High On High

by John Flanagan

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HIGH ON HIGH

The ancient greeks are playing cards
Down on the High St night café
A cloud of music from the Thornbury Theatre
Carries me away
Where the long beard hipsters hang
Happy as hippies sipping chai
I’m floating on the feeling of this place
I’m high on High

Nobody knows me
Nobody knows me but this town
Lately I’m finding
All my old dreams are shrinking down
All that I need is you my friends

There are jazz cats at the tram stop
There are folkies at the local
There’s a busker playing Elvis
And the drunks are getting vocal
Songs are pouring out the windows
I can’t come down if I try
You and I we’re poor but happy in this place
We’re high on High

Nobody knows me
Nobody knows me but this town
Lately I’m finding
All my old dreams are shrinking down
All that I need is you my friends

For twenty years now I have played
From bar to bar, from go to woe
If I retired this guitar
I’m sure no one would really know
But I see the world in songs
And I’ve just got to let ‘em fly
So I open up the cage and watch them soaring
High on High

Nobody knows me
Nobody knows me but this town
Lately I’m finding
All my old dreams are shrinking down
All that I need is you my friends

credits

released December 2, 2015
John Flanagan: Vocal, Acoustic Guitar
Viktor Krauss: Bass, Electric Guitars, Octave 12 Electric Guitar, Synthesizers, Cello
Todd Lombardo: Acoustic Guitar, Resonator Guitar
Marco Giovino: Drums
Jane Patterson: Backing Vocal

Music and lyrics by John Flanagan

Produced By Viktor Krauss

Mixed by Neal Cappellino
Recorded at Omni Sound Studios, Nashville, TN with:
Engineer: Neal Cappellino
Assistant Engineers: Charlie Garcia and Justin Hoffman
Additional overdubs engineered by Dave Manton at the Institute in Melbourne, VIC and
Viktor Krauss at The Side Room, Nashville, TN.
Mastered by Jim DeMain, Assisted by Amy Marie at Yes Master Studios, Nashville TN

Cover photography by Dean Raphael
Cover design by Annie Davidson

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John Flanagan Thornbury, Australia

From the Cygnet Folk Festival in Tasmania to the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia John Flanagan has won over fans far and wide. Audiences are drawn to the original but timeless melodies and deeply honest lyricism of the song-writing. Combining traditional old-time instrumentation with contemporary sensibilities John creates an alt-folk sound that is old and new at the same time. ... more

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