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Hellbound Train

by Delta Moon

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Produced by Delta Moon
Recording Engineers: Jeff Bakos, Ben Holst
Mixed by Jeff Bakos at Bakos Amp Works, Atlanta, GA
Mastered by Chris Griffin at Griffin Mastering, Atlanta, GA
Design: Flournoy Holmes
Cover Art: Cooper Holmes
Back album photo: Carlton Freeman
Inside album photo: Masarie and Baird

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released April 6, 2010

Tom Gray: vocals, lap steel guitar, keyboards
Mark Johnson: guitar, six-string banjo
Franher Joseph: bass, backing vocals
Darren Stanley: drums, percussion

Backing vocals, track 1, 5, 9 and 10: Francine Reed
Tenor Saxaphone, track 3: Kenyon Carter
Congas, Track 9: Edwin Charon

Special thanks to Scott Johnson and Vic Stafford.
A&R: Steve Goff for Red Parlor Records

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Track Name: Hellbound Train
HELL BOUND TRAIN

My daddy told me when I was just a kid,
Son, do like I tell you, don't do like I did.
I know you'll never listen but I'll give it to you straight.
You'll never know what hit you till it's way too late.

I know it calls to you so sweetly,
But, oh, it'll mess you up completely.
Cry if you want to but you'll cry in vain.
You'll never get to heaven on a hell bound train.
Never get to heaven on a hell bound train.

I met a girl in Memphis. We were both just twenty-one.
We hit the road together, looking for some fun.
Aces in Atlanta won me a forty-four.
I got drunk in Florida and tried to rob a liquor store.

I know it calls to you so sweetly,
But, oh, it'll mess you up completely.
Cry if you want to but you'll cry in vain.
You'll never get to heaven on a hell bound train.
Never get to heaven on a hell bound train.

When they finally let me out of FSP
She was living in Ocala with a son I'd never seen.
We sat a while and didn't speak and then I told him, son,
You do like I tell you, don't do like I done.

I know it calls to you so sweetly,
But, oh, it'll mess you up completely.
Cry if you want to but you'll cry in vain.
You'll never get to heaven on a hell bound train.
Never get to heaven on a hell bound train.
No, you'll never to heaven on a hell bound train.
Track Name: Room 429
ROOM 429

I used to work in the factory
Until they closed the doors.
Now the girl I love's got no use for me.
She don't want me any more.
She don't want me any more.

The stars are in the heavens.
The moon is in the pines.
The girl I love's in the Prince Hotel,
Room 429, Lord.
Room 429.

She said, I love my luxury
But now you ain't no help.
If you can't buy these things for me
I'll get them for myself.
I'll get them for myself.

The stars are in the heavens.
The moon is in the pines.
The girl I love's in the Prince Hotel,
Room 429, Lord.
Room 429.

I'm headed down Atlanta way,
Find work, maybe a wife,
'Cause if I stay here one more day
It might cost me my life.
It might cost me my life.

The stars are in the heavens.
The moon is in the pines.
The girl I love's in the Prince Hotel,
Room 429, Lord.
Room 429.
Track Name: Lonely
LONELY

Wake up the morning. Put your feet on the floor.
Look beside you. No one's there no more.
Walk outside. Hold your head up high.
Every smile you smile just feels like a lie.

Are you lonely, baby?
Come on, tell me true.
Are you lonely for me, baby,
Like I'm lonely for you?

I'll get dressed up tonight, go downtown,
Get with some friends of mine and mess around,
Hold onto something, a drink or a girl,
'Cause I feel like I'm falling off the edge of the world.

Are you lonely, baby?
Come on, tell me true.
Are you lonely for me, baby,
Like I'm lonely for you?

Love'll bring you joy. It'll bring you pain.
It's the source of life. You know it ain't no kid's game.
You and me, we got something that's real.
Trust your heart, baby. What do you feel?

Are you lonely, baby?
Come on, tell me true.
Are you lonely for me, baby,
Like I'm lonely for you?

Are you lonely, baby?
Come on, tell me true.
Are you lonely for me, baby,
Like I'm lonely for you?
For you, baby.
Are you lonely for me
Like I'm lonely for you?
Track Name: Get Gone
GET GONE

See that moonlight shining on the water.
This river runs as deep as it runs cold.
You keep dancing with the devil's daughter,
You ain't gonna live to grow too old.

Get gone.
You better get gone.
You been hanging round this old town too long.
I feel it in my heart,
That old trouble's gonna start
If you don't move on.
You better get gone.

You don't want to seem too superstitious,
But everywhere you look you see the signs,
Spirit faces in the dirty dishes,
Voices singing in the power lines.

They say get gone.
You better get gone.
You been hanging round this old town too long.
I feel it in my heart,
That old trouble's gonna start
If you don't move on.
You better get gone.

See that moonlight shining on the water.
This river runs as deep as it runs cold.
You keep dancing with the devil's daughter,
You ain't gonna live to grow too old.

Get gone.
You better get gone.
You been hanging round this old town too long.
I feel it in my heart,
That old trouble's gonna start
If you don't move on.
You better get gone.
I feel it in my heart,
That old trouble's gonna start
If you don't move on.
You better get gone.
Get gone.
You better get gone.
Get gone.
Track Name: True Love Lies
TRUE LOVE LIES

True love is a liar,
Tells you what you wanna hear,
Puts an arm around your shoulder,
Whispers sweetly in your ear.

Talk about true
Talk about true
Talk about true love lies to you.

I ain't scared of lying.
I wish I was in love again,
'Cause everybody needs, babe,
I little lying to now and then.

