The debut album by Ess-Em is finally here! After 5 years of writing and gigging around Sydney and Newcastle, the Sydney based pianist/accordionisma finally has finally something to show for it. The punk/gypsy/folk/pop, self-titled debut features 7 renowned guest musicians including dub/reggae percussion powerhouse Declan Kelly, and members from The Button Collective and Scarlet's Revenge. The album is presented in a lovely gatefold card case with booklet, artwork by Sarah-Marie Marriott and Reese Geronimo.
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Well it’s a long time buried in the ground,
So I thought I’d let you know
That for three long years
I’ve felt some things
that I dared not ever show;
I’m a hypocrite,
I’m a lying bitch
And I reap not what I sow,
I think that 10 songs is long enough
To say my peace and let you go.
I don’t want a eulogy or a funeral just for us,
I don’t feel need to drink 10 coffees
Just to lament our past
I don’t need closure,
Or to know that you’re not with someone else,
Things are still the same
Before they changed,
Except I’m with myself.
It couldn’t be
Made more clear to me
Than when I gave you your first song,
And for too long a while
I was in denial
And thought nothing had gone wrong,
I should’ve known from the first time
That it would not be the last,
When a door is closed
You’re not supposed to know,
You won’t hurt if you don’t ask.
At the end
Now that we are free
And I’ve pushed that shit uphill,
And we don’t need to live with apathy,
Just our conscience and our guilt,
But I wanted what I couldn’t have
And you seemed to fit the bill,
At the end of the day
You were just a waste of time for me to kill.
But why was I flogging this dead horse for so long?
It never left the gate and now it’s time has passed and gone,
Emotionally drained but I’ve got 10 songs to show,
I should’ve shown them to your face
But now you’ll never know.
You’ll never know.
This little sapling needed some time to grow,
Three years was not in vain ‘coz I’ve got 10 songs to show.
track released September 7, 2015
Sarah-Marie Marriott: Vocals, Piano
Simon Wale: Drum Kit