The Cobbler

by davesnewbike

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A palette-refreshing combination of sophisticated wordplay and raw, swinging, guitar-pop, The Cobbler is taken from The Tin Can and the Flood, the bike's second album, set for release as a CD and download in October 2017 on Fogo Records.

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Like a lover in a haystack
Like a diamond in a mine
Like your future in a tea cup
I aint that hard to find

And I will be a tailor
I will sew and mend your suits
I will be the cobbler
And put soul into your boots

Like a gambler on a racecourse
Like a rabbit in a hat
Like a four leaf clover
You can’t get luckier than that

And I will be a sailor
And sail the ocean blue
I will be the cobbler and put laces in your shoes

Give me leather give me thread
Lay it out and go to bed
And while you sleep I will tap and sew
Making boots like

Like a chorus in a pop song
Like a pillow on your bed
Like an advert for a new toy
I will get inside your head

And I will be the walrus
You will be the song
I will be the cobbler
I can do no wrong

Give me leather give me thread
Lay it out and go to bed
And while you sleep I will tap and sew
Making boots like
You don’t know


released June 9, 2017
Written by Tom Houston

Tom Houston: Vocals and acoustic guitar
Simon Jaquet: Drums, percussion and heels
Kris Jozajtis: Electric guitars
Sam Wilson: Bass
William Jaquet: Backing vocals


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davesnewbike Scotland, UK

davesnewbike is a Scottish band playing rootsy pop for grown-ups. Kick-started by singer-songwriter Tom Houston and Kris Jozajtis on electric guitar, the bike is propelled by Sam Wilson on bass and Simon Jaquet's percussion. 'The Tin Can and the Flood' is their 2nd album.

'Everything about this enterprise is terrific, apart from the fact they're called davesnewbike!' - Mark Radcliffe, BBC 6Music
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