The Greenthumb EP

by Brett Winterford

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Brett Winterford has penned six songs inspired by Sydney Long's much-loved Australian landscape, 'Pan', which are to be released in mid-2012 as his first solo work: ‘The Greenthumb EP’.

Recorded by Josh Schuberth (Josh Pyke) and featuring special guests Mr Percival, Ray Mann and Kent Eastwood, The Greenthumb EP offers wistful lyrics and irresistible melodies and an enchanting mix of nylon-string acoustics and mandolins, pianos and mellotron, shakers, timpani and tom drums.

Lyrically, the Greenthumb EP deals with the reclaiming of imagination and is a wide-eyed expression of wonderment for the natural world.

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released June 10, 2012

Produced and arranged by Josh Schuberth and Brett Winterford.

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Track Name: Greenthumb
LYRICS

Never thought I'd be one
Twenty-eight years old and a green thumb
Never thought I'd be patient enough

Bet you never thought I'd be one
For so long been caught up with my own growth
This bachelor pad is fast getting stacked with frangipanis and geraniums

There must be some instinct strong I've been neglecting long

I struggle as is to take care of me, but not comes between me and a flowering tree

Bet you never thought I'd be one
They each get their share of attention
Imagine if I'd been so wary and wise with every wild seed I'd spent and sent falling

Imagine if I had known when I dreamed as a child of the roads that I'd walk on
The best thing about being older is measuring out goodly portions of water

There must be some instinct strong I've been neglecting long

I struggle as is to take care of me, but none comes between
I struggle as is to make sense of me.
None comes between.
I struggle as is to take care of me, but none comes between me and a flowering tree.
Track Name: All The People
LYRICS

What's gonna get your buzz?
What's gonna set you off?

All the people getting loose are made from the same stuff as me and you
They get restless, they get nude, just because they want to.

What's gonna get your buzz? What are you scared of?
What's gonna set you off? What are you scared of?
Track Name: Bell Shaped Window
LYRICS

Out my little bell-shaped window, the world is at a standstill.
Everything is peaceful.
No one in the stairwell kicking at the door, still screaming 'Go to Hell!'

If I concentrate.
If I could get through.
I'm about the ideal weight to catch the breeze and float off some place new.

Out my little bell-shaped window, I only see the future.
It's a better picture.
No one looks familiar.
No one you could love 'til it very-nearly kills you.

If I concentrate.
If I could get through.
I'm about the ideal weight to catch the breeze and float off some place new.

I won't fall.

I won't miss this architecture.
I sure won't miss this weather.
If I'm allowed one treasure to take with me wherever
Forever I will go with my little bell-shaped window.
Track Name: Maypole
LYRICS

Pity our poor heathen souls
There'll be no fifty virgins and no gates of gold when we die
Well, we die, there's so much we can't know

We have much to live for here let alone some place else we're supposed to revere
It's not much of a life if you're living in fear of what comes after

I don't want to die, but not 'cos I'm scared of hell
Let's you and I make peace tonight with life itself

I will marry my dear girl for the good hearted creature she is to the world
For the choices she makes, not the faith of her ancestor's dreaming
And our child, born free of sin, will dance around the maypole, and instinctively love everything
This world that we find ourselves in is a miracle enough to believe in.

I don't want to die, but not 'cos I'm scared of hell
Let's you and I make peace tonight with life itself
With you and I, my darling, I'm beside myself.
Track Name: Hey Make Believer
LYRICS

Hey make believer
What you dreaming up tonight?
A picture perfect carpet ride
Through crescent moon lit skies

Hey make believer
I'll be sure to meet you there
On the muddy banks of the Murray Darling
Nymphs all dancing bare

Today it's getting hard to quit the urge to think
To exist beyond the walls of reason
We're so conditioned to the search for meaning
The sweetest feelin
Best you make believe it

Hey make believer
If the world is made of wool
We'll be diving off over mountaintops cascading into pools

Hey make believer
They wait for us to come
The enchanted ones
With love for everyone

When you've forgotten how to breathe in
It'll take you to the place you're needing