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Slow Volume

by Dutch Courage

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Elegy 01:37
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
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
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
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...
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.


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

St. Louis songwriter Andy Puechner grew up obsessed with music: playing his father’s rock albums in the family's rumpus- room, and making a racket playing bass in his High School punk bands.  His talent for melody convinced him to perform solo as Dutch Courage, garnering notice from outlets like the Riverfront Times & Shepherd Express.
He continues to write and record music in his STL City home.
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