Sometimes the Best Laid Plans

from Gourd in the Act by Totally Gourdgeous

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Dedicated to festival organisers everywhere.


Sometimes the Best Laid Plans
© Dave McFarlane

I had a plan, I made it real good,
I worked on it hard to run like it should
I took it real slow, checked it all twice,
I took on some help, I got good advice

2/ I looked for the problems, and I put them all right
Wrote down instructions, worked late into the night
I took all my doubt and I pushed it aside,
To focus my will on that razor sharp line

3/ I got a picture framed on my wall,
It’s a image of life, it’s a message of hope
A painting of colours, like a sunset on fire
To remind me of faith to ignite and inspire

In the morning we might understand
By tomorrow it’ll all be in hand
Best intentions, the outlook is good
But sometimes the best laid plans


from Gourd in the Act, released January 10, 2020
Written by Dave McFarlane
On this recording, sung by Andrew Clermont.


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Totally Gourdgeous Melbourne, Australia

Four outrageously diverse singer-songwriter-musicians united under Gourd. Indeed, playing instruments made from those woody cucurbits brings their music together to make folk funk philosophy to feed your wildest pumpkin longings. Penelope Swales (guitar), Carl Pannuzzo (drums), Mal Webb (bass, mbira and bugle) and Andrew Clermont (violin, mandolin and guitar). Instigated in 1998. ... more

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