Dead on WIDR

by Branden Mann

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Recorded live for the Dead on WIDR show on 02-02-2012 at the WIDR (89.1 FM) studios in Kalamazoo.

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released February 2, 2012

Branden Mann : Lyrics, Guitar, Vocals
Jason Walker : Banjo, Vocals
Tommy Ufkes : Drums, Vocals
Jeff Weller : Stand-Up Bass

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Track Name: That Road
The clouds get thick in your mind, the fire comes up from inside. Tragedies grow from the little things, and the clouds turn to fire in the sky.
Oh no no no no no no no you don't have to go down that road. Oh no no no no no no no you don't have to do what you're told. You've got a mind, you've got a heart, and that's a damned fine place to start. Oh no no no no no no no. Oh no no no no no no no. Oh no no no no no no no you don't have to go down that road.
The ground won't fall beneath your feet. Your steps, while in rhythm, they can't, they can't keep a beat. You're stepping over faults and you're trying hard to please. Don't you know that this road will bring you to your knees.
Oh no no no no no no no you don't have to go down that road. Oh no no no no no no no you don't have to do what you're told. You've got a mind, and you can think, and you don't have to drink from that well. Oh no no no no no no no. Oh no no no no no no no. Oh no no no no no no no you don't have to go down that road.
Track Name: Secrets, Brother! Sneakin' Lies!
How can you say you love when you twist the words I say? How can you claim to care when you won't listen anyway? I wanna know how you can live with yourself. Preach it, brother! Preach the lies! I swear to God they'll eat you alive.
They'll eat you alive. They'll eat you alive. Oh they'll eat you alive! Ooh ooh, they'll eat you alive. Secrets, brother! Sneakin' lies! I swear to God they'll eat you alive.
How can you show the way when you shame the name you claim? Can you condemn the truth when you're the one to blame? I wanna know how you can live with yourself. Preach it, brother! Preach the lies! I swear to God they'll eat you alive.
They'll eat you alive. They'll eat you alive. Oh they'll eat you alive! Ooh ooh, they'll eat you alive. Secrets, brother! Sneakin' lies! I swear to God they'll eat you alive.
How can I claim I care and how the hell can I believe, when all you're doing is pickin' a fight and using him to decieve. I wanna know how you can live with yourself. Preach it, brother! Preach the lies! I swear to God they'll eat you alive.
They'll eat you alive... eat you alive... eat you alive, they'll eat you alive.
They'll eat you alive... eat you alive... eat you alive, they'll eat you alive.
They'll eat you alive... eat you alive... eat you alive, they'll eat you alive.
They'll eat you alive... eat you alive... eat you alive, they'll eat you alive.
They'll eat you alive... eat you alive... eat you alive, they'll eat you alive.
They'll eat you alive... eat you alive... eat you alive, they'll eat you alive.
They'll eat you alive... eat you alive... eat you alive, they'll eat you alive.
They'll eat you alive... eat you alive... oh my God, they'll eat you alive.
Track Name: Stop!
I know what I've been told but I know if I don't go first I'm gonna get old and die. But where I go when I go I don't know, and so I don't go tellin' you you gotta take a side. I used to shoot off my mouth just like you and preach a gospel that everything else was a lie. I would have got right in my face and said the same thing that you're saying if I'd met myself in that place and time.
So just stop! Don't go any further or you'll just end up making a scene. Stop! Unless you wanna go deeper but I don't think you wanna tangle with me. I said Stop! Now! Shut your mouth! There are plenty other things we could be talking about. I said stop!
I know just what you've been told but I think it's what you've been sold 'cause you're payin' a dime on the dollar. And when you think the spirit moves and God is speakin' to you, that he's tellin' you that you gotta holler. Well I shouted my share of opinions, and I shouted them all like they were facts until I saw with my own eyes from the other side and had to take all my one-sided facts back, Jack.
So just stop! Don't go any further or you'll just end up making a scene. Stop! Unless you wanna go deeper but I don't think you wanna tangle with me. I said Stop! Now! Shut your mouth! There are plenty other things we could be talking about. I said stop!
Track Name: Put Your Damned Hands In The Air
Somebody gonna try to tell you that you're never gonna get it right. Somebody's gonna try to tell you that you're always gonna get it wrong. Somebody's gonna try to tell you about their convictions and somebody's gonna try to get you to change the way you're livin.
