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A fictional tale as seen through the eyes of a young criminal in late 1860s Cecil County, Maryland.

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When I was just a baby, underneath my baby breath
I cursed the Lord above for dressing me in pauper's flesh
If poverty was my future I would surely change its course
By plundering and stealing all that I could not afford

Chorus: These faces in the water and a world beyond my head
I know its my reflection but it seems a ghost instead

I left for Maryland in the year of 1869
Oh, how it pleased me so to leave my parents behind
I fell in with a band of thieves of which I proudly led
To terrorize yours countryside and leave out trails of dead

One night we stumbled 'pon a farm just south of Rising Sun
Intent on taking what we pleased we did in everyone
Through laudanum eyes I looked down at that gal as I drew near
She knew just my intentions as she cried helpless in fear

One morning fate caught up with us, a mob in Chesapeake
They took us by surprise and dragged us down to Elk Neck Creek
They forced us to the water's edge and we dropped to our knees
And as they skinned their steel I heard the shots ring through the trees

The feeling that came o'er me, oh, how could I forget
As each one of their bodies fell face-first into the wet
I looked down, seen me staring fast through water's crystal red
And waited for my turn with no shame and no regret

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from Silverside Heartache, released December 10, 2013

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Paddy and The Brandywine Travelers Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hailing from the majestic green of the Brandywine Valley, Paddy and The Brandywine Travelers are an up and coming original band aiming to bring the sounds of classic American folk to a wide and eager audience. Potent murder ballads like "Faces In The Water" and biting country tunes like "When A Woman Hates Your Guts" keep fresh the haunting twang that seeks to revive the ghosts of days gone by. ... more

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