Terry Hatty

Terry Hatty

BandRockJazz

Sophisticated pop-rock songs played with a jazz attitude...think Sting meets Joni Mitchell on the way to K.D Lang's house ...but then pick up Steely Dan hitch-hiking! ( Trace amounts of Stevie Wonder and Led Zeppelin are swabbed off the upholstery...which is the colour of Allan Holdsworth's mind.)

Biography

I've been performing and writing since 1966.Dipping into rock and roll , funk , prog-rock, post-punk New Wave and jazz has deepened the eclecticism in me. I don't like to be pigeon-holed (who does?!?) and that's apparent on the latest album 'Dream Dogs'.Most of the people I invited to play on the album have a long history of playing together in a variety of settings performing different styles of music. All of the players ,as well, have developed their styles working with artists such as : Guess Who , Corey Hart , Sass Jordan,Colm Wilkinson,Prairie Oyster,Mary Margaret O'Hara,Guido Basso and other recording artists in the jazz , pop and folk fields. We have all been influenced by numerous artists , some of whom would be Stevie Wonder , Edgar Winter , Aretha Franklin , Steely Dan , Weather Report and Jaco Pastorius , Beatles , Zeppelin , Jeff Beck , Joni Mitchell , Bill Laswell , Toy Matinee , Prefab Sprout , Bjork , Allan Holdsworth , The Neville Brothers , Automatic Man , Yes , King Crimson , Gentle Giant , early Genesis , Jethro Tull and on and on...: every sound...every bit of music we have loved and which has changed us in some way! The personality in the music is in the writing and in the unique interpretation of the writing by each of the musicians...and this is what,hopefully , sets it apart.

Lyrics

Away From The Things Of Man

Written By: Terry Hatty / Russ Boswell

Away from the Things of Man

I’m looking for comfort not
Found in this world oh I’m
Seeking a gentleness
Truer than man’s kindest…
I’m longing for giveness not wholly
Taken but not of this world
…far from the things of man

I’m touching a hem..
Restoring a master peace
“Makin’ ‘er sea worthy!”..
….casting off losing and casting off grief
I’m struck by the symbol sounding
….drifting on breezes relief
Away from the things of man
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I’m touching a hem..
Restoring a master peace
“Makin’ ‘er sea worthy!”..
….casting off losing and casting off grief
I’m struck by the symbol sounding
….drifting on breezes relief
Away from the things of man

Surrender my ship…..I’m falling
Into a maelstrom…..Touch
Down on the ocean floor….
Currents of wild scarlet!
None to reclaim me….I’m
Joyful in drowning red reign
…..Far from the things of man

I’m touching a hem..
Restoring a master peace
“Makin’ ‘er sea worthy!”..
….casting off losing and casting off grief
I’m struck by the symbol sounding
….drifting on breezes relief
Away from the things of man

Romance

Written By: Terry Hatty / Russ Boswell

Romance

Romance…romance...you wait upon the highest bidder…
…romance ..romance…oh,so many loves to consider, but…

…take your time …take time to make up your mind….
…love …love won’t go …away…
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…romance…romance…you don’t need anyone to belong to romance …romance…but you want to find someone to hang on to …

…for a while…what if you change your style…
…love…love won’t go …away……

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Romance..romance…you wanna find someone to hang on to just…
For a while…what if you change your style…
Love…love won’t go away…
So just take your time…
…follow your heart and you’ll find…
love…love won’t go…..away

love won’t go away…

Dream Dogs

Written By: Terry Hatty / Russ Boswell

Dream Dogs

Dream dogs are lurching ‘round corners in their shiny suits
Slicked back and lookin’ like foreigners or mafia brutes

Dream dogs are menacing strangers in their sapphire boots
Mute obedience and danger in bizarre cahoots

Dream dogs come on so elemental from the world they know
Use violence like it’s sacramental they’re a TV show…

Dream dogs are cursing familiar like a neighbourhood death
Gatherings warmly conciliar ‘til the dragon breath

Ah-ooooooo….dream dogs dream
Dream dogs are dreaming, they’re dreaming
They’re dreaming ah-oooo

