Swamp Angels

Swamp Angels

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The sound of a drunk lurching home at 4 AM, bumping into garbage cans, and his sweet sloshing dreams of redemption after heaving through the door, crashing on the couch, and wheezing and whistling to the gauzy gray dawn ceiling. Or: Keith Richards and Tom Waits in the boneyard to see Rick Danko...

Biography

Dovoric and Profane have been playing together on and off for twenty years in various bands and permutations, in the Northeast, the Southwest, Russia, Ireland, and in the Union of Myanmar.

Dovoric is well steeped in all blues and country styles, and is especially fluent in Delta, Texas, and Chicago blues, as well as virtually all rock guitar styles. His chief influences and inspirations remain Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Johnny Winter, Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmy Page.

Otis Profane plays open chord style guitar; his chief songwriting influences are Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Van Morrison, Hank Williams, Nick Drake, Jagger/Richards and Neil Young.

Lyrics

The King the King

Written By: Otis Profane

(THE KING THE KING)

When they kick your door in in the morning
That¡¦s a pretty good sign they¡¦re coming in
Maybe I should not have screwed you over
And maybe you would not have turned me in

Flush the dope, drop the cocaine in the toilet
Tripping on the bottles pulling my pants on,
oh yeah
Was it you waving from the cop car, baby
Or was it me with the mushrooms kicking in?

ONE MORE NIGHT IS ALL I EVER WANTED
ONE MORE NIGHT FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
LOOKOUT GIRL, THE POLICE ARE COMING
LOOKS LIKE I¡¦M SLEEPING WITH MY BUTT TO THE WALL AGAIN

Oh ho ho, ha ha ha I¡¦m in the craphouse
Flies buzzing round me like freshly laid excrement
The judge is mean waving his two-ton gavel
No mercy in his eyes as he¡¦s banging out
the 5 to 10

ONE MORE NIGHT IS ALL I EVER WANTED
ONE MORE NIGHT FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
LOOKOUT GIRL, THE POLICE ARE COMING
LOOKS LIKE I¡¦M SLEEPING WITH MY BUTT TO THE WALL AGAIN

ONE MORE NIGHT IS ALL I EVER WANTED
ONE MORE NIGHT FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
GOODBYE GIRL, THE POLICE ARE COMING
GOODBYE BABY, FIND YOURSELF ANOTHER FRIEND

If You Think You're Fucked Up, You Are

Written By: Otis Profane

IF YOU THINK YOU¡¦RE FUCKED UP, YOU ARE

When you¡¦re cross-eyed drunk, not seeing straight
Flying down the road doing ninety-eight
Listen to me boy if you want to stay alive
Better close one eye and do fifty-five
Cuz if that siren wails
Man, you¡¦re going to jail
Busted

Handcuffs and bail and the shame of it
Lawyers and judges who don¡¦t give a shit
And if you ran someone over, you¡¦re gonna do a year
Get nailed in the pail like a frightened queer
So ¡¥fore you leave that bar
And get in your car
Better listen:

Chorus:
If you think you¡¦re fucked up, you are
If you think you¡¦re fucked up, you are
If you think you¡¦re fucked up, you are
If you think you¡¦re fucked up, you are
Better listen to me
Oh no, listen to you
You¡¦re fucked up

When you wake up at night, terrified
Afraid that your dreams have already died
And the whole world comes closing in
Taunting and teasing and jibbering
Ah, it¡¦s lonely and cold
The long night of the soul
baby

Did you marry someone who you didn¡¦t love?
Or did you go around thinking no one¡¦s good enough?
Did you waste all your time on stupid shit?
Better get it together before you have a kid
Listen to me
Oh no, listen to you
Man, you¡¦re fucked up

Chorus (singalong):
If you think you¡¦re fucked up, you are
If you think you¡¦re fucked up, you are
If you think you¡¦re fucked up, you are
If you think you¡¦re fucked up, you are
Better listen to me
Oh no, listen to you
You¡¦re fucked up

You¡¦re all of the pain that you rise above
And you¡¦re everything beautiful that you ever loved
So push on, yeah, to the light
Till the morning comes and breaks this night
Come on home, the light¡¦s still on, an¡¦ we¡¦re waiting
Come on home, the light¡¦s still on, an¡¦ we¡¦re waiting
Come on home, the light¡¦s still on, an¡¦ we¡¦re waiting

Morning Wood

Written By: Otis Profane

MORNING WOOD

The sun is up
And so am I
Even though
I haven¡¦t opened my eyes
In the morning
Misty mountain wood

So come on girl
Roll on over
Lay on down
In the bed of clover
In the morning
Misty mountain wood

CHORUS:
Won¡¦t you kiss me
In the morning wood?
Won¡¦t you love me
When the wood is good

Spring is here
Sap is rising
Tulips are blooming
All slippin¡¦ and sliding¡¦
In the morning
Misty mountain wood

So come on girl
Roll on over
Spray my foam
On the cliffs of Dover
In the morning
In the morning wood

Discography

Oceans of Wine (2006)

Small Day in Pecos - Live at the Lone Star Bar, Pecos, NM (1999)

No Fun Band - Eponymous (1996)

Set List

45-60 minutes sets, with instrumental blues jams.

If You Think You're Fucked Up, You Are
The King the King
Jigglin'
No Expectations
Shadow
Captain's Lament
Lazy
Key to the Highway
Roll Another Number for the Road
Smilin' Vic
Les Grandes Pantees
Dead Flowers
Positively 4th Street
Morning Wood
Albuquerque
This Is It
I Lost You at Hello
Goodnight, Irene