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Roll Back The Stone

HOME FREE
TEARS OF JOY
CLASSROOMS AND KITCHENS
THROW YOUR ARMS AROUND ME
SYLVIA'S IN BLACK
THE LIGHT ON THE HILL
EVERYTHING'S ON FIRE
TOBRUK PIN
MASTER OF SPIN
BALLAD OF THE ONE EYED MAN
HOLY GRAIL
WHAT'S A FEW MEN?
CASTLEMAINE
WHEN THE RIVER RUNS DRY
COURTROOM 32
BACK IN THE HOLE
LUCKYLAND
TWO DOLLAR PUNTER
KOSCIUSKO
FOOTBALL TRAIN
SAY GOODBYE
STILL HANGING 'ROUND
DOG
WESTGATE

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Roll Back The Stone 1985-2016

MARK SEYMOUR & THE UNDERTOW Second SYDNEY & BRISBANE SHOWS ADDED ON WINTER 2017 NATIONAL TOUR TO MEET DEMAND + ROLL BACK THE STONE 1985-2016 ALBUM OUT NOW!  Liberation Music is thrilled to announce that Mark Seymour’s latest offering Roll Back The Stone 1985-2016 is out today!  Recorded over three nights in the Scrap Museum […]

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Song writing is a strange obsessive business. Tossing chords and words in the air, the iphone in record on the benchtop. I reach for the guitar, then put it down again.. I walk. I run. I cannot rest. “Noodling” it’s called, staying slightly ahead of a thought left hanging like the very riddle of existence, the one that provoked you in the beginning, churning forever in the dark little room of your mind. One day a phrase caught your attention. It cried out to be sung. You looked for the melody that rang true, under your breath at first, then a little louder, closing the garage door when the singing turned into a scream.

Suddenly the dog rises from its resting place. She noses the slider. You put down the guitar and wander over to help her escape the cacophony and then the phone rings. Your daughter’s kitchen sink is blocked. There’s an awful smell she says. Help me. But somehow in the midst of all this the urge remains.. to build a tune that expresses how you feel. And how you feel is the sum total of all that surrounds you anyway, all that defines your condition as you navigate your way through life. The world and your feelings feed each other, back and forth. You’re just like everybody, and finding the songs is your way of engaging with the world. And you realise that the songs are you. Any songwriter who tells you otherwise is lying.

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