/
  • Streaming + Download

    Purchasable with gift card

     

1.
You were gone before you had even died Dull and dim, Grandpa who am I? A cruel crown on life/gravy on pie Being stripped of your reprise Blame the plagues in labyrinth Making strangers of your kin Like a rhinestone cowboy, Only without jewels Only without a fine suit Only without boots Only without Janet Left alone by God Only without Jesus Whom he had forgot Forgive me I was gone when you pulled pictures off the wall Hours on on your side, you lay crippled from the fall A cruel crown on life/gravy on pie Being stripped of your reprise And I pray you were feeling it Not all alone at quietus On the end of your rope, crawling on your knees, When the shroud was lifted, From that downhill disease, And you whisper, “Janet, boy I’m glad you’re here.” And within the hour, your soul disappeared Like the rhinestone cowboy, Only without jewels Only without a fine suit Only without boots Only without Janet Left alone by God Only without Jesus Whom he had forgot
2.
FedEx Field 9/18 The crowd jeers as the Cowboy bastards near The vast frontier Destroy and claim The slaughter comes with a long commercial break Snap the ball Lock into your coverage As the ball sails through the Landover sky Gain five yards Five more and it's first down The stars may win but we all lose Half time ends The boys are back Rush the pocket for a 15 yard sack Crushing skulls Bruising bones It's a war shots on a 4K camera phone Snap the ball Lock into your coverage As the ball sails through the Landover sky Gain five yards Five more and it's first down The stars may win but we all lose The receiver's knocked out, speechless on his back The medic pulls his face mask up He says "this one is done, let's get him to the locker room" The arena falls silent as they put him on the stretcher Another casualty of hot dogs and beer Washington is down, lost another one this year Snap the ball Lock into your coverage As the ball sails through the Landover sky Gain five yards Five more and it's first down The stars may win but we all lose
3.
Cage Me 02:12
We don't talk We never will Your prophet speaks My prophet sells You act like you're my savior but We'll both end up in hellllllllllllllllll Trapped in a prison of heartless minds Breathing and bleeding until the end of time You aren't trying to save me Stop trying to cage me I'm not you You'll never be Roll back your eyes You'll see your greed Capture your essence Nothingness, meaningless presence Your methods of murder are endless Trapped in a battle we have to score Breathing and bleeding forever more You aren't trying to save me Stop trying
4.
5.
Joe Bassett was a cowboy, roping since the Lord gave life But he made a mountain home once sweet Dorthella was his wife She was brown haired she was bright eyed she was kind as kind can be And she bore the baby girl who bore my mama who bore me. Still he drove those dusty roads went roping cattle all year round And in Madison Square Garden he performed before the crowd Oh at home he'd smile and twinkle, whittle toys out with his knife Till that man who was a father left with someone else's wife Chorus Take this longing, we don't like it anymore We don't want it, we don't know what you laid it on us for Wanting wandering wondering where it is I’d love to sit down be still and feel forgiveness Oh my grandma was a girl then, frilly dressed and ribbon haired And she watched her mother buckle under weight too great to bear And that woman left her husband also lonesome and bereft Johnny too was broken hearted; he was grieving like the rest Now I do not know the details, they’ve been buried in the ground, But I think to share the suffering, sometimes John would call around How does love come out of parting? How do smiles come out of tears? Broken pieces glued together grow enamored through the years Chorus Oh Dorthella married Johnny and the woman married Joe While their grandchildren were growing up they didn’t even know Built their homesteads in the mountains, and their children lived their lives Till the woman called years later begging to apologize Chorus Time can make so much a difference, wear the mountains into dust Takes the ink right off the paper, covers chromium in rust Turn a feud into a friendship, turns a house into a home Yet a word can heal the heart that’s gone untouched by time alone
6.
I am the daughter Of every cowboy father Who’s ever gone and made it to the west Why keep on hiding The reasons we are fighting When we are all the same just like the rest Oh, I want to lasso you to the ground Oh, I want to lasso you to the ground Oh, I want to lasso you to the ground
7.
Jamestown 03:56
I went out to meet you when you came You seemed so strange before, but now it’s not the same You tied up your boats and staked your claim Then with envy in your eyes, you gave me a different name Tore off the gold from my ears In my innocence, you taught me how to fear My heart returns to yesteryear I keep my head down, try to keep my conscience clear Where do I go from here? You cut down the trees and cleared the land Then you said I had to leave as you put up your flag Drew up your boundaries on a map And you make sure there’s no place the borders overlap
8.
9.
10.
Cowboy Sins 03:07
11.
Why do I flee when no one is pursuing me--except me? I guess I can see that running never set me free. And if running never set me free, then where am I? Up in the sky, the air where the arrows fly, Oh, I can see the unknown in the clouds that are my home. And if the clouds are not my home, then who am I? Why do the wicked flee? Well, their minds won’t let them be. And their hearts are stone, as they ride into the unknown. And we’ll ride into the unknown all together. Why do I flee if no one is pursuing me? Well I guess I can see that running never set me free.
12.
A Man 03:23
13.
I remember You said that I should not forget But I did Here I am Not a thought in my head My high school mascot Took ethnic cheap shots Football got big By cowboys and Indians If you eliminate Most of an indigenous people It can be easy to forget they were there Or that the aftermath is nothing more than a shell Maybe we’d have hung out with them Do you care? Is anybody out there? On the great frontier Are we all alone here? Such a great frontier Don’t you forget Don’t you forget About me Don’t you forget Don’t you forget About me Don’t you forget Don’t you forget About me I remember You said that I should not forget But I did Here I am Not a thought in my head
14.
Crows Feet 01:48
I in bed for two weeks You had visions and dreams Asleep—time out Hands on my head when I am weak Kindness of the crow and the feet I got clean—time out

credits

released October 1, 2016

Cover art by Kyle Benson

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Song Club Sampler Provo, Utah

A group of pals who write monthly songs to a theme.

contact / help

Contact Song Club Sampler

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Song Club Sampler recommends:

If you like Song Club Sampler, you may also like: