Get It Wrong

from by Jack Garton

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lyrics

Romeo and Juliet tried their very best
But when he found out that his lady was laid to rest
He ran to the chapel just to see for himself
Took that poison off the shelf
Drank down every last drop but at the last

He got it wrong (he gets it wrong)
He got it wrong (he gets it wrong)
He got it wrong (he gets it wrong)
He got it wrong (he gets it wrong)

You can try to change your song but you end up right where you belong
'Cause it feels so right to get it wrong (he gets it wrong)

Christopher Columbus sailed the Western Sea
He was looking for spices and a cup of good breakfast tea
First beach he found he put a flag in the ground
Took a few seconds, had a look around
Said, "Boys, this is India! it must be."

But he got it wrong....

There was E.J. Smith the Unsinkable Ship's captain
What was going through his mind the night the unthinkable happened?
Was it the icebergs that were invisible,
Or the arrogance of feeling invincible,
That sent him down to sleep in his underwater cabin?

'Cause he got it wrong...

I've been wrong on Galiano, in Whitehorse and Japan
I've been wrong more places than most people ever been
I don't say prayers at night asking for my luck to change
If things starting going right, it would be a bit too strange

'Cause I get it wrong...

The best part of this song is this last verse
The punchline is so great, it makes the other songs look worse
it goes something like...no, it was more like...shit...
Oh, no...that's not it...
It sure sounded great when we rehearsed!

But we got it wrong....

credits

from Love You Over Time, released July 1, 2018
copyright 2018, Demon Squadron Recordings
Written by JF Garton, SOCAN
Recorded by Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron Feb 2017 Hipposonic Studios, Vancouver, BC
produced by Steven Drake and Jack Garton
engineered and mixed by Steven Drake
mastering by Ryan Morey, Ryebread Mastering

Personnel:
Jack Garton - lead vocal, accordion, trumpet
Brendon Hartley - bass
Amrit Basi - drums
Adam Farnsworth - piano, bg vocal
Steven Drake - guitars
Ashton Sweet - trombone
Sage Trampleasure - violin

additional voices - Jenny Ritter, Jess Rampling, Chelsea DE Johnson, Carly Warkentin

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Jack Garton Galiano Island, British Columbia

Coming from Galiano Island in the Salish sea, Jack Garton's pursuit of foot-stomping beautiful songs has taken him as far as Europe, Canada's arctic, and the Southern USA, playing his unique combination of trumpet and accordion. Parts writer, composer, player and showman, Jack's show is a roller-coaster tour through roots music in the folk and blues traditions. ... more

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