Old Swamp Fox

from by Jahman Brahman

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Get what you need, then disappear like an old Swamp Fox
You can name the town in my name, or can just reset the clocks
The corner church & bridal shop, the school bus rolls down Main
A lovely place to live, but I just couldn’t stand the pain
You can take away my livelihood, but can’t repossess my song
I got as much life to live & love to give, as this sunny day is long

I’m goin’ the long way, goin’ the long way ‘round
Don’t know what I’m lookin’ for, but it’s the courthouse I found
I’m just tryin’ to hang out, they’ll have me hangin’ by high noon
Please walk past me baby, I’ll have one more mornin’ swoon
There’s a hole in the engine, just couldn’t get outta town
Went to Main Street for some ruckus, now I sleep six feet deep in the ground

Drove all the way down through Virginny, just to walk on bricks from PA
No Lord, I ain’t tryin’ to win ya, just wonderin’ what the hell you got to say
A grated bridge above a creek, the evenin’ strums along
Satiated kids just try to sneak this new song in by dawn
Got a worn down pencil, can still scribble what I mean
Whoa! I seen a lot of tinsel, now I ride a Cincinnati Queen

Well there’s a’ one way in, and there’s a’ one way out
Somewhere in the middle, finagle what it’s all about
Don’t know what I’m shootin’ for, just hope that I don’t miss
All I’m askin’ baby’s just for one more late night kiss
Well I used to be a troubadour, but I couldn’t find the time
Oh, I could’a been a movie star, but I fucked up all my lines
Oh Lord! I used to be a pure Saint!! Now I just enjoy the grime!!


from Choose Your Channel, released January 21, 2017



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Jahman Brahman Asheville, North Carolina

The name Jahman Brahman emerged from the band’s goal to achieve ultimate musical cohesion: each instrument a facet of a single greater goal to deliver music from the heart of one. The band strives to leave the listener with thoughts of love, life, and the wonders experienced while being part of an extraordinary musical family. ... more

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