Somebody's gonna try to tell you about your future. Somebody's gonna try to tell you about your past. Somebody's gonna tell you that you're gonna be damned, but if they're tellin' you that you're damned then they're gonna have some blood on their hands.
So just put your damned hands in the air, put your damned hands in the air, put your damned hands in the air. put your damned hands in the air, put your damned hands in the air, put your damned hands in the air. put your damned hands in the air, put your damned hands in the air, put your damned hands in the air. put your damned hands in the air, put your damned hands in the air, put your damned hands in the air!
Somebody's gonna try to tell you that you gotta walk this way. Somebody gonna try to tell you that you gotta run. Somebody gonna say that you gotta go fast, somebody gonna say that you gotta go slow, but all you gotta do is go. All you gotta do is go!
And stomp your damned feet on the ground, stomp your damned feet on the ground, stomp your damned feet on the ground, stomp your damned feet on the ground, stomp your damned feet on the ground, stomp your damned feet on the ground, stomp your damned feet on the ground, stomp your damned feet on the ground, stomp your damned feet on the ground, stomp your damned feet on the ground, stomp your damned feet on the ground, stomp your damned feet on the ground!
When I was a kid I thought I couldn't get it right because the right I tried to find came from authorities of mine, but the longer that I tried, the more I came to find that the right I needed to find came from inside, 'cause those authorities of mine, all they wanted to do was fight, and bicker and bicker about what they thought was right, so I made up my mind, didn't wanna waste my time, I packed up my things and I left it behind and I put my damned hands in the air... etc.
Track Name: Follow Me Up The Hill
Follow me up the hill. Follow me up the mountain. I'm gonna make my sacrifice. I'm gonna do your will.
I grab my knife. I sharpen my blade. My sacrifice is gonna be made.
I'm goin deep deep deep deep deep down.
I'm goin deep deep deep deep deep down.
If you're askin' what I think you're askin, you've got a lot of nerve. Oh, follow me up that God damned hill, you're gonna get what you deserve.
I grab my knife. I sharpen my blade, because my sacrifice of my God will be made.
I'm goin deep deep deep deep deep down.
I'm goin deep deep deep deep deep down.
I'm goin deep deep deep deep deep down.
I'm goin deep deep deep deep deep down.
I'm gonna turn the tables now, I'm puttin' you on that altar. I'm tying you down oh so tight... I'm gonna... I'm gonna...
I grab my knife. I sharpen my blade, because my sacrifice of my God will be made.
I'm goin deep deep deep deep deep down.
I'm goin deep deep deep deep deep down.
I'm goin deep deep deep deep deep down.
I'm goin deep deep deep deep deep down.
Track Name: Birds Flying Away
I left my country when i was nineteen
1925
And drifted to a town on the Cuban coast
Met a woman who became my life
And oh when i saw her
Darkness fled from me
And flew like a blackbird into the sun
On the day she married me
Dear god
Dear god
I remember climbing up those shoulders
Coming up under you like a lion
Coming down like we were dying
Dear god
But now the drumbirds come for me
Oh now the drumbirds come for me
Lord give me forgiveness
For all that i've done
Forgive me now of the weight i bear
Don't keep me on the run
Dear god
Dear god
I remember climbing up those shoulders
Coming up under you like a lion
Coming down like we were dying
Dear god
Track Name: Let It Go
You've been holding on to this for way too long. You've gotta lay this burden down if you wanna move on.
If you've gotta build a bridge then build a bridge. If you've gotta burn it down then burn it down. If you've gotta build a fence, then build a fence and build it out of stone. Do it once, do it right, and let it go.
Just let it go, let it go, oh let it go, let it go 'cause you've been holdin' on to this for way too long. Just let it go, let it go, let it go, oh let it go. You've gotta lay this burden down if you wanna move on.
You've been thinking about this for way too long. Oh you've just gotta let it go if you wanna move on, if you wanna get on, and move it along.
If you've gotta build a wall, then build a wall. If you've gotta tear it down then tear it down. If you've gotta walk away then don't look back, and do it on your own. Do it once, do it right, and let it go.
Just let it go, let it go, oh let it go, let it go 'cause you've been holdin' on to this for way too long. Just let it go, let it go, let it go, oh let it go. You've gotta lay this burden down if you wanna move on.