Golden Road

by Laney Jones

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1.
Broken Hearts (free) 03:15
Flower you used to shine Shine in the sun As you did in ancient times When life had just begun Flower you used to grow High above the rest Now you’re in a mason jar Facing towards the West Broken hearts are always breaking Weary eyes chase the past Only they can turn back time... To make the moment last Spring is coming on Smell the sweet perfume From your window pedestal You watch the flowers bloom Summer has come and gone Gone away too soon Left you in an autumn haze Longing for the moon Broken hearts are always breaking Weary eyes chase the past Only they could turn back time... To make the moment last
2.
Devil Down 02:59
Like water slippin’ thru my hands You keep running off with Sam I don’t know where you going and I don't care Run to the graveyard, I’ll see you there You got your momma’s eyes and your daddy’s nose But you got the devil way down in your soul Rooster crows in the dead of night Look to my left and jump to my right Fire a commin’ way down the road When lord made you, he broke the mold Cents on the dollar and a dollar to my name Since I met you I ain’t been the same Lord I’m so tire of my gamblin’ man Runs out of town, he don’t give a damn If I could, I’d just get up and leave But he’s really got a hold of me Birds of a feather gonna flock together And I guess it ain’t gonna get much better than my Gamblin’ man from Tennessee With his momma’s eyes and his daddy’s ways And the devil way down in his soul Lord I’m so tired I haven't slept all week I climbed the mountain top Oh I’ve just reached the peak Think I may jump right on in Cause nothin’ can satisfy him It’s a pauper’s game he’s playin’ with my heart A killer bee sting is worse than his bark I ain’t gonna buy those lies that he sells With his momma’s eyes and his daddy’s nose And the devil way down in his soul
3.
Black Coffee 03:03
Sal’s in the kitchen Been there all night long Nursing that whiskey Humming the devil’s songs Drinking black coffee All night long Lord knows you’re sober By the crack of dawn No peace in the valley No sun on the shores No planes in the sky It must be another way Drinking black coffee To get me through Ain’t got no sugar Miss Sally ain’t got none too Head will be an aching A buzzing in my ear Hands are shaking Lord it’s been a year Drinking black coffee To keep me warm It keeps me company Since my babes been gone Hot as fire Black as crow Gonna fill my cup Nice and slow Black coffee Nothing else will do Gonna drink it down That bitter brew
4.
I have waited oh so long For my father to come home I have waited all alone In this world I barely know I was just a child of three When my mother said to me You must go into the woods Stop the beast just as I should have When I came into the woods I found a land so beautiful The leaves all sang as the rain came down I felt at peace with the ground Years I stayed getting strong Waiting for the beast to come The wise oak then revealed to me That I’m the child of the beast Like a dagger in my chest Sewn red letter on my vest How could I be the thing Me, the child of the beast There he stood axe in hand Father beast was just a man Who couldn’t see the beauty around He couldn’t hear the rain singing down Rise no more Rise no more No more
5.
Rise No More 03:00
Whispered words were carried by the wind As your soul pressed down as you ran away with him While the world you held was slippin’ away Calling crows had knocked upon your door As you hid inside and tried to ignore But you held on closely to you guns Rise no more I sing rise no more For your heart was weakened by the wild For you were just child Once so weak and so mild Now you’ll rise no more Winter came and chilled you to the bone I called your name to come on home But you couldn’t hear my cries In the wild you once felt at peace But a storm had come forced you to your knees Now it won't be long for you to Rise no more For you to rise no more Spring has come and washed away the gray Turned darkness into day All with the month of may You’ll toil no more
6.
Pour out the whiskey from last night Take out the garbage Turn off the light Pull off the needle playing low Turn it off and let it go It’s over now... It’s creepin’ in before too long Burns the eyes as it paints the walls Pull the covers Draw the drapes And with another sniff of the ‘caine It’s over now... Like a flower that’s caught in the weeds Or a ship that is lost out at sea Oh I’m just a sittin’ in the thick of it all Watchin’ the curtain for my final call Cause it’s over now
