6.14.2018

Complete Lyrics to FARMER'S ALMANAC Album | Brother Dege





ALBUM: FARMER’S ALMANAC
ARTIST: BROTHER DEGE
All lyrics: Dege Legg 


01 Partial to the Bitters (instrumental)
02 Country Come to Town 
03 The Early Morn 
04 The Shakedown 
05 Bastard's Blues 
06 The Moon & the Scarecrow 
07 The Ballad of Ingo Swann 
08 Laredo 
09 Whiteboy 
10 No Man a Slave 
11 Partial to the Bitters Pt. II (instrumental)

COUNTRY COME TO TOWN 
Ain't it a pity
When your rooster crows
At the top of the day
Lays a whip down to your bones
Get up and get it
Baby all day long
Maybe nobody cares
Maybe nobody wants us
Either way...

City to city 
For the best in show
I got some cattle to call
You got those buck-kneed sows
Lazy don’t get it 
In this old ghost town
Why don’t you get out the way
So I can lay it all down

Either way, here I come
From the smallest town on the lowest rung
All the same, got no bad blood
When country come to town
Or town to country come
Because there ain't nowhere to run
Nowhere to run

Ain't it a pity
When your rooster crows
At the top of the day
Lays a whip down to your bones
Ain’t got no money
Ain’t no rich man’s son
Man, I work like a slave
From the darkness to the dawn 

Either way, here I come
From the smallest town on the lowest rung
All the same, got no bad blood
When country comes to town
Or town to country comes
Because there ain't nowhere to run
Nowhere to run
Nowhere to run
Nowhere to run

Either way, here I come
From the smallest town on the lowest rung
All the same, got no bad blood
When country comes to town
Or town to country comes
Because there ain't nowhere to run
Nowhere to run



THE EARLY MORN 
Early in the day
Early in the morn
Why I got to wake 
So early in the morn
Early in the dawn
Why I got to wake
So early in the morning
So early in the morn

Early in the day
Running out the door
How am I awake
So early in the morn
Early in the morn
How am I awake
So early in the morning
So early in the morn
We’re going all the way to the early 
To the early morn

Coming to the day
Going out the door
Try to find a way
To get a little more 
Get a little more
Try to find my way
To get up in the morning
So early in the morn 

Early up to wake
Early in the morn
Try to keep the pace
Move it all along
Move it all along 
Am I in your way
So early in the morning?
So early in the morn

We’re going all the way 
To the early morn
To the early morn 



THE SHAKEDOWN
Soldiers and slaves
Pounding halos and chains
Marching somewhere the same
Always somewhere the same

All along the way
All along the way 
Till it goes down
Yet I got rent here to pay
Up in the long lost charade 
Of the shakedown 

Riots and raids
Rolling blackouts & tanks
Give them a kick if they don’t behave
Give them a kick if they won’t obey

All along the way,
All along the way till it goes down
I got rent here to pay up
In the long lost charade of the shakedown 

And I got no time to waste
Swear to god 
There may be hell to pay
When it goes down
For the shakedown

I called out my name 
And my number in vain 
Always somewhere the same 
Always somewhere the same

All along the way
All along the way 
Till it goes down
Yet I got rent here to pay
Up in the long lost charade 
Of the shakedown 

Man, I got no time to waste
Swear to god 
There may be hell to pay
When it goes down

Oh, lord,
Here comes the shakedown
Bracing for the shakedown
Bracing for the shakedown
For the shakedown
For the shakedown
Here comes the shakedown
Here comes the shakedown
Here comes the shakedown



BASTARD’S BLUES
Come down slow, pauper 
There ain’t no way out
Upside the head and down
Boss man done hit the ground
Then they found him cold dead
Paint the whole town blood red 

Raised to pull on a snake chain
At the age of 12 I went astray
At 22 they say I killed a man
And today they say I'm going to hang

