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The Drifter

from Colors by Kanude

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about

This song was written in 2014 while Chris was living with his family at 12904 Buckwheat Pass in Buda, Texas south of Austin.

lyrics

"The Drifter"
words and music by Chris Knudson
©Tathata Music (ASCAP) • All rights reserved.

VERSE
Get back up, remember your name.
You’re not the kid with the ten-gallon shame.
Not quite found your infinite bliss.
Just the smell of alcohol, blood and piss.

CHORUS
ALL ALONE
UNDER THE OVER-PASSING SKIES
SO HEAVY THE LOAD. HEART AND SOUL
IS ALL I HAVE TODAY TO GIVE.

VERSE
And the indian paintbrush falls
Beside the road – nature calls.
Hope these shoes can take the miles today
I know there’s bread ahead and a place to stay.

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
What is goin’ on?
Is this the dusk, or the dawn?
This suffering must end.

1/2 VERSE
I see a rainbow on up ahead.
There’s still some faith and hope in this hard, old head.

REPEAT CHORUS

OUTRO = VERSE/INTRO

credits

from Colors, released June 30, 2017
CREDITS:
Chris Knudson - Lead and Background Vocals, Electric Guitars, Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano, Nord Polysynth
Matt Johnson - Drums
Bryan Doherty - Bass
Felix Blume - Sample of a field recording of "a train passing in the Wirikuta desert."
Stephen Shirk - Recording Engineer
Steve Christensen - Overdubs Recording Engineer and Mix Engineer
Chris Knudson - Producer and Overdubs Recording Engineer
Chris Longwood - Mastering Engineer

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Kanude Austin, Texas

Kanude is the artist name for singer/songwriter Chris Knudson (who pronounces the "K" in his last name) primarily from the mid-2000s to the present, while based in Texas, California, Oregon and Virginia. File under: rock, americana, plant medicine, americronica. It has nothing to do with a small boat with paddles, but entirely something to do with an old Scandinavian English king... perhaps. ... more

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