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Like an Arrow

Release Date : October 14, 2016

Lyrics

1. Waiting For The Thunder (C. Starr)

Light the fuse and run now brother
‘cause you ain’t got a lotta time
Don’t you act surprised when it all
goes to hell on your dime
Maybe you can stand tall enough
to look the devil eye to eye
but you better make your get away quick
so you don’t have to answer why

The bells will ring the flames will fly
two thousand years of fury in the big black sky
The wind will blow the rain will fall
are we waiting for the thunder
or will the lightning get us all

All the money and the war and religion
and the “which one do you serve?”
maybe them with the power and the glory
got more than they deserve
why do we stand by and do nothing
while they piss it all away
and we hope we wake up in the morning
to the light of a brand new day

The bells will ring the flames will fly
two thousand years of fury in the big black sky
The wind will blow the rain will fall
are we waiting for the thunder
or will the lightning get us all

Charlie Starr – vocals, guitar
Paul Jackson – guitar, vocals
Brit Turner – drums, percussion
Richard Turner – bass guitar
Brandon Still – b3 organ

2. Let It Burn (C. Starr)

If I had a nickel for every line
this town put on my face
if I had a dime for every time
I said I’s fixin to leave this place
It would help me buy the gas I’m
about to pour on everything I see
I can’t be sentimental when it don’t
mean nothin to me

Let it burn let it burn
I’m sick of hangin’ round here waitin’
for the tide to turn
It don’t matter if it’s far or near
just as long as I get outta here

I worked too damn hard to wind up
in this shotgun shack
to get a little behind and have the man
come and take it back
they’re all breathin’ down my neck
waitin’ for me to fall
if it wasn’t for bad luck I wouldn’t
have no luck at all

let it burn let it burn
I can’t wait to see ‘em all when
they ain’t got nowhere to turn
I watch the flames light up the sky
blow ‘em a kiss as I wave goodbye

even if I wanted to stay
they’d probably run me outta here anyway

Charlie Starr – vocals, guitar
Paul Jackson – guitar, vocals
Brit Turner – drums, percussion
Richard Turner – bass guitar
Brandon Still – piano

3. The Good Life (C. Starr, T. Meadows)

He was not the kind of man
that would walk you to school hand in hand
he was hard work leathered and tan
and he spoke with a throat full of sand
me I’d hang on every word you never know
what you might learn

Son, don’t let your horseshoes point down
never put a blade in the ground
always look a man right square in the eye
don’t let the good life pass you by

any little problem of mine
he’d spit and say boy you’ll be fine
he knew that there’d come a time
when I’d find real mountains to climb
life can be cruel to us all
sooner or later we fall

Son, don’t let your horseshoes point down
never put a blade in the ground
always look a man right square in the eye
don’t let the good life pass you by

I only ever once saw him cry
the day that his own mother died
just one tear in the corner of his eye
then he smiled and said, softly, goodbye
Me I’ve got two of my own
and a love that is solid as stone
like a stone

Son, don’t let your horseshoes point down
never put a blade in the ground
always look a man right square in the eye
don’t let the good life pass you by

Charlie Starr – vocals, guitar, pedal steel
Paul Jackson – guitar, vocals
Brit Turner – drums, percussion
Richard Turner – bass guitar
Brandon Still – piano
4. What Comes Naturally (C. Starr)

Hey pretty baby come spend a little
time with me
Hey pretty baby come spend a little
time with me
hey pretty baby come spend your time
I ain’t got but one thing in mind
Come here baby do what comes naturally

Come on in mama you don’t need key
come on in mama you don’t need no key
come on in babe the door ain’t locked
I got the shade pulled down got your
drink on the rocks
come on baby do what comes naturally
hey hey hey

Took my dollar and gave me back a dime
took my dollar and gave me back a dime
took my dollar gave me a dime I got
ten percent and a damn good time
come here baby do what comes naturally
hey hey hey

