Jimmy Casno

Jimmy Casno

 Fort Bragg, California, USA
BandAlternativeBlues

Drift
Mendocino County
Pojoaque, Nambe Station
Golden Triangle, SETX
48 states
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Biography

Been playing the blues since about what happens now and then. I reckon the day I stop paying the dues is the day I stop playing the blues -- everybody pays -- that's life.

Lyrics

One Step Ahead

Written By: Jim Shaw

when i slow down
you catch up
And that hurts
And when I stop
I miss you
And that hurts more
so i keep moving
one step ahead

and when i look back
i see the "last day on earth"
What was built
And what was destroyed
Almost everything was
And nothing wasnt
So I turn around back
And I keep moving
One step ahead

Not too fast
Just fast enough
It doesn’t hurt
It just wears me out
So I can rest and sleep
And look inside
Until tomorrow
And do it again
One step ahead

I Lay Down

Written By: Jim Shaw

I lay down, alone
sometimes lonely
sometimes not
and talk to the trees

they listen
they dont talk back
I dont know if they
love one another
I dont know if they
love me

they listen
and, by god
they live
by god's will
no choice

I asked a stone one day
"what are you doing?"
It looked at me
and said nothing
but, I am what I am
and, by god
it was

and I listened to the river
(the spirit's daughter?)
I dont understand
the language
but I hear
the song

one day a man said to me
"I wish I was never born."
I thought to myself,
"you had a choice?"
"if wishes were horses.."
what a choice

The tree
the stone
the river
the man
and me...
by god
we are
what we are

The spirit
energetic
tree
rock
river
human
spirit

I love you, god
greatest of spirits
without which
nothing could
or would
exist
no love
no hate
no nothin'

not human or humanistic
but, hear tell it
you're to credit and blame
for so much
and, from where I lay
thanks for the tree
thanks for the rock
thanks for the river
thanks for the opportunity
to be in this place
right here
right now
to choose
to love
to hate
to live

Discography

WMVY Radio
Indie Radio
Nantucket Arts Festival
Headlands Cafe (Fort Bragg, CA)

Set List

S.O.S. (Save Our Sound)
This Train Makes No Stops
Big River Bay
The Big Thicket (Time Served)
Free Lenny
Grace Lullaby
Abandoned Bride (she cried)
Blues for Polly and Kurt
Piney Woods Waltz
Claiborne Park
The Heartland
No Time For Sorrow
Cowboy Sail Away
The Music Box
Sakurita
Dante's Garden