StumbleCol-Discography-Live Until I Die

by Col on June 8, 2013

Hi guys,
we have been looking at he Discography for the new album and we are almost there now, two more songs to go!

The Mighty StumbleCol(Back Tray)STUMBLUESCD5

The Song
Here is the info for the second from last, Track-16 “Live until I Die”.

This is an auto-biographical song about my life and the state of my health.

Do you remember Rutger Hauers dying speech in Blade Runner about the flame that burns the brightest lasts the shortest time, that`s me that is.

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Us kids were abandoned by both parents and just left to get on with it, no family came anywhere near, my life spiralled out of control.

I fell in with a bad crowd and developed some bad habits.

For many years I lived in a bad way, took far to many drugs, it was like I was punishing myself.

Shaun

I grew out of it, gave it all up, and then came the “Baggy” scene, with bands like “The Happy Mondays” and “The Stone Roses” and I discovered Pills and Coke, the last thing that my body needed!

Me and Tom had an Indie Band called “The Other Garden” from mid 90`s to 2002-03, when the band split.


The Other Garden-When the Sun was shining

All through that period, I was a drug hoover, I have no right to have survived it really!

In 2002-03 I cleaned up my act and settled into family life, all went well for 5 years then my health began to play up.

I have since had numerous health issues and problems and live everyday with the consequences of my previous life.

My slogan for life was and still is “I will live until I die”, it was meant in a “lets party way” in the past, but now means lets get through this, one day at a time!

Now clean living apart from a little smoke and a few beers, I am left facing a shortened life, with Meds everyday and problems that will only get worse over time and will never get better.

So the lesson kids is don`t do drugs, coz you might give `em up then find out that the damage is already done!

Lyrics
The way that I`m living is killing me,
said I`m gonna live until I die.
The Doctors say I`ve gotta change the way that I Live,
and I`m gonna live until I die.
One of these days, I`m gonna meet my maker,
Said I`m gonna live until I die.
Yes I`m gonna live until I die,
said I`m gonna live until I die.

I ran around like a mad man all over this town,
said I`m gonna live until I die.
But I gave that all up a long time ago,
said I`m gonna live until I die.
They`re telling me now, the damage is all done,
said I`m gonna live until I die.
Said I`m gonna live until I die.
Yes I`m gonna live until I die,
said I`m gonna live until I die.

I don`t think that Jesus wants me for a Sun Beam,
said I`m gonna live until I die.
Sometimes I think, I can smell Hells fires,
said I`m gonna live until I die.
When I`m gone, you`re all gonna miss me,
said I`m gonna live until I die.
Said I`m gonna live until I die.
Yes I`m gonna live until I die,
said I`m gonna live until I die.

You`ll all miss me when I`m gone,
you`ll all miss me when I`m gone,
you`ll all miss me when I`m gone,
you`ll all miss me when I`m gone.
End

graveyard

Instrument List(who played what)
C0l – Lead Vocals, The Sour Cousin, 4-String Cigar Box Guitar, Harmonica & Suitcase Bass Drum.

StumbleCol-Sour Cousin 003
This one is called the “Sour Cousin”, because it is tuned the same as the Sour Mash CBG, but flatted a Semi-Tone, so F#-B-F#-B.

Tom – The Black Lightnin` 6-String, Solid Body, Box Style Guitar in Standard Tuning & Vocal Harmonies.

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The Satanic Choir
Col(singing 3 octaves), Tom & Smutbot

And finally here is a rehearsal video for this song.


StumbleCol-Live Until I Die-Rehearsal

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C0l

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