Living The Way We Like It is Lucy
Lehmann's first release. By day she is a novelist, so it's only natural that she upholds the country-music tradition of story songs, even penning a reply (track 3: 'Dolly, Dolly, Dolly') to Dolly Parton's classic 'Jolene'.
This seven-song CD is about gut-string finger-picking, harmonies by her cousin Brooke McInerney, a mandolin track by Nic Dalton and pedal steel by Melbourne's Paul Rigby; it's about repressed American men who give prolonged, erotic hugs (track 1: 'Long American Hugs"), and "Endless pots of weak tea/ A porno from '93/ Whatever makes you think of me" (track 7: 'Beer And Cigarettes'). File Lucy Lehmann somewhere between the angelic and the gutter.
Lucy also plays the gut-string, back-up singing and co-writing songs in Nic Dalton and his Gloomchasers.
1. Long American Hugs
3. Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
4. We're Living The Way We Like It
5. The Basin
6. The Stallion
7. Beer And Cigarettes