Two Sides to This Town

by Bobbo Byrnes

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Bobbo Byrnes is not a musician who remains still very long. Between The Fallen Stars, Riddle and The Stars, and solo performances, Byrnes plays about 150 shows every year. That being the case, it's no surprise that from Billerica to Berlin, his songs are born from a life on the road. You need look no farther than "Heart like Mine", in which he explores the theme by singing about the roads that take him from show to show.
Two Sides to This Town is an album that is a product of Byrnes' busy touring schedule. However not all of the songs are road songs. "Angelia" is a contemplative song, and the one from which the album takes its title. "I named it Two Sides To This Town in a sort of admission to the division within the U.S. at the moment, and that I am looking for answers to that division."
Seeking is another common theme on this album, whether the object of the search is answers to a division of people, a car that doesn't break down all the time, or simply the next show. With Byrnes the search for the next show is constant, which is a good thing because it means he'll continue to write and record heartfelt songs like the ones on this album.

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released June 29, 2018

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Track Name: Angelia
It’s snowing tonight downtown
But it’s warm in this bar
If we stay in here we’ll die in here
Or we can take your car

There’s two sides to this town
No one’s right, no one’s wrong
I got friends that are cops, friends in jail
Don’t know where I belong

Let’s drive north to those high tension lines
Where the night sky’s so fine
Angelia
I want to dream with you tonight
Angelia
Making wishes on the satellites
And pretend, tonight’s our first time around

Pass the neon lights and the Texaco
And the the hardware store that burned down
There’s black ice ahead
But it won’t slow us down

And drive north to those high tension lines
Where the night sky’s so fine
Angelia
I want to dream with you tonight
Angelia
Making wishes on the satellites
And pretend, tonight’s our first time around

I’m staring at the old town sign
Looking for a life I want to live
I want to live

Angelia
I want to dream with you tonight
Angelia
Making wishes on the satellites
And pretend, tonight’s our first time around
our first time around
our first time around
Track Name: Heart Like Mine
I was born on a Tuesday
Word is I got far to go
On all these roads I’ve been driving
That take me from show to show

5:30 isn’t early
When you’ve been up all night
There’s this lie that I’ve been living
Believing everything’s gonna be alright

And I want to tell you
Thoughts that are racked with doubt
But this wiring in my head
Won’t let me get it out

Big decisions aren’t my forte
I fuck ‘em up everytime
And I know that it ain’t easy
To tie your dreams to a heart like mine

And I want to tell you
Thoughts that are racked with doubt
But this wiring in my head
Won’t let me get it out.
Track Name: Glad
Sure am glad to be alive
You should see the way I drive
Must be someone by my side
Sure am glad to be alive

Sure am glad I’m not alone
I’d never make it on my own
Everybody needs a home
Sure am glad I’m not alone
Sure is nice to see you smile
Thought I lost you for a while

It’s no feather in my cap
No X’s on my map
It’s hard telling where it’s at
I’m not glad about that
No I’m not glad about that
I never made it in the black
Always falling through the cracks
And I’m not glad about that
Track Name: Jealous Kind
I got a letter from Maria, you know her English ain't that good.
But what she meant was easily understood
Cause if I'm gonna keep her, I better get there quick
The thought of her with somebody else just makes me sick.

I never drove two days through the pouring rain
just stopping for coffee and gas
Never outrun the law on the interstate
didn't know this thing could go that fast
I've never been in this deep before
but there's always a first time.
Then again, I've ain’t ever been the jealous kind.

Blue lights in the mirror, blue lights in my way
but still all I can see is her pretty face
when they give me that one phone call, well I know what it's gonna be
Maria would you wait one more day for me?

I never drove two days through the pouring rain
just stopping for coffee and gas
Never outrun the law on the interstate
didn't know this thing could go that fast
I've never been in this deep before
but there's always a first time.
Then again, I've ain’t ever been the jealous kind.
Track Name: Massachusetts
Massachusetts is a funny word when you’re drunk
I was in some kind of a funk
made me want to see you again.

I dialed you three times before it went through
Didn’t know what I would ask you
Just tried to remember the song
But you knew it all along
And you said;

Tie your troubles across my shoulders
And wrap your arms around this old heart of mine
Close your eyes now, pretend we’re no older
Just wrap your arms around this old heart of mine

You sold all of your LP’s
A down payment for an SUV
It’s all over now, baby blue.

