The Dusty Faces

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released April 15, 2016

All songs by Leh Deuling except Old Man Wiebo and Culture of Appropriation by Mike Finck and The Blind Mare by Rae Pellerin. Best of Silver Hills by Leh Deuling and Mike Finck.

Mathew Guimond - Mandolin, Vocals. Leh Deuling - Banjo, Vocals. Erika Christou - Bass, Vocals. Mike Finck - Guitar.

Photo by Rae Pellerin.

Recorded in The Oven @ CJLO
Mixed and mastered by Patrick McDowall

Special thanks to all of our moms. And you for supporting us!

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Track Name: Best Of Silver Hills
I left my love alone in the Shuswap valley Should’ve known, never let her get too far from me But now she’s gone, and I’m forgiven All this time, I thought it was my fault They’re tearin’ her down in the mountains and the rivers Those rattlesnakes won’t stop ‘til she’s bare Tolko’s taken the best of silver hills Never mind all the folks that’s livin’ there When I was young I knew the warmth of her embraces I turned my back on the pleasures of her lands But I work hard from the safety of the city To keep her whole, using all my care Well they came, and they fuckin’ killed her ‘cause they’re ruthless, corporate bastards There’s no more salmon, in all the rivers The jetboat roar, echoes down the way
Track Name: Bones Like a Bird
Tiny bones like a bird yet unbreakable you are the walls of a house holding it all together more dependable than most Back at your apartment too hot to go to bed cheap beers on the roof instead and then we shaved each others heads old time music in the night We tried to flee the hierarchies of love but we were left fumbling with all that squishy nasty stuff how could we have known?
Track Name: Culture of Appropriation
Never really stopped to figure just exactly who I am but the problems gotten bigger got to decide where I stand It’s been coming for a while now I’m not used to hearing no I can see it in your eyes now as I understand some things just aren’t mine to take Work my way through shame and anger try my best not to deny all the truths you’ve lain before me say thanks and apologize Histories of racist violence slavery land theft genocide fostered cultures of resistance efforts to decolonize
Track Name: Dark Times
Water’s risin’ and there’s smoke on the horizon The way we’ve been living is catching up Thought it’d last forever, that was only the beginning Now it’s time to look around Been painting pictures with your eyes closed Always, surprised at what you see Trade your clean air for some mass production Doesn’t seem that fair to me Cut down the forests like there is, no tomorrow Don’t you need those trees to breathe And you tell me, that you don’t care But we’ve moved way past laissez-faire
Track Name: Old Man Wiebo
Down upon the cabin floor he strategized about his war with a book of chemistry he swore he’d save his family It was old man Wiebo and the folks from Trickle Creek taking on the industry they bombed those pipes and lost no sleep Sour gas I can’t explain, it’s forty feet of burning flame, not surprised by what he did you can’t just let them kill your kids First your livestock start to die then your kids get burning eyes when your grandson was still born you went and bombed Suncor Built a coffin out of spruce did your final interviews when the cops they came to check your family told them you were dead
Track Name: Rivers Gonna Rise
It’s gonna rain so much it’s gonna beat the tides It’s gonna rain so much it’s gonna drown the sky If it keeps on raining the river is gonna rise, if it keeps on raining the river is gonna rise I gotta keep moving so that I can stay alive (x2) There’s something living underneath my porch (x2) And it’s Still raining and the river she is high
Track Name: The Blind Mare
The autumn the blind mare died We buried her facing the river side That night a storm raged all through the hills And I was a child I couldn’t sit still And I was a child I couldn’t sit still I caught him looking at me then Out from the corners now and again I thought nothing of it, just tricks of the dust They said he’s a man I could trust They said he’s a man that I could trust So I didn’t tell my mother about the time The picnic table blood stains like wine I washed my clothes down by the riverside My blind mare told me it was alright Told me it was alright I didn’t scream and I didn’t cry My eyes were fixed on the darkening sky The fox thinks nothing of the dove that he kills I was a child and I couldn’t sit still A prairie wind circled round the barn They say winter’s coming and you’ve been warned That night a storm raged on through the hills I was a child and I couldn’t sit still
Track Name: Time Now
I want your time now I don’t want your time later Cuz I waited for you I waited a whole spring through yeah I waited for you Waited a whole spring through So let me give you some advice You have got to name your price Ya I give you some advice You need to name your price Can you look me in the eye As you try to say goodbye Will you look me in the eye Are you going to say goodbye I’m floating downstream I’m floating away from you I’m floating down the stream Gotta get away from you
Track Name: Train Song
I dream of riding the rails in syncopation I dream of a feeling that comes with an unknown destination I’ve got that itch in my feet again and I’d like to be moving I know I don’t, I don’t have to go somewhere to be moving I got that itch in my feet again and I’d like to be moving, don’t have to go somewhere to be moving I get that feeling like I am invincible I get that feeling when I’m moving
Track Name: Without Grace
I have pierced the forbidden without grace or permission I have aroused your suspicion with my love of solitude. I am wary of your intentions with your smiles and your suggestions I am slow in my relations because of all your talk. I would rather be alone I would rather be alone I would rather be alone then depend on you. When all my hopes hinged on the weather I walked away I felt so clever but with time all bad things get better So now it’s time to wait I have pierced the forbidden without grace or permission I have aroused your suspicion with my love of solitude