The Ghost of Route 44

by BRZOWSKI

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This song is a reinterpretation of an old Massachusetts ghost story, regarding a hitchhiker who is said to haunt a patch of highway straddling Seekonk and Rehoboth. This is released is conjunction with my annual aggregate of spot shows, Season of the Witch. If you catch me on the road, gimme a lift. - BRZOWSKI 10/25/2015


Season of the Witch 2015

10/2- Bottom Bracket Social Club, San Antonio TX ^
10/3- Nook Amphitheater, Austin TX ^
10/28- Cafe Coco, Nashville TN %
10/30- Port City Music Hall, Portland ME *
11/3- Nectar's, Burlington VT
11/20- Jimmy's Saloon, Newport RI

^ with Ghost Palace, Paulie Think
% with Ecid, Eyenine
* supporting Sage Francis, B. Dolan

lyrics

The Ghost of Route 44


Verse 1

And there is a portion of person, that never goes away
they are kept in sinews imprinted in memorials to consolidate
Turn a blinder eye, because it’s all in your mind
Not one carbonari survives on a long enough timeline
I said to no soul but self rolling down post-turnpike pavement
was late winter, last leaves fallen, no food for wooly aphids
Converse with myself often when driving missionary in the nighttime
To keep company with thoughts aloud, turn on a dime where black ice lives

After we came to the conclusion tomorrow would be a sufferbus exhibit
Then was a faint flutter far left in misty peripheral vision
swerve right to avoid what was perceived as collision
but no bucks or does, raccoons or…. neglected children
Steady the wheel, steady the nerves, take another swill
And I will, hit the high beams and wipers imbibing my fill
It’s surreal, I thought I saw a familiar shape at that last intersection
It looked familiar, but not familiar, this was in fact my perfect reflection


Chorus:

I'm the ginger-ish ghost hitchhiking route 44
thumbing a lift up and down a curs-ed road
I’m that famous apparition haunting Rte. 44
Pull over man, give me a lift, I’m headed home

I’m the red flannel ghost hitchhiking route 44
thumbing a lift up and down a curs-ed road
I’m that famous apparition haunting Rte. 44
Pull over man, give me a lift, I’m headed home


Verse 2:

Necro luminescence, and I squinted confronted by deadlights
Trilobite wishes, reaction time, just trying to survive
By now I was nervous, putting the pedal down and processing
Was that a drifter, an animal, or an unwelcome hallucination
Shook the drugs off, peel that haze with louder music and u-turn singalong
magnetized, I needed a second-look at doppelganger vagabond
And so I sped back into the freezing fog wanting to feed my eyes
Exhilarated, but self-assured this was chemicals+imagination, right?


I turned up David Allan Coe, singing a song for older crows
No bag limit, I jumped bail and borrowed car to hit a pig-roast
Now wishing salted baths weren’t drafted as easily as keystones
Freetown state forest plinking beer bottles ricocheted off janky fence-posts
Suppose i could recall a sordid tale for every single night
til I forgot it all seeing myself off-white beyond blown stoplight
And as gas mashed all that I was came flooding back, deep exhale
And The last thing that went through my mind after the dash was the... guard rail

Chorus:

I'm the ginger-ish ghost hitchhiking route 44
thumbing a lift up and down a curs-ed road
I’m that famous apparition haunting Rte. 44
Pull over man, give me a lift, I’m headed home

I’m the red flannel ghost hitchhiking route 44
thumbing a lift up and down a curs-ed road
I’m that famous apparition haunting Rte. 44
Pull over man, give me a lift, I’m headed home

credits

released September 28, 2015
Vocals written and performed by BRZOWSKI
Produced by 80HRTZ
Post-production, mixing and mastering by C $ Burns at Cosmic Black

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