the postman always rings twice (2013 single)

by dave graney

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The Postman Always Rings Twice is the third digital single from Dave Graney in 2013.
A song more than a little inspired by the famous first novel by James M Cain (1934) and the (1946) film of the same name starring Lana Turner and John Garfield.
Dave Graney made a demo version of this song in 1987, as he embarked on a post Moodists career .(The Moodists being the first band for Graney and his partner Clare Moore) .
The song was eventually recorded in 1998 as “between times” for the Dave Graney Show cd. Dave Graney had always thought it best to hide his stash of obsessions and that to call the song after the book and the film would be too distracting for people to experience the song itself. Now he’s restoring it. This is kind of a a “directors cut”.
Dave Graney plays acoustic and electric guitar, along with Stuart Perera from their band , the mistLY. Clare Moore sings and plays keys, percussion and bass xylophone.

Dave Graney has always been influenced by hard boiled crime literature and street language.
The Postman Always Rings Twice is an expression of a long ride on those deep swells.

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play it out, sweetheart
no rush
it's between times
you know what you have to do
move
it's alright
we've both been down this road before
we can't go on, I know
It's alright
the postman always rings twice

I see you standin at the counter
chewin gums
big red lips
I wanted to mash in for you, you smiled
the air was so tight
what's anything worth in between times

the postman always rings twice

your man, he had to disappear
well the world turned
and you and me , we walked back in (just like before)
I see you pour a drink and kick off your shoes
they're red
they must be new
we could talk if we felt like it
the air was so tight
what's anythin' worth in between times

the postman always rings twice

credits

released May 1, 2013
dave graney - lead vocal, bass, electric and acoustic guitar
clare moore - backing vocal, bass xylophone, drums and keys
stuart perera, electric guitar

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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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