Sally & Ben

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    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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Sally was a girl who
Couldn’t make her own mind
Of what she wanted to lose -
She had everything
A girl could ever want
(And maybe then some more)
It’s not like
She even knew why
She cried at night -
Save it for the morning light,
It’s just a new day,
The sky ain’t so grey -
Why the sad face?
There’s plenty worse off than you.

Benny was a grown man -
He’d been around the block a few times
For a dime
But it was a dame
That he couldn’t obtain,
Punching in and out of the clock -
Making him go insane.
Just take a pill,
Get back on the treadmill,
Just don’t sit still -
There’s plenty out there to kill,
Just give of yourself;
Love someone else
‘Coz true love is true wealth.

Using each other,
Not really lovers,
Using each other’s beds and bodies -
Making them go insane.
Didn’t quite go to plan
For Sally & Ben –
Their time has come to close,
‘Twas a match made not up high
But down below,
So they took off all their clothes,
And true love is true wealth,
Sally & Ben didn’t find it themselves –
They just saw it sitting up on the shelf.


from Ess​-​Em, track released July 9, 2015
Sarah-Marie Marriott: Vocals, Piano
Jake Pember: Double Bass
Olga Solar: Violin
Declan Kelly: Drum kit



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Ess-em is the solo project for local Sydney-based pianist/accordionisma SM Marriott.

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