LAND

by Swampcandy

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    "Land" is the fifth release by Swampcandy. The songs on this release represent all that is good about American music. Influences of the delta blues, old time and gypsy music can be heard through out mixed with mature, innovative songwriting and arrangements. It maintains a raw energy with in the context of sophisticated production. It is a lush journey through time and the facets that make up the ever evolving legacy of American music.

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about

This album is what Swampcandy would sound like if money was not a concern. It features new elements like a choir, five pice horn section, drums, middle eastern instruments, guest male and female vocals, fiddle and square neck dobro. It was captured and mixed by what two of the best guys in the business. It was Mastered for full definition in the low end. There is a game "Swampcandyland" that is a companion art piece to this collection available at live shows for a reasonable price. If you must have it it will be available on the website as well but shipping will be expensive.

credits

released July 7, 2015

Ruben Dobbs - Lyrics, Song Writing, Lead Vocal, Guitar, Mandolin, Jaw Harp, Hand Clapping Lynch Mob, and Trash Can
Joey Mitchell- Song Arrangement, Upright Bass, Additional Percussion and Kick Drum
Dominic Fragman- Drum Kit, Trash Can and Hand Clapping Lynch Mob
Kerra Holtgren- Vox on Drink Whiskey With Me
Ahren Buchheister- Horn arrangement for Drink Whiskey With Me, Square Neck Dobro on Positve Drinking
Jason Zeckowski- Tabla on Bottle Rocket and Additional Percussion though out
Brian Forte- Banjo and Harmony Vocals on Swampcandyland
Mark O'Dell- Mandolin on Swampcandyland
Choir Credits
Jeremy Scott Ragsdale- Vocal arrangements and tenor for the Choir on If I Die With My Eyes Open, Baseball Bats and Roll Jordan Roll
Benjamin Grant- Bass / Baritone in the Choir
Gillian McNeill Thompson- Alto in the Choir
Meg Murray- Alto/ Soprano in the Choir
Horn Section Credits
Larry Byrne - Sax
Andy Fegley - Trombone
Mark Mossey - Trumpet
Halley Shoenberg - Clarinet
Benjamin Grant - Sousaphone

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Swampcandy Annapolis, Maryland

They are a nasty deep blues duo that sounds like a full band. The blues they play is the dirty old Mississippi kind. They sound just like Swampcandy and they will make you stomp feet and clap hands.

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Track Name: Bottle Rocket
She liked bad boys
and Hip hop music
She's goin' to preparatory
She's daddy's debutante

Louis Vuitton on her shoulder
Plastic Full
So the fun never stops

Get some cocaine
Meet me in the Bathroom
Lock the Door
We'll talk talk talk

Day after Day
We can run
We can run
Faster than the rain

Your stupid smile
Gets me in trouble
Your dumb ideas
Sound good when I

Do not complain
About the good times
Shit goes south
I'm with you at least

Day after Day
We can run
We can run
Faster than the rain

Day after day
Bombs away
We can run
Faster than the rain

Day after day

She left a note
by my bedside
I read it six times
This is what it said

Day after Day
We can not run
We can not run
Faster than the rain

Day after Day
Beautiful Decay
We can not run
Faster than the rain

Do not Return
If you don't love me
I could not look into your eyes
And think that you don't care
Track Name: If I Die With My Eyes Open
You can find me high on a mountain
Lonesome as it gets
you can find me down by the river
Wash away my regrets

If I die with my eyes open
I might finally be awake

You can find me heavy loaded momma
spare me another day
you can find me down in the holler
screamin' my blues away

If I die with my eyes open
I might finally be awake

draw the curtain
put out the light
but don't you lower my dyin eyes

Money want's money
Every day
Penny's from heaven
Never Came my way
I'm the poor boy
Lives over the hill
Don't think I might
As much as I will

If I die with my eyes open
I might finally be awake
Track Name: Heard Somebody
Heard somebody
Keeps Calling
Heard somebody
Keeps Calling
Calling me
Calling me

