No New Wilderness

by Drew Joseph

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about

No New Wilderness is the debut release from Drew Joseph, an Ohio based singer/songwriter.

credits

released July 27, 2018

drew j: producer, voice, harmonica, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12 string, electric bass, arturia synth, korg piano, organ

aaron rochotte: producer, engineer and mixing, drums, percussion, electric bass, saxophone, marimba, wurlitzer, synth, organ, vocoder, background vocals

corinne rochotte: background vocals

stuart hennessy: drums

matt menefee: electric guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin

matt klevorn: electric guitar, slide guitar

mixing: aaron rochotte
mastering: chris henderson
additional engineering: soppei suzuki, andrew young

All songs written by Drew J. Rochotte, 2018

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Drew Joseph Toledo, Ohio

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Track Name: Bottom Shelf
Humming the Dead while I’m in bed
After my nineteen hours in the warehouse
Thinking of all my friends and the ball
That we’re gonna have when I get back to town

Droning machines replacing my sleep
I’ve been dreaming the same dream every night
I’ll never forget the thing that Emily said
“There’s no feeling high when you’re living the low life”

Three cheers for the bottom shelf
It alway looks the best on a barstool by yourself
A twenty second sentence can determine your whole life
Let’s write a eulogy and sing it for the night

There’s Southern stars still on parade
Flown by egomaniac meter-maids
One of those killed Sam DuBose
Suppose you’ll tell me he had it coming either way

Say what you like, your new diatribe
It seems like your mid is changing every week
No one listens to reason when the money is speaking
there’s no justice is just is what it is


Three cheers for the bottom shelf
It alway looks the best in a birdcage by yourself
A twenty second sentence can determine your whole life
Let’s write a eulogy and sing it for the night

A crack in your bones, nothing to show
For all those miles we walked in the village
Hollow tones, falling dominoes
I caught a glimpse of the promised land with double vision

I don’t know what to do with myself in this room
So we hold on to the stereo like a hymnal
In the bright light of day I can’t find a way
But when the sun goes down the decision is simple

Three cheers for the bottom shelf
It alway looks the best in a birdcage by yourself
A twenty second sentence can determine your whole life
Let’s write a eulogy and sing it for the night
Track Name: No New Wilderness
You cannot hold your tongue
When you know something’s wrong
Your words fall out like rain
And I see everything

Every pale excuse
For what they’ve done to you
Each sacred promise kept
Each one that time forgets

Flocks gather across the land
Taking refuge in your hand
New life your mother made
In her great labor pains

But when your time has come
Beneath the August sun
There is no sympathy
No quiet place to sleep

Yellow dawn to purple dusk
Unbroken silent trust
Let flow each fountain head
Unravel every thread

Four winds being to blow
Bring up what lies below
Swallow the wicked fruit
Choke out the wretched root


The universal blossom rests
There’s no new wilderness
No seed beneath the soil
The rifle stock recoils

But you don’t ask me for
A whitewashed killing floor
A stroke to clean the slate
Some things you can’t erase

Glowing headlights populate
Abandoned interstate
Can’t stomach reminders
Was this my fault or yours

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