Yo Soy Indigo

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released May 30, 2018

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Yo Soy Indigo Prague, Czech Republic

A mish-mosh of six wonderfully weird, international musicians with blazing solos, soulful melodies, deep lyrical expression, and an ample serving of humor. The band calls itself "freak-folk-jazz", which just scratches the surface of the free-flowing genres they explore. ... more

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Track Name: Everybody Started Dancing
Do you remember when you used to say
“Let’s jump over the moon today.”
Do you remember when you used to say
“Let’s jump over the moon today.”
And when we reach the other side
We’ll find we don’t have to hide.
We can take off all our clothes
And slowly spin, eternally.
We’ll become a fixture there,
Floating in mid-air for centuries.

Do you remember when you used to say
“The light’s going to come and take me away.”
Do you remember when you used to say
“The light’s going to come and take me away.”
I truly wanted not to pry but the door was ajar
And the room was so bright.
Your spirit pointed to the door and said with a smile
“This is goodbye.”
I thought I heard your mother cry
But it was I.

I got a seat at the back of the room
To watch all your loved ones filing through.
I got a seat at the back of the room
To sit and watch those tear-stained faces filing through.
Then everyone was bathed in gold at the sight of your smile.
Your spirit took up half the room and it sang all the while.
Then everybody started dancing and couldn’t say why.

Everybody started dancing and they couldn’t say why.
Without warning everybody started dancing
And they couldn’t say why.
Track Name: Cain & Abel
When did we stop listening to our brothers?
When did we stop looking with our eyes?
When did we decide to pull our hands away from the strangers
And run into the fire?

I’m Cain and I’m Abel.
I’m you and I’m me.
I’m the man on the mountain
And the woman on the shore.
I’m the new wife, mending clothes
And the boy on the boat
Waving goodbye.

Day is a-breakin’.
The sun’s gonna to spill.
It’s gonna light up all of those
Spaces in your soul that you never cared to fill.
We’ve just got one chance –
We’ve just got one life.
So let’s get it all together
‘Cause this big ol’ sun’s gonna shine
Gonna shine on…

Cain and on Abel.
On you and on me.
On the man on the mountain
And the woman on the shore.
On the new wife, mending clothes
And the boy on the boat
Waving goodbye.
Track Name: Mama Had a Baby
Mama had a baby and the baby said
“Never never never will I ever do this again.”
Mama had a baby and the baby said
“Never never never will I ever do this again.”
‘Cause I gave my heart to a man of stone
And it crushed it beneath his feet.
I gave my heart to a man of fire
And he scorched it.
I gave my heart to a man I loved
But he exchanged it for another.

But mama, you said that hearts were never made for keeping.
Mama, you said that hearts were never made for keeping.

Mama had a baby and the baby said,
“Mama I don’t ever want to go through this again.”
Mama had a baby and the baby said
“Mama I don’t ever want to go through this again.”
‘Cause I gave my heart to a woman of stone
And she crushed it beneath her feet.
I gave my heart to a woman of fire
And she scorched it.
I gave my heart to a woman I loved
But she exchanged it for another.

But mama, you said that hearts were never made for keeping.
Mama, you said that hearts were never made for keeping.


Don’t try to find me, I’m already gone.
I’ve got wind between my fingers and marrow in my bones.
I just won’t be treated this way.

Now the wind’s a-blowin’ at my back, and I’m so glad to be
A-runnin’ and a-jumpin’ and a-shoutin’ that I’m free.
I just won’t be treated this way.

Find me a boat and a bottle of gin
And I’ll hit the seven seas, you won’t see me again.
I just won’t be treated this way.
Track Name: Follow Me
Poisoned by the doctors, drenched in gasoline,
I’m running fast and far away, I’m just a human being.
Poisoned by the doctors, drenched in gasoline,
I can hardly hear my name, surrounded by machines.

Am I biological, or am I mechanical?
Have I got a chip inside of me that tells me all the things I need?
Am I biological, or am I mechanical?
Have I got gears and pulleys and wheels, or am I something different?

Follow me!