I got a gal in Cuba
I got three in Spain
I got a gal in Cuba
I got three in Spain
I got a woman in Memphis
Just can't call
Just can't say her Name

Got the meanest woman
You most ever seen
Got the meanest woman
You most ever seen
Asked for whiskey
She give me gas
She give me gasoline
Asked for whiskey
She give me gas
She give me gasoline
Track Name: Drink Whiskey With Me
DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME
WE CAN FORGET ABOUT THE IMEDIATE PAST
WE HAD ALOVE THAT DIDN'T LAST
ENDED SO FAST

SHE CALLS BROKEN AND BLEEDING
HOW JAGGED ARE YOUR SHATTERED DREAMS
A CORD CUT LONG AGO
HAS SOME HOW REATTACHED

SHE PULLS ME FROM EDEN
SAY'S LET'S CALL IT
EVEN

DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME
WE CAN REST AWHILE
I CAN LEARN HOW TO READ
THE WORDS YOU SAID
THE SONGS I WROTE
THE WAY YOU PLAYED ME NOTE FOR NOTE

SHE STARTS A FIRE
GET OUT OF THOSE COLD WET CLOTHES
YOU'RE GONNA CATCH A DEATH
IF YOU DON'T HOLD ME CLOSE

DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME
DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME


SHE PULLS ME FROM EDEN
SAY'S LET'S CALL IT
EVEN

DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME
THE WAY WE DID BY THE RIVERSIDE
IT WAS EASY TO SEE THE FUTURE
CLEAR THOUGH AN EMPTY GLASS

BEFORE YOU BACAME A STRANGER
BEFORE I BECAME YOUR PAST
BEFORE I WISHED I'D NEVER MET YOU
BEFORE ALL OF MY DREAMS WERE DASHED
AGAINST YOUR ROCKS
AGAINST MY WILL
AGAINST MY HEART
I LOVE YOU STILL

DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME
DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME


DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME
DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME
MY LOVER PLEASE

DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME
DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME
DARLING

DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME
DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME
SUGAR

DRINK WHISKEY WITH ME
DRINK WHISKEY WITH MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Track Name: Baseball Bats
I built a Grave Yard of My own

I got baseball bat's and bear Traps
Don't let me catch you sneekin' round my suga shack
I got base ballbat's and bear Traps
Don't let me catch you now

I built a Grave Yard of My own
I took a razor blade I laid you in the shade
I built a Grave Yard of My own
Beneath the collard greens and the mustard seed John the conquerer
gonna have to dig 20 feet down if they ever find you

Gotta burlap sack Full of rocks
Don't let me catch you sneekin round the whiskey box
Burlap sack Full of rocks
Don't let me catch you now

I built a Grave Yard of My own
I took a razor blade I laid you in the shade
I built a Grave Yard of My own
Beneath the collard greens and the mustard seed John the conquerer
gonna have to dig 20 feet down if they ever find you

I got baseball bat's and bear Traps
Don't let me catch you sneekin' round my suga shack
Burlap sack Full of rocks
Don't let me catch you now
Always Summer on the compound
you gonna be Grave yard bound
If I catch you sneekin round my door
gonna burry you deep in the bowl

I built a Grave Yard of My own
I took a razor blade I laid you in the shade
I built a Grave Yard of My own
Beneath the collard greens and the mustard seed John the conquerer
gonna have to dig 20 feet down if they ever find you
Track Name: Roll Jordan Roll
I wanna be my father's children X4 (Call and Resopnse)

Roll Jordan Rollx4

Ain't you through with the trouble of the worldX2

Roll Jordan Rollx4
Wish I was In Jubileex3
Roll Jordan Rollx4

Ask the Lord How Long I hold 'em
Hold em till the end
My sin So heavy can't get along
Gonna Cast my sins into dat sea
Trouble dat water
Trouble dat water
Trouble dat water

