The Funk, the Soul & the Holy Groove

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1.
Liars 03:19
Liars, put the hip in hypocrite The sham in champagne The voice inside my head that says What do I stand to gain Two wrongs can’t make a right That’s why I got the blues Two rights can make a wrong And that’s why I gotta deal with you You’re a cruel and shallow money trench Where pimps and thieves run free Liars Just another name For the music industry First step is sounding good Second’s fitting in Third’s dealing with assholes until your just like them Business is a circle jerk Stroke it til the well runs dry Don’t matter if your spirit’s dead Just as long as you provide Little fish eat plankton Bigger fish eat fish Showbiz’ll eat a plastic bag If there’s enough money in it Don’t matter what you got But who you got on board When they start whitewashin’ your fence The pimp will find you more It’s a cruel and shallow money trench Where pimps and thieves run free Liars Just another name For the music industry Funky people don’t feel the same As the heart grows old The pop music fades Til we’re talking bout soul Only some things You can’t falsify Old hearts laugh a little Every time they cry It’s a cruel and shallow money trench Where pimps and thieves run free Liars Just another name For the music industry
2.
Ghosts 04:43
Waved to an old friend At the late night bar She looked right through me Like a shadow in the dark Called up an old buddy To get a beer He picked up the phone But he did not seem to hear Well I realized things weren’t right When a stranger said to me Life wouldn’t mean nothing Without ghosts like me Just then I recognized him Another old friend Who drowned when we were kids Way back when He said Living with ghosts, it’s gonna bring you down You’ve gotta sing them a lullaby Show them you love ‘em while your heart still pounds Before they take you to the afterlife Listen closely you can hear them sing it goes Ooh oooh ooh Ooh oooh ooh Don’t ya look nice Don’t ya look nice Ooh oooh ooh Ooh oooh ooh Don’t ya look nice Don’t ya look nice Ever since that day It ain’t been the same I get premonitions Hear voices call my name If something haunts your dreams You better make it your best friend Or spend the rest of your short life Trying to make amends I said Chorus
3.
Bad People 04:15
My heart keeps beating Racing towards the dawn Birds are chirping You know it won’t be long One last night in a dirty motel Before I turn myself into jail Oh lord I’ve come so far Ain’t gonna let you break my Heart No no no The trees are blooming The air is warm and sweet I’m so tired But I can hardly sleep There’s a ring around the moon Means I’ll be crying with you soon Oh lord I’ve come so far Ain’t gonna let you break my Heart No no no I been convicted Of being blind Something’s broken But I see just fine Shoulda listened to the church bell ring But all I heard was a lonesome train Oh lord I’ve come so far Ain’t gonna let you break my Heart No no no At least there’s free parking in hell And the heat bill is covered as well Oh yes it is now Makes you wonder how heaven could be so swell When the bible don’t ask it just tells I’m going to the farm To turn myself in Didn’t mean to do no harm But I’m struggling I wake up shaking cold with sweat The nightmares don’t let me rest Oh lord I’ve come so far Ain’t gonna let you break my Heart No no no Bad people need more Than we can give A villain without a nightmare Is just a kid You’re not evil til your grown Til the shadows make a home Oh lord I’ve come so far Ain’t gonna let you break my Heart No no no At least there’s free parking in hell And the heat bill is covered as well Oh yes it is now Makes you wonder how heaven could be so swell When the bible don’t ask it just tells
4.
Starlit 03:58
I need money And I need it quick Fire burning Only got one wick And pretty things are only half of it I’ll be the cherry of your cigarette If you keep my dreams starlit City lights Have burned a hole In the back Of my country soul And now I crave what I used to loathe All except For you Chorus You come round And my breath gets hot I take you down Only takes one shot It’s what you feel and not what you got But I’ve got everything you need Chorus The emptiness Never goes away The more you know The less you say But I was hoping That you could stay And watch me Fade away Chorus
