The Ballad of Sally Moore

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The Ballad of Sally Moore is the new 3-song project from singer songwriter Jason Tyler Burton. These three songs all tell the same tale, but from different points of view. This project represents the first new material from Burton since his 2014 album Headwaters, which made many best-of-the-year lists. Working again with Dave Tate, who co-produced Headwaters, The Ballad of Sally Moore features Burton's voice and guitar, with electric guitars, piano, violin, organ, and other instruments creating layers of texture to help convey the raw emotion of the songs.

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released November 27, 2015

Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by Dave Tate
at Red Earth Recording Studios in Springdale, UT
Mastered by Kendal Osborne at The Closet Studios
Jason Tyler Burton - guitar, vocals, violin
Dave Tate - electric guitar, bass, percussion, piano, organ
Cover photo by Katie Bell

Thanks to: Jenn, Dave Tate and family, The Lodgepole folk, Birdy Sheehan, Terry Hill, and Murder Ballad Mondays.

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Jason Tyler Burton is a songwriter and singer of folky americana music. Originally from Kentucky, he now lives in the mountains of Wyoming.

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Track Name: Part 1 - Road Runner
I hope you felt the wind in your hair
Your life all loaded up in my old car
I hope you felt the weight leave your mind
Running from where you’re from
To a home you hoped you’d find

And these days it seems all that I can do

Is stare at these walls you painted blue
I hope you got where you were going to

I hope you didn’t have to go too far

I hope you found a new family out there

After watching your old one self destruct

I hope all your prayers are answered soon

A higher power not in a prescription

Not in a needle or a spoon


And these days I sit staring at the wall

Where you left your magazine dreams
I hope you got to see those mountains in the fall
I hope you didn’t have to go too far



And I feel like that old cartoon coyote

Run right off the edge of a cliff

Standing there in space
He knows he’d already done what he did

I feel like I’m stuck in that moment
Staring at your trembling, swollen lip

I am neither standing nor falling hard

But knowing that I’d gone too far
Oh why do I aways go too far

And these days I think about how you got away

As if there were no walls around this town

I wish it were that easy for me babe
I hope you didn't have to go too far
Track Name: Part 2 - All the Whiskey in the World
She went south from Austin

The beginning of the end
Gonna start a new life in Marfa
But first she wanted to see Big Bend

She got about as far as San Marcos
When her radiator blew
And she abandoned that car and grabbed her stuff
And said "here’s gonna have to do"

And we watched her spin

Out of control
Nose dive down
No tuck and roll
And on her face
Was a look of scorn
And all the whiskey in the world wouldn’t keep her warm



We heard rumors she was using
And shacking up with college kids

That she’d had a husband back in Austin
And lost a baby boy to SIDS

Despite all that she’d been handed
She would dance like she didn’t care
And as she came off the rails

We couldn’t help but stare



And we watched her spin

Out of control
Nose dive down
No tuck and roll
And on her face
A look of scorn
And all the whiskey in the world wouldn’t keep her warm

Sometimes life has a way of getting loose
Slips the reigns and bucks wild in the dirt
And when the dust of a life it finally clears

Only then can we see the heart beneath the hurt

And we watched her spin

Out of control
Nose dive down
No tuck and roll
And on her face
A look of scorn
And all the whiskey in the world wouldn’t keep her warm
Track Name: Part 3 - The Ballad of Sally Moore
Hey well, Sally was a loner
She worked down at the general store

That night she walked home by the river side
And we ain’t seen nor have we heard from her no more

But they dragged the river
All that night
But no body ever was found
And every night that good folks lay down to sleep
I’ll be awake
Thinking about Sally

Oh and Sally had a husband
But he did not treat her kind
And when she said she lost her baby
Oh my lord 
I could see the reason in her eyes

That look of fear and hate a girl just can’t hide

But they dragged the river
All that night
But no body ever was found
And every night when good folks lay down to sleep
I’ll be awake
Thinking about Sally

Hey well Sally was a loner
She worked down at the general store
I fear she’s gone on home to Jesus

Oh my friends 
I hope I get to see her face once more
Tell me what's wrong with wanting Moore?

But they dragged the river
All that night
But no body ever was found
And every night when good folks lay down to sleep
I’ll be awake
Thinking about Sally