Jen Tucker Sonoma County

MUSIC: ALBUM NOTES

OCCIDENTAL JOURNEY | ANGRY GIRL | SONGS FROM BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY | SOMETHING I DIDN'T DO


Songs from the Bohemian Highway
RELEASE DATE: JULY, 17 2012
Jen Tucker: Vocals, Guitar
Kyle Martin: Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard
Kevin Cole: Bass, Drums
Josh Windmiller: Banjo on track 9
Lane Tietgen: Dobro on tracks 1 & 6
Doug Jayne: Drums on track 7

All songs written by Jen Tucker
Engineering by Mr. Doug Jayne
Produced by Jen Tucker & Doug Jayne at
Jackalope Records in Santa Rosa, California
Album cover photo credit: Carol Petersen Uzelac

tags: americana folk rock
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ALBUM NOTES: LYRICS


The Bohemian Highway
I left a cold, foggy city
Headed north to the river
I'm riding back to some lonely lonesome mountain
I'm riding the highway to my soul

I'm riding back to the Russian River
I'm riding the highway to my soul
The Bohemian Highway is a windy road
The trees will tell you where to go
The trees will tell you where to go

We've been down river to the coast
Those signs wrote our names in gold
And as we came back on that lonely lonesome road
That highway drove us to our home

I'm riding back to the Russian River
I'm riding the highway to my soul
The Bohemian Highway is a windy road
The trees will tell you where to go
The trees will tell you where to go

I've been down river and I found a home
The goddess gave me all I own
She's looking down from that lonely lonesome mountain
That highway leads you to her soul

I'm riding back to the Russian River
I'm riding the highway to my soul
The Bohemian Highway is a windy road
The trees will tell you where to go
The trees will tell you where to go

Political Beer
I was on my way to I donít know
Traveling light and traveling low
When I caught a wave I had to go
Ended up in Mexico
Now I been moving too fast gotta take it slow
Gonna keep on floating down the coast
Eat a taco on the beach
Forget about the political scene

I donít subscribe to fear
I donít subscribe to fear
I donít subscribe
Just let me drink my political beer

Wonít be controlled by a tv show
Or get my knowledge from a talk-show host
Gonna reconnect as I float
Pray for peace and pray for hope
How can I understand
The fear that poisons my countryís land

I donít subscribe to fear
I donít subscribe to fear
I donít subscribe
Just let me drink my political beer

What is conservative?
Afraid to live - Conservative
When all that you have is this life
You gotta live

Now I gotta make my way back home
Got to have a voice and cast my vote
And if we canít make that change
Iím gonna float on back to Mexico
Eat that taco on the beach
Forget about the American dream

I donít subscribe to fear
I donít subscribe to fear
I donít subscribe
Just let me drink my political beer

Greatest Genius
And the greatest genius you thought you knew was you
Youíre just as blind as all of us
Gotta pay fare before you board the bus, and
Breathe the same air as the rest of us
And all the things you thought you knew
They were untrue

All the things you thought you knew
thought you knew

And the greatest trust youíve ever had is gone
It disappeared like a shooting star
It took your soul and then your heart
It took you somewhere awfully far
And all the things you thought you knew
They were untrue

All the things you thought you knew
thought you knew

And the finest thing youíve ever had is here
You can go on questioning
Or put yourself down for not knowing
You are still learning
You are still learning
All the things you thought you knew
All the things you thought you knew
Thought you knew

So the greatest genius
You thought you knew was you

End of Now
I heard someone say
This could be the end
All the markets are failing baby
Which one are you in?
If this could be the end then
I wanna dance my best
Got on a plane for Austin
To the City Limits Fest
A big giant musical fest

If this is the end of now
I wanna dance until it falls
Dance until it falls
Dance until it falls

Got off the plane in Austin
Took a cab to ACL
Just then the markets were failing
I had no way to tell
With all the deception baby
We are not safe from it all
Weíre spiraling into a recession
And we canít escape the fall
No we canít escape it all

If this is the end of now
I wanna dance until it falls
Dance until it falls
Dance until it falls

And all the musicians
Gave a dedication
To the man responsible
For bringing down our new world
For bringing down our world
But the music is moving baby
Itís got that rock-n-roll
Itís a got a new message
And itís gonna save your soul
You better dance to save your soul

If this is the end of now
We better dance until it falls
Dance until it falls
Dance until it falls
If this is the end of now
We better dance to save our souls
Dance to save our souls

Huffy Bike
Sometimes the road is moving too slow
And you gotta take that turn when you find it in the road
And when you find your road
Where you gonna go?

