Theseus

by The Baxters

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Born on the porch of bassist Justin Lund's house in Fergus Ontario, Theseus was the product of a late afternoon jam. Centered around lead guitarist Quinton Strutt's riff, and a bass chord progression, the song came together at the end of the night during an acoustic porch jam. Classical Greek references rounded out the song lyrically, based on the myth of the Minotaur. A glimpse of what's to come in the future of The Baxters.

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all you can see
is all you can keep
Icarus my boy
As I would sing you to sleep

cradle fell
from the highest bough
it looks the same as
as it does to me now

by the mountainside
we'll say our goodbyes
when the crimson tail
and no one asks us why

well you told me
fly as fast son
the wind will take you
from my arms and
test your hands and
I'll see you again
by the setting sun
or on the other end

no boat or fleet could
take us from here
but plato's birds has
flocked so near

we'll lend their feathers
attempt the same feat
but the blue printed ocean
will test our machines

by the mountainside
we'll say our goodbyes
and the crimson tail
and no one asks us why

well you told me
fly as fast son
the wind will take you
from my arms and
test your hands and
I'll see you again
by the setting sun
or on the other end

by the mountainside
we'll say our goodbyes
and the crimson tail
and no one asks us why

child I know that
Theseus is dead
his ship is gone and
so the silver thread
will not lead me
back to you again
at the sea floor
I'll see you underneath it

credits

released October 2, 2012
Mix/Mastered by Taylor Lucas & Quinton Strutt

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The Baxters London, Ontario

The Baxters are a rippin' group of vagabonds, careening through your home town in a haze of beers, riffs and revelry.
Constructed from strength, passion and devotion, The Baxters are a unique and authentic blend of Classic and Modern Rock. Experience the fruits of their labour, Because no accomplishment is worth the sacrifice if it cannot be shared with the fans that helped make it possible.
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