Pilgrim

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This is Pilgrim's debut album!

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released 28 February 1978
All songs written by Paul McHugh

Recorded at Chase Park Transduction and various houses, shacks, and empty offices with Chase Park Mobile

Engineered by Drew Vandenberg

Produced by Drew Vandenberg and Paul McHugh

Mastered by Joel Hatstat at Joel Hatstat Studio

Artwork by Graham Shirley

Photograph by Justin Evans

Musicians:

Paul McHugh: vocals, guitars, keyboards, piano, organ

John TJ Lord Velez-Machado: bass, standup bass

Matt Hudgins: drums, backing vocals on "Unwind My Dear Friend," "Hey Eli (Where You Going?)," No Time For Dying," "Dog Days," "Isabelle," and "Baltic Blue"

Extra Help:

Jacob Morris: cello on "Blue Sarah", backing vocals on "Let You Go," "Devil in the Eye," and "Rising Sun,"

Jef Whatley: accordion on "Blue Sarah"

Melissa Colbert-Taylor: backing vocals on "Let You Go," "Devil in the Eye," "Rising Sun," "Blue Sarah," and "Dog Days"

Madeline Adams: backing vocals on "Let You Go," "Devil in the Eye," "Rising Sun," "Blue Sarah," and "Dog Days"

Brad "EZB" Morgan: percussion on "Unwind My Dear Friend" and "No Time For Dying"

Alex Kroh: percussion on "Hey Eli (Where You Going?)," "Devil in the Eye," "Rising Sun," and "Blue Sarah"

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Pilgrim Athens, Georgia

Working with Drew Vandenberg out of Chase Park Transduction, Pilgrim recorded twelve basic tracks in two days. This laid the foundation for the album which was worked on and completed over the next few months. The self titled debut "Pilgrim" will be released February 28th 2013. See ya at the show! ... more

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Track Name: Unwind My Dear Friend
Unwind my dear friend and let it all go
And become a new object of your own desire
Danger lies in every corner and hides in the upper levels of despair
Felt by the young every now and then
Ooh…

Awakened by sweaty sheets and screaming through the night air
Awakening all around at this ferocious juncture
Keeping the safe unseen, under the night skies
Where the moon bellows with desire
Ooh…

(Chorus)
Come to me and fret not as I drink in your eyes
Come darling, come again to my bed filled with ocean’s depth
Drinking away those desert sands and man made plans
For a wonderful moment

He gave her nothing. She said nothing
And in return they stared at the space between the void
But who’s to say who’s right. I mean the only judge is a judge itself
And I don’t see a black robe on you
Ooh…
(Chorus)
Track Name: Hey Eli (Where You Going?)
Hey Eli, where you going
I’m going down to Mrs. Fisher’s well
Her Eli, where you going
I’m going to fill up this rusty old pale
Because the drinkings good and the well runs deep
Those swaying thighs do haunt my sleep
Gonna take a taste, gonna spread my paste
Sift through the nasty sweat and the broken lace
Hey Eli, where you going?

Hey Eli, where you going?...

Hey Eli, where you going
I’m going down to Mrs. Harper’s town
Hey Eli, where you going
The king is gone, gonna wear his crown
The road is long, but the reward is great
Sing her song and then open her gate
Don’t need no cash to taste her little stash
Lay in her field, turn this wood into ash
Hey Eli, where you going?

Hey Eli where you going….

One morning while looking at the moon so red
Thought I heard creeping on the stairs
I gave no heed, I didn’t have no cares
The door began to open; I fall right out of bed
The king returned to the castle armed with hot lead
As I grabbed my .38, this is what she said

Hey Eli, where you going…

Hey Eli where you going
I’m running away from Sherriff Devareux’s gun
Hey Eli, where you going
I hope to be alive at the orange dawn
The night air is thick and the hounds are loud
Sweat’s dripping like rain from a cloud
For my life of love, for my life of sins
I’m gonna run till my days end
Hey Eli where you going?

