Such a Pretty Sight (from vocal​-​guitar master tape)

by Bill Hunt

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Captured from the original two-track master and without any added instrumentation, this version is as close as possible to "being there", and its free because all it cost me was 300ft of already well-used 1/2inch tape.

lyrics

Sandy Lane is a place you can hide your face ’til the dawn of the day
Nobody knows your name, everybody’s treated in the same almost pleasant way
It doesn’t matter anyway

You’re not the only one who’s time has come
You’re not the only one whose dreams have come undone
Now the thrill has gone (away)

Still burned around the edges by the final glowing embers of a love that strayed
You know before the coffee’s poured you’ve already had much more than you can afford
You’re gonna pay

You’re not the only one who’s time has come
You’re not the only one whose dreams have come undone
Now the thrill has gone (away)

I set out to try to face the day with the remains of what you gave me, and what’s left that’s mine
I know you tried to save me but my heart was never made to toe that kind of line
My heart was just a waste of time

Then you had to go and catch that plane before I had time to explain, but some day I might
Now in the early morning light as I look up to the sky there’s a dissipating vapour trail that’s making such a pretty sight

credits

released October 29, 2020
Words and Music: Bill Hunt.
Guitar, vocal: Bill Hunt
Wax and polish: Anton Hagop

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Bill Hunt Melbourne, Australia

The cover photo for "Such a Pretty Sight" was taken early one morning outside the Sandy Lane cafe.

After taking the photo, and while finishing my coffee and scrambled eggs, I jotted down the words of what was to become a poem - which would eventually become a song, which has led me here.

All the best,
Bill
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