Song of the Day: Addle Brains by Augie March

A Tuesday night in Winter, holed up in the city of ravens,
The owls in the hills hoo-hooing and eyeing off the field mice down in the cold grey centre,
Addle Brains lining up with the dead for the soup spoon,
Addle Brains and the legions of the passed for the bread bag,
Ladle the soup, pass the rolls,
Addle Brains and the many not here and loose souls.
One might fly off to the blank heavens and the lead high halls,
O the hungry sky aches for blokes without folks and bulges with the bearers of palls.
Addle Brains would drink for four days and no eats,
And sleep in the glens of botanical parks, and on the humped bus shelter seats,
Where it’s cold, where it’s cold.
One morning I woke up in a room in the nation’s heart,
And couldn’t think for the life of me what I was doing, or where to start,
Or what rehearsal was required, I was so sad and tired.
What does a bird want with money?
Was he made this way?
Do you have to earn the right to find all of this funny?
Nothing’s funny today.
Addle Brains mixes his powders with his fateful blues,
And the wide-eyed bubs of the Parliament couldn’t give a hoot, or even two.
All it takes, it takes, is a kind look and a word, a word,
Some pretty eyes and skin, from your fine family you were given to win,
And spill it over into the basin of common sin,
Just a drop, a drop of the stuff that makes us kin
– Addle Brains perching way out on a limb.

Back to yet another Aussie band today but it’s Tuesday morning so I guess, it with soon be Tuesday night like in the opening lines of the lyrics! Amazingly I’ve got the very same day of the week but it’s still very much summer here so it’s winter somewhere else in the world, I guess? Should I be including all and every lyrics on my little song of the day thingos? I think, I’ll say some would very hard to find is the only reason I can give for not doing that on every post because I’m not typing them all out, just copy and paste here on my post. I do hope you do enjoying reading along if you’re listening? Well, only on the ones which have the words!

Augie March is a band with Glenn Richards as the frontman, from anyone who’s never heard them before now? Addle Brains is the ninth track on the Strange Bird album which is their second studio album of 2002. They’re are very or pretty well-known Aussie band so listeners/readers from here I would I hope they known them? I don’t think they’re that well-known overseas but know they have done some touring over there so they could be? Why not let me know? Do you know of Augie March or not? Embedding full album of all 14 songs below which hopefully is playable for you? I’ll link the band’s own website shop where you can buy all their albums, if you want/need to get them?


Augie March with a cattle dog, singer-songwriter Glenn Richards is sitting on the pile of rope! 

Cheers! 🙂


    1. Oh yeah, i have blogged them before but that’s cool, maybe you did heard them somewhere else? Or it’s good you’re paying attention even if you’ve had too much tooooo drink, never because you can never drink tooo much! Anyway glad you dig their music! Cheers 🙂

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