House That Burnt Down

by Matt Joe Gow

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'House that burnt down' from Matt Joe Gow is the sound of Dunedin born troubadour exploring some of his earliest musical influences - the blues. The song features and was recorded by Bill Chambers who adds his stamp to this raw acoustic number reminiscent of John Lee Hooker. Recorded live off the floor everything is laid bare foot tapping, strings rattling, the floor creaking, it serves to capture the very essence of the blues, the performance. Lyrically it is a dark journey that can be seen either as a metaphor for a relationship or even a literal account of a man who has lost it all and looks to find solace in song.

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House That Burnt Down

I come home to my house
All aflame, all aflame
Everything up in flames
The house that burnt down

I come home to my house
All aflame Lord, all aflame
And my heart was the same
The house that burnt down

I come home to my house
All aflame, all aflame
And I searched for you
But you were already gone, already gone
The house that burnt down

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released August 1, 2010
Produced by Matt Joe Gow & Andrew Pollock
Mixed by Nash Chambers
All sounds by Matt Joe Gow - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Andrew Pollock - Guitar, Vocals
Bill Chambers - Lap Steel, Vocals

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Matt Joe Gow Melbourne, Australia

Very few artists wield so much charisma that they can sell you just about anything before you’ve realised what’s happened. Matt Joe Gow has the charisma to be one of those artists – but he isn’t.

Matt prefers to concentrate on the conviction. You don’t have to listen to more than thirty seconds of Matt’s debut 'The Messenger' or new album 'Seven Years' to appreciate that.
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