Good Men Now

by mouth 4 rusty

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Songs recorded summer 2009 - summer 2010


released February 26, 2012


Mouth 4 Rusty

Good Men Now

Performed by

Matt Rigsby Smith - voice, guitar, banjo, bass guitar, electric harmonium, melodica, clarinet, glockenspiel and percussion
Emma Davis - voice on songs 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9
Katie Weatherall - voice on songs 2 and 10
Fiona Stewart - voice on songs 1 and 2
Natalie Sedgwick - violin
Sarah Glayzer - cello
James Hitchins - double bass
Nathan Trier - piano on song 5
Anna Francis - accordion on song 4

Written and arranged by Matt Rigsby Smith
Song 4 arranged by Matt, Natalie Sedgwick and Sarah Glayzer
Songs 6 and 9 arranged by Matt and Sarah

Recorded by Matt at Make Do and Mend
Parts of songs 1 and 10 recorded by Simon Nelson in the Left Side of the Barn
Reverberation courtesy of the Utrophia Project Space

Cover painting by Louise Jobber

Many thanks to
Stephen Molyneux and Tomas Garcia for their live percussion work and Geoff Duncanson and Dave Brenneman for mixing inspiration

Ochiltree Music 2012



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Tales of living softly on the edge.

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Mouth 4 Rusty are a male/female duo playing songs about morality, love and loss, childhood, life in general and the relationships between ourselves. Simple, traditionally-inspired songs that people can relate to, hummable music based on life as it unfolds, as early folk music was.
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Track Name: A Letter Home
Oh good God oh now what's
What's troubling me
What to buy, what just to see
When I had a few things fewer
Found myself far less in need

Packed my shirts
My fear, my guts, all given me
Left my love for change in me
Saw myself a man in anger
Endlessly immersed in greed

Found myself a place to build
A home to be
Troubles came and passed through me
Made me fear but nothing's perfect
Brought out something good in me

All in silence, please write back, please talk with me
And with excitement, let us ever greater be

Oh good God, oh now what's
What's troubling me
Things I've heard and some I've seen
Camera cars, ID and searches
Supermarket kills my street

Talked to men with rifles
Standing 'cross the station
Not police, a private force
Not armed to protect all people
Just the monied at the wharf

All in silence, please write back, please comfort me
And without violence, let us ever greater be
Ain't that how it's supposed to be?

All your silence, please write back, come stand with me
And though we're frightened, let us ever greater be.