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Riff: Phosphorescent – “Terror in the Canyons (The Wounded Master)”

Mar 20, 2013

But now you’re telling me my heart’s sick/And I’m telling you I know/And you’re telling me you’re leaving/And I’m telling you to go

from lyrics by Phosphorescent

Most blood-linked to the twang and beer-soaked heel-kicks of Here’s to Taking it Easy the way of alt-country sonics, the dust gets kicked up quick and choking, as Matthew Houck attempts to tame the ‘Master’ and its vice on his heart, in this bittersweet howl.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' resident Content Guru. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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