Poisoned by the doctors; am I mechanical?
Drenched in gasoline; am I mechanical?
I can hardly hear my name; am I mechanical?
I’m surrounded by machines; am I mechanical?

Follow me!
Track Name: Barney the Barnacle
I’ve got a little friend; he lives in a jar in my office.
He watches while I work but he never says a sound to me.
Hours upon hours I’m workin’ ‘til my eyes grow weary.
He’s the only thing I see when I glance up from my machine.

My friends say I’m a mess,
But he leads me from a life of loneliness,
Oh Barney the barnacle.

One night I’m working late; the streetlight is streaming through the window.
There’s music driftin’ in from a party roarin’ on down the road.
Nobody’s around, so I’d like to take a rest on my keyboard.
Barney gives a little wink before I slip off in a dream.

“I watch you waste away, my friend,” the barnacle said to me.
“You’re slavin’ all your days away for a rich man who goes free.
There’s more to life than this, my friend, and here’s what you should do.
If I had arms and legs like you, you know I’d do it too…

Move your feet to the rhythm of the beat!”
Track Name: When I Think of Love
Whenever I think of Love, I think of you.

I know that you are just a man,
Just flesh and blood on two legs that can stand.
But if you want to move, you know I’m moving too.
‘Cause it’s a big ol’ world, but it’s empty without you.

I take my rest beside your sleeping face.
Sometimes we’re giants just swimming in a sea of grace.
Sometimes we’re dust just blowing over this land,
And sometimes we’re an empty hand.

I’m like a colorblind man who can finally see.
My vision is infused with reds, oranges, purples, and greens.
I’m like a woman who’s never seen the sea,
So I’ll sit and let it wash all over me.

Whenever I think of Love, I think of you.
Track Name: He's Gone Away
He’s gone away for to stay a little while,
But he’s coming back
If he goes ten thousand miles.
Who will tie my shoe?
And who will glove my hand?
When he is gone, gone away.
Gone away, far away.
Gone away, far away over yonder.

He’s gone away for to stay a little while,
But he’s coming back
If he goes ten thousand miles.
Pappy will tie my shoe,
And mammy will glove my hand
When he is gone, gone away.
Gone away, far away.
Gone away, far away over yonder.
Track Name: Nowhere To Stay
I’ve got nowhere to stay and nowhere to go.
No one’s listenin’ above, and no one wants me below.
I’ve got nowhere to stay and nowhere to go.
So I’ll sit here and watch them spring flowers grow.

I’m a million years old, and I’m a newborn babe.
I’m straight from the womb, and now I’m bound for the grave.
My mama held me in her loving arms,
Now I’m out on the streets, and I’m singin’ her this song.

I’ve got nowhere to stay and nowhere to go.
No one’s listenin’ above, and no one wants me below.
I’ve got nowhere to stay and nowhere to go.
So I’ll sit here and watch them fireflies glow.

I ain’t got a bike, and I ain’t got a car.
I won’t need those things, ‘cause I ain’t goin’ very far.
I’m singin’ to the valleys and I’m singin’ to the plains.
I’m singin’ awful loud, mama, ‘cause no one knows my name.

I’ve got nowhere to stay and nowhere to go.
No one’s listenin’ above, and no one wants me below.
I’ve got nowhere to stay and nowhere to go.
So I’ll sit here and watch that autumn breeze blow.
Track Name: Why Did You Disappear
Your eyes were just like an ocean,
Why did you disappear?

You taught me words that I’d never heard,
Why did you disappear?

You would sing songs to the people,
Why did you disappear?

Your bones were sinking in the river,
Why did you disappear?
And were you even here?

Why’d you disappear
And were you even here
And what does that mean now for me?

In my dreams I’m never running fast enough,
Why did you disappear?
And were you even here?
Track Name: Party Hat
How do you feel about your ribs,
And the hair residing just above your lips?
Do you know when you swing your hips you make me cry?
‘Cause you’re a seven-letter man with a stare that just won’t die.

Can you tell me about your dreams,
About the dry and the wet, and all those in between?

