Mountain High (EP)

by R.B.I.

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released October 15, 2015

Recorded and Mixed by Mike Kutchman at KUTCH-1 Studios in Greenpoint, BK in June '15.

with help from Dylan Ewing

mastered by Paul Gold
at Salt Mastering

written by, guitars, keys, vocals: Mason Hedgecoth
drums: Evan Lytton
bass: Nikhil P. Yerawadekar

Available on cassette in Oct 2015, released by Ramp Local records



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Somewhere between the sparse sound of spaghetti westerns, heavy blues rock, and neo-psych you’ll find RBI's riffy jams. Grinding their way across desert landscapes, over cloudy mountaintops and through dark rivers - RBI's expansive sound explores the shadowy corners of the human imagination. ... more

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Track Name: Mountain High
Went to the mountain and what did I see?
There were rocks piled high, they were covering me

Went to the valley that's far down below
I was out of my head, I had nowhere to go

I've been over this world
I've seen rivers run wild, I've seen diamonds and pearls
But the one thing I'll tell you, it's all the same
When you hear the voice and it calls your name

Went to the river that runs inside
Well the water was black and the tide was high

Went to the shallows to wash off my blade
All I could see was the trouble I made

All the trouble I made
I was born in the sun, but I'll die in the shade
Track Name: The Undoer
Out here where the west was won
Neath your god and your sky and your sun
You know what's done is done
So wash your hands in the river that runs

And say goodbye

The desert leaves us all the same
Caked in dirt and praying for rain
No one knows their maker’s name
So I tell em mine so they know I came

To say goodbye

Like the coyote out there on the plain
I am the one to send you back where you came
Six silver bullets in one final game
I am the one to send you back where you came

You don't sleep
You won't cry
I won't even
Tell you why

You just die

A summer sun is all around me
And I am drowning in its light
But now the clouds they seem to find me
And I am fading out of sight
Track Name: Sweet Mariah
Sweet Mariah, won't you burn your fire
Burn it high and bright
Burn it through the night

Cause I'm a lonely rider, pockets full of gold
I'm a lonely rider, on this open road

Slow down Mariah, you don't have to move so fast
Cause when you burn your fire, I want this burn to last

Sweet Mariah, what a lovely face
Sweet Mariah, had such a lovely waist, such a lovely waste

Sweet Mariah grab my badge and gun
Sweet Mariah, cause I'm about to have some fun

Slow down Mariah, you don't have to run so fast
Cause when I burn my fire, my fire it burns so fast
Track Name: Look Around
I have a mother who did the best she could
Before I came my father left her for good
And I've been hiding just who I am
But seeing you now changes all of my plans

I lurked in shadows where corners meet
I plotted everything except for my defeat
Awake with fever at 3 am
Forgive me now, for father I have sinned

And then I heard, “Take a good look around
Everything you loved has drowned
Take a good look around”

Sister Mercy she came round my bed
She gave me morphine it when straight to my head
She saw a dying man in need of some reprieve
Grace it came to me, it’s a cold white sheet

And then I heard, “Take a good look around
Everything you've lost is found
Take a good look around”
Track Name: Ready Man
Do I look like a man who can live a life on his own
Take my slow and steady hand, I'm gonna show you what I've learned alone

Watch what you say, you don't know what you been missin
It ain't everyday, you got the whole world listening
I'll be your ready man, if that's what you were hoping
I'll be a steady hand, while the world keeps rolling

Steady hand
the world keeps rolling

Would you answer me a question, one that's been on my mind
Could you offer me protection from the world that's waiting outside