State Cows

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For fans of Toto, Chicago, The Alan Parsons Project, The Doobie Brothers, Journey... Favorite track: I've Changed.
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"I could go on forever about this splendid CD, since it is the album of the year so far. All you have to do now is go buy it. MAGNIFICENT!"
- melodic.net

"The record outclasses everything that has come in the genre the latest years."
- PlanetAOR.com

"Here the Sweden band delivers an immaculate slate of superlative jazz fusion and sophisticated R&B of the highest order. Almost had me moving to Sweden."
- soultracks.com

The triumphant return of the classic Westcoast sound of Pages, Steely Dan and Airplay. State Cows is Daniel Andersson (vocals, guitar) and Stefan Olofsson (keyboards, bass).

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released June 18, 2010

Jay Graydon, Peter Holmqvist, Mikael Sandström, Petri Kivimäki, Göran Turborn, Fredrik Lundgren, Peter Olofsson, Peter Tisell, Stefan "Kilju" Lindblom, Mikael Emsing, Pär Wretling, Olle Lindgren, Markus Asplund, Marcuz Granberg and Christian Thomsen

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State Cows Sweden

Swedish westcoast/AOR band in the style of Steely Dan, Toto, Chicago, Doobie Brothers, Pages, Airplay and Maxus.

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Track Name: I've Changed
Seems I've been here an eternity
And now the night has come when I'm gonna be free
The plan's been set and done, this time I've pulled a fast one
And there will be a hole in the cell where I used to be

A car is waiting, the old reliable gang
There's just one thing you need to know

CHORUS
I've changed, I'm not the rogue you used to know
I've changed, I'm not a rascal

My last parole didn't end so well
If Joe was here today then he'd be the one to tell

That's ancient history, traded my inventory
There's just one thing you need to know

CHORUS

For starting over, you need some extra cash
There's just one thing you need to know

CHORUS
Track Name: New York Town
Looking down from a hotel room, high on 7th Avenue
Where the city lights the sky, for miles around
Crowds of people rushing by, everything you said was true
The open minded energy, a bustling town

On the edge of the past
We can build a future here at last

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The sun is rising over the Brooklyn sky
Big Apple is waiting for us, let's walk on down
We can start all over, you and I
In this New York town, this New York Town

Got into a yellow cab, made a stop at Union Square
Picked the pieces up again, of our debris
Above The Kinetic Wall, bursts of steam rose through the air
Gazed upon The Metronome that just stroke three

On the edge of the past
We can build a future here at last

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The sun is rising
Big Apple is waiting
Track Name: Come to the Point
Night was turning into day
I'd packed my bags and gone away
Got inside a taxi cab
Was heading for another land

As I gazed back through the shield
The radio sang "Ramblin' Blues"
Rain fell down upon the street
And the sky above was like concrete

Early morning at 4 am
In my troubled mind appeared
A sudden vision of another time
The Age of Reason

CHORUS
I've come to the point of no return
(It's time to) leave behind the matters of no concern

I got a message on the phone
It's J.P. from the business board
I'm sure they wonder where I am
I won't answer, I don't give a damn

Arriving in a sunny state
I trade my tie for a pair of shades
Now I'll find the time to write
The end of my old novel is in sight

Late at night 'round 10 pm
The air is cooling down
Seven hours since I found
The Age of Reason

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Track Name: Stella By The Barlight
I got a mail today, said I was obsolete
Been working the same old soulless 9-5
Cleaning up dirty floors, with a broken broom
Changed the last roll of paper, I'm out the door

CHORUS
Winds are blowing strong
But I'm laughing all day long
'cause I got a date tonight
Stella by the Barlight
And it's alright

As I was driving home, heard a squealing sound
A tail of a cat by the roadside was all that I found
When I got home that night, found a note on the door
"The locks have been changed, and you're not welcome here anymore"

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I picked up the bags, the wife had left by the door
Suddenly I got a blow, and I fell to the floor
When I woke up again, I couldn't feel my legs
I spent my last cash, on one of those little blue cars

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Track Name: Mystery Jane
11.45 She sneaks in through the door.
To Café Cordiale, I've seen her cape before
Every time she's in this place, she wears a veil upon her face
Somewhat plastered, I decide to find out more

