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Augie March -- One crowded Hour

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Guest, Mar 6, 2006.

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    Should you expect to see something that you hadn't seen
    In somebody you'd known since you were sixteen;
    if love is a bolt from the blue, then what is that bolt but a glorified screw?
    and that doesn't hold nothing together
    Far from these nonsense bars and their nowhere music it's making me sick
    And I know it's making you sick
    There's nothing there, it's like eating air
    It's like drinking gin with nothing else in
    That doesn't hold me together.

    But for one crowded hour, you were the only one in the room
    And I sailed around all those bumps in the night to your beacon in the gloom
    I thought I had found my golden September in the middle of that purple June
    But one crowded hour would lead to my wreck and ruin

    Now I know you like your boys to take their medicine
    From the bowl with a silver spoon
    Run away with the dish and scare the fish by the silvery light of the moon
    Who were taught from the womb to believe to the tune
    In as far as their bleeding eyes see
    Is a pleasure pen, meant for them, built for and rent for them
    Not for the likes of me
    Not for the like of you and me

    And for one crowded hour, you were the only one in the room
    And I sailed around all those bumps in the night to your beacon in the gloom
    I thought I had found my golden September in the middle of that purple June
    But one crowded hour would lead to my wreck and ruin

    Oh but the green-eyed harpy of the songland
    She takes into hers my hand
    She says, "Boy I know you're lying
    Oh but then, so am I,"
    And to that I said "Oh well."

    They put me in a cage full of lions, I learned to speak lion
    In fact I know the language well
    I picked it up while I was versing myself in the languages they speak in hell
    That night, the silence gave birth to a baby
    They took it away to her silent dismay
    And they raised it to be lady
    Now she can't keep her mouth shut

    But for one crowded hour, you were the only one in the room
    And I sailed around all those bumps in the night to your beacon in the gloom
    I thought I had found my golden September in the middle of that purple June
    But one crowded hour would lead to my wreck and ruin

    One crowded hour, you were the only one in the room
    Well I played a few songs for those bumps in the night
    In fact I played this very tune
    You said, "What is this six-stringed instrument but an adolescent doom?"
    And one crowded hour would lead to my wreck and ruin.
     
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  3. Thank you very much ,mate.

    I searched on Google but couldn't find it. :grin: :grin:
     
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  4. you guys like augie march?!
    Hell yeah.

    Almost my favourite band of all time...
    looking forward to the newie :shock:
     
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  5. Yeah I like them so far, I heard One crowded hour on Nova. :wink:

    Anyway next challenge, can anybody find any tabs or chords to this song. :?

    Thanks for your help once again :grin:
     
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  6. yeah, this song rocks !
    Its something about the tone of the song !

    Rosie will agree ! :wink:
    :grin:

    any other Augie fans out there ????
     
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  7. i gotta say that this is their only song that i love
    the rest are .. :/
     
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  8. Augie March was a better band before it released that pop album.
     
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  9. Alrighty MickyB, its off to the sin bin for digging up such an old thread :p

    I neither liked nor disliked this song btw...
     
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  10. lol Micky - I still love this song. ;) :)
     
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  11. I was at Tafe studying music with three of the guys from the group, and played in a band with the brother to the bass player. They're one of my favourite bands, and I got to hear them from the very start and listen to them change. I've consistently enjoyed every change and new recording, even if it took a few listens to get into it. For me, what makes them special is the way I can find myself in the lyrics, in the language in which I feel at home, in the references that remind me of small town life and an old (poetic, if not romanticised) type of Australian (not in the sense of something better, just something lost and valuable), and the powerful feeling of longing that permeates the songs. It's hard to say how much of this is subjective resonances with the songs that others might not share, and it might not be the sense that informs the song-writing, but they've got a high place in my record collection!
     
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  12. I saw them about four or five years ago when they played with Royal Crown Revue and I wanted to swallow my own tongue and die they were that bad.

    Time for a re-listening.
     
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  13. I took my Dad to see them at a bar in the earlier days, and was embarassed...they can play a really bad gig when they want to!
     
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  14. Yeah, it was a nightmare when I saw them.

    But christ, I've had some shockers in certain bands. I might check out their recorded stuff and see what that's like.
     
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