Deep Shade of Blue

by Michael Lesousky

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    Michael Lesousky’s upcoming release of his first solo EP, “Deep Shade of Blue”, showcases the singer-songwriter style he has made for himself that ebbs and flows with distinct sounds of country, blues, and folk. The 7-track EP is an independent release that, according to Lesousky, aims to “move the listener to a steeper depth of emotion whether it’s joy or sadness-- or something in between.”

    More than just a beginning display of Lesousky’s musical identity, the record tells a distinct story of Michael moving to Athens, GA to be with his love and the array of emotions that came along with discovering himself as an artist and individual on the way. The simplicity of the record, which only contains guitar and vocals, allows for vulnerability and brutal honesty in the form of enchanting, haunting songs that still hold lingering hope. As Lesousky says about, “Deep Shade of Blue”; “It’s a journey into hope and out of despair.”

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released August 16, 2016

"Deep Shade of Blue" was recorded and mixed by Matt Tamisin at Japanski studios. The record was mastered by Jason Nesmith at Chase Park Transduction. Mamie Davis appears on "Hope & Desolation"
All songs written by Michael Lesousky except Dark Hollow written by Bill Browning.

Album layout designed by Michael Lesousky. Album Cover photo taken by Jake Gee. www.jakegee.com

Michael is represented by BMI Inc. Completed in Spring 2016.

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Michael Lesousky Athens, Georgia

Raised in Fairfield, Florida, located just below Micanopy, a town known for it’s beautiful scenery and rich Southern history, Michael Lesousky began playing music at 15 years old. Upon moving to Athens, GA in 2011 after trying to discover his place in the world, he found his home with brainchild, Grassland String Band, established in 2013. Now, he presents to us his solo debut "Deep Shade of Blue" ... more

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Track Name: Bored Out Of My Mind
I’m bored out of my mind
sitting on production line
with a key pad and a lever
Lord, I wish that I was born clever

I could’ve studied spanish or math
So many questions I could’ve asked
but I’m stuck her pressing these buttons
So I can make a little more than nothing

//CHORUS//
I’m bored out of my mind
I’m bored out of my mind
I’m bored out of my mind
I wish I had another line


I’ve got no dog and I got no wife
TV dinner and a box of wine
My shirt’s covered in barbeque sauce
my buddies at the station call me hoss

I’m bored out of my mind
sitting on the welfare line
filing for single and divorced
my life is a song without a chorus

//CHORUS//

There’s a QT down on 361
It’s the closest thing to having fun
A hotdog on the warming rack
a beer, some chips and a tittie mag

I’m bored out of my mind
while I’m blowing another line
two hookers on the couch right next to me
wish I had something more than methamphetamine

//CHORUS//
Track Name: Locomotion
I got locomotion under my feet
in Holland, Michigan
As the boys run from the police
and I drink blackberry wine in my kitchen

Remember your blouse on that sunny day
all the flower’s embraced your legs
we were running in the grass

Holy ghost inside of my heart
as the lover hides in the dark
Oh, the ghost of my past reacts in ways
to hold me back

We would ride down 14th avenue
Like a streetlight comin’ on
We were running from the dogs

I got locomotion under my feet
in Holland, Michigan
As the boys run from the police
and I drink blackberry wine in my kitchen

Remember your blouse on that sunny day
all the flower’s embraced your legs
we were running in the grass

We would ride down 14th avenue
Like a streetlight comin’ on
We were running from the dogs
Track Name: Don't Walk Away
Looking for answers in this lonesome pine
Trying to negotiate with someone else's mind
Is like I’m trying to cut a deal with the devil himself
The clock strikes twelve, The train is headed straight to hell

Don't walk away, Don't walk away
Don't walk away, Don’t walk away
Till you tell me why you gotta go

You’re faster than a fox running through the vines
You’re sadder than a story in the New York Times
Slow down, I have a couple of questions for you
What did I do? Tell what did I do to you?

//CHORUS//
//SOLO//

Is it something that I said? Is it something that I've done?
Double talk is twice as much and half as much as some
Don't walk away I know it's hard for me to say
Don’t leave me here to stumble through the darkness alone

//CHORUS//
Track Name: Dark Hollow
I'd rather be in some dark hollow
where the sun don't ever shine
than to be here alone knowing that you're gone
it would cause me to lose my mind

So blow your whistle freight train
carry me further down the track
cause I'm goin' away, I'm leavin today
I'm goin' and I ain't comin' back

I'd rather be in some dark hollow
where the sun don't ever shine
than to be in some big city
in a small room with you love on my mind

//CHORUS//
Track Name: Back In The Bottle
You can’t put that whiskey back in the bottle
But you can take your foot off of throttle
Into the black, out of the blue
You can’t put that whiskey back in the bottle

There’s a life that I lead back when I was younger
Full of love, not regret and young man’s hunger
When my love left me for another man’s arms
I took to the whiskey and slept in the barn

//CHORUS//

Here I sit on the corner of a lost highway
Thumbin’ for ride to somewhere far away
The devil stopped by and he let me in
Now I’m rolling down the wicked path of sin

//CHORUS//
Track Name: Deep Shade Of Blue
I was lonesome when you left me
I felt like I had died
On the wrong side of the morning
Oh, the tears drop that I cried
There was no deeper sorrow
There was no deeper shame

Just a deep shade of blue
dripping through my head
A deep shade of blue
heavier than lead
I can't recall the color
of losing a lover
Just a deep shade of Blue

I was lonesome when you left me
for your singular vacation
Everytime I think of your love
I sing a lamentation
I'm jaded by the hue
jogging up my veins

//CHORUS//

My hands are dried, My hands untied
My heart is open too
My mind is clear, It's free of fear
And this deep shade of blue
This deep shade of blue

//CHORUS//
Track Name: Hope & Desolation
Everyday I walk around this town
looking for something to hold onto
It's like the sirens have gone and let me down
leaving me with a head full of issues

there are people who won't look me in the eye
I do my dance they don't blink as they walk by
Here I stand on the corner of Broad
I'll stay here lost and alone in my thoughts

//CHORUS//
Here I am
take me where you want


There's no light down where I've gone
I'm the only flicker
I hope the wind doesn't blow me out
and leave me dead, blackened like a wicker

Cause it's all I've got
in this land full of desolation
Is Canaan somewhere in my dreams or
just beyond the corner of this lonely street?

//CHORUS//

Down to the river
Where it shines like the sun
Out to the Ocean
Where all the rivers run
Down to the Core
where the spirit meets the bone
Up to the heavens
to my eternal home

//CHORUS//