Sweet As It Is

by cousin leonard

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In many ways the new single ‘Sweet As It Is’ encapsulates the feel-good spirit that lives in all of Cousin Leonard’s music. A pure celebration of the good times spent with family and friends, old and new. It is instantly catchy, evoking an uplifting sense of familiarity with gratifying satisfaction.
Musically, the song is filled with all the signature wholesome sounds that epitomize CL.
Rich vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars, trombone, percussion and a trickle of rocking bass. Wrap this all together with a selection of funky beats, studio treats and an assortment of other tasty original additives and what we have here is a fun-time pop song to sing along to and enjoy.
As a simple conversation of sorts, 'Sweet As It Is' looks at our place in the world and making time to be joyous. For the love of life and all it’s natural treasures. Cherishing and preserving all that we have.
Above all, this song is a point of fond reflection to what we really are and how we can all just be.

The initial ideas for this song were brought to the kitchen table by Gian Wagland, at his and his wife Cloudy Davey's family home in Bethany, Barossa Valley, SA. On the eve of 'Gourmet Weekend' 2014, we laughed, we cried, we drank, we shared a wholesome meal together and we sang the night away. Tom re-wrote and rearranged a few different versions of the song in the ensuing years and CL did try these out live on stage a handful of times. Now, this time, with Marty and old family friend Bart Bee, the Williams Brothers have put together a rendition that we hope all will enjoy.

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released January 25, 2019

Words and Music by Wagland, Davey, Williams & Williams
Produced by Williams Brothers and Bee Productions
Recorded, mixed and programmed beats by Bart Bee in 'The Bunka', Prahran, Melbourne, Australia
All sounds on this recording played and sung by Tom & Marty
Mastered by Don Bartley at Benchmark Mastering
Graphic Design by Shannon Creesey

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Track Name: Sweet As It Is
Sweet As It Is

VS 1:
We walk down the same street
Whistling a new tune
Watching that old moon rise up

It’s been a day to remember
Making new memories
(We) Stare into the embers. Burning long

BR 1:
We can love this time together
And we stand in the weather
Warming our bones with the wine

When we hang with one another

(I )Want to stay forever

Thawing our souls ‘round the fire

VS 2:
We're cut from the same cloth

Singing with one voice

Catching ourselves out over and over again

Whenever we close our eyes
Dream of a better life
Wishing the good vibes would never end

CH:
Sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet as it is.
Sweet. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet as it is.

VS 3:
Everybody does it

You know it’s true

Just take a look around you

BR 2:
We can love this time together
And we stand in the weather
Warming our bones with the wine
Now is our time

CH:
Sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet as it is.
Sweet. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet as it is.
Sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet as it is.
Sweet. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet as it is.
(With) Sugar and spice and everything nice.

Honey-cream, melted moments dripping in my mind
(and) That's fine
Sugar and spice, everything nice.

Melted moments dripping in my mind
Now is our time
Track Name: Sweet As It Is - Bee Side (acoustic) remix
Sweet As It Is

VS 1:
We walk down the same street
Whistling a new tune
Watching that old moon rise up

It’s been a day to remember
Making new memories
(We) Stare into the embers. Burning long

BR 1:
We can love this time together
And we stand in the weather
Warming our bones with the wine

When we hang with one another

(I )Want to stay forever

Thawing our souls ‘round the fire

VS 2:
We're cut from the same cloth

Singing with one voice

Catching ourselves out over and over again

Whenever we close our eyes
Dream of a better life
Wishing the good vibes would never end

CH:
Sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet as it is.
Sweet. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet as it is.

VS 3:
Everybody does it

You know it’s true

Just take a look around you

BR 2:
We can love this time together
And we stand in the weather
Warming our bones with the wine
Now is our time

CH:
Sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet as it is.
Sweet. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet as it is.
Sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet as it is.
Sweet. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet as it is.
(With) Sugar and spice and everything nice.

Honey-cream, melted moments dripping in my mind
(and) That's fine
Sugar and spice, everything nice.

Melted moments dripping in my mind
Now is our time

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