Dead Setters Alive at the Orange Grove Hotel 080906

by Mark Lucas

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1.
Wind River 03:30
RUN RUN WIND RIVER RUN THE GHOSTS OF CROWHEART BUTTE LIVE ON IN THE DUST OF THE BUFFALO DANCE OF THE SUN WHERE MAN AND MOTHER EARTH ARE ONE SACAJAWEA AS THE LEGEND GOES WAS LEWIS AND CLARK’S SHOSHONE ROSE LED THE WAY WEST INTO HISTORY WHERE MOUNTAINS RISE AND RIVERS RUN FREE RUN RUN WIND RIVER RUN… FROM THE BADLANDS TO THE PINE COVERED HILLS ON THE WARM VALLEY TRAILS IT’S LIKE TIME STOOD STILL NO WINDS OF CHANGE COULD TOUCH THE SOUL OF THE LAND WHERE THE HEARTBEAT DRUMS STILL ROLL RUN RUN WIND RIVER RUN NOW THE WHEEL IS TURNED OUR TIME IS COME AS WAX WINGS MELT BEFORE THE SUN VOICES OF THE PAST RECALLED WORLD IN THE BALANCE WOLVES AT THE DOOR RUN RUN WIND RIVER RUN
2.
OH SWEET SENORITA WON’T YOU COME SIT WITH ME I’M TIRED OF DRINKING ALONE YOU LOOK LIKE YOU BEEN WAITING FOR TOO LONG NOW FOR SOMEONE WHO STILL HASN’T SHOWN WE’RE BOTH DOWN ON OUR LUCK IT’S PLAIN TO SEE YOU’VE LOST YOUR SWEETHEART AND THE BOTTLE’S FOUND ME WE COULD JOIN FORCES POOL OUR RESOURCES I’VE GOT THE WAYS IF YOU’VE GOT THE MEANS ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND WE GO ‘TILL THE RIVER CALLS WE CAN DANCE IT ALLAWAY IN A HEARTBEAT AND A WALTZ SHE WAS AN ANGEL INCARNATE DRESSED IN BLACK VELVET I WAS THE DANCER AND SHE CALLED THE TUNE ‘TWEEN LOVE AND THE DESIRE HOT BLOOD AND HEART’S FIRE ONLY HEAVEN CAN HELP THE FOOL ‘TWEEN MY SILVER TONGUED DEVIL AND HER DARK EYES I WAS DETERMINED TO WIN HER- WON’T YOU BE MINE TONIGHT BUT I’M BOUND TO ADMIT THAT WHEN IT CAME DOWN TO IT I WAS TOO FAR GONE TO TRY ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND WE GO … OH SWEET SENORITA WON’T YOU DANCE WITH ME I’VE TRIED BUT I FEEL SO ALONE I THINK WE CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TAKE THE LEAD IN THREE QUARTER TIME WE’LL BE HOME MAYBE TONIGHT I’LL DRAW A WINNING HAND THE QUEEN OF HEARTS ON A ONE NIGHT STAND SOONER OR LATE I’M BOUND TO MAKE HER PASS THE BOTTLE AND STRIKE UP THE BAND ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND WE GO…
3.
Your Town 02:49
HE NEVER LOVED ELVIS AND HE LAUGHED AT JAMES DEAN NO LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG CRAZY EIGHTEEN A SMALL ROOM IN A SHARE HOUSE IN A SUBURB OF TOWN WAS ONLY TV EXPECTATIONS TOLD HIM LIFE HAD LET HIM DOWN HE DIDN’T DREAM OF MORE THAN A PLACE OF HIS OWN A PRETTY GIRL TO LOVE WHEN HE’S FEELIN’ ALONE IN YOUR TOWN HE REMEMBERS HIS MOTHER AND THE WAY THAT SHE FOUGHT TO KEEP THEM TOGETHER WHEN THEY TOOK LOVE TO COURT AND THE MAN WITH THE BOTTLE THAT HE KNEW AS DAD WHO LOVED LIKE ONLY A WOUNDED HEART CAN HE REMEMBERS THESE THINGS BUT DOESN’T SHOW THEM AT ALL BOYS DON’T CRY AND FROZEN TEARS DON’T FALL IN YOUR TOWN YEAH THE STREETS OF YOUR TOWN ARE ALIVE WITH THE DREAMS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU AND ME SO LIFE’S A SOAP OPERA AND TRUE LOVE’S JUST A DREAM THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING BUT THE SIRENS STILL SCREAM IF YOU’RE LUCKY YOU CAN LOOK OUT AT THE WORLD GOING BY AND SAY THERE BUT FOR THE GOOD GRACE OF GOD GO I BUT IN A SMALL ROOM SOMEWHERE THERE’S STILL SOMEONE’S SON WHO ONCE TOOK HIS FIRST STEPS WHO ONCE WAS LOVED IN YOUR TOWN
4.
Rosie 05:04
I’M GOING DOWN TO ROSIE’S TELL YOU WHAT I’M GONNA DO I’M GONNA FIND ME THAT WOMAN ‘COS SHE GOT ME FEELING BLUE SHE’S A RUNAROUND AIN’T NO TELLIN’ WHAT A MAN MIGHT DO ROSIE DON’T YOU TRY SO HARD TO COVER UP WHAT YOU’RE REALLY FEELING NOW ROSIE YOU AND I WERE NEVER STAR CROSSED LOVERS WHAT ARE YOU REALLY FEELING NOW? I’M GOING DOWN THIS EVENING AND I’M BOUND TO GO ALONE I’M GOING TO THE END OF THE SEVEN OCEANS ROAD ‘COS SHE TURNED ME DOWN BEFORE I GO I GOT TO KNOW ROSIE DON’T YOU TRY SO HARD TO… THERE ‘S A TRAIN LEAVES HERE THIS MORNING WILL TAKE ME FAR FROM HERE THERE’S A FACE AGAINST THE WINDOW CARRESSED BY A SINGLE TEAR DON’T YOU TURN AROUND DON’T YOU FEAR ROSIE DON’T YOU TRY SO HARD TO…
