Toothless grin (featuring Sophie Thorn)

by Rusty Falcon

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This is the first song that I ever recorded in my home studio. The wonderful Sophie Thorn sings with me on this duet version of the song. The song is about the fire that burnt down newsagent/chemist/Nautilus lounge a few years ago. This event shocked King Island especially the owners of the building and the business with in it. This song is my tribute to the people affected by the fire.
This song was wonderfully mixed by James Fox Higgins.
Thanks to Sophie and Jenny Thorn for your support.


Monday, sad sad Monday walking around a sad sad town
It was supposed to be a set up day now it all seems to be falling down
Sometimes it seems you never can win ,no matter how hard you try
The scenery has had a change, it don't seem right as I go driving by
Time to rebuild this part of town, bricks and mortar can come alive
Theres a hole at that corner now, but old thoughts will survive

I am walking up the main street to the harbour downtown
Its a bit like a toothless grin where do we get our newspapers from now?

Chasing memories down at devils gap, how do we create some more?
Feeling the tragedy on how it was, saw the ship laid up on the shore
Watched the breakers from across the leads
stared at the lighthouse on the hill
If its a beacon to guide the way, may the light keep shining still

I am walking up the mainstream to the harbour downtown
Its a bit like a toothless grin, i am gonna miss that downstairs lounge
I am walking up the main street, to the harbour downtown
Its a bit like a toothless grin, where do we get our meds from now?

Now it looks like a combat zone and Wire would be appalled
So glad you made it out, tip toeing out the back door
Flames will be replaced by hope the afterglow by the rise of dawn
There is a hole in this town, this town will smile forever more
will smile forever more, smile, smile, smile forever more

I am walking up the main street to the harbour downtown
Its a bit like a toothless grin, who is going to wear the thorny crown?


released December 1, 2016
Words and music by Troy Smith.
Produced by James Fox Higgins at Foxden studios.


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Rusty Falcon TAS, Australia

Rusty Falcon is the alter ego of King Island musician Troy Smith. Songwriting with a story, music with feeling & passion, roots rock and ballads all performed in the honest Rusty Falcon way. Wild and Independent (just like his wild Bass Strait island home) Rusty Falcon lay the music out into the roaring forties air with a freshness that is beguiling and intriguing. ... more

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