Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The White Buffalo - Wish it was true


Do you like Singer/Songwriters/Alt-Country/Americana or Indie-Folk, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!

The White Buffalo - Wish it was true
The White Buffalo, a.k.a. Jake Smith seems to have an effortless way of writing music that matches his persona.  He looks like he could cut down a big tree, catch a rattlesnake and write songs about hard drinking, heart break and good times (and I don't mean that in a disparaging way).  He puts across his tales with  honesty and thoughtful reflection that can only come from an American musician. Someone who can write about the "Home of the brave and the free; the red, white, and blue. - I wish it was true." with elements of blues, country western, folk, and classic rock.

This features on his 2012 album, Once Upon A Time In The West. 

Mother, I tried to do right by you, 
To do what you asked me to.
I did wrong, and I knew.

Mother, I tried to behave for you.
Now I'm a-diggin' a grave for you.
It was all I could do. 

Find a way back home, make everything new. 
I wish it was true.

Father, well I gave my soul to you.
I came in blind folded for you.
It was all that I knew.

Open your arms and I'll fly out of hell up to you.
I wish it was true.

Boy, come on out from the cold.
You're lost outside there, don't you know?
It's not what you say, it's what you do.
Just keep wishing your wishes are true.
Well your dreams, they're reality.
There's no pain, there's no misery.
Just polish the blood and the brews.
For there's just no way you can lose.
Well I wish it was true.

Country, I was a soldier to you.
I did what you asked me to.
It was wrong, and you knew.

Country, now I'm just a stranger to you.
A number, a name; it's true.
Throw me away when you're through.

Home of the brave and the free; the red, white, and blue.

I wish it was true.

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The White Buffalo - Wish it was true
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11 September 2014 at 10:27

The lines about being a soldier being particularily brutal. I like his jacket...

13 September 2014 at 12:48

This is good stuff...kept thinking about a Dylan song John Brown...worth checking out
'a good old fashioned War'