I ain’t trying to stop you from running wild
I just thought I might be your man for a little while

hey pretty baby you’re my little queen bee
hey pretty baby you’re my little queen bee
hey pretty baby you’re my queen bee
come rub your honey all over me
come on baby do what comes naturally
hey hey hey

Charlie Starr – vocals, electric guitar
Paul Jackson – acoustic guitar, vocals
Brit Turner – drums, percussion
Richard Turner – upright bass guitar
Brandon Still – piano
Benji Shanks – slide guita

5. Running Through Time (C. Starr, T. Meadows)

A young man will follow his heart
into lonely and blue
He’ll kick like a mule at the thought
of being told what to do
An old man’s just trying to
keep himself out of the way
He’s seen it all and said all
that there is to say

There is a line
Running through time

A young man will try to chase
every new sunrise away
heartache is harder for him
in the bright light of day
An old man will hold it and
touch it and shine it with care
he knows how lucky he is just
see it was there

There is a line
Running through time

There’s a line through the middle
a line that you cross
a part that you finish if you don’t
get lost
some just get tired of that same old routine
some wind up lucky and gracefully
stuck in between

There is a line
Running through time

Charlie Starr – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
Paul Jackson – guitar, vocals
Brit Turner – drums, percussion
Richard Turner – bass guitar
Brandon Still – electric piano, b3 organ

6. Like an Arrow (C. Starr)

Take the straightest shot that you can
I won’t move from where I stand
It’s a heavy burden to bear
I’ve earned every scar I wear
I feel no shame it’s just more and more
of the same

We all live and die
Time will always roll on by
Like an arrow we will fly
some stay low and some get high

Run your fingers over the flame
that’s about as close as you came
it’s a narrow way after all
waitin’ for the hammer to fall

I see no end here we go
again and again

We all live and die
Time will always roll on by
Like an arrow we will fly
some stay low and some get high

yea we try and try I can’t find
the light in the sky

Charlie Starr – vocals, guitar
Paul Jackson – guitar, vocals
Brit Turner – drums, percussion
Richard Turner – bass guitar
Brandon Still – electric piano, b3 organ

7. Ought to Know (C. Starr)

You throw caution to the wind
you toss everyone aside
put it on your lucky number
and you let it all ride
I can’t tell you nothing
that you don’t already know
you’re bangin’ on the dashboard
is this as fast as it’ll go

You ought to know by now
you ought to know by now
It’s gonna drag you down
you ought to know by now

We’ve heard all the stories
first you trip and then you fall
you don’t heed no warning
you’ve probably seen it all
we watched you from the cheap seats
with the whole world in your hand
your time is running out now
like so many grains of sand

You ought to know by now
you ought to know by now
It’s gonna drag you down
you ought to know by now

I’ve seen you light up the sky
when you had the fire in your eyes
I guess it’s just a matter of time
till you reach the end
the end of your line

You ought to know by now
you ought to know by now
It’s gonna drag you down
you ought to know by now

Charlie Starr – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
Paul Jackson – guitar, vocals
Brit Turner – drums, percussion
Richard Turner – bass guitar
Brandon Still – piano, b3 organ

8. Sunrise In Texas (M. Tolcher, Blackberry Smoke)

Somebody somewhere’s waking up
with a face full of tears
cuz everything to say has been said
There’s a man in a cell staring at the walls all around
swears somebody done put the devil in his head

There’s a world goin’ on
outside the world that I’m in
I got sunrise in Texas again

Well I feel pretty good here laying in this bed
In some old town I swear to God I don’t know where
share a smile with a woman Lord I’d love to share more
I guess it’s always the same old game of truth or dare

There’s a world goin’ on
outside the world that I’m in
I got sunrise in Texas again

There’s a young girl on the street
ain’t got no shoes on her feet
don’t know where she’s gonna find her next meal
There’s an old man wearing rags and he screams
“You gotta love the ones you hate” cuz the end is near
Now’s the time

There’s a world goin’ on
outside the world that I’m in
I got sunrise in Texas again

