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by Corey Koehler

Stressed out, overworked, underpaid, ticked off so you can relax music perfect for fans of Red Dirt Country and acoustic music that rocks.
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1. Why Wait
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2. Frac Sand Blues
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3. I Think About You
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4. When the Rain
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5. Let's Take a Walk
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6. See You Smile
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7. Brown Boots
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8. When the Wind Blows Softly
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Instead of long paragraph describing the album, I figured I would list the lyrics, credits and a snippet about each song for you. This should give you a pretty good idea of what the album is all about.

### WHY WAIT ###
This one goes out to all of you who have a destiny to fulfill. In the words of a great man "Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?" — Benjamin Franklin

LYRICS
I had a talk with the voice inside
I sat him down so I could look him straight in the eye  
I asked him why he's knockin, always knockin at my door
He said man, cuz your throwin it all away

You're zombie walkin to your job each day
to plug yourself in, another gear in the machine
Leaving you dreams behind to walk down the assembly line
Of people who tried and now are wearin the warning signs

Why Wait
Why wade
Why must you wade
In a sea of sorrow
 
Why Wait
Why must you Wait
Why Wait
Until Tomorrow

Your walking down a dead end street
Chasing those dollar bills for the illusions that they buy
Now your always worried their gonna take our toys away
when its those toys that are wrapping you up in chains
 
An image eats you up inside
Under that tombstone without the chance to plant your seed
you gotta leave em with something to keep'em comin back
to keep'em smilin when your buried, dead and gone

Why Wait
Why wade
Why must you wade
In a sea of sorrow
 
Why Wait
Why must you Wait
Why Wait
Until Tomorrow... Start living your life today

You can't wait until tomorrow
Those birthday candles, they only burn for so long
Stop dragging your heart and let it lead the way
Let it shine on to keep your soul from goin blind

Why Wait
Why wade
Why must you wade
In a sea of sorrow
 
Why Wait
Why must you Wait
Why Wait
Until Tomorrow... Start living your life today

CREDITS
Corey Koehler: acoustic guitar and vocals
Tom Moncrieff: acoustic guitar
Produced by Tom Moncrieff, Annie McLoone and Corey Koehler
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Moncrieff at the RudeLab, Winona, MN
Music and lyrics written by Corey Koehler
Graphic Design/Track Art: Shawn Swanson
Associate Producer: Brian Meek, Jim Jerome, Nicole Gentry
Podcasting Bitch: Greg Davies

### FRAC SAND BLUES ###
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right hand down to them amplified and developed." - Theodore Roosevelt, Dec 3, 1907 (in a message to Congress)

LYRICS
I went walkin by the river by the sky high piles of sand
I ask the hard hat wearin man about his dream his master plan

Those aren't just piles of sand, he said, there big piles of gold
They're gonna feed some mouths, move idle hands, move us up the totem pole

They'll even grease some palms if you wanna play some ball...
In the big leagues with the big boys smokin fat cigars
Just loosen your belt son

Mmmmm... got the Frac Sand Blues

Three states to the East further down the rabbit hole
The waters on fire, the cost is higher while mother earths stands alone

They stick her with a needle they sodomize her soil
Pollute the blood of your unborn child in the name of a dollar bill

But hey at least you got a job and a fist to fight the war...
With those Persians and the terror and your empty tanks
Are you scared yet?

Mmmmm... got the Frac Sand Blues
Mmmmm... got the Frac Sand Blues

I went to raise my hand a couple questions on my mind
They sent trade secrets, jigsaw puzzles, more wool for my eyes

I followed all the green and the puppets tagged for sale
Its all about money its only sunny on the their side of capitol hill

I can see our children with an empty glass and empty tears...
Maybe you would too if you took those dollar signs out of your eyes

Mmmmm... got the Frac Sand Blues
Mmmmm... got the Frac Sand Blues

CREDITS
Corey Koehler: acoustic guitar and vocals
Tom Moncrieff (aka The Rude Lab House Band): Lead Guitar, Drums
Produced by Tom Moncrieff, Annie McLoone and Corey Koehler
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Moncrieff at the RudeLab, Winona, MN
Music and lyrics written by Corey Koehler
Graphic Design/Track Art: Corey Koehler
Associate Producer: Nell Milner, Nicole Gentry, Jim Jerome, Lucinda Long, Craig Brooks, Greg Davies (host at social-blend.com)

### I THINK ABOUT YOU ###
This song is a tribute to the people in our lives that make life better. The people that no matter where you are or what you are doing, just the thought of them puts a smile on your face.

