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Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies tracks

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1. LET'S SHAKE SOME DUST

(instrumental)




2. PEARL HEART

Lady Pearl in jail
Lady Pearl in jail
You'll rise
Lady Pearl in jail
Lady Pearl in jail
You'll fight

A letter from her mother now dying in her bed
Get on home quickly with the medicine
No money in her pocket no wheels to get ahead
She grabbed her colt 44 and

Went along the mountain side
Mama love I'm on my way don't you cry
I'll make it just in time
Mama love I'm on my way don't you cry
Please hold on

The young lady Pearl was dressed
In a man's jeans and a shirt
A stage coach was stopped
And robbed were three passengers
Gave each of them a dollar
Enough for them to eat
Then she disappeared down south and

Went along the mountain side
Mama love I'm on my way don't you cry
I'll make it just in time
Mama love I'm on my way don't you cry

Lady Pearl in jail
Lady Pearl in jail
You'll rise
Lady Pearl in jail
Lady Pearl in jail
You'll fight




3. THE NAMELESS ONE

Wake up baby and taste the dirt
we're six feet under and still in love
the day has come
we belong with the living dead of the night

Hear the outlaw ghoul and his cane
crashing our casket to find his way
the day has come
we belong with the living dead of the night

Hold on to me baby
his bony hands will do you no harm
it said in the cards we lost our soul to the nameless one

wake up my darling your time is up
follow my riders into the dark
the day has come
we belong with the living dead of the night

long time ago
you called upon the tombstones
gambling with your soul for nothing
and now you're walking through the valley of the death
but see how beautiful you are
skinny blue and grey in love
you'll walk among the outlaw bandits
until you meet the nameless one

The day has finally come




4. DEAD BUT RISING

Dear wind of Mississippi, can you call him by name?
I have followed his wings on a sunny day

I like to believe he's the chosen one
I like to believe he's the fallen one
Dead but rising

I raise the fist, raise the fist with power and fate
And wishing that his claws will grab onto my hand

I like to believe he's the chosen one
I like to believe he's the fallen one
Dead but rising

I have been to the end of waters
I have been to the end of earth
I've been over mountains and riding the storms

Dear son, your words have reached me
And for that I can carry on
I'll guide you in spirit. Today I'll be home

I like to believe he's the fallen one
I like to believe he's the chosen one
The rebirth of man heals a bleeding heart
The eagle of kings wears my father's soul

Dead but rising




5. CAPE OF OUR HERO

All of the perfection nothing will and can be made
The old skin has to shed before the new one sees the day
Opportunities to find the deeper powers in ourselves
Comes when life is breathing and seems more than what it is

Go blindly completely

You tell me how, I can fly away
And believe that all the angels are coming
You bring me down, then I will fly again
And believe that all the angels are coming

The kingdom of the fathers and the heroes where are you
I'm talking to you every night more than I should do
What awaits and when will be the day
When I can wear the cape
I'm lying on the ground as always staring to the air

Go blindly completely

You tell me how I can fly away
And believe that all the angels are coming
You bring me down, then I will fly again
And believe that all the angels are coming

The stars are long gone but we can still see their glow
Long after they’ve skidded off into oblivion

You tell me how, I can fly away
And believe that all the angels are coming
You bring me down, then I will fly again
And believe that all the angels are coming

You tell me how I can fly away
And believe that all the angels are coming
You bring me down, then I will fly again
And believe that all the angels are coming




6. ROOM 24

Caught in the darkness
The room is getting colder my body is on hold
Lying in bed and unable to move

The darkness in 24
Former guests who live no more
So many hands to hold you down

My mind is awake
I open my eyes but it's so hard to breathe
Something is in here to silence my screams

The darkness in 24
Steal your breath away once more
Oh it's happening again yeah

See the old hag sitting over me
The smell of rotten breath and blasphemy
No way out only darkness here
Feel my eyes filling up with fear
Will someone hear me crying out for help in room 24
In room 24... in room 24

Caught in the darkness
The room is getting colder my body is on hold
Lying in bed and unable to move

Sadness is falling tear
Turning into liquid fear
Who killed who we'll never know
Oh we'll never know
Never tell... never tell... never tell... never tell...

