Surf Country

by Levi Strom

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1.
Janey 04:12
I fell to pieces just the other day Just one word was all you had to say I wonder if you even know how much it hurt but I kinda like it all the work and all the time that our love took but when i hear what you sayin' about me Well I don't care What Janey says Well I don't care What Janey did last night I'm feeling frustrated and so run down I can't believe that this time you were the one to let me down Now a days I can't even turn on the radio If my life's a story and my fate is free Who's writing this one down? I guess it's up to me I gotta close this chapter babe before it closes me Well I don't care What Janey says Well I don't care What Janey did last night :| X2
2.
Why I sing better for the girls of my life Why I know better than to love more than twice Why I write poems just to see their delight Why I'm no good for you when I come home late at night For the girls of my life And there she was my little moon flower of the night And she danced for me so softly And we twisted and turned our fate And on that night true love was made And stars shown in our eyes Why I pick flowers just to see their delight Why I'm no good for you when I come home late at night Why I'm a lover for the girls of my life Why I no better than to love more than twice For the girls of my life
3.
Wounded Knee 04:22
I'm sailing troubled sea I got my wounded knee and they warned about the familiar said you knew a lot of men I thought to myself "this isn't happening" oh no I feel for you I see right into your eyes the way your not really into him yet you still look at them his eyes the same way you look him through oh no I feel for you I'm danglin' feet on end of your shore I'll swim I thought I'd find out what it means to be livin' a dream that caught up with me, marijuana oh no I feel for you I'm bleedin' from within I'm drinking double gin oh now I can finally stand on my own two feet again and take you by the hand and dance with Alana oh no I feel for you I feel for you
4.
Mama 04:28
mama just killed a man I know you can't understand how your only son did what I have done I tried to be a peaceful man but some men just don't understand mama been gone so long I went east to the rising sun hopped that midnight train some things are just hard to explain mama just robbed a man I know you can't understand how your only son did what I have done I tried to be an honest man but this world can get the best of a man papa just killed a man I know you can understand how your only son did what I have done I tried to be a peaceful man but some men just don't understand no some men don't understand
5.
lookin' through your old photographs tryin' to get a taste of what we had now I'm walking down this road alone before it's all gone give me just a bit so I won't miss you when I get broken down on the side of the highway oh Lord please buy me a new car cause I'm drivin' this one straight into your heart oh Lord please buy me a new car cuase I'm drivin' this one straight into your heart you say it's all good I don't think that you do and all the pretty things that you leave behind you low and behold the Holy Ghost again forget everything that you were was could have been and I hope that we can still be friends when the days are old and the kids are all gone oh Lord please buy me a new car cause I'm drivin' this one straight into your heart oh Lord please buy me a new car cause I'm drivin' this one straight into your heart and the lights go out and the wheels turn sharp and I close my eyes and my heart begins to soar I don't know if I ever will be what you expect and need from me but I can't seem to get my car to start
6.
she was a virtue at half strength oh now I knew I wasn't changin' for you spent my better years oh drowned in tears over you and when your gone all is new got my news for you no one else can choose for you oh I have a life outside this life outside these eyes in the ocean's mind I have a life and like a child I am new I've been many things and they all would sing up to you and when your gone all is new got my news for you no one else can choose for you oh I have a life outside this life outside these eyes in the ocean's mind I have a life in the ocean's mind
7.
so, so it's only me and my envy in this abyss of identity just, just in the nick of time you came to me and you saved me found, I found new fame in the flames of what we were oh now, now you take a bath but I'm still outside of your welcome matt oh what, what's it's gonna take I want to know, what's it gonna take oh what, what's it's gonna take I want to know, what's it gonna take (Instrumental break) oh what, what's it's gonna take I want to know, what's it gonna take oh what, what's it's gonna take I want to know, what's it gonna take oh what, what's it's gonna take I want to know, what's it gonna take oh stomp, stomp it out the rising star, you're a rising star
8.
Sing To Me 04:09
sing to me and I'll sing to you louder I'm turning grey just like the weather the ocean's song is so sad and lonesome try and sing along and it will break your heart son I bid farewell to Tennessee I'm coming home to the Big Sur sea I'm gonna be myself, gonna shake it out my pain and doubt sing to me and I'll sing to you louder I'm fallin' softer than a feather the rain falls right between the answers try and catch one you're takin' your chances I bid farewell to Tennessee I'm coming home to the Big Sur sea I'm gonna be myself, gonna shake it out my pain and doubt
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Crickets 04:22

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Recorded in the fall of 2012 with my good friends Sparrows Gate, Surf Country is a mix of old songs, new songs and improvisations. I'm really proud of the vibe of this record. It didn't hurt that it was recorded mostly live to 1/2'' tape in a home studio on the central coast of Cali, but what really comes through on this record is the friendship, the frustrations, and the fun that was had during it's creation. The crickets, coronas and chicks, the salt spray on a rusted old bumper, the heavy smoke clouds and mule shit, every bit is captured in the grooves of this record. I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it. Sincerely, Levi Strom

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released March 8, 2013

All Songs Written by Levi Strom © 2013 Levi Strom (BMI). Except "Crickets" written by Levi Strom & Zebedee Zaitz. Recorded at The Rat Palace, Atascadero, CA. Mixed by Joel "Snag" Tolbert at The Closet, San Luis Obispo, CA. Produced by Levi Strom & Sparrows Gate. Thanks to everyone who made this possible and for your continued love and support!

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Levi Strom Los Angeles, California

Oregon native Levi Strom has has grown some deep roots in the west coast music scene since his first self titled release in 2007. From San Francisco to Big Sur to Los Angeles Strom has been a character in various folk and psych rock bands including: The Blank Tapes, Little Wings, and Kath Bloom. His latest album titled Wyld Snapper features the single American Asshole out now on Vow Records. ... more

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