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Low Down

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released May 5, 2015

Tom Gray - Lead vocals, lap steel, guitar, keyboards, harmonica.
Mark Johnson - Guitar, backing vocals.
Franher Joseph - Bass, backing vocals.
Marlon Patton - Drums, percussion.

Anna Kramer - Backing vocals, Tracks 1, 10 and 12.
Francine Reed - Backing vocals, Tracks 1, 3 and 6.

Recorded by Jeff Bakos and Ruairi Kilcullen.
Mixed by Jeff Bakos and Delta Moon.
Mastered by Griffin Mastering.
Cover art by Susan Archie.

Special thanks to Dori Colston, Pepe Ferrandez, Steven Goff, Klaus Steigmeier, Enzo Tropepe and all our friends and families.

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Track Name: Wrong Side of Town
WRONG SIDE OF TOWN

By Tom Gray

Seems like you've been a long time coming
I thought maybe you were gone for good
But if you're broke or you're just slumming
It's good to see you back in the neighborhood
Across the tracks
You like to put it down
Welcome back
To the wrong side of town

You say you're rolling in the money
And now you're dressed to play the part
But you ain't fooling yourself, honey
You're still an alley cat at heart
Across the tracks
You like to put it down
Welcome back
To the wrong side of town

They like to whoop and holler
But don't you get these people wrong
Some will kill you for a dollar
Some will love you for a song
Across the tracks
You like to put it down
Welcome back
To the wrong side of town
Across the tracks
You like to put it down
Welcome back
To the wrong side of town

(c)2014 Gray Matter Publishing
Track Name: Afterglow
AFTERGLOW

By Tom Gray, Mark Johnson and Franher Joseph

Didn't we shake it, baby
We had a time all right
Two trains passing in the desert
In the middle of the night
Pull into the station
With nothing left to show
Just a cup of coffee
And a whiff of afterglow

This road is full of choices
You got to make 'em for yourself
You can turn your back on love
You'll just be facing something else
Pull into the station
With nothing left to show
Just a cup of coffee
And a whiff of afterglow

Last night I was dreaming
Dreaming on the train
Had my face against the window
Looking outside in the rain
And I thought I saw you smiling
Through the trees and brooks and fields
You whispered that you loved me
And it almost sounded real
Pull into the station
With nothing left to show
Just a cup of coffee
And a whiff of afterglow

Afterglow
Just a whiff of afterglow
Just a whiff of afterglow

(c) 2015 Single Coil Music, Ephjay Music
Track Name: Nothing You Can Tell a Fool
NOTHING YOU CAN TELL A FOOL

By Tom Gray

You can tell a woman's crying
From the tears that she has shed
You can tell a man is lying
By the way he turns his head
And no matter how you tell it
No matter what you do
There ain't nothing
There's nothing you can tell a fool

You can tell a story
Stick to it all night long
You can tell a secret
But once you do it's gone
And no matter how you tell it
No matter what you do
There ain't nothing
There's nothing you can tell a fool

A fool will see
Just what he wants to see
I'm telling you
Take it from a fool like me
No matter how you tell it
No matter what you do
There ain't nothing
There's nothing you can tell a fool

(c)2014 Gray Matter Publishing (BMI)
Track Name: Mean Streak
MEAN STREAK

By Tom Gray, Mark Johnson and Franher Joseph

Close shave
I could've been dead
Had denial in my head and a fist down in my gut
Hey, you, down inside
You didn't kill me but you sure tried
And you still ain't giving up

You got a mean streak
Running through and through
I got a mean streak
I'm just as mean as you

So long, killer, see you 'round
You're incinerator bound
Though you take a part of me with you
I'll take the poison, take the knife
Find a way to live my life
'Cause living's what I want to do

I got a mean streak
Running through and through
I got a mean streak
I'm just as mean as you

You live each day like all the rest
Doing what comes easiest
Then one day wake up from your sleep
And feel the gun against your head
You're living like the Misfit said
This time you've got to dig down deep

You got a mean streak
Running through and through
I got a mean streak
And, yeah, you got a mean streak too

(c)2015 Single Coil Music, Ephjay Music
Track Name: Lowdown
LOWDOWN

By Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan

She's a crooked sheriff in a real straight town
She opens the door, shake shake, the lights go down
Clover honey and the jimson weed
Red leather skirt way up above her knees
Oh yeah, my baby's lowdown

She's a gone, lost dirt road
Ain't no way back, I've been told
She's a story they all tell
She's a rebel, she's a yell
Oh yeah, my baby's lowdown

White heat in a cold rain
I'm merging here in your merging lane
Jockey Lafitte, Big-Eyed Al
The second-hand moon is shining for my gal

She's a big red flag in a mean bullpen
She'll steal it from you, sell it right back to you again
She's a wild rose, she's not settled
A cold gun of ice blue metal
Oh yeah, my baby's lowdown

White heat in a cold rain
I'm merging here in your merging lane
Jockey Lafitte, Big-Eyed Al
The second-hand moon is shining for my gal

She's a cheap motel with a burned out sign
She'll take care of you definitely every time
A stolen checkbook and legs up to here
Singing to a hairbrush right in front of the mirror
Oh yeah, my baby's lowdown
Oh yeah, my baby's lowdown
Oh yeah, my baby's lowdown

(c) Jalma Music
Track Name: Down in the Flood (Crash on the Levee)
DOWN IN THE FLOOD

