The Buzzards

The Buzzards

BandAmericanaCountry

If Lucinda Williams and Roy Orbison had a love child and that child had a band this would be the band.

Biography

The Buzzards play country mixed with rock and folk that emphasizes soulful vocals featuring strong melodies and soaring harmonies. Bolstered by a kick-ass rhythm section and spiced with killer lead guitar, The Buzzards draw on influences ranging from Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash to Gram Parsons and the Byrds, from Hank Williams and Bob Dylan to Lucinda Williams and Ryan Adams. The music evokes a broad landscape of the American experience that includes high hopes, broken dreams, tender love and bitter loss. On their debut CD, BAND OF BUZZARDS, produced by and showcasing legendary guitar wizard Will Ray, The Buzzards present vivid portraits and authentic tales in a collection of songs that captures the essence of their earnest yet seasoned outlook. A contemporary band with a sense of history, The Buzzards play the kind of music that becomes a part of your life, because it comes from the heart and speaks the truth.

Lyrics

Racing with the Wind

Written By: J. Rulon Beus, Will Ray

She lived out in the country
Surrounded by clean air
She’d ride her horse on weekends
She could wind up anywhere

I met her at the general store
She was standing all alone
I tipped my hat said howdy
She laughed like she was stoned

Oh when your running
racing with the wind
You don’t know where your going
till the end

Said her name was Amy
She came from Delaware
Where the men are slaves to industry
And the women have affairs

Repeat Chorus

Solo

Repeat Chorus to End

On a Saturday

Written By: J. Rulon Beus, Will Ray

I woke up early to stare at you again today
There’s so much I should be doing on a Saturday
But here I lie don’t wont to wake you
I’ll just watch your chest rise and fall
I guess a guy like me can fall in love after all

This L.A. City living is missing a thing or two
Clean air and changing seasons just to name a few
And then came you and with good intentions I held you close that night
And for once this big ole town felt small and quaint

And I aint sure how I made this far,
town to town playing bar after bar
and I’m not real sure when I’ll finally find my way,
But I’m lying here with you on a Saturday.

How long will be together babe I couldn’t say
It seems a life can change direction in a single day
But when the blind can see and even read the writing on the wall
Meant to be together yea maybe after all

SOLO

And I aint sure how I made this far,
town to town playing bar after bar
and I’m not real sure when I’ll finally find my way,
But I’m lying here with you on a Saturday

Lying with you on a Saturday
I am lying with you
Keep me lying with you
As long as I can lie with you on a Saturday

Ruby

Written By: J. Rulon Beus, Will Ray

intriguing to my mind but I don’t know what I haven’t seen
The room sways, each man turns his head, each woman looks on with distain
As she passes her perfume fills the air and each man calls out her name

Ruby, she’s got a gift she’s got to use
I guess she does it cause she can
So when the lights dim and affections go her way
There ain’t nothing you can do or say

You say that her green eyes have pulled you in
You say she caresses you without touching your skin
Crazy, crazy, crazy weird kind of sin
But isn’t that the way that it all begins

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Solo

Repeat Chorus

Swept Away

Written By: J. Rulon Beus & Ian Young


Verse
There was so much left between us as the world grew dark that day
It seems strange the God should leave us with so little time to pray
Holding on to what had come to be our comfort day to day
I released your hand but held your heart as you were swept away

Chorus
What will I do?
What will I say?
When they come and take my baby
What about life?
What will I mean?
What somebody come and tell me
It’s only a dream

Verse
As a child I got to know you where the bricks would scrape our feet
Chasing dogs and dreams together down the blocks of Basin Street
As a man came to know you for the treasures that you hold
And last night I dreamt about us on our front porch growing old

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Yard Sale

Written By: J. Rulon Beus & Will Ray

(Chorus)
I love to yard sale
Getting stuff for ten cents on the dollar
I get so excited I scream and hollar
Buying junk I don’t really need

(Verse)
I love to haggle
Talk em down from two bits to a dime
Things that I don’t need I end up buying
How I love them yard sale signs

(Verse)
There’s that abdominizer
that I see on my late night tv
next to an eight by ten of Brenda Lee
better grab it for its gone

