That Low, Lonesome Sound EP

by Matt Taylor and his Laurels

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released June 11, 2011

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Track Name: his Laurels - Just A Dream
Oh, when the stars
begin to shine
take your fill,
kill your time
It's just a game,
it's just a game
and all they'll ever say
is it's a shame

So turn that tune
up in your head
and get the old times out
from under your bed
It's just a dream,
it's just a dream
and no one really knows
what those things mean

And when the stars
don't shine so bright
all it means is you have made it through
the night
It's just a dream,
it's just a dream
and no one really knows
what those things mean
Track Name: Jesus
It's a long way,
where I'm going,
but I've made up my mind.
It's the highway,
though I'm broken
as the lines upon the road I'll ride.

'Cause I think I know
how I feel now,
and if I'm wrong, well,
it's alright.
I've got both hands
on the wheel now
and I don't want to fight.

Oh, I love you,
Jesus
I do, alright?
Oh, I love you,
Jesus Christ.
Track Name: Leave Me
Well, the damned thing should be broken
the way you flung that window open
open wide
Put the war before the battle
aimed and shot down every shadow
I could hide
Put the ground to the maker
flip back up the circuit breaker
of my pride
Some other substance in my body
trying to fill up all the emptiness
inside

'Cause it's so hard to find a handle
makes me wish there'd been some scandal
instead of this
Time stands still up on the mantle
ticking, talking out the poison
in a kiss
When I took it on the arm
I didn't mean suggesting all of that was free
but now much to may alarm I find that freedom's all that's left you want from me

But, baby, don't you leave me
baby, don't leave me this way
Tell me that your lips deceived me
but only in the words they moved to say
The night is nearly over
tomorrow's just another day
baby, say that you won't leave me
baby, don't leave me this way

For all the dark that I put you through
you know it cannot fall to me to leave you
here today
and all that portraiture that you drew
makes it all the more unreasonable you stay
So I put my pen to paper
feeling like the Savior blessing his own wounds
and you're dressing and you're singing
and the pretty words come stinging
from the other room
Track Name: New Year (o possum)
New Year
you've made an old man of me
See here
the town's counting down on the TV?
My dear,
where the hell've you gone?
Take your cup of cheer,
put your celebration clothes on
just to put 'em on

When I was young
I was hung up on rock and roll
Somebody told me "Son,
the spirit ain't the same as the soul"
They shut the dancehall down
and turned the whole goddamned town
into the street
The siren sound
muffled by the shuffling of feet
that lost the beat

New year
and I don't know how long I will last
I must lend an ear
for the truth is my youth is fading fast
High times
they'll go and leave you low
before too long
and Auld Lang Syne
is only one more pretty song
about moving on