IMITATION LIFE produced by Tim O'Brien

by Todd Burge

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03:34
2.
Chances
3.
Ask Them To
4.
Good Times of Life
5.
Step Aside
6.
Time to Waste Time
7.
If This Tree Could Talk
8.
Aches and Pains
9.
The Cheerleader
10.
My Water Works
11.

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Written during Todd's 50th year on planet Earth, this album was originally entitled "50 Songs", but fear of false advertising nixed that one. Todd's most personal recording since 1990's Never Say Uncle.

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releases 17 March 2015

Produced by Tim O’Brien

Todd Burge – vocals, acoustic guitar, ukulele, banjo & harmonicas
Tim O'Brien – mandolin, violin, electric & acoustic guitars, bouzouki & backing vocals
Lex Price – upright and electric bass
Ian Fitchuck – drums, marimba & Hammond B3 organ

Kathy Mattea – backing vocals on “Change”
Larry Atamanuik - drums on “Change”
Mike Bub - bass on “Change”
Will Burge – backing vocal on “Step Aside”
Recorded and mixed at The Butcher Shoppe Studio – Nashville TN
Engineered and mixed by David Ferguson
Additional engineering by Sean Sullivan
Mastered by David K. Shipley at Foxwood Mastering – Nashville TN

Original “wire man” art by Nick Barry
Tim O'Brien appears courtesy of Howdy Skies Records
All songs by Todd Burge ©2015 Bunj Jam Music BMI

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Todd Burge Parkersburg

WV Troubadour, Todd Burge, has played everything from Alternative Rock to Bluegrass, but is mainly known for the sharp wit, soaring vocal and guitar prowess found in many of his songs while performing his hybrid brand of Contemporary Americana and Folk. He has performed venues as diverse as CBGB’s, The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Kennedy Center. He is about to perform near you. ... more

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Track Name: The Longer
The LONGER
by Todd Burge ©2015 Bunj Jam BMI

I’m taking pictures of you behind your back
I once was told that doing that
Would make it last
Longer
I long for this to last
Longer

Fifty years have come and they have passed
But AARP ain’t stopping me
From wanting to be with you
Longer
I long for this to last
Longer

Anchors away
Can’t keep this thing at bay
Can’t keep the beast in me away

You’re stuck inside my mind ‘n I’m out of my head
After years of this, I’ll admit
This gift has gotten
Stronger
I long for this to last
Longer
I long for this to last
Longer
Track Name: Change (For Clean Water) Featuring Kathy Mattea
Change (For Clean Water)
By Todd Burge Jan 17 2014
(c)Bunj Jam BMI

I wonder what the natives thought
As Washington rode their river so pristine
Then forced to follow his direction
Be it Hell or be it Heaven
Made to swim up
His Stream

The story is as old
As the mountains, tall and green
That used to make the skyline
Of a state that once was clean

Change, change
If not it all will stay the
Same same same
Change change
We’ve got to break and make some change

Granddad had a can
From the plant along the river
On his roof (It was 1972)
Issued by some man
To measure how much toxin
That plant was letting lose

Now the numbers are all in
They’ve been crunched and wadded up
They just toss them in the river
And now our children drink them up

Change, change
If not it all will stay the
Same same same
Change change
We’ve got to break and make some change

Short term gain is taking away
Everything our great state has got to gain
And when there’s nothing left to lose
Our kids will just pack up
And simply move away

It’s true what they say
Mountaineers are always free
In their hearts and minds
With freedom to leave
Change, change
If not it all will stay the
Same same same
Change change
We’ve got to break and make some change

“In this light, the Elk River leak could be the future of many American cities -- a future in which systems failures cause local catastrophic events, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill to clean up after polluters.” Angie Rosse - Executive Director of the West Virginia Rivers Coalition in Charleston WV.

Learn how to change
www dot wvrivers dot org
http://www.wvrivers.org/