Taunting The Dog

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    'This is a bittersweet folk-electric concept album, influenced by his time spent in London, and the songs range from the slow and personal From the South Bank to Soho, which features exquisite viola work from Sam Sweeney, to the remarkable Drop the Bomb, which starts as a gentle ballad backed by the piano of Neil Cowley (of Adele fame) and ends as a furious electric guitar workout.’ **** The Guardian

    '‘…like one of his heroes Richard Thompson, Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective' fRoots

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lyrics

We’ve been at this row for ten minutes now
And the end ain’t getting any nearer
Wring your hands all you like, you can scream and shout
But your point ain’t getting any clearer

Hold your fire, calm down, let me speak
I’m giving you one last chance to shut your mouth and keep me sweet

Now you’re taunting the dog, my friend
He’s shown his teeth before but you wind him up again
‘Cos you’re taunting the dog and then
You wonder why he comes back to bite you in the end

So I bite my tongue as you're foaming at the mouth
‘Cos the ground that you’re on is looking shaky
And I cringe as I watch your senses going south
You’ve got it arse about face, oopsa daisy

Hold your fire, calm down, let me speak
I’m giving you one last chance to shut your mouth and keep me sweet

Now you’re taunting the dog, my friend
He’s shown his teeth before but you wind him up again
‘Cos you’re taunting the dog and then
You wonder why he comes back to bite you in the end

credits

from How The City Sings, released April 8, 2016
Sam Carter - Guitar, Vocals
Neil Cowley - Organ
Matt Ridley - Bass
Evan Jenkins - Drums

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‘Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection’ Songlines

2010 BBC Folk Awards Horizon Award Winner

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