Going About This

by Andy McGarvie

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Someone once said that he wished he knew then
All the things he knows now but where does that end?
There's no way to go back so why keep pretending?
Maybe I wish that I'd done things different
Like listened in school or not shoplifted
But hindsight's no help if you overthink it
Besides where would I be without all these lessons?

'Cause I've been going about this all the wrong way
I've been hoping for some kind of big change
I've only looked backwards and so things stayed the same
When it seems there's nothing wrong with getting older
I'd just wrongly blamed it

A few drinks mean nothing, it's just calming my mind
I'd keep telling myself that and saying everything's fine
But if I was honest I knew I'd crossed the line
Maybe I could have done all this years before
But at least I've not waited idle for years more
There's no better feeling than truly resigning free
From my old attempts to control the world all around me

'Cause I've been going about this all the wrong way
I've been hoping for some kind of big change
I've only looked backwards and so things stayed the same
When it seems there's nothing wrong with getting sober
I'd just been scared of it

I was so stoic, so unfazed
Or I projected that at least, anyway
Really I was fragile but too proud
But I'll keep learning from unpacking all I've found
There was no second go
And there was no way to know
And I guess I am what I am 'cause of that
And the future ain't what it used to be
But it's clearer now than it's ever been

'Cause I've been going about this all the wrong way
I've been hoping for some kind of big change
I've only looked backwards and so things stayed the same
When it seems there's nothing wrong with reinvention
I'll no longer resist
And I'll no longer blame it
And I won't be scared of it

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released March 6, 2020
Recorded at Aviary Studios, Melbourne
Engineered by Fraser Montgomery
Mastered by Adam Dempsey
Produced by Andy McGarvie

Additional recording at Silvershark Studios, London

Guitar, Vocals - Andy McGarvie
Bass - Owen Downie
Drums - Gareth Bowen
Keyboards - Brendan Tsui

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Andy McGarvie Melbourne, Australia

Andy McGarvie is a Melbourne-based guitarist and bandleader. Along with his band, he takes listeners on a guitar-fuelled journey through blues, soul, funk and rock. Introspective yet inclusive, McGarvie’s music will find resonance with both music aficionados and the casual listener alike. ... more

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