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released August 31, 2009

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Track Name: For Goodness Sake
Simple backbeats seem to soothe me.
If I could hold them i would let's say,
Take some rest as if not wicked.
And walk around enjoying silence.
A world away, elders gather.
Speak their tongue and hardly falter.
With words of bound, joy and grievance,
Simple songs, work and penance.

To drawn hate like a stone,
And walk the path overgrown.
Never to lay awake,
And if so for goodness sake.

Well down the road the deer are crossing,
And the grass is greener where they're walking.
Rattling beasts and heavy movements,
Mark them now son before we lose them.
Bear your arms ever so wisely,
Or burn them all if you have no need.
And dress to kill but kill so kindly.
A hollow heart's too weak and weary.

To drawn hate like a stone,
And walk the path overgrown.
Never to lay awake,
And if so for goodness sake.

Now call me crazy but all the old ways,
Of living simple are simply fading.
All we buy is time before we die,
And lay on down desensitized.

A wise old friend recently told me:
"An idle mind is the devils playpen".
Mind the gaps and watch them closely.
Spread the love but choose your friends wisely.
Love yourself to love your family,
And find the difference between wants and needs.
Be sure to stop and count your blessings,
Smell the roses and fight for something.

To drawn hate like a stone,
And walk the path overgrown.
Never to lay awake,
And if so for goodness sake.

Now call me crazy but all the old ways,
Of living simple are simply fading.
All we buy is time before we die,
And lay on down desensitized.
Track Name: Glory
Let Water Wash Away, the shore of bleeding pain.
And erode to start anew, on foundations once consumed.

Glory [x4]

Pay homage with that pain. And relish all the same.
In fire of warm array, in arms, voice and days of

Glory [x4]

Our days are numbered surely. (La la la la la la la la la la la la la)
And this breath will soon be passing (La la la la la la la la la la la la la)
Just as the wind in the mountains (La la la la la la la la la la la la la)
Carries the dust of the once here (La la la la la la la)

Let water wash away, the shore of bleeding pain.
And erode to start anew, on foundations once consumed.

Glory [x8]
Track Name: Rotterdam
Took a walk in Rotterdam, thinking about her train.
All along the banls of memory, holding tide away.
And on the end of every corner i could almost hear her sound.
Time went by in ecstasy, walking next to walls.
And the color of the water, was the rails that she was on.
And when the whistles blew far away, i felt she knew somehow.

For the train often rattles, from the rails shaking ground.
I close my eyes and almost hear her now.

Took a walk in Rotterdam, dodging spoke and wheel.
And a few unnerving riders, agile or insane.
And the rest, victims of fashion, lord we're all to blame.
Found myself a bar stool, and something on the rocks.
I was dreaming I could ride the sun, westward as it dropped.
And find her at the station, gracefully rolling a stop.

For the train often rattles, from the rails shaking ground.
I close my eyes and see her westward bound.

Well i'll keep that mind a wandering, of love on the rails.
Slow rolling days, steel pushing home.
Mile over miles gone in the blink of an eye...

For the train often rattles, from the rails shaking ground.
I close my eyes and see her westward bound.
Track Name: Done and Done
And we only want to love
Why do we never know
Questions come and answers go
Somewhere else besides our head
Wear the stripes until we're dead
Spending time here and above
Hopelessly devoted the flesh and blood
until we're done and done

Done and done

Wake up now we've got to go
Somewhere higher's all I know
Leave behind the walking dead
Leave the mess don't make the bed
And we'll ride on like a wave
Roll and never hesitate
Build momentum and create
Something to say
Something to say
Oh, let it go
Cut loose and roll
Rock steady soul
Get up stand up
Throw your hands up
Oh, let it go
Cut loose and roll
Rock steady soul
Get up stand up
'Til you're done and done

Done and done

Why do we never know
Questions come and answers go
Somewhere else besides our head
Wear the stripes until we're dead
And we'll ride on like a wave
Roll and never hesitate
Build momentum and create
Something to say
Something to say
Oh, let it go
Cut loose and roll
Rock steady soul
Get up stand up
Throw your hands up
Oh, let it go
Cut loose and roll
Rock steady soul
Get up stand up
Until you're done and done
Track Name: The Trench
Looked into the sky, walked another mile.
Watching snowfall take its time to the ground,
To bury this town.