Talk about true
Talk about true
Talk about true love lies to you.

True love lies.
Talk about love
Talk about love
Talk about true love lies to you.

You go chasing lies, babe,
You'll wind up crying in the rain.
But anything worth having
Is worth a little bit of pain.

Talk about love
Talk about love
Talk about true love lies to you.

True love lies.
That's all right.
Track Name: You Got to Move
YOU GOT TO MOVE

You got to move.
You got to move.
You got to move, child.
You got to move.
Oh, when the Lord gets ready
You got to move.

You may be high.
You may be low.
You may be rich, child.
You may be poor.
But when the Lord gets ready
You got to move.

You see that girl
Who walks the street.
You see that policeman
Out on his beat.
Oh, when the Lord gets ready
You got to move.

You got to move.
You got to move.
You got to move, child.
You got to move.
Oh, when the Lord gets ready
You got to move.
Track Name: Stuck in Carolina
STUCK IN CAROLINA

I'm stuck in Carolina
Wondering how I'm gonna get back home.
Stuck in Carolina.
Lord, I'm broke and all alone.
I've been trying to call my baby.
She don't pick up the telephone.

When I come up here Friday
I had plenty money then.
All the women loved me.
Everybody was my friend.
Aw, but once your pocket's empty
They turn to strangers again.

I'm stuck in Carolina now.
Stuck in Carolina now.

If I had a thousand dollars
I'd bet it one time on the black.
I'd take my winnings to the window,
Pile the chips up in a stack.
I'd beat this Cherokee casino
And I never would look back.

Stuck in Carolina now.
Got to get myself together now.
Track Name: Ain't No Train
AIN'T NO TRAIN

There was a time
When I thought that you were mine.
I had the whole world on a string.
Then you were gone
And I kept rolling on
Without ahold of anything.

Ain't no train
Ain't no train
Ain't no hope for me now
But all the same
I been loving you
Such a long, long time.
Ain't no train can stop on a dime.

I wish that you
Would find better things to do
Than to be so good to me.
Go on, treat me bad.
At least let me get mad
If that's the way it's got to be.

Ain't no train
Ain't no train
Ain't no hope for me now
But all the same
I been loving you
Such a long, long time.
Ain't no train can stop on a dime.

I was down in East Atlanta
Drinking vodka and Fanta.
I heard somebody say your name.
He kept talking you down.
I had to turn him around.
I shouldn't care but all the same.

Ain't no train
Ain't no train
Ain't no hope for me now
But all the same,
I been loving you
Such a long, long time.
Ain't no train can stop on a dime.
Track Name: Ghost in My Guitar
GHOST IN MY GUITAR

There's a ghost in my guitar.
Pick it up and you won't get far
Before you're playing songs that you don't know,
Singing words you don't understand,
Strumming like a dead man's hand,
Echoes from a summer long ago.

Ooh, there's ghost
Ooh, ghost a ghost
Ooh, there's ghost
In my guitar
In my guitar
In my guitar
In my guitar

It's a Martin single-O.
I picked it up a couple years ago
From a man who sold it cheap, then walked away.
That night in a motel room,
Thunder outside like the voice of doom,
I strung up that guitar and began to play.

Ooh, there's ghost
Ooh, ghost a ghost
Ooh, there's ghost
In my guitar
In my guitar
In my guitar
In my guitar

Sometimes I get uptight
And never hear from the ghost all night.
But when I'm loose he comes around every time.
Me and him, we get along
'Cause I don't mind singing a dead man's song
And he don't mind listening to one of mine.

Ooh, there's ghost
Ooh, ghost a ghost
Ooh, there's ghost
In my guitar
In my guitar
In my guitar
In my guitar
Track Name: Take the Back Road Home
TAKE THE BACK ROAD HOME

Sheriff Mickey's got an attitude.
He's kinda mean and kinda rude
But he ain't nothing to his brother Mac
Who talks drunk to women
And gets his fool face slapped.

You better take the back road home.
They don't know your name,
But they know what you got on.
Till I call you on the telephone
Keep your head down low
And take the back road home.

Sheriff Mickey's on the radio.
Look out, boys, which way'd she go?
Stay in the flow, but you better make time
Till you get back safe, babe,
Across the county line.

You better take the back road home.
They don't know your name,
But they know what you got on.
Till I call you on the telephone
Keep your head down low
And take the back road home.

Brother Mac can learn a thing or two.
He never oughta talk that way to you.
Bet he'll think about you now and then
If he ever can stand up
Straight again.

You better take the back road home.
They don't know your name,
But they know what you got on.
Till I call you on the telephone
Keep your head down low
And take the back road home.

You better take the back road home.
They don't know your name,
But they know what you got on.
Till I call you on the telephone
Keep your head down low
And take the back road home.
Keep your head down low, babe,
And take the back road home.
Track Name: Plantation Song
PLANTATION SONG

What does it mean to be from this country
Would take their brother man
Bind him in slavery
And be willing to die
Before they'd set him free?
Still I'm proud to be from Dixie.

My great-grandfather called this land his home.
He was a God-fearing man.
He was my flesh and bone.
Yet he took this man's father
And called him his own,
'Cause that's how it was in Dixie.

Plantation song.
You could sing 'em all night long.
But don't say it's got nothing to do with you
'Cause I know you're from Dixie too.

And there are still those who don't understand this.
When you see a man go
And raise up his fist
He's trying to reach past
The shackles on his wrist.
And that don't go on just in Dixie.

Plantation song.
You can sing 'em all night long.
But don't say it's got nothing to do with you
'Cause I know you're from Dixie too.
We're all from Dixie too.