LYRICS
Middle finger standing tall
Another bad day
Lost my head in another black cloud
And I'm losing sanity
 
So I close my eyes
And try to make it alright
Page through the scrapbook up in my mind
and I think of the good times

I have with my friends
I have with my family when I'm at home
With arms open wide
You are there for me when

I    think    about you
I    think    about you
I start to smile and the sun shines down
And I think about you
 
Another cold beer in my hand
i remember those nights
around the campfire and laughing like hell
until we saw the light
 
The fire crackled and burned
Smoke filled the air
Another deep breathe another sigh of relief
With the people I care for

Like my friends
Like my family when I'm at home
With arms open wide
You are there for me when I

I    think    about you
I    think    about you
I start to smile and the sun shines down
And I think about you

There's a flame in my heart
That always burns when we're apart
It shines a light, shows a way through the darkness
Back to where it starts

With my friends
With my family back at home
With arms open wide
You are there for me when

I    think    about you
I    think    about you
I start to smile and the sun shines down
And I think about you

I    think    about you
I    think    about you
I start to smile and the sun shines down
And I think about you

I    think    about you
I    think    about you
I    think    about you
I    think    about you

CREDITS
Corey Koehler: acoustic guitar and vocals
Tom Moncrieff (aka The Rude Lab House Band): Bass, Drums, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar,
Produced by Tom Moncrieff, Annie McLoone and Corey Koehler
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Moncrieff at the RudeLab, Winona, MN
Music and lyrics written by Corey Koehler
Graphic Design/Track Art: Shawn Swanson
Podcasting Bitch: Greg Davies
Associate Producer: Nicole Gentry, Alvin Kinsey, Jim Scherley, Brian Meek, Teresa Jerome

### WHEN THE RAIN ###
The song was inspired by a trip to the hospital to visit my cousin who was going through a rough time health wise. The theme is sort of a "get well soon" song and to remind her (and everyone going through tough times) that - in my opinion anyway - the bluest skies come after rain.

LYRICS
I saw her there in a hospital bed wearing needles and flat on her back
An independent woman facing the unknown
And I watched as the tears rolled down her pale white face as she struggles to say
Its not like me to be out of control
 
Then I stare at the floor and I say
Its gonna be alright
But i can see a storm is brewin' in her eyes
I hope she's up for the fight
 
When the rain start pourin'
Even sturdy mountains can't stay dry
When the rain starts pourin
Just hold on 'til them black clouds pass you by, and you'll find some blue sky

The pile of bills on the kitchen table is starting to climb
Her bodies not the only hand out to get her
And she knows that her only daughter needs a mom, she sees the want in her eyes
but her hands are tied until she feels better
 
I stare at the floor and I say
Its gonna be alright
But i can see a storm is brewin' in her eyes
I hope she's up for the fight

When the rain start pourin'
Even sturdy mountains can't stay dry
When the rain starts pourin
Just hold on 'til them black clouds pass you by, and you'll find some blue sky

Only God knows why
Good people suffer this way
Maybe to see that the bluest skies come after rain
Stand up to the pain

When the rain start pourin'
Even sturdy mountains can't stay dry
When the rain starts pourin
Just hold on 'til them black clouds pass you by, and you'll find some blue sky

When the rain stops pourin'
When the rain stops pourin'
When the rain stops pourin'
When the rain stops pourin'
Yeah You'll find some blue sky

CREDITS
from Singles, track released 05 March 2012
Corey Koehler: acoustic guitar and vocals
"Fast" Annie McLoone: Harmonica
Produced by Tom Moncrieff, Annie McLoone and Corey Koehler
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Moncrieff at the RudeLab, Winona, MN
Music and lyrics written by Corey Koehler
Graphic Design/Track Art: TheLovers
Podcasting Bitch: Greg Davies
Associate Producer: Nicole Smith, Heather Grigg, Jim Scherley, Teresa Jerome, Nicole Gentry

### LETS TAKE A WALK ###
I wrote this for my sister and brother-in-law and performed it at the wedding. I used some info they provided me and was able to draw from my experiences being single and finding someone to start a family with.

