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Pick Me Up

by Ryan Purcell and the Last Round

“A perfect Country Rock album. The title track shimmers.” Mike Seely - The Seattle Weekly
Genre: Rock: Country-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cover Your Tracks
4:20 album only
2. Get It Right
3:44 album only
3. Draw a Line
7:29 album only
4. Worrying Kind
3:41 album only
5. Pick Me Up
5:17 album only
6. Shake My Skin
3:54 album only
7. Happy Hour
5:14 album only
8. Makes You Wanna Cry
3:25 album only
9. Good Looking Sob
4:01 album only
10. Long Road
4:26 album only
11. Hole in the Sky
4:27 album only
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Album Notes
I got a ghost inside, figures he and I would share this ride, seek and you will find, there’s always some sort of trail left behind, footprints in the sand, some folks won’t even shake your hand, they don’t dare look you in the eye, they’d rather let a sleeping dog lie and there ain’t no way you can hide from what you did, ain’t no way you can cover up your tracks, let’s call the past the past you said ‘cause nothing ever lasts, yeah nothing ever lasts but your tracks you can’t cover up your tracks, turn the other cheek, that’s a tongue I ain’t never learned to speak, forget and forgive, that ain’t no way for a man to live, somewhere in some dark hollow, a secret lies buried dark and deep, come sundown I’m gonna find me a shovel, see I got this promise that I aim to keep, can I get a witness, better bring a broom, we’re gonna throw a party in this room, if you’re gonna ride shotgun, better shake it like you got one, girl I know you’ve been fishing well you finally caught one, sooner or later you’re gonna come around, we’re gonna burn this bed down to the ground, let’s get it right, let’s get it wrong, let’s get it while we can man, nothing lasts that long, it’s gonna get big, it’s gonna get bigger, I’m gonna keep my finger on your trigger, blow out the candles better put out the lights, maybe you and I could start a fight, I ain’t gonna go down easy, ain’t gonna go down slow, you’re gonna hear about it when I go, don’t ask me no questions I won’t tell a lie, all I want to do is take you higher, you can’t count on the wind or the rain, I wouldn’t bet on a southbound train, if you lay your money down who’s to blame, betting on a man or a hurricane, just don’t tell me I’m lying when all I’m doing is trying, trying to tell the truth this time and trying to draw a line between what it is you want and what it is you find, see you’ll never find a love you can own, never break this heart of stone, everybody has to go it alone, so take my hand baby I’m gonna drive you home, see this ain’t no bed of roses, this ain’t no sunday morning stroll, all anybody knows is you can’t make what’s broken whole, I’m drawing a line, but with the way you look honey, well a fella he could change his mind, and is this love that I’m feeling running through my veins, desire blowing through me like a hurricane I always change my mind every time I try and draw a line, let’s draw a line from the car to the bedroom door, draw a line from the door right down to the floor, draw a line from a lie and end with a kiss, draw a line a little something that goes like this, draw a line from the cradle to an early grave, draw a line from a sinner to a man who’s saved, draw a line from a lie to a thing so true baby all I want to do is make sweet love to you, just don’t tell me I’m lying when I’m drawing a line, here’s the thing about the good times, they go by too fast, here’s the thing about your special day well it was not meant to last, if you go any which way the wind blows you ain’t nothing but a weather vane, can’t you hear a storm coming, don’t it smell like rain, so don’t lock me out, don’t bar the door, don’t say or do something you might regret, cause here’s the thing, you can’t forget, happy hour, it ain’t over yet, I learned some things at the school house and on the playground after school, I learned some things from that son of a bitch sitting on that bar stool, see there’s a setting sun for everyone, master servant king or slave, we’re all one foot in the gutter one foot in the grave, tell me why it is that we’re all born dying, tell me why it is that I ain't crying, I’m trying, all I know is someday you and me, we’ll become just memories, and memories they fade in time, so take my hand, try to get some sleep, I’ll be here as you take that final step, cause here’s the thing, you can’t forget, happy hour, it ain’t over yet, go on and tell me it’s good and tell me it’s sweet and tell me everything’s fine, go on and give me everything you’ve got cause everything is mine, the sweetest fruit it don’t come falling from the trees, it’s what you’ve got between your legs and you offered it to me, shake my skin girl, rattle these bones, light this stick of dynamite, shake my skin girl, scatter these stones you know everything is all right, go on and turn it up and turn it on and turn me inside out, go on and make me laugh and make me cry and maybe even shout, the best things in life they don’t cost nothing but a song but if you don’t take it easy they ain’t gonna last so very long, everything’s alright now girl, you know everything’s all right, everything’s alright now girl, you know everything’s all right, well the first time that I failed you, how were we to know this at the time, that over the years it would become a habit of mine, brother brother, did I protect you, did I take you under my wing, stand with you arm in arm I have to say I don’t remember everything, and sister sister, don’t I owe you roses and their petals strewn across your path, search these empty pockets now, see I could always make you laugh, father father, I did not listen, and you no longer have the words to say, I know I’ll never make it up to you and you’ll forgive me anyway, mother mother, did I disappoint you, did I stumble in my word or deed, you know I never could quite figure out how I could give you what you need, darling daughter, darling son, don’t you regret