Have Gun, Will Travel

5 albums

Florida’s HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL have a natural instinct for combining folk, pop, rock and classic country influences to create a sound all their own. “Their music has a great energy to it with infectious, sing-along choruses and refrains” remarked NPR’s Robin Hilton. American Songwriter called HGWT’s music “organic, infectious Americana Pop. Their music has a refreshing immediacy to it.”

HGWT’s music has been featured in a national Chevy TV commercial, as well as the PBS series Roadtrip Nation, and CBS’s The Good Wife. Their live performances have been described as rousing, rollicking, energetic and dynamic. Accompanied by the sweeping lap steel of guitarist Scott Anderson, singer-songwriter Matt Burke enthusiastically leads brother Danny Burke (bass) and JP Beaubien (drums) through a collection of songs that run the gamut from foot-stomping front-porch spirituals and evocative Texas swing to strum-punk rave-ups, hill-country historicals and more.

HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL’s highly anticipated, fifth album Science from an Easy Chair was recently released on THIS IS AMERICAN MUSIC. This full-length concept album is based entirely on British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 1914-16 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Produced by Shawn Kyle and recorded in Tampa, Florida, Science… delivers its own interpretation of this amazing story of survival and endurance. Along with HGWT’s own distinctive instrumentation, the musical framework of the album is rife with luscious string arrangements, crooning horn sections, and rich percussion. The release commemorates the 100th anniversary of the epic journey.

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04:09

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1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4 Bah, bah, dah, bah, bah, dah We watched it all In disbelief At the trains station on Christmas Eve A tragic tail A gruesome scene A bitter end for the chief of police It was a blessing and a curse Don’t get me wrong could be worse When you wake to find the devil where you sleep Sounds like you got your moneys worth Turns out the chief was on the take He battled demons no honest man could take Made demands he could not fulfill And he got caught with his hand in the till It was a blessing and a curse Don’t get me wrong could be worse When it all comes crumbling down around your feet You could say you got your moneys worth That’s when the chief cam stumbling in With a half empty bottle of gin The west over The shot rang out The bottle shattered as his body hit the ground It was a blessing and a curse Don’t get me wrong could be worse There’s a lesson to be learned You played with fire and he got burned When it all comes crumbling down into the sea They’ll say I got my moneys worth Bah, bah, dah, bah, bah, dah Got my money’s worth
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Blessing And A Curse (:30)
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00:30
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Blessing And A Curse (:60)
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01:03
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04:33

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We're kept alive by a hunger to survive And a will to reach the journey's end We keep in mind all the men we left behind And promise to return for them again My body weeps for a deep and dreamless sleep But I'll settle for what tomorrow brings I've lost my mind and perhaps my sense of time To the purgatory of forgotten things This battered boat, she can barely stay afloat As we push her through the world's most troubled sea We curse the night and everything in sight As we rage against a tireless enemy My body shakes as I fight to stay awake Flying reckless on these tired wings But this too shall pass, and we'll leave it in the past To the purgatory of forgotten things
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The Rescue Party (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:37
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03:48

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Well this boat has never been nobody's flagship Never been the pride of any fleet But we lean into the wind like the Devil's closing in Never willing to surrender or retreat So we venture out upon these troubled waters Batten down the hatches fore and aft With every passing day we go deeper in the fray We are the only true believers that we have Whoa whoa, we are the only true believers that we have So we hoist the sails and follow that horizon Testing the endurance of our craft With a fierce and angry gale blowing through our tattered sail We're the only true believers that we have Whoa whoa, we are the only true believers that we have So we set our sights upon our destination Conquer every vessel in our path With our battle flag unfurled, now it's us against the world We're the only true believers that we have Whoa whoa, we are the only true believers that we have
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True Believers (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:47
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Ab Ovo Usque Ad Mala Casting Shadows Tall As Giants
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04:52

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We walk on pins and needles, don't get me wrong, it could be worse
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Come, All Ye Sinners Casting Shadows Tall As Giants
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03:35

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Cast your eyes on the starry skies While I fashion my disguise For cure all remedies and bargain priced redemptions This may come as a surprise But I’m not like those other guys They’re all charlatans and master of deception Just a preacher on the stage In this dark and troubled age Signs of error on every page Revelations And Armageddon’s on its way Who’s prepared for judgment day Some will perish and some will pay for their salvation With their generous donations Cause I’m spinning a web that’s designed to confuse and bewilder My weapons are words; I can kill two birds with one scripture Then I’m your Man Men in suits all neatly pressed Women in their Sunday best Watch me dazzle and impress The congregation And how I sing them all to sleep Pray the Lord their souls to keep By the time their counting sheep I’m on vacation Thanks to those donations Cause I’m spinning a web that’s designed to confuse and bewilder My weapons are words; I can kill two birds with one scripture Then I’m your Man I’m your man I’m your man Got the keys to the Promised Land I’m your man Take my hand Lead the way to the Promised Land
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03:40

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God in heaven only knows Where we been and where we’re going to You know its true I keep waiting patiently The answers nearly breaking me in two You know it’s true We could stay here in this garden suite forever Let the sunflowers grow tall around our bed See the sun refuse to rise and set without us After all is said is done The beauty of the setting sun Will never hold a candle up to you You know it’s true Jealous are the daffodils Gossip when you walk into the room You know it’s true Soft through the geranium Compete for your attentions as they blow You know it’s true We could stay here in this garden suite forever Let the sunflowers grow tall around our bed See the sun refuse to rise and set without us After all is said is done The beauty of the setting sun Will never hold a candle up to you You know it’s true We could stay here in this garden suite forever Let the sunflowers grow tall around our bed See the sun refuse to rise and set without us After all is said is done The beauty of the setting sun Will never hold a candle up to you You know it’s true
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It's Not The Heat, It's The Humanity Casting Shadows Tall As Giants
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04:29

