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Jesse is the first single from Christopher Coleman & The Great Escape's debut album, The Great Tasmanian Escape.

lyrics

My name’s Jesse
Five dollars twenty
Five dollars twenty’s in my bank account
So I called early, about eight thirty
The girl who answered was to young for this
But we made small talk
Sweet small talk
I felt her smile through my brand new phone
But that phone’s dying and I’ve been transferred
No public toilet, there’s nowhere to piss

If Vietnam woke up the thinkers
Iraq came to put them back to sleep
It’s not a fuck you to the Anzacs
It’s a fuck you to the ones they protect

So here’s to my brother lying in the dirt
Laying there forever
Here’s to my girlfriend charging her phone
Charging her phone, it’s fully charged
Here’s to my sister, father, my mother
The ones who lost their only one
The ones who lost their only one
The ones who lost their only one

I lost my mate
I lost my mate
Now you’re about to lose me
I lost my mate I lost my mate
And you’re about to lose me

They say that I don’t talk enough
They say that I don’t sleep enough
They say that I have drunk enough
On the nights that I’d come home too late
And couldn’t seem to close the gate
Your stairs could never hold my weight
I cannot run, I cannot sleep
I chew my mouth, I grind my teeth
I sit and wait, I wait and see
Now, your little brother’s growing up
Growing up on Darling Street
But there’s nothing darling about him now

So here’s to my brother lying in the dirt
Laying there forever
Here’s to my girlfriend charging her phone charging her phone, it’s fully charged
Here’s to my sister, father, my mother
The ones who lost their only one
The ones who lost their only one
The ones who lost their only one

Baby Emina, I’m leaving, you’re sleeping
All you remind me of is work
Whiskey and beer, it’s whiskey and beer
One more sip and I’m out of here
The cold west wind will send me home
The cold west wind will send me home
Home to the open arms of Recherche Bay
Recherche Bay

(Here’s to my brother lying in the dirt, laying there forever)

credits

released May 2, 2019
Christopher Coleman - Guitar, Vocals
Glenn Richards - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mike Noga - Drums, Backing Vocals
Stuart Hollingsworth - Bass, Backing Vocals
Kelly Ottaway - Keys, Organ, Backing Vocals
Ken Gardener - Trumpet
Adam Hutterer - Trombone
Matthew Habbin - Sax

Written by Christopher Coleman
Recorded and mixed by Aaron Dobos in August 2018 at Sing Sing Studios, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Additional mixing by Aaron Dobos in September at Fall Back Studios, Flemington, Victoria, Australia

Produced by Glenn Richards
Mastered by William Bowden in October 2018 at King Willy Sound in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Photo by Kathryn Camm

Executive producer - Kirsha Kaechelle, Christopher Coleman, Glenn Richards

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Christopher Coleman Hobart, Australia

Christopher Coleman formed an eight piece supergroup featuring members of Augie March and The Drones to record his third and yet to be released album, The Great Tasmanian Escape. MONA financed the record and refer to him as "a legit Tassie treasure".

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