Calico King

Calico King

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Rock - Modern | Austin, Texas, United States
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Member Since: 2015
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Story Behind the Song

Dedicated to the memory of my best friend, who passed away 3/22/14. The original version of the song was more in the vein of pancho & lefty, butch cassidy/sundance kid and how my friend and I felt we could ramble and crash and live a glorified outlaw lifestyle. Our friendship was so solid that even when it's hard to keep moving and we're forced to take life on life's terms, no matter the hand we're dealt, we were each other's Ace of hearts. When he died, which is represented in the figurative crash where the narrator claims that she'll lose it all, and that at the end of her road she prefers the company of her Ace of Hearts vs. any material wealth.

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Lyrics

We may lose it all, at the bend of the road.
Write the music down, while we sit, in the snow.
Scrape the stop signs, on the night we crash.
Share the last of the whiskey, in the wind & the ash.

You pick up my arm
On down the hill.
Hand to hold on to,
When it all goes still.

But it won't be long, before we find, 'til we find our diamonds.

CHORUS:
But I say oh lord,
It gets way too hard.
I play my cards,
and you're my ace of hearts. (Repeat)

Smoke will soon disappear, you'll know it isn't our fault.
Sometimes we crash and break down, when our hearts, in a vault.
We keep pushing along, trying to fight off the dusk.
If there's breath in our lungs, we've got to hide, from the rust.

Go up and down, flushed to dry.
Soul lost and found, to we shut our eyes.

But don't turn around for nothing or no one, til the day we die.

CHORUS X 2

When we lose it all,
Keep the silver and Gold.
Give me my ace of hearts,
at the end of the road.

Song Length
5:44
Genres
Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll, Blues - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Worried, Passive

Subject Matter
Hero, Will

Similar Artists
Susan Tedeshi, Bonnie Raitt
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Tyler Shelton
Music Credits Laine Higgins
Producer Credits Michael Day
Performance Credits Shotgun Civics- Kelly Tucci (vocals) Laine Higgins (electric guitar) Phil Kurzalski (Bass) Jeff Norby (Drums) Tyler Shelton (organ)