Muddy Ruckus

by Muddy Ruckus

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1.
somethings coming over me my heart is pumping and I'm breathing steam almost feel like drinking gasoline Im feeling good I'm feeling mean eat the dust and drink the tears in your eyes nobody can keep up with me tonight theres a fire burning bright deep within your hollow eyes and all the ghosts they live down here tonight yea can crawl on the ceiling that broken feeling falls to the floor when the spirits start their reeling howling like a hungry wolf outside the door you can say what you wanted to but your words will never see the light of day no use in fighting it, the light will do it's work and darkness never has to see your face again darkness and light they are one in the same and they'll put you greedy charlatans to shame you say it's all good cuz you hide your lies away but when the light kisses the darkness you will pay I'm gonna do as I please I'm gonna get off my bended knees cuz I can't seem to keep myself at ease sink like a stone into a driftwood dream now the house is choking on the smoke I've gone too far because I can't let go no one to guide me through the brambles and the branches grew inside and slowly took over my soul
2.
Come with us 03:20
Come with us, it wont take long to find ourselves back where we belong and oh you got yourself such a pretty smile man it's so good when your around so come with us, it won't take long to find ourselves back where we belong Silence won't come save us now the sticks and stones that your mind lays down and if they resist we're gonna knock em down oh there's no going back, going back untwist my tongue and shake my bones on the rambling wind where we belong
3.
Ruby Red 05:04
Fate come and wind me down get me drunk on the death of noise pick me up with your careless wind blow me south to my salvation pick me up like a weightless bird my feathers are torn from this soft heavy wind my wings grow strong like a callouses this carousel they have spinned me in a million times I have fell to the ground a circus clown and a trained elephant lift me up from this wicked harvest of hungry weeds in the old wishing well, the old wishing well. Ruby Red on the lips of my lover Ruby Red and she's gone insane Ruby Red and the green hills stained Ruby Red grows from my grave lift me up to that Ruby Red place I'm gonna kiss your Ruby Red face c'mon and lift me up On your skinny ankles I will fall it's all for you, it's so long ago remembering when we chose those green hills we would lay then we danced with the devil raw two angels in love under devils law to the southwest with a shaman eye a shaman cure with an old medicine Ruby Red on the lips of my lover Ruby Red and she's gone insane Ruby Red and the green hills stained Ruby Red grows from my grave lift me up to that Ruby Red place I'm gonna kiss your Ruby Red face c'mon and lift me up
4.
Mother Mud 03:57
If you're going through hell just keep on going the fiery road beneath your feet but you don't know it I'm more than willing to go down with you along with all the angels can't resist you Oh mother mud made all this up made all this up to be alone in this darkness callouses have grown from being lifeless too much time and the pain and your hands are stained lift your cup up in the pouring rain Oh mother mud made all this up made all this up And sirens all like rose buds falling from the vine but I'd rather be alone and sleep out in the mud than spend another lonesome day with someone else's love If your going through hell just keep on moving it takes a while without your heart if you don't know it but it's all in your mind, you can leave it all behind and even angels spiral into the myth Oh mother mud made all this up made all this up
5.
Bulldozer 04:23
well I grew up poor on a dead end street bad people bad living bad all around me until one day a bulldozer crushed in the street I started walking out of town to places I've never seen I didn't care about water food money or my drugs I just knew I was escaping from that shitty place that I grew up well there's more pretty girls when you get traveling around I had my eye on one specific, i kept following her around all the way to California, I was so in love I would do anything, I followed her until one day she was gone I was all alone, looking out my door back in that old lonely place, I guess I never learned well thats the way, thats the way if you don't know get outta the way they're gonna kill you with kindness the good ol fashion way actually my life was pretty good I wasn't poor I have a family and none of that was true I just didn't like the way that we suffered all the time it's like we couldn't stand to be around each other without lying that bulldozer in our hearts getting fired up down the street till we filled that bitch with gasoline we rolled and crushed each others dreams yea so we smashed everything that was true to ourselves we blew a hole into this street down into a pile of rubble life with her and life with him was never the right way and life with all the drugs and bad things sure was not ok but out to all you people all you children come on down this tragedy you sing along makes the trouble all worth while well thats the way, thats the way if you don't know get outta the way they're gonna kill you with kindness the good ol fashion way I don't need food, family, money or drugs cuz I'm high on all the lies I told myself as I grew up but I wish I still had you sleeping in my arms I guess I couldn't get the demons out fast enough to keep you down Now it's all for one, and one for all and i'm back at that old lonely place that I've been running from so take all my dreams smash them over my head let them trickle down into my heart and pump it full of red open up those blind eyes and get on with the work suck it up just long enough to eat the dust and say yes sir and out to all you people who work hard to build these streets so they can walk like kings as you waste your life making things that other people need well thats the way, thats the way if you don't know get outta the way they're gonna kill you with kindness the good ol fashion way
6.
