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Nashville, Vol 1: Tear The Woodpile Down (2012)

TRACK LISTING

  • Well I went to town last Friday night (Tear the woodpile down)
    I raised cain with all my might (Tear the woodpile down)
    Took along that gal of mine (Tear the woodpile down)
    She was looking mighty fine (Tear the woodpile down)
    Tear the woodpile down, Tear the woodpile down
    All the way down to the ground I’ll tear the woodpile down

    LEAD

    Got locked up in that county jail (Tear the woodpile down)
    Had no one to throw my bail (Tear the woodpile down)
    That old judge said ninety days (Tear the woodpile down)
    Boy you better change your ways (Tear the woodpile down)
    Tear the woodpile down, Tear the woodpile down
    All the way down to the ground I’ll tear the woodpile down

    LEAD

    Taxpayer dollar ain’t worth a dime (Tear the woodpile down)
    Government got us in a bind (Tear the woodpile down)
    Think I’ll run for president (Tear the woodpile down)
    I won’t have to pay no rent (Tear the woodpile down)

    Tear the woodpile down, Tear the woodpile down
    All the way down to the ground I’ll tear the woodpile down

  • The sign says “Welcome to Nashville”
    From whatever road you’ve been down
    It seems like the first of the milestones
    For here is the city, the town

    It’s a quaint, old mystical city
    Where legends and idols have stood
    It’s a place, where dreams come to harbor
    A country boy’s Hollywood

    But it’s lonely at sundown in Nashville
    That’s when beaten souls start to weep
    Each evening at sundown in Nashville
    They sweep broken dreams off the street

    You’ll walk, down 16th to Broadway
    Into a world of heartache and pain
    Where hillbilly honky tonk angels
    Cry out, from the dark side of fame

    You’ll find, some discarded love songs
    And tear stains all over the ground
    In a city where dreams get shattered
    And swept to the outskirts of town

    But it’s lonely at sundown in Nashville
    That’s when beaten souls start to weep
    Each evening at sundown in Nashville
    They sweep, broken dreams off the street
    They sweep, broken dreams off the street

  • You’re looking for a way out
    I can feel it
    Come on, show me where it hurts
    Maybe I can heal it

    Your feelings are your own
    Now you keep ’em under lock and key
    You got me drivin’ through the streets
    For an answer to the mystery

    The world’s still weak on Charleston Avenue
    Outside that vacant Starlight Motel I see you
    Laughing with your girlfriends
    Not a care in the world, not a burden on your mind

    It was a matter of time

    There’s a panic in this house and it’s bound to surface
    Just walkin’ through the front door makes me nervous
    It’s creepin’ up the floorboards, got me wondering where I stand
    I cannot put out the fire, I got a book of matches in my hand

    When we first met, headstrong and filled with doubt
    Made just enough hustling tables that summer to take you out
    I was fallin’ back on forever when you told me about your heart
    You laid it on the line

    Laughing with your girlfriends
    Not a care in the world, not a burden on your mind
    (You laid it on the line)

    It was just a matter, It was a matter of time

    We found ourselves
    We belong in it forever
    Ain’t that what it’s all about?
    Make the promise and keep it
    Come hell or high water
    We’d figure it out

    It was the night, it was the moon
    It was the green grass in the garden
    The victory and the sin

    I know you’re weary, look at me
    Flailin’ in the corner
    Here’s the towel
    Go on, throw it in

    It was a matter of time
    Can’t you see that it’s tearing me up inside?
    Look what’s laying at our feet
    That’s the wreckage of broken dreams
    And burned out hales
    And it’s here on our street

