Red Shoes

by Both Sides of the Line

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Inspired by attending the Gold Guitar Awards in Gore


Red Shoes (J.Sule/G.Rogers)
Took a drive south in a pick-up truck
To a little country town with a golden heart
The musos there were trying their luck
At the country awards –could give them a start

It was the night for music stars
Folk had come from near and far
Drinking with the best in southern bars
The night of the gold guitars

Stetson hats and snake-skin boots
And very tall men with fringe on their suits
My eye caught a glimpse of some bright, red shoes
While a lady was singing sad, country blues

Bridge It was the night…

She was singing “what am I going to do?”
A country ballad with a touch of the blues
Through the crowds I caught a view
Of a man wearing bright, red shoes
A man wearing bright, red shoes

Signs in the shops tell you what to do
You can leave outside all your muddy boots
I thought to myself what would that man do?
The man who was wearing bright, red shoes.

Bridge - It was the night…

Chorus She was singing..


released December 3, 2012
Electric guitar - John Sule; Bass - Paul Freeland; acoustic guitar and backing vocals - Phil Glassey; Drums and backing vocals - Ruth Wheeler; Lead vocals - Glenda Rogers. Mixed by P. Rogers, mastered by Paul Sammes.



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Both Sides of the Line Dunedin, New Zealand

Both Sides of the Line's cd, Sideshow, is " a record chock full of slinky country tunes, built upon 21st Century ‘adult contemporary’ bones. Digging a little beneath the surface you will find cooing swing come-ons here (Magical Man), fleeting touches of Americana there (Macs General Store), rockabilly beats and soft rock tendencies throughout." (Ricardo Kerr, NZ Musician). ... more

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