It wasn’t much but it was all you had
The records, they were all scratched
You know I really miss U2
And maybe The Ocean Blue

Tie your troubles across my shoulders
Wrap your arms around this old heart of mine
Close your eyes now, pretend we’re no older
Just wrap your arms around this old heart of mine

Back in college when we were DJ’s
Elvis was Costello whenever we played
Red Shoes and we danced the night away
Oh, let’s go dancing!

Tie your troubles across my shoulders
Wrap your arms around this old heart of mine
Close your eyes now, pretend we’re no older
Just wrap your arms around this old heart of mine
Track Name: Dam
Do you think
That you've come far
Through winds so hard?

And are you as ungrateful
As you appear
Are you wishing that I wasn't here

Well one day soon that dam is gonna break
And it'll wash you away it'll wash you away
Yeah one day soon that dam is gonna break
And it'll wash you away it'll wash you away
From me

Do you know love
Do you push it below you
Or does it own you?

And are you as disgruntled
As you appear
Are you wishing I wasn't here

Well one day soon that dam is gonna break
And it'll wash you away
it'll wash you away
Yeah one day soon that dam is gonna break
And it'll wash you away
it'll wash you away
From me

And that's the best damn thing
could happen to you
Yes that's the best damn thing
could happen to you
For you
Track Name: Welfare Cadillac
That's me on the side of the road
That's me pushing my car
I know just where I'm at
No chance this is just a flat

I'm as serious as a heart attack
I love my welfare Cadillac

That's me hitching a ride
That’s me by the overpass
I knew that this day would come
Now I’m out on the road with my guitar and my thumb

I'm as serious as a heart attack
I love my welfare Cadillac

I know I should buy myself a new car
Two hundred dollars a month?
Three hundred dollars a month?
Four hundred dollars a month?
I could buy myself a new guitar

I'm as serious as a heart attack
I love my welfare Cadillac
Track Name: Last Hurray
I had dreams
Dreams you never knew
I had hopes
I’d one day play in the show.
My arm just went
It was my last hurrah
The man said;
“time to learn who you are.”

I’m gonna cry
When you fall asleep
I’m gonna cry

Hard hat blues
And drinking to the news
Another friend
Is wearing his Sunday suit
I’m too young
To feel as old as you
My father said;
“Boy don’t waste your youth.”

I’m gonna cry
When you fall asleep
I’m gonna lie
Down in the bed I made
I’m gonna cry
When you fall asleep
I’m gonna cry

Cause she don’t know
What this game means to me
She thinks it’s how I spend my
Time away from the family
She don’t know
That when I hear that ball and bat
All I hear is my dad’s voice coming back.

I’m gonna cry
When you fall asleep
I’m gonna lie
Down in the bed I made
I’m gonna cry
When you fall asleep
I’m gonna cry
Track Name: Summer Wine
Down by the Shawnee River
That's where my baby waits for me
Down by the Shawnee River
In a clearing by our tree.

I can see her in my mind
I can taste her summer wine
Her summer wine

Went to see her in the tall grass
and kiss her cheek so pale
Went to see her in the tall grass
and kiss her cheek so very pale

I can hear her softly crying
I can taste her summer wine
Her summer wine

I can't shake this song
I can't shake this song
Keeps playing on and on and on and on and
On and on and on...

Down by the Shawnee river
That's where my baby lays.
Down by the Shawnee river
That's where my baby's gonna stay.
She's gonna stay
She's gonna stay
Track Name: Vegas
God’s in his heaven
all’s right in the land
gonna go out way out west
anyway I can

I’m going to Las Vegas
gonna break the bank
gonna stash all my money
in my studebaker tank
gonna go out with show girls
see the world
play the slots, gonna find myself

Gonna take some time
Gonna let it breath
see the sacred mountain
be a tumbleweed.

I dropped out of college
I fell off that track
even broke my old time
suicide pact

I’m going to Las Vegas
gonna break the bank
gonna stash all my money
in my studebaker tank
gonna go out with show girls
see the world
play the slots, gonna find myself

Gonna take some time
Gonna let it breath
see the sacred mountain
be a tumbleweed.

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