Lost Companion

Lost Companion

BandAmericanaFolk

Lost Companion leans on early blues and roots music for inspiration, and brings along the raw dirt and grime that comes with it. Taking experiences from the road, Lost Companion paints a picture of America that is both heartfelt and lonesome, filled with the joys and troubles we can all understand.

Biography

With earnestness and conviction, Lost Companion blends folk, blues, country, and bluegrass, creating his own version of Americana.
Lost Companion was formed in 2011 as a solo project by singer/songwriter Joe Gualtier, co-founder of the Folk/Americana group West of the Shore. Moving forward as a solo project, Lost Companion leans on early blues and roots music for inspiration, and brings along the raw dirt and grime that comes with it. Taking past experiences from the road, Lost Companion paints a picture of America that is both heartfelt and lonesome, filled with the joys and troubles we can all understand.

Lyrics

Oh Death

Written By: Joseph P. Gualtier

Oh Death
He looked me straight in the eye
He said you're never too young to die

The words he spoke
They rang true in my heart
And that's the worst part

Oh Death
Oh Death

Back home in the valley they're putting on their Sunday shoes
They head in to town, they got to pay them due's
While I lay in the ditch, a shadow by my side
I beg and I scream, I'm not ready to die

Oh Death
Why do you catch us like this?
Unprepared in distress

I still want to know
What will happen to me?
Will I get to see tomorrow?

Oh Death
Oh Death

Back home in the valley they're putting on their Sunday shoes
They head in to town, they got to pay them due's
While I lay in the ditch, a shadow by my side
I beg and I scream, I'm not ready to die

Back home in the valley they're putting on their Sunday shoes
They head in to town, they got to pay them due's
While I lay in the ditch, a shadow by my side
I beg and I scream, I'm not ready to die

Oh Death
He looked me straight in the eye
He said you're never too young to die

Calling For You

Written By: Joseph P. Gualtier

Heading down on 81 the Gap calls my name
And when I cross that borderline Oh the trouble begins
In Tennessee I hear her voice calling to me
From the empty room of that old farm house in Johnson City

She calls to me and says don;t leave me all alone
This world is rough its turning my love into stone
I try to fight but fighting is the last thing to do
When you're against the war that is coming for you

What do you say
When the one that hurts is miles away
What do you do
When the one that is lost is calling for you
Calling for you

I see the headlights from the corner of my eye
They fade into the distance where they gather and die
I don't know how far I've gone but it weighs me down
That when I get to see her she won't be found

What do you say
When the one that hurts is miles away
What do you do
When the one that is lost is calling for you
Calling for you

What do you say
When the one that hurts is miles away
What do you do
When the one that is lost is calling for you
Calling for you

Untitled Song

Written By: Joseph P. Gualtier

Mama I can't pretend that we'll ever be friends
oh oh
With those clandestine darkened shades, that evil grin, and those golden braids
oh oh

I try to strut but I look the fool, I suck it up, I do it all for you
oh oh
But you see right through my big charade, you don't seem amused with that deadly gaze
oh oh

I hope you see through me
At every flaw that's there
I don't want to hide
I want it all lade bare
Cause all that's left to share
Is my heart that's true
You send those icy stares
And I warm them up for you

You walk the walk, you talk the talk, you look for danger and all that stuff
oh oh
I dress the part, I look just right, I'll even jump from the highest height
oh oh

Their's just one thing I ask of you, when you stop to look and you see right through
oh oh
Give me the glare that feels like blades, makes me fall down, makes me go insane
oh oh

I hope you see through me
At every flaw that's there
I don't want to hide
I want it all lade bare
Cause all that's left to share
Is my heart that's true
You send those icy stares
And I warm them up for you

I hope you see through me
At every flaw that's there
I don't want to hide
I want it all lade bare
Cause all that's left to share
Is my heart that's true
You send those icy stares
And I warm them up for you

Little Bird

Written By: Joseph P. Gualtier

Little bird on the wire
Sing me your song
Sing it softly and sweetly
So it cannot do harm

Little Bird on the wire
I don't know what to say
I can't find the words
Needed for my story

Little bird on the wire
I lost the one I love
She left me adrift
And then she drove off

So little bird on the wire
Please sing me your song
Sing it softly and sweetly
So it cannot do harm