The World Accordion To Garp

by Chris Barron

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A track from a forthcoming album with the working title, If I Stop Laughing, I'll Cry. Chris Barron, lead singer of the band, Spin Doctors, enters the studio to cut a stripped down, acoustic guitar driven, song oriented solo record.


the world accordion to garp

like elvis i’ve left the building
boozy susie on my arm
i’m off to make a killing
where the sweet life’s lost it’s charm
i know that high above me
there’s an order in the sky
play for the pearly gate man
he’ll show you where they keep the pie
and gazing angels blazing
on the french horn and the harp
and the world accordion to garp

the tuba has been drinking
the evening has been torn
too late to get an inkling
when the sheep have all been shorn
listen very closely
your ear down to the floor
hear the landlord humming
like every night before
sweet and melancholy
maybe just a little sharp
on the world accordion to garp

where the guitars pick your pockets
there’s a back door leading to
a place where we can make some love
among the wild oats, rye and rue
the tall grass sighs her secret
if you listen for her song
in your memory you can keep it
even if you get it wrong
she plays it on your heartstrings
starting just as it gets dark
on the world accordion to garp


released May 19, 2015
guitar and vocals: chris barron

written by: chris barron, arne hovda and erik røe

recorded, mixed and mastered by roman kuhn at his house inssbruck studios, brooklyn, ny



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Chris Barron (think Leonard Cohen meets Jack Johnson in a dive bar that was nice when Cole Porter used to hang out there) is best known as the lead singer of the band Spin Doctors. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson to masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny. ... more

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