A simple guitar song dealing with the usual popular song aspiration stuff: “Try me,” “Give me a Try,” “It’s me that you need,” etc. Might seem a bit strong for a late thirty-something narrator singing of such things. To me, it makes a lot of sense apart from the line about the Doctor. My Doctor knows me well and prescribes accordingly. That aside the words ring true.
I was running it down with the Company and Gary out of nowhere started chanting:
“Like a swan I’ll come running to you, like a swan I’ll fly away”
EXACTLY! I had to laugh. The reality of the political nature of aspirational relationships nailed for all to see. I guess you could say that’s my favourite line.
Katrina Mitchell drums
Bill Wells bass
Bob Kildea lead guitar vocals percussion
Stevie guitar vocals
Sarah Martin organ
Roy Moller vocals
Got a tattoo back in ’93 the name is fading away so Try Me
I lost my compass, I was all out at sea, now I’m close to the coast Try Me
At 37 I was still in your tree, I’d pass for 33 so Try Me
I got pills and I’m looking for thrills
At the same time I want to start a family Try Me Try Me
To the Doctor at the end of my day, he didn’t know what to say to me
A Brief Encounter that you didn’t foresee and it’s shaking your station Try me
Don’t vote where you don’t belong, the theme of this song is Try Me
I wish it was 1964, I’m still stuck in ’63 maybe next year Try Me, Try Me
Like a swan I’ll come running to you, like a swan I’ll fly away.