Western Violence & Brief Sensuality

by Shiloh Lindsey

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1.
Head in My Grave I hope my brothers got my back 'cause I’m taking the hard road I’ve got my guns drawn and I left my saddle on the side of the road ‘cause I know the best way to know yourself is by being alone. The wind blew The campfire side to side and smoke against the yellow moon I stand Guns drawn to darkness in some kind of morbid trance (chorus) I keep sticking my head in my grave Just to see if I really end this alone Sure enough my cradle is lined with my bones Since I left my baby at home Since I left my baby at home The sun rose High above the skyline turning fear into shadows I stood Holsters taught, eyes blood shot set out on the trail I choose (chorus)
2.
Down to the River The long dark hair of the woman who loves you Stands silent in the frame of the door While the legs of a whore wrapped tightly around you The night you were no more Now the night it surrounds you like a barrel around a bullet When you left you took a dead mans first step (chorus) Down to the river with your carcass Down to the river with your shame I’ll be down their washing your blood from my hands I’ve got nothing left to offer You’ve got no one left to blame I’ll be down there washing your blood from my hands As you walked on down the dirt road But for the silent steps you took There was still the stench of a liar In every foot print And like a thirsty wolf she tracked you down Over the hill and into the town Where your lying heart Commenced (chorus) The decision was made, daylight came It was late, but dinner was still made Nothing left of you but a crooked picture in a frame The looked for you in the root cellar (chorus x2)
3.
05:07
Café Everyday when you walk into this place My heart starts pounding It starts beating so hard and so fast That my hands they start trembling And I try to hide it as best as I can But I’m transparent (chorus) So please Don’t come in here any more Because I know you don’t give a shit And between us that’s the difference I see Now the wedding band states the existence Of a wife you go home to every day And I don’t have the whiles or the guts Or the disrespect to drag you away (chorus) Evidently I’ve lost my senses I deem myself worthy of one night with you But it’s these churches and farmin’ and diamonds Moralizing what we do So I guess no long taxi ride to some cheap hotel room Aint gonna help you (chorus x2)
4.
03:29
Six 6’ Skids It’s been a long day Like a noose around my neck I slept all day and worked all night And the between time I gotta tell you I got too high I got cocaine and cigarettes Coming up from the basement I got booze flowing in my front door I can’t take it I got too high I go to a show And drink my face off filthy I started off with some cheap champaign And finished it off with some high end whiskey (chorus) I got six 6’ skids In the morning to remind me I got six 6’ skids In the morning to remind me I got too high My coworker said something about the devil and a job well done Well if cigarettes and drugs are a sin Then Lord have mercy on us I got too high I got too high (short guitar part long vocal part) Six 6’ skids In the morning to remind me Six 6’ skids In the morning to remind me Six 6’ skids In the morning to remind me Six 6’ skids Six 6’ skids I got too high
5.
05:58
Hold On There’s a pane of glass In a dollar store frame Behind there’s a picture Of no one I’d care to blame I’ve got our memories Trapped in a plastic thing I bring them up sometimes On a plastic screen (chorus) I don’t know how long I can keep holding on To all these little things That meant so damn much to me I don’t know how long I can hold on The moon shines Through our kitchen window It casts the shadow Of the lovers we used to be It watched us come home Drunker than we should have been We said some bad things But by morning we’d let it go (chorus) Now that we’ve been apart There’s no one to turn me on There’s no one to lean on And there’s no one to break my heart I’ll keep fighting For some understanding Of what we’re supposed to be And not just some heartfelt tragedy (chorus) I don’t know how long I can hold on
6.
Figurines of Faith I don’t care what shape you say the worlds in All I know is I don’t want to be here when it all goes down At least I know where my heart is When the demons come riding down that river made of blood Some I guess will join them, but I don’t think I should At least I know where my heart is Jehovah Witnesses come a knockin’ at my door I think they’re convinced that I will wash upon Hells shore But I don’t need anyone to tell me where my heart is (chorus) You’ve got a sin You’d better convince Or confess, or better yet Hold this figurine of faith in your hand And dream of a better land As that meteorite is heading right straight for our heads Some people go to church so they can look on down their nose
