Bellows To Mend

by Muddy Ruckus

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Release date: June 1st, 2018

Recorded at The Bulkhead, Scarborough, ME
Produced, engineered and mixed by Anthony Gatti
Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME

Muddy Ruckus is
Ryan Flaherty - guitar, vox
Erika Stahl - drums, vox

Featured violin tracks slayed by Daisy Castro the dragon
*Adapted Lyrics* on Halcyon from Michael Groulx
All songs written by Ryan Flaherty
except “Along in the Sun and the Rain” by Woody Guthrie
Album Cover Art by Dan Blakeslee

In loving memory of Ko Powell
“Your soul is the whole world” — Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse
Deepest thanks to Ian, Teddy, Tony and all those that contributed to the album and got behind the Ruckus throughout the years. Your support means more to us than any words can express. We hope this recording offers you a loving return from the depths of our muddy, beholden hearts.

Muddy Ruckus ©2018 All Rights Reserved
www.muddyruckus.com

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Muddy Ruckus Portland, Maine

Muddy Ruckus is an alternative rock duo of “darkly inventive americana” according to the New York Music Daily. Guitarist Ryan Flaherty and drummer Erika Stahl of Portland, Maine play a grungy style of railroad indie punk blues. This stripped-down power-duo blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit, and is known for a full rock band sound. ... more

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Track Name: Restless Ryder
This life that I live, you know it must be the blues
Every time that I try, every time I lose
But I’m on my way down to New Orlean’s
To get back the power that Restless Ryder stole from me.
Anchored by the salt and the murmuring sea
Caught up in the delta and the cosmic debris
But I’m on my way, down to New Orlean’s
And I shall not stop until my Restless Ryder’s free
I’m on my way
I’m on my way
I’m on my way
From the headwater line, to the mouth ill exposed
We plunder and stir and our passengers foil
But I’m on my way and I’ll recklessly land
And I’ll take my chance to find my Restless Ryder’s den
I’m on my way
I’m on my way
I’m on my way
And if I shall live to see the next day
2,320 odd miles of river I’ll wade
I’m on my way, down to New Orlean’s
And I’ll find my soul, I am told, in New Orlean’s
Gonna find my soul, I am told, in New Orlean’s
Just for a day, I’m on my way, Restless Ryder
Just for a day, I’m on my way, Restless Ryder
Just for a day, I’m on my way, Restless Ryder
Just for a day, I’m on my way, Restless Ryder
Track Name: Bellows To Mend
Got them bellows to mend
Got them wind knocked out from days
Got them bellows to mend
Got them wind knocked out from days
Yea the wind turned me over
And that thunder keeps on rolling in

Tune me down, Tune me down
Catch my breath rope in hand
Tune me down, tune me down
Catch my breath rope in hand
Well these old broke down metals
Someday’ll be my friend

Well I know you by feeling
just how to get you home
I know you by feeling
With both my eyes closed
But you ain’t gonna see me
Come around this place no more

Lightning strike the branches
Set fire to the ground
Lightning strike the branches
Set fire to the ground
Yea that thunder keeps a rolling
Till everyone goes down
everyone goes down
everyone goes down
everyone goes down
everyone goes down
everyone goes down
Track Name: The River
The River
Muddy Ruckus

Went down to the river, To dredge my soul
I heard you shiver, I lost control
I rose from the dead, To see you again
I pulled my heart out, put it in your hands
I go through Hell, Just to make you see
I belong to you, and you belong to me

I crawl through the mud, on bended knees
I cling to you, Like a dog that begs
I do anything, You want me to do
I’ll follow you down, I’ll die for you
like a fire and ice, it’s plain to see
I belong to you, and you belong to me

Decorate your body, with a garland gold
Tattoo my longing, on a sugar skull
Decorate your body, with a garland gold
Tattoo my longing, on a sugar skull

Went down to the river
Went down to the river
Went down to the river
Track Name: Everlasting Buzz
Let me turn you on to the everlasting buzz
Do me like a drug till your high and all is one
Get your final fix until all your cares are gone

On the rivers edge I was born into this world
Yea my mamma said you could hear the whistle blow
Well that train’s a coming but it won’t take you back home

Sticks and stones and broken bones and tattered flesh
I never found my home
On the path of righteousness and nothingness
I thought that there was more
I was shallow as my grave
I would not lay my shovel down and surrender

I’m a river child and I flow down stream all day
A familiar sound but it’s never quite the same
Got them river waters running rampant through my veins

You bear witness to the earth and all the travesty unfurled
oh don’t you know
Thousand lives you live before, an endless cycle close the door
and you are trapped
Lest you crumble down on broken knees in reverence
and infinite surrender
Lest you crumble down on broken knees in reverence
and infinite surrender
Lest you crumble down on broken knees in reverence
and infinite surrender

Let me turn you on to the everlasting buzz
Do me like a drug till your high and all is one
Get your final fix until all your cares are gone
Track Name: Down This Road
Dust off your wings from tattered tales
Sink to the deep, and lift up the veil

Down this road
Down this road
It’s a hard way to go
Down this road

Cast out the lens and black out the noise
Ye shalt be sung, entrenched in the void

Down this road
Down this road
It’s a hard way to go
Down this road

Hard to go round, hard to get through
Take yourself down and follow the blue

Down this road
Down this road
It’s a hard way to go
Down this road

Down this road
Down this road
It’s a hard way to go
Down this road
Track Name: Along in the Sun and the Rain
Along in the sun and the rain
Along in the sun and the rain
Long, long, long oh long
Along in the sun and the rain

