Wicked Mountain

by King of the Tramps

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released May 18, 2013

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Track Name: Car Song
My Chevelle is in the front yard, she’s up on blocks
She could tell some stories if she could only talk
If she could talk well then she'd tell you, she'd lay it out nice and plain

She'd say; leave your mark on the highway son, Let my tires squeal away your pain

Once we were invincible, we could never die
at 120 miles per hour, we sure did try
and we somehow live to tell the stories, or at least for a little while

Even though it hurts to remember
sometimes the stories I forgot can make me smile

You know it's all gonna turn to ashes, it's all going to turn to dust, sometimes it's best to let things rust.
cause rust it don't remember, rust it just don't care
and I'd rather rust right here than live forever anywhere

I drank the whole bottle, woke up the town
damn near killed us all when the sheriff chased us down
Dad said what the hell did you do now Todd Partridge, but he did not turn us in

they all said I'd wind up dead or in jail, but I'm alive and I do it all again

Remember that time in the trailer park, you saved my ass
Her brother was gonna beat the shit out of me, but you were thinking' fast
You convinced him it was nothing, and that's exactly what he did

When I see him now in town on the streets, I wonder what he thinks and I wonder where she is

You know it's all gonna turn to ashes, it's all going to turn to dust, sometimes it's best to let things rust.
cause rust it don't remember, rust it just don't care
and I'd rather rust right here than live forever anywhere

Remember that old hotel, across the tracks,
Its gone now baby, so you can't go back
was abandoned then and we broke in, got scared and scattered like the wind

But you and I stuck together my brother, just like we always did, be it think or thin


I was talkin’ with you last month, you're gonna sell that Chevelle
I understand ‘bout needin’ the money, but first let’s drive her like hell
fast as you can to the mailbox, where we used to run the quarter mile

try and bring back those old memories with the burnin’ rubber and the squealing tires

Let’s squeal ‘em…
Track Name: Death's Door
Gonna die with my boots on,
hat up on my head
not gonna go out layin' down - my grandpa died in bed
my grandpa died in bed

Going out with a hammer
pocket full of nails
Not gonna die like mine uncle - uncle died in jail
- mine uncle died in jail

Keep my eyes open
not turn my back
not gonna die like my friend Jim
drunk on the railroad tracks
drunk on the railroad tracks


******

If they catch me and put me in the ground
hope my soul ain't lost
I hope they have dig 3 holes, 3 feet through the frost
3 feet through the frost


Let the headstone read
when Im gone, when I'm gone
he didn't die in no hospital bed
he died with boots on
died with his boots on
died with his boots on
died with his boots on


_________

death's at my door
death's at my door
ain't gonna let him in
ain't gonna let him in

It ain't my time
It an't my time
It aint my time
to see the white lights take me home
Track Name: Old Doc
Fetch me that bottle
Fetch me that bottle quick
Fetch me that bottle
Everyone is dying, from the day they born

Doc says I shouldn't drink
I don't care what Doc thinks
Fetch me that bottle
Everyone is dying, from the day they born

I'll tell you a secret
Whiskey takes away my pain
I'll tell you a secret
Everyone is dying from the day they born

I'm ready for the Galilee shore
River Jordan gonna take me home
I'm ready for the Galilee shore
Everyone is dying, from the day they born
Track Name: Fresh Green Light of Day
Well the mountains, feel like valleys
Every night, when the Sun goes down
But the tables are turned come breakfast time
Everything looks brighter, by the fresh green light of day

I asked a friend, for a ride
he said where, are you bound?
I said anywhere is fine, and I hope that you don't mind
Everything looks brighter, by the fresh green light of day

Rainy streets and Mondays make sad harmony sounds
Church steeples point up, but we sinners all fall down
We sinners all fall down, but we get up before we drown
and everything looks brighter, by the fresh green light of day

Well the moon, refused to shine
when he saw what the sun had done
the sun had undone, what the moon had just begun
and everything looks brighter, by the fresh green light of day.
Track Name: Music in Your Soul
If you've got music in your soul, shout amen
If you've got music in your soul, shout amen
If you've got music in your soul, brother you know you never gonna grow old
If you've got music in your soul, shout amen

If you've got rhythm in your feet stomp em' loud
If you've got rhythm in your feet stomp em' loud
If you've got rhythm in your feet, ya’ll get up off your seat
If you've got rhythm in your feet, stomp 'em loud

