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Hallam Highwater replied on Thunder & Rain  2 years ago
 
Thank you Kate.
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Thx Frank.
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Thx very much.
Hallam Highwater replied on Thunder & Rain  2 years ago
 
Thanks. You've got very wide tastes. Love it when artists from different genres than mine will listen. Sorta counts double if you know what I mean.
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Cheers.As soon as I figure out how the site works I'll do the same for you.
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by Hallam Highwater
Released 2 years ago
Roots, Country, Singer-songwriter
This song is about a very fucked up guy who's not getting any less fucked up during the course of the song. It's about what such a guy would think on June 21st, as he looks at the wreckage he's created. But his mood is jaunty, and he seems to have no idea what his craziness has done to himself and to others.
by Hallam Highwater
Released 2 years ago
Roots, Country, Singer-songwriter
This is a love song for my wife, Christa. The first song I wrote after I met her was called In The Morning. One of her dreams ended up in that one. With that song I think I finally learned how to write honestly about difficult things without taking just my own side, for the duration of the song at least. With Just For You, I found some words about love that I think are as close to having no artifice as I can get, and really are simply about her. JUST FOR YOU Chorus Just for you I’ll make it turn into spring Just for you I‘ll make sure time don’t mean a thing Just for you I’ll always try to sing Just for you Darlin’ just for you With every breath I take Somehow I see your face When I’m asleep or when I am awake Right here or some other place We could endure a thousand years Shed an ocean full of tears Learn how our hearts can break Just for you Chorus If it can all makes sense It’s only from lovin’ hard Let there be no pretence We are all just a little scarred We could encourage all of our fears Or take any old way outta here Things I’m happy to disregard Just for you Chorus I’m gonna find a way You can leave it all up to me And if we go astray Or eat the fruit of a poison tree No matter what may be in decline Or how far we may fall behind I will go steal the master key Just for you Credits Music and Lyrics: David Hallam Vocals: David Hallam Lead Guitar: Dan Howlett Rhythm Guitar: Dale Bishop Guitar/Vocals: B Nash Bass Guitar: Peter McFarlane Drums: Bruce Cameron Produced by: Daryl Chonka, Old Growth Studio
by Hallam Highwater
Released 2 years ago
Roots, Country, Singer-songwriter
This is a live recording of the song I posted yesterday, Thunder & Rain. Working with me on the song for this version were Michael Braithwaite, Step Braithwaite and Sam Harley. The recording was done in Sam's studio in North London. Sam played acoustic guitar and mandolin. Michael and Step sang harmonies and played hand percussion. We did the song in one take, with the harmonies double-tracked. This is easily my favourite version of it, and is to me true roots music. We had smoked some exceedingly fine Lambsbread just before cutting the track. All of us except Sam had only recently broken coke and heroin addictions. Sam had more sense than to be addicted to anything but music. Some of the raw edge of being sane again after years of self-abuse seems to me to come through on this version of it. All of us have stayed drug-free ever since. Oh, you think cannabis is a drug? Not on your life. It's a sacrament and a plant. Humans synthesize chemicals to make drugs. Nature made cannabis all by herself.
by Hallam Highwater
Released 2 years ago
Roots, Country, Singer-songwriter
This song was written so that Canada would have its equivalent to Johnny Horton's classic Battle of New Orleans, about the War of 1812-14. Now, America may have won that battle. But they were facing mainly a bunch of Brit Redcoats. From Johnny's song, you'd think America won that war. Nope. Up here in Canada, America invaded invaded in 1812, got their asses kicked by Canadians and Tecumseh's warriors, along with some French-Canadian fur traders, and scuttled back home in 1814. This song is about an Irish Canadian, John Paul O'Rielly, who was dragooned into the army by the Brits we still hadn't turfed out. But eventually he fought with the 'irregulars' - that is, freedom fighters - who were in battles from Montreal to Detroit, as the song says.
by Hallam Highwater
Released 2 years ago
Roots, Country, Singer-songwriter
My godson Ephraim Braithwaite, when he was about 3 years old, came into the room I was sitting in with his Mum and Dad. He was chanting "Money Money" over and over, and giggling. His Dad, Michael Braithwaite, his Uncle Stephen Braithwaite, and I were rehearsing. We started to chant tunelessly along with Ephraim, with us all now giggling. The melody occurred to me in about 2 minutes, and I wrote the song in under 10 minutes. Later that same day we recorded it, with Sam Harley on guitar and mandolin, Michael, Steven and David Braithwaite on harmonies, Michael on Bass, Steven on keys and everyone in the room on bits and pieces of hand percussion.