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by Thee O'Kellys

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released March 13, 2010

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Track Name: Sad Sad Gun
sad sad gun
will take your life away
sad sad gun
will haunt you night and day
sad sad gun take you outta here
sad sad gun make you live in fear
sad sad gun will take your life away

I went to your house
but I won't go back no more
cause when I went by was another man at your door
a Colt 45 will take him out of here
you won't find me crying one single tear
I went to your house but I won't go back no more

sad sad gun
will take your life away
sad sad gun
will haunt you night and day
cause when you get home see your man laying dead
sweet nothings on the walls in Valentine red
sad sad gun will take your life away
Track Name: The Weary Road
Miles of road stretched in front of me
To find you I'll walk the weary road
Nothing behind me and only you my love ahead
To find you, I hope to find you well

What have I done
I've lost my only one
To find you, to find you, to find you
What have I done
I've lost my only one
To find you, with one who is more worthy

I search the landscape for a trace of your well being
She reaches out to me and opens up her hands
To show me nothing but the error of my own ways
And I feel her laugh at me and I feel it is deserving

What have I done
I've lost my only one
To find you, to find you, to find you
What have I done
I've lost my only one
To find you

Miles of road stretched in front of me
To find you I'll walk the weary road
Nothing behind me and only you my love ahead
To find you, I hope to find you well
Track Name: A Devil's Come to Roost (With My Daughter)
a devil's come to roost with my daughter yeah
a devil's come to roost with my daughter yeah
he got a mark on his neck makes me think of Cain
he got a look in his eye and I don't know what it means

A DEVIL'S COME TO ROOST
A DEVIL'S COME TO ROOST
A DEVIL'S COME TO ROOST
AND NO ONE TOLD ME THAT EVIL WAS ON THE LOOSE

he's dressed in black he came in from the east
his hair is dirty and full of grease
full moon shining off his black car
hell bent for something take the highway that far

A DEVIL'S COME TO ROOST...

she dresses like a whore fixing up her hair
her mama's crying at the top of the stairs
I can hear his pipes just a-growling outside
taking her away for to be his bride...
Track Name: Look at the Sky
you see your face in the mirror
and wonder how does time fly
see the lines in your face
and know the truth is a lie

now that I've found you look in my eyes
get down on your knees and
LOOK AT THE SKY

you look to your left
feel like you're gonna drown
you see the face in your mind
of all the ones that you brought down

no angel can save your ass this time
cause I'm the devil that's come for you
AND I THINK YOU KNOW WHY

now as you face your death
you look back on your life
see the line you walked
and know the truth is a lie

leave you out in the sun
in the desert to die
blood runs through your hands
AS YOU LOOK AT THE SKY
Track Name: Boy on Fire
The whole house caught fire
On the night of the moonless sky
I couldn't see the can of gasoline
As i lit your cigarette

I only met you hours before
Before the whole house burnt down
You followed me home in the darkness
I didn't quite catch your name

Sharp cries in the night
Follow the voice to the light
Boy on fire

The flame kissed your eyelash
As i lit your cigarette
My hands, my hands, my hands they shook in the darkness
On the night of the moonless sky

As i went to throw the match
A flash in the dark caught my eye
An object reflecting the burning match
Was a shiny gasoline can

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The match hit soft and lovely
There was no sound at all
The moonless night was now ablaze
I had no fear at all

I watched the flames slice up your back
And slither round to your brow
It wasn't until my sweet, pretty lips cracked a smile
Did i see the fear in your eyes
Track Name: The Rose and the Briar
I picked this wild rose for you
by the covered bridge I longed for you
I've walked through Hell in these old boots
to bring this wild rose for you

