Righteous Buck and the Skull Scorchers

by Righteous Buck and the Skull Scorchers

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04:20
2.
05:25
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6.
04:49
7.
02:37

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released 20 July 2013
Kelly Coyle - Vox, Guitar
Craig Davidson - Guitar
Craig Dunson - Baritone
Matt Monta - Vox, Harp, Guitar
Geoff Ortlip - Percussion

all music & lyrics written by RBSS
except tracks 1 & 4, lyrics-traditional / music-RBSS
produced by RBSS - co-produced by Joe Viers
recorded and engineered by Joe Viers at Sonic Lounge Studios
mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering
all songs copyright 2013 Righteous Buck and the Skull Scorchers
www.righteousbuckandtheskullscorchers.com
front cover painting by Rob Jones
graphic design by Bob Ray Starker & Craig Davidson
OAHU RECORDS 101113

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Righteous Buck and the Skull Scorchers Columbus, Ohio

... stinky, unbathed, swamp sounds straight from the Olentangy Delta

Combining elements of traditional Delta Blues, Outlaw Country, Murder Ballads, and Rock, Righteous Buck and the Skull Scorchers tell haunting tales of depression, desperation, and sacrifice, painting an eerie picture of the seedy underbelly of american life. ... more

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Track Name: Deep River
Let it rain, man let it pour
Let it rain, a whole lot more
Let the rain, drive right on
Let the waves, sweep me along, cause
I got them deep river blues

Ain't no one, no one to cry for me
And all the fish they seem to go out on a spree
Gimme me back, my old boat
I'm gonna sail, if she'll float
I'm goin' back, back to, Mussel Shoals
Cause times are better there, this I'm told

I got them, deep river blues
You know I got them, deep river blues


Let the rain, drive right on
Let the waves, sweep me along
If my boat sinks, it sinks with me
I'll go down with it, don't you see

I got them, deep river blues
You know I got them, deep river blues
Now I'm gonna say goodbye, if I sink, just let me die, cause
I got them, deep river blues.
Track Name: Stacked Deck
There’s a fevered wind a howl’in
Just outside of my front door
Those hounds of hell they are a growl’in
They’ve come to take what they are owed

I’d hoped this day would never come
Ain’t no place left for me to run
I just can’t fight the feeling, I’m overcome
This house of cards is falling down

This train of lies that I’ve been riding
Keeps taking me farther from my home
Straight down through the valley of the darkness
On this train there’s only one more stop to go

I’d hoped this day would never come
Ain’t no place left for me to run
I just can’t fight the feeling, I’m overcome
This house of cards is falling down

Now I’m back here at the crossroads
He stands before me ready to collect
He says “didn’t I deliver all I promised?
now it’s time for you to pay up on your bet"

I’d hoped this day would never come
Ain’t no place left for me to run
I just can’t fight the feeling that, my days are done
This house of cards is falling down
Track Name: Banks of the Ohio
I asked my love to take a walk
Just a little ways with me
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio

I asked her if she'd marry me
And my wife forever be
She only turned her head away
And had no other words to say

And only say that you'll be mine, In no others arms entwined
Down beside where the waters flow, On the banks of the Ohio

I plunged a knife into her breast
And told her she was going to rest
She cried "Oh lord, don't you murder me
I'm not prepared for eternity."

Then I took her by her golden locks
I drug her down to a river-side dock
And there I threw her into drown
I just watched as her body floated down

Returning home about twelve or one
Thinking, O Lord what have I done?
I killed the girl I love, you see
Only because she would not marry me

Only say that you'll be mine, In no others arms entwined
Down beside where the waters flow, On the banks of the Ohio

The next day about half past four
The sheriff he walked right up to my door
And he says "young man don't you try to run
you'll pay for this awful crime you've done"

I only wanted her to be mine, And in no others arms entwined
Now I’m sitting here on death row, cryin "what have I've done?"

I killed the only one I love you see
Only 'cause she wouldn't marry me
Down beside where the waters flow
On the banks of the Ohio
Track Name: Worn Out Ghost
shirt off my back, hat in my hands
working on the clock of an old money man
he's calling the trucks to take it away
lotta ghost stories warning where to sign
you can give away your soul with a mark on a line
can't argue with the law when you don't get a say

skies getting darker, sun's setting low
anyway looks good when there's no where to go

i thought i'd stay here and protect this place
maybe make a little money maybe save a little face
but now i'm a worn out ghost
standing on his grave

everyone staring like i'm caught in a lie
my wife don't even know me and she's looking me in the eye
ain't nothing now we can call our own
cause ya gotta own up when mister Rockefeller calls
if there's ten pins in a lane, all of em gotta fall
especially when there's a train running through your home

ain't no life easier than a banker's son
ain't no harder way to go than the end of a gun

i thought i'd stay here and protect this place
maybe make a little money maybe save a little face
but now i'm a worn out ghost
standing on his grave

california's gotta sun that shines for days
they got so much money they're giving it away
maybe she's just crazy enough to leave
dirt clouds hanging like iodine screens
everywhere ya go ya come back to where ya been
only fool walks out with his heart on his sleeve

see the coal steam pillars rise in the fields
only a madman can tell you what is real

i thought i'd stay here and protect this place
maybe make a little money maybe save a little face
but now i'm a worn out ghost
standing on his grave
Track Name: Nowhere USA
Black cloud hang’in over my head
Every damn day when I roll outta bed
Nine crows a call’in, call’in me down
Full of misery since I come to this town

Ain't nothing here for me, never will be, never was

Me and Mister Jones been tight for years
“Come sit with me boy and we’ll squash them fears”
Drowning in my sorrow, sinking way down
I've been whiskey livered since I come to this town

Ain't nothing here for me, never will be, never was
Nowhere USA, population 1

Sandman coming down hard on my head
Pick em up, put em down, feet like lead
Rocks in my pack, weigh’in me down
I’m unloading it all and blow’in this town

Ain't nothing here for me, never will be, never was
Gonna see what I can see, yea right, drink all night
nevermind