Courage and shuffle the cards

by Mick Daley's Corporate Raiders

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released January 29, 2015

Mick Daley – guitars, vocals
Marty Burke – guitars, Hammond, backing vocals
Scott Bennett – drums, tarmes
Tim Crossey – bass, piano, backing vocals, philosophy
Ross Waraker – Hammond and Rhodes
Su Morley – violin
Sal Yates – vocals
Jason Tyler – piano on Stuck Outside
Doug Hazell and Tom Hespe, aka the Kenny G Spot Horns – Baritone and tenor saxophone
David Swinton – trumpet, percussion, backing vocals
Libby Wakeford – violin on Courage and Shuffle the Cards

Produced by Leigh Ivin and Mick Daley with co-production by Marty Burke
Engineered and mixed by Leigh Ivin
Recorded at Musicfeeds Studios, St Peters, with many thanks to the generosity of Joel King
Additional recording at Vale Studio, Moore Creek NSW. Diogenes Lamp recorded at Sandy's loft
Mixed and medicated at Vale
Mastered by Mick Lynch at Shoehorse Sound
Album artwork by Adam Bell
Tickets photo courtesy Hali McGrath

Thanks to Ronny Rindo, Mick Lynch and beaucoup mercis to Butters, Razoid's lyrical fillips, Mum, Sidey, Steve Reynolds and Maz's tonsurial support

In memory of Ticketyboo



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Track Name: Courage and shuffle the cards
So we drove up into Queensland, Richmond Fontaine on the stereo
Rainclouds laced through the Border Ranges
It's good to get away, even if it's only for one night
To stop us from feeling like total strangers

She said, I like bush houses, with timbers painted green
So put that in your song and sing it
There's no use whinging about the way things might have been
Can't you hear the changes ringing?

Courage, and shuffle the cards

Giving up on the pleasantries, arguing about money on the way back home
Burying love with each fresh revelation
When you know something's got to give,
But you can't find a way through the wall
Until it shatters with a huge explosion

I said, you know that working is the only thing that I can do
Even if it takes me up to Darwin
I could be out the desert, or somewhere overseas
Way out on the Pacific Ocean

Courage, and shuffle the cards

Then we came up from Goologong, driving all the way through NSW
For a few days we recaptured that old feeling
It comes down to the little things, running your fingers through her hair
Playin' the cards like nobody's dealing

Well do you remember the dancing birds at Napoli?
I'll put that in my song and sing it
It's worth remembering the way things might have been
The way they were at the beginning

Courage, and shuffle the cards