Back to Andrew Russe's profile
0:00
3:35

Little Thing

Uploaded .
4
108

And here is the first reply to In Your Hands.

I say “first” because I’ve found another one, When I Try To Be Me, that Mrs R says I have to do too… but that’s unlikely to be the next one I post because I’m working on a band thing at the moment… (something even older, from 1979!)

Little Thing was written later the same day as In Your Hands (31st January 1994). In this case, the “you” is me and the “I” and “we” are the twin boys.

It’s in the key of 2nd Fret and, to my mind, it shows my main influence at the time even more than In Your Hands did… (Ian Anderson - I was on a BIG Jethro Tull kick). There are a couple more 1994 songs to come that possibly reveal this influence even more.


Little Thing - A A J Russe

If there’s one little thing
I never thought you knew
It’s how much we cared
And longed to please you
The games that we played
The words you tried to teach
Around the next corner was always out of reach

The things that we wanted but couldn’t get across
Left understanding at something of a loss
And that’s why
That’s why

If there’s one little thing
I never thought you knew
It’s how much we cared
And longed to please you

And all through the summer
When Daddy never came
Mummy said he’s working
He’ll be home late again
Then again at breakfast
He’d already gone out
Mummy said the weekend
You’ll see him without doubt

If there’s one little thing
I never thought you knew
It’s how much we cared
And longed to please you
The games that we played
The words you tried to teach
Around the next corner was always out of reach

Copyright (C) 1994 A A J Russe. All Rights Reserved.

James Michael Taylor's avatar
James Michael Taylor said

I'll try again. lost the comment. I said, I love the clean guitar and vocal. Why don't we ask more questions. We make such lousy assumptions. Sometimes e find out too late.

James Michael Taylor's avatar
James Michael Taylor said

Great clean guitar and vocal. How oblivious we can be. We make assumptions. Why don't we ask more questions?

H R Music's avatar
H R Music said

Good stuff. You're very versatile.

KCsGroove's avatar
KCsGroove said

wonderful song, Andrew Love the bright guitartone and the vocals good one! KC

Greg Connor's avatar
Greg Connor said

Nice guitar playing! You got the touch Andrew!

dxbisolation's avatar
dxbisolation said

Great work! I can hear the Tull influence but also reminiscent of Gordon Lightfoot... If you remember him?!

Colleen Dillon's avatar
Colleen Dillon said

Wow... your vocals on this are just perfect. I hear that Jethro Tull influence there. Really pretty guitar playing.

Saved!