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Ventured out along the highway Met a man who wasn’t there Told me son you know your journeys just begun Then vanished in the air Like a ghost he disappeared into the air Traveled far across the ocean Lost me way upon the sea And I fell pray to the song the sirens sang Would have been the death of me Surely would have been the death of me Take my hand lead the way home Lead the way home Where I belong Take my hand lead the way home Lead the way home Where I belong Wondered deep into the forest Lost my way among the trees Wolf appeared dripping crimson from his beard Grinned and whispered come with me Yeah the wolf, he smiled and whispered come with me Traveled far across the desert Lost my way upon the sand Heaven sakes said the goddamn rattlesnake Never escape this barren land No you’ll never escape this barren land Take my hand lead the way home Lead the way home Where I belong Take my hand lead the way home Lead the way home Where I belong Times they may change Lines they grow deeper with age Voices they fade Words they remain Remain on the page oh Lead us not into temptation Lead us not so far astray Give us sight, give us peace throughout the night Million star to light the way Million star to light the way Take my hand lead the way home Lead the way home Where I belong Take my hand lead the way home Lead the way home Where I belong
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03:16

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Well there’s a nation wide panic That’s what the radio said The whole country is crawling With the walking dead You could hide in the closet Or crawl under the bed We got the living dead blues You got to board up the windows Lock all the doors They got us surrounded There’s a hundred and more So load up the shotgun Give ‘em what for We got the living dead blues We got to keep it together We got to get through the night And know they got us out numbered But we gonna put up a fight If we cant win You know we got nothing to lose There’s a sure fire method To kill the undead You got to raise up that barrel And aim for the head They wont know what hit ‘em With a face full of lead We got the living dead blues Yeah we got the living dead blues Yeah the living dead blues

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Story opens in a time of war Fane promise in a raging storm Sky rumbled and the rain did pour As it had on the day before She was born in a time of doubt Cloud broke and the sun shown down News traveled at the speed of sound Lay sleeping in a ward downtown And I feel so much better now And I feel so much better now With you around She was born in an age of fear Dust settled and the truth came clear Farther lifted from the atmosphere And all the worries seemed to disappear And I feel so much better now Nah nah nah nah nah nah Cause you’re around Oh around Around
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03:42

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I know that trick On the day of the funeral Hope it’s raining outside Don’t forget your umbrella Keep it there by your side And on the way to the service Play this song in the car Sing a long with the chorus If you know it by heart Now I lay me down Pale horse and rider make the round Sing it Ashes to ashes dust to dust Leave a light on for us Leave a light on for us On the day of the funeral I wonder who will attend I wonder if they’ll be grieving Or if they’ll have to pretend Close the lid on the casket Lay these bones in the ground Raise a glass to the occasion Raise one more to wash it down Now I lay me down Pale horse and rider make the round Sing it Ashes to ashes dust to dust Leave a light on for us
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04:34

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Wonder aimlessly down streets of cobblestone Strong northeastern sends a chill down to our bones Bless the children as we lay them in there beds By early morning we’ll be Catherine Ardin We walk on pins and needles Deliver us from evil Curse the day this darken cloud came driftin’ in Fill the churchyard with the corpses of our kin Smell of dying travels heavy on the breeze Wretched plague has brought our city to its knees We walk on pins and needles Deliver us from evil We walk on pins and needles Deliver us from evil The disease first appeared in our own family And on the 13th of October are youngest daughter age 11 died How precious to our bleeding hearts her dying words The last intelligible words she uttered were a prayer My kind neighbors brought the coffin and placed it at the gate And my son and myself carried her mortal remains to the grave When we were filling in the earth He uttered an expression, which found an echo in my poor heart Father I find it hard to bury our own dead We are now passing through deep waters All prostrate, fearful disease I feel I am an unworthy sinner, but a sinner saved by grace We sing for the ones we’ve buried We sing for the windows and families We sing for the sick and the elder We sing for the children We walk on pins and needles Deliver us from evil We walk on pins and needles Deliver us from evil Deliver us from this town broken ashes and we all fall down Deliver us save us all from the curse that weighs upon our door We walk on pins and needles Deliver us from evil
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Pistolas At Twenty Paces Casting Shadows Tall As Giants
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Sing For The Sorrow Casting Shadows Tall As Giants
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03:30

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sentence came down from the justice today verdict said im only going one way newspaper said it's the 24th day of november gavel came down witha shattering blow and innocent man to the gallows i'll go only i witness lay silent below his own headstone so sing the joy and the sorrow day after tommorow hangs over my head leave everything to my widow to be house underneath your sicamore tree my grandfather's watch and a picture of me in the service so sing for the sorrow day aafter tommorow hangs over my head only regrets are the debts i can't pay the good lord giveth and taketh away it's only a matter of time before they call my name
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03:06

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on a bullet train all the way from tokyowe all know it's a long long ride homesomeone split the tracks waiting arrivalyou're not looking back there at alland there's one one way to the station house from herebut i know youd love to rest your weary eyesthe time and date on the ticket marks the moment youll arrivesince you're untimely departurelet the coal fuel the firekeep those wheels rolling until dawnfrom a boxcar room in the middle of the roomi'll be seeing you on the newsyoull be wishing that you stayedyou're a good old boy from close to my hometownsome folks dont take kindly to your kind out herethere's three sidestreets on the way that i suggest you takeotherwise you'll be sleeping on concrete tonightlet the alcohol fuel the firekeep the night rocking until dawnfrom a jail cell view an empty roomyou'll be looking at yourself nowyou'll be looking backyou'll be wishing that you stayed oh Tanqueray
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03:56

