COLD MOTHER NIGHT

by Tom Redwood

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"Cold Mother Night"
Walking Bird Records
copyright 2017

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released June 4, 2017

All songs written by Tom Redwood
Except ‘X’ - words by James Joyce

Produced by Tom Redwood & Mick Wordley
Engineered by Mick Wordley
Mastering by Mick Wordley

Tom Redwood: vocals, guitars, piano, bass, percussion
Vic Conrad: piano, hammond, wurlitzer, moog
Keith Davis: lap-steel, electric guitar
Colin Gellard: bass
Terry Aldridge: drums

Recorded at Mixmasters Studio
July-September 2016

Artwork by Kate Alexander

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Tom Redwood Australia

Tom Redwood is an Australian songwriter and performer. He has written and released four albums and one EP. The albums COLD MOTHER NIGHT, LOOK!, BACK TO THE BRAIN and the MEXICAN FOOD EP are available on Walking Bird Records. Tom is also a writer and the author of "Andrei Tarkovsky's Poetics of Cinema." (Cambridge Scholars Press)
contact: thomascredwood@hotmail.com
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Track Name: Give it a Little Time
Give it a little time
Give it a little time and wait for tomorrow
All this aside it will be alright
Give it a little time
Give it a little more than hate
Plain and simple
How about a little love?
And it will be alright
And what can I say?
And what can I do?
What can I do?
Except lie here in bed and think of you
Give it a little time
Give it a little time and wait for the Devil
Sure as Hell he will be on time
(doodoodoodoo)
All this aside, all this away
And what can I say?
And what can I do?
What can I say?
Except drop to my knees and pretend to pray
Give it a little time
Give it a little time
And wait for tomorrow
Sure enough it’ll be alright
And toss this heart away
Be a ghost, don’t be afraid
Let the Spirit play
Let the night time turn into day
And roll the stone away
Lose your grip on yesterday
Cos she don’t love you like she said she would
But we still love you like we said we would
So give it a little time and it’ll be alright
Track Name: lay low
How can I forget the woman who’s kept me waiting so long?
So long
Walking on four legs with so many people around
Around
Lay low, lay low, lay low
Mortified me like the fruit on a tree
Pick me
Let go of all your dreams and keep me warm in this bed
Instead
Lay low, lay low, lay low
Lay low., move on, forget this song
This pantomime gone wrong
This suicide gone wrong
Spoke with the priest and he told me to tell you it’s wrong
So wrong
Poor dumb bastard he really believed in your love
Some chump
Lay low, lay low, lay low
Track Name: Mother Night
Heard a voice from another place
Maybe Heaven, maybe outer space
An other-worldy beauty
Angelic alien harmony
And her band it kept in time
She sang to me yes me alone
She sang into her microphone
Welcomed her song into my mind
And my heart it stood in line
And all the men born from mud
Sit and keep the time for her love
While their hearts and minds give up
And fight for their place in line
Heard a voice from another place
Heard the voice of another face
Heard a voice inside my head
Told me that you were dead
Lover’s curse too blind to see
Lovers become my enemy
Pray to God to set things straight
And drain this sad heart of its hate
I loved that woman like a child
Loved her, let my heart run wild
Set a fire to the sun
And came out hating everyone
Solitude’s too good for me
Solitude is blind you see
She sang into her microphone
And I sat there all alone
Welcomed her song into my heart
And my mind it was torn apart
Radiant angel beauty
Angel from the Sun
Dancing with your voice, dear girl
Singing, pleasing everyone
Radiant Night
Heavenly Light
Heavenly Light
Call me tonight
My dear friend goodbye
Dear girl goodbye
Dear girl goodbye
Call me tonight
Call me tonight
Track Name: Entwined
Destinies Entwined
Sitting on the range
Our destinies entwined
Locked inside this brain
Entwined
Fall in love again
Woman that you are
Skin as soft as night
A present for my wife
Show you someone who
Can find the life in death
And find the death in life
Our destinies entwined
Lines that brought us here
Our destinies entwined
Strings in the earth and the air
Entwined
The Night is drawing near
Stopping in the hall
Heard a woman’s call
Dare to step inside
Show you someone who
Can find the life in death
And find the death in life
Only a spirit
That you’ve stumbled on
Only a murder
That you’re running from
Only a father
Only a son
Only the devil and his song
