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    Ocotillo's debut CD in a slip case with artwork by Mat Martin. We sold quite a few on our 2017 tour which ended on April 28. So at this point, it's a limited edition of 200 copies now only available here at Bandcamp!

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Met you down at the station
Sunday morning 9:15
I said where are you going
You said somewhere I can dream

You got lost in a hurry
You got lost on your way
To my dead on arrival
In your dream do I stay

I’m a better man
Doing what I can
But I can’t make the river change
With things that go and stop
Now everything I’m not
Is everything you’ve got to say

The carpenter was a prophet
Built this fence with his hands
I can never forgive him
How unlike God is a man

This broken promised land
Where we made our stand
Who but Jesus could have known
How we could sleep for years
Fuck away our fears
Pretending we’re still not alone

I’ll say you are forgotten
To anyone who’ll hear my lie
A fool still surviving
On the good in goodbye

Who took the magnet trust
That pulled for both of us
Who hid your heart in antic hay
Until the needle’s found
On this shaky common ground
For armageddon I will pray

See the better man
Doing what he can
I know I can’t make you change
But I can make the roses stop
Blind this have into have-not
That I might see another day


from Songs from the City and the Desert, released March 31, 2017
Robert Garson - vocal, guitar, piano
Kirsty McGee - backing vocal



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Ocotillo Joshua Tree, California

Named after a Sonoran desert plant whose crimson rainflowers earn it the nickname 'desert coral', Ocotillo (ah-kah-tee-oh) is a UK/US transcontinental duo bringing together the voices and songwriting of Kirsty McGee from Manchester and Robert Garson from Joshua Tree. ... more

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