Hey Eli where you going…
Track Name: Let You Go
I walk under blue skies, but dark clouds do fill my eyes
Sweating through this summer heat, but cold winter’s all I’ve got inside
I can’t ever forget you
I can’t ever let you go

I drink my time away, I see you everyday
Hangovers, beers and cigarettes
Memories just shattered glass upon a stormy path
Rusty wheels, brown grass
I can’t ever let you go
Oh no…

Howling dogs and wretched nights
Empty spot in my bed
Empty heart in the bar
Without you I just can’t go far because I still love you
I can’t ever forget you
I can’t ever let you go
Oh no…
Track Name: Devil In The Eye
I looked the Devil in the eye this morning
I looked the Devil in the eye this morning
I found nothing there, I do declare
I said yeah…

Wood shadow creeping soul
Graveyard junction and the bottle of steel
Cold horse wind across the lake
Pistol crack fires resonates
Burning tires, out of state plates
You took it too far before it got too late
I said yeah….

I looked the devil in the eye this morning
I looked the Devil in the eye this morning
I found nothing there, I do declare

Word snake spreading around the town
Idle engine soakers taking it in
Spitting it out across the bar
Cud for the ease of taking it far
I said yeah…
I looked the devil in the eye this morning….
Track Name: Rising Sun
Was it I in the light with the bedazzled comfort in my eyes
Or was it you so blue in the distant gaze of an orange sun

Was it she with the red waves and swirls in the crimson air
Swallowing lunch without despair
Or was it he staring absently in the fog morning mist
In the crisp angel light above the crystal water


Dripping with irony, he walked to her crimson care
He fell in the web. He fell to comfort there
Empty caskets a dream now, now filled with her nectar
He dips in reborn
Every day with the rising sun


Lusty lingering in the righteous night
Her curls dream up such eternal delight
The lights go out in the hazy dark
No footsteps on the empty road


Dripping with irony, he walked to her crimson care
He fell in the web. He fell to comfort there
Empty caskets a dream now, now filled with her nectar
He dips in reborn
Every day with the rising sun
Track Name: No Time For Dying
The horses neigh in the crystal night
As the cold steal eyes her in the eye
Fear, but no fear
Only the frosty dew upon her knees
With no tear rolling down the face
With the view of her own breath
And the pistol and the finger
Reflecting in the moonlight


Another tragic ending to another tragic soul
But changes occur and strange times arrive
Another tragic ending to another tragic soul
No time for dying while you’re still alive

She realized as he fell to the ground
“I hope you like that drink that I made you,
You asshole.”
Poisoned on the ground with his heart failing
He looked up and smiled and said,
“Baby, you sure got me”

Another tragic ending to another tragic soul
But changes occur and strange times arrive
Another tragic ending to another tragic soul
No time for dying while you’re still alive
Track Name: Plains
I need a friend, but I ain’t got one today
I need a friend, but I ain’t got one today
I see you smile, but not a me
I need a friend, but I ain’t got on today

I wreck myself, hard to get up again
I destroy myself, hard to stand up again
You serve it up, but then turn around and look at him
I wreck myself hard to get again


Look into my heart, there’s nothing there
An empty picture frame and a cold, cold stare
Empty plains naked and bare
Look into my heart, there’s nothing there

I still see you everywhere
I still see you, but your just not there
I see love in your eyes, but not at me
You don’t know what it’s like for me

I need a friend, but I ain’t got one today
I need a friend, but I ain’t got one today
I see you smile, but not a me
I need a friend, but I ain’t got on today

Look into my heart, there’s nothing there
An empty picture frame and a cold, cold stare
Empty plains naked and bare
Look into my heart, there’s nothing there
Track Name: Blue Sarah
Oh Blue Sarah…

Blue Sarah loved her man, but he just gave her the back of his hand
Every night she cooked his stew; he spat on the ground drinking brew
Blue Sarah laid in bed; he came home when the sky was red

Oh Blue Sarah…

Blue Sarah never shed a tear; never gave in to her hearts fear
Woke every morning with a blackened eye; never stood up to say goodbye

