The Rag & Bone Sessions

by Stevie and the Wutnots

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fatcatnat3482 Great original songwriting and beautiful melodies.
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voltman I like all of them: Lovely, The Change, Solitary Way, Eat the Brains, Rusty Can, The Healing Comes Slow, I Am the Medium, Grandma's Shotgun.... Excellent!! Favorite track: Really Being There.
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"The Rag and Bone Sessions" album has been recorded at Wutnot Sound (wutnots.ca). The songs were recorded over the course of a year, with friends dropping by to add their magical touches here and there. May you listen in joy, and may you be pleasantly surprised!

The stories within this album of interconnected songs are all loosely based upon the life and times of Bix Wutnot -- a traveling vaudeville showman and songwriter in the 1920's and 30's. Stevie Wutnot found his uncle Bix's dusty old diaries and songbooks locked away in a trunk at the family homestead, and they are the inspiration for "The Rag & Bone Sessions".

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released February 1, 2015

The Players:
Stevie Wutnot – piano, guitar, vocals, percussion, and other wutnots…

Ron Kapitain – blasts of harrowing harmonica on “One Foot”; freaky synths on “The Medium Is the Message”.

Heather Inwood Montrose – shimmering, stunning vocals on “Do Ya Know?”; and “Really Being There”.

Marion Lott – softly-haunting vocals on “The Medium Is the Message”.

Mikaela Hayes – intense and lovely vocals on “Lovely”.

Tony Donkers – powerhouse zombie-blasting slide-trombone on “Eat da Brains”.

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Band members share a powerful passion for music and self-expression.

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Track Name: Lovely
"Lovely"
Will the sun come to the rescue
interrupt this heavy night, and chase away the shadows?
Will the moon rise out of her sorrow
and cast a light of her own?

And will you ever see that part of me?
You could find shelter in the very heart of me...

Will the gods look down in kindness
on the sinners below?
Especially the one with the smoke-ring halo...
Will the souls that wander the earth
ever find what they're looking for
and satisfy their thirst?

And will you ever see that part of me?
You could find shelter in the very heart of me...

We could be lovely...
We could be lovely...
We could be lovely...
Track Name: Do Ya Know?
"Do Ya Know?"
I see your dreams
And they make perfect sense to me
Do you mind if I tag along?
You’re the brightest thing I've seen

And yes I know you’re right
And you’re not the phony kind
Sometime I should tell you
All about the phony kind

Is it really believing
When you know in your soul?
Do you have to believe,
Or do you just know?
Do ya just know?

I used to be so sure
So centered and confident
I don’t know, I don’t know
If I can drum that up anymore

And I could see with one look from you
My relation to the line
I've been well-beyond it many times
And I always laugh at that particular smile

Is it really believing
When you know in your soul?
Do you have to believe,
Or do you just know?
Do ya just know?

Do ya know ‘cos somebody told you
Or do ya just know?
Do ya know ‘cos somebody told you
Or do ya just know?
Do ya just know?
Track Name: Rusty Can
"Rusty Can"
Oh ho-wo….
Knowing what you got before it’s gone, that’s the secret of life…
Living every moment for the moment thru the passage of time…
But I have been guilty of sleep-walking through life…
And you! You have been guilty of forgetting to smile.
Oh, smile!

Now I never wanted to be that kind of a man,
Scratching for a bit of jingle with a rusty can…
It’s a rusty can…

I’m watching at a distance all these people on whom Fortune smiles,
Seems She isn’t very careful choosing who gets the easy ride…
I made a promise in my heart that I would send up my love to the sky,
Serving as a beacon for Her to see tonight…
Can you see the light?

Now I never wanted to be that kind of a man,
Scratching for a bit of jingle with a rusty can…
It’s a rusty can…

You know, I…..
Track Name: One Foot
"One Foot"
One foot in front of the other, brother
One foot in front of the other
The journey’s gonna take a long-long time
But I think we’re gonna be alright
Oh, I think we’re gonna be alright

I hear you’re in a heavy situation
And something’s got you hard under the thumb
I’m pretty sure you’ll fight your way to freedom
Pretty sure you will overcome

One foot in front of the other, brother
One foot in front of the other
The journey’s gonna take a long-long time
But I think we’re gonna be alright
Oh, I think we’re gonna be alright

Certain things they run a little deeper
You feel it in your heart and in your bones
You never let a bad thing come between you
You never let a good thing go

One foot in front of the other, brother
One foot in front of the other
The journey’s gonna take a long-long time
But I think we’re gonna be alright
Oh, I think we’re gonna be alright

And here we are
Kicking the blues again
And here we are
Kicking the blues again…
Track Name: The Healing Comes Slow
"The Healing Comes Slow"
Slow down the world, so you can see
Where you were left so unsteady
You let it all back in your head, now you should know
The pain rushes in, and the healing comes slow…

The healing comes slow…

Had so many dreams, they all flew away
I still feel the bottomless pit in my heart today
If I could arrange for the river to turn back its flow
‘Cos I’m moving too fast, and the healing comes slow…

The healing comes slow…

How do they do it-
Everyone else in this wonderful world of pain?
I cannot believe
How they manage to carry themselves
Under so much weight
To face the world again
One thing I know…

The healing comes slow…
Track Name: The Change (Night Version)
"The Change"
Should have been better off by now
The honey at the top don't trickle down
If only I had listened to myself
I'd be rolling in it now... rolling in it now...

