The Kensington Lows

from by Willie Wisely

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lyrics

Paid to tally the hours
After offices close
The bell of St. Kate’s tower
Ring over Kensington Row

Keeping time with a pencil
Tweak up the radio
He drums at local pubs and stations
He’s in the Kensington Lows

And on stage he shines
So why’s he always someone’s minion?
Rehearsal’s at nine
Meet the Kensington Lows

Nodding off on the subway
To the circle lines drone
His pillow, it’s The Times
Read on Kensington woes

solo

And he’s been doing time
Counting other peoples’ millions
Rehearsal’s at nine
Meet the Kensington Lows

solo

Just a cog in the grind
The boss chimed in his opinions
“You’re on company time”
Not some Kensington dole

And he quits in his mind
So wracked with indecision
Just off Kensington Hyde
He’ll play the Kensington lows

credits

from True, released March 27, 2012
Peter Anderson: drums/percussion
James Voss: upright & electric bass/backing vocals
Willie Wisely: vocals/guitar/percussion/piano
Greg Wold: trombone/euphonium/trumpet

Andy Sullivan: banjo, Moog synthesizer
DJ Bonebrake: marimba, vibraphone, concert bells
Ed Ackerson: electric guitar track 7
Robert Russel: saxophone
Benno Nelson: backing vocals tracks 2 & 4

Engineered by Ed Ackerson, Peter Anderson, Willie Wisely, also Andy Sullivan, Ken Chastain, Jim Rickard
Recorded at Flowers Studio (Minneapolis)
Mastered by Chuck Zwicky
Art by Japa

Produced by Willie Wisely & Ed Ackerson
Mixed by Chuck Zwicky

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Willie Wisely Los Angeles, California

Willie Wisely released his first full-length album in 1992, touring the US and Japan ever since, building a following for his evocative pop. He is a songwriter’s songwriter, often compared with Elliot Smith, Ron Sexsmith and Paul McCartney. His latest CD marks the 18-year reunion of his Minneapolis-based group the Willie Wisely Trio, road warriors noted for their circusy, jazz-anti-jazz aesthetic. ... more

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