by Balto

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First encounters of a simpler kind
Damn, it was easy, I was so surprised
One nostalgic melancholy moment
Felt it even as it passed me by

The tinny music from the radio,
The first snow in a while
A cup of coffee as the dawn was breaking
The cigarettes inside

I like the way you’re slow to smile
I like your eyes, I like you stoned and wild
And if the night-time makes you lightning
Well then I’m thunder in the distant sky

But every morning is a different story
Let me see you in the light
Is this a dream, some other dark confusion
Or someone else’s life?

It’s alright
It’s alright

Load us up on wells and cheap champagne
We’re gonna shake this thing awake somehow
We’ll make a scene, be seasick strangers
Turning in the low light of a lonesome crowd

I’ve been brooding for a long time baby
But I want to to shut it out
I want to hide behind the big delusion
Don’t let me down!


released August 19, 2016
Arranged by Balto
Produced by Philippe Bronchtein
Engineered by Tim Shrout
Mixed by Jeff Stuart Saltzman
Mastered by Roger Seibel
Words & Music by Daniel A Sheron (SEASAC)



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Balto Portland, Oregon

Forget Russia. Balto is mercurial American roots music - song-driven rock’n’roll – a hair-raising live band from the Northwest – electric guitars and Hammond organs, swirling psychedelia, an occasional Bonzo drum flourish, held down on bass by a former fighter with a deep admiration for James Jamerson ... more


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