Yeah, one step at a time walking on the line.
Laid in the dirt of the pigs,
The saints and the clowns know 'em all too well.

Yeah, we already made our bed to lay our head to rest.
And we drove every nail in that old coffin for the trench.

Looked into the sky, walked another mile.
Cutting losses till my arm's dead tired.
Nothing to admire.

Yeah, one step at a time walking on the line.
Cut through the thick and thin on the way to hell,
Know it all to well.

Yeah, we already made our bed to lay our head to rest.
And we drove every nail of that old coffin for the trench.
Yeah, we already made our bed to lay our head to rest.
And we drove every nail of that old coffin for the trench.
Track Name: Don't Say a Word
Wake to sound again, still tinnitus reigns.
Waiting for the call, and the time to state it all.
Don't say a word.
Just lay like a stone and gather what it's worth.
I long to see her eyes, shining like a light.
That's taken hold my soul, and everything I know.

Don't say a word.

Just breath like the breeze, till those eyes open slow.
Before I rise I wish that I and everything I am.
Will never fail, fall or bail or be a spineless man.
Carry love till death and open up my chest.
To damn the world, damn the pain and find our way.

The will ist unsurpassed.
The courage always lasts.
The passion's always warm.
The spirit's never torn.

Don't say a word.

Just wake with the sun, and stand up for the one.
Now I rise I wish that I and everything I am.
Will never fail, fall or bail or be a spineless man.
Carry love till death and open up my chest.
To damn the world, damn the pain and find our way.
Track Name: 10 West
Oh California, if there's one thing I like to see,
It's miles of asphalt boiling under the sun.
I'm rolling up my sleeves and I'll wait
For the moon rise for any phase it's in.
Pray I see no black dogs running
And ride all night till the early morning.
Steer with the memories that swim around my head.
Some are foolish, some so wise, and some just better off dead...
And I won't slow down.
Oh California. One thing that I'll see.
It's blacktop burning under the gun.
Running state to state and I'll wait
For the sun rise and the calm before the storm.
Pray I see no black dogs running
And ride all night till the break of dawn.
Steer with the memories that swim around my head.
Some are foolish, some are wise, and some just better off dead...
And I won't slow down.
Oh California. You're where I need to be.
I'm heading to your mountains,
Through your rivers, on to your sea.
And I'll make it only if I stay rolling.
From there don't care where I'm going.
Break for food, smoke, and fuel,
Come on 50 cent cup to burn up my throat!
Steer with the memories, that swim around my head.
Some are foolish, some so wise, and some just better of dead...
And I won't slow down...
And I won't slow down
Track Name: Ole Diesel
The tired winds blow
And the restless go home
And the haggard lies down to sleep
Where the hours go slow
And the beauty we know is the love
That is the key

Lay awake and breath while the fire overtakes me
Down the lonesome road. Ole diesel, please take me home

When the curtains do close and the night becomes old
And the willing go on their way
No ones in sight so they shut down the lights
Since the bottles all have gone dry

When it rains son it pours, heaven opens its doors
To drop hell straight from the sky
The open road's gone and the darkness is calm enough to take your dear life

Stay awake and breathe, and struggle to stay in the lines
Down the lonesome road. Ole diesel, please take me home

When the curtains do close and the night becomes old
And the stragglers all find their way
No ones in sight so they shut down the lights
Since the bottles all have gone dry

Stay awake and breathe, while the fire overtakes me
Down the lonesome road. Ole diesel she brought me home

