Mountain Home

by Owen Temple

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    Mountain Home, the sixth studio record from Austin, Texas-based songwriter Owen Temple, is a collection of ten songs about eccentric characters living extraordinary lives in small towns and on the fringes of big cities.

    The characters are all on edge- on the verge of freedom, catastrophe, and hope- and the songs cross over decades as well as county roads in the telling of strange happenings in a Texas of both past and present.

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Mountain Home (Owen Temple) He’s going back to Mountain Home Cedar trees and stone Said he’s been gone too long He’s going back to Mountain Home Live oak and limestone and rivers when it rains Big sky and cedar trees and cold clear springs Every shade of blue, every shade of green He’s had gray prison walls, he’s due a change of scene He’s going back to Mountain Home Cedar trees and stone Said he’s been gone too long He’s going back to Mountain Home That trouble at the ranch dragged down the family name But he says he got more than his share of the blame He’s been locked up in Huntsville for twenty years or so The middle of nowhere is where he wants to go He’s going back to Mountain Home Cedar trees and stone Said he’s been gone too long He’s going back to Mountain Home Flashing yellow light intersection in town Tells travelers to take warning, but most folks don’t slow down With the post office closed, the wind’s the only sound He’s headed home on a one way Greyhound He’s going back to Mountain Home Cedar trees and stone Said he’s been gone too long He’s going back to Mountain Home To that hilltop all alone He’s going back to Mountain Home
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Desdemona 03:06
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Medicine Man 03:49
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Small Town 02:57
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Danger and Good Times (Owen Temple, Adam Carroll, Scott Nolan) Slanted eyebrows looking over his glasses Hand on a hip flicking cigarette ashes Listening to music with self-employed stresses Selling all them heaters at midnight in Texas That ain’t no microphone pass me a hit I’d just as soon not mess with it Too fat to fly to stoned to stack BBs Millions of records, thousands of CDs Danger and good times Ain’t too hard to find So please show me a sign Through danger and good times I can do you one better than that, see how this band is so well known But that first band he was in, was bad to the bone I ain’t never heard about no farmer going down to the Bahamas It’s a little thing- I like to call Karma Danger and good times All the way down the line It’s a mighty thin line Between danger and good times Watch yourself out there- they’ll knock you down Golden years? I’m gonna have fun right now More messed up than a turned over tackle box Check the phonebook- there’s only one Acox Danger and good times Ain’t too hard to find Please show me a sign Danger and good times There’s danger and good times All the way down the line Please show me a sign There’s danger and good times
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Fall in Love Every Night (Owen Temple) Boots and rhinestones Canadian tuxedoes Honky tonk zeros Neon lights Rocky Mountain beer signs Parking lot Thunderbird wine Ten ‘til showtime Dim the lights Fall in love every night Metal building stage sound North Texas showdown Feeling high and lowdown Staying up all night That kid’s gonna be a star But he can’t find his car He used his guitar In a back room fight He falls in love every night Bouncing hot checks Surviving car wrecks Where you gonna sleep next Hold on tight Fall in love every night Drinks his own snake oil Mixed with Crown Royal Crank in tin foil Blacks and whites Played cards with Freddie King Lost everything That he got to play and sing But that’s all right He falls in love every night The clothes you slept in You play the gig in Don’t bother to tuck it in man It looks all right You fall in love every night You fall in love every night Fall in love every night
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Jacksboro Highway (Owen Temple, Adam Carroll) Tinsy Eggleston rode a car bomb to Kingdom Come Elmer Holliday laid in a shallow grave, he had to go away Locals speaking of the Ringside Pub and the Dueces Club Keep voices low, Little Chicago is Fort Worth you know A five mile strip, the further you went the badder it’d get 7 nightclubs, 10 motor inns to get lost in Black book with cops’ names and dollar signs Every now and then one of them gets out of line The Chief of Police and the DA are down Jacksboro Highway Saw Sally Rand with an ostrich fan at a fireworks stand And the greasy spoon’s upstairs room was packed at noon High stakes poker games and slot machines Downstairs there’s no one there, just empty chairs Parking lot full to the break of day down Jacksboro highway Chrome wheels of Oldsmobiles’ trunks are filled With contraband so please don’t tell Uncle Sam At the Tower Motel, they won’t tell what they sell Word gets around, when a car explodes it shakes the ground It’s funny how time slips away down Jacksboro Highway
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Old Sam 03:22
Old Sam (Owen Temple, Adam Carroll) Timber Ridge, Virginia is a mighty fine place From that soil sprung a leader of the human race He had eyes full of thunderstorms and hair like gold He was seven feet tall when he was six years old- Old Sam, Big Sam Down in Alabama in 1812 He and Andy Jackson raised all kind of hell Got shot by an arrow but he had no fear Hero was the job that he chose for his career- Old Sam, Big Sam But Sam got tired of being the governor of Tennessee So the Raven flew south to be a drunk Cherokee He slapped a nasty Congressman right in the face He said y’all go to hell, I’m gonna find a better place for Old Sam, Big Sam He rambled on down to western Arkansas Kicked around Oklahoma where he took up with a squaw In those days Texas was damn near Mexico Old Sam decided next that was where he’s gonna go Old Sam, Big Sam That devil Santa Anna was a molester and a thief Getting him throwed out a Texas was a mighty big relief After swatting Santa Anna like you would a pesky fly He drank a river full of whiskey and ate a piece of pie Old Sam, Big Sam Sam told folks not to start a Civil War But they told Sam just to go and find the door He sired eight more kids on the Gulf Coast plain They don’t bear the scars but they all bear the name of Old Sam, Big Sam Sam Houston stood tall, he was true and tough That statue’s pretty big, but it ain’t big enough for Old Sam, for Big Sam Old Sam
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Well’s drying up and the creek is gone Dust is flying, cows are skin and bone Drought like this could drive you from your home But we’re one day closer to rain Weatherman stands there waving his arms But there’s no more bales of hay down in the barn Corn crop’s dead on my old man’s farm He said we’re one day closer to rain My brother works at a bank in San Antonio Said the Feds locked the doors two weeks ago The numbers didn’t add up and their business was slow One day closer to rain Hurricane last summer from the Gulf of Mexico Ran aground and dumped an ocean on San Angelo It was flooding in the desert just a year ago So we’re one day closer to rain Won’t be water, be fire next time But a forty day flood would suit me just fine Be on the deck of an ark with a fishing line If we’re one day closer to rain Well’s drying up and the creek is gone Dust is flying, cows are skin and bone Drought like this could drive you from your home But we’re one day closer to rain One day closer to rain

