Odds & Ends

by The Royal Artillery

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TRA's latest album "Odds & Ends" is exactly what the title implies, a full length mixed-bag of the band's work to date, epitomizing the unique brand of heavy blues that has seen The Royal Artillery's sound grow in notoriety around Australia's live music scene.

The new track features first, before the album moves chronologically through the band's catalogue, harking back to gig staples "Cactus" and "Blues" from 2010's Live EP. Triple J single "Rollin' & Tumblin' is up next before unveiling a previously unreleased instrumental medley featuring "Here's Johnny", "Talk to Your Daughter" and last year's single "Waiting on the Weekend", all of which were re-recorded and released as part of 2012's Split with Seismic Toss.

This is a self indulgent compilation, proud moments chosen specifically by the band for you to hear, the bulk of which are live recordings.

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released October 22, 2013

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The Royal Artillery Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Heavy Blues outfit The Royal Artillery are back in 2017 with new music and tour dates through
August and September in support of their debut single. Singer and guitarist Zed Charles is joined by Matthew Campbell on drums.

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Track Name: Johnny Cash Invents the Blues
I see that train a-coming,
It's coming round the bend,
I ain't had a girlfriend since,
I can't remember when,
Cause I'm stuck down here in Folsom,
And time keeps dragging on,
That train keeps a-rolling,
Down on to San Antoine.

When I was a young boy,
My mother told me son,
You be a good lad,
Don't you ever play with guns,
But I shot a man in Reno,
Just to watch him die,
When I hear that whistle blowing,
I hang my head and cry, oh so many tears.

Early one of these mornings,
I made the rounds,
I took a shot of cocaine,
And I shot my girlfriend down,
I ran straight home,
Then I jumped in bed,
I stuck that loving .44,
Beneath my weary head.
Track Name: Cactus
You don't own me, I don't owe you, nothing at all.
You say you're sorry, I I can't be sure
Don't tell me you're lonely, watch me come hurrying, to your door,
Get so controlling, I feel so empty, not anymore.

Feeling so low,
Don't want you to know,
Cause I'm a little tired of you,
And all the things you put me through. (made me do?)
Track Name: Pony Ride
Sit yourself down on the couch,
Shut your pretty mouth if nothing else,
All these times, you've been mine,
You've been someone else's pony ride.

If I left you in my home, would you stay there on your own,
I'm about to lost control, oh no.
I need some time, to clear my mind,
Please stay somewhere else tonight.

I wish I could see it the way you do,
I wish I could be the one you want me to,
It's true, everything's for you.

So good to know you, so good to know you,
I got to be going soon, well it hurts me to,
So good to know you, so good to know you,
So if I count to three baby listen carefully,
I'll be back on your street girl.

I wish I could see it the way you do,
I wish I could be the one you want me to,
All of these games we play,
Makes it so hard to stay,
I am such a fool for you,
I't's true, what else can I do.

Sit yourself down on the couch,
Shut your pretty mouth if nothing else,
All these times, you've been mine,
You've been someone else's pony ride.
Track Name: Blues
Hey there Mr bar-man,
One Hennessy and juice,
One Hennessy and juice man,
And I'll show you what I'll do.

I'll take a good spirit like you x 3
And then I'll fuck it through and through.

When I'm down at the jewelry store,
Gold and silver on the same hand,
It seems to raise a lot of questions,
It's just the kind of man I am.

I will disgrace you if I can x 3
I will disgrace you when I can.

I'm your man,
Yes I am,
Understand.

When I call,
Out your name,
Don't be late.

There is dirt down on the floor,
What else is the floor for,
There is dirt down on the floor,
What else is the floor for,

I won't be sweeping the floor no more x 3
Not till you're walking through my door.