By Bob Dylan

Crash on the levee, mama
Water's gonna overflow
Swamp's gonna rise and
No boat's gonna row
You can train on down to
Williams Point
You can bust your feet
You can rock this joint
But oh, mama
You're gonna miss your best friend now
You're gonna have to find yourself
Another best friend somehow

Don't try and move me, mama
You're just gonna lose
There's a crash on the levee, mama
You have been refused
Well, it's sugar for sugar
And it's salt for salt
If you go down in the flood
It's gonna be your fault
And oh, mama
You're gonna miss your best friend now
You're gonna have to find yourself
Another best friend somehow

High tide is rising
Mama, don't you let me down
Pack up your suitcase, mama
Don't you make a sound
Now it's king for king
And it's queen for queen
It's gonna be the meanest flood
Anybody's seen
And oh, mama
You're gonna miss your best friend now
You're gonna have to find yourself
Another best friend somehow

(c) Dwarf Music
Track Name: Open All Night
OPEN ALL NIGHT

By Tom Gray

There's a place that I have found
They don't care when you come around
It's okay
It's all right
They're open all night

Their back wall ain't got no clock
And their front door ain't got no lock
It's okay
It's all right
They're open all night

So if your baby puts no out
Ain't no sense wandering about
It's okay
It's all right
They're open all night
It's okay
It's all right
They're open all night

(c)2015 Gray Matter Publishing
Track Name: Spark in the Dark
SPARK IN THE DARK

By Tom Gray

The teacher don't teach me and the preacher don't reach me
They never could get through
They ain't talking to me, they're just blowing right through me
Nothing to hold on to
I work every minute, there ain't no future in it
It's about to wear me down
And a night with the boys is a head full of noises
And a room spinning round
Then there's you
The only one who
Lights me up like a spark in the dark
When you do what you do

The people are talking and the radio's squawking
They don't make sense to me
The stuff that they're selling and the story's they're telling
Like one and one makes three
There's women around me, I ain't saying they hound me
But some are looking fine
The air's full of voices and the night's full of choices
Still I walk the line
Because of you
The only one who
Lights me up like a spark in the dark
When you do what you do

Then there's you,
The only one who
Lights me up like a spark in the dark
When you do what you do
Yeah, you
The only one who
Lights me up like a spark in the dark
When you do what you do

(c)2014 Gray Matter Publishing
Track Name: Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
HARD TIME KILLING FLOOR BLUES

By Skip James

Well, it's hard times here
Everywhere you go
Times are harder
Than ever before

People going 'round crying
From door to door
Can't find no heaven
Don't care where they go

You say you got money
You better be sure
These hard times will drive you
From door to door

If I ever get up
Off this killing floor
Won't never get down
This low no more

Let me tell you people
Just before I go
These hard times will kill you
Dry long so

(c) Wynwood Music
Track Name: Mayfly
MAYFLY

By Tom Gray

Riding the arrow of time
In an arc over the evening sky
Sun going down
Across the border line

Feeling good, feeling strong, yeah
Come the morning we'll be gone
You and me, mayfly
You and me, mayfly

You, my darling one
Like a bullet shot from a gun
No slowing down
Turning around in flight

Feeling good, feeling strong, yeah
Come the morning we'll be gone
You and me, mayfly
You and me, mayfly

Now's the time for you and me
Like a moment out of history
Step up, take your shot
And don't be shy

Feeling good, feeling strong, yeah
And we got it going on, yeah
Come the morning we'll be gone
You and me, mayfly
You and me, mayfly
You and me, mayfly

(c)2015 Gray Matter Publishing
Track Name: Jelly Roll
JELLY ROLL

By Tom Gray

Once I had a girl, I did not treat her right
Did not treat her right
Had a girl and I did not treat her right
She'd work all day
I'd stay out all night

Tell me why why why
Should I cry cry cry
Jelly roll
Jelly roll
Now she's gone and I got my jelly
I got my jelly roll

She handed me her love on a silver tray
On a silver tray
She handed me her love on a silver tray
I was young
And I let it slip away

Tell me why why why
Should I cry cry cry
Jelly roll
Jelly roll
Now she's gone and I got my jelly
Got my jelly roll

Anything I'd want, I only had to ask
Only had to ask
Anything, I only had to ask
Too bad I never asked
To make that last

Tell me why why why
Should I cry cry cry
Jelly roll
Jelly roll
Now she's gone and I got my jelly
Got my jelly roll
Now she's gone and I got my jelly
I got my jelly roll

(c)2002 Gray Matter Publishing
Track Name: Jacky Ray
JACKY RAY

By Tom Gray

Jacky Ray
Jacky Ray
What you got to cry about today?
Jacky Ray
Jacky Ray
Darling, wipe your tears away

I want you to be happy
I want you to be happy
I want you to see the sun shine through
I want you to be happy
I want you to be happy
So you can make me happy too

Jacky Ray
Jacky Ray
Something standing in your way
Could be a wall
Could be a door
What you find depends on what you're looking for

I want you to be happy
I want you to be happy
I want the sun to shine on you
I want you to be happy
I want you to be happy
So you can make me happy too

Sure as the day
Follows the night
The sun don't stop shining
It just sometimes slips out of sight

I want you to be happy
I want you to be happy
I want you to see the sun shine through
I want you to be happy
I want you to be happy
So you can make me happy too

(c) 2014 Gray Matter Publishing