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Holding All The Roses

Release Date : February 10, 2015

Lyrics

1. Let Me Help You (Find The Door)

Why’s it got to be the same damn thing
Same damn song that everybody wants to sing
Same sons of bitches still rigging the game
They sell the same old faces with a brand new name

No matter if I’m wrong or right
I ain’t losing sleep tonight

I’ve heard it all before
I can’t take it anymore
If that’s all you got
Let me help you find the door

Here we go digging the same damn ditch
Just line em up can’t tell ya which one is which
Standing in the back with a shit eatin’ grin
They were buying it once I bet they’ll buy it again

As long as it’s the devil you know
I bet he got a piece of your soul

I’ve heard it all before
I can’t take it anymore
If that’s all you got
Let me help you find the door

2. Holding All The Roses

You look like you’ve seen a ghost
I don’t think it’s even gonna be close
Your rabbit’s foot and your four leaf clover
Throw them away and start all over

Here I am see me comin’ around
Swinging out wide with the hammer down
There I go watch me leave you behind
Holding all the roses on the other side

The odds against me were 20 to 1
Carry that weight like it weighs a ton
Ain’t no luck in a gasoline rainbow
Come on drop that rag away we go

Here I am see me comin’ around
Swinging out wide with the hammer down
There I go watch me leave you behind
Holding all the roses on the other side

Here I am ain’t a thing you can do
There I go it’s the end of the line

3. Living In The Song

Watching the sun hit the bottom
Of the evening sky
Another day over and tomorrow
In the bye and bye
Looking at the same stars you can see
Wherever you are
I’d make a wish on ’em
But I don’t think it would
Go that far

It’s like livin’ in the words of a song
I’ve been runnin’ from the hurt for too long
I don’t know how to say I was wrong
All I know is how to be gone

Tell me that the darkest hour’s
Just before the dawn
Whoever said that never spent
So many nights alone
I bury every bit of my heartbreak
Deep inside
’Cause lonesome finds me everywhere
I try to hide

It’s like livin’ in the words of a song
I’ve been runnin’ from the hurt for too long
I don’t know how to say I was wrong
All I know is how to be gone

There ain’t always a happy ending
We ain’t in a fairytale

It’s like livin’ in the words of a song
I’ve been runnin’ from the hurt for too long
I don’t know how to say I was wrong
All I know is how to be gone
How to be gone

All I know is how to be gone
All I know is how to be gone

4. Rock and Roll Again

You know she make me rock and roll again
Put the swagger in my soul again
Push me back across the line again
And put the writin’ on the wall

Lit a fire under my behind
Got me high and didn’t cost a dime
One thing for certain I can tell yaou my friend,
My baby made me rock and roll again

She know me well and never fail
She know just how to put the wind back in my sail
She got the key to set me free, it’s just so easy to see
The way she make me rock and roll again
Put the dirty in my mind again
Ain’t nothin’ to it but she pull me back in
My baby made me rock and roll again
Yes she made me rock and roll again

She is a thrill up on the hill
She keeps me moving when I get to sittin’ still
If I get slow, she lets me know
I gotta get up and go

Because she make me rock and roll again
Put the rhythm in my stride again
Callin’ to me like a long lost friend
She put the writin’ on the wall

Lit a fire under my behind
Got me high and didn’t cost a dime
One thing for certain I can tell you my friend
My baby made me rock and roll again
Yes she made me rock and roll again
Now she made me rock and roll again

5. Woman In The Moon

The day I was born with both eyes wide open
Running when my feet hit the ground
A little off-kilter just left of center
Bent just a little out of round

The day will come when I’ll understand it
Everything will be pure and clear
Until that day comes I guess I’ll keep searching
Everywhere between there and here

I’ve stepped beyond that horizon
My melody just out of tune
I have been blinded by the darkness of midnight
I’ve always seen a woman in the moon

I’ve always let go of a tight grip on something
Hold it up just to see it fall
Stepped outside the circle never in the middle
Dig a mile to go under the wall

It seemed to me that when you stop looking
You can always find what you need
Any old wind can change your direction
As long as there’s a call that you heed

I’ve stepped beyond that horizon
My melody just out of tune
I have been blinded by the darkness of midnight
I’ve always seen a woman in the moon

6. Too High

Every day ain’t my day
Easy street don’t run my way
Cross my heart and hope to spit
The gettin’s good, tell me what do I get

Fool me once, fooled you twice
Buy myself a paradise
Ring my bell, time will tell
Someday soon I’m gonna give em hell, yeah

But that mountain is too high for me to climb
The river is too deep and it’s too wide, wide
Out of sight, out of mind, I get this way from time to time
But right now it’s too high for me to climb,
Oh it’s a little too high

Fill my cup, wish me luck
Turn my frown right side up
Pills and bills, kiss of death
Pawn shop slip is all I’ve got left, yeah

But that mountain is too high for me to climb
The river is too deep and it’s too wide, wide
You get yours, I’ll get mine
I ain’t in no hurry, got plenty of time
Right now it’s too high for me to climb, oh it’s a little too high

That mountain is too high for me to climb
The river is too deep and it’s too wide, wide
Out of sight, out of mind, I get this way from time to time
But right now it’s too high for me to climb
Looks like it’s too high for me to climb
Right now it’s too high for me to climb
Oh it’s a little too high

