2/26/12

Sunday Downloads - The White Buffalo

The White Buffalo  Americana with a throwback to the old country.  It's a style of music that gets back to the roots of country that modern country has strayed from.  With the sounds of Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, now that's the country I grew up loving.  The emotion in Jake Smith's voice and lyrics really tugs at my heartstrings.  It's a sad reality of a man's life and his relationship with his mother, father and country.  I wonder if this is his story.




Lyrics "Wish It Was True"

Mother, I tried to do right by you.
Do what you asked me to.
I did wrong and I knew.
Mother, I tried to behave for you.
Now I'm a digging a grave for you.
And it was all I could do.

Find the way back home,
And make everything new.
I wish it was true.

Father, well I gave my soul to you.
I came in blindfolded for you.
It was all that I knew.
Open your arms and I'll fly out of hell up to you.
I wish it was true.

Boy, come on out from the cold.
You're lost outside, there don't you know.
It's not what you say, it's what you do.
Just keep wishing your wishes are true.
Well your dreams there a reality, ya.
There's no pain.
There's no misery.
Just polish the blood and the bruise.
There's just no way you can loose.
Well, I wish it was true.

Country, I was a soldier to you.
I did what you asked me to.
It was wrong and you knew.
Country, now I'm just a stranger to you.
A number, a name; it's true.
Throw me away when you're through.
Home of the brave and the free; the red, white and blue.
I wish it was true.

2 comments :

  1. Agree. His voice is soulful and engaging. Agree. This sounds traditional and new at the same time. Thanks for the intro.

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  2. Aww, Leslie. If it wasn't for you, my sunday downloads might not ever get a comment. haha. And yes, his voice is classic and new all in the same.

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