Sitting by the Shore

from by Gordon Duthie

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Produced by Gordon Duthie.

Written by Gordon Duthie.

All musical parts / instruments performed by Gordon Duthie.

Recorded during 2016 / 2017 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Mixed and Mastered by Kevin McNoldy.

Art Direction / Design by Gordon Duthie.

Thanks to Siobhan, William, Jennifer, Heather and all my other family and friends that have supported me in one way or another.

© Gordon Duthie 2017

www.gordonduthie.com

lyrics

Sitting on the Broad Hill
Horizon stands still
Nobody far, nobody near
Rotten wood and sandy shoes

The monthly cheque
Ties me to this bench
In the place
With traffic bottlenecks

I never saw another land
Short sighted and stubborn
The glint of the station
Did enough to catch my eye

No fishing boats in the harbour
Their cargo isn't required
Our city doesn't need them
Just the towns with nothing tonight

Checklists and books
That are not academic
Their white collar son
Another generic

Checklists and books
That are not academic
Their white collar son
Another generic

I've been doing this for years
Looking for answers
The long blue reflection
Has always been there

Is the twitch from the cold
Or the mental stranglehold
I can see the masts
Through the ghost ship hold

Obsessed about vessels
Compulsive desire to look
A disorder of a hobby
Not in any school book

An official diagnosis
Will only hurt the ego
Inner acceptance is fine
For now anyway

Checklists and books
That are not academic
Their white collar son
Another generic

Checklists and books
That are not academic
Their white collar son
Another generic

Tall tales go up this coastline
Everything is always fine
Made for life
Without doing time

Running down the boulevard
Kills two birds with one stone
I look healthy and active
My mind drifts to the shore

Looking back makes me nervous
My spirit went to waste
I'm on an upward curve now
Although that maybe misplaced

Confident and carefree
Away from that bench
I look up there now
And can never forget

Checklists and books
That are not academic
Their white collar son
Another generic

Checklists and books
That are not academic
Their white collar son
Another generic

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from The Biggest Village, releases October 10, 2017

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