Donkey Deep

by Thrashing Marlin

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Thrashing Marlin's 4th album

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released September 1, 2011

Thrashing Marlin are David Donaldson and Steve Roche
All songs written, arranged, performed and produced by Thrashing Marlin.
Recorded at Plan 9 Wellington NZ
Published by Native Tongue
Mastered by Mike Gibson of Munki Masters at Bonfire Audio
Wellington New Zealand
All rights reserved ©2011
www.thrashingmarlin.co.nz

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Thrashing Marlin Wellington, New Zealand

Thrashing Marlin are
David Donaldson and Steve Roche.
Thrashing Marlin have released 4 albums.
1996-Self Titled
1999-Garage Sailors
2006-Wits End
2011-Donkey Deep
The duo are known for their unconventional instrumentation, from their own handmade instruments such as Biscuit Tin Guitar, Bass Banjo, Electric Rubberband Box, as well as various folk instruments from around the world
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Track Name: Time Of Your Life
Time Of Your Life

Come like a thief in the night
He stole the jewel away
Time hasn’t put things to right
I see you and you fade away

Can’t go back, Can’t go back
Yesterday was the time of your life

The lights were all out in the hall
The drinkers had long since departed
The last ones to leave
We crawled out on our hands and knees
Just after the fire got started

Don’t look back, don’t look back
Yesterday was the time of your life

You sit staring into space at the foot of the stair
All you have left is a lock of her hair
It’s lucky you have no regrets
That might weigh you down
Track Name: Tangiwai Train
Tangiwai Train

One came back that’s all they found
Scratched and bloodied when two went down
Two brothers, one was bad
The other was good but the bad came back

No sign could they find
As if the earth had swallowed him
Jim oh Jim what was your crime
To disappear and leave no sign

Hold on, it’s alright, I’ll go for help, I’ll be back tonight

No justice here in this short life
Now the bad brother’s living with the good brothers wife
He never spoke of what he’s seen
But it wasn’t long till he was drinking Kerosene

The Sun will shine and the snow will melt
Then who knows what will come out

There’s more to this than he would say
Cause they weren’t alone on that fateful day
What it is that he won’t tell is that she pulled the trigger
When the good brother fell

Jane oh Jane what have you done?
“I was tired of him and I needed some fun
Well there’s was a union made in hell
Two bad motherfuckers and a shotgun shell

Tom oh Tom time to catch the train
Now you shared my body and you can share the blame

Well they didn’t get caught and they didn’t have to lie
But they did catch the train bound for Tangiwai
The Tangiwai train
For Tom and Jane
It’s such a shame
For Tom and Jane
The Tangiwai train
Track Name: Another Man's Grave
Another Man’s grave

In this life we all make some big mistakes
I made one bigger than most
Now I’ve got to pay
Listen to my story
Listen to what I say
Cause this time tomorrow I’ll be lying in another man’s grave
This time tomorrow I’ll be lying in another man’s grave

I ran into a friend of mine
He said it’s your lucky day
How would you like to travel the world
All expenses paid
Just pick me up a package
But what he didn’t say was
In a couple of months from now
You’ll be lying in another man’s grave
This time tomorrow I’ll be lying in another man’s grave

Flew into Denpasar
Booked myself a room
Had myself a grand old time of it
It ended all too soon
I picked up the package
And taped it around my waist
I got searched by Customs
Soon I’ll be lying in another man’s grave
This time tomorrow I’ll be lying in another man’s grave
Track Name: A Rock To The South
A Rock To The South


Well I was born on a rock to the south
Yeah that’s alright by me
She was torn between faith and doubt
layed out there to see

Clinging on, clinging on for dear life
A strange place for a town to settle down
Around here you don’t get to set your own pace
You just face the wind

And she says well it’s a shit hole babe, tell me what would make anybody want to stay
And I say well it’s an honest rain, I like it, I like it that way

A hard rock in the middle of nowhere
Got met with a blank stare
Roaring 40’s, 45
I’ve seen birds tossed from the sky

