Hollywood Blues

from by Joshua Batten

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I thought this was the beginning
of a successful romance
But I had no sense of direction
I didn’t know how to dance
I’m losing all my precious time
to do the things that I should
‘cause I lost it all trying to make it in Hollywood

If dogs can walk and birds can fly
If one and one make two
Why am I stuck in the middle
of a scene I just can’t get through?
I need a second opinion
Before the concrete starts to set
And I spend the rest of my days in a circus, without a net


Lost my money on the freeway
Lost my talent in my car
Lost myself in a strange town
Good lord – have I gone too far?
Take a look at the odds now
There’s nothing more that I can do
Except sit back and stare at the land of red, white and blue



from The City Within, track released August 2, 2019
Joshua Batten - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keys
Shane McMahon - Drums

Written by Joshua Batten
Produced by Joshua Batten & Sean O'Sullivan
Recorded, Mixed & Engineered by Sean O'Sullivan at Highway 9 Studios
Mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering
Photography by Jason Rosewarne
Graphic Design & Artwork by Renee Garling


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Joshua Batten Melbourne, Australia

Joshua Batten is a modern-day troubadour, using music as his language to connect with the world. Equal parts folk, blues, country and rock, Joshua writes songs from the heart, with lyrics about modern living set against a retro musical backdrop.

Debut full-length album, "The City Within" Available April 3rd 2020.
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