a Long Way From Yesterday EP

by Oddfellow's Picnic

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A fresh crop of songs from the farm! Creating "a Long Way From Yesterday" marks just another step forward for the Picnic boys. Songs for the past and present, all with the will to work ahead. Thanks and blessings!

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released June 18, 2018

Drums: Adam Lee
Bass & Noise: Jeremy Mixon
Guitar & Vocals: Joshua Pitney

All songs written and performed by Oddfellow's Picnic

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Oddfellow's Picnic Oregon

Oddfellow's Picnic came together by circumstance... and food. All members met while working at Winter Green Farm in the south Willamette Valley. The band forged a bond in the fires of food, community, and rock and roll. The music is an embodiment of just that. ... more

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Track Name: King of the Wild Frontier
honey, I'm well versed
in text book history
Davy Crockett bullshit
manifest destiny

high on top of a mountain
all across the seas
everything my eyes touch
belong to me

but don't you march down no trail of tears
while the oceans burn and the wild west disappears
my conviction is firm and the Lord made my vision clear
I was born to be king, king of the wild frontier

Jesus Christ and Tonto
we ride deep
deputized by Jackson
we're the winning team

the department of labor
we're as thick as thieves
we're taking all of your paper, honey
you're taking all the heat

but don't you march down no trail of tears
while the oceans burn and the wild west disappears
my conviction is firm and the Lord made my vision clear
I was born to be king, king of the wild frontier

marching round the front lawn
musket in my hand
I point it at all the neighbors
before they touch my land

it's a bear, it's a savage!
it's a socialist plan!
I'm quick to pull the trigger
at what I don't understand

but don't you march down no trail of tears
while the oceans burn and the wild west disappears
my conviction is firm and the Lord made my vision clear
I was born to be king, king of the wild frontier"
Track Name: Give it a Try
let's go where the road ends
let's just get in and drive
I need a little vacation
from this state of mind

you can call it escapism
call it what you like
just take a break from the traffic
of the world passing by

'cause the sun is gonna com back up until the end of time
and you can only give something up once you give it a try
when it all comes back around, it's you that decides
and if you feel like waking up, you're doing just fine
you're doing alright

color me impatient
trying to write these lines
putting words to the feelings
I still can't define

you ain't gonna beat it
couldn't f you tried
but you can't let it break you
or push you aside

'cause the sun is gonna com back up until the end of time
and you can only give something up once you give it a try
when it all comes back around, it's you that decides
and if you feel like waking up, you're doing just fine
you're doing alright
Track Name: Mud
we're all trying to get ahead
jumping hoops, neck and neck
out here in the employment lines

we all do what we can
for some soup, for some bread
I'm looking out for me and mine

so if you wanna lay the blame on me
take aim at what you just don't see
if you're ready to let it fly
here's mud in your eye

now the knife is out the sheath
and the bit is between your teeth
you're itching to start a fight

set the pace run fast
break neck, or break back
I'm willing to stand aside

so if you wanna lay the blame on me
take aim at what you just don't see
if you're ready to let it fly
here's mud in your eye

you know that living in worry
brings death in a hurry
the hole you dig is where you're gonna lie
try to walk with the truth, in second hand shoes
either way I think that you're gonna find
a little mud in your eye

so if you wanna lay the blame on me
take aim at what you just don't see
if you're ready to let it fly
here's mud in your eye
Track Name: Season of Strange
well look who awoke to a season of strange
a pillar of smoke hanging high above the range
cracking a joke, enacting the age
while searching for growth out of the past decay

as much as you grow, you're still gonna make mistakes
as much as you earn, you still got debts to pay
what do we learn? Lord I just can't say
all that I know... is we're a long, long way from yesterday

going for broke on the open plain
recalling a time, a time that has passed and changed
you dig n the dirt to remember your names
while weaving a rope of fire, earth, & rain

as much as you grow, you're still gonna make mistakes
as much as you earn, you still got debts to pay
what do we learn? Lord I just can't say
all that I know... is we're a long, long way from yesterday

a distant voice is calling...
an ancient voice is calling...
a loving voice is calling...
your mother's voice... she's calling

well look who awoke to a season of strange
a pillar of smoke hanging high above the range
cracking a joke, enacting the age
while searching for growth out of the past decay

as much as you grow, you're still gonna make mistakes
as much as you earn, you still got debts to pay
what do we learn? Lord I just can't say
all that I know... is we're a long, long way from yesterday

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