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A side: Heather / B side: Liverpool FC - single

by The Close Readers

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Heather 04:43
Heather (words and music copyright Damien Wilkins) ‘Brown-Eyed Girl' comes on the radio As we drive to the funeral And she will never sing it again. Was it only last week we were going Sha la la la la cos we couldn’t remember the words? Sunshine and song and misery Without a hint of rain And it’ll never be the same again. Here comes the piper— Why do we hate that sound so much? Cos he’s piping in our pain. Sun and the sound of Scotland Warmth of the dogs at Neil’s feet. Hey do you remember The hills and your favourite seat? Let’s take the boys for a run now, They’ll be looking for you of course. And I will hold your hand on the steep part And we’ll try to feel better Try to feel better Try to feel better Oh dear Heather. This must be some kind of terror To be talking about the weather When all I really want to talk about is you Oh dear Heather. And I remember having you on About what was your favourite New Zealand song. And we laughed when you said Split Enz Cos anyone said that wasn’t worth attention. And you said Tim Finn saved your life And tears came into your eyes And the room went all quiet And you said fuck you and fuck you too Fuck you for being so cool Cos in these things In these things You don’t get to choose. I got you and that’s all I want. I got you and that’s all I want. I got you and that’s all I want. I got you and that’s all I want.


released December 11, 2012

All instruments played and recorded by Damien Wilkins, with violin by Mike Reid.

Mixed and mastered by Mike Gibson at Bonfire Audio, Wellington, October 2012.


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The Close Readers Wellington, New Zealand

Formed in 2010, this band records the songs of New Zealand fiction writer Damien Wilkins.

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