Wasters' Oddysey

from by Dan Kemp

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Arising in the morning to start another day
rub the sleep out of our eyes we'll soon be on our way
a bitter brew of coffee to try and rouse the brain
then it's in the van to another town to do it all again

we'll make a stop so we can stock up on food and booze
it's meant to be a quick one but it takes an hour or two
then at last we're speeding down the road on our way to the show
our soundcheck time is looming but we've still got miles to go

this is the life for me, travelling cross the land and sea
we've got the crew to make it through this wasters oddysey
we've had arguments disasters and we've pretty much wrecked the van
but every night we're giving it all we can

Looks like we might just make it but we're cutting it pretty tight
but then disaster strikes we take a left instead of a right
looks like we've missed our soundcheck i suppose that is a pity
but tonight at least we've all made it to the right city

the next day it's the same but tonight it's in a squat
there's a threat of eviction and the roof is full of rot
but it's bloody rammed we get food and booze and we even get paid
better than most the 'professional' venues we have ever played

we're meant to be playing at a festival today
but the cops have come along to take the sound system away
but that will never stop us it's a good job that we came
cos a folk punk set's the best way to get the party going again

god knows how much we've smoked or drank in our quest of pain and pleasure
we've found ourselves and fucked ourselves in almost equal measure
but now its nearly over i'm just glad we came
and so grateful to to everyone who helped us on our way!


from Holding On, released August 24, 2016



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Dan Kemp Bristol, UK

Dan is a folk singer and fiddle player with occasional forays into punk and ska music. He sings and plays wherever he gets the chance, whether that's busking around Europe, performing at a punk gig or playing the fiddle at a folk session. He is also a member Will Tun and the Wasters and regularly collaborates with Ash Victim ... more

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