Oh Blue Sarah…

Blue Sarah shot her man; threw his body in the back of the van
Never shifted out of third gear; Blue Sarah never shed a tear
Track Name: Dog Days
The heat spreads through the town
The silent house dares not to speak
Even the drunk feels no need
To yell at the moon or a tree

Only blackness, darkness
In the repose of a drunk
Not really asleep, more unconscious
Under the weight of the load


It seems that dog days are hear
These Dog Days are killing me

The leaves play games in the wind
Some letting go, some staying on
The ones letting go float to the stream
And mix with the gurgle and the rain

He lights a smoke and stares at the stream
And sees the warped reflection of his face
Dogs in the distance, hard trail ahead
Dogs a howling, hot on the scent

It seems that dog days are hear
These Dog Days are killing me
Track Name: Isabelle
Isabelle, oh Isabelle, won’t you be my bride
I’ve traveled this whole world, I’ve ridden every tide
Never in this great Earth, have I seen anything as sweet as you
Isabelle, oh Isabelle, won’t you be my bride

Isabelle, oh Isabelle, won’t you be my bride
If I can’t have you I’ll surely take my life
Without you by my side, I could no longer ride the tide
Isabelle, oh Isabelle, won’t you be my bride

Isabelle, oh Isabelle, fare thee well oh Isabelle
You said that you loved me, but now I know you lied
Since I can’t have your hand, I’ll bury you beneath the sand
Isabelle, oh Isabelle, won’t you be my bride

Isabelle, oh Isabelle, won’t you be my bride
I’ve traveled this whole world, I’ve ridden every tide
Never in this great Earth, have I seen anything as sweet as you
Isabelle, oh Isabelle, won’t you be my bride
Track Name: Walking
Do you freeze when the light’s in your eyes
Do you shiver when it’s cold outside
Do you cry when the smoke burns your eyes
Do you bleed when the knife cuts your side

The wind blows over the hills
Moonless night blankets the sky
I saw the bird flying overhead
Try to remember the last thing she said

I heard the dirt shoveled up ahead
I heard the feet walking away
I saw the tear rolling down her face
Saw her in the breeze walking away


I don’t freeze on this cold night
I only see the crow flying up ahead
My feet don’t touch the ground
I just keep walking, walking all around…

Do you freeze when the light’s in your eyes
Do you shiver when it’s cold outside
Do you cry when the smoke burns your eyes
Do you bleed when the knife cuts your side
Track Name: Baltic Blue
Baltic Blue is filled with sea-sick sailors
As I stand alone on the beach
As me young and dissatisfied circles
Fill my eyes
Empty eyes clouded by sunken ships

Dark skies fill her thighs as she dances with another

Baltic Blue is filled with sea-sick sailors
As I stand alone on the beach
As me young and dissatisfied circles
Fill my eyes
Empty eyes clouded by sunken ships

Dark skies fill her thighs as she dances with another
(chorus)
My heart is the sea, my love is the sky
And she is the Earth my feet tread upon

Endless sunset brings light to the dark
Hearing the lost souls in Poseidon’s pool
Who seek hubcap diamonds and laughing clowns
In the endless current drifts
Eases the day’s burden
With its old ships and sunken treasures
Golden heart in her hand

Baltic Blue is filled with sea-sick sailors
As I stand alone on the beach
As me young and dissatisfied circles
Fill my eyes
Empty eyes clouded by sunken ships

Dark skies fill her thighs as she dances with another
(chorus)
My heart is the sea, my love is the sky
And she is the Earth my feet tread upon

Endless sunset brings light to the dark
Hearing the lost souls in Poseidon’s pool
Who seek hubcap diamonds and laughing clowns
In the endless current drifts
Eases the day’s burden
With its old ships and sunken treasures
Golden heart in her hand

Endless sunset brings light to the dark
Hearing the lost souls in Poseidon’s pool
Who seek hubcap diamonds and laughing clowns
In the endless current drifts
Eases the day’s burden
With its old ships and sunken treasures
Golden heart in her hand