Introducing Fife & Drom

by Fife & Drom

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Well, you know I love you, baby But I loathe that wicked tongue Yeah, you know I love you, baby But I loathe that wicked tongue See, that cruel mouth gonna haunt you When your baby's on the run You see that wicked tongue, child Is the rebel in this rift You see that wicked tongue, child Is the rebel in this rift And now I'm airing out the laundry For every neighbors' nose to sniff Every time I try to please you You go and start a fight Every time I try to please you You go and start a fight Baby, how can I believe you When your bark feels like a bite? Well, you know I love you, baby But I loathe that wicked tongue Yeah, you know I love you, baby But I loathe that wicked tongue So, won’t you get down on your knees, boy Won’t you get down on your knees, boy Won’t you get down on your knees, boy And let that foul mouth have some fun
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Barnburner 02:44
When you’re all taxed out When your heart aches When your call’s maxed out When your start breaks Cut to the middle of the chase Where deepest doubts do lay Then take a flame to your fiddle C’mon, spark your own light Find a way When you’re all cracked up When your worth shakes When that wall comes up When the earth quakes Cut to the middle of the chase Where toil and troubles weigh Then take a flame to your fiddle C’mon, spark your own light Find a way When your sun won’t shine When the woe wakes When you’re walking blind When the toll takes Cut to the middle of the chase Where all them shadows play Then take a flame to your fiddle C’mon, spark your own light Find a way
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Ghosts 04:19
There is a cold breeze Sweeping from behind You feel a tight squeeze Creeping up your spine Do you believe? Or are you out your mind? You beg, you plead And then you’re best to just resign Cause when you go astray Ghosts gonna make you pay Your past is itchin', twitchin' Rising from the grave Leaving you wishin' That you would have just behaved See, all your colors They got lost behind the shade And now your hitched Between a bullet and a blade Cause when you go astray Ghosts gonna make you pay You can't run away Got to face today Time has shown us What you're made of There's been foul play Now there's hell to pay Time to make the predator The prey We’re gonna make you pay Gonna make you pay Ghosts….
4.
90 Years 04:11
Starlight shining ever bright Take me now I've earned my right For 90 years I've lived through night And 5 years mourned My true love's plight I wish I may, How I wish I might Never greet the morning light Never greet the morning light Gonna lay me down Underground Gonna lay me down To get found Gonna lay me down Underground Gonna lay me down If I wanna be found For, now I lay me down to sleep I have not left one tear to weep But I have time I cannot keep And think in rhymes I cannot speak Breath is faint My pulse is weak Take me on, Into the deep Take me on, Into the deep Gonna lay me down Underground Gonna lay me down To get found Gonna lay me down Underground Gonna lay me down To get found Gonna lay me down Gonna lay me down Gonna lay me down I’m fast asleep...
5.
When I was just the age of four Police they knocked upon my door Told me that I couldn't stay Tucked my past deep within Hurried fast to start again Packed my things and flew away Landed in a new home Free from the danger zone Too young to understand the blow As I grew, friends would ask me All about my history Why had I been taken away? I'd learned to handle The terms of the scandal And this is what I'd always say: Daddy liked to hop scotch Beat me with his gold watch And momma was a tic tac ho No! Momma was a tic tac ho Bless my adolescent soul The damage starts to take its toll I began to feel the heat Couldn’t shake the memory Of all the harm been done to me Visions set upon repeat Like, Daddy with the back-swing My blood for the offering And Momma was a tic tac ho Oh! Ripe age of nineteen Scene was an in-between Summer when it turns to fall It was down on Main Street I was hit by a cold streak Made the hairs on my neck stand tall As my eyes panned I caught the ghost of a man Filled me with a sense of woe The shadow approached me I was shivering, weak-kneed Facing this familiar foe “Little Orphan Frannie! The resemblance is uncanny! It's been 15 years or so...” Took one look upon his head And I shot that fucker dead I don't care if the whole world knows Don't care if the whole world knows Set me out those orange clothes I don't care if the whole world knows Don’t care if the whole world knows
6.
Who do you think you're fooling? Gave the punch without the line So rabid for the ruling Got the talk but not the time What do you think you're proving? This ain't once upon a time These truths you've been abusing Think you'd better walk the line What is the purpose? Where is the heart? What is your will? Who could deserve this Backslide to a cause gone ill? Where do you think you're moving? No ascension to define The leverage you are losing Talking trash And walking blind Once with a purpose Twice for the kill Who could deserve this? Climbing backwards, Uphill They’ll try to unearth us Just for the thrill All this mad injustice It is waking up the dead They'll try to clock a counter To the conscience in your head Go on, try Battle cry Cannot lift a lie made out of lead Once with a purpose Twice for the kill Who should deserve this? Climbing backwards Uphill Your "wisdom" is worthless An empty space to fill Now, who's gonna swallow That bitter pill?
7.
Found my blue But lost the muse She warned me, "Life is what you choose" Well, truth can soothe And truth can bruise Saw the light Then blew the fuse Take this part of me From the heart of me Please, please, please Beauty Far as eye can see A wealth of possibility Oh, but misery and jealousy Burn and yearn for sweet release Take this part of me From the heart of me Won't you please, please, please? I've tried and tried To ease ease ease I lie and I cry And I tease tease tease I find the need To please please please I'm on my knees C'mon set me free Oh, please... Found my blue But lost the muse She warned me, "Life is what you choose

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released March 18, 2014

Produced by Fife & Drom
Music by Mark Marshall and Abby Ahmad
Lyrics by Abby Ahmad
Detour Music, 2013. (ASCAP)

Engineered by Mark Marshall & Scott Kettner
Mixed and Mastered by Teddy Kumpel

Recorded at The Soapbox, The Haive, Anjouland Studios (Brooklyn, NY) and Candyland (NYC)

Art Direction and Design : Tyler Morgan
Photography: Shervin Lainez
Hair/makeup : Lindsay Jones

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Fife & Drom New York, New York

Fife & Drom is the collaborative endeavor of NYC-based musicians Abby Ahmad and Mark Marshall. Original songs inspired by the works of blues pioneers Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Son House and beyond.

Their music aims to revisit the cultural impact of these revolutionary sounds with a statement that is visceral and true to form.

Something old, new, borrowed...something Blues.
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