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Cowboy 06:32
COWBOY Paint a dog on the wall to prove it Double you is a double you is Hiding from another napalm spray and Feel the ground move hows it over in my head Splinter off a small piece of nothing And give it back to the year u slept in I see three dreams Eatin the street while it sleeps I can see It hanging over everything It looks like a seed mirroring everything Sky’s in the ground stay between the nothing now Yellow fevers n they burn thru your back Jackyl on the other side hidin in the grass Overgrown airplane in the jungle Overtaken by a hog comin outta hell Covered in worms vanish when I get up Buried underneath the shadow of the next one Stuck in a dream Eatin the street while I take apart myself Follow now Crawl over the hill where I’m buried now Try to redeem The part of me that wakes up in a cloud Months fall out Try to pick em up what I left in the ground Breaking into it I skateboard downtown Falling into the trees broken over the sounds Silent door alarms cracking in my forehead I see a cop car and I scream out ACAB Helicopter in the next dream over Running outta time to check over your shoulder (OOF) Cowboy with no choice In the dust I hear his voice


The band we grew up in, the dog that never sleeps. WS formed itself in 2013 after a years-long migration to the mississippi delta proved a need for something tall n hevy over the planes of history the 4, 5, 6 of us found ourselves melting into. Call it devastation rock. Call it not thought thru. Call it what it is. When we first got together it was mud, thick indiscernible waves of noise n chords; a little while later our hands n knees n plenty of joints came out of the soup while we leaned into psychedelic rock n painted our faces; the third WS phase explored a lost place, somewhere your self follows its self after a long time of not doing the right thing; chapter 4 was aptly called Sky Funeral, n like the ritual itself is proof that nothing in the universe has ever died. COWBOY is the undying ghost of whatever Water Spaniel is to us n yall: noise worship, lites in the dark, skeletons in tha closet, friendship, love, forever, forever, forever. Originally written in a coastal town in Washington state and brought back to the delta, this song is our longest lasting project. It capstones whatever this was and is, 7 years in the making and onward. Thank y’all. -WSFP

a song we worked on in the summer and fall of 2016. originally recorded live to an uncalibrated Tascam 38 tape machine with big time speed inconsistencies. few years later smoothed out the speed and added guitar/bass/vocal overdubs to get it to where we envisioned it.


released July 24, 2020

Forrest Philpot - vocals/guitar
Dylan Crouch - guitar
Thomas Williams - drums
Jesse Mansfield - bass/guitar

recorded at The Crypt in Memphis, TN summer 2016
additional recording fall 2019 - summer 2020
mixed and mastered by JM

art by JM


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Water Spaniel Mississippi


WSEP - 5/6/14
WSII - 11/8/14
WSIII - 4/19/15
Sky Funeral - 3/13/16

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