Outer Orchard

by Danny Whitecotton

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1.
I’ve got these two gold dollars in my pocket Since I left Texas Joined up with irregular army But I think we’re just bandits Killed a man in a small town saloon With nothing but my fist They say there ain’t no God in Mexico But the devil is where the boot fits We lost a man in Sonora He was the closest thing to a friend of mine Stealing food from some old caballeros While pushing south along the borderline We were fighting for land and money and our country if it fit They say there ain’t no God in Mexico But the devil is where the boot fits We had nothing to lose You used poor boys to fight a war Thats what rich people do And we had nothing to prove But you made us think that we did That we needed this Now we’re fighting for what nobody sees They say there ain’t no God in Mexico But the devil will do as he please We were just ten miles out from the Rio Grande When I fired my 36 carbine and my captain fell to the sand We were fighting for land and money and to get it we had to live They say there ain’t no God in Mexico But loyalty is where the money is We had nothing to lose You used poor boys to fight a war Thats what rich people do And we had nothing to prove But you made us think that we did That we needed this Now we’re fighting for what nobody sees They say there ain’t no God in Mexico But the devil will do as he please They say there ain’t no God in Mexico So get up off your knees
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Deep in a hole This child of God Hand on a rifle That’s all that he’s got Deserves no pity Deserves no mercy From someone as earthly As you or me Went off the rails when things went south Murdered and sinned on the outskirts of town If God can forgive then we can’t forget About Lester Ballard and what he meant A hospital grave Seems too good For the terror he raised and the lives he took If God’s own hand Could let this proceed Does this child of God Fall far from the tree? Went off the rails when things went south Murdered and sinned on the outskirts of town If God can forgive then we can’t forget About Lester Ballard and what he meant Let us pray For forgiveness Let us pray For the souls that we’ve lost Let us pray That this pain will never come back someday Went off the edge when things went south Lived in a cave on the outskirts of town If God can forgive then we can’t forget About Lester Ballard and what he meant
3.
Best Drink 04:06
Watch on a dead man’s wrist For him time slowed down He would take me with him if he could But I think that I’ll head uptown And have a little of the best drink in the world I’ll have a little more of that best drink in the world Blood don’t lie and I’ll be fine to stumble my way back home Just a reprobate that’ll postulate That I’m better off on my own If that ain’t you I understand Ain’t no reason to get sore Just sit right there while I head up town I’ll have a little bit more of the best drink in the world I’ll have a little more of that best drink in the world Sitting in the freezing cold Waiting on 5 o’clock Living a life of successful ruin But it beats being on top I’ll have a little bit more of the best drink in the world I’ll have a little more of that best drink in the world Blood don’t lie and I’ll put up a fight To deny where I’m from Threw off the chains of a wealthy man For the paradise of the slum If that ain’t you I understand I’ll never beg for more Than a dime to fill my coffee cup and sip from a mason jar I’ll have a little more of the best drink in the world I’ll have a little more of that best drink in the world
4.
Rinthy 04:27
Rinthy I’ve got two eyes but somehow I can’t see This hand of sin thats been dealt to me Nothing to give, nothing I’ve got, no one to hold Holding my own to wander down the road The kindness of a stranger will help me to move on Holding on to hope what I lost ain’t gone If anyone could say which way to go But a man makes his meaning and I reap what he sows There’s a darkness in the world and a darkness in the Son The Holy Ghost and God are having some fun There’s a mess on the altar for someone to clean There’s a mess in the world but it’s been too dark to see The promise of tomorrow will keep me moving on I’ll hold my head up high until I find my son They say blessed are the weak, the timid and the low But a man makes his meaning and I reap what he sows Standing on the ashes of a life I’ve made Choices and circumstances make a free will of fate There’s blood on my hands and blood on the Lord’s Forgiveness is a sin that I can’t seem to afford If the sacrifice I’ve made makes up the cost Then why do I feel like I’m living at a loss My heart now in ribbons of what was a bow But a man makes his meaning and I reap what he sows
5.
Green Fly Inn Good folks dance a drunken waltz Down at the Green Fly Inn There's murderers and thieves But none that you'll see Down at the Green Fly Inn Had a good job but after work everyday We'd go drink at the Green Fly Inn But the job didn't last So I went broke so fast Down at the Green Fly Inn Jumped in my car and drove like mad Going nowhere but really fast I picked up a drifter And he put me in danger Now he lays 'neath the red clay sand Good folks dance a drunken waltz Down at the Green Fly Inn There's murderers and thieves But none that you'll see Down at the Green Fly Inn I never told a soul though I was justified Now I wander out among the pines Like a panther I'm steady Moving bootlegged whiskey Since there ain't no more Green Fly Inn Good folks dance a drunken waltz Down at the Green Fly Inn There's murderers and thieves But none that you'll see Down at the Green Fly Inn

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Danny Whitecotton is continuing the long tradition of windswept, wide-screen folk troubadour storytelling with political undertones admirably. - Independent Clauses
Americana singer/songwriter Danny Whitecotton has pushed himself hard touring across the country and northeast to build a music career one song, one gig, and one fan at a time. His songs have been described as ‘sad and sorrowful’ with a hint of lingering hope. While his new EP "Outer Orchard" is not going to change anyone's opinion, Whitecotton has distilled those sentiments down into five songs that look for hope in the hopeless and direction in the darkness. Telling the stories of bandits, drunks, heartbroken mothers, and degenerates: Outer Orchard looks into the chasm between fate and freewill. A chasm that Whitecotton has looked into himself in the years filled with the loss of friends and family since his 2013 release "Love, War, and Other Mistakes". Moving effortlessly between ballads, bluesy numbers, and ethereal folk, the multi-instrumental collaborators, Dylan Blanchard (Tristero, Apple Miner Colony) and Matt Rosen (Nautilus, Let It Out Matt), bring what could have been a stripped down, anti-depressant required folk album to life by weaving laid-back rhythms with gritty textures.

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released June 3, 2016

DW - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Backup Vocals
Dylan Blanchard - Drums, Percussion, Wurlitzer, Clavichord, B3
Matt Rosen - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Backup Vocals, Melodica

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Danny Whitecotton Wilmington, Delaware

Danny Whitecotton is a native Texas singer/songwriter currently based out of Wilmington, Delaware that writes and plays songs about love, loss, and possibility with a blend of folk, country, rock, and blues.

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