Spogy EP

by The Ruby Troupe

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The Ruby Troupe are a folk-cowboy-blues outfit living in Dallas, TX. Their lead singer, Edgar "Buck" Edwin, along with pianist Rosco Fogg, started working on songs in the Summer of 2011 when the two crossed paths in Fogg's hometown of Moosonee, Canada. They added their drummer, Ernest Mobley, after witnessing Ernest perform beat poetry in a small club in Acapulco, Mexico. The other three members - Abraham Feathers (bass), John Rousseau (horns, lead guitar), and Philander P. Soloman (organ) - joined the Troupe when their previous band, The Silver Nomads, broke up. In their first official release, The Ruby Troupe are pleased to present the Spogy EP, a four-song effort riddled with dark whimsies and post-modern blues.

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released December 21, 2012

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Edgar "Buck" Edwin - Voice, Rhythm Guitar
Abraham Feathers - Bass Guitar
Ernest Mobley - Drum Kit, Percussion
Rosco Fogg - Piano, Keyboard
Philander P. Soloman - Organ, Keyboard
John Rousseau - Horns, Lead Guitar, Mouth Organ

Art by Scooter
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Track Name: Buffalo Skull
My goodness, what a crying shame
All my mistakes are exactly the same
Yesterday I fell asleep in the ocean breeze
Today I woke up on a bed of fallen trees

I'm sure there's something to be learned
From watching the windmills turn
I see you everywhere I go
Marching around with a buffalo skull

My goodness, what else could I do?
I threw my hat and it landed next to you
You've paid in blood, you've paid in gold
But now my friend you're getting old

I'm sure there's something to be learned
From waiting for the sun to return
I see you everywhere I go
Marching around with a buffalo skull
Track Name: Just Like The Judgment Day
I put on my shoes and I went for a walk
Ran into a pretty woman when I turned the block
She said "I know taekwondo" I said "I know Edgar Poe"
She said "What's the difference?" I said "I don't know"
She took my hand, she read my mind
And said "I'll treat you nice if you treat me kind"
I said "Hey, how come you're acting this way?"
She said "It feels just like the judgment day"

Gabriel was down in the poker hall
Trying to bet but nobody would call
So he took his cash and went to the bar
Sat down next to a movie star
She looked at him and he looked forlorn
He said "I think I'm ready to blow my horn"
She slapped his face and said "What's that you say?"
He said "Well it feels just like the judgment day"

William Blake put on a hat with a plume
And ran down to the emergency room
He found his friend Dante in a hospital gown
He said "Hey Dante, you look like a clown!"
Dante took a swing at William but he missed
William said "You and I just can't exist"
Then he said "Look at the stars! They're turning grey!
And it feels just like the judgment day"

Michelangelo took his horse in to town
But twenty-nine pilgrims knocked him down
The sheriff's daughter picked him back up
And gave him a sip of wine from a silver cup
She said "Take me to that place on Mars
Where all the ladies smoke cigars"
He made a weird face and then he skipped away
Singing "It feels just like the judgment day"

King Henry left his castle and he sat in the park
He wanted to watch the day turn dark
A stranger came up and started to pray
Henry said "You think I was born yesterday?"
And he went back to his castle, turned on the TV
And watched a five hour special about the Norwegian Sea
But then his castle began to shake and sway
And he screamed "It feels just like the judgment day"

Thomas and Muhammad were drinking champagne
Sitting by a window, watching the rain
Down on the street there was a violent fight
Muhammad said "I hope this doesn't take all night"
Thomas said "I doubt it will"
And he put his feet up on the window sill
Muhammad said "I don't know how long I can stay
Because it feels just like the judgment day"
Track Name: Midnight Ghost vol. 2
I wrote everyone a letter
And I stamped that envelope
But I then lost it to the weather
And I forgot the words I wrote

Well I can hear that hearse a-rollin'
Like a freight train from the coast
And the chapel bells are tollin'
Just like a midnight ghost

Now the streets are filled with mourners
And I'm hiding in a shack
And there's a gypsy in the corner
He keeps sayin' "Watch your back"

Well I'm no good at keeping secrets
But if I talk, I know I'm toast
So I guess I'll keep on sneakin'
Just like a midnight ghost

Don't I always get in trouble
Any time i make a sound?
Still I think I prefer trouble
Over never being found

So I'm gonna run up to that jailhouse
I'm gonna brag and I'm gonna boast
And I'm gonna end up on the gallows
Just like a midnight ghost
Track Name: St. Michael's Blues
Well I'm living in the basement of a royal Eskimo
Yes I'm living in the basement of a royal Eskimo
She keeps tellin' me to get out, but I got nowhere to go

The neighbor killed my rooster, and he killed my pony too
The neighbor killed my rooster, he killed my pony too
Then he put 'em out by the railroad and covered them up with bamboo

I got a two ton hippo sittin' on the front porch
I got a two ton hippo sittin' out on the front porch
I'm gonna take it into town, I'm gonna carry a torch

Why don't you call up St. Patrick, call St. Peter too
Call up St. Patrick, call St. Peter too
I know you might not want to see them, but baby they really wanna talk with you