Come down slow, jailer
I think I got me a way out
Here they come to condemn
Yet they’ve bought and sold men
All I got’s the here and now
One shot to black it out

Raised to pull on a snake chain
At the age of 12 I went astray
At 22 they say I killed a man
And today they say I'm going to hang
Don’t let me hang yet

One step to the holy chair
Down the hall to the guard & stair 
Tie him up and I’m on the tier
In and out the door here

Raised to pull on a snake chain
And today they say
I'm going to hang



THE MOON & THE SCARECROW
I got to hear her cry
I got to hear my angel calling
Such a long goodbye
(Hope the sound to break me)
It all comes down
When you're lost in the middle in a bad way
And broken like an old vow

But don't cry for me, baby
We’re all out here alone
Who even know where 
Our souls are born
Or where they may be going
From on high to below
With the moon and the scarecrow
But don’t let it get you down
With the Moon & the Scarecrow
Don’t let it get you down

Got to hear her cry
Got to hear my angel calling
And give a long sigh
(the sound may shake me)

They put the old man down
And they cried to the lord with a fury
Only flesh & bone will allow
But don't cry for me, baby
We’re all out here alone
Who even know where
Our souls are born
Or where they may be going
From on high to below
With the moon and the scarecrow
But don’t let it get you down
With the Moon & the Scarecrow
Don’t let it get you down
With the Moon & the Scarecrow
And if truth ever be told
Will we go mad?
Will we go mad?
With the Moon & the Scarecrow
The Moon & the Scarecrow
In the Farmer’s Almanac
I saw the signs

I split my palm 
Against his whispering cheek
Down in a dark cove
I fasted with the scarecrows
And the whole town
Ran with the killers and cutters
And got down
Double did my time in a cold hole
Right where the law man caught me
In the dark glow
Then I hear my song
And I want more
If you keep on coming
You gonna get shown
Get him get him,
Before I forget them
And ditch them
Disempowered and pulling the trigger
A riddle
I’m a skinny chicken 
My mind my legs my whole
Head’s on fire 
Along the way
Skull jammed it’s doomed and damned
you a real man?
Like a child that's born & raised & hazed
And kicked around by maggots
And now I'm crazy
Do I live or die
Along the way
With the Moon & the Scarecrow



THE BALLAD OF INGO SWANN
Black sails
To nowhere if you want
Bust out the broken grind
Lonely like suicide around us

All hail the tall tale of Ingo Swann
To kiss the earth goodbye 
To kiss the earth and sky 
Upon us again

To reach the other side
Come on, baby
Give it a try and see
Come on, hold me, help me
Give me something
To kiss the earth goodbye
I'm on the other side
To kiss the earth goodbye
I got to give it a try

Outbound to no town
The dirty earth 
Over the mountainside
Over old Palestine 

Slow way to no way 
Which ever’s first
I see your sad eyes
Are these the darkest times 
Upon us, again

To reach the other side
Come on, baby
Give it a try and see
Come on, hold me, help me
Give me something
To kiss the earth goodbye
I'm on the other side
To kiss the earth goodbye
I got to give it a try
To kiss the earth goodbye
Just like a human I’m blind
To kiss the earth goodbye
Again

All hail the tall tale of Ingo Swann
Lonely like suicide
Over the mountainside
Over the mountainside
I want to kiss the earth goodbye
To kiss the earth goodbye
I want to kiss the earth goodbye again
I want to kiss the earth goodbye
I want to kiss the earth goodbye
I want to kiss the earth goodbye



LAREDO 
The last train for Laredo leaves today
And I’m going to catch its spine
The last train for Laredo hear what I say
Ain’t going to let it ride without me

Don’t ride without me
Don’t ride without me
Train go how, how, how

The hippies chase the morning
They like to dream
But I can’t take no sides
Because the evil talks to bad men
Just like to saints
And I can’t let them ride without me

Don’t ride without me
Don’t ride without me
Hear the train go how, how, how
Hear the train 
Hear the train go
Hear come the train
Train go how, how, how
How long will it take?