And she says well it’s a shit hole babe, tell me what would make anybody want to stay
And I say well it’s an honest rain, it suits me fine
And she says well it’s a shit hole babe, a big mistake, why would anybody want to stay
And I say well it’s an honest rain, I like it, I like it that way
Track Name: Lust And Found
Lust And Found

The Devils in the detail, that’s what they say
The detail on you just blew me away
I knew from the moment I walked in the room
Saw you dancing like a crazy loon

Bone house on a Saturday night
Me and Jeff feeling alright
Buzz is in the kitchen with the spotting knives
FT’s on a Datura ride

Chorus

I said Jeff I need a breath of fresh air
I was feeling the worse for wear yeah
Tripped over Jenny lying on the stair
Then I saw you dancing there

Chorus

You said honey just give me the word
And I’ll take you on a steep learning curve
I said darl I can hold my own
Back up Your van and let me drive it home

Chorus

Lust and found
I got lust and found
That Saturday in Hawkes Bay I got lust and found
Track Name: The Shadow Of Doubt
The Shadow Of Doubt

Pass the bottle around
Can’t you see I’m thirsty
The rival gang is coming to hit town
The night is still undone

In my new mustard suit
And a clean white shirt on
And my girl she’s a beauty
Don’t want to close my eyes

Now I’m out on the floor
And the music’s ended
There are Rats in the ceiling
I Can’t close my eyes
Track Name: Where To From Here?
Where To From Here?

Let me bend your ear for a moment
It won’t take long
I know that when the dust does settle
You’ll be long gone

You’ll shed a tear, maybe two
That’s all that You're willing to do
Didn’t know we had that much to lose
Who knew that the ground would move

All those days that you said you were mine
All those days and nights ingrained in my mind

Where to from here now for us two
Where to from here I ask you

Chorus

Instrumental

Chorus
Track Name: Haywire
Haywire

With a warm smile and a firm handshake
On a good day I can charm the skin off a snake
I maybe down but I’m not out
No I’m not lying down like those losers that you read about

I walk the talk, talk the walk
Numero uno in my line of work
I just hope that you don’t see
The stain on my shirt makes a liar of me

Haywire, haywire, it’s gone, gone, gone haywire
Haywire, haywire, it’s gone, gone, haywire

See that house, a nice home
Yeah well that’s the one I used to own
I’ve got friends, said they’d help me
But Hotchin and Watson pissed off to Fiji

Haywire, haywire it’s gone, gone, gone haywire
Haywire, haywire, gone, gone, all gone wrong

Well we used to hang out down at the Mermaid Bar
Put the Platinum down shouting all the rounds
Get a girl, maybe two
Get so fucked up that it didn’t really matter who

Haywire, haywire it’s gone, gone, gone haywire
Haywire, haywire, gone, gone, all gone wrong

Two hearts, one club
And another couple of duds
I’m not the lucky man I used to be
Just a fading tan to remind me

Haywire, haywire it’s gone, gone, gone haywire
Haywire, haywire, gone, gone, all gone wrong
Track Name: Come On Home
Come on home

Poor old moaning Minnie
She’s crying all night long
She’s crying for the sailor boys
Who wont be coming home
Outside the dogs are barking
They’re growling at the moon
It’s got so dark I don’t believe
That you’ll be home soon

I’m so alone
Baby please come home
Believe me when I tell you
I’m not meant to be alone
Please come on home

I try to call but you don’t
Pick up the telephone
You come around, pick up your stuff
When I’m not home
I watch you in the window
I park across the street
I keep an eye on who you’re talking to
And that joker you meet

I heard that you were headed south
Well that’s news to me
You know he won’t treat you like I do
Just you wait and see
One morning you’ll wake up
To find an empty bed
And it’ll serve you right I can’t believe
You still mess with my head
Track Name: One More Time
One More Time

It’s not over till it’s over
Sometimes I’m still in clover
With you, Just one more time, Just one more time

We lived life like there was no tomorrow
A few days now I’d like to borrow
Yeah, live em one more time,,just one more time
Oh one more, one more time, just one more time

Your warm body next to mine
You know you’re like sweet sunshine
I just want to feel it one more time, just one more time

Back when we first got started
I used to take it all for granted
Now I just want to take it one more time, just one more time
Oh one more, one more time, just one more time