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Introduction 01:18
Can't control the curse yet Felt it since my first breath Stole the Caddy hearse, yep Found it on the church step Put my boot upon the pedal Peeled off towards the worst mess Ah heck, shoulda guessed Shoulda gave it to 'em, yep Should thrown my friends a fit Flung the fan into the shit But I think they got the gist of it See the matter of the fact was That the laughter wouldn't last us Though the last laugh was massive The joke was on me No I knew Nora'd slpipped up Yes I heard about the witch hunt About which ones were watching And the talk when they caught them I heard that she walked and he hung Well that's a hard rope to knot, son
Dosey Doe 03:23
She told me so Stepping on the devil's toes Dosey doe She told me those criminals would cut my throat Shoulda known Leave me all alone in the cold and the snow I'll be lying dead before the rooster can crow She told me so Sleeping in the devil's home is horrible Shoulda listened, times like this a woman knows Shoulda known Leave me in the ditch on the side of the road Laying with a bottle and a head full of holes She told me so
Dosey Dos 01:52
They were armed to the nines But I didn't mind it so much Until I cried truth devine And they denied it as such Clutch my chest and my gut Feel the skin where the lead ripped it up So it goes Left me all alone, shivering and cold She told me so Who'da known I'd be facing satan, she'd be safe at home She told me so I saw the hate in their eyes As I fell to my knees Through my poor, thin disguise I was sure they saw grief Chop the hands of a thief Here's a man, wears a trick up his sleave So it goes River bed, dead, head full of holes She told me so Shoulda known Coulda not got caught coming home She told me so
Well hell it was swell 'Til they fell from my spell Until they ran for the hills I can't say that I was thrilled Thought they had proof of my guilt Though those half-truths that I spilled Would never fill up a hat Still they weren't looking for facts In fact I fed them the fat In that I told them that that murder rap Was manslaughter, on my honour That judge had it out for me, so did his daughter Those hangers-on to anger woulda hanged her That's for dang sure I've got a blade in my cane for the plainshirts But the traitors get it way worse Frightened I was As I reached for each wrung As I reaped what I'd sown But I won't preach to you, son See the lot of them scoffed At just how often I'd shot And for nothing they thought So with a cuss and a cough And the lord as my guide And my sword by my side Those fiends made my hands full it's clean in my mind I didn't need to be Daniel to see that I'd die Probably I should have paid up The game's up It's quite a shame, bud You shoulda stayed, we'd have all made the big bucks Who'da thinked blood Coulda sinked us Maybe I don't wake up And then what Could be bed, bud I bet it's black, that'd be best, missed by this much Such is bad luck As much as I've got
It asked me to stay and I stayed Afraid I strayed though from the way I just creep down through the haze Earn my keep down with the slaves It ain't torture and it pays Though misfortune comes in waves Though I'd warned her 'bout those days In case my frail mind were to break And I smiled when I spoke I don't think that they know About the way that we live About the way that things go It's a shame all that poor pain and suffering though But I hear that they're blaming the government though And I'm hell bound for sure War torn child of the lord And I'm proud to have lived (And I hope I die) by the sword And I lied through my teeth to the cops in the court Wrung by wrung I hung my head My time has come, my fun's been had I made this bed with shaking hands One by one they gave me up With each man's right hand on the book I was raised in the fire, I was bound to cook But I sure did seal my fate It was more than I could take So I sorta made a break Now I'm going down there for great Yes I'm going down there for long Give that Cadillac to Tom And though I rattled and I roamed Give Seattle back my bones


Please note that this EP is meant to run as two tracks (intro+dosey+dosey II and then caddy whack I & II). Bandcamp gives it gaps so we suggest you download it (obviously) and listen to it on iTunes or whatever you use with no (less?) awkward pauses. <3 mums


released July 25, 2014

Motherhood is:
Adam Sipkema
Brydon Crain
Penelope Stevens

Recorded at The Quarantine, NS by Dave Trenaman and Colleen Collins

Back-up vocals by Drew Budovitch, Luke Saunders, Colleen Collins and Dave Trenaman
All songs written and performed by Motherhood, copyright 2014


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Motherhood Fredericton, New Brunswick

Motherhood is an avant-rock trio from Fredericton, NB, Canada.


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