It’s the Year of the Party Hat; let’s have a ball.
Bring out your box of colors, ‘cause I want to see them all.
I want to smell them all, I want to taste them all,
And I want to feel them all.

Is there some test to see who’s got control?
‘Cause if it’s not you, you sure don’t let it show.
I bet you’re runnin’ from your father’s nose,
And I bet you’d hate to see it from below.

He’s got old machines ready to whirl
And he points at the moon, God’s only pearl.

(Chorus)

Now the thunder’s crashin’ and you’re toppin’ off your drink,
The lightning’s flashin’ and you never stop to blink.
There’s things about you that I’ll never understand
‘Cause you’re mysteries upon mysteries my man.

You know famines and you know floods,
You know all them things a-crawling in the mud.

(Chorus)
Track Name: Our Story
Our story was a funny one,
We never asked for more than we had.
Our story was a funny one,
We never asked for more.

We slept in the garden,
‘Cause we didn’t have a bed.
In those days I had long hair
And you had a shaved head.

On the day when you moved into my house
You opened up your bags and all the chaos came out.
We held each others’ hands, I knew I loved you then,
We watched the seasons change from green to grey again.

We stitched our lives together
With spools of shining thread.
We agreed that our lives would exist
Until one of us was dead.

The fireflies were warning signs
When they swarmed on you that night.
I should have thought it strange
When you dissolved into a pillar of light.
But it looked so natural,
Then oh my god you were gone,
Oh my god you were gone.

The wildflowers which ate themselves,
They demanded that I touch the lion’s mouth.

I cried for you at dusk,
And again at dawn.
The sound of the air in my lungs,
The sound of the holes in my heart,
I opened my eyes,
And oh my god you were gone,
Oh my god you were gone.

My jaw is clenched, my shoes are ruined,
Futile attempts to find you.

Our story was a funny one,
We never asked for more than we had.
Our story was a funny one,
We never asked for more.
Track Name: Wild Man
Oh I’m in love with a wild man,
Oh I’m in love with a wild man,
He’s got birds the palm of his hand, oh
I’m in love with a wild man.

He smells of smoke and sap and pine,
Of sweaty days and the cold nighttime,
Of the woods and the air and the dirt and the dark,
Of work and silence and homemade wine.

He took my hand and he shook my life,
But he’d never take me as his wife.
I’d be drivin’ a wedge in his life, he said,
He was made for roamin’ and ramblin’.

In a dream one night he sang a song
Of livin’ with a woman he loved so long.
In the mornin’ light he was gone like the night;
His wordless note was the smell of smoke.

Well I put my love in a wild man,
And I lost my love in a wildfire.
Now his hands are crumbled, all black and grey,
Like the dust that he was born out of.

Oh I’m in love with a wild man,
Oh I’m in love with a wild man,
He’s got birds the palm of hand, oh
I’m in love with a wild man.
Track Name: Pistol
Oh Lord, I shot my pistol in the heart of town.

I shot it in the air
Just to give the folks a scare;
To let the men in office know I’m mad.
And I emitted a great scream,
And I stomped my weary feet,
And I gave a last hurrah to humanity.

Hurrah! Hurrah!

Well if you see him grinnin’
‘Cause he thinks he’ll get his winnings,
He thinks he gonna catch me in the end.
Oh you can tell him that I’m not runnin’,
You can tell him that I’m flyin’,
And I crossed that big ol’ river with my head held high.

High! High!

Now there’s a man on Fifty-fourth
Who wants to prove his worth,
He’s got a brand new gun and a life’s worth of rage.
I hear his footsteps in my mind,
And ‘cause he doesn’t like my kind,
After three long weeks of hide and seek
He shoots and as he does he shouts,

“Goodbye! Goodbye!”

Well if you come to my town now,
What a sorry sight you’ll see,
There’s people cowerin’ ‘round doin’ just as they’re told.
Oh but if you walk down to the square
At the hour when no one’s there,
If you have a seat and lean your ear
You’ll hear my ghost a-singin’:

“Ooo! Ooo!”


Oh Lord, do you recognize your world?

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