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lyrics

We lit out for the Territory
Scratching and a twitching an a burning like Hell
Marching to the war drum, sinking with the sun
Singing
“Hey O, ey Ah, ey a ah.”

'Twas the Captain and me in a fiery sea
Only ones left of the whole company
Adrift on the old San Agustin
Singing
“Hey O, ey Ah, ey a ah.”

Well,
Every young man must leave his home,
Forever bound to seek the unknown.
Your cold bones will always roam
For there ain't no peace nor light in your troubled soul.

Well, we seen some cut down in a buffalo wallow
Seen a couple more boys strung up in a hollow
Red entrails swinging
But we kept on singing that
“Hey O, ey Ah, ey a ah.”

Not one good mount left between us two
In the corner of the sky rose the old Blood Moon
And they followed in dark there for all we knew
Well, we got real still and quit whistling that tune...

Every young man must leave his home,
To seek the unknown, to make it known.
Your cold bones will always roam
For there ain't no peace nor light in your troubled soul.

Listen:
Yonder came a breeze from the dead black night
And my head lit up with a bright, white light
Fell back swimming in a great red current
Reached for the stars, but away they went.
I clawed at the shaft stuck deep in the bone
Ran my hands through the warmth
Pouring out of the hole
I could smell the wildflowers back at the old home
O, and I cursed my troubled soul.

Mother of the red stone, mother of the ash fields
Will I rise, or will I be bound here?
Mother of this valley, mother of this plain
What will be taken and what will remain?
Magdalena of the caldera
Will I wander this basin forever
And leave you my history, leave you my name
Mother of this valley, mother of this plain?

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from Desert Archaic, released August 11, 2017

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I Am the Albatross Austin, Texas

I Am the Albatross is a band from Austin, TX. Western Psych, Desert Garage, Heavy Americana, Gothic Folk, , Rock n’ Roll.

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