Swim to Molokai

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    My Favorite Deja Vu shows what Raggedy Edge can be as a quartet, with Dutch Workman filling in on drums and percussion and John Huston stepping in with bass and keyboards. These two experienced sidemen from Utah bring unplumbed levels of musicianship to the songs of Lynn and Bob, not only a sweet sensation for them, but for listeners as well. The CD starts with another self-analysis by Bob about life from the beginning to the day he met Lynn and looking on into the future of days that promise to be more favorite days to look back on. A little Hawaii rock slides into hardcore country that segues into the irony of Good Woman Blues. Traveling Song showcases Raggedy Edge's propensity to write in the American Standards style, followed by the gentle ode to youth Playground Swings. It's back to the blues and the rocking Push and Pull of Time's acoustic power lead as only Bob can do it to bring this strongest set yet to a close.

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Swim to Molokai was written a couple of years ago as a song about a cowboy having to swim to Molokai, figuratively speaking, to see his girl. After Lynn came into the picture, she thought the verses should be in a different order. I didn't totally agree, but when she asked to write her own version, I said sure. And now that is the standard version. We like the mix of hard-driving acoustic guitars with congas and other percussion.

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Swim to Molokai
(Farley & Perdzock)
He’s an ocean cowboy without a paddle or canoe
It’s a situation that positively makes me blue
His island home is far from mine, if I'm not to be alone tonite
Gotta fight the riptide and Swim to Molokai

Oh my sweet baby he lives there
He knows exactly why I dare
For his love I challenge sea and sky
Fightin’ the riptide to Swim to Molokai

Campfire, the moon, and my ukulele
Only thing missing is hugging and kissing from my baby
Ocean prairie's deep and wide
I always get a stitch in my side
When I'm fight the riptide to Swim to Molokai

If you've been there you know why I'm so fond of
A little bit of sand and a whole lot of wild blue yonder
He's an island boy, the real McCoy
My heart's tsunami, fills me with joy
So I’ll fight the riptide and Swim to Molokai

credits

from My Favorite Déjà Vu, released October 7, 2013
Lynn Perdzock, lead vocals, percussion
Bob Farley, guitars, bass
Darin "Dutch" Workman, drums, percussion

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