A Year Lasts a Lifetime

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    Balto's new LP, lovingly pressed to vinyl here in Oregon!

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Like Everyone, Guess I'm coming undone
Getting colder as the years roll on
Has my skin gotten thicker?
Am I ready and willing to sell my days until my days are gone?

Better get it straight before you burn away
Before there's nothing left to know anymore
Tell me how could you love anyone much
when you know how good it used to feel?

Everybody Shuts off one way or another, you know it's true
So if you're gonna drown here tonight I want to drown with you

Have you seen her yet in her lily white dress
Making eyes with all the jealous men?
on her way up the aisle with a child inside her
and all the other things that might have been

Could you watch him stand with his pale shaking hands
like a heathen in the promised land?
Taking what 'aint his from a stranger's kiss
To share a ghost dance as the end begins


As sure as the sky becomes the sea
my one true love is gonna tire of me
she'll go out in the night when the pale moment's right
to let the world spin watch it all unwind

and I'll turn my gaze to the endless waves
oh roll on ocean, roll on swollen and slow
So a year lasts a lifetime and the world could stay wild
For it's all become so narrow now


from Strangers, released February 24, 2017



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Balto Portland, Oregon

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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