Michael Mazochi

Michael Mazochi

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Folk Rock recalling the spirit of music's long list of troubadours. These are storytelling songs about forgotten men and women, heartbreak, and the open road that certainly seem aligned with histories poignant line of singer-songwriters.

Biography

MICHAEL MAZOCHI: Every once in a while a singer comes along who doesnt seem to sing so much as moan or sermonize---words become only the extensions of an outward looking paranoia---and where the stranger came from is irrelevant---the fact is that today is now and it wont be back again---you certainly wont receive a post card from where it goes to---Sure, its possible to say that Michael Mazochi takes and uses certain elements from the songwriters past---Sure hes like Dylan (He blows a harmonica) --- Sure you can hear Hank (He sings about trains) --- Sure you can see Woody (Theres dust on his boots) --- The Boss? (Yes, you might even find holes in his slacks) --- but is he in anyway unoriginal or uninspired?---Well no---He doesnt claim to break down doors or revolutionize the industry---but, he certainly is honest---and in todays world, honesty is a virtue that can be easily forgotten---Being new can also lead to being set in time---and set in time is one thing Michael Mazochi is not.

Lyrics

California Bound

Written By: Michael Mazochi


Will I find my home, on this lonesome road
Or be shipwrecked on the shoreline
To the land of my mother, I will walk with my head high
Just to see her smilin’ face again

Well weary are the troubles of those who live too long
In the arms of bitter solitude
So I’m Giving up my things and the place I did reside
For a breath of air that I ain’t found

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Well I’m scared of this unknowin’ feelin in my bones
But I never did care for wrong or right
So let the sun shine on the mainline to help me find my way
And know, its just somethin’ I need to do

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Well my friends they might miss me, this much I know is true
And they’re more than any man could want
So may God in his heaven look down upon these fields
And be sure that the land serves them well

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Well I’m scared of this unknowin’ feelin in my bones
But I never did care for wrong or right
So let the sun shine on the mainline to help me find my way
And know, its just somethin’ I need to do

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Well I’m bound for California out from the eastern shore
And my path is troublesome and far
So may word of my travels find you all so well
And know that Ill see you all again

We'll Meet Again

Written By: Michael Mazochi


Well the eloquence of words has all but shattered my last nerve
As I am wasted in my dance of deception
Indecision is a term that will always seem to burn
Through the winds of trial and broken ideas aging

As guilt will guide the priest to the fable of a feast
I am sinking into holy thoughts of leavin’
And to ask where I belong has long been written in the song
I cannot change the words I’ve chosen to be screeching

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And so I’ll keep my eyes on the white line
And I’ll reap the spoils of what I’ve sewn
Yeah I’ll keep my eyes on the white line
And I’ll breathe and walk with you another day

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On a dark and empty street I will be carried by the beat
Of all the men who have lived and died before me
Leaving homes we come from far just to hide our battle scars
Of the loves we’ve known to which we’ll be returning

Like evangelists of old trading money for their souls
I will tell the tale of all I am perceiving
And I’ll strum for all the days that I have battled through the haze
And my tongue it will be raging

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And so I’ll keep my eyes on the white line
And I’ll reap the spoils of what I’ve sewn
Yeah I’ll keep my eyes on the white line
And I’ll breathe and walk with you another day

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With a vision in the night of a young man in his fright
I will face the part of me from which I’m racing
And so I will keep the crutch of all the times that we have touched
Just to stray from fears of growing old

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And so I’ll keep my eyes on the white line
And I’ll reap the spoils of what I’ve sewn
Yeah I’ll keep my eyes on the white line
And I’ll breathe and walk with you another day

And so I’ll keep my eyes on the white line
And I’ll reap the spoils of what I’ve sewn
Yeah I’ll keep my eyes on the white line
And I’ll breathe and walk with you another day

The Loyal Housewife

Written By: Michael Mazochi

I’m called the loyal housewife, a virtue to be told
I pace the floors most every night and day
My husband went away to leave my boys and I alone
With raging fire and military rag

Well times were hard when we first met, just tryin’ to make ends meet
We had one child and one more on the way
They promised him his union dues to take the field and fight
Our first born child still cryin’ in the night

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Government man oh government man where can my baby be
It’s been six long years since he last said to me
I’ll take your for my bride to be to love eternally
I swear by God I won’t leave you alone

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His daddy was a coalminer, his daddy just the same
But there ain’t no minin work in troubled times
In fear that he had shamed his name, he up and moved away
Only to lay his daddy in the ground

So he took a job in Louisiana, a peasant for his pay
He worked when winters freeze bit to his bones
And even so he barely made enough to scrape on by
So he traded in his spade for enemy fire

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Government man oh government man where can my baby be
It’s been six long years since he last said to me
I’ll take your for my bride to be to love eternally
I swear by God I won’t leave you alone

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He left one early mornin’ I watched the taillights fade
I knew our lives would never be the same
He sealed inside and envelope our wedding photograph
The only way I can recall his smile

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Government man oh government man where can my baby be
It’s been six long years since he last said to me
I’ll take your for my bride to be to love eternally
I swear by God I wont leave you alone
I swear by God I wont leave you alone

Discography

Albums -

- "California Bound" (to be released early 2006)
- "A Day Without the Rose (2005)
- " Self-Titled LP" (2004)
- "Violet" 2003

Singles -

- "The Ballad of Cold Tom" (2005 featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered" as well as recieving extensive airplay in northeastern US radio.)

- "A Day Without the Rose" (2005 Recieved extensive airplay in northeastern US radio.)

- "Remembrance" (2004 Featured on Shut Eye Records compilation "Buzzligher 8" alongside Kaki King, and The Firey Furnaces)

- Other Work

Produced and Played on
- "Flowers and Wounds" Sandra Lauren Scholz
- "Wind in the Windows" Ian Thomas
- "Yet untitled debut" Mike Miller

Albums are available at
-CDBaby.com
-Tower.com
-ITunes

Tons of other mp3 sites

Set List

Sets can be anywhere between 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on venue...songs vary due to large number of songs to choose from and high level of output.

Songs frequently played...

Originals (penned by Michael Mazochi)

-A Day Without the Rose
-A Well Familiar tune
-A Song for the Flood
-Amber-Jean
-The Ballad of Cold Tom
-A Soldiers Call
-The Best Laid Plans
-Blackbird Moan
-Black Fog Blues
-California Bound
-The English Poet
-Eyes like the Burning Sun
-Farewell
-Fast Johnny
-Field Song
-Golden Cross
-Holidays
-In Waiting
-Jacob Row
-Jesse
-Leavin' Song
-Lonesome
-Loops and Bells
-The Loyal Housewife
-The Old Dirt Road
-On Coming Home
-Recompense
-Remembrance
-River
-Rosa-Leigh
-She Wept Patiently
-Stone Cold Mama
-Sweetheart Girl
-Sweet Maria
-These Veins
-Tonight
-Twilight
-The Waters Edge
-Waterside
-We'll Meet Again
-When the Days work is done
-You're all I had to lose

Covers - (Songs by other artists)

-Been Smokin' Too long