Tall Tales Vol. 1

by American Gospel

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1.
03:58
I Know I looked up and then down I looked all around Where'd you go Is it day, is it night Watch the clock, is it right Said I don't know With all the things that might kill you And all the ghosts that you talk to You better live it up of they'll be laughing at you A thousand years in the future We'll all live in the ocean I know, I know, I know That the sun is expanding And soon we'll all be standing In our own guts I know When I walked to you're block All the lights they were turned off Where did you go I was lost, till I found I've been walking around this town Since I don't know When everyone I know just turned to dust I found a way to bring them back to us But when they woke up they all said They were happier dead Somethings got to go Either you or all my hope Cus I just might loose control And restart my life alone I know absolutely nothing Well I guess at least it's something That I know, I know, I know
2.
02:43
Bayonet We are all doomed, It's the truth Cus I read it, In a book And once the devil Puts you away You wont see daylight And you wont feel rain We are lonely, we are soft If you lead us, we will walk But once the devil puts you away You wont see daylight And you wont feel rain Get a little sunlight, in your eyes And tell me hows it feel All the colors were so bright I'm standing in the field Where you used to explain, the day How do you explain, the way you left You were so upset, regret You ran right through my chest Bayonet I've never felt so confused I don't know what to do I'm leaving soon enough I'll be gone soon enough
3.
The Hanged Man I gave up my rights for a read tonight I was at the mercy of the cards They said that I lost love and the loss was right Now I'm a mind reader with an extra eye And I'm a hanged man up in a tree again Trying to figure out just where to go Don't nobody save me Yea no one will save me I'm trying my best To make it work But it's taking time So wait for me, please wait for me Just wait for me Just wait for me There was a burst of light and I was feeling right Finally an answer for my prayers She said that I'd get rich in a couple months And all the friends I had were a curse from God Now I'm a hanged man up in a tree again And I'm just gonna stay up here for good Maybe I'll just die here Or hang for another year
4.
03:00
Say I try my best to not make your mistakes But when I do at least I can say Life's good I'm living it up and my life is good I miss the water and the colors of your hair I only left to see if you still cared And life's good I'm living it up and my life is good Say Say life's good Did I just waste a quarter of my life And settle on a fear that I can't fight Yea life's good I keep telling myself that my life is good When I feel like you're stepping on my head And the people here they all stop making sense Say life's good I'm living it up and my life is good Say
5.
05:30
Hunting Boar Left before they all woke up I was lost it was so dark But before I could even adjust I heard voices And they were speaking to me The runt of the litter Is out in the woods And I said Oh I ache It feels like I'm hunting boar To show you I'm brave And cradle their heads And I will cut all their throats To show you I can I saw them take the others Carefully, carefully My heart was in my stomach I couldn't breath, I could not breath But I could let them take me My bones fold away And I could be a martyr Play dead, I am bait A killers been Captured He's coming untied And I walked so tall Even as I'm dragging these corpses along And I walked so tall The runt from the woods is now king of his home And I walked so tall The sent of the death let the whole country know And I walked so tall Even as I'm dragging these corpses along
6.
00:43
The Woods On the first day Of the new year I fell for you In a basement Under snow and the moon I seen their eyes As we walked by And stepped out of The woods
7.
The Falling Feeling The side of the orchard I did not dare to go Where the souls of the soldiers Were still fighting in their wars I fell for a girl I did not get to know She left me in the church yard And I waited there for her And now I believe in destiny A falling feeling when I stand next to you They can't see, what I can see This brilliant reward just from looking at you Say that it's safe out here And in a black sea of trees We will face all our fears Wait for the sky to clear And I wont be afraid anymore Stay till I finish here I never needed something so bad just to re-apear Take me away from here And I wont ever leave you I was looking at some photographs I need to stop living in the past The burn marks on my hand I got them back when I believed in fairy tales Now I know that they are real The fire from the forrest Is burning down my house Save me