People been talking about love and music since the dawn of time
it seems these two things are impossibly intertwined

So all these scientists got together, had to prove they knew better

they mapped the whole human genome
couldn't leave well enough alone

but when they looked at those DNA strands
there were music notes and they could understand that

Harmony, Melody and love make the world go round


if you've got love in your heart, let 'em in
If you've got love in your heart, let 'em in
If you've got love in your heart, ya’ll it's time to get started
If you've got love in your heart, let 'em in

If you've got music in your soul, shout amen
If you've got music in your soul, shout amen
If you've got music in your soul, brother you never gonna’ grow old
If you've got music in your soul, shout amen
Track Name: Wicked Mountain
Climbin’ to the top of the wicked mountain
locks and chains on my feet
locks and chains on my feet

So many steps that I can't count them
climbing' to the sky on the stairs so steep
climbing' to the sky stairs on the stairs so steep

Cold north wind blown' cross that mountain
Feet are frozen and my breath is numb
Feet are frozen and breath is numb

They say at the top there's a golden fountain
I'm gonna drink that water like wine
gonna drink that water like wine

got to the top and there weren’t no fountain
just water below risen' high
water below risen high
water below and it’s risin’ high
water below and it’s risin’ high
risin’, risin’, risin’, risin’, risin’, risin’, risin’, risin’, risin’
Track Name: Leaves of Grass
You say there’s time
What is time?
Time will tell on us all

The skies will fall
let them fall
oceans boil with disregard

Like Leaves of grass
This too shall pass
even diamonds turn to sand

These earthly binds
They chain your minds
Unlock what you know is inside

Won't take away
still can’t stay
footsteps are all you'll leave behind

I keep going back to that place in the Sonoran desert
the time is lost now. Escaped.
7 of us seeking circles, found a fire ring in the foothills
off the highway, where the ghosts cruise by on horseback

seeking curiosity, we built a fire
amongst the beer cans and ashes, the bones of an old parties

we now numbered 6
the stories flowed unusually well as if magic had taken hold

we paired off to find more juniper to fuel the fire and there were 4
the red rocks seemed to laugh at us and tease us to find comfort in their unfolding fissures deep

Mark named himself Mandu and there were 3
we stopped to feel the small Anasazi handprints surprisingly warm in the cool cliff wall

Two remained
Jess and I
We sat with our backs to the fire
Feeling sleepy we danced around the fire like desert jelly fish, embracing cacti shadows
Then there was 1
Jess… Jesss.. Jessssss.
Track Name: Jesus Saves
If Jesus saves then, I am the devil cause I spend all my time with you
If savin is the secret, I don't want to keep it, cause I don't want nothin' I can't use

If Jesus saves then, I am the devil cause I spend all my time with you
If money is the root of all things evil, then I am an angel in disguise

There's too many puzzle pieces, help us lord 'oh please release us now
If love is the answer then I am your man sir, 'cause loving' is al I want to do

If Jesus walked on water, then he was no smarter, than I was before I met you

If Hell is on fire, with lust and desire, Then I'll keep it warm just for you

There's too many puzzle pieces, help us lord 'oh please release us now
If love is the answer then I am you r man sir, 'cause loving' is al I want to do
If Jesus saves then, I am the devil cause I spend all my time with you
If savin is the secret, I don't want to keep it, cause I don't want nothin' I can't use

If Jesus saves then, I am the devil cause I spend all my time with you
If money is the root of all things evil, then I am an angel in disguise

There's too many puzzle pieces, help us lord 'oh please release us now
If love is the answer then I am your man sir, 'cause loving' is all I want to do

If Jesus walked on water, then he was no smarter, than I was before I met you

If Hell is on fire, with lust and desire, Then I'll keep it warm just for you

There's too many puzzle pieces, help us lord 'oh please release us now
If love is the answer then I am your man sir, 'cause loving' is all I want to do

Jesus Saves
Jesus Saves
I am the devil for you
Jesus Saves
Jesus Saves
I spend all my time with you
Money is the root of all things evil
And I am an angel in disguise
Jesus Saves
I am the devil ‘cause I spend all my time with you

If the meek shall inherit, then surely I can bear it
as long as I got you by my side

If Cain slew able, love is a fable
and hate is bible fairytale

There's too many puzzle pieces, help us lord 'oh please release us now
If love is the answer then I am your man sir, 'cause loving' is all I want to do
Track Name: Get Me to the Church on Time
Take me far away from here
Take me where the water runs clear
I got demons in my rearview mirror -
Just get me to the church on time

