Stump Blues

by Don Lang

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This release fitting our dark folk and blues category is the next solo album from ZoneWire's Don Lang titled : Stump Blues. Weaving poetically words from the heart, sometimes sorrowful, always an expressive tale. Recorded all over Portland in busking fashion this is the new industrial blues.

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released August 19, 2013

Dedicated:
To my poor pops for havin’ it so hard he had to quit.
Influences:
Hazel Dickens- acapella
Billy Bragg- Back To Basics
Leonard Cohen- zen poet
singer
Leadbelly- power and story
Mississippi Freddy McDowell-
footwork and intonation
Billy Holiday- confessional
sincerity
Nina Simone- mystic range
Dead Can Dance- modern
authenticity
Chris Newman- punk with
poise
Michael Gira- how low can
you go and still grow
Elliott Smith- genuine
intimacy
Sonny Terry- original blues
harp king
Big Bill Broonzy - stump
blues pioneer
Special Thanks:
My wife Nat for being fierce
and adoring. Ayden Michael
Lang for being a true son
and tandem harping mate.
Chris Newman for making
me see a future me possibility
for authentic sincerity and
overflowing heart through
music. Daniel Akzinor for
developing me as an artist
and printing the results with
a most resolved sense of
will and demeanor that I
know I’m on the right track.
Veronika Noize for being
my mentor. My family for
life. And Rick Logan for his
multi-media assistance.
Background:
Don The Hang Lang’s got
this. Pappa’s got a brand
new bag. Since birth it’s
been about James Brown.
It’s been about establishing
a new and more suitable
link. Creating a new illusion
to live by as Herman Hesse
called it.
(c) 2013 : Donald Douglas
Lang : Asura Records.
BMI Registered Artist and
Label. All Rights Reserved.
Visit: www.asurarecords.com

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Welcome to Asura Records. We are an artist owned independent record company based in Portland Oregon. The projects here are generally described as one of the following categories of Alternative music: Industrial / Noise / EBM / Dark Folk

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Track Name: Bolt and Screw
The only way
The battle will end
Is if I walk away
But I have a stake in this too
I can not leave this place
Nor should you
This is where we both live
This is where he came from
The only place he can get
what he deserves
And I have a rite too
Just as much as you
Someone break me through
Please I have a son too
For better or for worse
But not a wife in you
What’s your next move
Will it be the one
That wears everyone down
around you
Track Name: Cook Singer's Legacy
I don’t say
The kids are here
So I can’t come
I say
The kids are here
So I wanna be home
I got ambitions though
From when I was alone
What to do with them but
write a mother song
That’s my legacy
And oh how it carries me
home
Every single time
Track Name: Details
It’s a cliché but
You lost the battle
When you won the war
It’s a cliché for a reason
Tis the season
To circumvent the grave
detail
It’s a cliché but indeed
You lost the battle
When you won the war
It’s in your DNA
To settle the score
Aom
Track Name: Dream Catching
Don’t be afraid
I’m not the monster
That’s not your mother
This is a dream
This is a story that you told
In a waking state about a
dream place
An incredible dream
So symbolic and full of
information
Technically a nightmare
Just with a good ending
Retain
Retain
The only way we can take
it in
Is through our dreams
Where we put it all together
Don’t be afraid in your
waking state
Track Name: Dub My Jazz Peaks
Gods of AV I pray thee grant
me
An angel of sound to witness
me bare my soul this day
Not to spread the disease of
malcontent or spent dismay
Woe
Gods of AV I pray thee grant
me
An angel of sound to witness
me bare my soul this way
Not to spread the disease of
malcontent or spent dismay
Woe
Track Name: Either Way
Either way he needs to get
what he needs
One sees disease, the other
environment
Both must transcend
For the sake of the sun to
rise
The moon cries
And the self of all arrives
Through him we see our self
Our nature and sadness still
A breath of life exists
between us
One sees disease
The other environment
All must transcend
For the sake
Of the sun to rise
The moon cries
Track Name: Felon For Love
Debtors prison
Back to old England
Listen
You don’t know me
Or my family
How we got here
Or where we’re going
If I’m a felon
I’m a felon for love
So watch your tone
You don’t know me
You don’t know my story
Look
This is where we came from
And this is where we’re goin’
Read the story, find no
moral
If I’m a felon
I’m a felon for love
But I’m no criminal
You don’t know me
If I’m a felon
I’m a felon for love
But I’m no criminal
Please watch your tongue
I don’t need it from you
Track Name: Into the Light
Grown men
Still have mothers
Not all young men
Ever did
Words to music
Speak my language
Through the darkness
And into the light
Track Name: Not For Everyone
There aren’t enough jobs
There isn’t enough money
And there never was
Not for everyone
But there is now
And they know how
We can’t get around
Their deficit
None should get none
And barely more
None should get none
Or just barely more
While there’s an elephant
left in the room
While there’s a whale in the
world
Please can we come to our
senses
Please can we come back
We need to survive
Let me get my mojo on
For everyone
Please, let me get my mojo
on
Track Name: Play Me How You Feel
Play me how you feel
Play it up tempo
Then play it back down
Give me a tuh and a kuh
Tuh from the front teeth
Kuh from the back of your
throat
Tic tok without a clock or
a vowel
In between to space it out
You’re a human metronome
now
Be your own man boy
So sorry I have to say it from
a song for the future
Be your own man boy, keep
your magic harp safe
Be your own man boy
I won’t let you be
No mamma’s boy forever
You can’t be keepin’ babies
Until you’re a man
Especially not for another
man’s girl
Even if she’s momma
Keep your magic heart
Safe
Track Name: Rise
For the complexities of you
I will surrender
My every talent
If I amid the clamor ever
seem insensitive
Just ask thee that I may
Retract an accidental talon
The complexities of you
I do examine
And if thy aura shan’t reflect
True understanding
Envelop this, look into it
Cast ye thou magick
Your heart I wish to examine
From within as a preacher
does a sermon
With blind faith in divine
intervention
Track Name: This Whole Time
I was mourning you this
whole time
Now I have you
Now I’m gone
I lost it all I had it all
I lost it all I had it all
Again again
It takes a village
My sun is screwed to the
ground
I’m melting
You are doing so well
I want to talk each day
To help keep you going
While I still have a chance
One day when you wonder
what it was all for
You’ll hear it in my healing
tones
Oo
Track Name: Work To Play
All I gotta do is work today
To be O.k.
To go out and play
Tonight, tonight, tonight
Like me lucky
I got all the time in the
world
To do what I will
With tonight, tonight,
tonight
But what would it mean
without family
All I gotta do is
All I gotta do is
All I gotta do is work to play