The Bomb Shelter Sessions

Vintage Trouble Bomb Shelter
Release Date: July 25, 2011

Record Label: McGhee Entertainment

1.
Blues Hand Me Down
3:45
Hey!

Papa was a blues man, gave me the blues hand me down
An alligator shoes man, gave me the blues hand me downs
Moonshine drinking, doing everything but thinking
Blues hand me downs

Racing the wrong way, chasing every skirt in town
Taking the long way, waiting for the sun to come out
Wheeling, hustling, dealing and a-shuffling
Blues hand me downs

Lord, have mercy on my soul
I didn't know, you never know

A fighter, no lover, no fucking around
And just like my big brother, he stood on shaky ground
His pride got the best of him and smoking took the rest of him
Blues hand me downs

Lord, have mercy on my soul
I didn't know, you never know

Hand me down blues
Hand me down blues
Hand me down blues
Hey!

Come on, come on
Hey!

I come from vintage trouble, look out if I'm the one you found
I'll pop your bubble with my live wire, straight shooting dirty mouth
Papa was a blues man, please, baby, understand
I got the, got the, got the blues hand me downs

Lord, have mercy on your soul
You didn't know, they never know

Hand me down blues
Hand me down blues
Hand me down blues
Hey, yeah

Hand me down blues
You're getting to me
Hand me down blues
I'm getting to you
Hand me down blues
Yeah, yeah
I got the, got the, got the, got the

Hey!

Papa was a blues man
Papa was a blues man, yes, sir
An alligator shoes man
Alright, alright
Give it to me
Give it to me
Give it to me
Hey!

Yes indeed, yes indeed, yes indeed, yes indeed, yes indeed
2.
Still and Always Will
3:23
When you stumbled across me
There, around the way
And I carried on like I was over you
It’s just a game I play

See I’m a proud, proud man
You won’t catch me down
You won’t find me on my knees crawling
Crawling on the dirty ground

But what you don’t see is the real me
From what I show you would never know
That I love you like no other baby
Still and always will
Still and always will

I tried to make out of sight
Be out of mind
But your being gone makes me fonder
Fonder with passing time

Now, I may act like I don’t want you back
Kissing the strange like there’s been a change
But I love you like no other baby
Still and always will
Still and always will
Still and always will

If I could undo
What lead from you
I would undo it yesterday
I’m nowhere near fine
This smile is a lie
There is no here when you’re away
I just don’t feel the same
Without you calling my name
I thought I could do it
But without you it
Don’t get done the same

When you stumbled across me
There, around the way
And I carried on like I was over you
It’s just the game I play

But what you see ain't the real me
From what I show you’d never know
Know that I love you like no other baby
Still and always will
Still and always will
Always will always will
I love you, baby
Can’t stop thinking of you, baby
3.
Nancy Lee
3:41
I see you, Nancy Lee
I hope that you see me
I see you, Nancy Lee
I hope that you see me
I know I'm not the only other man
Who wants your hand to be in his hand
But I don't just want I need you
Nancy Lee

Country girl sitting on a porch squeezing lemons
Taking what’s given and making lemonade
I was tearing down dusty road back to the city
When I crossed her porch and there I stayed stayed

And I tell you
I won’t looking for it no but
It came hunting me
How do I get what I get
Honey stung the bee

I see you, Nancy Lee
I hope that you see me
I see you, Nancy Lee
I hope that you see me
I know I'm not the only other man
Who wants your hand to be in his hand
But I don't just want I need you
Nancy Lee

City girls never brought what you were bringing
Precisely why I never fell in
She don’t car where around the world I’ve been sing
Nothing is nothing less it ends with amen

That’s why I tell you
I won’t looking for it no but
It came hunting me
How do I get what I get
From down on one knee

