I wrote this little ditty back in May, did an acoustic demo and then played it to one or two people. I always meant to do something a bit more, er, “expansive” with the thing… So I stuck it in the corner for a bit and forgot about it.
Been recording this version on-and-off for a few weeks now. I had a certain amount of fun trying to play it and mix it to sound like the thing I could hear when I wrote it… This isn’t quite it – but it’s close!
Lots of Alice the Telecaster, an “SG” bass, and a bit of ham-fisted organ to muddy it all up in places…
Surrender - A A J Russe
And of course she didn’t notice
That what she wanted was the same thing
As all the jokers in the corner
Have wanted for so long
And although she didn’t know this
The very thing was on the table
All she had to do was grasp it
And drag the damn thing home
She said - I like… I don’t know what… I don’t know how
She said - I’ll take whatever you can offer now
She said - it’s not as if I’ve ever asked that much
She didn’t know… about surrender
She saw her body in the water
Left her old life in the cold
Not afraid now to go naked
Not afraid to go back home
Sometimes she tries hard to remember
How bad it really might have been
She just accepts those days are over
Gets up and starts again
She says - I like… so many things now, my head spins
She says - I thank you… that you did not take a thing
She says - it’s funny… did I really ask that much?
’Cause know she knows about surrender
And of course she never noticed
That all she wanted was the same thing
As the joker in the corner
Had wanted all along
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