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when we were kings we were young and we were able laid our cards upon the table and we placed them as they lay back in the day we were stubborn and defiant casting shadows and giants over every living things when we were kings we left our footprints in the sand we held the rains with steady hands we had the world at our commandwhen we beganwe were swimming in the deep endwatching the years go by like weekendsout of the corner of our eyesnow time goes bylost in restless generationssinging songs of celebrations just as loud as we can singwhen we were kingswe left our footprints in the sandwe held the rains with steady handswe had the world at our commandand the end we will stand far from where we beganin the end we will standhere's to the friends that we lost on the journeywatching helpless as they learned the only lesson they could learnthey just turn to the strange and final chapteras the bittersweet rafter finds us waiting in the wingswhen we were kingswe left our footprints in the sandwe held the rains with steady handswe had the world at our commandand the end we will standfar from where we began
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Standing at the End of the World Fact, Fiction, or Folktale
03:22

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Well I Woke up this morning with a Head full of poison and a Sneaking suspicion that the End is coming soon. So I Pulled back the curtains and I Looked out the window. Only to discover that my Fears are coming true. Yeah it's true. And we're standing at the end of the world, my friend. And there's nothing we can do about it now. Yeah, we're standing at the end of the world, my friend. Gonna watch it all burn down. Yeah, gonna watch it all burn down. I used to wonder how a Flower lost its petals, but It's a fool who meddles in The dealings of the dead, so I Take medication and turn Off the television. Drown out the voices, yeah, The voices in my head. And we're standing at the end of the world, my friend. And there's nothing we can do about it now. Yeah, we're standing at the end of the world, my friend. Gonna watch it all burn down. Yeah, gonna watch it all burn down. I've got eyes, but I can't see A forest for the trees. And I won't believe it till I See it on TV. I've got ears, but they don't hear. Words don't come in clear. So I'll sit back and watch it all Just disappear. And we're standing at the end of the world, my friend. And there's nothing we can do about it now. Yeah, we're standing at the end of the world, my friend. Gonna watch it all burn down. And we're standing at the end of the world, my friend. And there's nowhere else that I'd rather be. Yeah, we're standing at the end of the world, my friend. Gonna watch it on TV. Standing at the end (at the end of the world) We're gonna watch it on TV
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Standing at the End of the World (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:23

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A little place where your miseries forgotten, is there a place where your worries running high? This old lie will cut you like a knife, trouble comes from every side. Is there a place where your sins are all forgiven? Is there a place where your suffering subsides? On this earth, follows you from birth. Trouble comes from every side/ Hey, and I been down, down, down 'til i been crawling on the ground, been down, down, down too many times, and everytime I try to stand I fall right back down again. Trouble comes from every side/ We all wanna see the man behind the curtain, we all wanna know whats beyond the other side, but i suppose that everybody knows, trouble comes from every side/ i been down, down, down 'til im crawling on the ground, I been down, down, down too many times, everytime I try to stand I fall right back down again, trouble comes from every side (3 times)
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Trouble (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:58

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I've been looking for a way to Put my troubles in the rear view, And maybe catch a clear view Of what's down the line. And the nights are getting colder. I'm looking over my shoulder. And every day I'm getting older, Falling further behind. I'm gonna take the high road. Take it anywhere that I go. It isn't easy, but I'll try, though, To be the best I can be. Gonna take the long way, 'Cause I don't wanna go the wrong way. And at the end of any long day. [Your smile looks sexy to me?] All right! And I've been spending all my free time Getting crooked on cheap wine. I'm looking ragged, but I feel fine. I'm just living the dream. Save your money for the weekend. We'll be going off the deep end. 'Cause everybody's got a reason. For blowing off steam. I'm gonna take the high road. Take it anywhere that I go. It isn't easy, but I'll try, though, To be the best I can be. Gonna take the long way, 'Cause I don't wanna go the wrong way. And at the end of any long day. [Your smile looks sexy to me?] All right! Yeah, I'm all right.
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High Road (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:51

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There are places that I've yet to find, In the corners and folds of my mind. And I would venture to say That I'll find them some day Should it take me the rest of my time. There are pages that I've yet to write. There are many rounds left in the fight. Many things yet to say, Many thoughts to be played, And I'll play them with all of my might. And at the end of the day, We're all further away From the places that we started from. I've got many laps left in the race, Many demons that I've yet to face. And no matter how tall, I will conquer them all, As I travel through time and space. I've got many more miles to run, For my journey's only begun. Many places to go, Many people to know, Before I get to my destination. And at the end of the day, We're all further away From the places that we started from. Looking back through the pages of time. Valleys crossed, and the mountains I've climbed. Though the colors may fade From the memories I've made I am bound for to keep them alive. When I've come to the end of the line. I'll break free from the shackles that bind. And I shall walk out alone, Out into the unknown, Leaving my earthly burden behind. I shall walk out alone, Out into the unknown, Leaving my earthly burden behind. My burden behind.
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The Places (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:16
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05:16