Hey, boys, I've come a long ways
Well, boys, I've come a long ways
Oh boys, I've come a long lonesome ways
Along in the sun and the rain

I've seen a lot of towns
I've seen a lot of towns
I've seen a lot of towns
Along in the sun and the rain

I seen a whole lot of things
I seen a whole lot of things
Yes oh yes, well a whole lot of things
Along in the sun and the rain

I kissed a whole lot of lips
I've kissed a whole lot of lips
Lord oh lordy, and a whole lot of lips
Along in the sun and the rain

I've had a lot of fights
I've had a lot of fights
I've had a lot of fights, man
Along in the sun and the rain

I've shook a lot of hands
I shook a lot of hands
I shook a lot of hands, poor boys
Along in the sun and the rain

I'm gonna get my job done
I'm gonna get my job done
I'm gonna get my job done, oh done
Along in the sun and the rain
Track Name: Get Lost
Let the spirits unwind
Let them flood your veins like wine
All’s got laid down and time ain’t worth a dime
I’m too young to care
I’ve got Get Lost on my mind

Yea the wind done blow
Crow don’t tell me none
Just left behind in the land of the burning hush
I’m too young to understand
I’ve got the old Get Lost

I once knew so well
Back then I was just an old man
Now I’m too young to tell
I’m too young to care
I’m too young to understand

Burn down the bridge
Let it shine like a funeral pyre
It runs real rough, was led by the broken lines
This broke down engine
Is always on my mind
Track Name: Deadly Nightshade
Time laid me down by the riverside
But my ghost swept up and my vengeance cried
Gotta break these bones, gotta skin my pride
If you wanna get through to the other side
If you wanna get through to the other side

Well my heart is beat with time to kill
My body aches from loss of will
I’m deep in the bowers of the darkest grove
Deadly Nightshade up from the floor has grown
Deadly Nightshade up from the floor has grown

Time laid me down on the railroad tracks
Said friend I don’t think you’re ever coming back
Better say your prayers, better make it right
If you wanna get through to the other side
If you wanna get through to the other side

God led me down the old dirt road
Never thought my friend would be so low
Lured me down to the bitches den
Said friend you’re never gonna see my face again
Friend you’re never gonna see my face again

Time laid me down by the riverside
But my ghost swept up and my vengeance cried
Gotta break these bones, gotta skin my pride
If you wanna get through to the other side
If you wanna get through to the other side

My hands are aching and my feet are sore
My bodies lazy and my fibers torn
Got a job to do, gonna get it done
On bended knees to till the day is done

Time laid me down by the riverside
But my ghost swept up and my vengeance cried
Gotta break these bones, gotta skin my pride
If you wanna get through to the other side
If you wanna get through to the other side

With my skull and bones to my catacombs
Whatever drives me down that rabbit hole
Got my head in my hands and my eyes in my mouth
By the end of the day I’ll be falling down

God led me down the old dirt road
Never thought my friend would be so low
Lured me down to the bitches den
Said friend you’re never gonna see my face again
Friend you’re never gonna see my face again

Balling that jack won’t carry the load
But now your’e stuck in the mud and it’s up to your throat
Paved that road but you bitched and moaned
From the stars in your eyes to the end of the rope
Life ain’t paying no heed, no scorn
if it don’t make you happy like it did before
Price is high in the bitches den,
what’s it gonna be when the party ends
Track Name: Halcyon
I see you walk down, I see you walking down the line
I see you walk down, I see a lock down on my mind
My mojo’s struck down and my heels swept out of time

*I see you walk down the avenue looking so good, yea you look so fine
I see you walk down the avenue looking so good, look so good, you look so fine
I said won’t you come by and drop me one more dime*

*I sit by the fire, sit by the fire, all cold and strut*
I sit by the sweet, gentle stove, but my kitchen door ain’t shut
I said won’t you come by, this stoves just warming up

Let me take my time, take my time, baby I’ve got time to kill
*Way down on the avenue with my jelly roll song and my salty dog named blue
I’m looking at you like a shiny gold, like a shiny gold, spend it all on you*

I see you walk down, I see you walking down the line
I see you walk down, I see a lock down on my mind
Oh my Halcyon baby, I got sweet times on my mind
Track Name: Sweet Unknown
Wanna go to the woods, lay down by the stream
Just me and my lover, and the apple tree
Wanna lick your wounds and your injuries
Wanna drown in the dew with the rambling rivers and the glistening sea
Oh the Sweet Unknown has an ancient charm
Makes a poor boy fall in reverence to the sun
From the earths core and savage tongue
Makes a poor feeling resolve into the sun

Wanna run with you in an open pasture
Roll our bodies down the hill until we crash em
Wanna get real high, before the night gets stoned
Me and my goddess and the rambling rivers we were bound to roam
Oh the Sweet Unknown has an ancient charm
Makes a poor boy fall in reverence to the sun
From the earths core and savage tongue
Makes a poor feeling resolve into the sun

Lay our bodies down and rest our bones
In the cradle of our weary souls
We’re just wanderers in the Sweet Unknown
Flowing into the delta
I lay down in the catacombs
Rest my head on your soft shoulders
The aching in my head is old
It rolls right through my bones

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