I Never Sing
Welcome to the internet site of our song 'I Never Sing'
The moving testimony of a young woman who brought charges of rape to court inspired us to write the song. We recorded it with Simon Monsour in his home studio earlier this year. Michal Postula plays the violin.
Listen to the song
Video interview with Lachlan and Sue
A brief account of how they wrote the song. Video by Rosa Monsour. (Real Player format 2.3 MB) [open video]
click here to download [pdf 45 KB]
Chat with Lachlan and Sue
Read comments from our launch night, and post feedback
One lunch time 'Sandra' met up with some friends in the local
suburban shopping centre. There was a bloke hanging around who was
eventually introduced to her as 'Sam'. After talking for a while he
offered to take them to the coast after work. Later in the afternoon he
went around to Sandra's place where she and her friends sat in a car and
smoked a few cones, before heading off to the coast. They picked up some
beer and spirits on the way and as night fell they called into the main
commercial area, where Sandra started talking to Sam. From there the
group drove to one of the beaches. They sat and drank, and went for a
walk along the beach. Sam and Sandra headed off into the dunes on their
own. They returned to the group a little while later, Sandra was quite
sullen. They headed back to Brisbane and called into a service station.
There Sandra broke down, crying, and her friends tried to console her.
What happened? they asked. There Sandra revealed that Sam had sexually
'I Never Sing' won 4th place in the open category of the 2006 Australian Songwriters Association's national songwriting contest.
This page was edited last on the 16/05/2008