REBEL

 

THE NIGHT

This ramshackle old railroad is gonna ferry my body when it takes my soul up to the pyre where I will burn alive. People been dying now everyday from the bad news seems just can’t escape see someone broke down don’t offer no help to their strife. 

I’m running out of reasons and time. Who are you when you turn out the light? Take this offer under advisement. While I roll alone into the night.

This old river gonna roll along years after I’ll be dead and gone world still spinning round you entitled fools. Listen now to the words I say you define your life through yesterday. it’s not where you’ve been it’s where you want to go. 

 

LEFT IN CONTENTION

Every single row that she sewn is dying you failed to bring it life. Slinging on the avenue what’s an old boy to do, keep trying. Tell a stranger who you are now and lie to loved ones your whole life. Caught up in the scene again smoking on my only friend I’m lying. 

She run to me and lay me down tonight.

Push yourself to find a reason not to end it all today. Looking back to stand again she was here now she’s gone again goodbye babe. 

 

BITCH

Drown in the wake of the waves she’s making. What you asked for before is now your’s for the taking. Testify I can’t change my evil ways the bitch has kept me up for days. Not asking for much she just takes what she’s given and what you called sin before now you do it for a living. Revolution running through her veins the bitch has kept me up for days. Now I see that a whore you’ll always be. Drown in the wake of the waves she’s making. What you asked for before is now yours for the taking testify I can’t change my evil ways. The bitch has kept me up for days.

 

HELP ME BABY

Help me baby if you please I got to have you endlessly. help me baby what can I do don’t break this heart girl don’t leave me blue. Help me baby I’m down upon my knees you go me screaming help me baby please. You coming on child you right as rain yes you know how to ease my pain. I can’t help it she look so good know how to love me just like she should. Help me baby I’m down upon my knees got me screaming help me baby please. Help me baby if you please I got to have you endlessly. Help me baby you tried and true don’t break this heart girl don’t leave me blue. Help me baby I’m down upon my knees you got me screaming help me baby please.  

 

 

SOUL

 

CHASE ME

Now if you chase me you better beware. Pains gonna be all that you’ll know. If you love me baby then please why won’t you let me go? I can’t worry bout the bad times I’m much to busy getting by. My friends don’t trip upon the bad times we’re much to busy getting high. Try to tell us how we’re living baby judge us right or wrong well if that’s how you’re living we’ll just keep chugging along. 

Now if you chase me you better beware. Pains gonna be all that you’ll know. If you love me baby then please why won’t you let me go?

I try to take it all in stride like I’ve been doing my whole life. See I’m not trying to sweat you girl I just wanna treat you right. If taking the high road means I’ll be sleeping alone my rebel soul says oh no. Two shots I’m taking you home. 

 

YOU KNOW I DO

I’ll take you on no love is wrong and do you want it baby all night long like you know I do. You fuck with boys you need a man I think it’s time that you take a stand you know that I do. 

If you want to know the truth do I love you girl you know that I do. You know I do.

See girl I see you thinkin’ I think it’s understood two blunts and a bottle later gotta split cause I got another chick what’s good? You see the grass is growing they say it’s greener two with some cash and a fat buddha stash got a dream to make a mil or two. Well if you don’t believe me I don’t give a damn I’m causing interruption disregarding perfect plans. See a plan is only as good as a man that puts that plan in motion. Now everybody else is sinking down like water in ocean.

If you want to know the truth do I love you girl you know that I do. You know I do.

That summer sun she’s looking fine and do you want it baby all of the time. Like you know that I do. If it rains let it pour only thing I need now is more you know that I do.

If you want to know the truth do I love you girl you know that I do. You know I do.

 

DOWN THE LINE

Drifter rode into town one day no money in my pockets man I’ve got only bills to pay I’ve been running long but running short on time. Whiskey driving my blues away got no worries man I’ve got no pain but when I wake up I think it’s about damn time. I’m set to pack my blues and head on down the line. Trying to come up trying to get it fast I know this kind of life can never last but while it does I’ll burn this city down. Take me over all them hills of gold forget the stories here’s the truth I’m told a rambling man I was born and will always be. So break these chains woman and set me free. Three piece suit from a bank job I’ve done wanted poster keeps me on the run. I’m just a modern day outlaw trying to feed my kin. i did it all and I’d do it all again I’d take my sentence in the Stateville pen it’s getting closer now I can feel it’s freedom time. I’m set to pack my blues and head on down the line. 

 

HARD TIME

I know a place where the women are finer no average girls hard time Sin the city this year. She come and elevate me show me places I never have seen hard time carrying myself away and say. Will good loving find a way? Will our loving find a way? Good love and we’ll fly away. Will true loving find a way?

