Exit 380

Exit 380

 Dallas, Texas, USA
BandAlternativeFolk

Exit 380 is a high energy experimental five piece original alternative band that will keep you guessing and sweating.

Biography

In the spring of 1999, spawned by an insidious need for attention; Exit 380 began its crawl in the wet streets of Denton, Texas from acoustic two-piece bar schlock to the more sprint ready five-headed alternative act wrought with electrified instruments. Best known in the North Texas region for its 11 years of rock and roll pandering, the band has begun to wear a new tread into its heel by hitchhiking down a more swamp laden, alt-country road.
Late nights, loud tirades and long winding tire sessions have honed five individuals into a hand-wrench diesel engine complete with minimal banter and maximum thrust. The formulaic live standards are lightly adhered to in the club setting and even less so within the studio; recording without the use of a net.
Standing on the frayed edges of alternative music Exit 380 has been well received by media types; quantified by accolades, interviews, reviews and general press niceties. Swimming in an ever changing sea of styles this is an act that stays fresh by keeping its toes in different waters.

Lyrics

Moonshiner Run

Written By: Dustin Blocker (ASCAP)

Get a move on boy!
Them feet they move like stone.
Don't ya drop that jug.
Johnny Law's among us....

Moonshiner run. Don't ya leave that gun.

Runnin', runnin', runnin' through the swamps and fields.
You know we're runnin', runnin', runnin' through the trees and hills.

Get a move on boy!
It's time to leave them toys.
Ma won't feed ya son.
If you don't get to Mount Glenn...

Moonshiner run. Don't ya leave that gun.
Ya need to trust me son.
For this Moonshiner Run.

Runnin', runnin', runnin' through the swamps and fields.
You know we're runnin', runnin', runnin' through the trees and hills.
Come on "faster, faster, faster" till ya come unhinged.
Ya know "come on, come on" two more miles to go.

Moonshiner run. Don't ya leave that gun.
Ya need to trust me son.
For this Moonshiner Run.

Run For The Gold

Written By: James Aaron Borden (ASCAP)

Riding from the land of blood. Blinded by the greed and lust.
Gonna reach Paloma when morning comes…....American.. ..River...., here I come.

Would you run, would you? Could you run, could you? Would you run for the gold.

Pony’s head is riding low. No more clay from his hooves we’ll throw.
Gonna send my fortune back to Rhome. ....California.... I call you home.

Would you run, would you? Could you run, could you? Would you run for the gold.

Might lose it all in this one chance, trading my life for this dance, the whiskey in my puch is almost empty.
Please, oh Lord, bail me out, make my pony strong and stout, trailboss says, “On day to go."

Daddy Was A Freight Train

Written By: Dustin Blocker (ASCAP)

Daddy, he’s a’comin’ for us all. Rumblin’ like a freight train down the hall.
His face is as filthy, as his heart. Daddy he’s a’comin’ for us all.

You run…You run…You run…

Is Maw gonna save us? No, not at all. She’s off with Uncle bristlin’ in the barn.
Her back is as filthy as her heart. Daddy he’s a’comin’ for us all.

You run…You run…You run…

Now I have turned the corner and can’t get home. Though a fire’s a’burnin’, I can’t get warm.
I guess Daddy turned me into his Son, when he came a’rumblin’ down the hall…

Harland's Wife

Written By: Dustin Blocker (ASCAP)

Black suit affair. Harland’s wife. Diego’s son. One tentatively old, the other young.
White washed walls backed taut by the sun, they cooked until they cracked, open wide, overdone.

“I guess you don’t mind” he said, “that I’m not your man. That old Harland is working tough, while you’re laying here…”
“Pay it no mind” she said, “you’ll be my man. Pay it no mind” she said, “he’ll soon be dead.”

Black suit affair. Mourn the stone. Old Harland’s wife and her five boys.
Tempered in gray the line’s been crossed.

“I guess you don’t mind” he said, “that I killed your man. That old Harland stuffed and tucked, while you’re laying here…”
“Pay it no mind” she said, “you did what you should…for Harland did treat me rough…and battered all of my kids.”

Discography

(2000) "The Quenching Burn" LP
(2003) "Breakdown" EP
(2003)"Short Story" LP
(2005)"Old Songs. New Tape." LP
(2006)"Last Monday" (2006) LP
(2008) "The Life & Death" EP
(2008)"The Life & Death Of Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Stone" LP
(2010) "Cities Townies" EP

Set List

Exit 380 set lists include eleven years and over five records worth of original catalogued music.