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Mudcrutch - Song of the Day - Bootleg Flyer

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I'm a bootleg flyer

And I work alone

I'm a radar hider

Turn your head

And I'm gone

Can set her down

Easy on a dirt road

I can land her on sand

Moon shadow on

The Redwood Forest

When money crossed my hand

I'm a bootleg flyer

Oh, oh, oh

I'm a bootleg flyer

Cargo in the back

I'm a tree-top glider

I never leave the track

Flown over Napalm

I've flown under fire

And I go rain or sun

In a world where

No one knows me

I'm a motherless son

I'm a bootleg flyer

Oh, oh

I'm a bootleg flyer

And I work alone

I got wings for hire

Drop my load and I'm gone

I'm a bootleg flyer

And I work alone

I'm a tree-top glider

Drop my load and I'm gone

I've loved this song since it was first performed by the original Dirty Knobs as a song called Ticket Home. But now...wow. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song! The lyrics are strong and the guitar work from Mike and Tom L is fantastic. I have to admit though, I do miss Jason Sinay playing the other guitar.

Benmont's contribution is awesome. He reminds me so much of Mike, not a note wasted.

Tom's lyrics and vocals just blew me away and to hear it live, well..a girls dream come true. I love when Tom does that 'talk' then sings. *sigh* :heart:

WARNING - dangerous song to have in your cd player while driving. :003: I'm speaking from experience, hahahaha. Shhh.

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This has recently become one of my favorites on the album. I love the way Tom's says..."I'm a bootleg flyer" in that low voice. I find myself repeating this one quite a bit. You just can't sit still with that beat. Especially when Mike and Tom L. take off. This is a great song. I love it!

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I love this song. Mudcrutch did a great job with it and I thoroughly enjoy it but I must say, I am more partial to the Dirty Knobs version. They took my breath away more times than once with their live version with Jason Sinay playing his growlin' guitar.

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I really like this song. I never understood all of the words so it was nice to read them. After reading them though, I am not sure I got the true meaning. I (guess I am showing my ignorance here) originally thought it was about transporting illegal (moonshine) whiskey--I guess that is mostly a Southern thing (?). I am just wondering how the rest of you interpret this song.

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