They Call Me Hoodoo Brown

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They Call Me Hoodoo Brown

There's lightening on the hills
There's fire on the tracks
Ain't nothing in this world
Can turn a ten-wheel back

They call me Hoodoo Brown
No preacher knows my name.
With red ink on my sleeve,
Ain't got no soul to save.

Don't you go to Trusdale,
Them folks got venom in their veins.
The street are made of bones
And they call the mayor "Old Samhain."

Witching rod won't turn,
Ain't no place to drive a well.
I'm twenty miles from water Lord,
I'm only six feet from hell.

Brother if you're with me in the end,
Listen to me close don't you misunderstand.
Never you pray my soul to keep
Just float my body down Skeleton Creek.

Float me down that Skeleton Creek
Where the cottonwood blooms
and the water's deep.
If you see me floating downriver my friend,
Won't you fill my pockets
With heavy stones and lead.


from King Snake Motor Blues, released November 12, 2014
Lyrics & Music by Josh Pastor



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Josh Pastor Santa Cruz, California

Formerly the frontman of various hard rock and rockabilly projects, Josh Pastor’s current style is an evocative mix of hoodoo swamp blues and psychedelic rock. His latest release, King Snake Motor Blues, combines smoldering, seething hoodoo blues with poetic lyricism to create an ethereal and transportive vibe. ... more

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