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I Give In

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I found this one while I was digging through the shoe-box for the 1994 songs. Apparently I wrote it on 10th November 1995.

Foolishly, I thought it would only take a week or so to record… I was originally expecting to post it on the 17th August… I was even hoping to have completed another 3 or 4 offerings by now… (and I’ve got some cute ones lined up).

But I got a bit derailed by work, gardening, plumbing, lying on the sofa, general incompetence and ineptitude, that sort of thing.

I’m fairly certain I was thinking “Led Zeppelin” when I wrote this back in 1995. I believe I was intending a Bron-Y-Aur Stomp kinda thing. But in 2020 it seems to have turned into a bit of a country-swing, telecaster-fest type thang.

At least you can still hear the acoustic guitars I started with back in July.

Anyway, it now has the Mrs R seal of approval, so that’s plenty good enough for me.

I Give In - A A J Russe

There’s some refinement in you
In the words that you choose
I just love to hear you talk
The syllables you use
Can I afford to expose my heart to you
I don’t know
I give in

I feel a sense of wonder
When you hold me with your eyes
But I’m not sure of what you feel
I can’t see through your disguise
Are you indifferent or do you hold me in contempt
I don’t know
I give in

I fear my actions have shown me in bad light
I fear the hand that will gently put me right
Do my attentions really cause such pain
What do you think
I don’t know
I give in

You drive a coach and horses
Through my defences every time
You leave me standing speechless
I face a mountain I must climb
Should I follow or do you want me to turn back
I don’t know
I give in
I’m ashamed for the assurance that I lack
What do you think
What do you think
I don’t know
I give in

Copyright (C) 1995 A A J Russe. All Rights Reserved.

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vaisvil said

well done!

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sss

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Sister Savage said

Fricking love it! Sparky as spurs and catchy as hello!

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KCsGroove said

cool songwrting, Andrew You sound a bit like John hiatt here :-) very much enjoyed! KC

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slkrell said

Yummy tic tok drums and a warm tele jangle, how could I not fav this one .

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Pat Bondy said

Fun tune! Very well put-together. Like Colleen says, great for playing and toe-tapping in the kitchen :)

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Paul Matthews said

Like this very much...really tight mix, and love the drum sound....

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Greg Connor said

It's fun to hear how you just find these gems in the shoe box.

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Colleen Dillon said

Back for another listen and now I just want to dance around the kitchen to this all day. I’d fav this again if it would let me!

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Colleen Dillon said

Love that country zeppelin swing thing here... an instant fav! What a shoe box!!!

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oldfolks2 said

Top notch Andrew ...... again ...... : )

Guest said

pure and talented.... regards...stephen

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dxbisolation said

Oh yes! from the composition, sonic quality, standard of playing and lyrics to the overall positive and catchy tune this one kicks arse!

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thetworegs said

I feel I should donate something as I've recently downloaded all of your alone-tone catalogue and must say I've been O-D ing on you most of the afternoon and I haven't come across a bad track yet (there's got be one surely where you suck and its badly recorded.... go on put one up for us mere mortals where we can say " Well he's not perfect is he?") love your work Bravo and Thank you

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