Iím gonna ride into the desert
On my Huffy bike to find Mystic mountain
Iím gonna ride into the desert
On my Huffy bike to find Mystic mountain

And the road never takes you where you want to go
And the wind is never on your side
Baby all the miles you ride
Will never hide, never hide
All the time gone by

Iím gonna ride into the desert
On my Huffy bike to find Mystic mountain
Iím gonna ride into the desert
On my Huffy bike to find Mystic mountain

Oh baby donít ya know
There is no mountain
It was from a tv show
Or old movie on tv
It was before video
Babe, where you gonna go

And when you get there
You find another soul
Haunted by the future
Only wanting to get home
Does anyone know
How long thisíll last
Cause I got several lifetimes behind me baby
Canít keep up with the past
Do you wanna ride into the future?

Come on
Weíre gonna ride into the desert
On my Huffy bike to find Mystic mountain

Tellíin You
There is a voice inside you
It is coming from the mountain
It is talking to you
Telling you things straight from the moon inside
You better get yourself together
Thereís a universe inside your world around you

Oh baby it's tellin you
Oh baby itís tellin
Ohhh Ė Ohhh

There is a river around the mountain
She is flowing right to you
Moving through
Pointing to an archetype inside
You better get your ends together
Thereís a universe inside your world around you

Oh baby it's tellin you
Oh baby itís tellin
Ohhh Ė Ohhh

Been There
I can see it all is not the same
And I felt it before in another game
The things you donít say
Have a way of hurting I canít explain
If you love me then donít leave me alone
I could run away

Cause I donít really know, donít really know where Iím going
I donít really know, no, I donít really know where Iím going

And I thought I was close to a sign
But I fell in a hole in time
The lessons you learn along the way protect you
Donít you leave me alone when I need your love
I could run away

Cause I donít really know
Donít really know where Iím going
I donít really know, no, I donít really know where Iím going
I had been there before
Now I canít find the door
I am rollíin
Been there before our war, now I'm rollíin

And I thought that the goddess had talked to me
Cause she sent me on a really long journey
The things you pick up along the way protect you
And the things you let go heal you
Donít you leave me alone when I need your love
I could run away

Cause I donít really know
Donít really know where Iím going
I donít really know, no, I donít really know where Iím going
I had been there before
Now I canít find the door
I am rollíin
Been there before our war, now I'm rollíin

Humboldt Fog
You're gonna miss that train
You'll be thinkin 'bout that girl
All night long
You're gonna miss that train
You'll be thinkin 'bout that girl
When she's gone, poor boy
When she's gone

When you're riding through the Humboldt Fog
You'll remember the pain
If you can't forget then there's whiskey for that
So buy your ticket and get on the train, or

You're gonna miss that train
You'll be thinkin 'bout that girl
All night long
You're gonna miss that train
You'll be thinkin 'bout that girl
When she's gone, poor boy
When she's gone

When you're riding through the Humboldt Fog
You remember the train
You'll change your mind boy everytime
She's the one you make stand in line
What will she do for you
On the Humboldt train?
Take your ticket, twist your brain

You're gonna miss that train
You'll be thinkin 'bout that girl
All night long
You're gonna miss that train
You'll be thinkin 'bout that girl
When she's gone, poor boy
When she's gone

When they play you songs on the radio
You'll remember the pain
And if you can't forget
Then there's whiskey for that
So buy your ticket
And get on that train, or

You're gonna miss that train
You'll be thinkin 'bout that girl
All night long

Old Man Range
Up on Harrison Grade
A man died today
Old Man Range
He caught the last train
He's headed for old glory
Singing his songs to me

The psalms of the redwood trees
The psalms of the redwood trees

We're riding out to Monte Rio
He's quoting words to me
He don't like acronyms
Like the CIA
Ah but that was just a giggle
Don't be so political
They're just redwood tress
They're not so political

Old Man Range, he sang to me
The psalms of the redwood trees
The psalms of the redwood trees

We're riding out to Guerneville
To see his old place
And down by the river
We danced to the good old days
Down by the river, those were the good old days

Old Man Range, he sang to me
The psalms of the redwood trees
The psalms of the redwood trees

Old Man Range
Up on Harrison Grade
He caught the last train
And Howard Station
Will never be the same
Without Old Man Range
Old Man Range
He caught the last train
Singing psalms of the redwood trees
The psalms of the redwood trees