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  1. Jackson

From the recording Wyoming Territory

Credits:

Kristina Stykos: lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitars
Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion
Mark Spencer: electric guitar, bass
Chas Eller: piano
Patrick Ross: fiddle

Recorded and mixed by Kristina Stykos at Pepperbox Studio, Chelsea VT and in a composer’s studio at the Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY
Mastered by Oscar Zambrano, Zampol Productions NYC

Lyrics

Jackson
(c) 2013 Kristina Stykos/BMI/Horse Thief Publishing

I left my home backcountry
Been drinking water straight from holes
Tonight I just been thinking some
Staring in the coals

Summer heat it’s lost its hold
I’m rolling off the mountain like a boulder
My heart is aching and I think you know
I’m heading back to Jackson

What you said is what you’ve done
If I drew the wrong conclusion
May god bring me gently down
And humor my confusion
But he has never felt the peace,
The presence of the light
Or seen the color of your skin
Or reached for you at night

Big Horn valley steal my life
Too many shots and one long night
Got to see if my hunch is right
Push further west to Jackson

Wouldn’t mind to laugh again
See who’s left and even cry
Watch the medicine wheel spin
You know I said I’d try

What you said is what you’ve done
If I drew the wrong conclusion
May god bring me gently down
And humor my confusion
May he make my horse to fly
and swiftly cross the prairie
But never say she was a fool
To think that she could marry

Any other pathway
Through tarnished hills and canyon
Couldn’t have made me to find
A handsomer companion

Now the rain and leaves come down
My face is furrowed ground
My heart’s a mansion all for me
Until we meet in Jackson

What you said is what you’ve done
If I drew the wrong conclusion
May god bring me gently down
And humor my confusion
But he has never felt the peace,
The presence of the light
Or seen the color of your skin
Or reached for you at night