Master & Slave

by Hectic Hobo

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My Guitars 04:30
My mean ol’ Martin might do in a pinch My Taylor’s a failure (My Rickenbach’s in the shop) (My Ovation’s impatient) (My Takamine’s obscene) And my Gretsch is a grinch My Gibson’s well made but it just don’t feel right My Fender guitar is the only machine I want rocking me tonight Well Bobby McGee said he was my friend (made me his bitch) He drove me like a 57 Chevrolet down a dead end (into a ditch) Then Jack Daniels came and he promised me love But when it started to rain he pushed me into the mud And I can’t fix the wide world’s woes by playing my guitar But I bet that I can mend my broken heart. If I just keep on playing my guitars CHORUS Well sweet Jolen took Dolly’s man With some kerosene and some slight of hand And Stevie wore gold dust in her hair She burned a hole through her nose but didn’t seem to care CHORUS
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Gin & Ice 05:31
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MASTER & SLAVE Death and The Devil sat under a tree The owls in the branches sang Abide With Me Hello my old friend, said Death to the Beast I also have powers over all the deceased Of course we all fear you, I get that you’re dark It’s just that I, too, can make flame from a spark So please tell your children to show some respect To get to the Devil, they must pass through Death From the east came a wind, no, it was more like a breeze It sang like a hymn from the chorus of trees The Devil exhaled, he could see his own breath But that’s how it is when you're dealing with Death And the devil Polite in his ways Listened with Grace Then a wise grin Crept across his old face How have you been? I expect all is fine It’s funny you bring up all those who are mine Murderers, kidnappers, politicians, and thieves All who have entered in contract with me Now I get the sense you feel something is owed Your carriage of carnage is starting to feel old? But lest you forget your place in this earth, remember, I give them forever, you just give 'em dirt. Death and the devil sat under a tree The Devil said “So, you thought you’d come for me?” Death, now defeated, hung his head and looked down I just hoped to wear a piece of your crown He looked at the dirt and whispered this phrase You are my master, I am your slave
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When I Die 03:30
WHEN I DIE With magic in my pocket I’ve lived life like a rocket I know my time is probably coming soon Lately I’ve been thinking That if I die from all this drinking I’d like to leave the world a gift or two When I die you can wring my liver into a cup tip it back and drink it up Repeat until you can’t stand up That’s a Gift From Me When I die Take my lungs and squeeze ‘em Into a kid who idn’t breathing Tell him he can keep them That’s a Gift From Me When I die wind my veins into a long long rope wrap it around the presidents throat shove him hard so he swings low That’s a Gift From Me And I’ve been saving Like coins in a can Some gifts and some secrets That you all can have When I Die When I die take my brain and plug it in Set up the screen, invite my friends Watch the show we’re starrin’ in That’s a Gift From Me When I die Give my eyes to a blind old dog See that he sees what I saw The sun, the moon, I guess that’s all That’s a Gift From Me I’ve been out canoein’ Wondering what I’m doin’ Hoping I could leave this world some good I came in off the water Went to see my doctor He said “If you haven’t made a will You probably should” And I’ve been saving Like coins in a can Some gifts and some secrets That you all can have When I Die xxxSo when I die xxxGive my mouth to sweet suzette xxxRinse it clean from cigarettes xxxAsk her to kiss it, she won’t I bet xxxBut That’s a Gift From Me When I Die Fill my heart with helium Fly it over the stadium Take aim and shoot it with a gun Let everyone catch a piece Yeah that’s a gift from me

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released June 14, 2019

Recorded, mixed, mastered at Archive Recordings
Artwork by Ryan Gregson

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