The Ballad Of Losing You

by Zachary Lucky

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about

These songs were recorded to one inch tape on a tascam 85-16B. produced by Zachary Lucky and engineered by Chad Mason at sine wave studios in rural Saskatchewan, over six days during the month of April 2013. Additional engineering was done by Jonathan Anderson. All songs were mixed and mastered over four days in May by Jonathan Anderson at buena vista audio in Langley, BC.

Photo taken by Christina Bourne. Album layout and design by Kevin Mozdzen.

All songs written by Zachary Lucky except for "waitin' for the day" which was written by the late great Townes Van Zandt.

Thanks to Bob and Cheri Lucky for believing in this journey more then I ever could. To the fine folks that helped make this record a reality: Chad Mason, Aaron Goldstein, Karrnnel Sawitsky, Ben Hadaller, Chris Prpich, Jon Anderson. Additional thanks to Mike Brooks, Tyler Belluz, Carly Maicher, Kevin and Gillian, Ryan Boldt, Kacy and Clayton, Christina Bourne, Joseph Fortin and the rest of the Fortins in Peterborough, the Karpinka's, T. and C. Ginther.

Thanks to everyone who has believed in these songs from day one - to those of you who've been my family out on the road over the past few years, to those of you who continue to buy the albums and come to the shows.

credits

released 17 September 2013

Zachary Lucky - guitars and vocals
Aaron Goldstein - pedal steel
Chris Prpich - bass
Benjamin Hadaller - banjo and dobro
Karrnnel Sawitsky - fiddle
Jonathan Anderson - piano

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Track Name: Ramblin' Man's Lament
I’ve had two long months
since I’ve been home
my feet are tired
and my brain is worn
and my empty arms
oh they long for you
and my home on the prairie
when my rambling days are through

I’ve had too many nights
where my eyes couldn’t see
this drinking won’t cure it
this pain won’t leave
and that low empty feeling 
that comes to me
when I’m out on the road
when it comes time to leave

And when all is said and done
and my rambling days are through
will you be the one 
that I’m running to
or will you leave with
another true love
will I always be
the one you dream of
Track Name: Salty Air
I’m waking with the salty air
and you by my side
I have not a single care
and I wish not to die

Tell me where did we go
was it wrong from the start
all the nights we didn’t know
we’d make it this far

Come to me my true love
and sing to me your song
all the things we dreamt of
have now moved along

I’ll lay awake and wonder
do you think of me
the days and nights together
and all the miles between
Track Name: After All The Months We've Shared
Don’t tell me it's time to leave
after all the months we’ve shared
I’m tangled in the tallest trees
I’m tangled in your hair

For I no longer care to be
alone when I’m with thee
for the words I hear from my love's lips
are as sweet as the honey

Paint for me a picture dear
so I won’t be alone
with all the miles and months between
your journey and your home

Well I’ll be here all winter long
waiting patiently
for my true love and her sweet song
to return like the willow leaves

When spring has finally come and gone
and your face I have not seen
I’ll know that you have moved along
with a different love then me

So fare thee well my own true love
wherever you may be
in the arms of another man
these eyes they could not see

Don’t tell me it's time to leave
after all the months we’ve shared
Track Name: Woke Up
I woke up just wishing to be
just lost on the road or lost in a dream
with you by my side and Townes on the radio
just singing something about waiting for the day

Someday you’ll wake up and know
the pain I’ve been feeling 
you’ll pack your bags and go
with no words to say and nowhere to go
just something about having to make it on your own

As I watched you pull your car away
I’ll wondering where you’re going
will I see you someday
just lost along the road like we use to be
just singing Bob Dylan’s Song to Woody

The months and the years they will pass
and I’ll wondering where you’ve been
did you find home at last
and are you still singing those sad and lonesome songs
the same way we use to when we were all alone
Track Name: More Than Enough Road
More then enough road
for one man or two
just driving this whole country
looking for you

