The Road Company (2008)

The Road Company    BUY IT NOW!!

 

Album Notes:

Emory Quinn is:
Clint Bracher - Lead Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Piano (track 11), Percussion
Nathan Rigney - Background Vocals, Electric and Pedal Steel guitar, Violin, Mandolin, Bass Guitar (track 10), Cello, Banjo, Xylophone, Percussion
Case Bell - Background Vocals, Bass Guitar, Piano and Organ, Percussion

Recorded by Claudio Leiva
Recorded at Keith harter Music Studios, San Antonio, Tx
Master by Hank Williams at Mastermix, Nashville, Tn

All Songs Written by Clint Bracher (BMI)
Except "Phone Went West," written by Jim James, Published by Chrysalis Songs/ Removador Songs (BMI)

Additional Musicians:
Adam Littman - Drums (tracks 3,4,6,7,8,9,10)
Ernie Durawa - Drums (tracks 2, 5)
Dan Dreeben - Drums (tracks 1, 11)

Photography:
Cover Photo - Chris Crawford (www.chriscrawfordphoto.com)
Back Cover and CD Tray: Eric Anderson (www.ericryananderson.com)
All other photos - Jared Capt
Cd Label Art - Julia Rigney

The last year and a half has been great, although it was a hard decision to play music and drink beer full time.  We continue to draw encouragement and inspiration from each other and all of you who come to our shows in every town. With the coming of our 2nd album, EQ would especially like to thank:

All of our parents, family and friends for their support; Keith Howerton; Robert Stark; The Berry's; Hank T Moon and the Perfect Woman; Vicky and Steve; Big Yeast' Whitney and Erin; Whataburger, Tom Tom, and The White Stallion; The Late Great Johnny, McNew and Byron; Ott, Brewer and Hannah; The Northington Brothers; Chuck and A-Rice; The Prince of Thieves ; Jackie Nay; Brian Bell; Jeffrey Kilgore; Sam Cunningham; Billy Biroux; Mary; Vivroux; Cory, Chris and Jason; Kevin Putman; 609 Townplace; Lane Hooten; Kevin Ream; Balls, Pablo and Hughes; God

See you on the Road
~EQ

 

Song List:
01 Higways of Gold
02 Dance With me
03 Straight Through Me
04 No In Between
05 Ships and Planes
06 Blue Gone
07 Magnolia
08 Devil's Disguise
09 Idabel
10 Better Next Year
11 Dar London
12 Phone Went West

 

Song Lyrics:

Highways of Gold

Back roads, run slow
Lines that break the paths that I have chosen

Load up, got a show
Playing songs for the folks in the second row
So here we go

Turn up the highs, turn up the bass
We're going to the late great Johnny's place, tonight
If only in our minds

Down south of San Antone
Border towns and dark haired girls with style
I love the way they dance

Got stopped west Texas bound
Outside the town of Sabinal last year

Pulled us out and shook us down
The dogs came out but our record's crystal clear
Hand me one more beer

Hit the bridge to Baton Rouge
Low on gas, here comes the pit stop blues
Gotta push on through

Next day in New Orleans
The Rain came down on Bourbon Street, and we
Never saw our rooms

I guess I'll be back some day
To the girls I've loved I'l like to say I'm sorry
I've gotta spread my wings

Up above the clouds I'm told
Secrets of the highways made of gold
Highways made of gold


Dance With Me

Headed down to Houston for the show
Headed down to Houston for the show
My oil tank is empty I've got forty more miles to go
Oh no, oh no, oh no

Wearing knee high boots and a fancy cowboy hat
Wearing knee high boots and a fancy cowboy hat
it's like a western movie with a handle bar mustache
John Wayne, John Lennon, Johnny Cash

Come on baby won't you dance with me
I can't stand to see you stand
All alone underneath the smoke and lights
With a rounder in your hand
Dance with me
Dance with me
It's not like I'm asking you to marry me, we'll see
Come on baby dance with me

Eating BBQ with some pintos on the side
Eating BBQ drinking ice cold Lone Star Light
I know it sounds delicious because it fits my appetite
All night, all night, tonight

