Wyoming

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    Sarahtonin's debut release. Eclectic rock, artistic yet down-to-earth, dark but playful, with excellent work on guitars, drums, vocal harmonies, flute, violin, bari sax, oboe and other unusual sounds. From spacey acoustic to edgy electric. Poetry and pretty pictures included in full-colour lyric booklet.

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about

The story of my grandmother, with much "artistic license" taken, for lack of historical data. Pictures of her in her youth are featured throughout the album art. If the record has an overall theme, this song would represent it.

lyrics

Wyoming

Hey, glad you happened my way
It's been a while, hope I don’t misconstrue it
I, like a cloud in the sky, kinda drift
And I guess that you knew it
Don't be alarmed if you note
That I'm not what I was monday morning
Time goes too slow, I don't mind
But you know I could change without warning

Got a girl in my eye
And it's making me cry
Like a moth she would fly
To the flame . . .

Farm in Wyoming, a charmed
Little girl wants to dance and be pretty
Mom says it's evil it's wrong
Be a nun and forget New York City
Sent to the waywards' convent
When the wine and her father betrayed her
Soon by the light of the moon
She bore twins, little Possum and Tater

Came the light of the dawn
And the babies were gone
To a home with a lawn
And a name

Train to an ocean of rain
Far away from her old prairie jailers
There, blue-grey wind in her hair,
Got a job, fell in love with a sailor
Why? Why New York in her sigh?
Was she there once before as another?
She, in the port by the sea
Was a woman in spite of her mother

I could show you a song
But I waited too long
So for now let's go on
With the game

credits

from Wayward, released August 1, 2013
Sarah Jane Burke - guitars, piano, bass, vocals
Ryan McPhaill - drums, percussion
Richard Harris - mandolin, harmonica

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