Living the Dream

by Drew Davies

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When I wrote 'Living The Dream' I had recently removed myself from a number of unhealthy relationships and thrown myself into my work. Whilst I had become somewhat of a hermit in those days I also met a wonderful woman and started a love affair.

The song is a snap shot of that period in my life; the lyrics were quite tongue in cheek; centering on the rejection of the 'rock n roll' lifestyle that had been thrust upon me, the new love in my life and the scene from where I was writing the song...The allusions to Matisse and Picasso coming from the pictures hanging above my desk.

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What I got to find
Is that you told me a pack of lies
And all that’s on my mind
Is you led me to disaster

I don’t need no fancy car, to love her
I don’t need no big guitar, to love her
I don’t need no Rolex watch, to love her
I don’t need your rock and roll, to love her

Going out my mind
Don’t you see Picasso on the wall?
Matisse is right beside
I’ve got one foot right out the door

I don’t need no fancy car, to love her
I don’t need no big guitar, to love her
I don’t need no Rolex watch, to love her
I don’t need your rock and roll, to love her
I don’t need your rock and roll…

I don’t need no fancy car, to love her (Living the dream)
I don’t need no big guitar, to love her (Living the dream)
I don’t need no Rolex watch, to love her (Living the dream)
I don’t need your rock and roll, to love her (Living, living the dream)

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released June 20, 2019
Released June 20, 2019
Recorded at Tileyard Studios, engineered by Alicia Light and Mark Anderson
Mixed at Hackney Road Studios by Steve Honest
Mastered at AIR Studios by John Webber

Song written and produced by Drew Davies

Drew Davies - Vocals and Synthesizer
Alicia Light - Bass Guitar
Mark Anderson - Guitars
Luca Volpi - Drums
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Drew Davies London, UK

With a wide array of influences that stretch from 50s rock n’ roll to modern electronica. From the hook-filled, to-the-point numbers of Roy Orbison or Tom Petty, to the cinematic synth sounds of John Carpenter, Vangelis and Kavinsky; Drew's music is imbued with a heavy tenderness; wrapped up in the genre-bending timelessness of artists like Bowie, Queen or Eurythmics. ... more

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