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She Don't Need Him Anymore

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Lyrics - She Don't Need Him Anymore - Pal Sheldon

She packed his things, cleared them up, put'em in a box down the hall
Told her friends that 'He's a prick', and wondered how she'd ever got involved.
Tore his picture from the wall and burnt it with the rubbish in the yard

Oo Oo Oo
She don't need him anymore
She don't need him anymore
She don't need... him anymore

When he got home, drunk, after work , He asked her what the hell was going on
She stood up, kicked the box, said it's over boy, take your things, we're done
So he got mad and yelled a bit, slapped her in the face and drew some blood.

Oo Oo Oo
She don't need him anymore
She don't need him anymore
She don't need... him anymore

I met her on a warm summer evening.
Dressed up, high heels, make up, a treasure to behold.
Now we spend the cool nights together
Her touch warms me there's no rush...
That's how she lets me know
Ooo she lets me know

She don't need him anymore
She don't need him anymore
She don't need... him anymore

 

 

Download the lyric and chords to the song on a pdf here,

 

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Story

This song is interesting to me because of the point of view. It starts as a third person type thing and then in the bridge the singer lets you know his perspective of being the new partner. I also like the way the choruses change perspective a little as they go on a second and third time.

The song was inspired by domestic violence issues around me at the time. As I grew up in a sometimes violent home and saw some of my friends settling for violent relationships, I wrote this song to help people make a decision to get out. Its a song to those people who think they can't move on. A cheering from the sidelines. You can do it, a better place is just around the corner.

The Recording

She Don't Need Him Anymore was first bedded down in Adelaide at Mixmasters Studio along with Wave of Love. The drums create a heart beat to the piece,  while the electric guitar plays with the atmosphere. There are a few chords from the piano that I really like, they add an ominous dread to the song. I remember the notes just popping into my head as we listened, 'Hey Mick let me put a few piano bits on'... One take later it was there. Once in Nashville I recorded the vocals along with the backing vocals and then mixed the song at my studio Artec Sound Nashville

Personnel

BJ Barker - Drums
Mick Wordley - Bass, Electric Guitar, High Strung Guitar
Zelda Sheldon - Backing Vocals
Pal Sheldon - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele

 

 Mick has some great mics like this original Neumann 47

Mick has some great mics like this original Neumann 47