Welcome to the West
(Performed by Freddy Knuckles, Mick Lightnin and Jed Goat)
This song is what happened in between the moment Freddy wedged a deer head he found behind a gas station dumpster in between a banjo and cello case in the pickup and the moment when he made sure to take it with him after the house party that evening. The silos, we stumbled upon outside of Crossfield, Alberta; there were shotgun casings, animal bones and blood in the grass – there were no houses in site.
The song was made up on the spot and never played by these three – I know this because the lyrics changed three or four times and it was hard to decide which similar version was the best. That was just one of those days where we played and drank whiskey and making up words came easy.