a single thing you’ve done, I know when you turned your face from me you turned it to the rising sun, cause when I failed you it was not malice, see I ain’t guilty of the sin of pride, it’s just there was not quite enough of me to fill the hole I have inside, so pick me up, when I’m dragging, hold me close when you feel my spirits flagging, we are in this mess together, I know nothing lasts forever, and your love is what I’ll never understand, so pick me up, don’t put me down, I’m not the same without you around, and I will try to make it up to you, with everything I say or do, I said it so it must be true, it’s true, I love you, stoned and bewildered and I can’t hardly see, I’ve been blinded by your eyes and their beauty, a tornado has turned my head around ever since you landed in this town, but don’t let’s stop this fever now, let’s take it as a sign and let the blind go lead the blind, cause I ain’t the worrying kind girl, I ain’t the worrying kind, speak to me softly hold me gently in your arms, kiss me, let me wash away those tears, incidentally, don’t you get too alarmed. if I wind up someplace far away from here, hey ho, baby what do you know, let’s wind her up and let her go, let me tell you something that you might not know, I ain’t the worrying kind, so warden warden don’t you bury me, down by the grass under the trees, let’s let the worms all conspire to set me free, I’ll slip on through these bars just like the breeze, I really don’t know what to say, I had it all but I threw it away, there was a price to pay that I didn’t want to pay, but he ended up paying it anyway, looking to make a dollar out of a dime, let’s make love baby won’t you give me a sign. if you’ve got the money I’ve got the time, well she just left with a friend of mine, don’t it make you wanna cry, look at how we let the time go by, look at what we have let go to waste, there goes another hour that will never be replaced, I feel like jesus on the cross wearing his thorny crown, maybe I should put the bottle down, don’t fall in love with a drinking man, he’s the jealous type don’t you understand, he’s jealous of this, he’s jealous of that, he’s jealous of the kids, he’s jealous of the cat, he’s only got one thing on his mind, he won’t wear a watch, he’s running out of time, he’s an old dog in fact he’s halfways blind but sometimes girl don’t he make you feel fine, well I’ve shivered and shaked in the pouring rain, I’ve made mistakes gonna make them again, I got a killer smile got a foot in the door, should have guessed it’d be the liquor store, bring a six pack and a bottle of wine a gallon of gin and some turpentine, let’s buy some matches, let’s start a fire, the comeback kid is going wire to wire, we started off in darkness, navigating by the stars, it weren’t until the sun rose up in the sky, that we find out where it is that we are, girl you know it’s been a long road, a long road, sad to say these streets aren’t paved in gold, this road is hard to travel, these burdens hard to bear, I know you put your trust in me, sometimes I wonder why you put it there, yeah it’s been a long road, I’m glad you let me share your load and walk with you a while down this long road, a question called to order, a judgement sealed by a kiss, you see the two of us been sentenced to this life and this is all that there really is, it’s a long long road, and there ain’t no doubt about it, in fact I’m gonna shout it, I’d do it all again, wouldn’t even know where to begin, without you there by my side, I’ve been thinking about jesus coming, old moses and the parting of the sea, been thinking about the way it is you’re running away from me, ever think about the stars above, if there were a god he’d be nothing but love, and love is that what we’ve got between you and me, ever wonder when it all began to change, maybe when we took a flyer on that hurricane, go on and try and count the reasons why, there’s a hole in the sky, there’s a hole in the sky, took a walk out in central park catching fireflies spinning pinwheel in the dark, kicking up my heels with these kids I met yesterday, I could tell by the way they was they were flat out loaded from the land of ahhs and ahh, I remember how it was those days, I had a dream about some buildings falling, a cloud of dust far as they eye could see, woke to hear the sound of sirens calling had it slip away from me, heard a prayer meant for the dead, took it to heart for myself instead, it said life don’t mean nothing without liberty, well I left her brokenhearted at the wrecking ball, somewhere someplace down the line, if you think about it better maybe give her a call, tell her that I changed my mind, see I found out lately I’m a ladies man I got to spread it around the best I can, it’s true, it’s all true, see I don’t give a damn if you’re a redhead or what, whether you’re a brunette or blond, I don’t care if you get all dressed up or if you’re the type who’d rather dress me down, you’d better drop your drink, you’d better take my hand, you better get on the dance floor cause I’m your man, it’s true, it’s all true, when I walk into the room it’s the same old tune, you see all the women stop and stare, I’m a good looking smooth talking son of a bitch, I wear a handful of grease in my hair, I have told some tall tales a time or two, I have let a couple people down, I had to give myself a little talking to, now look at how I’m coming around, see I dress real sharp from my head to my toes, if you ask me my name, well who want’s to know, somewhere sometime before I change my mind, they’re gonna be lowering that coffin down, and I won’t stop until I hit the top, maybe 6 feet under ground, I’m gonna stroll right up to the gates of hell, the angels crying fair thee well, it’s true, it’s all true, cause there’s only one thing the bible got wrong, the devil he was never a man, and if you knew women the way I do then I’m pretty sure you understand, see I will never be satisfied until I take satan for my bride, it’s true, it’s all true,



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