Live in Ithaca

by Common Railers

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released February 3, 2014

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Track Name: Morlos
Somebody caught me
Some cop in Reno
Somebody caught me
and I’ve been let free, yeah
I wasn’t stalking
I was just talking
From sun up to sun down thinking of her

We were once lovers
I knew her only
I was whole when she when she gave herself to me
An ocean of passion
It flowed between us
A union so strong it could not be broken

She still loves me
I know this to be true
Mistakes were made but they can be corrected too
She musn’t hide from me
It only serves to anger me
I don’t wish to frighten her
She’s the only one I’ve ever loved

In her new life
I can tell she isn’t happy
If I had the chance I could bring back her sunshine
One single look of longing
Will be my signal
One hundred years of hope still left within me

Some body catch me
I’ve fallen for her
A wave of light washes over me
When I’m running
In the land of dreams
I’ll run faster and she’s chasing after me

She still loves me
I know this to be true
Mistakes were made but they can be corrected too
She musn’t hide from me
It only serves to anger me
I don’t wish to frighten her
She’s the only one I’ve ever loved
Track Name: Cast Iron
Oh baby don’t remind me
A thousand pesos maybe
For maple syrup turkey gravy
Falling on my knees and begging

Cast iron pots and pans
Bacon grease in the can
If you want some lovin
Better have a plan
Go make some noise in the kitchen then

Oh honey hear me crying
Calluses on my fingers prying
Scrubbing soaping sudsin greasing
There’s gotta be a better reason

Cat food chicken scratch
Corn and cabbage on the couch
If you want some lovin
Better figure out
How to make some noise in the kitchen now

Oh how my mouth’s been yappin
And how my gum’s been flappin
But underneath that grayish water
Is a chore I can’t delay no longer

Crab cake, coffee grounds
Chicken pot pie from the lost and found
If you want to love your baby tonight
It’s make some noise in the kitchen time
Track Name: We'll Get Along
Saying not something, don’t worry bout nothing
Now that the money’s all gone
Don’t worry baby, it ain’t gonna change me
We’ll get along we’ll get along

Play a slow blues in C, the band’s following me
Under the lamplights out on the street
It’s late but we’re fed, the whole town’s in bed
So order up another for me


These are the days of a million temptations
These are the nights of no hesitations
And I ain’t worried bout anything
Live my life, what it bring then I’m gone

Calm and I’m cool, ain’t playing no fool
Now that the money’s all gone
No beef burgundy, no glass of Chablis
But we’ll get along we’ll get along

Saying not something, don’t worry bout nothing
Now that the money’s all gone
Don’t worry baby, it ain’t gonna change me
We’ll get along we’ll get along

These are the days of a million temptations
These are the nights of no hesitations
And I ain’t worried bout anything
Live my life, what it bring then I’m gone
Track Name: Hate and Heaven
you won’t be riding hate up to heaven
thinking that the lord will let you in
forget excuses, forget repentance
you will go to hell for your earthly sins

first it was the jew
then it was the negro
now it is the queer
the’ll always be someone to blame for your fear

you won’t be riding hate up to heaven
thinking that the good lord will let you in
forget repentance, forget confession
you will go to hell for your earthly sins

you get the news from the same newspaper
telling you in black and white good and bad
you pay the man for your daily anger
he gives you words he knows you want to hear

you won’t be riding hate up to heaven
thinking that a merciful lord will let you in
forget confession, forget redemption
you will go to hell for your earthly sins

you say that you won’t have to pay the piper
that saying sorry makes it all okay
but you will face the fire on the day of judgment
for the lives you trashed along the way

you cannot ride hate up to heaven
thinking that new found faith will get you in
forget redemption, forget excuses
you will go to hell for your earthly sins
Track Name: Cabin Down Below
Come on go with me babe
Come on go with me girl
Baby, let's go
T o the cabin down below

I got a radio
Put in on soft and low
Baby lets go
To the cabin down below

Well, I've had my eye on you
For a long, long time
I'm watching every thing you do
Baby, you're gonna be mine

Come on go with me babe
Come on go with me girl
Baby, let's go
To the cabin down below

Time's been moving slow
Since we both got here
Come on slide a little closer
Let me whisper in your ear

Well I got a radio
Put in on soft and low
Baby lets go
To the cabin down below
Oh, baby, let's go
To the cabin down below
Baby, let's love
In the cabin down below
Track Name: Chris and Billy
Chris and Billy went out for the night
didn’t think twice about wrong or right

Chris, said Billy, let’s shoot some pool
Billy, said Chris, that’s cool

Chris, said Billy, let’s have another round
Billy, said Chris, sounds good

Chris, said Billy, let’s smoke a jay
Billy, said Chris, okay

Billy, said Chris, let’s go for a ride
Chris, said Billy, all right

get a gun get a gun, a double-barrel shotgun
and a knife get a knife, a razor sharp knife
load it up load it up in a high jacked pickup
head on out head on out to the open field
see a flash see a flash in the long tall grass
take a shot take a shot before time runs out
hear him scream hear him scream in an awful dream
out of luck out of luck, that could’ve been me

