Right About Now I'd Like to Move to Austin and Buy a Purple House

Right About Now I’d Like to Move to Austin and Buy a Purple House


Tracks
1. Right About Now I’d Like to Move to Austin and Buy a Purple House
2. Fallen Mockingbird
3. Swallow My Pride
4. I Don’t Know (w/ Chris Blackard, Jamie Klang, and Fred X also on my bluegrass covers EP)
5. I Have an Island

Coverage round-up:

Drew Blackard on No Depression The preeminent alt.country publication No Depression reviewed the EP. An excerpt: “Entrancing title track…this one marks time well spent, in both the making and the listening.”. Read the review here.
Drew Blackard on Pandora
Pandora added Right About Now I’d Like to Move to Austin and Buy a Purple House EP to their music genome database.
Drew Blackard on The 9513
I Don’t Know was featured on the first episode of the podcast from The 9513 music blog.
Drew Blackard on Sell the Lie
The guys over on Sell the Lie posted Fallen Mockingbird calling it “soulful acoustic guitar pop”.
Drew Blackard on The Late Greats
The Duke from The Late Greats featured the title song about Austin, Texas as his “Favorite Song of the Week”.
Drew Blackard on Dallas Does Indie
Local Dallas music blog, Dallas Does Indie, posted Swallow My Pride for visitors.
Drew Blackard on Universal Audio
Swallow My Pride was the Universal Audio Playback track of the month in May.

Lyrics:

I’d like to move on down to Austin town
buy a purple house let the weeds grow out
livin’ on my own with my garden gnomes
they’d protect my home with their devil bones
I’d put a hydrant in to wash away the sin
of all my friends and we’d bathe in it
cause just like any song, it’s best to sing along
get the words all wrong with your lighter on

There’d be a rock n’ roll band that was takin a stand
and I’d give ’em a hand, yeah a rock n’ roll band
and there’s a fountain pin with words within
I’d empty it, yeah I’d bleed it to death
and there’s a club downtown where the sign’s ripped down
but they draw a crowd cause the music’s loud
and we’d book a show turn our amps down low
cut the microphones so you’d listen close

And there’s a scene I bet not written yet
where we’re lyin’ in bed, and we count to ten
then we talk real free, existentially
and we wouldn’t breathe cause there’d be no need
and fall would come to protect us from
the water guns and the summer sun
yeah life would be a symphony
of barking bees and falling trees

Some folks find that a life of crime
is due to too much time in an empty mine
well I disagree, I find it hard to see
the hypocrisy of you and me
and there’s a reason why that we’ll never find
the other side
so I’ll move on down to Austin town buy a purple house, let the weeds grow out

© Drew Blackard, Without A Knife Records 2002-2015


Discography
The Bayou City Tapes (A Bluegrass Covers EP)
With You (Solo Acoustic)
Just A Day In Your Life (Live)
Empty Bars, Live Guitars: Austin, Texas – October 5, 2005
Road Signs
Right About Now I’d Like to Move to Austin and Buy a Purple House
Just A Day In Your Life

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