7.
Sparrow keep on singin’ your sweet old song It helps me forget what is gone Sun keep on shinin’ It helps me to see what’s ahead Cause I’ve been down The path of least resistance I was hopelessly passive But I’ve turned myself around Babe keep on cryin’ It helps me believe that I was so small Now that I’m grown I have forgotten What I had learned so long ago And as my boat rolls out It’ll carry all your doubts On the rock-a-bye sea You’ll see me throwin’ them out On the rock-a-bye sea You’ll see me throwin’ them out River keep on runnin’ Through the mountains and dales below Oh something inside me says I should follow Where ever you decide to flow And though the path is unclear Let fate take the wheel and steer Towards the rock-a-bye sea That’s where I’m bound to be Look towards the rock-a-bye sea and you’ll see me
8.
When the well runs out and this land goes dry You’ll sit and stare at the awful sky Cause they’re coming up fast and they’re coming up close And you hold onto the ones you love the most Oh just hold my hand And understand That I don’t really care ‘bout nothing at all The little old people in the little town square With their great big smiles and their big heavy cares They’ll smirk at me gently and I’ll smirk at them back But behind closed doors it’s a full-fledged attack And they’ll remain the same It’s how they’ll stay So I don’t really care ‘bout nothing at all The mountains are calling hear that echoing sound And I wanna see the fresh snow on the ground ‘Stead of blood that’s always bleeding from my head to my heart I want to reach the peak before this world goes dark But night has come and gone It’s moved on Now I don’t really care ‘bout nothing at all You could give me flowers or a handsome groom And a nice redecorated living room But I could really care less and I’ll tell you why If the world’s gonna end at the blink of an eye Then I really don't mind I’ve had my time in the sunshine I’ll be doing just fine Cause I don’t really care ‘bout nothing at all No I don't really care ‘bout nothing at all
9.
Shadows livin’ in the door way Standin’ ‘bout half way between the earth and sky Lovers lyin’ in the daisies Hopin’ that maybe they’ll be together soon My hands are cleaner that the law man’s And the fair maidens who sell their souls for gold I walk for miles On empty highways Cause that’s just my way Of being free Ain’t got nothing Except shallow pockets Full of impossibilities Won’t you set me free Babies born every hour Cryin’ even louder than the years they did before I don’t work for no one Except that morning sun that keeps that shadows at bay My life long hunger Ain’t for nothing Cause I got something That’s being free Dreams went to shatter But that don’t matter As long as I am free Won’t you set free
10.
Oh baby don’t it feel so grand Just a sittin’ holding your hand Don’t the future seem so far away Cause I am living for today Throw your troubles down a wishing well Put a penny in your show And for good measure, for worse or for better Hum this little happy tune Dressed by the moonlight, those silver seams Love is a feeling and life a routine But when you hear that band playing All the world is really saying Stumble down that golden road Step by step you’ll dance a mile And all the while child you can smile and say That you have lived it for today Maybe it’s wrong or maybe it’s right Maybe it’s a shade of blue in the night But when you get to those pearly gates You have lived it for today

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I treat these digital downloads like a tip-bucket. I know you have options to listen elsewhere in the world for virtually free, but I appreciate it all the same if you throw some in the virtual bucket. There are real hands that typed these words after all :)

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released July 12, 2013

All music and lyrics written by Laney Jones except: "Broken Hearts" music and lyrics by Laney Jones and Matthew Tonner.

This recording was produced by Laney Jones and Matthew Tonner
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by William Snyder at Real Feel Recording
Album Art by Jessie Barnes

Laney Jones sang and played banjo, ukulele, harmonica & kazoo
Matthew Tonner played acoustic guitar & sang
David Vanegas played bass guitar & bass fiddle
Tommy Shugart played lead guitar & cello
Paul Terry played drum set
Chelsea Appel sang backing vocals
Daniel Flick played fiddle & mandolin
Justin Braun played djembe, tambourine & shaker

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