Songs For Lonesome Weekends

by The Lonesome Weekends

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released April 5, 2011

The Lonesome Weekends:
Devon Floyd - Vocals, Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica
Christopher Sleightholm - Vocals, Electric Guitar
Marshall Burns - Vocals, Guitar
Tyler Hammer - Drums
Steve 'The Hat' Jeske - Keyboards
Chris Prpich - Acoustic & Fender Bass

Produced by: The Lonesome Weekends & Prpich
Recorded by: Robb Morrison @ RMS Labs (January 2010)
Mixed & Mastered by: Orion Paradis @ SoulSound
Layout & Design by: Caribou Creative
Cover Photo by: Vanessa Benson
Background Vocals by: Vanessa Benson

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Track Name: Buckskins
These days I wish I was a trapper
Though it's not the fur I'm after
It's an island to myself
In them woods with those books
Carved in all the pine trees
And with the stormy sky behind
The gun it's the pen
And I know 'neath those pines
I will wear my buckskins and
You will wear your moccasins
And we'll sleep 'neath the Earth again

Now over my shoulder I've watched you grow older
I mean I've watched those eyes get colder
With no traps set
Still I know Lady I been cruel to you lately
I mean I been a real fool lately
Still I can't repent
And I know 'neath those pines
I will wear my buckskins and
You will wear your moccasins
And we'll sleep 'neath the Earth again

Now this city it can get pretty shitty
I mean it would look pretty shitty
If it was sitting on your shelf
I mean this city it can get pretty shitty
I mean it can get pretty shitty
Until you drink enough
And still I know 'neath those pines
I will wear my buckskins and
You will wear your moccasins
And we'll sleep 'neath the Earth again
Track Name: Rain Is Better
I stood at the top of a mountain
And looked back down at all the people still climbing
They weren't as high as me
But that's just how I see
They probably don't give two shits about me

Rain is better than sunshine
If you want your pain to turn gold
But the songs that you sing
They don't mean anything
You're just beating on the ground
Where your horse once laid

I stood at the back of the bar room
And I listened to everything you had to say
I wondered why you even try
And how you don’t see your life pass you by
I'd really like to see these tears that you say you cry

I'm tired of trying...
I'm tired of trying to make this last
Rain is better than sunshine
Track Name: Friend Running West
I always thought that love could save almost anyone
But I thought wrong, yeah I thought wrong
I hear them say the dark night is before the day
But the winter winds are here to stay till spring

I had a friend who said “I’m heading out west, I won’t be back again”
Today I picked him up down at the greyhound station
Cuz all our dreams fall flat on their face, slip away downstream
Just autumn leaves into the ocean floor


The ocean floor is the hardest fall
I took a plane to Montreal
Drove my car to Winnipeg
When I got home there was nothing left
For me to think or do or say
I headed south, I took the train
Till your ghosts all caught up with me
And now I’m stranded here
Track Name: Dorothy
I know what you're saying
You're leaving here tonight
Well I'd hold you dear lady
And say that it'll be alright
But I know what you're saying
And I wish I said in before
So I'll wait around till the springtime
Then I'll be alright

Dorothy, let the moon rise
And I'll find someone to be with for tonight
And I'll put to the wind this heart of mine
And I'll wait here till springtime
Then I'll be alright

Liquor seems to help me
Forget your face
I'll see you all over town
And I'll try not to say
That you could have been someone to me
So I'll lie here till springtime
Then I'll be alright

Dorothy, let the moon rise
And I'll find someone to be with for tonight
And I'll put to the wind this heart of mine
And I'll wait here till springtime
Then I'll be alright
Track Name: Crashin'
Your memories are fading walking through this old town
My heartbeat is slowing, my mind’s coming down
Breathing’s just like the ocean,
Let it pull and then slip away

But I’ll ride on this wave till I crash on the shore
When my time has come I will choose to be no more
When I’m fast asleep in my poor man’s grave
I hope that there’s nothing that I would’ve changed

Now I’m so much older than I used to be
My steps getting slower, I don’t feel so free
Some days I feel so low,
Some days I just lose control

But I’ll ride on this wave till I crash on the shore
When my time has come I will choose to be no more
When I’m fast asleep in my poor man’s grave
I hope that there’s nothing that I would’ve changed
Track Name: Drink When I Cry
I only drink when I cry but I cry every day
Not 'mount of truth no 'mount of lies could take this hurt away
My baby's gone to them hills
She said they're greener on the other side
So I'll just drink when I cry and I'll cry all the time

I only drink when I cry so I'm drinking every day
Just trying to forget that haunting memory
It's in the bottle it's in this song
It's in all the things I've done wrong
So I'll just drink when I cry and I'll cry right or wrong

I only drink when I cry but I cry every day
Not 'mount of truth no 'mount of lies could take this hurt away
My baby's gone to them hills
She said they're greener on the other side
So I'll just drink when I cry and I'll cry all the time
Track Name: Meet You By The Riverside
Hold my tongue, but I ain’t seeing
The Holy Ghost in this land
So hold my hand underneath the water
‘Till the black-eyed devils go outside of me

All this time I must’ve had no vision
That would carry me through
So hold my head underneath the river
And I’ll come up speaking in no tongues of man

So I’ll meet you down by the riverside
And I’ll grow my hair real long
I’ll grow my beard just to be your disciple
And I’ll try to go along

Now when I see people I used to know
They say, “There was a man who knew His Word!”
Now I’m sleeping ‘neath the full moon’s light
I guess you can’t see the sun from the ocean floor

So I’ll meet you down by the riverside
And I’ll grow my hair real long
I’ll grow my beard just to be your disciple
And I’ll try to go along
I’ll meet you down by the riverside
And I’ll grow my hair real long
I’ll grow my beard just to be your disciple
And I’ll try to go along
Yeah, I’ll try to go along
I’ll try to go along
Track Name: Broken Fences
People they change
I went away
You we're never the same
I went away
And I was never the same
I remember the face
I recognize the name
But you yourself have changed
Your smile is wider
Your glow is brighter
But your eyes look tired
Close them now
I'll kiss your brow
And you'll feel lighter
Now I have been selfish
I have hurt others
With automatic defenses
Broken hearts
Broken fences
Still I don't regret it
They say everything happens
For a reason
Well I ain't that convenient
Besides we can't light
The match that's already burnt out
Can't retread old paths
And change which one we walked down
I can't look into your eyes anymore
And feel that love fill me up
I can't look into your eyes anymore
And feel that love fill me up
I can't look into your eyes anymore
And feel that love fill me up
When I'm down when I'm alone
and giving up
Track Name: Towers
I did not love her
She did not love me
At least in that way that she thought she did
Cause I've seen those picture
Of how it use to be
You we're happy before me

These filthy towers
Amassing power
For all the pagans hour by hour
Bloody dowries
And smokey flowers
For the pagans to devour

I've layed on the beach
And I've watched that water
Deliberately and slowly move in
I won't let that happen again
Track Name: Baby, Can You Hear Me?
Chilled to the bone
Living in the backwoods,
A thousand miles from my home
Can’t turn back, it’s too late,
I’m living like a rolling stone
And I hear my baby calling from a flatland town,
I wish I could hold her tight
But we’re miles apart and the sun’s going down
So I’m sleeping alone tonight

Cuz baby, can you hear me?
I am lost without you
Baby, can you hear me?
I am so lost

Well everyday I get up at dawn
And I work till the sun’s getting low
And every train that keeps rolling on by
Tells me to just jump on and go

Cuz baby, can you hear me?
I am lost without you
Baby, can you hear me?
I am so lost