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from Marion by Darren Watson



Passing resemblance to any artist living or dead is entirely possible.


Now Marion got to the heavenly gates
and he walked on in like he owned the whole place
but Saint Peter said no, bro, you don’t get to go
‘til I get a good look at your face

Says here your name is Jacobs and I understand
you were just thirty seven years old
so tell me your story and please keep it brief
and I’ll let you in out of the cold

Yeah, my name is Jacobs but my friends call me Walter
and I struggled with some shit my whole life
never did find a soul that could settle me down
let alone what you might call a wife

I hit the road, and the streets you might say
as a child of twelve in the South
and I travelled around and worked on my sound
as I tried to get by with my mouth

I went up to Chicago and I played with some cats
but you prob’ly ain’t heard of ‘em, man
suffice it say they all did it my way
and we toured and I carried the can

But my sound was a thing that some people can’t sing
like those crooners out selling their shit
and before I knew what, I was losing the plot
and went crazy just chasing a hit

So here I am in this light – I got beat in fight
one of many that I can’t recall
Bro, please let me in ‘cause I’m suddenly cold
and my head hurts from taking that fall

Hey Walter! Here’s your harp and welcome on in
Peter grins as he hands him that thing
What the fuck is this shit? Here, I brought my own
and Walter leans down and plugs in . . .


from Marion, track released April 8, 2022
Darren Watson: Vocals, Fender Stratocaster, Hammond organ, drums & programming, agogo bells, can shaker, tambourine, handclaps, glockenspiel
Steve Moodie: Höfner 500/1 bass guitar
Matthew Hay: Harmonica
David Bremner: Tuba, Trombone

Produced by Darren Watson for Real Deal Productions Ltd.
Recorded & mixed by Darren Watson at Lamington Recording, Pōneke, Aotearoa
Mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki Studios, Kapiti, Aotearoa

(C)2022 Darren Watson/Control/APRA
(P)2022 Lamington Records/Real Deal Productions Ltd.


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