I'm a commander (2013 single)

by dave graney

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second of 2013 digital only releases. I'm a commander was originally recorded for 1998's "the dave graney show" cd. Then it was all keys driven sound effected and digital. Here it is driving 12 string acoustic guitar, vibes and bass xylophone. A dream of a musician as an all powerful Napoleonic conqueror!

lyrics

gimme your ears
gimme your hearts and minds
your brain has just been commandeered
we're gonna find an open field
sit and wait for the enemy to show itself
we shall march, drill and manouvre until they arrive
we shall be flanking the opposition forces
a feinting pincer movement
there will be no retreat
no surrender
you'll be my players
you'll be my footsoldiers
you will die in my song
you will die for my song
I'm a commander!
record company - you will drop my bomb
I will hear no talk of civilian casualties or public safety
radio station you are now in uniform
enjoy yourself while you can
this is a war situation
I'll have no shirkers or squealers in my team
understand!
you'll be my players
you'll be my footsoldiers
you will die in my song
you will die for my song
I'm a commander!
here they come , boys
white as hell and thick as grass
there'll never be a charge seen like this again!
engage bayonets!
all heroes and soloists will be taken to the hospitality tent and shot!
at ease!
I'm a commander

credits

released March 18, 2013
dave graney acoustic guitars and bass and vocals
clare moore vibes , backing vocals and bass xylophone
recorded and mixed at the Ponderosa

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dave graney and the mistLY Melbourne, Australia

Releasing a digital track every month since February 2016.

dave graney and the mistLY are a rock band from Melbourne, Australia.Dave Graney and Clare Moore were once in the Moodists, singer and drummer respectively.Then there was the Coral Snakes and the Dave Graney Show and the Lurid Yellow Mist and now the mistLY.
Stu Thomas on bass since 2004 and Stuart Perera on guitar since 1998
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