Confluence

by Fowler's Bluff

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released 18 November 2014

All songs and lyrics by Fowler’s Bluff ©2014

Fowler’s Bluff is:
T. Rider McBride (vocals, bass guitar, rhythm guitar)
Michael Todd (vocals, keyboard, grand piano, rhythm guitar)
George Eckerle (guitar, EBow)
Chad Mairn (drums, percussion, vocals)

All songs recorded and produced by Steve Rosicky at Blacktoe Studio in Seminole, FL
All songs mixed by Chris Irvin
Recording engineer: Dave Kennedy
Album mastered by Dave Greenberg at Sonopod Mastering

Lyrics on Bandog by Walt Godfrey and T. Rider McBride
Additional vocals on Confluence and Old Guitar by Jessi Sherbet
Violin on Confluence by Chris Barbosa

Cover photo by Alex Strait
Artwork and packaging design by
Brian Morgante at Flesh & Bone Design fleshandbonedesign.com

Album title inspired by the original poem "Confluence: Riverside Café, Saint Marks" by Russ Franklin.

Thank you to all of our friends and family who have supported this project.

More info at: fowlersbluff.net

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Fowler's Bluff St. Petersburg, Florida

Swampy Psychedelic Southern Rock

"Their songs' soundscapes are as expansive as the surrounding gulf..." -- Aaron Lepley TBT

“What Dischord Records’ version of J.J. Grey & Mofro might sound like.” - Scott Harrell, Creative Loafing

"dark, dynamic and complex at times yet simple and joyous at other times -- a musical soup reminiscent of their Suwannee River namesake." -- Jon West
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Track Name: Leave This City
what you got?
you ain't got none
how's it goin'?
it ain't goin' well
where's your money?
it's all gone
burned it up and
threw it down the well

leave this city
leave this city
leave this city
leave this city alone

it's all gone
it's all gone
it's all gone
(you saw the progress of your life and then you pulled it over
that pain in your eye was nothing there but images left over
don't be afraid of the sharp and tiny things in the back of the drawer
push reach in the back and get what she's always been lookin' for
this spine is crackled with the face of years gone by and then know
it's sitting under forty fathoms ticking sound or more)

Some Police
up on the wall
and it's underneath
some Billy Joel
where's your car
man you don't know
how you're gonna
get back home

leave this city
leave this city
leave this city
leave this city alone

it's all gone
it's all gone
it's all gone

leave this city
leave this city
leave this city
leave this city alone

it's all gone
it's all gone
it's all gone
(you saw the progress of your life and then you pulled it over
that pain in your eye was nothing there but images left over
don't be afraid of the sharp and tiny things in the back of the drawer
just reach in the back and get what she's always been lookin' for
his spine is crackled with the face of years gone by and then know
it's sitting under forty fathoms ticking sound or more)

gone
gone
gone
gone
gone, gone
Track Name: Bandog
Well are you gonna be tomorrow
Happy to be alive
Or sad and waitin’ to die
Should have told you once
Never to pass twice
So much I could not have seen
With my eyes alone
So much I could not have seen
With my, eyes alone


Break your mind away from the follow
Middle of a sixteen hour drive
Check the map for Sicha Hollow
Land outside is dry for miles
So much I could not have seen
With my eyes alone
So much I could not have seen
With my, eyes alone

You play a G, I'll play a C
we'll sound in perfect harmony
we'll have this time away from all those things
that we would rather not be
Track Name: Old Guitar
Lost my soul in a card game
to a devil I didn't know
says she'll be back to collect on Sunday
by Friday I'll be gone
well it's more than I can handle
but still I'm keepin' on
with this old guitar
and this newly written song

Well the time's come to reckon
for all that we've done
still the spans they stay open
as the boats run toward the sun
and it's more than I can handle
but still I'm keepin' on
with this old guitar
and this newly written song

And my mind, isn't all
I can ride on
I've got these here strings
makin' chords of sound

It's been, four sunrises
and only three sunsets
and I'm sittin' here and wonderin'
how much harder life'll get
got this smudge on my soul
that your touch can't rub out
got this hole in my mind
the thought of you can't fill up

And my mind, isn't all
I can ride on
I've got these strings makin' chords
chords of sound
And my mind, isn't all
I can ride on

It's this old guitar
and my soul is trapped in these strings
and my heart's tied up just the same
in this old guitar
Track Name: Lazy Anxious
Listen to that old roof sing
Don't worry about a single thing
Feel the rain on your skin
It's time to begin again
Feel that summer rain
Let your worries wash away

Hear that old roof sing
Don't worry about a single thing
Feel that summer rain
Let your worries wash away

Hear that old roof sing
Don't worry about a single thing
Feel that summer rain
Let your worries wash away
Track Name: Lost Key
Time won't leave my head, it's all those times she said to go
her side of the bed's still warm, wasn't moments she left to head up north

and all she said before she left was leave the key there by the door
then nothing more
and all she said before she left was leave the key there by the door
then nothing more

sigh a sigh with your first breath of this new life, goin' home
Old patterns bad habits here in this small town are you know

and all she said before she left was leave the key there by the door
then nothing more
and all she said before she left was leave the key there by the door
then nothing more

I've got a metal heart in my mind built from all those times she said to go
I can't cope with my problems just by bein' with your body anymore

and all she said before she left was leave the key there by the door
then nothing more
and all she said before she left was leave the key there by the door
then nothing more
Track Name: Confluence
The hourglass is empty
The sand has all run out
Your time here has ended
The tide has gone out

Warm, restful sleep, We'll meet again.
Stuck upon this reef, When will this end?

The air's been lifted gently
The fog is all gone now
Arrived at the sea of plenty
From the shores of strung out

Warm, restful sleep, We'll meet again.
Stuck upon this reef, When will this end?

There will come a day that your youth will pass away. Maybe here's the day, my friend...
Track Name: Heavy Meddle
Just worry 'bout your own life
and I'll worry 'bout mine
you think we're from the same town
but I'm from miles and miles
I'll tell you my story
but not a word out loud

We'll live a thousand years in a day
go backwards in time
northbound current to sail
move toward the weather coming in
she brings this message for us
we sail on ghost waters

Here I stand in the knee-deep snow
a blizzard so fierce I can't tell which way I should go
they said I'd find the wreckage here
I ain't found nothin' but now my mind is thinkin' clear

Hired hands in the freezing slow
your heartbeat drops down to a near drop-dead tempo
big white water takes your feet
splintered wormswood floats in from the sea