From the recording Leaving Key Member Clause

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Leaving Key Member Clause Liner Notes

Title: Leaving Key Member Clause

Artist: David Lowery

Catalog PAT2020-1
pitch-a-tent records

Song Titles
1. Europass (5:37)
2. We Hate You (3:14)
3. Everybody Get a F****** Day Job (2:18)
4. Leaving Key Member Clause (3:15)
5. Piney Woods (6:08)
6. Let it Roll Down That Hill (3:01)
7. Pretty Girl from Oregon Hill (3:31)
8. Father Sons and Brothers (4:59)

Produced and Recorded by Velena Vego and David Lowery
1,2,3,7 Mixed by Drew Vandenberg
4,5,6,8 Mixed by David Lowery
Additional recording by Bryan Howard
Mastered by Jason NeSmith at Chase Park Transduction
All songs written by David Lowery
Bicycle Spaniard Music (BMI)
© and Ⓟ 2020 David Lowery
Management: Velena Vego Management,
Booking: Jerry Lima, Madison House,
Artwork by Jeremy Fetzer

pitch-a-tent records PAT2021-1

This is the second in a series of albums that are autobiographical. This mostly covers the period 1989 to 1996. I do this not so much to tell my story but also tell the stories of others who have shared their lives with me. This is a limited edition of 1,000 CDs. Please do not make copies or upload to SoundCloud, YouTube, etc. Think small. Ubiquity is overrated.

Released Jan 1st 2021

Performed by David Lowery and the COVID 8. All backing musicians were paid union scale. However, if you feel so inclined you may tip the musicians. Paypal or Venmo is listed below.

Leith Fleming-Smith: Organ (Track 8) PayPal:
Bryan Howard: Bass and electric guitar. Venmo: @Bryan-Howard-bjh
Jeremy Lawton: Organ and piano (Track 4)
David Lowery: Vocals, guitar, tambourine and banjo
Luke Moller: String arrangements, fiddle, violin, viola, cello. Venmo: @Luke-Moller
Carlton Owens: Drums. Venmo: @Carlton-Owens-2
Matt “Pistol” Stoessel: Pedal steel. Venmo: @Pistolpedalsteel
Velena Vego: Handclaps, castanets, percussion and vocals


Pretty Girl from Oregon Hill

I told myself that no one has the answers
it was just a way of lying to myself
so when a pretty girl from Oregon Hill
said come and stay with me well I obliged

We had so many cats it was like a shelter
I brought my things from California
I brought a friend to help me make a record
But he fled back home when the winter
it arrived

And the pretty girl
she came from Oregon Hill
she by me and for this
I owe her my life

And the pretty girl
she came from Oregon Hill
she waited tables all through
the winter

In wooden house we called big dirty yellow
the only heat it came from kerosene
in the middle of the night
we’d walk down to the old part of town
they called gunsmoke
to buy more kerosene

And the streets they were lined with ancient buildings
porticos straight from the gilded age
opulent poverty broken down and half abandoned
you could almost see the ghosts
in the window frames

And the pretty girl
she came from Oregon Hill
we danced in the ruins of
the planter’s mansions

And the pretty girl
she came from Oregon Hill
the boxwoods they shone
silver in the moonlight

Went to visit your mother in Annapolis
she lived in house that was older than the
United States
You father works at The White House now
So baby why you keeping me around
sweet that you’re down here slumming it with me
sweet that you’re down here slumming it with me.