Earth Day Sessions

by Lost Ox

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04:25

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Recorded April 22, 2017 at Mike's house in Portland, OR.

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released May 11, 2017

Engineered and mixed by Stephen "SpaceDogg" St. Andrew

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Lost Ox Portland, Oregon

Lost Ox is part rapidfire rambling lyrics, part whiskey blues soul grass, two parts neo-funk groove; all with an extra helping of electro-psychedelic heat. The Portland-based prog-blues-folk quartet bring their own brand of inventive playfulness to performances; weaving dark, murderous yarns in the same stride as delightfully groovy jive numbers, saturated richly with improvisation and interplay. ... more

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Track Name: Passin' By
she give me some
but just a taste of what i need
yeah but just one taste
ain't enough to satisfy me
i catch a quick foot fox
with fire in her eye
but i was the one who got
caught in a trap so sly

and that lovins just passin' by
don't you wanna take it for a ride?
and that train goes by so fast
don't you want that lovin' to last?

when that night falls
when that sky does moan
when the earth shakes
when the tempest rips the stone
when the fire goes out leaving
nothing all alone
feel it deep down, deep down in my bones
Track Name: Down in the Trenches
down in the trenches they can barely keep up
all their waters turned to mud
and their feet are turned to stone
begging for bottle caps and
crying for a home
wasting away just waiting for the bus
down in the trenches they can barely keep up

down in the trenches where the wallflowers go to die
the seething slosh of ocean
whispers words for the deaf
the poet mumbles penance being
the only one left
and makes to apologize for all the crimes
down in the trenches where the wallflowers go to die

down in the trenches under wild bedlam moon
the piper squash his satchel
the wild man make a fuss
hoping to howl his way past the
piper's burning brush
then cries 'well damn it all so soon'
down in the trenches under wild bedlam moon

down in the trenches they've got hubcaps for their ears
the somber streetwide symphonies
cantatas for a choir
raindrops playing harmonies round
the madman's red fire
the night creatures well they wait out all their fears
down in the trenches they've got hubcaps for their ears

down in the trenches with a highball of gasoline
we slog and slosh and slurp the sickness
and crawl right in the cutch
loosen all the tightropes
until we've had enough
then sleep away on petroleum dreams
down in the trenches with a highball of gasoline
Track Name: Emerald Sun
in the valley of the emerald sun
where the ruby river rolls
by the bank where the river bends
lie the waters of my home

dark is the night and
cold is the storm
I dream a land
oh so gentle and warm
where the sun don't burn my eyes
and the salt don't taint my tea
out past the emerald sun
beyond the crystal sea

i taste that bitter southwind
i feel the dust upon my skin
every castle tall falls
and bleaks to a battered ruin
last words that our captain wept
as he looked out to infinity
farewell to the emerald sun
and so long to the crystal sea

this whole world of colors
sights and sounds and electricity
wont never be the same
as home sweet home to me
merrily cried the mariner
as he peddled out to the deep
farewell to the emerald sun
and so long to the crystal sea

many nights I spent there
just rolling in her arms
the green wood tumbling with glee
laughing out my woes on honey-bottled mead
while the river rocked me slowly to sleep
Track Name: Delia
darling how you've left me
all alone in the dark wood trees
calling your name and just
listening to the breeze
you were back home
just giving some hounddog my favorite bone
you know I can't make it on my own

delia, o delia
how you've 'done me wrong
by loving on another man
while you're leading me on
delia, o delia
now the sun does shine
I try to pick myself up but I can't
get you off of my mind

i went to the drug store
tryna meet my delia there
but she had left already and
everybody stared
people wont you tell me
just what my little sweet girl do
she's been cheating and everybody know but you

when that pale moon shine
so silken in the midnight time
when the river sings sweet songs
in harmony sublime
delia more than this
i'd give it all up for just one kiss
when that hammer falls what's to be missed?