See the old hag sitting over me
The smell of rotten breath and blasphemy
No way out only darkness here
Feel my eyes filling up with fear
Will someone hear me crying out for help in room 24
In room 24... in room 24




7. THE HANGMAN'S BODY COUNT

[Verse 1]
Hear his boots and see the figure dressed in black...
Echoes of him have been heard, spiritually he's all intact
Guided by the raven since his eyes don't see
Hear him drag the rope that goes up to the hangman’s tree

The wind calls your name, get out of your bed
Go on to the rails, the raven will lead
Judgement will prevail, the hangman is here.

[Verse 2]
You smell the rain, and as you walk the final dirt
Pictures of the crime are past, but not forgotten in this world
See the valley turn to darkness on your way
The only friend you have is standing at the gallows end

The wind calls your name, get out of your bed
Go on to the rails, the raven will lead
Judgement will prevail, the hangman is here.

Put on the rope, you knew the day was coming
Say your prayers once more; you're part of the hangman’s body count

[Verse 3]
Hear his boots and see the figure dressed in black...
Echoes of him have been heard, spiritually he's all intact

The wind calls your name, get out of your bed
Go on to the rails, the raven will lead
Judgement will prevail, the hangman is here

Put on the rope, you knew the day was coming
Say your prayers once more; you're a part of the hangman’s body count




8. MY BODY

Stop, the train is ridin' down to the station
Where you lived when we were school kids
Hey, the rails are caught now
And I am falling down fools in a spiral
Round this town of steam

My body tells me no, but I won’t quit
'Cause I want more, 'cause I want more
My body tells me no, but I won’t quit
'Cause I want more, 'cause I want more

Stop the train is riding down to the station where I lived
When I was a cool kid
Hey, is it my fault that the fallen embers burn down in a spiral
Round your crown of thieves

My body tells me no, but I won’t quit
'Cause I want more, 'cause I want more
My body tells me no, but I won’t quit
'Cause I want more, 'cause I want more
And it rides out of town

Oh, it’s my road, it’s my road, it’s my road
It’s my road, it’s my road, it’s my road

And it’s my war, it’s my war, it’s my war
It’s my war
His eyes are open
His eyes are open

Oh, 'cause I want more, I want more
Want more
His eyes are open
His eyes are open

(Hey, hey, hey)

My body tells me no but I won’t quit
'Cause I want more, 'cause I want more
My body tells me no but I wont quit
'Cause I want more 'cause I want more
It rides out of town




9. LOLA MONTEZ

Feel the fire where she walks
Lola Montez so beautiful
Shady and a tempered dame
Blinding your eyes with her spider dance

Her performance utterly erotic subversive to all ideas
And for public morality
And cool as she was she didn't care
See the miner throw his gold
Lifting her skirt howling loud like a wolf
Hell raising and full of sin
When Lola was dancing and showing her skin

Wherever she walks
She'll be captivating all the men
Don't look in her eyes
You might fall and find the love of your life heavenly
But she'll catch you in her web
The love of your life, yeah.

Feel the fire where she walks
Lola Montez so beautiful
Shady and a tempered dame
Blinding your eyes with her spider dance

Well notorious I have been
But never for fame that's what she said
Dear Henry taste my whip
Never to see any words you print

Wherever she walks
She'll be captivating all the men
Don't look in her eyes
You might fall and find the love of your life heavenly
But she'll catch you in her web
The love of your life, yeah.

Oh Lola I'm sure that the love would have been
The key to all your pain
The key to all your pain
No words will later come
Did the spider bite your tongue
We will surely not forget
We will surely not forget
The Lola spider dance

Whoa!

Don't look in her eyes
You might fall and find the love of your life heavenly
But she'll catch you in her web
The love of your life, yeah




10. BLACK BART

A man appeared before Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo's stage driver man
wearing a long white linen
and a dust flour sack over his head

Pointed a double barreled shotgun
at the driver and forced him to halt
please throw down your box sir
and madame please O don't need your money or pearls

They call him Black Bart P08
the highway bandit po8try man
leaving his poem disappeared
like a ghost on his own all on his own
the road he owns

Rise Black Bart rise I'm calling
calling your spirit out
dust off your hat and hatchet
there are boxes out there with your name and mark

The road has been cold and lonely
the road has been out of good tales
let's shake up some dust
we'll be opening the box like before just like before
and leave a poem

For honor and for riches
I've labored long and hard for the bread
but on my corns too long you tread
you fine haired sons of bitches




