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Risk & Reward

What you don’t understand
Is that this is playing it safe
What you don’t understand
Will never come again
It’s like you said
I cannot make you believe in
What you don’t understand

(Chorus)
Yeah, we’re gamblers
It’s what we do
And I left my prayers behind for you
And this is what we learn
Their secrets they burn no more
And if we do not take great risk,
There is no great reward

What you don’t understand,
It’s not about getting there first
What you don’t understand,
Your arrival with prove your worth
And this is where I make my stand
The battle is halfway done and you think you’ve won
‘Cause you don’t understand

(Chorus)

So close your eyes and bide your time
And when your time arrives
You put everything on the line
So find your courage and find your pride
And when your fear has died
You walk that line

Yeah, we’re dreamers
It’s what we do
And I left my prayers behind for you
And this is what we learn
Their secrets they burn no more
And if we do not take great risk,
There is no great reward

And if we do not take great risk
There is no great reward

Sunday Morning

I’ve got to
Get back to…
Oh, our smile’s been missing
And I’ve been
Lost in,
Things I’ve no way of controlling

(pre)
Whoa,
Sunday morning come rushing in
And I’ve,
Got no where to be but bed

(Chorus)
Love,
Take me over again
I,
Haven’t lost that yet

And Lately,
I think,
I’ve been lagging a little bit
Your lying
Is pretty,
So much for the 5 year plan

(Pre)
(Chorus)

And if I do I’m pretty sure
You’ll find my hand and pull me through
‘Cause if I do I’m use to the dark
And you have a way of bringing the moon…
With you

I’ve got to
Get back to…
Oh, our smile’s been missing

Leave ‘em All Behind

Your Grand Mama thinks maybe we crossed that line
She’s stuck in the sixties, I’m not here to kill time
80 damn years and man, she lived them all
Inside of 6 miles, she earned that dash on her stone

(Chorus)
And I chose love the be my sanity
And I chose you to be my family
When all of the stars in the sky
Leave me in the darkest of nights
We chose love over your ghosts and lies
Leave ‘em all behind

Now why you want to follow this damaging advice
Spin the clock forward, sit back, and die
She’ll tell you she taught herself to survive
That’s not a lie when it comes from a narrow mind

(Chorus)

So why do you still fear
Tell me why
“Cause if we fail…”
And she trails away
Listen to me, and maybe baby…
When it counts we roll the dice
‘Cause if we never do
We fold to a point of view
And not the truth
And how does that sound to you

(Chorus 2x)

Stand Strong

Morning rise, side by side
Kiss on the cheek, and finally that’s alright
Put on your shoes, tie them tight
Everything is fine till you walk outside

(Chorus)
Who’s gonna save them if they’re wrong
And who’s gonna face them if you don’t

They took the cross from your side
‘Cause god loves us all, guess he doesn’t love this child
But you could take it back, if you desire
But if faith just controls is that what free men require

(Chorus)

Stand strong, stand strong
My child stand strong

Well maybe that’s the point
Maybe the end is the road
Maybe the strong are suppose to always go it alone
But I’d like to think somewhere on that road
We learn what we believe and not just what we are told

(Chorus)

Stand strong, stand strong
My child stand strong

Tramps

Coast clear baby
And times not waiting
Engines roaring
So let’s get going
I’ll kiss you tonight
Under a desert sky
Beyond the sunrise
Lies a Manhattan skyline
Where I can see…

(Chorus)
The Boss, the Big Man, and Miami Steve
Playing songs on the Jersey beach
40 years before I could sing about how
I was ready to break free
I’d sit in my car on a summer’s eve
The road so hot, man, the streets would bleed black tar
And Bruce was singing
For tramps like you and me

Something like a year
With something like fear
I can’t commit to anything
Good that I hear
So before I toss you aside
Like I did them every other time
Hop in this car tonight
And we’ll drive until this thing feels right
You make me feel all right
Yeah, and I can see…

(Chorus)

Well I’ve got this itch
That I just can’t fix
It tells me to run
It says don’t look back now son
One night in the summer’s air
I run my hands through your hair
Look into your eyes
And I feel alive
You make me feel alive
Yeah, and I can see…
(Chorus)

released 16 November 2013
Jon Scott – vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica, percussion
Daniel Willett – guitar, piano, percussion
Engineered and Mixed by Daniel Willet at Lazy Ape Studios in Scottsdale, AZ
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering in Glendale, AZ
Album art by Ellen Walmer

