The Old Married Couple

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released November 8, 2014



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The Old Married Couple VIC, Australia

The Old Married Couple are an acoustic duo who deliver quirky folk, swing, country and blues influenced songs with a distinct charm and wit. Comprised of the real life young married couple of Riley and Kate Beech, The Old Married Couple are disarming and charming as they combine sweet melodies with honest and often humourous lyrics. ... more


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Track Name: Sick Day
I love tripping over mason jars
and not getting into the laundry
to wash clothes.
Now I don't have anything to wear

I love to hear snoring so
I slept in this morning
now I don't have time
to save my hair

So why don't we just stay inside?
We can call in sick or even say we've died.
I've never felt more alive
than when I'm wasting my days away
and wasting my time
I've never felt more alive

I think we should lock the doors
and close the windows.
I think we should try that new position that we saw
in that movie, in that movie.

I know we are wasting opportunities
to take care of our responsibilities
but I am not responsible and
I don't really care.

We are staying in today
because we really want to stay.
We can both come out to play
some other day
Track Name: Left behind
Sitting here waiting for some conversation
Discuss advantages of co-habitation
How did we get here?
I'm not sure that I know.
Something that you said to me a long long time ago

What makes somebody
want to stay
inside with someone else all day?

It's a little co-dependent and it feels a little strange
That I can not stay home alone without you for a day
without feeling something's missing.
Feeling like I'm left behind

I pay for the groceries
and you buy all the videos.
We both lock the doors at night but
we never clean the windows

You say that the cutlery
is filthy all because of me
'cause I don't clean up properly
before I have a meal
Track Name: Day 31 in August
I met you in a Balmain bar

I'd never been there and I've never been there since

You put your arm around me and danced for me

No I swear I didn't dance
I saw your ocean blues and called out 'whoo'

and that made me confused

I got your number, you got all of my T-shirts

I can't promise you
I've ever give up meat for you but
I can promise you one thing

Kiss me on day 31 in August
Kiss me in a very public place
Kiss me on day 31 in August
and I will kiss you every other day

I can find lots of things I like
like your sense of humour and cheeky smiles
Your stealing my socks and popping my pimples
and messing up my car seats when you're cleaning your cuticles

You're kind and you're patient
You see good in me
You're leaving the lights on and falling asleep
when you drink too quickly

I can't say to you
I'd jump out of a plane with you but
I can promise you one thing

In love with what I do not like about you
I said that I would kiss you and I'm about to
Track Name: T-Shirt
Here is my life
and over-sized shirt.
With me here alone
I just doesn't work
I think there's room for two
I'd like to share it with you

It's just the right size
If we take in the sleeves
We can combine all the colours we need
It'll look good on you, look good on me
We'll show it around so that people can see

It's the right size for you and me
We're warm and we're cosy
but we still feel the breeze
Some wear brands on their sleeves
inside of your shirt is a picture of me
That seems like a pretty good place to start

We can wear the same pants
We can fill in the space
I know we would win all the three legged races
We're saving on power
Saving on time
We've only got one set of clothes on the line

Loose thread never breaks
It just stretches and stretches
Whites turn to pinks
When they're mixed with the reds
This system that works
It works every day
Will only get tight if I put on some weight
Track Name: Stuck with Me
You already told me
that you would be my wife
So you're stuck with me for life
I hope that you thought this through

Because I know you're messy
I know you're moody
We like some pretty stupid movies
and I like to watch them
late at night with you

But you're kind of a bitch
And you're a little bit of a jerk
But when we're together
We've got a way of making it work
You can take all the things that people always knew to be true
but they're not about me and they're not about you
Together, we're exceptional

If it feels this good
It's probably too good to be true
But that doesn't apply to you
Doesn't apply to you
Love can only feel this exciting when it's new
but that doesn't apply to you
Doesn't apply to you

When I first saw you
I thought you looked a little bit weird
Purple hair and your little beard
'He looks different' I thought to myself
Then you were informed that I was a weirdo
Different from some
but you were perfect for me
and I can't see my life without you there