I’m not a tyro, but she is something else

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Mystery Jane, what are you hiding
Your golden hair is all that I can see
Mystery Jane, am I your equal
Is there a chance that you can like a fren like me

Outside I gather strength and start to stalk her down
At some old cul-de-sac, she finally turns around
Her green complexion, shiny fangs and reptile smile
They make me stumble back and run for miles and miles (and miles
and miles)

I’m not a tyro, but she was something else

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Mystery Jane, please keep on hiding
Your golden hair was all that I could see
Mystery Jane, I'm not your equal
Is there a chance that you can spare a fren like me
Mystery Jane, Mystery Jane
The last refrain I sing is: Mystery Jane
Track Name: Painting a Picture
Free flowing energy running through my veins
Cruel imagination, I’ve lost myself again
Searching for a reason, looking for a clue
Why the colours haunt me, if I only knew

Hidden from the window of the world the canvas of mine will come alive

CHORUS
I’m painting a picture in black and white and shades of gray
An endless reflection of all the things I wanted to bring out
Will it fit inside the picture frame
Will it disappear forever

I got myself a part-time job to keep my head above the line
'cause all the things I keep inside will slowly drag me down
I may not find the reason why I need to paint
I just know I have the need to express myself this way

Hidden from the window of the world the canvas of mine will come alive

CHORUS

Every point in space has different intensity
I’m drowning in a dream, it’s blurry, it’s fading

I’m painting a picture in black and white and shades of gray
An endless reflection of all the things I wanted to bring out

I’m painting a picture
An endless reflection
I’m painting a picture
An endless reflection
Track Name: Tunisian Nights
I checked into a small hotel
A mile back from the main road
Where my car had broken down

The porter asked me quietly
To have a seat, to drink some tea
And turn my eyes around

The view was changing fast, like I traveled back in time, I had no worries of tomorrow

CHORUS
Those Tunisian nights, caught in a heatwave
I was feeling alright, the warmness of the sun
Those Tunisian nights, the desert transforming
I was feeling alright, but did it really happen I don't know

I found myself a bedouin, sitting in a red marquee
With harem girls around
A camel with a pair of shades
Handed me a golden key
As I fell into a dream

The view was changing fast, like I traveled back in time, I had no worries of tomorrow

CHORUS

When I woke up I was in my chair, I went outside to get a sip of air
When I opened up my bag a key fell out
And it's how I remember those Tunisian nights
Track Name: Looney Gunman
How could I begin to see
You were gone away again
Another loser from the agency
Who was only just a friend but I know
Only half of that was true

Must have been a lack of grace
That ended my despair
Came up with a crazy scheme
I was only half aware, but you know
Only half of that was true

CHORUS
Wherever you're walking
Whatever you do
There's a looney gunman
Looking for you

Loaded up a single round
And began a lethal game
Gave myself the opening move
But came out just the same, and you know
Now the barrel points at you

CHORUS

Out of all the things I've lost
I miss my mind today
Now I realize that you
Were too yellow to stay, but you know
Only half of green is blue

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Track Name: Riding This Highway
Early morning, got out of this town
Found a car, fueled her up and drove away
I don't really know what got me so down
She was good for me but I just couldn't stay

Arriving at a crossroads, I let the wheel decide
Nearly busted the camshaft, I don't really care
'cause further in the distance earth meets the sky
And if it takes a year I'm gonna get there

Like a river of time
I feel the road stretching out in my mind

CHORUS
I'm riding this highway until the end
Don't know if you'll ever gonna see me again

Standing on the shoulder, a rye blond girl
She's old enough and quite enough pretty
Maybe she will understand where I'm coming from
As we move along in this old Chevy

Like a river of time
I feel the road stretching out in my mind

CHORUS

Driving on the hillside, across the plains
Through the heat and through the rain

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Track Name: Lost in a Mind Game
While the Red Herring walks on dry land
The Epigone plays upper hand
It's so frank, it's deceiving the mind
You can't see the cards when you're blind

Bunsen burner
Nice li'l earner
In the big casino of the world

CHORUS
Lost in a mind game
Don't let it bring you down
It's just a passing delusion
Lost in a mind game
Don't let it bring you down
It's only drowse and confusion

Grinders cling on by every mean
Afraid to be made obsolete
While the Doubters discover real change
By breaking the rules of the game

Bunsen burner
Nice li'l earner
In the big casino of the world

CHORUS