When the tired winds blow and the restless go home
And the haggard lies down to sleep
Where the hours go slow
And the beauty we know is the love
That is the key
Track Name: Cut Em Down
One simple word an you cut ´em down.
Severing life line with shame,
speak to the masses and make ´em smile.
Donning a halo you´ve made,
but the wind won´t carry you far this time.
The truth is you´ve lost your own wings.
Traded them in for mere shiny things,
while lining your pockets as well.
Oh and as the bow breaks, on come the stones.
To force your head down, as they are thrown.
Just as there´s lies, truth will be told.
Mind the forked tongue or wake up missing one.
To hell with political campaign charades.
I´d rather dig a hole in the earth
than to listen to a coward from a tailored world.
Who´d be hard pressed to carry their own worth.
Instead leave the death and the work
to those who suffer for freedom & food.
Fighting for family and home at hand,
and dying for nothing for you.
Oh and as the bow breaks, on come the stones.
To force your head down, as they are thrown.
Just as there´s lies, truth will be told.
Mind the forked tongue or wake up missing someone.
Track Name: Let it Rain
Another full moon sky, through the trees and filtered light.
And the silence oh my dear, is the storm drawing near.

Let it rain. I don't mind.
I'll keep you warm, high and dry.
Light your fire and hold you right.
And sing your song one more time.

Howl at the moon if you want.
Hell, you won't be the only one.
There's no place that I'd rather be, than at home with you next to me.

Let it rain. I don't mind.
I'll keep you warm, high and dry.
Light your fire and hold you right.
And sing your song one more time. At home inside.

I long to see them eyes.
And feel your skin on mine.
So let it storm all night, even days on end's just fine.

Let it rain. I don't mind.
I'll keep you warm, high and dry.
Light your fire and hold you right.
And sing your song one more time.

Let it rain. I don't mind.
I'll keep you warm, high and dry.
Light your fire and hold you right.
And sing your song one more time. At home inside.
Track Name: Good Enough for Rock and Roll
Heading east on 20, out of downtown Birmingham.
Clocking 57 days on the road.
The rig is still rolling. on to south Carolina,
Me and the boys got one more show to go.
And we keep on rolling smooth, like the old Cahaba river do.
Passing time with sleep and alcohol.
Everything's broken but we keep on trucking forward.
Brother, it's all good enough for rock and roll.

Heading east on 20, out of downtown Birmingham,
Burning diesel like it's going out of style.
The state line is coming and the road is getting shorter,
I believe we've got about 15 miles.
And we keep on rolling smooth, like the old Cahaba river do.
Passing time with sleep and alcohol.
Everything's broken but we keep on trucking forward.
Brother, it's all good enough for rock and roll.

Yea we'll hang this hat in west Columbia.
Leave it on the wall for later on.
Well there ain't no "good byes" on the road,
Unless you aim to be dead and gone.

Heading east on 20, out of downtown Birmingham.
Man the rain finally left us all alone.
Walker steering steady, like a man on a mission.
Doing everything he can to get us home.
And we keep on rolling smooth, like the old Cahaba river do.
Passing time with sleep and alcohol.
Everything's broken but we keep on trucking forward.
Brother, it's all good enough for rock and roll.

Yea we'll hang this hat in west Columbia,
Leave it on the wall for later on.
Well there ain't no goodbyes on the road,
Unless you aim to be dead and gone

Yea we'll hang this hat in west Columbia,
Leave it on the wall for later on.
Well there ain't no goodbyes on the road,
Unless you aim to be dead and gone
Unless you aim to be dead and gone
Unless you aim to be dead and gone.
Track Name: Get Em All Home
Put me on a ship, put me on a plain
'Cause lord, I'm on my way to the land of the lost and insane
Well I don't know my way, but I will know my cause
All I can do is pray that the world will see what this war cost

I'm on my way
Feet don't fail me now
'Cause my brothers lay
In the dirt all around
Get 'em all home

Ain't no sense in crying, maybe in dying
'Cause hell on earth has a way of finding the weakness in town
Gotta keep this head high, gotta fight a good fight
Even when I lay low in the night to find rest the last minutes of life

And I'm on my way
Feet don't fail me now
'Cause my brothers lay
In the dirt all around
God rest these souls
Get this one home
Where the sun sets slow
And the ocean is calm
Get 'em all home
Get 'em all home
Get 'em all home
Get 'em all home
Get 'em all home
Get 'em all home
Get 'em all home
Get us all home