I've got a pretty girl and a beat up Chevrolet
I've got a pretty girl and a beat up Chevrolet
I'm going to take her out on Friday, I don't care what her daddy say
Got a pretty girl in a beat up Chevrolet

Chorus


Straight Through Me

Rooftop up above my head tonight
Watch the evening come to life
Dance floor beneath my feet
Let the neon light burn straight through me

Hair pulled back in a pony tail
I try to play pool but I never play well
Cause the ribbons in your hair always get to me
Fireflies start floating down the street

I found you and you found me
Somewhere between the music and the melody

Step right up as you waltz the floor
The band never plays this any more
But when they do the crowd is on their feet
Steel guitar makes the song sound nice and sweet

Stomp your boots as you spin around
You start to sing the song out loud
It makes you feel so wonderful and free
Your voice is soft but it sure sounds nice to me

Everybody's got a song to sing
Somewhere between the music and the melody

Walk you out to the parking lot
You take my hand but you have my heart
I'm nervous and I don't know what to do
I get your door as I stop and look at you

The moment comes and the time is near
Your lips and your face are both right here
Your hair is brown and your eyes are green and blue
This moment will always make me dream of you

All the lights go off along the street
Somewhere between the music and the melody


No In Between

No more beer
No more whiskey
No more time for any kind of alcohol

No more fun
No more parties
Turn the keys, the lights come on, and I drive off

What we've got here
Is a situation
It's a big one and I think it's coming on

What you need
Is a situation
It's a big one and I think it's coming on

What you need
Is some appreciation
For every time she slammed you up against the wall

What you need to do
Is be you and only you
No cliche no image of a dream
It's time to double down
Against the odds against this town
She can choose to stay or she can choose to leave
There's no in between

What do you say
When it's all over
What do you say when it never ends

You say you're in love
But you're not lovers
You fight and you fight but you say you're the best of friends

Chorus

And I watched her board the train out by the station
And I couldn't tell if it was right or wrong
The mistake she made it must have been a big one
'Cause from what I hear she won't leave you alone

Chorus


Ships and Planes

We're not so young anymore
We're getting older with every breath we take
We're not so smart anymore
But we're getting smarter with every debt we pay

And all our hopes and fears
Will get us through all the happy years
Find a way to draw my pay
So I can take care of everything I love

Tell me a story about the sea
And all the people to which it laid it's claim
So many died to be set free
They sailed the ocean then built an airplane

Blood and sweat and tears
Wil get us all through the lonely years
Find a way to draw my pay
So I can take care of everything I love

Two people build a home
They work real hard to make it strong
They stay together all the years
They cry sometimes and then they laugh at all their tears

And what they've taught me now
Has got me through this life somehow
Found a way to draw my pay
So I can take care of everything I love


Blue Gone

Sing me a song
To keep me hanging on
I don't think I can take it any longer

A bar, a beer
I'm just a nobody here
So I'll stay till I get a little stronger

We're always feeling blue
But it's just another feeling too
Go ahead and ride it through
Till the morning
It all keeps going on
The dusk becomes the dawn
Blue light, blue tears,
Blue Gone

Pick up a stone
And throw it down a road
Or let it slide gently across the ocean

Don't throw it at a man
My friend please understand
That no man is greater than another

Chorus


Magnolia

Take me down to the river side
The water's clear everybody's gone to bed
Gone to bed

A silver moon on a velvet sky
Shines through the trees a silhouette
A silhouette

Magnolia on a cold cool night
Not much for me to feel inside
Magnolia on a cold cool night
Not much for me there's left to hide

Been chasing my life away
While she waits with her heart like an open door
An open door

The song still remains the same
He's done looking cause he knows what he's looking for
What he's looking for

Chorus

I saw you standing on a black top road
I saw you holding his hand and my heart turned cold
Heart turned cold

I said let's leave in my car you said I can't go that far with you
I'm much to young

Chorus


Devil's Disguise

Here I'm set out so far from home
I guess there're a lot of good people out there
I spend my time trying to live like a movie
But sometimes I don't think it's going nowhere
No sometimes I don't think it's going nowhere

