300 Metres Of Perennial Rye

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This is a true story I'm sad to say...seems like a lot of us men go through an initiation like this. It definitely makes you stronger and hopefully kinder because you can finally empathize with suffering.


300 Metres Of Perennial Rye © Roo Friend APRA 2017

300 meters of perennial rye Six kilos of seed is all that I need
Don’t know if it’ll feed me but I gotta try 300 meters of perennial rye

I’ve done some hard things might do them again Made a lotta mistakes felt lotsa pain
Trouble with women money and friends This job reminds me of that all again

I had a family a woman and kids And I am ashamed of the things that I did
After the settlement I purchased this land Put up a cabin now that’s where I am

I asked the salesman “will a get a crop out of this grain?”
He said “five years of head, yes, if you get five years of rain”
Five years of pleasure or five years of pain Don’t know if I want to Go through that again

Now I’m walking in mud walking in rain It’s the right time to seed this particular plain
Ain’t got a harrow, just a rake in my hand, one day I might get a feed off this land

My body is aching, and my head is numb this is the hardest work I have done
When I get through this gonna lay down and die 300 metres of perennial rye

I’m praying for sunshine I’m praying for rain Don’t know what I want but I’m praying again
Stuck up in this cabin slowly going mad this could be the last chance I ever have

300 meters of perennial rye six kilos of seed is all that I need
Don’t know if it’ll feed me but I gotta try 300 meters of perennial rye


from Thinking Man's Blues, released May 7, 2017
Roo Friend baritone hybrid guitar voice
Jim Toomey drums
Sam Pace electric piano
Jack Duvoisin sax
mixed by Arlo Buble
mastered by Don Grossinger New York


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Stomperoo, sideman to the famous, playing guitar music crossing over on blues, jazz, folk and funk, re-defining and de- constructing everything from divorce, property settlement, gardening and crop rotation to junk food, obesity, infants, terrorism, sex and traffic, in the style of Mose Allison, Georgie Fame, Tom Waits, and Arlo Guthrie. ... more

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