I see you, Nancy Lee
I hope that you see me
I see you, Nancy Lee
I hope that you see me
I know I'm not the only other man
Who wants your hand to be in his hand
But I don't just want I need you
Nancy Lee
4.
Gracefully
3:38
I was lost and alone in the shadows
Dark in my mind
My heart was trampled in the battle
Love left me blind

Then came around and found me, baby
You took my hand
And made me stand like the man I am again

Do you see what you've done to me
Gone and washed away my misery
With your touch
You love gracefully

I was shattered into pieces
Torn to the bone
And nothing mattered. No reason
To come from under my stone

Then like the sun you fell over me, baby
You hit my eyes
And made me rise and fly and shine again

Do you see what you've done to me
Gone and washed away my misery
With your touch
You love gracefully

I’d ‘bout given up on it all
Every single little hope and dream
Then you heard it and answered my call
When you lifted me
Lifted me over the wall

Do you see what you've done to me
Gone and washed away my misery
With your touch
You love gracefully
You love gracefully
Love gracefully
5.
You Better Believe It
4:10
Last train leaving the station
And I'm gonna take it
Before I'm broken more by this situation
I am gonna break it

Lord Knows I've tried more than any man could
And I did more than I swore I ever would
Now I'm turning the good into gone
And I'm shuffling on my way

You better believe it
You better believe it
A ray of light
Found it's way to my mind
Knot's untied
You better believe it

Last tug boat to part the water
And I'm diving for it
A little sparrow inside saying, "Fly, Baby"
How can I ignore it

Child, I have walked on the glass the broke
While I stayed and I prayed on my knees in hope
I held my breath and I choked
Holding onto this rope
I gotta let go

You better believe it
You better believe it
A ray of light
Found it's way to my mind
Knot's untied
You better believe it

The going under is over
The going under is over
The going under is over
You better believe it
6.
Not Alright By Me
3:20
Something hit me deep
On my sunset walk through the streets
I could see and hear
But I couldn't feel or breathe
From tuning out this static world
I've lost the sense of peace
And that's not alright by me

The LA Times and Channel 5
And New York Magazine
They stain my soul
And I know you know what I mean
They tear apart the hopeful heart
Til it doesn't bleed or dream
And that's not alright by me

Pull on the rope that lifts the sun back to the sky
Hold a hand. Cry on a shoulder
Whistle in the wind and open up your eyes
And feel again
Feel again

Where the roads cross
And time stands still
I'm frozen in my tracks
Against my will
The streetlight is dimming
And it won't shine again until
I say "It's not alright by me"

Not alright by me
Not alright by me
Not alright by me
Not alright by me
7.
Nobody Told Me
4:36
This is a message and a calling
So, get up and gather around, everyone
I’m withering. Dying. Trembling from trying. Barely crawling
What can be done?
What will be done?

Nobody told me
Nobody told me
Nobody told me
How heavy this life was gonna be

Here stands a silver lined believer. Not believing
A rosy-eyed dreamer awakening
Into a moment when hands are not given to the needing
What will become
Of this needing one?

Nobody told me
Nobody told me
Nobody told me
How heavy this life was gonna be

If I can just hold on
Until the morning dawns
And nothing remains but a better day
And my song…
Will sing of the weighed down times now behind me
And I’ll be moving
And I’ll be grooving

Nobody told me
Nobody told me
Nobody told me
How heavy this life was gonna be
How heavy this life was gonna be

But I keep pushing on

Everyday’s getting heavier and heavier
Heavier and heavier
Everyday’s getting heavier and heavier
Heavier and heavier
8.
Jezzebella
4:00
Everybody’s spinning words around
Moving their mouths about you
But they don’t know that what they’re throwing out
Is what I’m looking for

While the other brothers stay inside
I’ll meet you outside
Outside of the line

Jezzebella
I know I'm the fella
To give you a run for your money
Jezzebella
I know I'm the fella
To spill the milk on your honey
A run for your money
I know I'm the fella

