The Slide

from The City Within by Joshua Batten

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about

My most upbeat song, written at a time when I was at a low ebb, unsure of what the future would hold.

lyrics

CHORUS:
I found a letter in the front of my car
Telling me to get out and take control, I’m gonna be a star
Don’t know where I’m bound, but I’m on one hell of a ride
If only I could see what’s waiting for me at the bottom of the slide

Out there on the highway is where I need to be
Playing show after show every night, and planting my seeds
Now I ain’t no hero, I just do what I can
Everything in my space will fall into place as part of the plan

‘Cause there’s a road up ahead, full of wonder and style
But it’s a lifetime investment; is it something worthwhile?
Oh, what should I do? Can I run up that hill?
When these cynical voices are holding me still?

(CHORUS)

Could it be inspiration? Is it holding me down?
Or is it something inside of my heart I just haven’t found
Well, now it’s time to move on, no more hiding in fear
I’m finding my way and with each passing day my visions are clear

‘Cause there’s a road up ahead, full of wonder and style
But it’s a lifetime investment; is it something worthwhile?
Oh, what should I do? Can I run up that hill?
When these cynical voices are holding me still?

(CHORUS)

credits

from The City Within, released April 3, 2020
Joshua Batten - Lead & Backing Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Bass
Alejandro Vega - Percussion
Josh Voce - Flamenco Guitar
Mark Gardner - Trumpet
Shane McMahon – Drums & Cymbals

Written by Joshua Batten
Produced by Joshua Batten & Sean O'Sullivan
Recorded, Mixed & Engineered by Sean O'Sullivan at Highway 9 Productions
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 now.
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