7. Wish In One Hand

You wish you could be everybody’s best friend
It’s all about you it’s a means to an end
You hope we’re all looking when you walk in the room
Hope we’re all watching when you hang the moon

Wish in one hand shit in the other
See which one fills up first for you brother
Wishing that you could have nothing to hide
If wishes were horses we’d all get to ride

You wish you could live in the big house in town
Give you the wealth so you can spread it around
You want us to know where you’ve gone and what you’ve seen
We’ll be the pawns, boy and you can play the king

Wish in one hand shit in the other
See which one fills up first for you brother
The envy of everyone you’re aching to be
If wishes had eyes then the blind man could see

You wish you could be everybody’s best friend
Know the whole story from beginning to end

Wish in one hand shit in the other
See which one fills up first for you brother
I wish that I might you know I wish that I may
Wish up a wind that would blow you away

8. Randolph County Farewell (Instrumental)

9. Payback’s A Bitch

Red sky this morning
Was not much of a warning
For what you had planned for me
Hell hath no fury
She’s the judge and she’s my jury
She pulled the world
Right out from under my feet

I’ll take it like a man
No need of feeling sorry for me
But you better understand
Karma is about a step behind me

If I were you, I’d sleep with one eye open
I’d keep praying keep hoping
You oughta be watching your back
If I were you, I’d be looking over my shoulder
’Cause every day gets closer to what’s coming for you
Payback’s a bitch

Don’t be so foolish
As to think you made it thru this
Smelling like a rose and fancy free
Don’t think you wrecked it
I’ll get you when you least suspect it
And tear down that old tangled web you weave

You’re looking at a man
Shining happy like a brand new penny
I bet you’re looking for a friend
Everybody’s got a hand that’s empty

If I were you, I’d sleep with one eye open
I’d keep praying keep hoping
You oughta be watching your back
If I were you, I’d be looking over my shoulder
’Cause every day gets closer to what’s coming for you
Payback’s a bitch

If I were you I’d be careful of the stones I’m throwing
I’d be blowing on the dice I’m rolling
You oughta be watching your back
If I were you I’d be looking ’round every corner

Ain’t nobody ever gonna warn ya
You know that it’s true
Payback’s a bitch

10. Lay It All On Me

Ruby’s got a brother
Her brother’s got a lover
His lover’s got another on the side
Ain’t nobody’s business
We all need forgiveness
It’s been laying heavy on my mind

If you got a secret baby I can keep it
Lock it up and swallow the key
Everybody’s got a little something to hide
You can lay it all on me

Her mama used the Bible
Daddy used the bottle
Revival and survival made her run
She’s using just a little
Of both here in the middle
I know exactly where she’s coming from

If you got a secret baby I can keep it
Lock it up and swallow the key
Everybody’s got a little something to hide
You can lay it all on me

Covering my tracks and sneaking on the sly
It’s getting hard to look my Rosie/Ruby in the eye
She caught us shackin’ up at a dirty motel
Says she’s gonna send us both straight to hell

It’s complicated ain’t it
I wish I could explain it
It wouldn’t make no difference if I tried
Ruby and her brother
Say one way or another
I’m running out of places I can hide

If you know a secret you best know how to keep it
Lock it up and swallow the key
Everybody’s got a little something to hide
You can lay it all on me

11. No Way Back To Eden

There’s no well-beaten path
We left nothing along the way
Come too far to turn back
Let the chips fall where they may

Oh my life
I won’t get a chance to go thru it twice
Oh my mind
Is holding on to things I left behind

They say that you gotta go to know
That you wanna come home
There is no shame till you know
There’s right and wrong
We dipped ourselves in the river
But we never get clean
There’s no way back to Eden
From what I’ve seen

Bless my old black dirty heart
Throw these memories away
I’ll watch the sky for that morning star
And I will let it light my way

Oh this life
Is dragging us one and all out of paradise
Oh this time
Is over that hill and rolling down the other side

They say that you gotta go to know
That you wanna come home
There is no shame till you know
There’s right and wrong
We dipped ourselves in the river
But we never get clean
There’s no way back to Eden
From what I’ve seen

12. Fire In The Hole

Show me something real
Let me hold it in the palm of my hand
What I wanna hear
Tell me that’s your best laid plans

You cross your fingers when you
Look me in my eyes

Fire in the hole
Higher than you’ve ever known

It’s a bitter pill
It’s a hard old row to hoe
You’re standing in the way
Fucking up the ebb and the flow

You smile and tell me that this
Happens all the time

Fire in the hole
Higher than you’ve ever known

I can’t see why you are the one
Who holds the key
When you take yours it looks like
Nothing left for me

13. Pearls (Bonus Track)

Wave your flag so everybody can see it
Blow your horn and let em’ know you’ve arrived
Stand up tall there ain’t no way they can miss you
Tip your hat and keep a wink in your eye

Looking good sharp enough to draw blood
Go on and get em like you said you would

Throw your pearls to the swine behind you
They’ll all wave at you on your way down
There’s so many that have come before you
Somebody lost every pearl you found

Whatever it is that boy’s got it
Never seen nothing like it before
He’s like a cross between this one and that one
I’m here to tell you my jaw hit the floor

I’m bad with names but remember a face
Stick with me son we’ll run this place

Some fall so hard they shatter
How can you know how to lost

I may not have the pearls of wisdom
All I got’s the beautiful truth

Holding All The Roses