A Wicked Wind Blows

by The Most Ugly Child

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"Music comes in all shapes and sizes; appealing to people for a million different reasons, so Bluegrass and Folk purists will quite possibly hate A Wicked Wind Blows, but if like me you have an open mind, these six tracks will not only break your heart but make you demand a full length album by the end of the year." - Maverick Magazine

"It feels like a showcase, these six tracks, six examples of six types of tune. The production is absolutely shit hot. Every instrument is crisp, confident, buzzing. The voices sound beautiful, powerful, weak, confident, hopeless, all at the same time, just like they should. The songwriting is the right side of traditional, they take familiar forms and use them to their own ends rather than relying on tired executions. These guys could make a killing as a touring tribute act but tellingly, they eschew that and write their own stuff properly, and, in so doing, make the sunshine just a little warmer, the world a better place." - The Wild Man Of Europe

"This is good, honest, southern fried music, and is done in the most respectful of ways." - LeftLion

"The band are tight and you can tell there’s respect for one another’s musicianship; everyone is given their moment to shine. We’ve been waiting for this. We’ve been waiting for a band to come along that are unashamedly good and different to the standard indie band that are 2 a penny in this city. The Most Ugly Child are that band." - Under The Tree Blog

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released July 7, 2014

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The Most Ugly Child Nottingham, UK

High and lonesome americana for the soul

"Daniel Wright is a young man with a wise old head...like Justin Townes Earle, he seems possessed by the spirits of the great singers of the past." Alan J Taylor (No Depression/Maverick)

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Track Name: Lover O' Mine
VERSE 1
A Lover of mine, the mother of my child
She waved us both goodbye
Said “I’m going out west, where the North wind don’t blow
and I might be gone a while”


CHORUS
Now the Sun don’t shine through my window
And the moon hangs heavy in the sky
There’s a wicked wind blowing in my heart now
For the answers I can’t find, for the answers I can’t find

VERSE 2
Summers turned to Fall and the winds they blew so cold
All around my cabin door
My little boy he cried every night she was away
For a mothers love, he did not know

CHORUS

VERSE 3
He asked most every day about his mother coming home
His poor heart hanging on with hope
With a tear in my eye and another glass of rye
To his knees he fell, upon these words I spoke

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Let the north wind take her high
Like an eagle flying free
As she soars over the world that let her down
Cry all of your tears for the mother of this child
But don’t weep for that lover of mine
Don’t weep for that lover of mine
Track Name: In the March
VERSE 1
Neath the eyes of the forest in my quiet home town
Where I laid my daddy to rest
By the river where once I would study the clouds
Lives a girl that I love the best

BRIDGE
Be quiet my darling
Rest easy my love
Go peaceful my girl
My lily-white dove

CHORUS
Don’t cry for me
I’m doing just fine
And I’ll be home before too long

VERSE 2
We’d march to the thunder with fire in our eyes
I carry her scent in a jar
In the space in my bed where my love did once lie
I curse the hours of this way

BRIDGE

CHORUS

VERSE 3
Someday the trees and the rivers would beckon me back
From under sheets of soft satin snow
Straight into the arms of my love waiting there
And I’d dance her from dusk until dawn

BRIDGE

CHORUS
Track Name: Life and Death
VERSE 1
I’ve been down a thousand time
I’ve been kicked around and spit out
I’ve walked that lonely road home
And I’ve felt the need to shout

BRIDGE
It’s what it is (x4)

VERSE 2
I’ve battled, brothers in arms
And I’ve seen the light of a brand new day
I’ve spoke to God and been unheard
There ain’t a whore in town I haven’t paid

BRIDGE

CHORUS
I pray he takes my hand
And all the shitty things I’ve done
Cause like a fat man on a high wire
I’m bound to fall before I’m done

VERSE 3
I’ve touched the hearts of women
Left them bruised and battered at my feet
Stood tall and proud with great men
Left whole cities burning to escape defeat

BRIDGE (x2)

CHORUS (x2)
Track Name: These Tears
(D) I remember the first time, your lips sweet as rose wine
You kept all my dreams alive in the sumer of '85

(S) You kept me from crying and you never stopped trying
To make me feel real good. We both knew we should

(D) But a year spent together, I remember the weather
The storms blew the dust and the gold turned to rust

(S) On the day that we married with your child that I carried
You left me in pieces, all I did was cry

CHORUS
We both turned to whiskey as we tried to recover
We both fell in love, just not with each other
You told so many lies
And you acted so surprised
All we've got left are these tears

The nights grew colder
and your child, he grew older
The tears never did stop
And the lines turned to white
Then you took your own life
And you took your friends wife
You thought I'd come running
I could no longer cry

CHRUS
Track Name: Bluebird
VERSE 1
Dream, dream, dream
Is all that you can do
To escape this wicked life
When you’re all alone and blue

VERSE 2
Cry, cry, cry
Don’t let them see you cry
Tell your troubles to the bluebirds
Let them fly into the sky

CHORUS 1
Days they up and go
Friends will leave you low
The only road I need to know
Is that road that leads me home

VERSE 3
Lie, lie, lie
Don’t be afraid to lie
When you’re bruised, you’re beat, you’re broken
And your days have turned to night

CHORUS 2
Friends they come and go
Nights will leave you low
The only road I need to know
Is that road that leads me home

VERSE 4
Die, die, die
Such a shame we have to fly
Up high with those lonesome bluebirds
There’s salvation in the sky

CHORUS 1
Track Name: Six White Horses
VERSE 1
Six white horses
Come to carry me away
Six white horses
Come to lead me to my grave

CHORUS
I went down to the river
I went down to the sea
I went down to the river
There was nothing there for me

VERSE 2
There you stand by my own grave side
My wife and only child
I hope you find some comfort
In the arms of someone else

CHORUS

VERSE 3
When I reach those golden shores
I’ll taste that sweet, sweet wine
I’ll climb atop of a mountain
And there we all will dine

CHORUS