We're Gonna Die This Way

by Ghost Town Gospel

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released May 16, 2015

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Track Name: We're Gonna Die This Way
I taste the grit of the sand in my mouth

and I know I never wanna go home again

I seen the bottle rockets burstin' in the sky like stars

and I know I'm never goin' home again



It's been a long time since home was a place that meant

more than where I laid my head

and I'm not worried about all the things I own

I'll just burn 'em and walk away again



I don't really know what else to say

We're all gonna die this way

so pack your bags

let's all walk away



I'm gettin' back on the road because home is just

just another word for where I lay my head

I've got some friends and they are leavin' too

we're gonna chase this dream until the bitter end



Chorus



I've never ridden trains without a ticket but

but that don't mean I ain't as free as you

and maybe money means more to me than it does to you

but at least I ain't spangin' on the street



So stranger won't you put another dollar in the hat

we're just tryin' to make it to the next town

and maybe if we have a little extra we'll buy ourselves a drink

because that's all we really want



Chorus
Track Name: In the Cold Dark Clay
Throw My Body Overboard, give me to the deep
Scatter my ashes on the wind or bury me on my feet

I stand before the firing squad, a smile on my face
Don't cry for me, don't shed a tear, just lay me in my grave

Sing me a song and hold my hand
As you lay me down to sleep
I don't care whats on the other side
My soul is yours to keep

Waltz with me to the gallows, I'll hold my head up high
I don't care whats in store for me, I don't want you to see me cry

Darling won't you bury me, beneath the midday sun
Dig my grave in the cold dark clay, when my time here is done

Chorus

Marry me, marry me, your the only love I know
Marry me, oh marry me, and I'll wait for you below

Darling wont you bury me beneath the midday sun
Dig my grave in the cold dark clay when my time here is done
Track Name: Bare Knuckle and Bone
will you stand with me at the gallows

if I stand with you on the street

shoulder to shoulder bare knuckles and bone

its time we sharpened our teeth



they tell me I am a madman

they want to see me behind bars

they say I hear voices in the dark of the night

from the old ones lost far beyond stars



so tell me oh opulent daughter

tell me great son of the damned

when babylon rises up from the dunes

will you bury your head in the sand


Chorus


I saw the old world burn to ashes,

watched great cities sink to the deeps

I waited alone in the ruins of time

with dead men's secrets to keep


Chorus



so tell me one more time

tell me brave soldier again

how your empire means so much to the world

that it's rein should never end



will you stand with me at the gallows

if I stand with you on the street

the time has come to rip tendon from bone

to tear their flesh with our teeth



will you stand with me at the gallows

if I stand with you on the street

shoulder to shoulder bare knuckles and bone
Track Name: That My Heart May Know My Body
there ain't no trouble like the kind you get me in

and there ain't no better way to get to heaven

I feel my teeth growin' rotten at the roots

'cuz honey I am sweet on you



these days I feel like a broken old man

just waitin' in the shade for my own passin'

our bright lives, they are fadin' to the dark

and the sap is flowin' slow beneath this bark



listen my love and I will tell you no lies

about all the roads and paths I'm taken

those pretty one I left with tears in their eyes

and the choices that I know I had to make



somehow I feel I got lost along the way

like my grip slipped free in the haze

and I don't know if you could find me if you tried

beneath the sun, beneath the clouds, beneath the sky


chorus



and though we part I will give you my heart

to carry to the corners of this world

and when I'm gone set my ashes to the wind

that my heart may know my body once again



listen my love and I will tell you no lies

about all the roads and paths untaken

those pretty ones I left with tears in their eyes

and the choices that I know I had to make


and though we part I will give you my heart

to carry to the corners of this world

and when I'm gone set my ashes to the wind

that my heart may know my body once again
Track Name: Father
Some of my earliest memories are of blue skies as far as the eye can see and
some of my earliest thoughts of you are of pain

I know you never meant for that, but that don't change what you have done
I still remember the old oak trees, you and me, us and them swayin' in the wind

A father and a little boy
Sat side by side by an empty grave
And each in his own thoughts he wandered
Which one of them, will find it first

Some times I lie awake at night
Just thinkin' 'bout me and him
I know I know, I love my brother
But father I am jealous of him

How different our lives have been
Him blissfully ignorant
Me carrying the burden for us,
Always remembering

(Chorus)

And brother will you ever know
How hard he fought for us
So despite all the damage that's done
My father I forgive you

(Chorus)
Track Name: Far From Home
I know, I know we've got a long fuckin' way to go
you and me, we're gonna cross the seas
until we find our way back home
I know

I've found, I've found I've got to travel the whole world round
to feel at home, I've got to roam
until I find my way back home
I've found

So long my friends, something tells me we'll meet again
In another year, far from here
I'm gonna find you with a drink in your hand
My friends

So what I'm tellin' you is I'm never gonna be too far
Gonna walk for a mile or two until I
Find my way back home
My friends

So long, my town I'll see you around the bend
I'll look for you in a year or two
when I've found my way back home
My town

So long, my friends...
Track Name: Thick as Thieves
You and me we're as thick as thieves

from the bottom of the bottle to these oakland city streets

and there's no lookin' back no there's no tomorrow

just you standin' beside me fillin' our hearts so hollow



so let's sail together right off the map

when we leave this town there ain't no comin' back

I remember when we stormed the south

some left hearts there and some fell out



singin'... (chorus)



when we take up our arms again

aim for the stars sugar, shoot to win

get back in the van just one more time

drive along that yellow line



sing it (chorus)



when we drive along that yellow line

pass the whiskey kill some time

we'll be drunk when we hit the show

finish your beer Dillie, it's time to go



(chorus)