Dream dogs so ruthlessly efficient at the games they play
Ghosts Wires Payoffs a gun a train
Click bang split town it’s just a typical day
Cavalry always arriving a step behind you can bet
Sniff around for connection
They haven’t found it yet

May I beg your indulgence…there’s a tissue of grief
In a world of illusion

Ah-ooooooo….dream dogs dream
Dream dogs are dreaming, they’re dreaming
They’re dreaming ah-oooo

May I beg your indulgence There’s a tissue of grief
In a world of illusion

Clouds#3

Written By: Terry Hatty / Russ Boswell

Clouds#3
Never been this close to a cloud before
If I flap my wings will it scatter?
If I fly right through see it dissipate…
This stuff of parade-threatening matter

Bouncing roiling billowing fatter
I peer down below to see what is the matter
If I see through the damage before my eyes
There’s beauty in the looming distance
If I can just look beyond rough weather in the foreground
The sun is rising over troubled oceans

Little blue planet all swaddled in cotton
Playground of dolphin fish boundaries forgotten
Little blue planet arise
Little blue planet arise
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Never been this close to a cloud before
Heard music strain to a distant shore
Saw beckoning mists of evermore
Felt fumble and fall at an opening door

Bouncing roiling billowing fatter
I peer far below to see what was the matter
If I see through the damage before my eyes
Joy fills my breast tears fill my eyes

Little blue planet…….ARISE!

I Want To Follow

Written By: Terry Hatty


I Want To Follow

She came on the first rush of springtime
She came just so close ‘til she decided to stay or go
Where no one could follow…
She came on the first breath of evening
She came at a time when it was too late to come and go…where no one could follow
Oh, where…where did she go….I want to follow…

But,oh…I last saw you a child…
Now in your eyes…something disturbingly wild
Innocence mystery passion…disarmingly mild
Oh,a glance from a stranger…closer to danger am I…
Woe to the youthful romantic who looks in those eyes

Who knows how a girl becomes a woman?
(the) sweet awkward cocoon is swept away in the blink of an eye…
revealing the lady fly on graceful butterfly
I gotta follow

(and) oh…now she’s by my side
all is a silence ..stars are beginning to shine..
how did our lips meet? Love is a magic divine…
dazzled as one in the darkness with brilliant eyes…
there ..in the garden was heaven…in brilliant disguise

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What joy so contagious as summer?
Sweet fragrance afloat upon a breeze…mist that veils our eyes
From autumn to follow…

She came on the first breath of spring time
She came just so close ‘til she decided to stay or go
Where no one could follow…
Where…where did she go…’cause I want to follow…

The Ballad Of the Bat Boy And The Water Boy

Written By: Terry Hatty / Russ Boswell

The Ballad of The Bat Boy and The Water Boy

Bat boy and the water boy don’t get the glory…still they’re part of the team
Bat boy and the water boy don’t get the limelight
…still they’re part of the dream…

how can you say they don’t have what it takes to get a hit
they never get to take the bat in their hands…
maybe this once if you would dare to take a bench and sit
you’d get to watch one chart a course to the stands

Bat boy and the water boy don’t get the glory…still they’re part of the team
Bat boy and the water boy don’t get the limelight
…still they’re part of the dream…

there was a time when we were hangin’ in the neighbourhood…
and then some big thinker said “let’s get up a team”…
so (all for one!) we took the championship and now I hear
you were the straw, the drink, the sugar and the cream

Bat boy and the water boy don’t get the glory…still they’re part of the team
Bat boy and the water boy don’t get the limelight
…still they’re part of the dream…
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then came the day it was decided to break up the team
and everybody follow his own way…
but when we came to share all that remained of what we made
Was on your truck and you were drivin’it away

Bat boy and the water boy don’t get the glory…still they’re part of the team
Bat boy and the water boy they don’t get nothin’
But their part of a dream…

Bat boy and the water boy

Blue Blue Child

Written By: Terry Hatty / Russ Boswell

Blue Blue Child

Blue child you’re too much alone
You’re gathering tears from the seeds that you’ve sown
Blue blue child you walk by yourself…
Silent and strong …but I think you need help

Come away from the fields of fire…you’ll be chilled to the bone

I’ll take you home blue blue child
I’ll make you my own blue blue child
I’ll take you home little runaway my home is your own

Blue child…you’re so full of fear
You’re ready to run but the reasons aren’t clear
True blue child..it falls while you sleep
Clings through the night it’s all that you dream

Fallen angels inhabit the parts where the fire has grown

I’ll take you home blue blue child
I’ll make you my own blue blue child
I’ll take you home little runaway..my home is your own

Blue child…your perfect disguise
Is melting away when I look in your eyes
Blue jay child I know the secret you keep
The pearl you protect…still waters run deep:
Flashing purple and indigo swirl from the pool of your soul

I’ll take you home……….

