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Bones and Vinegar

Bones and Vinegar

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I wrote and recorded this song one Sunday afternoon in Newtown. The original backing track comprised only a bass guitar and a kick drum, and there was an empty space that needed an instrumental.

The track stayed that way for two years. When I was selecting tracks for “Three Deck Wreck” I kept coming back to “Bones and Vinegar”. Eventually I accepted the challenge, recorded the instrumental break and completed the track.

Photograph by Terje Asphaug

Don’t like the taste of your forgiveness,
Too much bones and vinegar for me.
Don’t like the taste of your forgiveness,
Too much bones and vinegar for me.
Well the bones stick in my throat
And the vinegar makes me choke
So I cannot taste the grace I need …
That’s why I don’t like the taste of your forgiveness,
Too much bones and vinegar for me.

Don’t like the smell of your religion,
Too much dust and rust to justify me.
Don’t like the smell of your religion,
Too much dust and rust to justify me.
Yeah the dust just makes me sneeze
And the rust make my joints seize
So I can’t hold onto the grace I need …
That’s why I don’t like the smell of your religion,
Too much dust and rust to justify me.

Don’t like the clothes you wear
Or the way you do your hair.
Don’t like anything you do,
And honey, it’s not me – it’s you.

Better give that bones and vinegar to me.
[note color=”#86c440″]Leigh Harrison © APRA 2005[/note]