5.
WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME WHEN YOUR SUN HAS CLIMBED HIGHER WHEN I’M THE FLICKERING DISTANCE OF A ONCE RAGING FIRE WHEN TIME IS THAT JET PLANE WRITING TRAILS IN THE SKY THAT FADE WITH THE WIND YOU KNOW I WON’T SAY GOODBYE I WON’T SAY GOODBYE I WON’T SAY GOODBYE YOU’RE THE SPIRIT INSIDE THAT THEY CAN’T EXORCISE LOVE DON’T COMPROMISE AND I WON’T SAY GOODBYE WILL YOU STILL HOLD ME WHEN I REACH TO YOUR ARMS OR WILL I SLIP PAST YOUR MEMORY ON SOME OTHER’S CHARMS WILL I JUST BEA COLD SPACE THAT ONCE WAS KIND WHEN WE WERE TWO HEARTS THAT BEAT IN ONE TIME I WON’T SAY GOODBYE THIS MORNING YOU TOLD ME WHAT I SAID IN MY DREAMS YOU SAID WHO WAS THAT GIRL AND WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? WHO’S THAT YOU CALL HONEY IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT? I SAID YOU KNOW IT WAS YOU BABY COS YOU’RE MY LOVE SATTELITE I WON’T SAY GOODBYE
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Now I’m walking Down a road of my own choosing I don’t need no map to guide me Now I know my way There’s a light shines Through the window of my leaving I can feel the winds of freedom Blowing closer day by day Daylight come daylight fades Everything change and it’s all the same When I call your name And I’m learning That this world just keeps on turning Whilst the fires they keep on burning And nothing’s here to stay But you’re beside me And you soothe my mind and guide my feet And though life changes in a heartbeat I am not afraid Daylight come etc When the darkness sounds I will sing you to the light If your step should falter I will carry you through the night We got the one thing nobody else can steal And we don’t need nothing but this road beneath our wheels Daylight come etc x 2
7.
Charlie 04:23
CHARLIE WAS A DREAMER BUT NOBODY’S FOOL WORKED A WHITEFELLA WORLD WITH BLACKFELLA TOOLS DARED MEN DANCE TO A DIFFERENT TUNE BETWEEN THE LIGHTS OF THE TOWN AND THE DARK OF THE MOON ROLL CHARLIE ROLL NOW YOU RIDE THE GLORY ROAD ROLL CHARLIE ROLL CHARLIE HAD A NOTION TO CROSS THIS YOUNG NATION TOOK THE FREEDOM RIDE FROM STATION TO STATION NOW TIME’S ON HIS SIDE AND THE TIMES THEY ARE A’CHANGIN’ BRAVE MEN WALK WHERE THE FUTURE’S AWAITIN’ ROLL CHARLIE ROLL ETC HE SAID KEEP YOUR MONEY IT’S NO CURE FOR THESE BLUES YOU NEED SOME MORE DOLLARS TO LINE YOUR WHITE SHOES YOU MIGHT STEAL OUR LAND BUT YOU CAN’T TOUCH OUR SOULS WE GOT FORTY THOUSAND YEARS OF STORIES TO BE TOLD ROLL CHARLIE ROLL WELL YOU GOT TO MAKE A LIVING JUST TO GET FROM DAY TO DAY AND WE’VE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER AND WE’VE GOT TO LEARN TO PRAY AND MEN WILL DREAM AND DREAMS WILL FLY AND DREAMS WILL LIVE BECAUSE SPIRIT NEVER DIES ROLL CHARLIE ROLL
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Lean On Me 04:14
THE SUNDAY PAPERS BLOW LIKE TUMBLEWEEDS ACROSS TAYLOR SQUARE THE WIND SHIFTS AND THE AUTUMN LEAVES TURN THE CLOUR OF HER HAIR SHE BIDES HER TIME AS A PIGEON FLIES ADDING WINGS TO HER DISGUISE IN DREAMS OF THIS HER EYES MAY MIST BUT SHE’S NOTHING LEFT TO CRY LEAN ON ME HE WHISPERED SOFTLY TO HER WE’LL BE FREE I NEED YOU BABY NOW JUST YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD LEAN ON ME A CHINA CUP LIES BROKEN UPON THE KITCHEN FLOOR SHARDS OF INNOCENCE AGAINST REFLECTIONS OF COLD WAR EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT’S THE WAY IT GOES WHEN LOVE HEADS FOR THE DOOR ALONE TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN WHERE SILENCE LIKE A CHASM YAWNS LEAN ON ME ETC LOST IN THAT MOMENT WHERE THE PAST IS JUST A DREAM YOU FEEL LIKE PRISONERS NOW WHERE ONCE LOVE SET YOU FREE READ IT IN THE TABLOIDS AND IT’S ON THE DAILY NEWS BLOOD ON THE COURTHOUSE STEPS TEARS ON THE FACE OF THE MOON NOW IT ALL COMES DOWN TO LEGALITIES NOT THE CURRENCY OF LOVE WHEN TO GIVE A LITTLE HEART WOULD BE A BETTER WAY BY FAR LEAN ON ME ETC