You with your black eyes
and faded blue jeans
and one too many songs
about what might have been

What might have been
What might have been

I’ve been getting older
each and every day
with enough things said or done
for a life time they say

Someday we’ll look back
with faded memories
on the life that we didn’t choose
what might have been

What might have been
What might have been
Track Name: Merry Month Of May
When I wake in the morning
and my arms for you they long
and your home on the eastern coast
my arms for you they long

Oh my dear you have left me
in the merry month of May
and my heart will no longer love
you left in the month of May

When the spring has turned to golden
and your eyes I wish to see
your song I’ll forever sing
your eyes I wish to see

And when the summer has gone and left us
and the snow it does fly
your heart is no longer mine
the snow it will fly

As I wake I’ll lay and wonder
do you think of me
as you did on that lonesome day
do you think of me
Track Name: Morning Words
I’ve been all across
the great plains and more
I’ve been from the east
to the westerly shores
I’ve seen all there is
for these poor eyes to see
now I’m painting a picture
just for you and me

Darling don’t say - how will you find
my morning words come the morning time

As for you and me
you know I’d rather stay
but honey I’m a working man
didn’t plan it out this way
just five more nights of shows
in dusty old bar rooms
once I’m done my rambling
I’ll be coming home to you

Darling don’t say - how will you find
my morning words come the morning time

I’ve been all across
the great plains and more
I’ve been from the east
to the westerly shores
and I’m coming back around
coming back to your door
I’ll be painting no pictures
I’ll be singing no more
Track Name: Come Back Around
When you come back around
second avenue through downtown
how you’ve changed but stayed the same
when you come back around

I’ve been away for a few
lonely months - been waiting to
hear your voice coming down the wire
I’ve been away for a few

And I know we’re all the same
like falling leaves we all change
turn from brown back into green
well I know we’re all the same

When it comes time for leaving
we’ll say our goodbyes
knowing theres a reason
for all these miles left in between
when it comes time for leaving
Track Name: Waitin' For The Day
I no longer can recall
all the times you made me crawl
all the times I’d hang my head and cry
but still the teardrops fall
and lord what's worst of all
I just aint got the nerve to say goodbye

I'm waiting for the day
to hide my love away
I’ll stand up like a man so tall and free
then you'll be the one to say
darlin' can't you stay
I don't know what I would do if you should leave me

Girl I don't know why
you always have to try
to hurt me to make me feel ashamed
but some day by and by
you're gonna be the one to cry
and walk the floor and sadly call my name

I'm waiting for the day
to hide my love away
I’ll stand up like a man so tall and free
then you'll be the one to say
oh darlin' can't you stay
I don't know what I would do if you should leave me

But it looks like until then
I'll throw pride to the wind
and I'll try to believe that I don't know
a day is coming when
you won't do me wrong again
and I will be the one to turn and go
Track Name: Sun's Coming Up
Wake up my dear
the sun's coming up
over them hills
and there's coffee in your cup
and I want to know
what you were dreaming of
wake up my dear
the sun's coming up

Last night in my dream
we were far far away
I was a soldier
and you were a maid
we worked like hell
for the money we made
last night in my dream
we were far far away

I courted you gently
I courted you true
a pretty fair maiden
and me makes two
I swore that I
would always love you
I courted you gently
and I courted you true

You and me
and a baby made three
A beautiful boy
A family we would be
his second year
I would never see
you and me
and a baby made three

One day they came
roving through town
said all you poor soldiers
won't you gather around
It's time to fight
at the trumpets sound
one day they came
roving to through town

We went to war
and death did we find
It was many a poor boy
that did surely die
and I thought of you
as I laid there and cried
we went to war
and death did we find

It pains me to think
If that were all true
to no longer love
or hold you
I awoke with with sun
It was shining through
It pains me to think
If that were all true

Wake up my dear
the sun's coming up
over them hills
and there's coffee in your cup
And I want to know
what you're dreaming of
wake up my dear
The sun's coming up