1 Shot At Freedom

by Steve Towson

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1.
Standing enflamed (Steve Towson) Standing here on this high rise side I can feel the sun as it starts to rise Burning all that lay At my feet Burning the path to my Destiny Well I use to think that we were All so fine Until I saw the meaning behind your eyes Now I know I must take the stance And fight the right evil throughout This land
2.
Poem to sensualness (Steve Towson) I've been drinking And I've been smoking too much of late That I haven't had a dream But last night I had a vision I had myself a mental movie In it I saw sweetness In it I smelt loveliness I was walking along the beach Where the waves came crashing in Over and over Again on me I walked to the shore Lay on my side I saw sweetness For last night I wrote A poem to Sensualness Yes it is true I have been drinking And I've been smoking Too much too But last night I had a dream I had myself a mental movie In it I saw sweetness In it I smelt loveliness We were walking along the creek Sun was shinning Birds were singing Yes it was one hell of a dream I opened my eyes I saw Sweetness For last night I wrote A poem to Sensualness 2 months is too long for a love to be gone
3.
Postcards from Rockie (Steve Towson) sitting in a public bar on such and such a street I am drinking away my money to escape this stinking heat but the more I keep drinking the more I keep thinking of you as I write you these postcards from Rockie well the road it winds miles miles north flirtin' this way and that swingin with the shore but tonight I know I shall revive from this drive slowing down my senses in homehill in homehill in homehill I can see the clouds they are building building and building and then the creeks they arise making it hard for me to drive but I don t want to stuck here miles away from you no I don t wanna be miles away no I don t wanna be miles away from no I don t wanna be miles away
4.
So long a winter (Steve Towson) Shortly the girl will grow up She'll be come the sailor Become the crook Soon the boy he'll come home From his killings all alone To a farmer without the seed To a baker without the heat All is swept beneath the seams All for trinket needs For it's been so long a winter So long a winter Yes it's been so long a winter We've been living in the middle of Well there's fire in the flour Pain in the sheets I don't know why it's had to have been like this But I know that I don't feel so good Nothing feels the way it should I am so young but I feel so old The whole world is growing So cold Cause we are realizing Yes we are realizing that It's been so long a winter So long a winter We've been living in the middle of
5.
We don't need this (Steve Towson) my baby she's been working hard down at the cross she's been working walking the streets and it's killing her killing her feet killing her and me but yesterday when she came home she said to me well it's just insanity if we live for consuming all the useless shit that we don't need she said baby you know that we don't need this we don't need that we don't need that we don't we don't know no no we don't need it but this morning when she woke up she turned to me she said when people see me they don't see the love I can give they don't see the love I need they see my profession they see my profession but I said baby you've been working hard
6.
Corner of Blues and Jubilee (Steve Towson) blues street winds its way among these buildings blending with the cars and the concrete I can see my people as they hang outside their windows staring down on this tragedy they can see my ticket perched inside my pocket as I go down blues street so I duck my face inside my jacket hiding from the eyes that are peering at me peeling away all the barriers to my conscience making me feel remorse for the fact that I left you a flee in a hurry now I must wear the people's scorn as I go down blues street for my baby said I want to talk of our future and the prospects of our own family you can earn more money in a factory than you can ever earn from your dreams and so now the clouds have been called in and I wonder wandering down blues street
7.
Twisting love you slither inside of my soul and I feel you what do what you want aren't you content with my sorrows? with my sorrows? but only a twisting girl brings twisting love my twisting girl brings twisting love I want you I believe you know it all too well I feel like that fool that I am and I know it is the pain the agony that only a twisting girl brings twisting love my twisting girl brings twisting love my twisting girl brings twisting love my twisting girl brings twisting love twisting love twisting love
8.
My time will come (Steve Towson) they put me in a prison cell cause I stole my woman's heart oh for her mother and her father they didn't like it cause I am from a different class oh but she said I want to be with you I want to sleep with you tonight I want to be beside you so we packed and tried to run away got married in a harbour town oh but we got caught trying to stow away trying for tasmania oh but I know that soon my time will come and I'll be home soon that day the time it will come and I'll be home they put me in a paddy wagon then put me in this prison cell with four concrete walls surrounding me oh but your photo has kept me hanging on oh cause I know oh but I know that soon my time will come and I'll be home soon that day the time it will come and I'll be home oh karma's coming karma's coming sailing back to them yeah yeah karma's coming sailing oh cause I know oh but I know that soon my time will come and I'll be home soon that day the time it will come and I'll be home just you me and our son just you me and the sun just you me and our son
9.