I watched my love
move through the fair
the harvest moon shined on her auburn hair
my love for her burns like the fiery sea
and I only want her here with me

so come my love hear what I have to say
take my heart don't ever go away
and if you take this ring from me
say you'll walk forever with me

now you're the Rose and I'm the Briar
through summer sun
and winter's fires
when the young pass by our graves they'll see
that Love makes Death a cheat and a liar
Track Name: Son of a Son of a Bitch
I've walked a harrowed mile alone
and seen the march of time
I've seen them fight and steal and kill
oh yeah
I've tried to break the hands of fate
just to pass the time
and I've dealt with Judas more than I can tell

I AM THE SON THEY LEFT IN A DITCH
I AM A SON OF A SON OF A BITCH

my hands have soaked in sin
and I took the road that led to hate
in the name of Belief I've done these things
oh yeah
I've got a blistering score for the world
I'm walking plasticene
but a life of repentance wouldn't bring her closer to me

I AM THE SON THEY LEFT IN A DITCH
I AM A SON OF A SON OF A BITCH

well I've lived in shadows
and felt the scream build up inside of me
IN THE NAME OF BELIEF I'VE DONE THESE THINGS
I've killed for Hope and Grace
but I've lived beyond the reach of these
I have never felt the sun
or the cold chilling breeze

I AM THE SON THEY LEFT IN A DITCH
I AM A SON OF A SON OF A BITCH
I AM THE FUCK WHO NEVER HAD HIS WISH
Track Name: The Olde Stairhead
The rain falls slow and heavy
On this old roof
My lids they grow so heavy
And fall down over these eyes

The cars drive slowly by
Slowly by this old house
Nobody walks through the gate
The house sits empty tonight

You're gone and you won't return
Ever to this old house
You're gone and you won't return
Ever to this old house

I've nailed the windows shut
The air is dead in this house
The flowers have withered and died
Petals they fall to the ground

There's no one to watch as I walk
To the top of the stairs
There's no one to care as I'm perched
On the old stairhead

What's to hold onto
When all it takes to be with you
Is one small move
One small move

Why hold onto my life
Everything in this house is dead
The neighbors have all stopped calling
The line to this house is dead

You're gone and you won't return
Ever to this old house
You're gone and you won't return
Ever to me in this old house
Track Name: Dance of the Dead New Year
Sing on
Sing your death song
Play on
Play your death song
Do you feel the strings through your blackened, burnt fingers

Dance on
Dance your death dance
Twirl on
Twirl your dead girl
We welcome you to the dance of the dead new year

My veins no longer pumping but I still love you
Your heart no longer beating but I still love you
To feel you sweep me sweetly would be like living
Just me and you here together, forever, at the dance of the dead new year

Hold on
Hold me tightly
Like you're squeezing life back into me
And you might be

We're forever dancing the dance of the dead new year!
Track Name: She'll Be My Valentine
the moon is full the sky is red
there's a banshee screaming round my head
I'm a shaking sight back from the dead
my teeth are white my lips are red

LIKE A VAMPIRE IN A MISSION TOWN
I GET THIRSTY WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN
AND RISE UP FROM THIS BED I CALL A GRAVE
I'M NOT LIVING AND I AM NOT DEAD
TILL SHE COMES BACK TO ME AGAIN
I'LL WALK OUT IN THE SUN AGAIN THAT DAY

well she's standing round my window
she's crawling in my bed
the memories still haunt me
till I'm just outside of death
she runs through my hands like water
but she fills me up like wine
when the Death of Winter comes again
she'll be my Valentine

the wind it howls around my door
a tempest round her heart does roar
I wake out in the road again
standing in the driving rain

I CALL ABOVE THE OCEAN'S ROAR
I LOOK FOR HER ALONG THE SHORE
I GET DOWN ON MY KNEES AND START TO PRAY
COME TO ME ACROSS THE NIGHT
DANCE WITH ME WHEN IT GETS LIGHT
TAKE ME WITH YOU DOWN BEHIND THE SEA

well she's standing round my window
she's crawling in my bed
the memories still haunt me
till I'm just outside of death
she runs through my hands like water
but she fills me up like wine
when the Death of Winter comes again
she'll be my Valentine