Go About Your Business

by Secret Europeans

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Many of the songs on the upcoming Secret Europeans album Love Don't Stop are in memory of my father Fred Hermon Branch. My brother, mother, sister-in-law and I were all in the room when my father passed. The song Go About Your Business is about watching him go and missing him so.


Go About Your Business

I wish I could see you
I wish I could hear you
I wish I could tell you
All I now know.

Mama’s still in mourning
Not while on the phone
Gonna sort the laundry
Pretend you are not gone.

And a bee sting hurts worse than ever
And the sea- its crash becomes a moan
And this beating drum wakes at seven
It has seen you leave all night long.

Go about your business
Gotta let me go
Started- now I’m finished
A whisper draws me home
Dog- she starts a barking
There’s nothing in the room
Jaw- it starts a dropping
I hold my breath for you.

Repeat chorus

And the rush of the river slows down
As this beating drum, it slows down.


released April 7, 2014
Mandy Branch- 808 beat, piano, vocals
Mary Joyce - vocals



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Secret Europeans Athens, Georgia

In an effort to cope with grief due to the passing of my father, last November I recorded an 808, piano-based song at Joel Hatstat's studio. This somehow morphed into an album's worth of material. The album will be released in 2014 by the label Two Sheds Music. Many wonderful musicians contributed to this record, and I will forever be grateful. Thanks also to J. Robbins for a super mixing job. ... more

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