Lonesome Ghosts

by Blue Moon Marquee

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1.
What I wouldn’t do, what I wouldn’t do for you baby. What I wouldn’t do, what I wouldn’t do for you honey. What I wouldn’t do just to see you smile again. Ain’t no need to be cruel. Well there ain’t no need. Ain’t no need darlin’. Well there ain’t no need. I know you hurtin’, but your hurtin’ been hurtin’ me. Where I wouldn’t go, where I wouldn’t go for you baby. Now where I wouldn’t go, where I wouldn’t go for you honey. Where I wouldn’t go round this old wide world. Ain’t no need to be cruel, well there ain’t no need. Ain’t no need darlin’, well there ain’t no need. Well if that's how you be I’ll turn around and leave, yes I will. We both know that’s a lie I’ll be right here on my knees.
2.
Well I’m an old pipeliner and I lay my line all day. I got four or five women waitin’ to draw my pay. Well I lay my line honey, until the sun goes down. When I’m home to you darlin’ you’re the meanest gal around. Well them mean old blues, they’ve been worryin’ me all the time. So I’m leaving you now just to keep you off my mind. Well you ain’t missed your water honey, ‘till your well went dry. Yeah you ain’t missed me darlin’ ‘till the day I said good bye. Well I met a gypsy woman in a fortune telling place, she read my mind and she slapped me in my face. She said, “You’re an old pipeliner and you lay your line all day. You got four or five women waitin’ to draw your pay”.
3.
Oh dear brother, everywhere you go there’s a Devil at your back, clawing at your neck where you go. Who’s that riding that dead black horse? Who’s that blowing the Devil’s horn? Who’s that calling from the barroom door?
4.
Scotch whiskey, scotch whiskey; anything you gots to do. I’m staring down the walls, holding on to you. Well, I bet on them horses child, and I lose every time. Well I lost all my money, I nearly lost my mind. Plum cherry red, you know you kept me so warm. But when your gone little honey; it's scotch whiskey’s turn. Scotch whiskey, scotch whiskey; anything you gots to do. I ain’t got the good book, Lord all I gots is you.
5.
I’m going down, down to Bishop Street. That’s where I’ll be; that’s where you’ll find me. This is my home for now. There’s nowhere I’d rather be. All through the night, ‘til the morning shines on me. Shine, shine on, that early morning light. Shine, shine on. Shine your loving light on me.
6.
Gypsy's Life 04:15
Well I was born here with nothing but a name and I’m going to die here just the same. Well I ain’t going to break for you no more, I ain’t going to be your whipping boy no more. I went down to the old roadside prayer stop and I asked the Lord what he knows. He said "they’ll hang you from your feet wild-eyed like a lassoed bull. They’ll curse you like a thief and nail you to the cross." So fare thee well, my ocean flower. Your seasons were born for change. Kiss all my gold, my silver. Kiss it all down the drain. Well, I’d rather be dead than alive here on my knees. Well I can’t shake this price on my head. Well I can’t pay this debt I owe. I went down to the old roadside barroom and I told the boys what I know. I said, "They'll hang you from you're feet wild-eyed like a lassoed bull.They'll curse you like a thief and nail you to the cross." So fare thee well, my old sill flower. Your seasons were born for change. Kiss all my gold, my silver. Kiss it all down the drain. Well, it’s a gypsy’s life from here on in.
7.
That early morning, that early morning light. Well it shines so soon when your rooster’s been out all damn night. I told my captain, I told my captain straight. “Well, my rooster's in the henhouse, that’s the reason I’m so late.” That early morning, shining just like gold. Well it shines so soon when your roosters just don’t crow. Well my captain told me, a cigarette clenchin’ teeth; “You and your little red rooster can pack your bags and leave.”
8.
Sugar Dime 02:27
Walking down these crooked streets in ragged cloths and bruised up feet. Walking down to the creek, we burned down our apple tree darlin’. Sugar dime, my sugar dime, pin these words to your power line. Give my body, my heart, my soul back to the nation and the territory. Well, they take you far from grace, they give you another name. Don’t speak your tongue boy; it’s a sin. They save the man with the heart of kings darlin’. Sugar dime my sugar dime, pin these words to your power line. Give my body, my heart, my soul back to the nation and the territory
9.
Well, I’m going down that old lonesome road. I’m going down with them lonesome ghosts. Well, I’m worried now and I’ve been so worried so long. I’ve been worried so long, down that lonesome road. Well, I met my ghost in a fortune of fate. Well, he took my name and he took my place. Singing, I’m worried now and I’ve been worried so long. Well, I’ve been worried so long, down that lonesome road.

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Recorded at Afterlife Studios, Vancouver.
Engineered by Erik Nielsen.
Mixed and Mastered by Allen Hunnie
All Songs written by A.W. Cardinal except
Pipeliner Blues, written by Moon
Mulligan.
Produced by B.M.M. & Erik Neilsen.
Painting on cover by D.Rose.
Photography & Design by Brain Muffin.

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released June 6, 2014

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