Twenty Sixth Floor

from by Andrew Browne

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    "Twisted Roots" CD by Andrew Browne
    Comes in gorgeous cover designed by Gudrun Reiss, with booklet: credits, lyrics (so you can sing along.. . ) song notes and photos.
    Catalogue # AWB123 released November 2016

    Includes unlimited streaming of Twisted Roots via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The possible story of one of my neighbours, a high-rise, public-housing tenant living in Waterloo, Sydney.


Twenty Sixth Floor - AW Browne

she shot out of school and she hitched a welfare ride
twelve hundred clicks, beyond the great divide
four years in the city, two kiddies by her side
and she won't go home, she's too mixed up inside

down she goes from the twenty sixth floor
around the corner, to the bottle store
steady on her feet, speaks nice and clear
she don't want to go empty-handed, back up there

she knows her man what he means by how he swears
if he's angry or drunk, she can hear him 3 blocks from here
she fires up a billy, gets her man a beer
she plays a careful game, but he can smell her fear
she thinks about jumping off the twenty sixth floor

she stands up, takes a step to the door
she won't have to put up with that man no more
and then her baby starts up crying from the room next door

Kayla and Jayden draw the fig trees, the bats and the crows
they really like your stories about swimmin' in water holes
takes her back to family, the ones who know
we spring out of the land and back to the land we go

down she goes from the twenty sixth floor
around the corner past the bottle store
she's got 3 tickets, leaves on the train
a whole brand new world for her again


from Twisted Roots, released November 16, 2016
26th Floor  

Nylon String Guitar - Cam Kinsey
Double Bass - Brett Hirst
Drums - Jess Ciampa
Pedal Steel Guitar - John Stuart
Vocals - Andrew Browne



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Andrew Browne Redfern, Australia

Andrew is a songwriter and carpenter from Redfern in inner Sydney and Yarramalong, 100 km north. Andrew has worked in many roles including film caterer, serial house-renovater, actor, singer, tradie, jazz tour-manager, AV technician and cook.
Every Sat he plays at LifeBoat Café at Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River. He also plays in bars and cafes in inner Sydney.
Twisted Roots is his 2nd album.
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