Fisherman's Blues

from by Pesky J. Nixon

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Written by Mike Scott / Steve Wickham.


I wish I was a fisherman, tumbling on the seas
Far away from dry land, and it's bitter memories
Casting you my sweet light with abandonment and love
No ceiling staring down on me, save the starry sky above

With light in my hair, you in my arms, woo woo ooh

I wish I was the brake man, on a Hartland diesel train
Crashing headlong into the heartland, like a cannon in the rain
With the beating of the sleepers, and the burning of the coal
Counting towns flashing by me, in a night that's full of soul


Oh I know I will be loosened, from bonds that hold me tight
And the chains all hung around me will fall away at last
And on that fine and fateful day I will take thee in my arms
I will ride the night train, and I will be the fisherman


from Red Ducks vol. 2, released May 17, 2016



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Pesky J. Nixon Boston, Massachusetts

Bombastic but brilliant, these Brothers from New England exude a genuine musical authenticity and mirth on stages up and down the East Coast. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England's localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences. ... more

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