Our destinies entwined
Our destinies entwined
Living on the range
Entwined
Life without pain
Entwined
Fall in love again
Track Name: Waiting for the Dogs
Getting darker now
And I’m still waiting here
Sitting with my heart
And fighting off the fear
Sitting in this bedroom
Sitting in the dark
Sitting with the emptiness
Waiting for the dogs to bark
Darkness smothers me
And wraps me up in dark
Tightening its sheets
And winding up the clock
Turning on the world
Coiling round the tree
She’ll close in, be herself
Following her destiny
Alcohol my friend
Take me to the end
Take me to the numb times
And the pain that never ends
The Devil is a concept
A concept and a lie
But that don’t mean that he ain’t real
And he wants to watch you die
So blindness be my companion
As I stumble through the dark
Stumble on this winter’s night
I can hear the dogs, how they bark
Howling for their supper
Howling at the moon
Howling for your tenderness
It will come, the morning soon
Track Name: Stone
Walk across the lake
Across the storm
Across the Nightbird’s call
To the place
To her house
To confess your love
And all the things
You can’t control
Only a stone
She has hazel eyes
In shades of green
In shades of secrecy
She told a lie
He told a lie
He led himself to believe
He told the lie
And now it’s done
Only a stone
Walk across the park
Along the path
Across the street to ask
For a chance
To compete for her heart
Well go ahead
He chose the lead
Only a stone
Only a stone
Walk back up the path
And don’t look back
Your heels are aching
Stop. Take off your shoes
Feel the pain
Take a good look inside
It’s not your heart
It’s not your soul
It’s only a stone
Only a stone
Only a stone
Track Name: Snakes in the Valley
Dreams of another, scenes of the girl
Snakes in the valley coiled around the world
She blinks as its heart beats
And steers it through the rain
Must have been insane
Dreamer don’t leave her
When you’re walking out there
Lover stay near her
In the pouring rain
Brother, come nearer
Let me see your fair face
Must have been sleeping when it all went down
Must have been sleeping again
Ride the wild donkey through the pouring rain
Satan’s in the mountains calling out your name
The sky it’s so fragrant
The Earth it’s just the same
Even when you’re dead
Dreamer don’t leave her
When you’re walking out there
Lover stay near her
In the pouring rain
Brother, come nearer
Let me see your fair face
Must have been sleeping when it all went down
Must have been sleeping again
All of those stories
All of those lies
All of those lies
Dreamer don’t leave her
When you’re walking out there
Lover stay near her
In the pouring rain
Brother, come nearer
Let me see your fair face
Must have been sleeping when it all went down
Must have been sleeping again
Track Name: Woman
Woman
You owe me nothing
Woman you owe me tonight
Drink from the bottomless ocean
Drink from the water’s edge
Drink from the poison well
Woman
You came out of nowhere
I am the one who is
And you’re the one who is not
You’re just fucking with me
You’re just another guy
Too uneven to fly
Woman
You saw it coming
And you just sat there with your son
He says he wants to lead us
We don’t like his face
We’ve never been to that place
Track Name: In the Way
In a trance we used to sit in mother’s lap
Thumbing through the pages of life
In a trance we used to wait in borderlands
Waiting for the dogs to arrive
Now hey, we’ve fallen beneath the wheel
Our pick-up truck got lost in the night
Hey, we’re talking to ourselves in here
And there’s two ways to get out of this fight
The opposite persuasion
Bitterness to sweet
Fall in love with everyone
Everyone I meet
In the way we used to take complete control
Over everything in our lives
In the way we’d talk about the sad details
Of people who got lost in the night
Limp dick fascists and the bourgeoisie
Turning everything to the right
Old man Robin and his fontanel
Pushing his way into the light
The opposite persuasion
Bitterness to sweet
Fall in love with everyone
Everyone I meet
The obvious frustration
Why can’t I? Why can’t you?
Fall in love with everyone
Everyone I
Everyone I
Everyone I meet
Track Name: X
Bright cap and streamers
He sings in the hollow
Come follow, come follow
All you that love
Leave dreams to the dreamers
That will not after
That song and laughter
Do nothing move
With ribbons streaming
He sings the bolder
In troop at his shoulder
The wild bees hum
And the time of dreaming
Dreams is over
As lover to lover
Sweetheart, I come
- from Chamber Music by James Joyce

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