Redleg Husky

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This EP was recorded in Greensboro, NC in the winter of 2013. We would like to give a special thanks to Daniel Levi Goans for recording and mixing the tracks. Also, a special thanks goes to Peter Holland-Recine for mastering the tracks.

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released March 1, 2013

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Asheville Americana

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Track Name: Charlie
Charlie was born in a holler on a hill
Nice old shack and a country still
He made that lightning white hot
He made that lightning you drink till you drop
He said I'm gonna go to the otherside
Well oh Lord, the otherside

He grew up long and lean
Finest man any woman had ever seen
But that poison was in the ground
And he said Lord I aint gonna go down
Well I'm gonna go to the otherside
Oh Lord, the otherside

When it was time for him to die
A band of angels was at his side
And they played music from above
Well oh Lord that heaven sung
It said your gonna go to the otherside
Oh Lord, the otherside
Track Name: Eleanor
Eleanor, the book you swore
You read in a day is thrown across your bedroom floor
Lying face down, words to the ground
You smothered the fire that burned through you

Truth is nothing new, but it came then to you
In an illustrated view of the author's living room
A typewriter brown and ashes abound
Fell short of the inspired that drew you

Don't let them see you start running
Don't let them see you break down
The ink in the well stained their letters
But it stained your heart black as the soot of this town

Writing is smoke and boiling the bones
Or so you were told by a writer you know
A brutal display for a few rays of grace
As kind as the whiskey you swallow

You live in a place where nobody speaks
But silence is better than words you don't mean
Dust on the records just like you remember
Frost on windows of memories you see through

Don't let them see you start running
Don't let them see you break down
The ink in the well stained their letters
But it stained your heart black as the soot of this town

Why do you take it so hard?
They don't owe you nothing but you've made it your own
A blanket to warm you when you felt alone
They're just men that are working and men that are dead
Women that soothe you with words just like friends
But you treat them like heroes

Eleanor, the book you swore
You read in a day is thrown across your bedroom floor
Once your crying eyes have put up a good fight
Red and blinded, the muse will come find you
Track Name: If I Lose
I never thought I'd need you but now I find I'm wrong
Come on back sweet mama, back where you belong
I've rambled over town and to find that I cant win
So come on back and pick me up again

Now if I lose (if I lose)
Let me lose (let me lose)
I don't care (I don't care)
How much I lose
If I lose a hundred dollars while I'm tryin' to win a dime
My baby she's got money all the time

Well of all the other gals I've known there's none to take your place
When I get into a jam they just aint in the race
So know that your back here lets take another round
With you here by my side the deal just cant go down

Now if I lose (if I lose)
Let me lose (let me lose)
I don't care (I don't care)
How much I lose
If I lose a hundred dollars while I'm tryin' to win a dime
My baby she's got money all the time
Track Name: The Spark
I stood by the mirror when I was a shade of eight
Playing air guitar, singing "we got it the hard way"
Well I'm still running from that old hometown today
Rewinding old cassettes

Looking for Paris in the Carolina sky,
She's got her cowboy boots and a worn B25
That's as ready for the road as her smile is wide
Frame it in a Polaroid

I sat and watched the darkness fade by your spark
That's all I'm searching for these days
You gave me the spark

Highways hold the spirits of John and Jack
I've got no destination, don't know when I'll be back
Running on empty from a full tank of gas
Whatever is hurt will heal

I sat and watched the darkness fade by your spark
That's all I'm searching for these days
You gave me the spark

Hey, Lewis, where are you now?
It shines brighter when I hear your sound

I sat and watched the darkness fade by your spark
That's all I'm searching for these days
You gave me the spark

You haven't left my head since the day we met
You're burning me up like your last cigarette
All that's gone, all that hasn't happened yet
Leaves me holding on

I sat and watched the darkness fade by your spark
That's all I'm searching for these days
You gave me the spark

Your last cigarette
I was a shade of eight
"Everything we got, we got the hard way"

I sat and watched the darkness fade by your spark
That's all I'm searching for these days
You gave me the spark