ODELL FOX

Odell Fox is an acoustic Americana duo that plays a bicoastal blend of folk, bluegrass, and rock and roll. Odell Fox music won't let you down.  

Moon Shiner EP Liner Notes

Released February 1st, 2016. 

 

Recorded live at OTR Studios

Mixed and mastered by Cookie Marenco & Patrick O'Connor 

Cassiopeia & Peter's Song co-written with Peter "Dad" Fox 

 

Jenner Snow Fox - Music & Lyrics, Vox, Guitar, Mandolin

Raphael Odell Shapiro - Music & Lyrics, Vox, Guitar, Mandolin

Lauren Tronick - Vox, Violin

Jeff Kissell - Upright Bass


1. One at a Time

I’m sick and tired of sun going down without seeing it fall

And I keep getting fired when I work for myself

Higher standards than anyone else

Mama I’m asleep but my eyes they won’t shut

Mama can’t you see I ain’t awake enough

 

So I have resolved

To be in one place

Fuck all of the noise

Hang out with boys

Keep to myself

Read those books on my shelf

Take the people I love

One at a time

 

And I can’t find the time to cut off my hair

Trim my face change the clothes that I wear

But I’m doing just fine yeah I’ll watch where I step

I keep turning right cause I got nothing left

And mama in a week I’ll be right in the head

It always turns out mama just like you said

 

So I have resolved

To call you up

But till I’m around

You’ll be talking me down

I’ll stay light on my feet

Make plans I can keep

Walk the streets of this town

One at a time

 

[Repeat first chorus]


3. All I Had

Went out in the darkness

Went out in the rain

Don't know where I was goin, but I was goin insane

Went out in the garden

Went out to the woods

Didn't have all the roadmaps, like a grown man should

all I had was you

 

Got caught in a landslide

Got tossed by a wave

Didn't know what I was missin', but I misbehaved

Got stuck in a pickle

Laid low by the curve

I don't get much, but I get what I deserve

Cause all I got is you

Yeah all I got is you

 

But take my words with a grain

And salt my wounds when it rains

I ain't in love with the pain

 

Got found in the rushes

Floated out on the tide

Now I know what is sad is, and I'm satisfied

Got lost in the desert

Sunk down in the sand

Now that I've gone under, I can understand

That all I want is you

Yeah all I want is you

Oh all I want is you


4. Cassiopeia

Orion Orion what's going on

I saw you were hanging with Cygnus the Swan

Up at the summer triangle

Where you don't belong

 

Oh hey now Orion I've started to see

As Cassiopeia rises up from the trees 

And you seem to cast a glance in her direction

 

The Old King has fallen asleep in his chair 

And Cassiopeia has let down her hair

And the Milky Way shimmers against the dark of the night

 

[Chorus]

And we sing...

Cassiopeia

I know you can't see us

But Cassiopeia

Can you hear us

 

Orion is cut like a river guide

And she is as pretty as a boatman's bride

And across the night they catch each others attention

 

Well she just bats her pretty brown eyes

And he goes racing across the sky

Impetuously towards her dazzling perfection

 

He runs with his faithful dog at his heals

Exuding a wild and a primal appeal

His sword at his belt

His wits and senses alive

 

The queen gives a sigh 

Rises up from her chair

And her skin feels alive in the cold night air

As her gown falls away sending a gasp across the galaxy

 

[Chorus]

 

In a blanket of stars we tuck ourselves in

We're humble and silly as mortal men

All we get is the constellation prize

 

Orion Orion what's going on

I saw you were hanging 

With Cygnus the Swan

Up at the summer triangle

Where you don't belong

 

Orion Orion what's going on

I saw you were hanging

Where you don't belong

And that you fell in love 

By the banks of the river

 

[Chorus]

 

Cassiopeia

We're lightyears beneath ya

But Cassiopeia

Can you hear us

Can you hear us


5. Waiting Game

Take the time and I’ll take your name

Though I’m not one for the waiting game

So I’ll write it down

Though the songs they all sound the same

 

And I find myself waiting at a station

I find myself waiting on you

I find myself waiting on tables of poets

Writing verses but none of them new

I find myself

 

Jackie’s hands were black and blue

The Brooklyn fans were screaming too

So he caught the wind

And gave hope to those who sinned

And played a fool

Now he’d be screaming too

 

And I find myself waiting for a change up

I find myself waiting for a sign

I find myself turning that corner ahead, going home but I know it’s not mine

I find myself, yeah I find myself

 

And I wander, wander, wonder what I’m saying

I wander, wander, wanna lend a hand

Though the blind may lead the blind

I know a good man’s hard to find in this great land

 

Sarah’s arms were full of dirt

She was digging holes to hide the hurt

If she dug em well

She’d send those bastards down to hell

Where they would learn

It was Jackie’s turn

 

And I find myself waiting for justice

I find myself hoping for peace

I find myself caught in a nation of battlegrounds, where no one will call the police

I find myself, yeah I find myself

 

And I wander, wander, wonder what I’m saying

I wander, wander, wanna lend a hand

Yeah I wander, wander, wonder what I’m saying

Oh and I wander, wander, wanna lend a hand

Though the blind may lead the blind

I know a good man’s hard to find

So I find mysel


6. Peter’s Song

‘Cause answers go by so fast

Why do answers go by so fast

That's a damn good question

I thought you'd never ask

Thought you'd never think to ask

 

I've forgotten what I don't remember

Don't remember what I forgot

Though I ponder my days go sleepless through my nights

I prefer to go to the walking in the hills

When they're warm in the evening light

 

And the journey is in the asking

As a car goes roaring past

We glimpse a face in a window

That never came to pass

I walk among the oaks

Cross shadows to the light

As the distant valley

Prepares for night

Cars with their headlights

Sweeping through the trees

Lighting patches of branches

What we can't see recedes

 

Ahead there lies a silence

Voices from the stone

If we choose to listen

On days we walk alone

We're left with questions

A trembling of song

An hour is lifetime

It's here and then it's gone

 

Evening shadows grow long

The old man's walk alone

In the blurring of light he'll be gone

Gone

 

Throw our questions in the water

Watch the ripples grow

Press a cheek to the dirt

See the mountain from below

If it's answers we're looking for

If it's answer we're looking for

If it's answers we're looking for

Feel the the earth against our skin

Face down down and take it in

 

It's a damn good question

And the moon is in the trees

It's a damn good question

So let's drink to you and me

Let's drink a toast to the asking

To questions everlasting

Cause the moon is in the trees

So here's to you and me

So here's to you and me

We're here

 

Cause answers go by so fast

Why do answers go by so fast

That's a damn good question

I thought you'd never ask

Thought you'd never think to ask