Rob Draper

Rob Draper

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Rob Draper & The Details play like rolling thunder! Their brand of gritty rockin' roots is a pot full of every emotion under the sun. They give an electric performance and leave a hearty impression on everyone who crosses their path.

Biography

A respected Melbourne singer/songwriter, Rob has travelled the world playing his music and performing. Most recently he lived with a fellow musician in a Camden trailer in London.

He's a prolific writer and is presently choosing songs for a new album.

Whether solo or with a band, Rob's songs mould roots music with a new and accessible pop sensibility. His distinctive voice and expression means the impression lasts. He’s an eclectic and resilient musician – offering the listener heartfelt observation and thunderous energy. As a young artist, Rob has already earned the respect of Australian musical statesman’s such as Ross Ryan, Mike Rudd and Bill Putt of Spectrum, who all play on the The Rest Are Details – his first album.

Lyrics

C'est La Vie

Written By: Rob Draper

C’est La Vie
How you coping with the weather
Is it under your skin?
Does your Daddy know
What kind of shit you’re in?
Hold on to the rails it's rough round here
No-one to keep you falling to the floor round here
Do you see your reflection
In the shadow of doubt?
C'est la vie
Blow that candle out!

Better call the Doctor
Cause I think you’re sick
Put down the meat clever
Baby put down the brick
You’re a bluebottle kisser I’m weak at the knees
Wait a minute - who's clothes are these?
Don’t make me repeat myself
A thousand times
C’est la vie
You’re out of your mind

INSTRUM:

Don’t you show up
Unannounced anymore
If you do I hope you shut
Your fingers in the door
You gargle my goodness like sour grapes
Better bow to their benefit before the bow breaks
There are things I could do
But I wouldn’t be allowed
C'est la vie
I’m going out

INTRUM:

Oh I can see the light
I’m watching it burn
To think I thought I'd taken
A bad turn
Oh can’t you see me baby I’m a-comin’ home
Oh and yeah I’m sorry but I’m not alone
There’s a bottle under my jacket
Wanna mess about?
C’est la vie
Blow that candle out

Come With Me

Written By: Rob Draper

COME WITH ME

They say they’re gonna go, go and see a stock broker
My credit card’s running a little low
But watch outside, I hear the Pied Piper
And he’s heading out to where I wanna go

So won’t you come with me, Oh
Come with me, Oh
I’m seeing red, seeing red, every day I go!
Come with me, Oh
Come with me, Oh
You know I’ll treat you right

Finland and France, Rome and Barcelona
Let’s strip ourselves down, and lose the cotton wool
I have a place to stay outside of Catalonia
And I’m not gonna leave, before/unless I’m full

So won’t you come with me, Oh
Come with me, Oh
I’m seeing red, seeing red, every day I go!
Come with me, Oh
Come with me, Oh
You know I’ll treat you right

You make me wanna be a believer
Let’s go say hi to the fisher king
I wanna get lost, I wanna catch a fever
And all the while I wanna hear you sing

So won’t you come with me, Oh
Come with me, Oh
I’m seeing red, seeing red, every day I go!
Come with me, Oh
Come with me, Oh
You know I’ll treat you right

Lover

Written By: Rob Draper

LOVER

There’s so much here to worry about
The wax is cold the candles out
I’m gonna have to hide your picture
Somewhere on the street I’m homeless senseless
Nothing on my feet I’m trapped by fences
I’m worried about my future

Lover!
Lover!

One last time, right now tonight
I just want to feel alright inside
I can’t believe I’m asking
You know when you’re hopeless I know you know this
I saw you bite the sheet
I’m worried about my future

Lover! I’ve seen you running
Lover! I’ve seen you hiding

Bridge:
You’re gonna be the wild party
I’m only the aftermath
I’d steal for you or I’d be violent
My true intention I never could hide it

Lover! I know you’re lying
Lover! I’ve seen you running

A Thousand Lives

Written By: Rob Draper

A THOUSAND LIVES

I wanna live a thousand lives
Let’s make history tonight
London and Rome carve me in stone
I wanna go back in time
I wanna change my face from mine
Be a Rolling Stone or a young Brando

I wanna be the one who everyone wants to be
I want to live alone with a dog somewhere by the sea

I wanna live a thousand lives
Be the groom and be the bride
Be old and smart but young at heart
I wanna be the king of Spain
For Cleopatra to know my name
Be in a gypsy band be a gamblin’ man
I wanna live a thousand lives

I wanna be the one who everyone wants to be
I want to live alone with a dog somewhere by the sea

I wanna live a thousand lives
A magician with cards and knives
Be on the run with a stack of guns
She said I’m free I’ll fly
I said fine enjoy your ride
Like a speck of dust without need or lust
Go on and live a thousand lives
Go on and live a thousand lives

Discography

The Rest Are Details (album)
Lunatics In Dressing Gowns (single)

Set List

We play a 40 minute set normally that's easily adaptable.

Lunatics In Dressing Gowns
Tiny Little Buttons
Like A Rolling Stone
Bad Man
A Thousand Lives
Approximately Blues
One For My Baby (One More For The Road)
Come With Me
Lover
A Friend Of Mine
Turn Your Back
Will Sing For Food