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1.
This fiery road is burnt to the soles of my feet as I walk on the red hot coals, And the sweat it pours from my furrowed brow as I stand at the gates to my here and now, There at a table sat a bent old man with the eyes of a snake and a deck in his hands He proffered a chair and began to speak and these are the words that he said to me. You got to play, you got to play, the hand that you’ve been dealt, on the judgement seat. He said here in my hand I hold the life you give all the good that you did and the bad you hid, And how you play is yours to call, but all bets that you make go against your soul, Well that mean old man dealt me one cruel hand as I splayed out the cards into a fan, I looked at him and he just through me a wink as he tossed down them chips and began to sing. You got to play, you got to play, the hand that you’ve been dealt, on the judgement seat. You got to play, you got to play, the hand that you’ve been dealt, on the judgement seat. I could see it in his eyes, in every card he drew, every chance he got he was twisting the screw. He was dancing on his toes, cracking on that whip I was swimming in doubt, when I called him out, yes I called him out, I called him out. I could hear his heals tapping on that floor as he laid down those aces one, two, three and four, He began to laugh and my blood ran cold as he reached across the table to collect my soul, Well I’m glad to say the eye don’t see what the hand wants to hide from the light of day, And his eyes went wild and I killed that laugh as I laid down that straight flush to the king of hearts. You got to play, you got to play, the hand that you’ve been dealt, on the judgement seat. You got to play, you got to play, the hand that you’ve been dealt, on the judgement seat. You got to play, you got to play, the hand that you’ve been dealt, on the judgement seat. You got to play, you got to play, the hand that you’ve been dealt, on the judgement seat.
2.
Hey there sister well I know that look, I read you like it’s written down in a book, Hold that line and you’ll be fine, Eyes blown wide in the headlights blind Oh oh, uhuh, oh oh uhuh. Hey now sister wont you shake me free, Been lying here underneath this big old tree, Forty days and forty nights Eyes gone blind in those damn headlights But my blood still runs, hotter than the sun, Oh oh, uhuh, oh oh uhuh, Yes my blood still, runs hotter than the sun, Oh oh, uhuh, oh oh uhuh. Can you hear, can you hear Can you see, can you see? I’ll be waiting for you where the sun meets the moon. Hey now sister wont you dance with me Lay it down straight how it’s going to be I’m weaker for the truth though I like its sound Tied so tight to those words we’re bound. But those words will come, hotter than the sun, Oh oh, uhuh, oh oh uhuh, But those words will come, hotter than the sun, Oh oh, uhuh, oh oh uhuh, Hey there sister well you know that look, You read me like it’s written down in a book, If I hold that line and I’ll be fine, Eyes blown wide in the headlights blind But my blood still runs, hotter than the sun, Oh oh, uhuh, oh oh uhuh,
3.
I’m hanging on a thread out in who knows where, talking up the reasons why you’re not there. Out in open water, under the stars, I’ve been swimming for weeks but I don’t know how. Tell it anyway you like it, can’t see black from the white, And tugging on my heartstrings won’t make that right. Crawling over ground I walked before, hand over hand I’m moving until my fingers are raw Crushed under mountains to high to climb, I’ll keep digging away until I find that light. Tell it anyway you like it, can’t see black from the white, And tugging on my heartstrings won’t make that right. Wont make that right, won’t make that right, won’t make that right. Won’t make that, won’t make that, won’t make that, won’t make that, won’t make that, won’t make that right. Spinning in the wind, tracing circles in the sky, I keep spinning around and I don’t know why, So I’m hanging on this thread out in who knows where, given up on the reasons why you’re not there. Tell it anyway you like it, can’t see black from the white, And tugging on my heartstrings won’t make that right. Tell it anyway you like it, can’t see black from the white, And tugging on my heartstrings won’t make that right.
4.
Devils Hand 05:23