9.
G THEY SAT TOGETHER IN A CROWDED BAR Am WHERE THERE’S NO FUTURE THERE’S NO PAST C G JUST THE MUZAK AND THE BEAT OF LONELY HEARTS G THEY WERE CLOSE YET MILES APART Am STOLEN KISSES IT’S AN ANCIENT ART C G GREET THE HUNGRY NIGHT WITH OPEN ARMS C Am G BRING ME WHISKEY DON’T SEND ME FLOWERS C Am G LEAD ME ON THROUGH THE DARKEST HOUR Am I NEED TO FEEL THAT I’M ALIVE C LATELY I’M JUST MARKING TIME C Am G BRING ME WHISKEY DON’T SEND ME FLOWERS YOUR NEW LOVER SOMONE’S FOOL CRYIN’ ‘COS HE’S BEEN UNTRUE GREEN IS STILL THE COLOUR OF THE BLUES YOU SAY THAT YOU’VE BEEN HURTING AND IT’S NO WONDER WHY YOU WISH FOR THE MOON BUT ONLY REACH TO THE SKY BRING ME WHISKEY ETC WAKE UP IN THE MORNING WITH SOMEONE ELSE’S BLUES AIN’T IT STRANGE HOW LOVE’S ILLUSIONS BECOME YESTERDAY’S NEWS LOVE’S A PERFECT STRANGER AND TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU AND SUNDOWN BE YOUR GUIDE BRING ME WHISKEY ETC
10.
I’ll be your full time man baby Walkin’ across the water to your side I’ll be your full time man baby Nothing can stop me this time Maybe an ocean in between But there ain’t nothin’ gonna stop you being mine Went down to the station Got me a ticket on that line Went down to the station And I got me to the water on time Got an ocean to cross Left all of my salty tears behind I left my mama and all of my friends Gonna start a new life gonna make amends I’ll be your full time man baby Walkin’ across the water to your side Gonna move to the country Leave this crazy city life behind Yeah I’m goin’ up the country Baby ‘cos this livin’ feels like dying Gonna tell everybody It’s your sweet lovin’ makes me feel alive I’ll be your full time man baby Walkin’ across the water to your side I’ll be your full time man baby You pull me like the moon pulls the tide I held you in my dreams Now I’m comin’ home to make you mine Yeah I held you in my dreams Now I’m comin’ home to make you mine
11.
In the Pines 04:10
12.
THEY SAY THE SISTERS OF MERCY ARE BUILDING A BRIDGE TO YOUR HEART WITH LOVE AND COMPASSION THEY’RE LEADING THE FIELD IN THEIR ART IT DOESN’T MATTER WHATEVER YOUR CREED OR YOUR CRAFT THE SISTERS OF MERCY ARE BUILDING A BRIDGE TO YOUR HEART SPENT MY LIFE UNDERGROUND NOW I WORSHIP THE LIGHT OF DAY NOW MY COAL BLACK LUNGS FIGHT FOR EACH BREATH THAT I TAKE I HAD ME WIFE BUT SHE LEFT WITH WHAT LITTLE I’D SAVED AND I’VE DRUNK ME A RIVER TO WASH ME FROM LIFE IN THIS GRAVE THEY SAY THE SISTERS OF MERCY… YOU CAN LAY GOOD MONEY ON THAT THING YOU KNOW THEY CAST THAT BELL AND NOW THEY’RE GONNA MAKE IT RING THERE’S A WORLD OF CONFUSION WAITING OUT THERE TO BE BLAMED FOR THE HARD TIMES, THE GRIEVING, STARVATION, THE FEAR AND THE PAIN FOR THE GREED WHEN WE STRIVE TO ACHIEVE WHAT WE CANNOT ATTAIN BUT IT’S THE SOUL AT THE HEART OF THE MAN THAT KEEPS OUT THE RAIN THEY SAY THE SISTERS OF MERCY…
13.
Jukebox Jury 04:46
The Jukebox jury just sentenced me to life Every time I hear Merle sing I see her eyes Tonight the bottle let me down tho’ mama tried And the Jukebox jury just sentenced me to life Only came into this bar to kill some time Now time’s been killin’ me ‘cos she’s not mine Then somebody slipped that coin into the slot And I’m the man that loves in the land that time forgot Yeah the Jukebox jury just sentenced me to life etc Now I’m going to have to ask you all to turn that music down You been playing our song I could hear it clear across town I used to be cold sober now I’m tight Now I’m the man that lives on the edge of Saturday night