Bayside Drive

Written By: Terry Hatty / Russ Boswell

Bayside Drive

The little French girl with the intelligent eyes..
The inquisitive air and the olive skin..
And the pretty pink lips and the dirty blonde hair
…and the very ready laugh that’s rippling within
…rather filling the air in a gentle way
…wearing pretty pink dresses that are changed thrice a day
…places twelve little glasses that are almost clean
..on the kool-aid stand with a curious glance…
…up the broad boulevard ..and her tousled curls ..
…bouncing up to the sky ‘midst imaginative thrusts
through the clear blue air with a hand tiny…grimy..
and the thumb tucked in …senses God looking in
only barely out of sight and her future out
like a shimmering Monet print……..
…reaches deep in her soul…and calls my name

Trash Mahal

Written By: Terry Hatty / Chas Guay

Trash Mahal

The sun appears to shed reluctant shards of light toward the pier…
The crashing waves regurgitate spent surfers marked by toxic smear….

All around is commerce shrieking loud
Shot in the face from a billboard space….advance the keening crowd
Half the hoard will breach casino doors…
Jingling and tingling and mingling through
They flood the fleecing floor…

Higher and higher the steak’s on the fire
Like lambs to the slaughter by greasy salt water
Enshrined on huge billboards….buffet-proud overlords
From glowering tower trump Trash Majal power pervades

A lone attempt at classic architecture fumbles toward the beach
Social advancement, honest toil and recreation built to preach
Sight and sound…a tapestry unbound
It’s hard to imagine a walk of life not treading boardwalk down
Teeming fast on cycles, blades and runners
Octogenarians black and white…CEO’s and sunners…

…the circus is pier bound….the suits take the high ground…
the blather of billboards….the rich human smorgasbord…
the earth-mover clatter….the slot machine chatter…
hear buskers and zeroes where hustlers and heroes collide…..

…if I have ever seen a more disgusting sight.. I don’t know where…

deliver me from places like Atlantic City….I can’t meet you there
I ain’t gon’ be there….

…On the boardwalk of Atlantic City…..
You will walk… in a nightmare!!!!!!!

Starstruck

Written By: Terry Hatty

Stars explode in the cool,clear sky above Hollywood...none will notice the last bright burst as they die...stars people the vast expanse of the universe...come to life and burn out in a fraction of all time.
Stars...you see them at night...not 'cause they're bright...they just fade in the light of day. Struck by the sight...a sailor's delight...people follow the movements of the stars...a fascinating sight...but they don't shed much light...
Starstruck!
Stars stagger the smoky dreamscapes of Hollywood(a work-a-day world away) None with reason to think this season is their last (why should it be that way) Stars mingle in Jet Set jingle in Hollywood (just out of reach they shine) hard work in the past...hard money's workin' fast.
Stars...you see them at night...etc....don't shed much light...Starstruck!
Stars explode ..(infinity wide)
None will notice...(and fall toward the earth)
Stars people...(just out of reach...)
...come to life...

Starstruck!

Discography

1.'Sound Track For Pegasus One'/RAM/1979
2.'Liberty' / Guess Who /
1993
3.'The Spirit Lives On'/Guess Who/1996
4.'Dream Dogs'/Terry HattyGroup/2008

Singles:
'Love Ya Girl' / RAM /1979
'I Feel Your Pain'/RAM / 1979
'The Strap'/RAM/1983
'Lonely One'/The Guess Who'/1993

Set List

I usually play the album...10 songs... that performance lasts about an hour...augmenting the album material with some of the songs mentioned above as 'influences' stretches the show to 90 minutes or even an hour as required.