Home Grown

by Esstee Big Band

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Flame Trees 05:44
Kids out driving saturday afternoon just pass me by And I'm just savoring familiar sights We share some history, this town and I And I can't stop that long forgotten feeling of her Try to book a room and stay tonight Number one is to find some friends to say "you're doing well" After all this time you boys look just the same Number two is the happy hour at one of two hotels Settle in to play "do you remember so and so? Number three is never say her name Oh the flame trees will blind the weary driver And there's nothing else could set fire to this town There's no change, there's no pace Everything within its place Just makes it harder to believe that she won't be around But oh who needs that sentimental bullshit, anyway Takes more than just a memory to make me cry And I'm happy just to sit here a table with old friends And see which one of us can tell the biggest lies And there's a girl falling in love near where the pianola stands With a young local factory auto worker just holding hands And I'm wondering if he'll go or if he'll stay Do you remember, nothing stopped us on the field In our day Oh the flame trees will blind the weary driver And there's nothing else could set fire to this town There's no change, there's no pace Everything within its place Just makes it harder to believe that she won't be around Oh the flame trees will blind the weary driver And there's nothing else could set fire to this town There's no change, there's no pace Everything within its place Just makes it harder to believe that she won't be around Songwriters: Steve Prestwich / Don Walker
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See you watching me like a hawk I don't mind the way you talk But if you touch me somethin's got to give I live the life I love and I love the life I live So if you see me and think I'm wrong Don't worry 'bout me just let me go My sweet life ain't nothing but a thrill I live the life I love and I love the life I live My diamond ring and my money, too Tomorrow night these may belong to you These girls move me at their will I live the life I love and I love the life I live I may bet a thousand on a bet this time One minute later I can't cover your dime Tomorrow night I might be over the hill I just want you to know, baby, the way I feel Oh, I'm rockin' when you pass me by Don't talk about me because I could be high Please forgive me if you will I live the life I love and I love the life I live
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Sun goes down and things fire up On Frenchman St in New Orleans It’s not just the girls having fun And every night hear great bands play At the Spotted Cat and DBA It’s not just the girls having fun It’s been that way since Louis blew his horn Now New Orleans parties till the first light of dawn The band strikes up all brass and drums But only till the coppers come It’s not just the girls having fun ___________________________________________________________ Have you tried the etouffee It’s jacomo fi na ne It’s not just the girls having fun The local folk ain’t hard to please Remember just be nice or leave It’s not just the girls having fun That Southern hospitality’s so warm In New Orleans everyone’s happy to crawl home Once your there you’ll want to stay Et lassey le bom temp rouler ce ne sont pas que les filles qui s’amusent __________________________________________________________ From Decatur up to St Claud For these six sweet blocks well praise the Lord It’s not just the girls having fun And as the Mississippi sways They know down in the Marignay It’s not just the girls having fun As cable cars go rattlin’ down the street In New Orleans the locals cry Just shut up and eat This Southern city blessed with soul Is where they let the good times roll It’s not just the girls having fun
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Big City 03:35
There's no place on Earth that I'd rather be Give me the bright lights Big cities for me Don't live in the country All those hippies running free All I want are the bright lights Big cities for me Now come on, come on, to the city Big cities for me I got a woman and she's waiting there for me And I met her in the city Big cities for me Night-time is the right time Shock town is my town I got a woman and she's waiting there for me I met her in the city Big cities for me Night-time is the right time Shock town is my town New York, New York, New York, New York New York, New York, oh
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Angel 06:49
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I never throw, caution to the wind When trouble calls I never let her in. If I’ve cause to walk The straight and narrow path I keep I will go where only angels tread I look before I leap. I never leave any stone unturned I’m careful not to get my fingers burned Though I take great care To make sure each thing’s in it’s place When it comes to you I lose my way ‘Cause you are my best mistake. I always leave well enough alone I act before I know the bird has flown I never put off a task That I can do today And while others sit out in the sun I’m busy making hay I only speak when I have the need And always try again if I don’t succeed I’m careful to take the time To bend and not to break But when it comes to you I lose control ‘Cause you are my best mistake
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FEELING SORRY You’re feeling sorry, sorry for yourself You’re feeling lonely and left upon the shelf You ever wonder how these things come to pass? Perhaps you’re better off getting off your arse ‘Cause truth be known you’re boring with your whinging and your crying If people tell you that they care they’re probably just lying Perhaps I’m being a little rough Then again maybe you have got it tough ‘Cause I forget you had a great education A family that loves you, universal admiration A house, good food, fine wine, and a pet I’d call you underprivileged if that’s what you get! And so you’re healing the wounded child within But it’s the outer one that’s causing all the din And you’re professing all the things you think you should Don’t be so humble – you’re really not that good ‘Cause God knows you’re annoying with your bitching and your moaning It’s hardly any wonder then that nobody is phoning I can see why it is that you’re so disaffected That’s why you need your head inspected Opportunity is knocking, you’re still looking for the stocking You hope that Santa left behind Or could it be I’m being just a little too unkind? Sorry!
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It’s not a plan It’s not a dream It’s not something that some clever someone once schemed It’s here and it’s and it’s now and it happened some how I guess you could say that it’s love It isn’t plain It isn’t clear I know things may not always be as they appear Believing it’s true when you haven’t a clue I guess you could say that it’s love Though it seems clear you’re determined to ignore it Still in the end you’ll find there’s not answer for It’s not the place It’s not the time To be taking a chance without reason or rhyme You’re here and it’s now and it happened somehow I guess you could say that it’s love
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The Esstee family is proud to introduce their brand new album Home Grown. Featuring swingin' originals and specially created arrangements of classic Australian tunes by members of the band and some of Australia's best young arrangers. This is big band music like you’ve never heard it before!

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released November 8, 2018

Esstee Big Band Are:
Saxophones: Tarko Sibbel+, Cara Taber, Scott Templeton, Nathaniel Poynter, Phillip Reichman, Matt Poynter*
Trombones: Andrew Serpell, Hamish Moffatt, Wes Mowson+, Simon Greatwood, Tim Blamey*
Trumpets: Dan Heskett, Pat Broadbent, Mel Wilkinson+, Matt Turner, Dave Hirst*
Rhythm Section: Piano: Anthony Barnhill, Guitar: Norm Grimmett, Drumkit: Mat Duniam, Bass: Tim Nikolsky
* Esstee regular not on this recording + Guest musician on this recording
Vocalists: Margot Leighton & Zac Teichmann.
Music Director: Scott Templeton

Produced by Tim Nikolsky & Nathaniel Poynter
Mixed by Niko Schauble & Tim Nikolsky
Recorded October 8-11, 2018 at Pughouse Studio by Niko Schauble www.pughousestudios.com

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