Sketches of Sophia

by George Burl

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Sketches of Sophie is a demo designed to entice people into becoming interested in George Burl and his music. It is available free for download on soundcloud/iamanasterix and bandcamp. Fans also have the ability to purchase Sketches of Sophia for $1 or more.


released May 5, 2010

Produced and Mixed by: George Iamanasterix
Engineered by: Chris Burda, George Iamanasterix
All songs performed by: George Burl & The Scroogleking Players
Recorded at: RBO Studios and The Apartment

The Scroogleking Players: Mad Mike, Lazerking, Wray McHeaton, Queen Aphrodite, Kaitlyn Filippini and Tommy "The Machine Gun King" Tommy




George Burl

George Burl is a songwriter, producer and something akin to a record label. He is not a person. He is a pseudonym. A philosophical experiment conceived in a small cottage in Nebraska, birthed in the Redwood forests of California and distilled in the hills of Tennessee. ... more

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Track Name: Walking Away
Well I'm walkin down this road
And I ain't never been so alone
And I'll keep walkin until my feet can't walk no more
Track Name: Fiddler
All you Fiddlers, you sound the same
Track Name: Oh Lordy
Oh Lordy!
Track Name: Thick Skin
Its taken me years to grow this think skin
But now I'm too afraid to start breaking it in

In this hot southern swamp its starting to shrink
And it's squeezing my bones a bit too tight I think

The past that I buried gets dug up here daily
And the woman I married says I just look crazy

Its 90 degrees and your drinking black coffee
Two Dollars a cup but the second one's free
Now your eyes are all charged with caffeine
so its easy to see how uncomfortable I seem to be

In my thick skin

I'm spittin up coals with diamonds inside
But everyone knows that diamonds ain't worth nuthin!
They're just shiny rocks
And there's a whole lot of them

And each word that I speak
Comes out as a puff of ash