I know a place where the grass grows greener than the finest herb. Turn one and burn one on the mountain this year. Hold down forces in our favor never run out finest of the flavor it’s a hard time when winter hit the city this year. Will good loving find a way? Will our loving find a way? Good love and we’ll fly away. Will true loving find a way?

 

TAVERN LIGHTS

I watch you fade from life beneath the tavern lights and I just can’t say why I don’t seem to care. Take me as I am I’ve lost my will to change. Aborted son of sam get high now get strange. It’s hard to walk alone now you’ve found somebody else. Took my pride and my love put it all on the shelf. It’s hard to understand as I watch the seasons change try to stand as my own man I feel lost and deranged. Get strange. 

 

REBEL SOUL REVIVAL

 

COOKIN

Hey ya’ll what ya’ll been cookin’? Hey baby smells on the rise hey ya’ll what ya’ll been cooking here?My brother John went down to the crossroads made a deal while the deal was good. He wanted a new start sent down form the crossroads here. Now we preach it like hey ya’ll. My brother John try to save me from the fire I tried to get out while the get out was good. I blurred the lines preach truth says the liar here. Once in a lifetime happens everyday lord it’s all in the style not really the words that I say. Wish I could live back before I burned the bridges the fires of which now light my way and sing.

Hey ya’ll

 

DON’T KNOCK IT

She doesn’t care what the boys think it doesn’t phase her at all. You say you dig buddy holly and that’ll be the day she gives her number to call. I’m feeling hot this morning sun is looking alright. She said I know that you like it boy I’ll get your fire burning bright. So don’t knock it until you try it all night. 

She doesn’t care what the girls think she’s got grace she’s got style. Say you’re needing a stiff drink you better clear your plans we’re gonna be here awhile. I’m feeling hot this morning the sun is looking alright. She said I know that you like it I’ll get your fire burning bright. So don’t knock it until you try it all.

 

SQUEEZE

You know that I hate to go it’s always hurting me to leave you there. Speed it up just to take it slow you’ve got my number baby just tell me where. Do you want me and what time? Now we gonna see what’s got this town going wild she swear that she’s the spark gonna set my soul set my soul on fire. What can I do she’s got a hold on me. Tried and true you best believe. There ain’t no other way no way that I can see I love my little woman the juice is worth the squeeze. What’s a rebel soul it’s something you can’t save or make believe. Let it tumble let it roll in waters full of crown save smoke for me I’m on the edge lord there’s no time. Now we gonna see what’s got this town going wild she swear that she’s the spark gonna set my soul set my soul on fire. What can I do she’s got a hold on me. Tried and true you best believe. There ain’t no other way no way that I can see I love my little woman the juice is worth the squeeze. 

 

TURN IT UP

I gotta want it you make me need it so bad. The way you flaunt it goes to my head. I think I know what she wants just by the words that she’s said but time is only rolling along. I gotta feel it that fire burning so bright. Would you reveal it no sense don’t try. I think I know now what she wants cause it’s what I want all night I am only rolling along

Turn it up put it on me strut that walk of shame. Here I come are you ready to never forget my name. I wanna roll on and burn this down to the ground. Never should you stray from the sound. I know you want it I’ll make you need it so bad. So once you’re on it you’ll never leave it again see the revival that’s where I come to life. Waiting on the edge of the night

 

DON’T GET MAD [GET EVEN]

If you’ve ever been knocked down strung out left for dead. If you’ve ever had to chase the demons running round in your head. If you got your ass laid out your best girl set to leaving’ you don’t get mad you get even. Go on buy me a drink make it neat and strong fuck it leave the bottle man and leave me alone. I got to get right in my mind through the lies that she’s been weaving I don’t get mad I get even

I’ve always loved the lightning steady chasing rain. Gotta find a way to wash away my pain. Conversations broken alibis all alone freed himself from this life. Smoke is getting strong now heavy like a stone. The whiskey feels like gasoline set to fuelin’ my aching bones. Brother it’s no lie for all this sinning and deceiving that the lord won’t get mad he’ll get even. 

 

REGULARS

Make the bed before you leave me dear. I can’t recall what I am doing here. 

Yesteryears slip on by don’t leave this dream live or die 

I know you don’t believe in fate and still I feel that time is just too late 

Yesteryears slip on by don’t leave this dream live or die

 

CANDY FLIPPIN’

They got me counting stars gone so far funny how the mind goes. She don’t depend in ways the others say I’m here to stay. There’s never a question I’m down to get down. So go to the party when they come around. World’s getting heavy nowhere to go. All I see is fire in the people who swear that they don’t know. A little bit of money is all that I need. Or should I give it away and set to sleeping in the bottle till the reaper man come for me? It’s got me spinning out I’m up and down sideways good gloria the people I have left behind bad scenes. I don’t have the patience I’m here or I’m gone the moonlight is fading replaced by the dawn. World’s getting heavy nowhere to go. All I see is fire in the people who swear that they don’t know. A little bit of money is all that I need. Or should I give it away and set to sleeping in the bottle till the reaper man come for me?

