Western Violence & Brief Sensuality

by Shiloh Lindsey

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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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Track Name: Head in My Grave
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)
Track Name: Down to the River
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)
Track Name: Cafe
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)
Track Name: Six 6' Skids
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
Track Name: Hold On
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
Track Name: Figurines of Faith
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)
Track Name: Drugstore Cowboy
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)
Track Name: Turn to the Bottle
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)
Track Name: One More Try
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
Track Name: Tired of Drinking
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 …