Old Man Down

from by James Parry

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Rising from the highway
A ripple in the foggy air
It’s barely there

Your car will pass
Just like the others
Puffing like a cigarette
You’ll pay it no attention yet

Well you might
Go beyond there
Don’t you turn
Don’t become one of them

Here on the inside
I can tell you
I want to turn your arm
Down to the water
Feel so heavy
Don’t let your old man drown

Further west
They bridged the river
Now everyone just screams across
Off to see some city block

So what you think
You’ll find?
A lover in a city park?
A job inside a skyscraper?

Sit on my rooftop
Face the mountain
Let your legs hang down
Murmuring traffic
Warming voices
Echo in Nelson Town
Don’t let your old man down

Here on the inside
You can feel it
It never drags you down
Not like holes underneath those
Golden towers
I never left this town
Don’t let your old man down

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from In The Lights, released August 19, 2016

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James Parry Hobart, Australia

James Parry lives in Hobart, Tasmania and writes independent pop songs.

He has supported such quality Australian acts as Alex Lloyd, The Gin Club, and Leah Flanagan as well as a hive of other visiting artists in Hobart.

James plays regularly in Hobart with his five-piece band or as a stripped-back duo and has played a number of interstate tours and gigged in the UK.
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