Roll Jordan roll x4

Wish I was In Jubilee x3

Roll Jordan roll x4

Wish I was In Jubilee x3

Roll Jordan roll x4

Roll Jordan roll (I Wanna Be My Father's Children) x4

Roll Jordan roll x4
Track Name: Tore My Heart Like A Tiger
She tore my heart like a tiger
Just by walkin' away
Left it beatin' on the jungle floor

I told that woman
Before I hit the ground
Come back to you're daddy once more

She said "Oh no I'm sorry but I ain't gonna fall for that!"
"I'm tellin' you da truth as plain as day!"
"You a sweet man Poppa, but you'll just make me cry."
My heart stopped beatin' when she took her love away

Now I walk these streets
Vacant look in my eye
Hole in my soul the size of kingdom come
Gotta little hope in my pocket
A tall drink in my hand
A sweet little rider who don't care where I'm from

Gotta forget you woman
But I see you every where
See you every time I close my eyes
Wish ol' death would come get me
And put me in the ground
Hell right now would feel like paradise

Come on and get me!

She tore my heart like a tiger
Just by walkin' away
Left it beatin' on the jungle floor

I told that woman
Before I hit the ground
Come back to you're daddy once more
Track Name: Bastard That I Am
BASTARD THAT I AM

Ten more ten more days my hammer begs to ring
Boy has been silent now beings to sing
My silver
Turning into gold
I know how to bring the spirit
I have become bold

Howlin' to the dark my love
Cryin' to the moon
open up your arms my dear
I will be home soon

You know I feel
I got not nothin' to say
Sooner than later
These words will break away

I can dry out like a desert
I can get right with the man
I can disappear into the either
I can promote the bastard that I am

Never goin' to sleep my love
No never again
Cocaine and whiskey have become good friends
Clinched like a fist feathers floating all around
I never reach that finish line with out first fallin' to the ground

I can dry out like a desert
I can get right with the man
I can disappear into the either
I can canvas i can flyer I can go door to door
Put a speaker on top of my car drive up and down that Blvd
I can get on the radio
Get on the nightly news
I can get on the latelatelatelatelatelatelatelatelate show
I know yes I can yes I know yes I can
I can promote the bastard that I am

I can dry out like a desert
I can get right with the man
I can disappear into the either
I can prooooooooooooooooooooooomote
the bastard that I am
Track Name: Positive Drinking
I been practicin positive drinkin
lately can't stop thinkin bout her

i keep sinkin lower and lower
lately been wishin idid not know her at all

can you hear the tears fallin down my face
how could you leave me in theis place
so far down

I'll keep practicin positve drinkin one fine day
I'll stop thinkin bout her
one come a day i will rise up
these cryin eyes will finally dry
i will fly into the sun
one come a day
you'll know what you been missin
i will get real quite and listen
to the sound
of the tears runnin down your face
I'll be the one you could never replace
I'll be livin out my best revenge
livin the good life with a new best friend
till then I'm a world class positive drinker
tryin like hell to shut down my thinker
old thoughts are killing me
so i must kill them first
won't come around where i'm not wanted
that don't mean you wont be haunted
my sweet memory
all the ways i would have died for you

you know i never ever want to see your face
I'll disappear with out a trace
I've got a ticket to ride
one more drink
I'm leavin tonight
there I'll be practicin positve drinkin
that don't mean that i've stopped thinkin bout her
Track Name: Hey Hey
HEY HEY
I'M GOIN' WAY TO STAY
SHE WRANG HER HANDS AND CRYED
I'M STATION BOUND
I LEAVE TONIGHT
JUST WHERE I CAN NOT SAY

SHAME SHAME
ON THOSE WHO HAVE LIED
I NOW HAVE TO LEAVE MY HOME

LEAVE MOTHER
LEAVE DADDY
LEAVE SISTER TOO
MY GOOD GAL AND
MY WIFE

BLAME BLAME
FOR A MAN WHO HAS DIED
THEY SAY
THEY SAY I SHOT HIM DOWN
BUT I NEVER SAW HIM
NEVER SAW HIM IN MY LIFE
NOW I HAVE TO LEAVE MY HOME

