Into The Valley, Tom Fool

from by Matt Jones & The Reconstruction

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Stonewall made his farewell speech to the Stonewall Brigade in the mountains of Virginia. Here is their response. A basher of a song. We didn't have enough female voices in the studio for the chorus at the end, so we used men, singing falsetto. It sounded like a bunch of muppets.


Snake-railed and cheeks afire
Sweat and sleep come easy
Plainsong or deadman's choir, you would never hear em
Grandfathers and Queen Anne's Lace in the pages of your bible
Spare me all that old time grace
Because I would never need it, no.
Holy Lights and Cottonshots
Burned beneath your bootheels
To hell with all of these aftershocks
Because you would never feel em
Fighting praises all the time
Because in your heart you know that
All you want is a firing line and you would never leave it
All hands high if you always feel like you're alone
Make luck your bride
Divorcing happiness and home
May God bless you all


from The Deep Enders, released October 3, 2014
MJ: vocals, guitars, wurlitzer, drums, percussion, timpani,
Misty Lyn: vocals
Colette Alexander: cello, vocals
Carol Gray: vocals
Serge Van der Voo: upright bass
Jim Roll: vocals
Greg McIntosh: vocals



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Matt Jones Ypsilanti, Michigan

Well. The bio keeps changing, really. What is permanent is this: MJ was raised by a combination of circus music and doo-wop, with a healthy dose of ragtime thrown in. His music has been known to suffer from colitis. The Reconstruction is his own assemblage, and sometimes, disassemblage. The core: Colette Alexander: cello, and Misty Lyn: vox. ... more

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