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After the audition, shook his hand and drive away/ Charlie the director called me on the following day/ He offered me the role, said its one that I was born to play/ Met the lead actress on a Thursday afternoon/ She looked like Rita Hayworth, she was living in a motel room/ Camera started rolling on the twenty-second day of June/ Cause everybody knows the show must go on, everybody knows/ There's hardly any money, everybody works for scale, guess who started backing out the night Charlie went to jail? Charlie called his father, you know his father put up his bail/ Charlie had a habit nearly everybody knew, his attitude effected the entire cast and crew/ Finally wrapped the picture, somehow we made it through/ Cause everybody knows the show must go on, til the last lines have been delivered and the curtain has been drawn/ Cause everybody knows the show must go on, til the credits finish rolling and the pictures gone/ Critics crucified me, they were clearly out for blood/ said I would never work again and they dragged my name through the mud/ Under those conditions I say I gave the best performance I could/ Waited outside his house on the night of the big premiere/ came home drunk and asked me, "What the hell are you doing here?"/ The gun went off in my hand, you know it left a ringing in my ear/ cause everybody knows the show must go on, cause everybody knows the show must go on, cause everybody knows the show must go on, cause everybody knows the show must go on
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The Show Must Go On (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:18
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04:17

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It's another fine mess, You've gotten us into, Nothing to show but The palm of my hands Still holding the dress She poured herself into The one that she wore to The homecoming dance. Never arrived At our destination We never showed up; I had other plans Made a wrong turn when We came to the crossroad. I've got nothing to show but The palm of my hands And she never saw it coming When she got into the car. Going down to the lake, Gonna wash My sins away Going down To the water's edge to pray. It's another fine mess We've gotten us into. Sentenced to hang for Committing this crime. I tried to explain, but I couldn't begin to. I couldn't recall Key moments in time. Now I'm climbing the steps, Goddamn gallows. So weak in the knees, I can hardly stand. Seconds away From meeting the maker. Got nothing to show But the palm of my hands. No, she never saw it coming When she got into the car. Going down to the lake, Gonna wash My sins away Going down To the water's edge to pray.
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Another Fine Mess (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:18
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Silver and the Age of Opulence Fact, Fiction, or Folktale
03:44

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Staring at a loss of innocence, [...] your pain. Tension like an awkward silence. The eye of a hurricane. Along the way, A bitter wind is blowing, [...] weather vane. Advances in the name of science, The race for infinity [affinity?] Silver and the age of opulence, [...] And along the way, Stories in the telling, The hero and the villain, Often look the same. Along the way, Devils in the details Fiction, fact, and folk tale, The simple truth remains: We'll never be the same again. And along the way, Stories in the telling, The hero and the villain, Can often look the same. Along the way, Devils in the details Fiction, fact and folk tale, The simple truth remains: We'll never be the same again.
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Silver and the Age of Opulence (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:45
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02:49

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Well, the finer things don't seem to come our way. Finer things don't seem to come our way. Long as we got you and me, we'll make it out OK. Finer things don't seem to come our way. Well, the money is gone before the bills are paid. Money is gone before the bills are paid. Money seems to spend a whole lot faster than it's made. Money is gone before the bills are paid. We got no need The finer things Fancy cars Diamond rings Expensive clothes Designer shoes Don't mean a thing If I don't have you. I'll stand beside you when the chips are down. Stand beside you when the chips are down. Hard times come, and hard times go; you know I'll stick around. Stand beside you when the chips are down. I'll tie your laces when your shoe's untied. Tie your laces when they've come untied. Always here to lend an ear; my arms are open wide. And I'll tie your laces when your shoe's untied. We got no need The finer things Fancy cars Diamond rings Expensive clothes Designer shoes Don't mean a thing If I don't have you. Don't mean a thing... ...if I don't have you.
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Finer Things (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:49

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Don't hold me down; don't fence me in. My feet on the ground; back t'wards the wind. Traveling round; I've been there and back again. Remember the way it was back then? Maybe you're wondering where I've been. I've been around. I've been wandering. Don't fail me now, fairweathered friend. Remember the time we used to spend? Don't let me drown in this sea I'm swimming in. I've been lost and found and lost again. [...] this town wears me thing. I'll be around. I'll be wandering. World goes 'round, 'round it spins. Tide rolls out, rolls back in. The sun, it goes down. And comes back up again. Aww, fare thee well, fairweathered friend. Till the day we meet again. And I'll be around. I'll be wandering. I keep moving around; Keep wandering.
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Fairweather (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:38
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04:54

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There's ice on the window, Shots on the bar, The charm of this place Only stretches so far. The blind dogs asleep on The old hardwood floor. Cheap plastic Christmas tree There, by the door. The salvation army bell's Ringing outside. And I'm trying to crawl in this Bottle, and hide. Bar stool's no place To spend Christmas Eve. I can't find the courage To get up and leave. So take me home, Alice, And put me to bed. This bottom shelf whiskey's gone Straight to my head. So stay with me, Alice. Sing me to sleep. I'm only as good as The company I keep. Some auto-parts salesman Is bending my ear. The folks in this bar-room All bore me to tears. Same conversations Year after year. Got nothing in common With anyone here. So take me home, Alice, And put me to bed. This bottom shelf whiskey's gone Straight to my head. So stay with me, Alice. Sing me to sleep. I'm only as good as The company I keep. Bills come too early. Paychecks too late. Kids have all grown up And moved out of state. This town ain't the same As it used to be. Alice says, ""Cheer up; ""The next one's on me."" So take me home, Alice, And put me to bed. This bottom shelf whiskey's gone Straight to my head. So stay with me, Alice. Sing me to sleep. I'm only as good as The company I keep. I'm only as good as The company I keep. I'm only as good as The company I keep
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Take Me Home, Alice (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:56
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03:44

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These are the good years/ The best years of our lives / Its been a struggle / But we've managed to get by / Each day's a new day / The sun comes up again / Find strength and comfort / In our family and friends / Cause we all fall down / In the cold, cold ground / We don't dream no more / We won't dream anymore / Dream no more / Sing to your children / The song that's in your heart / Don't let the wicked, wicked world keep you apart / We've all seen a fair share / Lost in sacrifice / Walk through the darkness / Searching for some guiding light / (Cause we all fall down / In the cold, cold ground / We don't dream no more / We won't dream anymore / Dream no more)
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To The Victor Go The Spoils Mergers & Acquisitions
03:08

