The Hunting Song (Todd Sheaffer, lyrics - Todd Sheaffer, Patrick Fitzsimmons, Brady Rymer, music)

First played

September 03, 2002

Last played

April 03, 2019

Times played



when I was a boy, at the cold blue lake
my daddy pulled out a fish
I watched it flop and shake
started slowin down, til it barely moved
I stood ten feet back and stared
til it was through

I felt it way down inside
I felt it way down inside

shook a pheasant from a tree
when I saw that bird come out
I knew the time had come for me
she started movin for the clear blue sky
I aimed quick, let the bullet fly
I saw it goin right at her, pass her by
as I watched bird fly away
I dropped my gun and cried

I felt it way down inside
I felt it way down inside

we got a deer laid him in his tracks
about fifteen mile from the hunting shack
when we walked up, he was still alive
I had to cut his throat with my grandfather’s knife
I slit his belly, his gentle form
had to reach my hand inside
it was soft and warm
I pulled out his heart, took a bite
as it went down my throat
I felt that animal fight

I felt it way down inside
I felt it way down inside

NOTE: also known as From Good Homes - "Way Down Inside"

Shows played

2002-09-03 Zephyr Club
2002-09-05 Neurolux
2002-09-07 Mt. Tabor Theater
2002-09-13 Broadway Studios
2002-09-14 Quail Hollow Station
2002-09-19 Winston's
2002-09-24 Utopia Cafe
2002-09-28 Bluebird Theater
2002-10-03 Boulevard Cafe
2002-10-16 Smith's Olde Bar
2002-10-18 Magnolia Festival @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music P
2002-11-09 Tribeca Blues
2002-11-23 Club Cafe
2006-01-15 Domino Room
2006-02-01 8150 Club
2006-02-03 Fox Theatre
2006-02-17 Mexicali Blues
2006-03-11 Headliners Music Hall
2006-03-27 Jamm in Jamaica @ Mariner's Beach
2006-06-07 Park West
2006-06-10 Wakarusa Music Festival @ Clinton Lake Park
2006-07-22 High Noon Saloon
2006-07-29 Stone Pony
2006-09-30 Orange Peel
2006-10-28 Starland Ballroom
2006-12-02 Colonial Theater
2006-12-29 Southpaw
2009-01-17 Revolution Hall
2009-02-25 Georgia Theatre
2009-03-26 The Pageant
2009-03-31 The Cabooze
2009-04-07 George's Majestic
2009-04-10 Antone's Nightclub
2009-04-27 Belly Up Tavern
2009-04-30 Crystal Bay Club
2009-06-22 The Depot
2009-06-26 Crystal Ballroom
2009-07-04 Rothbury Music Festival
2009-07-23 10,000 Lakes Festival
2009-08-15 The Crossroads
2009-08-21 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival
2009-09-06 The BellyUp
2009-09-25 The National
2009-09-27 Music Farm
2009-10-02 The Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club
2009-11-14 Bearsville Theatre
2009-11-19 Fox Theatre
2009-11-28 Sherman Theater
2009-12-11 9:30 Club
2009-12-28 The Fillmore
2014-01-10 First Avenue
2014-01-12 Castle Theatre
2014-01-18 The Fillmore - Denver
2014-01-25 The Pageant
2014-02-07 9:30 Club
2014-02-14 Union Transfer
2014-02-22 Best Buy Theater
2014-03-08 Crescent Ballroom
2014-03-13 The Fillmore - San Francisco
2014-03-22 Crystal Ballroom
2014-04-05 Variety Playhouse
2014-04-09 20th Century Theatre
2014-05-23 DelFest @ Allegany County Fairgrounds
2014-06-28 ROMP Bluegrass Festival
2014-07-09 Stage AE
2014-08-01 Boulder Theater
2014-10-31 Higher Ground
2014-12-29 Variety Playhouse
2015-01-18 Pabst Theater
2015-01-25 Granada
2015-01-31 Stubb's BBQ
2015-02-11 Newport Music Hall
2015-02-21 Brooklyn Bowl
2015-03-13 The Independent
2015-03-19 El Rey Theatre
2015-03-26 Iron City
2015-05-24 Revival Festival
2015-07-02 Highberry Music Festival
2015-08-15 Hot August Music Festival
2015-09-18 Red Rocks Amphitheater
2015-11-28 Sherman Theater