The Fine Line

The Fine Line

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

An energetic, good time, honky tonkin', put a smile on your face and rock your socks off kind of band.

Biography

A blend of Country Rock and Americana with elements of Folk and Bluegrass.
Influences include Eagles, Subdudes, John Hiatt, Radney Foster, Delbert McClinton and Steve Earl.

Lyrics

The Beautiful Home Life

Written By: by Andrew McKaige

I wake in the morning
The kids are a’ stirring
The waters boiling
Those eggs need turning
The toast is brown and
The vegimite’s spreading
I’m heading to town but
I’m not quite ready

Chorus
Ah the beautiful home life
With a beautiful House wife
Got a reason to love life
And a beautiful car
Ah the beautiful home life
Feeling like a sharp knife
With this beautiful home life
I’m gonna go far

She stands in the doorway
With her robe slightly open
She was blocking my way
I guess she was hoping
I was late for a meeting
It was 8:52
But with that kind of greeting
What’s a man supposed to do?

Chorus

On the weekend we garden
And the lawn needs a mowing
But the kids love camping
So it’s camping we’re going
Our two little angels
In the camp ground a’playin’
I wish my bed was
In a hotel I’m staying’

Chorus

The weekend is over
A time for thanksgiving
A time for reflection
A time for the living
Before I go to bed
I hug my wife tightly
Kiss the kids on the forehead
My ritual nightly

Sometimes I still wonder
How did I get to win it?
How did I win the jackpot?
Without even a ticket
All the angels were smiling
My ducks were in rows
The stars were aligning
Heaven only knows

Chorus

What a Shame

Written By: by Andrew McKaige

What a shame how you broke my heart
Shattered on the living room floor
What a shame it was over then
I was hoping for so much more
Ain’t it strange how you let it go
Easy as a paper airplane
But instead of flying it crashed to the ground
What a shame

What a shame that I made a mark
The size of a fist in the wall
Just as well it was after you left
And I heard the sound of the slamming door
I kick myself for being so foolish
Falling for your wicked game
With a broken hand and a broken heart
What a shame

It was gonna be so perfect
It was gonna be so right
Why’d you have to go and do what you did
With my best friend last night
What a shame

What a shame that I came undone
I guess I was so wound up
What a shame I’d been doing so well
Keeping appearances up
Ain’t it strange in the blink of an eye
All of the good goes to waste
But I was finding it hard to express myself
What a shame

What a shame the rain came in
Leaking through a crack in the wall
What a shame how our lives had come
To this an nothing more
All the love that we had inside
Was leaking out like the rain
Now the neighbors know the police are here
What a shame

Ain't Got Time (Gonna Run To You)

Written By: Andrew McKaige

Ain't Got Time (Gonna Run To You)

Always thought I could take my time
Never move a love too fast
Least that's how I lived my life
When I look back now on my past

Slow and steady wins the race
Ask the tortoise and the hare
But I've got to change my thinking now when I
See you standing there

Cause I ain't got time to sit around lonely
Ain't got time to walk around blue
I'm sick of lying in my bed with only me
I've gotta run to you

I thought I could keep girls waiting
Play my cards right every time
Build the tension anticipating
To that moment oh-so-fine

But you've been playing
All the same tricks on me and
I ain't taking
Any chances you will see

'cause I ain't got time to sit around lonely
Ain't got time to walk around blue
I'm sick of lying in my bed with only me
I've gotta run to you

Not too fast now take it slow
Ain't gonna work this time
Nice and easy that's the go
I ain't standing in that line

You've been waiting just like me
Oh, honey I bet cha.
Close my eyes count to ten, well look out
I'm coming to get cha

Cause I ain't got time to sit around lonely
Ain't got time to walk around blue
I'm sick of lying in my bed with only me
I've gotta run to you

I Had Dreams Like Every Man

Written By: Andrew McKaige

I Had Dreams Like Every Man
Andrew McKaige

Long ago and far away
I had dreams like every man
Some I found some got away
Still I do the best I can

Now I ain’t saying I know better
I had dreams like every man
Some I even don’t remember
Blown away like grains of sand

I made plans and promises
I couldn’t keep although I tried
Still kept looking wasn’t ready
I guess I’m just not satisfied

Looking for a better purpose
I had dreams like every man
Some ran off to join the circus
Catch up with that gypsy band

Everything is ever changing
I had dreams like every man
Different places rearranging
Getting by the best I can

Out of nowhere found each other
Neither knew the time was right
Still kept looking wasn’t ready
I guess I’m still not satisfied

Hardships coming grin and bare it
I had dreams like every man
Best of times and want to share it
Giving everything I can

Ain’t it funny how the deals go
Times you’re up sometimes you’re down
That’s what keeps the old wheel turning
On into another town

Out of nowhere found each other
Seems like now the tie was right
No more hiding taking cover
Finally I’m satisfied

Long ago and far away
I had dreams like every man
Some I found some got away
Still I do the best I can

Discography

1997 released The Fine Line
"THINK THEY ARE BUT ARE"
3 Songs on the album received awards for songwriting in 1997 and 1998

Set List

Predominently original but peppered with covers.
3x40 minute sets