captain Olsen Curses loud and vile All in a state of flux Below a peculiar smile He came down from the snowlands Stepping out of every shadey land In ports of cityscapes Where the work and the wages and the wars are made 48 hrs on the world wide web Still haven't found Jerry's painting yet Along the pearl horizon A shape most shadowy Sea dog Captain Olsen Sails the timeless seas There came an evil tempest That ran his ship aground The crew jumped for their lives But the captain he went down He came down from the snowlands Stepping out of every shadey land In ports of cityscapes Where the work and the wages and the wars are made He came down from the snowlands Stepping out of every shadey land In ports of cityscapes Where the work and the wages and the wars are made Farewell Captain Olsen
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Olives 03:41
Didn't see them coming Just heard their hammers ring Feet on cobbles drumming Olives wall to wall Didn't see them coming Blind guitarist played Fury bulls a-running Olives wall to wall Didn't see them coming Fear simply numb Who for what why gunning OIives wall to wall Didn't see them coming Lizards in the sun Above this trench I'm done in Olives wall to wall
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I am many miles away From where I should be Hiding in a hideaway Gazing out to sea High tide in the channel Ships sail by my way While pigeons grey the skies Around Burger Bar Bay Alone with the driftwood The wind and the salty spray Noting down seabirds That pass my way today Migrate over winter Down Africa way While pigeons grey the skies Around Burger Bar Bay While pigeons grey the skies Around Burger Bar Bay Sanderling and curlew Golden plover and you On the mud below where the traffic flies What am I going to do? I am many miles away From where I should be Hiding in a hideaway Gazing out to sea High tide in the channel Ships sail by my way While pigeons grey the skies While pigeons grey the skies Around Burger Bar Bay
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Farewell, farewell Marcy Our planets went astray How good we were Remember it that way We caught an early evening flight Farewell, farewell Marcy We kept bad company High speed wrecks In junkyard misery We landed in the sand at night Land of opportunity We couldn't get one right Land of opportunity We couldn't get one right Farewell, farewell Marcy We rode the radio waves Hardscrabble ground Into our crystal cave We danced until we were bled white Land of opportunity We couldn't get one right Land of opportunity We couldn't get one right Las Vegas What happens there's meant to stay there Las Vegas Was where gambled each other away Farewell, farewell Marcy Our planets went astray How good we were Remember us that way
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Rain 05:09
It's a blue time Blue time It's a blue time Blue time Falling on my head from a power hose. Filling my boots, soaking my clothes. It's coming down. Weatherman said it would be fine; I'll fine him for this new T-shirt of mine. It's coming down. You said that I'm an open book You read to pass the time, take another look Between the lines I've waited all day at the time and place Now I struggle down the road looking for your face Between the lines Here one comes but the Headlights are burning my eyes It moves too fast and I Sense I might be wasting my time No point in rushing, working up a sweat I'm as wet as I'm gonna get It's coming down Too much for nothing I fear to believe A dark horse I ride, a tangled web I leave As I go down Here one comes but the Headlights are burning my eyes It moves too fast and I Sense I might be wasting my time It's a blue time Blue time It's a blue time Blue time
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The first and self titled album - Jumbotown

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released October 7, 2020

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Jumbotown Sydney, Australia

Jumbotown is the acoustic singer songwriting duo of Mike Davies and Paul Ivor Jones

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