Molasses like, yet in the pocket.

by Backwater Opera

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It's good to be back.

Adventure on, Adventurers.

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released February 12, 2017

Robert Sherwood: Songwriter, Co-Producer, Mandolin, Guitar, Voice, (Double Bass: Fortunate for You, Adventurer)

Marisa Sherwood: Manager, Co-Producer, Voice, Whistle, (Double Bass: Cosmic Revel, Follow the Fleet)

Avery Merritt: Violin, (Mandolin: Fortunate for You, Guitar: Follow the Fleet)

JM Baez: Co-producer, Tracking & Mixing, (Back-up Vocals: Follow the Fleet)

Mastered by Alexis Psaroudakis

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Backwater Opera Denton, Texas

"Backwater Opera [is] a group that stitches the sound of bluegrass music into a classical indie-rock tapestry. It's an aesthetic the band [has called] 'Chambergrass'...With songs ranging from sorrowful to blisteringly introspective, and vocal harmonies sweet enough to melt even the harshest capital pacific northwest ice, this band is one to keep in mind and on the playlist." -Eugene Weekly ... more

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Track Name: Fortunate For You
You played the game
You learned my name
We never blamed but never clicked
Fortunate for you, babe.

So here I am, it's late July
on our last talk you said good bye
Livid still but you wept from time to time

And I smile know you were better off
you love me dear but you take me from my heart

It goes away, it come right back
I feel the change, oh you quit that
overcome by my fear, don't say I told you so
Break free from shame no one to blame,
last night you came along, lucky I was gone
and fortunate for you, babe

And I smile knowing you were better off,
because you love me dear but you take me from my heart.

Carnivals, circuses, fairs, I love them all, and everyone has a ferris wheel and that's where I saw you and two cotton candies,
one in your hand one in hers,
a blur, a jar of twisted words,
a surge an urge to emerge.
And I run swift as you caught a whiff of my perfume and my lips touch yours, my lips touch yours

And I smile knowing you were better off,
you love me dear but you take me from my heart,
oh yes you love me dear but you take me from my heart
Track Name: Cosmic Revel
The human condition, getting tough to fish in
compete to complete in whatever place.
Frictions and angles spirit wants free
then they strike and strike with a mighty mace

Every free floating us garner youth and trust
Fear then rage on an infinity stage
Own them, take them, make their armor rust
we are us, we are us

Taking is what we revel in
Change at all and ripped skin, sin from sin
lust of greed, fear wrapped need, it's sad and got to end,
in cosmic revel keep all (as) friends.

Live as you like as long as you don't hurt no being
there's just no need
live long as you like, just don't hurt no being
there's justice freed
Wars never own up to much, centuries long forgotten
it's yours, then mine, then theirs.
scene unfolds as death takes the lot then
it all ends you will lose it, just caught unawares.

Taking is what we revel in
Change at all and ripped skin, sin from sin
lust of greed, fear wrapped need, it's sad and got to end,
in cosmic revel keep all (as) friends.

"Fake it til you make it" is hard, but you'll make it if you try,
shift to pleasant, graft as intelligent.
"Fake it till you make it" is hard but you'll make it if you try
shift to pleasant, graft as intelligent.

Change at all and ripped skin, sin from sin
lust of greed, fear wrapped need, it's sad and got to end,
in cosmic revel keep all friends.
Track Name: Adventurer
From dawn until dusk
this trail is a must
for our journey is long to endure
it's cold and it's wet
blood stains and brow sweat
but still we keep soldiering on

To settle out west the prairie winds bested us all
the shadow of the mountains off in the distance gives us shivers
Past the great Chisholm Trail, we drank our last ale
For now there's no turning back.

I will fight til I die, til the end will I try
for the sake of our minds and our own
I will fight til I die, til the end will I try
for the sake of our minds and our own

The wind on my cheek
and hoof sounds as they beat on the ground
Overtaken, we were in a bound,
for once in my life, out of fear and of strife
did I gallop away from the pack?

I will fight til I die, til the end will I try
for the sake of our minds and our own
I will fight til I die, til the end will I try
for the sake of our minds and our own

A great flood would halt our dreams, as our lives had filled at the seams and as we stitched ourselves along that ornamented stream. And as we sailed away, my eyes naked and frayed drank in the twinkling of lights from above.
Track Name: Follow the Fleet
I feel the moonlight on my lips
I see the shoreline in the distance
The harbor's ships are pulling in
Bringing him back to me again, oh,
How I love a sailor, I can't remember when.

I'm just strong enough to love and tailor my man
Pickin' up the pieces, you wouldn't believe it, my friend.
When I take him home I'm right as rain
Lovin' never felt so easy again, oh,
How I love a sailor, I can't remember when.

No doubts, all love, he's coming high.
One hug, one kiss, one slap, and I'm off my feet
Oh follow, oh follow the fleet

I feel the shivers running down my spine
I could, I would stay here and wait til the end of time
When he sees I'm nothing but bones
The strength of our love will send us home, oh,
How I love a sailor, I can't remember when.

Every six months it's the same damn thing
Take him back to shore and he's off again

How I love a sailor, I can't remember when.
Track Name: Olivia the Clown
This shift in your logic has turned into a project
and the shadow of the drop falls faster than the deep.
Silly billy goats grazing, Elmyra misbehaving
Yield the crop, yield the shop
Fall too steep, fall to sleep.

Que votre rire me ramène chez moi
(May your laughter take me home)

Happy smiles, totally worth it
Match the elephants bet or forfeit.
Not hot apple pie! Coconut cream steam
Do you need to ask why?

Fall far from full speed
Flat tires are us
Inch closer to, pact agreed,
Ears hearing thoughts break the crust.

Que votre rire me ramène chez moi