Queen Street Acoustics (2nd album)

by Sam RB

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It is an album of exploration and discovery. The diverse tracks encompass everything from love songs to social issues such as bullying and the rights of children. There are also reflections on psychosis and depression, and a tribute to NZ artist, the late Don Binney.

Graham Reid Album Review - www.elsewhere.co.nz/music/5593/sam-rb-queen-street-acoustics-samrbcom/

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released March 23, 2013

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Andrew Buckton at Studio 203, Auckland, except for track 13 – produced, engineered and mixed by Eddie Rayner.

All songs written and composed by Sam RB except for tracks 5 & 11 – written by Mike Chunn and composed by Sam RB; and tracks 3 & 13 – written by Jemi Blue and composed by Sam RB.

Sam RB – Vocals: all tracks. Backing vocals: all tracks except 7, 9, 10 & 13. Acoustic guitar: all tracks except track 4.

Andrew Buckton – Acoustic guitar: all tracks except tracks 7-10 & 13. Electric guitar: all tracks except 2, 7, 9, 10 & 12. Keys: tracks 2, 3, 11 & 12. Programming: tracks 1, 6 & 14. Bass: tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 12 & 14. Ukulele: track 14.

Mike Chunn – Bass: tracks 5 & 11.

Stephen Small – Piano and keys: tracks 1, 4, 5 & 14.

Christelle Berthon – Diatonic harmonica: tracks 12 &14.

Eddie Rayner – Piano, keys and programming on track 13.

Tim Ingle – Design and illustration

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Sam RB Auckland, New Zealand

"Sings with a street-eye view and empathy... and speaks of the fragility of people's souls... her poetic lyrics continue to deepen and widen, and when you hear something as beautiful as 'It Rains Down' you know she's someone special." Graham Reid

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Track Name: Censorship
1. CENSORSHIP

So many times, i go to talk
Someone in my head tells me to stop right there
And i can never get it right
Always going wrong, their standards are so high
But sometimes it’s a gift
Like the tune, that came with this, an avenue to speak my mind
But sometimes it’s a gift
Disguising chords, singing a song,
But id like to one day speak my mind, without strumming along
All she wants, to be allowed
The simple things in life, like walking down the road
Without the fear, that hides her voice, without the fear
(c) 2013 Sam RB
Track Name: Lately
2. LATELY

Lately I’ve been staring out the window
Watching all the people passing by
Some of them they just want to take from me
Some of them are friendly and kind
And when you’ve gathered all your self-defence
They’ll turn around a say don’t be so sensitive
So welcome to my world
That’s just the way I am
You wont change me
I won’t change for anyone
Welcome to my world
I don’t want to join your game
There’s no dignity
In the way they play
I learnt 2 things, the first ill share with you
The second I will keep to myself
You can spend a lifetime learning how to believe
Only for people to say that makes you’re arrogant
And when you’ve gathered all your self-defence
They’ll turn around a say don’t be so sensitive
(c) 2013 Sam RB
Track Name: How Many Rains
3. HOW MANY RAINS

She walked among the markers, the wind blew in her face
Her hair a long and tangled mess, 
long gone her youthful grace
As she read the names and dates there, a question came to mind
One it seemed more than unlikely, the answer she would find
How many rains x2
In days that never end
She rocked the baby gently, held close her dearest boy
And she thought of how his life would be, 
she prayed he’d find much joy
Then she made a wish upon a star, she hoped would seal the deal
Even though she knew she couldn’t stop,
the pain he’d surely feel.
How many rains x2
In days that never end
She rocks with empty arms now, cries tears that never end
She can almost catch the smell of him, the feel of his soft skin
As she gazes into nowhere, she thinks what might have been
She returns half mad to walk all night, in rain that never ends.
(c) 2013 Jemi Blue/Sam RB
Track Name: 1989
4. 1989

Her reddened eyes opened a tear emerged out
Her facial expression cried out for help
So she sat in the doorway out of the rain
Nobody stopped to take some of the blame
Still passed her by heads head high
So she sat in the doorway out of the rain
How do you sleep at night, I bet you sleep alright, I got a feeling
People say time will tell, what comes & goes around,
I got a feeling, got a feeling
Don’t seem to matter how close you get
For the walls have been built over and over again
Makes no real difference the tears she cries
Walls to keep her safe, walls to hide behind
How do you sleep at night, I bet you sleep alright, I got a feeling
People say time will tell, what comes & goes around, I got a feeling
Got a feeling
I hope you see her face, when you close your eyes
Lost in a world, didn’t need her kind
Got a feeling x 4
(c) 2013 Sam RB
Track Name: The Wind And The Rain
5. The Wind And The Rain

I’ve never been to the Berlin wall or climbed the tree of Flames
But I look out windows every day
I’ve never been to Bangladesh, or sailed the coast of Spain
But I get to dream in the new moon’s wain, hey ho the wind and the rain
So whisper to me where you’ve gone
Or fling me a note from a passing car
I might come to know it all
The wind and the rain
I’ve never been to Burma Road or the road to old Bombay
But I’ve shut my eyes on cloudy days
I’ve never climbed the Highland road or swum on the coast of Maine
But I’ve drawn the light of the suns new rays
Hey ho the wind and the rain
I heard that whisper in your song
Your whispered shadows quiet fall
Caught that note from your passing car
And I came to know it all
The wind and the rain
I’ve never climbed the Eiffel Tower, I’m happy to stay away
But I’ve walked the cliffs at Blind Cat Bay
And watched you walk that summer’s day
That afternoon when I learned to pray
Hey ho the wind and the rain, hey ho the wind and the rain
(c) 2013 Mike Chunn/Sam RB