The Wild People (Mark Lanegan cover)

by 4 Track Phantoms

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Priced at 0.00 dollars so you can buy the original, Mark Lanegan "The Wild People," at iTunes or on Amazon. I can't post links here.

This is a lovely song by Mark Lanegan, who I just got into recently and am thoroughly enjoying. I've taken many trips through the southern California desert and southern Utah, and any time I see an abandoned shack I have to wonder who lived there? Why did they pick that place to build a house, and why did they leave? So this song reminds of that vibe. That and I identify with its message about "going where the wild people living." The suburban mom scene can be vicious, and sometimes when I feel very alienated in it, which is often, I just want to take my family and live off the grid... go where the wild people living...

Photo is from Grafton, Utah, a gem of a ghost town to visit!

lyrics

My sin, my sin is done and it won't be forgiven
I'm gone, I'm gone, going where the wild people living
Going where the wild, wild people living
So long alone, close to the bone

They kill the messenger, they kill the tax man waiting in line
They kill the passenger, where the train and the taxi collide
A holiday has come, my mind has escaped into hiding
I've shot away my life, out where the wild people riding
out where the wild, wild people riding
So long alone, close to the bone

Mama, mama please, please don't kill the messenger man
Mama, mama please, please don't kill the passenger man
On Saturday I'm sick, sick with a virus descending
Burn Sunday to the quick, quick to the match on a one mile stick
My sin, my sin is don't and it won't be forgiven
I'm gone, I'm gone, going where the wild people living

Mama, mama please, please don't kill the messenger man
Mama, mama please, please don't kill the passenger man

credits

released October 28, 2015
Written by Mark Lanegan
Vocals: Melancholy Rose, backing vocals Phaedra
Guitar: Dee Sharpe

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4 Track Phantoms San Clemente, California

Hi, I'm Cecily, and this is my project, the 4 Track Phantoms, a kind of diary of a free range singer, songwriter, musician, and spirited art and music fan. Available for vocals.

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