 

REBEL SOUL REVIVAL

Laid out on the floor now in a pool of blood you try to get up and to get him back before the fightings done. Are you a winner of a bitch boy? Who’s getting put to shame you’re in a hell of a fix boy when you stand and you say. 

 Live like I’m young though I’m growing old try to tow the line and stay the course. It’s a lonely trip walking down this road I need a rebel soul revival

Freyr staring at the sky now when the thunder came. Prey pity on the little boy playing the demons game. You’ve got a shadow in your soul son seems like you’re giving up. Feel like you’re taking sips out the devils cup.  

 Live like I’m young though I’m growing old try to tow the line and stay the course. It’s a lonely trip walking down this road I need a rebel soul revivaL.

SINGLES

 

ED GEIN

Cheap bottle of bourbon lucky's in his sleeve. You thinkin' hollywood rebel I'm talking eddie Gein. Now he take your skin tailored fit suit his needs. Imagine what we don't know imagine what ed see. You'll be his world for so long then one day you're gone, gone, gone. What mama didn't know only seems to hurt eyes closed but looking still just like you were. Skip town before the jailer come ride on into the night. Just the way from the hills the black smoke rise up shine in the light.

 

 BLAME YOU -

I can't blame you. Cause I ain't never gonna blame myself. I can't tame you cause I ain't never gonna tame myself. As she sweat and as she save for our lives one day every kind of love she got keep me keeping on.  

OUR IN YOU - 

Burning out she's being stern as stone. Real Ain't Surreal anymore. Can't just try my best and forget the rest All I am today is all I'll ever be. But there's no way I'm leaving without you by my side. Pain comes and goes girl you give me reason. Without you tell me what good am I?

Bring yourself down you can do it alone touch of sunshine IN HER HAIR. We all try to see nothing escapes me I'm here and here it seems I'll always be. 

SUGAR - 

Come on come on I need you. She opens up after closing time. Rebel Soul honey she's a believer knew right away I had to make her mine. She don't care if anybody see. She know what she wants She get it all for free. That's why we call her sugar cause she's so damn sweet from the first bite to the last and everything in between. Her rock candy is all I need to get by. That girl gets me high. Right on right on I see you. There is a woman shining in the night. Come on you nonbelievers Gypsy dancing in the pale moonlight. And she don't Care if anybody see. She know what she wants and takes it all from me. That's why I call her Sugar cause She's so damn sweet. From the first bite to the last and everything in between her rock candy is all I need to get by that girl gets me high. All I  see is her face when I Close my eyes so long since our last embrace how the years have slipped on by. You've been traveling and rambling trying to satisfy your gypsy soul. I'm on my way back honey I just lost track Woman I'm coming home. 

PREACH POLLUTION - 

Evil man preach pollution. Policy is no solution. Fire's burn and smoke will rise. How can one live if one must die? No more will I be your slave no more. Light in hand but do you see. a generation mindlessly. Drifts away behind their screens. How will you face mortality? No more will I be your slave no more. Spins me high and Sets me free.  Illuminate me help me see.  Heavy rest the lonesome crown. You cannot fucking put it down. 

WATCH IT BURN - 

I was coming in hot. Like an old freight train. Trying to take my shot before the moment is gone again. Little gypsy queen. Put her spell on me forget what you know I think it's time to go come on woman set me free. Lately seem the more I know the less I stay in line. Waiting on forgotten souls oh how long until I lose mine? Playing with the fire now I think that it's your turn. add a little kerosene light it up lay on back watch it burn. No more standing around now. Virtue lost on me. Let me help you out of that sundress honey I wanna se your body free. We're getting tangled in the sheets. She likes it raw and real. Forget what you know I think it's time to go somethings electric in the way she feels. Lately seem the more I know the less I stay in line. Waiting on forgotten souls oh how long until I lose mine? Playing with the fire now I think that it's your turn. add a little kerosene light it up lay on back watch it burn. I was the king of the fools. Nothing much to say break my ties feeling justified burning bridges to light my way but now I see another path ya'll. I'm trying to get free. If it's another dime before quitting time lay that good loving back down on me. Lately seem the more I know the less I stay in line. Waiting on forgotten souls oh how long until I lose mine? Playing with the fire now I think that it's your turn. add a little kerosene light it up lay on back watch it burn.

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