Many times We’ve been out drinking And many times We’ve shared our thoughts But did you ever, ever notice The kind of thoughts I got Well you know I have a love A love for everyone I know And you know I have a drive To live I won’t let go But can you see it’s opposition Comes a-rising up sometimes That it’s dreadful and position Comes blacking in my mind…
Every morning when I rise I look in the mirror and despise the sight of everything and all that I’ve become The level of my medicating some might find intimidating But that’s alright cause’ it don’t bother me none
I’d climb right up Hightop and stare out far as I could see at the one and only home my heart’s ever known Cause now them old mountains just don’t look as tall to me I don’t know if it’s because they’re gone or if it’s cause I’m grown
Magic happens y'all. Seriously. I opened an email last week and had the new Drive By Truckers - English Oceans album attached to it. Magic. This is an awesome album. Right out of the gate with Mike Cooley and every bit of what makes him amazing on “Shit Shots Count”, which happens to be my favorite track on this now well played album. Patterson Hood is equally amazing in the way that only he can be. “Grand Canyon” and “Pauline Hawkins” are two of my favorite Patterson Hood tracks on the new album. The Truckers brought their A-game for “English Oceans”. Mike Cooley appears a lot on this album for fans of his. So does Patterson Hood. Which in my opinion is badass, I love both of them and their distinct and unique voices.
Track Listing is:
Shit Shots Count
When He’s Gone
Made Up English Oceans
The Part Of Him
Hearing Jimmy Loud
Til He’s Dead Or Rises
When Walter Went Crazy
First Air Of Autumn
The band is as tight as they have ever been. A really great album that is sure to please fans of The Truckers, as well as, win over new converts. You can bank on it.“English Oceans” is a great listen, one that I can’t wait to own on vinyl, and yes, it is available for preorder now. The release date is set for March 4th, 2013. March 3rd for our friends in Europe. That being said go get your preorder on y'all!
Check out Ryan fuckin’ Bingham. He is my 2nd favorite country artist. In 2015, he will be touring with my first favorite, Lucero. Might just have to head back over to Austin for that. But for reals I know this ain’t hawdcoah, but check it out anyway. The lyrics get kinda dorky at the chorus but the song is god-damned beautiful. If you are one of those “everything except for country” people, fuck you, check this out.
Ryan Bingham - Sunrise
I’m takin’ my chances,
I’m taken my sins.
Throwin’ ‘em down the hill and I’ll watch 'em come around again.
Watched 'em fall, watched 'em rise up to the sky.
A hundred miles an hour across the river to the other side.