RVW

by Felix M-B

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‘RVW’ is the second single from Felix M-B’s upcoming debut album, ‘Chunk’. The song was inspired by Felix’s time spent touring in New York with Lorkin O’Reilly in 2018 and takes its name from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge (RVW), between Catskill and Hudson.

lyrics

RVW

I drank all your beer
You earned all the wool you’re weaving
Take a step into the 19th
century room in which I’m sleeping
Cross the mighty Hudson
is the couch that I’ve become
I could have slept for twenty years
and still awoke to see the rising Catskill sun

There’s nothing I can do
to cauterise the stump I’ve got
Could get a brand new face tattoo
of an apple branch or a rotten tooth
What would all my friends say?
Would it make my mother cry?
Like the time my father took a razor,
to my head when I was five, it was DIY

So dive like a drinker
Till the money all is spent
But look out to the west for me
When you wonder where I went
Dive like a drinker
Till the money all is spent
Promise to do your best for me
The time is run away I know
There’s not a second left to wonder where it went

Now I’d say I love the sunrise
but it’s colouring my cheeks in red
I’ll listen to your judgement
on where I choose to make my bed
But don’t you get excited
I’m not about to change my mind
Kiss me on the forehead
And tell me I’ve been kind, that’s no lie

Chorale around the bathtub
I’m your brand new baby boy
I’m throwing out the bubbles
And I’m drowning all my toys
And as the water starts to boil
We’ll find the pain inside the joy
Am I laughing am I weeping
Keep me up until the dawn so I can

Dive like a drinker
Till the money all is spent
But look out to the west for me
When you wonder where I went
Dive like a drinker
Till the money all is spent
Promise to do your best for me
The time is run away I know
There’s not a second left to wonder where it went

Thirty hours down the line
I lost track of what was mine
I lost sleep and all my reason
I should call it up, call you up
I should call you up

Dive like a drinker
Till the money all is spent
But look out to the west for me
When you wonder where I went
Dive like a drinker
Till the money all is spent
Promise to do your best for me
The time is run away I know
There’s not a second left to wonder where it went

(So run, so run)
(So run, so run)
(For Babylon)
(And break, alone in the cold hard ground)

credits

released June 26, 2020
Credits:
All music and lyrics by Felix M-B
Produced and engineered by Jamie Davies at Kluster Rooms Studios
Assisted by Becca Mercer
Vocals & guitars by Felix M-B
Horns arranged by Felix M-B
Horns performed by Leo Clayton
Cello by Jerry Cronin
Featuring a rehearsal recording of ‘Upon the Hammer’, by Lorkin O’Reilly with Lee Falco and Felix M-B at The Building, NY
Artwork by Izzy Holder & Aloha Bonser-Shaw

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Felix M-B London, UK

Folk Singer/Songwriter from Nottingham, UK

Members: Felix M-B

Genre: Nu-Folk

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