Sitting in the half light ticking off time, There's a lone tall man who is swinging a line, And he's picking at the threads, of my poorly woven life. Tripping on sticks and treading on stones, Walking all day down a long straight road, Let me set the sails, on this cautionary tale. I'm down in the dark but the devil you'll take my heart. Now I'm swimming in whiskey and drowning in sin, Trying to remember where the hell I've been, Lord hear my prayer, it's like a whisper on the wind. Now I'm crossing over lines to fine to see, There's a woman with the gray hair praying on her knees, But I don't have the words, to ask her why she's there. I'm down in the dark but the devil you'll take my heart. Now I'm swimming in the seas of a beaten heart, Crawling over waves with my one good arm, Swimming in the light, of an angel’s last known flight. Now open up your eyes, open wide, Listen to the words was all they cried, Beating in your heart, pounding in your heart. I'm down in the dark but the devil you'll take my heart. Now I'm sitting in the half light ticking off time, That lone tall man who was spinning a line Has unpicked all the threads of my poorly woven life.
5.
Waking up with you on my mind as the blossom falls on the Parkside road, The sun it sparkles in my eyes but you’re not there to see them shine. We’re twisting threads with words it would seem and tying knots in all that we mean Been dancing to the sound of your voice but you don’t seem to see me move. If I could change what’s grey back into green If I could turn the tides of the seven seas If I could change the stars and all they mean Maybe you would fall for me. Kickin back in the green grass with you, that crow I’m sure is laughing at me, The sun it sinks down out of the sky and it’s time for our longest good bye. If I could change what’s grey back into green If I could turn the tides of the seven seas If I could change the stars and all they mean Maybe you would fall for me. Drifting off with you on my mind as the blossom falls on the Parkside road, The stars they sparkle in my mind but you’re not there to see them shine. If I could change what’s grey back into green If I could turn the tides of the seven seas If I could change the stars and all they mean Maybe you would fall for me.
6.
The Room 05:07
There’s a face in the floor that is smiling at me from the knots in the wood ripped from the tree Like the books on the shelf that have never been read or the words on the page that will never be read This room holds the story of our lives The light from the window is dazed and confused through the blinds that are broken and battered and bruised, And the sofa is worn through and randomly patched on the memories of days where we both sat, This room holds the story of our lives. But hey wont you stay, hey wont you stay, the lord only knows I don’t want you to go, so please stay. The dance of the fire is talking to me from the red glowing embers ripped from the tree, The paint on the walls has seen better days and the floorboards creak in reassuring ways, This room holds the story of our lives. But hey wont you stay, hey wont you stay, the lord only knows I don’t want you to go, so please stay. The pictures on the TV are all looking at me from the brown wooden frames ripped from the tree The rugs on the floor are faded and frayed and the posters on the wall are all browned with age, This room holds the story of our lives But hey wont you stay, hey wont you stay, the lord only knows I don’t want you to go, so please stay.
7.
Big Moe Hazy 05:13
It was written on the wall 10 feet tall, left his mark in a right hand scrawl it said big Moe Hazy is coming after you. Oh my lord I’m on my knees praying so hard I’m in a tight, tight squeeze because Big Moe Hazy is coming after me. Oh lore, oh lore, oh lore, you’re bringing down a mountain, throwing down a mountain on me He got one good eye to see you right, two strong arms to grip you tight and take you down, down, down with him. Oh lore, oh lore, oh lore, you’re bringing down a mountain, throwing down a mountain on me Nowhere to run, nowhere to go, nothing to say and nothing you can do when Big Moe Hazy’s got his eye on you. Oh lore, oh lore, oh lore, you’re bringing down a mountain, throwing down a mountain on me Oh tonight let the light shine bright.
8.
You pepper my heart like a shotgun blast, leave me lying in the long green grass Burn my hide with those radiator eyes, leave me staring into the deep blue skies Unwind, unwind your love on me. Strap me down with your word of truth, leave me praying for the best of you Beat my ears with your song of stone leave me hanging on that sweetest tone. Unwind, unwind your love on me. You spin me round You shake my ground You are my luck Baby, you burn me up You flood my head like a fiery blaze leave me caught in that hot, hot gaze, Let me go and you watch me fall leave me stranded like a hapless fool. Unwind, unwind your love on me.
9.
Hello blackbird I can hear that song you’re singing in my ear, Good day sunshine I can see the light you’re pouring over me Hello angels in the church singing sweetly verse to verse Good day voices in the park though I don’t know who you are So I’ll stay here in my dreams with you, Singing softly in your ear, Though I know if I open my eyes, I’ll be singing to myself. Hello leaves upon the trees, rustling in a summer breeze, Good day cars down the road, that distant rumble ebbs and flows. So I’ll stay here in my dreams with you, Singing softly in your ear, Though I know if I open my eyes, I’ll be singing to myself. Lying on a Sunday morning, I drift with the world around me, And soak up the sounds of my life, Never moving, never moving on. Hello blackbird in that tree you’re still singing that song to me, About the sunshine in the sky I never stop to ask you why. So I’ll stay here in my dreams with you, Singing softly in your ear, Though I know if I open my eyes, I’ll be singing to myself.
