"Lay My Burden Down" b​/​w "Change My Mind"

by Alastair Ottesen

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released 20 January 2015

Alastair Ottesen: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Paul Orbell: Electric Guitar
Bryan Copeland : Double Bass
Myles Turney: Electric Bass
Joel Arnow: Drums

Recorded @ Vanity Sound, NY Oct. 2014
Engineered and Mixed by Myles Turney
Mastered by Dan Millice @ Engine Room Audio, NYC
Cover Art: Christopher Duff

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Track Name: Lay My Burden Down
I got a tough love kind of woman
She got a mouth to make you lose your brain
And I'm starting to believe that she's driving me insane
But then I wake up in the morning
Gettin lost within the sea of her eyes
I'm gonna lay my burden down before I die

Well the preacher man is dancing in the aisle
And he's strutting up and down the stairs
And he's blowing all that thick cigar smoke in the air
He says "I don't need anybody to tell me anymore of their lies,
I'm gonna lay my burden down before I die"

I'm leavin town on Monday
I'm walkin out the door
My old dead-letter ways won't give you trouble any more

Well there's a presence that your calling out for
But you don't know of any name to speak
And youre so run down, tired, lonely, sad and weak
And in the midst of all your trials
From deep within you hear a distant cry
Your gonna lay your burden down before you die

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Well they give you every one of their problems
And all the wrong tools for the job
And then they wonder why the violence and hatred can't be stopped
I met an old man in the rubble
He was shining like the sun in the sky
He said "I laid my burden down before I died"

I'm leaving town on Monday
I'm walkin out the door
My old dead-letter ways won't give you trouble anymore

I'm gonna take this feeling, honey
I'm gonna take it, turn it inside out
I'm gonna find out what the root of all religion is about
I'm gonna meet you undercover
By then bout all we got to do is try
I'm gonna lay my burden down before I die
Track Name: Change My Mind
walking away in the morning
i got a woman over town
nothin to say in the evening
we'll all be buried in the ground
given a rhyme or a reason
i would seek out that sweet by and by

i read all the news and know it's different this time
nothin's gonna change my mind

suzy be good to me baby
oh suzy woman, please be true
im not asking you to save me
for i'm a spirit just like you
picture me there at your doorstep
the one where you don't crack a smile

i read all your clues and though it's different this time
nothing's gonna change my mind

half of the time I'm feeling lonely
the other half I'm feelin blue
pledge all your love to me only
and I will do the same for you
Heaven or Hell could be opened
within the blinking of an eye

i read all the news and know it's different this time
nothing's gonna change my mind
sweet mama
nothing's gonna change my mind