Les Barons

Les Barons

BandAmericanaBlues

Singing the blues on a graveyard train traveling through dark woods and open night skies. Slide guitar moans and harp wails, throbbing bass, accentuates the locomotive drumming.

Biography

"Les Barons" was formed to record and perform the blues songs of Exu Nazares, former singer of "Windwalker" and "The Technicians Of The Sacred".
Originally tracked on a 4 trk cassette by Exu from 1987-1989 one take usually, and then filed away for about 15 years. These songs documented the angst and experiences of growing up in spooky rural areas, and various spiritual dramas unfolding in the surrounding woods.The original recordings were scratchy and old sounding, recorded in a house by a cemetery behind a tombstone manufacturing plant. Flash forward 15 or so years. Les Barons is formed. Starting initially as a 2 piece featuring Baron Evan on harp, Les Barons recorded "House By The Cemetery". Soon after two became 4 with the addition of Baron Rick on drums and Baron Mark on bass. After various line-up changes a recording was made with Rick on drums, before he left, then more changes until the resulting band consists of: Baron Exu-Lead Vox,Rythm Guitar Baron Evan-Slide Guitar,Harp Baron Paul-Keyboards Baroness Joni-Drums,Backing Vox.

Past members include:
Baron Mike-Bass,Backing Vocals,Congas
Baron Ched-Bass
Baroness Omo-Vocals
Baron Doug-Drums

Lyrics

Tired

Written By: Exu Nazares

I told you things I never told anyone,
I guess I should have kept my mouth shut.
All I ever really needed
was someone I could trust.

It's getting kind of hard to see why,
you keep coming around.
You're always building my hopes up
to tear them back down.

It takes alot, but I give it everything I got.
And now I'm so tired of trying to prove to you that I'm good enough.
I wonder why you treat me the way you do, when you know how I feel.
You know how I feel about you.

I showed you all the doors that were open,
all the ways that you could go.
If you had never met me,
then you might have never known.

I don't mind the road I've taken,
though I didn't know it would go so far.
It's hard to see where you're going,
when you don't know where you are.

It takes alot, but I give it everything I got.
And now I'm so tired of trying to prove to you that I'm good enough.
I wonder why you treat me the way you do, when you know how I feel.
I'm so tired of trying to prove to you that I'm good enough.
I wonder why you treat me the way you do, when you know how I feel.
You know how I feel about you.

Solo

I told you things I never told anyone,
I guess I should have kept my mouth shut.
All I ever really needed
was someone I could trust.

Pine Box Blues

Written By: Exu Nazares

Tell me tell me, can you hear that bell?
Can you hear it ringing, way up on the hill?
You know what that means, put your black suit on.

Tell me tell me
tell me where you've been.
Tell me places travelled, people that you've seen.
I've got time to listen but just for a little while.
'
Cause another pine box is going into the ground,
and I'm wondering what's going on in this town now.

Tell me tell me
can you hear that bell?
Hear the angels singing "Only time will tell"
You know what that means, put your black suit on.

Cause another pine box is going into the ground,
and I'm wondering what's going on in this town now.

Bury Me Deep

Written By: Exu Nazares

Take this burden, take it away from me.
Take this cross before they crucify me.
It takes a gun to set a man free.
When I die you better bury me deep.
Down in the pines where the willows weep.
Lock all your doors and pray that you don't sleep.
Angels are crying because you left me cold.
Angels are crying cause
I've got nothing to hold.
You left an empty grave dug in my soul.
When I die you better bury me deep.
Down in the pines where the willows weep.
Lock all your doors and pray that you don't sleep.
I'm going southbound cause it's too cold,
my train is southbound cause it's too cold,
you left an empty grave dug in my soul.
When I die you better bury me deep.
Down in the pines where the willows weep.
Lock all your doors and pray that you don't sleep.

Say Goodbye

Written By: Exu Nazares

Say Goodbye to the one that you love, he's moving on.
Got a place in the heavan's above, or down below.
I'm just too tired to carry the weight, on my back.
I've given up, but I haven't lost faith.
So I'm moving on.
To know what I know, you must go where I go.
Read your letter now you read mine, when I'm gone.
Taking a train to the end of the line, to touch the sun.
Burn my body on a mounainside, build my pyre.
After I'm gone don't bother to cry, 'cause that's a waste of time.
To know what I know, you must go where I go.
Got no time I'm fading fast, got no time I'm dying fast.
Listen close I must confess.
My life's been a mess.

Spent All My Money

Written By: Exu Nazares

Spent all my money on a ticket,
I got stopped by a cop at the wicket, he said,
"Son you look like the kind that carries a gun."
"Officer I ain't the only one."
Working by the highway by the riverside.
Working all day to keep my mind
from wandering back in time,
to another age when you were mine.
She waits down by the railway tracks,
and says "I'll stay 'till you get back .
If you don't come, then I will know,
something's gone wrong and you couldn't show."
She says she's found herself another man,
the kind of man who understands when things go wrong,
like they sometimes do.
"What the hell's gone wrong with you?"
When my blues have turned to black,
when everything has turned it's back
and left me here in this godless world,
will I still think about that girl?
Spent all my money on a ticket,
I got stopped by a cop at the wicket, he said,
"Son you look like the kind that carries a gun."
"Officer I never needed one."

Let Me In

Written By: Exu Nazares

Now I've been drinking all night long.
I can't find my way back home tonight,
but I can see your light.
Let me In.
The sky is turning black again,
I can feel the start of rain,
I know a place where I can go.
Let me in, it'll be alright.
You don't know the things I hide
behind my friendly smile.
You've hardly known me for an hour,
do you think it's worth your while?
Let me in.
In the mirror all I see
is two strangers getting off.
It's kind of hard to understand
why we never get enough.
Let me in, it'll be alright.
It's cold outside, but in your bed
I feel right at home.
I kept you safe all through the night,
when the morning comes I'm gone.
Let Me In...

Discography

Songs From The House By The Cemetery (cdr)
Xmas With Krampus (cdr single)

Set List

Set is 50 mins long aprox .
Can do two .

Original tunes of ours:

Mr. Black Pearl
Spent All My Money
Unsaid
Pine Box Blues
Say Goodbye
Mighty Fine
Mourning Ritual
Bury Me Deep
Cemetery Man
Mystified
Before I Came Along
Phone Call
The Bottle
Hoodoo Woman Blues
If We Were Stones
Petition
Mighty Fine
Last Call
Some People
Darker Days
Let Me In
Where Are the Saints
Living In The past
The House By The Cemetery

Covers we do:

Apologize-by The Catheads
On The Beach-by Neil Young
Ophelia-by The Band
Door Into Summer-by The Monkees
Waiting On A Friend-by The Rolling Stones
Wavelength-by Van Morrison
Death Party-by The Gun Club