First Out of Prison

by Sawdust Sam and The Blind Tigers

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Mike Mcconnell Beautiful country folk E.P. spans everything from intimate solo acoustic to full on choral sing-along. Favorite track: The Wake.
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about

Sentenced to prison for crimes they definitely committed, the musicians assembled here were eventually released back into the community they had so bawdily besmirched.

Vowing to make amends, they foreswore practice and descended upon the nearest recording studio to create a different kind of criminal record.

This is their first out of prison.

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released May 23, 2015

Recorded at Soup Studios, Limehouse, London. Engineered and mixed by David Holmes and Giles Barrett. Produced by David Holmes. Mastered at 3345 By Noel Summerville. Banjo on ‘Jessica’ written and arranged by Mark Kennedy. Performed by Molly Plester. Backing vocals on ‘Jessica’ and ‘To Die in Wisconsin’ by Tal Itay. Additional backing vocals on ‘To Die in Wisconsin’ by Molly Plester and Isaac Comidi. Sock o’ change swung with great gusto on ‘To Die in Wisconsin’ by Buck Fearsome. All words and music by the band. #IAYW

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Track Name: Jessica
I still remember what a beating I was feeling, after school
When you’re Daddy caught us meeting on the corner, like a fool.
Oh I ran but could not hide
From the man with damaged pride
Oh I knew back then
I’d do it again

So when you finally upped and left me for the city, it felt cruel
But a girl like you has nothing for a working man, as a rule.
So imagine how I felt
To hear you ringing on my bell
Oh what’s the use
Of getting over you?

But did you ever really love me, Jessica?
Or do you return now to haunt me, just because?
Oh if you ever really loved me, Jessica
Then turn around, close the door and say goodbye.

Well I turned twenty, got a job out on I90, pumping fuel
While you were turning cheeks and dropping jaws in your secretary pool.
Another woman caught my eye
She got a baby on her thigh
What would you have me do?
Give it up for you?

But did you ever really love me, Jessica?
Or do you return now to haunt me, just because?
Oh if you ever really loved me, Jessica
Then turn around, close the door and say goodbye.
Track Name: The Devil and I {#2}
I walked down town, to see if your eye might still be mine
I thought of all those words you spoke, when you looked me up last time.

I ventured to a hole, so many times you’d occupy
But in place of your silhouette, was a man with blackened eyes.

He said: ‘You’ll never make your millions, if your heart is just half full
‘So grab a drink, lend me your ears, I’ve a proposition for you

‘Here drink this up
‘You did it your own way, son
‘You always did
‘You always have
‘That’s why you’ve never won’.

He said: ‘Boy look at me, to think I played so many games
‘Not a wiser man could challenge me, but I laid down all the same.

‘’Cos it ain’t what you know, if who you know pulls all the strings
‘A concern you need carry no more if you’re a true friend to me

‘Here drink this up
‘You did it your own way, son
‘You always did
‘You always have
‘That’s why you’ve never won’.
Track Name: To Die in Wisconsin
The sun coming down on the old Mississippi
With too many miles on the road
I pulled in to town just to drink me some whiskey
And shake off the snow from my coat.

Grabbed me a chair by a man from Chicago
Heading north for as far as she goes
He said: ‘I’m tired of the grief and the bullshit bravado
‘I’m going where the smart folk go’.

Oh, to die in Wisconsin
Oh, I’ll wait there until
You pack me in timber
In my wedding suit
And bury me up on that hill.

Look on them fields there’s the birth of a union
As any good man ought to know
But if God ain’t still real I’m sure glad that I knew him
He showed me where the smart folks go.

Won’t you sit for a while?
Where the pale water lies.
There ain’t nothing to do
Like you’ve got somewhere else
To be.

Oh, to die in Wisconsin
Oh, I’ll wait there until
You pack me in timber
In my wedding suit
And bury me up on that hill.

It lies red
Red stone place
Pale circles of water
Rivers that hold me in place.
Track Name: The Wake
To the ones that came and went before
To the tragic in the wake
I admit that I am a two-bit scoundrel
That I fear, will never change.

Using one to prepare for numbers two or more
Just a short ways down the road
Left a hole in my heart that has never repaired
But this dark shit just never grows old.

And oh, it’s not all for show
It’s just as strange to me
How when goodness and grace fall right into my lap
I will turn my back and leave.

And oh, it’s not all a show
It’s just as strange to me
You may be goodness and grace
You may fall in my lap
But I will turn my back and leave.

So to the ones that came and went before
To the envious escaped
I can see now what I could not see before
I am sorry for all my mistakes.