I could have been a killer
I could have been a killer
I could have been a killer
but the dice rolled the other way

Chris, said Billy, I’m so stoned
Billy, said Chris, right on

Chris, said Billy, here’s your gun
Billy, said Chris, point it down

Chris, said Billy, I think I’m done
Billy, said Chris, hold on

Chris shot Billy, that’s what the sheriff said
but Billy shot Billy in his own head

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Chris and Billy
out all night
didn’t think twice
about wrong or right
Track Name: Just a Warning
I must be dreaming, I must be dreaming,
Just a feeling, I have been feeling,
I must be dancing, I must be dancing
Across the ceiling, High enough to fall down

So I had a vivid dream
Of walking past a newborn’s scream
Loud enough to wake my dreaming head
This morning I think I was drunk
From all the bottles in my trunk
It's not like I survived a miracle

Just a warning, Just a warning
Another morning , Another morning
This must be Memphis That must be Elvis
Walking down the aisle towards me

Pushing all the buttons down
Spinning crazy dials around
Watching headlights dance across the couch
Then a vision came to me
From all those teenage fantasies
And took me to the place I never found

Go and bust another headlight
Go and bust another headlight
It’s just a headlight

Just a warning, Just a warning
Let you off this time with a warning
Another morning, another morning
Let you off this time with a warning

But my conscience is telling me
Just a common enemy
But oh my brothers I’m seeing double
The sun is coming up behind
The trees and I’ve been walking blind
I haven’t seen those storms clouds for a while

Go and bust another headlight
Go and bust another headlight
It’s just a headlight
Track Name: Hottest Days
I need an SUV
keep it cool on high AC

I drive all by myself
I don’t take anybody else

I don’t care for MPG
burning gas is alright by me

I cut the tall trees down
so I don’t have to go around

the hottest days in a hundred thousand years
the coldest nights in a hundred thousand years
the highest seas in a hundred thousand years
the greatest storms in a hundred thousand
green green give me that green
gonna have more than you have ever seen
green green give me that green
not bushes or trees but money (honey)

I need a great big lawn
free from weeds put more poison on
I put a driveway down
so the grass doesn’t get walked on

I leave the lights all on
I get tired of off and on
In the cold I turn the heat way up
In the heat I turn the AC up

on the road I drive as fast as I can
in my home I’ll be as fat as I can
screw the world that’s just who I am
Track Name: Sweet Love Ain't Around
Listen to the rain a fallin
Can’t you hear that lonesome sound
Oh my poor heart is breakin
Cause my sweet love ain’t around

Lord I think I’ll start to ramble
Got to leave this weary town
This old place is way too lonely
Cause my sweet love ain’t around

On that train tonight I’m leaving
And don’t ask me where I’m bound
I can’t stay here any longer
Cause my sweet love ain’t around

Takin me to old Oklahoma
Maybe north to Puget Sound
Far away where it ain’t so lonely
Cause my sweet love ain’t around

When I came home last night I was bleedin
I can’t tell from where I’ve bleed
I don’t remember fightin
All these thoughts poured through my head

I was on my way to your house
When I got there a man I found
Said you don’t love me any longer
Your sweetheart ain’t around
Track Name: Coming Down the Mountain
comin down the mountain
comin down the mountain
comin down the mountain
sniffin out a bone
walkin through the forest
walkin through the forest
walkin through the forest
gotta find a way home

I went seekin justice, justice said
son, you’re guilty of every charge ever read
I needed a doctor, doctor said
everything’s wrong with you, but it’s all in your head

comin down the mountain
comin down the mountain
comin down the mountain
sniffin out a bone
searchin for the hollow
gotta find a way home

I asked the farmer what seeds he sowed
farmer said peace or fear, I really don’t know
went to the wise man way down the road
he said son, I used to know it all

comin down the mountain
comin down the mountain
comin down the mountain
ridin on a dark road
ridin on a dark road
ridin on a dark road
gotta find a way home

I went to the preacher, preacher said pray
down on my knees I had nothing to say
so I asked the trickster what it all means
he said this story’s just pickin up steam

comin down the mountain
comin down the mountain
comin down the mountain
hidin in the shadows
hidin in the shadows
hidin in the shadows
gotta find a way home
Track Name: Taste of Nothing
I don’t want to live forever
Dying now would be better than never
I don’t want to take what’s not mine
One or two things you’ll never find me do
Don’t want to live a lonely life without you

I can’t stand the taste of nothing
Hold my breath and wait for something
Creeps into my head takes hold of my mind
Doesn’t it have anything better to do
Can’t stand the thought of a lonely life without you

I can’t take no compromises, only one thing’ll do
I don’t want no more surprises
I’m coming home to you

They’re telling me things I know are not right
Out of my mind ain’t out of my sight
Don’t want to believe me you can find in due time
Got bad intentions, and it’s plain to see
Try to sell me on something
forget all the shit that I’ve seen

I can’t take no compromises, only one thing’ll do
I don’t want no more surprises
I’m coming home to you