Slow Volume

by Dutch Courage

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5 song EP originally recorded under the name "Slow Volume". A physical release never materialized (long story), so I thought it would make sense to bring it under this umbrella.


released January 1, 2011

All songs written, recorded, and performed by Andy Puechner.
Album Mastering by Tom Behrendt.



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Dutch Courage St. Louis, Missouri

Dutch Courage is the alter-ego of St. Louis based songwriter Andy Puechner, who has been writing and performing his bedroom- folk & pop stylings since the summer of 2003. The music is centered around Puechner's voice & fingerstyle guitar work- melodic hooks are simultaneously barbed and gentle, with lyrics somehow both bitter and sweet, optimistic & wry.

Folk & Pop without fences.
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Track Name: Elegy
So gone are the days where we'd stay out 'til dawn / and if we got paid then we'd go tie one on / casually slip out the side through the band's favorite song / and laugh 'cause your leading me on

and now you'd better come clean / the damage has already been done / and it would be criminal to leave

So gone are the days where we'd stay out 'til dawn / and if we got paid then we'd go tie one on / casually slip out the side through the band's favorite song / song how you're leading me on / oh song how you're leading me on
Track Name: The last thing that you read before you go
Give me one more chance so that this doesn't have to be the last thing that you read before you go / you're a General and I'm a Flank you've rolled into the sea think I'll break my sword across my knee / I'm a hated Aristocrat and you're the Guillotine, seems to be a funny way of meeting don't you think? / You're a Revolutionary taken to the street, I'm the Bourgeoisie who's face you've burned in effigy

And I think of what I wouldn't give to breathe

You're the Medical Examiner and I'm the piece of meat, you've been checking me over for Legionnaire's Disease / I'm a blighted neighborhood a target for a relief, you're an Absentee Landlord been turnin' off the heat / I'm a cop out walkin' for his first day on the beat, you're the small-time hustler that I didn't want to meet
Track Name: Listen to the Sound
Listen for the sound of the things to come / listen 'til it rings in your eardrums / is that the sound? / is that the sound of laughter echoing aloud from such a long long time ago / Is that the rhythm of our modern world that makes you feel so cold and small

I think you've cried enough for two / now you've got to learn
Track Name: Sinners and Saints
We were wed by the riverside, made a pledge to the water they could never abide, oh no / we were ferried to the other shore, and I told you we were never goin' back anymore, oh no / all I ever need is my baby

Had a thought in the back of my mind, we were leaving all the sinners and the saints behind oh yes / and they were gonna have to think again if they thought we would ever try to make our amends oh yes / all I ever need is my baby, right here

Take me back to the water...
Track Name: Just Another Rambling Rose
Sister Mary-Catherine's been wondering where you are / If she don't know by now / Your escape 'cross half the state's built mainly on your charm / if you don't know by now / He seems like he's nice enough but don't take things too far / if you don't know by now / Tell me how you plan to make them pay for all your scars / If you don't know by now

How you gonna deal / With those sayin' your just another ramblin' rose.