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A Wicked Wind Blows

by The Most Ugly Child

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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
In the March 03:31
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
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)
These Tears 03:42
(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
Bluebird 03:20
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
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


"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


released July 7, 2014


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