Adopt A Highway

by Gobloots

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Jn Fr Smart sad songs Favorite track: The World Is A Heart (Capable Of Anything).
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Travis Button There's definitely something special about Gobloots. It's authentic in nature and shines through in the unpolished production. Favorite track: Adopt A Highway.
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Jeremy (HI54LOFI) Hopefully one day down the road, all the people that would like Gobloots if they listened to him will. Favorite track: Here I Shook Hands With The Mayor.
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Thorsten Nesch hurriedly recorded or not I was waiting for the next album. now I ll listening to it - over and over. only then i ll be able to decide on a favourite track ...
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Tales of adventure, walking male tragedies, agoraphobia, forgotten orphans of comedy, Alzheimer's disease, house fires, gender-neutral deities and a cover of a Tom VandenAvond classic.

1. Adopt A Highway
2. Alpha Mess (Beware The Alpha Dog)
3. The World Is A Heart (Capable of Anything)
4. Song For Stephen J. Maddox
5. Here I Shook Hands With The Mayor
6. Your Extensive VHS Collection Survived The Fire
7. Where That Sinkin' Sun Done Gone (Tom VandenAvond cover)

Recorded hurriedly between June 8 - 11, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

Tracks 1 & 2 recorded on Audacity
Tracks 3 - 7 recorded on GarageBand

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released June 12, 2015

Alex Salcido, Guitar, vocals, computer machine, drums (on Adopt A Highway)
"Where That Sinkin' Sun Done Gone" (Track 7) written by Tom J. VandenAvond, recorded with permission

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Gobloots Portland, Oregon

Gobloots is the lo-fi, cost-effective solo endeavor of The Harmed Brothers' banjoist/vocalist Alex Salcido. As most things do with Alex, it gets a little weird, but hopefully fun and listenable. His newest release, the "Adopt A Highway" EP is available now. ... more

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Track Name: Adopt A Highway
hit the road
hit it while it's worthwhile
let it swallow you whole
like you are an aspirin.

go out and hug the great wide open
like it's a friend you know is passing

our minds and memories are pigeons
dirty and diseased
they never tire of drifting

oh, let it all flatten you into its twin
yeah, we'll be broke but we'll never be broken.

hit the road
like a rug pinned to a clothesline
we'll go with the dust
yeah, the morning looks awful but it belongs to us.

we will gawk
alzheimer's stare into the sky
the sky looks back like a caring relative

our minds and memories are pigeons
dirty and diseased
they never tire of drifting

oh, let it all flatten you into its twin
yeah, we'll be broke but we'll never be broken.

oh, let it all flatten you into its twin
let it swallow you whole like you're an aspirin
Track Name: Alpha Mess (Beware The Alpha Dog)
tailor made suit of a dog in heat
he's a smile as crooked and reliable as
a public toilet seat or the school police

he's an alpha dog
he does just what he wants.
it might take more than the internet to shut it off

he'll make a fine politician one day
or maybe a comedian
with a nice family that one day won't know
just what to make of him.

somewhere there' s curtain drawn
and a phone off the hook
somewhere a man'll always get away with being a crook.

beware the alpha dog
he does just what he wants.
it might take more than a song to shut it off
Track Name: The World Is A Heart (Capable Of Anything)
every time the light pours in
it asks why would you wanna stay in this room?
it shines mother's milk and vitamins
asking why would you wanna stay in this room

every night my true love calls to me in a dream
asking why would you wanna stay in this room
in waking life
she asks "do you know what truth even is...
and why would you wanna stay in this room?"

the world is such a heart
capable of anything
one day it'll burst without much of a warning

there's a world full of people you're letting down
they ask "why won't you get out of this room?"
they'd get back up if only you just got out
"why the hell do you not get out of this room?"

do what you will
do what you must
there's a difference between a support system and a crutch
whether you're all heart or guts or spirit
you're not all dumb kid
i know you can hear it

outside
there is love
yes, there is hate but there is love.
why won't you get out of this room
there's gum on the ground
and there are birds up above
why don't you get out of this room?
why don't you get out?
Track Name: Song For Stephen J. Maddox (ABQ)
that private detective
was awful expensive
he just laughed under his breath
he took my money and then away he went

but oh there he found you
where i least expected.
in the ABQ
all your cronies, they covered for you.

is it the vapors from the heat, are they making up a ghost?

is it the vapors from the heat, are they making up a ghost?
or did you find somewhere where a camera isn't trained?
where the heat is kind and the phone don't ever ring
oh dad, in your normal voice, why won't you talk to me?

goddamn, in your normal voice
why won't you talk to me?
oh, dad
in your normal voice...
Track Name: Here I Shook Hands With The Mayor
here i shook hands with the mayor
in the building my dad built.
in the old town hall,
where the politicians sleeves are always rolled.
we smiled like orange wedges were stuck in our mouths
for the life of me i just can't remember any of it now.

here at the head of the table
Thanksgiving 1986
our family's love stretched out
wider than Jesus on a crucifix
that morning we watched cartoons
and we ate till we hit the ground
for the life of me I just can't remember any of it now

here is that wooden plaque
our son had made
in shop class, back in the 7th grade.
his name is Daniel, he keeps saying its James.
he keeps saying its...

we smiled like orange wedges were stuck in our mouths
like we're off to meet the mayor
for the life of me I just won't remember anyhow.
for the life of me i just can't remember any of it now.
Track Name: Your Extensive VHS Collection Survived The Fire (Patches of Family Feud)
gladys is talking to ghosts again.
she won't admit it, but I hear her whispering
where this place once stood
names weren't said too often
she's got a rosary and a new song in her heart
Does god know what He's doing?
Does God know what it's doing?

she said
lord oh lord won't you please repair
this house was swallowed by fire, water and air
our spirits losing all this room
losing their place as family heirlooms.
god, I guess now we're in your shoes.
I guess we caught your blues.

those boxes of tapes
from years ago
those soap opera blocks
those small claims court shows
those family movies
that crackled so fine
they all survived.

she said
im gonna need more than an insurance check
to level out the damage.
in this sky so black with smoke,
you can't tell your birthright
from dead people's baggage

does God know what it's doing?
does God know what she's doing?
what they're doing
what we're doing

those movies that played before the 10:00 news
baseball games with patches of the family feud
somewhere in the spirit of our bedroom still shines
they all survived.
don't ask me why.