Big Road Blues

by The Paul Garner Band

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1.
Well the sun ain’t enough to make a summer And the moon ain’t enough to make a night We all have it rough some time or other Times it’s no use to do what you think is right Oh, no help could I find Oh and no peace of mind Too much, much too much It was all… too much for love It takes more than a man to make a man And whatever sense you’ve got you’ll still need more Once I had a grand ambition But now I don’t know anything for sure Oh, no help could I find Oh and no peace of mind Too much, much too much It was all… too much for love Sometimes baby I want to set you straight Oh but I can’t be sure I’d win And anyway darling I know I’ve left it too late It’s written right there on your skin Oh, no help could I find Oh and no peace of mind Too much, much too much It was all… too much for love
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03:19
Strange flesh in the kitchen Strange words in my mouth Me and my baby heading To the beautiful south Begging for my fortune And borrowing all my time Me and my baby living On chicken and wine It’s a long hot summer With nothing but time to spend Feels like I made it To a fortunate end We peeled back the dark And we squeezed out the juice I saw something in your eye But it’s no use The waves of love The particular blues That I feel baby When I look at you It’s a long hot summer With nothing but time to spend Feels like I made it To a fortunate end We walked together Where the road turns to dirt Up on rosemary hill And we felt like the first It was a fortunate town It had seven waters We gave names to the plants And we held one another
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03:55
Hey man it looks like you ate all your money Now you’re broke and hungry too You used to think you knew it all didn’t you Now you know one thing that’s true And your dreams are homeless children You know they won’t all survive You’re working like an anxious father Trying to keep something alive You’ve got holes You’ve got holes Holes In the shoes of your soul… It’s not a pain when you think about her It’s just a pain that you felt before Like all the dust there in the corner It’s not a part of you any more And those sirens keep on calling Calling you out into the night And your shadow’s getting longer As you get further from the light You’ve got holes You’ve got holes Holes In the shoes of your soul… One day you looked out of your window In time to see her cross the street You started leaving that window open And every night you get cold feet Now you’re on the road just walking With your wooden begging bowl Your wooden heart and your broken promises And these holes in the shoes of your soul
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Well the green man at the crossroads Yeah he knows what's on my mind I’ve got red dirt in my shoes From the world I left behind I’ve got a candle in my kitchen Waiting for her to come around There's a bad moon rising And I don’t dare make a sound Nothing's easy with my baby Though I'm loyal, kind and honest She's got more cold shoulders Than a blue-skinned goddess She's the queen of capricious karma And I'm a hungry refugee I’m camping under yellow street lights Until she gives me back the key And the signals keep on changing Pretty soon there'll be no one left to serve And my heart is just waiting For my mind to get the nerve Nothing's easy with my baby Though I'm loyal, kind and honest She's got more cold shoulders Than a blue-skinned goddess Well I'm loyal, kind and honest She’s a blue-skinned goddess
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06:18
Winter has come And stayed for nearly a year It’s after the end of the world Seems like we’re still here And the sun never sets But then it never gets too high Your hair shines like fire Against the frozen sky Here on our icebreaker Sailing into the white unknown Here on our icebreaker Together all alone Big blue whale in the water Watching the sealions ball Do you remember when? The mercury began to fall Put on some music honey And let’s dance for a while Something slow, something soulful Something years out of style Here on our icebreaker Sailing into the white unknown Here on our icebreaker Together all alone And I bet you never thought You’d wind up here with me Or did you always know It’s the safest place to be The decks are all empty It’s a skeleton crew And the hull it shudders As we break our way on through...
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05:27
In the beginning Was the word You must be careful Not to say the word too soon Some people say The word must remain unspoken I don’t believe The word cares what you do For my whole life I’d been searching Until the word Found its way to me one day Standing up here Looking out at the ocean Facing deep waters What are you going to say Oh, baby you’re the last word Always got to have the last word Oh, baby you’re the last word I ever want to hear Late one night While all the animals were sleeping She said, “Boy if you’ve chosen You’d better give the word to me.” So word by word As I slowly tell my story Day by day As you take the words from me Oh, baby you’re the last word Always got to have the last word Oh, baby you’re the last word I ever want to hear
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I’m going away baby To a world unknown Sometimes I wonder If I’ll ever get back home And if I can’t take you with me There’s no one else… I don’t want to go Down that big road, baby By myself I heard the bells a-ringing But I didn’t heed their call She showed me glimpses of the winter I sent her postcards from the fall Oh but spring is in our hearts And there’s nothing left to tell… I won’t make you go Down that big road, baby By yourself Won’t you walk a little closer Baby with me There’s a cold wind blowing I need to feel your body heat Everything’s in motion And you move so well… We don’t have to go Down that big road, baby By ourselves (Can’t you hear me talking pretty mama Can’t you hear me calling you) (The sun’s gonna shine In my back door some day)
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So I broke the spell Now we’re back in ourselves Once again Oh but baby I know We can never quite go Back to who we once were Push a little bit harder Push a little bit harder My love Push a little bit harder Push a little bit harder My love And I… baby, I will start to roll If I think I don’t care Well this pain my chest Would suggest That the thought is a lie I can’t deny No matter how I try I’ve been gathering moss Trying to gauge from the force Just when push turns to shove But we can still distill A powerful thrill, from this Firewater love Push a little bit harder Push a little bit harder My love Push a little bit harder Push a little bit harder My love And I… you and I... baby we will start to roll

about

Big Road Blues is inspired by the song of the same name, by Tommy Johnson.

Big Road Blues is our journey through life. It's the journey of the blues itself, from Africa to America and beyond. From the dawn of the 20th Century, into the 21st. Big Road Blues is driving across Europe in our van from gig to gig...

The album was "Mastered for iTunes" which means super hi-fi 24-bit FLAC downloads are available here!

credits

released December 4, 2015

recorded and mixed by:
Mike Thorne at Rimshot Studio, Kent.

mastered by:
Brian Lucey, Magic Garden Mastering, USA.

produced by:
The Paul Garner Band ℗ 2015


Paul Garner
- electric & acoustic guitars, vocals
Claudio Corona
- Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, piano, Wersi bass, Nord Stage
Jason Ribeiro
- drums & percussion

backing vocals on Preaching Blues:
- Sarah Goodwin, Megan McConnell & Alice Southwood


cover photo: NASA

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The Paul Garner Band - a progressive blues trio based in London UK. We play the best, most original and exciting new blues music you will hear anywhere.

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