The Saltway

by My Grey Horse

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The freshman EP sees my grey horse emerging from the bedrooms, camp-outs, and farmyard barns where they took their first collective steps together to produce their debut recorded offering, 'The Saltway'.

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released December 5, 2010

my grey horse are: peter butler, john butler, oobah butler, joe nicklin, tom mott

written and produced by my grey horse
recorded and engineered by tom gittins & my grey horse
mixed by rob bagshaw

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My Grey Horse Stratford Upon Avon, UK

My Grey Horse was formed of 5 friends who spent 5 years making music that anchored their existence.

We're really proud of these records but now it makes sense to move on.

Thanks to anybody who listened to our stuff, bought our records, came to shows or supported us in anyway over the years: we couldn't be more grateful. You've been incredible.

Love from,
Pete, John, Oobah, Joe and Tom.
-dec 16
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Track Name: Tug of Warcraft
It will come like a man walking through fire
Walking on a faded rug
Backup faces foul like sweat
He will hold you with a sailor's smile
Pouring hope,
From a paper cup
Further down the road

That's my house - it's best viewed in low light
When the girls are sitting on the fence
Showing off their pretty legs
Their bodies stick inside my head
Like toothache
Grew up drunk
One day they'll give up

Shouting like dumb crazy death
Selling pockets full of dust
But they can't dance with broken backs
They can't build on broken trust

I've thinned the grass I tread upon
In the fields of furthest out
My words lost in your smoke
My bones bleached in your drought

I passed him today - his face was kind've smashed in
He's probably dying slowly from something
I am too that's why I'm smiling
I crawled too far through swollen guts
I hope we never meet
You wouldn't understand
You're holding dead hands

Shouting like dumb crazy death
Selling pockets full of dust
But they can't dance with broken backs
They can't build on broken trust

I've thinned the grass I tread upon
In the fields of furthest out
My words lost in your smoke
My bones bleached in your drought
Track Name: Johnny Edson
Since I was young I've had a dream
Of Johnny's body lay by the side of the road
His neck all twisted up and cut with stones
All because he was running to get home
Running to get home

Spent his days at the back of the room
In the corner of the playground at school
He seemed to like his life, he smiled a lot
With his face to the wind and his hands in his pockets
Trying to get home

Life hit Johnny in waves of magic
The bronze lesson bell, the angry priests calling
Images born when we read the morning stories
The cold bottled milk we drank in the storeroom
Trying to get home

Since I was young I've had this dream
It comes when I'm feeling down
There is my friend Johnny Edson with his satchel and books
Laid on the ground
Track Name: Smiles Free
From the silence I knew we were speechless
From the front room we heard bare feet on the floor
Disgusted at the noise from the bedroom
We let our shadows grow long on the floor

The nights, they melt into days
Days crash into the night... the nights
I can taste you with the tips of my ears
Time is being mugged, I wonder why we wasted it all
Track Name: Aberdovey
He was already forgotten before he left
Every step a gift he gave to himself
He drank, silhouetted in memories he couldn’t care for
It was worthless; he sat staring at the waves wash the sand

His soul sank for all the time he’d wasted
He could see it now, a life he’d let sag and scrape the ground
He started writing down every word he wished he’d said
He’ll trade them to useful purpose before everything, everyone is dead

Sun…He danced in the Sun

With bare feet he waded out into the ocean
He stood, dropped the paper and watched the words bleed