• lead vocal: Kevin Conner
  • background vocals: The Hanson Sisters (Mary, Laurie and Peggy)
  • organ and trumpet: Doug (Roland Juno 60)
  • acoustic guitar: Kevin Conner / Martin D-35
  • recorded at: Bird-On-Fire Recording Studio / West Union, Iowa

Doug's notes:

This is a strange, little song written by Kevin Conner in the early '80s. The sparsely orchestrated arrangement is propelled forward by Kevin's finger picking while a subdued church organ plays somber chords. The Hanson Sisters' pitch-perfect harmony cements it all together providing a dark musical canvas to showcase Kevin's rich, albeit melancholy, baritone vocal.

Just what is this enigmatic song about? You be the judge.

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SONG #60

"WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE"
writer: Kevin Conner
album: Time and Distance (BOF-56) 1983
artists: the Memory Brothers
publishing: Blue Baker Music BMI
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