Echoes of the Road

  • Genre: Country Blues
  • Released: June 20th, 2016
  • © 2016 Johann Löwenberg

Produced by Andreas Schuld with Johann Löwenberg
Recorded & Mixed by Andreas Schuld at Skeena’s Place, Vancouver, BC
Mastered by David Meszaros at Watershed Productions, Vancouver, BC

Cover & CD photo by Claire Kelly at Anthony Photo Studio, Whitby, ON
Cover design by Harry Rasmussen in Waterdown, ON
Back cover & booklet photos by Eva Vera Marie, Whitehorse, Yukon
Final design and layout by Shandy Kern at Silverbirch Productions, Toronto, ON

Say hello to ‘The Wonder of You’

  • Johann Löwenberg – Lead & Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
  • Gord Maxwell – Background Vocals
  • Andreas Schuld – Acoustic  & Electric Guitars, Bass, Keyboards

THE WONDER OF YOU
Don’t go crying on your pillow
And don’t go pining by the weeping willow tree
For the sun is a’rising, the day is anew
So don’t you go crying
Say goodbye to the rain falling down on you

Don’t go hiding from the sunshine
And don’t go sighing when you go and bide your time
Just look at the mystery of all that is true
Let go of the history
Say hello to the ‘wonder of you’

I can see all the splendor in your eyes
A moment’s surrender to the morning sunrise

Don’t go crying on your pillow
And don’t go pining by the weeping willow tree
For the sun is a’shining, the sky is so blue
So don’t you go crying
Say hello to the ‘wonder of you’
Say hello to the ‘wonder of you’

A country blues treat written while driving through the mountains near Golden B.C., Canada

  • Johann Löwenberg – Lead & Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
  • Gord Maxwell – Background Vocals
  • Howard Willett – Harmonica
  • Andreas Schuld – Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Baritone Guitar, Guitalele, Drums, Bass, Mandolin, Keyboards

DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER
I’ve been standin’ out on this highway
Seems like a very long time
Is there anybody goin’ my way down the line
I’ve been working upon this mountain
Watchin’the world go by
I’ve been in there for the countin’
Now it’s time to fly

Oh I wanna go down, down by the lazy river
Yes, I wanna go down ’round the bend
Lord, I wanna go down, down by the lazy river
Oh, I wanna go down, all the way down to the end

I’ve been searchin’ for the long lost highway
Seems like it’s taken its toll
I’ve been missin’ you lookin’ my way into my soul
I’ve been workin’ upon this mountain
All the live long day
Been drinkin’ from the water fountain
Now it’s time to play

Oh I wanna go down, down by the lazy river
Yes, I wanna go down t’where I roam
Lord, I wanna go down, down by the lazy river
Oh I wanna go down, all the way down to my home

A song about the trials and tribulations of life on the road.

  • Johann Löwenberg – Lead & Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
  • Gord Maxwell – Background Vocals
  • Norm Fisher – Fretless Bass
  • Andreas Schuld – Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Piano, Percussion

ECHOES OF THE ROAD
It’s been a long time comin’ to the end of the line
My clothes are all tattered with the sands of time
Been a life long journey to lighten my load
You can’t take it with you when there’s nowhere to go

It’s the ‘echoes of the road’ you hold onto
Listen to the sounds of time
It’s the ‘echoes of the road’ you hold onto
Leave your troubles behind

There’ve been so many souls I met along the way
So many times they asked me to stay
So many falls when I stumbled on the path
So many lovers who helped me do the math

It’s now so much better with an old empty sack
I do what I do out along the track
I got my boots of leather and a feather in my cap
I do what I do and I ain’t lookin’ back

It’s been some kind of wonder ever since I was born
To count my lucky stars and to weather the storm
Climb every mountain to reach the other side
To win all the battles or at least say I tried