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Half the Way Home

from Chines by Ian Evans

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This song was inspired by a photo of a drunk man in Victorian times, struggling to get home. It made me think about how timeless that is and how I've probably propped myself up on the same London lamp post.

The lyrics reference a few things from Jeeves and Wooster books. The music is supposed to *sound* drunk, so I improvised and kept in mistakes, played in a slurred way etc.etc. (Squeeze used this technique on several of their classic drinking songs). I recorded it fully sober - I should have had a beer... I missed a trick there.


Half the Way Home
With a lamppost holding me
I am alone
After drinking heavily

The boatrace today
Was a win for partying
And all of the drones
Are feeling unsavoury

Worcester sauce
A raw egg
Cold vodka
Down in one chaps


from Chines, released October 19, 2019
Everything written and played by Ian Evans


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Pop/experimental/rock musician and songwriter from London

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