There Is Nothing Like A Nice Anthemic Ballad

from Countryside Walks With Piet Haag by Piet Haag

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A guy goes to a festival, gets completely hammered, throws up, becomes unconscious, gets dumped by his girlfriend, all his stuff gets nicked, his car gets stuck in cowshit and he misses everything. Comes with bonus anthemic chorus and big strings.


Well it starts with an acoustic guitar
As you wake up to the sound 
Of music from afar
And your head feels like
A bucket full of glass
When you wake up lying 
Face down in the grass 
And it hurts

And the buzz that rises round you 
Like the waters of the tay 
Is the flies around the sewage 
That wouldnae flush away
from the portaloo 
you blocked up with your spew
Heard your girlfriend shout
Just as you're passing out
You are dumped
Ya bam

There is nothing like a nice anthemic ballad
We can sing
When you've consumed so much lager
That the words don't mean a thing
We're anesthetised
We're completely fried  

Well you went to hear the music
But someone stole your bling
Got lost on the campsite
And never heard a thing
Found your girlfriend blowin'
Your best mate in his tent
And she's no just dumped you
She's spent all of the rent

And it ends with the sound of your car
Axle deep in cowshit
You won't be going far
And your head feels like
A bucket full of glass
When you wake up lying 
Face down in the grass 
And it hurts


from Countryside Walks With Piet Haag, released August 25, 2011
Piet Haag - vocals, keyboards, tuned percussion
Robin Adams - guitar, bass
Jamie Duffin - drums
Ross Moran - lead guitar
Kat McCarron - backing vocals
Alastair Savage - strings, fiddle
Steve Hawkes - trumpets


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Piet Haag Glasgow, UK

Widely regarded as "useless" and "not much good" Piet Haag stormed onto the Pollokshields music scene with his unyielding electro-acoustic interpretation of retail therapy. Even two years later "Instructions for Shopping" serves as a template for sonic gender reversal, allowing women to experience the male perspective on shopping. Like a flambe tomato mixed with Bailey's Irish Cream, its rare ins ... more

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