Just another dreary day and I'm walking down the street my hat is blowing off my head and people stepping on feet I'm just a blues man with a rimbaud stare I got this guitar to get me somewhere I said vroom vroom vroom gonna light up your room this kid is gonna make it, don't try to debate it your satellite dishes and your telephone wire your internet service gonna set it on fire with the boom box, top notch, DJ pop rocks skip the video, kitty come and see the show look up when the days done and dream before you sleep the message that I send ya, like a fendah bendah cuz even when the darkness of life is thick my soul is thicker, sticky like a sticker got the beat, I got the beat like a sandals on my feet it's not a flip flop, I won't stop not even when the bomb drops there's a city inside my soul I'm alone here won't you take me I'm alone there's a pasture I long to roam I'm alone won't you take me, I'm alone And after quite a while of being broken on the road I know the clarity and loneliness will find me a home everything grows deeper all the energy feels nice the mountain just got steeper aint no use in asking why I'm just a foolin myself and I'm stuck on the shelf this give a damn, shake a hand, riding on the city tram falling asleep, waiting for the beep just a daydreaming sitting in my subway seat gotta little itch I need to releive need to let it all out before I leave I said one, two, three, come with me just a bound for glory, telling my story if your feeling really hot go ahead and pick a spot next to me on my stage, it's my parking lot my target is a trigger, it don't get any bigger feeling really naughty, think it's time to start the party got the cure I got the lure and i'll give you the tour this stuff is potent this stuff is pure there's a city inside my soul I'm alone here won't you take me I'm alone there's a pasture I long to roam I'm alone won't you take me, I'm alone have you noticed our chemistry, I've noticed your symmetry take away my blues wrap me up in your poetry stealing the show every time you blow on the pitch pipe, man your bananas are so ripe daylight come I don't want to go home daylight come I don't want to go home I just a watch you dance with the devil in your pants the tambourine man is gonna water your plants growing on up in a room in the ritz stick stars in your snatches and you shake em to bits I got a box car baby on a train about a mile long with a back door baby on a train about a mile long shake it if u want you rattle with me all night long there's a city inside my soul I'm alone here won't you take me I'm alone there's a pasture I long to roam I'm alone won't you take me, I'm alone
7.
Worse Things 03:44
Well theres worse things than being alone you could be trapped under ten feet of snow with no way out and no way to get home. I'm gonna run down the rest of my life i'd rather struggle not to give up the fight than work for you and sacrifice all my time Cuz this music it's been boiling my blood and these spirits been living on the run they're gonna catch up to the life that's left unsung. Well there's worse things than being afraid you could be trapped under all that you made with no way out, you'll never get paid. They say if you're too late, well that's the bottom line but if you're listening to this, then your still alive. Don't lose your hope, that's the only good advice. You could be living your life on the street you could be walking with no shoes on your feet though it sounds good, no romance compares to the carpet that's pulled out from under your prayers. I've been searching for that golden line. I know it won't save me but I don't have much time. I'm left in the dust of tomorrows golden cusp I'm gonna run down the rest of my life. I know it aint easy but it sure feels right... when freedom is the only thing you've got to hide
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9.
Playing my way back home to you singing my sorry self to sleep strum out the days like a wish to the stars I'm gonna learn just how to bleed torn from you I'm torn from this place I made the greatest of mistakes in between the divide of body and soul a mind gets twisted and it loses control what are these demons doing to me why won't my troubles just let me be they follow me down this lonesome road they follow me won't let me be free when the day is done I collapse into my dreams but my troubles won't let me be free it aint what it appears to be so many dreams cut down like a tree the poetry you can always tell is just another wish at the bottom of the well what are these demons doing to me why won't my troubles just let me be they follow me down this lonesome road they follow me won't let me be free when the day is done I collapse into my dreams but my troubles won't let me be free you went all the way and ravished the night foolish and magical under the moonlight running like water boiling your blood buried down deep in the misssissippi mud all these years and a rugged face just makes me want to forget this place when the old winter storm blows through my bones I'm gonna fall asleep and you'll leave me alone
10.
Bag of Bones 03:27
All washed up on the road and burned out by the sun take that bag of bones to the other side of the world Ill never change on my back it stays Ill never change I'll always be the same put that pedal to the medal and drive the blues away set fire to the gasoline thats flowing in your veins Ill never change on my back it stays Ill never change I'll always be the same maybe I don't care and maybe you don't mind maybe I don't care and maybe you don't mind maybe I don't care and maybe you don't mind Ill never change on my back it stays Ill never change I'll always be the same come down from the wreckage, come now lets escape bring that bag of bones, you got them end of your days Ill never change on my back it stays Ill never change I'll always be the same

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Muddy Ruckus debut album

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released October 30, 2014

Muddy Ruckus
Ryan Flaherty - guitar, suitcase, vox
Erika Stahl - vox
Brian Durkin - upright bass, lap steel, vox

Guest musicians:
Mike Arciero - electric and acoustic guitar
Phil Bloch - violin
Marc Chillemi - trumpet
Abel Adame - percussion

Produced by Muddy Ruckus and Abel Adame
Recorded and mixed at Acadia Recording Studio, Portland, Maine
Recorded and mixed by - Abel Adame
Mastered at NHTunes, Manchester, NH
Bob Desmarias
Cover art: "Stebuklingas Drugelis" painting by Hawk Alfredson
Photography by Jason Elon Goodman

All songs written by Ryan Flaherty (aka Muddy Ruckus)
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Muddy Ruckus Portland, Maine

Muddy Ruckus is a 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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