Death of a runner (Steve Towson) one more run to make until all is repaid one crash could tear it all apart and it's back to the start again as the wind wraps the weathered pane the pressure it builds inside one smooth run is all that I need to reclaim my life desperation makes acquaintances allies from opposing sides but this engine is strong body is able capable of keeping it tight but the wind it wraps on the weathered pain as the pressure it builds yes the pressure it builds the pressure it builds inside one smooth run is all that I need to reclaim my life then there are pigs to the side vultures to the front I can feel these legs as they start to run but the end it screams into my thighs as I hunger for shelter to hide the beasts they take delight as my run for freedom it dies
10.
It's okay, it's alright (do you think?) (Steve Towson) you lie and you lie why is everything you say or do a lie? but it's ok, it's alright cause i've got my soul to guide through your lies you ride and you ride over everybody everything that gets in your way so you can have it easier every minute every hour every day but it's ok, it's alright cause I've got my soul to guide me through the lie of your life
11.
Earlier this evening (Steve Towson) earlier this evening when I walked you to your home the smell of lavender was all along the lawn I tripped up your stairs as I walked you to your door needing to know if tonight there is something more than just a kiss or if I must knock one off the wrist I'm needing to know if tonight this it for tonight I feel like we've got the time in this constant constraint that we call life to quantify the truth of the lie for we've got tonight so I'm concentrating on some confirmation I need some kinda sign some kinda indication of whether this love or this is lust I'm needing to know if my feelings will be justified tonight for tonight I feel like we ve got the time in this constant constraint that we call life to quantify the truth of the lie for we've got tonight
12.
Jackie Jackie Packer (Steve Towson) the packer said to the tv queen I only drink in places where the people are clean I don't like crusty people they are so obscene the way they're always making fun of me they won't bow to me their master for I am the lord who has created the clauses within their laws so that I can escape responsibility so that I can have immunity from all of the shit that I keep producing but dear Jackie Jackie Packer if you house it is made of sticks you'd better tend to your own for when the wind it blows yeah the wind it blows from the pacific but I am so sweet I'm so sweet and pure I do good things and you shall hear them all each day and each night each night and each day there's just no way that you can escape but I'm not gonna take it Jackie not gonna take it Jackie no more no more no I'm not gonna take it I'm not gonna take it not gonna take it no no more so to all you little Jackie Packers your time it is a running out your temples are a crumbling down your false idols are are a tumbling around you and the wind it blows yeah the wind it blows from the pacific
13.
Chris and Tony (Steve Towson) I'm just one stop from your train station and I'm coming home to you tonight I can hardly keep my eyes open but if I miss this stop I shall surely die It's been three month since I saw you and my heart has bled a riot my mind is filled with the corpses of those I left behind my eyes bleed transparent drops from my soul words are not worth the paper it is written all things must die but your image it can never for it is carved within my mind my eyes bleed transparent drops from my soul
14.
When the devil wields a pen (Steve Towson) I stood before her that day as she dictated how to behave just like I was in school but I said I'm not just anyone I know what I've seen and done I ain't nobody's tool for here I chip away at night working with my words my knives cutting at Sarina's state for once you cross the bottom line you can never compromise you're chained to Sarina's state I had a meeting with a group they said "we know what you're going through for we all live there for inside of this beaurarcy we are parts of the machine desperate and disposable" but I know it'll change it has got to change it is gonna change someday for in pursuit of power, wealth and sleaze she will bring all to their knees begging for her to care but the more the hearts that are stacked closer draws the final fate the collapse of Sarina's state for here I hack away at night working with my words my knife cutting at Sarina's state for once you cross the bottom line you can never compromise you're chained to Sarina's state but I know it'll change it has got to change it is gonna change someday
15.
The madness of King George (Steve Towson) george the mother of millions father to the futile waves his arse for the world to kiss he thrusts his arms for us to worship but he is no messiah no he is no god he'll never be my judge my jury or executioner because he is mad king george the insane mad king george corporate fucking bought and sold yes he is the mad king george but I say george be careful what you may eat because it may bring you to you knees and no matter how well you may train your dogs death it will come to one and all because you are mad king george the insane mad king george Kyoto protocol the UN fuck it all over you are the mad king george and george wants us all to chant USA USA USA USA USA USA but we all know his sugar daddy was once the head of the CIA CIA CIA his sugar daddy was once head of the CIA I said I believe in peace for the world I believe in peace for people in the US of A but I know peace won't come under george for at night in front of your propaganda screen into your mind george will creep talking of increased profitability linked with corporate interests in the global war machine

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Written, recorded and released in 2002 reflecting the mood of the beginnings of the global crackdown on civil rights and the escalation of military engagements in many zones. The album shows the germination of Towson's unique and sincere unashamed Australian subject matter in his music

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released February 28, 2014

Steve Towson - guitar and vocals
All songs written by Steve Towson
Photos by Aprel Baldey
Produced by Steve Towson and Richard Miller

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