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Gone to the Dogs

by Matti Jasu and the Loose Train

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What Goes On 04:10
Well let me tell you what has happened so far We’ve been dodging disasters left, right and centre again Everyone’s still chasing the good times and summer appeared after spring as it often does Now it's taking a turn and I'm trying my best to hold on Someone's going crazy again I got a hole in my floor There’s a note on the door But I don't mind I try to see a silver lining So let me keep my head in the clouds for awhile I lean on the ropes and I try to run out the clock The city floats in the heat Everywhere the hot concrete begins to burn right from the dawn I want you to stay close It seems that no-one knows oo-ooh what goes on Roll the side-windows down Ok, let's get out of town Soon we'll be driving around somewhere else All I get from here is a headache Every peanut brain wants a slice of the cake Try to find your own business to mind so you won't waste our time The city floats...
See the coast get the most out of summer days Scoop me off the floor and we'll be on our way Have gun, will travel got the dancing shoes An overload in my circuit burns out the fuse Watching The Muppet Show on tv We're hanging at your place The rain comes down and breaks the heat A country song, Vet's hospital and Pigs In Space Feels like I'm back on my feet The arms of the clock are on the number 12 I'm turning into an outline of myself Standing in the dark looking down the street And now you're beside me swaying to the beat Watching The Muppet Show...
I was waiting for the rain to end so I could make a new start The days were rolling by Nature took control over the backyard The changes are piling up I'm losing control and I'm feeling tense Smiles and shaking hands The words I've spoken just don't make sense I fell out of context Doing allright on a downhill slide I'll race you down to the ground The light of loneliness finds me wherever I hang out Everything keeps breaking down and I don't know the reason why I just try to stay out of the way as the pieces fly Damned if I do damned if I don't There's no escape from the show Slipping into a dream I'm out of time and everything gets slow I'm trying to fool you but I think you see behind the smoke I get up to stretch my legs walk up to a counter, get myself a coke I need something to do Doing allright...
I passed the aerodrome I passed the empty places There was a tree there before with the shoes hanging by their laces I saw you in the shade as I pulled down to the station I didn't catch your name I know you're out of rotation All these years slowly burning A creature from the past gives you a scare It pulled into your driveway, you feel it stare I'm calling your bluff You're thoughts are not from this season I got nothing to be afraid of I'll fight the head of the demon See what you're up against Meet my new persona I'm the comeback kid and I'll be staying till it's over All these years slowly burning A creature from the past gives you a scare It pulled into your driveway, you feel it stare A creature from the past gives you a scare It moves down the hallway and up the stairs
There’s something broken and you don’t fix it even though you know you could You don’t get jealous or angry even though you know you should You keep ignoring the warning signs but that won’t get you far Soon you have to admit to yourself what you’re feelings are Even if it hurts Now your love steps out from the frame it’s no longer the same but it’s the wrong time and the place and there’s nothing I can do or say oh I get the sideshow heartbreak The cold wind is blowing and the lake is in the frozen chains I’m thinking of you that’s how I spend most of my days I heard you got out of town They were pretty sure that it was you So now there’s a one broken heart less but still the same amount of fools File me under that kind Now your love steps…
I had every good intention to stay home and polish my stamp collection when someone called and asked me to come to a show First I said “well…” and then “yes” Some sort of a catastrophic social function is what I need Then I took my keys and left I have to turn my back on you I have to turn my back on you I have to turn my back on you I have to turn my back on you And then I'm talking with her I’m tuning up like a rusty guitar string Out in the rain my trail back home is getting washed away I have to walk by the fire and spin my heart and brain back to their own places I open the door and I let the tornado in I have to turn my back on you I have to turn my back on you I have to turn my back on you I have to turn my back on you
Snooping around with the nose to the ground on a dirt trail It's Friday We're taking a walk under the sun Sometimes you got to stop to check out what has gone by And after a moment you speed up to a run and catch up to the pack Everyone knows it Here come the noisy and nosy The dogs are on patrol The black cats better move along Do not cross our path A tough year behind us the stress and the fuss made our days bleak In Fall the wave of troubles took the better of you But it's getting better now We starting to get a grip on the changes We just keep our heads down and power through Here we go again Everyone knows it...
Two men from Switzerland came down in their Mercedes-Benz We lay down in the darkness as they drove to the border fence At the gate the car was stopped The dogs barked and we were photographed Eavesdropping on you all day with the headphones and the big reel tapes that'll roll over you if you try to escape Down here you're just a number instead of a name Ten years later she was able to access her own files After reading the papers she stood there like paralyzed Now she knows who was the one Her man holds the smoking gun Eavesdropping...


The third album.


released February 11, 2016

All songs written by Matti Jasu

Recorded by Sami Lehtonen
Mixed and mastered by Aleksi Friman
Additional recordings by Matti Jasu
Produced by Aleksi Friman & Matti Jasu

Matti Jasu – acoustic & electric guitars, harmonica, vocals, Rhodes, keyboards
Janne Kauppinen – electric guitar, backing vocals
Markus Jalonen – bass
Iiro Kotiranta – drums, backing vocals

Ansa & Tauno – howling and barking
Cover dog – Tauno
Photography by Appu Jasu



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