Fork In The Road

by Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers

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1.
Whiskey Weak 03:35
I've got devils on my shoulders I've got evil on my mind But I keep pulling through Just like you told me to Lord, that bottle's looking fine 'Round every corner 'Round every bend There's someone else selling sin And though you're soft and sweet I get whiskey weak And my blood is growing thin You wake me up in the morning Say god's been talking to you But it's much to bright Pull those shades down tight 'Cause he's only talking to you 'Round every corner 'Round every bend There's someone else selling sin And though you're soft and sweet I get whiskey weak And my blood is growing thin You got honey lips And when you speak your beauty grows stronger I'm sitting here getting high Drinking my whiskey rye I didn't even see you wave goodbye 'Round every corner 'Round every bend There's someone else selling sin And though you're soft and sweet I get whiskey weak And my blood is growing thin
2.
Please don't take my baby away from me Well I should have seen it coming When I saw him hanging 'round Handsome as a devil Stood seven feet off the ground That smooth walking Sweet talking Son of a different kind And he had his eyes on what was mine Don't take my baby away She's all I got at the end of the day Please don't take my baby away from me Well I came home early from work I saw him skidding down the road I took one look at you and my blood ran cold I knew right then There's something I got to do To prove my love to you Don't take my baby away She's all I got at the end of the day Please don't take my baby away from me I bought you flowers And I bought you fancy gifts But I saw him in your eyes And tasted him on your lips Well I tried to bring the romance I tried and tried But all the while You were waving goodbye Don't take my baby away She's all I got at the end of the day Please don't take my baby away from me Well I woke up that morning I found a note upon my bed I sat right up And this is what it read "I've got me a new man" "I've got me a new life" "So why don't you find yourself another wife" Don't take my baby away She's all I got at the end of the day Please don't take my baby away from me
3.
I could hear those trains go by as a kid Sometimes I'd wonder just what my dad did He'd say that coal came from Wyoming mines Creeping across the plains to that Iowa riverside Coal dust in his eyes Coal dust in his hair He's swear he's clean Still find coal dust everywhere Ne'er a complaint and a pride he won't lose He's got the modern miner's blues Hired at the coal plant A union man Unloading train cars Nine pound hammer in hand You'd hear him talk It was the worst job in the world That coal would hit the bottom And a black cloud would swirl Coal dust in his eyes Coal dust in his hair He's swear he's clean Still find coal dust everywhere Ne'er a complaint and a pride he won't lose He's got the modern miner's blues Driving a cat On a smouldering pile Putting out the fires And thinking all the while Graveyard shift There's no moon in sight Not sure what is blacker This old coal or the night Coal dust in his eyes Coal dust in his hair He's swear he's clean Still find coal dust everywhere Ne'er a complaint and a pride he won't lose He's got the modern miner's blues
4.
Got this old deck of cards And this whole jug of wine Let's catch the next train I do believe it's a southbound line And that job that I had I can't get fired 'cause I quit I don't want to be found Just want to be lost for a bit With you by my side I'll be happy where I sit With your city smile I'm country smitten Well we're laughing and bouncing Half cocked on this thing called love And you wear it on your face And when it fits it fits just like a glove Yeah I've been crowned like a king A star to the night If it ain't wrong Then it's got to be right Oh lordy lordy Don't slow us down 'Cause our love It bounces around One more nip from the jug 'Cause this train, it's slowing down We've arrived to the place Where lovers cannot be found Hidden from temptation No fruit upon the vine No more waiting or wondering No more looking for a sign Just two lovers embrace Sipping on that wine That they brought on that southbound line
5.
Messes 03:02
It's late for coffee Early for whiskey Guess I'll pour another beer It's been weeks since you left me Days since I left this house It seems you're finally gone for real You always say that I should know what's wrong I never know what's going on You claim that is the problem I think you know that I can't know But you're afraid that if you tell me now I will not care about it After all the tears you cried And after all the words I tried It's probably for the best you've gone away There were good times as I recall But not many after all And I had to work to hard to make you stay You always say that I should know what's wrong I never know what's going on You claim that is the problem I think you know that I can't know But you're afraid that if you tell me now I will not care about it For now I reflect too long But in the morning I'll move on And soon I know your memory will fade I'll drink some coffee, shave my face Get some fresh air, leave this place And clean up all the messes that you made
6.
7.
I saved a seat for Jesus When she pulled in from behind She said "Pour me a Whiskey" "I'm not turning this water into wine" Well my heart, did skip a beat And it shot up like a shooting star She said "Make me feel like the only one " "sitting here with you in this bar" Well I was bound for heaven And I reached the gates of hell I was sipping wine with Jesus Now I'm drinking whiskey from the well Well I'm not scared of dying But I don't want to grow old Yeah I need someone to hug on Lord I need someone to hold So I fell My fallen angel Who covered me in her sin And I do miss my friend Jesus I sure hope I see him again Yeah I was bound for heaven But I reached the gates of hell Yeah I was sipping wine with Jesus Now I'm drinking whiskey from the well Well my friend Jesus He's a good friend indeed But my fallen angel Is the one I feel I need Drinking white lightning whiskey chasers And she does it with a smile So I think I'll hang with my angel And I'll see Jesus after awhile Yeah I was bound for heaven But I've reached the gates of hell Yeah I was sipping wine with Jesus Now I'm drinking whiskey from the well Well I was bound for heaven But I've reached the gates of hell Yeah I was sipping wine with Jesus Now I'm drinking whiskey from the well
8.
Boots 03:45
Boots worn thin from walking not talking Hair grown long for the face that it's blocking Hope - hope is running down the drain But you'll keep on moving No time to slow down and complain When I go bury my with my boots in the ground When I go bury my with my boots in the ground 'Cause it's hard when you're walking southbound Some people, they might pray And some people might say it's not their way But when death it comes, knocking at your door Will you greet him with a smile Only asking for some more When I go bury my with my boots in the ground When I go bury my with my boots in the ground 'Cause it's hard when you're walking southbound The curse of life is the curse of death And what will you ask for when you reach your final breath Will you beg for forgiveness will you beg for your soul When you put me in that box, put my boots down there with me in that hole When I go bury my with my boots in the ground When I go bury my with my boots in the ground When I go
9.
Being lovesick is a hard thing to do When all is night No one lying next to you So forgive me my wrongs Turn my falsehoods to true 'Cause I need you I'm still in awe of you And all the things you do When you're not around I'm feeling blue I'm still in awe of you And all the things you do When you're not around I'm feeling blue I have a few things When I move My pockets make a little noise You took your sweet time Looking over all the other boys But you'll pick me Your love I'm happy just to be a choice Oh I'm screaming on the inside But I don't have a voice I'm still in awe of you And all the things you do When you're not around I'm feeling blue I'm still in awe of you And all the things you do When you're not around I'm feeling blue You are the sunshine On my cloudy day Sometimes you like to rain Down on my little parade But the weather plays no bargain On the dreamer behind the wheel That devil he makes promises But I never break a deal I'm still in awe of you And all the things you do When you're not around I'm feeling blue I'm still in awe of you And all the things you do When you're not around I'm feeling blue

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Fork in the Road is the first full-length album from Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers. The album features three live recordings from San Francisco's Milk Bar, located in the Haight just a few blocks from Haight and Ashbury. However, in a way, the whole album can be considered a live album. The core tracks were recorded my mic'ing the band's rehearsal space. Only limited overdubbing was done later to add additional sweeteners such as banjo or extra guitar tracks.

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released November 17, 2016

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