Ballad Of The Rider

by Pretty Odd

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Pretty Odd's debut pays homage to the film, "Easy Rider" and follows a similar course to any standard Led Zeppelin, or AC/DC album. Many influences such as the Beatles, The Stones and other heavy rock groups can be heard through the songs on this EP. "Play The Joker" recalls the early Bon Scott led AC/DC by establishing a hell bent and carefree attitude to the song, while "Cream Puff Dream" portrays the bands more psychedelic sounds about a mysterious girl. "Ballad Of The Rider," the EP's title, holds the same power as any Led Zeppelin track with the motorcycle image of any Steppenwolf song. "Road to Ruin" recalls the sounds of The Doors and Black Sabbath with its dark lyrics about death and destruction. The EP is a towering statement of heavy rock, and is a flashback to the sounds of many classic rock artists.

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released March 3, 2013

Written by Pretty Odd
Produced by Pretty Odd and Mr. Matt B
Artwork provided by: SPR Cycles

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Pretty Odd Raleigh, North Carolina

Two friends, Wesley Hitson and Pierce Clawson, had a dream of forming a rockin' band in the midst of the pop dominated music scene when they were just starting high school. The two spent two years putting together talented musicians to create a revival of the old ways of music. In doing this, they found Louis Montgomery, and the twin sisters Willow and Savannah Patten and formed Pretty Odd. ... more

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Track Name: Play The Joker
I knew an old man
Back when I was four
I would go and visit
He lived right next door
He told me he’d teach me
Something he knew
There’s only one option
When life goes all in on you

You gotta play the joker
You gotta play the joker
When you just wanna choke ‘em
Only one way to smoke ‘em
Play the joker

Well I made through high school
GPA 1.4
But that don’t matter
Don’t need that no more
Cause I got my baby,
And I got my car
Rollin’ down that highway
Thought we’d go far

Oh, we were playin' the joker
Yeah, playin' the joker
We went all in
We were ready to win
Playin' the joker

Well I ran out of money
And I ran out of time
I was loosin' the rhythm
And I couldn’t find no rhyme
So I hitched cross country
Where I met another man
Who had two other buddies
So we started a band

Oh, we were playin’ the joker
Yes, playin’ the joker
An impossible hop,
But we reached the top
Playin’ the joker

So when the odds are against you
And you don’t know what to do
Take a sec and remember
What I told you
You gotta laugh like a joker
Track Name: Ballad Of The Rider
Midnight Cowboy on a trip
Bobby Dylan singin’ Blowin’ in the Wind
Just his chopper, ridin’ with ghost horses
Nashville skyline, and nothing more

Rider, Ride on
Take your bike and chase the dawn
Easy rider, don’t take it slow
Each horizon will never know

He rides free and easy, becoming one with the wind
The long stretch of road is his best friend
He’s just a blank page, lives without a plan
He holds his baby close ridin’ every bend

Rider, Ride on
Take your bike and chase the dawn
Easy rider, don’t take it slow
Each horizon will never know

He’s called the Easy rider,
He’d give you the shirt of his back
Strong willed he rides again
And rides off in a flash

Rider, Ride on
Take your bike and chase the dawn
Easy rider, don’t take it slow
Each horizon will never know

There’s a river, flowing to the sea
Wherever it goes, he’ll always be
He said, na hey you, eat a peach for peace
All that easy rider ever wanted was to be free

His woman lets down her hair, as it falls right to her knees
With a daisy chain and some Indian beads,
He has many things to mend as he passes that milestone
He howls “ I will get by” as he rides off into the unknown
Track Name: Road to Ruin
In a dream I saw them go
Three riders traveling through the snow
And I thought when they come back I’ll show
How this could die if they never know

It was written on the cracked path
On the road to ruin

On the banks of the brooks old bend
No message to her could I send
To what far place will I lead my friends
Where this disastrous decade ends

It was written on the cracked path
On the road to ruin

In a darkened dream my thoughts lay
I drown my feelings but to my dismay
The darkness rules and its kingdom’s come
Warning breath’s told the battles won

It was written on the cracked path
On the road to ruin

My feet turned cold as I stood by the path
Where gasps of agony and death will laugh
I taste the wind and felt its fire
Those who know the truth the wind’s a liar

It was written on the cracked path
On the road to ruin
Track Name: Cream Puff Dream
What a cream, what a cream filled dream
To be free, to be free like a leaf
Now your book has a tear at the seams
Now what’s left, now what’s left of your dreams

Were her schemes, where her schemes like a swollen peach?
Or was she, or was she just a cream puff dream?
You looked up but you didn’t see
She not real, like reality

To her, to her, I’m a little pea
She seems, she seems to stare right through me
I’m not, I’m not gonna let things be
My cream puff, my cream puff don’t leave me