Max Savage and the False Idols

Max Savage and the False Idols

 Adelaide, South Australia, AUS
BandCountryAmericana

Vintage soul meets the outback with beautifully crafted songs from the central desert. Stories of hearbreak, loneliness and redemption, are the stock of a band that plays music of a kind not heard in Australia for a very, very long time.

Biography

The False Idols are a band that take their roots from two very different styles of music from two very different places. The first collaboration between Alice Springs based, singer/songwriter, Max Savage and Adelaide soul producer Ross McHenry, the band blend vintage rhythm and blues sensibilities with Savage's intricately crafted songs to create a sound that is as unique as it is breathtaking.

Since their inception in July 2010, the band has created considerable buzz amongst those in the know on the South Australian music scene.

Lyrics

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Written By: Max McHenry

Small town blues has got me down again
Time to hit the open road
For when your heart's the only thing that burdens you
Memory can only share the load
Took my chances on contentment
Gave up holding out for your embrace
Sold my soul out for the easy life
But it takes so long
To turn and face the change

I know some day I'll be home
I know some day I'll belong
And if I find it, I'll find it alone
Oh I know some day I'll be home

Bruises fade with passing days
Scars will stay until your grave
And don't believe the friends you meet along the way
This road is only ever walked alone
Like taking leaves from an acorn
Only time can tell the path I lead
Like looking for a lover in a crowd of strangers
Where every back that's turned looks like a friend

I know some day I'll be home
I know some day I'll belong
And if I find it, I'll find it alone
Oh I know some day I'll be home

Small town blues has got me down again
Time to hit the open road
For when your heart's the only thing that burdens you
Memory can only share the load
When the broken have been heald
When the friend speaks her betrayal
When there's nothing left to keep me none
This road I walk will still remain

I know some day I'll be home
I know some day I'll belong
And if I find it, I'll find it alone
Oh I know some day I'll be home

Discography

Live at the Wheatsheaf, 2011

Set List

Lonely Since the Day I was Born
Sweet Desert Angel
Down to the River
Something Old
Holding on
Makes Me Less a Man
Barefoot Wanderer
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