Mystic Mud

by Noah Wotherspoon Band

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released July 19, 2015

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Tom Rastikis at Electric Lulu Land (Dayton, OH)
between February & June 2015
Recorded to Tascam 85-16B 1” 16-Track Analog Tape
Produced by Noah Wotherspoon and Tom Rastikis

Noah Wotherspoon: guitar/vocals
Rob Thaxton: bass
Brian Aylor: drums/percussion

Special Guests
Jessi Bair: background vocals on “Dead Man’s Shoes” and “Out of Mind”
Casey Ott: shaker on “Meant to Suffer”

All songs written by Noah Wotherspoon and published by Sky Size Songs (ASCAP)
Guitar motif in ”Two-Faced Woman” is based on Blind Willie McTell’s “Broke Down Engine.”

“Oahu Train Rag” is dedicated to Paul Wotherspoon.

Very special thanks to Tom & Brenda for their love & hospitality.

Cover Photo: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection,
[reproduction number, LC-USF33-020051-M3]
Tray Photo: Florence Lee, possibly a fortune teller (ca. 1910),
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-B2-3423-6]
CD Photo: ©Jessi Bair
Back Cover Photo: The Noah Wotherspoon Band on their way to the International Blues
Challenge Finals on Beale St. in Memphis, TN. 2015

Design by Jessi Bair

For show dates, booking and more please visit: noahwotherspoon.com
The Noah Wotherspoon Band uses Nowhere Bear Guitar Straps: nowherebear.com

© 2015 Noah Wotherspoon
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Track Name: What's Gonna Become of Me
I walk the streets with a bitter stare
angels & sirens everywhere
but it really doesn't matter, anyway
sometimes I wonder
what's gonna become of me
went to a gypsy she had tarot cards
she said there ain't nothin' in your stars
but it really doesnt matter, anyway
sometimes I wonder
what's gonna become of me
preacher's preachin'
raisin' cane
prophecising bout the end of days
but it really doesn't matter, anyway
sometimes I wonder
what's gonna become of me
Track Name: Two-Face Woman
I've got a two-face woman
don't know right from wrong
I've got a two-face woman
don't know right from wrong
she told me she's sleeping
when she's out drinking all night long
she's got eyes like an angel
mind like the devil's own
she's got eyes like an angel
mind like the devil's own
well I wish I could stay here
but I'd be better off alone
Well I thought that I knew her
more than I knew myself
Well I thought that I knew her
more than I knew myself
well I'll just have to play out
the bad hand that I've been dealt
I've got a two-face woman
don't know right from wrong
I've got a two-face woman
don't know right from wrong
she told me she's sleeping
when she's out drinking all night long
she told me she's sleeping
when she's out balling all night long
well I wish I could stay here
but I'd be better off alone
Track Name: Goin' to Mississippi
well I'm goin' to Mississippi
see if my baby's down there
if she's not down there
well then the whole world's gone wrong
hey now chile
don't you ever over-rejoice
when it comes to love
don't you ever over-rejoice
she's gonna let you down
& you'll be haunted by that void
I'm gonna call up China
ask my mama what I should do
she said call your papa
he's got the same trouble as you
Track Name: Highway Song
ridin' through the first storm
1982
wasn't too early for hard times
wasn't too early for the blues
Highway is the right way
to leave your troubles behind
gonna get up in the mornin'
gonna get up & the 49
done with punchin' time clocks
ain't gonna work no more
leavin' this town in the mornin'
ain't coming back fo sho'
Highway is the right way
to leave your troubles behind
gonna get up in the mornin'
gonna get up & the 49
the road's my only friend
good thing it never ends
my kind of antidote
got Elmo on the radio
Highway is the right way
to leave your troubles behind
gonna get up in the mornin'
gonna get up & the 49
Track Name: Troubled
well I'm troubled
but I don't want to trouble you
yeah I'm Troubled
but I don't want to trouble you
I'm stuck here in this prison
& I don't know what to do
well I'm haunted by my past
even though it's done
I try to think of tomorrow
but it's got me on the run
well I'm troubled
but I don't want to trouble you
yeah I'm Troubled
but I don't want to trouble you
I'm stuck here in this prison
& I don't know what to do
well it's getting hard to tell
my hell hounds from my friends
my brother tried to help me
but I wouldn't let him in
well I'm troubled
but I don't want to trouble you
yeah I'm Troubled
but I don't want to trouble you
I'm stuck here in this prison
& I don't know what to do
Track Name: Natural Fact
well it's a natural fact
everything's goin' in pairs
well it's a natural fact
everything's goin' in pairs
seems I'm the only
only one left to spare
well y'all gotta baby
y'all gotta baby but me
well y'all gotta baby
y'all gotta baby but me
well that 5 O'Clock train
gives me a worried mind
well that 5 O'Clock train
gives me a worried mind
all the good one's are taken
gonna leave me behind
Track Name: Rock n' Roll Placebo
well my rock n' roll placebo
is doin' my libido good
well my rock n' roll placebo
is doin' my libido good
well I wish I could stay here
but my ramblin's understood
I've gotta woman in Paducah
& one in Elizabethtown
I've gotta woman in Paducah
& one in Elizabethtown
well I wish I could stay here
but your chains are pulling me down
well I'm goin' on the road
to come back as a magic chile
well I'm goin' on the road
to come back as a magic chile
gonna write a great novel
better than "The Call of the Wild"
well my rock n' roll placebo
is doin' my libido good
well my rock n' roll placebo
is doin' my libido good
well I wish I could stay here
but my ramblin's understood
Track Name: Woke Up Without You
we were so close
I held your hand
I looked in your eyes
I was your man
but it was a dream
yeah only a dream
woke up without you again

