How Low Can You Go?

by Erny Green

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The song's about heroïn addiction & busking. It's recorded to memorize the life of my old saxplayer and good friend "Babbie" who disappeared April 2013, setting sail to see the Northernlight in Norway but never returned. He'll be missed forever!

Erny Green - Vocals & Guitar
Thijs Heij - Keys, Guitar & Backing Vocals
Bas Nuiver - Bass
Jimmy van den Nieuwenhuizen - Drums
Louk Cox - Saxophone

Recorded & Mixed by Erny Green (Vuurland Studio)
Mastering by Martijn Groenenveld (Mailmen)
Cover Picture - Kristian Ohw

lyrics

Watch the beggar on the stairs

Give a coin and he won’t care

About you busking in his home

You’ve got a million worlds to roam

While the woman waits at home

And you find yourself alone

In an old East-Berlin bar

To imagine you’re a star



As low as the sky at night

Down and out in the neonlight

Of a station mall near the Berlin wall

How low can you go



Am Reichstag, auf’m Ku’dam

An dem Brandenburger Tor

He plays his guts out to some tourists

To get some money for a whore

How low can you go

For a minute in a show

That is dangerous and unreal

Tell me how does it feel


As low as the sky at night

Down and out in the neonlight

Of a station mall near the Berlin wall

How low can you go



And you’re singing furious lyrics

On the rhythm of a train

That is rolling through the city

Gives you shelter for the rain

You allready feel the shivers

You allready feel the pain

Of a chemical obsession

It’s an endless summer rain

Throws you’re heart in the oven

And your power through the drain

How low can you go

If you live your life in vain


As low as the sky at night

Down and out in the neonlight

Of a station mall near the Berlin wall

How low can you go

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released September 25, 2019
All rights reserved 2019

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Erny Green Utrecht, Netherlands

In '88 trekt Green als straatmuzikant de wereld in. Kille straathoeken wereldwijd, maar ook roemruchte podia als CBGB’s in New York, het zijn de ideale speelplekken voor de Nederlander in deze roerige jaren. In 1992 keert hij gemangeld terug en brengt zijn 1e soloalbum uit.
25 jaar en 9 albums later is het Green gelukt zich bij de absolute top van de Nederlandse liedjesschrijvers te vestigen.
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