  • Instrumental

  • Oh, these truck drivers’ blues

    Oh, these truck drivers’ blues

    Hey I got me a rig, it takes the curves

    Two tons of steel shakin’ my nerves

    Pumpin’ them brakes, slammin’ them gears

    Seems like I ain’t been home in ten years

    Oh, these truck drivers’ blues

    I’ve been on that road all day and all night

    And I look like I’ve come from a rooster fight

    Takin’ caffeine, hot steam, runnin’ real fast

    ‘Cause the last few miles have been draggin’ by fast

    I’m a haulin’ cows and shuckin’ that corn

    Been drivin’ big ole trucks since I was born

    Talkin’ ’bout oh these truck drivers’ blues

    Oh these truck drivers’ blues

    Hey I got me a rig, it takes the curves

    Two tons of steel, shakin’ my nerves

    Pumpin’ them a brakes and a slammin’ them gears

    Seems like I ain’t been home in ten years

    Oh, these truck drivers’ blues

    I got a little doll baby waitin’ back home

    She talks sweet to me when I am gone

    A little blonde-on-blonde hillbilly honey

    Like it says on my truck, her name is Connie, Connie, Connie

    Connie

    I got her up there on the dashboard of my dreams

    Can’t wait to get back home if ya know what I mean

    Oh, these truck drivers’ blues

    Oh, these truck drivers’ blues

    Hey I got me a rig, it takes the curves

    Two tons of steel, shakin’ my nerves

    Pumpin’ them brakes, slammin’ them gears

    Seems like I ain’t been home in ten years

    Oh, these truck drivers’ blues

    Oh, these truck drivers’ blues

    Oh, these truck drivers’ blues

  • Just another stranger in a lonesome town

    One more lonely night without a home

    I can’t sleep for lookin’ back on all the wasted years

    I’ve lived a life that’s going, going, gone

    When I was young, I gave myself to the reckless life

    Met trouble along the way at every turn

    Always searchin’ for some peace to feed my restless soul

    Never caring ’bout the bridges I always burn

    Just another stranger in a lonesome town< One more lonely night without a home I can't sleep for lookin' back on all the wasted years I've lived a life that's going, going, gone The fields of discontent have never let me down And the mirror tells the story all its own There's just one thing that I know about tomorrow When it's all said and done, I'll be alone Just another stranger in a lonesome town One more lonely night without a home I can't sleep for lookin' back on all the wasted years I've lived a life that's going, going, gone Oh I've lived a life that's going, going, gone

  • Silence once held its splendor

    Tonight cuts like a knife

    This room may as well be a dungeon

    There’s nothin’ where once there was life

    This bed where I don’t do much sleeping

    Is useless since you’ve been gone

    This pillow where I lay my head

    May as well be a mound of stone

    Heartaches ain’t nothin’ but sadness

    Teardrops ain’t nothin’ but blue

    Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’

    That’s what’s left of me without you

    There’s pain in my heart, and a break in my mind

    That makes me, the lonely kind

    That makes me, the lonely kind

    When you passed the point of returnin’

    I felt it was nothing but wrong

    Feelings of cauldrons of mystery

    They leave but they’re never gone

    I can still feel the mist of your memory

    Still feel the touch of your hand

    Can’t help but wonder where you are

    Are you lovin’ some other man

    Heartaches ain’t nothin’ but sadness

    Teardrops ain’t nothin’ but blue

    Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’

    That’s what’s left of me without you

    There’s pain in my heart, and a break in my mind

    That makes me, the lonely kind

    Heartaches ain’t nothin’ but sadness

    Teardrops ain’t nothin’ but blue

    Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’

    That’s what’s left of me without you

    There’s pain in my heart, and a break in my mind

    That makes me, the lonely kind

    That makes me, the lonely kind

  • Sing me a song of sadness

    Sing a song that knows heartache and pain

    A song to let me down easy

    Till I can put my broken heart together again

    There’s no use pretending any longer

    You’re never comin’ back, you’re really gone

    The silence in this house is loud as thunder

    Never knew it hurt so bad

    To be so all alone

    Sing me a song of sadness

    Sing a song that knows heartache and pain

    A song to let me down easy

    Till I can put my broken heart together again

    Tomorrow’s far away as eternity

    Today is just another stepping stone

    It’s funny how nothing really matters

    When the one that you love

    Breaks your heart

    Then moves along

    Sing me a song of sadness

    Sing a song that knows heartache and pain

    A song to let me down easy

    Till I can put my broken heart together again

    Till I can put my broken heart together again

  • In the world’s mighty gallery of pictures
    Hang the scenes that are painted from life
    There’s pictures of love and of passion
    And there’s pictures of peace and of strife

    They hang pictures of youth and of beauty
    Of old age and the blushing young bride
    They all hang on the wall but the saddest of all
    Are the pictures from life’s other side

    Just a picture from life’s other side
    Someone has fell by the way
    A life has gone out with the tide
    That might have been happy some day

    There’s a poor old mother at home
    She’s watching and waiting alone
    Just longing to hear from a loved one so dear
    It’s just a picture from life’s other side

    The first scene is that of a gambler
    Who had lost all his money at play
    And he draws his dead mother’s ring from his finger
    As she wore long ago on her wedding day

    It’s his last earthly treasure but he stakes it
    And he bows his head and his shame he might hide
    But when they lifted his head well they found he was dead
    That’s just a picture from life’s other side

    Just a picture from life’s other side

    Someone has fell by the way
    A life has gone out with the tide
    That might have been happy some day
    There’s a poor old mother at home
    She’s watching and waiting alone

    Just longing to hear from a loved one so dear

    It’s just a picture from life’s other side

    The next was the scene of two brothers

    Whose pathways so different had led

    Well one lived the life of a rich man

    And the other one, he begged for his bread

    Then one dark night they met out on the highway

    Your money or your life, the old thief cried

    And then with his knife, he took his own brother’s life

    That’s just a picture from life’s other side

    Just a picture from life’s other side

    Someone has fell by the way

    A life has gone out with the tide

    That might have been happy some day

    There’s a poor old mother at home

    She’s watching and waiting alone

    Just longing to hear from a loved one so dear

    It’s just a picture from life’s other side