by Dragon Wagon

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    Six song EP recorded at Oddfellow Studio (2011)

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Just as the lush acappella vocal harmonies drop seamlessly into the crash of the drums on the first song of their first release, Dragon Wagon is off and running like a river that has finally broken though its restraining levee. Filled with surprises at every turn, their self-titled EP swirls with an intoxicating and entertaining brew of straight-talk storytelling interwoven with majestically composed banjo, mandolin and fiddle accompaniment that harkens back to another era.

From the first, Dragon Wagon charges directly into the rollicking and sexually suggestive "Haybaled," and they don't slow up until the final notes of the pole-barn party anthem 'Whiskey Before Breakfast" fades into silence. Fans of the rippling interplay between bluegrass banjo, mountain mandolin and a dexterously played fiddle will be especially satisfied with the instrumentals, 'Sophie's Start' and 'Indian Summer'.

The six song EP by Dragon Wagon is a refreshing example of the power and originality artists deliver when they are given creative freedom.

all songs written by Dragon Wagon (except Whiskey Before Breakfast, Traditional)


released February 1, 2011

Recorded and Produced by Oddfellow Records



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Dragon Wagon Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dragon Wagon truly is Michigan Roots music at its finest. Their sound can be described as bluegrass-folk rock with a shot of Irish Whiskey. Dragon Wagon thrives while playing live, never disappoint with their honest music and genuine crowd connection, and is sure to bring an infectious energy that gets the crowd dancing and laughing along. ... more

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Track Name: Haybaled
You’ve gone and left without a trace
Feels like you’ve kicked me in the face
Well now make no mistake honey baby
Cause you only want what you can take

You only want me when you’re lonely
Any old blind dog can see
You only want me when you’re lonely
But sometimes you hypnotize me
Sometimes you hypnotize me

Someone needs to put you in your place
All of the fun is in the chase
I think I made a big mistake last night
When I went back to your place


It's time to roll in the hay what do you say
This barn is filled with the haze
There’s nothing but coals left in the fireplace
It's time to roll in the hay
Track Name: Sophie's Start
Track Name: One Less Wife
I set out from Ypsilanti, left my home that two room shanty
Headed for the country of the gold
My daddy said now don’t you go with that woman son she’ll rob your soul
Should have listened to my daddy and now I know

Panned for gold and made a life, earned some dough and found a wife
The hard time ahead I didn’t know
Who would have thought when we’d get back
She’d take that kitchen knife and find my back
Should have listened to my daddy and it goes to show

Don’t treat me like a fool
Don’t tell me to believe in things you know aint true
Don’t think that you’ve won, because you’re the one who’s gone
And please don’t treat me like such a fool


Now I’m back in the Mitten State
One less wife and life is great
Traveled around the country and now I know

Take what you’re told with a grain of salt
She’ll take your heart and then she’ll walk
Telling lies as she walks right out the door
Telling lies as she walks right out the door
Track Name: So the Story Goes
From the lakes of Pontchartrain To the lakes of Coeur d’Alene
To the lakes of Michigan
Im going home again

Which way did she go
To find her way home
I know we must be close
I think I see the shore

So the Story Goes
About two lovers about each other
So the Story Goes
You’re more precious than gold

Never fade from my memory
Live a river flows to the sea
This feeling inside of me
From underneath the roots of the trees

Like a perfect skipping stone
Trying to find its way home
I’ll never be alone
Cause this love is all I know


So the story goes
You’re more precious than gold
So the Story goes
of love waiting to unfold
So the Story goes
My love I’ve never told
So the Story Goes
You’re more precious than gold
Track Name: Indian Summer
Track Name: Whiskey Before Breakfast
Early one morning before the sun could shine
I was walking down the street not feeling so fine
Saw two men with a bottle between them
And this is the song that I heard them singing

Lord protect us, saint preserve us
We’ve been drinking whiskey before breakfast

Passed by the steps where they were sittin’
Couldn’t believe how drunk they were gettin'
Said old man you’ve been drinking long
Long enough to be singing this song


Passed me the bottle said take a little sip
It felt so good, I just couldn’t quit
Took a little more, next thing I knew
There were three of us singing this tune


One by one everybody came down
Heard a ruckus and they all came around
Pretty soon all the streets were a ringing
Sound of the people laughing and singing