Bass Strait

from Bass Strait by Teresa Dixon

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In the dark she sits and waits
to scared too sleep in case he's gone when she awakes
the doctors are all tucked in their beds
and down the hill the waves still roll

In Bass Strait, Bass Strait

Florescent lights line the halls
the wind and rain hit the window in squalls
her heart is right up in her throat
as she watches his chest's tentative

Rise and fall, rise and fall

5 am dread sets in, she still waits
she roams the empty corridor to take a break
but her heart is still back in that room
with the morning light she's by his side

As he slips away, slips away

And the waves still roll
and the waves still roll
and the waves still roll
now he is gone

Into, Bass Strait, Bass Strait.


from Bass Strait, released July 11, 2018
Teresa Dixon - vocals, guitar, pedal organ
Mark Finsterer - lead guitar
Rob Wilson - double bass
Andy Stewart - backing vocals, drums


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Teresa Dixon Hobart, Australia

A velvet landscape, oceanic; coloured blue, yellow, and orange by the waning evening light. Accept no substitutes, for this image is nothing less than home for Teresa Dixon, a hobart based multi-instrumentalist with the earth in her veins. Teresa sings songs of visceral sadness, careful optimism, and the things we do to pull ourselves together, get up, and get on with it. ... more


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