Medicine Hat

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    Cover Design by Andrew Oliver,
    Photograph by Aaron Mason ,
    Produced by James Bunton
    Music by Ansley Simpson

    I would like to acknowledge the support of the OAC in helping to fund this album. Miigwech.

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Words and Music by Ansley Simpson
Produced and mixed by James Bunton at The Glen Gordon
Mastered by João Carvalho at João Carvalho Mastering

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Medicine Hat

Run me into the ground, I’m always waking up floored
He’ s done treating me like his beat-up Ford
I’ve got a twenty in my pocket says I won’t be back
Heading to Montana like a wolf with no pack

Should have known better than to trust a man
Who’d rather break bone than to work with his hands
I’m a hard working woman got no ink on my skin
I’ve got scars running deep from my head to my kin

Got a daughter and a son, both taken away
Lost my fight and I decided to stay
I’m gonna pick them up in Butte it’s just as simple as that
Cross at Sweetgrass Hill and head to Medicine Hat

I’ve got a Treaty 7 cousin says she’d put us up
If he dares to step foot won’t need no follow-up shot
I’ve got a Treaty 7 cousin she knows just what to do
Blow his smirk clean off with her sweet field 22

Look down, can you see me
I’m in the car held together with tobacco and feathers
Most of my pay’s in the tank I’m guided by snowbanks
Only miles between mine and me

Hey now can you see me
I’m in the car held together with this song and cold weather
Nothing but pain in the tank I’m guided by snowbanks
Only miles between mine and me
Only miles between fine and free

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from Breakwall, released April 26, 2017
Ansley Simpson: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Cris Derksen: Cello
SOCAN 2017

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Ansley Simpson Toronto, Ontario

Ansley Simpson is an emerging Anishinaabe singer-songwriter from Toronto. A weaver of haunting vocals and poetics, her songs unfold as stories, immersing the listener in vibrant imagery and journeying us through themes of vulnerably, love, and the raw emotion of heartbreak. ... more

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