LYRICS
Out with some friends I'd be the 5th wheel back in the rear
They'd all have hands to hold while I'd just wanna disappear
I 'm sick of the grind and waking up alone each and every day
I keep wearin a smile cuz a know I'm gonna find someone someday
 
Then one night a new years party in a big blue house
Facin' another countdown standin all by myself
Then I saw you there, over there my heart just started to glow
Cuz when its real man awe you just know

And now its you and me baby, I've never been so in love
Love our time together but lately its never enough
I'm all warm inside the butterflies are restless and they're havin' there way
Give me your hand pretty baby we'll start our lives over today
Lets take a walk
Lets take a walk now

Fast forward to today when I woke and I saw your face
When the sun hits your eyes it takes me to another place
I gotta pinch myself when you walk through that door at  night
When I put my arms around you, it feels so right
 
And now its you and me baby, I've never been so in love
I love our time together but lately its never enough
I'm all warm inside and butterflies are restless and they're havin there way
Give me your hand pretty baby we'll start our lives over today
Lets take a walk
Lets take a walk now
Out with some friends I'd be the 5th wheel back in the rear
They'd all have hands to hold while I'd just wanna disappear
I 'm sick of the grind and waking up alone each and every day
I keep wearin a smile cuz a know I'm gonna find someone someday
 
Then one night a new years party in a big blue house
Facin' another countdown standin all by myself
Then I saw you there, over there my heart just started to glow
Cuz when its real man awe you just know

And now its you and me baby, I've never been so in love
Love our time together but lately its never enough
I'm all warm inside the butterflies are restless and they're havin' there way
Give me your hand pretty baby we'll start our lives over today
Lets take a walk
Lets take a walk now

Fast forward to today when I woke and I saw your face
When the sun hits your eyes it takes me to another place
I gotta pinch myself when you walk through that door at  night
When I put my arms around you, it feels so right
 
And now its you and me baby, I've never been so in love
I love our time together but lately its never enough
I'm all warm inside and butterflies are restless and they're havin there way
Give me your hand pretty baby we'll start our lives over today
Lets take a walk
Lets take a walk now

I wanna walk the world with you forever by your side
I wanna be there with you when the first born opens their eyes
We'll get ourselves a big house, fill it with memories
Hand in hand together marching through eternity

And now its you and me baby, I've never been so in love
I love our time together but lately its never enough
I'm all warm inside and butterflies are restless and they're havin there way
Give me your hand pretty baby we'll start our lives over today
Lets take a walk
Lets take a walk now

Lets take a walk

CREDITS
Corey Koehler: acoustic guitars and vocals
Matt Olson: lead acoustic guitar
Produced by Matt Olson and Corey Koehler
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Matt Olson at Ghost In My House Studios in Onalaska, WI
Music and lyrics written by Corey Koehler
Album Art Photo Credit: Jesus-Leon (www.flickr.com/photos/jesusleon)
Associate Producer: Jim Jerome, Nicole Gentry, Jim Scherley

### WHEN I SEE YOU SMILE ###
If you have kids, you should have no problem relating to this song.

LYRICS
Used to think that life was the enemy
Only there to push me around
And the future was rolling like a tumble weed
Never gonna be tied down
 
I walked beside the ghosts of winter
Wore many layers to keep out the cold
And then you came along with your sun all shinin’
And thawed a heart that was cold

Now I can't wait to walk though that door at night
To see those pearly whites stretching a mile wide

When I see you smile
Its like the sun breaking through on a cloudy day
When I see you smile
I find a place I know I was meant to stay

My knees were knockin' on the first day we met
My rusty heart turned to chrome
Carried away on the deepest breath of pure sweet love
any man will ever know
 
Now I can't wait to walk though that door at night
To see those pearly whites stretching a mile wide

When I see you smile
Its like the sun breaking through on a cloudy day
When I see you smile
I find a place I know I was meant to stay
 
