Easy Cowboy


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11 track album


released September 9, 2016

All songs written and arranged by Duncan Nielsen
Produced by Duncan Nielsen and Chris Sugiura
Horn arrangement by Andrew Byars on LA in '83
Engineered and mixed by Chris Sugiura in San Francisco, CA
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering in Ventura, CA

Duncan Nielsen - Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, synthesizers, piano and bass guitar on Tomorrow Will Come

Chris Sugiura - Bass guitar on all songs except Tomorrow Will Come

Kyle Kelly-Yahner - Drums

Jesse Cafiero - Rhodes on Untrue and Jet Black Car

Cody Rhodes - Percussion on Tomorrow Will Come and Rain Forever

Debbie Neigher - Piano on Song For Robin

Andrew Byars - Trumpet and Cornet on LA in '83



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DONCAT San Francisco, California

DONCAT - (Duncan Nielsen) is a San Francisco based musician and songwriter with a penchant for rock, soul and folk stylings - he draws from the deep history of California counter-culture music. His songs discuss both the hope and uncertainty of the American dream in kaleidoscopic cynicism. New EP 'Kind of Love' out now.

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Track Name: LA in '83
I saw you on the back of a magazine
LA in '83, asphalt and palm trees
I was worried back then cause I was alone
had no reason to condone behavior like yours was
I met you last with your maiden name
it sounded just the same as you say it now
but now that I see myself in you
it's gotten harder and harder to let you down
I'm used to the notion that I'm second best
my love's an ocean that you'll never forget but
my only question is
who do you dream of at night?
it's my suspicion that you got the wool
pulled over your eyes
oh I'm making investments
dropping coins in invisible pools
I'm wishing on stars that I can't see
forever under the sycamores
always in motion never at rest
your love's an ocean that I'll never forget
do you ever want to go back?
are you ashamed of your past?
do you ever want to just turn around?
Track Name: Take A Break (From Cool)
maybe it's all in your head
it's just you've never turned to face it
and if you read each line in between
rock and roll is never what it was in magazines
I guess I'll just keep wandering on
the dog is walking down the sidewalk
surely now better than before
boots and a guitar
can take the pain away
it's easy to explain
and won't let you down
so take the time to take a break
from cool
Track Name: Untrue
when you're young you can feel the blood
rushing through you
there is time to hesitate
but don't wait until you feel the heat of the gun
your finger trigger's gettin raw
some things are better untrue
some things are blacker than blue
like when you wanted a change
some things you've got to arrange
highschool love, highschool drugs
will catch up with you if you want them to
driving round with your lady and your baby oh no
they can't print that
unless they're dead at the door
you're always wanting more
some things are better untrue
some things are blacker than blue
like when you made a mistake
some things you got to arrange
smoking the dope of your past
hoping that some things would last
Track Name: Jet Black Car
baby baby in my jet black car
will you join me as I drive along
sleepy coastal towns that stare and jaw
about our love
about love
in the country they forget your name
time moves slowly as they play their game
and I'm taking in each moment as if it were
through your eyes
400 miles until we reach the edge
city life revolves around the catch
let's build a house and put our name outside the door
so no one forgets
about love, about love
Track Name: Song For Robin
if once is all you get
and when you're gone there's no regret
well if time had no faith in him
where did he find the time to dream
as you saw it coming, did you wish you'd changed your mind
were you filled with anger, or the thrill of leaving life behind
could you see it in the rearview
no one to wave goodbye to
hard up for a smile, no way to shine a light through
nobody whispering happy thoughts
saying maybe you're just lost
can we at least sit down and talk
please mister williams
Track Name: While I'm Here
won't you love me while I'm here?
with my smoky eyes and the fire's light?
just stay with me a little while
I've got a dream that's ringing in my head
it's telling me to stay instead
oh I'll let you know
when to follow
I'm leaving sooner than I thought
and I can hear the airplane's engine start
but you told me not to take that ride
but I paid in fair to make it alright
ya I paid the fare to make it on time
cause you're my woman and I'm your man
you're my heartache when I'm an island
you're the only one I'd let
break my heart
Track Name: Western
I'm putting all my money in a bag
so sad to know that I'll be
seeing if I can buy myself away
to a new reality
I don't need no company
I could leave on any day
on a plane that doesn't land
a testament to living on my own
without you you know it's
something I could never do alone
I'm living in a western state
taking it play by play
where the sunset never fades
to which I can relate
when does that come through?
a swift shot to the hardware
well I never knew
how can that relate?
a swift shot to the hardware
well I'll never say
when does the last dollar come through?
you know it's when
all the ends are gathered up and faith is restored
I could die without a dime
giving it a swift polish shine
knowing that I've spent my time
throwing seeds at the shore
when does that feel new?
a swift shot to the hardware
well I never knew
how could I relate?
a swift shot to the hardware
I could never say
Track Name: Tomorrow Will Come (I Love You)
where did the summer go, oh baby
when did your heart grow so cold
well you packed your bags and now you're goin
bought a ticket down to Mexico
spend some time and your hair's growing long
wave goodbye to California
tomorrow will come
I love you
Track Name: Desert Captains
shadows cast on the ground
hardly make a sound
silent as a whisper
sleeping in the desert sand
ancient hearts of men
are drifting in the wind
family buried in the hills
we visit them still
spirits need good company
desert captains in the wind
we'll follow you until the end
shotguns fired in the dead of night
spirits cry out in morning light
what else is there to lose?
lose your soul and you face the news