Highway Robbery

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2011. No two component tracks (including vocals), were recorded at the same speed for this song (and only the bass was recorded at the speed that the track is actually playing at in the final mix).


You sent me up the river, girl,
and then you burned my clothes.
You put a voodoo curse on me
and smiled, I suppose.

So cloak yourself in shadows, girl,
and pray if you're inclined,
'cause I've got a bloody pen in hand
and I'm back for what is mine.

Your wiles may infect me, and
your beauty may confound.
Ah, but fortune is shaped just like a wheel
and one day, I'll come around.

Your love, it seemed to me
just like highway robbery.

I burned down half of Arizona
on may way to you,
but what I've done ain't nothing
compared with what I'm about to do.

I'm coming back for the things you kept,
I'm gonna rise out of the brine
and take my pride from off your mantle.
I'm back for what is mine.

Your love, it seemed to me
just like highway robbery.

When I've reclaimed the things I own
and packed them in my car,
just know that I'm gonna leave you alone
and no place will be too far.

I would have ransomed you my soul
had you been kind to me,
but there is no kindness in your heart,
just highway robbery.


from Little Bird, released November 16, 2018
Vocals, Electric Guitar: Scott Reu
Vocals, Electric Organ, Electric Bass: James Riotto
Drums: Jason Slota


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Scott Reu has been making original music since 2008. In 2018, Scott released a new album under the musical nom de guerre "Haunted Horse."

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