Hold Fast

by Slim Dime

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Recorded at Incubator Studios by candle light Hold Fast is a collection of original and traditional songs that take the listener on a journey of the soul. Intimate, gentle and at times uplifting and rousing, their music is deceptively simple and surprisingly complex.

“We want to take the listener on a journey of the heart, mind and spirit, the music we love and write talks about the experience of being human. One of the things we love about traditional songs is that the essential truths about being a human are always shared by us all, fashions may change but really, we are all the same.”

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released May 18, 2013

Jen Land - vocals & tenor guitar
Chris Taylor - guitar, banjo, vocals
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Incubator by Adrian Akkerman

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Slim Dime Melbourne, Australia

Slim Dime are an acoustic folk duo. Their music is contemporary & urban, but woven through with the simplicity and space of old time mountain music. Listen close: you can hear fog soaked valleys, mountain ash forests & the grit of gravel road.
Using minimal arrangements - acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, banjo & vocals, they make a sound that is all bare bones & emotional complexity.
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Track Name: Candyman
Candyman - J. Land

Oh he do what he can
He only come now and then
He mine
He my Candyman

Oh he only come now and then
but he always do just what he can
He mine
He my Candyman

Oh I live with myself
I have no need for no-one else
He mine
He my Candyman

And if I call him once a week
He still kiss me on the cheek
He mine
He my Candyman

And if I call him once a day
He never ask if he can stay
He mine
He my Candyman
Track Name: Old Banjo Song
Old Banjo Song

Although I wanted to stay
I had to go away
couldn’t stay, for another day
When I think of you, I pray
How’s our little boy?

There’s so much I wanna say
Lord I prayed
everyday. That I’d change
I still think I should pay
for having to leave. You both

There’s no time these days
Life has changed. You’re the same.
Dunno what to say.
When I think of you I cry.
How’s our little Boy?
Track Name: Muckrake
Muckrake

Pace the length
Over & Over
Skin spiked to push the wall
That’s far too close
running it spits and snarls
in starts

muckrake & fuckers
see the edges curling
a lip bitten down
chewing
stupid blind edges into corners
and tired out angles


running out
slowly
and hollowed out
hills of breathe
that shudder
crumpled slumping
and holding
still
Track Name: The City Song
The City Song

I walk around the city
sounds
rainbeat all around
moon
dancing on the ground

When I walk at
Night
I can walk

I wonder if you feel the
blue
neon on your face
lights
sewn to your hem

Never felt so alone
never felt
Track Name: Adeline
Adeline

Adeline lost her earring in the snow
She lost her bearings and her shoes
and now her feet are missing

Oh lord I fear my gal’s lost in the snow
she might have lost her footing
Oh lord I fear my gal’s lost in the snow
The snow’s new fallen and I can’t see no printing

Adeline wrote a message in the snow
tread words in circles with a stick
until her hand lost feeling

Oh lord I fear my gal’s lost in the snow
I’m chasing time I’m running
Oh lord I fear my gal’s lost in the snow
Searching round and round, can’t she hear I’m calling

Adeline fell asleep in the snow
It took her breathe away and she forgot to breathe
dreamt she heard her lover calling

Oh lord I fear my gal’s lost in the snow
Oh lord I fear my gal’s lost
Oh lord I fear my gal’s lost in the snow
Track Name: The Great Divide
The Great Divide

there you are
here am I
I don’t know how I’m gonna cross
the great divide

this is you
that is me
now it’s all I can see

I see you
do you see me
is this the way it has to be
this great divide

can you see
the you in me
that we can be in company

where is you
where is I
if we let go and if we fly
no great divide

the hand you see
is only me
reaching out to you across
the great divide