I think I'll just go back to sleep
there I can find you
way down deep
it was a dream
yeah only a dream
woke up without you again

well I want you in my arms
in your darkest hours
make love baby
till there's nothing wrong
our kind of love
will always linger on

your cosmic soul
I could feel
all around me
it felt so real
but it was a dream
yeah only a dream
woke up without you again
well I want you in my arms
in your darkest hours
make love baby
till there's nothing wrong
our kind of love
will always linger on

we were so close
I held your hand
I looked in your eyes
I was your man
but it was a dream
yeah only a dream
woke up without you again
Track Name: Dead Man's Shoes
she pulled my arm onto the floor
I twirled her once & then no more
she asked what's wrong with a look of concern
I said I've reached the point of no return
walkin' in a dead man's shoes
my cold feet leave me nothing to lose
lately I take the back seat
the wrong way down a one way street
shrapnel stuck inside my soul
I'm happy but I'm still not at home
my thoughts are drowning out the room
your laugh is like impending doom
walkin' in a dead man's shoes
my cold feet leave me nothing to lose
lately I take the back seat
the wrong way down a one way street
walkin' in a dead man's shoes
my cold feet leave me nothing to lose
lately I take the back seat
the wrong way down a one way street
Track Name: Meant to Suffer
stop the momentum
step back to see
what the distance would do
for a fool like me
well I'm worried when I with you
but scared to be alone
sometimes I feel
sometimes I feel like I'm meant to suffer
went to a gypsy
to see what cards would show
had no advice
I didn't already know
well I'm worried when I with you
but scared to be alone
sometimes I feel
sometimes I feel like I'm meant to suffer
someone convince me I'm in the right
only thing that's gonna give me peace of mind
stop the momentum
step back to see
what the distance would do
for a fool like me
well I'm worried when I with you
but scared to be alone
sometimes I feel
sometimes I feel like I'm meant to suffer
Track Name: Out of Mind
everyone is the same
all they want is some love
all they want is some love
you can try to run & hide
won't last for very long
never lasts for very long
and I wonder...
am I out of the question
am I out of your mind
am I out of the question
am I out of your mind
everyone is the same
we all go through some kind of pain
we all go through some kind of pain
you can try to live a lie
won't fool yourself for long
won't fool your soul for long
and I wonder...
am I out of the question
am I out of your mind
am I out of the question
am I out of your mind
am I out of the question
am I out of your mind
am I out of the question
am I out of your mind