So put down your guns and put down your money
Put down the last bit of hate in your eyes
Some people talk and some people whisper
Some they can't see through the devil's disguise
Some they can't see through the devil's disguise

I've walked with the blind and walked with the weary
Talked with the wise and and I've drank with the free
Stood outside heaven with everyone searching
Everyone searching for something but me
Yes everyone's searching for something but me

Here I'm set out so far from home
And I've met a lot of good people out there
They all spend their time trying to live like the movies
Right now we're all right we're not going nowhere

So put down your guns and put down your money
Put down the last bit of hate in your eyes
Some people talk but most of them whisper
Some the can't see throughout the devil's disguise
Some they can't see through the devil's disguise


Idabel

Idabel won't you forget me
Lay me down, won't you let me be
I was a boy only seventeen
Killed a man washed my hands clean

Headed west towards new mexico
Moving fast and keeping low
Bedded down outside of Santa Fe
In case the law men try to come my way

And I've got nowhere to go
Just a desolated road
A pistol and a smoke
On a pony that I stole

I ran the Pecos down to Eagle Pass
At the church of the virgin I had my last mass
Forgive me lord won't you keep me from hell
For I killed the man who had killed Idabel

Soon found work outside of Monterrey
Mending fences for food and meager pay
I met a girl just like eternal fire
She stole away the left of my desires

Her hair was black and long
The consumption filled her lungs
I wanted her to wed
But I got her boy instead

Idabel won't you forgive me
Lay me down won't you let me be
Now that you're gone I'm like the wind you see
I'm running fast and I'm running free

Me and a boy who's only five years old
Who needs the guidance of a steadfast soul
Heading north back to the Promised Land
Hope more awaits me than a hangman's stand


Better Next Year

Where does the wind blow
Where does the sun go
When you say you won't be here anymore

So doctor tell me
How will you cure me
When I find that my best days are gone

I'm on the road now
I've got friends in every town
Don't get to stay long
But I'm coming back around
I've got one hand out the window, one hand on the wheel
Let the wind blow through my fingers, let the sun be how I feel

Feels like a freight train
Feels like a cold, cold rain
Starts off slow
Coming heavy in the end

I'm going to LBJ
I'm already on my way
To see a girl, who's a little bit more than a friend

And we'll walk outside light a rocket to the sky
With love that's always blind but it's enough to get us by
And we're standing on the lawn on the fourth of July
And the bombs in the air brined the color to your eyes, to your eyes

It'll be better next year, my dear
It'll be better next year


Dear London

So you went off to London
To find yourself a husband to treat you well
I'm on a plane to Richmond, or was it Nashville I can't tell

All that I've been drinking
The way that I've been treating myself
I ain't no kind of living
Before I'm older but I don't care

The night has to go
It's an hour till dawn
I'm here, I'm leaving, I'm gone

It's one more time for leaving
I just need a weekend by myself
You had got me thinking
Remembering how it felt

As I'm getting stronger
The days are getting longer just the same
This front keeps coming harder
To bring the storm, the wind, the rain

This winter is cold
And I think we're hitting dawn
I'm here, I'm leaving, I'm gone

So I think I'll stop for coffee
Maybe a paper and some gas
I finally see the truth in
What they always told us about growing up too fast

The highway is my soul
The I think I see the sun
I'm here, i'm leaving, I'm gone


Phone Went West

Is there a doctor in the house tonight
If there's a worn he could make it right
Is there still a lock on your back door
Is there still a lock on your back door

Tell me I'm wrong
Tell me I'm right
Tell me there's nobody else in the world
Tell me I'm wrong
Tell me I'm right
Tell me there's nobody else in the world

Is there a doctor in the house tonight
If there's a worn he could make it right
Is there still a lock on your back door
Is there still a lock on your back door

Tell me I'm wrong
Tell me I'm right
Tell me there's nobody else in the world
Tell me I'm wrong
Tell me I'm right
Tell me there's nobody else in the world

There'll be a knock on your front door
There'll be a knock on your front door
There'll be a knock on your front door
There'll be a knock on your front door

Tell me I'm wrong
Tell me I'm right
Tell me there's nobody else in the world
Tell me I'm wrong
Tell me I'm right
Tell me there's nobody else in the world