Country Paranoid

by The Basin Brothers

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High and lonesome shouts of joy and reverie in the paranoid confusion of the modern age.


released October 13, 2017

All Songs Written and Performed by The Basin Brothers
Recorded by Charles Austin, Echo Chamber Studios, Halifax NS
Mixed by Charles Austin & The Basin Brothers
Mastered by Stuart McKillop, Rain City Recorders, Vancouver BC
Artwork by Phil Dennis


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The Basin Brothers Hants County, Nova Scotia

Toe tappin high and lonesome shouts of joy and reverie in the paranoid confusion of the modern age.
The Basin Brothers tap into the deep well of their shared influences from small town eccentrics, back woods blue collars, and those driving in the slow lane, fast lane and into the ditch. The songs come easy, the listening is good and the desire to move is real. ... more

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Track Name: The Dreamer
I wear a uniform most of the day/ Got my name written on my shirt
It ain't hard labour by any means/ Except gettin my feelings hurt
At the end of the day when I punch out/ I take off that silly rag
Put on my dancin shoes and pack a little courage/ In a brown paper bag

The night is young/ The moon is high/ We're all dancin in a fog
A wise man once told me every day must have it's dog
A workin man may call me a lazy dreamer and thats fine
I'm dreaming of a world where you'll be getting yours/ And I'll be gettin mine

I got me a girl she got really long legs/ Her hair is just the same
She'll smoke your dinner and never share/ In any of the blame
She'll take you out and run you round/ To every God damn thrift shop in town
Leave you down at the bottom of a well thats run dry/ Bad credit to your name
Track Name: Ramblin' Daughter
Sittin here drinkin, doin all kinds of thinkin, 'bout my pride that stingin and my ears are ringin, singin songs about you.
And lately I've been cryin doin all kinds of lying, 'bout the stuff you've been buyin and how you're relyin on the day that I'm dyin, singin songs about you

She's one of a kind, pretty girl blew my mind
She's the ramblin daughter of a fisherman's son with a wino heart to boot

She's takin me to see her daddy in his long white caddy, how lucky is that? He might call me his laddy, but he knows I'm batty, singin songs about you.
And people see us walkin, dont they start squawkin, how I hear them talkin, they way they're mockin, them words I'm blockin, singin songs about you
Track Name: Got My Pride
We've all got things to leave behind/ I've got my pride/ I do I do
When the cards you're dealt ain't the winning kind/ I've got my pride/ I do I do

Over and above I have found someone to love
Bold beyond brave she loves me too
She'd cut a country mile with the flashing of her smile
She calms me down, drives me wild/ She makes a man out of this here child
Track Name: Run Outta Town
Baby says she loves me/ I dont know if she's teasin
Try to buy her a ring/ There must be a reason
She keeps sayin no/ Everytime I ask
Might be my beard/ The drink or the smoke
The way my belly shakes when I laugh at her jokes
Whatever it is I'll probably throw this ring in the trash

I've been kicked at, stepped on, high heeled, black and blue eyed.
I've been run outta town by some men nearly twice my size
If I ever have a son, I'm gonna look him in the eye and say
Don't you go chasin those pretty little women, waste your poor young life away

Haven't slept a night/ Since I met this gal
Worryin 'bout how/ I'm gonna do her well
Its been too long/ Still I remain
I tried to run away/ The turnstiles broke
I tried to catch a train/ Buddy thats no joke
Now I'm just stuck here writin songs about trains
Track Name: Sweet Lil Downtown
She's my sweet little downthing thing
I only ever see her when I'm hiding my ring
She's my sweet, she's my sweet little downtown thing

Autumn sun, here she comes/ Walkin these streets/ All my old haunts
Look away knowin it ain't right
She sees the look thats in my eyes/ I'd be a fool to take a bite
Now I'm gruntin and groanin til its safe enough to go outside

Monday morning at the liquor store/ Tuesday afternoon knocking on her door
Wednesday night I'm avoiding her street again
Thursday Friday she's everywhere/ By Saturday night I just dont care
Come Sunday morning I'm praying never see her again

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