Country Music Jesus

by Brian Lambert

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released January 30, 2017

Produced by Salim Nourallah and Sarah Henry for Palo Santo Records
All songs written and performed by Brian Lambert
Phillip Peeples drums
Jason Garner drums and percusion
John Dufilho drums
Chris Holt guitar, piano
David DeShazo bass
Danny Balis bass
Daniel Porter piano
Becky Middelton voice
Paul Averitt voice
Salim Nourallah bass/ guitar/ keys

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Track Name: Country Music Jesus
I used to listen to country music when I was young
And I loved the sweet melodies and the sad songs they sung
There were men with big voices, women who sang great songs
And they knew how to break your heart, while you hummed along
So Country Music Jesus save us from our sins
I want to hear a sweet melody on the radio again
Cause I know you’re still out there, I can’t believe that you’re gone
Country Music Jesus sing me, a sweet country song

I used to listen to stories about cowards and fools
And men who made their way just outside of the rules
Love was gained and love was lost, someone did someone wrong
But love came back again on the very next song
So Country music Jesus where have you been
I want here a sweet melody on the jukebox again
Cause I still hear voices, Oh tell me I’m wrong
Country Music Jesus sing me a sweet country song

Now I ain’t saying that we need to go back to the past
And copy what the masters have done
Ah but there is something about today’s country music
Well, it just isn’t that fun
Now I ain’t got nothing against, beer or trucks or America or being with your baby on a Friday
But something seems wrong
That all we get are these stereotypes instead of real country songs
So Country Music Jesus save us from our sins
I want to hear a sweet melody, just one more time again
Take your truck into Nashville and tell them they got it all wrong
Country music Jesus sing me a sweet country song
Cause someday you’ll take Willie and George Jones is gone
Country Music Jesus sing me a real country song
Track Name: Don't Ask Me
I thought I'd get rich selling stocks and bonds
It was the internet, the great long con
Where the road up goes up forever
And the party never ends

I didn't know whether the hustle
Or whether to hide
And we went broke
My baby cried
and I said
just who in the hell do you think that I am
So don't ask me, where I'm going
I ain't been there so I don't know
All that 's ending is me pretending
That I am someone that I don't know

Things hit bottom in March of 09
People were pointing fingers instead catching crime
Like throwing all them basterds that did this all into jail
Me I sold insurance to pay the bills
The 9-5 grind you know the one that kills
Where just getting by, feels just like hell
So don't ask me, where I'm going
I ain't been there so I don't know
All that 's ending is me pretending
That I am someone that I don't know

The stock market got better
but the people stayed poor
except for those
They got a little more
And the politicians they paid to get there
All acted like kids
Me I gave it up
Yeah I grabbed my guitar
I was hoping I could make it or at least get far
enough away from who I was and all that I did
So don't ask me, where I'm going
I ain't been there so I don't know
All that 's ending is me pretending
That I am someone that I don't know
No, I ain't someone that I don't know
Track Name: The Ballad of Tony Romo
Here comes this kid from Wisconsin nobody has ever even heard his stuff
He gets that job with the star on his hat and they say he ain’t good enough
He gets knocked down and gets back almost every single time
I’m going to sing a song about him if you don’t mind

So I tip my hat to a heck of a man, not everbody get criticitized for doing the best they can
I don’t care what the people say those guys are big that ground ain’t soft
The man’s name is Tony Romo, if you don’t like him you can go shove off

He has to play with giants, big and mean and they’d just as soon as take his head
He’s got to stay smart when they knock him around and the people want him dead
There’s times he disappointed like the Detroit or Thanksgiving with Green Bay
But I remember that time in San Francisco he saved the day

So I tip my hat to heck up a guy who gets up when others might just lay there and die
Getting hit ain’t easy, cause man that ground ain’t soft
The man is named Tony Romo, and if you don’t like him you just shove off

Lots of people say that the measure of a man is giving it all he’s got
Staying in there and taking your licks while people take their shots
Well here’s a man who gets back up no matter how hard the fall
And I don’t care what the rulebook says Dez Bryant, he caught the ball

