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by The Coves

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Words and Music by Peter Azzopardi. Recorded and mixed by Chris Hiotakis, Phat on the Grill Studio, Bellarine, late August 2009. Mastered by Lachlan Carrick at Moose Mastering, Richmond. Artwork by Jen Cabraja.

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released December 1, 2009

The Coves are:
Peter Azzopardi - guitars and vocals
Aidan Windle - bass and vocals
Jarrod Brown - drums

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Track Name: Make Mine A Double
MAKE MINE A DOUBLE

She’s got a fever caught inside
From her rosaries to her skirt that rides
When the wind blew hard she just shook and fell
She drank from the well
Hey, I don’t blame her, begrudge her neither
You know I’m always just so happy to see her
But let it be known, I wouldn’t wanna be ya
When she comes around

Make mine a double, nothin’s worth all this trouble
Never wanted to hear you say, “when it’s my shout, who’ll pay”

He’s insipid, he’s not kind
The sort of person who’d dig a hole to hide in
Don’t take him home, nor bathe or dress his wounds
He’ll rob all the moon
Hey, I don’t blame ya for wanting to score
There’s people dumber in life with so much more
But placing Nurse, Mother, and playing a Whore
Won’t win you awards

Make mine a double, nothin’s worth all this trouble
Never wanted to hear you say, “when it’s my shout, who’ll pay”

Please forgive me my desert mind
I could drain you all a thousand times
But you can’t lead the lame or crooked kind
To the water blind

Make mine a double, nothin’s worth all this trouble
Never wanted to hear you say, “when it’s my shout, who’ll pay”
When it’s my shout, who’ll pay?
When it’s my shout, who’ll pay?
Track Name: You're Gonna Miss That Man
YOU’RE GONNA MISS THAT MAN

Sleep will not come
To him who don’t feel at home
With his eyes like stone
And those teeth that grind to the bone
When he finds you, you’re alone

You’re gonna miss that man, when you find him gone
You’re gonna miss that man when he’s gone

And you’re gonna hate that man
Tell ‘em he’s no good
You’re gonna build your fire
And cut him like dead wood
Back to the factory, where he’s from

You’re gonna miss that man, when you find him gone
You’re gonna miss that man, when you find him gone
You’re gonna miss that man when he’s gone

Don’t get caught between sheets that feel like lead
If his voice keeps trailing off, and he sleeps sound in a strange bed
Back to the foundries and stinkin’ swamps

You’re gonna miss that man, when you find him gone
You’re gonna miss that man, when you find him gone
You’re gonna miss that man when he’s gone

Give no reprieve
To them you don’t believe
When they say they love you
But then they always leave
Mud and tire tracks on your lawn

You’re gonna miss that man, when you find him gone
You’re gonna miss that man, when you find him gone
You’re gonna miss that man when you find him gone
You’re gonna miss that man when you find him gone
Track Name: Home By Now
HOME BY NOW

If I was still sixteen, with my engines drawn
And a full head of hair, and my cheap cologne
Would you take these words within, hold them to your bones?

Or would you keep them in your thoughts, like I’ve always done
Bring them out in dead of night, when those silos hum?
Thinking “oh, if you were here, I’d be safe from harm”

I keep my curtains drawn
As night time turns to dawn

I drive these familiar streets, rooftops made of tin
Golden glow of ember light, keeping warmth within
I can’t break a happy home, the wolves must be let in

Come on time, deliver me from my youthful tomes
Am I the only fool that’s left here who’s still not grown?
Baying, oh, I lived here, I’d be home by now

Waterholes and gravel roads and friends we used to know
Thinking big and making plans and going to a show
Now I’m lost without a map, heading right off-road

And I should be home by now
Together somehow

Darling don’t remember me for things I never did
I was just a low and lonely self-effacing kid
I know how your silent man shakes beneath his lid
I’m just your lonely boy
I’m like a broken toy, who can’t unwind

You ever drive the highways home, see those happy signs?
Families ‘round their dinner mats, friends singing Auld Lang Syne
Did you ever recognise the sidewalks and the trees
Standing in the rain outside, big drops from the leaves
Thinking, “hey that could have been mine,
Man, that should have been me”
Now I have a special place in your ghost history

And I should be home by now
Together somehow
I should be home by now
Track Name: Walk With Me
WALK WITH ME

I don’t mind if you’re occupied or vacant
You need love like a canvas needs a painter
Don’t have to play dead all the time
You’ve got needs babe, and I’ve got mine

Do you wanna walk with me?
Do you wanna walk with me?

You packed up all your powders and your incense
Threw ‘em out, used your solitude as defence
Could you ever live without?
I don’t see it, but I see you around

Do you wanna walk with me?
Do you wanna walk with me?

Little bird, sitting high upon your should
Sing to me all them pretty words you taught her
Never want to let her down (no, I don’t)
Wanna mean it, mimic your sound

Do you wanna walk with me?
Do you wanna walk with me?
Do you wanna walk with me?
Do you wanna walk with me?