Charlie Starr – vocals, guitar, dobro
Paul Jackson – guitar, vocals
Brit Turner – drums, percussion
Richard Turner – bass guitar
Brandon Still – electric piano, b3 organ

9. Ain’t Gonna Wait (C. Starr)

Lay me down to sleep
sweet dreams never come to me
just some time between two crazy days
guess I can’t complain I get pleasure
I get pleasure I get pain
I’m just trying to get as much as I gave
cutting loose from all this lonely misery
gotta get a move on
Time ain’t gonna wait for me

writing’s on the wall
I can hear the beckon call
of the things that I have yet to see
waitin’ round be damned
losing faith in who I am
got to shake myself and tell me that I’m free
I ain’t one to hang around and see
gotta get a move on
Time ain’t gonna wait for me

patience is just lost on me
this thing they call it destiny
gimme all that I’ve got
coming to me

lay me down to sleep
sweet dreams never come to me
like I’m always just one wink away
I can’t stand to wonder what could be
gotta get a move on
Time ain’t gonna wait for me

Charlie Starr – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin
Paul Jackson – acoustic guitar, vocals
Brit Turner – percussion, congas
Richard Turner – bass guitar
Brandon Still – electric piano, accordion

10. Workin’ For A Workin’ Man (C. Starr)

Stand in line to get your brand new blues
how you gonna win when we were born to lose
the last man I saw standing
he could barely stand at all
I might ease out into the ether
before anybody knows I’m gone

This bait and switch it’s a son of a bitch
it ain’t workin’ for a workin’ man
I got to shuck and jive just to even survive
it ain’t workin’ for a workin’ man

Here we go again it’s the same damn thing
everything they give is on the end of a string
I want the biggest side of the wishbone
all I got is already gone
I need a little good with the bad now brother
you can’t get no blood from a stone

This bait and switch it’s a son of a bitch
it ain’t workin’ for a workin’ man
I got to shuck and jive just to even survive
it ain’t workin’ for a workin’ man

Feeling shot at and missed
or maybe shit at and hit
It ain’t workin’ for a workin’ man

Charlie Starr – vocals, guitar
Paul Jackson – guitar, vocals
Brit Turner – drums, percussion
Richard Turner – bass guitar
Brandon Still – b3 organ

11. Believe You Me (C. Starr)

Gather round and listen to me children
I got a thing or two to say to you
I may not have the answers to your questions
All I know is all that I’ve been thru

It all comes back to you
everything you do
what comes around, you see
it goes around, believe you me

I ain’t no saint honey I ain’t preaching’ to ya
I don’t point my finger at no one
some might say the years have made me wiser
just a few more trips around the sun

It all comes back to you
everything you do
what comes around, you see
it goes around, believe you me

Charlie Starr – vocals, guitar
Paul Jackson – guitar, vocals
Brit Turner – drums, percussion
Richard Turner – bass guitar
Brandon Still – clavinet, b3 organ
Benji Shanks – guitar

12. Free On The Wing (feat. Gregg Allman) (C. Starr, B. Still)

Little red bird outside my window today
big blue sky above his head
he don’t know that she is leaving me today
he ain’t crying over what we had

Free on the wing to head straight into the sun
one love story’s over and another’s just begun
We come and we go life surely goes on
we might find what we search for all along

Some go looking for a little change of scenery
maybe try to wipe the slate clean
others just seem like they ain’t ever gonna settle down
they’re just wired to be in between

Free on the wing to head straight into the sun
one love story’s over and another’s just begun
We come and we go life surely goes on
we might find what we search for all along

People just want you to be
what they want you to be
nothing ever turns out to be
the way we thought it would be

Free on the wing to head straight into the sun
one love story’s over and another’s just begun
We come and we go life surely goes on
we might find what we search for all along

Charlie Starr – vocals, guitar
Paul Jackson – guitar, vocals
Brit Turner – drums, percussion
Richard Turner – bass guitar
Brandon Still – electric piano
Gregg Allman – vocals

Like an Arrow