LAY LAY
THEY PLACED THE BURDEN DOWN
ON ME I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
WHAT WILL BECOME OF POOR ME
SO SO FAR FROM HOME

IF I SHOULD STAY THEY TAKE ME AWAY
TO DIE ON THE COUNTY FARM
IF I SHOULD STAY THE TAKE ME TO STAY
IN A PINE BOX IN THE GROUND
Track Name: Live In My Veins
Your cold eyes tell a story
There is crime
There is murder
There are sermons to preach

Long ago my yesterdays
Memories have teeth and the flesh is weak
Yes it's oh so weak
But I've got love In my veins
I got love in my veins
I got love in my veins
And many many other things

The stars in my eyes
Number more that the sky
My wasteland
My Graceland
My cancer
My only dancer

Memories have teeth and the flesh is weak
Yes it's oh so weak
But I've got love In my veins
I got love in my veins
I got love in my veins
And many many other things


I see you brought that sugar to lay on my grave
Hoping for rain so that I might taste it
That I might taste it
It's Flowers and Nicotine
I gave that one a ring
I'm on my back again
I drown as I try to sing that

I got love in my veins
I got love in my veins
And many many other things

If I do not go crazy
It surly means I am not sane
Everyone I know seems strange

I got love in my veins
I got love in my veins
And many many other things
I got love in my veins
I got love in my veins
And many many other things
Track Name: Good Day
Be a good day when the lord calls me home
Be a good day when the lord calls me home
So many days and so far I've roamed
Be a good day when the lord calls me home

Be a good day when I meet the by and by
Be a good day when I meet the by and by
So close to heaven I been across that great divide
Be a good day when I meet the by and by

Bells gonna ring in the street when I'm gone
Bells gonna ring in the street when I'm gone
Old friends and strangers they all gonna clap hands
Bells gonna ring in the street when I'm gone

You can put me in your pocket Momma
Carry me all around
Let me float so softly
In the most beautiful place you have found
You can weep and moan
Sleep on my grave (Anna)
My sweet memory Momma
Is what you've left to save

Horn's gonna blow when heaven calls my name
Horn's gonna blow when heaven calls my name
Little bitty children be dancin' in the rain
Horn's gonna blow when heaven calls my name

Be a good day when the lord calls me home
Be a good day when the lord calls me home
So close to heaven good lord carry me home
Be a good day when the lord calls me home
Track Name: Swampcandyland
Heaven on earth is a dirty girl on sunday
snowed in with a bottle of red wine
Gonna hit that road agian
we're comin to your town
it might get weird
swampcandyland is where we live

Heaven on earth is tequila sunrise
man I like the view from out here
Gonna hit that road agian
we're comin to your town
it might get weird
swampcandyland is where we live

Swampcandyland where everything is great
ain't nothin hurts ain't nothin second rate
Swampcandyland you can leave your woes behind
or take em with ya
we can drown em in the pale moon light



Heaven on earth is Coffee weed and my guitar
In a van down by the river
Gonna hit that road agian we're comin to your town it's gonna get weird swampcandyland is where we live

Heaven on earth is a beer and a cigarette
Tab of acid and a line of cocaine i'm on the road again
we're comin to your town we're comin to your town it was already weird swampcandyland is where we live

Swampcandyland where everything is great
ain't nothin hurts ain't nothin second rate
Swampcandyland you can leave your woes behind
or take em with ya
we can beat em to death in the pale moon light

Heaven on earth is awake for three days
don't know if i'm comin or goin swimmin a purple haze
Gonna hit that road agian we're comin to your town it's so fuckin weird swampcandyland is where we live

Swampcandyland where everything is great
ain't nothin hurts ain't nothin second rate
Swampcandyland you can leave your woes behind
or take em with ya
we bash in their heads with a baleen hammer pluck out their eyes and fuck there skulls leave em in a puddle of there own blood and piss in the pale moon light

Gonna hit that road agian we're comin to your town it's so fuckin weird swampcandyland is where we live