WildCat Road (feat. Wendy MacIsaac)

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A hillbilly rap-song featuring lyricist Martha Laugher's spooky storytelling, Cathy Porter's singing, and Wendy Macisaac's fiddling on a little ditty she created for this track, dubbed "Nowhere to Go" by her 5-year old son.

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City roads disappear up here
And there ain't no bright streetlights
The sky is black as a witch's eye
There’s bubbles in the mud, and a coyote cries
The road has ruts, it’ll suck you down
Don't you think you'd better turn around?
I said, don't you think you'd better turn around?
 
Now where did you say that you wanted to go?
'Cause one wrong turn, you just don't know
You might end up on the WildCat Road
 
A likely story nobody would believe
But the WildCat Road won't let you leave
 
Keep your head down, way down, brother
Place one foot in front of the other
Don't look left, don't look right
Fix right down the middle of the path in sight
You may not be swallowed, but you are being followed
Down the lane, all the way to Ghost Hollow
You're a fool if you walk this road alone
When you find yourself without a working phone
Did you really think you're gonna get back home?
When you feel your skin getting pierced to the bone
By the eyes on the side of the WildCat Road
 
A likely story nobody would believe
But the WildCat road won't let you leave
 
There's a bear in the backyard knows about you
Mangy mutt with the snarl does too
Nightmare ravens croaking from the trees
Shadows overhead have got you shakin' at the knees
Eyes wide, terrified, you hear yourself moan
Heart's in your throat, stomach sinkin' like a stone
'Cause sneakin' through the thicket to a secret beat
Comes the one thing you don't wanna meet
Slips along on silent feet
On the WildCat Road
 
Now where did you say that you wanted to go?
'Cause one wrong turn and you may not know
How to return from the WildCat Road
 
A likely story nobody would believe
But the WildCat road won't let you leave
 
City roads disappear up here
And there ain't no bright streetlights

credits

from collection in a cup, released June 30, 2016
Martha Laugher ~ story/rap
Cathy Porter ~ vocals/harmonies, keyboards, percussion
Wendy MacIsaac ~ fiddle
Benn Ross ~ drums
John Parker ~ bass, guitar
Seph Peters ~ banjo

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5th-business Halifax, Nova Scotia

A versatile and engaging performer on washboard, accordion, piano, and her signature array of hand percussion, Cathy Porter is a staple on Canada's East Coast music scene. Her Cabasa Tutorial continues to be one of the most-watched Cabasa instructional videos on Youtube. In 2013, Cathy was presented the Musician’s Achievement Award, the first woman in ECMA history to receive the honour. ... more

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