8.
03:28
Better Off There's a storm There's a storm and it's been Sucking all my life up And tipping all the ships in this Old American port And it has since 1986 It's my life in a bottle And it's typically unstable I'm so sorry for the time I took from you And if you don't already know I tried my best to make it work And all thats left is lust and bitterness And in the end I fucked it up Just enough to know that I am better off I'm so cold I'm so cold I know I'm sorry It's a habit it's in my blood I can't feel anymore But if I could take it back Or somehow just relax Without the help of some Prescription medication I'd collapse
9.
Forget Not Yet Spin my head Till I'm to dizzy to stand Sign me up For a curse or two Cus time, yea time It got the best of me And you were so gone So don't be a fool I am no good for you I chewed out your lungs Your lips and your tongue Now I'm full I was cold drinking salt in the river I was warm dressed in mud on the bed We were both left to freeze in the winter When we woke we were practically dead Now you're giving up I couldn't blame you enough And all of those quarrels and fights for the moon I always gave it to you And now that I want everything back It's gone
10.
I'll Never Let You Go Are you okay Is everything alright I'm sorry I could not be there tonight Are you okay You're always on my mind When you're not here I can't close my eyes I'll never let you go Because I am afraid That this will go away And everything is happening to late Because I can change Or I can go away I just wanted for you to hear me say I'll never let you go We gave it our best But the memories are the only thing thats left I will never let you go
11.
03:48
World Lines I think I'm losing it again I close my eyes and all the walls start caving in with every step I'm feeling old I'll shake myself to sleep tonight And wake up all alone Is he holding up my head And making me think crazy is okay And you're all trying to hard Or am I already dead And working for a chance to meet Someone who understand me I thought this in a war I had with myself I don't know if I'm okay We don't have original thought The second time is just a ghost Deja vu a re-run Knowing this is hard a shell But living up to my own past Makes me wonder were I fell Are you holding up my head And making me think crazy is okay And you're all trying to hard Or am I already dead And working for a chance to meet Someone who understand me Can you hold me Cus I falling Back to one Is he holding up my head And making me think crazy is okay And you're all thinking to hard Or am I already dead And working for a chance to meet Someone who understand me
12.
04:07
Geronimo I searched for you my whole life In white washed frozen groves I casted out my last line Let me feet get cold I just want to see you And my lover sleeps underneath the water (All wrapped up in the reefs) She sold my trust for coordinates and bait (With the bones, of my kin, dug up from the trench of my past) And I've been living in the shadow if his former failure (In the cold, under stone, buried between all the ice) And I can feel it, the sun is going down (This desert can drift) And the cold is from you She broke straight through the ice I saw her with my eyes And I stared through the soul of the one that I loved And I learned I was nothing at all I though about the search And everything I'm worth Is it gold, is it coal In the end I am sure we're all dirt in the ground Now I'm still trying to find out which way to go And I hope that you know you're not alone You're not alone

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released May 15, 2012

CD version contains two acoustic downloadable bonus tracks!

Better Off (Acoustic) and The Hanged Man (Acoustic)

All Songs Written and Performed by Gregg Andrew DellaRocca.
Produced, Tracking, Mixed and Mastered by Gregg Andrew DellaRocca.
Artwork by Gregg Andrew DellaRocca.

Supporting Musicians:
Logan Labarbera: Trombone/Trumpet - I Know, The Hanged Man, Hunting Boar, The Falling Feeling
Jon Degen: Sax - I Know, I’ll Never Let You Go
Sarah Pope: Vocals - I Know, Bayonet, The Woods
Mason Maggio: Vocals - Geronimo
Christian Van Deurs: Banjo - The Falling Feeling
Stephanie Tolino: Vocals - Forget Not Yet
Justin Neiser: Drums - Better Off
Rickey Plum: Piano - Forget Not Yet
George Kalivas: Co-Wrote, Outro - Geronimo

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