Nothin' To It, But To Do It

by Dutch Cassidy

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Engagement Ring (J Olav van der Spree) Please Miss, can you run this note In tomorrow's Classifieds Maybe there is guys out there With better luck than mine The inscription says "Forever" This my name, that is hers It's only been out the box the once I'll take half of what it's worth One former careful owner A rock and everything I'm taking out an ad to sell A slightly used Engagement Ring Excuse me, miss. I'm choking up I'll try and compose myself See, it wasn't her at all Can't rightly blame it on no one else You think it might be easier If I handed you this note? Seems there's something in my eye And I can't make out what I wrote I brought a picture with me How much to put that in? I'm taking out an ad to sell A slightly used Engagement Ring Can you print I know I been a fool This breakup's all my fault The sidesteppin' and the midnight drinkin' Is a sure way to break a heart I know it's nobody's business mam And it sure ain't your concern See, I'd like to have it in print by tomorrow Even at eighty cents a word I never meant to hurt her Lord knows that I did I'm taking out an ad to sell A slightly used Engagement Ring
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They were days of cigarettes and wine Of partying and staying out all night Not coming home till the break of dawn Or sleeping in a stranger's arms Of lying and never coming clean Believing the only truth was me Of staying in the shadows When I should've been dancing in the stars Now it's too late to make amends For when I had more time than sense You can't forgive and grant me another try I've grown a lot, I'm wiser and I changed into a different man Who's heart will heal with each new song he writes And break a bit, every day I remember all the times I hurt -you May say I'll get my just desserts - you May keep me awake at night You may haunt my dreams But I draw the line I won't take the blame For the note you wrote and the pills you ate And the bottle that I left ...supposedly... Now what is left but to second guess It seems we had more time than sense I can't go back and grant you another try I've grown a lot, I'm wiser and I turned into a better man Who's heart will heal with each new song he writes And break some more, every day Until he dies Comments
3.
They say every cloud will have a silver line But their proverbs won't rock me to sleep at night Friends offer advice, what do they know? I just can't belive I ever let me go I been told there's plenty more fish in that sea And I know that I should probably let you be Momma said for every church There'd be a hundred thousand girls But if you don't mind I'll sit quietly And drink away the hurt Ever since you left I haven't smiled I'll make a face and put on my disguise I never won when you were mine And we were playing for my heart Let me try my luck at the end of the bar I been told there's plenty more fish in that sea And I know that I should probably let you be Momma said for every church There'd be a hundred thousand girls I know what I should contemplate And I haven't been myself of late Still if there's no more lessons you'd like me to learn I think I'll sit here quietly And drink away the hurt
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Meadow rolling past the fence, only captured by the stream The crinkle in your nose as you go chasin down a dream The names you watched me carve in the skin on that apple tree Know that I'm love with you And I promise it'll always will be You and me in our little house on the hill My shirts are wet and my boots are worn, my belly is getting tight You move in extra close when the rain is on the roof at night I ain't worth a damn if I can't get you to smile Know that I'm in love with you And I promise I always will be You and me in out little house on the hill The roses in the yard and now I let it all go to hell The miles you walked to make it work And wanted nothing for yourself Know that I'm in love with you And there ain't never been no one else But you and me in out little house on the hill I just can't past the way you make feel

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These tracks were selected from the 17 songs I wrote as part of the FAWM challenge early 2015. The object to this challenge was simple, write 14 songs in 28 days. I ended up writing 17 of which 4 were collabs.
Most songs were recorded the day after they were written. The tracks on this EP received best critical acclaim. On the EP is one bonus-track, a collab with my dear friend Timothy Ray Echols who wrote the lyrics and planned on recording an up-tempo version until he heard my rendition, which he said reminded him of the musical stylings of Townes Van Zandt.
I been called worse...

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released October 27, 2015

all songs (lyrics & music) written and recorded by J Olav van der Spree at twelve34studio, HLMRmeer, NL (except I Love You, Goodbye - lyrics Timothy Ray Echols, © time and ink 2015)
cover photography by Marco van Middelkoop, www.marcovanmiddelkoop.com

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Dutch Cassidy Amsterdam, Netherlands

Yes he's Dutch, but he serves up true and raw Americana, as natural as breathing a Nashville breeze. A mix of country, blues, rock'n'roll and folk.
As real as it gets. Songs that'll break your heart or drive you to drink.
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