Everybody’s spinning words around
Moving their mouths about you
But they don’t know that what they’re throwing out
Is what I’m looking for

Shake it baby break it down for me
Turn it out teach me something
Groove it to it let me feel and see
What you’re made of

Anybody who done passed you by
Must be out of their minds
But that’s alright

Jezzebella
I know I'm the fella
To give you a run for your money
Jezzebella
I know I'm the fella
To spill the milk on your honey
A run for your money
I know I'm the fella

Whenever I see you
I want to be in you for life
So whatever you say is okay
Whatever you do I’ll do too
You are fine, fine as with me
9.
Total Strangers
3:34
Baby, get over here
Stop acting like a teenage child
Let’s make something disappear
Like rapid fire burning wild
We can’t afford to miss this
Primitive, raw connection
I said get over here
For the resurrection

Let's make it
Love above the cover
Like total strangers
Get naked
Love above the cover
Like you know me
And I don't know you
Like we ain't ever done what we're about to do
Like total strangers

Quit playing. Get to it now
Blow me up then wet me down
Don’t make me chase you around and around
That’s not what tonight’s gonna be about
Dig in with your fingers
Scratch tracks down my back like a wild cat
Get to it now
Grind your spine like a maniac

Let's make it
Love above the cover
Like total strangers
Get naked
Love above the cover
Like you know me
And I don't know you
Like we ain't ever done what we're about to do
Like total strangers

Let's make it
Love above the cover
Like total strangers
Get naked
Love above the cover
Like you know me
And I don't know you
You know you want it
Love above the covers
Like total strangers
Hop on it
Love above the covers
Like we ain't ever done what we're about to do
Like total strangers
10.
Run Outta You
8:13
Look what the wind
Just blew in Again
Whistling through the cracks in my door
I should’ve known, you would show up
When the cuts were not hurtin’ no more

Welcome back baby
Sit on Down
Sit on Down
Have a cup of what I have found
Since your love ain’t been around

Baby, you’ve been gone
This time too long
I’ve run outta you

Last candlelight
Flickered and died
Shining on time without you
Tell me how long, how long
Can I go on?
When you’re just gonna do what you’re gonna do

Welcome back baby
Sit on Down
Sit on Down
Have a Cup of what I have found
Since your love ain’t been around
Baby, you’ve been gone this time too long
I’ve run outta of you

I don’t need it
It’s no good for me
I can’t bleed it
Veins gone empty
I’ll repeat it
It’s no good for me
It’s no good
No good
No good

Baby, you’ve been gone this time too long
I’ve run outta of you
Out of you
Baby, you’ve been gone this time too long
I’ve run outta of you
Hey
I’ve run outta you
I’ve run outta you
I’ve run outta you
I’ve run out you
Oh Oh I’ve run outta you
Out of you
I can’t take no more
I can’t break no more
Over You
Over You
11.
Total Strangers (Round 2)
3:17
Baby, get over here
Stop acting like a teenage child
Let’s make something disappear
Like rapid fire burning wild
We can’t afford to miss this
Primitive, raw connection
I said get over here
For the resurrection

Let's make it
Love above the cover
Like total strangers
Get naked
Love above the cover
Like you know me
And I don't know you
Like we ain't ever done what we're about to do
Like total strangers

Quit playing. Get to it now
Blow me up then wet me down
Don’t make me chase you around and around
That’s not what tonight’s gonna be about
Dig in with your fingers
Scratch tracks down my back like a wild cat
Get to it now
Grind your spine like a maniac

Let's make it
Love above the cover
Like total strangers
Get naked
Love above the cover
Like you know me
And I don't know you
Like we ain't ever done what we're about to do
Like total strangers

Let's make it
Love above the cover
Like total strangers
Get naked
Love above the cover
Like you know me
And I don't know you
You know you want it
Love above the covers
Like total strangers
Hop on it
Love above the covers
Like we ain't ever done what we're about to do
Like total strangers