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If it don’t bleed Then it ain’t alive Another shiny thing For the crows to find If it don’t bleed Ain’t worth listening to I smell dead things Funkier than you Devil got my woman Woman got myself Kept drinking til I lost my mind Then I lost my health I don’t care if it rains No grave’s too shallow for me You can take everything I have Ain’t afraid to bleed First it was survival Then it was god Then the ivory tower turned to babel And look at what we got I got family that can go to hell And enemies that get me through Seems like everyone I love Has an open wound Chorus Every canary ever saw this place Lay down and died Don’t matter if you’re in the groove If you ain’t got the time Sometimes a beautiful lie Can be true If it draws blood When it’s gone away from you Chorus Some day I’m gonna end it all Drown in shadow Time has such a bitter taste So little to call your own But with each and every tear I shed I see more stars above You never gonna see the light Until you see the blood Chorus x2 like intro
7.
When I came to they tried to take my blood I didn’t know just what I’d done I said no, but the judge said yes Nothing like the law to put your mind to rest I said hold back Ease up Don’t have to be good to have good luck Threw me into that Memphis jail Thirty six hours til they took my bail So I played chess with the christian bloods Next thing you know I’m praying with the thugs Saying hold back Ease up Don’t have to be good to have good luck Let me tell you what I did this time Took out a gate blacked outta my mind Passed out at the wheel drinking moonshine And puked on cop at the scene of the crime I said hold back Ease up Don’t have to be good to have good luck It took fifteen years Of going outta my mind To accept that faith Is all that gets us by Most people rather believe Someone else’s lie Or make up their own That helps them give a Fuck Don’t have have to be good to have good luck I got faith in the blues The funk, the soul and the holy groove Hallow be that which moves Your eyes to shine in the gloom Gives us the strength to do our best Delivers us from emptiness An invisible sacrament That medicates the malcontent I said hold back Ease up Don’t have to be good to have good luck Chorus x2
8.
Mississippi 04:37
Strung out like mother of pearl Hanging round the neck of a dead eyed girl She don’t love you but she won’t let you be You gotta raise hell for her to see She can’t break you and she can’t break me Mississippi Sick- but not ready to die Speaking truth and preaching lies Many to blame only some to despise People talk, but when they harmonize There’s a tear in the devil’s eye Mississippi “No man ever steps in the same river twice For it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man” But I carry that river and she carries me Towards the pearly gates, but before I leave We gonna make the shadows gleam Mississippi
9.
Light a candle by the riverside Sail away in the moonlight And the nightbird sings The same old tune Before you go sit with me Two empty bottles in the breeze Always humming The same old tune Rest your head In my arm Don’t say nothing at all I guess they call this The denouement When you don’t know what’s right from wrong But you can’t, can’t, can’t stand The sweetest song The river sings as she moves The sweetest words that you ever knew But she never stays Where she ain’t meant to be Watch the boats rumble by Hear the engines alchemize All the dead Into that smoke in your eye Rest your head In my arm Don’t say nothing at all I guess they call this The denouement When you don’t know what’s right from wrong But you can’t stand The sweetest song
10.
See Red 03:07
You’re in my blood just like that nicotine and wine You’re in my dreams just like those nightmares of dying You’re a word better left unsaid So many colors I only see red You’re in my breath just like these magnolia trees you’re in my glass just like these ice cubes that bleed You’re the sun burning holes in my eye The other stars can’t make me blind You’re the heat that makes my water boil You’re the drill that’s got me gushing oil You’re the truth that I never tell Another lie and I’ll see you in hell You’re the red line on my dial You’re the lipstick on my smile You’re a word better left unsaid So many colors I only see red So many colors I only see red So many colors I only see red

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released April 10, 2020

Recorded at Artisound Studios in New Orleans, LA (2018-2019)
Produced by Andrew T. Weekes & Joe Ceponis
Engineered by Joe Ceponis
Mixed by Paul Provosty
Mastered by Dan Millice
Album Design by Max Mckenna
Photography by Patrick Niddrie
All songs written by Andrew T. Weekes

Andrew T. Weekes - guitar, vocals
Ciaran Brennan - drums
Trenton O’Neal - drums, percussion, vocals
Paul Provosty - guitar
Andriu Yanovski - keys
Josh Kagler - vocals
Jerry “Jblakk” Henderson - bass
Andrew “Elmo” Price - bass
James Beaumont - saxophone
Anthony Cuccia: percussion
Joe Ceponis - vocals
Christopher Smith-Escarcega - vocals
Margery Osborne - cello
Diana Tinoco - vocals

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