Americana

by Darren Lock

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    The album began with the idea to create music that elicited the imagination to conjure up the sweeping vistas of America. Then the word Americana got stuck in my head. Then as I started to create the music, I thought wouldn't it be nice to tell a story of a man who is in love with the American dream who gets a chance to trade in his life for another.

    And so something that was going to be instrumental became a modern-day concept album telling the story of Eddie Pilgrim: The Last of the Electric Horsemen. The music tells a story both thematically and narratively and puts the hero in a very Faustian conundrum, but where would the Devil reside? Why in Las Vegas, of course! And so the gamble is played out on the roulette table and a decision needs to be made.

    The music is eclectic: being painted instrumental, guitar driven pop to out-and-out progressive rock featuring a splash of faux mellotron to whet your whistle.

    The CD version of the album comes complete with a second disc, which is a DVD that contains a 5.1 surround sound mix in both DTS and Dolby Digital, plus the stereo mix and a commentary track from myself talking about the making of the album. There's also a discography track that features 60 minutes of music from my back catalogue and two bonus extra videos that didn't make the final edit. The DVD-ROM section of the disc contains a PDF of the book of the album and a free multimedia eBook that's compatible with the iPad.

    So for your money you get over three hours of original content and the electronic album sleeve that takes you through the story of Eddie Pilgrim and his fight against the things he desires.

    To see what it really looks like go here: www.youtube.com/watch

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Here Here I am Alone In the Big Country Afraid In the Home of the Brave I’m trapped in the Land of the Free In god In god they trust Their souls he’ll save So this is where I’ll stay And I’m walking Walking down the highway Hope and pray That this is the right way Stick out my thumb Hitch a lift to somewhere But I think that there’s No where out of here I’m alone In the dust of the desert The open skies Signals that this is not the UK And I’m on that road to nowhere I’m sure I’ve heard that In a another song somewhere So Here I am Alone In the Big Country Don’t know How I got this far Without plane or a car At home Is where i should be Not Lost In the Big Country
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On the road The dot grows bigger In the distance It’s hard to figure If this is fate Or an illusion The heat haze Make it hard To tell Truth from confusion “Need a ride” she says I nod and I’m in Before I even realise We are off Opposite direction Hopefully heading Towards civilisation She doesn’t talk Just drives the car I thank her And say “I shouldn’t be here at all” The hot breeze On my face As we cut through The day And I dream The dream Of my life Far away And I go into town On a Friday night I’m Texas Eddie Ready to play In my cowboy boots And my ten-gallon hat I sing karaoke The tunes that I love And I ride the bronco I’m the last to survive They call me “The Electric Horseman” The last of his kind And I dream to be In America
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I remember 1977 When I first touched down In Houston, Texas I thought I’d landed in heaven Proud boy with his dad First transatlantic trip Smartly dressed as was the fashion Six year old little man Everything seemed so big TV in the morning Piggies in the blanket For breakfast Lost in the King Size bed Red Apples in the barrel In the foyer Of the Ramada And they were free and the size of your head Swimming in the pool Blue skies water cool And then the trip Of which memories are made To the Space Centre at Kennedy My spaceman dream come true And dad I owed it to you Houston we have a problem Daddy’s going away Never coming back again Despite all that he has to say A fresh start, new family Hard time ahead for you And no-one can dine on memories Even if a dream comes true
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My name is not important You’ve come here to play Don’t look so surprised You are here for the game I can give you what you want From gold to untold fame When I look into your soul Your sort is all the same The game is really easy You either win or you lose So make your choice carefully And be careful what you choose If it lands on red You’ve made your bed In the land of opportunity If it lands on black I’m sending you back To the heart of your family So spin the wheel To ink the deal You don’t really have a choice Roll the dice Submit to vice And don’t raise your voice I like to see a player Who takes this seriously The fear in your eyes Is really no surprise to me You know what you must do You know what you must do And how much you can lose
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Even though The ball landed in red I don’t accept my fate My family at home Is where I want to be I’ll show you it’s not too late I can play with chance Show you how to dance With the devil incarnate So I’ll move the ball Forget where it fall And take my rightful place With no further ado Well I’ll bid you adieu And you can send me right back home.
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Oh son, Look what you’ve done Didn’t anyone tell you the truth? You can’t fight fate With the move of your hand So for you it’s all too late Because of your crime And as you can’t escape what you desire I’ll take you down in brimstone and fire But my last words for you Are you are the biggest fool For not appreciating all you will lose Say goodbye to your wife Say goodbye to your kids Say goodbye to your life And all that you ever did Say goodbye to the boys Say goodbye to the club Say goodbye to your parents And all you’ve ever loved Didn’t you learn your lesson Did you think you could beat me Didn’t you think it strange That I should give your this opportunity? This is the long goodbye In case you couldn’t tell I’m not keeping you in America Oh fuck it! I’m taking you straight down to Hell...
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The digital download version of the album comes with a download of the PDF sleeve notes that tells the story of Eddie Pilgrim as well as three video files of performances taken from the album and a bonus alternative mix of the title track which includes a spoken word poem.

To see what it really looks like go here: www.youtube.com/watch

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released May 16, 2013

Darren Lock - Guitars, basses, lap steel, drum editing & vocals.
All lyrics, music, story and sleeve design by Darren Lock.
Recorded between 19 February & 19 April 2013.

Photographs licensed by Dreamstime.
Audio samples licensed from Pro Sound Effects.
© 2013 Darren Lock & Little Lemon Records

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