(Chorus)
I love to yard sale
Getting stuff for ten cents on the dollar
I get so excited I scream and hollar
Buying junk I don’t really need

SOLO

(Verse)
I am ten seconds too late
For snatching up that old George Foreman Grill
Two dollars was one hell of a deal
As a matter of fact it was a steal

(Verse)
One day my girl will leave me
She’s told me more than once that she’s be gone
Swore she’d through my treasures on the lawn
if I brought home one more glass swan

(Chorus & Outro)
I love to yard sale
Getting stuff for ten cents on the dollar
I get so excited I scream and hollar
Buying junk I don’t really need
I love to yard sale

Go Play

Written By: J. Rulon Beus & Will Ray

(Verse)
Go play with your toys boy go climb an old oak tree
Swing from a rope vine and let yourself free
Jump on a bike float a boat in the pond
Play while you can cause your youth don’t last long

(Verse)
Have we let life become so full of fear
Have we lengthened our days but shortened our years
Isn’t strange how the times they have changed
Where going through motions but its just not the same

(Chorus)
Daddy I am scared to go out there
There’s evil abounding everywhere
With gun in my school yard and drugs on my street
Daddy I just don’t know what to do
Daddy let me stay right here with you

(Verse)
When you look at this world does your mind want to flee
To a place without violence where young souls are free
Gather your thoughts let your heart take a glow
Turn this world round and reap what you sew

(Chorus)
Daddy I am scared to go out there
There’s evil abounding everywhere
With gun in my school yard and drugs on my street
Daddy I just don’t know what to do
Daddy let me stay right here with you

SOLO

(Verse)
When you look at this world does your mind want to flee
To a place without violence where young souls are free
Gather your thoughts let your heart take a glow
Turn this world round and reap what you sew

(Chorus & Outro)
Daddy I am scared to go out there
There’s evil abounding everywhere
With gun in my school yard and drugs on my street
Daddy I just don’t know what to do
Daddy let me stay right here with you
Stay right here with you

River Death

Written By: J. Rulon Beus

River Death by J. Rulon Beus
Verse 1
A nursing home near Birmingham
Has God forsaken this plot of land
Antique faces, bones arrayed in wheel chairs
Everyday I pass her by with silver hair
And cheek bones high
There ain’t disguising man, this is her native land
Chorus
She cries take me to the river
I want to see my lover
Take me to the cool green meadows
Where I can hear my baby play
Whirl me to the mountain
Where I learnt about my maker
Take me to the river
Release me
Let the water take my life away
Verse 2
What a wicked thing to do the wild west brought home to view
We raped their women and we took away there land
And I don’t know how you can sleep with crying eyes descending to weep
I don’t understand it man, but there’s a lot I don’t understand
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Bridge
She never really fit in there, in a steel, cold wheel chair
I never understood, how we could call this one good.

A nursing home near Birmingham, no God ain’t forsaken this plot of land
Once antique faces are now arrayed in clouds of white
And I can smile, now I can breath, I give me self this one reprieve
Now I understand it—Geronimo here’s your land

I’ve gone to river, I am lying with my lover
I am hanging out in the cool green meadow
And I can hear my baby play
I’ve gone to the mountain
where I finally met my maker
The waters current and the spirit they took my life away.

Tuggin on a Wing

Written By: J. Rulon Beus

Verse
There’s no satisfaction in the path that I’ve tried
A whole lot of freaks came along for the ride
And then you walked by with a glimmer of hope
I picked up my backpack and I through down my dope
Chorus
And I been tuggin on the wing of an angel
Tuggin on a wing, tugging on a wing
Tuggin on the wing of an angel tuggin on a wing.

I guess my whole life I have been searching for
Somebody to show me how to live a little more
And just when I thought I was at my wits end
Somebody gets planted in my path once again

Repeat Chorus
Bridge
There’s some things in life you can’t live without (you can’t live without)
There’s some things in life you can’t live without (you can’t live without)
There’s some things in life you can’t live without.
Repeat Chorus

Discography

River Death, Ruby, Drive, Racing with the Wind

Set List

Ain't Fair
Saturday
Carry Me
Go Play
Lucas
Ruby
Drive
Hey Stupid
Racing with the Wind
Yard Sale
Forget About It
River Death