10.
The morning light came creeping past the drapes not long withdrawn, And we were sitting pretty on the sins of last night gone. But I can hear the teardrops tracing tracks across your cheeks, But there are words that we shall never speak. The highs the lows they weave their tale across your furrowed brow, There’s little worries running riot around that fragile smile, The singing lions are roaring as the rain comes pouring down, And I just want to rest my tired eyes. The sun has gone and that rain comes pouring down We sat and watched the fallen leaves make boats upon the rain, We watched them dance their merry race go straight down the drain, But I could see my breath was spreading mist upon the pain, And I just want rest my weary head. The rain has gone but those clouds keep Rollin on. We stood beneath those Rollin clouds and I began to see, Whichever way the wind would blow this is how it’ll be, Now I am but one man I cry who will carry me, And I just want to rest my tired legs. The rain has gone but those clouds keep Rollin on
11.
Walk away 04:36
Well my heart races faster than a freight train flying down the tracks to the end of the line I see coming, And my guts flip over like the white water churning at the bottom of the gorge where this train is a hurtling. Walk Away, Walk Away, Walk Away while you can. Now my fear burns brighter than the white moon shinning in the ink black sky of my night that is coming, And my screams howl louder than the siren that is blazing out the warning of the wreck that my way is a heading. Walk Away, Walk Away, Walk Away while you can. Walk Away, Walk Away, Walk Away while you can. Now my life flies by as the world stops moving, Though the pounding of my heart from my chest is bursting, But my eyes see clearly for the first time maybe, As the end of the line is in sight God save me, As my eyes look down to my heavy right boot, Which is nailed to the floor on the accelerator, As the train smashes in to it's final destination, It's the end of the line and what you know, no redemption. Walk Away, Walk Away, Walk Away while you can. Walk Away, Walk Away, Walk Away while you can. Walk Away, Walk Away, Walk Away while you can. Walk Away, Walk Away, Walk Away while you can.
12.
Walking in the watery sun of the autumn, kicking up the brown and yellow leaves, Sitting on the floor of the park as I walk on my way to where, who cares. One step, two step just keep moving my mind is racing faster than that car racing down the road, To the end of its race but no chequered flag so sad. I know I did bad but I just can’t see it, oh lord just today wont you look the other way, just today. Keep me in the know of where my road is rolling, keep me in sight of where my soul is roving, Cause I’m digging up a deeper hole with my dragging heals, hell yeah, Now I’m searching all over for some words that will cut it, hammering the truth until those words will fit it, Cause there’s many a slip betwixt the cup and the lip they say, no way. I know I did bad but I still can’t see it, oh lord just today wont you look the other way, just today. Now I’m tripping over time like it just aint’t moving, turned so many corners that I’m back at the beginning, And I’m spitting out those words like I’m chewing on cotton wool, you fool. Now my mouth keeps moving and those words keep coming, and I can’t stop now cause you just keep smiling, And I’m praying what I got to say is what you want to hear, my dear. I know I did bad and I think I can see it, oh lord just today wont you look the other way, just today. I know I did bad an I know I can see it, oh lord just today wont you look the other way, just today.

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released September 7, 2011

Written by Jack Cade
Produced by Tom Anderson and Jack Cade
Engineered by Tom Anderson
Jack Cade – Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Tom Anderson – Bass Guitar
Andy Goodchild – Drums
Andy Purcell – Hammond B3
Phil Berry - Bass
Ben Cox-Smith - Dobro Slide
Matt Holland – Horns
Chris Haigh - Fiddle

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Jack Cade and the Everyday Sinners UK

Jack Cade plays a mix of Americana and Alt-Country usually as a solo performer but at times with The Everyday Sinners. His vocals are a rough and ready deep growl, delivered with simply crafted songs about love, loss and the bits in between.

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