Like the brightest star in the sky
Your smile it burns in my mind
And now the darkest days are over
I can fly

Now I can't wait to walk though that door at night
To see those pearly whites stretching a mile wide

When I see you smile
Its like the sun breaking through on a cloudy day
When I see you smile
I find a place I know I was meant to stay

When I see you smile
When I see you smile
When I see you smile
When I see you smile

CREDITS
Corey Koehler: acoustic guitar and vocals
Tom Moncrieff (aka The Rude Lab House Band): Bass, Drums, Lead Guitar
Produced by Tom Moncrieff, Annie McLoone and Corey Koehler
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Moncrieff at the RudeLab, Winona, MN
Music and lyrics written by Corey Koehler
Graphic Design/Album Art: Corey Koehler
Photography: HeatheRose Photography
Associate Producer: Jim Jerome, Nicole Gentry, Kathryn Brown (aka Director of Awesome)

### BROWN BOOTS ###
We spend so much time propping up celebrities and athletes but completely forget the people working their ass off behind the scenes to make life easier for us in one way or another.

This is an ode to the working man.

LYRICS
Eyelids feel like anvils in his sweat stained sheets
Another morning came too damn soon

And his rusty knees are creaking like his old box spring bed
Rising to the another week of sweat

And through the highs and lows
the only ones who ever know
are those brown boots and they’re wearing thin

If those boots could talk
tell of how he walked the walk
no complaints, no violins

Another day of busting ass a punching bag for the upper class
and those talking head whores that are bought and paid for

Invisible to a public eye hypnotized to only recognize
the spoon fed drama from an unreality show

And through the highs and lows
the only ones who ever know
are those brown boots and they’re wearing thin

If those boots could talk
tell of how he walked the walk
no complaints, no violins

He's walking on a treadmill with a hole in his pocket
how on earth can he ever get ahead

Without his old guitar, his better half and the local bar
He's dynamite waiting to explode

And through the highs and lows
the only ones who ever know
are those brown boots and they’re wearing thin

If those boots could talk
tell of how he walked the walk
no complaints, no violins

CREDITS
Corey Koehler: acoustic guitar, vocals, synth
Tom Moncrieff: synth
Produced by Tom Moncrieff, Annie McLoone and Corey Koehler
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Moncrieff at the RudeLab, Winona, MN
Music and lyrics written by Corey Koehler
Graphic Design/Track Art: Dave Piro
Associate Producer: Susannah Chevara, Jim Jerome, Greg Davies, Jim Scherley Terr Ciavarra, Nicole Gentry[Your Name for Any Donation within 30 days of Release]


### WHEN THE WIND BLOWS SOFTLY ###
A lot of people out there trying to bring you down or impose there will on you. Some do it intentionally to get under your skin to feel better about themselves and some do it because they don't want to lose you in some way and some might even think they are helping. Either way your best bet is to ignore them, look inside and find you own path OR you will go crazy.

LYRICS
Heavy on the pillow
Your eyes are open wide
So much for dreaming
The wind is howling tonight

Staring at the ceiling
Pacing the floor in your mind
Can't stop the bleeding
Their words carve you up inside

When the wind blows
When the wind blows softly you'll know
When the wind blow baby
When the wind blows softly you'll know

You hear the whispers
You feel the pitchforks they throw with their eyes
Your lips are frozen
You're trapped in a room full of whys

When the wind blows
When the wind blows softly you'll know
When the wind blow baby
When the wind blows softly you'll know

So let the black clouds rain
Windy mouths and head-shakers will, always have their say

But you see they're the ones with the shades pulled down can't feel the sun
can't stand the mirror so they blast their gun

Never mind them
You got job to do

When the wind blows
When the wind blows softly you'll know
When the wind blow baby
When the wind blows softly you'll know

CREDITS
Corey Koehler: acoustic guitars and vocals
Produced by Tom Moncrieff, Annie McLoone and Corey Koehler
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Moncrieff at the RudeLab, Winona, MN
Music and lyrics written by Corey Koehler
Graphic Design/Track Art: Corey Koehler
Associate Producer: Brian Meek, Jim Jerome, Nicole Gentry, Greg Davies (host at social-blend.com)

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