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We live and breathe / In times of desperation / That's the unfortunate truth / These desperate times / They call for desperate measures / We've sharpened every last tooth / In victory go the spoils in the battle for the crown / Leave them lying face down in the mud / We're the keepers of the kingdom / We're the rulers of the realm / We're the dealers / Though we deal in blood / "In god we trust" / So speaks our nation's motto / We've got the lord on our side / He works for us / His actions and decisions / Are righteously justified
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To The Victor Go The Spoils (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:07
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03:39

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Stay in between / LInes on the interstate / Trying to concentrate / keep travilling through space and time / daily routine / Room keys and checkout times / road maps and traffic signs / the past is far behind / Living between / Late nights and cloudy days / Phone calls for far away / keep moving on down the line / Working up steam / Clouds tend to disappear / Fate in the rearview mirror / no looking back / the past, the past is far behind / my heart is the time between / to wonder is not a sin /time /time / rusty old hearts and time machines / sworn not to see / homesick and hollowed out / nothing to write home about / keep moving on / through space in time / stuck in between / the wave of history / the future is a mystery / no looking back / the past, the past is far behind/ my heart is a time machine / wondered it aint asleep / time / time / rusty old hearts and time machines / time /time / broken down hearts and time machines / whoah / whoah / whoah /whoah
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03:18

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These arterial rode ways Carry apathy indifferently From horrid day rest ill To its unfeeling extremities In between the rise and falls on an empire Light from the campfire faded away History writes itself on the faces Of people and places With traces of gray As dark Marcus sleeps at night This town dreams in black and white Oh no no A hell filled with vampires Can a wound go unrecognized See the ghost of the death tonight As a freightliner rumbles by In between the rise and falls on an empire Light from the campfire faded away History writes itself on the faces Of people and places With traces of gray In between the rise and falls on an empire Light from the campfire faded away History writes itself on the faces Of people and places With traces of gray
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Disappearing Kind Mergers & Acquisitions
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03:30

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I'm leaving on the early train tomorrow / I'm leaving on the early train tomorrow / I'm going where the devil cannot follow / I'm taking only what I need to get by / Im taking only what I need to get by / The open road is the only code I live by / And I'll be / Here between / The lines / I will be / Disappearing kind / I'm leaving this old city far behing me / I'm leaving this old city far behind me / I'm going where the devil, he can't find me / And when I reach my final destination / And when I reach my final destination / I'm leaving all my troubles at the station / And I'll be / Here between / The lines / I will be / A disappearing kind / Yes, I'll be / A disappearing kind
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Thirteen Miles To Empty Mergers & Acquisitions
02:36

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At a show last Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee / The owner said the turnout was only half what it should be / He didn't ask for anything beyond our guarantee / He just left us twisted in the breeze / Now its seven in the morning / We've been driving all night long / I thought that I might get some sleep before the break of dawn / But I'm still here behind the wheel in the early morning light / Thirteen miles to empty and there's no relief in sight / Well trouble's waiting around the corner nearly every turn / Follow close behind us, you might see our bridges burn / If it weren't for bad luck, we wouldn't have luck at all / Banging our heads up against the wall / Now its seven in the evening / Running late for another show / Gone three hundred miles today / Got sixty more to go / Now I hope that we don't run out of gas / I've got a feeling that we might / Thirteen miles to empty and there's no relief in sight / Riding on four bald tires / And we haven't got a spare / Heading back to town / But we might not make it there / Its awful far to travel when you can't afford the gas / Feels just like we're going nowhere fast / Now its seven in the morning / And we've been driving all night long / I thought I might get some sleep tonight before the break of dawn / But I'm still here behind the wheel in the early morning light / Thirteen miles to empty and there's no relief in sight / Thirteen miles to empty and there's no relief in sight
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Thirteen Miles To Empty (Instrumental)
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02:38
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By The Flicker Of The Flame Mergers & Acquisitions
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01:30

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INSTRUMENTAL
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Keep It In Your Heart Mergers & Acquisitions
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02:12

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1,2,1,2,3 / I'd write your name across the sky my dear / I have an aeroplane / I'd grant you each and every wish my dear / If I had a magic wish machine / I can write a song / You can sing along / Keep it in your heart where it belongs / I'd show you mysteries of the sea my dear / If I had a submarine / I'd buy for you most everything my dear / If I had a magic cashine my dear / I can write a song / You can sing along / Keep it in your heart where it belongs / This declaration / My feelings for you / I'd write your name across the moon, my dear / If I had a way to do it / I'd search through time and space for you, my dear / If I had a working time machine / I can write a song / You can sing along / Keep it in your heart where it belongs
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Katharine, Don't Fall Off The Wagon Mergers & Acquisitions
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05:04