WHITEBOY
Nowhere shining 
Look the poor boy crying
A hole where I can hide in
May never get to find it.

Dead horse riding
From the Milan to the Mayan
He took a bullet from a tyrant
Can you give me some asylum
Whiteboy
Where you going, whiteboy?
Whiteboy
Where you going, whiteboy?
Whiteboy
Where you going, whiteboy?

Get him, get him 
With your boys
And all the bullies and the noise
Fight or flight. Got no choice
Where you going, whiteboy?
Whiteboy
Where you going, whiteboy?
Whiteboy
Whiteboy
Whiteboy



NO MAN A SLAVE
Bobby got back from jail
Talking about eternity’s too long
Spent my time in hell
They can’t mess with me no more, no more

Pop said son you got to lay it down
Want to keep the peace somewhat
“How I’m going to keep the peace
When the war is all I got?”

What evil tried to do me
You don’t want to know
Yet I’d rather run away
Another mile and they're mine today
Another sign that I’ll have to be
Moving on
No man a slave

Saw Cuz out at the mill
Saying how we used to be so close
You've forgotten all of your friends
They're going to remember all of your faults.

They all said son you got to lay it down
Want to keep the peace somewhat
“How I’m going to keep the peace
When the war is all I got?”

What evil tried to do me
You don’t want to know
Yet I’d rather run away
Another mile and they're mine today
Another sign that I’ll have to leave
And be going
No man a slave

I go where I want
And leave it the same
Slow as a crawl
Or speed like a train
A stranger of one
In a town without a name
But slave here to none, none, none

I stumble and fall
Sometimes afraid
Outside it all
Within it the same
I might have to run
I might have to beg
But I'm slave here to none
Ain't no man a slave




6.07.2018

Brother Dege | Black Sheep Festival + Farsleben





"ZEE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN."
FUCK YES, we are.
Brother Dege & The Brotherhood
Return to Germany for two final shows.
Come hit the bricks with your boys one last time
Before the whole Shit-Haus goes up in flames.

8/6 Weber’s Hof, Farsleben, Germany
9/6 Black Sheep Festival, Bad Rappenau, Germany
http://www.blacksheep-kultur.de/en/samstag-line-up-9-juni/

6.06.2018

Brother Dege Summer Solo & Band Tour Dates



USA
6/22/18 Lafayette, LA Jefferson St. Pub | Farmer's Almanac Record Release Party
6/23/18 New Orleans, LA | TBA

BROTHER DEGE 2018 SOLO | WEST COAST TOUR
6/28/18 FT. WORTH, TX FT. WORTH LIVE
6/30/18 AMARILLO, TX GOLDEN LIGHT CANTINA
7/3/18 SANTA FE, NM SECOND STREET BREWERY, RUFINA ROOM, Tickets: https://goo.gl/ZH46aN
7/7/18 HENDERSON, CO BROKEN SHOVELS SANCTUARY *(BASICALLY DENVER)
7/13/18 SEATTLE, WA CONOR BYRNE
7/14/18 BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA THE TREEHOUSE, Tickets: https://goo.gl/qUQaKc
7/19/18 CONWAY, WA CONWAY MUSE, Tickets: https://goo.gl/WJW6eb
7/20/18 WALLA WALLA, WA THE INK (ETERNAL WINES), Tickets: https://goo.gl/qvVhff
7/21/18 HOOD RIVER, OR TRILLIUM CAFE
7/24/18 BEND, OR GOOD LIFE BREWING
7/27/18 WILDERVILLE, OR WILDERVILLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
7/28/18 GRANTS PASS, OR THE HAUL
8/1/18 SAN FRANCISCO, CA BISCUITS AND BLUES
8/3/18 SANTA CRUZ, CA TBA
8/4/18 SANTA CRUZ, CA TBA
8/8 - 8/12 LOS ANGELES TBA