The honourable way will get you nowhere
The parts you have to play distort your shape
I wriggle in and out looking for empathy...
Looking for sympathy...
Looking for anything...
Something I can save.

Ahhh... I'm ready for The Change...
Ready for The Change...

Say, mister or ma'am will you lend a hand?
Track Name: Really Being There
"Really Being There"
Hear them ringing out, unaware of their impending fate
And I made my play, but apparently a bit too late…
You got a gift of power, I got a friend to call
And we got a love that shines like a fireball
We got a love that shines like a fireball…

But will we ever remember these dreams that we share…
Will we ever remember really being there?

Been climbing hills in the landscape of my life
Seen amazing things in the glow of the amber light
And here in the darkness, in the sanctity of the den
We hear it calling us out again… We hear it calling us out again… *

When I close my eyes… When I close my eyes…
Ooooh-ooooh… Ooooh-ooooh…
Track Name: Eat the Brains
"Eat the Brains"
Throw me one last look before you go
Throw me one last look before you blow
We may never meet again
Hey, you never know
So throw me one last look before you go

Bake me one last cake before you go
And burn me one last steak before you blow
I may never eat again
I cannot work the stove
So bake me one last cake before you go

It’s a very scary world out there
Don’t be tossed among the waves
There’s a sea of arms reaching for your pockets
Zombies fresh out of the grave
You know they eat the brains
Eat the brains

The devil is no company I hear
The devil is no company I hear
He’ll make a mess of everything
And then just disappear
The devil is no company I hear

It’s a very scary world out there
Don’t be lost among the waves
There’s a sea of arms reaching for your pockets
Zombies fresh out of the grave
You know they eat the brains
Eat the brains
Track Name: The Medium Is the Message
"The Medium Is the Message"
You are not loving nearly as much as you should
You are not giving of yourself in the ways that you could
To make everything good

This is an ocean of pivotal mutual dreams
We are in motion, our particles dance in between
Where everything is seen

And we are evolving…
We summersault into the Void
And back in the jungle, they sing of how the gods were destroyed

I am the medium, I am the message
I am the message, I am the medium…

With your mind you can hold down time for a moment
Then the river will swiftly deliver you on…

With your mind you can hold down time for a moment
Then the river will swiftly deliver you on…

Over and over and over she goes…
Over and over and over she goes…
I am the medium, I am the message
I am the message, I am the medium…
Track Name: Grandma's Shotgun
"Grandma’s Shotgun"
All I know is what I heard before
Not from the horse’s mouth
But the second-hand store
They said you are holding a grudge for some ridiculous reason
And if I should show my face it’s wide-open season

You’re camped out on the lawn
With your housecoat on
And your fuzzy slippers
And your Grandma’s shotgun
Grandma’s shotgun…

All I know is that I did something wrong
Not from what you told me
But from your latest song
You say I, I am a wolf dressed up as a sheep
And in the final verse
You’ve got me picking the wool from my teeth
Cozy under the fleece
And picking the wool from my teeth…

You’re camped out on the lawn
With your housecoat on
And your fuzzy slippers
And your Grandma’s shotgun
Grandma’s shotgun…

All in all, I guess it’s true
It’s been real nice knowing you
All in all, I guess it’s true
It’s been real nice knowing you
And your Grandma’s shotgun…
Grandma’s shotgun…
Grandma’s shotgun…
Track Name: The Hand
"The Hand"
Sorry, sorry, sorry-
So many spoken apologies
Does no one ever worry
About devaluing sincerity?

You pushed her to the breaking point
And just a little bit further
And if she don’t come back
I guess you didn’t deserve her

She’s ready for a new kind of love
Who knows what we can do when push comes to shove?
When push comes to shove…

Don’t talk to the hand unless you’re ready for the hand to talk to you…
Don’t talk to the hand unless you’re ready for the hand to talk to you…

Contusions and bruises
And the occasional rosy flow from the nose
I’d cry me an ocean
If it could take the blood out of my clothes

Don’t talk to the hand unless you’re ready for the hand to talk to you…
Don’t talk to the hand unless you’re ready for the hand to talk to you…

I’m ready for a new kind of love
Who knows what we can do when push comes to shove?
When push comes to shove…

Don’t talk to the hand unless you’re ready for the hand to talk to you…
Don’t talk to the hand unless you’re ready for the hand to talk to you…

Do ya, do ya, do ya wanna dance?
Do ya, do ya, do ya wanna dance?
Track Name: Solitary Way
"Solitary Way"
When the blue rain clouds roll into my head
I crawl into the hole again
Until they blow away

When the wind lashes out with a thousand blades
Keep your heart steady in its place
And, Love, we shall remain...

In the interim, I guess I can admit
It's a little lonely on the Solitary Way
It's a little lonely...

When the sun comes around to warming my heart
I just might fall apart
It's been a long, long time... since the sunshine...

In the interim, I guess I can admit
It's a little lonely on the Solitary Way
It's a little lonely...

When the moon swims through the Milky Way
She looks back over the day
Remembers her dreams again
And through the trees...
She smiles at me
She smiles at me...

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