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See where they sift on weekends / At a diner on the northside of town / She walks the floor / Those nights until four / Serving coffee, the bar's closed down / They start filing in at 2:30 AM / They stumble and fumble about / Seems out of place / A sad smile on her face / Cause on the inside she just wants to shout / The truckers in the diner all know her by name / Say since you've got sober this town ain't the same / Katharine don't fall off that wagon / Dragging your burden around / Sooner or later its bound to get better again / It can't get worse than it is for you now / She clocks out and walks home the long way / Stopping off at the all night five ten / Cigarettes, lottery tickets / Thinking someday my luck will come in / She comes home to a messy apartment / And a tall stack of overdue bills / She opens up the medicine cabinet / Takes a hard look at new sleeping pills / Looks in the mirror / And then looks away / And then hears herself say / Katharine don't fall of that wagon / Dragging your burden around / Sooner or later its bound to get better / It can't get no worse for you now / Katharine is 11 months sober / She's got sponsors and meetings and steps / She walks the line one day a time / She cries when she's all by herself / Thinks back to 11 months prior / Waking up behind the wheel of a car / Keys in her hand / She tried but she can't recall / Getting home from the bar / That day was a special occasion / Her only daughter was set to be wed / She talk a few shots / Got drunk and forgot / Spent the afternoon passed out in bed/ Mother and daughter haven't spoke since that day / She looks at that phone and wonders / What would I say /Katharine don't fall of that wagon / Dragging your burden around / Sooner or later its bound to get better / It can't get no worse for you now
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Song Of Seven Sisters Mergers & Acquisitions
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04:17

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Ava was the eldest and most sinister indeed motives were self serving and her actions ruled by greed she had a closet full of skeletons just dying to be freed she was poisoned by a feather that she wore up on her hat Song of seven sisters in a single bedroom flat okay Well Susan was the lazy one she rarely left her bed When asked to do the dishes she might take a nap instead She died peaceful in her slumber so the other sister said So they found her lifeless body lying on the welcome mat Song of seven sisters in a single bedroom flat okay Well Isabel was burdened with a lustful appetite Driven by desire She kept a different lover nearly every night She was murdered by a drifter out behind the laundromat Song of seven sisters in a single bedroom flat Ira was an angry woman terribly high strung It didn’t take a lot for her spring to come unsprung Was often short of temper and just as often sharp of tongue Well she gave herself a heart attack can you imagine that Song of seven sisters in a single bedroom flat okay Jade was often jealous of her sister’s attributes Wasn’t fair they had so many while she had so few She flirted with her sisters to design a 3 piece suit Finally killed her like curiosity killed the cat Song of seven sisters in a single bedroom flat alright Raven had a hunger that was seldom satisfied Heaven knows she tried to fill the emptiness inside Gorging and devouring till the day she died And they found her doubled over at the table where she sat Song of seven sisters in a single bedroom flat okay Gloria was the youngest and the fairest of them all Closest friend and lover was the mirror on the wall Till the day it shattered on the floor there in the hall Well she caught her death of loneliness not long after that Song of seven sisters in a single bedroom flat okay
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Crooked Chords Mergers & Acquisitions
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02:33

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Sam's an old blues singer / With a checkered history / Twenty minutes in the spotlight / Twenty years in infamy / The decades flew right past and left him drifting through the haze / Now he's heading the road a little ways / To an old familiar story in and old familiar keys / Crooked chords on rusty strings / and a borrowed melody / Its hard to tell the singer from the sad old song he plays / He's heading down the road a little ways / Sam's a little wiser / And longer in the tooth / His candle burned much brighter when he was in his youth / But he'll keep on moving to avoid the undertaker's gaze / He's heading the road a little ways / World is filled with empty bars / And late night caberet's / He's heading down the road a little ways.
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Streets Of New England Mergers & Acquisitions
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03:52

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Church bells rang out in the streets / For the men coming home from overseas / And our town breathed a sigh of relief / Like a curse had been lifted / Well we stand while we watch the parade / we ate popcorn and drank lemonade / With the sun on the faces / We played the streets of New England / I can see when he stepped of the bus / As he made his way over to us / He's not the same man as he was / Before he enlisted / And she stood over there alone in the door / And said "Mama dont cry anymore / Now that daddy's come home from the war / Everthing's gonna be different" / When the hot summer sun went down / Mama put on her green evening gown / They went out for a night on the town / The streets of New England
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Kerosene & Candlelight Postcards From the Friendly City
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04:09

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Nah nah nah nah Nothing changes in a dreary coastal town Something strange is going down Behind the curtain Ancient secrets hidden somewhere underground Where they’re never to be found Can’t be certain Read the warning From a distant drum Something dark And wicked this way come Crooked stranger it’s misfortune that he brings To each and every living thing Within our border Town officials make their grand and costly plans But are blood is on the hands of there supporters No one told me There’d be nights like these Spirits dance to haunted melodies Kerosene and candlelight Keep us from the dark of night By the flicker of the flame Shine on through the morning light Casting shadows on the wall God have mercy on us all Cross your fingers hold your tongue Something wicked this way comes Nah nah nah nah Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah Nah nah nah nah Weeds grow through the pavement Here in our hometown Where the roots dig deeper Down beneath the surface Kerosene and candlelight Keep us from the dark of night By the flicker of the flame Shine on through the morning light Casting shadows on the wall God have mercy on us all Cross your fingers hold your tongue Something wicked this way comes
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03:38

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Sleepy town nestled by the ocean There’s a welcome sign on every door Years from now a tidal will come along And place it on the ocean floor Take me down, down by the water We can build a fire by the shore We belong to the land of the living But we don’t wanna live there anymore Live there anymore I’ll organize a proper expedition We can set out on a new frontier Chart a course tracking our position As we watch the living disappear Follow me down by the harbor We can launch our voyage and explore We belong to the land of the living But we don’t wanna live there anymore Set the sails follow that horizon As we leave the living in our wake You can be Ferdinand Magellan And I, I will be Sir Francis Drake Lets embark on a brand new adventure Boldly go where no ones gone before We belong to the land of the living But we don’t wanna live there anymore Implement our own constitution Upon a far distance shore We belong to the land of the living But we don’t wanna live there anymore Live there anymore We don’t live there anymore Live there anymore We don’t live there anymore

Lyrics:

Take a look at this paperback book Pages all tattered and torn Held together by a blue rubber band Jacket so faded and worn We all need a little change to help rearrange The chapters that make up this book If you need a helping hand now and again I’ll be your blue rubber band Joy in tears throughout all the years Make up this story so far Days like these bring a man to his knees Test the strength of his heart We all need a little change to help rearrange The chapters that make up this book If I need a helping hand now and again Would you be a blue rubber band Baby blue Baby blue Blue Who
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Rosie (A Belated Requiem) Postcards From the Friendly City
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03:08

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sleep sleep peacefully never you fear rosie my dear be see nearly 17 years since ou were last here moon shone bright when we married to that light neath the flowers of the yard i'll keep you near like a fading souvenier near to my heart sleep sleep peacully suffer no more the burden you bore maybe we'll be together once more on a faraway shore seeds are sown now the weeds are overgrown kill the flowers in the yard nobody knows where your garden grows it's here in my heart here in my heart

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another day is done another race is run another setting sun over the bay and i'm the first born son of a skileld electrician here in Bradonton, FLA and there's graffiti on the watertower for everyone to read drive around the city streets for hours they are the best of times they are the worst of times they are the days of our lives not long after dark down at the baseball park kids cheer and dogs will bark in celebration but all the old folks say if we stay out to late cemetary gates swing wide open and all the spirits of our great gandfasthers will haunt the streets at night they float around like they were underwater and when the music plays they miss the salad days they miss the days of their lives
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02:41

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board a sinking ship on an angry sea longing for the faces of my friends and family shine a light on me guide my way back home sail the seven dseas aagainst a mighty wind longing for a place i may never see again shine a light on me however far i roam full steam ahead secure the cargo below a wicked storm is blowing through the gulf of mexico shine a light on me cuz i'm your wayward son and as the bitter wind blows through my tattered soul the boat is taking water and i can;t patch all the holes shine your light on me and guide my way back home i wish i may and i wish i might sail this wayward vessel home tonight shine a light me and guide my way back home full steam ahead secure the cargo below a wicked storm is blowing through the gulf of mexico shine a light on me however far i roam sent an SOS calling ship ashore she's taken it so far but she won't take anymore
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05:52

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simon got drafter spent a few years in the service left home a boy came back a troubled young man now he walks with a limp he stutters a bit when he's nervous but if you ask simon he'll say it's just part of God's plan going out to find me a new song to sing shake off these sleepy town blues laugh and well drink til we cant feel a thing as we cling to the world by the soles of our shoes ruby worked nights at a bar in the old dixie highway her husband ran of with a jewley store clerk half his age desperate one night she got drunk she jumped off the skyway her body washed up in the harbor the very next day going out to buy this town a new name a name everybody can use so ill buy a round and you do the same as we cling to this world by the soles of our shoes
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Sons and Daughters of the Gilded Age Postcards From the Friendly City
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04:42

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between the plastic surgery and credit card receiptsthe child goes to bed without a bite to eatthe prince denies a shilling to the beggar in the streetand callously retires to his presidential suiteand if we celebrate the celebrity and the joy it bringsadore the overprivelged just for having fancy tingsworship at the altar of our plasma tv screeninside the pages of our fashion magazineswe're singing na na nafuture civilization studies people of todayexcavate our ruins and examine our remainscatalog our plastic parks and put them on displaya mystery museum out in spacelike a vessel in the oceanwe get swallowed by the wavesdozen life preserves and a thousand lives to savegive them to the highest biddertell the others to be bravethey sink down to the bottomthrough their teeth and lonely graves they're singingna na nasing a merry melody like sparrows in a gilded agesing a joyful chorus sons and daughters of the gilded agetravel bells are ringing and the storm is drawing nearpreacher's at the pulpit lacing opium with feardevil's in the parlor with a grin from ear to earthe economy is crumbling like castles in the sand daddy's in his office with a shotgun in his handmommy's in the shopping mall she's working in her tanand i'm in the tavern singing with the band
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That Ol' Death Rattle Postcards From the Friendly City
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03:03

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now mama can you hear that ghost train coming coming on down the line mama can't you feel that cold wind blowing blowing all through the pines the lips are coming for to take the final breath from my chest however far i may roam suffer my one and only dying request carry my body home oh mama when you hear that old death rattle bring me back to Breeding town mama can you see that old black shadow creeping up from behind the lips are coming for to take the final breath from my chest however far i may roam suffer my one and only dying request carry my body home oh mama when you hear that old death rattlebring me back to Breeding town
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The Ballad of Asa Dalton Postcards From the Friendly City
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04:28

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there was money on the tablethere was murder in his eyes serve some time and wait for present killed half a dozen guy seven in that smokey barroom could see through his disguise when i played the queen of diamond she was taken by surprised there was whiskey on the table there was trouble in the air yes he didn't see it coming when i beat him fair and square and i can swear i saw the devil asa shot me such a glare if a look could kill a person i'd die right then and there there was tension at the table tension all around the room hanging heavy in the parlor like the air inside a tomb there was a moment of confusion words and accusations flew and a single shot was fired a loaded 22 there lay asa on the table he had blood on his lapel when he reached for his revolver musta reached for mine as well asa had it coming far as anyone can tell that's exactly how it happenedthe night that asa fell
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Wolf in Shepherds Clothes Postcards From the Friendly City
04:53

