Northey Sessions

by Old Towns

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The 'Northey Sessions' were recorded live off the floor in my living room on January 20th, 2015. Engineered by Jesse Northey, we caught two new songs, and two old songs in a single take.

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released April 1, 2015

Thanks to Jesse Northey for engineering this EP.
Songs/Guitar/Vocals/Stompbox by Robbie Shirriff
Guitar/Banjo by Jordan Belanger

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Track Name: Freight Train Blues
empty bottles on the porch, drained like the thoughts were from my head
I spent some time collecting them on the terrace outside my bed
I got lost in the streets between where Verdun and Vendome meet
had you draw me a map so I could find my way back

hey hey I won't soon forget your missed phone calls, my hand rolled cigarettes
hey hey I wish that I could stay, but once I'm on that metro line, I'll be on my way

there were holes in my shoes; I was singing the freight train blues
and just like the cheap tattoos, I won't be forgetting you
The van broke down on our way out of town
stress, sweat, and gasoline. There was nowhere I'd rather be

I gave you all my best. I've been awake for days and it's time for me to rest.
Track Name: Swear Like A Sailor
You ask what's got me down, I don't frequent this part of town
I don't know my way around
I'm always running late, it's hard to concentrate
my nerves have been shaking since I started my day

Sometimes it feels like I'm caving in

Hey friend tell me what's new, let's get together for a beer or two
I always drink my fill
I know it's getting late, I find it hard to concentrate
when the spirits are saturating my veins

Sometime it feels like I'm caving in

Walk past the corner store, nothing good happens after 4 in the morning
hey Rob it's time to head home
You said I made my bed and now I have to lie in it
well I think I'd rather sleep in the street

so if I'm the burden, well goddamn, mercy me
at times I feel deserted but I'll still land on my own two feet

You ask what's got me down, I don't frequent this part of town
I don't know my way around
I'm always running late, it's hard to concentrate
my nerves have been shaking since I started my day

Sometimes it feels like I'm caving in
sometimes my mind feels like a prison
so from this bottle I'll drink deep
then send me out to sea