‘Featured Artist,’ The White Buffalo, “Wish It Was True”

March 19th, 2012  |  by Nels Thoreson   |  Published in Songs of the Day

Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases Southern California’s own, The White Buffalo, with  their song, “Wish It Was True,” off their album, Once Upon a Time in the West, through Unison Music Group, which was released on February 28, 2012.  The incredible official video was shot in Death Valley, and was directed by Pete Macomber.  The group is led by Jake Smith, who mans the vocals and guitar, and is accompanied by Matt Lynott on drums, and Tommy Andrews on bass guitar.

This is one of the most powerful videos I’ve seen in some time, and is a great visual depiction of Smith’s lyrics.  That, in combination with his amazing vocals, bring together an intense message.  His vocals are a rarity, as you will soon hear, and his group will one to continue to follow as they travel down the dusty, troubadour’s road.

The White Buffalo has a series of US tour dates, and are set to play Boulder, Colorado, on March 24, at the Fox Theatre.  Be sure to catch a show.

These words find their place in the song, “Wish It Was True,”

“Mother, I tried to do right by you,
To do what you asked me to.
I did wrong, and I knew.

Mother, I tried to behave for you.
Now I’m a-diggin’ a grave for you.
It was all I could do.

Find a way back home, make everything new.
I wish it was true.

Father, well I gave my soul to you.
I came in blind folded for you.
It was all that I knew.

Open your arms and I’ll fly out of hell up to you.
I wish it was true.
Boy, come on out from the cold.
You’re lost outside there, don’t you know?
It’s not what you say, it’s what you do.
Just keep wishing your wishes are true.
Well your dreams, they’re reality.
There’s no pain, there’s no misery.
Just polish the blood and the brews.
For there’s just no way you can lose.
Well I wish it was true…”

For updates, tour dates, and other news click on their website, you can buy their music on  iTunes, and can follow them on their Facebook Page.  Until the next show, or until the next time you’ll be able to listen to them, here is The White Buffalo, with their song, “Wish It Was True,” enjoy,

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