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see the shepard up on high underneath his watchful eye flocks sleep well within his sight everyone knows he's a wolf in shepards clothes there'll be blood shed here tonight see the captian at the helm he's the master of his realm searching for uncharted lands all the crew can tell he's confused an underwhelmed lost faith in his commands state his opinion he can't make us think it lead us to poison can't make us drink it we got the number while the captain slumbers we gotta cut him down see the king up on his throne in a castle made of stone well protected from attack polishing his crown while the city's fallin down we're gonna take our city back state his opinion he can't make us think it lead us to poison can't make us drink it we got the number while the captain slumbers we gotta cut him down i'm just a crooked and walks a crooked mile casts a crooked shadow and has a crooked smile carves his own initials into every newborn child i'll be gone when he comes around stranger's unforgiving he's older than the hill she hides inside the inkwell from a jealous lover's quill waits in the moon shine whiskey from an old bootleggers' still i'll be gone when he comes around i'll be gone when he comes around
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Wolf in Shepherds Clothes (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:47
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03:55

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We were hopeful, optimistic, believers at the start The spirit of discovery was burning in our hearts We were hungry for adventure with our battle flag unfurled When we set out on a journey to the bottom of the world Well our good ship the Endurance fought a noble fight Defeated by the pressure that attacked from every side She sank beneath the surface, and the icy water swirled As she drifted to the bottom, the bottom of the world Well here's to good old Shakespeare, the Holy Hound was he A loyal friend until the end, the best one he could be Never gave us any trouble, his tail just wagged and curled Raise a glass to good old Shakespeare at the bottom of the world We were stranded and abandoned, at the mercy of the sea I've seen the face of death, and he was staring back at me Into an angry ocean our battered boat was hurled We tangled with the Devil at the bottom of the world Here's to Shackleton, our leader, for keeping us alive His determination the only reason we survived Because of him I'll be coming home to my wife and my little girl Yeah, we made it home together from the bottom of the world
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Bottom Of The World (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:55
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Despair & Redemption On Elephant Island Science From An Easy Chair
05:42

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This savage landscape of ice and despair Has brought me to madness and stranded me there Let me go, ah, let me go Here in the grasp of a long polar night I pray to the sky and the old southern lights Let me go, ah, let me go Home, show me the way to go home Long for my loved ones and the comforts of home But this lonely landscape won't leave me alone Let me go, ah, let me go Faded, old pictures of my family I pray to the ice and the wind and the sea Let me go, ah, let me go Home, show me the way to go home Scan the horizon and wait for a sign Haunted by fear that I'm losing my mind Let me go, ah, let me go Home, show me the way to go home
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Despair & Redemption On Elephant Island (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:58
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03:16

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This can't be happening, shipwrecked and desperate Feels like it's out of our hands I feel panic creeping in, fear and adrenaline This wasn't part of the plan This can't be happening, held captive by the wind A million miles from anywhere We try to pass the time, occupy our minds We study Science from an Easy Chair This angry wind is blowing, it cuts just like a rusty blade We've got no way of knowing how much more we can take We walk the madhouse promenade This can't be happening, we won't make it home again We've got no chance of escape We're off the map again, looks like we've reached the end Could this be our final resting place? This angry wind is blowing, it cuts just like a rusty blade We've got no way of knowing how much more we can take We walk the madhouse promenade
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Madhouse Promenade (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:12
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04:13

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The spirit of discovery is alive and well today Burning in our hearts like roman candles We set out for adventure a half a world away We bet it all on a calculated gamble The open sea before us, the endless sky above The feeling of the wind upon our faces We gave up the comforts and luxuries of home In hopes of finding undiscovered places Bright are the faces looking toward the new frontier Bright like the stars that shine above me The spirit of discovery The spirit of discovery, the hunger to explore Here's to the age of exploration Standing on the shoulders of men who came before And going farther than their legs would take them We are the wanderers, we are the pioneers These are the days, these are the memories The spirit of discovery Bright are the faces looking toward the new frontier Bright like the stars that shine above me These are the moments I'll remember through the years These are the things that leave me wondering The spirit of discovery
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Spirit Of Discovery (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:12
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01:16
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By Endurance We Conquer Science From An Easy Chair
02:41
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Good Old Shakespeare Science From An Easy Chair
04:56

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The orders came this morning The dogs, they've had their day News came down, and no one made a sound We saw it coming from a mile away The Holy Hound they called you Fearless, faithful and true Much esteemed, a leader of the team A better friend than most folks that I knew Here's to good old Shakespeare, the poor old boy, he's gone He shuffled off this mortal coil into the great beyond Your name will be remembered, and your spirit carries on Here's to good old Shakespeare; Good old Shakespeare's gone Through our constant struggle Never heard you complain You'll always be in our memory Forever with me 'til my dying day Here's to good old Shakespeare, the poor old boy, he's gone He shuffled off this mortal coil into the great beyond Your name will be remembered, and your spirit carries on Here's to good old Shakespeare; Good old Shakespeare's gone
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Good Old Shakespeare (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:54
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Goodnight, Sweet Chariot Science From An Easy Chair
05:28

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Our beloved barquentine A finer ship I've never seen Sturdy, stubborn, strong as oak She took us far as she could go Until she came under attack by the pressure of the pack And as her days began to wane The flightless birds sang the refrain Goodnight, sweet chariot, goodnight Oh how the emperors they cried Goodnight, sweet chariot, goodnight Oh how the emperors they cried all through the night She put up a noble fight for thirty days and thirty nights As her timbers creaked and moaned we heard them crack like breaking bone Her mighty stern was last to go It disappeared beneath the floe And on the day she slipped away The flightless birds, they gathered and sang Goodnight, sweet chariot, goodnight Oh how the emperors they cried all through the night Sweet chariot, goodnight Oh how the emperors they cried all through the night
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Goodnight, Sweet Chariot (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:26
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Fortifying The James Caird Science From An Easy Chair
01:21
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Surrounded By The Pack Science From An Easy Chair
01:25