The Swamp EP

by Backdrifter

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1.
The Swamp 04:12
The worst thing you can say about nothing The nothing never leaves you alone Two people talking to someone Neither of them really know Bottles are breaking And hearts are quaking now The fog’s rolling in from the ash trays The bar flies are stuck to their stools The bartenders talkin’ about closing But everybody thinks him a fool Nobody wants to stay here But nobody wants to go home The lonely people we let into our lives Only reflect all those feelings we wish we could hide No you can’t leave me here All by my self to deal with this frustration and fear Now you’re coming and going Depends where the wind be blowing You knock me back out into the streets again Said that hard hearted woman her tin can man walk on The night air’s been calling as I’ve been hear drinking I can’t shake the thinking that keeps my heart sinking I want to go home but the whole words waiting there Nobody wants to stay here But nobody wants to go home The lonely people we let into our lives Only reflect all those feelings we wish we could hide No you can’t leave me here All by my self to deal with this frustration and fear Now you’re coming and going Depends where the wind be blowing You knock me back out into the streets again Said that hard hearted woman her tin can man walk on Out into the streets we know Clinging to the prize we hold Keeping out the world we hope Watching while the nothing just grows and grows
2.
Snapshots 04:37
All I have they own All that I am I owe So how did we get here Miles have we traveled Long the winding road Tell us a story weaved in the moonlight Bathed in dreams of old So goodnight you shooting stars I'll take my time and I'll take yours Out of mind and out of touch Leave home while you're still young Find me early on those warm summer days If it's hazy well maybe we can stay inside and play How's a man to stand up on his own So goodnight you kings and queens Go to sleep and dream of needless things Leave me here to walk along I don't mind another trip 'round the sun
3.
Gasoline 06:49
Tell me brother tell me are you looking around Are we three feet from hell are we six under ground ‘Cause I can’t see through the fog and I can’t hear a sound Except that radio blasting drowning us out I can’t believe my eyes This horror in disguise Of course we didn’t know they’d have us lining up in rows If you think you’ll take our lives like it don’t mean nothing to me I’ve got news for you I’ve got news for everybody The dead have arrived on a train in the night If by chance you survive you’ll be here till you die As a child I could see all those things I would be I was wild eyed and free what has happened to me As a child I could see all those things I would be I was wild eyed and free what has happened to me. I can’t see the road from here The woods at night have grown so cold Much colder now Fifteen days and miles to go Gonna cross that line and tell them all Tell your mothers and fathers Your sisters and daughters They've all got to stand up to sound that alarm They are the saviors that we’ve waited for Tell your mothers Your fathers Your sisters The world That I have seen what I have seen Don’t you tell me no, you’ve not been where we’ve been Smelled the smoke from the towers that poured black for hours Scaring faces for generations You should know, they wont be coming home. I still scream in my sleep I’m still there in my dreams Every night when they lay down with me Tell your mothers and fathers Your sisters and daughters That they are the saviors that we’ve waited for Wont you stand up with me Wont you scream I believe We are all sons and daughters
4.
All I have they own All that I am I owe How did we get here Miles have we traveled Long the winding road Tell us a story weaved in the moonlight Bathed in dreams of old So goodnight you shooting stars I'll take my time and I'll take yours Out of mind and out of touch Leave home while you're still young Find me early on those warm summer days If it's hazy well maybe we can stay inside and play How's a man to stand up on his own So goodnight you shooting stars I'll take my time and I'll take yours Leave me here to walk along I don't mind another trip 'round the sun

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released March 25, 2014

All Songs Performed by Backdrifter
All Songs Written by S. Watkins
Additional Vocals by Audri Tapia and Joy Moore
Spoken Word on “Snapshots” by Adam Merrick and Sarah Broomhead
All Songs Published by Top 5 Entertainment (ASCAP)
All Songs Produced by Backdrifter

Recorded at The Hughes Ave. Studios and Cloverland Studios
Engineered by Steve Watkins, Bryan Jeffries and Billy Sullivan

All Songs Mixed by Steve Watkins
Assisted by Bryan Jeffries
Mastering by Daniel Balistocky at Revolution 9 Studios

Photography by Steve Watkins
Art Direction by Audri Tapia

Steve Watkins: Vocals, Guitar
Josiah Moore: Keys, Guitar, Banjo, Cello, Vocals
Bryan Jeffries: Bass, Samples
Chris Marin: Drums, Percussion

Backdrifter would like to thank Audri Tapia, Joy Moore, Billy Sullivan, Daniel Balistocky, our folks, Dani Watkins, Nathalie Bundee, Alesha Wilson, Matthew Sanderson, Steve Costanza, Jake Nannery, Adam Merrick, Sarah Broomhead, those who said you can’t and those who said you can.

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