MistO MistO

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released September 1, 2015

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MistO-MistO Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

MistO-MistO is an ‘ethiolicious’ afropop band whose mission is to embark you on an intrepid sonic odyssey to their planet of sound, MistO-MistO. On this planet chikchika commingles with Appalachia, Malian blues with Ethiopian ballads and American spirituals, and azmari infused afrobeat with irresistible pop hooks. ... more

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Track Name: Moonshiner
I've been a moonshiner for twenty long years
I've spent all my money on whiskey and beer
I go to some hollow and set up my still
And if whiskey don't kill me I don't know what will

I go to some barroom and I drink with my friends
Where the women can't follow and see what I spent
God bless them pretty women how I wish they was mine
Their breath is as sweet as the dew on the vine

Let me eat when I'm hungry let me drink when I'm dry
Greenbacks when I'm hard up, sweet heaven when I die
The whole world's a bottle, and life's just a dram
When the bottle is empty, it sure ain't worth a damn
Track Name: Red Eyed Dove
Hey man walking down that beat up street
Hey man you know you got something I need
Hey man driving I know you ain’t here for long
Hey man can’t you hear my mournful song

Don't you leave your cattle out for the night
Or you better brace yourself for a terrible fight
They'll come find you axe in hand
And send you to some promised land

Run away when push comes to shove
Come move to the beat of the red-eyed dove

Hey man don't put me away cause i speak my mind
Hey man thinking aloud shouldn't be a crime
Hey man don't shoot just be cause you're feeling scared
Hey man don't kill them kids just because they dared

Don't you send those whispers into the night
Or you better brace yourself for a terrible fight
They'll come find you pen and paper in hand
And assign you to some forgotten land

Run away when push comes to shove
Come move to the beat of the red-eyed dove
Run away when push comes to shove
Come move to the beat of the red-eyed dove
Track Name: Fire on the Line
Shoulder shaking chat chewing lurching in the street
Drinking that Ethio-moonshine knocks you off your feet
Hole in your head, your eyes are red
But the time has come to go sing for your bread

Is that just evaporation or an imminent conflagration

It's a
FIRE ON THE LINE
FIRE ON THE LINE...

Wire up the speakers that would drown millenium hall
For a gig in a dive bar the size of a Merkato stall
Load in the gear but something's wrong overhead
Holum Amano, chegerellum until someone said

Is that just evaporation or an imminent conflagration

It's a
FIRE ON THE LINE
FIRE ON THE LINE...
Track Name: Hurry Up
might be smooth might be rough
a wind's a-coming that'll rip the devil's horns off

might be round might be square
gonna put fire in my bones and fly in on a wing and a prayer

might be easy might be hard
one way or another the ace of spades is in the cards

so hurry up
what you waiting for?
get a move on brother
before the reaper's at your door
hurry up
why you wasting time?
stand up sister
quit waiting for a sign

might be tight might be loose
gonna shake my head right out of that ole devil's noose

might be light might be dark
blind man always finds a way to make his mark

might be sharp might be dull
toss away that sword and write your own gospel

so hurry up
what you waiting for?
get a move on brother
before the reaper's at your door
hurry up
why you wasting time?
stand up sister
quit waiting for a sign
Track Name: Time of Dying
Now in the time of dying
I don't want nobody to moan
All I want my friends to do
Is fold up my dying arms, my dying arms...

Meet me Jesus, meet me
Won't you meet me in the middle of the air
And if these wings should fail me Lord
Won't you meet me with another pair, another pair...

Now in the time of dying
I don't want nobody to moan
All I want my friends to do
Is fold up my dying arms
So I can die easy, so I can die easy lord
Jesus gonna make up my dyin' bed

I'm goin' on down to the river
Stick my sword up in the sand
Gonna shout my trouble's over Lord
I've done made it to the Promised Land
I've done crossed over, yeah I've done crossed over Lord
Jesus gonna make up my dyin' bed...
Track Name: Misto Misto
In a world without sound you gotta hide so you can't be found
Tonedreams so rich and clear, feel the love so near
Wake to the silent noises, time to roam and restore the voices

Come to grips with your fears
Allow yourself to hear
The music in your ears
That gives you back your self

So we must go, must go
To find MistO-MistO
the planet of sound
that makes our world go round

In a world of endless sales, you’ve gotta seek a different grail
Board the ship of fools, an odyssey to find jes grew
To an unknown destination, to catch the virus of exultation