Can't Slow Down (live & otherwise) EP

by Andrew Winton

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This was a limited edition release which is no longer being pressed. So there are about 1000 lucky copies out there!

Can’t Slow Down featured 3 studio tracks and 4 live tracks recorded at Fairbridge Festival in 2004 (through a tiny video camera!). The studio tracks were recorded at In The Room studio with Dave Parry. One of the tracks - Standing on Shoulders - was given new life on Andrew’s 2009 Surface Tension album. We have left one of the live tracks off this site due to poor audio quality.

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released November 1, 2004

All tracks written by Andrew Winton except You Gotta Move (Mississippi Fred McDowell).

Drums, bass, percussion, electric & acoustic guitars, dobro & lapsteel by Andrew Winton for the studio tracks. Live tracks - Double bass - Bob Thomson, Reuben Kooperman drums on 'Standing on Shoulders', Karen Winton vocals and shaker on live tracks. Thanks to Fairbridge Festival where the live material was recorded. Thanks Jeremy Burtenshaw for the live camera recordings/editing.

Album artwork by Eddie Robless at Adopt Design.

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Andrew Winton Perth, Australia

Multi award-winning songwriter and lap slide specialist Andrew Winton is known for his on-stage warmth, humour, and stellar musicianship. He is also recognised for his diverse musical styles with influences ranging through blues/roots to jazz. Andrew has toured extensively, and was named the Australian Songwriter of the Year 2012 by the Australian Songwriter’s Association in conjunction with APRA. ... more

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Track Name: Can't Slow Down
CAN'T SLOW DOWN

Sometimes when my weary brain hits the bed
I feel I’m in a crowded cinema
Like an all night, re-run movie marathon
But I want some peace and quiet instead

Sometimes when I kneel down to pray
To the Holy Ghost, Father, Son
My inner secretary starts to stray
To remind me what I haven’t done

I can’t slow down
I really wanna
Sniff the flowers meet the neighbours that I never see
I can’t slow down
But I want more in my life than me

I thought successful people learnt to inhale their food
While finishing sentences for you
Re-drafting novels on their mobile phones
And satisfying their partners in a minute or two...lucky you
Track Name: Standing On Shoulders (live)
STANDING ON SHOULDERS

I saw that photo for the first time
When I was a child
That little box of yellow letters
Did not seem worthwhile

Now the tree has grown older
And many colours change
I balance standing on their shoulders
And turn the page

Sometimes they’re lifting me up or bringing me down
There’s a beginning and an end

When you’re standing on shoulders
You’d be amazed to see what I found
Standing on shoulders a sight to see for miles ‘round

Felt that I was moving forward
The further back I peered
Finally found I was a story
Being steered

A poignant time a decision made a genetic carried dream
In the midst of evolution a reoccurring theme

When you’re standing on shoulders
You’d be amazed to see what I found
Standing on shoulders a sight to see for miles ‘round
Standing on shoulders ancestors understanding…standing

The gift that no-one has to start from zero in this long parade
The embryo secretly formed becomes design secretly made
Some say we’re moving backwards an opinion I do not subscribe
Understand life’s dreams and colours
We can somehow recognise

When you’re standing on shoulders
You’d be amazed to see what I found
Standing on shoulders a sight to see for miles ‘round

Standing on shoulders
You’d be amazed to see what I found
Standing
Standing
Standing