Nobody's Home

from Going About This by Andy McGarvie



You burst in like a wind that might knock me off my feet
Too little, too late and you're far too much for me
Yet I can't get away

The hard part is to keep sharp in your sphere of indifference
When questions are asked the answer always makes no sense
When will all of this end?

Your lights are on but I don't think anyone is home
The face you show is hardly something I'd wanna carve in stone
The way you talk seems like you're the only one you've ever cared to know
‘Cause your lights are on but I don't think anyone is home

Gift of the gab self righteous and self assured
But one size don't fit all and frankly now we're all quite bored
Of your opining and your thoughts
All I hope is that we don't leave it too long
To right your wrongs

Your lights are on but I don't think you'll answer the door
The facts we all know seem like something you chose to just ignore
The scariest thing is that your choices affect generations more
And the lights are on but no one's home...

The things that I have heard from you
Show me exactly what not to do
If you just listen and be a patient man you might even learn a thing or two
Yet there's something so appealing
About this persona you're revealing
But when you're turned against
Please don't pretend it wasn't
Something we we're feeling, 'cause it just seems

That your lights are on but I don't think anyone is home
The change must come before it's too late and the damage is done
It's now up to us 'cause whether we like it or not this is all our fault
The lights'll stay on so let's make sure somebody's home
‘Cause nobody's home


from Going About This, released February 12, 2021
Written by A. McGarvie.

A. McGarvie - guitars, vocals
G. Bowen - drum kit/percussion
O. Downie - Bass
B. Tsui - piano/keyboards

Additional Synths by A. McGarvie

Recorded at Aviary Studios, Melbourne Australia

Mixed by F. Montgomery
Mastered at Deluxe Mastering by A. Dempsey


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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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