But when they get home what they do God only knows I don’t need anyone to tell me where my heart is I don’t need anyone to tell me where my heart is You Atheistic prick, yeah I hear you got no soul I don’t need your opinion I got plenty of my own I don’t need anyone to tell me where my heart is I don’t need anyone to tell me where my heart is (chorus x2)
7.
Drugstore Cowboy Everything looks better On the other side of the river With a tip of the hat you leave the open range behind That big distant city’s gonna eat you alive (pre chorus) So go ahead saddle up with the big wigs And I’ll watch you ride off Into that painted on sunset Of that drama series you’re on (chorus) So you think you’re a real cowboy Now that you’ve read Every Louis L’Amour book that’s ever been Hold on to your delusions ‘cause you’ll always be A Drugstore Cowboy to me The street lights are shining Making the rhinestones on you blinding You’re looking kind of foolish with your lip full of Skoal That ten gallon hat is gonna swallow you whole (pre chorus) (chorus)
8.
Wont you turn to the bottle Said you were born by it Now you’ll die by it So while you’re at it wont you buy us all a round. You sat at your window Watched as your Mamma left home You turned to your Daddy And he turned to Whiskey When he died Christmas day He left a long line of dreamers. (Chorus) Wont you turn to the bottle Said you were born by it Now you’ll die by it So while you’re at it wont you buy us all a round. Your dreams of wild horses And riding the range Have all been beer soaked and watered down Washed clean away And you’d turn in your saddle For a bar stool and a stiff glass of rye. (Chorus) We’re a long way from where we started From a large thinking man To a skeleton of a dreamer With a bottle in it’s hand The good ol’ days are long gone now But I still remember that man. (Chorus)
9.
03:58
One More Try (chorus) I’m gonna give it one more try With a man who truly loves me And it’s a good thing you’re in love With another woman ‘Cause I’d have given it all up for you It’s the way you walked me through The night that I wasn’t supposed to do All the things that I did that night I’d only be drunk enough to do (chorus) Now the wasting of hearts Is such a bad thing Which is why I confronted what I thought I had to give But it was the wrong time and the wrong man And the worst possible thing that I could do (chorus) Now there’s something about this lesson That’s so incomplete That I seem to hold on to it constantly The fact that I should have known better But I guess that’s the point of it Because now I do (chorus) And it’s a good thing you’re in love Because I would have given it all up for you
10.
Tired of Drinking I wake up feeling like shit From the night before I really over did it And I go to work filled with regret But by the end of my shift I’m drinking again I’m tired of drinking This bottle to the ground I’m an emotional wreck everyday it seems I should only be drinking pepsi Put a little rum in the pocket of my jeans I’m still young and I’m fun, yeah look at me I’m tired of drinking This bottle to the ground I’m tired of drinking This bottle to the ground My Uncle Smokey Died From an overdose due in time I don’t want to end up like him Better start believing that Gin is the Devil and Whiskey’s the sin I’m tired of drinking This bottle to the ground I’m tired of drinking This bottle to the ground I go to a party with my husband He ends up flirting with another woman I got drunk and picked a fight Then he goes home with her instead of his wife I’m tired of drinking This bottle to the ground I’m tired of drinking This bottle to the ground I’m tired of drinking This bottle to the ground … band pause Said I’m tired …

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Recorded at Sound Lounge Studio 2010
Produced by Kirk Douglas & Shiloh Lindsey

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released July 10, 2010

Shiloh Lindsey: Vocals, Guitar
Mike Flunkert: Steel Guitar
Scott Paulley: Bass
Kirk Douglas: Drums

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Shiloh Lindsey Vancouver, British Columbia

Shiloh Lindsey is a storyteller. Her meticulous songcrafting builds rich at every layer, like a master chemist of harmonies and human connections, churning the sheer vulnerability and preciousness of life into charged, haunting alt-country. Love may come and go, morning drifts in then daylight disappears, but rest assured, one little fire is burning ever bright. ... more

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