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Produced by Gabriel Rhodes
Recorded at Graceyland and Sunbird Studios, Austin, Texas

OWEN TEMPLE - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
CHARLIE SEXTON - Bass, Baritone Guitar
GABRIEL RHODES - Acoustic Guitar
RICK RICHARDS - Drums, Percussion
BRIAN STANDEFER - Cello
BUKKA ALLEN - Piano, Organ
ADAM CARROLL - Harmonica
TOMMY SPURLOCK - Pedal Steel Guitar
GORDY QUIST - Harmony Vocals
JAMIE WILSON - Harmony Vocals


COMPLETE PRESS KIT (includes all the items below)
www.elpaisanorecords.com/Owen-Temple-Press-Kit.zip (24 MB)

One Sheet, Bio, and Song by Song Listing:
www.elpaisanorecords.com/Owen-Temple-Bio-Cut-by-Cut.pdf

Liner notes and lyrics
files.osmek.com/get/9178.pdf

Portrait (Photo credit: Todd V. Wolfson)
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Album Cover Photo (photo credit: James Watkins)
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High Resolution Black & White Photos in .zip folder (19MB)
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High Resolution Color Photos in .zip folder (16MB)
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Mountain Home, the sixth studio record from Austin, Texas-based songwriter Owen Temple, is a collection of ten songs about eccentric characters living extraordinary lives in small towns and on the fringes of big cities.

The characters are all on edge- on the verge of freedom, catastrophe, and hope- and the songs tell of strange happenings in rural landscapes both past and present.

Recorded with producer Gabe Rhodes, the album has the feel of a live performance with stellar contributions from Charlie Sexton on bass and baritone guitar, Bukka Allen on keyboards, Tommy Spurlock on pedal steel, and drummer Rick Richards.

The project includes songs written by Temple and co-writes with Adam Carroll, Scott Nolan, and Gordy Quist (of the Band of Heathens). Temple’s love of folk, blues, and bluegrass shines through in the arrangements and the playing of his compadres.

“I love traditional music- old songs that cross time and space to tell you what the people cared about,” Temple says. “With my songs I'm trying to get down some of the stories of this place.”

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Cover photo by John Watkins. Used by permission. © Copyright 2008. All rights reserved. auburnwad@hotmail.com

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