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Sky The Towel

from Circus by Not Drowning, Waving

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A strong and crooked fisherman
I met when I was young
He said, You need a heart of lion strength
To keep moving along
He said, And you've got your friends
Hear the things that they say
Share the best of times you've got
Don't let them fall away
And the nights are getting longer
the days are short and cold
Don't you ever sky the Towel my friend
Just stand up strong and bold
And keep singing strength in arms
Sometimes we have to make believe
Just shout aloud and smile
So much of this is witchcraft
It's right up there in the clouds
Just wake me when the southern cross
Turns over on it's side
When the mist has fallen round about
And the fire's gone to the ground
And don’t you ever sky the towel my friend
That's a long and lonely road
Don't you let the bastards bring you down
Just stand up strong and bold


from Circus, released October 10, 1993
Russel Bradley : drums
David Bridie : vocals, piano
Rowan McKinnon : bass
Helen Mountfort : cello
John Phillips : guitar
James Southall : shakers


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Not Drowning, Waving Melbourne, Australia

NDW's music was haunting, evocative, brooding, sensuous and a million other words that excite people who type for a living. In record stores, you could usually find NDW filed under ambient or art-rock, ill-fitting labels if ever there were. Though they were often minimalist, they never made background music. Arty by comparison to other acts of the era, but they knocked out some glorious pop tunes. ... more

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