We’re very pleased to announce that Amanda Lehmann’s son One Last Spin is released today.

Just click here to listen. It’s a beautiful and poignant song to listen to rather than hear in the background, to enter into for four minutes. So if you can, get the headphones on or play through a music system. You’ll be glad you did. Laptop, tablet and phone speakers have their uses – but for music? Nah!

While the song complements our documentary film wonderfully it’s also very much a stand alone record. You’ll discover more details about the song here and here, including how it came to be written.

 

We won’t be producing many cd’s and covers. Those we do get manufactured will be used with media releases mainly to radio stations along with background materials about gambling harm. The song will be available to listen to online from now onwards, and a dowloadable file of the single will also be available.

 

The Lyrics

One Last Spin

It’s a thrill, chasing the rainbow

Will a fortune fall from the sky?

A tsunami of anticipation

Is gone in the blink of an eye

I can still rescue the day

Make these problems fly away

One last spin

Another throw of the die

I’ll make this right, today is the day, tonight is the night

Just one last spin – around and around

Every road is paved with gold

The TV beckons me on

A winner right here in my hand

The wheel is spinning my song

The clouds are closing in

I’m losing everything

Demons at my door

How do I ignore them

One last spin

Another throw of the die

I’ll make this right, today is the day, tonight is the night

Just one last spin – around and around

One last spin – around and around

Hide in the shadows

Push love away

Numbing the pain, I’m back here again

Drowning in shame

One last spin – around and around

One last spin – around and around

One last spin…

Amanda’s words about a song she wrote to express her feelings witnessing her mothers’ decline into and journey through dementia fit well with One Last Spin. Whatever contribution it makes to raising awareness, its value is for a person suffering. “ Music can be cathartic, and it is my hope that sharing my experiences and emotions in this tune may briefly hold the hands of others in similar situations and give some comfort.”

Thank you again, Amanda. You have not only given your time to creating and producing a beautiful song, you’ve also done so much more behind the scenes.

We hope that many who listen to the song will spread the word to family, friends and colleagues so that it becomes widely known and loved.

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