11. THE LONESOME RIDER

Rita, where have you gone
I've been missing you for far too long
I feel so blue, haven't you heard
I am the lonesome rider, hear the lonesome rider's call home

Reaper, where have you gone
See the lonesome rider carry on
His pain's so blue, haven't you heard
He is the lonesome rider, it's the lonesome rider's call home

Just feel all the love I'm giving you
I'm back from the war, I've been missing you
Where have you gone my baby blue
I'm here all alone, I've been bleeding too

Reaper please take him home
He's been wandering for far too long
He feels so blue, haven't you heard
He is the lonesome rider it's the lonesome rider's call home

Just feel all the love I'm giving you
I'm back from the war, I've been missing you
Where have you gone my baby blue
I'm here all alone, I've been bleeding too

The dark reaper led the cowboy ahead into his final sunset
The dawn soon to come a cold wind will blow
He's on his way home
My love never will we be apart
And we'll feel the sadness peeling from our fate
The day has now come where we belong together again
Farewell, so long

Rita I'm not alone
I can see you waiting in the doorway of our little cabin home
I feel so new, haven't you heard
I was the lonesome rider, and the lonesome rider is home

Just feel all the love I'm giving you
I'm back from the war, I've been missing you
Where have you gone my baby blue
I'm here all alone, I've been bleeding too




12. THE SINNER IS YOU

What's life without a little pain
the good thing is on a little break
you'll be fine and up again
the goal is to bring the human back to the world
'cause nothing will last
but bring it home as a friend
or the sinner is you

I'm the collector of the good spirits of mother earth
hell is life drying up
I see and hear more than I wish
the seal has broken up again
one life on earth fades away again
the sinner is you

There's been a kill in the spirit world
the ultimate sinner just don't know

Is there forgiveness
do we all deserve our blessing from the spirit world

Is this a sign for all of us
to take care of the life we have
please wake up and feel the love




13. DOC HOLLIDAY

An outlaw walking through the valley of men
Glared with a sunken eye of death
Moved his head from side to side and said
Come on you gutless slugs fight like a man
State your name and business, let's see what you got
Another body for the hangman's count
Show me the bar, and show me the cards
Hold on to your guns

Filled with bug juice
The moonshine in his hand
Hot headed with a temperament
The speediest, deadliest man with a gun
A bloody gambler but a gentleman dog
A frontier vagabond who charms all the dames
Hello ladies, how's your day today?
Let me introduce you to myself
Doc Holliday

Ooooooooooh
The outlaw man's roar
Ooooooooooh
The outlaw man

A friendly man but without a friend
Fort Griffin, Texas here I am
Supported Wyatt Earp to the very end
Cemented brotherhood
Don't get in his way
You cannot shake his boots
You cannot scar his fate
Down under you will hear him grin
Greet the man the outlaw himself
Doc Holliday

Ooooooooooh
The outlaw man's roar
Ooooooooooh
The outlaw man

Filled with bug juice
The moonshine in his hand
Hot headed with a temperament
The speediest, deadliest man with a gun
A bloody gambler but a gentleman dog
A frontier vagabond who charms all the dames
Hello ladies, how's your day today?
Let me introduce you to myself
Doc Holliday

Ooooooooooh
The outlaw man's roar
Ooooooooooh
The outlaw man




14. OUR LOVED ONES

You open up and what you gain is another hole
Reaching out for a hand and I know
The fear of losing all the trust that it craves
And feel that parts of you are never coming back

I used to think that life was ugly and a mess
Well I was right but what else to do other than your best
The meaning of it all you find within yourself
I hold the key but where's the door
I kick it in

Whatever that I want I will get
I'll take the beatings too and all the blame
But father you're the one that I miss
I'm thankful that I have our loved ones near

BONUSTRACK

15. ECOTONE

I'm the wilderness that eats your bones
You crossed the mark from your civil zone
I might be narrow I might be wide
We share the same line at the same time

Alienized that's how I feel
One foot here and another there
And in between i'll find a name
But what I see is all the same

When you think you are alone
I'm right by your side
Well they call me ecotone
The cold boundary knife

I'm the second when the lights go out
Caught in between there's no way out
The edge effect that what it is
But still in the center of the place

Changing colors right in front of you
Even though we are one in two
Sharing the balance of the ecotone
Makes the alien breathe no more

Well you thought you were alone
But it was right there by your side
Still they call me the ecotone
The boundary knife