Locust (Single)

by Jake Down and the Midwest Mess

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released March 25, 2016

Produced and Engineered by Jake Rye
Mastered by Mike Cervantes
Drums by Mark Graalman
Bass and Additional Guitar by Jake Rye

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Jake Down and the Midwest Mess Grand Rapids, Michigan

It started out as a passion for the written word - Communicating beauty, heartache, and hope through song... With time skill developed and music evolved. Jake Down pursues passionate, soulful storytelling through raw acoustic instrumentation.

With Jake, what you see is what you get... What you hear is the heart.
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Track Name: Jake Down and The Midwest Mess - Locust
The ghosts of my past hang around me like so many wind chimes
their constant janglings they taunt me, reminding me of what I've done
a scarlet ibis perched outside on the power lines
too far north of the tropics, feathers bright as blood

I've laid waste, filled graves / left fire blazing in my wake
but no more, closed doors / the years that the locust have eaten, will be restored

Whispers plotting my destruction burn my ears like fire
I try to outrun my accusers with murder on their lips
my misdeeds piled up against me, logs in a funeral pyre
my head weighs heavy on my shoulders, and I gasp as the wind shifts

I've laid waste, filled graves / left fire blazing in my wake
but no more, closed doors / the years that the locust have eaten, will be restored

Grace obliterates my chains / my dark heart is washed in a crimson rain / my fields desolate and bare
crops begin to grow and seed fills the air

I've laid waste, filled graves / left fire blazing in my wake
but no more, closed doors / the years that the locust have eaten
the years that the locust have eaten / the years that the locust have eaten, will be restored