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BROTHER DEGE & THE BRETHREN 2018 EAST COAST TOUR
9/5/18 WAYCROSS, GA LL CREEK
9/21/18 CHARLOTTE, NC EVENING MUSE
9/22/18 MILLS RIVER, NC SIERRA NEVADA

Brother Dege | "The Moon & the Scarecrow" (LIVE)

5.18.2018

EUROPEAN TOUR UPDATED | BROTHER DEGE





BROTHER DEGE SPRING 2018 / EUROPE

GERMANY

4/17 Lux-Differdange, Aalt Stadhaus
4/18 Heiligenhaus, The Club
4/19 Bad Homburg, KUZ Engl. Church
4/20 Marsberg, JBZ Marsberg
4/22 Stadtilm, Town Hall
4/24 Wilhelmshaven, Pump Station
4/25 Hamburg, Downtown Blues Club
4/26 Berlin, Kulturbrauerei
4/27 Salzgitter, Kniestadt church
4/28 Storkow (Mark), Storkow Castle, Palas
4/29 Oelsnitz, St. Catherine's Church
5/1 Ingolstadt, KKB New World
5/2 Kolbermoor, boiler house
5/3 Reutlingen, Franz K
5/5 Puchheim, PUC
5/6 Burghausen, Jazz Cellar
5/8 Aschaffenburg, Colos Hall
5/9 Bad Reichenhall, Magazine 4
5/10 Biberach, Kulturhalle Abdera
5/11 A-Hard, Worsted
5/14 Oberndorf / Neckar, monastery church
5/15 Murg, Café Verkehrt
5/16 Langenargen, Münzhof

NETHERLANDS
18/5/18 Uden, NL, De Pul

FRANCE
5/23/18 Le 7(7), Metz, France (Solo)
5/24/18 Le Bruit qui tourne, Châteauroux, France (Solo)
5/25/18 Le Galion, Lorient, France (Band)
5/26/18 Blois, France (Band)
5/29/18 Le Joker's Pub, Angers, France (Band)
5/31/18 La Scène Michelet, Nantes, France (Band)
6/1/18 Espace B, Paris, France (Band)
6/2/18 TBA, Toul (Solo)
6/4/18 La Périscope, Lyon, France (Band)

GERMANY
6/8 Farsleben, Webers Hof Irish Night
6/9 Bad Rappenau, Blacksheep Festival

NETHERLANDS
6/13 Den Haag, NL, Paard van Troje
6/14 Eindhoven, NL, Blue Collar Hotel
6/15 Deventer, NL, Burgerweeshuis
6/16 TBA, NL
6/17 Vorden, NL, Manana Festival
6/17 Apeldoorn, NL, Gitant


ROLLING STONE FRANCE FEATURE on BROTHER DEGE


New feature up at Rolling Stone France:

5.10.2018

BROTHER DEGE - Country Come to Town (Official Video)



POP MATTERS PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO
FOR “COUNTRY COME TO TOWN” | Brother Dege

POP MATTERS
https://goo.gl/ffC6Ye

ROCK HARD (EUROPE)
https://goo.gl/bjEVjg

BUY SINGLE: “Country Come to Town”
iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/yptwza
Apple Music: http://hyperurl.co/g18y5g
Google Play: https://goo.gl/nq56AB
Amazon: https://goo.gl/JWGCUw
Spotify: https://goo.gl/ZwYXsj


BUY OR PRE-ORDER: FARMER’S ALMANAC ALBUM
OUT NOW: WESTERN EUROPE
OUT JUNE 1: USA / WORLDWIDE
CDbaby CD: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/brotherdege19
iTunes Digital / Pre-order: http://hyperurl.co/fxmh9a
Amazon Digital / Pre-order: http://hyperurl.co/wrl6ue
Spotify: https://goo.gl/ZwYXsj