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Lost in our vaults 'till now, recorded some 14 years back at the Orange Grove Hotel in Rozelle,

According to Mark… “It was raining outside, I was at a loose end and catching up on freeing up disc space, as you do in the covidigital age, when I stumbled upon these recordings and I thought ... was that really nearly fifteen years ago!?
Let’s put it out there... so here ‘tis. Enjoy, we did!”

It's been pretty tough out there for the extended professional musical community; having day gigs we're kind of protected from the financial & mental challenges of the last few months. In recognition of this & the great rewards making music has brought me, I've decided to donate all proceeds from this digital-only release to Support Act, every little bit helps.

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released January 28, 2021

Featuring dead set alumni Glenn Skarratt - guitar / mandolin / vocals and Steve Gunning - drums, along with usual offenders John Lee – fiddle / vocals, Chris Mearns – bass / vocals, and himself, Mark Lucas - vocals /guitar / songsmithery.

Recorded by Phil Cole and Terry Philpott.

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Mark Lucas Sydney, Australia

Australian roots music – it’s a sense of place. In singer-songwriter Mark Lucas' word picture world you’ll encounter ghosts of the past & yearning spirits of the present, making themselves known in a variety of familiar locales, together with a motley cast of misfits & dreamers who could fit in just about anywhere there’s people & stories to tell. ... more

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