Reverie

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SKU: 2004 Category:

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In February 2004, with Bob
Rupe on board as co-producer and engineer
and some of Richmond’s finest musicians, Ledford began recording his
debut solo album entitled REVERIE. The studio was Bob’s Victorian era
home. The sessions were loose and live, recorded without headphones,
with little isolation or other studio trappings. “Heck, we had the
windows open on one unusually hot afternoon. You could hear dogs
barking on the tracks.” From the civil war era “Belle Isle” to a
first-hand cinema verite account of a trip to a Brooklyn gig and
ground zero shortly after September 11 (“September”), Ledford finds
the tender heart at the core of the epic tale. And his small
subjects, often centered around the corrosive effects of poverty on
the human spirit, paint unforgettable portraits that insinuate
themselves in your memory.
Ledford has spent 14 years writing and singing his own songs. He has
both enjoyed success and accepted failure. He married, fathered a
daughter, divorced, all before turning thirty. He has made a living
as a carpenter, a pawnbroker, gas station attendant, bartender,
janitor and window dresser. He has opened for many artists he admires
including; Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Peter Case, Greg Allman, Michael
Hurley, Warren Zevon, Mojo Nixon, David Allen Coe, Southern Culture,
On the Skids, Junior Brown, Marcia Ball, NRBQ, Drive By Truckers,
Eugene Chadbourne, Kenny Roby.

1. All of My Dreams/Most of the Time
2. Make it Home
3. Belle Isle
4. Are You Listening
5. Lonesome Road
6. Maury Street
7. Lately
8. Strange Dangerous Flower
9. September

LATELY

LATELY I’VE BEEN TRYING TO LOSE MY MIND,
LATELY I’VE BEEN TRYING TO LOSE MY MIND,

SINCE YOU LEFT ME BABY I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING,
I’M JUST TRYING TO LOSE MY MIND.

THIS CRACK COCAINE IT SUITS ME FINE
THIS CRACK COCAINE IT SUITS ME FINE
IT USES ALL MY MONEY AND IT LEAVES THE TROUBLED WORLD BEHIND
THIS COCAINE IT SUITS ME FINE

I SWEEP THE LOT AND MOP THE FLOOR
I SWEEP THE LOT AND MOP THE FLOOR
FOR THAT KOREAN MAN WHO OWNES THE CORNER STORE
I SWEEP HIS LOT AND MOP HIS FLOOR

HE PAYS BUT HE DON’T PAY ENOUGH
HE PAYS BUT IT AINT ENOUGH
TO KEEP ME IN MY ROOM AND
TO KEEP ME IN MY STUFF
IT AINT ENOUGH

I’M GONNA GET WHAT I DESERVE
I’M GONNA GET WHAT I DESERVE
WITH WHAT I GOT IN MY POCKET
AND SOME DRINK FOR SOME NERVE
I’M GONNA TAKE WHAT I DESERVE

I WISH HE HADN’T TRIED TO FIGHT
I WISH HE HADN’T TRIED TO FIGHT
IF HE’D DONE WHAT I TOLD HIM TO
I WOULDN’T HAVE USED THE KNIFE
WHY’D HE HAVE TO TRY AND FIGHT

THIS CRACK COCAINE IT SUITS ME FINE
THIS CRACK COCAINE IT SUITS ME FINE
IT USES ALL MY MONEY AND IT LEAVES THE TROUBLED WORLD BEHIND
THIS COCAINE IT SUITS ME FINE

LATELY I’VE BEEN TRYING TO LOSE MY MIND,
LATELY I’VE BEEN TRYING TO LOSE MY MIND,

SINCE YOU LEFT ME BABY I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING,
I’M JUST TRYING TO LOSE MY MIND.

The key to this song’s effectiveness is its lack of drama – for this character, to miss his girlfriend, to work a lousy job, to kill his employer, all emerge with the same flat affect. In true addict’s style, it’s the other guy’s fault that he killed him.

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