So I tip my hat to a heck of a man, who no one say that he ain’t giving it all he can
He has earned my respect cause man that ground ain’t soft
Yes that man is named Tony Romo, and if you don’t like him you can just shove off
Yes that man is named Tony Romo, and if you don’t like him you can just shove off
Track Name: Blood
Blood
Down at the bottom of a deep dark hole
Lost some self and found some soul
I bottomed out a creature with no face
I dream of the smile of the sweet sunshine
And leaving this darkness far behind
When winter’s gone I’ll find her in her place
Shaken like a leaf on a tree
The more that’s less that’s most of me
I’ll follow them train tracks on to the sea
Jester he is laughing a digging down
Wearing his grin just like a frown
He ain’t gonna stop until I’m under ground

It’s ten more miles through the sticks and mud
It’s coming up over me like a drug
I ain’t stopping until I hit Blood

Sunrise breaks the dawn
The world keeps moving so I’m shuffling on
I got to keep going until it’s all gone
Everywhere I look I turn to see
A jester digging a hole for me
I got to keep moving to be free

It’s ten more miles throught the sticks and mud
It’s coming up over me like a drug
I ain’t stopping until I hit blood

Not even my hands could hold me
Not even my mama told me
Not even my hands could hold down

Down at the bottom of a hole
Face and soul
I ain’t got no face
I dream I see sweet sunshine
And darkness far behind
I’ll find her in her.

It’s ten more miles through the sticks and mud
It’s coming up over me like a drug
I ain’t stopping til I hit blood

It’s ten, It’s sticks and mud
It’s coming just like a drug
No I ain’t stoppping til I hit blood
Track Name: Young and Dumb in Love
We went down by the water, looking longingly holding hands
Talking about a future, we couldn’t possibly understand
Like where your life is headed and where you want to go
All the things she’ll say yes to and and the ways you’ll say no
It’s not very subtle, it’s a push then a shove
You never see it coming when you’re young and dumb in love

Things don’t always work out and that is just how it goes
Sometimes you’re the last to figure out, what everybody already knows
Ain’t always pretty like a picture, don’t always fit like a glove
You do your best to ignore it, when you’re young and dumb in love

We walked and talked for hours and little things start to appear
That in moment seem so blurry but right now are so clear
Things don’t always work out and that is just how it goes
Sometimes you’re the last to figure out, what everybody already knows
Ain’t pretty like a picture, don’t fit like a glove
You do your best to ignore it, when you’re young and dumb in love

And someday it will all make sense
and someday all the pieces fit
Someday…. just not now

We went right up to the water, danced along the edge
And the ocean was a great abyss and the sand a window ledge
Then she talks about children, ones she might or might not have
The future is certain and we fall off into the sand
No, it’s not like a story witha voice from above
It’s just how it happens when you’re young and dumb in love
It’s just how it happens when you’re young and dumb in love
Track Name: Halloween
I brought the kids to our old place,
and they had their costumes on it brought a smile to my face
Well I never handed out candy at our place before
But there is your brand new boyfriend there at our front door
And I can’t say that I got something against this dude
But to be right here, right now well it seems a might rude
I said What I ever do to you to make you act so mean
Why is your boyfriend here with us tonight on Halloween
Are trying to make me red with angry or with envy turn me green
Why’s boyfriend handing candy out from our house on Halloween

Well I keep it together cause the kids are right there
But what you are doing now,, it just ain’t fair
I thought that tonight would be just about the kids
Not you taking shots at me for things you thought I never did
And I can’t say what to do or how to live you life
But what you’re doing now, no, it just ain’t right
Said What I ever do to you to make you act so mean
Why is your boyfriend handing candy out on Halloween
You trying to make me angry trying to cause a big scene
Why’s your boyfriend handing candy out on Halloween

And when we were together, you know how hard I tried
And I still don’t understand how this love inside us died
But it seems you want to hurt me again and again and again
Though we may be over well this heartache it never ends
No the pain you cause me, no it never ends

What’s your boyfriend doing here on Halloween
Are you tryng to make me angry trying to cause a big scene
Why must you always act like you were fourteen
Why’s your boyfriend handing candy out on Halloween
I don’t know what I ever did to make you act so mean
Why’s your boyfriend handing candy out on Halloween
Well it seems you want to hurt me so why don’t you come clean
Why’s your boyfriend handing candy out from our house on Halloween
Why’s your boyfriend handing candy out from our house on Halloween
Why’s your boyfriend handing candy out from our house on Halloween