State Cows

by State Cows

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1.
I've Changed 03:58
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
2.
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 CHORUS 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 CHORUS The sun is rising Big Apple is waiting
3.
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 CHORUS
4.
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" CHORUS 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 CHORUS
5.
Mystery Jane 03:44
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 CHORUS 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 CHORUS 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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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 CHORUS
9.
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 CHORUS
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11.
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

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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 is one of very few modern yacht rock / westcoast / AOR bands that creates new original music.

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