A Little bit More

Side by side
At the bar outside
And Mill Ave’s a ride and I cant decide
About you tonight
Your jeans are tight
Hair’s thrown up nice
And we’ll buzz on a dime and I’ll find
That look when I see through your smile

(Chorus)
1,2
I won’t forget about you
3,4
Coat on I’m out the door
‘Cause there’s nothing wrong
With wanting a little bit more

And Janie I’ll be all right
I’m leaving the wild west behind
And if you can’t find a ride
You can come with me if you’d like.
But I’m not waiting
I won’t be changing anytime soon
So you can keep me caged right here
Try to make me fall in love with you

(chorus)

And you don’t deserve to be with a guy
Who won’t put you first every single time
Oh, but that’s me
It’s how I’ll always be
And Janie I’m a gypsy baby
I’ve been a poet lately
Yeah, but that’s the trick
And it ain’t the first time that I pulled it.

(chorus 2x)

 

I Let Go

Saturday night,
See these lights are bright
From the hillside we wait for twilight
You can say what you want ‘bout the working man’s bar
But it’s working hard
And I always believed in our late night dreams
But at some point we face reality
And it didn’t just happen, it sure wasn’t planned
Just wake up and get beat again.

 

(Chorus)
And I cry from the back road
And the engine explodes
And I let go

 

And I love all the girls that come to the shows
But I love your blue eyes more
And when we’re wrapped up tight in the middle of the night
I forget that I am poor
And it didn’t just happen, it sure wasn’t planned
Just wake up and get beat again.

 

(Chorus 2x)

 

And sometimes you can’t do it alone
Yeah I fought that demon years ago
And sometimes your lose control
And your not really daring
If you still see the shore
Yeah I lost sight of land
Forever ago.

 

(Chorus 2x)

 

We Chase The Darkness

Come on down love
Everything that we wanted
Came spilling out last night on the beach
I pulled you tighter
Your skin felt like ice
And I could feel the way you shook the breeze

Oh my love, we chase the darkness

So we laid there
Somewhere down past the breakers
And I could feel your hand in the sand next to me
No more lost years
No more praying on a dream
Cause I think this time that we found our key

Oh my love, We chase the darkness

(Chorus)
At the end of the beach,
There’s a sand strewn street
That leaves you on the edge of your seat
Through the night’s edge
Oh my love
We chase the darkness

I never got it
You always kept that
ghost round your neck at night
But something about that shimmering sight
Left me lost in the daylight

Oh my love, we chase the darkness

(Chorus)

And I’ve got a ’93 jeep
That most nights is good to me
And I love the drivers seat
Your hair in the breeze
and I hear the rent is cheap
Up north if you want to leave
We’ll watch the sunrise
From the coastline

(Chorus)

 

Talk to Me

Hey girl
I’m not the kind of guy who’d
ever sit down and say
Let me buy you a drink
and maybe we can start something
And hey,
This sounds so lame but I
Wish you’d ditch your friend
and come talk to me
Cause that smile across the room just ain’t gonna do

(chorus)
I know you’re wondering what you see
But if you want to know more girl come find me
I know you’re wondering what you see
But if you want to know more girl
Come talk to me

Now I try to be romantic
I try to be sweet
But some days girl that just ain’t me
And I’m not here to fix your insecurities
Cause the sexiest thing that you can be
Is a woman who doesn’t need me
It keeps you a challenge and it keeps me free

(Chorus)

And since we don’t live inside of a Taylor Swift song
I don’t come prepackaged with a smile and a charm
But if this thing works out I think you’ll find
Every night when you go to sleep
I’ll be by your side

(Chorus)

 

For You

Don’t close your blue eyes
Without their light I’d lose sight
Don’t whisper, life is
Lost and found in the middle of a crowd

Oh, come lie with me
On the grass
On the edge of the band’s clarity

(Chorus)
Sweet spring nights and a fall’s breeze
New year’s eve and the summers in between
I ain’t always been the best me
But I try to be

So maybe, I’m learning
Change don’t come easy man it hurts me
Then simply, quietly
In the dark of the night I desert me

Oh, come lie with me
On the grass
On the edge of the band’s clarity

(Chorus 2x)

I feel your breath
On my neck
Hold me tightly
I taste the sweat
On your chest
Kiss me

(Chorus 2x)

For you I try to be

Credits

Guitars/Vocals-Jon Scott
Bass-Chris Morales
Drums-Frank Angel
Vocals-Devyn Mullaney

Production-River Jones
Mixing-Daniel Willett
Mastering-SAE

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