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Oceans of Women and Wine

by Nathan Seeckts

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Melissa A voice to remember. Acoustic folk songs filled with characters fit for a Mountain Goats album ... or the longest country song ever. Favorite track: Sing For Your Supper.
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Nick Good dude. Strong pipes. Could probably use a little more beard.
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1.
Well we listened to those records till we wore out all the grooves You held my fingers tight, girl you taught me how to move My feet, they kept in time with every single beat The air was runnin’ heavy, full of cigarettes and wine And that summer dress you wore had you looking mighty fine My heart, was yours until the end right from the start We’d lean on that old porch We’d dance to those old songs My Mary-Anne We were far from perfect yeah mistakes were sometimes made My little auburn angel, you came in east from Adelaide My world, I laid it all at your feet darling girl The way you kissed me hard, biting down upon my lip My blood would mix with yours in almost every single kiss I’m yours, for now until the end forever more We’d lean on that old porch We’d dance to those old songs My Mary-Anne We sat on that old porch We sang out those old songs My Mary-Anne Remember that New Years we started driving north? Til ran all outta petrol and we couldn’t drive no more So we huddled in the backseat, drinking wine straight from the bag You said “Darling, I love you, but how long can this really last?” We drove back to that old porch I put on some sad songs I pulled you in so close I whispered please don’t go My Mary-Anne
2.
Shelby 04:31
As we leaned on the hood of your daddy’s old car I positioned one hand outta sight He said “Son make sure you take good care of her Bring her back safe at the end of the night”. “Yes sir”, I replied with a skip of my heart “For I am an honorable man” He said “I wasn’t talking about the girl you little fool” As he dropped those car keys in my hand He sang Oh-La-La-La, Oh-La-La-La, Oh-La-La-La-Oh As we drove that old Ford right down the Port Road Straight on into the night Well I noticed the look and the mist in your eyes As the dust settled onto the track You’d been trying so hard for year after year Just hoping his love would come back But his heart was too cold and those words were so rough As they worked their way under your skin So we boosted his car and stepped on the gas And we found a new place to begin We sang Oh-La-La-La, Oh-La-La-La, Oh-La-La-La-Oh As we drove that old Ford right down the Port Road Straight on into the night But the baggage you carried was stronger than steel It followed us from town to town And no matter how hard, I tried to lift it It insisted on weighing you down Until there came the evening you gave up the fight And took a long walk on your own At 7am, as the sun slowly rose On your body weighed down by the stone You sang Oh-La-La-La, Oh-La-La-La, Oh-La-La-La-Oh As we drove that old Ford right down the Port Road Straight on into the night As I leaned on the hood of your daddy’s old car Saw nothing but black sky and lights I scattered your ashes over the bay And I prayed that you’d sleep safe tonight
3.
Well the bright lights, they shimmer Reflecting the sweat off my brow Are you out there? Do you listen To the stories I’m tryin’ to pour out? Cause I’ll be up here for about half an hour There’s a girl by the stairs with red raw eyes Searching for god in each drink While the bar flies tell stories of the good times And the bartender shoots me a wink Two more rounds left in this happy hour So I sing For three pots yeah I’ll sing I’ll get loaded on gin While you sway and you swing Til the sweat soaks my skin For my supper I’ll sing Now the paint on the walls has long faded The carpet more soaked than your soul And you only drink drinks from the bottle in here Cause god knows what you’ll catch if you don’t That’s the risk when you drinking whiskey sour With every word that I try to spit out Is met with a blank stare and wide open mouths There’s some game on the TV and the publican swore That if I looked at his daughter I won’t play here no more So I sing For three pots yeah I’ll sing I’ll get loaded on gin While you sway and you swing Til the sweat soaks my skin For my supper I’ll sing
4.
The Heads 04:44
I stood on the dock that struck out from the shore I buried my head, waited five hours more I kept my eyes low, to escape the cold breeze But I kept them on the horizon to see You sail back in through The Heads To sail right back to my bed Once again. You’d been gone so long, I no longer wept You’d been charmed by the sea since we took our first steps And the ocean around here is saltier still For it catches the tears I try not to spill As you sail back out through The Heads As you sail away from our bed Once again We’re the young and we’re the dumb and we’re the free We’re the wild and the innocent. You and me. We’re the young and we’re the dumb and we’re the free You’re the wild and the innocent. You’re the sea. And this child inside me, continues to grow Will he be like his father, a slave to the boats With brine in his veins and a hatred of land Will you be back to guide him and make him a man As he follows you out through The Heads To leave another girl alone in his bed Once again We’re the young and we’re the dumb and we’re the free We’re the wild and the innocent. You and me. We’re the young and we’re the dumb and we’re the free You’re the wild and the innocent. You’re the sea.
5.
I met you on a Tuesday, as the sun it slipped away And left us in darkness and chains My little sparrow, your eyes start to narrow You said “I don’t think I can go home again” Cause’ you were the first love, you were the last You were the one who turned my heart to glass And it’s your song that’s bringing this tear to my eye And it’s your song I sing on these long drunken nights I said “Slow down and lean on me know Cause I’m lost in, the fire in your eyes I said, slow down and lean on me now Cause I’m lost in your eyes. The taste of your perfume, is filling was whole room So dull and so warm and so sweet I’d never known passion, or anticipation As our bodies entwined under sheets And I held you so tight, like you were the last With my hand down your back just like the rain on the glass it’s your song that brings a tear to my eye And it’s your song that I sing on these long drunken nights I said “Slow down and lean on me know Cause I’m lost in, the fire in your eyes I said, slow down and lean on me now Cause I’m lost in your eyes. One more touch, one more taste One more time, with your hands round my waist One more touch and darling one more taste Before you leaving me here to waste…. Away I said darling sing it out I said “Slow down and lean on me know Cause I’m lost in, the fire in your eyes I said, slow down and lean on me now Cause I’m lost in your eyes
6.
Stomp out that little cigarette Finish what you got left in that drink Push me up hard against the bar And tell me just what you think We’ll keep on dancing til the lights come on They’ll have to push us out to the street I’ll hold you close as the sky it cracks Saturates us from head to feet On and on We’ll dance on and on Through cobbled streets with your hand in mine The city hums with a jungle beat Strangers faces and bad tattoos Present themselves like some Mercy Seat On and on We’ll dance on and on We’ll find some late night back alley dive I’ll watch you waltz through the turpentine While the lost souls they bend and shake In dark oceans of women and wine On and on On and on On and on We’ll dance on and on Well I got your body and you’ve got my soul We sail together, we’ll pitch and we’ll roll With a honky-tonk jingle, yeah we’ll find our way And I swear I’ll still love you in the cold light of day

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released June 28, 2013

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Nathan Seeckts Geelong, Australia

Nathan Seeckts is a powerful singer songwriter who effortlessly fuses the sounds of Americana, folk, country and blues, delivered with a commanding voice that is equal parts gravel and passion.Taking inspiration from the songbooks of artists including Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell, Lucero and Steve Earle, his songs could find him comfortably at home in any bar from Melbourne to Memphis. ... more

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