Rings Around Me

from by Gas & the General

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Ode to a long, bygone journey of discovery down the Pacific Hwy into the jaws of a town that promised so much and withheld about the same.


You bought an out, you took the interstate #1
The very same road I once came down...
That night you left you combed the city's circles
Saw the same museum pieces, same sacred cows!

There's not a lot here, save the same old fascinations,
Avarice and Envy they're sisters now!
You gave things up and still you felt no better-
The I heard how you went and quit the town! Oh! oh oh oh!

Your cool expressions, your lewd behind,
Girl out of mind you run rings around me...
Your hot, exhausted furious mind
Bird on a wire you run rings around me!
OH! You've never been so bloody scared!
Oh and what if it should it come to fail?

You bought an out and still you felt no better
Avarice and Envy, oh they're high in a tree!
I really doubt that you were worth the effort-
But things are never how you think they should be!

Your cool expression, your lewd behind,
Girl on a wire you run rings around me...
Your hot, exhausted, furious mind
Bird on a wire you run rings around me
Girl out of mind you run rings around me
Girl out of mind... you run rings... around... me... hoo...

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from Gave It Up for Religion, released June 13, 2017



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Gas & the General Sydney, Australia

Excerpt from music blog review of GWB's ‘Last Man Out’ from the most recent altcountryforum in the Netherlands.

"The great strength of the Gas Wylde Band’s "Last Man Out" is the fact that the politically critical words are supported by patiently crafted musical compositions. A brilliant album from a promising band based on Australian soil. Finger-licking good.”

Johan Schoenmakers
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