I'm Not Standing By

by Max Savage

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You were overcome and under siege
And they spoke of things that you believed in
And they took you in and they held you close
And they tore your dress and they cut your ropes
And they bathed you in their wishing well
And the water burned your skin with cold
And you brushed your hair and dried your eyes
All the pain was gone and the time was right

Singin’ I’m not standing by
Well I’m not standing by
And if you must be sure of something
Well it might as well be right

And you spoke of things you would forget
And you shouted words of sweet regret
And you wished that they would scream your name
And beat you down or try to tame you
But they gently laid your fears to rest
And they tucked you in and left you there
And you wished you could remember what
it was that put you there at first

Singin’ I’m not standing by
Well I’m not standing by
And if you must be sure of something
Well it might as well be right
And I’m not standing by
Yes and I’m not standing by
I don’t care if its in anger
Its enough to let it slide

What you used to earn now comes for free
And you’re comfortable and numb to meaning
And you turned your anger into blood
And what helped you then won’t help you stop
And you might be running out of time
Or just another frame of mind
But it hurt you then and it hurts you now
And its working deep inside your heart

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releases 01 May 2015
Written and performed by Max Savage
Lachlan Ridge - Guitar
Ross McHenry - Piano

Produced by Ross McHenry
Mixed and Engineered by Tom Barnes
Mastered by Pete Maher, Topfloor Studios Brighton, UK

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Max Savage and the False Idols Adelaide, Australia

Max Savage plays songs of heartache, loneliness and redemption with a polished brutality forged from years of touring the loneliest corners of the country. With almost three hundred shows under his belt from the last eighteen months; his is a sound of bitter regret and rock and roll swagger that belies his youth, talent and magnetic stage presence. ... more

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