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Ray EP

by Waterslide

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Lunchbox 04:40
standing at the bus stop Santa Ana hot wind books in my backpack Huckleberry Finn boarding the school bus hello to Mr. Ray another daydream another lost Monday Daddy’s on a six-week job life in permanent plunge Mommy got out of bed today and packed me a lunch why does it get lonely when the world is awake why does a dream feel real when it’s fake but I forgot staring out the window talking to all my friends the route goes on and on it never ends by Woodbury’s variety and Bowl America got no compass lost in America the teacher keeps talking we’re hiding underneath the desks pretending there’s an air raid ‘cause it’s always a risk in line in the gymnasium from two to almost three waiting for the liquid gun so we don’t get TB Mommy, I forgot my lunchbox
Frank Ed Ray 02:42
I am just an average guy one of the school bus crew and all I want to do each day is make this loop with you Frank Ed Ray, Frank Ed Ray I’m not the first to hold this job but I know what to do and all I want to see each day is my favorite loop with you anyone can do this work and rocket science, too as long as I can sit and drive the school bus loop with you
at war with myself and everybody else starving at the banquet bleeding, no tourniquet misplacing myself and everybody else ember in the rainstorm dying and never born the picture’s getting clearer there’s nothing in the mirror I’m in some other place in negative space and I know it’s wrong I have some other face in negative space
straining in these shackles wilting in the heat no air or sunshine in this underground retreat man in the collar says ‘we get what we deserve’ but I don’t know the meaning of the word seeking absolution in this God-forsaken box no doors or windows, son only locks I am yet burdened now my spirit not set free ‘by the power vested in me’ and I dream of open skies hear their voices ringing outside the wall climbing to the ceiling as one by one we fall the dream of freedom is oxygen to me but I don’t know the station of the key wiping the sleep from my eyes I dream of open skies
Underdogs 03:44
that common animal is not around here it’s not around here anymore that common creature was a passing fancy he’s not around here anymore what would he be for underdogs under the weight under the radar under the freight if a body catch a body coming through the rye do they hold a patch of open sky? that classic character is out of vogue now she’s not around now, anymore what would she be for do they light a path to open sky? can we catch a ray of warm sunshine?


Produced by MD at The Crow's Nest, Winchester, Virginia. Parts recorded in Nashville, Los Angeles, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida.

Eamon Loftus: bass
Dan Hochhalter: fiddle
Audrey Karrasch: backing vocals
Jimmy Maddox: piano
Steve Burdette: Hammond B3
Mark Doyon: vocals, guitars, bass, keys
Mitch Renault: drums

Words and music ©2022 by Mark Doyon (ASCAP). All songs published by WMM Songs (ASCAP).

Graphic design by Wampus Multimedia. Disc photo by KLD.

"Underdogs" is for Evan Pollack and Alisa Mullins.


released October 28, 2022

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