Got a old road map and a rosary
I’m stuck in second gear
so many place I ain't seen
just get me to the church on time

Got the grand ole opry on the radio
This tramp be runnin’ late
music soothes my tortured soul
Get me to the church on time

If we get there I won't gamble no more
won't ramble these fields of rye
I won't chase those skirts no more
Just get me to the church on time

Got 4 bald tires ain't got no spare
nothing but fumes in the tank
she don't look pretty but she'll get ya there
get me to the church on time

Heaven ain't nothing' but lights ahead
hell is lights behind ya
in between is the open road
Get me to the church on time

Lizzie, Lizzie we're almost there
Late again and I smell like beer
shined my shoes and slicked my hair
get me to the church on time

Old Grant City, shore is pretty
ya blink and ya miss it just roll right by
river at the bottom, get ready Betty
Get me to the church on time
Get me to the church on time

Pickin' up speed no time to kill
past the cemetery one more more hill
they were dead when they got there
they're dead still
Get me to the church on time

Preacher saw me comin’ and he locked the door
you can't come in here BOY
absolution ain't your solution
we can't save your kind
we can't save your kind
we can't save your kind
we can't save your kind
Track Name: Kiss My Ass
You we're just a gleam in your mama's eye
when I met her on the 4th of July
I lit the fuse and they hollered at me to stand back

I'm not sayin what I did was right
when we made drunk love on that full moon night
I didn't find out you were mine until you were nine

God knows I did my best
But these small town gossips wouldn't give it a rest
the blamed me for everything from herpes to the Iraq war

They called me a loser said I was low class
so I have one request for them before I pass , please
bury me upside down so they can kiss my ass

well candy is dandy, but sex and liquor
make a young man old so much quicker
I'm only 35 but I've seen at least a hundred years of sin

I got in another fight at the stock car races
I know every county jailer on a first name basis
I don't have a job but I'm lookin, honest I am

God knows I did my best
But these small town gossips wouldn't give it a rest
the blamed me for everything from herpes to the Iraq war

They called me a loser said I was low class
so I have one request for them before I pass , please
bury me upside down so they can kiss my ass

I bet you twenty dollars you were a bar room liar
when you said I couldn't pull my own tooth out with a pliers
I gave it a yank and swallowed the beer and the blood

I'm sure you've heard all about the things I did
Legendary antics of an overgrown kid
Some of it's true, but a lot of it ain't

God knows I did my best
But these small town gossips wouldn't give it a rest
the blamed me for everything from herpes to the Iraq war

They called me a loser said I was low class
so I have one request for them before I pass , please
bury me upside down so they can kiss my ass
Track Name: Down on My Knees
I wrote you a letter
I wrote it down, I swear every word I wrote is true
Every thing I could think of I poured it out to you
and I told you, yes I told you
How you done me so wrong

I didn't start at the beginning
No I started at the end
I started at the end and I worked my way back
through all the pain and heartbreak and
and finleeee I got to the love that we started with
and I couldn't stand anymore

You got me so down, ohoh baby
got me down on my knees
You got me so down, oh my baby
got me down on my knees

So I called you on the phone
but you wouldn't answer, nooeo
you wouldn't pick up that phone
no you wouldn't even say my name
and when your mama answered that phone
and she said you weren't at home
I screamed liar you're all lying to me oh my god

So I talked to your friends, I saw 'em standin' on the street
saw 'em standin' on the corner
I pulled up in my car and I said where she at baby
and they said you didn't want me around
they said you left town with another man, but I knew they were lying
I saw you hide, I saw you run, and I chased you
not just you, but everything we stood for

You got me so down, ohoh baby
got me down on my knees
You got me so down, oh my baby
got me down on my knees

You got me so down, oh my baby
got me down on my knees

They said where you goin', where you goin' with that spray paint can
I said what spray paint can man
and I swear it wasn't me that spray painted w-h-o-r-e on your house
In pink spraypaint
but I'm sorry for everything I did, I 'm so sorry
I'm so sorry, but what's that got me, it still ain't got me you..

Chorus x4

I'm so down, I ain't got nothing left

And then I see us, on the alter, we're on the alter of that church
a little Las Vegas church, with a picture of Elvis holding a cross
and you're in your blue dress and I"m in my white tux
and we're laughin' about the old days and all that crazy stuff I did
we're laughing
and it's all right.

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