St​.​Louis (Webcam Version)

by Hemlock Smith

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During the confinement period of the Coronavirus pandemic, I tried to pass the time by writing a song in one day, record it, film it and stream it on YouTube, My friends Emilie, Mat and Fabrizio from the Band liked this idea and recorded themselves reacting to it. This was done with a minimum of fuss, almost live and with lots of mistakes. It's free to give you five minutes of entertainment from the Band and as it's most likely never going to be on any album, you might download it here…. Thank you for listening, stay safe and all the best to all of you. Love. Michael (16.4.2020).

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I took a train down to St. Louis
Didn’t really know if I’d ever be back
And just as my coach left the station, ever so slowly
I just hoped to get my life back on track.
I took a train, there,
I took a train down
To St. Louis.

I took a train down to St. Louis
Didn’t really know what I would find
I sure felt the deafening noise of quiet desperation
I sure cried my eyes out till I went blind
I took a train down
I took a train, down, on my own

‘Cos if you gotta go there, then go there, she said
But if you gotta go, then go without me
‘Cos if you gotta go there, then go there, she said
To St. Louis.

I stepped out, into the sun of St. Louis
And everything was different, but still quite the same
I was all alone there, in St. Louis
And no real saint to convince me that I was not to blame
I took a risk, there…
I took a hit, there…
In St. Louis

‘Cos if you gotta go there, then go there, she said
But if you gotta go, go without me
‘Cos if you gotta go there, then go there, she said
To St. Louis…

I took a train down, from St. Louis
And the locomotive sang our song
‘Cos’ if you aren’t with me, I’m quitting, I’m telling you…
Sometimes it takes a journey to find out you’re wrong.
I took a train there
I took a train down
From St. Louis - From St. Louis
From St. Louis (Missouri) - From St. Louis…

Words by Michael Frei - 29.3.2020 // 30.3.2020

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released August 7, 2018
Michael Frei: Vocals, Piano
Emilie Roulet: Vocals, Saxophone
Mathieu Evéquoz: Electric Guitar
Fabrizio Di Donato: Bass
(written by Michael Frei, Emilie Roulet, Mathieu Evéquoz and Fabrizio Di Donato) - c 2020.

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Hemlock Smith Lausanne, Switzerland

Hemlock Smith come from Lausanne (Switzerland). Since 2002, they’ve released 6 regular albums with intelligent pop, as well as 2 soundtracks for silent film and 2 collaborations with Noise duo Les Poissons Autistes. Fronted by singer-songwriter Michael Frei, Hemlock Smith's distinctive voice is complemented by the ambient guitar playing of Fred Merk and the delicate piano work of Emilie Roulet. ... more

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